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Archive for July, 2011

Prague Quadriennale 2011 / by WWAA + Boris Kudlicka

PRAGUE QUADRIENNALE 2011 / by WWAA + Boris Kudlicka

A sketch is an initial phase of scenic design. It gives main impression on the project, shows the clue, indicates densities of the scenic design’s plans. We use sketches as an emphasis of the theme for Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space and make them three-dimensional. Surfaces made of drafts, technical as well as freehand, divide the Veletrzni Palace into functional zones, establish spatial hierarchies and, what is most important, redraw the building as an exhibition space. Using the technique of drawing, we create surfaces of different density and also some geometric figures in space. That way it’s possible to emphasize the artificiality of our spatial arrangement for PQ 2011 and its temporary character.
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Lotto Kiosk / by W W A A

W W A A has just won a competition for a new lottery ticked outlet of Lotto – the bigest lottery company in Poland. Their design proposal is supposed to replace in future over 12 000 of outlets spread all over Poland, where almost 60% of the Polish participate in the Lotto lottery. The promotion of the project is in progress: a prototype is being constructed and an animation presenting the concept has been done.

Lotto Kiosk / by W W A A

For many years now, Polish cities’ streets have been suffering from an uncontrolled outburst of all sorts of kiosks, street advertising objects, catering or shopping booths and stands. Low quality workmanship, total ignorance of esthetic values and ill-considered locations of such temporary constructions have long been adversely affecting the quality of city public space. The user of this space not only experiences abundance of trash but also lacks any kind of street furniture fulfilling some basic functions, such as: a bicycle stand, a bench or a convenient meeting spot.
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Alpes House, Mexico City / by Not Only Architects

Alpes House, Mexico City / by Not Only Architects

When a long time friend of mine, an architect turned artist, asked me to do this job, I jumped right in at the opportunity. I was very familiar with her work and knew her perception and vision would be an important part of the process. I was given complete creative freedom by her and this proved to be both challenging and intimately rewarding.
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Hotel Balneum in Tiszafüred, Hungary / by Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects

Hotel Balneum in Tiszafüred, Hungary / by Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects

The idea of the architect was to endow the building with a modern and esthetic  appearance using traditional local materials. That’s why light plaster was selected together with ceramic roof tiles and plenty of wood -  for terraces, for pergolas and for shields. Thanks to the  flood forests  – in this part of the country wood has always been available for building village houses. Willow tree is probably the most characteristic tree of the region,  twigs and branches of willow trees were wickered to create usefull household objects, such as baskets, armchairs, etc. This tradition was continued in the interior decoration of the spa – the reception desk was made of wickered willow tree, as well as the lampshades of suspension lamps and of consoles, and wicked willow branches were used to shape chests of drawers – all that was hand made by local ladies, in accordance with the local patriot attitude of the owner.
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Miravalle Tower Monterrey, México / by GLR arquitectos

Miravalle Tower Monterrey, Nuevo León, México 2007 / by GLR arquitectos

This multifamily housing project consisting of 84 high level apartments, plus four luxury penthouses was constructed on a densely wooded site that included eighty-foot tall pecan trees. To protect as much of this site as possible and to take advantage of potential views, a high rise solution was adopted, creating a building with four apartments per floor with an integrating central core for vertical circulation.
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Sunset Vine Tower Los Angeles, Calif. / by Kanner Architects

Sunset Vine Tower Los Angeles, Calif. / by Kanner Architects

Neighbor to the Hollywood landmark Cinerama Dome, Sunset Vine Tower is a conversion of a 22-story office building into a 63-unit apartment building. This adaptive reuse project stands atop street-level retail. As the tallest building in Hollywood, Sunset Vine Tower’s Modernist design creates a dynamic exclamation point in the mostly traditional fabric of the Hollywood residential renaissance.
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Shibuya-Newtown in inner-city Sydney / by Tony Owen Partners

Shibuya-Newtown in inner-city Sydney / by Tony Owen Partners

In this design for 2 town houses in the Sydney inner-city suburb of Newtown, Tony Owen Partners looked for inspiration to the pocket design solutions of Japan. The result; ‘Shiuya-Newtown, is a study of sculptural possibilities on a tight urban sight.

The site is located in a dense historic part of Newtown. This area is characterised by close packed 19th century 2-3 storey terrace housing stock and industrial workshops.
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New Design Hotel Miura, Czech Republic / by AMOSDESIGN

New Design Hotel Miura, Czech Republic / by AMOSDESIGN

Design Hotel Miura, that recently opened at the north-western part of the Czech Republic, gratifies art lovers, design and architecture fans as well as golf enthusiasts. The hotel really is an exceptional piece. It is located just at the margin of two golf eighteens Čeladná. A marvellous valley in the midst of picturesque Moravian mountains.
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