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Paris Zoological Park by Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects + Veronique Descharrieres

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Oct 2014 4:21 pm | Other

The practice of Bernard Tschumi Urbanists Architects + Veronique Descharrieres designed the Paris Zoological Park in 2014 with five different habitats that reflect the fauna of Patagonia, Sudanese Sahel, Europe, Guyana and Madagascar. The visual frames were carefully planned to enlarge the distance between the animals and the visitors and the landscape changes permanently to reflect the seasons. The designers employed several devices from the garden art to reduce the landscaping boundaries and to hide some of the elements, using…

Lapa Rios Eco-Lodge

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Oct 2014 12:31 am | Other

The Lapa Rios Eco-Lodge is an elegant resort in Costa Rica that was established by John and Karen Lewis as a natural reserve and it stands out due to its eco-friendly features that protect the wildlife, support an elementary school and much more. The project is impressive for the way in which it functions, using solar power for electricity, recycling the waste and using pig feces as the way of powering the kitchen to provide the conditions that you can…

Senior Center of Guangxi by Atelier Alter

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Oct 2014 7:02 pm | Other

Located in Nanning, Guangxi, China, this Senior Center was designed in 2014 by the Atelier Alter architectural practice as a space where the retirees can feel as if they belong, so the aesthetic was one that reminded the guests of the past generations as well as the future. The communal life was the main theme of the project, evoking the activity of farming, so the process of moving land defines the ambiance in a topography where there are shifting horizontal…

Discovery Centre by Smith Vigeant Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Oct 2014 9:04 pm | Other

The Discovery Center is a project located in the heart of nature with the Mont-Tremblant National Park surrounding it and it was designed by the practice of Smith Vigeant Architects to provide a breathtaking overview of the Lake Monroe and the nearby hills and mountains. The project is in Quebec, Canada and has a layout with three main areas, namely an amphitheater, a service space and a discovery zone all of them under a large canopy shelter and a rustic…

T Park by CUBE Architecten

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Oct 2014 1:09 pm | Other

T Park is a redevelopment of a store that was transformed into an office building by the practice of CUBE Architecten and it is located in a plaza on Jodenbreestraat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, being a part of a new housing concept. The design began with a competition won by Cube and thus they created a semi-public plaza that can be used for eating, drinking, working and interacting. There are a lot of functional areas that were created with simple…

The Four Worlds by mei architects and planners

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Oct 2014 9:57 am | Other

The Four Worlds is a residential complex located in Dijkzone in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands which was designed in 2010 by the practice of mei architects and planners on the edge of the Old Meuse River. The structure has four separate areas that have a structure typical for the town where each neighborhood has its own identity and the project is integrated due to the choice of specific materials for the façade. There is a recreational deck acting as the meeting…

MIT Beaver Works by Merge Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Oct 2014 7:30 pm | Other

The MIT Beaver Works is a work space and showcase project that was designed for the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and for the MIT School of Engineering by the Merge Architects practice in 2013 and it serves as a multi-use research area for students, faculty and technical professionals. The main purpose is the development and testing of ideas that would be incorporated into the National Defense portfolio and it contains a research lab as well as a café and lounge area,…

Seongdong Cultural & Welfare Center by UnSangDong Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Oct 2014 4:12 pm | Other

The impressive Seongdong Cultural and Welfare Center located in Seoul, Korea was designed in 2012 by the practice of UnSangDong Architects as an urban regeneration project that wants to bring an abandoned area back to life with a contemporary structure that features a complex geometry which wants to redefine the composition and aesthetic of the surroundings. The Welfare center isn’t only a government office but also as a landmark for the further expansion of the city, rearranging and helping the…

Markthal Rotterdam by MVRDV

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Oct 2014 3:08 pm | Other

MVRDV never seize to amaze us and this Market Hall in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is surely stunning with its mix-use design that has an arch of apartments with an enormous fresh food marked below. The project is in the Binnenrotte Square next to the Blaak Station and its two ends are glazed to give a view of the interior and the Horn of Plenty digital art on its ceiling which is one of the largest pieces in the country. The…

Qiqihaer Hezhitang Hot Spring by A-ASTERISK

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Oct 2014 12:52 pm | Other

The Hezhitang Hot Spring is a complex designed in 2014 by the A-ASTERISK architectural practice as a part of a three phase project which will include aquatic clubs, charted spa rooms, a five-star hotel, theaters and a mall located in Qiqihar, China. The architecture features a gable roof structure with accented edges of white lines in combination with black walls and tiles and each side has glass curtain walls for a view of the surrounding landscape. The entire complex will…

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