Rojkind Arquitectos and Copenhagen architects BIG have won a competition to design a museum overlooking Mexico City. The cross-shaped museum will occupy a hillside above the city and incorporate a large viewing platform on the roof. Cantilevered exhibition spaces provide shade for the social spaces beneath. Packaging, restoration and storage areas will also be open to visitors. The information b..
Here’s another project from FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects who designed the House of Vision in our previous story: this time, House of Inclusion in Shiga, Japan. The residence includes a courtyard sheltered from the street by a high wall. Photographs by Takumi Ot. Here’s some text from the architect: – House of inclusion This house, located in a new residential area, is for a 30-something couple..
The winners of the first ever FormShift Vancouver have been selected. In the Vancouver Primary category, honors go to a submission from Calgary-based Sturgess Architecture. The Vancouver Secondary choice is Romses Architects (Scott Romses) – Vancouver. In the third and final category – Vancouver Wildcard – the nod goes to Go Design Collaborative (Jennifer Uegama and Pauline Thimm) of Vancouver. ..
House of Vision is a private home in Shiga, Japan by FORM/Kouichi Kimura Architects that is designed to shield the client from neighbours. Completed last year, the house features largely blank exterior elevations but has large windows looking onto an enclosed central courtyard. Photographs are by Takumi Ota. Here’s some info from the architects: – House of vision The lot is located at the foot o..
Architects: Studio NminusOne Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada Client: Marc Morisset Construction Year: 2005 Contractor: Michael McGillion Engineering: David Strandberg and C. A. Boom Photographs: Studio NminusOne The Khyber Ridge house was commissioned by a professional snowboarder. The strategy takes its cue from the intimate engagement of a shredder following the line of a mountain..
Gross Floor Area: 6,400 sqm Bldg. Scale: 22 business units between 80 sqm and 250 sqm Rooftop restaurant with rooftop terrace. Building Cost Estimate: €7.040.000 Design Team : Allard Meine Jansen- bna- architect director, Jurriën Boon-project Architect, Daniël Baker-technical manager, Cruz Garcia Santiago, Jennifer Gauthier, Roderick van der Weiden, Jeroen Linnenbank, Jan Nauta Design Office: Al..
Prada Transformer, a portable, shape-shifting cultural pavilion designed by Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Rem Koolhaas, will open to the public tomorrow in Seoul, Korea. The pavilion - a temporary structure that has to be picked up with three cranes in order to rotate and transform the structure - will accommodate a variety of events in its opening three months including a fashion exhibit..
the glass tower by eric owen moss architects is posed to be encourage a re-development in south central los angeles. the building has been in planning since the nineties but was stalled for some years until it was re-designed in 2006 as a single tower. a rail line installed nearby spurred the redesign. the structure is part of the redevelopment of south central LA, an area plagued with poverty a..
Traditional materials of brick, concrete, limestone, steel, and zinc are used to form a non-traditional house on a typical lot on the north side of Chicago. The house further resists city conventions by uniting the front yard with the back with visual transparency, where sheets of glass more than ten feet high and fourteen feet wide terminate an open plan of sixty-three feet in length on the fir..
Switzerland based HHF architects recently have finished an invited project study for an industrial building in switzerland, it is a teaching and information center for the swiss sanitary supplier “Nussbaum“. Architects: HHF architects Project: Invited project study for an information- and trainingcenter Location: Olten, Switzerland Function: Information and Training center Footprint: 1200 m2 Tot..