OneTwo Townhouse by FdM:Arch Houston, Texas Houston, according to architect Francois de Menil, FAIA, principal of Francois de Menil Architect (FdM:Arch), is a city of interesting architectural adjacencies. He should know. He grew up there, and his familial ties to the city’s art and architecture are the stuff of legend (his mother was the late Houston art patron Dominique de Menil). “It’s just t..
Architects: -H Arquitectes David Lorente, Josep Ricart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó Location: Santa Cristina d’Aro, Girona, Spain Collaborator: Felip Toledo, Technical Architect Client: Steven Hind and Beatriz Escolano Construction year: 2002-05 Constructed Area: 109 sqm Budget: 154,000 EURO (US $243,000) Photographs: STARP estudi Although located in one of the most untouched areas of the Costa Brava..
The guys from Pb Elemental Architecture sent us their latest house in Queen Anne, Seattle. More pictures & architect’s description after the break. This single family residence responds to the clients’ desire to live in a dramatic and well-lit space. Translucent polycarbonate sheets enclose the major living spaces resulting in an abundance of natural light and an interior wall that changes with ..
Architect: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps Location: Gentofte, Copenhagen, Denmark Project Year: 2006 Landscape Architect: Marianne Levinsen Landscape architects Client: Gentofte Municipality and Domea Engineer: Hansen, Carlsen & Frølund A/S Site Area: 5,370 sqm Constructed Area: 2,880 sqm Photographs: Jens Markus Lindhe, Torben Eskerod & DMA Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter ApS won in 2004 the competition..
Architects: Shuhei Endo Location: Sayo-cho, Hyogo, Japan Project team: Kengo Sasamoto, Aya Umemoto Design year: 2005-2006 Construction year: 2006-2008 Principal use: Institution and exhibition of earth environmental Site Area: 5,000 sqm Constructed Area: 968 sqm The client requested that all people who will visit this place including the inhabitants of Hyogo prefecture, improves the interest for..
Architects: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos - Juan Coll-Barreu & Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza Location: Bilbao, Spain Collaborators: Fernando de la Maza, Jorge Bilbao, Pablo Castro, Gorka García Project year: 2003-2004 Construction year: 2004-2008 Constructed area: 9,200 sqm Budget: 12,935,436 EURO (US $17,9M) Structure: Mintegia y Bilbao Electrical Consultant: ndotec Safety: Tesysal Photographs: Aleix Bagué..
California Academy of Sciences byRenzo Piano Building Workshop NEW CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES RECONCEIVES TRADITIONAL SCIENCE MUSEUM; OPENS SEPTEMBER 27 IN GOLDEN GATE PARK. Record-setting “green” building designed by Renzo Piano houses an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and world-class research facility—all under one living roof. SAN FRANCISCO (September 18, 2008) — One of th..
Architect: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter Aps Location: Denmark Project Year: 2004 Engineer: Moe & Brødsgaard A/S Area: 200 sqm Photographs: Torben Eskerod Sitting in the midst of an expanding landscape, the summerhouse is an open-plan dwelling allowing the inhabitants and its visitors to experience a continual interior/exterior natural environment. Raised above the ground by concrete pillars, the hou..
It keeps intriguing me, the way in this project the fluid concrete bands on the ground with just a fold continue into the facade, and how these flat forms are reflected behind the mirror glass in three-dimensional structures in the interior. As a whole it has a rare sensibility to it. Simply continuing the structure found on the ground onto the facade does not always work out fine, as the Thiais..
Spikvoorde II byRené van Zuuk Architekten Dutch architects René van Zuuk Architekten have completed Spikvoorde II, a building containing a school and apartments in Deventer, Netherlands. A primary school occupies the first three floors of the building, with nine private apartments on the upper floors. All photos are copyright Christian Richters except where specified. The following is from René ..