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DS House in Brussels, Belgium by DWEK ARCHITECTURE + PARTNERS s.c./s.p.r.l.u.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: DWEK ARCHITECTURE + PARTNERS s.c./s.p.r.l.u. 

Although we now think spontaneously of symmetry as being the perfect replication of two sides around a central axis, originally, to cite Vitruvius, “symmetry is a proper agreement between the members of the work itself and relation between the different parts and the whole general scheme”. There is no mention of bilateral symmetry. In Greek, summetria quite simply means “proportion” or “measure”. But since ancient times, sensible to balance and stability, mankind has built edifices that adopt the rules of bilateral symmetry: pyramids, temples, cathedrals, etc., along with vases, bifaces and steles. Yet too perfect symmetry induces boredom. Emotion leaps out from imperfections, the unforeseen and discrepancies.

Image Courtesy © Serge Anton

Image Courtesy © Serge Anton

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The Segmented Building System by jantzen studio

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: jantzen studio

The Segmented Building System is an eco-friendly, energy efficient, prefabricated, modular building system. The building components consist of four-foot wide segments that vary in height, and can be delivered to the construction site in pieces, or as assembled profiles. Each of the segments are made of structural insulated foam panels that are connected together to form a floor, walls, and a roof. The configurations of these panels can make full floor, walls, and roof profiles, and/or half floor, wall, and roof profiles. They can be prefabricated with various kinds of exterior cladding such as metal or cement composite boards, and/or they can be clad at the construction site, after the structural panels have been assembled.

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

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The bicycle bridge across the Sava River in Slovenia by Dans architects

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: Dans architects

DANS arhitekti was founded in 2004 by Rok Bogataj, Miha Dešman, Eva Fišer Berlot, Vlatka Ljubanović, and Katarina Pirkmajer Dešman. Their approach leads to architecture that conceives the physical environment, space and culture that we live and work within; architecture that fosters social contacts, acts therapeutically, improves living culture and expands our imagination. Their architecture originates from the reflection of the physical, social, and symbolic context of the location, where it is embedded, and the content it is intended for. DANS arhitekti are most fond of projects with a salient social dimension, such as schools, kindergartens, hospitals, buildings for people with special needs, and, in recent years, they are engaged in the wondrous realm of sacral architecture.

Image Courtesy © Dans architects

Image Courtesy © Dans architects

  • Architects: Dans architects
  • Project: The bicycle bridge across the Sava River
  • Location: Slovenia

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Osolzip in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea by B.U.S Architecture

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: B.U.S Architecture

As rapid industrialization and urbanization made people flock in the cities, housing spaces have developed by focusing on quantity rather than quality. In this background, most citizens are used to saying that “My dream is to go down to the quiet countryside and live there by building a house if I earn money.”

Image Courtesy © Kyungroh

Image Courtesy © Kyungroh

  • Architects: B.U.S Architecture
  • Project: Osolzip
  • Location: Gangsang-myeon, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Kyungroh
  • Design: Byungyup Lee, Jihyun Park, Hyemi Park, Seonghak Cho
  • Building Scope: 2F
  • Building Area: 82.25 sqm
  • Movie produced: Undermood film
  • Total Floor Area: 132.44 sqm.
  • Construction: 2015.03. ~ 2015. 08. by HAUSFACTORY
  • Software used: Sketchup

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Entrances to the Tatra Mountains National Park in Zakopane, Poland by 2pm Architekci

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: 2pm Architekci

The Park’s entrances are situated in a close vicinity to parking lots and public transportation stops where tourists start their visit to the Tatra Mountains National Park. They incorporate checkout desks, a tourist information (combined with a small bookshop), information boards, communications routes, resting spots, and toilets. The current buildings are more than a dozen years old, built in the Zakopane architectural style. They do not meet the requirements needed to serve touristic traffic. On the Park’s premises there are 17 such entrances, of different sizes. The competition work comprises the design of two of such entrances, Białego Valley (smaller) and Kościeliska Valley (of higher capacity), with the possibility of adapting them for the rest of the entrances.

Image Courtesy © 2pm Architekci

Image Courtesy © 2pm Architekci

 

  • Architects: 2pm Architekci
  • Project: Entrances to the Tatra Mountains National Park
  • Location: Poland Zakopane
  • Team: Michał Adamczyk, Piotr Bylka, Piotr Musiałowski, Krzysztof Nowotka
  • Investor: Tatra Mountains National Park
  • 2015 Project: 1st prize

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Montaria’s Shelter in Viana do Castelo, Portugal by CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design 

The shelter is located on a steep terrain on the edge of the village, with a privileged view over the Serra d’Arga mountains. The building should occupy the space of the existing ruin, be small, compact and have a pool.

Image Courtesy © Hugo CarvalhoAraújo

Image Courtesy © Hugo CarvalhoAraújo

  • Architects: CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design 
  • Project: Montaria’s Shelter
  • Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Photography: Hugo CarvalhoAraújo
  • Team: José Manuel CarvalhoAraújo, Joel Moniz, Francisco Vacas, Ana Vilar, Tiago Curado Almeida, Leandro Silva, João Santos
  • Consultants:
    • Landscape: JBJC – JoãoBicho e Joana Carneiro, ArquiteturaPaisagistaLda
    • Structures: Pedro Alves
    • Hidraulic: Pedro Alves
    • Electrical: INOVOLT
    • Communications: INOVOLT
    • Security: Pedro Alves
    • Security against fire: Pedro Alves
    • Life safety: Marta Moniz
    • Solid resides from construction and demolition: Marta Moniz
    • Accoustics: Diogo Mateus (VAGAENG)
    • Lighting: José Castro
    • Furniture: Sirvent
  • Contractor: José Castro & Filhos, S.A.
  • Date: 2010 – 2014

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“Cloud” charging station in Koltsovo Airport, Ekaterinburg, Russia by Nefa Architects

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: Nefa Architects

A unique work of art made of DuPont™ Corian® was installed in an airport in Russia for passengers to meet, connect to Wi-Fi, and charge their phones.

Kirill Dedyukhin, image courtesy - DuPont

Kirill Dedyukhin, image courtesy – DuPont

  • Architects: Nefa Architects
  • Project: “Cloud” charging station
  • Location: Airport Koltsovo , Ekaterinburg
  • Photography: Kirill Dedyukhin, image courtesy – DuPont
  • Client: DuPont Building Innovations
  • Chief Architect: Dmitry Ovcharov
  • Authors team: Dmitry Ovcharov, Elena Potemkina, Elena  Mertsalova, Rustam Yusupov
  • Manufacturing company: “Smile”
  • Height: 3500 cm
  • External dimensions of Corian® Cloud: 3500 cm x 1200 cm
  • Year: 2015

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Pool House in New Delhi, India by 42mm Architecture

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: 42mm Architecture

Conceived as a ‘pebble in the grass’, this house acts as an extended entertainment center to a previously existing home which was built 20 years back. It has been designed in congruence with its context by using the same material palette nonetheless managing to express the shift in time of both buildings by virtue of its design. The breathtaking landscape of the site just reinforced the idea, to create a design that blends remarkably with the site it sits in.

Image Courtesy © Ravi Kanade

Image Courtesy © Ravi Kanade

  • Architects: 42mm Architecture
  • Project: Pool House
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Photography: Ravi Kanade
  • Partner in charge: Rudraksh Charan
  • Structural Design: C S Bhandari
  • Contractors:
    • Structural & Landscape:  KC Contracts
    • MEP: Suved Encon
    • Hvac: Mistubishi Electric
    • MEP: Tech Consultants & DCCE
    • Landscape: 42mm
  • Built up Area:  4500 Sq ft
  • Project Year:  Dec 2014

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Gerês House in Vieira do Minho, Portugal by CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design 

Gerês house is located on a steep slope in the Caniçada Valley where there was a small house and a stream. The existing building was located in an upper level of the land eventually liable to small landslides, which determined its demolition and the relocation of the new construction.

Image Courtesy © Hugo CarvalhoAraújo

Image Courtesy © Hugo CarvalhoAraújo

  • Architects: CarvalhoAraújo, Arquitectura e Design
  • Project: Gerês House
  • Location: Vieira do Minho, Portugal
  • Photography: Hugo CarvalhoAraújo
  • Team: José Manuel CarvalhoAraújo, Joel Moniz, Leandro Silva, Ana Vilar, André Torres, Mafalda Santiago, Sandra Ferreira
  • Client: José Maria Marques Ferreira
  • Consultants:
    • Landscape: JoãoBicho e Joana Carneiro, ArquitectosPaisagistas, Lda. (JBJC)
    • Structures: Metaloviana – Metalúrgica de Viana, S.A.
    • Electrical: LAM, Lda
    • Communications: LAM, Lda
    • Energic certification: GASAIR
    • Accoustics: VAGAENG
  • Contractor: PEDRALBET
  • Date: 2013 – 2015

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Summer Theatre in Szczecin, Poland by Flanagan Lawrence Architects

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Article source: Flanagan Lawrence Architects 

The brief called for design proposals to maximise the flexibility of the 1976-designed theatre for a variety of performances on the stage, and to add a new roof to enclose both the stage and the audience. The underside of the roof, which covers the stage and front of auditorium, will enhance and project the natural acoustic for orchestral events.

Image Courtesy © Flanagan Lawrence Architects

Image Courtesy © Flanagan Lawrence Architects

  • Architects: Flanagan Lawrence Architects 
  • Project: Summer Theatre
  • Location: Kasprowicza Park, Szczecin, Poland
  • Client: The City of Szczecin (Gmina Miasto Szczecin)
  • Acoustics: Arup
  • Structural Engineers: Expedition
  • Area of site: 16659 sq m
  • Expected completion date: 2018
  • Cost: 12million Polish zloty (zł) (Circa £2.4m)

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