Oct 21, 2010
Inspired by the nearby Bryant Park Library, nema workshop designed a store that is straightforward in a simple twisted way – Take a library and turn it SIDEWAYS. The booklined shelves become the floor and ceilings and wood floor ends up on the walls meanwhile the pendants protrude sideways from the wall. To achieve the books shelves on the floor, the space is lined with sepia-toned full size photograph of books printed on custom tiles. Link here.
Oct 15, 2010
New York architecture practice Axis Mundi have designed a conceptual extension to the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan, featuring a giant lattice structure. The existing museum is a 1960s concrete building by Marcel Breuer and Axis Mundi claim the extension’s exposed concrete frame would be a continuation of Breuer’s brutalist aesthetic. The extension would have an irregular floor plan configured around sight lines that look towards landmarks such as the Empire State Building. Link here.
Oct 8, 2010
This house in Urayasu, Japan, by Apollo Architects & Associates has a timber-clad sloping overhang containing a private terrace. Called Flow, the house’s main entrance and garage are shielded by a fence of horizontal slats and sit under the inclined facade. (via Dezeen)
Sep 30, 2010
‘ Being a summer house, the main idea is not only creating the interior spaces of the house, but distribute all outer space. The interior spaces seek good relations with the outside world, colonizing their surroundings and their views. Inspired by the typical Menorca “tanca”, stone walls divisions of the realm. The plot is organized from a space frame, fully passable, based on a trace orthogonal, combining floors, platforms, water, trees, plants, tanca, pergolas, walls and the house itself. By combining these elements we are encountering this approach in which each piece is delimited and acquires its own identity and use within a harmonious whole. The diversity of outdoor stays provides the site a space balanced richness. ‘ (via ArchDaily)
Sep 28, 2010
The Nogg is a modern chicken coop that has been designed in the shape of an egg. Urban chicken keeping has become a growing trend, and The Nogg is designed to house 2-4 chickens in an aesthetically pleasing coop to compliment any garden. (via Contemporist)
Sep 27, 2010
‘ Broadcasting Place is a mixed use development close to Leeds city centre. Conceived as a public/private partnership for property group Downing and Leeds Metropolitan University, it provides approximately 110,000 square feet of new offices and teaching spaces together with 240 student residences in a landmark building rising to 23 storeys. A new Baptist Church completes the scheme on its northern edge. ‘ Broadcasting Place by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Sep 24, 2010
Montreal-based Saia Barbarese Topouzanov Architects designed the Canadian Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. Link here.
Sep 22, 2010
This house is a result of story cabin remodeling designed by Vandeventer + Carlander Architects in Vashon Island, Washington, USA. Vashon is a census-designated place (CDP)which covers an island alternately called Vashon Island or Vashon-Maury Island, the largest island in Puget Sound south of Admiralty Inlet. (Continue…)
Sep 17, 2010
Finnish architects Anssi Lassila and Teemu Hirvilammi of Lassila Hirvilammi with Jani Jansson of Luonti have completed this slate-clad church with a separate steeple in Jyväskylä, Finland. Called Kuokkala Church, the project has a laminated wood structure and the interior is finished with spruce, ash and lime wood. (via Dezeen)
Sep 1, 2010
Centro Abierto de Actividades Ciudadanas in Cordoba, Spain is a project by ParedesPino Architects. ” Its location close to the railway station of the AVE high speed train in Cordoba city can take advantage of this gap as a unique opportunity, giving the character and scale necessary to assume as a new focus of interest not only confined to the neighborhood, but as a magnet in conjunction with the city. We opted for a solution that allows a wide variety of uses. It offers a covered area, protected from the weather, which will house a temporary market two days a week and other activities at other times. It therefore poses a solution based on prefabricated circular elements that vary in height and diameter and arranged in a flexible manner to allow a similar vision of an urban forest of shadows. On each day the parasols are mounted on platforms at work and then rise about three units. The parasols also solve the artificial lighting in the same item and allow drainage of water inside. The provision at different heights (4 to 7 meters) and diameters (7 to 15 meters) and deck the different colors (7 colors), allows assessment of different behaviors compared to light and air movement between parts. ”