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Norwegian Mountaineering Center in Møre og Romsdal, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

The Norwegian Mountaineering Center is anchored in an innovative interpretation of nature’s fantastic dimensions and the dramatic experience of mountaineering. The design of the building is based on its function as a mountaineering center and gathering place for both locals and visitors. This provides the structure with a characteristic volume communicating its contents with exciting and unique geometrical expression. Its outer skin is clad in a uniform surface, highlighting its originality and situation next to the train tracks of Raumabanen and the station area in the Åndalsnes town center.

Image Courtesy © Søren Harder Jensen

Image Courtesy © Søren Harder Jensen

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Project: Norwegian Mountaineering Center
  • Location: Åndalsnes, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
  • Photography: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Søren Harder Jensen, Fotograf André
  • Client: Stiftelsen Tindesenteret
  • Size / value: 900 m2
  • Commission type: Invited competition (2009), 1st prize
  • Status: Completed 2016

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KuBe House of Culture and Movement in Frederiksberg, Denmark by MVRDV and ADEPT

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Article source: MVRDV

Today Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will open the Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement, an activity hub in Frederiksberg, Denmark, which explores the boundaries between culture, health and movement. The project, designed by MVRDV and ADEPT, is the first of its typology; a community space which also focuses on exploring and developing our most fundamental process, movement. Ku.Be facilitates both fixed, and spontaneous programmes. Main volumes define specific tempos of activities, whereas voids are left without a defined use to let users interpret them how they wish and discover new ways to use and get around the building. The activity from inside then spills out into the community as a garden which will offer a variety of interactive environments.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

 

  • Architects: MVRDV and ADEPT
  • Project: KuBe House of Culture and Movement
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Client: Municipality of Frederiksberg, Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities (LOA) and Realdania Foundation
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Fokke Moerel, Mette Rasmussen, Julius Kirchert, Klaas Hofman, Francisco Pomares, Armor Gutierrez Rivas, Buster Christensen, Attilio Ranieri, Chris Green, Kate van Heusen, Henryk Struski, Emanuela Gioffreda, Raymond van den Broek, Sanne van der Burgh, Karl Johan Nyquist, Maria Lopez and Kasper Albrektsen
  • Landscape architect: SLA, Copenhagen
  • Engineering & Costing: Søren Jensen, Aarhus, Denmark
  • M & E: Max Fordham, Edinburgh
  • Movement and Play Consultant: Jens Ole Jensen
  • Year: 2009 – 2016

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Passaggio Coffee/Bar/Restaurant in Athens,Greece by RC Group

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Article source: RC Group

For the Passaggio project our firm had to design a cocktail restaurant, which would be completely different from what we usually encounter. The clients requested a truly innovative and out of the box design, that would bring together elements of nature whilst achieving perfect harmony between the natural elements and the crowded metropolis.

Image Courtesy © George Fakaros

Image Courtesy © George Fakaros

  • Architects: RC Group
  • Project: Passaggio Coffee/Bar/Restaurant
  • Location: Athens,Greece
  • Photography: George Fakaros
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Year: 2016

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Happier Café – Paper Space in Taipei, Taiwan by J.C Architecture

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Article source: J.C Architecture

A collaboration that started with a discussion of what makes one feel happy, whether tangible or a feeling, from small pleasures tolife conquests. Happier cafe is a place for change and evolution, where people feel comfortable but also are key attributes to the space. For that, we believe each person sharing the space should be able to change and contribute to its creation. We imagined it as an art installation, given the lease was granted for only six months, something perhaps temporary, nonetheless imaginative and playful. Using paper was an ideal scheme to allow people to express, build, and adjust the environment according to their mood. Paper became a simple tool that records the change of the space, and the idea that each one of us can seek and manipulate their own search for balance and transformation. Large paper rolls create a time machine installation, forming walkways, niches, and intimate spaces for coach sessions, gatherings and relaxation. The cafe bar is designed as an open counter where users hand pick their snacks and prepare their drinks, and are trusted to pay and collect their own change, enabling and sharing the responsibility and maintenance of the space to the community, an overall feeling that directly connects the people and space together.

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

  • Architects: J.C Architecture
  • Project: Happier Café – Paper Space
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: Zachary C. Hone
  • Client: Happier Café
  • Lead Designer: Johnny Chiu, Nora Wang, Maria Isabel Lima
  • Built area: Indoor 315 m2,  Outdoor 212 m2

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Lakefront Mings Café Renovation in Shanghai, China by Latitude

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: Latitude

The project aims to restore and refurbish Mings Café, a building located in the outskirts of Shanghai. To take advantage of its exceptional location –facing a lake and embraced by nature–, the owner decided to revitalize the venue through the application of a new design concept. In June 2015, LATITUDE got commissioned to explore the renovation strategy that would redefine this building’s identity. Our tasks covered from interior refurbishment to the redesign of outdoor areas such as the terrace, the façade and the surrounding landscape.

