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Move in Lissone, Italy by Massimiliano Spadoni, Archem S.r.l, Paolo Mestriner – studioazero, Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Article source: Massimiliano Spadoni, Archem S.r.l, Paolo Mestriner – studioazero, Rintala Eggertsson Architects

The design process has been focused onto architectural qualities that could produce an economical affordable building. In order to produce an architecture that could be part of the local identity and connected to the urban landscape the main idea was to organize a workshop that could use human resources to build the structure and to connect this work with the local community.

Image Courtesy © Fabio Boari

Image Courtesy © Fabio Boari

  • Architects: Massimiliano SpadoniArchem S.r.l, Paolo Mestriner – studioazero, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Project: Move Lissone
  • Location: Lissone, Italy
  • Photography: Fabio Boari, Nicolò Galeazzi
  • Project leader: Massimiliano Spadoni
  • Collaboratorators: Anighoro, Massimo Peronetti, Umberto Pelliccia, Davide Rigamonti,Federico Zarattini, Andrey Egorov, Luca Pocaterra, Giacomo Grazioli, Simone Barth, Michela Brivio, Veronica Cogliati, Elisa De Berti, Gabriele Ipsaro Palesi, Timur Kadyrov, Carolina Lorenzini,Giorgio Mercati, Roberta Meroni, Andrea Negri, Paolo Romeo, Federico Rosti,Eugenio Solci, Alberto Sangiorgio, Stefano Tagliacarne,Danilo Moioli,Ruggero Moioli,Fausto Dassi.
  • General managing: Archem S.r.l.,Comune di Lissone
  • Design team: Massimiliano Spadoni Architetto, Velia Iride Cesati Architetto,Federica Testori Architetto, Silvia Fusi, Paolo Mestriner, Sami Rintala e Dagur Eggertsson. Archem

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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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Zeimuls, Centre of Creative Services of Eastern Latvia in Rēzekne by SAALS Architecture

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Article source: SAALS Architecture

“There is a legend about King’s daughter Roze who still lives underneath the Rezekne castle mound and waits for the one to bring her into the world… Meanwhile a wizard came on the other side and lifted the earth up. A free space was left there for every little kid in Rezekne to grow up tall, wise and special. And the wizard stuck the pencils into the ground. The teenagers came and climbed up there to show themselves and their great works. Let the gentlemen of Riga to admire!”

Image Courtesy © Jevgenij Nikitin

Image Courtesy © Jevgenij Nikitin

  • Architects: SAALS Architecture
  • Project: Zeimuls, Centre of Creative Services of Eastern Latvia
  • Location: Latvia, Rezekne, Krasta street 31
  • Photography: Jevgenij Nikitin, Janis Mickevics, Ingus Bajars
  • Collaborators: Ansis Auzins (Architect); Maris Igavens (Building advising), Arturs Igovens (Building advising, Interior), Vita Skapare  (Architect, Interior), Ilze Geca (Technical Architect), Martins Reinbergs (Technical Architect), Vineta Strauta (Technical Architect), IG-KURBADS, Renars Felcs (Civil Engineer), Lauris Tirans (Civil Engineer), Normunds Tirans (Civil Engineer); INNA PROJEKTS (Engineering)
  • Manufacturers/suppliers: RE&RE, Arhitektoniskas izpetes grupa, Viadukts, Latvijas energoceltnieks, Latgalia, UK sistemas, E Buvvadiba, Siltumserviss, Arco construction, Dizaina grupa, Flizetajs, Gartens, Latvijas celu buve, B.R.-LAN, Diastrojbalt, Alumax group, Jonica systems, Citrus solutions, Tomex, Moduls Riga, Jumti un Fasades, ZinCo, Schueco Latvija, Otis Latvia
  • Customer: Rezekne City Counsil
  • Area: 4400 m2
  • Site area: 12 080 m2
  • Year: 2014

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THE LEGEND OF TENT by 10AM Architecture

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: 10AM Architecture

The new hotel style
Primitive humans were using caves, dark and not comfortable places, but there they could find shelter from the cold and from the wild animals. In the civilization ages they invented the tent, real light and easy transportable shelter, so they could move whenever they want. The tent was also not so comfortable, so over the years, humans started to have sedentary lifestyle. They built their stone and brick houses, which were very comfortable, but they lost their ability to move and to be free. Human population increased and had less and less space for their houses; that’s why they invented at first blocks and then skyscrapers, they were trying to gain space in height, until their homes reach the sky.

This is the current!
… and tomorrow?

Image Courtesy © 10AM Architecture

Image Courtesy © 10AM Architecture

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Grotto in Georgian Bay, Canada by PARTISANS

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: PARTISANS

The blue waters of Lake Huron—located north of Toronto—complement its majestic surroundings and offer a dream-like location for a retreat. A sensual environment, its serene landscape reminds the temporary dwellers of the harmony that exist beyond human possibilities. When PARTISANS team met on site, with a new client for designing and constructing a potential Sauna, they knew that their most prominent challenge was to make a free-standing structure that not only respected, but also matured from the context. Located within the Georgian Bay, the site is a prehistoric large-scale rock formation. Contemplated research was conducted, and through the process a Grotto was set as an inspiration that would inform the design. Grottos, historically, have been known as natural or artificial caves that are embedded deep behind the curvature of streams, and thus discovered by those who would take the time to explore.

