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New Tendency overhauls East German radio centre to create Red Bull music studios

October 17, 2018 Trudie Carter 0

Berlin-based design studio New Tendency has updated a GDR era broadcast building to create a temporary workspace for participants enrolled in Red Bull’s music academy scheme. New Tendency updated Berlin’s Funkhaus, a former broadcasting centre for the German Democratic Republic (GDR) built in the 1950s by Bauhaus alumnus Franz Ehrlic, to host the annual Red Bull

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Punta Caliza Hotel Holbox / ESTUDIO MACIAS PEREDO

October 17, 2018 Cristobal Rojas 0

The beach is far away. In a “residual” land, without facing the sea and near the untouchable boundary of the mangrove, three volumes contain in this hotel its own aquatic landscape. Three long vegetable roofs shelter the rooms without touching each other. In this way, the ‘palapa’ retains its clear, simple construction. This archaic logic, learned from the Mayan house, allows the walls to be independent from their structural work. The room is sheltered between the water, which sneaks from the flooded patio, in a brief reminder of the mangrove that populates the island of Holbox. Rest under a palapa built with solid cedar and intense aroma, experience as a space, is the premise of all rooms, which for this reason do not allow a second floor.

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Mecanoo completes world’s largest performing arts centre in Taiwan

October 17, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Mecanoo’s 141,000-square-metre National Kaohsiung Centre for the Arts, described as the “world’s largest performing arts centre under one roof”, is now open in Taiwan. Enclosed beneath a bulging 34,843-square-metre roof, the building is known as Weiwuying, after the neighbouring park. It contains four new indoor performance venues: a 2,236-seat opera house is located at its centre, with a 1,981-seat

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Public Bathrooms: Examples in Plan and Section

October 17, 2018 Fabian Dejtiar 0

Who has not felt the anxiety of using a restroom outside the comfort of their home? Various architects have experimented with proposals that address these stressful situations, addressing the efficiency of public restrooms from their sanitary facilities, spatial distribution and, mainly, privacy and comfort.

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Africa’s Tallest Skyscraper Set to Begin Construction in Morocco

October 17, 2018 Eric Baldwin 0

Africa’s tallest skyscraper is set to begin construction in two weeks time. Designed by Spanish architects Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos and Moroccan firm CHB Cabinet Hakim Benjelloun, the 820-ft tall Bank of Africa Tower will take the title of tallest tower from the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. Aiming for LEED Gold and HQE ratings, the tower will begin construction on November 1 and is expected be complete by May 30, 2022.

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Lodève Museum / Projectiles

October 17, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

On this complex site, the series of constructions is hard to decipher. Except perhaps for the Hôtel Fleury, none of the buildings really stands out. We chose to insert a contemporary facade as the new entrance to the museum. The pronounced “mineral” nature of the project, both outside and inside, unites the different periods of construction: it binds them together, so to speak, both symbolically and structurally.

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Spotlight: Alejandro Zaera-Polo

October 17, 2018 Evan Rawn 0

Alejandro Zaera-Polo (born October 17th 1963) is an internationally recognized architect and scholar, and founder of LondonZurich, and Princeton-based firm Alejandro Zaera-Polo & Maider Llaguno Architecture (AZPML). First rising to prominence in the 1980s with his writings for publications such as El Croquis, Zaera-Polo has had a prolific career in both the academic and professional realms of architecture.

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tūranga christchurch central library by schmidt hammer lassen opens in new zealand

October 17, 2018 macnadusa 0

danish architecture firm schmidt hammer lassen has completed tūranga, a new, earthquake-resistant library in christchurch, new zealand. located at the center of the earthquake-damaged city’s redevelopment, the five-story building provides a 9,500 sqm public space that strengthens the local community and aims at drawing people back to the historic city center. photos by adam mørk […]

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House Srbín / martincenek architecture

October 17, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

Family villa in Srbín was built on a spacious and partially forested sloping plot with a small pond in its more open part. The aim of the design was to minimise the impact of the generous volume on the terrain and garden and connect the house as much as possible with its surroundings by working with the relationship of the volume and the terrain, as well as by the choice of materials. Quarry stone of the same type as the stone found on the plot was used for the facades of the volumes above ground and for buttress walls.

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House Srbín / martincenek architecture

October 17, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

Family villa in Srbín was built on a spacious and partially forested sloping plot with a small pond in its more open part. The aim of the design was to minimise the impact of the generous volume on the terrain and garden and connect the house as much as possible with its surroundings by working with the relationship of the volume and the terrain, as well as by the choice of materials. Quarry stone of the same type as the stone found on the plot was used for the facades of the volumes above ground and for buttress walls.

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Poly He Clubhouse / ZHUBO DESIGN

October 17, 2018 舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang 0

Poly Courtyard is located in Chenxiang Town, northwest of Changtai County, Zhangzhou adjacent to Xiamen. We were invited to create the project in a southern Fujian style community club for Poly Group, which will serve as a sales center at early stage and a public club for the entire community in later period. By inheriting the cultural philosophy of “harmony builds goodness”, it has been the direction we are exploring to naturally integrate traditional elements into the design.

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Poly He Clubhouse / ZHUBO DESIGN

October 17, 2018 舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang 0

Poly Courtyard is located in Chenxiang Town, northwest of Changtai County, Zhangzhou adjacent to Xiamen. We were invited to create the project in a southern Fujian style community club for Poly Group, which will serve as a sales center at early stage and a public club for the entire community in later period. By inheriting the cultural philosophy of “harmony builds goodness”, it has been the direction we are exploring to naturally integrate traditional elements into the design.