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Hotel Barceló Emperatriz in Madrid, Spain by DCD Interiorismo

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: DCD Interiorismo 

The idea of creating a unique luxury space into a XXI century palace has been the connection of the all general esthetic of the hotel: noble material are used in actual way, contemporary furniture and lighting are melt together to create an elegant and sober set. The Empress Eugenia de Montijo and her great influence at her time is the muse inspiratory of the all project.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

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Restoration and implementation of Masseria Grottone in Ostuni (BR), Italy by Schiattarella Associati

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Schiattarella Associati 

Masseria Grottone, part of Masserie Maresca Farm-Hotel, built between 1812 and 1860 is an agricultural complex a few miles away from Ostuni. Dipped in 40 acres of centenary olive trees and Mediterranean scrub: a natural context of extraordinary richness.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Fatano

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Matryoshka house in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Shift architecture urbanism

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Shift architecture urbanism

Matryoskha House transforms an early 20th century townhouse into two high-end apartments by radically opening it up. Situated in the center of Rotterdam, the house was in a derelict state due the previous owner’s conversion of it into a sub-standard workers’ hotel. Bothered by the neglect, a neighbor acquired the property and gave Shift architecture urbanism the commission to give it an extreme makeover.

Image Courtesy © NoortjeKnulst

  • Architects: Shift architecture urbanism
  • Project: Matryoshka house
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: NoortjeKnulst
  • Team: Thijs van Bijsterveldt , Oana Rades, Harm Timmermans, Thomas Grievink, Sara Frikech
  • Partner: Makina
  • Structural engineer: B2CO
  • Construction: 13 Speciaal
  • Interior construction: 13 Speciaal Metal cupboards, Ben Werkt Kitchen
  • Interior: DaphnaLaurens, FabriekNL, Intrigue collection, Michael Schoner, Os Δ Oos, Palau, Truly Truly
  • Year: 2017

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Hall within cloud – Art studio of Xu Hongquan in Huairou, China by office PROJECT

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: office PROJECT

Doctor XU Hongquan is painter, and a literati who is good at writing books, calligraphy, literary review as well. Mr. Xu found us through friends this summer, to make this reconstruction of the old factory building, which will be used as his studio and home in future: Hall within the Cloud.

Image Courtesy © Sun Haiting

  • Architects: office PROJECT
  • Project: Hall within cloud – Art studio of Xu Hongquan
  • Location: Huairou District, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Sun Haiting
  • Design Team: Zhang Hao, Zhao Jianwei, Xie Dongfang, Cui Lan
  • Chief Designers: Chang Ke, Li Wenhan
  • Client: Xu Hongquan
  • Site area: 1200 m2
  • Building area: 800m2
  • Design period: 2016.4-2016.6
  • Construction period: 2016.6-2016.11

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Hui – Origin of Everything in Guangdong, China by C.DD

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: C.DD 

It is a cubic architectural installation of 3m*3m*3m. This is not a large space; however, it carries the designers’ great affection and thinking for their hometown Foshan. The core concept of the design could be summed up in one phrase” Origin of everything

Image Courtesy © OUYANG Yun

  • Architects: C.DD
  • Project: Hui – Origin of Everything
  • Location: Foshan, Guangdong, China
  • Photography: OUYANG Yun
  • Chief Designer: HE Xiao-Ping, LI Xing-Lin
  • Project Team: YU Guo-Neng, LIANG Yi-Hui, LV Zhuo-Ming, CAI Tie-Lei
  • Main Materials: perforated steel plate, LOWE, bamboo
  • Display Time: 2015 – 2016
  • Area: 9㎡

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Ogden Centre in Durham, England by Studio Libeskind

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Studio Libeskind 

Durham University has opened its new £11.5 million Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics designed by Studio Libeskind (New York). Durham University is one of the world’s leading institutions in cosmology and space science and it is hoped that the new Ogden Centre building will further cement this position. The new Centre will accommodate the rapid growth and academic success of Durham’s research into fundamental physics, enabling it to maintain its leading global position in the decades ahead.