Image Courtesy © PARTISANS

Image Courtesy © PARTISANS

  • Architects: PARTISANS
  • Project: Grotto
  • Location: Georgian Bay, Canada
  • Partisans Team: Alexander Josephson, Pooya Baktash, Jonathan Friedman, Shamir Panchal, Ivan Vasyliv, Betty Vuong, Nathan Bishop
  • Client: withheld
  • Contractor: Jordan Construction, Chantler Barging
  • Wood Installation: MCM Inc
  • Engineering: MOSES Inc
  • Glass Systems: AGNORA
  • Sauna Systems: Energy Misers
  • Lighting Consulting: G2J Design Inc

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PARK GROOT SCHIJN, ZONE BOTERLAAR SILSBURG in Antwerp, Belgium by Maxwan architects + urbanists

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Article source: Maxwan architects + urbanists

Is the first detailed design of the Ruggeveld master plan. The planning area covers 6.5 hectares and is located south of the E313 highway. The program includes park design (the blueprint for the “green seams” throughout the entire master plan, landscape design (a qualitative improvement of de Koude Beek Valley), 172 community gardens and a reservation of about 30 additional gardens and a parking for about 50 cars.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: Maxwan architects + urbanists
  • Project: PARK GROOT SCHIJN, ZONE BOTERLAAR SILSBURG
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: Adobe Design Standard CS5.5, Adobe Master Collection CS5.5, Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014, AutoCAD 2014 – English Microsoft Office ThumbsPlus 7
  • Client: AG Stadsplanning Antwerpen.
  • Project leader: Steven Geeraert
  • Program: Landscape, park, community gardens, parking
  • Site area: 6.5 ha
  • Start of project: 2011
  • End of project: 2013
  • Collaborators: Maxwan architects + urbanists, 1010 architecture+urban design, Antea Group
  • Partner in charge: Rients Dijkstra
  • Team leader: Martijn Anhalt
  • Team: Rene Heijne, Aleksandar Hrib, Harm te Velde

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Las Negras Waterfront in Nijar, España by Jesús Torres García

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: Jesús Torres García

The landscape of this Almeria area has been used as scenery for forty years: from the birth of a genre such as the Spaghetti Western with Sergio Leone taking the lead with The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars, to modest productions such as How I won the war by Richard Lester. The fact that such an abundance of artists agrees in the choice of this enclave as a backdrop for their creations gives us an idea of its scenic quality. The isolation and the lack of development of this region have also helped.

Image Courtesy © Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes

Image Courtesy © Jesus Torres Garcia Architectes

  • Architects: Jesús Torres García
  • Project: Las Negras Waterfront
  • Location: Nijar, Almería, España
  • Quantity Surveyor: Juan Diego Guarderas García
  • Collaborators: Silvia Cama, Barbara Costantino, Laura González Romero  Sara Pavón, Alba Márquez, Alba del Castillo
  • Customer: Plan turístico de Níjar, Consejería de Turismo, Comercio y, Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía
  • Builder: Grucal Andalucía S.A.,  Juan José Viciana
  • Area: 6.800 m2

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MIGUEL RIO BRANCO GALLERY – INHOTIM in Brumadinho, Brasil by Arquitetos Associados

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Article source: Arquitetos Associados

INHOTIM
”Inhotim is a unique site that offers a broad ensemble of art works, displayed outdoors as well as in both temporary and permanent galleries, all located inside a Botanical Garden of extraordinary beauty. The landscaping was originally inspired by famed architect and landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994), and rare plant species are distributed in an esthetically pleasing manner throughout an estate which also sports five lakes and a preserved forest area.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Arquitetos Associados
  • Project: MIGUEL RIO BRANCO GALLERY – INHOTIM
  • Location: Brumadinho, Brasil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti
  • Software used: Intellicad
  • collaboration: Manoela Campolina

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The flow and rememberance: Drinking fountain and the bench in Tišina, Slovenia by Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Article source: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.

In a small village Tišina in the north east of Slovenia we designed an area of remembrance in the park by the local church. Instead of putting up two classical bronze heads in the memory of two local priests we managed to persuade the local community to build a small landscape feature in the park, around the existing trees Tilia cordata. This was the spot where one of the priests used to rest. Although the materiality of the concrete bench fixes this site yet the lavitating character shows some sort of immateriality.

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. & Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.
  • Project: The flow and rememberance: Drinking fountain and the bench
  • Location: Tišina, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Construction: 2013
  • Type of project: Landscape feature. Seating area with bench and drinking fountain
  • Design firm: Oblikovanje krajine Tanja Simonič Korošak s.p. and Skupaj arhitekti d.o.o.

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Angela Nikoletti Square, Bolzano in Italy by Roland Baldi architects

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Article source: Roland Baldi architects

The new public square gives access to the different structures of the district center and the adjacent urban park. It also acts as a meeting ground for the residents and offers people a space for outdoor events. The square is paved with a with two-tone cobblestone zebra pattern from white Lasa marble and black basalt. Through an undulating elevation of the paving in the northeast area of the square a planter with seat function with different heights and different inclinations was created.

Image Courtesy © Roland Baldi architects

  • Architects: Roland Baldi architects
  • Project: Angela Nikoletti Square, Bolzano
  • Location: Italy
  • Photography: Oskar Da Riz
  • Software used: Autocad LT
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