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Archive for November, 2010

The Moon Bridge by JAJA Architects

THE MOON BRIDGE by JAJA Architects

Press Release (November 11, 2010):
THE MOON BRIDGE – A proposal for the Kaohsiung Maritime and Culture Center Competition By JAJA Architects

JAJA Architects had their breakthrough in 2007 with their proposal, Book Hill, to an extension to the main public library in Stockholm, Sweden. Earlier this year they won a 1st prize in a competition on a mixed-used building, the Cornerstone, in Vanløse, Denmark, a 2nd prize for their proposal on a National Museum in Oslo, Norway, and a 3rd prize for their proposal, Knowledge Axis, on a university library in Osnabrück, Germany.

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De nieuwe Bibliotheek Almere by Concrete Architectural Associates

De nieuwe Bibliotheek Almere by Concrete Architectural Associates

Design story of De nieuwe Bibliotheek Almere by Concrete Architectural Associates:
The challenge was to design all public spaces within the new public library in Almere. The building was designed by Meyer en van Schooten Architects. The overall design scope consisted of 5000m1 linear meters of bookshelves and accompanying facilities: counters, internet areas, a read café, study areas and a multimedia department. At the request of the client we contributed to the development of the shop-concept: a commercial approach, instead of a standard library positioning and structure, where books are presented to a ‘customer’ and where the library itself becomes a place to stay; more like a modern retail concept.

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The Enclave by Jamie Herzlinger Interiors

Master Bath Overall - The Enclave by Jamie Herzlinger Interiors

Text from Jamie Herzlinger:
The clients are world travelers and after a brief period of time living in Milan, they understandably fell in love with the work of Carlos Scarpa! Interpreting his work in combination with the client’s lifestyle made this project very exciting and unique.

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SHH lead all-star cast in design of Barbican Foodhall and Barbican Lounge

Barbican Centre by SHH

Press Release:
Architects and designers SHH have brought together and led an all-star team – including furniture designer Stefan Bench, lighting designers .PSLAB and Chelsea Flower Show double-gold medallist garden designer Kate Gould – to create two stunning new restaurant spaces within one of London’s greatest 20th century architectural landmarks, the Barbican Centre.

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Momentary City – CR Land Dongdajie Sales Pavilion – by Vector Architects

Momentary City - CR Land Dongdajie Sales Pavilion - by Vector Architects
© Shuhe Photo

Design Concept of Momentary City by Vector Architects:  
Like many other cities in China, Hefei is undergoing a rapid transformation. The original urban fabric was torn apart and discarded, replaced by giant blocks of anonymous structures and forms. The present Hefei is just a fleeting moment on its relentless march toward the future.

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County Elementary School, Tianjin by Vector Architects + CCDI

County Elementary School, Tianjin by Vector Architects + CCDI
© Shuhe Photo

Design Concept of County Elementary School, Tianjin by Vector Architects + CCDI :
Our goal is to establish a unique place within the school that encourages interaction between the students and teachers through their daily learning and teaching life. The basic program consists of 48 classrooms, a number of special program classrooms, cafeteria, training gymnasium, administration areas and an outdoor exercise field.

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Singapore University of Technology and Design by UNStudio / Ben van Berkel

Singapore University of Technology and Design by UNStudio / Ben van Berkel

Press Release:
UNStudio, in collaboration with DP Architects, has been selected from a shortlist of five practices to design Plot A of the SUTD (Singapore University of Technology and Design) campus.

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T-House by atelier BORONSKI

T-House by atelier BORONSKI

Description of T-House by atelier BORONSKI:
On a small hill overlooking Kyoto city a suburban house for a young couple negotiates some tough local design regulations. Traditional forms and materials are required, but within the restraints some leeway is available.

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