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NewsNews • 25 Jan 2024

Foster + Partners completes the Greenville County Administration Building in South Carolina

The four-story Greenville County Administration Building in Falls Park, South Carolina, by Foster + Partners is now complete. The striking design forms part of an overall masterplan by RocaPoint Partners and fosters a natural link between Falls Park, the new Cancer Survivor’s Park, and the nearby Swamp Rabbit Trail.  Brandon Stengel Resembling a bow tie in plan, the building’s massing is divided between two volumes of office blocks. The winged roof shades a walkway and plaza between the volumes, as well as an elevated skybridge that connects the third floors of the two blocks. Over this open volume, the roof protrudes in a pyramidal canopy comprising a series of translucent panels in brown metal frames. ... More

Project • By Patterson AssociatesPrivate Houses

Pouaka Waikura Rust Sheds

The 1.8-hectare site is a natural formed terrace snuggled into the gentle north sloping base of Queenstown Hill in the South Island of New Zealand, overlooking the untamed Shotover River which disappears around the bend below. Simon Wilson The clients are staunch locals having spent most of their life in a modest cottage on the same road. They have owned the site for twenty years: planting and tending to the now mature grapes on the back terraces. They sought a permanent home here: a rural home for their mature years where they would be happily making wine and tinkering on old cars. Simon Wilson Simon Wilson The home consists of four robust rectilinear pavilions laid informally along the terrace. The materials include off t... More

NewsNews • 18 Oct 2022

Antonio Raso + Alejandro B. Galán + César Egea restore the historic Torre de la Cabrilla Watchtower

Located at a geo-strategic site with views of the area, royal road and streams of La Vega, Guadalbaida, and the fords by the Guadazuheros, Torre de Cbrilla is a historic watchtower formerly built for security purposes. The restoration project by Antonio Raso, Alejandro B. Galán and César Egea seek to revive the tower through minimal interventions and landscaping.  Juanca Lagares The structure comprises two floors and a terrace based on a practical square plan of 6.7x7.32m. Masonry and stone slabs form the loadbearing structure with buttresses of rope and blight ashlars. Additionally, all four sides showcase cruciform engravings.  Juanca Lagares Repairing the private access road was the first actio... More

Project • By MSH AtelierCommercial Landscape

A Portable Landscape for DSE Tower by MSH Atelier

Dhaka Stock Exchange, located in Nikunja, Dhaka is one of the major stock exchanges in Bangladesh. The Dhaka Stock Exchange tower is located beside the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway. That building had a huge mass with no green on site. Nowadays, almost all corporate houses are designed in a very specific way in Bangladesh where the landscape is ignored. Dhaka Stock Exchange Tower is the next head office of the stock exchange. Sometimes, designers and stakeholders almost forget to put a small green on the premises. There are so many stockholders, companies, broker houses, etc. These premises were surveyed and found almost zero green on site. MSH Atelier was hired by the Dhaka Stock exchange authority to redevelop the building profile and landscap... More

Project • By HOLLEGHA arquitectosIndividual Buildings

Duero Lookout

The biggest challenge of the project was the static solution for the cantilever platform. The old vantage point was on a heavily indented mass of rock resting on an inclined plane. For this reason, the static approach of the new vantage point is based on a foundation plate that is stuck in the rock massif as a counterweight. As a result, the less stable rock area is not stressed. Fundación Patrimonio Natural de Castilla y León Due to its length of 12.8m and the location on the steep slope, the platform offers completely new perspectives. At its end there is an opening covered with a steel grating that allows a vertical view over the steep slope and its massive rocks . The railing serves as a lateral bridge for the two b... More

NewsNews • 21 Apr 2022

El fil verd estudi d’arquitectura complete a bioclimatic and passive restoration of a house in Barcelona

Rehabilitating a single-family house constructed between party walls in Barcelona in 1942, this bioclimatic and passive restoration preserves the surrounding typology of the two-storey family home with roof terrace and single-storey pavilion at garden level.   Milena Villalba The architects, El fil verd estudi d’arquitectura, sought to improve distribution, thermal-acoustic comfort and energy efficiency while maintaining high standards of quality that include the use of natural materials wherever possible.  Milena Villalba In terms of distribution, the main house rooms are oriented towards the southern façade to maintain a visual connection with the garden and watercourse. The pavilion is a library an... More

NewsNews • 26 Nov 2021

HB Trapper & Stål manufactures most parts for their HQ redesign by BIG on-site

The new HB Trapper & Stål’s HQ is a showcase of their steel manufacturing capabilities. The company who primarily manufactures steel stairs and balconies, has expanded into bespoke wall, floor, and ceiling solutions. The facilities to manufacture and assemble most parts of the building were already on-site. BIG, who collaborated with HB Trapper & Stål before on steel parts for VM Houses, the Mountain, and most recently the Marsk Tower, co-designed the project with HB Trapper & Stål, who also acted as the main contractor.     The close collaboration between designer and manufacturer allowed for bespoke steel designs that could be quickly mocked up and tested on site. This resulted in custom-... More

NewsNews • 17 Oct 2021

La Calma House: An expressive concrete shelter in the woods

Located just outside Barcelona on a steeply sloping forested site, La Calma House by Ramon Esteve Estudio provides a sheltered place of refuge where one can retreat from the busy pace of city life. The home’s heavy exterior walls form a protective shell, sheltering the living space from the access road and neighbouring properties while expansively opening the main living space up to the surrounding trees and sloping landscape. Mariela Apollonio In response to the steep slope, the house volume is compact with outside terraces designed to accommodate a pool, barbeque area and several gardens. The colour of the concrete, an off-white, blends with the local stone that surrounds while wood and corten steel accents highlight the tones... More

Project • By Studio FluidBars

Raft Sloboda

The Raft Sloboda is located in Belgrade, at the delta of the Sava and the Danube rivers. As there was no particular location at the beginninig of the process (we just knew the raft would be on the river), it seemed to us that old and rusrty industry boats, that pervade whole coastal area, suited best to tihs strand. Caption We decided that the raft should be made of rasty steel and unpretentiously take a posture of an old timer and, thanks to its charm, offer warm athmosphere to its future visitors. Naturally, its design is subordinated to modern architecture and modern users'needs. One of the input data was the purpose of the facility. It was intended for the Disco Raft Sloboda to change the athmospheres throughout the day - from af... More

NewsNews • 27 Aug 2021

Ferrum 1 Business Centre among the first buildings in Russia to be constructed with a sculptural Corten steel facade

Situated on the historic site of the former Rossiya factory in St Petersburg, office building Ferrum 1 (Block 16) by TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten is one of the first buildings in Russia to be constructed with a sculptural Corten steel façade. Corrosion-resistant and extremely durable, the characteristic rust-red patina and texture of the material give a striking and expressive appearance to the building.  The name of the office building – Ferrum – is Latin for iron and references the material structuring the façade as well as the history of the former industrial history of the site.   Ilya Ivanov Constructed in a geometric grid, the façade presents itself as a coherent, dynamic, organically flowi... More

Project • By Form4 ArchitectureCommunity Centres

Corten Ribbon

Reinvigorating Reuse in Walnut Creek, California by Form4 Architecture Programme: San Francisco-based studio Form4 Architecture was responsible for the architectural renovation and interiors of a 24,000 sqft 2-floor community building that is part of a 50-year-old commercial office complex in Walnut Creek, California.  Within the community building, Form4 designed a café, five new conference rooms, a reception lounge/collaboration area, bike lockers/public restroom, and a shower/locker facility on the ground floor.  John Sutton Design:Form4 Architecture’s mission to modernise and reinvigorate a 50-year-old commercial office building in Walnut Creek, California, was to maximise the building’s potentia... More

Project • By BIG - Bjarke Ingels GroupWatch Towers

Marsk Tower

The 25-meter-high Marsk Tower – translated as “Marsh Tower” due to its location in the marshlands of Denmark’s popular National Park, Wadden Sea – offers expansive views of the natural environment. Appearing as a sculptural art object rising out of the landscape, Marsk Tower will function as an observation lookout that facilitates community as a key tourist landmark. A wheelchair-accessible tower, an elevator located in the core of the tower provides access via the ground level ramp. The tower’s simple design, defined by Corten steel materiality, exudes a natural aesthetic that blends with the surrounding environment while simultaneously becoming a new, visible destination in Denmark. Rasmus Hjortshoj... More

Project • By Architects+CoPrivate Houses

RC House

With a privileged view of the ponds and woods of Fazenda Boa Vista, in Porto Feliz, Sao Paulo, in Brazil, the Boa Vista RC house was designed to see the sun all day long in the leisure area. In the 950 m² of constructed area, the authorial design of architects Caio Bandeira and Tiago Martins, from Architects+Co, stands out. Fernando Guerra The façade reveals the Arc+Co wood panel, an element that allies aesthetics, allows ventilation and natural light in the environments, while guaranteeing privacy to the interiors. With organic paging that takes advantage of the wood scraps cut during the manufacturing process, it is also an ecological panel, since it reduces, with design, the waste of material. Fernando Guerra The... More

Project • By petrjanda/brainworkPrivate Houses

Lazy House

The idea of the house goes beyond its physical form and is built from the inside out on the principle of spatial connection with the environment from which it grows and which it overlooks. The concept is based on the relationship between the house and the city, the house and the garden, and the garden and the city. The relationship scheme is repeated inside the house. The interior communal part flowing through the entire house continues to the exterior and all the separate private parts have their own extroverted relationships. The visual appearance of the house is defined by its inner nature and the permeability of its physical body‘s (non) separation of the interior from the exterior. Privacy is maintained by facade membranes that a... More

Project • By Michael Muraz PhotographyParks/Gardens

James Canning Gardens

Janet Rosenberg & Studio recently redesigned James Canning Gardens in Toronto and commissioned me to photograph it this summer. The gardens feature a canopy of existing trees, a playground, custom corten steel archways and beautiful urban furniture. Michael Muraz It was important to capture the park in use, so we made sure to include as many people as possible in the images. During daytime, the trees shield the park from the heat, and at night, the lights from the lampposts and the archways provide soft lighting to enjoy the space. Michael Muraz Michael Muraz Michael Muraz I had the fantastic opportunity to go back in the winter during a snowstorm to capture a very different perspective of this beautiful park. M... More