OUTrial House / KWK PROMES
A green clearing surrounded by forest was the only context for the proposed small house. Hence the idea to “carve out” a piece of the grass-covered site, move it up and treat it as the roofing to arrange all the required functions underneath. When the whole was ready, the client came up with another request, to create some space for a small recording studio and a conservatory (read more…) (more…)
A fancy restaurant, an ice cream shop, a café, a cool restaurant and even a Kentucky Fried Chicken for the third part of our previously featured restaurants in ArchDaily. Check them all after the break.
Conduit / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Conduit Restaurant emerged from the found circumstances. The ground floor commercial space in a new residential building had a low ceiling and a tangled maze of plumbing, sprinkler and electrical conduits serving the residences above. To cover these pipes would have further reduced the space (read more…) (more…)
Studies have shown that if you like the environment and design of a library, you will spend more time in it, studying, reading and learning. Check out our third selection (first one here / second one here) of previously featured libraries in ArchDaily. All of them after the break!
National Library / KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
KSP Engel und Zimmermann recently designed a 77,000 square meter library extension to accommodate the existing National Library of Beijing. The new addition will hold approximately 12 million books and be used by an estimated 12,000 people per day (read more…) (more…)
Whether you practice archery or you like jogging in a gym with a nice view, you’ll like our third selection of previoulsy featured sports architecture projects. Check all of them after the break.
Archery Center / Atelier Phileas
The archery centre of Chennevières-sur-Marne is located in an area of low density in a green setting. For this reason, we choose to articulate our project around three majors axis: The treatment of the outdoor shooting field is completely part of the building: Its implantation is justified by the need to orientate the outdoor shooting lanes and the targets, north (read more…) (more…)
Guesthouse at Seedri street / JVR Arhitektuuribüroo
The resort town Pärnu is also known as the capital of Estonian functionalism. It is home to the pearls of Estonian functionalism of the 1930s – the Rannahotell (waterfront hotel), Rannahoone (beach building) and numerous functionalist villas from the same period. Since the 1970s, Pärnu has been enriched with an abundance of new neofunctionalist resort architecture, which gives the town its characteristic appearance (read more…) (more…)
Picos de Europa / Capilla-Vallejos Arquitectos
The Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe) forms an enormous karstic complex. Through the years, the action of water and ice on the limestone has generated spectacular canyons, glacial cirques, lakes and moraines. La Liébana is a region surrounded and protected by the three massifs of the Picos de Europa (read more…) (more…)
Studies have shown that your work environment can affect a lot your performance. I don’t think the people working on these offices have this kind of problem. Check the other four after the break.
NORTH / Skylab Architecture
NORTH is not an advertising agency. They are a team of designers, writers, creative directors, film, and music makers joined by an expeditionary force landing them in the Pacific Northwest. They asked Skylab Architecture to help them to create a space that was not an office (read more…) (more…)
A retail complex, a library, a bank academy, a concert hall and offices. A great variety of projects from Turkey can be found in ArchDaily. Let’s see our first selection. The other four after the break.
Meydan – Umraniye Retail Complex & Multiplex / FOA
The Umraniye retail development aims to perform not just as a proficient retail complex but as a true urban centre for the future development of one of the fastest growing areas in Istambul. Currently located in a suburb, the site will become in the near future a dense urban fabric built around the expanding retail complex currently located in the site (read more…) (more…)
Turtagro Hotel / JVA
The old Turtagrø Hotel, which has been the starting point for climbing in the Hurrungane Mountains for more than a hundred years, burned down in 2001. The owner wanted to create some of the atmosphere of the old building – a recognisable scale, spatial sequence, colours and materials, relating to a nearby timber annex. Outside of this the requirement was for a hotel with a new architectonic expression and an efficient layout (read more…) (more…)
Some really amazing lake houses from Norway, Switzerland, England and New Zealand for today’s Round Up. Check the first part of this selection right here. And have a look at the other four after the break!
House in Scaiano / Wespi de Meuron
This house for vacations is located at the border of a small historical village, which is still quite good preserved. There is a beautiful view over the lake and towards the mountains. It’s only possible to reach the house by foot. There isn’t a street leading close to the site, what made the construction more difficult (read more…) (more…)
T-Clinic / Suppose Design Office
With this project we wanted to see what we could do amidst the functional constraints of a clinic. Instead of keeping places normally used for movement such as an elevator shaft or stair wells closed, we wanted to open them up to collect light, using them as lightwells to maintain the lighting coming- in from above (read more…) (more…)
At ArchDaily we also have place for those projects or ideas that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere else. Ideas, toys or rankings, these are the posts we enjoy for their creativity and of course, sense of humour. Enjoy!
