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AHMM
Angel Building


When this 1980’s building was vacated by it’s previous tenant it was no Angel. However, building owner Derwent London was keen to retain the building and embark on a major refurbishment project that would revitalize the building and delivered a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’. What they got was nothing short of ‘Excellent’. The design […]


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Stéphane Maupin architectes + Design & Nicolas Hugon architectes
‘M’ Building


The project takes place in the north of Paris, in Pierre Rebiere Street, a 600 meters long and 25 meters wide straight line. It is surrounded by the Batignoles’ cemetery on one side and by the back entrance of the international high school Honoré de Balzac on the other. The transformation of this narrow abandoned […]


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Ædifica
Le 2-22


On February 6 came the long-anticipated inauguration of the 2-22, the new flagship building of the Quartier des Spectacles designed by Ædifica and Gilles Huot Architectes. Designed to meet LEED-NC environmental standards, this six-storey building promises to become a Montréal cultural landmark, being located at the intersection of St. Catherine St. and St. Laurent Blvd., […]


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Denorte Project Management
Ibermutuamur Building


“A building stands in all its complexity of lines on the eye. Sometimes, given its size and proximity of the spectator who contemplates it is impossible to perceive its volume, forcefulness, and therefore perceive it as a symbol. Because we want buildings without coats, without haughtiness emblematic, not exorbitant budgets, buildings that speak of the […]


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Forum Architects Pte Ltd
Chancery in Manila


Portraying Singapore The challenge  in the project was to derive an architectural image of the Chancery that would befit Singapore. The architects saw this in diplomatic terms rather than cultural ones.  Singapore projects itself to its neighbors as a no-nonsense, efficient and well-mannered country. At the same time, it wants to be friendly and open.  […]


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Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
Beit-Halochem


On the outskirts of Beer Sheva, where the city ends and the desert begins, is the site of a new building: Beit Halochem (Veterans’ Home).  The scorching desert sun and the parched scenery served as inspiration. The structure was designed as an arrangement of “rock” like units grouped together. Between them a thin horizontal roof […]


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Architecture and skin


How is architecture and skin related?


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Ramon Esteve
Myrtus Convention Center


The proposal of the building is to generate a construction that will be used for conventions, seminars and banquets supporting up to a thousand people. The organic geometry of the building developed under a circular grid, generates continuity between spaces, a stimulation to flow through them. The building’s sinuous shell line grants it with a […]


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Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Rhone Alpes County Hall


Regional power is growing stronger, and thus needs to assert its presence, to be symbolized in the urban space. Immediately the building shows its interior composed of debate and meeting areas. The luminous web of the various rooms is defined by the office buildings, which are coiling around and over it, thus diffusing the natural […]


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Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Les Jardins de la Lironde


How to live on the outskirts of the city? Rather than creating an urban zone more or less resembling a city-centre, the project seeks the preservation of the local character and quality of life of a place that does not belong to the city or to the countryside. This project aims at creating density while […]


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