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Drygate Brewing Co. by Graven Images

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Aug 2014 4:58 pm | Other

The Drygate Brewing Co. is the first experiential craft brewery in the UK offering an industrial style designed by the Graven Images architectural practice and it is located in the East End of Glasgow in the place of a former warehouse built in the 1960s. The warehouse spread over two levels and they host a restaurant, bar, events and gallery space, a Studio Kit area where you can brew your own beer and a terrace on the roof. The project…

Silos 13 by vib architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Aug 2014 4:40 pm | Other

Silos 13 is a part of the Ateliers LION’s urban studies to develop a new Bruneseau Nord neighborhood in the Paris eastern ring road with high rise buildings and mixed programs. The practice of vib architecture was commissioned to transform the large industrial facility into a contemporary urban structure with a sculptural design as the first step in the development of the new eastern district. The original silos had 50 meters in height and the new regulations didn’t permit their…

Belfast Waterfront Hall by Gilbert-Ash

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Aug 2014 7:09 am | Other

The Waterfront Hall located in Belfast, UK is the central piece of a billion pound redevelopment scheme began by the Laganside Corporation and it received a large number of awards for its eco-friendly design created by Gilbert-Ash. The redevelopment wants to revitalize a run-down area of the city which covered the ship building industry and the hall includes a main auditorium with a capacity of 2241 seats, a studio, gallery areas, gift shop, a restaurant, two bars and fourteen meeting…

Acoustic Shells by Flanagan Lawrence

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Aug 2014 5:35 pm | Other

The architect Flanagan Lawrence designed the Acoustic Shells in Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK to provide a shelter for the pedestrians and to enhance the public open space of the greensward next to it. The inspiration for the shells is the traditional bandstand which was conceived to respond to the need for green spaces for the general public and the first one was built in the Royal Horticultural Society Gardens in South Kensington in 1861 after which they spread throughout the…

Chichester Festival Theatre by Haworth Tompkins

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Aug 2014 5:24 pm | Other

The Chichester Festival Theater is a Grade 2 listed building located in Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, UK and it was recently renovated by the architectural practice of Haworth Tompkins to incorporate the remodeled auditorium, better parkland setting and larger spaces in the foyer as well as a back extension. The original structure was created in 1962 by the architects Powell and Moya with a commission from Leslie Evershed Martin as a summer festival venue inspired by the Festival Theater…

Pavilion + Underground Parking by UNstudio

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Aug 2014 8:23 am | Other

The practice of Lodewijk Baljon Landscape Architects designed the an underground car park and pavilion located in a new city garden in Groningen, The Netherlands as an addition to the EEA  Tax Office Campus that was built in 2011. The pavilion spreads over two floors and is inside a large garden, offering a facade that connects aesthetically to the main building with glass curtain walls to ensure a good view of the surrounding natural landscape. The pavilion hosts fitness facilities,…

Zootopia by BIG

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Aug 2014 5:11 pm | Other

The Givskud Zoo commissioned the BIG (Bjarke Ingels) architectural practice to design Zootopia in Givskud, Denmark to bring together an array of animals from all over the world into a single project organized in three loops that represent a different region of the world. The separate loops have a wave-like geometry and they surround a central plaza with an elevated walkway defining it so that the animals in the facility would have a very free environment in which they can…

Zephyr Bike Storage Bollard by Barrier Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jul 2014 6:40 pm | Other

Barrier Group is an Australian company which specializes in the design, development and manufacture of workplace safety, car park solutions and forklift separation barriers as well as the product we will cover in this article which is their Architectural Bike Storage Bollard called Zephyr. This small but highly useful innovation incorporates cutting edge architectural design to ensure a stable, upright position for locking your bicycle in compliance with the class 3 bicycle security measures and it can be placed in…

Les Quinconces Cultural Center by Babin+Renaud

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jul 2014 6:25 pm | Other

Les Quinconces Cultural Center located in Le Mans, France was designed in 2014 by the architects Eric Babin and Jean-Francois Renaud as a complex that interfaces with the Esplanade des Quinconces, a venue where several events take place each year, and with the Place des Jacobins which hosts an outdoor market three times a week. The complex is below the Saint-Julien Cathedral and it sits across the law courts built in the 1980s with several residential buildings and the current…

Rocks Police Station by Welsh+Major

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Jul 2014 7:08 pm | Other

The Rocks Police Station located in Sydney, Australia was originally designed by the Government Architect James Barnet in the 1880s and it was adapted as a café/restaurant in 2013 by the Welsh + Major architectural practice to bring new life into the building while preserving its historic significance. The austerity of the police station is contrasted by an open contemporary addition to improve access to the building and its connection with the surroundings, so a steel and glass structure was…

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