Category Archives: Urban

One City Marina Center by Kokaistudios Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 May 2015 2:26 pm | Urban

Designed by the practice of Kokaistudios Architecture in collaboration with Vanke and located in the city of Yantian, Shenzhen, China, this project is next to the Dapeng Bay waterfront and opposite the new tourist port which is being built at the moment thus being a part of a large development project with mix uses which includes residential and commercial areas. The Marina spreads over 2300 square meters and has four floors which will host the Vanke sales office to promote…

Electric by Mathieu Lehanneur

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 May 2015 2:02 am | Infrastructure, Urban

Electric is the new cultural platform in Paris and it was designed by Mathieu Lehanneur and it offers an innovative and amazing design. Spreading over 1380 square meters with several trunk-like electrical braids connecting the ceiling and the floor and with the illumination spots placed like branches over the entire ceiling, the image the space provides is that of a gothic landscape during the day, while at night everything begins to transform into a dazzling spectacle of light and color.…

La Luciole Concert Hall by Moussafir Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 May 2015 7:16 am | Other, Urban

Located in Alencon, France this concert hall was designed by the practice of Moussafir Architects as a landmark that offers a contrast to the nearby exhibition center. The building’s exterior finishing tries to blend in with the blue skies and the nearby ocean and the facades use corrugated steel siding instead of the initial option for a combination of matte and polished stainless steel which would mirror the surroundings. The exterior also resembles a piece of high tech architecture with…

Lazika Municipality Building by Architects of Invention

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 May 2015 1:06 pm | Urban

Sometimes buildings need to experiment and try out different and new ideas in so that progress exists and with a name like Architects of Invention, it is certain that this architectural practice is one that knows this fact very well. This project was commissioned by the municipality for a new building in a city that is still getting raised, namely Lazika, Georgia.Together with the engineers from Engenuiti they created a steel structure that is a part of the development of…

Mapletree Minhang Development Proposal by Aedas

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2015 11:53 pm | Other, Urban

This project is located in Minhang and it is the largest single investment that the Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd. made in China so far and it features a structure that spreads over a floor area of around 297000 square meters on a site of 119000 square meters. The project is designed by the award-winning architectural practice of Aedas and it began construction this year after a ground breaking ceremony. There are two sites planned, one is the Mapletree Business City…

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital by Lyons and Conrad Gargett

By : Dennis Franklin | 24 Jan 2015 11:32 am | Urban

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital located in the Southbank Precinct of Brisbane, Australia is a specialist pediatric teaching facility with an exciting façade that ensures tertiary and quaternary health services in a structure spreading over 12 floors that was designed through the collaboration between the Lyons architectural practice and Conrad Gargett. The bright colors, with green and purple tones, integrate well into the nearby parklands and are joyful enough for a space designed with children in mind. The roofs are…

Grønneviksøren Student Apartments by 3RW Arkitekter

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2015 5:02 pm | Urban

The Gronneviksoren Student Apartments located in Bergen, Norway were designed in 2013 by the practice of 3RW Arkitekter to bring a sustainable solution for low budget housing in a large city. The area is rapidly transforming and is at a 20 minute walk from the city center, being comprised of 16 building groups that have a height of up to eight levels. There are two separate building blocks with an open setting that connects to the city and they have…

Hollenbeck Police Station by AC Martin

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jan 2015 11:30 am | Urban

The AC Martin architectural practice built the new Hollenbeck Police Station in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California on the site of the existing 1958 station in a region that is filled with history and tradition. The heritage of the site was implemented into a daring design that celebrates the creative spirit of the area in an original way. The community needed to have a place with which they could relate and the murals, gardens and bright homes told the designers…

City Hall for the City of Illkirch-Graffenstaden by Atelier Filippini

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jan 2015 8:19 am | Urban

The City Hall for the City of Illkirch-Graffenstaden, France was designed by the Atelier Filippini after winning an international competition with a project that is made predominantly of perforated steel with new public facilities and an iconic façade. The project is in the central square of the city and features a reception area that acts as a protective shell hovering above a water surface with a steel envelope that still maintains a connection with the sky and nearby facades. The…

Tube Station Praha Střížkov by Patrik Kotas Atelier

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Dec 2014 7:12 pm | Urban

The Praha Strizkov tube station located in Prague, The Czech Republic was designed in 2008 by the Patrik Kotas Atelier to improve the public transport infrastructure in the constantly growing city. The project is easily noticeable due to the impressive façade manufactured by Schuco and there is a constant visual connection with the outdoors due to the glazed surfaces of the building. The aesthetic chosen for the project is a futuristic one in which there is a main hall with…

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