In my opinion Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG, is one of the best architects when it comes to give shape to the interests of an “unspoken” client on public buildings,either representing the values of a country or a culture. All with exceptional syntax and presentation skills. And BIG’s latest project (in collaboration with Arup and 2+1), the Danish Pavilion for the Shanghai 2010 Expo, does it aga..
Here are a couple of images of Eden Bio by French architect Edouard Francois, a social housing development in Paris set in organic gardens. The project, which is due for completion early next year, features terraced houses ranged along pedestrain alleys heavily landscaped with trees and plants. The development contains 100 social housing units, with the upper levels reached by external timber ga..
Dutch architecture office FARO architecten bv sent us this amazing experimental house, where the main idea was to give big spaces to the client. Be sure to check out the lounge hanging from the ceiling. Architect: FARO architecten bv Location: Steigereiland, Netherlands Construction Year: September 2006 - February 2007 Contractor: Kerkhofs montagebouw Finishing: Dick Caarls Technical advice: P..
Whistler celebration plaza by BINGTHOM ARCHITECTS As the last undeveloped block of property in the Whistler Village, this site has long been reserved for public use. It will be first occupied during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as Whistler's medal celebration plaza. Once the Games are over, it will become a multi-seasonal playground with amphitheatre seating. Central to this publ..
SWAS tent SWAS tent is an inflatable structure for shelter, water storage, natural ventilation (air) and solar energy collector. The structure is easy to transport to the disaster site. A quiet fan keeps the tent inflated as long as needed. The structure is installed in less than five minutes and can be folded up in the accompanying bag when deflated. Thin photovoltaic-cell film mounted to the i..
Architects: ssm Architekten ag Location: Solothurn, Switzerland Project year: 2004 Construction year: 2005 Engineering: H. Katzenstein AG Constructed Area: 1,720 sqm Photographs: Hansruedi Riesen When the critic, in his early forties, already while leafing through the programme on the website, begins to feel like snow white in the forest - mesmerised, but also without a clue and any orientation ..
French architects O-S created this temporary installation at Hotel Saint-Côme in Montpellier, as part of the Festival des Architectures Vives 08. The installation is made of cardboard boxes, as you can see. Here’s some info from the architects: – This small scale temporary project underlines and sublimates the intimate character of the Hotel Saint-Côme’s courtyard, emblem of the 18th century arc..
Architect: Pilar García A., Carolina Portugueis W., Martín Labbé P. Location: Zapallar, V Región, Chile Contractor: Belco S.A. Structure: Joel Contreras Site area: 5,000 sqm Built area: 396 sqm Project Year: 2006 Construction Year: 2007 Building materials: Concrete, Stone, Wood Photographs: Carolina Portugueis, Martin Labbe The house is located in the north hillside of Zapallar’s bay, on the c..
Architects: German del Sol Location: Provincia de Última Esperanza, Magallanes, Patagonia, Chile Project team: José Luis Ibañez G. / Architect, Francisca Schüler M. / Architect, Carlos Venegas / Architect, Rodrigo Arenas P. / Graphics Arts Contractor: Salfa, Punta Arenas Constructed Area: 5,213.46 sqm Project year: 2004 - 2005 Construction year: 2004 - 2005 The inspiration The inspiration are ..
Architect: Erick Van Egeraat Program: Educational building for vocational education, including sports facilities Location: Doetinchem, Netherlands Client: Stichting CoVoa, Doetinchem Constructed Area: 16.400sqm Construction start: 2004 Completion: 2006 Structures: ABT-C, Delft Landscape: Poldergast, Polsbroek The new Metzo College, located in Doetinchem, a City in the East of the Netherlands, ho..
Architects: Alejandro Beals, Christian Beals Location: Lago Rupanco, Region de los Lagos, Chile Design Year: 2004-2005 Construction Year: 2005-2006 Collaborator: Loreto Lyon Structure: Patricio Stagno Contractor: Nicolas Aranguiz, Mauricio Carrasco Site Area: 5,000 sqm Constructed Area: 280 sqm The house is located on the edge of lake Rupanco, in the south of Chile. The 160 x 30 meters site has ..
Venice Architecture Biennale: here are some images of Symbiotic Villa, a house designed by Zaha Hadid for the Next-Gene 20 project in Taiwan. The project has invited ten international architects and ten Taiwanese architects to design houses. More info and images in our earlier story. The project was launched in Venice last week during the architecture biennale.
Architects: Ecosistema Urbano - blog - Belinda Tato, Jose Luis Vallejo, Diego García-Setién Location: Pau de Vallecas, Vial C-91, Madrid, Spain Collaborators: Ignacio Prieto, Maria Eugenia Lacarra, David Delgado, David Benito, Jaime Eizaguirre, Patricia Lucas, Ana López, Asier Barredo, Laura Casas, Fabricio Pepe, Michael Moradiellos Client: Land and Housing Municipal Company, Madrid Council, Dir..
Architects: MMBB Arquitetos Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil Architects in charge: Fernando de Mello Franco, Marta Moreira, Milton Braga Project team: Marina Sabino, Marcia Terazaki, Marina Acayaba, Rodrigo Brancher, Thiago Rolemberg Client: Iran do Espirito Santo Project year: 2004-2005 Construction year: 2005-2006 Site Area: 500 sqm Constructued Area: 435 sqm Budget: US $425,000 Structural Engineer..