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House in Senri by Shogo Iwata

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Japanese architect Shogo Iwata designed the three-storey-high house in Senri, Osaka which contains a total of eight floor connected by sets of four or five stairs at a time. Link here. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Asakusa Culture Tourist Info Center

Photobucket Photobucket This is the Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center, in Tokyo by architect Kengo Kuma. The building has four conference rooms, a tourist information office, and an exhibition space. (via Japanese Design) Photobucket

Moses Bridge

Photobucket Photobucket Moses Bridge by RO&AD Architecten is a sunken and seemingly invisible bridge that divides the water in Halsteren, The Netherlands. Very cool. Photobucket Photobucket

HWKN

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Aging in Africa sets out to be the first age-valued community on the African continent where the elderly can maintain a meaningful and healthy lifestyle in a comfortable and safe environment. It is a retirement community for Catholic priests that are excluded from the traditional, family based, model of elder care in Cote D’Ivoire. The architecture is shaped by deploying a holistic set of social, economic and environmentally sustainable theories pertaining to elder living and care. It is about architecture that does not just house caring, it is architecture as the caring device. Our hope is that it is an inspiration for a new breed of community that values the efficacy of spirit over efficiency of care. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket 242 Social Housing Units in Salburúa, Vitoria – Gasteiz, Spain by the ACXT Architects. (via Archdaily) Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Modular Sleepbox

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Russian architects M. Krymov and A.Goryainov of Arch Group,has designed a modular unit called “Sleepbox”, to provide immediate shelter. The Sleepbox base has ventilation and sockets for notebook and mobile phone chargers. Luggage goes under the bed.In addition to general lighting, Sleepbox has built-in LED reading lamps. Windows are equipped with electric-drive blinds for privacy. The first Sleepbox, a two-bed double version,was installed at the Aeroexpress terminal of Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russia. Please see the video. Link here. Photobucket Photobucket

Main Point Karlin Office Building

Photobucket Photobucket Main Point Karlin has received appreciation for its distinctive sustainable architecture and high technological level. The building uses a number of approaches in its sustainable design, among them, use of the River Vltava’s water throughout the summer for building cooling, eliminating the need for compressors and chillers; cooling is further naturally regulated by the coloured fibreC elements on the facade which are not only aesthetic but serve to reduce heat gains from sunlight penetration. Photobucket Photobucket

The Yardmaster’s Building

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket The Yardmaster's Building in the middle of the Melbourne train yard by architect McBride Charles Ryan. Looks goodness. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Interims Audimax (Lecture Hall)

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket This lecture hall by Deubzer König & Rimmel Architekten is situated on the Technical University Munich, Germany. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Victoria Tower

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Wrapped entirely in a cloak of glass, Victoria Tower stands like a lighthouse along the road between downtown Stockholm and the city airport. The 117,6-meter tower is a landmark for the Kista IT office park and for the conference center at the base of the tower and a manifestation of the area’s high-tech profile. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket