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Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners Design Arching Residential Building in Moscow

11:00 - 21 March, 2019
Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners Design Arching Residential Building in Moscow, Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR
Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR

Architectural bureau Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners have unveiled their concept for a new residential building on a high-density plot in the central district of Moscow. Situated along a river embankment, the scheme seeks to create a strong functional and visual connection between itself and the surrounding context.

The 14-story scheme seeks to enhance the public realm by creating a courtyard with a pedestrian alley, weaving around the scheme’s arch façade to connect with the embankment. The positioning of the courtyard alley also establishes a new visual experience not currently realized: a two-point perspective from the courtyard to the river.

Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR Courtesy of Tsimailo Lyashenko and Partners, by MIR + 14

Snøhetta Completes Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant

09:30 - 20 March, 2019
Snøhetta Completes Europe’s First Underwater Restaurant, © Ivar Kvaal
© Ivar Kvaal

Snøhetta has announced the completion of Europe’s first underwater restaurant. Situated in Lindesness, on the southernmost point of the Norwegian coastline, the “Under” scheme serves as both a restaurant and a research center for marine life. Open to the public on March 20th, the half-sunken scheme forms a 34-meter-long monolithic break in the surface of the water, before resting on the seabed five meters below.

Situated at a point where sea storms from the north and south meet, and where marine species flourish in both briny and brackish waters, the Snøhetta scheme places itself at a unique confluence. Designed to fully integrate its marine environment over time, the scheme’s rough concrete shell will gradually transform into an artificial reef.

© Inger Marie Grini/Bo Bedre Norge © Ivar Kvaal © Ivar Kvaal © Ivar Kvaal + 18

Quinta da Baroneza House / Estúdio Penha

14:00 - 12 March, 2019
Quinta da Baroneza House / Estúdio Penha, © Marcelo Magnani
© Marcelo Magnani

© Marcelo Magnani © Marcelo Magnani © Marcelo Magnani © Marcelo Magnani + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bragança Paulista, Brazil
  • Category

  • Team Project

    Vitor Penha, Verônica Molina, Daniela De Mattos Ferraz, Guto Vicentainer
  • Area

    650.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura

12:00 - 6 March, 2019
House in Samambaia / Rodrigo Simão Arquitetura, © André Nazareth
© André Nazareth

© André Nazareth © André Nazareth © André Nazareth © André Nazareth + 36

Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura

06:00 - 5 March, 2019
Library House / Atelier Branco Arquitetura, © Ricardo Bassetti
© Ricardo Bassetti

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Gleeson Paulino © Jaqueline Lessa + 35

HC House / grupo pr - arquitetura e design

14:00 - 4 March, 2019
HC House / grupo pr - arquitetura e design, © Jefferson Ohara
© Jefferson Ohara

© Jefferson Ohara © Jefferson Ohara © Jefferson Ohara © Jefferson Ohara + 45

GSM House / OTP arquitetura

10:00 - 1 March, 2019
GSM House / OTP arquitetura, © Guilherme Pucci
© Guilherme Pucci

© Guilherme Pucci © Guilherme Pucci © Guilherme Pucci © Guilherme Pucci + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brazil
  • Category

  • Arquitetos Responsáveis

    Pedro Prado , Raphael Takano e Arthur Oishi
  • Area

    2368.06 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Eaves House / Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design

14:00 - 28 February, 2019
Eaves House / Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Guilherme Ortenblad, Kathleen Chiang, Mariane Takahashi Christovam, Ana Carolina de Lima, Mariana Poli Gortan, Rosa Clara Alves e Karin Kussaba.
  • Area

    4843.76 ft2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Lins Arquitetos Associados Office / Lins Arquitetos Associados

14:00 - 27 February, 2019
Lins Arquitetos Associados Office / Lins Arquitetos Associados, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 72

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Manoel Miguel dos Santos, 330 - Juazeiro do Norte / CE - Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Cintia Lins e George Lins
  • Area

    592.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

House of the Winds / Leo Romano

10:00 - 25 February, 2019
House of the Winds / Leo Romano, © EDGARD CESAR
© EDGARD CESAR

