Georges Batzios Architects + Sparch (Rena Sakellaridou and Morpho Papanikolaou) shared with us their proposal, titled ‘Calligraphic-scapes,’ for the Taichung City Cultural Center competition which stems from the origins of calligraphy. The rigorous transformation of knowledge, to be found in written language, is brought together with the poetic domains of art by means of calligraphy as the medium. As such, it brings together both the library and art museum into a new hybrid entity. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interior Design: SPARCH
Design Director: Stephen Pimbley Team: Jan Clostermann, Darmaganda, Sofia David, Michael Gibert, Sevena Lee, RenJie Li, Suchon Pongsopitsin, KimLee Tan
Local Architect: Veritas
Architects Quantity Surveyor: YSCA Consultancy
M&E Engineer: Norman Disney & Young
C&S Engineer: Jurutera Perunding Riz
Specialist Structural Engineer: Tensys
Lighting Design: Lumino Design Consultants
Project area: 40,000 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Milk Photographie
International architecture practice SPARCH shared with us their new mixed-use development Raffles City Ningbo, consisting of an office tower, a residential tower and a retail podium. It is located to the east of the Yuyao River, within the Jiangbei district, next to the Ningbo historical downtown, China. More images and architect’s description after the break.