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Odontology Teaching and Research Center / Philippe Gazeau

Architects: Philippe Gazeau
Location: 63100 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Area: 10000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Philippe Ruault, Christophe Camus

Project Director: Michael Raffegeau
Engineering: Technips TPS
Builders: GFC Construction, Direction Auvergne

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Henning Larsen Designs New Branch of Swedish National Museum

Henning Larsen Architects has been selected over eleven finalists to design the new NORR – National Museum in Östersund, Mid-Sweden. Acting both as an extension to the existing Jamtli Museum and a new branch of the Swedish National Museum, the new building will… Sigue leyendo

Trousdale Estates Contemporary Home / Dennis Gibbens Architects

Architects: Dennis Gibbens Architects
Location: Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Architect In Charge: Dennis Gibbens
Project Architect: Oren Dothan
Area: 5600.0 ft2
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Dennis Gibbens Architects

Project Team: Scott Graham, Ryan Childers, Ricardo Moura, Raul Aguilera, Shana …
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Spotlight: Jørn Utzon

Pritzker Prize winning architect Jørn Utzon, who died in 2008 aged 90, was the relatively unknown Dane who, on the 29th January 1957, was announced as the winner of the ‘International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney’. When speaking about this iconic building, Louis Kahn stated that:

The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building.

Unfortunately, Utzon never saw the Sydney Opera House, his most popular work, completed. Learn of his fascinating story, after the break.

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Small Couple’s Apartment in Paris With an Inspiring Layout by Richard Guilbault

This 30 square-meter flat transformed by architect Richard Guilbault was initially divided into four very dark rooms difficult to fit out. The ambition of this full update in Paris (occupied by a young couple) was to to create a dynamical and bright living room, to optimize the use of the private rooms and to maximize […]

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Light Matters: Learning From Vernacular Windows

Before computer daylight simulations were used to optimize the atmosphere and energy in buildings, generations of builders developed simple principles to create the best windows for their site. Two lighting experts have studied these traditional openings in buildings to find inspiration… Sigue leyendo

House N Hasselt / MASSARCHITECTS

Architects: MASSARCHITECTS
Location: Hasselt, Belgium
Area: 610.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Philippe Van Gelooven

Project Team: Massimo Pignanelli, Elfi Eerdekens
Energy Regulation / Plumbing: AVT
Electrical Works: Deferme Pascal
Engineering: V2S

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Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Spanish Palace of Justice

Mecanoo… has broke ground on its “Palace of Justice” courthouse in a residential area of Córdoba, Spain. The first-prize winning proposal of an international design competition in 2006, the project was significantly delayed by the area’s economic instability. Slated for completion in 2017, the building aims Sigue leyendo

 modern and contemporary architecture. An ongoing project by local architecture and design firm Park Associati, ParkMapp is a mobile app that identifies and geo-locates significant landmarks across the city. The app's sleek and legible interface is divided into modern and contemporary architecture, and features pictures and short descriptions of Milanese landmarks. A "lifestyle" section recommending cultural, retail, and dining attractions rounds out what Park Associati envisions as an "active map" for new and returning visitors alike. ParkMapp is available for download via the Apple App Store, or on Google play for Android devices.

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Take an Architectural Tour of Milan with ParkMapp

Released in time for the opening of the Milan Furniture Show at EXPO 2015, ParkMapp is the ultimate guide to Milan’s modern and contemporary architecture. An ongoing project by local architecture and design firm Park Associati, ParkMapp is a mobile app that identifies and geo-locates significant landmarks across the city. The app’s sleek and legible interface is divided into modern and contemporary architecture, and features pictures and short descriptions of Milanese landmarks. A “lifestyle” section recommending cultural, retail, and dining attractions rounds out what Park Associati envisions as an “active map” for new and returning visitors alike. ParkMapp is available for download via the Apple App Store, or on Google play for Android devices.

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Contemporary Residence In Switzerland Delivering Majestic Views: Villa Lugano

Designed by Angelo Pozzoli, Villa Lugano in Switzerland is integrated in a hillside landscape, overlooking the lake and the magnificent landscape beyond. The three-level home in reinforced concrete features an array of open spaces, optimizing the connection with the outdoors. Terraces, balconies, and footbridges keep the interiors permanently connected to the magic of Lake Lugano. […]

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