Overlooking the expanse of Lake Champlain in the 19th Century town of Essex, this 1,200 sq. ft. house for a writer is sited on a former nail factory foundation. The owner has a collection of square head 19th Century nails gathered over the years on this site. Windows correspond to the 24 chapters of Homer's Odyssey and are organized to project "Fingers of Light" into the interior volume. The main northeast wall has 14 windows; the southeast and southwest walls contain 5 windows, while the northwest wall is blank. The largely open interior ascends counter-clockwise through a series of spaces pierced by the light of the windows. A "prow" thrust toward Lake Champlain completes this upward spiral of space.
Located at the beginning of the Doha Corniche, the Qatar National Museum will offer its 40 000 square meters in the neighbourhood of the historic palace belonging to the Al Thani family. Requesting the expertise of the Ateliers Jean Nouvel for designing the new museum, Qatar Museum Authority wants to replace the site of the old museum in the heart of an ambitious program of cultural development.
The port city of Qingdao, half way to Beijing and Shanghai and famous for its Tsingtao beer and hosting water sports during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has one of the fastest growing economies in China. Meanwhile the city's cultural development lags behind.
The recent announcement that China's largest movie studio will be built in Qingdao represents that city's first deliberate insertion of culture into the urban fabric. The development of the Cultural and Arts Centre of Qingdao City (CACQ) will further accelerate the growth of the cultural sector.
The clients showed me the house where they intended to live if it was transformed , and became pleasant while surprising them. They asked me to see what we could do with the building, with no budget limit, no time limit, they just wanted a piece of art, a product that fascinated them where it feel good to live.
The work was remodeling a depersonalized home with typical popular construction marked by its outside rural interpretation. I decided to take the beach to my clients, so that they could feel everyday the proximity of the dunes, sand and worn wood.
It was very important to meet them exhaustively, as well as their tastes and their foibles, routines and pleasures, and present a solution: the SilverWoodHouse.
Collective housing built in the residential section of the center of Tokyo. It consists of four dwelling units including owner’s dwelling unit. Each dwelling unit is made with two or three independent rooms of prototypical “house” shapes. And the two rooms exist, separated like combination of the room of the first floor, and the room of the third floor and they are connected by outside stairs.
Located in a Brooklyn neighborhood, visually and spatially marked by its industrial past, a concrete mass houses the production, display, and storage of art. This arts' building is an exploration in soft form, where a cluster of shells acts to diffuse an exterior presence and shape the building's interior.
Las Palmas de G.C. se ha caracterizado siempre por ser lugar de encuentro de diferentes culturas, desde los primeros colonizadores europeos hasta la actualidad con visitantes de cualquier punto del globo. Y como entrada para todos ellos el Puerto de La Luz y de Las Palmas.
El Centro de Mantenimiento A6 tiene como fin dar servicios de mantenimiento, control y seguridad vial a la red de carreteras de Madrid, en especial en lo relacionado con la vialidad invernal. El Centro de Mantenimiento está constituido por tres volúmenes principales: la nave de almacenamiento de sal y fabricación de salmuera, la nave de mantenimiento y maquinaria y el edificio de control y administración. El proyecto se resuelve gracias a una única pieza de gran escala, paralela a la autovía, en la que se encadenan todos los usos requeridos. Gracias a esta solución, el edificio adquiere una escala propia de las infraestructuras de carreteras.
This is a project of the small apartment building project located in central Tokyo. While keeping away from the setback regulation, in order to obtain maximum private space, the building itself was concentrated on the south side, allowing for the emergence of a spacious balcony -continuous from the interior- on the north side.
By placing the water supply and drainage in the center and providing three windows to each room, natural lighting and ventilation can be achieved even when dividing the room into two parts.
Though she shows photographs, Alessandra Spranzi is not a photographer, but an artist who uses photography. This distinction might seem cavillous, or even obsolete: it dates back to the 1970s and has gradually lost its aptness to describe the evolution of the photographic language. But in Spranzi’s case, and that of this exhibition, in particular, it can be useful.
The 2015 edition finalists have been announced:
Lederer Ragnarsdóttir Oei . Ravensburg Art Museum, Ravensburg
BIG . Danish Maritime Museum, Helsingør
Archea Associati . Antinori Winery, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence
Estudio Barozzi Veiga . Philharmonic Hall Szczecin, Szczecin
O’Donnell + Tuomey . Saw Swee Hock StudentCentre LSE, London
The juxtaposition of art and shopping presented the practice with the challenge to create a design an entirely new typology that would integrate two, often conflicting, worlds. The concept, has been to establish a lively architectural dialogue – via a celebration of views into the spaces (both gallery and retail) as well as a homogenising tiled design that presents a language throughout the building’s floor, façade and roof.
The aim of our proposal is to create a compact urban centre promoting diversity, inclusion, connectivity, spatial experience, as well as integrating the River Váh into the city environment. The phased process of transformation therefore begins with intensification of the core itself.
El proyecto se desarrolla en las Caballerizas Reales de Córdoba, situadas en el centro histórico de Córdoba, junto al Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, donde actualmente desarrolla su actividad córdoba ecuestre, el entorno conserva aún vestigios de la influencia romana, árabe y cristiana de la zona. Diseñadas en sus inicios como lugar destinado a la crianza del caballo de pura raza española por orden de Felipe II. Su deteriorado estado actual, ha originado que en 2004 se redactase un plan especial para tratar de recuperarlo.
The Center of Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor “CRICOTEKA”, the symbol of artistic search for the individual path to creativity, crossing the border between the actor and the audience, between the creator and the and the recipient, engages everyone in an activity-game-collective play. The municipal public space constitutes both the stage and the audience; it is a venue for constant performance. Its value lies in effacing the borders between the inside and the outside, the space “flows”, it is shared. The creator, artist, residents and visitors all take part in the process, activity of creating space which can be shaped with selected objects, structures, means and methods. The Center of Kantor’s art should promote this message.
