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Archive for January, 2011

BIG Wins The International Competition To Design New Waste-to-Energy Plant

new Waste-to-Energy Plant, Copenhagen / BIG

Press Release 26.01.2011
BIG + realities:united + AKT + Topotek 1 & Man Made Land is selected to design the new Waste-to-Energy Plant that doubles as a ski slope for Copenhagen’s citizens and its many visitors by 2016.

Located in an industrial area near the city center the new Waste-to-Energy plant will be an exemplary model in the field of waste management and energy production, as well as an architectural landmark in the cityscape of Copenhagen. The project is the single largest environmental initiative in Denmark with a budget of 3,5 Billion DKK, and replaces the adjacent 40 year old Amagerforbraending plant, integrating the latest technologies in waste treatment and environmental performance. The shortlisted offices included Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Dominique Perrault Architecture, 3xN, Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects & Gottlieb Paludan Architects who were selected to compete out of 36 international proposals in Fall 2010. The winning team is announced by an unanimous judge panel.

2 Houses in Tokyo, Japan by cheungvogl

2 houses in Tokyo, Japan by cheungvogl

Project description of 2 Houses in Tokyo, Japan by cheungvogl:
Looking out, seeing people come and go while trees are standing still, witnessing the change of scenery season after season. Street poles spanning across the narrowest allies, providing mysterious connections between houses. Window view becomes an extension to the outside world. It measures time quietly.

Saunas Complex on Vistula River in Warsaw / Bud Cud


Project description of Saunas Complex on Vistula River in Warsaw by Bud Cud:
SAUNA project establishes ecological revitalization of a fragment of the right shore of Vistula River in Warsaw. The site for saunas is an area between two bridges: Slasko-Dabrowski and Gdanski. The proposal for multifunctional program contains: sauna complexes for both male and female, outdoor jacuzzi, outdoor pool for soaking into, leisure terrace and a restaurant. In the future we are planning to extend the proposal with other attractors such as ‘a floating pool’ or additional sauna complex.

Garage San Marco, Venice / IOSA GHINI ASSOCIATI

Garage San Marco Spa, Venice / IOSA GHINI ASSOCIATI

Project description of Garage San Marco, Venice by IOSA GHINI ASSOCIATI:
The Garage San Marco is located in Piazzale Roma, the only street of Venice accessible by car from the mainland. The restyling concerns the ground floor of the building, in particular the public spaces (pedestrian entrance, ground floor parking, lift area) and adminstration areas (offices and workspaces).

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU wins Wallpaper* Design Award 2011 in the category “Best Building Sites”

Dalian International Conference Center in China / COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Press Release, Vienna, 18 January 2011
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU‘s Dalian International Conference Center in China is winner of the Wallpaper* Design Award in the category “Best Building Sites”. The magazine Wallpaper belongs to the most influential international print media in the area of architecture and design, and is considered as trendsetter in the trade among architects, designers and other creatives.

House with Midair Living, Japan / StudioGreenBlue

House with Midair living / StudioGreenBlue
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Concept of House with Midair Living by StudioGreenBlue:
The site is a residential section in the suburb. The distance between houses is expansive and the site is surrounded the rice fields, It is relative rural area. The clients are a husband and wife of four children. They hope a house like a one-room apartment to do parenting naturally and live in friendship. We insertion some factors covers the relation in one space. The space is divided and seen off and on each other, on the other hand, makes a one-room space.

Rock Office, Vietnam / A21 Studio

Rock Office, Vietnam / a21 studio
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Project description of Rock Office, Vietnam by A21 Studio:
Located at a soft ground closed to a canal in Binh Thanh District, HCM city, this office is required to design to meet functions of an architecture & construction office as well interior showroom. In additional, a lowest construction cost is also a client’s concern due to short term rental of this site from 5 to 10 years only.

Center Parcs Moselle / Art’ur Architectes

Center Parcs Moselle / Art’ur Architectes

Description of Center Parcs Moselle by Art’ur Architectes:

The 20,960m²-net usable space (SHON) project centres around a 5,000m² new generation water-games resort, Aquamundo, an adjoining food court, accessible via a greenery-rich commercial avenue, la Grande Serre, and logistical and technical areas.