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The Coca Cola Plastic Bottle Pavilion in Beijing, China by penda

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: penda.

The cola-bow is a public art installation made out of more than 17.000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo.

More than 17.000 bottles were collected by a joint initiative of universities around Beijing and Coca-Cola China to give citizens a bottle of Coke for every 10 empty ones brought back to a recycling spot. The amount of collected plastic bottles ended up in an entrance conopy to the 2nd universal university creation expo.

Image Courtesy © penda

  • Architects: penda
  • Project: The Coca Cola Plastic Bottle Pavilion
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: penda

CAVE in Kagurazaka, Tokyo by APOLLO Architects & Associates

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: Apollo architects & associates

This is a house for a single person, built in a quiet residential area in Kagurazaka, Tokyo. The exterior walls use dark brown Galvalume steel in a length-wise, lateral direction, in order to blend into the atmosphere of fleshpots surrounded with black board fences. Galvanized steel sheets are used for exterior walls next to the entrance and around the garage. By using a combination of different steel sheets, a playful contrast is created.

Image Courtesy © APOLLO Architects & Associates

Discarded construction trailer transformed into small dwelling in Beerse, Belgium by karel verstraeten

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: karel verstraeten 

After purchasing a discarded construction trailer for just €15, owners Kris and Griet together with Ghent-based architect practice Karel Verstraeten have transformed it into an inhabitable space.

Wanting to create a small dwelling that could be used for either studying and resting or partying, the unit was pulled to the back of the garden by a local farmer. Its existing structure was completely stripped back and replaced with new materials.

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

  • Architects: karel verstraeten
  • Project: Discarded construction trailer transformed into small dwelling
  • Location: Beerse, Belgium
  • Photography: karel verstraeten
  • Software Used: Autocad 2013
  • Year: 2013-2014
  • All construction was done by the client: Kris & Griet, Miel & Rein (the sons) and Hugo (Kris’ father)

Zhongxun Times in CHINA by 10 DESIGN

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: 10 DESIGN

On 13th September 2013, Zhongxun Group and 10 DESIGN jointly hosted a press conference in Chongqing to unveil the design for Zhongxun Times, which will be the first within the 800,000 sqm Danzishi CBD(also designed by 10 DESIGN) to be built by spring 2015.

This mixed use office and retail development sits centrally within the CBDis located on the banks of the Yangtze River.

Image Courtesy © 10 DESIGN

  • Architects: 10 DESIGN
  • Project: Zhongxun Times
  • Location: CHONGQING, CHINA
  • Client:  ZhongXun Group
  • Function: Office, Food & Beverage, Retail
  • Commencement Date: 2012
  • Completion Date: 2015
  • Design Company: 10 DESIGN
  • Designer: Gordon Affleck, Design Partner
  • Arch Design Team: Gordon Affleck, Ross Milne, Brian Fok, Jamie Webb, Ryan Leong, Nigel Height, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Colin Aston, Francisco Fajardo, Mike Kwok, Dan Narita, Caterina Choi, Laura RusconiClerici, Kevis Wong
  • CGI: Shane Dale, Jon Martin, Miguel Vicente, Yasser Salomon

Gary Tatintsian Gallery in Moscow, Russia by SPEECH

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: SPEECH

The Gary Tatintsian Gallery, which opened in Moscow in 2005, after its founder moved to Russia, has acquired new premises, which are developed by the design bureau, SPEECH. In his work, the gallery owner emphasizes new art media formats, as well as photography and conceptual design, with clear allusions to the ideas, forms of constructivism, and the avant-garde of the last century. The interior of the new gallery was created with regard to and under the influence of these art and architecture trends.

Image Courtesy © SPEECH

  • Architects: SPEECH
  • Project: Gary Tatintsian Gallery
  • Location: Moscow, Russia

Can Nebot Nursery in Ibiza Village, Spain by RAHOLA VIDAL ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: RAHOLA VIDAL ARCHITECTS

The building allows a nursery which is totally developed in the ground floor level. It is located in Can Nebot, near Ibiza Village. It’s in a quiet neighbourhood of single-family houses. The project appears as one of them.

The building site is a garden which also contains a small house for children in the middle. The user requirement programme is simple: four classrooms with a bath area, a multifunctional room, services and facilities, a changing room for the staff, kitchen and a small dining area for teachers and, also, the director’s office.

Image Courtesy © RAHOLA VIDAL ARCHITECTS

Caboto26 in Turin, Italy by raimondo guidacci architetto

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: raimondo guidacci architetto

The project concerns the construction of a small building in a courtyard in the center of Turin.

Actually this is the restoration of an old laboratory, used in the past as a Carpenter, and external storage.

The theme of recovery of low buildings placed inside courtyards represents an interesting opportunity to rethink the recovery of existing buildings (mostly targeting craft) aimed at the transformation of residential buildings with new spatial characteristics than those of the classic urban apartment.

Image Courtesy © raimondo guidacci architetto

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