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Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge in Tehran, Iran by Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge is located in the northern part of the city of Tehran, Iran, in a zone called Abbas Abad Lands; a 559Ha area which is mainly dedicated to cultural spaces such as libraries and museums, as well as public parks. This bridge was designed in order to address the need to improve access for pedestrians between the two parks, which are divided by major highways.  ‘Tabiat’ means ‘Nature’ in Persian language.3

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

Image Courtesy © Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh

  • Architects: Leila Araghian I Diba Tensile Architecture
  • Project: Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Mohammad Hassan Ettefagh, Sina Ahmadi
  • Architectural Team: Alireza Behzadi, Sahar Yasaei
  • Collaborators: Homa Soleimani, Mina Nikoukalam, Masoud Momeni, Adel Mohammadi, Nader Naghipour, Payam Golfeshan, Farhad Elahi
  • Structural Engineer: Maffeis Engineering spa
  • Design: September 2009-December 2010
  • Construction: September 2010-October 2014
  • Length: 270 meters
  • Area: 7680 m2
  • Weight: 2000 tons

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Town hall in saxon, switzerland by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

the village of saxon, situated on the rhône plain, lacked a meeting-place for the various events and celebrations that punctuate the year. the municipal authority chose the centre of the village as the site for a car park, community hall and public open space alongside the church.

Image Courtesy © thomas jantscher

  • Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
  • Project: Town hall
  • Location: saxon, switzerland
  • Photography: thomas jantscher
  • Client: town of saxon
  • Program: town hall and place

Dates :

  • Project: 2010
  • Execution: 2012
  • Sia 116 volume :3’750 m3
  • Construction management: pascal panchaud, saillon
  • Civil engineer/collaboration: alpatec sa, martigny

THE LEGEND OF TENT by 10AM Architecture

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: 10AM Architecture

The new hotel style
Primitive humans were using caves, dark and not comfortable places, but there they could find shelter from the cold and from the wild animals. In the civilization ages they invented the tent, real light and easy transportable shelter, so they could move whenever they want. The tent was also not so comfortable, so over the years, humans started to have sedentary lifestyle. They built their stone and brick houses, which were very comfortable, but they lost their ability to move and to be free. Human population increased and had less and less space for their houses; that’s why they invented at first blocks and then skyscrapers, they were trying to gain space in height, until their homes reach the sky.

This is the current!
… and tomorrow?

Image Courtesy © 10AM Architecture

Image Courtesy © 10AM Architecture

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Backstay Hostel Ghent in Belgium by a154

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: a154 

THE ASSIGNMENT
The construction of student housing and redevelopment of a protected interbellum period building in order to create a hostel.

THE LOCATION
The construction site is located in the heart of Ghent’s student neighborhood. The area is demarcated by rear facades and the gardens belonging to surrounding buildings. The only access to this inner area is along the street called ‘Sint Pietersnieuwstraat’. This entrance is characterized, in particular, by the office building ‘Het Licht’ (the light), erected in 1930, drawn by architects Fernand and Maxime Brunfaut. An 18th century building stands next to this light-giving city beacon and it too needs to be preserved and restored.

Image Courtesy © CO2

Image Courtesy © CO2

  • Architects: a154
  • Project: Backstay Hostel Ghent
  • Location: Belgium
  • Photography: CO2-images
  • Interior: Conceptfabriek and Nele Van Damme
  • Stability: Studiebureau Haegebaert / Dexco
  • Visualization: Animotions
  • Building A: 1.450 m2
  • Buildings B and C: 6.990 m2
  • Completion date: July 2014 / September 2014

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Trojan Egg in Swiss, Switzerland by Camilo Rebelo

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source:  Camilo Rebelo 

OVO[i] project was a challenge of a deeply restless client, which proposed the construction of a space to install one sculpture from Rui Chafes – Semente[ii]. This room is in the basement of his home in Fideris, located in the Swiss Alps.

This ‘Trojan Egg’ is the first stage of the project OVO. The purpose of this wooden Egg is to create a void, to unveil a new dimension and through it potentiate mystery. Mystery is a condition that is very close to disappear from our civilization. This value is for us one of the main reasons of life, and therefore the Egg is the dimension we choose to express it.

Image Courtesy © Camilo Rebelo

Image Courtesy © Camilo Rebelo

  • Architects: Camilo Rebelo 
  • Project: Trojan Egg
  • Location: Swiss, Switzerland

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POLYPHEMUS’ EYE – 3,2,1 Festival in Alhóndiga Bilbao, Spain by Plastique Fantastique

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Plastique Fantastique

El OJO DE POLIFEMO (Polyphemus’ Eye) transforms the Alhóndiga’s main Hall into the Cylops’s cave, and visitors into lost travellers. The Eye looks directly at the entrance, and its presence leaves no passer-by indifferent. The only way to stay alive is to offer wine to the Giant, amplifying astuteness and mixing stories so as not to be devoured by his deeds. It is an installation, one architecture within another, a memorable scene which invites you to look, to penetrate the Eye and to discover its interior and its surroundings. A perceptive journey which swings from the Homeric epic to surrealist experience and the verses of Cortázar within the context of the 3, 2, 1 Gathering and Alhóndiga Bilbao.

