Odintsovo 2020 Eco-City Proposal / de Architekten Cie.

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With the potential to become one of the most attractive cities in the greater Moscow region, the proposal by de Architekten Cie. for integrates dispersed urban fragments and the landscape into a harmonious whole. By injecting the iconographic urban fabric, cultivating existing greenery, enabling forest to penetrate to the center, forming green rooms, and greening (planting trees) on existing boulevards, the scale of the city is formatted on a human scale. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taichung Cultural City Center Competition Entry / de Architekten Cie.

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The proposal for the Cultural City Center by de Architekten Cie. is composed of a well-defined system of voids as the museum and the library are designed as a flexible structure to be able to follow frequent changes in museum and library philosophy. Lifts and escalators are built into both buildings to provide an indubitable vertical communication and an evident orientation for future visitors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Dadong Art Center / Cie + MAYU architects

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Architects: de Architekten Cie + MAYU architects
Location: , Taiwan
Structural Engineer: Arup Amsterdam + Tien-Hun Engineering Consultant Inc.
Acoustics Consultant: Peutz & Associates + Gade & Mortensen Akustikk + Prof. Wei-Hwa Chiang NTUST
Environment Technology Consultant: Hander Engineering & Construction Inc. + I. S. Lin & Associates
Area: 36,470 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yu-lin Chen, Guei-Shiang Ke

Public Service Hall / de Architekten Cie. + Bureau LADA

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de Architekten Cie. and Lada Hršak from Bureau LADA recently won the competition for the Public Service Hall in . Held by The Ministry of Justice of , the project supports the countrywide reform for renewal of public services. Their design proposes an elevated square being the roof of the building to connect the public space with the roof auditorium which becomes the new civic place for the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Joint Office Building and Passenger & Cargo Terminal Proposal / de Architekten Cie.

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Despite unique climate challenges in the city of , Taiwan, the design for the Joint Office Building and Passenger & Cargo Terminal by de Architekten Cie. is an example of how one can naturally ventilate the building during the winter and shoulder seasons. This ambition reduces the energy consumption of the building dramatically and increases thermal comfort and delight. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Architecture City Guide: Amsterdam

This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to . With its numerous canals, Renaissance architecture, and bike friendly culture, it is hard not to fall in love with . Also, if you love modern or contemporary architecture one could hardly argue against making this city the first stop on a tour of Europe. Our list of 24 buildings hardly does justice to this amazing city, but it will certainly give those less familiar with the city a starting point. We will be adding to our list in the near future, as we didn’t come close to incorporating all our readers’ suggestions. In the meantime add more of your favorites to the comment section below.

The Architecture City Guide: Amsterdam list and corresponding map after the break.

In Progress: Dadong Art Center / de Architekten Cie. + Malone Chang and Yulin Chen Architects

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Architects: de Architekten Cie / Branimir Medic, Pero Puljiz
Location: , Taiwan
Collaborators: Malone Chang + Yu-lin Chen Architects
Client: Kaohsiung County Mayor
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 24,470 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of de Architekten Cie.

Artistic amenity Stadshaard / Cie

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Architect: Branimir Medić & Pero Puljiz, de Architekten Cie.
Location: Enschede,
Client: Essent Warmte
Artist: Hugo Kaagman
Building contractor: WAM & Van Duren Bouw
Realization: 2007-2009
Photos: Jeroen Musch, Hugo Kaagman