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DORTE MANDRUP ARKITEKTER – IKEA Hubhult, 2015 Architects meet in Fuoribiennale_now>next Juergen Mayer H. Architects- Border Checkpoint, Sarpi, Georgia 2011 Tabanlıoğlu Architects – SELCUK ECZA HEADQUARTERS, Istanbul 2013 AB3D – Residential complex Ciekurkrasti, 2014 Jovan Mitrović – School Sports Hall, 2015 Piuarch – Porta Nuova Building, 2013 DeMicoli & Associates – Alert Offices, 2013 ALVER ARCHITECTS – Hiiu, 2013 Ryntovt Design – Eco-hotel Friend House, 2009

DORTE MANDRUP ARKITEKTER – IKEA Hubhult, 2015

# WORKPLACE # GREEN # VOLUMES # STAIRCASE Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter: www.dortemandrup.dk IKEA HUBHULT a place to work, meet, act, grow and create – together.

Architects meet in Fuoribiennale_now>next

Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica – presS/Tfactory presents Architects meet in Fuoribiennale_now>next 4th Edition May 26th and 27th: two days of talks, conferences, meetings,

Juergen Mayer H. Architects- Border Checkpoint, Sarpi, Georgia 2011

Juergen Mayer H.Architects: http://www.jmayerh.de/   #LANDMARK  #CHECKPOINT The customs checkpoint is situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea.

Tabanlıoğlu Architects – SELCUK ECZA HEADQUARTERS, Istanbul 2013

Tabanlıoğlu Architects: http://www.tabanlioglu.com/   #DYNAMIC  #MASS  #CLIMATE   Dynamic massing, spacious interiors Owner of pharmaceutical company is an elderly couple who would like the house feeling

AB3D – Residential complex Ciekurkrasti, 2014

#HOUSING  #WOOD  #LATVIA AB3D –  www.ab3d.lv Residential complex Ciekurkrasti is located in Adazi – a suburb of Riga (capital of Latvia) 20 minutes drive from

Jovan Mitrović – School Sports Hall, 2015

#WOOD #LOCAL #SCHOOL JOVAN MITROVIČ :  http://jovan.mitrovic.uk/ According to urban concept, made by local planers, surface area of a new sports hall was supposed to cover almost

Piuarch – Porta Nuova Building, 2013

#WHITE WAVE #OFFICES #CONTEXT #URBAN RENEWAL Piuarch: www.piuarch.it This building for showrooms and offices is part of the Porta Nuova urban renewal project, which comprises the Garibaldi, Varesine and

DeMicoli & Associates – Alert Offices, 2013

#OFFICE  #LIGHT  #MALTA DeMicoli & Associates – www.danda.com.mt The Alert office is divided into 10 levels since each of the 5 floors are further split with a

ALVER ARCHITECTS – Hiiu, 2013

#RESIDENTIAL #COPPER #LANDSCAPE ALVER ARCHITECTS :  http://www.ata.ee/ “Hiiu” is located in Tallinn, Estonia. It constitutes the first phase of a larger venture by OÜ Tardamel – a local

Ryntovt Design – Eco-hotel Friend House, 2009

#HOTEL  #ECOLOGICAL #UKRAINE Ryntovt Design – www.ryntovt.com Eco-hotel Friend House is located on 3 hectares plot in forest resort zone aside of Orel river bank, 30

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Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica – presS/Tfactory presents Architects meet in Fuoribiennale_now>next 4th Edition May 26th and 27th: two days of talks, conferences, meetings, drink&party Palazzo Widmann | Calle Widmann | 30121 Cannaregio, Venice  [...]

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DORTE MANDRUP ARKITEKTER – IKEA Hubhult, 2015

# WORKPLACE # GREEN # VOLUMES # STAIRCASE Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter: www.dortemandrup.dk IKEA HUBHULT a place to work, meet, act, grow and create – together. Is the new global meeting centre and workspace – home [...]

Architects meet in Fuoribiennale_now>next

Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica – presS/Tfactory presents Architects meet in Fuoribiennale_now>next 4th Edition May 26th and 27th: two days of talks, conferences, meetings, drink&party Palazzo Widmann | Calle Widmann | 30121 Cannaregio, Venice  [...]

Juergen Mayer H. Architects- Border Checkpoint, Sarpi, Georgia 2011

Juergen Mayer H.Architects: http://www.jmayerh.de/   #LANDMARK  #CHECKPOINT The customs checkpoint is situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. With its cantilevering terraces, the tower is used as a [...]

Tabanlıoğlu Architects – SELCUK ECZA HEADQUARTERS, Istanbul 2013

Tabanlıoğlu Architects: http://www.tabanlioglu.com/   #DYNAMIC  #MASS  #CLIMATE   Dynamic massing, spacious interiors Owner of pharmaceutical company is an elderly couple who would like the house feeling at the office; accordingly, scales, organization and aesthetics refer to [...]

