Badel Block Complex Proposal / Popular Architecture

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The design proposal of the Badel Block Complex by Popular Architecture is a combination of polyvalent and stable, both a massing inviting interpretation and detailed development by others, and an anchor seeking to re-channel the site’s positive qualities. Conceptually, the project begins with making a direct link between the former distillery building and the preserved façade of the Gorica Factory — two features required to be kept. Treating the factory façade as a gateway, the plan pulls in the existing context of an active street market — into the heart of a site cut-off from the city for decades — while also avoiding direct replication of the area’s pervasive perimeter block typology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cinema Pushkinsky / Popular Architecture


The Brooklyn architecture team Popular Architecture has recently had their proposal for Cinema Pushinsky shortlisted in DuPont’s 2011 Changing the Face competition. Further images of their proposed restoration and a brief narrative after the jump.

Astrium Nature Select Shop / Popular Architecture

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Popular Architecture has shared with us their competition entry for the proposed Astrium Nature Select Shop in , . While the Brooklyn based firm’s proposal did not win, the design provides an interesting aesthetic and retail solution. More images and a brief description after the jump.

Plug-In Parking / Popular Architecture

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Brooklyn-based Popular Architecture shared with us their proposal for the Downtown Urban Infill Competition. More images and architect’s description after the break.