Mar 19, 2013
The ‘Progrés Raval’ Health Centre was built in a degraded environment in Badalona on the site of an old glass factory and with the aim, as well as providing health coverage, of enlivening the commercial and social activity of the district. The building was integrated into a new square, opening up a public space that did not exist before. The façade is protected by a ceramic screen providing the building with thermal insulation in order to make it more energy efficient. An outstanding feature is the pillar on the left side of the building, which is the only pillar supporting it on this side. Link here.
Mar 18, 2013
” I do not consider myself an architect, but rather an artist and inventor who often uses architecture as an art form. The artifacts that evolve from my work are not as important as their broader implications. One of my primary interests, as a conceptual designer, is to explore ways in which the physical built environment can be augmented, and in some cases replaced by information technologies, such as virtual reality. Other work explores ways in which the physical built environment can be easily changed, in time, relative to changing needs. Some of these designs suggest ways in which large structures can be physically altered in real time through an interactive Internet interface. Most of my work investigates ways to integrate alternative energy gathering and storage systems into the built environment, so they can be powered partly or entirely independent of the conventional utility grid. In every case, the esthetics that evolve from all of my work comes from the invention of new ways in which these designs function.” – Michael Jantzen
Mar 14, 2013
Villa F is a 220 square meter luxury home located in Rhodes, Greece- designed by German based Hornung and Jacobi Architecture. Beautiful!
Mar 8, 2013
TUKCOM I.T. mall Sriracha, Thailand by Supermachine Studio. ‘The 1,200 square meter façade is undulated and divided into 765 economical triangular pixels. The black, white and mirror finished aluminum composite panels are distributed through outs in random algorithm.
Feb 26, 2013
Spanish artist and photographer Victor Enrich‘s uses photoshop to create these wonderfully impossible city portraits.
Feb 20, 2013
“Built after winning an international landscape competition at Ponte Lima, Portugal, Honey Scape is temporary landscape pavilion by Gonçalo Castro Henriques of X-REF. This installation intends to shelter the visitor, captivating him by a dream-like atmosphere with aromatic plants.” (via Arch Daily)
Feb 6, 2013
A home located in Athens, Greece designed by 314 Architecture Studio.
Jan 29, 2013
FJMT and Archimedia collaborate to create iconic University of Auckland New Business School in New Zealand. ‘A new landmark symbolising research and knowledge was sought by the University, which values excellence, innovation and progress and reflects an openness and embrace of the wider community. FJMT and Archimedia drew inspiration directly from the fusion of natural landscape, urban form and Maori / Colonial heritage of cultural exchange. The fluid and open architectural expression, through a series of ‘breathing’ glass and stainless steel ribbons, creates a gesture of invitation, outreach and optimism, gathering the energy of the site into a major new public open space.’ Link here.
Jan 17, 2013
‘The mixed-use development, Marina Lofts, in downtown Fort Lauderdale seeks to infuse a currently run-down stretch along the New River with a thriving pedestrian friendly public space thereby attracting new residents into its development. Totaling 1,000 rental apartments, 10,000 sq ft of restaurants and 25,000 sq ft of retail, the mixed-use development is broken into three phases. The Florida-based developer, Asi Cymbal, expects the project to have a positive long-term economic benefit to the city and local community of Fort Lauderdale.’ (via ArchDaily)
Jan 8, 2013
GT Tower East is a 130-meter high contemporary office tower designed by the Dutch architectural firm ArchitectenConsort and located in Seoul, South Korea. “Within its gross 54,000 m2 of floor space, GT Tower East fulfills a range of purposes. In addition to functional office spaces, there is room for commercial and cultural uses, as well as parking. We achieved the high adaptive capacity of GT Tower East by placing the compact core at the heart of the floor plan and using a carefully thought-out column structure. These measures ensure that the facade remains entirely unencumbered, and large floor spaces are created that allow the building to accommodate a variety of uses in the future. Many sustainability measures were integrated into the design, including a well-insulated facade, the installation of solar panels for generating power, and a lot of natural light and ventilation to create a pleasant working environment.”