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Steven Holl Architects
Two short films on the Sliced Porosity Block


Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Spirit of Space has created two short films on the Sliced Porosity Block – CapitaLand Raffles City, completed in November 2012 in Chengdu, China. Filmed in November 2012, A Conversation with Steven Holl presents Steven Holl on site as he explains the design concept. The film Sliced Porosity Block explores […]


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H ARQUITECTES+ dataAE
student housing 912


The new dwelling house for university students is located in the same block as the Vallès Architecture School. The project proposed intends to keep its balance among the existing buildings, outside areas and the new dwelling house, which is formed from two parallel to street blocks layed out over two floors and separated by a central atrium. For […]


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Takashi Yamaguchi & associates
Koshimo+


French restaurant Koshimo+ in Hyogo, Ashiya, Japan designed by Japanese architect Takashi Yamaguchi’s Osaka and Hong Kong based architecture office Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates. Takashi Yamaguchi & associates designed French restaurant Koshimo+ in 2012.   Location: Hyogo, Ashiya, Japan Architect: Takashi Yamaguchi & associates


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Alexander Brenner Architekten
House am Oberen Berg


When approaching the building via the access road an in-depth layered picture is discernible. The northeast side of the house is an addition/a combination of white cubes. Each of them is recognizable as an individual structure when viewed from close up, but seen from a distance, they merge to form a unified whole. As you […]


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Speirs + Major
Hedonism Wines


A new concept in fine wine retailing, Hedonism Wines in Mayfair is a sophisticated wine boutique anticipated to become a key destination for wine enthusiasts and collectors from across the globe.  Located in an area of London where fashion, luxury and heritage come together it was vital to create a strong first impression from outside, […]


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Idis Turato
Nest and Cave House


The hinterland of the Opatija Riviera in Croatia is dotted with villas (built within a century and a half). Their upper, front side reveals nothing but entrances beyond which we can only imagine their spaciousness. Their scale and relation to the bay are entirely dependent on the seafront slope (perhaps, it is the tension arising […]


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HASSELL
Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar


A jungle with your morning coffee? Coffee and the cafes that sell it are ubiquitous in the world’s major cities – but how about a jungle of coffee trees on the edge of a central business district? That’s what HASSELL is bringing to the Australian city of Melbourne in partnership with the Melbourne Food and Wine […]


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Bjarke Ingels
3 warp-speed architecture tales


Bjarke Ingels is principal of BIG, based in Copenhagen. An alumnus of Rem Koolhaas’ OMA practice, Ingels takes a similar approach: experimenting with pure space, but never losing sight of the building as a solution to a real-world problem. His manifesto “Yes Is More” takes the form of a giant cartoon strip, 130 meters long, that reminds […]


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GIZMODO
The Tiny Transforming Apartment That Packs Eight Rooms into 420 Square Feet


When you’re looking for an apartment in New York, don’t be surprised if you end up with a living space that’s much smaller than what you’re used to. It seems to be the norm over there, unless you’re of the wealthy and famous kind of course. But small living spaces doesn’t necessarily mean things have to be […]


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Input Creative Studio for DIFFA DBD 2012


Designed for DIFFA DBD 2012, our table is a tribute to todayʼs digital society where everyone is always on the move with a wealth of information at their fingertips. We wanted to play on the idea of a QR code-abbreviated from Quick Response-it is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes and was designed to allow […]


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Goran Anđelković
Housing Complex


The basic concept is based on the fact that the new housing complex is in the spirit of its environment, ie. New Belgrade. The survey concluded that the solution to a modern interpretation of New Belgrade, customized functionality, aesthetics and the current needs of today’s users. Based on the research, we can conclude that the present […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Port House


The leading British architect Zaha Hadid gave the official order to begin construction work on Port House, the new headquarters for Antwerp Port Authority on the Kattendijk dock. The order was given in the presence of the Flemish ministers Hilde Crevits and Geert Bourgeois, port alderman Marc Van Peel and Port Authority CEO Eddy Bruyninckx. […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects
Innovation Tower


PolyU appoints Ms Zaha Hadid as Chief Architect of “Innovation Tower” The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has appointed world-renowned architect Ms Zaha Hadid as Chief Architect of its new “Innovation Tower”. Ms Hadid has made a trip from London to Hong Kong to present her design concepts at a press conference hosted by Mr Victor […]


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Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
Penthouse in Blasco Ibáñez


This refurbished penthouse is located in a 1970s 16-storey building in Blasco Ibáñez Avenue, Valencia. The project takes the original highly fragmented layout and connects and widens the rooms by modifying the interior architecture through floor-to-ceiling hinged doors and sliding doors hidden in panelled walls. The master bedroom opens onto the main façade, whilst the second […]


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Renzo Piano
Biosfera


Renzo PIANO – (2001) – BIOSFERA (Genova – Italy) The sphere of glass and steel located in the sea next to the Aquarium is home to butterflies, iguanas, several species of ferns and tropical plants that can live thanks to a special provision that automatically raised the curtains on the inside of the ball can […]


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HASSELL
Frame Fill Wrap


HASSELL worked together with graphic design studio Condensed and Space Furniture in Melbourne, Australia to create a unique installation in the Space showroom as part of 2012 Saturday in Design. Frame Fill Wrap explores the chair in its most simple form and turns this piece of furniture inside-out to reveal its unseen elements in a playful […]


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Mateo Arquitectura
Filmoteca de Catalunya


The Film Theatre of Catalonia is situated in the historic neighbourhood of El Raval, in Barcelona. In recent years this area has been immersed in a major process of transformation and modernization though it retains the popular, built-up, even oppressive nature of a port district. The Filmoteca reflects the ambivalence of its existence. It addresses […]


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Tovdesign
Felt Chair FF1


Fox and Freeze is a creative cooperation between 2 Belgian designers, James Van Vossel and Tom De Vrieze. Vos is Dutch for Fox and vriezen means Freeze [Belgium has 3 official languages : Dutch, French and German]. We started our cooperation in october 2009. Fox & Freeze Micro-Entreprise is currently offering only 1 type of product […]


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Zaha Hadid Architects & Patrik Schumacher
Arum Installation


This year’s Biennale theme ‘Common Ground’ shows how the work of the major protagonists of contemporary architecture – often regarded as independent individual creations – is in fact based on historical lineages of collective research. This is also true of the work of Zaha Hadid Architects. It is well known that the early work was […]


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Frank Gehry
The Fish


Frank O. GEHRY – (1992) – The FISH (Barcelona, Spain) One of the first public projects of Gehry is the Barcelona Fish – a huge fish sculpture placed on Barcelona’s waterfront for the 1992 Olympics [41°23’10N – 02°11’49E]. The monumental fish sculpture functions as a landmark in the Olympic Village, anchoring a retail complex designed […]


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