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New building at Albert Einstein High School in Bagnols sur Cèze BY NBJ architects

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: NBJ architects

The overall restructuring of Albert Einstein High School, ends with the completion of the last building renovation developed by the architect agency NB (Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion) associated with François Privat architects. The High School Albert Einstein, Brassens site, is a vast building of the 60’s. Built following a strict and repetitive pattern, it is composed of large linear buildings from 60 to 80 m length and large metallic workshops surrounded by large dilated and unattractive space. Site’s analysis shows several functional gaps. Today it is important to change establishment’s image by the way of idea and contemporary vision.

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

  • Architects: NBJ architects
  • Project: New building at Albert Einstein High School
  • Location: Bagnols sur Cèze
  • Photography: Paul KOZLOWSKI
  • Client: Région Languedoc Roussillon
  • Assistant of the Client: Languedoc Roussillon Aménagement
  • Project area: 2300m² + landscaping
  • Cost: 4.2 Millions €
  • End date of the project: November 2012

The culture of smoking – From Taboo to Taboo in Zagreb, Croatia by brigada

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: brigada

Glyptotheque HAZU, an art institution in Zagreb, Croatia, wanted to explore the link between smoking, art, and the concept of taboo.The resulting exhibition focuses on the role of smoking in Croatia’s artistic and popular culture over the last 150 years.

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  • Architects: brigada
  • Project: The culture of smoking – From Taboo to Taboo
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia

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Playing with the idea of taboo, we designed an anti-exhibition – a display that hides the exhibits even from the museum itself. We created a completely new space, with no apparent walls, floor or ceiling,where the only structures are cylindrical display rooms. Softly illuminated from within, they invite visitors to take a closer look. But only after stepping inside are the objects of taboo revealed.

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Dalian International Conference Center in China by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

The building has both to reflect the promising modern future of Dalian and its tradition as an important port, trade, industry and tourism city. The formal language of the project combines and merges the rational structure and organization of its modern conference center typology with the floating spaces of modernist architecture.

Image Courtesy © Shu He

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: Dalian International Conference Center
  • Location: Dalian, China
  • Photography: Shu He, Cristiano Bianchi
  • Site Area: 40,000 m²
  • Gross Floor Area Conference Center: 91,250 m²
  • Gross Floor Area Parking: 24,400 m²
  • Gross Floor Area total: 117,650 m²

House in Kamihachiman, Tokushima, Japan by Horibe Associates architect’s office

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: Horibe Associates architect’s office

The challenge in this design was to enable a comfortable, open lifestyle despite the fact that the building site is surrounded by other homes lined up uniformly on a street running along their south side. The architects chose not to place windows on the southern side of the home, where they would look out only on neighboring houses, and instead included large windows on the northern side that take advantage of the view of a bamboo forest behind the property.

Image Courtesy © Kaori Ichikawa

  • Architects: Horibe Associates architect’s office
  • Project: House in Kamihachiman
  • Location: Tokushima, Japan
  • Photography: Kaori Ichikawa
  • Design to completion: June 2012-May 2013
  • Primary usage: Residence
  • Structure: wooden construction, two stories above ground
  • Family structure: Couple with a child
  • Site area: 175.29 m2
  • Building area: 74.54 m2
  • Total floor space: 98.92 m2

LINHARES DIAS HOUSE in Brasília, Brazil by DOMO Arquitetos Associados

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: DOMO Arquitetos Associados

This house is located in a residential area site close to the Paranoa Lake in Brasília. Searching the maximum integration for the social areas of the house we decided to put all the program under one big roof. The roof together with the two side walls forms a portico” that shades the interiors and part of the exterior spaces of the house.

Image Courtesy © Joana França

  • Architects: DOMO Arquitetos Associados
  • Project: LINHARES DIAS HOUSE
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Joana França
  • Colaboration: Daniella Rauber, Tatiana Lopes and Guilherme Mahana
  • Built Surface: 411m2
  • Project: 2009
  • Construction: 2011-2013

DIGITAL WATER PAVILION 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain by Carlo Ratti Associati

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati

Designed for the Zaragoza Expo 2008, the DWP is not a project meant, like many others, to seduce the visitor by the sheer power of its architectural form. Its geometry could hardly be simpler: a rectangular shape in which two boxes are respectively devoted to an information point and a tourist centre. The challenge was to use water – the theme of Expo 2008 – as an architectural element.

