The Ginko eco-neighbourhood is located in northern Bordeaux, on the left bank of the Garonne River. Architects Nicolas Laisné and Christophe Rousselle have been commissioned to develop the Saint-Exupéry lot. The project includes the construction of four apartment buildings and seven single-family homes. Link here.
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.'
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.'
Originally made for the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, this installation covered two buildings in holographic panels that shifted color once lasers were reflected off it, creating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.
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.
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
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