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Plug in Building by Mias Arquitectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2014 9:26 am | Other

The Plug in Building is located between the Pujades, Pamplona and Pere IV streets in the [email protected] district of Poble Nou, Barcelona, Spain and it was designed by the Mias Arquitectes practice during a large transformation process for the area in which the former blocks were demolished aside from the ones that needed to be conserved due to their significance. The spaces between the historic buildings were completed with new residential spaces, hotels or offices and some of the sites…

Parco Degli Angeli by Asymptote Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2014 9:08 am | Other

Parco Degli Angeli, in translation Park of Angels, is a project designed by the Asymptote Architecture practice in the town of Peccioli, Italy as a complex which hosts an amphitheater with 800 seats and large array of interactive sculptures in the middle of a wonderful natural setting. There are a lot of observation spots from which you can enjoy the countryside and the idea of the project is to offer “a unique opportunity to intervene within a pristine landscape and…

Chateaux Dans Les Arbres by Remi Becherel

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2014 9:05 am | Other

Chateaux Dans Les Arbres is an impressive Treehouse project located in the Perigord region of France and it was designed by the architect Remi Becherel as a collection of fairytale castles which are made out of wood from sustainable sources. To access the project you have to cross an old moat with wooden footbridges and the small castles are actually holiday homes which offer modern features like stone fireplaces, hot tubs on the roof or Finnish saunas. There are four…

Deakin University Regional Community Health Hub by DesignInc

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 May 2014 8:57 am | Other

The Deakin University has a continuous program of communication with the rural and regional engagement in Waun Ponds, Australia and as a part of this commitment they created the REACH Project which is a Regional Community Health Hub designed by the DesignIng architectural practice for the recruitment and return of the graduates in the area. The project was nominated for Federal Government Funding as a part of the Education Investment Fund and it ensures a joint research building for the…

Denver Union Station by SOM

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2014 8:02 pm | Other

The historic Union Station in Denver, Colorado is a Beaux Arts project which is located on the edge of the central business district of the city and it was expanded by the SOM architectural practice so that it would become a major regional transportation hub. 20 acres of the former rail yards were converted into an urban transit district which directs light rail, commuter and intercity rail, as well as bicycles, bus routes and pedestrian pathways. The central point in…

Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 May 2014 7:38 pm | Other

The architect Carl-Viggo Holmebakk designed the Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint in Stor-Elvdal, Norway so that the visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the surroundings from a platform inspired by the pine trees growing in the forest on the nearby hillside and on the mountains in the distance. The platform tries to impact the environment as little as possible, so the strategies that would imply a traditional platform were left out. The ground in the area was frosted only at a depth…

NEWS Corporation FOX Television Istanbul by GOOA

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 May 2014 6:16 am | Offices, Other

The GOOA architectural practice designed the News Corporation FOX Television in Istanbul, Turkey with a Plug and Play production facility that would encompass the entire project so that the architectural language would be used as a set design as well as for the staff. The usual studio would have the office block separated from the studio Boxes but this one incorporates them into a single whole which begins from the Campus entrance which offers a corporate aesthetic and it gives…

Citadel of Construction by HOFLAB+HOFPRO

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 May 2014 2:25 pm | Offices, Other

Citadel of Construction is a project designed by the HOFLAB architectural practice in 2013 as the headquarters of the unified building institutions for the Perugia province in Italy, acting as a connecting element through its large scale which brings together the urban landscape which is comprised of shopping structures, detached dwellings and vegetation. The design was created with sustainability in mind, offering a natural micro-habitat in an area that is predominantly artificial and the vertical layout also leaves room for…

Palazzo Italia by Nemesi & Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 May 2014 7:09 pm | Other

Palazzo Italia is a six floor structure designed by the Nemesi & Partners architectural practice for the Milan Expo 2015 and it is a staggering example of eco-friendly design since it generates its own electricity while also purifying the air around it. The structure’s façade tries to mimic the urban forest through the 900 panels covering it which create a unique texture on the exterior while also making the interior have a pattern of light and shadow. The iconic project…

Nuremberg Exhibition Hall by Zaha Hadid

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 May 2014 6:56 pm | Other

The renowned architect Zaha Hadid designed this large exhibition hall in Nuremberg, Germany which is capable to host various large scale events and it features a flexible layout which is planned to be developed further in the future. The entire project cost reached 37 million Euros and its exterior is comprised of glazed facades with columns reminiscent of trees to support the structure, while also ensuring shading from the sun and giving an overall organic aesthetic to the hall. The…

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