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Profile Bates Masi + Architects LLC, a full-service architectural firm with roots in New York City and the East End of Long Island for over 45 years, responds to each project with extensive research in related architectural fields, material, craft and environment for unique solutions as varied as the individuals or groups for whom they are designed. The focus is neither the size nor the type of project but the opportunity to enrich lives and enhance the environment. The attention to all elements of design has been a constant in the firm’s philosophy. Projects include urban and suburban residences, schools, offices, hotels, restaurants, retail and furniture in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean.
LILYPAD, A FLOATING ECOPOLIS FOR CLIMATICAL REFUGEES 2100, a large crowd of ecological refugees Further to the anthropogenic activity, the climate warms up and the ocean level increases. According to the principle of Archimedes and contrary to preconceived notions, the melting of the arctic ice-floe will not change the rising of the water exactly as an ice cube melting in a glass of water does not make its level rise. However, there are two huge ice reservoirs that are not on the water and whose melting will transfer their volume towards the oceans, leading to their rising.
photo © Fernando Alda Project : Metropol Parasol Redevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, Spain Function : archeological site, farmers market, elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants Site area : 18,000 square meters Building area : 5,000 square meters Total floor Area : 12,670 square meters Number of floors : 4 Height of the building : 28.50 meters Structure : concrete, timber and steel Principal Exterior : timber and granite Principal interior material : concrete, granite and steel Designing period : 2004-2005 Construction period : 2005-2011 Building/Cost : 90 Million Euro photo © David Franck W hat is there not to like about Metropol Parasol ? The waffle-like crown structure in Seville , Spain has been finally completed in April 2011 after a competition held by the city of Seville in 2004.
The Tangga House is another Singapore’s dream home designed by Guz Architects . Completed in 2009, the 7,663 square foot residence is located in Holland Village, an elite district of Singapore that is famous amongst the expatriate community. The luxury single-family home gives the owners the opportunity to live in harmony and comfort with nature, in Singapore’s hot tropical climate. Tangga House by Guz Architects:
Johannesburg-based studio Nico Van Der Meulen Architects has designed the Glass House project. This impressive two story contemporary home is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Glass House by Nico Van Der Meulen Architects : “The house is situated on a 4000 sq.m site, with a total floor area of 2500sq.m. The owner requested a modern, glamorous, open plan, light-filled house with views from all rooms into the garden. The shape on the south side is a half circle, forming a horseshoe on the north side.