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Egue y Seta
Soft Luxury for Endutex


Should we continue to invest fortunes in retail space renovation when these need to be updated each season? Do we need to sacrifice aesthetic appeal, comfort or luxury in order to achieve interior design schemes that make economic sense? This year’s promotional space “Soft Luxury by Endutex” comes up with the answer to these questions, […]


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Atelier De La Passerelle
Evolution, densifying the city 145 apartments in Lyon


The GVB site is named after the three avenues that surround it: avenue Berthelot, route de Vienne and rue Garibaldi. This 1.7-hectare triangle of former industrial wasteland occupies a highly strategic location within the Lyon metropolitan area. It is situated in an urban area undergoing a profound transformation and developing at a rapid rate, in […]


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Flavio Castro
House 3


The slope of the land and height of six meters over the neighbor later allow distant view that opens from the street level. This panorama establishes continuity between the treetops the Morumbi neighborhood in São Paulo and the skyline buildings. The house composed by platforms belvedere empowers this relation and reveals the visitor, where it […]


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Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Université de Provence à Aix-en-Provence – Nature instead of Technology


A major gesture is not always needed. In further developing a campus that dates originally from the 1960s Dietmar Feichtinger shows that added value can be better achieved through restraint, carefully positioned cubes and subtle facade rhythms than by the use of showy sculptural symbols. Gesture as provocation At times the entire art of the […]


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Hubert & Roy architectes et associés
Virtuous (re)cycle. A new secondary school in Le Bourget


A learning environment for learning about the environment Complete renovation, wooden structural extensions on brick ensemble, green roofs to harvest rainwater, windmills and solar chimneys to light and provide natural ventilation. Classrooms are upstairs; the architecture brings in natural light, allowing for use of underground levels (-5 m) of the old building. How? A long […]


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gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Trianel Headquarters


After a construction period of almost two years, Trianel GmbH this summer moved into its company headquarters in Aachen, which had been designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners. The utility company now has over 300 employees in the new building who previously were spread out over three locations in Aachen. The office […]


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Flavio Castro
Souzas House


The slope of the land allows a great view that opens from the street level. This panorama establishes continuity between the project and the city of Campinas. The project formed by 3 levels, enhances this relationship and reveals to the visitor its essence. Spaces are integrated and adapted to the natural relief, what allows simultaneous […]


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GANA Arquitectura
Rehabilitation of Fernando Hierro Sports Facility 


This project arises from the rehabilitation process created in order to revalue some of the sports facilities at Fernando Ruiz Hierro Complex that had been abandoned and, thus, to improve the entire complex. The project area includes an old outdoor swimming pool, a football ground, the existing padel courts and the surrounding area. This overall […]


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Rolf Ockert Design
Clovelly House


Having seen some of our earlier work the owners of this extraordinary oceanfront site invited us to submit ideas about what a new house there could look like. They had lived in a simple cottage on the site for several years before and therefore had an intimate familiarity with the advantages and disadvantages of living […]


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ADM
Leaf Code


We already covered this project in our previous issues: built back in the 1970’s in the hideous and faceless soviet style, the Vitamins Research Institute, located in the Nauchny Proezd next to “Kaluzhskaya” metro station, was in a desperate need of remodeling. By the moment the remodeling started, the building already no longer functioned as […]


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Cogdell & Mendrala
Georgia Southern Lakeside and Landrum Dining Halls


In order for Georgia Southern University to improve the sustainability and usability goals of their new Statesboro campus dining facilities, the architect for the project hired Trident Sustainability Group to develop and implement the sought sustainable requirements for LEED certification. With Trident Sustainability’s assistance, the new Lakeside and Landrum Dining Halls were able to successfully […]


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AREP
Aix-en-Provence bus station


The Aix-en-Provence coach station, situated in the immediate vicinity of the historical centre, is the largest in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region with approximately 1900 daily services. Presenting a strong identity, the bus station’s architecture is based on its use (passenger reception, tracking of coaches, waiting times) and on weather conditions (shelter from sun and rain). […]


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Affleck de la Riva architects
Lasalle Waterworks Building


The history of civilisations and cities are intrinsically tied to the presence of water. Ancient civilisations grew up in fertile river valleys and the development of cities depended on the ready availability of water for both potable use and public sanitation. The infrastructure used to control and distribute water in the urban environment has a […]


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Giancarlo Mazzanti and Felipe Mesa
Four Sports Sceneries for the Suramerican Games 2010


The project has been thought as a new geography to the interior of the elongated Aburrá Valley, midway between Cerro Nutibara and Cerro El Volador. It is a building that seems to be another mountain in the city; from the remote or from the top has an abstract image geographic and festive; from the inside, […]


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Lemay
The Bibliothèque du Boisé


The Bibliothèque du Boisé aims to become a place fostering a feeling of belonging, promoting exploration and discovery. Located between Thimens Boulevard and the Marcel-Laurin Park, it covers a surface area of 5,000 m² and is integrated into the site by drawing on its major elements. This isn’t a project about architecture alone: it’s also […]


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Vladimír Balda
Single-Storey House with Sun-Break


The newly built family house is situated in a small village in Central Bohemia. The land plot is part of a larger territory divided by the developer into individual land plots for building family houses. The plot is planar, slightly sloping towards the south and directly neighbouring with the street on the north-eastern side. The […]


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Cousins & Cousins
A two-storey ‘chameleon’ extension transforms a London townhouse into a contemporary family home


A Victorian home in Hackney, East London has been expanded with a bespoke extension that provides a new bedroom and dining area with a section of the brickwork ‘removed’ to incorporate a glass frontage onto the garden. This new addition blends seamlessly into its surrounding context through innovative design and construction techniques. The former four-bedroom […]


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Bastiaan Jongerius Architecten
Beemster’s new Cheese Dairy


Beemster’s new sustainable cheese dairy — the greenest in the world — is a functional and elegant building that blends harmoniously with the historic landscape of the Beemster Polder. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened on Thursday, November 13, Beemster’s new Cheese Dairy. Commissioned by CONO Cheesemakers, a co-op of 475 dairy farmers, founded in […]


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Tectoniques Architects
Early Childhood Center, Autun


A chameleonic project The Early Childhood Center in Autun is something of an architectural exception in terms of the production of the agency Tectoniques. A single-storey right-angle building, topped off with a broad, iridescent, reflective cap, it is a surprising presence in the surrounding environment and frames, in a playful and joyful manner, an urban […]


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Fourth Dimension Studio
A Country House with a Southern Flavor


A country residence with a sophisticated structure of terraces, balconies, and patios was built in a Moscow suburb upon the project done by “Fourth Dimension” Studio. This country house has been built in one of the most picturesque sites in the north of Moscow area. The absolutely flat relief without so much as a hint […]


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