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Archive for September, 2009

Schonbrun Residence by Richard Aldriedge

Schonbrun residence

This small, two-story, one bedroom house sits quietly out of sight behind a two story apartment building on a narrow residential street in Venice, California.

Facing the back of the apartment building, the front facade is playfully fragmented into distinct parts making a comfortable scale for this close area. A redwood deck, with random boards stained pearly gray, stretches between the house and the apartment and provides additional space for work and relaxation. From the second story bedroom, French doors look down on this area, giving the deck a curious stage-like quality. Higher still, a portion of the roof deck juts out to dramatic effect.

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NBBJ’s Latest Concept in Stadium Design – Dalian, China

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NBBJ’s proposed design for the new Dalian Shide football stadium in China represents a new direction in sports architecture by moving away from the creation of a building based on pure form. The organic architecture of the building challenges the typical stadium typology to become more than an impressive skin wrapped around an ordinary seating bowl.

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Shenzhen International Energy Mansion by BIG

Shenzhen International Energy Mansion

Proposed by BIG in collaboration with ARUP and Transsolar, the design of Shenzhen International Energy Mansion was selected from an international competition. The project located in he center of Shenzhen, China creating a new landmark for the surrounding environment. Covering 96,000 sqm, the building stands 200 meters high enclosed in a skin specifically modified and optimized for the tropical climate.

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