AB3D – Residential complex Ciekurkrasti, 2014

#HOUSING  #WOOD  #LATVIA AB3D –  www.ab3d.lv Residential complex Ciekurkrasti is located in Adazi – a suburb of Riga (capital of Latvia) 20 minutes drive from the city center. It is made up of three joined [...]

Piuarch – Porta Nuova Building, 2013

#WHITE WAVE #OFFICES #CONTEXT #URBAN RENEWAL Piuarch: www.piuarch.it This building for showrooms and offices is part of the Porta Nuova urban renewal project, which comprises the Garibaldi, Varesine and Isola areas in the heart of Milan. The area occupies [...]

Hoskins Architects – Mareel Cinema and Music Venue, 2012

#COMMUNITY#TRADITION #LANDSCAPE Hoskins Architects: http://www.hoskinsarchitects.com/ Mareel is the UK’s most northerly cinema & music venue located to the north of Lerwick town centre on edge of the historic Hay’s Dock. Designed for Shetland Arts Development Agency, [...]

DeMicoli & Associates – Alert Offices, 2013

#OFFICE  #LIGHT  #MALTA DeMicoli & Associates – www.danda.com.mt The Alert office is divided into 10 levels since each of the 5 floors are further split with a change in level between the front and the back. The [...]

ALVER ARCHITECTS – Hiiu, 2013

#RESIDENTIAL #COPPER #LANDSCAPE ALVER ARCHITECTS :  http://www.ata.ee/ “Hiiu” is located in Tallinn, Estonia. It constitutes the first phase of a larger venture by OÜ Tardamel – a local Estonian developer. The initial stage includes 5 buildings above a [...]

AL-ARCHITECTS – Lyceum Makarios III, 2014

#EDUCATION #COMMUNITY #CULTURAL CENTRE  AL – ARCHITECTS: www.al–architects.com The Arch. Makarios III Lyceum in the city of Nicosia – Cyprus, seeks to emphasise through its architectural design, its anthropocentric approach as well as the social [...]

Ryntovt Design – Eco-hotel Friend House, 2009

#HOTEL  #ECOLOGICAL #UKRAINE Ryntovt Design – www.ryntovt.com Eco-hotel Friend House is located on 3 hectares plot in forest resort zone aside of Orel river bank, 30 km far from Dnepropertrovsk. It is a single-floor group of [...]

AIRES MATEUS – House in Fontinha, 2013

#COURTYARD #TOPOGRAPHY #VIEW AIRES MATEUS :  http://www.airesmateus.com/ In the hills of Grandola, the house is a balance between a courtyard, a protected core relating to the sky, and an opening to the distance ocean view. The topography is [...]

4PLIUS architects – Kėdainiai arena, 2014

#INFRASTRUCTURE#SPORT #URBANSPACE 4PLIUS architects: www.4plius.com Kėdainiai arena is a distinctive element of Kėdainiai sports complex designed to revitalize a north part of Kėdainiai city. Together with a city stadium and a newly-created public square  the Arena has full potential to become a [...]

Ksa Studeny – Partizanska, 2014

 #HOUSE #ADDITION #TIME-SPACE Ksa Studeny – www.ksastudeny.sk The whole building is the result of careful consideration of the time-space relationship of the site and the existing villa, in the context of the surrounding area. The first decision [...]

Metro_POLIS – New Polis Campus – 2011

Metro_POLIS: www.metropolis.al #PUBLIC #RE-ADAPTATION #RIGOROUSNESS This edifice represents a new and elevated dimension of POLIS University and reflects its philosophy – a transparent juxtaposition of new and old fluxes. The project consisted in the re-adaptation [...]

PROMONTORIO – Parque Kindergarten, 2010

#DYNAMIC SPACE #HONEYCOMCINEMA #PENTAGON PROMONTORIO :  http://www.promontorio.net/index.php Located in the vicinity of the Cascais, the Parque kindergarten occupies a steep and quasi-triangular plot in an allotment of oversized villas. Densely vegetated, the plot forms a cul-de-sac [...]

Margarita Danou – CYTA The footbridge – 2014

#COMMUNITY #LANDSCAPE #INFRASTRUCTURE The footbridge of CYTA addresses the question of its urban context by interweaving existing and proposed circulation with its urban landscape. The footbridge connects an existing athletic park with the coastal area [...]

zerozero – Kulturpark Košice, 2013

  #TRANSFORMATION #CULTURALCENTER #URBANSPACE zerozero – www.zerozero.sk The project consists in the transformation of  an ex-military complex into a multi-purpose cultural centre. The objective was to revitalize the complex as follows: to restore the three historic buildings for new [...]

