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Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium by Cardin Ramirez Julien + Aedifica

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Aug 2016 11:44 am | Other

The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium located in Montreal, Canada was designed by the Cardin Ramirez Julien + Aedifica architectural practice after winning the international design competition with a scheme which tries to bring out the connection to nature in the experience of the visitors. The lights in the city make stargazing difficult so the designers wanted to implement the qualities of the outdoors into the design of the building with two huge cones oriented toward the sky in a manner…

Faena District Miami Beach by OMA

By : Dennis Franklin | 25 Jul 2016 9:59 am | Other

There is a large scale development project for the Miami Beach which will transform the area into an artistic, cultural and residential landmark and since the project is of gigantic proportions there are several architectural practices which will be employed to take care of its parts. An international creative hub will be developed by Alan Faena, the architectural practice of OMA will design the new Faena Bazaar and Park forging most of the cultural capital of the Collins Avenue and…

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 by Sou Fujimoto

By : Dennis Franklin | 22 Jul 2016 9:49 am | Other

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013 is located in the Kensington Gardens of London and the wonderful structure was designed by the award-winning practice of Sou Fujimoto who is the youngest architect to accept the invitation to design such a structure at the event. At the age of 41, the architect is one of the best architects of his generation and the buildings Fujimoto designs take their inspiration from the organic structures found in nature, such as the forest, being a…

New Theatre in Santa Maria Port by Daroca Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jul 2016 9:36 am | Other

The New Theatre in Santa Maria Port was designed by the practice of Daroca Arquitectos in 2007 and it is located in Plaza del Polvorista, El Puerto, Cadiz, Spain in a venue chosen by the city. The intervention purpose of the building was a Cavalry Barracks and its bricks carved in lime and oyster stone were preserved with the intervention inserted into a container so that the old and the new architecture coexist to give room for the venues and…

National Theater of Equatorial Guinea by Independent Architectural Diplomacy

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Jun 2016 7:19 am | Other

Equatorial Guinea is one of the smallest countries in Middle Africa spreading over only 28000 square kilometers and the city of Oyala has been chosen to become the capital of the country not only from a political point of view, but also as a symbol of its tradition and culture. The Independent Architectural Diplomacy practice designed the National Theater of Equatorial Guinea as a representation of the Guinean culture that can create an international impact and which also tries to…

Natural Pool by Balena GmbH

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Jun 2016 7:12 am | Other

This project tries to transform the pool into something more similar to a pond and it was designed by Balena GmbH in Germany as a soothing private pool filled with natural water. The Natural Pool uses the TeichMeister Filter-System for clearing since they feature an aquatic biology which provides a long-term stability while also offering the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic quality. Although a pond can greatly improve the landscape it is also quite a handful to maintain and…

Micro-house by Studio Liu Lubin

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Jun 2016 6:42 am | Other

The Liu Lubin Studio designed the Micro-house as a residence that offers the minimum amount of space needed for the basic indoor movement offering an original integrated habitat. Located in Beijing, China, the Micro-house tries to combine furniture design with architectural elements and the house can rotate in order to shift the space and allow different activities inside. The movements inside are all taken care of and there is space for sitting, laying and standing while doing activities such as…

National Trade Building by Studio Marco Piva

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 May 2016 5:24 am | Other

The National Trade Building in the city of Harbin, China was designed by the Studio Marco Piva and it is comprised of four towers connected together which host a hotel and three residential buildings acting as a landmark in the area and as a symbol of the growth of the region. The city has a harsh climate with very cold winters and temperate summers so the designers created a structure that reduces the energy consumption and retains heat. The advanced…

National Library of Sejong City by S.A.M.O.O. Architects & Engineers

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 May 2016 4:50 am | Other

The practice of S.A.M.O.O. Architects & Engineers designed the National Library of Sejong City which is the first branch facility of the National Library of Korea and it was built in the multifunctional administrative municipality of the country. The design has a swooping roof which wishes to resemble a book page turned over thus hinting at the purpose of the building. The library gives access to both the classical book formats as well as to the digital information support to…

Levi Ski Resort Project in Lapland by BIG

By : Mark V | 2 May 2016 4:43 am | Other

BIG has won a while ago a competition to design a new, 47.000 ski resort and recreational area in Levi, that will transform the current Levi Ski resort into a world class Ski Village. The location for this new project is right next to the Kittilä airport, ensuring easy access to Lapland and to the existing Levi Village. The main investor of this project is the Finland-based developer  Kassiopeia Finland Oy that already owns and runs Hotel Levi Panorama, Levi…

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