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The Iceberg Dwellings in Aarhus, Denmark

By : Mark V | 13 Jun 2015 9:00 pm | Other

Located in Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, the Iceberg Dwellings is a project for a sustainable mean of renovating the obsolete container terminal and transform it into a residential project with plenty of extra cultural and social functions. With a budget of 32.6 million euros and a surface of 21600 square meters, this project was started in 2007 when the project received the first prize at the contest. The design is thought of as maintaining the predominant theme…

Xixi Wetland Art Village by Wang Weijen Architecture

By : Mark V | 10 Jun 2015 7:32 am | Other

Located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang in China, the Xixi Wetland Art Village was designed in 2011 by the practice of Wang Weijen Architecture as an amazing architectural tour de force. Surveying the nearby lake and also offering a perspective of the mountain, the design tries to be a synthesis of all the elements and the geometry of the building itself is a composition of abstract landscaping. From the interior each of the windows is carefully planned to picture one of the…

The Tubohotel wih tubopods from Mexico

By : Mark V | 8 Jun 2015 7:02 am | Other

The inspiration for TuboHotel (easily translated as the Tube Hotel) was drawn from Berlin, Germany where a series of hostel rooms shaped like tubes were really successful pretty fast after their launch. The TuboHotel is located just outside Mexico City in Tepoztlán, a popular tourist destination near the capital of Mexico. It’s a practical project, since it reduces space and brings comfort to the guests. You basically stack concrete drainage pipes for multi-room. And the costs are low. The “Tubopods”…

Tourist Information Baiersbronn by PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jun 2015 12:32 pm | Other, Urban

The practice of PARTNERUNDPARTNER architekten completed in 2013 the conversion of the tourist information center in the city of Baiersbronn, Germany and they created an original and impressive space that deserves our attention. Two phases were involved in the conversion, the first implying the entire redesign and expansion of the public customer area along with the back office, and the second phase focused on the renewal of the public toilets located on the ground floor. The defining element of the…

Astrofire by Modfire

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2015 6:22 pm | Other

The firm of Modfire specializes in fireplaces and the design a lot of interesting and unique ones that provide a lot of functionality and style. Their latest creation is one for the outdoors and it was named Astrofire. The Astrofire is related to one of their previous popular models, namely the Urbanfire line which focused on the exterior. It has a circular design to permit the homogenous distribution of heat and look good from all angles. The material it is…

Pushkinsky cinema by za bor architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Jun 2015 12:10 am | Other, Urban

The Russian designers Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev of the practice of za bor architects updated the Pushkinsky cinema as a renovation of the original cinema which preserves the original historical volume while adding modern elements of expression linking the old and the new through the shape and the materials used. The cinema was originally opened in 1961 with the name of Rossiya Theatre as the first post-war building in Moscow. It had 3000 seats and still hosts the Russian…

The Mercedes House residential project by Ten Arquitectos

By : Mark V | 3 Jun 2015 11:55 pm | Other

The guys behind architectural firm Ten Arquitectos have designed a beautiful project called the Mercedes House on the western edge of Midtown Manhattan in New York, USA. The project is a massive zigzagging block that bends in order to preserve the urban design of the streets and through this it also manages to offer the inhabitants access to the views and light that they need during the day. Overall it covers three quarters of a block, and thus it will…

Daegu Gosan Public Library by Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter, Adrian Yau

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Jun 2015 5:41 am | Education, Other

The Daegu Gosan Public Library was designed by the architects Lukasz Wawrzenczyk, Frisly Colop Morales, Jason Easter and Adrian Yau as a portrayal of knowledge through a temple where it is shared and spread. It is designed as a place where ideas can be shared and information can be accessed either in the form of books or the newer mediums of digital information which are extremely popular in Korea in general. The library also focuses on the local culture trying…

UFCU Ben White Branch in Austin, Texas

By : Mark V | 2 Jun 2015 11:28 pm | Other

University Federal Credit Union’s Ben White Branch in Austin, Texas was designed by the firm of Jackson and McElhaney Architects with the idea of giving shape to the environmentalist mission of the credit union. The way they wanted to enliven this is through the way in which the building adapts and responds to its surroundings. They paid careful attention to its orientation, the kind of glass they used and the way it was compartmented, the shade and lighting, and also…

pavilion of dream terraces by H&P architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 May 2015 4:45 pm | Other

This building is just a concept for now but it looks wonderful and original, trying to offer a modern approach to the traditional Vietnamese architecture. Since Vietnam is known for its wet rice cultivation and the way they grow it is on terraced fields, this part of Asia was also settled on agriculture and it has become its tradition. The practice of H&P architects designed the Vietnam Pavilion for the 2015 Milano Expo and tried to incorporate agriculture and architecture…

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