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Archive for February, 2011

N-House, Shiga, Japan / by TOFU

N-House, Shiga, Japan / by TOFU

TOFU shared with us another residential project called ‘N-House’, located in villa subdivision areas in Otsu, Shiga, Japan. There are rich natural environments with Lake Biwa in the southeast and Mount Hira in the northwest, so in the first stage, they decided to use cedar panels as exterior materials.
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Vabaduse Square / St Paul’s Church / Arvo Pärt Concert Hall, Estonia / by MINUSPLUS

Vabaduse Square / St Paul’s Church / Arvo Pärt Concert Hall / by MINUSPLUS
by MINUSPLUS

MINUSPLUS shared with us their design project in Rakvere, Estonia, that was completed in 2009. The project consists of three main points – Vabaduse Square, St Paul’s Church, and Arvo Pärt Concert Hall.
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House T, Turin / by UAU office

House T, Turin / by UAU office

Designed by UAU office, the House T was completed in January 2011. The house located in Turin, Italy, and the challenge of the project was to make the most of the available space.
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Lake LBJ Retreat, Texas / by Dick Clark Architecture

Lake LBJ Retreat, Texas / by Dick Clark Architecture

Dick Clark Architecture shared with us one of their projects, the Lake LBJ Retreat, a vacation home which is sits on the heart of a small peninsula that projects onto Lake LBJ. The 3,000 square foot (280 square meter) home is located an hour and half northwest of Austin, Texas. During the second half of the 20th century the site was used as a private fishing camp. After spending some time in an existing house, located on the land, their clients requested that they create a new space that supported their evolving lifestyle.
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Retirement Home, Riedisheim / by Atelier Zündel & Cristea

Retirement Home, Riedisheim / by Atelier Zündel & Cristea
by A/ZC

Atelier Zündel & Cristea shared with us another project, the Retirement Home, which is located on the heights of Riedisheim (a suburb of Mulhouse), France, in a residential neighborhood. The conjunction of geophysical and regulatory constraints rendered this plot of land difficult to build upon : its elongated form, its gradient exceeding 10%, and the very restrictive POS regulations applicable to it were a priori incompatible with the size and demands of the project.
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Mies van der Rohe’s 125th Birthday Celebration

Mies van der Rohe  125th Birthday Celebration

Mies Birthday Party

Celebrate the birth of a pioneer in Modern design-and learn a little something about the unique characteristics of Mies van der Rohe’s work.

Come for the company, stay for the cocktails!

How do you identify an authentic Mies design? Wright auction’s Michael Jefferson will talk briefly about collecting the master’s work and will highlight market trends. And as you anticipate our positively 20th century festivities, check out a new site devoted to his legacy: www.miessociety.org.
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Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants, Miami FL / by Maciej Zawadzki

Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants, Miami FL / by Maciej Zawadzki

Maciej Zawadzki shared with us his project, the Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants. The building situated directly on the coastline of the South Beach in Miami FL, USA on the axis of one of the main streets in the city would be a horizontal monument to all the immigrants who arrived on these shores in the past and a symbol emphasizing the dynamic multicultural image of this city nowadays. More publication material (images, drawings and project description) from Maciej Zawadzki after the break.
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New Headquarters of Benetton, Teheran / by AquiliAlberg

New Headquarters of Benetton, Teheran / by AquiliAlberg

AquiliAlberg sent us their design of the new headquarters of Benetton in Teheran, Iran. Proposed for an international architectural competition in 2009, the particular plant has been designed to enable all areas to benefit from natural light and panoramic views. More texts, drawings, and renderings from the architects follow the break.
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