Cool Architectural Alternatives For Living Without Air Conditioning. With the heatwave sweeping the country, an urban air conditioning addiction is also on the rise.
For those of us lucky enough to have it at work or at home, the generated air is an easy (if pricey) comfort that often leaves us avoiding the foreign realm of the outdoors. However, air conditioning wasn't always there for us to fall back on so easily. Believe it or not, architecture can help us alleviate some of the heat. On Diseño - Projects: Alhóndiga Library-media. The old Alhóndiga building in Bilbao, the work of the architect Ricardo Bastida, has now been rehabilitated according to a project by de designer Philippe Starck and includes among its different public uses this media library featuring an ambitious programme that represents an evolution of the classic library typology.
The Mediateca building has three storeys of regular height and ends in the general roof of the fourth floor or terrace. The standard floor plan of the media library develops over a rectangle measuring approximately 30 x 38, slightly twisted away from the axes that define the conserved building. In any case the three storeys are completely independent from the conserved building, both in their structure and in the level of the floors, with a coordination that makes a connection possible on the first floor via an almost horizontal walkway and a connection on the second floor with a walkway of steps.
The third floor is completely decoupled from the original building. Arnulfplatz Regensburg : FLORIAN STEINBÄCHER. Lepel & Lepel - Architektur, Innenarchitektur - Köln: Projekte. Nevšedně romantický dům. MetaCityAteliér Ivana Kroupy naložil kamión a zamířil do Benátek. Hledání rovnováhy - IVAN KROUPA. House Müller Gritsch / AFGH. Architects: AFGH Location: CH-5600 Lenzburg, AG, Switzerland Project year: 2005-2006 Construction year: 2006-2007 Client: Barbara Müller, Stefan Gritsch Commissioner: the City of Almere, the Netherlands, DMO NME, Hans Warrink Planners: Peter Camenzind AG, wood prefab Budget: 580.000 CHF (US $564.477) Constructed Area: 232 sqm Photographs: Valentin Jeck House Müller Gritsch in Lenzburg.
The artist couple Barbara Müller and Stefan Gritsch lived for 25 years in the former carpenter’s workshop shed of Barbara Müller’s father. The sale of the building offered the couple the possibility to construct a new house in the yard of the building complex, on condition that the building costs did not exceed the funds raised from the sale. The only feasible way to realise the substantial spatial program involved at the set price of CHF. 580,000 was to design the house in prefabricated wooden elements. ARKKIVAHTI. Margherita spiluttini architekturfotografie. Welkom - Bouwservice. Fearon Hay Architects. Starý statek proměnili v perlu. Osvícení úředníci byli požehnáním. ERIKSEN SKAJAA ARKITEKTER. FAR frohn&rojas. Cultural Centre Léonce-Georges by Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes. A small town in eastern France has been given a cultural boost via a new multi-functional hall, evolving the local vernacular with indigenous materials and new geometries.
Barcelona-based Calderon-Folch-Sarsanedas Arquitectes transformed an existing L-shaped orthogonal farmhouse in Chauffailles, adding a new centre that encourages community interaction and industry. The new building is constructed of timber and braced by light steel frames. The natural, soft material palette of locally-sourced douglas fir creates a sense continuity, comfortably fitting into its surrounding rural landscape and adjacent farmhouse. Angled roof planes and large folding, openable walls create opportunities for light to enter large internal spaces.
Tilted, triangular skylights allow natural light to spotlight the stage below. Urbanism.org urban news [almost] daily. Tiny Off-Grid Cabin in Maine is Completely Self-Sustaining. A project 30 years in the making, this tiny off-grid retreat on a coastal island in Maine is almost entirely self-sufficient.
Designed and built by Alex Porter for her father, the project features a shed roof and is wrapped in a distinctive blue-grey corrugated skin. Dwell recently profiled the home, which is the only solar-powered retreat on the isolated island – its sustainable power source actually makes life a lot more leisurely, as the family does not need to schlep in fuel to run a noisy generator. They didn’t give anything up, as they have all the conveniences of a regular home — but with a view you don’t get in an everyday residence. The house is situated on a tiny sleeve of rock tucked close to the water. Diller scofidio + renfro. Voltaire Building @ Paris Diderot University. The latest addition to the Paris Diderot University campus is a slender tower.
