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Kilden in Kristiansand, Norway by ALA Architects

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: ALA Architects

Kilden, a theatre and concert hall in Kristiansand, Norway, has brought together all the city?s institutions of performing arts. Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra now has a concert hall accommodating 1200 attendees. Agder Theater, a regional group, is performing in a theater with a capacity of 700. The theater hall can be transformed to accommodate opera performances to house the ensemble Opera South. In addition, there is a stage for experimental theater and a multi-purpose hall with a level floor.

Night view

  • Architect: ALA Architects
  • Name of project: Kilden
  • Location: Kristiansand, Norway
  • Type: Performing Arts Centre
  • Credit of images: Kjartan Belland, Tuomas Uusheimo and Hufton Crow
  • Software used: AutoCad Architecture

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Commissariat of Police France by X-TU architects

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: X-TU architects

Given the reduced program size and the location of the land parcel, the idea was to insert most of the program elements in a high vertical volume. Which set on a street angle will stand as an emblematic tower. The “special” elements of the program will have volumes of their own. They strain the composition from one end of the parcel to the other with glass walls. These spaces contain the ground floor and the first level and create a pedestal from where the rest of the masses stand on.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy JM Monthiers)

  • Architects: X-TU architects - Anouk LEGENDRE + Nicolas DESMAZIERES
  • Name of Project: Commissariat of Police France
  • Location: Saint-Denis, Paris, France
  • Team: Roel Dehoorne, Gaelle Leborgne, Melanie Bury and Ingrid Manger
  • Client: Ministery of interior
  • Situation: Saint-Denis, urban context

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Bug Dome in Shenzhen, China by the WEAK!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: the WEAK!

The building is realized on a wasteland of a ruined building site in-between the Shenzhen City Hall and an illegal workers camp. The design is inspired by insects. The bamboo construction methods are based on local knowledge from rural Guanxi brought into the city by the migrating construction workers.

The space is used during the SZHK Biennale for underground bands, poetry reading, discussions, karaoke and as a lounge for the illegal workers from the neighboring camp. The building offers a shade, a stage and a fireplace. After the Biennale the Bug Dome will act as an un-official social club for illegal workers from the Chinese countryside.

Bug Dome

  • Architect: the WEAK!
  • Name of Project: Bug Dome
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Architects: Hsieh Ying-chun, Marco Casagrande and Roan Ching-yueh
  • Project Manager: Nikita Wu
  • Biennale Cordinator: Ya-Zhu Xu

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USB Houses in Milano, Italy by Francesco Fiotti

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: Francesco Fiotti

The project relates to the site simultaneously on three levels: the current context – the P.I.I. “Cascina Merlata” – the potential development area.

Our proposal creates a connection between the ‘fast system’ of via Gallarate and the ‘slow system’ of the park, an idea of continuous and fluid urban space that may extend far beyond the simple boundary of the area. The buildings are arranged parallel to the director of Cascina Merlata, not only to respect its visual scope, but also to ensure the higher permeability to those coming from via Gallarate. The residential units are separated from the ground, bridge building resting on the access units to private residences. The idea is to return the soil to the ‘pawn’.

Rendering

  • Architect: Francesco Fiotti
  • Name of Project: USB Houses
  • Location: Milano, Italy
  • Architecture: Carmela Scala collaboration with Antonio De Risi, Vincenzo Toscano and Luigia Aliperti
  • Houses area: 19000 mq
  • Type of project: Competition
  • Year: 2010

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Floating Sauna in Norway by Casagrande Laboratory

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: Casagrande Laboratory

World Architecture Community Award 2011

The Floating Sauna is a gift for the Rosendal community, a village at the end of the majestic Hardangerfjord in Norway. The sauna celebrates the ancient but still living connection between the human built environment and the great voice of the ocean. The Viking decedent Rosendal villagers are as natural with house building as with building their boats and the Floating Sauna lays somewhere in-between.

Floating Sauna

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House A+B in Paros, Greece by buerger katsota architects

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: buerger katsota architects

The scheme aims at accommodating the different needs of two families on vacation. The single volume of one building is broken into smaller ones, different in height and size, placed freely but in relation to each other resulting into an ensemble. The ensemble is sited upon a solid stone and concrete platform at 80cm above a preserved agricultural field in immediate adjacency to the sea. The site offered dramatic views out to the bay, the sea beyond and the island of Naxos. The ensemble sited within the buildable area designated by the planning laws, looks to exploit the views offered by its location and to orientate all its internal and shaded spaces towards the sea and the spectacular landscape.

Night View (Images Courtesy Dimitris Kalapodas)

  • Architect: buerger katsota architects
  • Project title: House A+B
  • Location: Santa Maria, Paros, Greece
  • Project description: Retreat for two families in the Cyclades
  • Site area: 9,500 m²
  • Total surface area: 430 m²

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Urban Oasis Proposal in Manama,Bahrain by Influx_Studio

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Article source:  Influx_Studio

Bab Al Bahrain Urban Oasis explores the value of the cultural and natural landscape inheritance as a design opportunity to address climate issues in public space, while catalyzing the urban potential of the site in the emerging new city urbanity. Urban Oasis is called to be the most important public space of Manama, embodying its dynamic character and showcasing its new sustainable identity.

Image Courtesy Influx_Studio

  • Architects:  Influx_Studio 
  • Project: Urban Oasis Proposal
  • Location:  Manama,Bahrain

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Suha Private House in Škofja Loka, Slovenia by Arhitektura d.o.o.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Article source: Arhitektura d.o.o.

The presented single-family house is built in the village of Suha, in the suburbs of a famous medieval town, Škofja Loka in Slovenia. The building is built as a replacement structure on the site of a former farm building which represented the eastern side of a unified space of a farm courtyard. Due to the cultural heritage regulations the new building has a gabled roof and follows the gauges of maximum allowed building dimensions of the demolished structure. The investor of the new building is the farm owner’s son, who is academically educated and therefore has very urban housing needs in terms of the program of the house, which is located in a traditional rural area.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Marko Zoranovič)

  • Architect: Arhitektura d.o.o.
  • Name of Project: Suha Private House
  • Location: Suha / Škofja Loka, Slovenia
  • Authors architects: Peter Gabrijelčič, Boštjan Gabrijelčič
  • Construction: 2010-2012
  • Client: Private
  • Structural engineering: Navor d.o.o.
  • Building costs: 450.000 eur
  • Photographer: Marko Zoranovič

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Sport Complex and Swimming Center in Barreiro, Spain by Estudio de Arquitectura NAOS

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Article source: Estudio de Arquitectura NAOS

The Complex in Barreiro has been designed for recreational and sporting use, besides being a leisure and aquatic centre. It has three swimming pools: one with 6 lanes of 25 metres in length, a swimming pool of learning and other one with water beds, Jacuzzi and massage jets. What particularity stands out is its large central space linked to the sports activities and it’s a glass prism with maximum use of natural light and allows the best ventilation of the spaces.

Exterior View

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Umarmung, a floor-sitting couch in Tokyo, Japan by Cheungvogl

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Article source:  Cheungvogl

Umarmung is inspired by the long tradition of floor-sitting culture in Japan where the connection between the body and conversations is not restricted to universal seat height and conventional definition of sofa. Much to our surprise, through our research and conversations with local manufacturers, the floor-sitting couch is unknown and non-existent in Japan furniture design other than the zaisu chair (legless chair) used for tatami room.

 

cheungvogl_umarmung

 

  • Architects: Cheungvogl
  • Project: Umarmung, a floor-sitting couch
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Period: 2009-2010
  • Designer: cheungvogl (Hong Kong)  (more…)
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