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

  • Architects: Studio Libeskind
  • Project: Ogden Centre
  • Location: Durham, England
  • Photography: Hufton+Crow
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino
  • Owner: Durham University
  • Architect of Record: Garbers & James (London)
  • General Contractor: Interserve PLC
  • Structural engineer: ARUP (Newcastle)
  • Acoustical engineer: ARUP (Newcastle)
  • Electrical engineer: ARUP (Newcastle)

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PUSHI Jade Art Museum in Shanghai, China by Archi-Union Architects

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Archi-Union Architects 

Jade Museum Xintiandi inspiration comes from Chinese jade and contemporary interpretation of calligraphy. The space is mainly for traditional jade exhibition, but the challenge is how to express a special space with East Zen and integrate into the commercial atmosphere of Xintiandi in a contemporary way. Although the overall volume is small, we try to see much in little and deal with the possibilities of a small-scale space abstractly. The experience inside the space is like in a shadowy painting scene with the power of nature like waves and thunders of a waterfall. We take the simplest sphere as the geometric object of operation, hide the structure and highlight the intention of space. Of course, during a very short-time construction period, digital fabrication method provides the quality assurance.

Image Courtesy © Chen Hao

  • Architects: Archi-Union Architects
  • Project: PUSHI Jade Art Museum
  • Location: No. 383 South Huangpi Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Chen Hao
  • Chief Architect: Philip F.Yuan
  • Design Team: Han Li, Yan Chao,  Zhu Tianrui, Kong Xiangping, Chen Xiaoming, Sheng Junchao
  • Digital Fabrication Development and Build: Fab-Union
  • Area: 695 m2
  • Design: 2016. 5
  • Completion: 2016. 10

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Residence in Sikamino, Greece by Tense Architecture Network

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Tense Architecture Network 

The field is elongated, rural, planted with olive trees. The land is dominant. –How could a residence rise out of the ground, how could it be confined to a roof? The residence is its roof. A 60 meters long one. While approaching the plot, it can be perceived as a slightly elevated strip of earthy crust in front of the distant mountains of Euboea. It can be walked on. The roof is born from and returns back to the ground; it is planted likewise: helichrysum, drosanthemum, lavender, gauras, thyme. The roof’s shape is rhomboid and the living space is hosted under its central, maximum width area, while the sleeping quarters occupy the edges.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: Tense Architecture Network
  • Project: Residence in Sikamino
  • Location: Sikamino, Greece
  • Photography: Filippo Poli 
  • Project team: Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, Kostas Mavros
  • Collaborating architect: Thanos Bampanelos

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Solera Supermarket in Cologne, Germany by Masquespacio

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Article source: Masquespacio 

Masquespacio just finished their last project in Cologne, Germany, for supermarket chain Solera.

Sevillian entrepreneur Pepa Bascón decided to move to the German city Cologne twenty years ago in search of new adventures. After several experiences in hospitality, more than 10 years ago she decided to set up a small store of Spanish products in the center of Cologne, bringing the best of her native country to Germany. Thanks to the good acceptation of her project years further she decided to constitute a more ambitious wholesaler to attend a growing demand of Spanish products by Italian and Spanish restaurants in and around Cologne and Dusseldorf. The augmenting popularity of Spanish gastronomy in Germany, made that Pepa Bascón in 2016 decided to open a new ‘cash & carry’ supermarket with the aim to offer a specific service to non-professional clients in Cologne. For that she contacted Masquespacio to design her new brand and interior space. The design of the new Solera from around 500 m2 was developed in search of a touch of Mediterranean emotion, mixed with functional features necessary for this type of businesses. The predominating black color offers seriousness, contrasted with several ‘happy’ colors that remind to Spain, without converting themselves in typical Spanish topics. Other elements make us think about Andalucía like the grids with ornaments, as well as the awnings and typical Mediterranean tiles.

Image Courtesy ©Luis Beltran

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Black Box Gym in JingJuSi, China by Horus Architectural Design (HAD) & Epos Architects

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Article source: Horus Architectural Design (HAD) & Epos Architects

Viewed from the street, the Black Box Gym appeared to be white! The project is formed by a group of open white boxes, harmoniously situated in an unused land of an aging urban community. It features steel beam-to-column, corrugated steel and perforated steel plates, which are widely applied in temporary architecture. The gym provides fitness facilities and space for people nearby. At night, it emits light through glasses and perforated steel plates, injecting new life into the dreary block. It is an eye-catching center of vitality, while at the same time it integrates harmoniously with the surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Arch-exist Photography

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