The Voltaire building was strategically positioned to respect its neighbor – an old flour market. A small gap between the two preserves their senses of identity while allowing them to coexist. Stefano Mirti Twitter. Casa en Avintes - Rehabilitación de una casa centenaria. Architecture. Brask & Leonhardt Arkitekter MAA/DA. Just K by Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen.
The roof and upper walls of a house in Tübingen, Germany, are covered in rubber, like a fisherman's hat pulled low over his eyes.
Designed by German studio Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen, the five-storey Just K house has walls that pitch in and out to maintain views from neighbouring houses to a nearby castle. The raised seams that line the house are welded together and allow rainwater to naturally drain from the walls. As the family grows, the house could be split into two separate residences with entrances on the basement floor and at first floor level, accessed by an outdoor staircase. Rooms are warmed and cooled by passive house technology, where hot air is drawn up through the building by a ground-air heat exchanger, and solar panels on the south elevation provide additional electricity. Junpei nousaku architects: small house in shinjuku. First image 'small house in shinjuku' by junpei nousaku architects, shinjuku, tokyo, japan all images courtesy of junpei nousaku architects japanese firm junpei nousaku architects have completed the 'small house in shinjuku', a single family dwelling in a high density district in tokyo, japan. the design opposes the commonly used techniques in urban residential areas to enclose the interiors with solid walls for privacy and to place bathrooms or parking on the ground level due to limited natural daylight. this structure places the living room side by side with the street, opening to its immediate surroundings with large windows. an atrium spanning the full height of the three-storey building forms an airy space, introducing natural daylight through a band of clerestory windows at the roofline.
Habitatio_2. Cphark's Photostream. Casa Paz / Arturo Franco, Fabrice van Teslaar. Vårt Nya Hem - Inredning & Livsstil - Hem. Aqua Living Modern House Experience by David Mutal Architect - Modern Homes Interior Design and Decorating Ideas on Decodir. Home » Homes Design » Aqua Living Modern House Experience by David Mutal Architect The house is designed as an alternate route that contact with the garden and the inner experience of space, this sequence is organized along an axis “bone” of movement and light that leads to the various spaces of the house.
These 620 square meters spaces have different proportion in different ways relate to the outside with a view wider or closed, more or less light depending on what happens inside. Turku City Library. Turku City Library The new city library in Turku is located at the historical centre of the city.
The building is the latest addition to a block with the old library and several other historically valuable buildings. The historical and cultural value of the site presented a great challenge for the planning of the new building. The objective of the project was to create a new construct, which would harmonize with the historically invaluable setting while also manifesting an architecture of its own age. POJMY TEORIE ARCHITEKTURY. Barns Ennobled. Walking through the door of Ochre Barn, it is impossible to avoid an almost cartoonlike intake of breath. The sheer scale of Carl Turner and Mary Martin’s former agricultural building is certainly a surprise, but it’s the use of materials that provokes the most reaction among visitors. Everywhere you look in the 5,000-square-foot 1850s threshing barn, you can see oriented strand board (OSB), a medium associated more with shuttering around large construction sites than with interior decor.
“We had seen straw bales in here and we started thinking about OSB,” says Turner, who heads up Carl Turner Architects in London. Scott brown architect. Hledat Googlem. December 2010. 1. Egyptian boat builders use natural bend of trees to cut boat beams, using log's grain for maximum strength. 2. Past Futures. Past Futures Architecture Five decades after the pioneering Japanese architecture group Metabolism was founded, Amelia Groom considers their legacy on the occasion of a major touring survey Kiyoshi Awazu Poster for The Works of Kisho Kurokawa, 1970.
Dream Works. Dream Works Architecture Design Newly published translations of the work of two overlooked design prophets. Architecture. Architecture Architecture Looking Back From housing design in Japan to urban interventions in Caracas, architecture in 2011 was characterized by a rethinking of public and private space. Zesnulý Karel Hubáček nebyl jen architektem Ještědu, podívejte se i na jeho další stavby. Dřevěná rozhledna na břehu mytického jezera Seljord připomíná periskop. : Urbánní krajiny. SANAA : kazuyo sejima + ryue nishizawa.
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