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PSM in Brest, France by ENO ARCHITECTES

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: ENO ARCHITECTES

A unique place for sailors, icon building covered of architectural concrete skin from which arises precious red glass cubes. The existing building before work was abandoned for many years. At the heart of the port of Brest, it was opaque, thickset and tagged, shelter the homeless. Dockers former office, he was nevertheless a landmark building known to all Brestois. His new function: host associations dedicated to sailors. Reflection of what he receives, the project now has a strong identity linked to the world of the sea, with two main inputs (one for the day for associations and one for the night for the Seamen’s Club) and a discreet rear access for the region. The redevelopment of the immediate surroundings, originally a wild parking, also part of the project. The building before work was simply invisible. Few windows, dirty facades, negative image of a bygone era. The windows get larger, the facade protects itself with an insulation and exterior is adorned with a thin (5 cm) perforated concrete skin from which arise the inputs, real blocks of deep red glass, the floor soars skyward and attracts attention. The neutral building now gives way to a “significant” building which shows its identity with the world of the sea with a semi-figurative motif sail-shaped concrete cladding that makes a meaningful precious object. We made defects of the qualities. A new lighthouse for sailors on the port. The project is innovative, radical, with the use of two materials with opposite properties but highlighting with respect to each other. The fine facing opaque, dark, ultra-resistant and perforated highlights the airlock and the floor dressed in glass (VEC) colored red, shiny and transparent.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry

  • Architects: ENO ARCHITECTES (Claire Crest and Xavier Stocq)
  • Project: PSM
  • Location: 45 quai de la douane 29200 Brest
  • Photography: Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry
  • Client: Région Bretagne
  • Surface: 550 m2
  • Calendar: Reception 2014
  • Cost: € 1050 000 / HT


Museum and Lighthouse of czech genius Jara Cimrman by Martin Rajniš

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Article source: Martin Rajniš

Jára Cimrman is a fictitious Czech national giant. He excelled in many roles – as an inventor, scientist, playwright, poet, composer, artist, teacher, traveler, philosopher, detective, mathematician, pilot, sportsman and dentist.
In his case, you can hardly find a profession that he has not made a radical contribution to.

He was born in the end of the 19th century and his footprint disappeared after the First World War.

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

Image Courtesy © Radka Ciglerova

  • Architects: Huť architektury Martin Rajniš – Martin Rajniš, David Kubík
  • Project: Museum and Lighthouse of czech genius Jara Cimrman
  • Photography: Radka Ciglerova, Martin Rajniš
  • Top of the lighthouse: +25,6m
  • Eyes of visitors: +19,8m
  • Diameter of the lighthouse: 4,7m
  • Gross floor area of the museum: 162m2


LED light strips in Highbury, North London by MyLandscapes LTD

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: MyLandscapes LTD

This end of terrace courtyard was dominated by an enormous back wall and a tall palm tree on the left. Yet it also had inspirational Italian owners and a fabulous collection of some mature architectural plants. I decided to retain all the plants in their positions as I felt this was an integral fabric of the garden. Only one plant was to be removed – an overgrown Viburnum in the right corner – to be replaced with a beautiful multi-stem bronzed trunk Tibetan Cherry. Coincidentally, retaining the plants enabled a diagonal design to be implemented, which meanders through the trees.

Image Courtesy © Amir Schlezinger

  • Architects: MyLandscapes LTD
  • Project: LED light strips
  • Location: Highbury, North London
  • Photography: Amir Schlezinger
  • Software used: Photoshop

Shining Lighthouse in Belfort, France by archi5 with B. Huidobro

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Article source: archi5

The town of Belfort was founded to control the pass between the Vosges and the Jura. The original pentagonal structure was designed by Vauban in 1687 and completed and reorganised by General Haxo. Fort Hatry, where the new sports hall is located, was once part of the city’s defences. The shape of the fortifications was not so much a result of the orthogonal shape of the city but a response to the art of warfare at the time: defence and control of movement using the traditional configuration of edges and folded walls. Since the military abandoned the fortress it has become a recreational park used for open-air events with temporary structures such as fairgrounds or circuses.

