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Bára I and Bára II in Czech Republic by Martin Rajniš

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Martin Rajniš

The history of the tower Bára has got all atributes of a dramatic story. Town council of Chrudim decided to build an out-look tower in the forest boundary, where the landscape provides beautiful panoramic view of the surroundings. An architectonic contest was made and as the winning project was marked the one by Martin Martin Rajniš from e-Mrak team. An out-look tower in the shape of truncated triangular pyramid, made out of larch planks with minimum number of fixed joints, secured by metal tow bars. Acces to the view platform is provided by circular oak stair, which is fixed on the convulated steel pole rod in the middle of the tower. Upon the view platform is placed a mast made of steel tubes with flashlight on the top. Out-look Bára was festively opened for public on the 21st of June 2008. Unfortunately, a massive storms, with a power of tornado in some locations, swept across the Czech republic just four days later. One of them appeared at the region of Chrudim and caused irrecoverable damage to the new-built out-look. Whirlwind left nothing but a mass of wreckage a few meters from the place were original out-look bas placed. However, citizens of Chrudim did not give up and the decision to build a new one was made almost immediately. On the 3rd of September 2009 was the new tower – Bára II opened. This new out-look is pretty much the same as the previous one was. It is just slightly lower and built in a way to resist the wind with power of a cyclone (approximately 200 kms per hour, in contrast to the previous one, which was able to resist only 130 kms per hour). Bára II has also got more security components, including steel cables with tension varying each thirty minutes according to air moisture. View from the platform is usualy the most interesting feature of the out-look, but Bara II has much more to offer. For visitors with interest in technics has to be pleasure to see the unique construction with number of simple, but clever details. Those, who are more into philosophy could use the wall of the tower as a source of meditation. Variation of horizontal wooden lines and gaps between them makes really delightful view. The structure reminds of water clarification and makes interferential optical effect, which is well known for its sedative action.

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

  • Architects: e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš, Martin Kloda, David Kubík, Vít Mlázovský
  • Project: Bára I and Bára II
  • Location: Czech Republic
  • Photography: Radka Ciglerova, David Kubik, Marcel Vanžura, Martin Rajniš
  • Project Date: 2009
  • Height: 25,7m

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The W.I.N.D. House in The Netherlands by Ben van Berkel / UNStudio design

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Ben van Berkel / UNStudio design 

Super Living – the expansion of the smart home

The‘homes of the future’,previously the stuff of fantasy exhibited only in World’s Fairs and science fiction, are increasingly becoming a reality. Automation and connectivity are making it possible for today’s smart homes to integrate information technologies through which systems and appliances are able to communicate in an integrated way, resulting in vastly increased convenience, energy efficiency, safety and security.

Image Courtesy © Fedde de Weert

Image Courtesy © Fedde de Weert

  • Architects: Ben van Berkel / UNStudio design
  • Project: The W.I.N.D. House in The Netherlands
  • Location: Noord-Holland, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Inga Powilleit / Fedde de Weert
  • Interior Design: UNStudio, Tim-Alkmaar, Alkmaar
  • Lighting Design: Elektrokern Solutions, Alkmaar
  • Structural Engineer: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Haarlem
  • Special Acoustics: Hans Koomans Studio Design, Amsterdam

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The Seven Foyer & Patio in Munich, Germany by Pfarré Lighting Design

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Pfarré Lighting Design

The former heat and power station in downtown Munich has been transformed into a high-end residential tower. Next to the tower, three new buildings have been erected around a private patio.

Image Courtesy © Andreas J. Focke

Image Courtesy © Andreas J. Focke

  • Architects: Léon Wohlhage Wernik
  • Lighting Design: Pfarré Lighting Design
  • Project: The Seven Foyer & Patio, Munich
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Photography: Andreas J. Focke
  • Client: 
    • aiP Gärtnerplatz GmbH & Co. KG
    • alpha invest Projekt GmbH
    • IMBW Capital & Consulting GmbH
  • Date of completion: August 2014
  • Size:
    • Exterior 1300 qm / sqm
    • Interior 410 qm / sqm
  • Interior Architects: Roger Geiler

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RESIDENTIAL WOOD BUILDING IN SELVINO (BG-IT), Italy by CBA Camillo Botticini Architect

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: CBA Camillo Botticini Architect 

Selvino is a mountain resort set in upper Val Seriana in the province of Bergamo, whose settlement is characterized by a low building density that plays in alpine version of the typical structure of the suburbs of many countries of Lombardy.

