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Private Hospital Terra Quente by Pitagora Architects

By : lau | 29 Sep 2014 4:36 pm | Other

The Terra Quente Hospital located in Mirandela, Portugal was designed by the practice of Pitagora Architects in 2012 on a raised terrain that provides an overview of the city. The project isclose to the railway and bus station as well as some other facilities such as a swimming pool complex or the Instituto Piaget and the structure stands on the site of a former fertilizer plant. The area was chosen for the volume of the building that needed to be…

Antarctic Port For Tourism and Research by Sergiu-Radu Pop for Zaha Hadid Studio

By : lau | 27 Sep 2014 10:32 am | Other

The architecture student Sergiu-Radu Pop designed this impressive project for the Zaha Hadid Studio at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna which tries to create a multi-functional hub in Antarctica for research, transport and accommodation. The project utilizes biomimicry for its shape to emulate the aesthetic of the ice formations along the coast of the southern ocean and it ascends from the water with a tower clad in glass. Large steel webs spread over the open decks to blend…

DOMunder by JDdVarchitects

By : lau | 25 Sep 2014 5:27 pm | Other

DOMunder is a project that invites you to discover the secrets of the Utrecht’s Dom Square spanning through a history of 2000 years with a design created by the JDdVarchitects practice in the underground below the Domplein, between the Domkerk and the Domtoren. The project has a depth of up to 4.7 meters and a total surface of 350 square meters, allowing the visitors to see the archeological sites carried out by Van Giffen in 1949 with modeling and research…

Gothenburg City Library by LINK Arkitektur

By : lau | 25 Sep 2014 1:12 pm | Other

The Gothenburg City Library in Sweden is a meeting place and cultural institution that has over a million visitors each year and it was converted by the practice of LINK Arkitektur with an extension that provides a more open façade to the structure built in the 1960s. The library received new wings and additional areas for meetings, learning and study with a surface of almost 140000 square feet. The exterior walls were demolished to place the new glass façade and…

HUBflat by CH + QS Arquitectos

By : lau | 24 Sep 2014 4:13 pm | Other

HUBflat is the refurbishing and expansion of a coworking space for social entrepreneurs located in Madrid, Spain and it was designed in 2014 by the practice of CH + QS Arquitectos to transform the original hub into a more interesting and more efficient workplace. The designers removed some of the parts of the original apartment built in the 1950s to create a cone and two spheres that would bring a visual connection between the different areas and act as a…

White Sails Hospital & Spa by Vasily Klyukin

By : lau | 24 Sep 2014 11:55 am | Other

The White Sails Hospital & Spa is a beach front urban project planned for the Tunisia Economic City as a medical facility and an international clinic designed by the architect Vasily Klyukin with a ship-like exterior with the sails hosting the labs, preventive care centers and a wellness spa. The idea behind the project was to provide a hospital which you wouldn’t be afraid to visit, “I would kile to show a hospital where there is no room for fear”…

Redline by Pietri Architects

By : lau | 23 Sep 2014 12:30 pm | Other

Redline is the name of an apartment building located in La Seyne-Sur-Mer, France which was designed in 2014 by the practice of Pietri Architects around a central courtyards with balconies to interact better with the outdoors. The garden area offers a safe haven in the middle of the urban setting, while the balconies offer a view toward the sea. The inner part of the building contrasts the white finish of the exterior with an incision covered in bright pink and…

Floating River Sauna by 4a Architekten

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 5:42 pm | Other

This project was designed by the practice of 4a Architekten as a part of the Emser Thermal Spa and it consists of a floating river sauna on the Lahn River. The project spreads over a surface of 250 square meters and was built as a floating pontoon structure that has 20 rectangular floats supported by a framework made of steel and the entire structure is connected to the land with cylindrical steel tubes. The sauna is clad in larchwood to…

SWING TIME by Höweler + Yoon Architecture

By : lau | 20 Sep 2014 4:39 pm | Other

Swing Time is an interactive playscape installation located at The Lawn on D in Boston, Massachusetts until the 31st of October and it was designed by the practice of Howeler + Yoon Architecture with 20 swings in the shape of rings and with interior illumination. The installation is an intermediary between the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the D Street which provides an experimental public space that is both a playground and a way of bringing people together into…

Shoffice by Platform 5 Architects

By : lau | 19 Sep 2014 12:07 pm | Other

Shoffice is the name of a project designed by the Platform 5 Architects practice which combines a shed with an office space as a garden pavilion hosting a small office along a garden storage space to the rear of a home built in the 1950s and located in St. John’s Wood, City of Westminster, London, UK. The design was done in 2012 and its sculptural shape integrates perfectly into the garden while also maintaining a constant visual connection with it…

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