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09
Feb

Kiosque, pavilion for Paris, designed by the Bouroullec

Modular pavillion for public spaces.

This pavilion provides some innovative technical solutions combining an elegant look. It’s really useful as it can be transported on an ordinary truck and put together in less than three hours. The protruding roof, made of panels that can be folded back on themselves, provides shelter over a well-lit deck that amplifies the usability of the outdoor space, establishing continuous interaction with the interior, thanks to side panels that can be sliding, glazed or solid.

The modular pavilion Kiosk, designed by the Bouroullec for Paris, was created to house social and cultural events

Source: Kiosque, pavilion for Paris, designed by the Bouroullec

05
Feb
05
Feb

Honeycomb Facade for Softer Urban Landscape / Sinosteel, Tianjin by MAD Architects – eVolo | Architecture Magazine

The façade is designed in a repetitive motif – its hexagonal pattern is multiplied and repeated across the envelope. It’s made of five different standardized units of hexagonal windows, signifying the heritage value in traditional Chinese architecture. The façade changes as the windows move across the building in an evolving pattern. Therefore the façade is constantly changing and that creates dynamic image of the building – different from each perspective. Moreover, the façade is structural element, an exterior skeleton, removing necessity for internal columns except in the building’s core and enabling more flexible layout and use of the interior.

Source: Honeycomb Facade for Softer Urban Landscape / Sinosteel, Tianjin by MAD Architects – eVolo | Architecture Magazine

05
Feb

Modern Architecture: Façade with Hexagonal Apertures (8 pics)

Have you ever seen such a modern campus? In Australia this campus was built for Warnabool College. The design of the building looks like it’s leaning forward…
It’s Beautiful, isn’t it?

This façade by Australian firm Lyons is incredibly eye-catching. The new campus building for Warrnambool College in Australia has a glazed exterior made up of hexagonal apertures tilted down towards the street. The glazed apertures have a steel structure finished with zinc, and provide solar shading along with natural ventilation. The new building acts as a threshold between the town and private campus, and features housing, offices, lecture theaters, and meeting rooms. The college, near Victoria, is one of five across Australia that form South West TAFE, a further education institution. via dezeen

Source: Modern Architecture: Façade with Hexagonal Apertures (8 pics)

04
Feb
04
Feb

Ecological Alexandria Residence in Australia

The Alexandria Residence is tailored to the needs of a modern, environmentally conscious and socially responsible couple. Our most sustainable project to date includes an aquaponics system for fish harvesting, rain water storage for use throughout the home, a wicking bed to filter water, compost, a worm farm and chicken coop working in harmony with a productive vegetable garden, an evacuated glass tube solar hot water system and a 3KW photovoltaic power generation system to run the home and charge the couple’s electric car.

 

http://architizer.com/projects/alexandria/media/1473332/

 

04
Feb

Top 10 Architectural Wonders of the World – Part I

 

Architectural Wonders of the World
One of them is the Kogod Courtyard, in Washington D.C.
The courtyard was designed to make visitors feel like they’re outside, without having to deal with cold and rain. Thus, a roof was necessary to making the space truly useful, and the architects decided upon a wavy glass and steel structure, with glass panels set in a grid and supported by columns. There are several pools of water, which are only a quarter inch deep. They reflect the courtyard and can also be turned off to accommodate more people in the space. Adorning the courtyard are two 32-foot ficus trees and 16 black olive trees, which are filled in with a variety of shrubs and ferns. The space is 28,000 square feet, and will feature free wireless internet access. it was Designed by Norman Foster, this elegant glass canopy was built as an addition to the museum and houses part of the Smithsonian’s art gallery. It won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1999. It’s over 28,000 square feet of glass and gives the impression of a floating ceiling.

 

Source: Top 10 Architectural Wonders of the World – Part I

04
Feb

Gibus designs the bioclimatic pergola

Enjoy outdoor space even in wintertime with the new bioclimatic Med Twist Pergola. It provides you protection from any weather condition, even rain! It’s soundproofing & it ensures excellent drainage of rainwater. Is designed to creat a microclimate allowing light and air to pass through.
Time to drink our coffee outdoor listening to the the relaxing sound of raindrops…

The new bioclimatic Med Twist pergola from Gibus ensures perfect comfort

Source: Gibus designs the bioclimatic pergola

04
Feb

The Star, the church in Singapore that is also a shopping centre

Could you ever imagine that a shopping centre could also be a church?
In Singapore this imagination exists !
This amazing modern building is designed by the architect Andrew Bromberg. If you ever pass by this amazing ultramodern skyscraper you would probably think that it is a big bank, a luxury hotel or a big office but it will never cross your mind that it is actually a church.
It not only contains shops and restaurants but also an auditorium with capacity of 5,000 people to celebrate the liturgy.
Nevertheless, it is important to mention about the design that the use of isolating glass & grooves in the stucture allows better air circulation and energy efficiency. The exterior facade looks more like a sedimented rock with a continuous succession of solid and void layers in which the balcony looks like cracks.
This building keeps humans’ curiosity alive. I bet that if you ever travel to SIngapore and pass by this amazing structure you would have a hard time not entering there!

The big building by Andrew Bromberg in Singapore: church, shopping centre, a place of worship and entertainment.

Source: The Star, the church in Singapore that is also a shopping centre

03
Feb

L’Oreal Office Building by IAMZ Design Studio, Modern Architecture Of Stockholm, Sweden

L’oreal office building in Stockholm, Sweden still amaze us… Ahmed Elseyofi is the main architect and Dilman Majid the technical supervisor. The design of the building is really unique and modern. The line and the holes was inspired by the water shapes under the sun. This shapes gives us a feeling of movement which reflect the spirit of movement reflecting a spirit of natural beauty of the company products, which makes the customers more beautiful and freshness. New_L'Oreal_Office_Building_by_IAMZ_Design_Studio_Modern_Architecture_Of_Stockholm_Sweden_representing_worlds_most_amazing_architecture_worldofarchi_03 New_L'Oreal_Office_Building_by_IAMZ_Design_Studio_Modern_Architecture_Of_Stockholm_Sweden_representing_worlds_most_amazing_architecture_worldofarchi_02 New_L'Oreal_Office_Building_by_IAMZ_Design_Studio_Modern_Architecture_Of_Stockholm_Sweden_representing_worlds_most_amazing_architecture_worldofarchi_04 New_L'Oreal_Office_Building_by_IAMZ_Design_Studio_Modern_Architecture_Of_Stockholm_Sweden_representing_worlds_most_amazing_architecture_worldofarchi_05New_L'Oreal_Office_Building_by_IAMZ_Design_Studio_Modern_Architecture_Of_Stockholm_Sweden_representing_worlds_most_amazing_architecture_2New_L'Oreal_Office_Building_by_IAMZ_Design_Studio_Modern_Architecture_Of_Stockholm_Sweden_representing_worlds_most_amazing_architecture_3New_L'Oreal_Office_Building_by_IAMZ_Design_Studio_Modern_Architecture_Of_Stockholm_Sweden_representing_worlds_most_amazing_architectureNew_L'Oreal_Office_Building_by_IAMZ_Design_Studio_Modern_Architecture_Of_Stockholm_Sweden_representing_worlds_most_amazing_architecture_0