‘Saunahaus,’ which means Sauna House in English Bernardo Bader has been built by Bernardo Bader architects. The construction is based on the foothills of the Koblach Kummenberges, Germany. The construction with simple and minimalist angles is built with naturals materials such as pine wood and concrete for the facade and the inside . Instead of traditional windows, the architects decide to leave spaces between the wooden slats to let natural light sneak out into the building.
The new building by Lucio Serpagli Architect is by the side of the recent development of Borgo Val di Taro, in a large residential neighbourhood under urbanization.
The settlement, integrated in the mountains of the Taro Valley, appears as a core within a natural basin surrounded by the Appenine mountains. The building wants and creates new sight relationship with the urban context of the mountain chief town.
The cube shape and the compact volumeallow the architecture of the house a sight range as regards the particular topography of the mountain area where it is located; the patio on the ground floor, around which are the kitchen and the living room, interrupts the compactness of the structure giving light and air to the rooms.
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (MuCEM) is located in Marseille, France and have been designed by Rudy Ricciotti architect. This stunning building looks if it was manufactured from a giant algae. The play of light, due to the texture of the façade is just amazing and reminds an embroidery while bringing a marine atmosphere to the building. It gives you the feeling that the sea extended on the inside of the building. The shadows and light reminds the marine atmosphere.
For this first museum worldwide dedicated to the Mediterranean cultures, laying on the waterfronts of Marseille, at the Old Port entrance, on the former port jetty J4, the architect Rudy Ricciotti designed an exceptional building open on the sea, and able to install a dialogue between the two shores of the Mediterranean sea and open a new horizon for Marseille inhabitants. For the MuCEM, I wanted a place for a stroll and a place of culture, a popular museum offering a different trip through the Mediterranean Sea.
A 15,000m² mineral cube where concrete is king and gives all its strength and lightness to the building. A creation where Rudy Ricciotti pushed concrete to its limits: Nothing in this work is purely decorative. Everything is structural, just like a fish skeleton. We progress towards a dematerialization of the concrete structure which becomes delicate, long and thin, energetic like a coral rock.
New York, NY, June 4, 2013 – Awards of excellence honor the new Stanford University Bing Concert Hall designed by Richard Olcott of Ennead Architects. Ennead partners Olcott and Timothy Hartung led the design team, with lead acoustician Dr. Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics and theater consultants Bob Campbell and Joshua Dachs of Fisher Dachs Associates.
The state-of-the-art, 842-seat vineyard style concert hall opened in January. It exemplifies the seamless integration of architecture, acoustics and technology with the goal of transforming the practice, study and experience of the performing arts at Stanford and of Stanford Live, the University’s 43-year-old performing arts presenting organization.
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and the American Institute of Architects Committee on Architecture for Education (AIA-CAE) have recognized Bing Concert Hall with a 2013 Award of Merit for excellence in comprehensive campus design and planning. Bing serves as a cornerstone of the Stanford Arts Initiative, a program developed to integrate arts across the University. Located at the east end of Museum Way, facing the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, the concert hall heralds the beginning of an even more comprehensive Stanford vision: the launch of an arts district that will offer easy access from downtown Palo Alto and the nearby highways. The SCUP 2013 Excellence in Architecture Awards ceremony will be July 29th at the Annual International Conference in San Diego, California, July 27-31. Read More…
Catalan architects, RCR architects is building the Soulages museum. In 2005, the artist Pierre Soulages and his wife Colette give an exceptional gift of 500 works and documents to the Community in Greater Rodez.The donation includes engraved work, many paintings on paper (including coconut husks), paintings on canvas, documents (books, catalogs, letters, etc.)
The collection is immediately labeled “Museum of France”. The community decided to create a museum to host this donation. According to the wishes of Pierre Soulages, the museum will be equipped with 500 m2 dedicated to the presentation of other artists to temporary exhibitions. Read More…
US online giant Amazon has recently divulged plans for a the future 65,000-square foot glass domes greenhouse headquarters. Each sphere will be made up of five high bay floors, capable of fostering a mature tree.
according to Amazon’s proposal:
‘The generative idea is that a plant-rich environment has many positive qualities that are not often found in a typical office setting.
Ateljee Heikkilä based in Jyväskylä, Finland is a 220 square meter home studio and residence built for two designers. The atelier open up towards the lake of Päijänne while the backside by the road is more closed. The common areas are directed so as to enjoy the view of the lake while the bedrooms are located in the rear part of the house.
This cage spectacular staircase, was drawn by the architects ‘Dust’. The steps let in light through the drawings engrave in the metal. The engraved shapes on the metal steps form and reflect a play of light and shadow on the walls. This staircase is just a piece of art and of zen way rising towards the light.
The idea on Matias Silva & Arquitectos’ mind was to create a workshop-studio that would features the arts and the entertainment of a Greek philanthropist. This construction is a project that had for target to stimulate senses and which would be a place that allows people feel disconnected and isolated from the urban environment. The land is located in a large hill surrounded by nature, trees and abundant vegetation, and where at the mean time you can find spectacular views of the city.
