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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…

Carnal Hall by Bernard Tschumi Architects

By : lau | 29 Aug 2014 5:57 pm | Other

Carnal Hall is a concert venue and center for art and culture at the Le Rosey boarding school in Rolle, Switzerland. The project is close to completion and has been planned to feature its opening performance on 2nd October 2014. The hall was designed by the practice of Bernard Tschumi Architects in collaboration with Fehlmann Architects who made the structure stand out due to its low arcing dome which is clad in stainless steel as a powerful contrasting image when…

Dukley Gardens

By : lau | 27 Aug 2014 9:00 pm | Other

The Dukley Gardens is a development of 36 properties located on the eastern Zavala peninsula of Budva Riviera, Montenegro and it brings a new residential opportunity along the coastline with waterfront views and a beautiful contemporary aesthetic. There are 202 luxury residences and all of them are on the edge of the bay, ensuring a view of the sea. The interior design combines a modern setting with furnishings from renowned firms like Poliform Kitchens, Garbelotto wooden flooring, Villeroy and Boch…

Breath Box by NAS architecture

By : lau | 22 Aug 2014 7:07 pm | Other

This unique project was designed by the NAS architecture practice for the Festival of Lively Architecture which is held annually in La Grande Motte, France and it consists of a waterfront pavilion called Breath Bow as a means of activating your senses while interacting with it. There is a reflective wall toward the sea recreating the water’s images and while the wind creates ripples you can also experience them on the wall. The interior has graphic light patterns that modify…

Saint-Lazare priory by Agence Jouin Manku

By : lau | 20 Aug 2014 6:54 pm | Other

The Saint-Lazare priory in the city of Fontevraud, France was recently refurbished by the Agence Jouin Manku to transform its interior into a hotel and restaurant as a part of the redevelopment of Fontevraud Abbey and its four priories dating from the Middle Ages. The stone structure was complemented with wood, metal and various fabrics that bring a contemporary tone to the original structure which was used as a hospital and hospice for nuns until the 1980s when it was…

Tripoli Congress Center by Tabanlioglu Architects

By : lau | 20 Aug 2014 6:44 pm | Other

The practice of Tabanlioglu Architects designed the Tripoli Congress Center in Libya next to the Zoo Park and a forested area, transforming the zone into a Congress Valley with a future hotel nearby and private villas. The trees on the site were preserved and the area where no trees grew was where the building was raised spreading over two floors and a semi-transparent metal façade with a portico as the main entrance. The inner glass walls have a circulation area…

Observation Tower by RMJM Shenzhen

By : lau | 20 Aug 2014 6:37 pm | Other

The new riverfront improvement project in Doumen, Zhuhai, China includes a landmark that brings the two rivers together through a promenade development created by the architectural practice of RMJM Shenzhen in the shape of an Observation Tower with a height of 100 meters. The district wants to combine traditional elements with the latest design tech and the project has three main parts, a podium, technological programs in the center and an observation hub on the top. Access to the tower…

Brasov Tower by Point 4 Space

By : lau | 18 Aug 2014 6:50 pm | Other

Brasov Tower is one of the remaining fortifications built during the Middle Ages by the Saxon colonists in Brasov, Romania and it went through a gradual restoration program began by the city council to bring the walls and towers to better conditions. The Drapers Bastion was refurbished by the practice of Point 4 Space after being abandoned for a long time. The excavations uncovered older wall remains on the ground floor and the purpose of the renovation was to transform…

House of Vans Subterranean Skatepark

By : lau | 16 Aug 2014 2:19 pm | Other

House of Vans is a clothing and footwear brand which transformed five of the disused tunnels in London into an interior skating park that offers artists’ studios, a gallery, cinema and a café. The Old Vic Tunnels are located at the Waterloo and since they were disused in 2009 they became a place where experimental art exhibitions, concerts or film screenings took place but in March 2013 the tunnels were closed and they remained so until the recent refurbishment. The…

Casa Milan by Fabio Novembre

By : lau | 16 Aug 2014 2:06 pm | Other

Casa Milan is the new headquarters of AC Milan who relocated in 2014 to a space designed by the Fabio Novembre architectural practice in the Portello neighborhood of Milan, Italy. The football club stayed almost 50 years in their original headquarters and now it was time for a change with a contemporary design that centers on the key points of the club, namely men, motion and emotion. Spreading over a surface of 10000 square meters, the new headquarters has seven…

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