LEGO Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection
Just in time to commemorate the 50 years of the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, LEGO released two of his master pieces on their architecture series: the Guggenheim Museum (who opened 50 years ago) and the Falling Water House. These sets were designed with Adam Reed Tucker of Brickstructures, Inc (read more…)
The Architecture of Star Wars
Many of us, long before we even knew about architecture dreamed about a fantastic world in a galaxy far far away. Nowadays, Star Wars continue to surprise people all around the world, and we can now see the movie with a different eye. Perhaps, the architect’s eye. At The Architect’s Journal, they selected the best Star Wars buildings (read more…)
Why hasn’t this been drawn before? Very shrewd Pie Plan diagram from designer Abi Huynh which is “divided by utilization”. Nice. Simple idea, but can it be made? Our readers told us you cannot take this idea serious. With over 50 comments, have a look at what they think this curious idea. See the comments right here (read more…)
Artist Scott Teplin has created this superb series of 26 letterpress dream-houses, each designed from the letters of the alphabet: Alphabet City. You can find different uses for each letter. Houses, restaurants, bathrooms, etc. You also see all the houses in the link on the post. Which one is your favorite? Seen at NOTCOT (read more…)
Top 9 Ninja Characteristics of Awesome Architecture Blogs
Linda Bennet, a fantastic arch blogger from Australia, made a great comic showing the top 9 ninja characteristics of architecture blogs. And as you can see, we are very pleased to be included. Also featured in the comic were great blogs such as AMNP, A Daily Dose of Architecture, Inhabitat, Super Colossal, Designboom (read more…)
From Italy, Chile, Austria, Taiwan and Argentina. Here’s our second Round Up from our previously featured industrial architecture. Check our first part here!
Cabel Industry / Massimo Mariani
Just out the edge of the town of Empoli, the building is the Cabel headquarters (a company dealing in computer systems for banks), it covers an area of approximately 4.500 square metres and it is incorporated on the local industrial estate. Partially set into the ground, the building is composed of two extended floors (read more…)
Inotera Headquarters & Production Facility / tec Design Studio
The Asia Paciﬁc region, an evolving hub for advanced technology and creative intelligence, beneﬁts from a unique juxtaposition of hi-tech development and natural environment. We seized this opportunity, investigating strategies that integrate the latter two and bring the human being back to the center of all deliberation (read more…)
Olisur: Olive Oil factory / Guillermo Hevia
A volume of architecture simple and emphatic, which reinterprets allegorically anonymous architectures of the central valley, sits on the softer mountains of olives, looking subtly with its wooden facades and colors that stand out with the luminosity of the place. The body will mimic the geography and planning lines of trees on their facades (read more…)
Industrial Plan in Junin de los Andes / Alric Galindez Arquitectos
On a valley placed on the right margin of river Chimehuin, we can find the city of Junin de los Andes. It develops along N°234 national road, part of the Seven Lakes turistic circuit, and it is the main entrance to the National Park Lanin. The Industrial Plan´s terrain is on the roadside, and is the very fisrt building we meet (read more…)
SSC voestalpine Stahl Service Center / x Architekten
The building functions as an interface between road, rail and waterway transport. The delivery and outgoing goods sections embody the dynamism and efficiency of the company voestalpine SSC. Architecturally, the financial success of the enterprise is symbolised by the wide open access gates (read more…)
For today’s Round Up, we wanted to show you the inmense variety of big scale projects (houses were not included), in China. Enjoy!
CR Land Guanganmen Green Technology Showroom / Vector Architects
The project is a “temporary” Green Technology Showroom of 3-year use for one of CR Land’s (华润置地) residential projects in Beijing. The idea is to develop the concept of “Temporary” from a meaningful perspective, to design a piece of floating “installation” in the garden, which could be built, demolished, and recycled (read more…)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center / BURO II + CITIC
This project recently won the civic category at the World Architecture Festival. The local authority of Guangzhou decided to develop a congress centre at the edge of the historical landscape of the Baiyun Mountains. The new congress centre will function as generator for the further urban development of the city of Guangzhou (read more…)
Chongqing Library / Perkins Eastman
For the largest city in China, comprising 30 million inhabitants and more than 3,000 years of history, a new library had to be much more than just a collection of books. Chongqing, often called “mountain city” for its majestic natural features and geography, realized this early on in its plan to develop a world-class library (read more…)
New Academy of Art in Hangzhou / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio
Iwan Baan shared with us the photographs of the New Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China, designed by Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio. Also our friends at 0300 recently released a very interesting video on this project. You can watch it in the following link. All the photographs by Iwan Baan after the break (see more…)
Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio
Iwan Baan shared with us one of the latest works he photographed, the Ningbo Historic Museum designed by Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio. An amazing stone work, more pictures after the break (see more…)
Designing a place for 50,000 people to enjoy a sports event may be quite a difficult task. In this second part of stadiums (check the first one here), we include a Winter Olympic Games, Asian Games and the biggest and most spectacular stadium ever built for an NFL team. Enjoy!
