BGP Arquitectura - GDL1 House in Guadalajara, Mexico
Sunday, 30 December 2007 11:11

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The project by BGP Arquitectura is located on a sloped site in the suburbs of the city of Guadalajara in Mexico, facing a fantastic view towards a beautiful green park as well as the city.

The house is built on two levels composed each of a rectangular volume and placed in perpendicular to each other.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2009 16:26
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HOK-Designed Museum earns LEED® Silver from U.S. Green Building Council
Monday, 11 February 2008 03:43

building_winter_scene.jpg The Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, a new museum complex in Tupper Lake, New York, has earned distinction as the first LEED certified museum in the State of New York.

Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) system is the recognized international benchmark in green building design and construction.

Through a series of integrated sustainable strategies that are expected to save between 20 percent and 30 percent of its normal operating costs, The Wild Center exceeded the base LEED certification to earn a Silver distinction. The LEED system provides a roadmap for measuring and documenting sustainability across six categories: sustainable site including construction activity pollution prevention; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; and innovation and design process.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 17:49
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Kanner Architects - 26th Street Low Income Housing project
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 10:36

26street_09.jpg Kanner Architect's 26th Street Low Income Housing project thoroughly integrates a sustainable approach with high caliber Modernist design, effectively challenging the paradigm for affordable urban housing.

Located in Santa Monica, California, the project—which won both an AIA National Honor Award and an AIA National Housing Award—is a celebration of the environment. Providing open spaces at every opportunity in this urban setting, the design takes advantage of fresh air, sunlight and open sky.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 20 November 2009 16:14
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Machado and Silvetti Architects - The Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Wednesday, 12 December 2007 19:00


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A renovation and addition to a historic museum.

Located in Brunswick, Maine, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art is a historic building originally designed by Charles Follen McKim of McKim, Mead and White and dedicated in 1894. It is considered a Landmark in North American museum architecture. The project by Machado and Silvetti Architects  had to on enlarge the existing museum to accommodate the museum’s expanding needs. The project also needed to update the building systems. The architects had therefore to bring the museum into Twenty first Century requirements while keeping the integrity of the original nineteenth Century building.

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 June 2011 14:53
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Katsuhiro Miyamoto and Associates - The Clover House
Monday, 05 November 2007 02:20

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Japanese Architect, Katsuhiro Miyamoto brings us a  smart and well integrated project called the Clover House. With a total built area of 76m2 proves that beautiful things can come in small sizes.


The house is made of two levels; a basement and a first floor. It is spatially defined by three elements, the rectilinear retaining wall in the basement, the external wall of the ground floor, shaped as a square glass box, and most importantly, at the center of the house, curvilinear wall shaped like a cloverleaf 4.6m (15ft) high that emerges from basement to the first floor and help define the different spaces in the house.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 January 2011 10:05
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Diller Scofidio + Renfro - Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA
Wednesday, 28 January 2009 03:29

With its upper level hovering dramatically over the water, the Institute of Contemporary Art offers its visitors, a rich and dynamic visual experience. The building deals with the challenging concept of offering both interactive public areas and intimate private spaces within a single unified entity.
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As explained by Elizabeth Diller: “The design of the ICA negotiates between two competing objectives: to perform as a dynamic civic building filled with public and social activities, and as a contemplative space providing individual visitors with intimate experiences with contemporary art.  The "public" building is built from the ground up; the "intimate" building, from the sky down ».

Last Updated on Saturday, 21 November 2009 14:19
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Zaha Hadid Architects - Next Gene Architecture Museum in Taipei, Taiwan
Monday, 20 October 2008 04:20

taiwan_04.jpg With undeniable talent, Zaha Hadid Architects keep pushing the envelope of architecture, while injecting innovative ideas that make their projects more dynamic and fluid.

A perfect example is this recently designed museum, located in Au-Di, Taipei county, northern part of Taiwan. This dynamic site is situated on the end corner of a steep sloping hill.

The form harmonizes with the surrounding landscape and is embedded into its natural topography. The structural system of the conic walls give a distinct character to the inside of the museum. The interstitial spaces of each conic wall create the fluid circulation system linking all the spaces from exterior landscape to interior museum.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 October 2008 05:32
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