Image Courtesy © Claudio Bonicco

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Project: DIGITAL WATER PAVILION 2008
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Claudio Bonicco, Max Tomasinelli, Ramak Fazel, Walter Nicolino, Guy Hoffman, Matteo Lai.
  • Client: City of Zaragoza and Expoagua Zaragoza 2008
  • Design team: carlorattiassociati | walter nicolino & carloratti, preliminary design with Claudio Bonicco, executive design with Matteo Lai
  • Consultants: MIT Media Laboratory, Smart Cities Group (William J. Mitchell, Director), Boston – interactive water wall concept, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, CDD Group (Dennis Frenchman, Director), Boston – masterplan Milla Digital, MIT SENSEable City Lab (Carlo Ratti, Director), Boston – masterplan Expo Gateway, Arup, Madrid and London – engineering, Agence Ter, Parigi – landscape architecture, Studio FM, Milano – graphic design, Typsa, Madrid – site supervision, Lumiartecnia Internacional – water engineering, Siemens, Madrid – lead contractor

REM-island in Houthaven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Concrete Architectural Associates

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

Initiative

In 2007 Concrete was asked by hospitality entrepreneur Nick van Loon to come up with an idea for the REM-island located in the river IJ in Amsterdam. Together with the housing corporation ‘De Principaal’ Nick van Loon developed the project in 2008. Concrete made the design for the renovation and expansion of the REM-island, Nick van Loon designed the interior.

The REM-island is located in the Houthavens in Amsterdam at the end of the Haparandadam and plays an active role promoting the harbour and the new adjacent residential area.

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  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: REM-island
  • Location: Houthaven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: ewout huibers, concrete, jim ellam
  • Client: De Principaal Amsterdam
  • Project team Concrete: Erikjan Vermeulen, Rob Wagemans, Wouter Slot, Jolijn Valk, Bram de Maat
  • Interior design: Nick van Loon
  • Structurele engineer: ABT Delft
  • Contractor: Heuvelman-ibis bv
  • Start design: June 2007
  • Completion: May 2011

PAPABUBBLE LUMINE EST in Shinjyuku, Tokyo by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: TORAFU ARCHITECTS

The inside of a station, with a high traffic volume, colorful signs and rows of stores lined up on a tiny strip of real estate, etc., is a peculiar environment in which we were tasked to create a store that would not only stand out, but also allow the brand image to be easily recognizable.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: TORAFU ARCHITECTS
  • Project: PAPABUBBLE LUMINE EST
  • Location: Shinjyuku, Tokyo
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Principle use: Shop
  • Production: Ishimaru
  • Total floor area: 13.67m2
  • Design period: 2013.05-07
  • Construction period: 2013.07

2 Houses & 2 Studios in Quiberon, France by RAUM

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: RAUM

Located in the peninsula of Quiberon, the project of 4 units set up the conditions for a variable seasonal co-habitation with the proposal of two homes and two adjoining studios to rent one or more entities for one familiy or more.

This proposition generates a square of 16m x 16m, a small urbanity to take advantage of private or shared outdoor spaces to stay connected while ensuring their privacy.

Image Courtesy © Audrey Cerdan

  • Architects: RAUM
  • Project: 2 Houses & 2 Studios
  • Location: Quiberon, France
  • Photography: Audrey Cerdan
  • Client: Private
  • Program: 2 houses & 2 studios for summer vacation
  • Area: 230 m2
  • Date: 2013

DEPARTAMENTO CGB in México D.F. by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Article source: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

The creation of atmospheres that are suitable for every space, enhancing the harmony that integrates the entire project, is the guiding principle that defines the project done by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea for this apartment in Mexico City. Its privileged location provides, beside the fantastic views, a pleasant surrounding suitable to integrate the outdoors to the interior project.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
  • Project: DEPARTAMENTO CGB
  • Location: México D.F.
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Year: 2012
  • Built area: 610 m2
  • Interior: Arq. José Lew Kirsch, Arq. Bernardo Lew Kirsch, Arq. Oscar Sarabia, Arq. Jesús Román, Arq. Jonathan Herrejón, Arq. Miguel Ocampo, Arq. Nahela Hinojosa, Arq. Federico Teista, Arq. Guillermo Martinez, Beatriz Canuto
  • Building and construction supervision: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
  • Materials: Madera, mármol, pintura, cristal, herrería
  • Software used: Autocad, sketchup, vray
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