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Dear Jingumae Builidng

 photo 54124b33c07a80a040000066_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_006_zps0cd5b3b6.jpg  photo 54124b4fc07a80a040000068_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_011_zps05fffe59.jpg  photo 54124b2cc07a80931f00007d_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_004_zpsb23b02ff.jpg  photo 54124bd3c07a80a04000006d_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_044_zps02709af3.jpg From the architect (amano design office): This is a conversion project that totally renovated a 25-year old office building, located on a back street of Omotesando in Tokyo, in order to facilitate commercial functions.
The client requested a design that would have a façade expression differentiated from the surrounding buildings, and that would be a part of future tenants’ branding.
We aimed at a design with a soft expression that would be favorably accepted by passersby, while standing out from the surrounding buildings that tended to have physically hard expressions. (Continue..)  photo 54124c16c07a806c23000070_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_portada_zps819baa39.jpg  photo 54124b4fc07a80931f00007e_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_009_zpsc927867a.jpg  photo 54124b14c07a806c23000064_dear-jingumae-builidng-amano-design-office_dear_jingumae_003_zps6b15ba35.jpg

BIG Maze

 photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o1_500_zpsbd5b8353.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o3_500_zps00cd9953.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o4_500_zps5d731af6.jpg Check out this 60-foot life-size indoor maze by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.c. Link here.  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o2_500_zps755d4491.jpg  photo tumblr_nc0ccr6N621rnj6p7o5_500_zps60f5e1fe.jpg

We Are Flowers

 photo 51odydrs4o4lelih_zps89821d76.jpg  photo ax4t4n5geviaegj3_zpsa8d3c0ec.jpg  photo g19fwxrdze7n8f01_zps45bf76d9.jpg  photo b2f4hbzsldwo38zb_zps16c8b29e.jpg New York-based SOFTlab planted a flowery installation inside Brazilian footwear brand Melissa’s local flagship store. Link here.  photo w8tbmgcvj4n5k82n_zpsdc6bf3fe.jpg  photo x2gz7czau0y3o939_zpsa5fc993f.jpg  photo zd0t6ca3hj3mzrr1_zps01e25514.jpg

Hub Creatic / Tetrarc Architects

 photo 53c8d672c07a805e0800021d_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_6-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps029c6ef0.jpg  photo 53c8d669c07a80492d0001f4_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_5-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps520002a5.jpg  photo 53c8d70bc07a80c64a000200_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_13-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps9802ff5b.jpg 'The Tetrarc agency has put its name to the Hub Créatic in Nantes, a building dedicated to young companies developing new digital applications. Behind its lively yellow walls, the building assembles seventy of these start-ups businesses. It has affirmed their presence in the town and offers them a scalable work space at a reduced rent where they can finalise their creations, live out the first moments of their existence and recognise their early development. It gathers them around a vast swirling atrium, a spatial design favourable to communication and the synergy of projects. Here architecture and innovation work in harmony.' Link here.  photo 53c8d6e6c07a80492d0001f5_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_11-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zps2d626138.jpg  photo 53c8d725c07a80c64a000201_hub-creatic-tetrarc-architects_15-hub_creatic-s-chalmeau_zpsa5ee320a.jpg

Franz Architekten

 photo 539141f8c07a803df4000397_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_franz-stadtamt_zwettl-kuku-outside-09_zpsd06d742e.jpg  photo 53914161c07a805cea0003a9_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_portada-530x353_zpse135b2d6.jpg  photo 53914217c07a803df4000398_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_franz-stadtamt_zwettl-kuku-outside-10-530x795_zpsf4bb1057.jpg From the architect. The musical society of zwettl was founded in the year 1887. Its hitherto existing rehearsal space in the attic storey of the municipal office did neither answer to the musical society’s supraregional importance, nor to acoustic requirements. Transferring the music society frees space in the existing building for the increasing number of administration tasks. The new building’s positioning frames the hitherto undefined place and presents an effective enhancement of the municipality’s entrance situation. Moreover, it offers the possibility for concerts of the musical society right next to the rehearsal space. With its contemporary, reduced cubical style the new building forms an intentional counterpoint to the adjacent municipality. For illumination of the ground floor, the structure floats on a circumferential window belt. The façade design with gold-coloured diamond-shaped aluminium composite panels was derived from brass instruments and the pattern of the musical society’s uniforms. By providing a new building for its musical society, the municipality of zwettl signals the society’s importance not only for the town itself, but also beyond. Link.  photo 539141d4c07a803df4000396_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_franz-stadtamt_zwettl-kuku-outside-11_zps45226e89.jpg  photo 53914198c07a80569e0003e6_goldst-ck-musikverein-franz-architekten_franz-stadtamt_zwettl-kuku-outside-06_zps1ad18d7e.jpg

