ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 6. 30. 09:00
Dutch architects Cepezed have designed a wind responsive façade for their office building in Utrecht in collaboration with Ned Kahn Studios. The façade is made of a 300 square metre area of stainless steel mesh which holds thin transparent plastic disks. Wind causes the mesh to vibrate and move the disks which ‘ripple and create intricate patterns in the light’. As the disks move, they catch the..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 5. 15. 09:30
The Yas Hotel by Asymptote architects is nearing completion in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The building forms part of the Yas Marina development accompanying a new Formula One circuit. The race track will pass through the complex under a bridge linking the two towers of the hotel. A canopy made of steel and diamond-shaped, glass panels will be supported over the towers and bridge. The 500-room hotel is due ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 3. 24. 09:30
La Capital, a restaurant designed by architects Dellekamp, opened in Mexico City this week. The tall, narrow building has a glass facade at street level, below a patterned screen and opaque concrete facade concealing the entertainment venue above. Photographs by Iwan Baan. Here’s some text from Dellekamp: – La Capital 2008 La Capital has infused a modern twist on the cantina while evoking its sp..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 3. 20. 08:00
Obra: “Distrito C” de Telefónica en Las Tablas, Madrid Arquitecto: Rafael de La-Hoz Castanys Ubicación: Ronda de la Comunicación s/n 28050 Las Tablas, Madrid, España Promotor: Telefónica de España S.A. Superficie construida: 390.000 m2 Directores de Proyecto: Hugo Berenguer, Siegfried Bürger, Francisco Arévalo, Miguel Maiza, Jesús Román, Carolina Fernández y Belén Rivera. Directores de Gestión: ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 3. 1. 09:00
Architect: Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Location: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel Programme: Auditorium, Offices, Library, Cafe, Lobby Construction year: 2008 Interior Design: Fuksas Site work supervisor: Michal Schaffer Client: Pares Centre for Peace Landscape Architects: TEMA Art Work: Mimmo Paladino Site Area: 7.000 sqm Constructed Area: 2.500 sqm Photographs: Moreno Maggi A home port for all sailor..
Pavilion&Installation 2009. 2. 22. 10:30
Why might we not put a bench here? Why do we not have grass here? Why is this space all empty? Who has decided to paint it this colour? Why is the park missing a normal entrance? How can a wheelchair bound pass through? Why do I always feel bad, when crossing the subway? We have addressed architects, designers and artists, in fact everybody, who could be interested in, in order to try "to find a..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 2. 18. 08:30
Berlin architects Sauerbruch Hutton have completed the new Brandhorst Museum in Munich, Germany. The building is clad in 36,000 ceramic rods in 23 different colours, arranged vertically over a horizontally striped, sheet-metal skin. “Between an angled view, in which the ceramic rods merge visually into a solid plane, and the frontal view, in which the mineral layer parts to let the horizontally ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 2. 17. 08:30
Architects: Monolab architects (Rotterdam) Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands Client: Tijs van Ruiten & Paula Colenbrander Engineers construction: K-constructies (Rotterdam), Ove Arup (London) Engineers specifications/costs: Ingenieursbureau Multical (Rotterdam) Advisor installations: Schwagermann (‘s-Gravenzande) Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Hofman (Maasdijk) Construction Roof tent: Stre@m (Rotter..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2009. 2. 11. 13:03
For the design of a webnet mesh system, we developed a RhinoScript that applies a webnet of any dimension to a surface of any geometry. The script outputs cable count and dimensions to excel for quantity and costing, as well as drawing and labeling each cable flat for fabrication. We are currently in the process of building our own .5 x .5 axis CNC machine to measure, mark, and cut the cables fo..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 2. 4. 08:54
Arons & Gelauff Architects - Dormitory, Enschede (Copyright Jeroen Musch) Arons & Gelauff Architects send me photographs of their recently finished dormitory building in Enschede, a city in the east of the Netherlands. One of the sides of the nine story building features a climbing wall. According to the architect it is the second highest one in the Netherlands. The addition of the climbing wall..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2009. 1. 26. 09:19
Architects: Saucier + Perrotte architectes Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Principal in Charge: Gilles Saucier Project Architect: André Perrotte Project team: Trevor Davies, Andrew Butler, Dominique Dumais, Eric Majer, Pierre-Alexandre Rhéaume, Anna Bendix, Sudhir Suri, Christian Hébert, Laurence LeBeux, Quinlan Osborne, Jean-Louis Léger, Samantha Schneider, Nathalie Cloutier, Christine Levi..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 12. 26. 10:41
El pabellón está elevado sobre tres núcleos estructurales y de comunicación liberando el espacio de planta baja para crear una plaza y ceder un espacio libre al conjunto de la expo. A esa plaza se superponen cuatro niveles. Inicialmente se construyen únicamente dos, para la exposición, durante la cual funcionará el pabellón de Aragón. Para su uso posterior, como departamento del Gobierno de Arag..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2008. 12. 1. 17:38
Boston City Hall2.0 Originally designed to be porous and accessible to the public. Boston City Hall today stands monumental and impenetrable. Focused on issues of pulic space and accessibility, our open menu of design proposals includes strategies that outfit City Hall with public imterfaces at a range of scales. Taken a few at a time or in combination, these structure with the city. Extending t..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 12. 1. 13:18
DOMO Arquitetos Associados sent us this temporary art gallery built for an exhibition in Brasilia that took place between august and october of 2008. The project is a 60sqm temporary art gallery built for an exhibition in Brasília that took place between august and october of 2008. The gallery´s exhibition displayed paintings and portraits of contemporary and modern brazilian painters such as Zi..