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National Trade Building by Studio Marco Piva

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2016 5:24 am | Other

The National Trade Building in the city of Harbin, China was designed by the Studio Marco Piva and it is comprised of four towers connected together which host a hotel and three residential buildings acting as a landmark in the area and as a symbol of the growth of the region. The city has a harsh climate with very cold winters and temperate summers so the designers created a structure that reduces the energy consumption and retains heat. The advanced…

National Library of Sejong City by S.A.M.O.O. Architects & Engineers

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 May 2016 4:50 am | Other

The practice of S.A.M.O.O. Architects & Engineers designed the National Library of Sejong City which is the first branch facility of the National Library of Korea and it was built in the multifunctional administrative municipality of the country. The design has a swooping roof which wishes to resemble a book page turned over thus hinting at the purpose of the building. The library gives access to both the classical book formats as well as to the digital information support to…

Levi Ski Resort Project in Lapland by BIG

By : Mark V | 2 May 2016 4:43 am | Other

BIG has won a while ago a competition to design a new, 47.000 ski resort and recreational area in Levi, that will transform the current Levi Ski resort into a world class Ski Village. The location for this new project is right next to the Kittilä airport, ensuring easy access to Lapland and to the existing Levi Village. The main investor of this project is the Finland-based developer  Kassiopeia Finland Oy that already owns and runs Hotel Levi Panorama, Levi…

Vessel by Splinter Works

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Apr 2016 3:23 am | Other

Vessel is an original bath created with carbon fiber and designed by the Splinter Works studio. The bath hangs like a hammock creating the impression of floating and also pushing the relaxing sensation you have while resting in a hammock to the limit by allowing you to also take a hot bath in it. The sculptural bath was designed to be used in a wet room and it is fixed with stainless steel brackets which can be hidden to make…

Residential Building Zug Schleife by Valerio Olgiati

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Feb 2016 12:57 am | Other

Located in Zug, Switzerland, this residential building was designed by the architect Valerio Olgiati in 2012 with a geometry that alters the perception of space according to the movement of the sun while also giving the owners the impression of living alone. From afar you might have problems determining the purpose of this structure due to the interesting design with elliptical openings and ornamental edges, but these also have a practical purpose, being used to generate a sense of distance…

Budapest Music Center by Art1st Design Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Feb 2016 12:33 am | Other

The Budapest Music Center is a project created by the Art1st Design Studio with the trombonist and music teacher Laszlo Goz as the CEO. The company focuses on promoting classical, contemporary and jazz music with a plethora of activities such as the Hungarian Music Information Database and Library, managing and organizing various events and also having a record company. The Database collects and classifies the Hungarian classical, jazz and contemporary repertoire so that they become available worldwide and it expands…

Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library by Adjaye Associates

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Feb 2016 12:31 am | Other

Located around a natural setting next to the Fort Davis Park in Washington D.C., the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library was designed by the architectural practice of Adjaye Associates incorporating the Guardian SunGuard 68 high performance architectural glass along with the Silver 20 in order to provide the best light transmission and best views of the park. These materials are used throughout the project covering all four sides of the library and stretching all the way to the roof supporting…

Mariinsky Theatre II by Diamond Schmitt Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 29 Jan 2016 11:37 pm | Indoor Arenas, Other, Urban

The New Mariinsky Theatre opened on May 2, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia and it was designed by the practice of Diamond Schmitt Architects with a design that tries to give a contemporary renewal of the historic urban building. The Theater is across the street from the original opera and ballet house in the historic center of the city, one of the largest performing arts facilities in the world and the first one in Russia, built in the 19th century.…

Pool Pavilion by GLUCK+

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Jan 2016 10:54 pm | Other

The Pool Pavilion is a recreational structure in Lake George, New York, USA which unites the disparate elements of the site and its shape is that of a landscape rift stretching and folding through a complex of indoor and outdoor recreation facilities that include a lap pool, a spa, sauna, outdoor play fields, terraces, a gym and even a theater. The only vertical element of the design is the two floor office. The project was designed by the architectural practice of…

Doppio Hotel and Offices by ArchitekturConsult

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Jan 2016 10:27 pm | Hotels & Spas, Offices, Other

The T-Center St. Marx urban development has been finalized in June 2012 when the Doppio Hotel and the office building next to it were opened. The construction for the complex took eight years and the site is in the Rennweg99 area of Wien, Austria which now became a prominent location with two disc-like structures defining the project. The imposing structure uses dark materials and through the unity of the hotel and office building they create a common forecourt that defines…

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