ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 12. 19. 10:50
FARO architecten bv just shared with us their latest project, the winning entry for a sustainable residential tower design competition. Text from the architects and more images after the break. The city of Almere organized a design competition for urban villas and a residential tower for the Cascade park. These designs needed to fit within the ambition to develop the Cascade park as a ‘window of..
Pavilion&Installation 2008. 12. 18. 20:00
Architects: R&Sie(n) Location: Évolène, Switzerland Creative Team: François Roche, Stéphanie Lavaux, Jean Navarro Engineer: Guscetti & Tournier, Geneva Interior Design: R&Sie(n) + Mathieu Lehanneur (furnitures) Museum design concept and apparatus: Mathieu Lehanneur Key dimensions: 1,000 sqm Client: Maison des Alpes, Public Foundation Photographs: ©François Roche/R&Sie(n) “Mais voilà qu’en traver..
Pavilion&Installation 2008. 12. 15. 11:30
Swiss architects group8 with Guscetti & Tournier structural engineering have completed an aviary in the Bois de la Bâtie public park in Geneva, Switzerland. The aviary is situated on a separate island which limits the access of visitors, who follow a path around the aviary to view birds from all directions. The structure consists of 16 unique, tree-like, steel pillars supporting a concrete roof...
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 12. 10. 15:00
Victoria University School of Design student Brittany Bell has designed a conceptual seed archive in Wellington, New Zealand. “Seeds will be stored in the event of a future apocalypse,” explains Bell, who goes on to say that “Structure is a plant that has grown from the city.” The following text is from Brittany Bell: – Every year more and more species of plants are becoming endangered or extinc..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 12. 5. 15:07
Architect: Vector Architects Location: Beijing, China Project Year: 2008 Client: CR Land Design Partner in Charge: Gong Dong Managing Partner in Charge: Hongyu Zhang Project Architect: Shuo Li Site Area: 500 sqm Photographs: Vector Architecture Design Concept: The project is a “temporary” Green Technology Showroom of 3-year use for one of CR Land’s (华润置地) residential projects in Beijing. The ide..
Furniture&Object 2008. 12. 5. 09:19
French car manufacturer Citroën have designed Hypnos, a diesel-electric hybrid 4×4 concept car, which was awarded concept car of the year by British motoring magazine Autocar last month. The 4.9m car features rear hinged back doors and an offset seating arrangement with seats upholstered using “prism-shaped components”. A camera installed in the ceiling monitors the driver’s facial expressions a..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 10. 15. 10:24
Swiss Re London Headquarters is a landmark 40-storey office building in the heart of London’s financial centre, developed by Swiss Re and designed by architects Foster and Partners. Located on the former site of the Baltic Exchange, the distinctive form of the building adds to the cluster of tall buildings. This London’s first ecological tall building is instantly recognisable, rooted in a radic..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 10. 14. 09:33
PARIS MATCH, Sylvie Santini, 15 juin 2005 ”It looks like a giant display of potted plants, it sings in the breeze - and it's one of the best places to live in Paris." THE GUARDIAN, Jonathan Glancey , 20/04/2004. “And unbelievable though it may be, the real thing is even more impressive than the models. When viewed from certain angles, the two-toned grey exterior disappears behind a veritable jun..
Pavilion&Installation 2008. 10. 10. 09:31
Off the Grid:Sustainable Habitat 2020 Today, our habitat is very dependent on the international grid of energy &water. Energy crisis, clean water shortage, global warming and environmental pollution are worldwide problems. Understanding cities as dynamic and ever-evolving eco-systems can help us to formulate strategies for a sustainable urban future. The whole project is based on the the brief t..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 10. 4. 11:45
California Academy of Sciences byRenzo Piano Building Workshop NEW CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES RECONCEIVES TRADITIONAL SCIENCE MUSEUM; OPENS SEPTEMBER 27 IN GOLDEN GATE PARK. Record-setting “green” building designed by Renzo Piano houses an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and world-class research facility—all under one living roof. SAN FRANCISCO (September 18, 2008) — One of th..
Landscape 2008. 9. 28. 10:48
Dutch architects MVRDV and Spanish architects GRAS have won a competition to design a new carbon-neutral city in La Rioja, Spain. The development will cover two hills and will include 3,000 social homes with sports facilities, retail, restaurants and gardens. The buildings will occupy 10% of the 56 ha site, with the remaining space used for energy production and as a public park. All energy requ..
Furniture&Object 2008. 9. 26. 16:56
Car brand Chrysler have re-designed the GEM Peapod, a battery-powered electric car. The Peapod has a top speed of 25 miles per hour and a range of up to 30 miles per charge. Battery charge is extended by regenerative braking and recharge time is approximately six to eight hours. “GEM vehicles are used in settings such as city centers, planned communities, military bases, college campuses, corp..
Pavilion&Installation 2008. 9. 19. 00:50
Architects: Ecosistema Urbano - blog - Belinda Tato, Jose Luis Vallejo, Diego García-Setién Location: Pau de Vallecas, Vial C-91, Madrid, Spain Collaborators: Ignacio Prieto, Maria Eugenia Lacarra, David Delgado, David Benito, Jaime Eizaguirre, Patricia Lucas, Ana López, Asier Barredo, Laura Casas, Fabricio Pepe, Michael Moradiellos Client: Land and Housing Municipal Company, Madrid Council, Dir..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 8. 21. 11:30
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 ..
ETC.REF./Architecture 2008. 7. 25. 19:25
An extremely successful building in energy and environmental term The project concerns the construction of a management and conservation Archives Centre for the EDF Group (French Leading Electricity Producer) in Bure-Saudron, France (55), for which the client carries a strong environmental ambition. Beyond the functional dimension for the management of the Archives, we conceived a strategic proj..