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Rustic House / Urban Agency

03:00 - 11 May, 2018
© Paul Tierney
© Paul Tierney

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Kerry, Ireland
  • Engineering

    CORA
  • Client

    Withheld
  • Area

    58.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Urban Agency and Aarhus Arkitekterne Unveil Proposal for Denmark's Largest Exhibition Center

12:00 - 26 February, 2017
Urban Agency and Aarhus Arkitekterne Unveil Proposal for Denmark's Largest Exhibition Center, © Urban Agency
© Urban Agency

Urban Agency and Aarhus Arkitekterne have unveiled a proposal for the expansion of the MCH Messecenter in HerningDenmark’s largest exhibition center. According to the architects, the intent was “to create a strategy that will make the complex a more attractive and coherent structure with a new focal point.”

To achieve this, the design converges two circulation routes at the building’s new point of entry, further complimented by usable art displays and foliage, including green walls. The circular form of the roof defines the event square, with ramps serving as outdoor seating and shelter from inclement weather.

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Urban Agency and OUALALOU+CHOI Collaborate to Create an Adult Educational Desert Oasis

06:00 - 15 September, 2016
Urban Agency and OUALALOU+CHOI Collaborate to Create an Adult Educational Desert Oasis, Courtesy of Urban Agency
Courtesy of Urban Agency

Urban Agency and OUALALOU+CHOI have drawn heavily from local inspiration for the design of a new adult education center in south-west Morocco. The isolated site is set against a harsh environmental backdrop, and in response the proposal only uses 10 000 of the allocated 22 000 square meters to create a compact building centered around an internal courtyard. This will allow it to be expanded upon in the future, as the building fulfills its intent as a world class education facility.  

The project uses the traditional "Medersa" (first universities) as precedent, incorporating a dynamic internal courtyard and a simple exterior envelope. The Medersa, known for their "social, cultural and climatic ingenuity," not only foster communal activity in their internal spaces but are protected from harsh sun, winds and sandstorms, creating a climatically controlled interior zone. 

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Urban Agency + Group-K Design Wood Experience Center on Jeju Island, South Korea

14:25 - 12 August, 2016
Urban Agency + Group-K Design Wood Experience Center on Jeju Island, South Korea, Courtesy of Urban Agency
Courtesy of Urban Agency

Urban Agency and Group-K have placed 3rd in a competition for a “Wood Experience Center” on the island of Jeju, South Korea. The project location is an area of the island called Redorum, a wild natural environment containing a dense cedar forest and a tranquil lake. The architects responded to this unique site by designing a building that both preserves the unspoiled beauty of the landscape and creates an iconic building containing an exhibition hall, workshop and library.

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This is How Urban Agency Made a 150kg Concrete Model

10:00 - 9 August, 2016

As part of the Danish contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale Urban Agency embarked on a challenging feat: the construction a 1:50 concrete model. The firm—based in Dublin, Copenhagen and Lyon—contributed three projects to the "Human Architectures" exhibition at this year's Danish Pavilion.

The video shows the careful, painstaking process of molding, setting and assembling the 150kg model. Urban Agency told ArchDaily,

Shan-Zhen: How a Small Irish Town Influenced the Mega-City Shenzhen

04:00 - 26 January, 2016
Shan-Zhen: How a Small Irish Town Influenced the Mega-City Shenzhen, Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc
Aerial photograph of Shannon Airport (1959) set within its rural context. Image Courtesy of Shannon Group plc

At the dawn of the age of transatlantic commercial aviation, Shannon, a small town on the west coast of Ireland, was thrust into the spotlight. By 1959 it had been developed as the world’s first Free Trade Zone and New Town, providing a new—and persistent—business model for US multinationals seeking cheaper ways to operate in Europe. On the other side of the world, China was beginning to develop its urbanisation policy and was interested in how Shannon had successfully decentralised its administration from Dublin. After many visits in the early 1980s by Chinese leaders to study this model, under the direction of Deng Xiaoping, the Shannon planning system was used as a template in the formation of Shenzhen and has since been rolled across China.

New Horizon_architecture from Ireland is the flagship exhibition programme for Irish architecture and the built environment as part of Irish Design 2015. Shan-Zhen was first presented at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture in 2015.

URBAN AGENCY Unveils Proposal for Kronberg School of Music

14:00 - 15 August, 2015
URBAN AGENCY Unveils Proposal for Kronberg School of Music, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY

URBAN AGENCY, BEM Architects and bbz have unveiled their proposal for the Kronberg School of Music, in Kronberg, Germany, which includes a music chamber, music school and hotel. Developed as an invited competition entry, the project aims to enhance the area around the Kronberg train station and act as a new “gate” to the city, designed to blend into the forecourt of the station.

URBAN AGENCY's Luxury Apartment Design "Twists" French Planning Law

06:00 - 12 August, 2015
URBAN AGENCY's Luxury Apartment Design "Twists" French Planning Law, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of URBAN AGENCY

Designed by URBAN AGENCY and BET Satge, Le Twist is set to be a series of 10 luxury apartments with a ground floor restaurant that opens onto a semi-public garden. Commissioned in 2013, the architects were asked to re-evaluate an existing proposal for Montpellier, France. By sliding and twisting each storey, the firm was able to "comply with and 'twist' French planning law," gaining an extra 40% of floor space.

Faaborg Harbor Bath / URBAN AGENCY + JDS + CREO ARKITEKTER

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Faaborg Harbor Bath / URBAN AGENCY + JDS + CREO ARKITEKTER, Courtesy of Urban Agency
Courtesy of Urban Agency

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