For the city of St. Petersburg the Russian office Vitruvius & Sons - I am not joking - designed a building called ‘Shtrikh Kod’: Barcode. As the iconography suggests the building houses… shops, shops and shops. “The center is located in a soviet residential area on the bank of the Neva River. Placed in a vast nameless square by the Volodarsky Bridge, formed by gray housing blocks. Vitruvius and ..
Despite what you might think, this is not a temporal installation. The image of the LTL 1000 banknote is brought onto this 10-story building using special enamel paint. During the process the paint turns into a ceramic print that lasts forever. At least in the Netherlands all literal prints on buildings are temporal. (Architects only apply abstract patterns to their designs.) The literal prints ..
New Flagship Store in Japan UNStudio was commissioned to draw up a concept for the new Louis Vuitton Flagship Store in Japan which would unite the modern and classic qualities of Louis Vuitton and express their essence in architectural form. A number of floors over three levels create a special atmosphere, depending on whether they are to be used as a store, spa, café or gallery. Recreation in t..
Architects: Triptyque - Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil Project chief: Tiago Guimaraes Project year: 2005- 2006 Construction year: 2007 Site area: 1,059 sqm Constructed area: 1,000 sqm Landscape: Peter Webb Contractor: Bassani Arquitetos Construtores Structure: Osmar Baptista Antunes Photographs: Leonardo Finotti Located in the neig..
Klein Dytham architecture_Sin Den Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 6.2007 Jingumae - the area has its own creative vibe,which is not quite as same as the one with Harajuku, Aoyama and Shibuya. People with their strong style and view in fashion and their lifestyle have injected the more exciting and creative feelings in the area. This project was carried out in the area for a young couple and a baby a..
Walter Towers by BIG September 30th, 2008 Danish architects and designers Bjarke Ingels Group have unveiled their design for a tower on the Walter site in Prague, Czech Republic. The building will be a combination of office and residential spaces. “What will appear as four different towers is actually one continuous building that is sliced up and pulled apart to maximize the amount of surface an..
Architects: SO Architecture Location: Israel Project Team: Oded Rozenkier, Shachar lulav, Alejandro Feinerman Project year: 2008 Graphic Design: Maya Eyal-Rozenkier Photographs: Asaf Oren The Theodore Café Bistro is a place of culture. It is a café restaurant that exudes a culinair atmosphere, while leaning on an Israeli cultural foundation that was created during the last 60 years, Exhibits in ..
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Upper Class lounge, JFK International Airport Location New York Phase Completed February 2004 Size 7,000 sf Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class lounge at JFK Airport was conceived as an environment to celebrate both the power and possibility on New York City, and the excellence and irreverence of Virgin Atlantic Airways. It is an urban oasis, entered into beneath a glittering..
Architect: Alberto Mozo Collaborators: Francisca Cifuentes, Mauricio Leal, Luis Fernandez Location: Suecia & Bilbao, Providencia, Santiago, Chile Client: Nicolas Moens de Hase Site Area: 1654 sqm Constructed Area: 623 sqm Project Year: 2006 Construction Year: 2007 Structure Ingeneer: Juan Lopez Ingeneers Electric project: Gaston Villarroel Services: Jaime Uribe Structure: Arauco & Constructora..
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD DESIGN STUDIOS IN BATTERSEA, LONDON. DESIGNED BY ANARCHITECT LTD. Planning permission obtained Summer 2007 Starts on site Winter 2008 Due for completion Fall 2009 Existing building 950 sqm, new building 676 sqm Materials are lacquered copper LAV cladding, sustainable timber, ceramics, Omnidec, glass, steel & traditial Victorian railings. Structural engineers are Packman Lucas. ..