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first image 'kaap skil' by mecanoo architects, texel, the netherlands all images courtesy of mecanoo architects accessible only by plane, boat or ferry within the dutch wadden islands chain, a new maritime and beachcombers museum by delft-based practice mecanoo architects , 'kaap skil' is opening its doors in texel, the netherlands. a series of four asymmetrical gable roofs are linked together, merging the rhythm of the vernacular structures of the village of oudeschild with the waves of the ocean. the vertical wooden cladding is made from hardwood sheet-piling sourced from the north holland canal, supporting a long-standing tradition of recycling which began with the use of driftwood from shipwrecks for barn and house construction. set behind the boards, a continuous glass facade allows outward views through the linear voids to the outdoor terrain and sky while flooding the first floor with natural daylight.
first image '70°sud' by LAN architecture in boulogne-billancourt, france all images courtesy LAN architecture image © julien lanoo paris-based practice LAN architecture (benoit jallon, umberto napolitano) has completed '70°sud', a multi-storey housing project on the former site of the renault factories in boulogne-billancourt, france. existing within a highly complex site, the corner building explores notions of 'simplification, subtraction and timeless values' to create a low-cost design that seamlessly inserts itself into the urban fabric. within context image © julien lanoo
Wind is an invisible element. By creating a wind-driven kinetic facade on the the blank wall of the Randal Museum in San Francisco, Charles Sowers Studios sought to give it shape and form. Windswept is a scientific observational instrument that consists of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows. Each arrow acts as a discrete data point, visually revealing the complex and ever-changing ways the wind interacts with the building and its surrounding environment. The design studio spent over a year and a half designing and testing wind arrow designs, which are made of brake-formed anodized aluminum.
Vértice Arquitectos designed this house in Cerro Azul, Peru. This house was designed in the first row, plot 5 in Lomas del Mar beach in Cerro Azul, 120Km. south of Lima. The plot is a rocky and sandy hill in a half curved shape that reaches 48 meters high above the sea level and drops steeply 8 meters in its lowest part. It has a 180° view to the Pacific Ocean to the south, and a panoramic view of the beach to the east and to the north.
Architects: Pasel.Kuenzel Architects Location: Leiden, The Netherlands Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel Project year: 2011 Photographs: Marcel van der Burg
Tetra Shed is inspired by the growing need to accommodate the desires of more and more people wanting to establish a home office. The architects at Innovation Imperative designed this garden office as a challenge to the notion that a home office is simply a converted room in one’s house. It is an alternative solution to the “cuboid offices” that have grown in popularity over the last few years.
Bowling alleys are right up there with curling rinks on the list of the most unlikely milieus for anything chic. Yet, at The Spare Room , on the mezzanine level of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, both bowling and the bowling oxfords custom-designed for the newly opened lounge by George Esquivel are now decidedly in. Celebrities and notables are seen nightly at the venue, created by nightlife wizards Med Abrous and Marc Rose and cocktail king Aidan Demarest. The design, by the Los Angeles-based design firm Studio Collective , combines vintage, custom-tailored and new to conjure up an atmosphere of by-gone affluence.
Brazilian architect F red Mafra , no novice to night club design, was given the unusual opportunity to redesign his earlier work, the night club Josefine/Roxy. Since 2007, the club has been a strong player in Savassi, the night life area of Belo Horizonte, the capital of and largest city in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. The 955m² space has two dance floors, three bars, plus four VIP areas that can be combined into one larger VIP space. In addition, it has two lounges and smoking areas with a retractable roof. With his new design, Mafra went to town with the hexagon and triangle forms.. By using them in the honeycombed ceilings and black-and-white floors, by including padded-vinyl seating and walls, and by lighting the space with creative LED, he's created an angularly sinful madhouse effect that is destined to help guests forget the outside world.
