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Banqueting House in Moscow, Russia by Shamsudin Kerimov Architects

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: Shamsudin Kerimov Architects

The project is an extension to the country house in the village of New Landmarks Moscow . The function of this extension is best described by the English word Banqueting house. In the open dining area is a large dining table and a concrete kitchen for glazing – fireplace with seating area. The entire ceiling is a large lamp – for river structure hidden LED strip light that reflect light, this solution allows you to visually create a sense of soaring ceiling. On the roof of the dispensation of the green roof with a garden. As well as the consultation, together with the customers was invented the concept of improvement . In a complex environment and landscape construction has to rest and relaxation.

Image Courtesy © Shamsudin Kerimov Architects

Image Courtesy © Shamsudin Kerimov Architects

Guest rooms of the new Radisson Blu in Marrakech, Morocco by Atelier Pod

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The Radisson Blu Hotel Marrakech has just officially opened its doors. Xavier Guerrand Hermes and the investment fund Actif Invest invited Atelier Pod to design the accommodation of their new Marrakech property operated by the Carlson Rezidor hotel chain.

The main design challenge was to create a contemporary and innovative aesthetic recalling the essence of the red city. The hotel is located in Gueliz, and is part of a mixed-use property including apartments and a shopping center called “Carre Eden”.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pod

Image Courtesy © Atelier Pod

  • Architects: Atelier Pod
  • Project: Guest rooms of the new Radisson Blu
  • Location: Marrakech, Morocco

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Diane-Dufresne Art Centre in Repentigny, Canada by ACDF Architecture

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

With the Centre d’Art Diane Dufresne, ACDF Architecture has created a new arts centre for the suburban municipality of Repentigny, providing a dynamic core where residents can take in stirring arts and culture without getting on the highway to nearby Montreal. The centre’s architecture, including its siting, massing, circulation and materiality, are instrumental in reinventing the desired community image. It plays with notions of rootedness while gesturing to a vibrant future, instilling a sense of belonging and optimism. Familiar yet distinct, it invites visitors in and encourages long, lingering stays.

Image Courtesy © Adrien William

Image Courtesy © Adrien William

  • Architects: ACDF Architecture (Maëva Deheaulme)
  • Project: Diane-Dufresne Art Centre
  • Location: Repentigny, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien William

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House of Komajii in Tokyo, Japan by Kazuyuki Takeda Architects

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: Kazuyuki Takeda Architects

There is the vacant house which has formed local community. “House of Komajii” in Komagome of Tokyo opened as a place where local people stay in October, 2013. Because originally this vacant house was a dormitory, the space was divided finely. Therefore about half of the building was a storeroom. When I received the request of the design, The client expected that I released the space of the storeroom in the area, and made the structure for “House of Komajii” to become independent, and rotate. (It is run now without almost taking the fee for use by the kindness of the owner.) I plan to break a wall and enlarge the space, and more people can gather in the first floor and convert the second floor to share office as source of profits.

Image Courtesy © Toshihiro Sobajima

Image Courtesy © Toshihiro Sobajima

  • Architects: Kazuyuki Takeda Architects
  • Project: House of Komajii
  • Location: Komagome, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Toshihiro Sobajima

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Family house Brná in Ústí nad Labem, Czech republic by 3+1 architekti

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: 3+1 architekti

Steep, fertile, south-facing slope.

The growing number of houses and cottages in the area, which was almost untouched by construction half a century ago (fields, meadows, orchards).

Quality of buildings is rapidly declining on the contrary to quantity.

