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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Article source: cheungvogl
The story goes that before the Tokyo subway system was used as a tunnel system; the underground spaces were inhabited by almost forgotten alien species. This ancient species was divided into two groups: the observers and the inter-actors.
‘Tokyo reflections’ is a temporary interactive installation in Tokyo station, Japan and other stations across the network, where the public is able to experience the typical behaviors of this nearly forgotten species. One can participate as an ‘inter-actor’ in an open communicative way, encouraging gatherings in small groups. On the other hand, you can take the place of the observers which just stand around the inter-actors, but documenting more than participating in the activity viewing everything from the underside of their eyes. it is believed that these species failed to reproduce as it mixed its genetic code with the human species and observing genes became too dominant. The theory is still awaiting scientific proof.
- Architect: cheungvogl
- Name of Project: Tokyo Reflections
- Location: Tokyo, Japan
Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Article source: Peter Tolkin Architecture
Amidst the ever increasing density of the Los Angeles region, the Pasadena Bike Transit Center signals the emerging viability of alternative modes of transportation. Commissioned by the City of Pasadena through a grant by Caltrans, the Pasadena Bike Transit Center will be a prototype for future locations along the MTA Gold Line. Serving the needs of bicycle commuters, the project lies in an alleyway directly across from the Memorial Station platform in Old Town Pasadena and is intended to complement the growing network of commuter trains and bicycle routes throughout the Los Angeles region.
- Architects: Peter Tolkin Architecture
- Project: Pasadena Bike Transit Center
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Approximately: 1,425 sq. ft. (pictured configuration)
- Client: City of Pasadena
- Architect Team: Peter Tolkin, Design Principal; Maria Iwanicki, Project Architect; Nuri Miller, Christopher Girt, Jeremy Schacht, Ted Rubenstein
- Structural Engineer: Gilsanz Murray Steficek, Inc.
- Awards: AIA Honor Award, Los Angeles Business Council Award for Design Excellence
Sunday, March 18th, 2012
Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects
The event presented the Spring 2011 and Resort 2011 offerings which were showcased within the context of a special installation piece created by prominent Berlin-based, J. MAYER H. Architects, who was commissioned by CKI to create a unique and impactful experience that unites the various lines under an overall theme and concept to express a total lifestyle statement.
Image Courtesy Ludger Paffrath
- Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
- Project: Calvin Klein
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Wilko Hoffmann, Thomas Gillioz
- Project: December 2009 – June 200
- Presentation: July 7th, 2010 at Muenze, Berlin, Germany
- Client: Calvin Klein, Inc.
- Represented by: LOEWS GmbH
- Construction by: Liganova GmbH
- Photographer: Ludger Paffrath, Berlin and J. MAYER H. Architects
- Software used: ArchiCAD
Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Article source: Abrahams May Architects
LOG seeks to address the scale of the typical s’chach roof found on Sukkot. Typically the s’chach roof is an assemblage of branches, small sticks, and other plant material. LOG exaggerates the scale of these members into one piece that is able to provide shade for the inhabitants. As a means of showcasing this element, the walls become 4 pieces of 1” thick glass, with no other columns or supports, so the log foundation floats above. The two programmatic devices: a table and a candle, are elegantly hung from above. Above all the design shows a simplicity of concept, impeccable craft, and a restraint against excessive assemblages.
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
Article source: Paolo Didonè
A MAP is a whole of symbols recalling territorial concepts. The project is this as well: a map where takes place an abstract analysis of our territory and the bond established between mountains and human beings during particular circumstances.
A PLATFORM: the strength of our bonds is our base.
A map of life.
The concepts of belonging, the interweaves and the relations that define a life. Its and fragility, the solidity and unpredictability of how everything could end.
