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Zephyr Bike Storage Bollard by Barrier Group

By : lau | 30 Jul 2014 6:40 pm | Other

Barrier Group is an Australian company which specializes in the design, development and manufacture of workplace safety, car park solutions and forklift separation barriers as well as the product we will cover in this article which is their Architectural Bike Storage Bollard called Zephyr. This small but highly useful innovation incorporates cutting edge architectural design to ensure a stable, upright position for locking your bicycle in compliance with the class 3 bicycle security measures and it can be placed in…

Les Quinconces Cultural Center by Babin+Renaud

By : lau | 30 Jul 2014 6:25 pm | Other

Les Quinconces Cultural Center located in Le Mans, France was designed in 2014 by the architects Eric Babin and Jean-Francois Renaud as a complex that interfaces with the Esplanade des Quinconces, a venue where several events take place each year, and with the Place des Jacobins which hosts an outdoor market three times a week. The complex is below the Saint-Julien Cathedral and it sits across the law courts built in the 1980s with several residential buildings and the current…

Rocks Police Station by Welsh+Major

By : lau | 28 Jul 2014 7:08 pm | Other

The Rocks Police Station located in Sydney, Australia was originally designed by the Government Architect James Barnet in the 1880s and it was adapted as a café/restaurant in 2013 by the Welsh + Major architectural practice to bring new life into the building while preserving its historic significance. The austerity of the police station is contrasted by an open contemporary addition to improve access to the building and its connection with the surroundings, so a steel and glass structure was…

Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex by Brearley Architects + Urbanists

By : lau | 26 Jul 2014 3:11 pm | Other

The Hangzhou Duolan Commercial Complex was designed by the Brearley Architects + Urbanists studio and it offers a combination of housing units, public open areas, community gardens and recreational zones for the inhabitants of the new Xia Sha district of China. The competition entry of Brearley Architects + Urbanists offers two stacked programs with a shopping mall and residential units covered with a sloping green roof on the top. The program offers access to the green roof from each floor…

Yalikavak Palmarina by Emre Arolat Architects

By : lau | 26 Jul 2014 3:00 pm | Other

The Yalikavak Palmarina is a development that offers a range of services to the local population while also extending the marina complex in the Turkish harbor of Bodrum with a design created by the practice of Emre Arolat Architects. The project is on the southeast coast of Turkey in a lagoon and the island is only the first part of the large master plan, hosting several retail stores, restaurants and the amenities needed for the docking of yachts in the…

Pavilion Bar by Margot Krasojevic

By : lau | 26 Jul 2014 2:57 pm | Other

The Spillway Pavilion Bar was designed by the architect Margot Krasojevic as a part of the flood control infrastructure in Paris, France and it follows the principles promoted by the designed in most of her work, where she tries to use digital parameters to explore the psychological effects of architecture. The enclosed circular glass bar stands above an open mouth spillway that permits water to enter through its perimeter, directing it throughout the design. The circular bar directs the water…

Nikki Beach Marbella

By : lau | 23 Jul 2014 5:41 pm | Other

The Nikki Beach luxury club in Marbella, Spain underwent a six month renovation that complemented the existing signature dishes with a new dining menu inspired by the Nikki Beach locations around the world along with an extensive cocktail and champagne list. The project follows a different culinary theme each day from Thursday to Saturday, going from a seafood sunset BBQ to a live jazz and Champagne program and a Saturday soiree that emphasize the local seafood. The restaurant is on…

Joan Maragall Library by BCQ Arquitectura

By : lau | 22 Jul 2014 4:40 pm | Other

The Joan Maragall Library located in Barcelona, Spain was designed by the BCQ Arquitectura practice after winning the competition with a project they entitled Garden of Light. Situated below an existing garden that wouldn’t be a part of the project, the library is trying to improve and protect the garden with bright spaces. The garden of Florida Villa has trees providing the shade and there are landscaped spaces that provide different settings. There is a gap between the garden and…

London Ticket Hall by Christopher Jenner

By : lau | 22 Jul 2014 4:35 pm | Other

The London Ticket Hall was redesigned by the creative director of Eurostar, Christopher Jenner, replacing the modern project created by Philippe Starck with a more retro aesthetic that combines Art Nouveau and Victorian Gothic, offering a “less pedestrian travel experience”. The furniture and fittings for the two spaces have the materials and shapes common in the late 19th century to evoke the epoch which the designers call the Golden Age of travel as an attempt of heralding its return. The…

New Theatre in Montalto di Castro by MDU Architetti

By : lau | 21 Jul 2014 5:22 pm | Other

The New Theatre in Montalto di Castro was designed by the practice of MDU Architetti in 2012 to express the experience of attending the theatre through architecture as well as to create a landmark in the area that is located in the Montalto Province of Viterbo, Italy. The region has an Etruscan history and is currently near the largest power plant in the country, so the designers integrated the two contrasting backgrounds into their design, creating a large concrete monolith…

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