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Malmö Central Station in Sweden by Metro Arkitekter

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: Metro Arkitekter

Malmö Central Station has always looked to move with the times. Since opening in 1858, the city’s first railway station has been rebuilt, extended and modernised to cater for changing passenger needs over the decades.

The original Terminal Building is in two sections. The smaller Green Hall was a waiting room for third-class passengers in the 1920s. The turquoise tiling has since regained its former lustre and the limestone floor is from Skånska Ignaberga. The Central Hall started out as an open platform building. Its old brick walls and herring-bone tiled floor have been carefully preserved. Beneath the domed roof, 15 shops and restaurants provide an inviting environment for people to meet and eat.

Exterior seen from new square (Image Courtesy Rafael Palomo)

  • Architects: Metro Arkitekter
  • Project: Malmö Central Station
  • Location: Malmö Centralstation, Malmö; Sweden
  • Architect Team: Metro Arkitekter AB through Claes R Janson (head architect), Carl Kylberg (project architect), Josefin Klein, Alexander Simittchiev, Rikard Jansson, Henrik Troedson and others.
  • Constructor: Jernhusen AB
  • Contract by tender: Collaborating contract
  • Building contractor: NCC
  • Area: 10 000 sqm
  • Year: 2008 – 2011
  • Photographer: Rafael Palomo (Metro Architects), Martin Spencer


Randerscheinung by Prechteck

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: Prechteck

There are 3 diagrams which explain the pavilion’s concept best:

-the pavilion as modular system:

Held every five years, the event’s cyclical existence called for a temporary building which may be easily disassembled and relocated to another site. The pavilion exists of different parts, housing different functions, all singular cells but the strongest in coexistence with its neighboring parts.

The main concept is that during the 5 years no documenta is held, each cell can be assabled in a different german city and serve as an info booth to the next documenta. At the beginning of the next documenta, the parts get transported back and get reconnected on site.


  • Architect: Prechteck
  • Name of Project: Randerscheinung


Toda House in Hiroshima, Japan by Office of Kimihiko Okada

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: Office of Kimihiko Okada

The site is located in a residential area developed on a gentle perch in Hiroshima, overlooking a far view of the Inland Sea and Miyajima. The land of this area is developed into platforms form with several levels. The architecture was requested to have a view over the roof of the neighboring house, standing one level lower, and to consider security, for the site is located at the edge of the residential area, and to leave some space for extension when the client opens a small shop in the future.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Toshiyuki Yano)

  • Architect: Office of Kimihiko Okada
  • Name of Project: Toda House
  • Location: Hiroshima, Japan
  • Principal use: Private residence (extension; shop)
  • Photo: Toshiyuki Yano


Weekend House in Rensselaer County, New York by David Jay Weiner, Architects, P.C.

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: David Jay Weiner, Architects, P.C.

This project is a response to a client’s desire to build a small weekend house on an existing shared property with southern views overlooking the Berkshire Hills.  The 1,200 sq. ft. weekend house for a Japanese client consists of a study, living dining area, master bedroom suite and a large soaking bathtub.  The house has the compactness and interior sparseness akin to traditional Japanese architecture and serves as a peaceful retreat from busy city life.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Tony Morgan - Step Graphics, Inc.)


Makenna Resort in Itacare, Brazil by Drucker Architecture

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: Drucker Architecture

Makenna Resort is located in southern Bahia state between the cities of Ilheus and Itacare in Environmental Reserve area of native Atlantic forest protected by UNESCO. The program consists of a clubhouse with restaurant and leisure rooms, spa, 16 bungalows and service sectors, with total area of 6,700 m². It is inserted in a plot of 50hás, remaining intact 42hás of Atlantic forest, intervening only in 8hás next to the Navy strip.

Image Courtesy Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: Monica Drucker / Ruben Otero
  • Project: Makenna Resort
  • Location: Ponta da Tulha, Itacare, Brazil
  • Project Date: 2004
  • Construction: 2010
  • Area: 50hás
  • Built area: 6,700 m²


Snow Tree & Snow City in Yokohama, Japan by MoNo (designed using 3dS Max)

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: MoNo

Installation art work

This art was created and opened on Dec 2011 as MoNo’s third work for historical architectural spaces and as the closing work for the year when suffered from unparalleled huge disaster.

The place for this work is in “Kyu-Yagishita-tei” built for a residence of Yagishita Family who flourished in trade of copper-iron from early Meiji era in Yokohama. It was reconstructed historically with the form as before in NegishiNatsukashi Park under the control of Yokohama City.

