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Archive for April, 2018

A Spectacular Aquarium for the Zoo in Vienna / by 3XN and GERNER GERNER PLUS

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An application procedure involving the global-playing Danish architecture bureau 3XN and GERNER GERNER PLUS from Austria together with ATT, an internationally working specialist for the technical planning of large aquaria, has produced a design for a spectacular aquarium in Schönbrunn Zoo. It lies across the landscape like a great veil, the magic of its undulating silhouette drawing visitors as if under a spell into the mysterious underwater world.
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The Redevelopment of The Historic Kimmel Quarter in Riga, Latvia / by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Riga, the Baltic states’ largest city, will see the mostly abandoned buildings of its historic Kimmel Quarter transformed into a thriving commercial development, and Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects is behind the winning design to revitalize the neighbourhood.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects won a competition to design Kimmel Quarter, an 11,500-square-metre area that assumes nearly an entire city block in Riga’s Central District. Kimmel Quarter is the former home of Brewery Kimmel, a 19th century beer brewery that in its wake left an industrial complex filled with buildings that, while now mostly abandoned, are rich with history. The project called for a design that realizes the vision of a vibrant new city block with deep historic roots. Schmidt Hammer Lassen was one of eleven participants, along with firms like Henning Larsen and Zaha Hadid, invited to the open competition.
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Skorba Village Center, Slovenia / by ENOTA

Skorba is a small village in the vicinity of Ptuj, Slovenia’s oldest town. Once a typical village with a clustered settlement pattern, the passage of years and the proximity of the city caused it to grow out of turn, transforming it into a commuter suburb without a clear structure. The organic growth resulted in a markedly heterogeneous development organised along the access roads, with no public surface layout and without a clearly legible village centre.
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Maryland Heights Community Recreation Center / by CannonDesign

An architectural icon for the community that speaks to the future of the city.

CannonDesign is proud to share the Maryland Heights Community Recreation Center, a new hub for recreational sports, wellness, and civic engagement located in this west St. Louis community, is open. Situated prominently along the city’s beltway and adjacent to Maryland Heights’ outdoor water park, the Center offers a prominent destination for residents with significantly improved space and a greater variety of activity areas for community use over their former facility on the same site.
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Tips For Moving Into A New Home – Start To Finish

So you have decided that it’s time to move into a new home. Even though this can be a very exciting moment in your life, it can also be very frustrating and possibly even scary, especially if you aren’t taking the time to learn as many tips and hints that you can about this process. If you want this entire event to go as smooth as possible, you’ll want to check out the following information.
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People’s Pavilion – 100% Borrowed / by bureau SLA & OvertredersW

The People’s Pavilion is a design statement of the new circular economy, a 100% circular building where no building materials are lost in construction.

From 21 to 29 October 2017 the Dutch Design Week (DDW)—one of the most important design events in Northern Europe—took place in Eindhoven (NL). In 2017 DDW and Design City Eindhoven launched the first edition of the World Design Event (WDE), which provides a platform for future makers from all over the world. At the heart of the Dutch Design Week is its People’s Pavilion, which had been designed by bureau SLA & Overtreders W.
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Tips for Improving the Value of a House

Do you want to make improvements to you house that could increase its value? It may surprise you to know but there are lots of areas that you could improve that will have a big impact on its value if and when you want to sell or let it out.
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Benefits of Moving to Cornwall

Are you thinking of buying a house and moving to Cornwall? While it is going to be a big change especially if you’re moving from one of the UK’s bigger cities, the fact of the matter is that there are a lot of benefits that you stand to gain should you decide to take the plunge.
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