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Pedagogen University in Göteborg, Sweden by Forbo Flooring Systems

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Forbo Flooring Systems

Pedagogen has been redesigned using an over hundred years old hospital building into a modern educational facility. In addition, a new modern architecture building has been integrated with the old part which has resulted in a successful meeting between new and old style.

Image Courtesy © Per Arvidsson

Image Courtesy © Per Arvidsson

  • Architects: Forbo Flooring Systems
  • Project: Pedagogen University
  • Location: Göteborg, Sweden
  • Photography: Per Arvidsson
  • Building contractor: Tuve Bygg, SBS Bygg
  • Flooring contractor: Golvet i Göteborg AB, JF Johanssons golv Göteborg
  • Flooring material: 19,000m2 Marmoleum Real & Fresco

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Pinball House by Studio Fabricio Roncca

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Studio Fabricio Roncca

Stripped and free architecture with traces of industrial brutalism , inspired by the New York Soho’s Lofts and the architecture of the greats brazilians modernists . The angulation of the displaced volume of the front balcony creates an unusual perspective that advances the view of the existing bushland on the home front . The materials speak to one another bringing life and harmony to this dynamic space , the right double foot, stamped concrete , brick demolition , the apparent pipe and wide glass doors and aluminum transform the space into art house , a new way to live and live with artistic freedom . Passionate about games and music , the house was designed to house 03 pinball machines in the area of the grill where the shutter style tavern unveils the kitchen integrating the whole environment transforming parties with friends in fun hours of pleasure and entertainment . materials: Doors in sheet steel Reinforced concrete walls , brick masonry and traditional reuse . Floor burnt cement Black aluminum doors and glass Pool Bubble green glass Concrete staircase and floor in demolition wood , carbon steel Body

Image Courtesy © Studio Fabricio Roncca

Image Courtesy © Studio Fabricio Roncca

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Office Building in Stuttgart, Germany by Blocher Blocher Partners

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Blocher Blocher Partners 

The rustic charm of exposed concrete – a double-layered concrete façade with cavity insulation – plays off against the ethereal transparency of broad windows. Elements of Sipo mahogany, strategically placed, give the façade depth; and the clean lines add a sense of order and dynamics.

Image Courtesy © Blocher Blocher Partners

Image Courtesy © Blocher Blocher Partners

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HOUSE IN TRAKAI, Lithuania by AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI

Lithuanian nation tightly associates the idea of a country-house with outdoor toilets, no commodities, old furniture not fit even for a shed of a kitchen garden, a muddy pond and small crooked self-grown carrots.

Image Courtesy © Norbert Tukaj

Image Courtesy © Norbert Tukaj

  • Architects: AKETURI ARCHITEKTAI
  • Project: HOUSE IN TRAKAI
  • Location: Trakai, Vilnius r., Lithuania
  • Photography: Norbert Tukaj
  • Project architects: Alda Tilvikaitė , Milda Rekevičienė, Norbert Tukaj, Lukas Rekevičius
  • Area: 130 sqm
  • Year: 2011-2013 m.

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Castle Garden Bazaar in Budapest, Hungary by Budapesti Muhely

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Budapesti Muhely

Budapest is often called the Queen of the Danube: the most characteristic feature of its bank-side scenery is the Buda Castle, which has been subject to major reconstruction works in recent times. An important stepping-stone in this process is the revival of the Castle Garden Bazaar (Várkert Bazár), wedged between the castle and the river: the stunning complex originally consisted of a Neo-Renaissance garden, the castle walls and 19th century buildings.

Image Courtesy © Budapesti Muhely

Image Courtesy © Budapesti Muhely

  • Architects: Budapesti Muhely
  • Project: Castle Garden Bazaar
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Software used: ArchiCad, Graphisoft

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Veranda House in Boucherville, Canada by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: v2com

A single-family home located in a new forest development, the Veranda house is designed to be intimate and discreet. In addition to guiding the landscape design, the site’s trees serve as a privacy screen. On the street side, openings mark only the entrance and certain services.