XDGA Xaveer de Geyter Architects – Kitchen Tower, 2011

#LANDMARK #TOWER #EDUCATION XDGA Xaveer de Geyter Architects: xdga.be The original hotel school CERIA-COOVI was installed in the countryside outside of Brussels during the Fifties. It is a superb modernist campus consisting of separate buildings interconnected by [...]

Re-Act Now –  Rahova Commodities Exchange, 2008

#RENOVATION #MIXED-USE #INTERACTION #TRANSPARENCY Re-Act Now: www.re-act-now.ro What could we do in the context of revitalizing architecture to keep a more vivid picture of an old building with (even partial) special features? It is a [...]

Stéphane Beel Architects – FNG Head Office, 2015

#OFFICE #CONNECTION #WOODEN SKIN Stéphane Beel Architects: www.stephanebeel.com FNG is a fast-growing fashion company that requested a building that could grow with the company. They asked for a scheme that promotes the company values and where relationships can [...]

Branislav Mitrovic – Administrative Building of the “Hydroelectric Plants on the Drina”

#HISTORY #TRADITION #BRIDGE BRANISLAV MITROVIC:  http://www.mitarh.rs/index.php The design of The Administrative Building of the “Hydroelectric Plants on the Drina” has been awarded the first prize at the international architectural competition. The competition was organized by UNESCO, [...]

3LHD – Zamet Centre -2009

#COMMUNITY #ENVIRONMENT #PUBBLIC UTILITIES  3LHD: http://www.3lhd.com/en Situated in Rijeka’s quarter Zamet, the new Zamet Centre in complete size of 16830 m2 hosts various facilities: sports hall with max 2380 seats, local community offices, library, 13 retail [...]

Mei architects and planners – Kraton 230, 2008

#HEADQUARTERS #OFFICE #THENETHERLANDS  Mei architects and planners – www.mei-arch.eu   The Kraton building houses the new headquarters of regional radio and television station RTV Rijnmond and forms the heart of the audio-visual sector in Rotterdam. [...]

Dico si Tiganas – Multifunctional Sports Hall, 2014

#ARCHITECTURE FOR SPORT  #GEOMETRY #TRANSPARENCY Dico și Țigănaș: www.dicositiganas.ro Cluj – Napoca is a city of young people with 25% of its population studying in universities. Student life means also sports and the tradition is consistent. [...]

Robbrecht en Daem + MJosé Van Hee – Market Hall & Central Squares, 2012

#URBANSPACE #CANOPY #CONTEXT #DETAIL Robbrecht en Daem architecten: www.robbrechtendaem.com MJosé Van Hee architecten: www.mjvanhee.be Exercise in Renaissance Following two demolition campaigns for a world exhibition in 1913 and an administrative centre never built in the 60s, Ghent’s historic heart degenerated for decades into [...]

TECON Architects – Hotel Atra Doftana, 2011

#HOSPITALITY #LANDSCAPE #SUSTAINABILITY TECON Architects: www.tecon.ro The building is situated nearby a mountain lake and is configured with two major volumes, taking advantage of the natural form of the site, which presents two major level drops [...]

Gezim Paçarizi architect – Mother Theresa Museum in Prizren, 2015

#VOID #CONTEXT #SPACE GEZIM PAÇARIZI ARCHITECT:  http://www.gpacarizi.com/ The Museum is situated in front of the Catholic Cathedral of Prizren, where a century ago Mother Theresa’s parents got married. The Museum looks just like an old Prizren house [...]

AIR Architecture-Maison de l’Etudiant à l’Université Paris Sud – 2015

#SCHOOL #ENVIRONMENT #WOOD AIR Architecture: http://www.airarchitectures.com/ Located on a strategic intersection on the University Campus, the Students House sits in the valley on the fringe of the Chevreuse Forest, near Paris. This forest was the first [...]

Grech and Vinci Architecture and Design – Helena’s villa, 2012

#HOUSE #LIGHTNESS #PRIVACY  Grech and Vinci Architecture and Design – www.grechandvinci.com The house is bounded by other dwellings and for that reason necessitated  a concept designed with privacy in mind. The building has an angular, modernist geometry  and [...]

DISSING+WEITLING – Cykelslangen, Copenaghen, 2014

  # SNAKE  #ORANGE  # CYCLISTS  # BRIDGE  DISSING+WEITLING: www.dw.dk   With the change from commercial harbour activities to residences and retail the Inner Harbour of Copenhagen has undergone a pronounced transformation. As part of [...]

Arkkitehdit NRT Oy – Merenkulkijanranta, 2015

#RESIDENTIAL #GENIUS LOCI #WATERFRONT ARKKITEHDIT NRT OY: http://n-r-t.fi/2/ The design of Merenkulkijanranta area is based on an invited architectural competition held in 2002. Construction of the area began in 2007 and the first stage was completed in autumn [...]