Shingle House by Ramella Architects

 photo shingle_house_ramella_arquitetura_ILikeArch_03-800x533_zpsd4c60bf8.jpg  photo shingle_house_ramella_arquitetura_ILikeArch_01-800x533_zpsa234a14d.jpg  photo shingle_house_ramella_arquitetura_ILikeArch_06-800x533_zps671c2453.jpg  photo shingle_house_ramella_arquitetura_ILikeArch_14-800x533_zpsb2c32002.jpg Concepts for the Shingle House are drawn from the American roofed houses, included the request for a large Bay-Window with roof Shingles. The sloping lines of the coverage, form a sloping wall that gives a movement in the facades, and the roof touch the ground. The pillars are extended and bent to the outside to form a set. Noteworthy are the colors gray to the roof type and predominantly white finishes like paint and flooring natural stones. The classic model of Bay-Window requested by the owners, was stylized to create effects internally and followed the coverage. The sloping wall of the living room to the second floor follows inclined to the piano room and creates a double height that allows light to step inside the space through the garret strategically placed in the center of the roof to ensure privacy. Link here.  photo shingle_house_ramella_arquitetura_ILikeArch_15-800x1200_zps008a5700.jpg  photo shingle_house_ramella_arquitetura_ILikeArch_05-800x533_zps89b71a23.jpg  photo shingle_house_ramella_arquitetura_ILikeArch_00-800x533_zps9dd81e9c.jpg

YOAP White House

 photo 4_zps43e43346.jpg  photo 3_zps8478ba84.jpg  photo 6_zpsc543bdd4.jpg From the architect: The site Located is limited to a very small area, small even for a house: 8 meters wide and 20 meters long, with a 175 m2 area. Nine studio apartments had to be packed into this 5 story multiplex housing building. As is the case for all rental housing in Korea, the building had to be profitable and economical and yet the building should be pleasant and even pleasing for the residents. Its name YOAP White House comes from Korea word yoap, meaning just around or nearby. This small housing will stand in the corner site of old resident area of Bangbae-dong, giving intimate image. More here.  photo 5_zps94a873ff.jpg  photo 2_zps77ab3a8a.jpg

Housing ZAC Port Marianne

 photo 01V2_full_zps147fd397.jpg  photo 11V2_full_zps2ef691ac.jpg Between Avenue Pierre Mendes-France and Avenue 98 World of Montpellier, the ZAC Port Marianne comes from the willingness of the municipality to draw a garden city close to the city center, easily accessible thanks to the numerous infrastructure transport (major roads, tram, bicycle network). Associated with several architects, Christian de Portzamparc here imagined a large 7-hectare park where a group of 11 islands representing 1,900 housing emerges. (Continue here)  photo IMG_5068_full_zpsedef9c52.jpg

Alex Chinneck

 photo tumblr_mw3xetSVqB1qe31lco2_1280_zps87efce73.jpg  photo tumblr_mw3xetSVqB1qe31lco4_1280_zpse4619566.jpg  photo tumblr_mw3xetSVqB1qe31lco1_r1_1280_zpsb9b2090a.jpg From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes by Alex Chinneck (b.1984), a London based artist and designer. Website here.  photo tumblr_mw3xetSVqB1qe31lco7_1280_zps29149f04.jpg  photo tumblr_mw3xetSVqB1qe31lco6_1280_zpsb3077a2c.jpg

Sensualscaping Stairs

 photo ---IMG_2824_950_zps2da63b41.jpg  photo Staircase_duo_950_zps537208cd.jpg " These stairs for a residential project (Sensualscaping) took us in an important new direction, harnessing digital production and fabrication to form a seamless and deeply sculptural experience. This page documents a component that we felt was rich enough in detail to merit further exploration and explanation. The stair is a continuation and intensification of the simple graphic skirting board lines that trace their way through the house. As they turn the corner into the stair void, they expand like a genie released from a lamp, curling and separating and bifurcating from the wall to form the delicate edge of the stair treads, lifting into the air to rise as the veil of the balustrade. This veil hangs gently from above as a series of thin paired threads, softly pulled back at the entry to allow movement past, gently splaying around the corner to meet and carry the arriving visitor onwards & upwards." - Atmos Studio  photo ---IMG_0869_950_zps6ad822e4.jpg  photo IMG_0208_950_zps41c457c6.jpg