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Villa Nacka in Sweden by Gustav Appell Arkitektkontor

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Gustav Appell Arkitektkontor

This private house is shaped as simple volumes contrasting the dramatic topography and the leafy greenery of the surroundings. The development restrictions of the site and the beautiful, tall oak trees did not allow for any standardized solutions. Instead the limitations became the starting point for the initial sketches. The result is a white L-shaped wooden house framing a secluded courtyard. The geometry of the house makes the most of the surrounding views, maximizes the development rights and creates a terrace high among the branches of the oak-trees.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Gustav Appell Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Villa Nacka
  • Location: Nacka, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Construction year: 2009
  • Gross external area: 220 m²

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Pulp Pavilion in Indio, California by Ball-Nogues Studio

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

Pulp Pavilion represents the culmination of five years of experiments with material composites using reclaimed paper. The result was a gathering space` that was a respite from the sun and frenetic energy of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the California desert. It was an ideal place to view performances on two stages.

Image Courtesy © Ball-Nogues Studio

Image Courtesy © Ball-Nogues Studio

  • Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Project: Pulp Pavilion
  • Location: Indio, California, US
  • Lead Artists and Principals in Charge: Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues
  • Project Manager: Rafael Sampaio Rocha
  • Ball-Nogues Project Team: Ricardo Garcia, John Guinn, Fernando Marroquin, Rafael Sampaio Rocha, Forster Rudolph, Corie Saxman, Nicole Semenova, Ethan Schwartz
  • Additional Ball-Nogues Support: Andrew Fastman, Michael Anthony Fontana, Cory Hill, James Jones, Mora Nabi, Jacob Patapoff, Allison Porterfield
  • Engineering Consultant: Nous Engineering, Omar Garza

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Mama Smile in Mito, JAPAN by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

Concept :A miniature colorful town

“Mama smile” is an indoor playground facility for families located inside the shopping mall. Emmanuelle developed a new brand concept and the interior design, a new family facility has opened in Mito composed of a playground and a day nursery. Although located inside the shopping mall, it gives a sense of security like being in a comfortable home.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

  • Architects: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
  • Project: Mama Smile
  • Location: Roseo Mito Shopping Mall, Mito, Ibaragi Prefecture, JAPAN
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners
  • Area: 459 m2
  • Open: November 1st 2014

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ARTESIA in Mexico City, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos 

The plot of land is an irregular polygon of 1,000 m2 located in Mexico City, in the south part of the Polanco district, linked by Avenida Arquímedes and Mexico’s City most important avenue: Paseo de la Reforma.

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos 
  • Project: ARTESIA
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Paul Rivera
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Jorge Isaías
  • Project Manager: José Luis Santillán (more…)

IZB Residence CAMPUS in Planegg, Germany by Stark Architekten

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Stark Architekten

The eight story IZB Residence creates a significant center of Campus Martinsried with its organic shapes and becomes a distinctive landmark by its unique architectural language.
“It was our aspiration to generate tension between organic, floating shapes and dynamic flow architectural language. At the same time a certain degree of harmony and well-being”, explains Jürgen Stark.

Image Courtesy © Stark Architekten

Image Courtesy © Stark Architekten

  • Architects: Stark Architekten
  • Project: IZB Residence CAMPUS
  • Location: Am Klopferspitz 21, 82152 Planegg/Martinsried, Germany
  • Property Size: 2.000 m2
  • Gross Building Volume: 8.995 m3
  • Construction Costs: 10.000.000 EUR

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SMART FLOATING FARMS by FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE 

The SFF is a Smart Offshore Floating Farming system situated off the coast on an open sea. The SFF is configured  as a modular-expandable Multi-Layer Floating Farming system which combines Solar energy, Hydroponics-green growing and  Aquaculture (Fish) . City Farming /Urban agriculture is great, but with the tremendous influx of world population to urban areas would it be enough to ensure the amount of food in cities? Why not take advantage of the water space close to cities to transform them into a productive tissue? ( water which makes up about 71% of the Earth’s surface, while the other 29% consists of continents and islands) Does an offshore Smart floating farm makes sense? We truly believe so, since many of  the densest areas/cities are located close to big bodies of water and because nowadays  many nations are heavily dependent on imports and international markets for their food (causing vulnerability). In example, a 2013 study found that  in 2000, some 950 million people—16 percent of the world’s population at the time—were using international trade to meet their food needs, according an article related to the Food Trade and Self-sufficiency report.

Image Courtesy © FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: FORWARD THINKING ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: SMART FLOATING FARMS
  • Location: Global initiative – Open for implementation in different countries with water access and massive food imports, land/water scarcity or food supply/production problems
  • Project Director: Javier F. Ponce, Principal – Architect
  • Project Collaborator: Jakub Dycha, MBA
  • TYPE: Automated Offshore Agricultural strategies
  • STATUS: Creative expandable project ( Open to potential collaborations)

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DENSE CITY in Paris, France by Fresh Architectures

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Fresh Architectures 

Our project has been designed as a unique object, both imposing and securing in comparison with the scale of the neighboring buildings. Its geometry makes it both streamlined and easy to locate. The same material has been chosen to cover the roof and the façades, which gives the building a monolithic and distinctive look. It has been treated in order to be a part of the existing urban environment. As an example, the tiles generate an interesting surface finish by producing both a mineral and monolithic effect. In addition, the glazed surface finish diminishes the deposits from the air pollution. The façades are designed to clean themselves naturally with the rain.

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

  • Architects: Fresh Architectures 
  • Project: DENSE CITY
  • Location: 147 Bd de la Villette Paris 75010, France
  • Photography: Axel Tilche-Dahl, Julien Lanoo
  • Program : 16 housing units
  • Client: SIEMP
  • Realisation: dec. 2013

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Towada Community Plaza in Japan by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source:  Kengo Kuma & Associates

This wooden building was constructed as the city’s community center for people to gather. We repeated the roofs for the façade so that it could merge into the neighboring townscape of small houses. On the exterior wall, wainscot panels are applied with spaces in between, and it expresses a warm and friendly face to the street of the land to the north. The street in front of the building actually extends into the interior, and is given the name “Michi-no-Hiroba (plaza for the street),” around which a children’s playroom, cooking studio and tatami room are arranged.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Towada Community Plaza
  • Location: Towada, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa

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GSX HOUSE by Agustí Costa Estudi de Disseny

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: Agustí Costa Estudi de Disseny

I’m used to project housing new plant in parallel to the execution of the structure and the walls of the house. This is one of these houses and, like others, has preserved the exterior architecture. Inside, it has a very special characteristic derived from a very slow development, of the project, and then their execution on site. The result, a project completely tailored to the aspirations of customers, materials, colours and textures but, above all, a proposal that has opened a new experiences of living and forged a sincere friendship between clients and designers. The interconnected open spaces, the rigorous forms and light, are characteristic features of this house, which we also designed the garden.

Image Courtesy © David Cardelús

Image Courtesy © David Cardelús

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Apartment in Vilnius, Lithuania by Normundas Vilkas

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: Normundas Vilkas

The client invited us to design the apartment for a young family in a newly built housing complex in Vilnius. Due to a relatively small space and low budget, the project has become an inspiring challenge.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbacauskas

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbacauskas

  • Architects: Normundas Vilkas
  • Project: Apartment in Vilnius
  • Location: Vivulskio street 41, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbacauskas
  • Year: 2015
  • Area: 62.6 sqm

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