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A (Media) Full House For Casa Fontela in Buenos Aires, Argentina by WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article source: WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group 

A recently completed luxury home in BA’s upscale Cañuelas suburb, reflects the advantages of engaging a single creative entity to develop the entire unified interior design for a new family home.  As co-partners in WSDG -Walters-Storyk Design Group, a leading international architectural, acoustics and system design firm, Silvia and Sergio Molho benefit from years of experience in developing high-end professional audio video production studios and home theaters. As friends of the client, they had the additional advantage of deep insights into the homeowners’ aesthetic tastes.

Casa Fontela Ext w pool, Image Courtesy © Alejandro Zold

  • Acoustic Consultants: WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group
  • Project: A (Media) Full House For Casa Fontela
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Alejandro Zold

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Hotel Amarin in Rovinj, Croatia by STUDIO UP d.o.o.

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: STUDIO UP d.o.o.

Hotel Amarin sits in a thick pine forest, at the eastern edge of the „Monsena-Valdaliso“ tourist zone. From its peninsula, it looks out and curves toward Rovinj, Venice, distant seas horizons and the tiny island of Figarola.

Image Courtesy © Robert Leš

  • Architects: STUDIO UP d.o.o.
  • Project: Hotel Amarin
  • Location: Rovinj , Val de Lesso 5, Croatia
  • Photography: Robert Leš
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Lead Architects: Lea Pelivan, Toma Plejić
  • Main Contractor: Kamgrad d.o.o.
  • Client: Maistra d.d.
  • Project Team: Izvor Simonović-Majcan, Iva Martinis, Jelena Martić, Tin Pelivan, Domagoj Bolanča, Nikola Brlek, Krešimir Renić, Stanislava Odrljin, Marina Zajec, Ana Pall

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Storyhouse in Chester, England by Bennetts Associates

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Bennetts Associates 

The 2½ years construction project to transform Chester’s Art Deco Odeon cinema into an international cultural centre has reached its completion on time and on budget, opening to the public on Thursday 11 May 2017.

Storyhouse brings a theatre and cinema back to Chester after a decade long absence with collaboration and partnership at the very heart of its establishment.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cook

  • Architects: Bennetts Associates
  • Project: Storyhouse
  • Location: Chester, England
  • Photography: Peter Cook
  • Client: Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Main Contractor: Kier
  • Theatre Consultant: Charcoalblue

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Writers Theatre in Illinois by Studio Gang

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang

Organized as a village-like cluster of distinct volumes that surround a central hub, the building’s form resonates with the character of Glencoe’s downtown. The theater’s two performance spaces—a main stage and a smaller black box venue—employ innovative staging and seating configurations to maximize the sense of intimacy between actors and audience and to enhance the immersive experience of Writers’ productions.

Image Courtesy © Hedrich Blessing

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: Writers Theatre
  • Location: Glencoe, Illinois, USA
  • Photography: Hedrich Blessing
  • Client: Writers Theatre

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Southwark Town Hall + Theatre Peckham in London, England by Jestico + Whiles

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Jestico + Whiles

Jestico + Whiles’ scheme for a creative student arts hub and community theatre, in the former Southwark Town Hall, regenerates the site as a mixed-use arts based building, including the new Theatre Peckham and accommodation for Goldsmiths College students.

Image Courtesy © Jestico + Whiles

  • Architects: Jestico + Whiles
  • Project: Southwark Town Hall + Theatre Peckham
  • Location: London, England

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Grand Théâtre de Québec in Canada by Lemay and Atelier 21

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: v2com

An innovative Canadian first for a heritage preservation project of its size, the new glass envelope that will protect the Grand Théâtre de Québec is a Lemay and Atelier 21 consortium design and the winning solution in the cultural complex’s architectural competition.

