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The Wave in Vejle, Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

By : Mark V | 7 Jun 2015 6:57 pm | Featured, Infrastructure, Urban

Henning Larsen Architects designed a one-of-a-kind project in Vejle, Denmark after winning the LEAF Award. The residential project is meant to become a new must-see, aiming to blend in with the atmosphere and surroundings in an original way. The reflecting nearby water makes the buildings a bright flickering white during the day reminding us of the nearby fjords and hills. During the night it resembles a magnificent mountain of multicolored light.It manages to be a perfect transition from the city…

Tourist Information Baiersbronn by PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jun 2015 12:32 pm | Other, Urban

The practice of PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten completed in 2013 the conversion of the tourist information center in the city of Baiersbronn, Germany and they created an original and impressive space that deserves our attention. Two phases were involved in the conversion, the first implying the entire redesign and expansion of the public customer area along with the back office, and the second phase focused on the renewal of the public toilets located on the ground floor. The defining element of the…

Pushkinsky cinema by za bor architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2015 12:10 am | Other, Urban

The Russian designers Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev of the practice of za bor architects updated the Pushkinsky cinema as a renovation of the original cinema which preserves the original historical volume while adding modern elements of expression linking the old and the new through the shape and the materials used. The cinema was originally opened in 1961 with the name of Rossiya Theatre as the first post-war building in Moscow. It had 3000 seats and still hosts the Russian…

Childcare Centre Maria Enzersdorf by MAGK illiz

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 10:39 am | Education, Urban

The south region of Vienna issued a competition in 2008 for the creation of a new child care centre due to the increased birth rate and the project involved the extension of the 19th century “Grunderzeit” school by the addition of eight primary school classes, an after-school care club and a kindergarten equipped with a kitchen. The project was won by the MAGK illiz association of architects and their project proposed a breaking up of the structure into L-shaped bodies…

Asian Cairns by Vincent Callebaut

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 May 2015 10:23 am | Other, Urban

The Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut created this stunning project as an original and alternative way of development which he named rural urbanity. Called the Asian Cairns, and located in the city of Shenzhen, China; the project wants to propose an alternative to the urbanization through the ‘farmscrapers’ which produce more energy than they consume through the production of food and the harnessing of wind and solar energy. Beginning with the idea that density is inversely related to the consumption of…

One City Marina Center by Kokaistudios Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 May 2015 2:26 pm | Urban

Designed by the practice of Kokaistudios Architecture in collaboration with Vanke and located in the city of Yantian, Shenzhen, China, this project is next to the Dapeng Bay waterfront and opposite the new tourist port which is being built at the moment thus being a part of a large development project with mix uses which includes residential and commercial areas. The Marina spreads over 2300 square meters and has four floors which will host the Vanke sales office to promote…

Electric by Mathieu Lehanneur

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 May 2015 2:02 am | Infrastructure, Urban

Electric is the new cultural platform in Paris and it was designed by Mathieu Lehanneur and it offers an innovative and amazing design. Spreading over 1380 square meters with several trunk-like electrical braids connecting the ceiling and the floor and with the illumination spots placed like branches over the entire ceiling, the image the space provides is that of a gothic landscape during the day, while at night everything begins to transform into a dazzling spectacle of light and color.…

La Luciole Concert Hall by Moussafir Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 May 2015 7:16 am | Other, Urban

Located in Alencon, France this concert hall was designed by the practice of Moussafir Architects as a landmark that offers a contrast to the nearby exhibition center. The building’s exterior finishing tries to blend in with the blue skies and the nearby ocean and the facades use corrugated steel siding instead of the initial option for a combination of matte and polished stainless steel which would mirror the surroundings. The exterior also resembles a piece of high tech architecture with…

Lazika Municipality Building by Architects of Invention

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 May 2015 1:06 pm | Urban

Sometimes buildings need to experiment and try out different and new ideas in so that progress exists and with a name like Architects of Invention, it is certain that this architectural practice is one that knows this fact very well. This project was commissioned by the municipality for a new building in a city that is still getting raised, namely Lazika, Georgia.Together with the engineers from Engenuiti they created a steel structure that is a part of the development of…

Mapletree Minhang Development Proposal by Aedas

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 11:53 pm | Other, Urban

This project is located in Minhang and it is the largest single investment that the Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. made in China so far and it features a structure that spreads over a floor area of around 297000 square meters on a site of 119000 square meters. The project is designed by the award-winning architectural practice of Aedas and it began construction this year after a ground breaking ceremony. There are two sites planned, one is the Mapletree Business City…

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