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AIRES MATEUS – House in Fontinha, 2013

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 modeled to protect the house from the access road and to open the spaces to a view of the ocean. The [...]

aprile 26, 2016 Julia De Vito In practice 0

Ksa Studeny – Partizanska, 2014

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 was to resign on a new building and maintain the original house. Thinking about the house as a live substance [...]

aprile 23, 2016 Federica Marchetti In practice 0

Metro_POLIS – New Polis Campus – 2011

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 of a former industrial building and focuses on the main hall as an open space that connects all the parts [...]

aprile 22, 2016 Salvatore Spataro In practice 0

PROMONTORIO – Parque Kindergarten, 2010

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 wherein the two-storey building occupies its core while accommodating to the topography and gently inflecting its volume to save as [...]

aprile 19, 2016 Julia De Vito In practice 0

IN practice: the state of committed architecture in Europe

IN practice: the state of committed architecture in Europe

IN practice is a research project aimed at identifying, selecting and comparing works by the best European architecture firms operating outside of the so-called “starchitect” elite. The project involves 37 countries and over 100 practices: they will be included in a high-profile international network established through the cooperation between AIAC – Italian Association for Architecture [...]

aprile 18, 2016 Redazione En Statement 0

zerozero – Kulturpark Košice, 2013

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 cultural and educational purposes, build a new series of smaller pavilion buildings, construct a new underground parking, revitalize the park, [...]

aprile 16, 2016 Federica Marchetti In practice 0

XDGA Xaveer de Geyter Architects – Kitchen Tower, 2011

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 a new park. Since then, a tide of town houses rose around the campus and a new ring road built [...]

aprile 15, 2016 Marta Atzeni In practice 0

Re-Act Now – Rahova Commodities Exchange, 2008

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 question to which we can respond in two ways. The valuable part – the special one – will be restored [...]

aprile 14, 2016 Marta Atzeni In practice 0

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

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, since the construction site was located in the protected area of a cultural monument – the Old Bridge in Višegrad, [...]

aprile 12, 2016 Julia De Vito In practice 0

Mei architects and planners – Kraton 230, 2008

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. The sturdy character of the RTV Rijnmond building is a direct reference to the large size of the adjacent Schiecentrale, [...]

aprile 9, 2016 Federica Marchetti In practice 0