NO LO LLAMEMOS MUSEO, la idea de museo les queda algo lejana o esquemática, éste tipo de centros de arte se vienen multiplicando. Se presentan como espacios más alternativos, donde los dueños ejercen el total control de la exposición. Las piezas salen a la luz, entran en diálogo, artistas conocidos, desconocidos y outsider que no suelen entrar en los museos, ferias o bienales. No es una galería pero recibe grupos de visitantes y está abierto a quienquiera con previa cita y no cobran entrada. Piensan que el arte no tiene que ver con el dinero, sino con aprender. Lo fascinante es interesarte por el trabajo de los artistas y sus obras, comprenderlos, seguirlos.
Hidden in the magical Northern Vosges Natural Park, the Site Verrier de Meisenthal is an active cultural center situated on the premises of a former glass factory. The site is organized around three entities:
A glass museum – a living memory tracing the history of glass at the site; the CIAV – an international glass art center where traditional craftsmanship meets contemporary practices; and the Cadhame – a multidisciplinary cultural space hosting art installations, happenings and concerts.
Lang’s artistic practice is characterized by his use of materials and textures, assembled from diverse sources and repurposed. Lang has stated he prefers materials “with a certain history, elements with irreplaceable presence and with scars and memories of a former purpose.”
OMA has designed a masterplan for a mixed-use project that will provide a new centralized facility for the growing, selling and distribution of food for local farmers and the community. Working in collaboration with the non-profit Seed Capital Kentucky for the City of Louisville, the Food Port will take significant steps towards rejuvenating a 24-acre vacant site into an active economic and community hub.
The final form of the Cultural Centre design was determined by two elements: the first, the situation and an urban context of the object, the second, its function defined by the programme. The existing, original cultural centre was also a source of inspiration, together with the adjacent ecological, educational farm and a survived country house at 7 Tarniny Street. The whole programme consists of two, interconnected buildings, however, each of them can function separately.
At a time when the natural world is threatened by human intervention and negligence, Richard Long’s contemplative and organic meditations in nature and his installation for the historic Los Molinos room of the Faena Art Center, remind us of our own passages, the ephemeral and profound marks we leave upon the earth’s surface and the possibilities for future engagement with the environment.
The research and production site in Basel for the pharmaceutical company Novartis has been transformed and extended into a new campus. The masterplan for the area, situated between the Rhine and the French border, was developed by the architect Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani. The overall project comprises office buildings as well as research and production facilities.
The Signature Tower will anchor the Kuala Lumpur Financial District: a beacon announcing the area’s position and an addition to the skyline characterized by the twin silhouettes of the Petronas Towers.
IMAGINING a new hub meeting all the flows, all the know, ideas, visitors, ... ALLOWING their convergence. CREATING an interdisciplinary multi-use and exchange place. PICTURING an architecture fed by a knowledge system and feeding it back. OPENING up disciplines and thinking up an open space to host them. A place to express, to accomplish, to feel free. The MRI will be what the researchers and visitors want it to be. The MRI will be the reflection of an culture state of mind, of an art attitude. The MRI will be the riot. The MRI will be the debate. The MRI will be energy, fate, pride, evidence, dream, roughness, sleep, frivolity, greed, tenacity, sarcasm, doubt, laziness, indifference, curiosity.
Designing a home for a family is like painting a portrait. A portrait’s success lies not only in the artist’s ability to express himself – but rather in the artist’s ability to capture the expressions, character, personality, or even the soul of those being portrayed. As an architectural portrait, the home is about creating a framework for interests and needs, wishes and dreams, requirements and criteria – in short – the life the family wants to live.
As a society, our investment in waste management usually ends up as utilitarian facilities of concrete boxes that constitute gray areas on our city maps. What if they could become attractive and lively urban spaces in the neighborhoods they form part of?
The house lies at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the middle of a residential area at the boarder of Aarau, Switzerland.
One of the aims in the design was to create a large top floor. From there one can enjoy a fabulous view of the city with a backdrop of the Alps in the distance. The house can be divided into two separate living quarters, as was the client’s request. As it stands, the house is being used as a family home. The border margins and the interpretation of the strict Swiss laws on top floors were the leading criteria behind the shape of the building.
In contrast to the conventional tower block with its central core, generic sequence of spaces, and peripheral load-bearing columns, a primary zone with a roughly structured space is created through the separation of these core functions; this serves as an expandable “residential base.” Because the individual cores connect to the façade, and as such directly access the exterior, it is possible to execute an extremely low-tech building. For example, the bathrooms are naturally ventilated and daylight reaches both the core zones and the open interior spaces. The four cores are comprised of the main entrance with support functions, two separate bathrooms, and a kitchen with an adjoining terrace. In between, the remaining space is free for the individual owners to shape as they wish.
Using humour, poetry, and spectacular visual devices, Elmgreen & Dragset create universes in which even familiar, mundane institutional spaces and banal domestic settings suddenly appear as magical. Through the artists’ alterations and displacements of ordinary designs, new realities start to unfold.
Foster + Partners has completed a major new Apple store close to Hangzhou’s West Lake, which combines an understanding of the local context with the philosophy of simplicity, beauty and technical innovation that characterises Apple’s products.
Living-Garden Home attempts at redefining the single- family house to integrate architecture with nature. The classic household division into the living area, located in the ground floor and the sleeping area above was transformed into new typology. During the day, we should be able to interact with the environment, with the light (cognitive functions), whereas in the night, we appreciate separation from the environment (safety function).