Brooks + Scarpa Architects & KZF Design Release Proposal for the New Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida
Famous architects Brooks + Scarpa in association with KZF Design have just released their proposal for the new Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.
The proposal consists in 7000 square foot Interfaith Chapel designed to be a special place where students and others can slow down their lives, re-focus on their spiritual needs and reflect. At the same time, the Chapel will support a variety of diverse religious services, student ceremonies, weddings, other intimate events, lectures, meditative practices and musical performances.
OBJECT Rotterdam is the fair for contemporary design which takes place during Art Rotterdam. This year, OBJECT will be held for the first time in the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi) which is part of The New Institute. The upcoming edition of OBJECT Rotterdam takes place from 7 to 10 February 2013.
The 2013 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards are now open for entries, inviting submissions from the world’s leading architects, interior and lighting designers and hospitality operators.An independent annual awards programme, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is the only international concept of its kind, dedicated exclusively to celebrating the best food and beverage spaces from around the globe, in all types of environments including hotels, transport, business, culture, leisure and retail.
Now in its fifth year, the awards have become a prominent event in both the design and hospitality industry calendars. Read More…
‘Seaview House’ is built by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects located in old Barwon Heads on a street which accommodates an eclectic mix of post war beach houses dominated by single storey weatherboard dwellings. Contemporary architectural houses are now weaving their way into the surrounding streets, a reflection of a shifting property market.
The planning arrangement of the house is split into three primary pavilions arrangements separated by glazed links – south, northwest and northeast, all of which embrace a north facing courtyard garden protected from prevailing breezes.
The owners are well known to Jon Clements who has spent many years visiting both their beach shack and their rural bluestone farmhouse which overlooks the Moorabool valley west of Geelong. The design of the house was carefully conceived to embrace the essence of their existing rural and coastal lifestyle and to ultimately accommodate the later stages of their lives.
The clients were not convinced that they needed a garage (they have always parked on the street) however the inclusion of a single car garage to accommodate a car or boat was up for consideration. Part of the concern in relation to the garage was the impact of its presentation to the streetscape which was an obvious concern, combined with the fact that the south side of the site (the obvious side for the garage) had exceptional views to the Barwon Estuary.
A Beijing building project by renown architect Zaha Hadid is proving so popular that the design is being imitated around the country.Hadid said in an interview, she is now being forced to race these pirates to complete her original project first. The project is reportedly dealing with a pirated design being built in the inland city of Chongqing, a complex of three towers that resemble curved sails, sculpted in stone and etched with wave-like aluminum bands, that appear to swim across the surface of the Earth when viewed from the air. According to ‘Der Spiegel,’ the architect’s firm is being forced to compete with pirates to get the original structure finished before the copy.
When Pattersons Architects built the house, they had in mind to orientate the house to the sun and the stunning lake ad mountain views. Crafted in local stones. two large pavilions encapsulate a private courtyard concealed toward towering gates.
Winner of the New Zealand Architecture Medal Finalist 2010. The Judges describes the lodge as:
“Simplicity of the exterior belies a rich interior. centered around a courtyard is a beautiful orchestrated series of space all alive with a theatrical quality while carefully place windows edit specific views. The rural, industrial material are unusual but successful
The agricultural project built by Grupo IUT was one of the winners of Performance Architecture, an international competition organised by MoMA curator Pedro Gadanho to create temporary urban interventions for the European Capital of Culture 2012.
El Pangue Residence is built by local architects, Elton and Leniz located on a abrupt hillside facing the ocean. The house is organized with a central vertical circulation, connecting the 4 levels and 3 terraces. The lower level features the parking area connected to the upper levels by stairs. The main living area is on the third level, an open space with floor to ceiling windows which lead out onto a generous terrace where planters take the place of railings to allow an uninterrupted sea view.
The upper level is deck out in wood, chosen for its timelessness and blend in with the concrete base. All the bedrooms feature balcony which faces the hillside offering a amazing view to the landscape. The natural materials of wood and stone chosen for the interior make this home entirely compatible with its natural surroundings.
Villa Tantangan is a single family residence built in private Nyanyi Beach, in west coast of Bali. The residence is overlooking the Indian Ocean to the west and a natural river system to the north. The layout of the villa attempts to capture these spectacular views wherever possible, and really connect the interior spaces with the natural environment.
