The Month in Review - August 08 Print
Tuesday, 02 September 2008 02:05

August Month in Review


Ateliers Jean Nouvel - Tour Signal

A new landmark tower will be marking in the next few years the Parisian skyline. Designed by Jean Nouvel, the Tour Signal is a building that consists of 71-storey and will located in the grerater region of Paris, inside the prestigious business district of la Défense. The Architect has chosen to locate its project at the Porte Ouest to open up the La Défense neighbourhood to Puteaux.

Rafael Viñoly Architects - expansion of the Brooklyn Children - Museum

Rafael Viñoly Architects' expansion of the Brooklyn Children's Museum, located at the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and St. Marks Avenue in Crown Heights, has reached substantial completion. It is slated to be New York City's first LEED Silver museum. The museum was founded in 1899 and expanded on its current site in 1977. In 1999, it began to seek ways to increase capacity and to  create a new public presence for the twenty-first century.

Busby Perkins+Will - The Brentwood Station in Vancouver

The Millennium Line's flagship location boasts a high-tech aesthetic with user friendly warmth. Located in Vancouver BC, Canada, Brentwood Town Centre is one of 11 stations on the Millennium Line, the latest extension to Vancouver’s rapid transit system known as SkyTrain.

Oyler Wu Collaborative - Taipei Tower

Designed by the Los Angeles based firm of Oyler Wu and situated in the heart of Taipei, this project strives to rethink the typology of housing tower as a tall box with repetitive balconies, as is the case with most housing in the city of Taipei. This proposal utilizes geometry and materiality to accommodate the needs of the tenants but also to create a scheme that is not based on repetition.

Erick van Egeraat - Grave City Hall

Designed by Erick van Egeraat, the new building for the City Hall of Grave in the Netherland, was officially opened this summer. The municipality shares the building with housing corporation Maasland and the regional historic archive of the Province of North Brabant, BHIC.

Arons en Gelauff Architecten - Animal Refuge Centre Amsterdam

This colorful project regroups the two animal refuges in Amsterdam creating the largest pound in the Netherlands. The plot is on fringes of the city.  Shaped like a wedge, it was apparently impossible to fit the functions of the animal shelter.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios - Woodbury University new studio building

Woodbury University’s new studio building, designed by Los Angeles-based Rios Clementi Hale Studios, completes the school’s architecture facilities.  Adding a publicly prominent new structure to the Burbank campus, the architects created a two-story building that comprises studio and critique space for approximately 200 students, as well as all-school exhibition space.

nARCHITECTS - Switch Building

Switch Building is a 7 storey apartment and art gallery building at 109 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side, New York City. The building consists of four floor-through apartments, a duplex penthouse, and a double height art gallery on the ground and cellar levels.  nARCHITECTS provided full architectural services for the project, including all interior design.

Guilherme Machado Vaz - Centipede in the Garden (Tea House)

The Centipede is a Tea House in the Basílio Teles Garden, located in Matosinhos, the city where Álvaro Siza was born, in the North of Portugal. The garden stands in front of the beautiful City Hall building, designed by Arch. Alcino Soutinho in the late 80’s. This, once, romantic garden of the ninetieth century is now the sum of continuous interventions with poor architectonic quality and obsolete urban equipment.

The Baupiloten - A group of students doing real life projects (part 2)

Last month, we introduced The Baupiloten ,  a group of students at thearchitectural faculty of the TU Berlin who carry out building projectsunder the guidance and supervision of the architects Susanne Hofmann,AA Dipl. and Dipl. Ing. Martin Janekovic. The second project that theycompleted is the refurbishment of the Kindergarten Traumbaum (”Tree of Dreams”), located on Dessauer Street 27, Berlin.

Houses

OJMR Architects - Fritz Residence

The house is designed for a retired couple with the need for guest bedroom suites and a large communal space for the living, dining, and kitchen areas. This 2,600 square-feet single-family residence is located in Palm Desert, California. The house is located on a flat, irregularly shaped lot at the end of a cul-de-sac.

G Ateliers Architecture - Ecological Refuges

The project is located in Guatapé- Antioquia, Colombia,  just two hours away from Medellín, a place with natural potential for ecological tourism development. It consists of a series of refuges immerged within a natural landscape which offers visitors an escape from the daily monotony of the agitated city life.

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