Project: MADRID Digital Arts Museum – IDEAS COMPETITION – Honorable Mention
Location: MADRID, Spain
Project by Polish team: Arch. Michał Sapko / Patrycja Stołtny / Brygida Zawadzka / Duong Vu Hong
The main concept bases on focusing on the principal features of digital art and transforming them into architecture. […] By using the digital screens, introducing the flexible areas – thanks to fractal structure and steel construction – as well as interactive expositions we want to show the importance of modern technology in contemporary museum design. Additionally, the work of the museum states in line with sustainable policy.
The building is divided into two parts: one solid, including the museum zones and the other – transparent, 5-storey open space, which is the extension of the nearby street. Newly created public space invites visitors to the museum and can be important according to the organization of city events, as well as a catalyst of culture in Madrid.
The newly renovated and extended Bio Resort Ulrichshof is located in Rimbach in the middle of the idyllic Bavarian forest.
The family hotel was upgraded and extended with a three-storey open hotel hall which includes a new reception, lobby and lounges; moreover a “Waldpassage”, Spa, Outdoor Pools and 41 new rooms and suites were realized. The volumes extends on the whole area and connects to the existing hotel and the barn.
A Victorian home in Hackney, East London has been expanded with a bespoke extension that provides a new bedroom and dining area with a section of the brickwork ‘removed’ to incorporate a glass frontage onto the garden. This new addition blends seamlessly into its surrounding context through innovative design and construction techniques.
In the heart of Amsterdam’s Red Light District, architecture office XML has designed a store saturated in white light. The store called ‘HIC’sells bottled water and ‘Reset’, a specially developed drink that mitigates the negative effects of too much alcohol consumption such as a hangover.
Located in a privileged area surrounded by forests but still close to Guatemala city, the Casa Chinkara presents itself as a dual residence exploring the contrast between the natural and the man made; between the primitive and the contemporary.
The main feature of this retail space lies in the integration of online shopping experience into a physical space.Interactive mirrors can recognize the clothes that are being tried and allow customers to order, view and post on social media websites the content of their purchase.
The Bibliothèque du Boisé aims to become a place fostering a feeling of belonging, promoting exploration and discovery. Located between Thimens Boulevard and the Marcel-Laurin Park, it covers a surface area of 5,000 m² and is integrated into the site by drawing on its major elements. This isn’t a project about architecture alone: it’s also about landscape. As such, the building connects the city with the surrounding landscape, and serves as a point of connection that allows users to explore its site—inside and outside, from Boulevard Thimens as well as from the park. Visitors will discover the building by approaching it from a variety of spaces both intimate and dramatic, spaces that, by offering a variety of access pathways, set the stage for the site as well as for its users.
In the heart of the Eastern Townships, perched on a mountainside and overlooking a nature reserve of breathtaking beauty lies BALNEA. Health and wellness, gourmet food, yoga, relaxation, sports, massages, rituals baths: BALNEA reinvents the art of living by creating a stunning experience for all the senses. Spa BALNEA’s new reception building, constructed on piles, is nestled unobtrusively in the forest, where it is the hub linking the facility’s existing buildings via outdoor walkways. The resulting new walking routes give clients a more private path through the site. Special attention was paid to preserving trees and the natural surroundings.
Article source: Diogo Passarinho and Duarte Caldas
Designed by two young Portuguese architects, Diogo Passarinho and Duarte Caldas first residential project, is a white space dedicated to young couple with two babies. Located in Lisbon´s city center, this two story space is conceived as a sleeping area and a workplace for the fashion blogger More is Better.