We decided to make two separate locations that are located at each end of the ground and which are related by different internal routes, which were carefully designed.Location 1: Workshop room, kitchen-dining room, Desk-Bedroom, and Bath-Sauna. The internal organization of the loft was based on a concrete floor plan. From the inside you can see the city through a vegetal portico of double height.
Location 2: Barbecue area, pool, bathroom and cellar. This place generates a transversal section in the natural terrain and organizes the loft in a linear way.
Both locations are related through different paths creating rest and contemplation areas.
The materials chosen are mainly striated concrete blocks and metal structures lined in rusted steel. These materials simultaneously become supports for climbing plants that will eventually convert large concrete walls into plant (green) walls. To enhance the vegetation we took advantage of the slope in order to conduct the waters and water the vegetation.
The city of new York commissioned Garrison Architects to design the new facilities to submit some modular work to restore the beaches. The 37 permanent steel framed modular structures designed by Garrison Architects would be deployed at 15 sites in Rockaway Beach in Queens, Brooklyn’s Coney Island and Middland beach, Wolfe’s Pond Park, and Cedar Grove in Staten Island part of an overall rebuilding of the beaches following Hurricane Sandy. Each structure will be elevated above grade to resist destruction by future storms.
In order to meet such an aggressive design and construction schedule the building and the component are design as a system of modular component. Both modular and the elements installed within and upon it are systematized. Similar to the component approach of temporary automobile. Factory prefabricated was used to eliminate weather delay and allow for simultaneous preparation of the site and foundations.
The structure of the floating housing designed by NRJA architects has the shape of a barn. The focus is on the black facade and its minimalist shape. The foundation of the house ( buried under water) features: the water tank, gray Filtered water, diesel fuel tank, water tank and power generator. The house boat comprises two levels, the ground floor is the where the common area are: bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living-room while in the second floor is dedicated to private space with 2 bedroom and a work space.
The wooden window frames were replaced by stainless steel ones, that are invisible from the exterior and provide a more direct illumination of all the interior space. The irregularly shaped glass lantern runs through the upper floor and illuminates the indoor pool, as well as it separates two different areas of the living upstairs. All the other constructive and decorative elements suffered a complete restore, in order to fix existing pathologies that could affect the durability of the building.
The site of Villa Bloemendaal is situated close to Bloemendaal, on the edge of the Kennemer dunes. A sustainable home that follows a minimalistic design and shows respect for man and nature alike, in a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full rein.
29 interior architects worked on the interior of a villa which was designed by Paul de Ruiter architects. A minimal approach to the materialisation and detailing of the building is a core value of both the interior and exterior design. The large expanses of glass and the patio result in maximum daylighting and give the inhabitants the feeling that the villa and the surrounding landscape are one. Read More…
The 72-storey residence tower designed by renown architect Diller Scofidio + Renfro , comprises half rental and half condominium units, anchors the southeast corner of HUdson yards East at 30th street and 11th avenue. While the characteristic feature of many tall buildings is an iconic top. The corset is defined by its distinctive middle.
A network of criss-crossing straps cinches cinches the tower at his middle section squeezing rectilinear lower half of the building into a curvaceous upper half. The tower imerges from the city block and deviates into fluids contours as it rises to the sky taking advantage of 360 view that open around the periphery. Normally thought of as brittle and rigid material, glass here is expressed as organic and supple.The tower is design to LEED gold standards. Amenities includes a health club, indoor pool, dog spa,chef kitchen, business center, party and screening rooms and roof top terrace.
“Szklarnia” is the fifth and March (2013) part of the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.
Usually, restaurant owners care about not having their establishment demolished, but here someone has made quite a mess…
At first glance, the “Szklarnia” looks like a demolished establishment. A place where the customers are not too well-behaved and release their gangster inclinations… But this is no “Fight Club”, but another interior in which the author’s fantasy is a pretext for creating an unusual decoration.
The Harris Pool residence realized by architects Marmol Radziner is a modern and minimalist construction built around the focal point which is the swimming pool. The house is open to the outside thanks to the sliding-glass panels and exterior steel canopies support Neutra’s vision of life in the desert being a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living.
Chair House has been entirely designed and decorated by Igor Sirotov Architect. The interior is decorated with dark colors on the walls to provide a cosy atmosphere. Decorators have combined concrete wood and stone. Architects allow have associate dark colors given that natural light comes from large glazed windows and skylights.
‘Apple’ already known for its minimalist technological design creations as the iphone, mac book, iPad being is now being engaged in edification of a campus to be at the forefront of technology and design.
‘Campus 2′ show that the futuristic building will have the same sleek curves and minimalist design as the iconic Apple Stores. Most of the new campus will be powered by solar panels and renewable energy sources. The cost of the building will cost billions. Because the glass in the building will not have a single straight edge piece of glass, the curved glass will have to be manufactured specially for the building, and will be curved to accommodate the building’s size, shape, and curvy dimensions.