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THE IRRATIONAL CITY 2.0 in Venezia, Italy by Paolo Cesaretti+Antonella Dedini

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: PAOLO CESARETTI

THE IRRATIONAL CITY 2.0 by Paolo Cesaretti and Antonella Dedini is a five meters high light installation, situated at the entrance of the city of Venice. It is a site-specific work that intervenes within the perimeter of the Santa Lucia station, intended as the point of transition between the mainland and the Venetian lagoon.

Image Courtesy © Lorenzo Pennati

  • Architects: PAOLO CESARETTI+Antonella Dedini
  • Project: THE IRRATIONAL CITY 2.0
  • Location: Venezia, Italy
  • Photography: Lorenzo Pennati
  • Tags, Categories: art installation, light installation, light design, LED, urban art
  • Concept+Design: Paolo Cesaretti+Antonella Dedini, Milano
  • Assistant: Kostantia Manthou
  • Realization: Delled Srl
  • With the support of: Grandi Stazioni Spa e RFI Rete Ferroviaria Italiana

International Social Housing Competition (VIVA) 1st Prize in Ceuta, Spain by IND [Inter National Design]

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: IND [Inter National Design] 

The international competition on Vanguard Social Housing (VIVA) organized by the Spanish Ministry of Housing placed a high emphasis on the relationship of the new architecture with the urban environment under the slogan ‘We Make City’. Addressed to disadvantaged citizens and -as expected in most social housing projects- it had a tight budget. We decided to confront the tightness of the budget by taking advantage of the richness of the site complexity.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: IND [Inter National Design]
  • Project: International Social Housing Competition
  • Location: Ceuta, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Partners in charge: Felix Madrazo & Arman Akdogan
  • Team project & competition: Beatriz Zorzo Talavera, Angela Martinez Lago, Alvaro Novas Filgueira, Meritxell Rovira Pueyo, Elena Chevtchenko, Jose Manuel Franco, Michal Gdak, Melissa Vargas, Emin Balkis, Marta Koziol, Jorrit Sipkes, Inge Goudsmit, Harm Scholtens.
  • Site direction: Alberto Weil Rus, Felix Madrazo, Manuel Perez Marin, Sanjay Prem
  • Telecommunications: Manuel Torroba Curbera
  • Design patterns terraces: Teresa Papachristou
  • Structures, M.E.P., budget: Valladares Ingenieria
  • Contractor: Acciona Infraestructuras

Yard House, The Banks in Cincinnati, Ohio by MBH Architects

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: UpSpring PR

Q: What would be three words to describe the look/design of this location of Yard House?
A: Open Industrial Chic

Q: What was the space prior to becoming Yard House, The Banks?
A: A field of grass

Q: When did the restaurant officially open?
A: April 2013

Image Courtesy © MBH Architects

  • Architects: MBH Architects
  • Project: Yard House, The Banks
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

SECRET GARDEN in Nicosia, Cyprus by Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

The proposed house is situated in the outer suburbs of Nicosia surrounded by the endless tranquility of the majestic agricultural terrains.

Inspired by the existing topography of the area, form and landscape interweave into one hybrid structure, allowing for multi-layered programme, views and landscape to co-exist harmoniously.

Image Courtesy © Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio

  • Architects: Constantinos Kalisperas Architectural Studio
  • Project: SECRET GARDEN
  • Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Type: Residential
  • Plot Area: 4085m2
  • Built Area: 805m2
  • Head Architect: Constantinos Kalisperas
  • Visualisation: Constantinos Kalisperas, Costas Loucaides
  • Software used: Microstation v8i

House in Akiya, Japan by Nobuo Araki / The Archetype

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: Nobuo Araki / The Archetype

This is a two-story weekend house with a rooftop deck in Akiya, located a few hours drive south of Tokyo. Akiya, together with the neighboring area, Hayama, is known for its concentration of summer/weekend houses. Being on the coastal slope where the ocean and mountains meet, the house faces the ocean while its backside greets the mountains. The natural surroundings promise a refreshing weekend stay.

Image Courtesy © BAUHAUS NEO

  • Architects: Nobuo Araki / The Archetype
  • Project: House in
  • Location: Akiya, Yokosuka city, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Photography: BAUHAUS NEO
  • Completion: September 2011
  • Building type: weekend house
  • Client: personal


  • Structure: G.DeSIGN/TakeyukiGaino
  • Facility: SH/Koji Nagai , ShuNagasawa
  • Lighting: On&Off/Shinji Yamaguchi
  • Landscape: GRASSY, Yuko Takaura
  • General constructor: SATOHIDE CORPORATION
  • Structural system: box frame type reinforced concrete construction
  • Number of floors: 2 stories
  • Site area: 155.14 m2
  • Building area: 61.60 m2
  • Total floor area: 113.57 m2

Central Library in Seattle by OMA

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: OMA

At a moment when libraries are perceived to be under threat from a shrinking public realm on one side and digitization on the other, the Seattle Central Library creates a civic space for the circulation of knowledge in all media, and an innovative organizing system for an ever-growing physical collection – the Books Spiral.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA & LMN Architects
  • Project: Central Library
  • Location: Seattle, USA
  • Status: Commissioned: 1999; Completed: 2004 Site: City block located at 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
  • Program: Total 38,300m2, including 33,700m2 reading room, book spiral, mixing chamber, meeting platform, living room, staff floor, children’s collection, auditorium, and 4,600m2 of parking
  • Client: The Seattle Public Library
  • Budget: $111.9 million

Mercat Amsterdam in Oostelijke, Handelskade, The Netherlands by Concrete Architectural Associates

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates


Mercat, the ninth member of the IQ family, is the Spanish sister of the Italian orientated Mazzo and French brasserie Witteveen. Similar to Mazzo and Witteveen, Mercat is a place where guests are welcome to eat drink and enjoy the whole day long. Besides the diverse cuisines, the location of the venue is one of the most significant differences between the three restaurants. Witteveen is situated in the vibrant Pijp area, Mazzo in the world famous Jordaan quarter, Mercat is located in the upcoming eastern harbor area, in a former harbor authority building.

Image Courtesy © ewout huibers for concrete

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: Mercat Amsterdam
  • Location: Oostelijke, Handelskade, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers
  • Client: IQ creative
  • Project Team: Rob wagemans, Ulrike lehner, Charlotte key, Femke zumbrink (graphic design), Erik van dillen, Bart de beer
  • Total area: 320 m2 + 230 m2 (terrace)
  • Duration construction: 2 weeks
  • Opening: 9 september 2012
  • Special features: Neon letters   by seletti
  • Lighting: Oldwood, midwoud, nl
  • Metal constructions: Smederij van rijn, Hazerswoude rijndijk, nl
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