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Child School at Can Nebot by Rahola Vidal

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Jul 2015 2:38 pm | Education

Designed in 2009 by the architectural practice of Rahola Vidal, this child school also has a nursery on its ground floor and it is located in a peaceful neighborhood of Can Nebot in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, Eivissa, Spain. The project also includes a small children’s house in the center and there is also a garden. The main school has four classrooms with a bathroom area, a multi-purpose room, a changing room for the staff, kitchen and dining area…

Vertical City Luca Curci architects

By : Tony | 13 Jul 2015 10:00 am | Infrastructure

The project combines sustainability with population density and it aims to build up a zero-energy city-building. Starting from the analyses of the contemporary skyscraper, conceived as a compact element, smooth and alienated from the surrounding space, the project has re-interpreted it in an opened structure, equipped with green areas on each level, natural light and ventilation. This new interpretation allows its residents to get into an healthier life-style, in connection with natural elements, re-thinking the traditional concept of community and…

BOTTEGA RISTORANTE

By : Tony | 12 Jul 2015 9:59 am | Infrastructure

Address: Menara Bank Danamon – Mega Kuningan – Jakarta – Indonesia Construction Type: Architecture & Interior Design Project Total floor area: 300m2 Architects & Interior Designer : Einstein & Associates Principal Architect : Leo Einstein Franciscus Completed: January 2015 Located at Mega Kuningan, The Golden Triangle of Jakarta’s central Business District. Bottega Ristorante is one of the newest european concept restaurant with modern touch in the capital of Indonesia. The chosen concept for this particular project is “La Dolce Vita”,…

Queen Alia International Airport by Foster and Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jul 2015 1:39 pm | Airports

The architectural practice of Foster and Partners designed the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan which is the largest airport in the country, with an interesting design which also proves to be very functional. Taking their inspiration from the Bedouin tents, the canopy of domes that cover the airport terminal spreads over its entirety and allows it to expand further due to the modular design. The plan is to extend the airport to increase its capacity annually until it…

Richmond Firehall No.2 by HCMA

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jul 2015 7:34 am | Other, Urban

Since the fire hall in Richmond, Canada was 40 years old, the city decided to replace it with a new one that is better adapted to the needs of the community and one that was also an iconic civic building through its aspect. Designed by the architectural practice of HCMA in 2011, the Stevenson Fire Hall is on the site of the former one but an adjacent residence was also integrated into the new site. The new project hosts a…

Red Bull Music Academy New York by INABA

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jul 2015 1:31 am | Education

The Red Bull Music Academy was designed by the practice of INABA in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York and it occupies four floors of a vacant building transforming them into an exemplary learning environment with collaborative areas that make the traditional classrooms obsolete. The interior has curved walls which create the space for each area and the entire project spreads over a surface of 38000 square feet with the ground level extending into a former warehouse and thus offering…

Sheikh Zayed Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jul 2015 12:49 am | Bridges

The practice of Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in the city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as a third gateway connecting the Abu Dhabi Island to the Gulf toward the south shore. The project began in 1997 and was complete in 2010 with a length of 842 meters and a height of 64 meters. The bridge has a two way highway with four lanes, with a total width of 61 meters, and the bridge features cantilevered…

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science by Lyons

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jul 2015 10:57 pm | Education

The La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science is located at the Bundoora campus of the La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and was designed by the architectural practice of Lyons with a tessellated façade similar to the hexagonal structure of the molecules. With a height of six levels, the entire building has hexagonal windows towards the front and the rear facades, some of them being extruded from the façade to provide an irregularity, while other windows are simply shaded with…

Fort de Roovere Trench Bridge in Halsteren, Netherlands

By : Mark V | 30 Jun 2015 9:11 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

The strange architecture of the bridge reminds us of a trench, even if its name is the Moses Bridge (or Loopgraafbrug in the native language). It is a contemporary pedestrian bridge that can be found in the Netherlands. The bridge separated the water that surrounds a beautiful 17th century Dutch fort so that the visitors can have a better view of the shallow moat. The materials used were FSC and PEFC Accoya wood, both sustainable materials and the bridge was…

Central Thermal in Muroto by Ciel Rouge Creation

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Jun 2015 8:01 pm | Other, Urban

Located in Muroto, Japan and created by the architectural practice of Ciel Rouge Creation in 2006, the Centre de Thalassotherapie UTOCO focuses on the marine life for its inspiration and provided a project with three main structures that were unofficially nicknamed the three whales. The thermal spa is located in-between the UTOCO Hotel and the seawater center along the coast being the latest addition to the complex. According to the designers its purpose is to reflect a new culture, one…

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