wHY Architecture has shown us their expertise on cultural projects at different scales: the Grand Rapids Art Museum (the first LEED Gold certified museum) on the large scale in one side and the Royal/T Gallery on a smaller scale, among other cultural projects shown on their website. And now they share with us a cultural project on the infrastructure scale that I had the chance to see when I visi..
Architects: x Architekten Location: Oberösterreich, Austria Client: Voestalpine Stahl Service Center Construction: Steel Construction Constructed Area: 7,750 sqm Project Year: 2004-2008 Photographs: Paul Ott The building functions as an interface between road, rail and waterway transport. The delivery and outgoing goods sections embody the dynamism and efficiency of the company voestalpine SSC. ..
Portuguese architects Ateliermob have completed a cafeteria and shelter with circular holes cut into the roof at Sacavem, near Lisbon in Portugal. Called Shadow Surface, the structure consists of a large concrete roof supported by three walls, providing a sheltered space for the residents to meet and sit in the shared courtyard. The concrete slab, which was cast in-situ, is randomly punctured wi..
Polish Design Season: Jakub Szczęsny of Centrala has designed a floating island that purifies river water, powered by exercise machines. The river water is passed through four filters by kinetic pumps attached to the exercise equipment. It is then collected in four tanks before being returned to the river through a fountain in the raft’s centre. Szczęsny created the installation for architecture..
Architects: Drost + van Veen architecten Location: Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands Project Architects: Evelien van Veen, Simone Drost Client: Bedrijventerrein De President Structural Engineer: ABT Delft Project year: 2006 Photographs: Drost + van Veen architecten Accents in a new rustic business park The business park ‘ De president’ is located in the municipality Haarlemmermeer. As an underlay ..
Point b recently served as consultants on an architectural project with LAAB - Laboratorio de Arquitectura Alejandro Biguria. Point b was asked to develop a branching algorithm in RhinoScript that allowed LAABto study various site strategies for the plan of an eco-resort inPuerto Rico. The branching algorithm then translates to a series ofelevated footbridges that connect various parts of the re..
Our friends from L.E.FT (previously featured on AD Futures) just shared with us an interesting vertical landscape project, a joint work with norwegian architects STUDIO hp AS. The project is located in Holmestrand, Norway, and consists on a public elevator that connects the old lower part of the town across and 85m high cliff to the newer part of it. The infrastructure acts as an articulator of ..
Architects: ONL [Oosterhuis_Lenard] Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands Design team: Kas Oosterhuis, Ilona Lenard, Cas Aalbers, Sander Boer, Tom Hals, Dimitar Karanikolov, Tom Smith, Richard Lewis, Barbara Janssen, Gijs Joosen, Andrei Badescu, Maciek Swiatkowski, Rafael Seemann Engineering: ONL, Meijers Staalbouw BV, Pilkington Benelux BV Client: Projectbureau Leidsche Rijn Utrecht Production: Me..
Architects: Studio Granda Location: Reykjavík, Iceland Client: City of Reykjavík / Public Roads Administration Structural Engineers: Línuhönnun Landscape Architects: Landslag Contractor: Eykt Photographs: Studio Granda The construction of a new six lane urban highway adjacent to the domestic airport in the heart of Reykjavík required a new system of pedestrian routes and three attendant footbrid..
Architects: monovolume architecture + design Location: Dörfl, Austria Project team: Juri Pobitzer & Patrik Pedó Collaborators: Rita Rabensteiner, Simon Constantini, Cecile Dobler, Benjamin Gaensbacher Client: Hydroelectric power station consortium limited company Project year: 2008-2009 Photographer: Simon Constantini & Marion Gelmini The hydroelectric power station is located near Winnebach bro..