BTE ARCHITECTURE – The Pyramid Viewpoint, Inveruglas – 2015

#PUBLIC UTILITIES #ENVIRONMENT #WOOD BTE ARCHITECTURE : http://www.btearchitecture.com/ The site is located on a peninsula overlooking the U.K.’s largest stretch of inland water, Loch Lomond. An existing cafe marks the entrance situation for visitors arriving either [...]

Cepezed Architects – Cepezed Office in Delft, 2014

  #OFFICE #TRANSFORMATION #REUSE Cepezed Architects: www.cepezed.com The Delft, The Netherlands, based architectural office cepezed acquired a monumental, early 1900’s former laboratory block originally of the renown Technical University and transformed it into a collective company [...]

HS99 – Katowice CINiBA – 2012

HS99: http://hs99.pl/ #PATCHWORK #SANDSTONE #MONOLITH Katowice – CINiBA The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library The lack of discernible scale produces a monolith when seen from afar that is gradually familiarized. Details such as the [...]

Audrius Ambrasas – Rupert Center 2013

#COMMUNITY #ENVIRONMENT #WOOD Audrius Ambrasas: http://www.ambrasas.lt/ The art and education center Rupert is located at Valakampiai suburb, next to Neris river. The site of a shop beside a former bus terminus, the leisure environment and the [...]

MADE – Saldus Music and Art School, 2013

  #SCHOOL #ENVIRONMENT #WOOD MADE – www.made.lv The Music and Art school comprises two buildings working separately until now. The classrooms are placed along the perimeter, while practicing halls and libraries are located in the middle of the building. [...]

Normal Arhitektura – Parents House – 2016

Normal Arhitektura: http://normal.ba/ #WHITE #SOCIAL #FOLDING A cancer diagnosis is very difficult to deal with for adults, meaning that for children below 16, it can only be harder. Because the diagnosis changes not only one’s [...]

ERA Architects – Dogus Technology Centre, Istanbul 2014

Era Architects: http://www.era-arch.com   #SCREEN  #OUTSIDE  #INSIDE  #ATMOSPHERE   The site of Dogus Technology Centre is on the brink of Istanbul neighboring next to the Istanbul-Ankara highway. The area is valuable especially for big warehouses and [...]

Aedes Studio – UM, Urban Module, Sofia 2013

  # URBAN MODULE  # SLABS  # DYNAMISM Aedes Studio: www.aedesstudio.com   UM is situated on “Al.Stamboliiski” boulevard, which arrives from “St.Nedelya” church at the very center of Sofia. Following this axis, the tower is [...]

churtichaga+quadra salcedo architects – Cinema Center in Matadero de Legazpi, Madrid, 2011

#MATADERO #CINEMA #BASKETS CHURTICHAGA+QUADRA SALCEDO ARCHITECTS :  http://www.chqs.net/ The tectonic history of brick, the powerful rhetoric of the old slaughterhouse is the background; a wooden mono-material painted in dark gray defines the new program deployed [...]

XTU- La Plaine Saint-Denis Police Station – 2007

#PUBLIC #FACILITIES #FUTURE   XTU Nicola Desmaziere + Anouk Legendre: http://www.x-tu.com/ Given the reduced program size and the location of the land parcel, the idea was to insert most of the program elements in a high vertical volume. [...]

Heren5 – Central Area. Amsterdam Noord (CAN), 2011

#MULTIFUNCTIONAL #MIXEDUSE #NETHERLANDS Heren5 – www.heren5.eu The mall ‘Boven het IJ’ in Amsterdam North, will be transformed into Central area. Amsterdam Noord (CAN). The integration of a large building of residential, retail, and parking is the [...]

Studio Zec – Hotel Pino – 2015

Studio Zec: http://www.studiozec.ba/ #LANDSCAPE #SPIKES #WOOD Sarajevo is a longitudinal city, with heterogeneous architecture, surrounded by mountains that have hosted the Winter Olympics in 1984. Compositionally speaking, Hotel Pino consists of two bodies: a primary [...]

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands – Tsvetnoy Central Market, Moscow 2011

Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands: http://www.lds-uk.com/ #colour  #experience  #kaleidoscope   Adjacent to the Old Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, this 3,930 sq m interior scheme takes over the upper two floors of the contemporary new building by [...]

Lundgaard&Tranberg – SEB Headquartes, Copenaghen, 2010

  # FLEXIBLE # CYLINDRICAL CORE # SURFACES # WHARF LUNDGAARD & TRANBERG Arkitekter: www.ltarkitekter.dk   The project originates from the winning proposal in the competition of creating a Master Plan for the restructuring of [...]

