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Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio designs Community Landscape in Tromsø

17-11-2022 - Materials

Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio designs Community Landscape in Tromsø

A 30-metre-long wooden construction winding between the trees and the natural setting: Community Landscape is a huge grandstand and the biggest art installation in the city of Tromsø. Commissioned by the municipality and designed by Bjørnådal Arkitektstudio, the artwork becomes a part of the natural landscape and a meeting-point for the community.

dkarchitekti studio’s indoor swimming pool in Louny aims to encourage physical activity

02-11-2022 - Materials

dkarchitekti studio’s indoor swimming pool in Louny aims to encourage physical activity

The new Municipal Swimming Hall in Louny, in the Czech Republic, designed by dkarchitekti studio under the direction of David Kudla, offers a new concept of the indoor swimming pool in which interaction between people swimming inside the building and passers-by outside plays an essential role in the architectural narrative.

Mahos Architecture’s addition to a home in a vineyard

24-10-2022 - Materials

Mahos Architecture’s addition to a home in a vineyard

Mahos Architecture, the French studio of Lucile Maurel and Camille Hours, designed an addition to a family home in Provence to provide extra living space and panoramic views over the vineyard. The geometry of the addition is based on the proportions of the home and extension of the existing façades in harmony with the landscape.

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A 3D printed tram stop in Prague by So Concrete

19-10-2022 - Materials

A 3D printed tram stop in Prague by So Concrete

In Prague, the Výstaviště tram stop in Holešovice, with a shelter made of UHPC concrete manufactured using robotic 3D printing, is one of a kind. The project designed by the Czech So Concrete firm, has enriched the experience of users as well as of the work team, saving up to 60% in materials compared to a traditional stop, with relative economic and sustainability benefits.

Wood to reinterpret the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

10-10-2022 - Materials

Wood to reinterpret the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

'Mass is More’ is an installation designed by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Bauhaus Earth, bringing the innovation of solid wood construction to the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona. The project establishes a dialogue between the industrial modernity of the 20th century and the new low-emission buildings of the 21st century.

MAB Anachar Basbous in Rachana, Lebanon: a site for beauty

30-09-2022 - Materials

MAB Anachar Basbous in Rachana, Lebanon: a site for beauty

Lebanese artist Anachar Basbous and architect Jawdat Arnouk created „Mohtaraf Anachar Basbous“, MAB, a site full of beauty, love and hope in Rachana, in northern Lebanon, as a container for the sculptor’s artworks, built of raw concrete on the basis of local architectural traditions.

Living Theatre Mount by Wutopia Lab for Vanke

07-09-2022 - Materials

Living Theatre Mount by Wutopia Lab for Vanke

Living Theatre Mount is the name of the work designed by the Chinese Wutopia Lab architecture studio for the demonstration area of the Vanke Cloud Valley project for builder Xuzhou Vanke. A multifunctional building that serves both as an exhibition space to showcase the new neighbourhood under construction, as well as an element of urban connection. A place that fosters social interaction between new and old residents.

From garage to studio, a transformation in Seattle

01-09-2022 - Materials

From garage to studio, a transformation in Seattle

In Seattle's Ballard district, the architects of Mutuus Studio, Jim Friesz and Kristen Becker have transformed an old garage into a small studio measuring approximately 33 square metres. The project, realised in collaboration with Crescent Builds, follows the wish of the owners and proposes a multifunctional living space for all members of the family.

The memory of the countryside as an attraction, Imprint by Hu Quanchun

22-08-2022 - Materials

The memory of the countryside as an attraction, Imprint by Hu Quanchun

Designer Hu Quanchun of Field Conforming Studio is the author of an unusual public artwork entitled Imprint. It depicts a section of a muddy country road complete with rural footprints. Made of Corten steel, he designed it for the first OCT Fab Public Art Festival, held in the Fab Town theme park in Xiangyang. Creating a strong contrast in the rarefied context, it is a work that astonishes visitors.

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