© EDGARD CESAR © EDGARD CESAR © EDGARD CESAR © EDGARD CESAR + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Leo Romano
  • Area

    5317.37 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018

Call for Entries : Architectural, programming, engineering and planning services framework agreement for the central residual volumes in the La Défense business district

04:51 - 25 February, 2019
Call for Entries : Architectural, programming, engineering and planning services framework agreement for the central residual volumes in the La Défense business district, The ‘interstitial volumes’ that lie beneath the central esplanade, interlocked with underground infrastructures.
The ‘interstitial volumes’ that lie beneath the central esplanade, interlocked with underground infrastructures.

Paris La Défense is seeking to vitalise the ‘interstitial volumes’ that lie beneath its central esplanade, interlocked with underground infrastructures. Located at the heart of La Défense, those spaces are very close to public transport and offer high potential due to their distinctive size and morphology. The aim is to use them to develop a new offering of activities accessible to the public – and see a lively and unusual destination emerge as a result. Paris La Défense, as the urban planner, developer and manager of the business district, is launching a competitive dialogue process. The purpose to this

The Possibilities of Pigmented Concrete: 18 Buildings Infused With Color

04:00 - 18 February, 2019
The Possibilities of Pigmented Concrete: 18 Buildings Infused With Color, Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Center for Interpretation of The Battle of Atoleiros / Gonçalo Byrne Arquitectos + Oficina Ideias em Linha. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

When we think of concrete, the color gray generally comes to mind. The traditional mixture of concrete, which comprises cement, gravel, sand, and water may vary in color depending on elements and admixtures but naturally varies from light to dark gray. However, compounds that add pigment to the mixture are becoming increasingly prevalent and popular,  as they infuse the concrete with hues more stable than paint. These shades result from the addition of oxides:  yellow, red and their derivations (eg. brown) are obtained with the addition of iron oxide; chromium and cobalt oxide create the greens and blues, respectively. For black concrete, it is common to use black iron oxide and carbon oxide combined with pozzolanic cement.

Centro Cultural Comunitário Teotitlán del Valle / PRODUCTORA. Image © Luis Gallardo - LGM Studio Museu Cais do Sertão / Brasil Arquitetura. Image © Nelson Kon Residência Montagnola / Attilio Panzeri & Partners. Image © Giorgio Marafioti Galería Solar S. Roque / Manuel Maia Gomes. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 19

M Residence / F:Poles Arquitetura

16:00 - 13 February, 2019
M Residence / F:Poles Arquitetura, © Fabiana Santa
© Fabiana Santa

© Fabiana Santa © Fabiana Santa © Fabiana Santa © Fábio Monteiro + 27

Creek House / AR Design Studio

16:00 - 8 February, 2019
Creek House / AR Design Studio, © Martin Gardner
© Martin Gardner

© Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner © Martin Gardner + 17

Bahia Rodin Museum / Brasil Arquitetura

10:00 - 8 February, 2019
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon + 36

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. da Graça, 284 - Graça, Salvador - BA, 40150-480, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz and Cícero Ferraz Cruz
  • Design Team

    Albert Sugai, Bruno Levy, Gabriel Grinspum and Rodrigo Izecson
  • Area

    3055.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2002
  • Photographs

C+C House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

08:00 - 7 February, 2019
C+C House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 60

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Marcio Kogan
  • Associated Architect

    Samanta Cafardo
  • Interior Design

    Diana Radomysler
  • Design Team

    Carlos Costa, Eline Ostyn, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Ricardo Ariza
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Ecumenical Center / Carolina Maluhy

14:00 - 6 February, 2019
Ecumenical Center  / Carolina Maluhy, © Ilana Bessler
© Ilana Bessler

© Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rodovia Castelo Branco, Km 101,50 - Bairro Indaiatuba - Caixa Postal 234, Porto Feliz - SP, 18540-000, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Carolina Maluhy
  • Aea

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

GR House / Paulo Martins Arq&Design

01:00 - 4 February, 2019
GR House / Paulo Martins Arq&Design, © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio
© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio

© ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio © ITS – Ivo Tavares Studio + 40