Murseli Architects + Partners – Family Villa in Prishtina, 2013

#RESIDENTIAL #TRADITION #KOSOVO MURSELI ARCHITECTS + PARTNERS :  http://www.murseliarchitects.com/en/#/about-us/ Single family housing type Villa at the suburbs of Prishtina, near national and city park of Germia, Kosovo. The land plot is 5000 m², with the hill [...]

Radionica arhitekture + Vanja Ilić -Vucedol Culture Muse –  2011

#COMMUNITY #LANDSCAPE #FOLDING Radionica arhitekture + Vanja Ilić:  http://www.radionica-arhitekture.hr/ The museum building is a path which the visitors climb to overcome the elevation difference of some twenty meters, from the access road to the plateau on which the Vučedol culture archaeological findings have been discovered. Passing through the museum visitors get all the [...]

Arrea – Altar in Brezje, 2008

#ALTAR #ADDITION #SLOVENIA Arrea – www.arrea.si   The main challange of this project was how and where to organise the place for the big events and where to put the open air altar. The aim of the intervention [...]

Delugan Meissl Associated Architects – Festival Hall Erl – 2012

#DYNAMISM #TOPOGRAPHY #CULTURE Delugan Meissl Associated Architects: www.dmaa.at The festival hall’s geometry develops from the surrounding topography placing the building and the already existing festival hall in juxtaposition. The orientation relates to the exis¬ting landscape, [...]

Batteriid Architects – Harpa concert and conference hall, Reykjavik 2011

03#GLASS  #TRANSPARENCY  #CRISTAL   Batteriid Architects: http://arkitekt.is/   Situated on the border between land and sea, the Harpa stands out as a large, radiant sculpture reflecting both sky and harbor space as well as the vibrant [...]

Dissing + Weitling – ECCO Hotel, 2013

#SUSTAINABILITY # LANDSCAPE # WOOD DISSING+WEITLING: www.dw.dk   ECCO contacted DISSING+WEITLING architecture towards the end of 2011 with an ambitious plan for a center – second to none – for both ECCO’s own employees and [...]

Heikkinen-Komonen Architects – Kangasala Arts Centre, 2015

#ARTS CENTRE #AUDITORIUM #MUSEUM HEIKKINEN-KOMONEN ARCHITECTS :  http://www.heikkinen-komonen.fi/ Kangasala Arts Centre is a symbol of sovereignty and cultural prowess for a small municipality, standing next to a long standing church and a new library in the heart of [...]

Page\Park Architects – Theatre Royal, Hope Street, Glasgow – 2014

#THEATRE #MOVEMENT #COMMUNUTY  Page \ Park Architects: http://pagepark.co.uk/ Our work at the Theatre Royal for Scottish Opera focused on the audience’s journey from ‘street to seat’ through an improved approach, entrance, intuitive internal way-finding and the provision [...]

SLLA Architects – Community center Máj, 2014

#MULTIFUNCTIONAL  #SOCIAL #COMMUNITY SLLA Architects – www.slla.net   The community center Máj is part of the regeneration of the biggest prefab panel housing settlement from 1980s in České Budějovice within the framework of a broader rehabilitation [...]

Studio Raça Arkitektura – Lingoto center- 2012

#PUBLIC #SHADE #ALUMINIUM Studio Raça Arkitektura: http://ec2.it/artanraca “Lingoto Center” was designed and intended to be an offices building. Nowadays a private university is ‘sheltered’ in its premises. Placed on a narrow and long parcel this [...]

3h architecture – Geometria Office Building, Budapest 2013

#VOID #GEOMETRY #PRISM   3h architecture Ltd: http://www.3h.hu/   Void-in, void-out This office building is in a densely constructed Budapest neighbourhood close to the Danube, where the streets are connected to blocks in a gappy way, [...]

Aedes studio – Apartment building Ivan Vazov, “Red apple”, 2013

# BRICKS # DETAILS # LOGGIAS Aedes studio: www.aedesstudio.com Red Apple The Red Apple is a winning competition entry for a brick-covered residential building. It is located near the city center between a park and [...]

URBAN PLUS – Model School in Prishtina, 2013

#EDUCATION #SCHOOL #COURTYARDS URBAN PLUS :  http://urban-plus.com/sq/architecture/ The location of the model school is in the border of the northeastern boundary of the old city of Prishtina. As a part of a former brick factory, which is [...]

Kaunas University of Tecnology (KTU) – G.Janulytės Bernotiėnės studija – 2014

#CONCRETE  #COMMUNITY  #FACADE G.Janulytės-Bernotiėnės studija: http://www.janulyte.lt/ The key to the design were Yin & Yang principles. They were interpreted in order to propose two bodies of the project with corresponding facade structures and materials. Bright and ephemeral [...]

