Architects: Dierendonckblancke Architecten
Location: Avelgem, Belgium
Project Team: Alexander Dierendonck, Stefaan Onraet, Tom Callebaut, Jonas Desmyter, Veroniek Vanhaecke, Simon Dhooghe
Techniques Engineering: Engeneering Boydens
Stability Engineering: Engeneering De Muynck
Acoustics and Theatre Techniques: Mathys acoustical adviser
Budget Control and Contract Formation: Engeneering Bouwtechniek
Sponsor: Community of Avelgem
Project Area: 2,370 sqm
Budget: 3,600,000 euro
Project Year: 2004-2007
Photographs: Julien Lanoo
Architects: Chenchow Little
Location: Sydney, Australia
Project Team: Tony Chenchow, Stephanie Little, Janice Chenchow, Jenni Dang
Structural Engineer: Robert Koch – Sinclair Knight Merz
Builder: Tecorp Constructions Pty Ltd
Lanscape Consultant: Botannix
Project Area: 500 sqm
Project Year: 2005-2006
Photographs: John Gollings & Bart Maiorana
Last year, we told you about the party pavilion designed by students at SCI-Arc for the Coachella Music Festival. This year, Crimson Collective – a Los Angeles-based consortium of creative artists, architects, and designers – have unveiled their project “Ascension”, based on the Japanese legend of a Thousand Cranes (or Zenbazuru) for the inauguration of the 2010 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, April 16th through April 18th.
Universally accepted as a symbol of grace, wisdom, peace, and prosperity, Ascension is a 150-ft wide, 45-ft giant white origami crane crafted from soaring planes of white fabric and a modular aluminum and tension wire skeleton. Physically, the giant creature will serve as a living art installation; a beacon, a shelter, and a destination for visitors. Metaphorically, the giant crane carries a universal message of peace meant to be for and from the over 100,000 attendees at the annual 3-day music festival.
More images, a video and description after the break.
NBBJ, in collaboration and partnership with CCDI, have designed the Hangzhou Sports Park: A vibrant, pedestrian-centric sports and recreation development located in the midst of Hangzhou’s new urban environment. Situated on the Qian Tang riverfront opposite of the new Central Business District, and encompassing a site of approximately 400,000 square meters, the sports park is seen as an opportunity for creating picturesque and sustainable public spaces that are often elusive in the newly constructed urbanism of China. This new place making will be accomplished while intelligently balancing the long-term commercial viability of the sports development.
See more images and architect’s description after the break.
Architects: Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Client: Colegio Anglo Colombiano
Project Team: Daniel Bonilla, Adriana Hernández, David Córdoba, Juan Andrés Díaz, Andrés Gutiérrez, Eduardo Varela.
Collaborators: Paula Gutiérrez, Alejandra Torres, Vanessa Vásquez, Sebastián Chica, Nicolás Carpio.
Project Area: 3,200 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Rodrigo Dávila
Every now and then, we find some crazy ideas around the web. What about this one? Christian Bay – Jørgensen, owner of Bay Arch, has an idea to turn the famous Hollywood Sign into an hotel. This could solve the money/land issues that have been sorrounding the sign lately. The plan calls for the famous letters to be enlarged to double the size, building them out from the back, allowing guests to stay inside the Hollywood sign itself.
Seen at Slashfilm. More images after the break.
Architects: Atelier du Pont / Member of the collective PLAN01)
Location: Paris, France
Project Director: Aquilino Torrao
Project Team: Anne-Cécile Comar, Philippe Croisier, Stéphane Pertisier
Co-contractors: evp Ingénierie, Structural design engineers; Delta Fluides, construction services
General Services: FARC
Project Area: 658 sqm
Budget: 1,380,000 euros
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Luc Boegly
Architects: Samuel Ruiz Torres de Carvalho, Pedro Palmero Cabezas, architects
Location: Madrid, Spain
Project Team: Alfonso Górriz Figuera, Laura Peique Simón, Elena Gómez Agüero, Oscar Poveda Pérez, Oscar Pozuelo López, Javier Romero
Administrative Assistance: Mar Secades Pérez, Gema Esteban Abad
Structure: Jesús Hierro Sureda
Technical Equipment: Senorsa
Construction: Konin 22
Project Area: 6,638 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra
Architect: TWS & Partners
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Principal in charge: Tonny W Suriadjaja
Project team: Arianto, Budi Setiawan, Grace Dian
Client: Setia Berhad
Interior design: Grace Dian – TWS & Partners
Constructed area: 400 sqm
Design year: 2006
Construction year: 2007
Photographs: Owner’s & TWS & partners’ property
The Maribor Municipality (Slovenia) and the jury members under the auspices of the International Association of Architects announced the winners and award holders of the open international competition for the new UGM / Maribor Art Gallery. The Competition Committee received over 200 attractive entries from around the world proposing solutions for the new, 14,000m2 UGM including 8,000 m2 of gallery premises, a Children’s Museum, an Architectural Centre and a Creative Industry Centre, museum library and retail.