Image Courtesy © Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Image Courtesy © Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

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Panorama house in Sainte-Adèle, Canada by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: v2com

At the edge of the forest, between a valley and a grassy marsh, the Panorama house is a refined interpretation of the traditional cottage, complete with pitched metal roof and dark-stained Eastern cedar shingles. Sitting on a typically rolling Laurentian site, the house is based on a simple rectangular volume.

Image Courtesy © Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Image Courtesy © Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

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Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty boutique in Vancouver, Canada by Nathan Nardin

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Designed as a prototype in 2012, Shoppers Drug Mart’s new Beauty Boutique concept is now hitting its stride. For this project, Tuxedo rethought the notion of consumer experience in the pharmacy’s beauty department and revisited the existing model within a controlled environment, focusing on architectural design. Results exceeded expectations in Bay view as well as in the Toronto Eaton Center in Ontario. The project was also very successful in 2014 in the Western regions of Canada, notably Richmond, Vancouver, and Calgary. This new year will bring a new pace to the Beauty Boutique with more store implementations in Ottawa and Montreal.

Image Courtesy © Nathan Nardin

Image Courtesy © Nathan Nardin

  • Architects: Nathan Nardin
  • Project: Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty boutique
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Clients: James Hargeaves, Walter Cifersons and Catherine Masson, Shopper Drug Mart
  • VP Environmental Design: Laurent Guez

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Dalsein citizen’s Gymnasium in Daegu, South Korea by Javier Mosquera González

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Javier Mosquera González

Gymnasium = Gymnasion

In ancient Greece, the Gymnasium was used to practice exercise, as a public bath, as a center for studies and as a common place for philosophers. The main idea of this project is to create a meeting place for the  citizens. The building is configures into several exterior and interior areas where coexistence happens in a natural way. The project is divided into three parts, the first one, exterior, with a horizontal area ready to hold open air events. The second one defined as daily sports facilities, and the third one understood as the multipurpose gymnasium and spectators area, conceived as an area around the courts and directly linked to the park on the east side of the plot. The last part is the area with the common facilities such as dressing rooms, cafeteria and offices, all of them organized around those three main areas, ensuring the proper functioning of the building.

Image Courtesy © Javier Mosquera González

Image Courtesy © Javier Mosquera González

  • Architects: Javier Mosquera González
  • Project: Dalsein citizen’s Gymnasium
  • Location: Daegu, South Korea
  • Area: 4’435sqm
  • Budget: 10.000.000 $
  • Year: 2014
  • Client: DACC

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Artefakt in Kyje – Structural Thin-bole Construction in Czech Republic by Martin Rajniš

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Article source: Martin Rajniš

The history behind the emergence of this modest structure is highly unusual. We received a commission for a tower from the Prague 14 district government in an extensive future park. For it, we prepared three designs: one was a completely unusual construction from young logs, with which we had no previous experience, yet on the land in Horní Maxov, where our second atelier is located, there were several kilometres of them, and so we were naturally attracted to the idea of trying something with them out of pure interest in the penetration of nature into construction systems. To our great joy, but also our great surprise, precisely this tower was selected by Prague 14 for realisation. We said that first of all we needed to test this kind of structure, and so we created this artefakt. The word “artefakt” was used by us to keep it apart from the idea of a building. It is not a building, just a pure attempt, in which it was all about trying what this construction could do. Some might say that it looks a bit like a woman’s behind. A distant similarity could be seen. Yet the actual sense of the matter was to try out in all senses what a structure from young ash and maple logs could look like, how it could be put together, what structural qualities it has. It’s a preparation for the construction of the tower.

Image Courtesy © Petr Králík

Image Courtesy © Petr Králík

  • Architects: Huť architektury Martin Rajniš – Martin Rajniš, David Kubík, Tomáš Kosnar
  • Project: Artefakt in Kyje – Structural Thin-bole Construction
  • Location: Czech Republic
  • Photography: David Kubik, Tomáš Kosnar, Petr Králík
  • Project Date: 2014

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