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Green Architecture’s Urgent Quest For Cheaper, More Sustainable Energy

Over the years, an increasing number of disciplines have become interested in the concept of creating a sustainable environment. Green Architecture is one of these disciplines and its goal is to create green buildings. These ...

Idea Lab in Ciudad de México / by ARCO Arquitectura

Innovating, discovering, experiencing and acting are the main activities which will be held at i.d.e.a. Lab a new space for culture and creation designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea executed in Mexico City.

A'tolan House, Taiwan / by : Create+Think Design Studio

A’tolan is the word meaning, “a place with many rocks”, from the indigenous language of the natives on the east coast of Taiwan. It may also be interpreted as “piling of rocks”, “building wall with ...

BECYCLE Boutique Fitness Studio, Berlin / by Lien Tran

BECYCLE is the first Boutique Fitness Studio in Berlin, Europe’s clubbing capital, to offer “high energy” spinning classes with hi-tech bikes and a nightclub atmosphere featuring music from live DJs.

Izmir Transportation Hub / by Eray Carbajo

Eray Carbajo wins Honorable Mention award in National Competition for Izmir Transportation Integration Hub

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Light Center Speyer, Germany / by Peter Stasek Architect

Light Center Speyer, Greater Frankfurt Area, Germany / by Architect Peter Stasek
© Lena Rübsam

The showroom of the new Light Center Speyer, situated in a factory building, was to be designed as exhibition space, consulting area and meeting place. Here, a frame generating interior design synergy effects was to be created for all latest light trends, technologies and light designs. Its sophisticated structure was to build the backbone of the entire light exhibition, but at the same time was never to overshadow the priority of the lighting objects to be exhibited. For this purpose, nature created a unifying shape as inspiration: the „twister“, a natural phenomenon with invisible forces which make nearly everything float and which, at the same time, cause new aesthetics of spiral sailing. The maelstrom of the twister, a polarizing force, magically draws almost every visitor into the middle of the exhibition and makes them, together with all the high-end light objects, completely forget the existing gravity.
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Exhibition Center of Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park / by WSP ARCHITECTS

Zhengzhou Linkong Biopharmaceutical Park is the largest innovative and entrepreneurship base for R&D and production of life science and biotechnology in Henan Province, China. Its innovation, cutting-edge and unlimited potential for development are all important factors for designers to consider.
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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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Shopping Centers are Being Reinvented for the 21st Century

Courtesy of Simon

The days when shopping centers placed importance on functionality over the needs of users are long gone. From retail workers to shoppers, the users of today expect far more than a space strewn with stores and a food court. They are on the hunt for a far more holistic experience: a place to not only shop but unwind from the rigours of their everyday lives, as well.

Contemporary shopping centers are the modern-day agoras, with many people gathered to enjoy a variety of leisure activities. When designing these kinds of setting nowadays, user-experience and overall habitability are key concepts, with the actual shopping itself moved to a secondary plane.
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Services and Discovery Center of Îles-de-Boucherville National Park / by Smith Vigeant architectes

The service and discovery center received two awards at the 2017 American Architecture Prize.

The Îles-de-Boucherville National Park, which offers great outdoor experiences just minutes away from downtown-Montreal, is now equipped with a new discovery and services center designed by Smith Vigeant Architectes.

The center is both the main welcoming point for visitors of the park and a showcase building for Sepaq, the network of national parks in Quebec. Entirely made of local wood, the center confirms Sepaq’s commitment to be an ambassador of wood construction excellence and Smith Vigeant
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GE Customer Experience Center / by ZALEWSKI

“GE Customer Experience Center” –an exhibition and conference space at GE Brilliant Factory in Bielsko-Biala.

The main objective of the exhibition space is to present the products of GE grouped in thematic areas (Industrial Area, Commercial Area, Application Area) and at the same time familiarizing viewerswith additional information by means of multimedia installations. Various product groups and their issues are presented within a dedicated “islands” – annexes to the general exhibition space. Each area is contains a media kiosk equipped with a high- resolution overhead projector providing a picture on the elliptical walls made of translucent stretched material. The walls shall perform the function of screens on which projections are displayed.
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New Orleans Bioinnovation Center / by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

© Timothy Hursley

Recently constructed is a new 65,500-square-foot biotech incubator facility which will serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of the downtown medical district of New Orleans. EDR has worked to develop a facility that will seamlessly connect the history of Canal Street with the emerging technology of the biosciences while respecting both the scale and fabric of its unique urban context. A 3,000 square foot interior courtyard will be visible from the Canal Street side through the Center’s transparent glass façade. The building’s glazing will be protected by operable sunscreens to limit energy costs, create more comfortable lighting for its occupants, and provide storm protection. Interior public amenities include a flexible 100-person conferencing center with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment; a 2,000 square foot retail/food service area open to Canal Street; and an interior atrium facing the courtyard, with public break areas and outdoor balconies at each level. The building has been designed to meet LEED Gold certification standards, a first for a laboratory building in the City of New Orleans.
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