Snow Tree & Snow City

  • Architect: MoNo / Fumiaki Nagashima & Mami Nagashima Maruoka
  • Name of Project: Snow Tree & Snow City
  • Location: Western style room in Kyu-Yagishita-tei, Negishi-Natsukashi-Park, 11 Shimo-cho Isogo-ku, Yokohama, Japan
  • Organizer: Negishi-Natsukashi-Park-Kyu-Yagishita-tei Management Committee
  • Dates: 01 – 25. DEC. 2011
  • Sofwtare used: 3dsMAX


Day care and Elderly Residential Centre in Oeiras, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: CVDB Arquitectos

The project is located between in an urban area with a residential neighbourhood mainly with social housing for low income families uphill and an area with various public buildings at the lower part of the valley. The elderly day centre is in between these rather different social, programmatic and physical realities, thus celebrating both its private and public character.

Building with the surrounding landscape

  • Architects: CVDB Arquitectos
  • Project: Day care and Elderly Residential Centre
  • Location: Oeiras, Portugal
  • Project data: Open national competition – 1st prize, 2002, completed 2007
  • Client: Câmara Municipal de Oeiras (Oeiras Municipality)
  • Total Built area: 5 000 sq m (53 820 sq ft)
  • Construction cost: € 4 000 000 euros ($ 5,705,198 USD)
  • Competition stage: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay, Patrícia Ribeiro with Catarina Anastácio and João Roldão.
  • Basic design: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay, Patrícia Ribeiro with Ana Duarte, Catarina Anastácio, João Roldão and Marta Frazão.


Budaörs Elementary School in Hungary by DOBAI János DLA

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: DOBAI János DLA

In 2006, the Municipality of Budaörs city announced a national competition for the design of its new elementary school with 24 classrooms. Though our proposal won third prize, the contract eventually was given to our office. The competition demanded an extremely elaborate program on a narrow, triangular plot. Besides the 24 classrooms and the necessary field rooms, a fully fitted hot kitchen for the capacity of 500 people, the attached restaurant, a separable gymnasium including 2 basketball fields and changing rooms were to be allocated.

Image Courtesy BUJNOVSZKY Tamás, TARDOS Tibor

  • Architects: DOBAI János DLA
  • Project: Budaörs Elementary School
  • Location: Budaörs, Hungary
  • Architect collaborators: VIZDÁK Janka, Sz. HORVÁTH Ágnes
  • Interior designer: TARDOS Tibor, Tardos-Design GPs.
  • Building constructions: Dr. BECKER Gábor, ADECO Ltd.
  • Building structures: GECSÉNYI Róbert, Dinam Ltd.
  • Building services: GARANCSY András, Projekt stúdió 2. GPs.
  • Building energetics: RAJKAI Ferenc, Hungaroproject Ltd.


Arena Castelão in Fortaleza, Ceará by VIGLIECCA & ASSOC

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: VIGLIECCA & ASSOC

The Fares Cândido Lopes new building, the headquarters of Ceará Department of Sports and the Architecture and Engineering Department, is part of the first phase of the Castelão Arena project. The complex, located in Fortaleza – State of Ceará, represents the northeast of the country as one of the host cities that will receive the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Recently the stadium was also selected to host the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013™, being highlighted by the speed of its construction.

Facade view (Image Courtesy Azul Serra)

  • Architects: VIGLIECCA & ASSOC
  • Project: Arena Castelão
  • Location: Fortaleza, Ceará
  • Date: 2008 – under construction
  • Client: State of Ceará Government
  • Promoter: Special Department of the State of Ceará for 2014 Cup
  • Total Intervention Area: 215.000m²
  • Fares Cândido Lopes Building Area: 6.500m²
  • Architecture and Urbanism: VIGLIECCA&ASSOC, Hector Vigliecca, Luciene Quel, Ronald Werner, Neli Shimizu, Caroline Bertoldi, Bianca Riotto, Fernanda Trotti, Hernani Paiva, Kelly Bozzato, Luiz Marino, Mayara Christ, Pedro Ichimaru, Rafael Alcantara, Paulo Serra, Luci Maie, Renata Haring.


Playground Charlotte Sharman Primary School in Southwark, UK by de Matos Ryan

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Article source: de Matos Ryan

London-based practice de Matos Ryan has brightened up the playground at Charlotte Sharman Primary School in Southwark South London with a new play scheme designed to promote dramatic inquiry.

The scheme replaces an uninspiring grey tarmac playground and is centred around two new timber pavilions and climbing wall linked by a brightly coloured abstract landscape painted directly onto the tarmac.

Image Courtesy David Grandorge

  • Architects: de Matos Ryan
  • Project: Playground Charlotte Sharman Primary School
  • Location: Southwark, London UK
  • Value: £39,000
  • Client: Charlotte Sharman Primary School
  • Structural Engineer: Price & Myers
  • Building Contractor: Robert Grzybowski
  • Playground Safety Inspector: Morral Play Solutions
  • Photography: de Matos Ryan


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