Image Courtesy © Boris Bohsem

Image Courtesy © Boris Bohsem

  • Architects: Latitude
  • Project: Lakefront Mings Café Renovation
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Boris Bohsem
  • Team: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Cherry Fan, Jorge Cortes de Castro
  • Client: Shanghai Wei Mings-Food Co., Ltd.
  • Budget: 70,000€ Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Area: 550m2
  • Year: 2015 – 2016
  • Status: Completed

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KulturØen in Middelfart, Denmark by Rosan Bosch Studio

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: Rosan Bosch Studio

Rosan Bosch Studio has developed a unique interior designed to encourage and support the collaboration and stronger sense of mutual identity between cultural institutions at KulturØen in Middelfart

KulturØen is a place where different cultural activities meet under the same roof – the local library, the local tourist information, the local cinema and café, as well as conference facilities and a restaurant. The implementation of a new spatial design has improved the cooperation between these cultural activities in the space. The design and spatial solutions were implemented in order to inspire staff to coordinate the communication of cultural activities through a theme-based exhibition. This exhibition shows visitors the cultural offerings available within the house.

The Librarian, Image Courtesy © Kim Wendt

The Librarian, Image Courtesy © Kim Wendt

  • Architects: Rosan Bosch Studio (Ida Marie Vibeke Iuel)
  • Project: KulturØen
  • Location: Middelfart, Denmark
  • Photography: Kim Wendt
  • Client: KulturØen, Kultur & Bibliotek, Turistinformationen, Middelfart Kommune Biograf & café, (Oscars Kaffebar og Panorama)
  • Architect & Designer: Rosan Bosch, Maria M. Hansen, Helen Battisson, Siri Bahlenberg, Jean-François Allard
  • Scope: 2000m2
  • Status: Built

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Café Pista in Montréal, Canada by Les Ateliers Guyon

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: v2com

As a continuation to the implementation of food trucks in Montreal, the Pista Café Mobile, where you can find some of the best coffee in town, was created a little over two years ago as a tricycle/invention. After being showcased in all of Montreal’s festivals, the Pista Café tricycle found an address of its own in the heart of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie.

Image Courtesy © Éliott Légaré

Image Courtesy © Éliott Légaré

  • Architects: Les Ateliers Guyon
  • Project: Café Pista
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Éliott Légaré and EGP TechnoVirtuel inc.

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Moleskine Café in Milan, Italy by Interbrand

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: Interbrand

A place to boost creative inspiration and productivity, this original café format takes the Moleskine brand into a new dimension.

The Moleskine Café opens at Corso Garibaldi 65, in the heart of the Design District of Brera in Milan. This new retail format, designed and developed in partnership with Interbrand, represents a natural evolution for a brand dedicated to creating content and building cultural experiences. For this experience, Interbrand and Moleskine developed the positioning strategy ‘Inspiring Journeys’, which encompasses the brand’s strong tie to culture and travel. This strategy guides the brand in the development of its new collections and the creation of experience formats such as the Moleskine Café.

Image Courtesy © Michele Morosi

Image Courtesy © Michele Morosi

  • Architects: Interbrand
  • Project: Moleskine Café
  • Location: Brera, Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Michele Morosi

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Café Très in Montreux, Switzerland by Drozdov & partners Ltd.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: Drozdov & partners Ltd.

A new urban café in Montreux was created as a place where celebration and everyday life go hand in hand. The café fits into the life of local community and becomes a new meeting place. All the attributes of the restaurant are introduced and installed within the preserved historic envelope. The feeling of the temporary installation is further articulated by the chosen materials. Concrete and aged wood are juxtaposed to the white background. The key note is played by the perforated concrete wall that visually unites the entire space of the restaurant and serves a number of functions: wardrobe, bar showcase, kitchen work area, furniture storage facility. The wall also works as a construction kit that allows endless combinations of various objects helping to generate fresh messages to the visitors. As a result, a flexible environment is created that reacts to ever-changing trends and events. Interestingly, although the fitting of the restaurant was entirely produced in Ukraine, with the only exception of Danish j77 chairs, this fact didn’t prevent the sophisticated Swiss audience from accepting the newly-created place with utmost loyalty.

 front entrance, Image Courtesy © Nicola Giammarrusti

front entrance, Image Courtesy © Nicola Giammarrusti

  • Architects: Drozdov & partners Ltd.
  • Project: Café Très
  • Location: Montreux, Switzerland
  • Photography: Nicola Giammarrusti
  • Authors: Oleg Drozdov, Katerina Yolkina, Denis Kozak, Anastasiia Stryzhevska, Aleksandra Urtyukova
  • Area: 100m2
  • Status: realized (2016)

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Urby Staten Island in New York by Concrete

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Concrete

Smart use of space

All Urby apartments feel larger than they are as a result of smart use of the available space. Despite being compact, the units are built with an optimal flow and spatial balance in mind. Sliding doors between connecting spaces let residents fully open up the apartment and experience its full size and sense of space. All apartments boast windows across the full width of the units. Combined with a straightforward design and use of light colours, the large windows bring daylight and a sense of spaciousness deep into the apartments, while at the same time offering panoramic views.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers

  • Architects: Concrete
  • Project: Urby staten island
  • Location: Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, New York – USA
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers, Jody Kivort
  • Client: ironstate development, hoboken, USA
  • Concept: ironstate (david barry) and concrete
  • Start design: 2011
  • Opening: July 2016

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