Five great projects you missed last week! Check our selection of the best after the break.
Ananti Club, Seoul / SKM Architects The Ritz Carlton Country Club, which used to boast a classical European style clubhouse, decided to change its name to the Ananti Club Seoul, taking up the challenge of completely rebuilding and redeveloping its courses and clubhouse in order to reflect the city’s latest lifestyles. This effort has created a place of leisure worth exploring (read more…)
Theatre Agora / UNStudio The Agora Theatre is an extremely colourful, determinedly upbeat place. The building is part of the masterplan for Lelystad by Adriaan Geuze, which aims to revitalize the pragmatic, sober town centre. The theatre responds to the ongoing mission of reviving and recovering the post-war Dutch new towns by focusing on the archetypal function of a theatre: that of creating a world of artifice and enchantment (read more…)
Solrosen Kindergarten / Stein Halvorsen Sivilarkitekter Solrosen is a hub-based day care where facilities suited for learning are highly valued and the idea of day care as a retention facility abandoned long ago. The different bases are independent zones each with specific content. The sum represents diversity where the child is challenged in different ways throughout the day (read more…)
AD Classics: Cathedral of Brasilia / Oscar Niemeyer Having such a significant history, it can be expected that the architecture of Brasilia reflects the richness and prominence of the culture as a planned city. The church bears much importance in the society, so the design had to have significance and personality against its surroundings (read more…)
Olympic Sculpture Park / Weiss Manfredi Envisioned as a new urban model for sculpture parks, this project is located on Seattle’s last undeveloped waterfront property – an industrial brownfield site sliced by train tracks and an arterial road. The design connects three separate sites with an uninterrupted Z-shaped “green” platform, descending forty feet from the city to the water, capitalizing on views of the skyline and Elliott Bay, and rising over existing infrastructure to reconnect the urban core to the revitalized waterfront (read more…)