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Le Bourget Library by RANDJA Farid Azib Architectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Nov 2014 11:59 am | Other

Le Bourget Library was designed in 2013 by the practice of RANDJA Farid Azib Architectes with a style that features different floor signage to permit each area to stand out and writing present through the interior on surfaces such as the flooring, furniture or light fixtures. The project employs white concrete as the main material since it resembles a white page and thus it echoes a book. The letters and shapes of the text and paragraphs create a topographic identity…

Saunas and Pools in Atacama by German del Sol

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Nov 2014 6:15 pm | Hotels & Spas, Other

The award winning German del Sol architectural practice located in Santiago, Chile designed this complex system of saunas and ponds in San Pedro de Atacama, Antofagesta Region, bringing several stone structures along the roads. The project was created in 2000 and spreads over a surface of 940 square meters, wanting to ensure a perfect integration between the beautiful natural setting and the small structures. The intricate ponds irrigate the land and the setting is quiet to reflect the majesty of…

Pombal Castle’s Visitor Centre by COMOCO

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Nov 2014 1:19 pm | Other

The Pombal Castle’s Visitor Centre in Portugal was designed in 2014 by the architectural practice of COMOCO on the top of a hill that offers an overview of the valley and Arunca River which was occupied since the Roman Empire period. The small community became an important defensive structure into the military network and then was transformed into a touristic attraction. Once the castle hill was reorganized the project needed a visitor center for the castle ward which would also…

La Belle Equipe by Spray Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 8 Nov 2014 6:34 pm | Other

The La Belle Equipe venue is an original Thai boxing hall started by two friends and former champions who commissioned the practice of Spray Architecture to create this project inside an art nouveau building that is a historic monument in Paris X, France. The project spreads over a surface of 250 square meters and the industrial tone of the interior is spread over two floors with a height of over three meters each and they went through complete renovation since…

Tavira Hotel Extension by Campos Costa Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 7 Nov 2014 7:50 pm | Other

The practice of Campos Costa Arquitectos was commissioned to add an extension to the Hotel of Tavira, Portugal which was built in 1971 by the architects Barros Da Fonseca and Paiva Lopes with an aesthetic that is characteristic for the period. The extension preserves the identity of the original structure while adding extra functionality as an outdoor terrace with a timber roof canopy and offering an overview of the swimming pool. The extension is at the rear of the hotel…

Lilloland by Samuel Fricaud and Cedric Fages

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Nov 2014 11:00 pm | Other

Lilloland is a unique project trying to rethink the concept of outdoor hospitality through an eco-friendly and comfortable residential project which is fixed or mobile to focus on the experience of nature and diverse sceneries. The project was initiated by Samuel Fricaud and Cedric Fages starting from the idea of nomadism with the art of living intermixed into a contemporary architectural design. The wooden frame environmental housing is inspired from the Provencal lodge to connect with the outdoors and Cedric…

Stephen Hawking Centre at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics by Teeple Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Nov 2014 3:37 pm | Other

The practice of Teeple Architects was commissioned in 2011 to expand the Stephen Hawking Center of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the needs of the clients are best explained by the director of the institute Neil Turok: “We asked them to provide the optimal environment for the human mind to conceive of the universe”. The task was surely difficult and the designers expanded the space to double its original size while also ensuring several interconnected areas that would…

Alice Tully Hall by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Nov 2014 2:32 pm | Other

The Alice Tully Hall located on 1941 Broadway, New York is a chamber music venue upgraded by the architectural practice of Diller Scofidio + Renfro in 2009 under the Julliard School. The base of the Pietro Belluschi building was stripped to reveal the outer shell of the hall and the slope of the Julliard expansion acts as the canopy which defines the hall, the lobby and the box office. The façade is made of glass and it offers a view…

Baths of Geronde by NAU Architecture and Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 Oct 2014 8:46 pm | Other

The historical outdoor Baths of Geronde, Switzerland were recently renovated by the practice of NAU Architecture in collaboration with Drexler Guinand Jauslin Architects to bring the bathing complex to contemporary standards and restore its relation to the nearby lake. There are boardwalks and stairs to ensure direct access to the lake and the entrance is an extension of the original site to create room for the new on-site service areas. There are ramps to permit the visitors to see the…

War Bunker Refurbishment by B-ILD

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 Oct 2014 7:45 pm | Other

The B-ILD architectural practice refurbished in 2014 this dilapidated war bunker into a small holiday home for two families to retreat during their vacations in the beautiful site of the Fort Vuren in the Netherlands. The project was a part of an advertising campaign for Famous office and the success of the refurbishment let to its being permanently open for accommodation being supported by the Dutch Commission for Monuments since it is a part of the Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie. The…

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