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Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jan 2015 8:57 pm | Other

The Ribbon Chapel located on the site of a luxury resort in Hiroshima, Japan was designed by the architect Hiroshi Nakamura as a wedding chapel with a double spiral shape that is defined by two stairways leading to the top for a great view of the sea from the observation platform. The project was created in 2013 and the exterior geometry is a way of referencing the celebration of marriage through the spiraling stairways that begin at two different locations…

Sugamo Shinkin Bank by Emmanuelle Moureaux

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jan 2015 7:56 pm | Other

The Sugamo Shinkin Bank in Nakaaoki, Japan was designed in 2014 by the architect Emmanuelle Moureaux with the concept of a rainbow melody as the main theme so the project is extremely uplifting to follow the motto of the company which is “we take pleasure in serving happy customers”. The project is the fourth branch designed by Emmanuelle Moureaux and the interior is also created by her as a great setting with a clear orientation toward hospitality. The bank is…

LA Winery by Kreatif Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jan 2015 4:28 pm | Other

The LA Winery located in Torbali, Turkey was designed by the Kreatif Architects practice in a zone with vast vineyards at a distance of 40km from Izmir which has plenty of fertile agricultural lands as well as one of the most famous Aegean wine centers. The winery has a facility that stands to the northwest of the side to permit an overview of the vineyards to the north and south. The building has two main purposes, namely the tasting area…

Minghu Wetland Park by Turenscape

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Jan 2015 8:25 pm | Other

The Minghu Wetland Park was refurbished by the Turenscape architectural practice through regenerative design techniques that slow the flow of water through a channelized concrete river so that the park in Liupanshui, Guizhou, China can serve as an important part of the ecological infrastructure of the city through its multiple ecosystems, water cleansing as well as a great public space. The city was built during the 1960s in a valley with limestone hills and the region began to develop problems…

Vodafone CEC by IO Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Jan 2015 1:20 pm | Other

The Vodafone Customer Experience Center was designed in 2011 as a presentation venue for the clients of the company and it is located in Prague, The Czech Republic. The project was created by the IO Studio to offer a personalized tour that is adapted to the needs of each customer so that they get a ‘know how’ portfolio about the telecommunication technology and the services provided by the company. The first area is a relaxation zone and the main presentation…

Gran Cruz Winery by A. Burmester Arquitectos Associados

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2015 10:43 am | Other

The Gran Cruz Winery as well as the Logistics Storage Center located in the Douro wine region in Alijo, Portugal was designed by the practice of A. Burmester Arquitectos Associados by recovering a degraded garden area. The region was declared a World Heritage area and the industrial purpose of the unit dictated the aesthetic approach, so that each area would be as functional as possible with the wine storage spaces separated for Douro and Porto. The project works with grapes…

Sky Garden Atop the Walkie Talkie Skyscraper

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jan 2015 2:32 pm | Other

The Sky Garden located at the top of the Walkie Talkie skyscraper designed by the architect Rafael Vinoly was is located on 20 Fenchurch Street in London, England and it was recently opened to offer a stunning view of the city skyline with three floors of landscaped vegetation standing underneath a glass dome. There are several observation decks and even an open air terrace that were all created to ensure a public leisure space which is free for everyone to…

Albang by yoon space

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Jan 2015 8:45 pm | Other

Albang, meaning Egg Room, is an alternative outdoor living space located in Seoul, South Korea and it was designed in 2014 by the yoon space architectural practice as a way of travelling that doesn’t mean staying in a hotel, tent or RV. The exterior shape of the structure resembles an egg that can be moved anywhere while the interior tries to pack as much functionality into as little space as possible. The volumes look the same but they come in…

Odette Winery by Signum Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jan 2015 9:00 pm | Other

The Odette Winery designed by the practice of Signum Architecture is the third winery of the Plumpjack group and it is located in the Napa region of California, USA, offering a feminine aesthetic that visually represents the elegance of the wines produced here. The facility has an exterior with sweeping lines reminiscent of a swan’s wing and the name comes from a ballet character by Tchaikovsky. The natural environment communicates well with the façade due to its organic shape and…

Vipp Shelter

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Jan 2015 3:10 pm | Other

Vipp is a design company in Denmark and their first project was a plug and play livable industrial object called the Vipp Shelter offering a getaway home fitted with the products of the company, hooks, lamps and kitchen appliances. The project spreads over a surface of 55 square meters and has a steel cladding with a simple grid structure supporting the two floors. The volume stands above the ground into a forest. The designers explained their work by saying that…

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