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QUID vicololuna in Sicily, Italy by Lillo Giglia Architecture

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Article source: Lillo Giglia Architecture 

Named after its charmingly christened Moon Alley, the Vicolo Luna neighbourhood is an urban quarter on the edge of Favara’s town.

This project’s target is to toggle on urban and social regeneration dynamics, to the benefit of such complex network of old and new buildings, of public, private and venue spaces: squares, historical streets, alleyways, plazas, courtyards and gardens.

Image Courtesy © Salvatore & Lillo Giglia

  • Architects: Lillo Giglia Architecture
  • Project: QUID vicololuna
  • Location: Sicily, Italy
  • Photography: Salvatore & Lillo Giglia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Autocad and Photoshop
  • Clients: Quid
  • Collaborators: Giorgio Parrino
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 1.500 mq circa
  • Completion lear: 2016

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Rigot Stalars in Dunkirk, France by Coldefy&Associés Architects Urban planners

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Article source: Coldefy&Associés Architects Urban planners

The project is located within a historic industrial building along the railroad tracks at the entrance to the city of Dunkirk, just a stone’s throw from the TGV station. It lies within the framework of a strategic urban zone in full transformation. Though left in disrepair, the building originally housed a jute mill founded in 1928.

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

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The Ancient Party Barn in Folkestone, United Kingdom by Liddicoat & Goldhill

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Article source: Liddicoat & Goldhill 

The design eschews the language of the typical barn conversion, instead making the cluster of historic agricultural buildings into an atmospheric getaway for relaxing and gathering.

Our clients, a fashion designer & a digital designer, are avid collectors of reclaimed architectural artefacts. Together with the existing fabric of the barn, their discoveries form the material palette. The result – part curation, part restoration – is a unique interpretation of the 18th Century threshing barn, a building type that often engenders a uniformity of approach when converted.

Image Courtesy © Will Scott

  • Architects: Liddicoat & Goldhill
  • Project: The Ancient Party Barn
  • Location: Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Keith Collie And Will Scott
  • Client: John Sinclair (UsTwo) and Deborah Harvey
  • Structural Engineers: Fluid Strctures
  • Total Construction Cost: £480,000
  • Gross Internal Floor Area: 213m2
  • Completion Date: Winter 2014
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Toronto Public Library in Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

The Scarborough Civic Centre Branch, the 100th for the Toronto Public Library, demonstrates what a library can be in the 21st century. Technologically adaptable, welcoming to an ever-growing and diverse population, and celebrating design, the branch transcends its primary role as a local community hub and acts as a point of pride for the city at large.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Toronto Public Library
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Architectural Project Team: 
    • LGA Architectural Partners and Phillip H. Carter architects in joint venture.
    • Brock James, Partner-in-Charge, LGA Architectural Partners, Danny Bartman, Liana Bresler, Dan Briker, Cynthia Dovell, Ian Huff, Leo Lin, Yvonne Popovska, Amanda Reed, Clara Shipman
  • Size: 14,500 square feet
  • Completion Date: May 2015

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Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town Swimming Pool by Farrells

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Article source: v2com 

Hong Kong’s futuristic new Kennedy Town Swimming Pool, designed by Farrells, has won a 2017 American Architecture Prize in the Recreational Architecture category.

Completed earlier this year, the pool complex includes a 50-metre outdoor pool, an outdoor leisure pool, indoor and outdoor massage baths, a 50-metre indoor pool, and an indoor training pool. It also incorporates an outdoor garden sheltered beneath the tip of the building’s characteristic roof.

Kennedy Town Swimming Pool viewed from Hong Kong’s famed Victoria Harbour, Image Courtesy © Farrells

  • Architects: Farrells
  • Project: Hong Kong’s Kennedy Town Swimming Pool
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Phase 1 accommodation (outdoor pools):
    • Outdoor pool (50 metres)
    • Outdoor children’s leisure pool
    • Jacuzzi
    • Offices
    • Entrance hall
    • Changing rooms
    • Temporary accommodation (lifeguard rooms, storage)
  • Phase 2 accommodation (indoor pools):
    • Indoor secondary pool (50 metres)
    • Indoor training pool (25 metres)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor sitting-out area
    • Decanting of temporary uses to permanent accommodation
  • Gross floor area: 11,782 m2
  • Phase 1 opening date: 11 May 2011
  • Phase 2 opening date: 7 February 2017

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Symphonia POP in Montréal, Canada by Provencher_Roy

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Last October 24 was held the media launch of Symphonia POP, a project for the development of a residential tower possessing an iconic modular architecture, to be located on the southern tip of Île-des-Sœurs. Jean-François Parenteau, mayor of the Verdun borough, Kevin Robinson, general manager of real estate developer Développements Symphonia, and Roch Cayouette, partner-architect at Provencher_Roy, were in attendance to unveil the key elements of this high-end project.

Image Courtesy © Provencher_Roy

  • Architects: Provencher_Roy
  • Project: Symphonia POP
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Client: Développement Symphonia Inc.
  • Area: 29,590 m² (318,500 p²)
  • Year: 2020

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Observation building for the Mleiha National Desert Park in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates by 3deluxe

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Article source: 3deluxe 

Uncompromising architecture for extreme conditions: In one of the hottest places on Earth, in the middle of Sharjah’s untouched desert, 3deluxe are implementing an expressive building. On the ridge of the Jebel Fayah mountain range, a lookout architecture including an observatory as well as a natural history exhibition are being planned.

Image Courtesy © 3deluxe

  • Architects: 3deluxe
  • Project: Observation building
  • Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

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Werk12 in Munich, Germany by MVRDV

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Article source: MVRDV

Responding to the diverse industrial history of the current site of WERK12, the challenge was to create an adaptable building that becomes a nucleus for the new emerging Werksviertel neighbourhood located in close proximity to the city’s Ostbahnhof (Munich East railway station). MVRDV’s ambition is to implement a focal point to the area, with a new building that opens in all directions and is at the heart of the Knödelplatz square. The facade of the building is transparent and does not separate inside from outside and instead of isolating its inner activities, it is in constant dialogue with its surroundings. A transparent reincarnation of industrial times celebrating the future.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Werk12
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Design MVRDV: Winy Mass, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel, Markus Nagler, Roy Sieljes and Jonathan Schuster
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Pavlos Ventouris and Kirill Emelianov Partners
  • Co-Architects: N-V-O Nuyken von Oefele Architekten BDA, Munich
  • Artwork commission: Christian Engelmann and Beate Engl
  • Structural Engineering: Wolf +
  • MEP: Teuber + Viel

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Damian House in Bucharest, Romania by In situ

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Article source: In situ

In an architectually homogeneous neighborhood with tight building restrictions this house was intended as simple building with clear layout and has been designed to ofer a sense of calm continuity.

Image Courtesy © Dan Samoila

  • Architects: In situ
  • Project: Damian House
  • Location: Ion Athanasiu street, Bucharest, Romania
  • Photography: Dan Samoila
  • Structural Engineer: Domus proiect
  • Area: 200 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014-2015

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House in Yamanoi, Japan by WARO KISHI + K.ASSOCIATES/Architects Co., Ltd

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Article source: K.ASSOCIATES/Architects Co., Ltd.

The residence was built on a site that looks up Himeji Castle in a historical district in Himeji, Hyogo.

The client is a couple, who lives on their own. The residence was newly planned as a place to spend their life together after their children became independent. The site is an irregular shape. A small river runs on the west side, and on the other side of the river is a residential district. On the east side, Himeji Castle can be viewed beyond at the end of the front road that has a trace of historical streetscape. The design condition was very challenging, as the site was in a irregular shape, and I proposed the facade which shows the respect to townscape of the historical city. Additionally, beyond the river on the west side, it contrastingly showed a stretch of ordinary suburbanscape.

Image Courtesy © WARO KISHI + K.ASSOCIATES/Architects Co., Ltd

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