Architecture Project (AP) – Farsons Brewery, 2012

#FACTORY #TRANSFORMATION #MALTA Architecture Project (AP) – www.architecture-project.com   Simonds Farsons Cisk has, since its founding eighty years ago, sought to communicate its aspirations through the architecture of its brewery. The original post-war building in Mriehel, [...]

Kokkinou + Kourkoulas – Office Building in Paiania – 2012

#PUBLIC #MOVEMENT #FOLDING Kokkinou + Kourkoulas : http://www.kokkinoukourkoulas.com/ The designing of an office building of such size instantly and intensely, raises issues of movement as well as monotony. The length of the horizontal movements as [...]

PK Arkitektar – B25 house, Garðabær, Iceland 2010

#MONOLITIC  #MINIMAL  #LANDSCAPE   PK Arkitektar : http://www.pk.is/   This private residence is located in a compact suburban neighborhood. The plot slopes down from street level towards its southwest backyard. The house was conceived to appear [...]

A69 – Ummagumma House, 2014

# WHITE SPIRAL  # INTIMACY # PERSPECTIVES # PATIOS A69 ARCHITEKTI: www.a69.cz   The traditional scheme of a solitary house in a garden doesn’t work any more. It divides a plot into the house and [...]

KAVAKAVA ARCHITECTS – University of Tartu Narva College, 2012

#REBUILDING #MOULD #BRICK KAVAKAVA ARCHITECTS :  http://www.kavakava.ee/ CONTEXT Narva is a border city between Russia and Estonia. Its baroque old town was destroyed after World War II. The college is built to the area of Narva’s no longer [...]

McCullough Mulvin Architects – The Source Arts Centre and Library Thurles – 2006

McCullough Mulvin Architects : http://www.mcculloughmulvin.com/ #COMMUNITY #LIBRARY #CURVED ROOF This building’s geometries arise out of its location – crouched like a cat at the medieval gate of Thurles and stretched around a bend in the river [...]

Archimatika – Children Educational Center А+, 2014

#EDUCATION #COLORS #UKRAINE Archimatika – www.archimatika.com The Children Educational Ccenter is part of the “Comfort Town”, a new residential complex in Kyiv built in 2009-2015 for 12.937 residents. The building is composed by three blocks linked [...]

Nikiforidis/Cuomo – Redevelopment of the New Waterfront of Thessaloniki – 2014

#PUBLIC #WATER #SEQUENCES Nikiforidis/Cuomo: http://www.nikiforidis-cuomo.com/ The New Waterfront of Thessaloniki is a linear place with relatively limited depth and a length of 3,5km, a fact that gives it the characteristics of a “front”, of a [...]

Gnädinger Architekten – Westerturmensemble, Duderstadt, 2011

#RENOVATION  #HALF-TIMBERED  #ORGANIC Gnaedinger Architekten: http://gnaedinger-architekten.de/filter/GN%C3%84A   Duderstadt is located in the neighborhood of Göttingen and ranks among the 10 most important half-timbered towns in Germany. Architecture studio ‘‘Gnaedinger Architekten’’ took over the renovation of an abandoned half-timbered house next [...]

DRNH – Swimming Pool in Litomyšl, 2010

# LANDSCAPE #ARCHITECTURE FOR SPORT # SHELL DRNH: http://www.drnh.cz/ Both the architectural and site designs strictly respect the project purpose and the site green context characterised by the touch of a considerable morphological promontory featuring [...]

GONÇALO BYRNE ARQUITECTOS with Barbas Lopes Arquitectos – Thalia Theatre, 2012

#CONVERSION #MONOLITHIC #MULTIPLE USES GONÇALO BYRNE ARQUITECTOS :  http://www.byrnearq.com/ BARBAS LOPES ARQUITECTOS :  http://barbaslopes.com The Thalia Theatre inaugurated in 1843, as a private venue for the Count of Farrobo. It was located just outside of Lisbon, facing [...]

Jacques Ferrier Architectures – Les Yeux verts – 2010

#CAR PARK   #LANDMARK   #CONCRETE Jacques Ferrier Architectures:  http://www.jacques-ferrier.com/en/ Located in Soissons close by the famous Saint Jean-de-la Vigne abbey, the new 600 space capacity “Les Yeux Verts” multi-storey car park is fundamental to the project [...]

Zaigas Gailes Birojs – Žanis Lipke Memorial, 2012

#MONOLITHIC #MEMORIAL CENTRE #LATVIA Zaigas Gailes Birojs – www.zgb.lv Žanis Lipke Memorial is a private museum that commemorates the courage and humanity of a Latvian working class family who during the Nazi regime (1941–1944) risked their [...]

Studio B&L – Academia Building – 2013

#MIXEDUSE #RAZIONALITY #RIGOROUSNESS Studio B&L: http://www.arkitekt-bl.com/ The “academia” building is a mixed use building, located in one of the most central areas of the city, few meters far from the Mother Teresa square. The challenging [...]

