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Motion Matters exhibition at the Aedes Gallery in Berlin by UNStudio

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: UNStudio

For many years UNStudio has been investigating  the potential of the temporary installation as an experimental testing ground for manifold architectural concerns and  it is these investigations that form the basis of the exhibition ‘Motion Matters’. The exhibition presents ten of UNStudio’s milestone projects, in addition to conveying their perspective on 25 years of architectural production, their current approach to architectural practice and the wider discourse that determines design challenges today.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Motion Matters exhibition at the Aedes Gallery
  • Location: Berlin
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Press Conference: Friday, May 17, 2013, 13:00 PM
  • Exhibition dates: May 17 – July 4, 2013
  • Opening: Friday, May 17, 2013, 6:30 PM

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Park Place in Mayfair, London by SHH Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: SHH Architects

Proposals for an elegant, new-build, black-fronted house in Mayfair’s Park Place, inspired by number ten Downing Street and designed by architects SHH, has now been granted planning permission by Westminster City Council, including change of use from Commercial B1 to Residential C3. The project is due to go on site in January 2014 for completion in the second half of 2015. The seven-storey property, located in the St James’s Conservation Area (where neighbouring buildings include The Economist Buildings, the Grade I-listed Brooks’ Club, the Grade-I listed Royal Overseas League and the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea), has been designed as a 21st-century interpretation of a traditional Mayfair home.

Image courtesy SHH Architects 

  • Architects: SHH Architects
  • Project: Park Place
  • Location: Mayfair, London, England, UK

Guest House in Lakeside, Michigan, USA by SMNG-A Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: SMNG-A Architects

The original 1,100 square main house was completed in 1986 as a weekend retreat. A writer’s studio was competed in 2002. The guest house was completed in 2012 and provides private space for guests and a remote study for the owner.The form of the guest house was inspired by an Anselm Kiefer painting.

Image Courtesy SMNG-A Architects

  • Architects: SMNG-A Architects
  • Project: Guest House
  • Location: Lakeside, Michigan, USA
  • Building Area: 448 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $100,000
  • Software used: None. Drawn freehand with graphite pencil on 1000H vellum

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Vinge Masterplan Proposal in Copenhagen, Denmark by EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects

Welcome to vinge

Vinge is a brand new town planned in scenic nature surroundings 30 minutes from Copenhagen. The development of Vinge is a large project both in international and regional perspectives. With its development area of 350 hectares it is currently the largest urban development in Denmark. Wing will house around 10,000 residents and employ 4,000 people. The city will have its own train station and a new highway will take its residents rapidly to and from Copenhagen.

Image Courtesy EFFEKT + Henning Larsen Architects

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Ny Anstalt Correctional Facility in Nuuk, Greenland by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

As part of a Danish design team, schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the competition to design the correctional facility Ny Anstalt in Nuuk, the capital of Greenland. The winning design for the 8,000 square metre facility was submitted by a team including Rambøll as full service contractor, architects Friis & Moltke and landscape architects Møller & Grønborg. Ny Anstalt is the first such facility in Greenland.

Image courtesy Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects 

  • Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
  • Project: Ny Anstalt Correctional Facility
  • Location: Nuuk, Greenland
  • Architect Team: schmidt hammer lassen architects, Friis & Moltke
  • Full Service Contractor: Rambøll A/S
  • Client: Danish Ministry of Justice, Danish Prison and Probation Service
  • Area: 8,387 m2
  • Competition: 2013, 1st prize in restricted competition
  • Engineer: Rambøll A/S
  • Landscape Architect: Møller & Grønborg

The Old Vicarage in Saxmundham, Suffolk by Studio RHE

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Studio RHE

The Client had recently purchased The Old Vicarage and undertaken a light restoration of the house, which was surrounded by a motley collection of semi-derelict outbuildings and barns with confused styles and levels. The Clients required a modern, energy efficient, flexible spaces that could function as; additional living area, dining rooms, working offices, photographic location studios, lecture hall and gallery. All of which could function as part of the house at weekends, and independently when hired as location or lecture space.

Image courtesy Studio RHE (Richard Hywel Evans) 

  • Architects: Studio RHE (Richard Hywel Evans)
  • Project: The Old Vicarage
  • Location: Saxmundham, Suffolk
  • Completion: October 2012
  • Contractor: T. J. Construction & Renovation Ltd
  • Consultant: Glanville

wohnhaus in weinfelden (ch) in Weinfelden, Switzerland by k_m architektur

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: k_m architektur

The property which is located on the slope overlooking the town of Weinfelden. The house faces south and offers a sublime view of the surrounding area and the far mountains of Switzerland and Austria.A floating design and the use of natural materials using concrete, glass and wood as structural material characterize the single family home. Besides the structural members that establish contact with the ground, the rest of the house is constructed out of wood.

Image Courtesy © sabrina scheja

  • Architects: k_m architektur
  • Project: wohnhaus in weinfelden (ch)
  • Location: Weinfelden, Switzerland
  • Photography: sabrina scheja
  • Software used: Allplan, Photoshop and InDesign

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Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten in Austria by Dietger Wissounig Architekten

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Dietger Wissounig Architekten

The large complex of buildings nestled on level ground along the new Hausmannstaetten bypass road covers three functions: tunnel control centre, central repair shop and road maintenance depot. In order to keep the intrusion to a minimum, the building was interpreted as part of the landscape. It follows the course of the road and the green roofs, which regulate the climate and blend in with the fields farmed in strips.

Image Courtesy © Jasmin Schuller

  • Architects: Dietger Wissounig Architekten
  • Project: Tunnel Monitoring Complex Hausmannstaetten
  • Location: Hausmannstaetten, Austria
  • Photography: Jasmin Schuller
  • Competition: 2010
  • Start of construction: 2011
  • Completion: 2012
  • Site are: 17.851 m2 (192.147 sq ft)
  • Construction costs: 9.650.000 Euros (USD 12.556.580,–)

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Nohouse by Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Pereira Miguel Arquitectos

no house is neither for the inhabitant nor for the turist!
no house is neither a house nor an hotel!
no house isn’t young or old!
no house is neither privat nor public!
What is no house?

Image courtesy Pereira Miguel Arquitectos 

Afip Headquarters in Pehuajó, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina by Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Alberto Varas  &  Asociados, arquitectos

New offices for a public institution had to be housed into an old existing structure. When placed inside a container that had been thought for different purposes it was an important condition to achieve  a flexible functionality for public offices that  would comply with   present  technology requirements  for this kind of use and still embody  the representational level of  public architecture that  was claimed by the theme .

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

  • Architects: Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos
  • Project: Afip Headquarters in Pehuajó
  • Location: Pehuajó, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project date: 2005
  • Construction date: 2006 / 2007

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