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Saitowitz: bridge home in California

07-05-2014

Saitowitz: bridge home in California

Stanley Saitowitz of Natoma Architects underlines the originality of the site of his bridge-shaped home in California, built out of the most commonly used materials in modern American architecture: steel, concrete and glass, employed here in both the structure and the cladding.

GPY arquitectos: SEGAI Research Centre in Tenerife

12-02-2014

GPY arquitectos: SEGAI Research Centre in Tenerife

Designed to be an architectural symbol, the SEGAI Research Centre in Tenerife, by GPY arquitectos of Span, is inspired by the landscape around it, amidst the farmland of the Faculty of Agriculture of La Laguna University. The materials employed in the project complete one another, combining strength with light weight.

Exit: a prison becomes a cultural centre in Palencia

15-08-2012

Exit: a prison becomes a cultural centre in Palencia

The high-tech idiom of the architects of Spanish studio Exit converts the old prison buildings in Palencia into a contemporary architectural project hosting an important new function for the city: the headquarters of a cultural centre, with an auditorium and a library.

Arolat: Raif Dinçkök Yalova Cultural Center

29-02-2012

Arolat: Raif Dinçkök Yalova Cultural Center

Raif Dinçkök Yalova cultural centre, near Istanbul, is a reflection on the theme of the façade in homage to Arabian architecture with its decorative gratings. Architect Emre Arolat interprets the façade as a skin which is entirely independent of the interior layout, and uses his material, Corten steel, to build a landmark in the landscape.

Cano Briceño: Café and Estudio 5 for artists

25-01-2012

Cano Briceño: Café and Estudio 5 for artists

Alfredo Cano Briceño shows the world of design that it is possible “to make something out of nothing”, constructing a sustainable building using recycled materials with a high expressive potential, in a contemporary project in which architecture is at the service of art and culture in the context of a place of entertainment.

Larsen and Eliasson: concert hall in Reykjavik

10-11-2011

Larsen and Eliasson: concert hall in Reykjavik

Inspired by the northern light and the dramatic Icelandic scenery, Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre stands on the boundary between sea and land. With its spectacular façades designed by Henning Larsen Architects and Olafur Eliasson, the building stands out like a big light sculpture, adding new character to the harbour area and linking it with the city centre.

Fluid Motion Architects: Mellat Park Cineplex

17-12-2010

Fluid Motion Architects: Mellat Park Cineplex

Adapt to your surroundings, or stand out alone? Contemporary architecture is constantly trying to answer this question. But there are projects which manage to go beyond it without having to choose, achieving the perfect synthesis between standing out and blending in, between symbolism and enhancement of the surrounding landscape. One of these is Mellat Park Cineplex in Tehran.

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