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MARTIAN EMBASSY / by LAVA

MARTIAN EMBASSY / by LAVA

And they’ve set up their very own embassy in inner city Sydney! The new embassy was designed by LAVA, with partners Will O'Rourke and The Glue Society, as a fusion of a whale, a rocket ...

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Plinthos Pavilion / by mab architects

The Plinthos Pavilion is built using 21816 clay bricks to make a continuous floor and walls. Usually hidden perforated sides of the bricks are exposed thus creating permeable surface.

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Pop Music Center, Taiwan / by MADE IN

Situated in the taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, the project proposes a responsible urbanism based on the heterogeneity of the program, on the urban porosity and on the adaptability to the different situations and events.

Triangular House, Ecuador / by WE Architecture

Triangular House, Ecuador / by WE Architecture

The starting point of the project was to create a house around a patio as we know it from a lot of colonial style housing. By triangulating the house we minimized the distances from 1 ...

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Viewpoint Emerging Dining, Chile / by Javier Rodríguez Acevedo

The project was built using wood waste bins, impregnated poles, raschel mesh, river rocks, and wire recycling. It seeks no more than resolve a request from the rural, through the material and the ...

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Category: Multi-functional Buildings

­Busan Camellian Opera House / by Matteo Cainer Architects

­Busan Camellian Opera House / by Matteo Cainer Architects

The Busan Camellian Opera House provides a harmonious connection between the existing dense urban fabric of the city and the port with its myriad of waterfront activities. Camouflaged beneath its contoured envelope, it erupts from the landscape in the form of densely planted tectonic petals that connect city and sea, urbanity and landscape, providing a major cultural hub, not only extending Busan’s influence as the gateway to Eurasia, but establishing it as an international maritime city of culture.
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Music Hall and House in Algueña MUCA / by COR & Partners

Music Hall and House in Algueña MUCA / by COR

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The memory of existing architecture and the opportunity of a new program
Algueña is a small village in the interior of Alicante County, with a population of two thousand and an economy based in agriculture and marble industries.

We were asked for a building able to bring together all the activities related to music and culture that took place in the village, and also promoting its cultural future. We were commissioned to search for an opportunity, articulate it and carry it out.
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Youth Centre in Lille, France / by JDS Architects

YOUTH CENTRE IN LILLE, FRANCE / by JDS Architects

JDS Architects have just signed the contract to execute their first French project for the city of Lille. The Lille project emerges from the idea of creating an urban catalyst, accommodating three distinct programmes on a triangular site. By placing a program in each point of the triangle, we offer maximum privacy while allowing them a closeness and continuity of space, organized around a garden, like a cloister of calm in the center of the city. The lifting of the mass of the programme at the corners illuminates and activates the adjacent public spaces and creates a continuity from outside to inside of the building.
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Orthodox Center, Paris 7e (75) / by Atelier Zündel & Cristea

Orthodox Center, Paris 7e (75) / by Atelier Zündel & Cristea
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This is another project from Atelier Zündel & Cristea — the Orthodox Center, in Paris 7e (75). Proposed for Russian Federation in a Competition 2010, the project has an estimated construction cost of 15 M€ (ex VAT). Gross area: 5750 m². Mission: Concept proposal. Program: Orthodox church, cultural center, and offices.
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Vabaduse Square / St Paul’s Church / Arvo Pärt Concert Hall, Estonia / by MINUSPLUS

Vabaduse Square / St Paul’s Church / Arvo Pärt Concert Hall / by MINUSPLUS
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MINUSPLUS shared with us their design project in Rakvere, Estonia, that was completed in 2009. The project consists of three main points – Vabaduse Square, St Paul’s Church, and Arvo Pärt Concert Hall.
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ATHC Clubhouse, Barcelona / by XVArquitectura

ATHC Clubhouse, Barcelona / by XVArquitectura

XVArquitectura shared with us their recent work, the ATHC Clubhouse, in Terrassa, Barcelona. The project aimed to refurbish and enlarge of the clubhouse of the Atlétic Terrassa Hockey Club. More text and images from the architects follow the break.
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Podčetrtek Sports Hall, Slovenia / by Enota

Podcetrtek Sports Hall, Slovenia / by enota

Enota‘s new building Podčetrtek Sports Hall was just completed. Although primarily designed for sports activities, the hall represents also the single large community indoor venue for cultural and other events. It is this dual role that lead to the specific design of the facility. More texts and images from the architects available after the break.
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Robin Sports Center Hall / by AP5 architects

LA HallE DU Robin / by AP5 architects

AP5 architects has share with us the Robin Sports Center Hall project, a multi-functional building that is able to transform the space according to events or seasons. Project description and more images including plans are available from the architects, just continue after the break.
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