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The Photon Space

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 6:39 pm | Other

The Photon Space is a modular construction designed to address the problems of residential architecture such as the lack of natural light with a prototype that is based on the research of Russell Foster from the Oxford University. The project uses nano-technology and glass walls with multiple layers to create a completely transparent home that can redirect the solar energy in a manner similar to that of the greenhouses. The issue of privacy was of course considered and the walls…

Capsule Hotel along the Seine by Menomenopiu Architects

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 3:28 pm | Other

The city of Paris is always highly populated with tourists and their increase led to a lot of the urban areas being transformed into residential units, so the practice of Menomenopiu Architects came up with a solution that transforms the banks of the Seine River into short-term housing for visitors. The designers took their inspiration from the booksellers that can be found along the river and from the Japanese cabin hotels, building several small houses that are installed on platforms…

National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra by Konior Studio

By : lau | 18 Dec 2014 2:26 pm | Other

The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra was designed by the Konior Studio in 2014 in the city of Katowice, Poland in a region that used to be a post-mining wasteland that went through the most extensive revitalization project in the country. The master plan wanted to redirect the abandoned site toward a cultural purpose since such an attempt would stimulate the entire region. The international competition for the design of the NOSPR Project was won by the Konior Studio with…

Campo Belo Building by RoccoVidal Perkins + Will

By : lau | 15 Dec 2014 7:26 pm | Other

The RoccoVidal Perkins + Will architectural practice designed the MaxHaus Campo Belo Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil with the aid of the businessman Jose Paim de Andrade, offering a residential tower with 17 floors and a contemporary setting. There are 68 units inside, each of them with a surface of 70 square meters and an open layout in which the bathroom is the only enclosed room with the wiring and plumbing integrated into the central core. The units can be…

Lavazza by Studio Fabio Novembre

By : lau | 12 Dec 2014 12:20 pm | Other

The Lavazza coffee manufacturer commissioned the Studio Fabio Novembre to design their stand at the Salone del Gusto located in Terra Madre, Italy where they unveiled the 2015 calendar with portraits of the African Slow Food Presidium producers taken by Steve McCurry. The stand took its inspiration from the purpose of the calendar which wants to offer a glimpse into the African continent with the Earth Defenders protecting their land. The idea was to bring the visitors into a setting…

Hudson Yards by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

By : lau | 12 Dec 2014 10:18 am | Other

The Hudson Yards is a Master Plan designed by the Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates architectural practice to transform a desolate area of New York into a contemporary neighborhood with residential areas, offices, hotels and retails spots. The project is planned for 2018 but we already have renderings of the buildings with dynamic spaces between them. The designers want a zone where the housing offers are reasonable, with the latest sustainable features, great cultural features and a diverse architectural mix. The…

A Nomadic Micro-city by Stephane Malka

By : lau | 12 Dec 2014 9:17 am | Other

The architect Stephane Malka wrote a book entitled ‘Le Petit Pari(s)’ in which he described a micro-city built as a voluntary ghetto as a response to the economic downturn and the dependency on mass production, offering a project that incorporates upscale volumes in a modular active system. The spaces are accessed through footbridges and were mounted on scaffolding so that it can be readapted with ease to provide other configurations. Public spaces were mixed between them and the residents are…

Marronnier Park by METAA

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 7:26 pm | Other

The Marronnier Park in Seoul, South Korea was designed in 2013 by the METAA architectural practice as a public space for the community that also brings a unity to the urban landscape through the way in which it connects the nearby facilities. The designers removed the unnecessary facilities so that only the needed information center and toilet remained as well as the outdoor theater to improve the cultural significance of the area. The landscape was also minimized to preserve the…

38beams by Olson Kundig Architects

By : lau | 10 Dec 2014 8:02 am | Other

The tenth edition of the Design Miami 2014 event will feature a show collector’s lounge designed by the practice of Olson Kundig Architects who brought together a large range of design elements taken from the region of the Pacific Northwest. The project they created is entitled 38beams and it is comprised of laminated timber beams stacked together to a height of 4.5 meters. The beams were originally used in the construction of a building in Los Angeles after which they…

Kayak Club by Gril Kikelj Arhitekti

By : lau | 9 Dec 2014 9:55 pm | Other

The Kayak Club in Celje, Slovenia was designed in 2011 by the practice of Gril Kikelj Arhitekti in a beautiful region near the Anski Vrh hill and the Savinja River, an ideal setting for kayaking. The project began construction after the original club premise burned down and the new design can bring a contemporary approach to the purpose of the building. The main shelter has the roof shape inspired from an overturned boat and the ground plan resembles a kayak…

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