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“Tournesol” Swimming Pool Refurbishment by Urbane Kultur

By : lau | 20 Feb 2015 10:28 am | Other

The “Tournesol” Swimming Pool located in Lingolsheim, France was designed by the Urbane Kultur architectural practice in 2014 to update the 183 pools built in the country during the 1970s by Bernard Schoeller. The elegant structures have a good relationship with the surrounding due to the large sliding doors that provide sufficient natural light and the self sufficient domes make extensions quite difficult to create. The designers wanted to preserve the simple and efficient original design, so the extensions built…

Tepoztlan Lounge by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

By : lau | 19 Feb 2015 9:20 am | Other

The Tepoztlan Lounge is one of several buildings available for rent as communal gathering spaces for parties or more formal events and the project was designed by the architectural practice of Cadaval & Sola-Morales. The region is occupied by a small town standing in the rocky landscape to the South of Mexico City and it still has a well preserved historic center with deep roots that were described and praised by artists who chose it as their weekend retreat. The…

Fiona Stanley Hospital by HASSELL

By : lau | 19 Feb 2015 8:19 am | Other

The Fiona Stanley Hospital located in Perth, Western Australia was designed by the HASSELL studio in collaboration with the architects Silver Thomas Hanley and Hames Sharley to create a cohesive relation with the nearby landscape with a tessellated façade and expansive green vistas incorporated. The project spreads over a surface of 140,000 square meters and it also includes a lot of public green areas with relaxing vistas. The designers asked the help of Dr. Roger Ulrich who determined that the…

Parque Toreo by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

By : lau | 18 Feb 2015 12:09 pm | Other

The Paque Toreo is a mix-use complex located in Naucalpan, Mexico which is the most developed suburban area to the north of the Federal District and it was completed in the winter of 2014 with a design by the Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos practice. The project wants to be a landmark and focal point of a larger reorganization master plan that wants to begin the economic and social recovery of the Toreo-Naucalpan corridor as well as of the Toreo-Reforma zone. The…

Suspended Walkway Between Buildings by Zalewski Architecture Group

By : lau | 17 Feb 2015 9:41 pm | Other

This suspended walkway offers an original and exciting new way of accessing buildings through a walk-on balcony above the center courtyard of a structure located in Gliwice, Poland and it was designed by the Zalewski Architecture Group. The courtyard is quite dull and the view from the third floor office needed some diversity, so the designers added a green path to change the view of the inhabitants as well as bring them a new way of relaxing or taking a…

Courmayeur Ski & Snowboard School by LEAPfactory

By : lau | 17 Feb 2015 5:28 pm | Other

The Courmayeur Ski and Snowboard School on the slopes of Plan Checrouit in front of Mont Blanc in Italy was designed by the LEAPfactory studio in 2014 with a highly efficient and innovative layout. The project was built quick enough to be completed for the Christmas 2014. The designers used a new LEAPs3 construction system that permitted the assembly of the whole structure in a single week and the high performance materials and design ensure a very efficient interior with…

Dom’Up by Bruno de Grunne and Nicolas D’Ursel

By : lau | 11 Feb 2015 4:12 pm | Other

The arboriculturist Bruno de Grunne along with the architect Nicolas D’Ursel started the Trees and People project as a way of improving the relationship between man and nature and one of their projects is the Dom’Up treehouse cabin which can be easily transported and installed in the middle of a natural environment without impacting the site. The roof is made of thermo-welded tarpaulin which is resistant to UV and the entire treehouse only needs two trees from which to get…

10Cal Tower by Supermachine Studio

By : lau | 10 Feb 2015 7:07 pm | Other

The 10 Cal Tower is a project that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Siam Cement Group which is the largest construction material producer in Thailand and they commissioned the Supermachine Studio along with two other Thai architects to create this public facility. Located in the coastal town of Bangsaen, Thailand, the project is in a public park next to the sea side and the three structures will be covering the same area being comprised of a library created by…

Hybrid Hut by Rojkind Arquitectos

By : lau | 6 Feb 2015 8:37 am | Other

The Warming Huts project is a competition that challenges the emerging architectural practices to design temporary structures along the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, Canada and the 2015 edition invited the practice of Rojkind Arquitectos to create the Hybrid Hut which is a complex timber structure for skaters and passersby. The interior offers a shelter and some warmth for the passers-by and the trail of structures continues to a pop-up restaurant called Raw:Almond as well as an art gallery on ide…

Windhover Contemplative Center by Aidlin Darling Design

By : lau | 5 Feb 2015 11:30 am | Other

The Windhover Contemplative Center on the campus of the Stanford University is a sanctuary in the middle of the academic center which was created to offer security and relaxation to the students with a design that came into being through the collaboration between the Aidlin Darling Design studio and Rammed Earth Works. The landscaping was also an important part of the overall aesthetic and it was done by Andrea Cochran with mature California Oaks. The rammed earth adds a natural…

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