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Jinzhou New Area Medical Center / Design Initiatives

04:00 - 21 September, 2012
Courtesy of Design Initiatives
Courtesy of Design Initiatives

The proposal for a Jinzhou New Area Medical Center by Design Initiatives is located as closest as possible to the existing wing of the hospital in order to shorten the routes and form one integrated complex with that existing wing. The architects believe that the everyday experience of the users is critically important for the hospital typology. They shifted and offset the four different wings so every room that needs it has an access to natural light and ventilation – something so rear in medical buildings and hard to get organized with an area of 185,000 m2. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Disaster Prevention and Education Center / Design Initiatives

04:00 - 1 December, 2011
Courtesy of Design Initiatives
Courtesy of Design Initiatives

The intention of Design Initiatives in the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center Competition is to organize a joyful, integral space where man reconciles with nature. In addition to animate forms, they have manipulated the movement in order to induce the production of new urban opportunities. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Taipei City Museum of Art Proposal / Design Initiatives

23:00 - 2 September, 2011
Courtesy of Rumen Yotov, Image Adv.
Courtesy of Rumen Yotov, Image Adv.

The attempt of architect, Vlado Valkof, with designers Malgorzata Blasik and Anne Valkof, in the New Taipei City Museum of Art competition is to find the essence of art and to materialize our notion of art. To redefine the meaning of the art museum and to alter the way art museum functions. To organize a relationship between ourselves and the world around us. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Crowd in the Cloud / Design Initiatives

17:00 - 19 February, 2011
Courtesy Design Initiatives
Courtesy Design Initiatives

Design Intiatives has once again sent us their latest work, The Crowd in the Cloud, their firm’s entry in the SpireTec mixed use competition for Greater Noida, Delhi, India. Images and a narrative by the architects after the break.

A Room for London Proposal / Design Initiatives

12:00 - 30 December, 2010
Courtesy of Design Initiatives
Courtesy of Design Initiatives

Design Initiatives, an innovative, award-winning architecture practice based in Los Angeles, California and Sofia, Bulgaria, shared with us their proposal for A Room for London, a competition for a temporary demountable hotel room for up to two guests on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London during the Olympic year of 2012. Designed as a boundary structure floating in space between ground and sky, their proposal employs the dialectical contrast of active OR passive. More images and architect’s description after the break.