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Sunday, December 25th, 2016
Article source: Atelier Monolit
The site landmark is meant to mark the wilderness and the boundlessness of the surroundings but should also operate as an instrument for enhancing one’s senses and setting a strong connection with nature. It essentially represents a frame for human existence and experience, shaped as a monolithic, pure volume, naturally emerging and merging with the rock.
Image Courtesy © Atelier Monolit
- Architects: Atelier Monolit
- Project: Beyond the Edge
- Location: Sagres, Algarve, Portugal
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: betec Lighting AG
For the areas architecture, interior fittings and treatment of furniture this light fulfils high photometric and aesthetic requirements. The T5 tube is particularly characterised by high efficiency and solid life span in this light. For aesthetic reasons, the electronic ballast is mounted externally.
Image Courtesy © betec Lighting AG
- Architects: betec Lighting AG
- Project: Borgeaud bibliotheques
- Location: 1 Boulevard Maurice Viollette, 28000 Chartres, France
- Design: Horst Lettenmayer
- Year: 2007
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Article source: juri troy architects
The new mortuary sets a clear defined centre in the middle between the old and the new cemetery of Hörbranz. A yard in bright sand is set in front of the chapel and held by a 20 m long concrete bank with integrated fountain.
Image Courtesy © juri troy architects
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners
Dubai World Expo 2020 is one of the most important private sector events in the recent history of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai as the host, aims to make this opportunity a symbol of pride for the country and the region.
It is in this context that his Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, recently announced the winners of the prestigious ’Route 2020’ Rail link competition.
Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners
Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Article source: Plastique Fantastique
Master students from Aalto University have created an art installation “Transpalastik” during the workshop with Plastique Fantastique. The artwork is placed in the courtyard of Kluuvi galleria, where the urban landscape meets with an artificial world.
The concept was developed based on the thought of transitions from one world to another.
Image Courtesy © Plastique Fantastique
- Architects: Plastique Fantastique
- Project: Transpalastik
- Location: Helsinki, Finland
- Designers: Marco Canevacci and Yena Young from Plastique Fantastique with master students: Miki Sordi, Andre Vicentini, Pauline Taupin, Jennifer Lipkin, Laura Heino, Tehilah Auramo, Simone Gaglione, Mare Nunez, Dayoung Song, Manuel Arias, Johanna Strand, Laura Hämäläinen, Yi-Chiao Tien, Juliette Fontaine, Elodie Gautier and Ting-Jhen Yang
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Article source: OMA
Artist Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has created a major new work for Park Avenue Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall, co-commissioned by the Armory and Artangel, London. A conceptual artist working primarily with image and text, Simon breaks form with her first-ever directed performance in a monumental sculptural setting, in which she considers the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems that we devise to contend with the irrationality of the universe. On view September 13 – 25, 2016 at the Armory, An Occupation of Loss will be presented by Artangel in London next year.
Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota
- Architects: OMA
- Project: An Occupation of Loss
- Location: New York, USA
- Photography: Naho Kubota
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers
As a consequence of 2004 European enlargement, the Justus Lipsius building becomes too small for the council of the European1 (hereafter named the Council). According to the treaty of Nice, adopted in 2001, all European Council2 sessions are held in Brussels, which also generates new real estate needs. In order to respond to those, the Belgian State offered the Council to cede block A from the complex “Residence Palace” to make it the future seat of both the European Council and the Council, once this building renovated and adapted to its future owners’ needs.
Image Courtesy © Quentin Olbrechts
- Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers
- Project: The European Council and Council of the European Union
- Location: Rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium
- Photography: Quentin Olbrechts, Georges MEURANT, Thierry Henrard, Jacques Ceyssens, Marie-Françoise Plissart, POLYGON graphics cvba – Stijn Stragier
- Client: Belgian Buildings Agency
- General Direction: Laurent VRIJDAGHS, Administrateur général
- Design Partner: Dr Ir Ridder Philippe SAMYN, architect & engineer
- Associate Partners: Arch. Mehdi CHTOUROU, Ir-Arch. Jean-Charles PUECHBLANC
- Budget: 240 M€ (value as of index January 2004)
- Area: 53.815 sqm superstructure (including 9.271 sqm conference rooms, 27.163 sqm offices, 3.370 sqm pressroom and 8.375 sqm ceremonial rooms and restaurants)
- Asbestos removal started: January 2008
- Completed: June 2016
Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Article source: jantzen studio
Solar Electric Sculptures were designed as functional public art projects that generate electricity from sunlight (for the community in which they are installed) through the integration of a large photovoltaic panel, built into the sculpture.
Image Courtesy © jantzen studio
Friday, May 20th, 2016
Article source: Margot Krasojevic Arcitect
Floating levee piers to trap sediment and divert freshwater:
The idea behind this project attempts to combine an architecture with technology, where by-products of new materials create impossible forms because computer technology has become an inherent part of the design process, such is the application of typology in this project.
Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic Arcitect
- Architects: Margot Krasojevic Arcitect
- Project: Artificial wetland flood preention, broken leveev
- Location: Mexico, USA
- Software used: Autodesk Revit and 3ds max
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
Article source: Migliore + Servetto Architects
The installation conceived by Migliore+Servetto Architects, B&B Italia / The Perfect Density, identifies the concept of density as the narrative fulcrum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of B&B Italia. “Density” is taken as a feature of B&B Italia’s identity in a broad sense: from the product physical and material nature to the conceptual one. Density of ideas and projects, always projecting the company into the future, through a continuous drive for innovation.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna