Posted on December 09th 2013, 09:12 PM
part of the development at the vienna university campus, the vibrant and dynamic building comprises an engaging collection of spaces, catering for both students and teaching staff.
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Posted on December 09th 2013, 09:08 PM
V’ House was constructed for a couple that collects vintage cars, and is stitched within the medieval tapestry of Maastricht. The city dictates all new structures remain within the envelope of pre-existing buildings, and so a cut was created in the house’s front façade to generate a triangulated surface, which leads from one neighbor’s sloped roof to the opposite neighbor’s vertical bearing wall. As the house’s site is long and narrow, voids were cut into the maximum permitted volume to ensure that natural light spills throughout the interior. The ground floor is both open to the exterior elements and sunken to the rear of the site, which makes possible the maximum two-story height allowance. A covered portion of this exterior space serves as an outdoor parking garage for the owners’ collection of Aston Martins.
As the house finds refuge between two historical buildings, it is a burst of modernity within this currently gentrifying neighborhood of Maastricht. The house is enormou...
Posted on December 09th 2013, 09:07 PM
It's taken just shy of 80 years for this modern beach house to come to life, but it was worth the wait. Modernist architect Charlotte Perriand originally designed this chic waterfront cottage back in 1934, and using her sketches, French fashion house Louis Vuitton constructed and furnished this place to coincide with this year's Design Miami fair. The U shaped plan puts a covered terrace at its heart, with glazed volumes encircling this luxe, lounging hotspot. Check it out!
Posted on December 09th 2013, 09:04 PM
schmidt hammer lassen has been chosen to design the new 30,000 m2 Ningbo Central Library in the coastal city of Ningbo, China. shl's winning design will display the library's collection of more than 2 million books — including the largest number of historic and ancient books in Ningbo, one of China's oldest cities.
Head over to Bustler for more.
Posted on December 09th 2013, 09:00 PM
From the architect. The spatial composition of the house is defined by the steeply sloping terrain and the view to the city. Its interior has been structured vertically.
The two volumes are linked by means of a closed corridor at the height of the ground floor, as well as that of the lowest level in the house. The spatial flow within the house is intertwined and multilayered. Ground plan with three entrances is the most conspicuous feature of this building. The main entrance to the apartment is at the level of the road, a secondary entrance in the northern facade of the larger volume leads...
Posted on December 09th 2013, 08:56 PM
With art direction by the rapper himself.
Posted on December 09th 2013, 08:39 PM
To its critics—and even many of its fans—“culture” and “Dubai” barely belong in the same sentence. The city is perhaps the world’s most extreme example of a business-first, built-from-the-sand boomtown. But Shoufani and her fellow Poeticians have become a prime exhibit in a debate that has broken out with renewed vigor in the Arab world and among urban theorists worldwide...
Posted on December 09th 2013, 08:24 PM
"For years, urban designers and architects have claimed happiness as their goal," Montgomery says. "And yet none of the claims have been supported by empirical evidence. Which isn't to say they're not right. It's just to say that we don't know. That we haven't known."In this spirit of empirical discovery, Montgomery takes readers around the world in search of the places where urban design has (and has not) improved quality-of-life.
Human behavior can be extremely difficult to quantify, and determining its exact context even harder. But some cities just seem happier than others, no matter how difficult that status is to qualify. In his book, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design, Charles Montgomery tries to create an empirical basis for that causal link between happiness and urban design, through case studies of cities where those two concepts are clearly intertwined. Montgomery spoke with Eric Jaffe at The Atlantic Cities about his research for the book, and how we measure happiness.
Sensitive to the fact that what works in Bogotá might not fly in Oslo, Montgomery is not out to find hard-and-fast rules for happiness. He instead wants to tease out methods of urban design that civic governments may use to become more sensitive, responsive and accountable to their citizens' well-being.
Posted on December 09th 2013, 08:20 PM
designboom talked to NIKE's creative director and vice-president of innovation, eric avar.
Posted on December 09th 2013, 08:00 PM
From the architect. The house bridges between two bedrock outcrops parallel to the sea, thereby framing the approach to the sea under its “belly”. One enters at either end from the two rocks. This is a floating lantern of wood-a pure man-made object calling attention to the undulating natural topography of the glaciated landscape. The primary form of the house is deconstructed to create a wide variety of indoor-outdoor conditions.
This is a four bedroom family retreat where outdoor living is promoted through the creation of a variety of levels of enclosure (outdoor decks, covered deck, covered balcony bridge, screened porch, interior).
A steel primary skeleton is revealed as the board-and-batten,...
Posted on December 09th 2013, 08:00 PM
Ubicación: Lima, Perú
Arquitecto A Cargo: Jose Orrego
Equipo De Diseño: Anahi Bastian
Ingeniero Estructural: Jorge Avendaño
Supervisor: Cesar Roncagliolo
Lighting Consultant: Murano light
Iluminación: MyM contructores
Area: 230.0 m2
Fotógrafo: Elsa Ramirez
Descripción de los arquitectos. La casa se ubica en un lote en primera fila y se ha diseñada para que la arquitectura actúe como un marco de la vista hacia la playa y las...
Posted on December 09th 2013, 07:51 PM
Bramberger [architects] from Graz, Austria had the winning scheme to design the High Tech Campus in Villach, Austria.Bramberger's clear-cut scheme integrates office and educational facilities with green space that will eventually connect with surrounding buildings to create a fully functioning campus.
The project is in the planning phase, with construction scheduled to begin in spring 2014. Completion is expected in summer 2015.
Find out more at Bustler.
Images courtesy of Bramberger [architects].
Posted on December 09th 2013, 07:46 PM
An easy and awesome way to tell a story through pictures.
Posted on December 09th 2013, 07:43 PM
The 4th issue of BRACKET just launched its Call for Submissions, and this time the theme is [takes action].
The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014.
Following is the full submission brief:
Bracket [takes action]
“When humans assemble, spatial conflicts arise. Spatial planning is often considered the management of spatial conflicts.” —Markus Miessen
Call for submissions
Hannah Arendt’s 1958 treatise The Human Condition cites “action” as one of the three tenants, along with labor and work, of the vita active (active life). Action, she writes, is a necessary catalyst for the human condition of plurality, which is an expression of both the common public and distinct individuals. This reading of action requires unique and free individuals to act toward a collective project and is therefore simultaneously ‘bottom-up’ and ‘top-down’. In the more than fifty years since Arendt’s claims, the public realm in which action materializes, and the means by which action is exp...