Renting a luxury villa to go on holiday is nice and all … but if you are going to spend a lazy summer (or more) on your own piece of private shoreline, why not go all the way to the edge and put your house literally right on top of the beach? Designed by DRN Architects (pictures by Felipe Camus), this lovely little wood home sits on the Pacific Ocean along the coast of Chile and serves as an optionally seasonal or full-time beach residence. Surrounded by sand (and sometimes even surf) on all sides, this otherwise modest-looking modern box is raised on like a la Corbusier classic on wooden stilts (sunk into concrete footings and joined by steel plates) that resemble marine piers in both form and function. Atop these angular supports sits a condo that is both comfortable and contemporary, private but able to be opened up to ocean breezes, natural light and amazing views out over the horizon.
Styled a little like a wood-shingled cottage or chalet, the detailing of this domicile is not particularly bold – where it ceases to be modest is in the way it reaches for the sky. This lofted second-story bedroom is, in fact, an addition by Roger Marvel Architects , as are a series of trellises, a poo. and a jacuzzi below. While some situations – such as public buildings – call for honesty with respect to old and new, a different tactic is taken here: or rather, the difference is at least more subtle such that the entire result remains relatively unpretentious.
We've seen some breathtaking libraries in the past and this bookstore is no exception when it comes to innovative design. One branch of the popular Dutch bookstore chain Selexyz can be found right inside of a 13th century Dominican church in Maastricht, Holland. The project known as Selexyz Dominicanen Maastricht , designed by architecture firm Merkx + Girod, exemplifies a brilliant union between the opposing aesthetics.
2by4-architect s have created a simple yet eternally complete little house on the waterfront of Loosdrecht Lake up in the Netherlands. The tiny house is meant to embrace the natural surroundings of the lakeside and blend into it’s environment by being completely transparent on two sides of the home. The glass that reaches from the floor to the pitched ceiling can open entirely on one side for summertime recreational activities such as boating, and entertaining while a fireplace hangs down from the ceiling to provide warmth in the winters. Another super clever design feature added by 2by4 is that the living room floor opens up to be a place where water can be accessed.To maintain the purity of the design, the architects were able to conceal the toilet, shower, and storage behind a thick double wall. In this instance, no object will interfere with the breathtaking views.
Mieszkanie w Vasastan / Alvhem Makleri & Interior - Architektura wnętrz - Artykuły - Architektura wnętrz, wnętrza, projektyArchitektura wnętrz 29.02.2012 Mieszkanie w Vasastan / Alvhem Makleri & ... Tagi: jak urządzić małe mieszkanie , mała przestrzeń Jak urządzić małe mieszkanie? Wielokrotnie widziałem mieszkania które choć duże metrażem wydawały się mikroskopijne - podzielone, na pokoje, pokoiki, korytarze i schowki miały służyć wielu rzeczą, ale tak naprawdę nie służyły niczemu.
Metamorfozy wnętrz 29.02.2012 Panic Room / Tilt Tagi: hotel , panic room , pokój w graffiti , tilt Rozdwojenie jaźni Au Vieux Panier to nietypowy hotel znajdujący się w Marsylii. To, co czyni go nietypowym to fakt, że posiada tylko pięć pokoi, oraz że ów pięć pokoi przechodzi całkowity redesign każdego roku.
first image library of wenzheng college, 1999-2000, suzhou, china image © lu wenyu all images courtesy of the pritzker prize foundation wang shu of the hangzhou-based firm amateur architecture studio has been announced by thomas j. pritzker, chairman of the hyatt foundation, as the 2012 pritzker prize architecture laureate. born on november 4, 1963 in the city of urumqi in the xinjiang province of china, the 49 year old is the first architect to receive the award from his nation. he acquired his bachelor of science and then masters degree from the nanjing institute of technology in 1988 and a ph.d. from tongji university in 2000. from 1990 to 1998, wang shu worked for craftsman to gain experience by learning everything involved in the construction of buildings through the renovations of old structures.