2014 Winter Olympic Games Stadium / Populous
The global design practice Populous announced this week that they have been selected by the State Corporation ‘Olympstroy’ to design the main stadium for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Populous has also designed the master plan and overlay plan for competition venues (read more…)
2014 Incheon Asian Games Main Stadium / Populous
The competition-winning design of the main stadium for the 17th Asian games in Incheon, in South Korea, illustrates a new level of sustainable design in stadia in Asia. The stadium will hold 70,000 people for the main event in 2014 and will reduce down to a single sided grandstand for 30,000 afterward as a People’s Park (read more…)
Dallas Cowboys Stadium / HKS
The new Dallas Cowboys Stadium, designed by the HKS Sports & Entertainment Group opened June 6 for it’s first public event. The new venue, located in Arlington, Texas, is the home of the Dallas Cowboys, one of the National Football League’s (NFL) most watched teams in the USA. At over 3 million-square-foot (read more…)
Horsens Stadium / 3XN
The Danish town of Horsens brands itself on cultural events with a national as well as international appeal, not least when it comes to football and music. Home ground for AC Horsens, the local football team, and venue for mega- concerts with artists like Madonna and Rolling Stones, the Horsens Stadium required (read more…)
Za(breg) 2012 / njiric+ arhitekti
njiric+ arhitekti’s design for a large stadium has been nicknamed as the “Blue Volcano” by the public and the press, an overwhelming built form that creates a presence in the city, a new landmark for the area. The stadium was conceived not as a building typology but rather as a topography. Using the natural undulation of the landscape (read more…)
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Dwelling-workhouse HDT / Hoogte Twee Architecten
Dwelling-workhouse is situated in a small quarter with free lots, which form the transition between an industry terrain and a housing estate. The brave five-persons family villa attracts attention in the middle of the surrounding standard houses, but has been created by a clear “image quality plan”. The paradox between the freedom of design (read more…)
Botany Studio + House / Workshop1
In 2002 we bought a dilapidated weatherboard cottage on a corner block in an old industrial area of Botany. Since then we have gradually restored the cottage and opened it to the north and the garden by replacing the exterior wall with a sliding glass and timber door and adding a deck and outdoor bathroom (read more…)
Hervey Bay Farmhouse / Owen and Vokes
Vast and open natural landscapes do not provide the conditions suitable to enduring human habitation. The infinite scale of such a landscape, without limit or border, is also immeasurable to the human body and therefore generally discomforting. When placed in a vast and open landscape, there is a human predilection (read more…)
House 1 + House 2 / TAKA
These two new homes house two generations of the same family (A renovated Victorian House for the parents sharing a rear garden with a new Mews house for one of the daughters). The now grown-up family had recently moved out of their long-term family home and wanted these new homes to maintain some sense of continuity (read more…)
Vento House / mzc archittetura
An ancient house inside the historical city. A four floors house. The principal theme from outside is the section on the facade and the non-colour. The theme inside is the function linked to a colour. White is the internal surface: white is the colour that keep inside the life in the house and the parts of the house (read more…)
Shanghai World Expo will take place this year in China, with several countries designing and building their own pavilions. We’ve featured many of them, and we still have a few left. Check our first and second part if you missed some of them, and enjoy our third part to end this week’s Round Up.
The idea “forest and fortress” comes from the literal meaning of the Chinese term for Luxembourg. The pavilion, built from steel, wood and glass, will be an open fortress around with greenery. The 15-meter-high main structure will resemble an ancient castle with large openings surrounded by medieval towers (read more…)
The design by Buchner Bründler Architects, chosen out of the 104 candidates through a world-wide competition, focuses on the sustainable development as well as harmony and balance, which coincide with the Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang. “This piece of work best shows the characteristics of modern Switzerland (read more…)
The Spain Pavilion will have a steel structure and a wicker cover. Spanish handcrafters will weave out different patterns by using different colors of wicker, said Benedetta Tagliabue, designer of the pavilion. The wicker will be covered by a special material that is water-proof. It will also keep the pavilion at a comfortable temperature (read more…)
The Pavilion of Ideas, designed by Heatherwick Studio, beat five other short-listed designs, including plans put forward by the creators of the London Eye – the largest Ferris wheel in the world – to becomes the winner. The pavilion looks like a box with thousands of spines that hover without visible support above a public square (read more…)
Conix Architects in collaboration with JV Realys have won the competition to design the Belgian Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010. The structure of a brain cell is the dominant conceptual image for the pavilion. It aims to evokes the artistic and scientific richness of Belgium and the country’s central position within Europe (read more…)