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AQUARIUM in Antalya, Turkey by BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source: BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects

The main design decisions of Antalya Aquarium project are determined with desire of vanishing in silhouette and creating harmony with topography. Pulling back of the ground floor, a shaded public area is created to beware from sun and profit from wind.  This shaded public area is the point of approach, gather and diffusion of the aquarium project. Also the shell of this area determines the information and fast-food areas, amphitheater and box office with its curves and waves.

Image Courtesy © Ket Kolektif

  • Architects: BKA / Bahadır Kul Architects
  • Project: AQUARIUM
  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Photography: Ket Kolektif
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Construction period: 2011-2012
  • Site Area: 30.000 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 12.000m2
  • Client: Antalya Aquarium Company

The Eco-Aquaponic House by Michael Jantzen

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Eco-Aquaponic House was designed as a public exhibit for a botanical garden to illustrate the potentials of growing fish and plants together in an eco-friendly and symbiotic way. This process called Aquaponic Gardening, merges fish and plants together. Waste deposited by the fish is cycled through the roots of the plants as a fertilizer. The plants filter the water and it is returned to the fish to cycle again and again. My Eco-Aquaponic House is basically a machine designed to facilitate this process in a very energy efficient and eco-friendly way.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: The Eco-Aquaponic House
  • Status: Unbuilt

SIAMESE BLOSSOM in Raminthra Road, Bangkok by Somdoon Architects Ltd

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Article source: Somdoon Architects Ltd

Siamese Blossom is a townhouse project on Raminthra Road, a suburb on the north of Bangkok. The scheme aims to create a living space within greenery, conveying a sense of community and to fix the common problems of townhouses. These include a lack of natural ventilation and a lack of natural light found in a long and narrow plot.

Image Courtesy © Somdoon Architects Ltd

  • Architects: Somdoon Architects Ltd
  • Project: SIAMESE BLOSSOM
  • Location: Raminthra Road, Bangkok
  • Client: Siamese Asset Co. Ltd.
  • Landscape architect: Sanitas Studio Co.Ltd

Auditorium and multifunctional building in Muskiz, Spain by Virai Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Article source: Virai Arquitectos

This project proposed a mixed-use building for the municipality of Muskiz with public functions (a small auditorium and a youth centre) and private functions (offices, bars and retail), organized by means of a public square with a covered gallery. The municipality of Muskiz is dominated by the presence of a big refinery, visible from the motorway from Bilbao to Santander. The public square is opened towards the south, the views and the sun; it is closed towards the north, to protect itself from the dominant winds and severe rainfalls and to conceal the ever-present view on the refinery and its chimneys.

Image Courtesy Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Virai Arquitectos
  • Project: Auditorium and multifunctional building
  • Location: calle de Cendeja 21, Muskiz, Vizcaya, Spain.
  • First prize competition: October 2001
  • Working project: 2002
  • Working period: 2002-2003
  • Client: Municipality of Muskiz
  • Software used: Brick Cad and Tricalc

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Elevated Brood in United Kingdom, London by Factory Fifteen

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Article source: Factory Fifteen

The “Paper Nautilus” was the main inspiration for the aquarium. The architect imitates the way it hangs its eggs from the strongest part of its shell by my placement of exhibit displays. The elevated, shell-like structure is a brood for the display chandeliers that can be lowered independently via remote control by the visitor. The maintenance of the fish decreases the further out onto the water they are, inside the linear repetition of the chandeliers themselves, coupled with the solar lilies, the further structures become almost completely independent.

Elevated Brood

  • Architects: Factory Fifteen
  • Project: Elevated Brood
  • Location: United Kingdom, London

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Batumi Aquarium in The Republic of Georgia by Henning Larsen

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

Henning Larsen Architects’ proposal for Batumi Aquarium is inspired by the characteristic pebbles of the Batumi beach – shaped by sea currents through millennia. The building stands out as an iconic rock formation visible from both land and sea. The formation constitutes four self-supporting exhibition areas with each stone representing a unique marine biotype – the Aegean Sea & the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Black Sea & the Red Sea and finally the more interactive exhibition space for teaching and “edutainment”.

Batumi Aquarium External View 1

Batumi Aquarium External View 1

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