Image Courtesy © Eva Zubero Zuluaga

Image Courtesy © Eva Zubero Zuluaga

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Project: POLYPHEMUS’ EYE – 3,2,1 Festival
  • Location: Alhóndiga Bilbao, Spain
  • Photography: Eva Zubero Zuluaga
  • Team: Rakel Esparza Sanz, Mateo Feijóo, Fernando Pérez Gómez

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Guggenheim Museum in Helsinki, Finland by S.LAB architecture

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: S.LAB architecture

Connection with the city

‘Art museum as a contemporary cathedral (of culture)’ – reflected in cityscape. Scale of new museum relates to the great churches of Helsinki.

Image Courtesy © s.lab + projektor

Image Courtesy © s.lab + projektor

  • Architects: S.LAB architectu 
  • Project: Guggenheim Museumre
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: s.lab + projektor
  • Software used: archicad
  • collaborators: Tomasz Sachanowicz and Bielenis architektura / Szymon Bielenis, Joanna Borek
  • year: 2014

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KHMERESQUE in Batambang, Cambodia by Archium + Kim in-cheurl

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Archium + Kim in-cheurl

Building a temple of Won Buddhism that is based on Mahayana Buddhism on Cambodia ,the Hinayana Buddhist country, makes me consider the relationship between religion and architecture as a whole. In addition to this, the meeting between symbol of the religious buildings and local traditions was something to be considered. The changes of architecture style have been with the process of combining religious style with traditions from Hindu to Buddhism. Won Buddhism is relatively young, having a mere 100 years of history, and does not have a striking architectural symbol or style. Rather than focusing on this drawback, Won Buddhism has linked itself to Khmer culture. In previous works with Won Buddhism, it is clear that religious architectural style cannot simply be set and shaped just with a proclamation; on the contrary, developing for a religion to develop a real architectural style takes a considerable amount of time. Therefore, it must be started with respect to histories and philosophies.

Image Courtesy © Archium + Kim in-cheurl

Image Courtesy © Archium + Kim in-cheurl

  • Architects: Archium + Kim in-cheurl
  • Project: KHMERESQUE
  • Location: Batambang, Cambodia
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Site area: 3,415.72㎡
  • Building area: 430.1㎡
  • Building scope: 1F

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Commercial building in Ingolstadt, Germany by Monovolume architecture + design

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Monovolume architecture + design

New head office of the project company Eriagstraße is located in the industrial area south of Ingolstadt at a strategically important crossing point, opposite the football stadium.

Image Courtesy © Monovolume architecture + design

Image Courtesy © Monovolume architecture + design

  • Architects: Monovolume architecture + design
  • Project: Commercial building
  • Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Client: Projektgesellschaft Eriagstraße
  • Staff: Luca di Censo, Sergio Aguado Hernàndez
  • Stuctural engineering: Ingenierbüro für Baustatik GmbH
  • Realisation: 2013

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CALGARY NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY in Alberta, Canada by REX

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: REX Architect

As part of its architect selection process for the New Central Library (NCL), CMLC requested the finalist firms create a conceptual model revealing their design approach. The model was to be amalleable strategy, not a fixed proposal, that exhibited each proponent’s vision for the library of the future. Essential mandates were to make the building as adaptable as possible and to integrate it into the neighborhood as an urban catalyst. The ideas incorporated into REX’s malleable strategy stem from our analysis of the NCL’s organizational DNA.

Image Courtesy © Luxigon

Image Courtesy © Luxigon

  • Architects: REX
  • Project: CALGARY NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY
  • Location: Alberta, Canada
  • Photography: Luxigon
  • CLIENT: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)
  • PROGRAM: New central library for the city of Calgary, including (A-Z) administration space, auditoria, book collections, Children’s Library, concourse, Learning Commons, offices, operations, and Teens’ Center; plus a strategy for a mixed-use site partner and outdoor recreational space
  • AREA: 26,600 m² (286,000 sf)
  • PROJECT COST: $250 million CAD
  • STATUS: Limited competition 2013, one of the four finalists
  • KEY PERSONNEL: Adam Chizmar, Stacy Christensen, Alysen Hiller, Tomas Janka, Roberto Otero, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Ishtiaq Rafiuddin, Aude Soffer, Elina Spruza, Matthew Uselman, Matthew Zych
  • CONSULTANTS: Magnusson Klemencic, Scatliff + Miller + Murray

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