See the winners and honourable mentions after the break.
Schambelan + Fromm teamed together to design a mountain bike hotel in Pregasina, Italy. The hotel seems to cling to the side of a mountain, approximately 500 meters above the northern tip of Lake Garda. With the project’s geometric contorted aesthetic and proximity to a variety of routes, trails and single tracks, the hotel intends to attract extreme sports enthusiasts who would be visiting the Alps.
More about the hotel after the break.
A category-defining combination of functionality and appearance, Hunter Douglas’ exclusive Silhouette FR ® windows shadings filter light while reducing glare as well as block light and provide privacy. Suspended between two sheer facings of polyester, adjustable fabric vanes can be raised and lowered like standard shades and opened or closed like horizontal blinds.
When the vanes are open, the shadings work like sheers, filtering light to eliminate glare and create an inviting glow. Vanes can be tilted to block light and provide privacy, and the shadings roll up completely into a slim headrail, allowing unobstructed views.
- GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD Children and Schools certified for low-emitting products’
- Fabrics meet all requirements of NFPA 701 small scale flammabiltiy testing for commercial applications
- Up to 88% ultraviolet protection with vanes open and 99% with vanes closed
- Motorization available
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- Headrail: 3″ x 2-9/32″ or 3-3/16″ x 2-1/2″, standard/tilt-only/oversized configurations, fabric-covered.
- Mechanism: continuous cord loop.
- Fabrics: 18 colors, all FR *, avaliable in Originale™ classic translucent woven fabric and Bon Soir™ light-dimming fabric.
- Widths: 12″ to 96″ (standard), 6″ to 11-7/8″ (tilt-only), 12″ to 120″ (oversized).
- Heights: 16″ to 96″ (standard), 16″ to 120″ (oversized and tilt-only). Minimum height for motorized products is 12″.
- Options: motorization/remote operation, inside/outside or end mount, dust covers, non-standard cord drop lengths, 2-on-1 headrail.
Fabrics & Colors
Originale™ Translucent Fabrics
Bon Soir™ Light Dimming Fabrics
1. Headrail End Caps
2. Limit Screw Assembly
2a. Limit Screw
2c. Limit Nut
4. Universal Rotator Rail
5. Clutch Assembly
7. Cord Loop
8. Universal Cord Tensioner
9. Headrail (OPTIONAL: Fabric Covered)
10. Ratchet Limit Assembly
11. Bottom Slat
12. Bottom Rail
13. Bottom Rail End Caps
14. Balance Weight
15. Weight Clips
17. Hold-Down Bracket
18a. Universal Cord Tensioner Mounting Bracket
18b. Universal Cord Tensioner Mounting Bracket Flush Mount
This continuous cord loop and clutch assembly makes operating large shades easier.
Provides the ultimate choice in versatility, with the option to operate shades from the top down, the bottom up, or in combination to meet all your privacy needs while still giving you access to natural light.
Two shadings share the same headrail; each shade operates independently.
Uniquely shaped windows pose challenges in providing privacy and light control and keeping your space energy efficient. Hunter Douglas has taken on these challenges by offering the following options: perfect and imperfect arch, perfect and imperfect extended arch, circle, angle, octagon, oval, hexagon, trapezpoid, perfect and imperfect quarter circle. Vanes remain in fully opened position and are non-operable. Inside mounts only.
Versatile range of motors and controls to maximize shading benefits.
For narrow windows. Shades cannot be raised or lowered, but vanes may be positioned from fully open to fully closed.
Inside mount, outside mound, end mount (max width = 84″), dust covers, optional cord drop lengths – color-coordinated sizes: 2′, 3′, 4′, and 5′ for standard and oversized rails. White available in a 1′ length, and 12′ increments from 6-16′ lengths.
Projects that use this product
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