ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 12. 9. 08:00
Last week, Bustler reported that DawnTown, the annual international architectural competition for Downtown Miami, published a preview of all competition entries in a Flickr gallery just a few days before the official announcement of the winners on Friday, December 4. Now the results are in, and the first prize goes to the team “office 247” (Rosalea Monacella, Craig Douglas, and Armando Oliver Su..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 12. 3. 12:59
August 31st, 2008 Harmonia 57 by French-Brazilian architects Triptyque is an office building in Sao Paulo with a planted facade irrigated by a mist system. Plants grow in ¡°pores¡± set into the concrete facade and will eventually cover the building. The Harmonia 57 concept will be on show at Venice Architectural Biennale from 13 September, as part of the French Pavilion. More information about t..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 12. 3. 09:00
The YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi was recently completed, and its curvilinear grid-shell which is covered with over 5,300 diamond-shaped steel panels, containing nearly 5000 LED fixtures is being announced as the world’s largest LED project controlled through RDM (Remote Device Management). New York based lighting designers Arup Lighting worked with Germany based e:cue lighting control to create lighti..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 11. 26. 09:43
Walking around the streets of Bangkok, it is possible to find inspiration in the way building owners modify their shop houses. These buildings usually begin as concrete constructions, but owners would later add layers over existing surfaces in order to block out heat and sun. Low cost and lightweight metal materials are cut into panels or pieces to create a pattern over the existing shop house. ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 11. 19. 13:26
Italian based Stefano Boeri Architetti shared with us their latest project: The requalification and recovery of the ex Military Arsenal on the island of La Maddalena, Italy. This project includes a hotel, a congress centre, a conference building, two large exhibition and commercial spaces and a quay for 700 boats. It was conceived as the central point of the G8 summit at Maddalena, event that wa..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 11. 18. 08:30
Architects: BP Architectures (member of PLAN01) Location: Paris, France Client : Trouseau Children Hospital Project Area : 360 sqm Project year : 2009 Photographs: Luc Boegly The initially program ask to install 3 emergency staircases on the Trouseau Children Hospital main building. The context of this children hospital in the center of Paris is an extraordinary accumulation of architectural lay..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 11. 7. 09:00
Los Angeles-based architect Marcelo Spina of architectural practice Patterns has completed an art gallery on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. Called PRISM, the project is a three-storey gallery space designed to showcase work by new artists. The building incorporates exhibition space, film-viewing and lecture areas, and a bookshop. The facade is made of a polycarbonate resin-based composite, which..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 11. 7. 08:00
Architect: Produkcija 004 Location: Osijek, Croatia Client: City of Osijek and Panteon d.o.o. Project architects: Davor Katušic Project team: Venko Ćurlin, Robert Franjo, Ivana Senjak, Mirko Buvinić, Maja Furlan Zimmermann Construction: Studio Arhing, Borivoj Pojatina; P&D, Hrvoje Petrovic Installation: Mario Josipović; Renato Majcunić; Nenad Šutevski Project area: 14,200 sqm Budget: 10 mi..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 10. 19. 08:00
Students of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany have won the Solar Decathlon competition to design an energy-efficient solar-powered house. Twenty teams of students from international universities competed to design and build solar-powered houses, which were constructed and exhibited at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Teams then competed in ten contests to gain points. The winn..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 10. 12. 14:54
Tower Liverpool, UK, EcoLogicStudio and FCB studios. The concept of a double skin has beenexpanded taking as inspiration the sharkskin system; as for the shark, a secondlayer of micro fins protrudes from thesmooth skin to manipulate the flow locally,allowing for a differentiated optimalresponse.In our design solution a system of largewooden fins have been shaped andmanipulated to allow specific ..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 10. 8. 19:36
In 2002, Ned Kahn worked with the staff of Technorama, the major science center in Switzerland, and their architects, Durig and Rami, to create a facade for the building which is composed of thousands of aluminum panels that move in the air currents and reveal the complex patterns of turbulence in the wind. from jajaarchitects
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 8. 18. 09:47
555 KUBIK_ extended version from urbanscreen on Vimeo. Art Direction: Daniel Rossa 3D Operator: David Starmann Sound Design: Jonas Wiese "How it would be, if a house was dreaming" The conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture - the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. The Basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break throug..
Pavilion&Installation 2009. 8. 17. 09:34
Architects: Pedro Pacheco + Marie Clément Location: Luz, Mourão, Portugal Programme: Cemetery Anthropology: Clara Saraiva Engineering: G.O.P. - Gabinete de Organização e Projectos, Lda. Lighting engeneering: Raul Serafim Landscape Architecture: Sebastião Pereira Client: E.D.I.A. - Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva, S.A. Constructed Area: 820 sqm Budget: US $ 800,000.00 Pro..
Pavilion&Installation 2009. 8. 7. 09:00
A Guarda is located at the south western tip of Galicia with the Mino River separating it from its historic “enemy” Portugal. A Guarda’s economy was foundered on fishing and although today it enjoys a more varied economy the town’s fishing heritage still remains important and so does their port! Madrid based architectural office Artectura and Eduardo Zamarro, painter were assigned to give a new ..
Pavilion&Installation 2009. 7. 16. 13:08
Cloud Tower is a pavilion for open-air concerts in the grounds of a castle near Vienna, Austria, designed by the next ENTERprise - architects. Located at Grafenegg Castle along with the copper-clad concert hall in our previous story, the auditorium occupies an existing depression in the landscape, accentuated by further excavations. Visitors enter the auditorium through a corridor cut into the s..