Icelandic Opera House by Arkitema and Arkthing Architects Arkitema of Denmark and Arkthing of Iceland have won a competition to design the Icelandic Opera House in Reykjavik. The 820 seat concert hall will be situated on Borgaholt hill, near the city’s landmark the church of Kópavogs, in an area supposedly inhabited by elves. The competition involved three teams of international architects prese..
Tezuka Architects have designed a hillside studio-house in Ushimado, Japan. The house has a total floor area of 152 square metres. Photographs are by Katsuhisa Kida. Lighting design by Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates. Construction by Fujiki Koumuten.
The Museum of Modern Art and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center present an installation in P.S.1's outdoor courtyard by Los Angeles-based firm Ball-Nogues, led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, winner of the eighth annual MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program. The competition invites emerging architects to propose an installation for the courtyard of P.S.1 in Long Island City, Queens. The objective o..
Here’s another project by Shanghai-baed architect Nobuhiro Nakamura of A-Asterisk, this time an interior signage system called Signterior. The system helps people navigate within an office and shopping development in Shanghai. See A-Asterisk’s Leafy Shade interior in our earlier story. Here’s some info from the architect: – SIGNTERIOR “SIGNTERIOR” is a project which we designed a space, using si..
UNStudio will create an installation called The Changing Room at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens in September. The installation will be part of the main biennale exhibition curated by Aaron Betsky and called ‘Out there: architecture beyond building’. The Venice Architecture Biennale runs from 14 September - 23 November. The following information is from UNStudio: – UNStudio – The C..
Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti Collaborators: Andres Sarmiento, Juan Manuel Gil, Freddy Pantoja, Camilo Mora, Pedro Saa, Alejandro Pina, Ivan Ucros, Gustavo Vasquez Location: Santo Domingo, Colombia Project Year: 2005 Construction Year: 2007 Constructed Area: 5500 sqm Concrete Structure: Sergio Tobon Steel Structure: Alberto Ashner Photographs: Sergio Gomez Background and needs The Project is loc..
Architect Nobuhiro Nakamura of A-Asterisk has completed Leafy Shade, an interior design for an office building in Shanghai, China. The lobby of the building - formerly a hotel - features a domed space with a leaf pattern to resemble a forest. Nakamura is a Japanese architect based in Shanghai. Here’s some info from Nobuhiro: – LEAFY SHADE FOREST IN THE OFFICE BUILDING It is an interior design pr..
Brooklyn architects Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu (SO-IL) have designed a rooftop landscape of allotments to showcase green roof technologies on an industrial building in Queens, New York City. The project has been commissioned by Garden City Roofs, a company that specialises in green roof systems. “As a result of [Mayor] Bloomberg’s PlaNYC, in which he call for buildings to be more energy eff..
Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects Location: Separation Creek, Victoria, Australia Project Team: Graham Burrows, Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Anthony Chan, Chris Price, Huan Trinh, Joachim Holland, Anna Guelzo, Kim Stapleton Design duration: 24 months Construction duration: 12 months Landscape: Ocean Road Landscaping Rock Anchoring: Wessell Drilling Contractor: Spence Building..
MEDIATHEQUE Media Center and Library Invited competition 2003 Site: Carnoux-en-Provence, France Client: French Ministry of Culture Program: Reception area, multimedia space, Conference room, children books, reading area, offices, atrium-garden, storage Area: 700 m2 Provisional Cost : 1.200.000 ? Design team : David Serero + Elena Fernandez + dZO + Esther Sperber Instead of celebrating a forthcom..
Architects: 70ºN Arkitektur Location: No defined location Client: 70ºN Arkitektur Constructed Area: 36 sqm Type: Experimental Prefab Builder: Senja Elementer AS Project year: 2004 Photographs: BR - Bent Raanes and Sarah Cameron Sørensen, RSB - Rune Stoltz Bertinussen, 70N - 70°N arkitektur The xbo is primarly a result of the Rotterdam based project ‘PARASITE’ (Prototypes for Advanced/ Ready-made..
located in antwerp belgium ‘fragile lab’ is a new complex design by the belgian architecture studio import/export architecture. the lab is a four part complex housing a retail showroom, storage facilities, offices and a duplex apartment. the building is characterized by it light structure, featuring large expanses of glass and off-kilter columns. the architects aim was to intentionally make the ..
Israeli architects SO Architecture have designed the Yehiam Memorial Hall at Kibbutz Yehiam, Israel. The memorial commemorates Israelis killed in the area around Yehiam during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war. Yehiam Memorial Hall On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the convoy to Yechiam, the memorial site for those who were killed in the convoy, and for the fallen Kibbutz members, that is in a ..
Architect: OFIS arhitekti Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia Design Year: 1998-2000 Construction Year: 2000-2004 Project leaders: Rok Oman & ?pela Vide?nik Design Team: Rok Oman, ?pela Vide?nik, Rok Gerbec, Josip Konstantinovi?, Karla Murovec, Damjan Brada? Competition Design Team: Rok Oman, ?pela Vide?nik, Lidija Dragi?i?, Marko Coloni Client: Mestni muzej Ljubljana Constructed Area: 2,650 sqm (exis..
Architects: 3LHD Location: Zagreb, Croatia Project team: Sa?a Begovi?, Marko Dabrovi?, Silvije Novak, Tatjana Grozdani? Begovi?, Irena Ma?er, Marin Mikeli? Collaborators: Paula Kukuljica, Lucija Stani?i?, Marija Babojeli? Project: 2004 Construction: 2005-2007 Site area: 687 sqm Gross floor area: 396 sqm Footprint: 159 sqm This family house for a couple with children is located in the green resid..