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Vantan Design Institute Osak by eleven nine interior design office

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 5:39 pm | Education

The Vantan Design Institute Osak was designed by the eleven nine interior design office in 2009 and it is located in the Chuo Ward of Osaka, Japan to refurbish the vocational school. The designers wanted to create a setting that is more appropriate for the purpose so that the students can interact better with one another and with their teachers, so most of the separations were removed for a more open ambiance. The chairs in the staff room act as…

Harbin Taiping International Airport by Hassell

By : lau | 15 Sep 2014 10:01 pm | Airports

The Harbin Taiping International Airport in China was designed by the architectural practice of Hassell in 2010 with a capacity of 45 million passengers and a high quality aesthetic that acts as a gateway and hub for the region of North East China. The design began with a competition which was won by Hassell in collaboration with CNARDI, AYD and AIRBIZ and it was inspired by the identity of the city which is renowned as an “ice city”. The city…

Friedrich Bayer Bridge by LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

By : lau | 11 Sep 2014 12:52 am | Bridges

The Friedrich Bayer Bridge in front of the Bayer Headquarters was designed by the practice of LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo in 2013 for the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to extend the number of bridges for cyclists and pedestrians. The bridge brings together the shores of the Pinheiros River at the spot where it connects with the Canal of Guarapiranga dam and it ensures a better way of accessing the metro station for the employees of Bayer as well as…

Academy of Art Crafts by LCR Architects

By : lau | 9 Sep 2014 6:07 pm | Education

The Academy of Art Crafts (ESMA) located in Auzeville-Tolosane, France is a project designed by the LCR Architects practice in 2013 to include the main building, the Technical Academy of Photography and Game Design as well as the student housing units in the same campus at a distance of 15 minutes from the center of Toulouse. The project has two levels of parking spaces where there are 55 reserved spots for the school and 60 for the residents. The entire…

New International Airport of New Mexico by Foster+ Partners, FR-EE and Netherlands Airport Consultants

By : lau | 6 Sep 2014 7:41 am | Airports

The international competition for the design of the New International Airport of New Mexico was won by a collaboration between the architectural practice of Foster+ Partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) and Netherlands Airport Consultants, with a project that will create one of the largest airports in the world with a total surface of 555000 square meters. A continuous grindshell encloses the whole terminal with a structure that streches over the walls and roof as a single flowing form that evokes…

Reconstruction of the Square in Frýdlant by Vladimir Balda Architekt

By : lau | 3 Sep 2014 2:04 pm | Urban

The practice of Vladimir Balda Architekt was commissioned in 2011 to rebuild the square in Frydlant, Czech Republic, making the public space more open so that different activities can take place here. Three types of paving tiles were used and two stone types to create a pattern which defines each space of the square and, aside from the parking lot, there aren’t any barriers. A fountain with the statue of Albrecht von Wallenstein stands as the dominant element in the…

PortMiami Tunnel by ArquitectonicaGEO

By : lau | 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…

Collège de Labarthe-sur-Lèze by LCR Architectes

By : lau | 30 Aug 2014 6:02 am | Education

This public middle school is located in Labarthe-sur-lez, France and it was designed by the practice of LCR Architectes to meet the high environmental standards which a future public building should worry about as well as offer an efficient education space. The exterior stands out due to its copper wrapping and there are two axes defining its layout, one of them giving access from the traffic circle and thus defining the functional organization, while the other one is perpendicular to…

Valdespartera Kindergarden by Magen Arquitectos

By : lau | 28 Aug 2014 12:06 am | Education

The Valdespartera Kindergarten located in Zaragoza, Spain was designed in 2013 by the practice of Magen Arquitectos to provide an education facility to the new Ecocity which has 10000 housing units with eco-friendly features. The kindergarten is to the southern edge of the new district close to the ring highway and to the water tanks, so the designers opted for a round aesthetic which would suit the surrounding urban landscape. The teaching areas are to the south while the classrooms…

Leça do Balio School by aNC arquitectos

By : lau | 26 Aug 2014 11:48 am | Education

The Leca do Balio School in Portugal was designed in 2013 by the practice of aNC arquitectos for 200 children beginning their studies along with 40 kindergarten children. The project is next to a school for the second and third grade with the new building acting as the entrance to both institutions. The building features a complex geometry with a slope organizing the outdoor layout and there are two parallel blocks to create room for the playgrounds. The indentations in…

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