The remote “off the grid” location of the villa required the implementation of several ‘green’ initiatives, to enable the villa to operate self-sufficiently. The design utilises a layout whereby the buildings are formed aroundthe central courtyard, creating intimate internal spaces between the buildings, and more open spaces towards the perimeter. The buildings are situated on different levels of the land and are treated like giant planter boxes, each with a rooflandscaped by either natural vegetation or ponds.
Bridgehampton Residence designed by CCS Architecture is a summer residence which were purpose to accommodate three generations of a family with growing children. The project became a spacious play between inside and out/private and shared within this beach town retreat. To accommodate the size needs of the family, the existing house was gut-renovated and doubled in size. It went from four bedrooms to eight, plus a garage.
The existing house had an awkward collection of sloped and flat roofs that were re-shaped thru adding and subtracting rooms and square footage
Ateliereen designed for the municipality of Dalfsen (NL), a twenty meters high viewing tower that provides a view over the river Vecht. Starting point for the design is a straight rectangular steel structure and staircase, which is covered with wooden slats.
From a distance the tower appears to be closed, but from the inside visitors can see the landscape through the wood.On the lower part of the facade there is a bigger distance between the slats than on the upper part. Going up, the view is more and more reduced. The density of the wood provokes the curiosity of the visitor. Peeking towards the landscape between the gaps of the wood! At the top the tower has sloping sides to direct the sight of the visitor towards the river.
London basedArchitects, Platform 5 Architects have designed ‘Shoffice,’ a garden pavilion office. The glazed office space nestles into an extruded timber elliptical shell, reminiscent of a wood shaving, and forms a small terrace in the lawn. The interior is oak lined and fitted out with a cantilevered desk and storage. Two rooflights, one glazed above the desk with another open to the sky outside the office bring light into the work space.
House H based in Japan by Mattch Architecture has very special external structure. The curved facade and the irregular shape of the roof tends to cut conventional corners. The highest point of the roof, a light source comes from the middle of the ceiling providing illuminating the courtyard of the house.
Glass walls slide back to connect the patio with the interior, where a kitchen, living room and dining room occupy one double-height space at the front of the building.
Architects Sou Fujimoto have designed this building in the center of Tokyo that looks like traditional house with sloping roofs, superimposed one above the other.Each apartment comprises two or three rooms connected over different levels by ladders and stairs both inside and outside the building.The architecture and configuration of the external staircase was created to give the impression to the resident that tEvery time he goes from a room to the another, it’s like going house to another. Read More…
Barcode Room created by Alex Knezo and Akinori Hamada from Studio 01 features furniture-walls which move freely from side to side. The sliding partitions includes a kitchen, a bedroom and dining room that can be change depending the occupants’ daily needs.
The walls are attached to a ceiling rail and mounted on wheels. Additionally, when different furniture are unfolded or pulled out of the walls, windows through the space are created as both sides of the wall become connected by large openings. The dynamic quality of the space’s changeable size and continuity create a feeling of connectivity through the space which seems to virtually enlarges the small floor area. Read More…
Renown architecture and design studio, Destilat has recently developed a concept for the corporate architecture Lohmann & Rauscher, an internationally leading provider of future-oriented medical and hygiene products. The interior design concept focuses on representation of the company’s brand as well as its values and internationality and emphasises the company’s status.
Extensive wall-mounted elements that form a lamellar structure are one of the dominant characteristics of this concept. These elements neutralise problematic areas of the existing architecture and are integrated in the overall structure for product and brand presentation.
The concept was developed at company’s offices in Vienna and will now be realised at all other company sites around the world.
The Pavilion built by Arkis Architects is in fact the work residence of three rangers working in the National Park. The building consists of three modules including a unit with bedroom and bathroom, the living room and kitchen with and the last being a workshop storage.The main objective of the design was to get a robust and simple building that will endure the harsh and ever changing weather. The building design, is based on a simple form and choice of materials, which fits well with the local authorities and create a pleasant environment to live in. The building is a wooden building covered with Corten steel.
The interior walls are covered with birch plywood white red white red interior floors as plywood birch oil birch raised floor.