Image Courtesy © Luca Santiago Mora

Image Courtesy © Luca Santiago Mora

  • Architects: CBA Camillo Botticini Architect
  • Project: RESIDENTIAL WOOD BUILDING
  • Location: Selvino, Bergamo, Italy
  • Photography: Luca Santiago Mora
  • Architectural design: arch. Camillo Botticini ABDArchitetti botticini – de appolonia e associati
  • Collaborators: arch. Paola Martinelli, arch. Nicola Martinoli, arch. Stefano Ferracini, arch. Federica Mometto
  • Structural engineering: ing. Franco Palmieri
  • Client: GBS Srl

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Hanging workshop in Paris, France by PAJ’Architecture / PiK’studio

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: PAJ’Architecture / PiK’studio

The project consists in creating an additional room on the roof of a penthouse in a posh suburb a few steps from Paris, with creation of a private access stairs.
The purpose of this addition is to offer a workshop, but also a reception room turned towards a hanging garden and terrace looking to Paris skyline.

Image Courtesy © PAJ'Architecture / PiK'studio

Image Courtesy © PAJ’Architecture / PiK’studio

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Shoe Gallery in Vilnius, Lithuania by Plazma Architecture Studio

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Plazma Architecture Studio

A multi-brand footwear store Shoe Gallery is located in a modern retail centre, which has inhabited a historic building in the central part of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbačauskas

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbačauskas

  • Architects: Plazma Architecture Studio
  • Project: Shoe Gallery
  • Location: 9 Gedimino ave. , Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbačauskas
  • Year: 2014
  • Area: 500 sq.m.
  • Architects in charge: Rytis Mikulionis, Paulius Paskačimas, Evelina Talandzevičienė
  • Wallpaper graphic design: Daiva Čiuplytė
  • Floor Tiles:
    • Refin Ceramiche – design industry
    • Soft seaters – Sedes Regia
  • Exposition furniture: AAF
  • Suspended luminaries manufacturers, based on architects design : Aketa

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Casa CM by Paolo Carlesso

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Paolo Carlesso

A tree can’t grow up in few days.
My trees are still twigs, my sons are still children, my house is not over yet, there is still to do, everyday life is magic.
Perhaps architecture needs time.

The design of this house was an opportunity to deal with the problem of constructing in a radical and anti-cyclical way.

Image Courtesy © Paolo Carlesso

Image Courtesy © Paolo Carlesso

  • Architects: Paolo Carlesso
  • Project: Casa CM
  • Software used: Nanocad, Openoffice, Cescowood, Pensil and Ruler

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K&K in Alpe di Siusi, Italy by noa* – network of architecture

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: noa* – network of architecture

noa* (network of architecture) add a cosy yet functional atmosphere to the new ski-rental and shop K&K located on the Seiser Alm / Alpe di Siusi, and outlines a comforting backdrop in the middle of the surrounding Alpine landscape.

The design of the interiors evolves along three contrasting materials: The warmth of the matured local spruce, the soft surfaces of the felt-fabric and the edgy metal furniture elements together aim to create a cosy and comfortable living room atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Alex Filz

Image Courtesy © Alex Filz

  • Architects: noa* – network of architecture
  • Project: K&K
  • Location: Seiser Alm / Alpe di Siusi (Italy)
  • Photography: Alex Filz
  • Software used: Archicad & Artlantis

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INTECS SPA HEADQUARTERS in Roma, Italy by Modostudio + Sofia Cattinari Studio

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Modostudio + Sofia Cattinari Studio

The project is located in a major and well connected industrial area finalized to the advanced research production, located on the east side of town. The building is a clear and compact volume, with an interesting relationship with its context.

Image Courtesy © JULIEN LANOO

Image Courtesy © JULIEN LANOO

  • Architects: Modostudio + Sofia Cattinari Studio
  • Project: INTECS SPA HEADQUARTERS
  • Location: Roma, Italy
  • Area: 3.500 sqm
  • Year: 2010-2014
  • Consultants: structural engineer: Ing. Gilberto Sarti; mechanical engineer and Klimahaus consultant: Ing. Michele De Beni;
  • Fire consultant: Ing. Fernando Orlandi
  • Site manager: Arch. Gaia Grossi
  • Contractor: Cogei Costruzioni S.p.a., Cami srl
  • Client: Intecs spa
  • Phase: invited architectural competition | first prize – Preliminary and final design, tender drawings, site supervision

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Cafe Bookstore by Aydin Gürsel Bakir – Natselane

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Aydin Gürsel Bakir – natselane 

The outher shape of this “cafe bookstore” was inspired by that of a book. The users can also read books in its cafe for free or take the time to buy some in the bookstore. In the cafe, books can be borrowed and consulted while the books you find in the bookstore are for sale. The bookshelves used within it have been established in the exterior section on the same axis and thanks to this display window on the outside, the interiors have been rendered to appear on the same axis.

Image Courtesy © Architects: Aydin Gürsel Bakir - natselane

Image Courtesy © Architects: Aydin Gürsel Bakir – natselane

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