Grand Canal Square by Martha Schwartz Partners Martha Schwartz Partners completes “Ireland’s first 21st Century destination square” Renowned landscape designer Martha Schwartz, of Martha Schwartz Partners, has completed the Grand Canal Square project in Dublin. At 10,000 sq metres, it is one of the largest paved public spaces in Dublin, a city that is increasingly renowned for regenerative desig..
Masahiro Kinoshita of KINO architects and Yu Sakuma of SAK architects have designed a small house in the suburbs of Tokyo. The four-storey house is shared by the owner and a tenant, who occupies the second floor. Photographs by Hiroyuki Hira. Here’s some more information from the architects: – “Guest House Tokyo” Small piece of land / Fragment of a dream The site is in a suburb of Tokyo. This is..
Milanese architects AquiliAlberg have created a lounge at interiors exhibition Casa Decor in Turin, Italy. The installation incorporates 13 Vertigo side tables, designed by AquiliAlberg for Italian design brand Moroso and launched earlier this year. Casa Decor continues until 25 September and is part of the year-long Torino World Design Capital 2008 event taking place in Turin. The following inf..
Grimshaw architects have converted a decommissioned blast furnace into a museum of steel in Monterrey, Mexico. Called Horno 3: Museo del Acero, the project involved converting the 70-metre-high furnace structure and adding an extension to create 9,000 square metres of interior and exterior exhibition space. “Grimshaw responded appropriately with new design elements that advance the limits of ste..
LTSC Project by architects Zellnerplus is a proposed renovation of a shopping mall in downtown Los Angeles. The architects plan to remove part of the roof to create an open air mall, add four bridges between the existing shopping centre and car parks, and clad the building in semi-corrugated aluminium panels. The facade will include new balconies and windows, and will also be shaped to accommoda..
Of the things i really love about maintaining this blog is that it gathers architects from all around the world. In this case, the people from ZLG Design in Malaysa sent us their project for the BOH Visitor Center through our contact form - same as many other offices we will publish in the next days. Everyone is invited! This great building -my personal favorite in the last month- is located in ..
Agnes b., Soho store window, 2007 Clothing retailer Agnes b. asked us to design a low budget store window installation that made a connection to our project for the Young Architect's Program at the P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center. We used a flexible scissoring net structure similar to the "Droopscape" structure at P.S.1, but here in a vertical configuration so that the net formed a large-scale ch..
Architects: wHY Architecture Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Client: Grand Rapids Art Museum Area: 125.000sqf Construction start: 2004 Completion: 2007 General contractors: Rockford / Pepper Construction Concrete contractor: Grand River Construction Structural Engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners Environmental Engineer: Atelier Ten / Design Plus, Inc. Lighting Consultant: Isometrix L..
On display through August 9th, 2008 Unseen Current is a navigable billow of fog flowing through Extension Gallery. Three thousand hanging strings or "catenaries" totaling 10 miles in length span between the walls of the gallery in precise arrangements. From the gallery entry, this three dimensional array of catenaries suggests a distinct shape; upon moving to its center, it evokes a rolling fog...
Architect: Sami Rintala Location: Kirkenes, Barents Region, North East Norway Client: Pikene pa Broen, Via Travels Planification and execution: August 2005, 10 days Materials: Wood, Bricks and Steel Wires Dimensions: 6m (long) x 2,5 m (width) x 5 m (height) Area: 20sqm Construction team: Sami Rintala, George Lovett (architecture student, University of Sheffield, UK), Borghild Hulsvik (architectu..
Architect: Marcio Kogan Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil Design Year: 2006 Construction Year: 2007 Co-author: Bruno Gomes, Bruno Guedes Collaborators: Diana Radomysler, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski, Lair Reis, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Maria Cristina Motta, Gabriel Kogan, Mariana Simas Client: Vitra Site Area: 504 sqm Constructed Area: 250 sqm Co..
세련된 감각의 디자이너의 숨결이 느껴지네요. 화이트의 고급스러움과 유선형의 적절한 조화 멋있어요, London-based designers Jump Studios have designed the interior of a new London office for communications group Engine. The interior includes circular ’seating pods’ made from corian and a room covered entirely in cork. The five-storey building accommodates twelve companies under the engine brand. Here’s some more information from Jump Studio..
HOK has released the first images of its dynamic design for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s new British Embassy building in Jakarta. The 3,800 m² scheme is designed over three levels and is located on a 1.5 hectare site in central Jakarta. The project is due to complete in 2011. The design, expressed in a spiralling form, folds around a central protected courtyard and twists up and outward..
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have completed the Bodegas Protos winery in Peñafiel, Spain. The 19,450 square metre winery features facilities to ferment, age and bottle 3 million bottles of wine a year. The Bodegas Protos winery is set to be fully operational in October, ready for the 2008 harvest. The following is from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners: – Bodegas Protos Peñafiel, Valladolid, Sp..
NAM JUNE PAIK MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Video art and site-specific installations museum for Nam June Paik. 2003 Client: Kyonggi Cultural Fondation, Korea Site: Kyonggi Province, Korea Size: 5200 m2 Cost: $ 14 million Design: David Serero + Elena Fernandez + dZO (Descombes +Regnault) In the logic of integration of the museum in its surrounding landscape, the building is thought as an alte..