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Nuovo Palazzo Provincia di Bolzano in Bolzano, Italy by OFL architecture

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Article source: OFL architecture

The concept for the new building of the Province of Bolzano, born from a sculpture idea generated by the desire to establish continuity with the past of the city of Bolzano, is seen as a re-construction of memories, spirit of places and iconological transposition of  the symbols of history of  the  architecture of the city.

Main Building

  • Architect: OFL architecture
  • Name of Project: Nuovo Palazzo Provincia di Bolzano
  • Location: Bolzano, Italy
  • Client: Comune di Bolzano
  • Phase: International competition | Entry


Richard Wagner Museum Extension in Bayreuth, Germany by OFIS arhitekti

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Article source: OFIS arhitekti

Pre-invited competition_project proposal 2010


The beautiful historical site represents a chance for subtle unique rearrangement with its own identity. We propose to arrange entrance and exhibition hall under the main square, which is surrounded by three charming, historical buildings. The new space intervention is seen only by four gentle skylights, which give a new meaning to the existing square, they let the existing architecture to still be seen, as well as they alert that there is something else going on underground.

Images Courtesy OFIS arhitekti

  • Architect: OFIS arhitekti
  • Location: Bayreuth, Germany
  • Project team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Ana Kosi, Janez Martinčič, Katja Aljaz, Janja del Linz, Andrej Gregorič, Ieva Cicenaite, st.arch, Grzegorz Ostrowski, st.arch


ResilienCity in Boston, Massachusetts by Map-Lab, inc.

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Article source: Map-Lab, inc.

The International Living Future Institute launched the Living City Design Competition in 2010, seeking designs for our cities in the year 2035. map-lab’s submission was ResilienCity. ResilienCity seeks to set the vision for the future of Boston’s Innovation District, a new neighborhood built on greyfield and brownfield sites that will provide residences and workplaces for over 300,000 people. We have reached the tipping point where we need to think of the whole, not the self. We have arrived at a time when we need to stop behaving selfishly and begin to explore how we can all come together as a community to create environments that are culturally enriching, healthier, and equitable. We come back to nature to do this.

Congress St Revised by Ground

  • Architects: Map-Lab, inc.
  • Project: Resilient City
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts


Ratatoskr in London, UK by Helen & Hard

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Article source: Helen & Hard

Ratatoskr – Installation of the exhibition 1:1 – Architects Build Small Spaces, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2010

Ratatoskr According to Norse mythology, a squirrel who lives in life-tree Yggdrasil. There, it brings news and gossip from the Eagle Vidofnir, which sits at the top of Yggdrasil, and the worm Nidhogg gnaws and that is the root.

Finished Pavilion

  • Architect: Helen & Hard
  • Name of Project: Ratatoskr
  • Location: London, UK
  • Software used: Rhino and FormZ


Orchidarium Professora Ruth Cardoso in Villa-Lobos Park, Brazil by Decio Tozzi Architect

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The orchidarium Professor Ruth Cardoso has its form inspired on the “habitat” of the africans, indigenous and pré-colombian’s cultures.

Orchidarium Professora Ruth Cardoso

  • Architects: Decio Tozzi Architect
  • Project: Orchidarium Professora Ruth Cardoso
  • Location: Villa-Lobos Park, Brazil


Shopping pillow terraces in Ljubljana, Slovenia by Ofis arhitekti

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The complex is located in the heart of Ljubljana, between the park and main pedestrian commercial street. The program is a mixture of boutique shops, cafes and residences. The street and the park are on different levels therefore, the building will have a public passage which perforates the building extending to both. The lower four floors will be shops connected with a mall. The top three floors are reserved for apartments; part of which will be located in the existing historical atrium.

Side View

  • Architect: Ofis arhitekti
  • Name of Project: Shopping pillow terraces
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Type: Commecial and residences
  • Client: LE nepremicnine
  • Construction start: 2011
  • Program: Commercial+residences


Parque São Bento Public School in São Bento, Brazil by bvy arquitetos

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

This public school, for 6-10 years old students, is located at Residencial Parque São Bento, a social housing district built by Cohab, the Campinas City Housing Department. The district includes 551 detached houses of 45m2 each, and the school occupies the only public square in the neighborhood. Parque São Bento is 15km away from the city centre of Campinas, the third biggest city of São Paulo State, with 1 million inhabitants.

Aerial view

  • Architect: bvy arquitetos [Cássia Buitoni, Mariana Viégas + Luciana Yamamura]
  • Name of Project: Parque São Bento Public School
  • Location: Parque São Bento, Campinas, SP, Brazil
  • Project team: Suzana Barboza, Vanessa Friso, Phaënna de Athayde, André Villasboas, Leonardo Chen Chen Che
  • Structural engineering: Zamarion e Millen Consultores
  • Photographs: Bebete Viégas


Child Welfare Council office in Lelystad, Netherlands by Onix

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The office for the Child Welfare Council is a part of a new complex of government buildings in Lelystad, Netherlands. It manifests itself as a monolithic trunk of wood. Two dynamic routes link all the important rooms (waiting room/reception area, conference rooms, library, canteen, atrium). The direction of these routes is exhibited on the exterior as bark that has been peeled off.


  • Architect: Onix
  • Name of Project: Child Welfare Council office
  • Location: Lelystad, Netherlands


Rennes metro station in Rennes, France by Atelier Zündel & Cristea

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

At the start, we wanted to define for ourselves what a metro station is: it acts as a marker along the metro line’s trajectory, an easily accessible public space with simple and fluid pathways, clear and intelligible signage. Our project, addressing the metro station stop “Gare (Train station) – Line B” in Rennes, attempts to render concrete and visible this new conception of the metro’s urban significance by concentrating on intelligibility and on the quality of the station’s space.

Rennes metro station

  • Architect: Atelier Zündel & Cristea
  • Program: Rennes metro station
  • Location: Rennes, France
  • Completion expected: 2015
  • Associate architects: ARCHITRAM
  • Client: SEMTCAR


Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix, Arizona by Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

The Rio Salado Audubon Center sits at the heart of the $100M riparian habitat restoration along Rio Salado river corridor which transformed an urban scar to an ecologically rich riparian area. Audubon’s mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focuses on birds and other wildlife along with their habitats.  Constructed on a brownfield site, the Audubon Center restored the barren site using native landscape and earned the first LEED Platinum Certification within the City of Phoenix.

Rio Salado Audubon Center

  • Architects: Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio
  • Project: Rio Salado Audubon Center
  • Location: 3131 South Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona
  • TYPE OF PROJECT: Conservation and Nature Center
  • SIZE OF SITE: 6.5 Acres
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop


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