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Phone Company Learning Centre by Pavoni Studio

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 11:53 pm | Other

The Learning Centre is the department of an international phone company located in Bucharest, Romania and the project was designed by the Pavoni Studio converting a residential area into a learning complex set around a central pole which is in the shape of an orange box meeting area. The purpose of the project defines the interior, so communication is the core theme of the space whatever the shape it takes, virtual or face to face. The urban setting has a…

Fuglsang Cuts by CEBRA

By : lau | 26 Nov 2014 10:55 am | Other

Fuglsang Cuts is a housing complex located in Herning, Denmark that was designed in 2005 by the CEBRA architectural practice with a flexible concept that would permit the integration of several accommodation units in the same idea. The complex is comprised of five blocks that can be adapted to the particular needs of each inhabitant so that it would attract a large segment of persons with the core of the concept being the central staircase with a parking area on…

Väven Cultural Center by Snohetta and White Arkitekter

By : lau | 25 Nov 2014 7:16 am | Other

The Vaven Cultural Center in Umea, Sweden was opened to the public on the 21st of November 2014 featuring a design created by the Snohetta architectural practice in collaboration with White Arkitekter that brings together several mixed-use buildings on the riverfront. The name Vaven comes from the work waves in Swedish and it is a part of a larger regeneration project named “city between the bridges”. The complex includes a hotel, a conference center, a theater, museum and library brought…

21 Wapping Lane by Paul Davis + Partners

By : lau | 22 Nov 2014 10:03 am | Other

21 Wapping Lane is a large mixed use complex with residential units located in London, UK which was designed by the architectural practice of Paul Davis + Partners to regenerate the historic dockland area to the east of the city. The development was done for Ballymore and there are five main blocks that have different heights, connected with landscaped courtyards. The south side of the complex is rectilinear but the north and canal sides are curved. The layout of the…

Artsquest Center at Steelstacks

By : lau | 21 Nov 2014 10:00 pm | Other

The ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania stands in what used to be the blast furnaces of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation which was one of the largest producers of steel in the country and shipbuilders with a surface of almost 2000 acres occupied by the company that closed its operations in 1995. The ruins of the project were transformed into a sustainable mixed-use community with the ArtsQuest Center serving as a performance space, exhibition venue, art cinema, education center and landmark…

KLM Airlines and Airbnb Airplane Conversion into a Hotel Room

By : lau | 19 Nov 2014 7:26 pm | Other

The KLM Airlines and AirBnb hosted a competition that wanted to convert a retired Royal Dutch Airlines jetliner into a hotel room that will function for only three nights, from the 28th of November to the 20th. Competition is still underway and the hotel room is equipped with seven bathrooms, a master bedroom, a private cinema, a children’s playroom and two fully equipped kitchens. The jetliner flew around the world no less than 3675 times and has a surface of…

Pier55 by Thomas Heatherwick

By : lau | 19 Nov 2014 3:09 pm | Other

Pier55 is a public park doubling as a performance space in the Lower West Side of Manhattan, New York and it will replace the dilapidated pier 54 with a project created by the English designer Thomas Heatherwick. The pier will be set between the pile fields of pier 54 and 56 with construction planned to begin in 2016. The entire cost of the project will be of over 130 million dollars and will be funded by the Diller-von Furstenberg family…

Bibliothèque du Boisé by Lemay

By : lau | 18 Nov 2014 7:16 am | Other

Bibliotheque du Boise is a library set between Thimens Boulevard and Marcel-Laurin Park in Montreal, Canada and it was designed by the Lemay architectural practice who is one of the leading integrated environment design firms in Canada after their acquisition of the Daniel Arbour & Associes, Cardinal Hardy Architectes and Martin Marcotte/Architectes. The livrary has a surface of 5000 square meters and was created to integrate perfectly with the surrounding landscape, since it serves as a connection point with the…

Koge North Station by COBE, DISSING+WEITLING and COWI

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 2:53 pm | Other

The Koge North Station is a major transport interchange for high speed trains and freeways completing a major traffic hub in the Copenhagen area of Denmark and the competition for the design was won by a team comprised of the COBE architectural practice DISSING+WEITLING and COWI. The project consists of a railway station, a pedestrian bridge and a park and ride facility with a completion date set for 2018. The structure has a length of 225 meters and it connects…

New Algerian Parliament by Bureau Architecture Mediterannee

By : lau | 17 Nov 2014 1:51 pm | Other

The new building for the Parliament in Algiers, Algeria was designed by the Bureau Architecture Mediterannee to include the People’s National Assembly, the National Council (Senate), the Congress and a legislator’s residence with an aesthetic that wants to bring the idea of democracy to life through an open layout. The complex spreads over a surface of 220000 square meters and there is a large public plaza which acts as a gathering place. The historic city is the backdrop of the…

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