ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 11. 27. 00:53
More from UNStudio: the Dutch architects have completed Star Place department store in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The structure centres around a 10-storey atrium, where each escalator spirals up to the next floor. Called Ta Lee Plaza during development, the completed building has been renamed Star Place. More information about the project in our previous story. Photographs by Christian Richters. More in..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 11. 22. 14:00
290 Mulberry is defined by its context through a direct response to zoning and building code regulations. Located in Nolita, New York, this building is bound on the north by Houston Street and on the west by the historic Puck Building on Mulberry Street. A zoning district requirement specifying a masonry enclosure for the two street walls created an opportunity to respond directly to the Puck Bu..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 11. 7. 20:22
Architect: OFIS arhitekti Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia Project Year: 2006-2008 Project leaders: Rok Oman & Špela Videčnik Design Team: Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Andrej Gregoric, Javier Carrera, Anna Breda, Luis Ferreira, Ana Kosi, Katja Aljaz Client: Mercator d.d. Interior Design: Mercator Optima Structural Engineering: Projecta d.o.o. Contractor: Gradis Skupina G d.d. Constructed Area: 2,000 ..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2008. 11. 1. 18:42
At the Design Academy Eindhoven graduate show earlier this month, designer Hung-Pin Hsueh presented a system for using Taiwan Cypress driftwood as an architectural building material. Hsueh proposes that small pieces of timber - usually discarded as unsuitable for architectural purposes - could be used in construction to reduce the need for intensive logging. “The forests are logged in search for..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 10. 30. 09:16
Home.Haus by J. Mayer H. Architects and Sebastian Finckh Home.Haus - Home for Children and Adolescent Located near the edge of the forest in Hamburg, a new residential building is now finished as a home for children and adolescents. The characteristics of the building are based on a two colour relief facade embracing a compact house volume. A central staircase penetrates the division between flo..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 10. 22. 13:28
Las nuevas instalaciones comprenden un Edificio Corporativo para las oficinas de la Compañía y un Edificio de Operaciones con todos sus servicios (casino y baños del personal). Ambos edificios del conjunto se conectan a través de una plaza que es el acceso de todo el personal y remata en un hall vidriado de enlace para circulación vertical. El conjunto tiene calles y patios de operaciones perime..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 10. 10. 09:14
Polishpavilion by The design team: Wojciech Kakowski, Natalia Paszkowska, Marcin Mostafa CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE POLISH EXPO 2010 EXPOSITION PAVILION THE PROJECT CONCEPT In the contemporary world with its abundance of visual experience, with the pictorial language of communication reigning supreme, with the almost unconstrained and instant accessibility of iconographic material, an exposition ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 10. 9. 16:05
Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008 The Town Center responds to the conditions of site while addressing the deep time of New Mexico. The dramatic University Blvd. approach to the building sets the Town Center as a distant abstract foreground to Guadalupe peak. The glass facade with multiple missions of iconography, sustainability, and public theater backdrop for video projection at night, is a spatial ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 10. 2. 09:13
Klein Dytham architecture_Sin Den Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 6.2007 Jingumae - the area has its own creative vibe,which is not quite as same as the one with Harajuku, Aoyama and Shibuya. People with their strong style and view in fashion and their lifestyle have injected the more exciting and creative feelings in the area. This project was carried out in the area for a young couple and a baby a..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 9. 24. 11:58
The Limes Hotel by Argentinian designer Alexander Lotersztain opened at the end of last month in Brisbane, Australia. The hotel incorporates a roof-top bar and cinema and is the first Australian hotel to join the Design Hotels organisation. Here’s some info from the hotel: – First Australian member of Design Hotels opens Designed by award-winning designer, Alexander Lotersztain, the first Aust..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2008. 9. 12. 10:00
Prisma Engineering Headquarter location: Graz, Styria, Austria client: Prisma Engineering architecture: SPLITTERWERK projektteam: Irene Berto, Mark Blaschitz, Erika Brunnermayer, Marius Ellwanger, Hannes Freiszmuth, Johann Grabner, Edith Hemmrich, Ute Himmelberg, Bernhard Kargl, Benjamin Nejedly, Josef Roschitz, Maik Rost, Ingrid Somitsch project management: Ingenos Ziviltechniker GmbH, Rudolf E..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2008. 8. 26. 08:56
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..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2008. 8. 15. 14:35
LIGHT INTERSECT International competition for the Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm Zentrum Library and Media center in Berlin. 2004 Site: Berlin Germany Client: Humboldt University Size: 32 000 m2 Cost: $70 million Design Team : David Serero + Elena Fernandez with Philipp Von Dalwig, Kit Cheung, Diego Rosales, Dominik Sigg LIGHT WELLS The new Grimm library and media center is conceived as a series of lig..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 8. 15. 11:24
Kunsthaus Art House Extension / ssm Architekten Architects: ssm Architekten ag Location: Grenchen, Switzerland Project year: 2005 Construction year: 2007-2008 Landscape: bbzlandschaftsarchitekten Site Area: 3,838 sqm Constructed Area: 458.5 sqm The project proposal aims at a holistic view of the Kunsthaus entity, but equally taking its near as well as its extended urban architectural surrounding..
ETC.REF./Exterior 2008. 8. 8. 19:20
CANOPEE? AUDITORIUM ET SALLE VIDEO TRANSMISSION HAUTE RESOLUTION (VTHR) Saint Cyprien (66) Laureat Concours, 2007 Maitre d’ouvrage: Communaute de Communes du Sund Roussillon Site: Saint Cyprien (66) Surface: 1500m2 Cout de construction: 3 300 000 € Principes HQE : Protection des vitrages par canopee, ventilation passive, eclairage naturel des espaces, Design : SERERO Architectes, David Serero , ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 7. 14. 01:21
Architect: OFIS arhitekti Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia Design Year: 2005-2006 Construction Year: 2006-2007 Design Team: Martina Lipicer - udia, Nejc Batistic - udia, Andrej Gregoric - cand.arh, Ana Kosi - stud.arch. Programme: Social apartments with parking Client: Gradis G group, Ljubljana Constructed Area: 5,000 sqm Nº of floors: 4 floors + 2 underground parking Budget: Construction: 650 EURO..