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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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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.

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.

Jinzhou New Area Medical Center / by Design Initiatives

The everyday experience of the users is critically important for the hospital typology. Our proposal for a Jinzhou New Area Medical Center is located as closest as possible to the existing wing of the hospital in order to shorten the routes and form one integrated complex with that existing wing.

We designed the four main wings of the Medical Center (Outpatients; Inpatients; Medical Tech; Teaching/Research/Administration) around a pedestrians only Lobby/Plaza – a multifunctional, transitional, between indoor and outdoor, between the sidewalk and the building spine which is covered in protection from rain and snowfall but is not enclosed with walls. The small entry lobbies of the four wings are open to that two story Hub/Plaza which distributes the crowd and makes the whole area more pedestrian friendly.

ROCK-SETTE – Disaster Privention And Education Center, Istanbul, Turkey / by Dinkoff Architects

Rock-Sette - Disaster Privention And Education Center, Istanbul, Turkey / by : Dinkoff Architects & Engineers

The rich culture of Turkey includes a monument to human achievement, invention, and practicality – a site called Cappadocia. More than two thousand years ago, the people of the region sought a strong, permanent and imposing shelter. Inspired by the natural geological formations in the region which withstood all natural on sloughs, the people carved and “engineered” homes and public spaces within those natural rock formations. They did this with such skill and esthetics that it still echoes today with vibrancy and life.

This is the inspiration for our “ROCK-SETTE” as fulfillment of its functional requirements. There are also two significant additions to the site which reflect in its architectural vocabulary – the tracks of the nearby metro station to the east and the creek to the south. The reflection of their smooth curvilinear lines expresses by their intersection and interaction a direction and accelerated form change. The north-south orientation of the extended site has a drop off of about two meters which allows the building to naturally blend with its environment in a sustainable way. The edifice is also oriented and composed to get the best of the natural resources that the site offers.

Kimball Art Center in Park City / by BIG + Architectural Nexus

BIG + Architectural Nexus + Dunn Associates + VBFA + Envision Engineering + Big D design the winning proposal for the renovation and expansion of Kimball Art Center in Park City, projected for completion by Mid-2015.

The Kimball Art Center, home to Sundance House during the Annual Sundance Film Festival, invited an international group of architects to submit designs for an interior renovation of the existing Kimball Art Center and the construction of a new building directly adjacent to the original, located centrally in Park City, Utah. The winning project, announced by The Wall Street Journal this past weekend, was selected by an official jury while giving voice to the visitors of the Kimball Art Center – including those who recently attended the ten day Sundance Festival in January. The construction is expected to begin in mid-2013, with completion by 2015. Other finalists included major U.S based offices, including Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Sparano + Mooney Architecture, Will Bruder + Partners Ltd., and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

IBM Software Executive Briefing Center in Rome, Italy / by Iosa Ghini Associati

IBM Software Executive Briefing Center in Rome, Italy / by Iosa Ghini Associati
© Santi Caleca

IBM Software Executive Briefing Center in Rome has been entirely renovated and has significantly expanded its area. The entire project, designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini and his studio, elaborates the famous “strips” of the IBM logo in an innovative and fascinating way.
Audiovisual advanced technologies have been carefully selected to provide guests, a comfortable and high value-added experience.

The Exhibition Center of Sherbrooke / by CCM² – Côté Chabot Morel Architects

The mandate of the “Centre de foires de Sherbrooke” (Exhibition Center of Sherbrooke) conducted by CCM² – Côté Chabot Morel Architects includes site analysis, the design of the site plan and the floor plans, the volumetric studies, the materials selection, the establishment of the performance criterias and a constant support as a specialized external resource for the City of Sherbrooke until the complete realization of the project. The expertise and qualifications of CCM² Architects are well recognized in the community to carry out such projects. For several years, CCM² Architects have done several feasibility studies, conceptual works, analysis and construction of exhibitions centers in Quebec (Quebec City and City of Laval in Canada).


© Stéphane Groleau

Located near the downtown of Sherbrooke, the Exhibition Center serves as a gathering place and an unique representation place in the region. Which offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of rental space.

The project’s main objective is to create divisible exhibition areas if needed for dedicated events for the wide public. The program includes the creation of exhibition halls, meeting rooms, offices, central hall, cloakroom, ticket office, restaurant and other technical spaces.

ICRC – Logistics Complex, Archive Center and Offices / by group8

The ICRC’s logistics center has a very special place amongst group8’s realizations. It represents indeed a key building in the ICRC’s management of its international campaigns, providing emergency help to victims in humanitarian crisis.

ICRC logistics center / by group8

concept: the neutral caracter

The different functions which create the plan of this building fit in a rectangular shape. The building’s skin is made of a white canvas, a material that has a very strong symbolical value considering the ICRC’s fieldwork. The trucks’s cover made of canvas evokes the ICRS’s logistic work to supply food and medical material, the tent’s canvas suggest the image of a refuge. The white colour underlines the idea of neutrality, referring to the ICRC’s vocation.

The continuous height, identical on each side of the building, provides to the volume a neutral character. Due to the ICRC’s missions, neutrality has been a central element in the project design. The façade made of canvas guarantees the building’s water tightness.

The building elements referring to a highly symbolical value, the ICRC can settle down in a very original building, however realized with the simple use of common industrial construction materials.