Jun 7, 2013
House Pedralbes designed by BCarquitectos: ‘This family home is located in the upper area of Barcelona. The project proposed to move the building to the rear of the site in order to achieve the best orientation towards the south and east, and to have a spacious garden. Furthermore, building the house on the highest point of the land attains the best views of the sea, the city of Barcelona and also the Serra de Collserola. Its proximity to a ring road required a formal solution to noise pollution. Estudio BC resolved this in the home, by designing a wooden skin formed by vertical slats, which covers the back and side façade, and planning a green wall-slope on the edge of the lot that reinforces the protection against the noise.’
Jun 5, 2013
Melbourne-based studio Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB) designed the Hue Apartments project located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ‘Hue is a 5 storey apartment building that sits within a post industrial streetscape in Lord Street, Richmond. The site is bound on 3 sides by large 2-4 storey brick warehouse buildings whilst across the road are the rear yards of residential properties.’
May 27, 2013
Torquay House in Torquay, Victoria, Australia, by Wolveridge Architects, Photography by Derek Swalwell (via Archdaily)
May 17, 2013
Corrugated hexagonal cardboard box building in Valencia by architects Miguel Arraiz García of Bipolaire Arquitectos and David Moreno Terrón of Pink Intruder. Link here.
May 15, 2013
Originally made for the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, this installation covered two buildings in holographic panels that shifted color once lasers were reflected off it, creating a dazzling array of invisible light pyrotechnics. Link here.
May 2, 2013
Check out this stunning glass house concept created by Italian design studio Santambrogiomilano.
Apr 29, 2013
Huge vertical louvres give a pleated appearance to this family house in Kyoto by FujiwaraMuro Architects. Link here.
Apr 26, 2013
J.Mayer H. Architects have designed the OLS House near Stuttgart, Germany. ‘The new, 4-person family home is divided into an elevated ground floor with entrance area, utility room and spa, and a second floor with an open, flowing floor plan containing the living, dining and kitchen areas. Full-height glazing provides a free view of the valley and terrace looking over the garden area. Upstairs are the sleeping areas, dressing rooms and bathrooms. The central design element is a sculptural staircase that connects all three levels. The house was built as a reinforced concrete construction. The facade consists of one heat-insulating compound system and an aluminum and glass facade. Slats and anti-glare sheeting provide integrated sun protection, protecting it against heat. All of the lightweight partition walls inside are made of drywall. The floor is a seamless layer of screed. The roof with the deep, recessed balcony was built with pre-weathered zinc plate cladding and is fitted with solar panels.’ Link here.
Apr 18, 2013
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, located at the northern edge of the Michigan State University campus, is influenced by a set of movement paths that traverse and border the site. The vitality of street life on the northern side of Grand River Avenue and the historic heart of the university campus at the south side generate a network of paths and visual connections; some are part of the existing footpath layout, others create shortcuts between the city and the campus side of Grand River Avenue. Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
Apr 4, 2013
‘Wanangkura Stadium is Port Hedland new multi‐purpose recreational centre designed by Australian practice ARM Architecture. The main building houses a new indoor playing court, a gym, squash courts, club rooms for local football teams and upper level function rooms. Adjacent to the main building are outdoor playing courts for netball and basketball. The project site is located at the Kevin Scott Oval on the fringe of South Hedland’s flood plain.’