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Archive for April, 2011

Elastico Hair Salon, Hyogo / by Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates

Elastico Hair Salon, Hyogo / by Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates

[Text from Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates]
This hair salon is one of the few occasions for me to design an interior, though I have designed a large collection of houses or buildings as an architect. So I reconsidered the idea of ‘finish’.
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Offices for International Shipping Company / by SHH

SHH has just completed an office interiors scheme for an international shipping company based in London. The faded 200-year old building shell was restored and enriched, before minimal contemporary furniture and bespoke solutions were put into the space to work as considered, high impact interventions.

Offices for International Shipping Company / by SHH

SHH combines the contemporary and the classic for international shipping company offices. SHH has completed an office interiors project, set within a 5-storey early Georgian terrace in the West End of London, for an international shipping company. The new offices are spacious and dramatic, with cool, contemporary furniture and interventions creating a strong contrast with the building’s classic fabric, which was renovated as part of the scheme. Major new design features include a bespoke chandelier hanging right through the three storey stair void; new bespoke furniture designed by SHH and beautiful American black walnut herringbone timber flooring, installed to restore some of the long-lost richness and quality suggested by the original building envelope.
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Seve House in Valencia, Spain / by Luis de Garrido

Casa Seve in Valencia / by Luis de Garrido

[Google-translated from Spanish]
As in the Guaita House (in fact Seve House is located a few meters away), the land is located on the northern slope of a hill, with magnificent views. This situation greatly complicates the design bioclimatic housing, as it makes solar yields.
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tandemDUO in Portland, USA / by Works Partnership Architecture (W.PA)

tandemDUO in Portland, USA / by Works Partnership Architecture (W.PA) >

Situated on the corner of Southeast 28th Avenue & Southeast Pine Street, the tandemDUO project is two homes located in a established close-in Portland neighborhood. Both homes provide 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, as well as both an outdoor dining terrace and rooftop deck. The development of these homes introduces a unique take on the functional split-level house while providing the literal and visual connections desired in the layout of a modern home.
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Social Cave at Milano Fair 2011

Social Cave at Salone Satellite 2011 / by Non Linear Solutions Unit / GSAPP Columbia University

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Furniture Fair of Milan, the Salone Satellite chief curator Marva Griffin invited the architecture and design Research Lab Non-linear Solutions Unit at GSAPP Columbia University to develop a small pavilion project in response to the question in what direction is design heading.
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Completion of Metropol Parasol / by J. MAYER H. Architects

Completion of Metropol Parasol / by J. MAYER H. Architects

[Press Release]
April 2011 marks the completion of “Metropol Parasol”, the Redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon in Seville. Designed by J. MAYER H. architects, this project has already become the new landmark for Seville, – a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations. “Metropol Parasol” explores the potential of the Plaza de la Encarnacion to become the new contemporary urban centre. Its role as a unique urban space within the dense fabric of the medieval inner city of Seville allows for a great variety of activities such as memory, leisure and commerce. A highly developed infrastructure helps to activate the square, making it an attractive destination for tourists and locals alike.
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Sant Josep Library / by Ramon Esteve

Sant Josep Library / by Ramon Esteve
© Diego Opazo

The library is a detached building within green surroundings splashed with trees that penetrate into the openings of the building. It is a prism box where the interior fragments with planes that flow between the spaces of the layout of the library. Between two fissures, the building opens to the exterior and allows the interior spaces to reach out to the vegetation that surrounds all of the building.
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Mandarin Oriental Tree-top Villas in Dellis Cay, Turks & Caicos Islands / by OPPENHEIM

Mandarin Oriental Tree-top Villas in Dellis Cay, Turks & Caicos Islands / by OPPENHEIM

A private island in the Turks and Caicos is being transformed into a laboratory of contemporary architecture by visionaries Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, David Chipperfield, Carl Ettensperger, Kengo Kuma, Chad Oppenheim and Piero Lissoni. Oppenheim was selected as one of 7 architects to create a series of villas for the Mandarin Oriental Group. The design for the 8 villas emerges from a profound admiration and hyper-sensitivity of Dellis Cay’s unique natural setting.
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