Just in case you missed any, here’s our selection of best posts of the week. Check them all after the break!
Conference Center in Ibiza / UP Arquitectos The formal result of this first building depends largely on its relationship with the rest of the proposal, and as such its justification lies in the completion of both buildings. In the future, one will be in debt to the other: the Palace will form its own enclosure, understandable from the first glance, from which Cultural Center will take shape, itself divided into multiple volumes, each with its own activity (read more…)
A House Made of Two / naf architect & design This is a project of one family living in two houses built slightly apart from one another. One great volume of a house which covers the entire plot was supposed first. Then this volume was carved in a curve in three segments and two volumes at the both ends were built as two houses on the site (read more…)
The Water Cube / MVRDV World expos are fantastic. In the literal meaning. They show man kinds fantasies. They allow for this great opportunity to express excitement and admiration. The past has given a series of true world wonders that express that rare combination of entertainment and education, of research and achievement, like the Eifel Tower in Paris, the Sphere at the NY expo, the Montreal Habitat building, Buckminsterfullers dome in Montreal (read more…)
House in Koamicho / Suppose Design Office This is house designed with much thought to how, from those root causes, we define the conditions of a space. In a long, narrow space, we constructed walls, and by laying out a space in which we experience many rooms, we turn “narrowness” into “openness. “Further, taking rooms and gardens as equivalent, we created spaces that are like the exteriors, calling them “garden rooms” (read more…)
La Llotja de Lleida / Mecanoo The mountain with the historical cathedral Seu Vella and the Segre river mark the high and low points of the mountainous landscape in which Lleida lies, after Barcelona the second city of Catalonia. On the banks of the Segre, somewhat outside the centre of the city, is coming La Llotja, a large conference centre with a theatre (read more…)