Faced with the severe deterioration of its concrete envelope, made of prefabricated panels, the Grand Théâtre de Québec needed an intervention to ensure its longevity. The team’s proposed solution was holistic, delicate, transparent and understated. The jury was charmed by the concept of a protective shell around architect Victor Prus’ creation, a brutalist icon inaugurated in 1971.

Image Courtesy © Lemay and Atelier 21

  • Architects: Lemay and Atelier 21
  • Project: Grand Théâtre de Québec
  • Location: Quebec City, Canada
  • Client: Grand Théâtre de Québec
  • Mechanical / electrical engineering: WSP
  • Glass and setting design engineers: ELEMA
  • Experts in materials engineering: SIMCO
  • Contractor: Pomerleau

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The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures in Lille, France by atelier d’architecture King Kong

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: atelier d’architecture King Kong 

In its cultural development policy framework and renovation of the Moulins neighbourhood, the City of Lille started in 2009 the building of a new cultural equipement that could enable the development of Moulins’s existing Maison Folie, that lacked specific spaces to carry out all of its projects, and to create a Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures (The Flow – House of Hip-Hop), a structure made necessary by the importance of activities linked to that practice that had until then no place to unfold. The importance of this project justified its integration in a site close to the town center. The will to unite these two equipments in a same place presented numerous advantages for both structures, including the possibility to ensure de facto synergy, their objectives being common. The Maison Folie, that had already conquered its own public in five years of existence, was forced to refuse or postpone numerous projects (dance, theatre, plastic and visual arts) due to lack of space.

Image Courtesy © Julie Soistier

  • Architects: atelier d’architecture King Kong (Frédéric Neau)
  • Project: The Flow / CECU – Euroregional Center of Urban Cultures
  • Location: Lille, France
  • Photography: Julie Soistier
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp
  • Client: City of Lille
  • Project manager: Nicolas Broussous
  • Scenography: Ducks Scéno
  • Technical engineering company: Projex Ingénirie
  • HEQ: Diagobat

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Ultimate Home Theater in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: WSDG-Walters Storyk Design Group

A ‘showplace’ in every sense of the word, this home theater recently completed in the luxurious new 50,000 sq. ft. residence of a young Brazilian power couple reflects not only exquisite taste in furnishings and style, but an impeccable assemblage of state of the art technology guaranteed to provide the owners and their guests with the ultimate audio and video performance experience.

House & Pool, Image Courtesy © Jomar Bragança (Versão Brasileira)

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HOME – Arts Center in Manchester, England by Mecanoo

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo 

Cultural home

Located at First Street, HOME forms the cultural heart of one of the largest areas of development in Manchester city centre – a flagship building that acts as a catalyst for the surrounding area. As the base for the new organisation formed by the merger of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, HOME has been designed to allow for the commissioning, production and presentation of critically engaged and technically complex artistic projects, as well as the hosting of large scale cultural events. The overall budget for HOME was £25 million. Its striking exterior acts like beacon, while the welcoming public spaces and social areas within are designed to be inviting to all. HOME is like a second home, a cultural home: a place for making, meeting and socialising, alongside enjoying the very best in international contemporary visual art, theatre and film.

Exterior Photo, Image Courtesy © Mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: HOME – Arts Center
  • Location: Manchester, England

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Hanoi Lotus Centre in Vietnam Decibel Architecture

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Decibel Architecture

The City of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam and blessed with 1000 years of continuous history and heritage, is coming of age in a new millennium as part of the global network of rich and integrated cities. Reflecting Vietnam’s continued growth and maturation in the global economy, Hanoi has an increasing need to host its artists and cultural pursuits, and celebrate in larger and more artistically inspiring locations than ever before.

Image Courtesy © Decibel Architecture

  • Architects: Decibel Architecture
  • Project: Hanoi Lotus Centre
  • Location: Hanoi,  Vietnam
  • Client: City of Hanoi
  • Visualisation credits: Mike Durek & Shadowlab
  • Structural Engineering: Buro Happold
  • MEP: Buro Happold
  • Developer: Sun Group

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