The Month in Review
In This Issue :
Recipient of the RIBA Award 2007, the new Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art gallery building and adjoining Public Square are part of the redevelopment of the town centre in Middlesbrough, in the UK, a community of approximately 150,000 inhabitants in the North East of England, serving as commercial and cultural centre for an area of about 650,000 people.
Regeneration embodies the sequences of devastation, survival, rebirth, adaptation and life. In war, nature—comprising the land and the human spirit nurtured thereon—is ravaged and seemingly destroyed. Located in the Ottawa, Canada, the project's conception is a joint venture between Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Griffiths Rankin Cook Architects.
The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (shortened to Perimeter Institute or simply PI) is an independent, resident-based research institute devoted to foundational issues in theoretical physics. Riding the controversial line between public and private space, this private research institute attempts to subvert the usual hard thresholds established by private enterprise in the public realm.
Expected to be one of the first synagogues to obtain a LEED Platinum certification, this project located in the city of Evanston, Illinois, has just been inaugurated in February. The design balances the limitations of a small site with an ambitious program that uniformly promotes its worship, educational, and community objectives.
USC Campus Addition Encourages Collaboration in Cancer Research. The Harlyne J. Norris Research Tower (HNRT), designed by leading healthcare architecture firm Lee, Burkhart, Liu, Inc. (LBL), provides scientists with flexible lab spaces, while fulfilling the mandate to foster collaboration between the university researchers and private industry.
This impressive project is located in TianJin, a city perched on the estuary of The Haihe River, and considered as the eastern gate of Beijing in China. The city, which has a rich history that goes back for several centuries, contemplates the future with high expectations and infinite boundaries.
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 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.
Located in Kent New York, this gorgeous house by Resolution: 4 Architecture displays an intricate interplay of volumes that is well enhanced by a judicious selection of materials that helps it to delicately blend in its natural surrounding. The house reserves its visitors a delightful surprise at every corner and the richness of the external enclosure is nicely complemented with the richness of the internal spaces.
Brio54 have developed a series of prefabricated houses that are both attractive and affordable. Going for a modern look, the designers focused on the functionality of these homes and the daily requirements of today’s families. Along with design, functionality and affordability, Brio54’s designs are environmentally friendly with a special focus on the conservation of natural resources and the creation of a non-toxic healthy living environment.
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