BGP arquitectura - Casa AV
Wednesday, 26 March 2008 11:35

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One of the hardest and most challenging tasks for an architect designing a house is to take an existing project and transforming it into a house that is geared towards a more contemporary lifestyle.

With Casa AV, BGP arquitectura has been able to achieve great results in the redesigning of a house from the 70’s of no significant architectural value and located in front of one of the most important avenues of Mexico City.

What is most impressive is the fact that, due to a retrained budget, the original structure was kept intact.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2009 16:25
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Bernard Tschumi Architects - Concert Hall in Limoges, France
Monday, 24 November 2008 02:14

Zénith concert halls have been a major feature of French cultural life over the last twenty-five years, and these state-sponsored venues for rock concerts, political gatherings, and other cultural events. Bernard Tschumi Architects designed this latest Zénith Concert Hall built in Limoges.
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Last Updated on Monday, 24 November 2008 05:51
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Nestle Chocolate Museum By Rojkind Arquitectos
Friday, 05 October 2007 03:25

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Rojkind Arquitectos worked around the clock to turn their client's requirements for a Chocolate Museum into a remarkable spatial experience.

While Nestlé’s chocolate Factory in Mexico City (located in Paseo Tollocan near Toluca) was in need of an inner pathway for visitors to witness the production of their favorite chocolates, a group of experts put together by rojkind arquitectos and Traqs suggested bigger plans for the company.

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 December 2009 13:17
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Trahan Architects - Holy Rosary Church Complex
Friday, 20 June 2008 03:08

Trahan Architects wanted to relay the spiritual atmosphere of the church complex through its architecture. The project is an honest exploration of form, function, natural light and materials, providing an engaging and profound study in sacred space.

The oratory is the focal point of its rural Roman Catholic campus, predominant by its unique placement and floating within the sacred precinct of a courtyard space.

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Photographs courtesy of Timothy Hursley

Last Updated on Monday, 05 April 2010 06:44
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JKMM Architects - The New City Library in Turku, Finland
Monday, 27 April 2009 00:39

The new city library in Turku is located at the historical centre of the city. The building is the latest addition to a block with the old library and several other historically valuable buildings. The historical and cultural value of the site presented a great challenge for the planning of the new building. The objective of the project was to create a new construct, which would harmonize with the historically invaluable setting while also manifesting an architecture of its own age.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:43
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Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)- Casa da Música
Thursday, 15 November 2007 19:00

Casa Musica - Office of Metropolitan Architecture - General View



A major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal designed by  Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas  and the Office of Metropolitan Architecture. It is located on a plaza between a historic area of Porto, the Rotunda da Boavista and a newer working-class neighborhood.

As a result of Porto being selected as one of the two cultural capitals of Europe in 2001, the Minister of Culture and the city of Porto founded Porto 2001, an organization which was to initiate and prepare different urban and cultural interventions for the city of Porto. In this context five international architectural practices, amongst which was OMA, were invited to participate in a restricted competition for a new concert hall to be positioned in the historical centre of Porto, the Rotunda da Boavista.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2009 08:56
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Brooks + Scarpa Dwell House II
Monday, 22 October 2007 01:54
Dwell House II  seeks to redefine the concept of a home into a flexible, multifunctional and adaptable space addressing the needs of today’s modern family, on a limited budget.
Dwell02.jpg Finding shelter and comfort through its access to the very environment that surrounds it, Dwell House II breaks the prescriptive mold of the traditional home by creating public and private “zones” in which private space is de-emphasized, in favor of  large public living areas, with commanding views of the surrounding environment.  Because the heating and cooling systems in both “zones” can be divided according to their public/private function, more efficient systems can be used, leading to a house which, upon completion, will set a new standard for innovation in design and sustainability.
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 May 2011 10:43
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