Gokhan Avcioglu and GAD Architecture  – Trump Cadde, Istanbul 2014

Gad architects: https://www.gadarchitecture.com/en/projects   #CONTAINER #COURT #SOCIAL #AGORA It’s so ambitious and courageous that the word food court just falls short. Trump Cadde (Trump Jadh-de) in Mecidiyekoy, brings more than 25 carefully chosen retailers and of [...]

Bearth & Deplazes Architekten and Durisch + Nolli Architetti – Federal Criminal Court, 2013

#WHITE #ORNAMENT #CONCRETE Bearth & Deplazes Architekten: www.bearth-deplazes.ch Durisch + Nolli Architetti: www.durischnolli.ch The new Federal Criminal Court’s building is located along Viale Stefano Franscini, in place of the former School of Commerce, which has been completely [...]

LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS – Museum of the History of Polish Jews, 2013

#CULTURE #MUSEUM #CURVED ROOF LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS :  http://www.ark-l-m.fi/ An international architectural competition for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews was organised in spring 2005. The building was completed in May, 2013 and [...]

Eraclis Papachristou –  ArchitectsElectricity Authority of Cyprus

#CLADDING  #COMMUNITY11 #HEADQUARTERS Eraclis Papachristou Architects: http://www.papachristou.org/ The site is defined in the city boundary. The whole complex is a smooth transition from the urban fabric to the non built space and vice versa. A space [...]

Arhitektura Krušec – New Market in Celje, 2010

#MARKET  #LIGHTNESS #URBANSPACE Arhitektura Krušec – www.arhitekturakrusec.si The town market is situated in the heart of the Celje. Since it was formed, in the middle of the previous century, it has always represented the centre of urban [...]

Jems Architekci – International Congress Centre Katowice – 2015

#PUBLIC #GREEN #IRREGULAR Jems Architekci: http://jems.pl/ The Katowice International Conference Centre project situated nearby the Spodek arena erected in 1962 posed a challenge in both urban planning and architectural terms. The general philosophy behind the design [...]

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Burntwood School, London 2014

#PRECAST  #CONCRETE  #SCHOOL #CAMPUS   Allford All Monaghan Morris: http://www.ahmm.co.uk/   The Burntwood School development consists of six new educational buildings-as-pavilions and a new landscape plan for the campus. The original swimming pool and gymnasium [...]

ZOOM Studio with Atelie Duo – Auditorium 272, 2015

#RENOVATION #WOOD #ACOUSTICS ZOOM Studio: www.zoomstudio.org Auditorium 272 is the biggest auditorium of Bulgaria’s oldest Sofia University “St Kliment Ohridski”. In the summer of 2014 its reconstruction was initiated by the Law Faculty of Sofia [...]

KOKO Architects – Seaplane Harbour, 2012

#RENOVATION #MUSEUM #HISTORICAL KOKO Architects :  http://koko.ee/ The seaplane hangars at Tallinn Seaplane Harbour is one of the most valuable buildings of the 20th century in the Baltic States. The Danish engineering and construction company Christiani [...]

njiric+   arhitekti – “Medo Brundo“ Kindergarten – Zagreb, Retkovec

#CONCRETE #COLOR #COMMUNITY njiric+   arhitekti : http://www.njiric.com/ How to design a kindergarten on a too small plot? What if the plot is overshadowed by a massive nine-story block on it’s south side? What if the plot is [...]

RAU architects – Alliander HQ, 2015

  #SUSTAINABILITY #RENOVATION #HEADQUARTERS RAU architects – www.rau.eu The energy grid company Liander has transformed its headquarters into a remarkably  sustainable building  and energy positive complex, becoming the first renovation project in the Netherlands to obtain [...]

Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten – Housing Dorfstrasse – 2013

# RESIDENTIAL #CANTIELEVER #ASYMMETRY Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten: http://www.dietrich.untertrifaller.com/ The elongated, sloping to the southeast of the building site creates the ideal conditions for high quality apartments which take advantage of this southeast orientation. Two [...]

ARKÍS arkitektar -Sneafellstofa Vistitor Center, Skriduklaustur í Fljótsdal 2010

#GLACIER  #INDOOR-OUTDOOR  #TEXTURE  #NATURE   ARKÍS Arkitektar: http://www.ark.is   Snæfellstofa Visitor Center communicates the dignity of the surrounding nature and is closely connected to its immediate surroundings. It attracts visitors to its unique appearance and [...]

Manthey Kula – Forvik Ferry Terminal, 2015

#TRANSPORTATION #LANDSCAPE #NAKEDSTRUCTURE Manthey Kula: www.mantheykula.no The brief If you are traveling by car along Norway’s coast every so often the journey is brought to a halt by lines of vehicles waiting for a ferry to [...]

