A brand new hospitality concept. A low cost, essential housing module, made and conceived in jail with inmates. A proposal, a product, an exhibition featuring an idea for temporary and social housing, spread hotels, hostels. Can design be a mean for social innovation? Can it provide answers to new emerging needs? In other words, can it be a freedom tool?
Freedom room is a project developed by Aldo Cibic, Tommaso Corà, Marco Tortoioli Ricci in collaboration with one of the Italian High Security Prisons, Spoleto’s correctional facility. Comodo – a cooperative- has started since 2003 its education activities in that prison, dedicated to inmates’ professional training in design, grapichs and publishing.
In the spring of 2012, Terravista Vineyards opened the doors of its new winery facility. The boutique winery, located between Penticton and Naramata, was started by Bob and Senka Tennant, the founders of Black Hills Estate Winery. It was designed to suit the production and storage needs of the winemakers, who plan to produce up to 2000 cases of wine a year.
The new Wine Experience Centre at Black Hills Estate Winery is designed with visitors’ enjoyment in mind. Opened in June 2012, the new building adds to the strong design heritage of the existing Black Hills Estate Winery—designed by CEI Architecture’s Nick Bevanda—the recipient of a Lieutenant-Governor’s Award of Merit for Architecture in 2008.
Fazenda Boa Vista is a 750-hectare residential and hospitality complex located in Porto Feliz, 100 km away from the city of São Paulo, in Brazil. It comprises a Fasano Hotel, private villas, spa (under construction), kids club, sports center (tennis and multi-sports courts), petting zoo, two 18-hole golf courses, golf clubhouse, swimming pool, equestrian center (clubhouse + competition track + stalls + paddock + vet facilities + storage), and 242-hectare woods punctuated with inumerous lakes.
Program: Founded in 1996, The California Endowment is a private statewide foundation that advocates quality health care for all Californians. Its new downtown Los Angeles multipurpose facility replaces its former, suburban Woodland Hills headquarters. The new facility features the Center for Healthy Communities, a conference and resource center intended to be an innovative venue for mobilizing community and civic leaders, health providers, advocates, and policymakers in the search for solutions to California’s critical health and health care issues. The new facility also houses The Endowment’s administrative headquarters and its Los Angeles regional program office.
Article source: Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach
In an aging society and due to the tendency in the industrialized west of extended lifetimes, the typology of nursing and retiree homes and its architectural manifestations increasingly gain importance. This happens especially in regards to these buildings’ relevance as people’s last home in life. In Austria, the public sector, in this case the state of Lower-Austria as the client for this nursing home project, accepts this challenge.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Thomas Ott, Mühltal)
Henley Halebrown Rorrison has completed a new GP surgery and community health centre in Streatham, South London. The building has been delivered under the LIFT Initiative on behalf of Building Better Health.
Designing a hospital in the size of the New Odense University Hospital (New OUH) extends far beyond land register, building structure, politics and law. Thus, the day-to-day experiences that patients, employees, relations or students take with them are of crucial importance. This is what the New OUH as an organisation and building should uphold.