Monument of Alpini
- Architects: Paolo Didonè
- Project: Monument of Alpini
- Location: Rossano Veneto, Italy
- Software used: ArchiCAD
Saturday, February 18th, 2012
Article source: UnSangDong Architects
Silence & movement
Most of all, we focused on a robust, simple and tranquil architecture intuitively as we take up the form and space. Another point we considered is a vigorous architecture which evoke water vitality in still emotion. The circular form symbolises pure crystal of living organisms. Circular plan which is 32 metres in diameter, 11 metres in height soars from the ground. Firm, still and refined curve wall opens with gradual, arbitrary and rhythmic rules. We expect another tone colour through the open and solid curved wall. Musical facade is achieved through this project it plays in andante, moderato and allegro. It conveys silence and movement simultaneously.
Construction work (Images Courtesy Shin Kyung-sub)
- Architect: UnSangDong Architects
- Name of Project: Water Circle (Cheong-Shim Purification Center)
- Location: SongSan-li SeolAk-myeon GaPyung Kyeunggi-do, Korea
- Use: Purification Center
- Bldg Area: 505.00 ㎡
- Gross Floor Area: 637.40 ㎡
- Bldg. Scale: Two stories above ground, 1 story under ground
- Structure: R.C.
- Photographer: Shin Kyung-sub
Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Article source: MCA atelier
Though itself of Baroque date, Bastion XXXI is a part of the medieval fortifications of the New Town of Prague, founded in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV. The need for unconquerable fortifications was strengthened by the presence of the Cathedral of Charlemagne at the point of the bastion. Along with the fortress of Vyšehrad, another significant monument of the city fortifications, the ramparts form a significant defensive complex, yet one hidden beneath the later layers of the contemporary built fabric of central Prague, now a UNESCO heritage site. The area of former gardens within the ramparts was left untouched since the 14th century, first as reserve land and later ignored even as the city expanded over the centuries.
Intervention.West view. Inside the bastion, the landscaped area allows for outdoor art exhibitions or open-air cultural events. 2011. Copyright: Filip Šlapal
- Architect: MCA atelier
- Name of Project: Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion (Bastion u Božích muk)
- Location: Horská ulice, Prague 2, Czech republic
- Authors: MCA atelier s.r.o., Ing. arch. Miroslav Cikán, Ing. arch. Pavla Melková
- Assistants: Mgr. art. Peter Buš, Ing. Pavel Košťálek
- Photography: Filip Šlapal and MCA atelier
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Article source: Cimini Architettura
During a long day of snowboard often stopping along the way to wait for their friends and follow their evolution with the board. Other times we’re just a quiet place to stop to rest and organize an evening drink. In others moments we need a technical support aspects of skiing and weather information and safety in the snow. Comes the need to create a place, a meeting point for snowboarders where to find and spend a few minutes before continuing their descent. SJE is based conceptually on the creation of this site. A project not on the edge of the track, but fully integrated with the path.
Snow jump for energy
- Architect: Cimini Architettura
- Name of Project: Snow jump for energy
- Location: Passo del tonale, Italy
- Consultants: Jessica di Virgilio – engineering, Guido Colombetti, Adamello Ski
Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Article source: Kotaro horiuchi architecture
Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2010 was held in Paris, France.
The panels which expressed all the works of kotarohoriuchiuntil 2010 tovariety of different sized squares are made to float. It turns around the surroundings of panels that are floating scattered in different sides and turns around the exhibition hall.The shadow by panels changes with the people who pass. The chair, the desk, and lighting manufactured simultaneously are exhibited.
Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2010
- Architect: Kotaro horiuchi architecture
- Name of Project: Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2010
- Location: Gallery G.E., Paris, France
- Program: Exhibition
- Exhibition area: 200 m2
- Software used: AutoCAD 2012 French, Rhinoceros 4+ Grasshooper, 3D studio Max 2012, Photoshop CS5,5, Indesign CS5,5
Friday, February 10th, 2012
Article source: Mamen Domingo and Ernest Ferré, architects
The proposal represents and symbolizes the new centrality that Blas Infante Square offers in a contemporary way. The project is developed from the duality of the two scales that are mixed: the scale of the neighborhood, immediate environment, and a larger size, the city and its historic center.
Blas Infante Square