Amann-Canovas-Maruri – Deck over a roman site in Cartagena, 2011

#ARCHEOLOGY #TRANSITORIAL #RESPECTFUL AMMAN-CANOVAS-MARURI :  http://amanncanovasmaruri.blogspot.com/ The building is essentially a cover protecting the remains of a Roman assembly (thermal baths, forum and domus) in the archaeological site of Molinete Park in Cartagena, Spain. This cover is [...]

Sutherland Hussey Harris – Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop – 2014

SHH / Sutherland Hussey Harris:  http://www.suhuha.com/ #SCHOOL #COMMUNITY #BRICK Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop offers a base for artists providing low cost studios, exhibition space and workshops. Having been based on Hawthornvale in Newhaven for more than [...]

Atrium Architekti – Heat Exchanger Važecká, 2013

#CULTURALCENTER #TRANSFORMATION #DYNAMISM Atrium Architekti- www.atriumstudio.sk The Heat Exchanger Važecká was part of the Košice European Capital of Culture 2013 and is located in the dominant part of  Nad Jazerom, a residential district in Košice. The [...]

Konior Studio – NOSPR/The Seat of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra – 2014

# CULTURE #MUSIC #BRICK Konior Studio: www.koniorstudio.pl NOSPR together with 4 hectares of gardens was built on site of former coal mine becoming a part of Axis of Culture – symbol of dynamically changing city. [...]

DSDHA – South Molton Street, London 2012

#MIXEDUSE #MOVEMENT #CORNER   DSDHA architects: http://www.dsdha.co.uk/     The South Molton Street Building is a new-build development located at the junction of South Molton Street, Oxford Street and Davies Street, adjacent to the future Bond [...]

Helen&Hard – Rundeskogen, 2013

# WOODEN TOWERS  #TREES  #PRISMATIC Helen & Hard: www.helenhard.no Rundeskogen is a wooded hill connecting three city centres on the west coast of Norway. Single-family houses and small-scale housing projects dominate this region, creating a context [...]

ANARCH – Klan KOSOVA Television, 2014

#SUSTAINABILITY #REUSE #INDUSTRIAL ANARCH :  http://www.anarch.biz/ “Klan KOSOVA Television” is one of the first examples of industrial building transformation in Kosovo (it was one a manufacturing plant for shock absorbers). It is seen as a model [...]

DO architects – Foodcourt and Square – 2014

DO architects:  www.doarchitects.lt #WOOD #COMMUNITY #PUBBLIC COMMERCIAL A pilot food court project kick-starts the transformation of Ogmios City, the largest commercial precinct in the Baltic Region. A holistic long-term plan guides the on-going development and future success [...]

Chris Briffa architects – Hanging home, 2011

  #CANTILEVERHOUSE #CUBEHOUSE #MALTA Chris Briffa architects – www.chrisbriffa.com The house is located in a recent neighborhood composed by approximately twenty structures – each by a different owner employing a different architect – designed and built [...]

Studio NONSTOP – Ski apartments Bjelasnica – 2006

#RESIDENTIAL #TOPOGRAPHY #WOOD Studio NONSTOP: http://www.studiononstop.com.ba/ The ski apartments were designed to create an artificial topography, its shape and materials echoing the natural surroundings of mountains, forest, rocks and snow. The layout, consisting of four [...]

Budapesti Muhely, Tamás Dévényi – H house, 2012

#HUNGARY #PEASANTLONGHOUSE #REINTERPRETATION Budapesti Muhely: http://www.budapestimuhely.hu/   A family house in Sóskút, Hungary Not far from Budapest, on the fringes of a forest, there stands Tamás Dévényi’s shingle covered new house. The disarmingly simple building creates [...]

JKMM Architects – Seinäjoki Library, 2012

#LIBRARY #PUBLIC SPACE #SUSTAINABILITY JKMM Architects :  http://www.jkmm.fi/ The civic centre of Seinäjoki is a building complex designed by Alvar Aalto, of which the library is a part, completed in 1965, that served as the town’s main [...]

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Moor House – AMA
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#research HOUSE, DEMOLITION, ADDITION AMA_Andrew Maynard & Mark Austin: http://www.maynardarchitects.com/   How do you create a home in 4.5m? It’s tricky, but a lot of fun. A family of four had lived in this modest, ageing house [...]

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Architects meet in Fuoribiennale_now>next

Associazione Italiana di Architettura e Critica – presS/Tfactory presents Architects meet in Fuoribiennale_now>next 4th Edition May 26th and 27th: two days of talks, conferences, meetings, drink&party Palazzo Widmann | Calle Widmann | 30121 Cannaregio, Venice  [...]