Retrofitting Ruins: Designer Turns 6 Abandonments into Modern Dwellings

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[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]

The question of what to do with ruins is as old as architecture, and answers range from demolition to meticulous reconstruction, or: cleverly combining what’s there with something new and functional.

Graphic designer Neomam has taken on a series of uninhabited buildings, playfully updating them while preserving core elements of what was left behind.

Castles on hills, colonial outposts, and farmer cottages are all raw material for these reuses, contrasting with new glass and complemented with rust-colored corten steel.

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Idyllic Gehry

4 hours 43 minutes ago
On Saturday, Thomas Kahn-kade (@robyniko) posted a string of his "Thomas Kinkade + Modernism mashups" to Twitter. Here is one of Frank Gehry's residence in Santa Monica, California.



Others icons of modern residential architecture include Philip Johnson's Glass House, Louis I. Kahn's Fisher House, Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye, and Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House. Check 'em out.
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Duggan Morris

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Duggan Morris
2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · King’s Cross office building . London Duggan Morris Architects . photos: © Jack Hobhouse . + dezeen Since 2001, Argent have planned, managed and delivered the regeneration of King’s Cross – one of the most significant urban development projects in the UK. The 67 acre site has a rich history … Continue reading Duggan Morris
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Mirrorhouse / XTEN Architecture

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© Art Gray Photography © Art Gray Photography
© Art Gray Photography © Art Gray Photography

Text description provided by the architects. The Mirrorhouse is perched in the hills of LA, located in the Trousdale Estates of Beverly Hills with an incredible view extending from Downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean.

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Studio Gang Reveals Twisting High-Rise MIRA Tower for San Francisco

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© Studio Gang and Binyan © Studio Gang and Binyan

Studio Gang has released images of their proposed high-rise MIRA residential scheme in the heart of San Francisco. Currently under construction, the 400-foot-tall tower will contain almost 400 residential units when completed, 40% of which will be below market rate.

The scheme's design is centered on the evolution of the bay window element, a feature common to San Francisco’s early houses. The bay window is reimagined in a high-rise context, twisting across the full height of the tower to offer views across the city.

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de vylder vinck taillieu

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2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · Pavillion Horst . Holsbeek de vylder vinck taillieu architecten That it does not look good makes it look good. Two columns are enough. The roof is balanced. The columns rest firmly on the foundations. The foundations rest on the earth. The two columns are stacks of bricks. Not even using … Continue reading de vylder vinck taillieu
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Caja de Luz / Juan Alberto Andrade

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© Jag Studio © Jag Studio
  • Architect: Juan Alberto Andrade
  • Location: Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
  • Construction: Juan Alberto Andrade
  • Collaborators: Camila Azúa, María José Váscones, Cuqui Rodríguez
  • Structural Design: Patricio Cevallos Salas
  • Area: 98.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photography: Jag Studio
  • Local Hand Work: René Bazurto, Calixto Yanez, Byron Zambrano, Milton Moreira, Carlos Zambrano
© Jag Studio © Jag Studio

There are two ways of spreading light: being the source that irradiates it or the mirror that reflects it

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Ghost Wash House / Architecture-Infrastructure-Research

10 hours 3 minutes ago
© Bill Timmerman © Bill Timmerman
  • Landscape Architect: Colwell/Shelor Landscape Architects
  • Interior Designer: Darren Petrucci, AIA
  • General Contractor: Build, Inc.
  • Construction Manager: Mark Allen
  • Mechanical Engineer: Kunka Engineering
  • Structural Engineer: JT Engineering
  • Electrical Engineer: Woodward Engineering
  • Civil Engineer: Fleet Fisher Civil Engineering
  • Lighting Designer: Walter Spitz – Creative Designs in Lighting

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Herzog & de Meuron

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2semesters 150entradas 150posts 2semestres · West Wing Extension of Helvetia Head Office . St. Gallen Herzog & de Meuron . + a as architecture The extension of the head office, west wing is the last stage of the competition which Herzog & de Meuron won in 1989 and consists of four structures docked onto the … Continue reading Herzog & de Meuron
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Tips For Using Concrete in Architecture

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<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/stankuns/4941477191'>© via Flickr Fernando Stankuns </a> Licença CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. ImageFAUUSP / Vilanova Artigas <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/stankuns/4941477191'>© via Flickr Fernando Stankuns </a> Licença CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. ImageFAUUSP / Vilanova Artigas

In the eyes of an architect, concrete is practically a fetish. Currently, it's used in a wide range of projects and buildings, from infrastructure to residential, and offers an architect a great deal of freedom in generating eye-catching results. To start, we will show you how to pre-dimension concrete structures and understand what cracks in concrete structures mean. Continue reading to get our tips on how to use concrete and get the best result possible.

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Urban planning in the global village

12 hours 20 minutes ago

Can young architects and urban planners lead on sustainable urbanism with the UN and the Commonwealth?

Can the young built-environment professionals of the Commonwealth offer a global lead on truly sustainable cities? We believe so, and set out our case here. We apologise in advance for the blizzard of initials of all the various UK and international organisations, groups and initiatives involved. Stay with us and we’ll explain how all these fit together – because collaboration is vital for all our futures.

First, some recent background. On 9-18 July this year, the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development took place in New York. On the agenda was a review of several ‘sustainable development goals’, part of the UN Agenda 2030. Among these was SGD11, looking at making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe resilient and sustainable.

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