‘Unfinished Modernisations / Between Utopia and Pragmatism’ Exhibition

Cultural Centre Kolasin: Cultural Center by architect: Marko Music (photo by Wolfgang Thaler) As part of the European Capital of Culture Maribor 2012, the architectural exhibition, ‘Unfinished Modernisations / Between Utopia and Pragmatism’ will be taking place at the Maribor Art Gallery from February 10 – April 22. The presentation of architectural projects and large-scale […]

Casa Abu Samra / Symbiosis Designs

© Arnaldo Genitrini Arquitectos: Symbiosis Designs LTD Ubicación: Amman, Jordania Cliente: Mr. Ma’rouf Abu Samra Equipo de Proyecto: Khalid Nahhas, Nisreen Alfar, Daad Musa, Raad Sawalha Ingeniería Estructural: Marwan Ghanem Igeniería Mecánica: Issa Hamdan Ingeniería Eléctrica: Khalid Sarahneh Diseño Interior: Fadi Faragallah Contratista General: Fusion Developments Paisajismo: Lara Zureikat Superficie Total: 1.300 m2 Fecha: 2008 […]

Flashback: AZL Pension Fund Headquarters / Wiel Arets Architects

© Jan Bitter Architect: Wiel Arets Architects Location: Heerlen, the Netherlands Project Year: 1995 Photographs: Wiel Arets Architects, Jan Bitter © Jan Bitter The AZL Pension Fund Headquarters is an extension to an existing office building dating from the 1940s, in the center of Heerlen, the Netherlands. The existing structure was retained–against original desires–for its […]

Video: Redbull New Headquarters / Sid Lee Architecture

Click here to view the embedded video. Above is a video of the Redbull New Headquarters in Amsterdam designed by Sid Lee Architecture. Their main goal was to combine the almost brutal simplicity of an industrial built work with Red Bull’s mystical invitation to perform. In the architecture, they offer, nothing is clearly set; all […]

Flat Issa / Dionne Arquitectos

© Fred Dionne Arquitectos: Fred Dionne / Dionne Arquitectos Colaboradores: Miguel A. Oropeza, Eduardo Audirac, Maria Fernanda Dionne, Claudia Rubio Ubicación: La Calera, Puebla, Puebla, México Área Construida: 172 m2 Año Proyecto: 2005-2006 Proyecto Estructural: Ing. Jesús Cancino + Ing. Gustavo González Constructor: Constructora Robles Materiales: Estructura de concreto aparente, muros aplanados, piso de cemento […]

AD Classics: Esherick House / Louis Kahn

© Todd Eberle An architect celebrated for his breathtaking studies of light and materiality in the creation of memorable architecture, Louis Kahn did not fail to maintain his rigor in the Esherick House of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Admired for it’s spatial and luminous qualities, this is the first residence of its kind to convey the grand ideas of […]

Shang XIA / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates Location: No. SL1-01, F1, South tower, Hongkong Plaza, 283 Huaihai Middle Road, Shanghai, PRC Project name: SHANG XIA Client: Shang xia Design Period: 2009.08-2009.12 Construction Period: 2010.03-2010.06 Principal use: Retail Total floor area: 126 sqm Stories: 1 story Photographs: Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & […]

Update: Navy Pier design teams present to the public

Existing Image of the Navy Pier © Stephen Hanafin via flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanafin/ Starting tomorrow, the five design teams selected to redesign the outdoor spaces of Chicago’s Navy Pier will begin to reveal their schemes to the public. Lead by AECOM, Aedas Architects, James Corner Field Operations, !melk and the Xavier Vendrell Studio, each team […]

Rosa Gardens / Brooks & Scarpa

© John Edward Linden Architects: Brooks & Scarpa Location: Palm Springs, California, USA Client: Coachella Valley Housing Coalition Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Lead Designer Angela Brooks, AIA, Omar Barcena, Mark Buckland, Brad Buter, Silke Clemens, Emily Hodgdon, Ching Luk, Gwynne Pugh, Sri Sumantri – Project Design Team Project Year: 2011 Project area: 93,000 […]

Social Housing In Paris / Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

© Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes Location: Paris, France Client: BNP Paribas Immobilier Résidentiel IDF Project Team: Justyna Swat, Marcus Himmel, Katja Pargger, Florian Vadjoux, Anna Zottl, Mathias Neveling, Arne Speiser, Hugo Enlart Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 7,360 sqm Photographs: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes The building is part of a recently developed area […]