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38beams by Olson Kundig Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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…

The Library by COBE

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Dec 2014 8:53 pm | Other

The COBE architectural practice designed this contemporary project called simply The Library in 2011 located in Copenhagen, Denmark to extend the existing culture house with a new concert hall and library after winning the first place in a competition began in 2009. The project is located in the north-west area of Copenhagen and the concept wants to provide a setting where you can experience a lot of cultural events, and not only a venue where you go in search for…

M – Auditorium by Planet 3 Studios Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Dec 2014 9:51 pm | Other

M-Auditorium located in Central Mumbai, India was designed in 2014 by the practice of Planet 3 Studios Architecture as a venue where sound is of premiere importance so the structure itself tried to enhance its quality through simulated wave patterns created with parametric and computational design tools. The auditorium has a capacity of 300 seats and the shape together with the materials chosen aim to provide an even sound quality while maintaining a low reverberation factor. The wood acoustical board…

Community Church Knarvik by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Dec 2014 2:22 pm | Other

The Community Church Knarvik is an impressive combination of modern and medieval architecture that integrates perfectly into the mountainous region of Hordaland, Norway with a design created by the practice of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter with sharp angles and a pine cladding with glazed areas for more light. The project was won in 2010 and the sharp angles were the way in which the church wants to reflect the surrounding terrain. The materials chosen are natural ones with pre-weathered pine strips…

Urbanest by DKO

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Nov 2014 12:00 am | Other

Urbanest is a student housing project designed by the DKO architectural practice and located in Melbourne, Australia close to several universities and learning institutions. The project has a striking façade composed of bright and dark materials that contrast with oval and straight geometries and the same edges continue inside into the public spaces. Elements like the patterns of the Bolon Floor or the Imac zone desk and bench were highlighted through the careful consideration of the lighting designer. The communal…

Montreal’s Olympic Park biodome by AZPML & KANVA

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Nov 2014 8:38 pm | Other

The biodome in the Olympic Park of Montreal, Canada was refurbished through a competition won by a team comprised of the AZPML & KANVA architectural practice in collaboration with Kuehn Malvezzi and Lacaton & Vassal who transform the original project built in 1979 into a contemporary project incorporating a velodrome, glasshouse and an insectarium. The designers created a string of buildings that present different environments and the role of insects in them, ranging from a pond of aquatic insects to…

Denver Botanic Garden’s new Science Pyramid by Burkett Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 27 Nov 2014 8:05 am | Other

The New Research Center for the Denver Botanic Garden in Colorado has the shape of a pyramid and is a symbol for the conservation and development of the park with a sustainable program created by the Burkett Design studio to integrate it into the natural landscape surrounding it. The mountainous region is emulated by the shape of the project and the hexagonal cement panels of the skin are a reference to the bees of the botanical garden. The exterior is…

Phone Company Learning Centre by Pavoni Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 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 : Dennis Franklin | 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…

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