Image Courtesy Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi

  • Architects: archi5 with B. Huidobro
  • Project: The Lighthouse, sports arena
  • Location: Belfort, France
  • Urbanism and architecture agency: archi5prod
  • Photographer: Fabien Terreaux and Amoor Maadi
  • Client: City of Belfort
  • Program: Construction of a multisport and events arena. 1500 to 2800 seats.
  • Surface: 5 163 m²
  • Cost: 6 383 176 € Excl tax.
  • Timetable: Competition prize winner 2005 – Completion 2008


A.M. Qattan Foundation Bulding in Ramallah, Palestine by Donaire Arquitectos

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Article source: Donaire Arquitectos

Coming from abroad, the Quattan Foundation is perceived as a lighthouse bringing enlightenment to the Palestinian people. This role as flagship of Palestinian culture is in need for a recognizable image worthy to represent its social leadership with a physical landmark. We imagine this landmark as a light up the mountain, seen from everywhere and although modern and contemporary in its form, it is built from the Palestinian very earth and stone. The future building will target an international audience with a contemporary language, but what it will deliver is the local vernacular and very particular qualities.

Image Courtesy Donaire Arquitectos

  • Architects: Donaire Arquitectos
  • Project: International  Architectural Design Competition: A.M. Qattan Foundation Building in Ramallah
  • Location: Ramallah, Palestine
  • Client: A.M. Qattan Foundation (
  • Project Area: 4.372,00 m²
  • Budget: 4.500.000 €
  • Architect Team: Pablo Baruc García Gómez, José Francisco García Gutiérrez, Hector Arderius Salvador, Carlos Iglesias Carbonell
  • Administration: Ana García Guerra, Eva Hidalgo Fernández, Marta García Guerra
  • Local Partners: Sakakini & Partners
  • Graphics: Juan Francisco Garrido Rite (
  • Model: Adrián Vázquez (


Lighthouse 65 in South Coast of England by AR Design Studio

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Article source: AR Design Studio

Winner of the RIBA Downland Award 2012.
‘The Lighthouse’ is a beachfront property on the south coast of England. It is a super insulated, luxury 3 bedroom house sitting in a beautiful water side location enjoying stunning views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

Image Courtesy AR Design Studio

  • Architect: AR Design Studio
  • Project: Lighthouse 65
  • Location: South Coast of England
  • Project Architect: Andy Ramus


Urban Lighthouse in Göteborg, Sweden by Marcio Rodrigues

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Article source: Marcio Rodrigues

The project was develloped to a student competition promoted by chalmers, to desing a “naturum”, a nature museum, deeply connected with the river of goteborg.


beacon/lighthouse_ light possibilities of the materials. The polycarbonate panels blends with the colours of the site and with the light. it’s a neutral material which gives and industrial sense to this architecture. during the day, a silent intervention, during the night a light reference for the river and to the city skyline.

Urban Lighthouse

  • Architects: Marcio Rodrigues
  • Project: Urban Lighthouse
  • Location: Göteborg, Sweden


Sails of Light Show in Vancouver, Canada by Moment Factory

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Article source: Moment Factory

Five giant sails majestically puff out their chests, iconic against the Vancouver skyline. Each becomes a dynamic canvas of colours and themes, changing according to season or event. Canada Place is transformed. In a perfect symbiosis of architecture and visual design, of graphics and light, a public space becomes a shared experience.

Sails of Light Show

  • Architects: Moment Factory
  • Project: Sails of Light Show
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • For: Canada Place Corporation


1075 Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia by Moment Factory

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Article source: Moment Factory

The lights and images become part of the body of the surface they inhabit. Does the light mold itself to the architectural forms or do the structures themselves arch into the light? An organic relationship, the urban environment is subtly activated to engage both employees and passersby.


  • Architects: Moment Factory
  • Project: 1075 Peachtree
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Client: PHA Lighting Group
  • Software used: AfterEffects, Final Cut for the creation of the video content.


Lightsails in Carinthia, Austria by Söhne & Partner Architekten

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Söhne & Partner Architekten

Lightsails as guiding symbols for the exhibition around the Millstaetter lake, Austria. The lighthouse is used as a metaphor to guide the visitors around the different exhibitions. Nowadays the lighthouse is used as a symbol of holidays, sea, adventure and water.

Image Courtesy Gisela Erlacher

  • Architects: Söhne & Partner Architekten
  • Project: Lightsails
  • Location: Lake Millstätter See, Carinthia, Austria
  • Budget: 320.000,-€
  • Builder: Fa. NPG Bau, Hr. Gfrerrer
  • Electric: Fa. Ottacher, hr. ottacher
  • Locksmith: Fa. Zeilinger
  • Fights / Control System: Fa. Friendlyhouse, Wien, Hr. Paar
  • Photographer: Gisela Erlacher
  • Structural engineer:  Werkraum Wien
  • Software used: AutoCAD


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