May 10, 2012
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.
May 2, 2012
The Yardmaster’s Building in the middle of the Melbourne train yard by architect McBride Charles Ryan. Looks goodness.
Apr 30, 2012
This lecture hall by Deubzer König & Rimmel Architekten is situated on the Technical University Munich, Germany.
Apr 25, 2012
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.
Apr 17, 2012
Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects; Location: Mestia, Georgia ‘The project is situated in the heart of the old town of Mestia, next to the newly built city-hall. Its towerlike shape pays homage to the medieval stone towers which are traditional to Mestia’s mountainside region. The facade is comprised of prefabricated textured concrete and large openings which offer a maximum of transparency.’ Link here.
Apr 12, 2012
Check out this Inverted Pyramid Museum in Hanoi by the architects at GMP Architects. The 323,000 sq ft museum has an amazing spiral ramp which leads to the upper areas where you will find the conference rooms, research rooms, offices, and a library.
Apr 5, 2012
The Faculty of Law building is a new addition to the University of New South Wales’ Kensington campus and delivers a new and innovative learning and research facility for the University’s Faculty of Law and Taxation. Located on a high profile site on University Mall, the new 11,500 sqm four level building reflects the pedagogical model of this School of Law and through its form contributes to the urban definition of the landscaped Mall space. The building has been designed as a low rise structure to promote maximum interactivity between occupants in the building – staff, students and visitors. The building also provides strong connections back to the broader campus and to the public realm beyond.Light filled atria spaces, open staircases and landscaped courtyard spaces enhance this visual interconnectivity, providing a high amenity work and study environment for Law and University users. Clink here for the link.
Apr 3, 2012
The Tetra-Shed is a new modular building system that would arguably make for a pretty awesome home office. Designed by David Ajasa-Adekunle to be a “modern garden office”, the Tetra-Shed is a system of modular clusters that can be connected together to form a work space suitable for a wide range of possible uses, including outdoor.
Mar 29, 2012
ONE Kearny Lobby in downtown San Francisco, ‘Lightfold’ designed by Iwamoto Scott. Looks goodness.
Mar 28, 2012
This collective housing’s scale is intermediate position between detached housing and building. This project site is situated on the west side of small station, a big 700-year-old camphor tree passing through the platform and the canopy. The west side being mixed multiplicity of environmental-elements (bicycle-parking space, shrine, shops under the elevated, small street stand, etc) is more congested and lively than the east side being developed small station plaza and roundabout in order. This project site having 5 borders is enclosed in too many elements, but the front road on the west side of this site facing 1st floor office and the elevated platform viewing to north, the sun to south are particularly important things. So, the D-Aparment was designed to connect these 3 elements smoothly. (Continue reading…)