Image Courtesy © Pavel Plánička

Image Courtesy © Pavel Plánička

  • Architects: 3+1 architekti ((Plánička, Panenka, Urbanová))
  • Project: Family house Brná
  • Location: Brná, Ústí nad Labem, Czech republic
  • Photography: Pavel Plánička
  • Land area: 1075 m2
  • Floor area: 160 m2
  • Enclosure: 630 m3
  • Project: 2013
  • Realization: 2015

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Sp_Penthouse in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio Mk27

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The architectural interiors project for the penthouse sp_penthouse sought to attend to the demands of the program with the minimal division of space possible, shaping spatial continuity and amplitude for the apartment. Infinite circulations accentuate the fluidity between the spaces and configure functional pathways – of a clear understanding to the residents and their guests. Large corridors are also used here as galleries for the clients’ art collection and objects as well as pleasant architectural spaces, and not solely hallways.

Image Courtesy © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

Image Courtesy © Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen

  • Architects: Studio Mk27
  • Project: Sp_Penthouse
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Reedom bookstore in Changsha, China by Cao Pu studio

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Article source: Cao Pu studio

Located in Changsha, the 17-storey Firework Mansion used to be the dormitory building for staff of the former state-owned fireworks company. Nowadays, young people have moved away, so those left are mostly retired elderly people.

There is a 60 m2 apartment on the top floor of the building. The once high-expense complete shear wall structure forms a light tight environment. Even in daytime, the interior is dim. The owners want to transfer this apartment into a family bookstore, and name it “Reedom”. They wish to provide a good place to go for the residents in Firework Mansion.

Image Courtesy © Zhang Zheming

Image Courtesy © Zhang Zheming

  • Architects: Cao Pu studio
  • Project: Reedom bookstore
  • Location: 1703 Firework Mansion, No.605 Furong Mid Road, Changsha, China
  • Photography: Zhang Zheming
  • Design Team:  Cao Pu   Cui Hao (structural consultant)
  • Construction: Zou Baolin, Zeng Wenli
  • Area: 60 m²
  • Finish: Floor, Wall, Ceiling

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Fratelli Social Club in Bucharest, Romania by Twins Studio

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Article source: Twins Studio

Fratelli Social Club is a well-known place to Bucharest residents. In 2015 a change of ambiance was needed. By generating the new design, Mihai Popescu wanted to transform an 8-year old space into a new dimension, without changing its structure. The place consists of a web of lines that compose an approximate sphere whose geometry has been modified, generating an “altered” geodesic dome.

Image Courtesy © Twins Studio

Image Courtesy © Twins Studio

  • Architects: Twins Studio (Mihai Popescu)
  • Project: Fratelli Social Club
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Software used: 3 d max, Autocad, Corel

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Olympics acoustics and speech intelligibility in Rio, Brazil by Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Article source: Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG)

Beyond spectacular, sports action, Rio’s seven Olympic Stadiums were distinguished by world-class speech intelligibility and extraordinary live video feeds. WSDG Walters-Storyk Design Group, Brazil-based Partner/GM, Renato Cipriano, reports the firm’s global team began coordinating a simultaneous Acoustic Program and Audio/Video System design in 2013, to meet this Olympic-level challenge. “Fortunately, we have extensive experience in multi-task collaboration,” Cipriano says. “Our U.S. and European teammates were invaluable assets in providing comprehensive technical, acoustic, aesthetic and technological designs for the Maracanã and Barra Park Olympic stadiums, and for Belo Horizonte’s Mineirão,and Independencia arenas.”

Arial view of Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Image Courtesy © Alberto Andrich

Arial view of Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Image Courtesy © Alberto Andrich

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Voluntari Residence in Romania by Razvan Barsan + Partners

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Article source: Razvan Barsan + Partners

Situated in an up-and-coming suburban area, this single family residence stands out through its simple volumetric proportions, its discrete chromatics and mix of elegant finishes that form a balanced appearance.

Image Courtesy © Razvan Barsan + Partners

Image Courtesy © Razvan Barsan + Partners

  • Architects: Razvan Barsan + Partners
  • Project: Voluntari Residence
  • Location: Voluntari, Romania
  • Team: Răzvan Bârsan, Alexandru Duca
  • Area: 350 sqm

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