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Parque Toreo by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Feb 2015 12:09 pm | Other

The Paque Toreo is a mix-use complex located in Naucalpan, Mexico which is the most developed suburban area to the north of the Federal District and it was completed in the winter of 2014 with a design by the Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos practice. The project wants to be a landmark and focal point of a larger reorganization master plan that wants to begin the economic and social recovery of the Toreo-Naucalpan corridor as well as of the Toreo-Reforma zone. The…

Suspended Walkway Between Buildings by Zalewski Architecture Group

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Feb 2015 9:41 pm | Other

This suspended walkway offers an original and exciting new way of accessing buildings through a walk-on balcony above the center courtyard of a structure located in Gliwice, Poland and it was designed by the Zalewski Architecture Group. The courtyard is quite dull and the view from the third floor office needed some diversity, so the designers added a green path to change the view of the inhabitants as well as bring them a new way of relaxing or taking a…

Courmayeur Ski & Snowboard School by LEAPfactory

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Feb 2015 5:28 pm | Other

The Courmayeur Ski and Snowboard School on the slopes of Plan Checrouit in front of Mont Blanc in Italy was designed by the LEAPfactory studio in 2014 with a highly efficient and innovative layout. The project was built quick enough to be completed for the Christmas 2014. The designers used a new LEAPs3 construction system that permitted the assembly of the whole structure in a single week and the high performance materials and design ensure a very efficient interior with…

Dom’Up by Bruno de Grunne and Nicolas D’Ursel

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Feb 2015 4:12 pm | Other

The arboriculturist Bruno de Grunne along with the architect Nicolas D’Ursel started the Trees and People project as a way of improving the relationship between man and nature and one of their projects is the Dom’Up treehouse cabin which can be easily transported and installed in the middle of a natural environment without impacting the site. The roof is made of thermo-welded tarpaulin which is resistant to UV and the entire treehouse only needs two trees from which to get…

10Cal Tower by Supermachine Studio

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 Feb 2015 7:07 pm | Other

The 10 Cal Tower is a project that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Siam Cement Group which is the largest construction material producer in Thailand and they commissioned the Supermachine Studio along with two other Thai architects to create this public facility. Located in the coastal town of Bangsaen, Thailand, the project is in a public park next to the sea side and the three structures will be covering the same area being comprised of a library created by…

Hybrid Hut by Rojkind Arquitectos

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Feb 2015 8:37 am | Other

The Warming Huts project is a competition that challenges the emerging architectural practices to design temporary structures along the Assiniboine River in Winnipeg, Canada and the 2015 edition invited the practice of Rojkind Arquitectos to create the Hybrid Hut which is a complex timber structure for skaters and passersby. The interior offers a shelter and some warmth for the passers-by and the trail of structures continues to a pop-up restaurant called Raw:Almond as well as an art gallery on ide…

Windhover Contemplative Center by Aidlin Darling Design

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Feb 2015 11:30 am | Other

The Windhover Contemplative Center on the campus of the Stanford University is a sanctuary in the middle of the academic center which was created to offer security and relaxation to the students with a design that came into being through the collaboration between the Aidlin Darling Design studio and Rammed Earth Works. The landscaping was also an important part of the overall aesthetic and it was done by Andrea Cochran with mature California Oaks. The rammed earth adds a natural…

Personal Tree Top Studio by Max Pritchard

By : Dennis Franklin | 4 Feb 2015 1:06 pm | Other

The architect Max Pritchard created a personal studio for his practice in Australia with an interesting timber structure that was preferred instead of extending a heritage listed elevated steel and glass house that was 25 years old. The garden structure spreads over two floors and has the shape of a tower with a circular shape covered in plywood sheets and hardwood battens on the jolts to express the timber frame of the building. The interior repeats the pine plywood and…

Airplane Suite

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 Feb 2015 8:02 pm | Other

The Airplane Suite is a unique project that tries to reinvent the meaning of a hotel destination through its transition into a plane that became a luxury suite standing in the Teuge Airport in The Netherlands. The airplane was built in 1960 and has a length of 131 feet (almost 40 meters), allowing the guests to take a seat in the cockpit and pretend to be the pilots. The suite offers a great view of the platform and runway at…

Kinfolk Studios by John Berg

By : Dennis Franklin | 31 Jan 2015 12:09 am | Other

This multifunctional project serves as an event and performance space, bar and retail store created for the Kinfolk Studios by the architect John Berg and it is located in Brooklyn, New York in the Wythe Avenue corridor. The region of Williamsburg Brooklyn is mostly occupied by low rise industrial buildings supporting the local manufacturing and Kinfolk is a creative collective that utilizes this space for various projects such as a restaurant, shop, bar or showroom. The Kinfolk began in 2008…

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