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Rafael del Pino Auditorium Building by Rafael de La-Hoz Architects

By : lau | 18 Apr 2014 4:02 pm | Other

The Rafael del Pinto Auditorium Building located next to the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain was designed by the practice of Rafael de La-Hoz Architects with an impressive façade standing out due to its metallic structure reminiscent of a tree. The designers described their original project as “transforming a garden into an inhabited garden” so instead of replacing the garden with a contemporary structure, they transformed the layout of the plants into a sustaining geometry with the habitable…

Chongqing Clubhouse by Pure Architecture

By : lau | 16 Apr 2014 6:01 pm | Other

The Chongqing Clubhouse is a part of the Greenland Bund Center project together with 23 commercial buildings which were originally used as a real estate sales center for the project and it was designed by the Pure Architecture practice. The project is located on the south side of the mountain in the Hong’en Temple Forest Park in Chongqing and it offers a view toward the Jialing River acting as a connective element between the river and the mountain with an…

DROP XL modules by In-tenta

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 7:14 pm | Other

DROP XL are modules designed by the In-tenta studio in Barcelona and they are a part of the modular micro-architecture trend so that they can be easily transported and placed in various places, making them ideal for Eco-tourism. The modules are created with sustainable features and they offer a different housing solution for the travelers that want to try something different from the typical hotels while also having access to the same comfort and quality of design. The DROP XL…

Bagnolet Town Hall by Jean-Pierre Lott

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 6:11 pm | Other

The Bagnolet Town Hall in France was designed by the architect Jean-Pierre Lott as a part of a larger project of urban regeneration for the suburb of Paris and the designer had to develop the hall as well as its plaza so that a closer connection with the buildings surrounding the site. The project is comprised of three sculptural slabs and the façade was scaled to the size of the existing town hall designed with a neoclassical aesthetic. There is…

Himalesque by ARCHIUM

By : lau | 15 Apr 2014 6:09 pm | Other

The ARCHIUM Studio designed the Himalesque project in Jomsom, Nepal in the plateau set against a natural backdrop to offer a refuge from the local natural conditions and they employed a traditional aesthetic to solve the problems of the structure using a thick outer skin made of stone. The boundary wall divides the enclosed space to separate the various programs and functions and a gap can be made between the stone wall and the glass wall to create an inner…

Nike’s Aerostatic Dome

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 7:10 pm | Other

During the Design Week in Milan, Spain, the Nike brand launched the KOBE 9 Elite Low HTM pushing innovation even further than before and to celebrate this event they collaborated with the founder of the MINIWIZ upcycling company Arthur Huang to create this aerostatic dome at the Palazzo Clerici. The project is the first structure that uses zero compressive elements being supported only by a canopy filled with helium and the pavilion can be easily deflated to be raised somewhere…

New North Zealand Hospital by C.F. Møller Architects

By : lau | 14 Apr 2014 7:00 pm | Other

The C.F. Moller Architects practice designed the New North Zealand Hospital in the vicinity of the Hillerod city offering a modern hospital for the citizens with a surface of 124000 square meters and the project will be completed in 2020 offering services to the 310000 persons living in the region. The budget for the hospital if of 3.8 billion DKK and it will be in line with the Frederiksborg Castle nearby offering a highly functional design that integrates with the…

The White Tree by Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects

By : lau | 13 Apr 2014 2:11 pm | Other

The Architectural Folie of the 21st Century is a competition organized by the Montpellier city in the Southern region of France and it was won by collaboration between the Sou Fujimoto Architects studio from Japan and the Nicolas Laisine Associes and Manal Archdi Oxo Architects practices from France with a project entitled Arbre Blanc. The White Tree is an apartment building spreading over 17 floors hosting 120 apartments and a rooftop penthouse with panoramic views of the Pyrenees Mountains and…

House of Music by Coop Himmelb(l)au

By : lau | 13 Apr 2014 2:07 pm | Other

House of Music is a new concert venue and music school located in Aalborg, Denmark claiming to be one of the quietest spaces for symphonic music in Europe and it was designed by the Coop Himmelb(l)au architectural practice from Austria. We have already described the venue in a former article while the project was under construction (here), but now it is finally complete so we should take another look. The space is on the edge of Limfjord and it offers…

Ted Theatre by Rockwell Group

By : lau | 13 Apr 2014 2:04 pm | Other

The Ted Theatre located in Vancouver, Canada is a project designed by the Rockwell Group architectural practice as a portable theater celebrating the 30th anniversary of the new Ted home in Vancouver. The Ted Conference is a non-profit organization trying to popularize the new advances in sciences and it has changed its location from Long Beach, California to the Vancouver Convention Centre’s ballroom where the new theater was installed. The project spreads over a surface of 20000 square feet and…

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