An amazing visitor center from Iceland, a house from Croatia, a pavilion in New York, a housing project in France, and WikiLeaks’ offices from Sweden. All of them part of the best from last week. Check them all after the break.
Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center / ARKÍS architects Snæfellsstofa Visitor Center communicates the dignity of the surrounding nature and is closely connected to its immediate surroundings. It attracts visitors to its unique appearance and simultaneously works as an attractor for indoor and outdoor activities. The building is divided into three parts so that it can be utilized in different ways, depending on the season (read more…)
Two Houses / Arhitektri While working on this project the main question that was raised was how to integrate a contemporary facility into the existing ambient of a small Istrian town, how to incorporate something modern into the existing area, which in itself entails a string of details and functions that considerably vary from the rural image of surrounding households, all the while striving to keep the balance with the community in general (read more…)
Hypar Pavilion / Diller Scofidio + Renfro with FXFowle Construction is complete on Hypar Pavilion at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, situated on the edge of Hearst Plaza and 65th Street, the new free standing structure is the home of a new public lawn and restaurant. The dual requirements of a destination restaurant and a public green space located within the confines of the Plaza are satisfied (read more…)
Le Monolithe / MVRDV ‘Le Monolithe’, an energy efficient mixed-use urban block located in the development area Confluence at the southern tip of Lyon’s Presqu’île, has reached completion. The structure with a total surface of 32.500 m2 combines social housing, rental property, a residence for disabled people, offices and retail (read more…)
Architecture of WikiLeaks Thanks to the New York Post article we noticed that this project Pionen White Mountain, which we featured November 24, 2008, is indeed the WikiLeaks Headquarters. Pionen – White Mountain designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects is housed in a former 1,200 sqm Cold War bunker (originally built as a World War II bunker); an amazing location 30 meters down under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm (read more…)