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Archive for December, 2012

Hanafarm Kitchen in Saitama, Japan / by StudioGreenBlue

A large expanse of field exists a small distance from this site. The owner and his family grow vegetables there with particular consideration on taste, breed, and cultivation method. The restaurant “Hanafarm Kitchen” was created to provide true lusciousness of vegetables by cooking methods that fully utilize ingredients.
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Zeeuws Housing / by pasel.kuenzel architects

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© pasel.kuenzel architects

The recently completed housing scheme by Rotterdam based pasel.kuenzel architects is part of the urban masterplan “Waterstad Goese Schans” by West 8. Located at the fringe of the medieval city of Goes, the Netherlands, the project comprises 34 dwellings and accomplishes the first phase in a large scale urban transfromation process of the city’s former port area.
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IBC Innovation Factory / by schmidt hammer lassen

Inauguration of the IBC Innovation Factory


© Adam Mørk

The IBC Innovation Factory by schmidt hammer lassen architects is designed to support new ways of learning. The 12,800 square metres educational building has gone through a total refurbishment and will be officially inaugurated by His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark on 6th December 2012.

The IBC Innovation Factory is the result of a refurbishment project of the paint manufacturer GORI’s factory from 1978, which set new standards for factories at the time. In the spirit of the original factory, schmidt hammer lassen architects, in collaboration with International Business College (IBC) Kolding, has created the settings for a ground-breaking and creative learning environment, aiming to become the world’s best. The ambition is to be a training camp for future innovators.
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Twisting Towers in South Florida, USA

BIG + Raymond Jungles + Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates + Esrawe + Desimone + HNGS, transform the Coconut Grove Waterfront with twisting towers in South Florida, USA.

The Grove at Grand Bay residences, located on the former site of the Grand Bay Hotel and just minutes from key areas including the airport, downtown Miami and Coral Gables shall leave an imprint on the South Bayshore Drive community, redefining luxury and breathing new life into Coconut Grove for decades to come. Developed by Terra Group, Miami’s leading real-estate development company, the construction is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012, completing end of 2014. Upon completion, the project seeks LEED Certification Silver designation, the first such structure in Coconut Grove.
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Inhabitable Sculpture / by Jean-Maxime Labrecque

Inhabitable Sculpture / by Jean-Maxime Labrecque

© Frédéric Bouchard

The “inhabitable sculpture” project, which received two awards at the Grands prix du design 2011, is the result of four years of work executed by numerous fabrication and installation teams. Two premises were established by the client at the beginning of the project: “a space that people will find cold” and “living in an art gallery.” All designers hope, sooner or later, to obtain such a commission, which enables them to avoid subjecting their work to the obvious sacrosanct “warmth” obtained through wood.
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Fournitures Sélect / by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Fournitures Sélect / by Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

© Steve Montpetit

Situated in an industrial sector near Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport and intersecting highways, this commercial building stands out for its efficient architecture, simple forms, and colourful envelope. Fournitures Sélect specializes in the sale, rental, and maintenance of equipment used in post-damage restoration; it also provides training on this equipment. The building includes a showroom, customer service counters, a classroom, offices, a repair workshop, and a warehouse.
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Extension Des Bureaux De La Setec International / by Sériès Et Sériès


© Sériès Et Sériès

The headquarter of the International SETEC, located in Vitrolles in the south of France, formerly EPAREB (Etablissement Public d’Aménagement des Rives de l’Etang de Berre) was built in several phases. Firstly, in the 70s, Jean Prouvé implemented “Petroff system” developing a three-dimensional structural steel sheet and plexiglass panels on the front. This device would allow to cover a large area without increasing the bearing points, which in turn was covered by aluminium stiffeners attached to the work front.
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