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Archive for August, 2012

Restaurant O 6eime Sens / By Amiot Bergeron Architectes

RESTAURANT O 6EIME SENS / BY AMIOT BERGERON ARCHITECTES © Pierre Soulard

The concept is well defined through the name of the restaurant, especially because the restaurant is managed by blinds and sponsored by the foundation mira. Site selection, accessibility and interior planning were the guidelines for the concept, selected to be approved by the crsss. The challenge was in the organization of two (2) types of circulation: the public and the blind waiters. The sensitive approach is perceived through the floor textures and dividing low walls.
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Rotterdam Architects biq stadsontwerp Participate in Architecture Biennale in Venice

Contribution with social housing project to David Chipperfield’s motto ‘Common Ground’

Rotterdam, 28th of August 2012 – ‘Common Ground’ is the topic of the 13th International Architecture Exhibiton, directed by David Chipperfield and organized by la Biennale di Venezia. Invitations went to a list of contributors who invited additional architects to join their attendance. biq stadsontwerp is part of the group gathered by London architects Peter St. John and Adam Caruso. The Biennale gives the Dutch architects, who are based in Rotterdam, but have a European focus, the opportunity to demonstrate that affordable housing is still recognized for its architectural relevance. And to underline with their work the idea of the ‘Common Ground’, by asserting that architecture should have an impact on volume building and the design of cities, rather than producing solitaires and loose icons. The Biennale will open its doors on the 29th of August.
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Venice Architecture Biennale: Common Ground / by Foster + Partners


© Carlos Carcas

Norman Foster has curated two spaces for the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale: the ‘Gateway’ installation at the head of the Arsenale, which is the first gallery that visitors pass through within the Corderie. The second space is in the Central Pavilion in the Giardini.

Norman Foster has chosen to interpret the theme of Common Ground in two ways. First in words, as the body of knowledge represented by the names of generations of architects, critics, designers, landscape architects and planners, who from antiquity to today have influenced the urban world. Secondly though images, which show the communal gathering spaces that bring us all together socially, outside or inside buildings.
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3 Types of Modern Architecture for Homes Today

Condo Canal Lachine / by c3studio Designing a home can give you the opportunity to create a home that is unlike any other in the neighborhood. Whether you love the openness or large windows that modern homes have to offer, you can turn your dream into a reality when you have a sense of what makes a home “modern.” You do not have to etch out your own design of a home in order to create a modern home.

You can work with an architect and builder in order to create the home that you have always envisioned for yourself. An architect will be able to pen out the vision of your home and make it a reality for you. Here are some of the typical designs that are found in modern homes today.

1. Whitewash Surfaces

Whitewash surfaces are becoming a huge trend in cities like Los Angeles. If you want to see the types of homes that celebrities with a taste for modern architecture own, then you need not look further than cities like Palo Alto or Hollywood Hills. You will see plenty of homes that have a whitewash surface that makes it evident these homes were designed by a renowned architect.

2. Unique Spacing

The random use of spacing is another characteristic of modern homes. Modern homes have a certain rhythm in the columns and cantilevers that are used in the construction of the home. The idiosyncrasies of a home are what give it that extra “modern” appeal. Wide open spaces are also very common in modern homes. If you find that you need to clear out some furniture in order to create a modern home, consider renting Charlotte or a local space near you in order to achieve your dream.

3. Angular Woodwork

The overlapping of wood planks is another common example of characteristics found in modern homes. When a home has overlapping wood planks on the exterior, it simply looks gorgeous and contemporary. These types of homes usually have a rectangle or square shape. They are very angular.

These are some of the most common modern architectural themes that you can find in homes today. You no longer have to be a millionaire to have the joy of owning a modern home. You can find homes on the market that are embracing the visions of modern architects like Frank Lloyd Wright. Take a look around at the modern homes on the market, and you will surely have some fun seeing the unique designs out there.

Rossignol Global Headquarters / Herault Arnod Architectes

Rossignol Global Headquarters / Herault Arnod Architectes © André Morin

The image of Rossignol, a historic leader in the world of skiing, is intimately linked to the mountains and to snow. The project for its global headquarters has nothing to do with the stereotypical office building, but is a tribute to nature and to the peaks, but also to technology, which is inseparable from top-level sport. The plot stands in the middle of a plain surrounded by mountains. It is a stretch of former farmland, marshy and perfectly flat, bounded on the northern side by the Lyon-Grenoble motorway. The architecture has been designed specifically for Rossignol, a fusion of the company’s functional and fantasy aspects, in a surprising and minimalist form: it is inspired by board sports, by fluidity of motion, and also by relief, snow and glaciers sculpted by the elements. The roof, which envelops the whole project, is topography in osmosis with nature and the landscape. Its organic, timber-clad shape echoes the profile of the mountains that surround the site.
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BIG at the 13th la Biennale di Venezia

BIG in collaboration with TENU, Julie Hardenberg and Inuk Silas Høgh present Connecting Greenland: AIR+PORT as a part of the exhibition “POSSIBLE GREENLAND” at the Danish Pavilion, exploring the potentials and challenges that Greenland is facing as the country gains global attention.

Big at The 13th La Biennale Di Venezia

Greenland’s political agenda is currently dominated by the global interest in its natural resources suggesting an international accessible airport in Nuuk and the upgrading of the capital’s industrial harbor. The current inefficient domestic aviation system together with the eruption of resources and impacts of climate change place Greenland uniquely in the center of the future maritime world map. Greenland Transport Commission identified the island of Angisunnguaq, south of Nuuk as a potential new epicenter for connecting Greenland.
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CLINÍCA T / by Pedra Silva Architects

CLINÍCA T / by Pedra Silva Architects © João Morgado

This has been the underlying question since the beginning of our proposal. In fact there are several activities that go on in a clinical space, some regarding actual medical treatments and others related with social and reception areas. Although one might consider the treatment areas to be central in a dental clinic, this project aims to reinforce the social and humane side of healthcare facilities, by proposing two distinct and opposite environments: the clinic space and the social space. The first is a rigorous, hygienic and professional space, mainly in white materials, that aspires to provide confidence and serenity to the patient. The second is a space for meeting, relaxing and comfort, a way to distance the patient from the clinical mindset.
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Habitation TSL / by ADN Architectures

Habitation TSL / by ADN Architectures

© Filip Dujardin

Since the creation of adn, the production follows an evolutionary curve from the creation of furniture to the current studies for public buildings, while passing by transformations and new constructions of housing. The objective in the medium and long term is a catch of market in the public domain (together of residences, infrastructures school, cultural, sporting, etc). However, a great interest will always be kept on the design of more small scales such as furniture, single-family housing, lofts, etc.
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