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City Hall in Quebec by Affleck de la Riva Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Sep 2014 9:18 pm | Other

The City Hall of Quebec, Canada moved into a historic convent built in 1881 after refurbishing it and adding a contemporary extension with the aid of the practice of Affleck de la Riva Architects. The project serves as the city hall and municipal offices with an aesthetic that wishes to create a dialogue between the heritage structure and its contemporary addition. The extension hosts an entry lobby, an elevator and a glazed staircase. The structure has a secondary entrance from…

Textured Tower by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Sep 2014 10:01 pm | Other

The sculptural Textured Tower is a project designed by the practice of Coll-Barreu Arquitectos in 2012 for fire training and it is located in Miribilla, Bilbao, Biscay, Spain, proving that a simple training space can become a ground for experimentation and discovery. The tower has a height of 32.5 meters and its concrete structure compresses the project with a framework assembled by industrial procedures but covered in handmade external molds. The instruction given were minimal and only as recommendations, so…

Albany Entertainment Centre by Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland + Roberts Gardiner

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Sep 2014 5:40 pm | Other

The Albany Entertainment Center located on Toll Place, Albany, Australia was designed in 2010 through the collaboration of Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland with Roberts Gardiner to create an iconic structure on the waterfront as a catalyst for community interaction. The standards of performance are of international quality and there is a rich history of the place hosting interaction between various cultures. The entertainment interacts with the harbor and with the township as a threshold between them and its sculptural…

National Center for Civil and Human Rights by David Rockwell

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Sep 2014 11:55 am | Other

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights located in Atlanta, USA, is a project which commemorates the struggle for African-American freedom and equality while also acting as a center for studies of the evolving human rights movements throughout the world. The project was designed by the architect David Rockwell from the Rockwell Group in 2014 as an exhibition space as well as a lobby which acts as a pre-function area and gallery. The project was designed in collaboration with…

How Fun Hair Salon by JC Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Sep 2014 9:06 am | Other

The practice of JC Architecture designed the elegant How Fun Hair Salon in the Daan District of Taipei City, Taiwan and the project is an attempt of changing the streetscape with a more open, joyous and contemporary space. The experience of going to a salon was changed into a journey through different moods set by several aesthetic choices and the transitory passage is portrayed through a tunnel leading inside. The design is minimalist with manly tones of gray and dark…

Shenzhen Bay Super City-Xtremendous by Urban New Idea Team

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Sep 2014 8:00 am | Other

Located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, this daring project called the Shenzhen Bay Super City-Xtremendous is a competition entry created by the architectural practice of Urban New Idea Team to provide a response to the massive increase in urban population. The urban landscape has skyscrapers rising like isolated islands and the designers want to bring them together through a sky street at a height of 150 meters, bringing them together to leave the ground floor free and able to host a…

Viñedo DeCote by Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Sep 2014 9:45 am | Other

Vinedo DeCote is a winery designed by the practice of Serrano Monjaraz Arquitectos in 2014 and it is located in Ezequiel Montes, Queretaro, Mexico with facilities that cover the operation of the vineyard as well as the depositing needs of the eight acre site. The program was designed to provide easy flow for the visitors who can go from the vineyards to the tank room, bottling room and basement cellar and there are several spaces reserved for the visitors such…

Hyundai Card Travel Library by Wonderwall

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Sep 2014 10:18 am | Other

The members of the Hyundai Card received a new Travel Library located in Seoul, South Korea which features a design created by the Wonderwall architectural practice in 2014. The concept of travel defines the entire project as a Stock of Curiosity. There is a café inside and the Travel Library invites the visitors to explore the space in a manner similar to that of travelling, going from one experience to the next, each with its own objects and characteristics. The…

PortMiami Tunnel by ArquitectonicaGEO

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Aug 2014 7:05 am | Highways, Other

The PortMiami Tunnel opened on 3rd of August 2014 to complete a one billion dollar project of infrastructure that was thirty years in the making with the aid of an international architecture team in which the ArquitectonicaGEO practice based in Miami was a member. The project has two tunnels underneath the Government Cut shipping channel with a length of 4200 feet that connect the PortMiami on Dodge Island to the I-395 through the MacArthur Causeway as well as adding 362…

Carnal Hall by Bernard Tschumi Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Aug 2014 5:57 pm | Other

Carnal Hall is a concert venue and center for art and culture at the Le Rosey boarding school in Rolle, Switzerland. The project is close to completion and has been planned to feature its opening performance on 2nd October 2014. The hall was designed by the practice of Bernard Tschumi Architects in collaboration with Fehlmann Architects who made the structure stand out due to its low arcing dome which is clad in stainless steel as a powerful contrasting image when…

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