Lake House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

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Cortesía de Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Cortesía de Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Location: Caldes de Malavella, Spain
  • Architects In Charge: Fran Silvestre, Fran Ayala, Sandra Insa
  • Interior Design: Alfaro Hofmann
  • Collaborators: María Masià, Estefanía Soriano, Pablo Camarasa, Ricardo Candela, David Sastre, Sevak Asatrián, Vicente Picó, Rubén March, Jose Manuel Arnao, Rosa Juanes, Gemma Aparicio, Sergio Llobregat, Juan Martinez, Paz Garcia, Neus Roso, Daniel Uribe, Joan Maravilla, Javier Briones, Ángel Pérez, Tomás Villa, Sergio Tórtola
  • Comunications: Sara Atienza
  • Finance: Ana de Pablo
  • Promotor: PGA Catalunya Resort
  • Project Director: Cercle Gespromat
  • Wellness Consultor : Evalore

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Architecture @ Kanopy

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Ever since learning about Kanopy back in June, I've been using the free, limited access made available through two libraries – NYPL and Queens Library – to watch primarily documentaries on architecture. If you live in the United States and have a card at a participating library, then you might know already that Kanopy is excellent for watching documentaries of all sorts but also independent films, foreign films, and classic movies. This isn't binge-watching on Netflix; it's expanding one's mind by watching educational, intelligent films on a variety of subjects. Below are 40 architecture films worth watching, organized by film production company.



Checkerboard Film Foundation:

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Nelson Resende

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Nelson Resende
Office . Ovar Nelson Resende . photos: © João Morgado – Architecture Photography The building results from the need to create two offices, with possible autonomous use, but allowing an internal connection, considering the possible merging of the two spaces. The construction is located on level ground, at a height of about 1.00 m above … Continue reading Nelson Resende
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Kaikaya by Masquespacio | Restaurant interiors

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A year ago Mireia contacted Masquespacio. Valencian, almost converted in Brazilian and passionate surfer she had the dream to open the first tropical sushi restaurant in her native city. This way Kaikaya was born, a project clearly inspired by Mireia’s lifestyle and that mixes elements from Japan and Brazilian tropicalismo. In the beginning of the twentieth century the first Japanese arrived to Brazil with the aim to work in the coffee plantations, although, the Japanese nutrition was totally different to the Brazilian for which they were obliged to adapt to the local ingredients. Seeking their own flavors, a new nikkei Nipo-Brazilian gastronomy flourished with a strong identity that after more than one century with its unique flavors and fusions reached international fame. Kaikaya, is the result of this history, bringing the fusion of traditional and methodic Japan with the tropical and exotic, contemporary Brazil to the center of Valencia. A representation showed both through its… continue

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North-south Metro Line by Benthem Crouwel Architects | Railway stations

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<b>It's finished!</b> Benthem Crouwel Architects has designed seven new metro stations: Noord, Noorderpark, Amsterdam Central Station, Rokin, Vijzelgracht, De Pijp, and Europaplein. Two of them are above ground and five are underground, along a route that is almost ten kilometers long. From July 22, 2018 Amsterdam residents, commuters, tourists and day trippers can travel from the north to the south of the city in just 15 minutes. <b>Public space</b> The North-South Line route has been designed as a new public layer in the city, underneath the streets and canals that have supported public and private transport for centuries. Just like the streets and canals lie openly in the public space, the entrances to the stations are also open and uncovered, functioning as an extension of the street. The shortest possible connection between street and platform ensures that the stations feel safe and are easy to maintain. The open entrances lead to halls that are still experienced as part of t… continue

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CUBE - Education and Self Study Center by KAAN Architecten | Universities

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KAAN Architecten has designed “CUBE”, the new Education and Self Study Center at Tilburg University (Netherlands). This compact and ostensibly low structure blends into its surrounding green landscape and into the larger architectural ensemble of the Dutch educational campus, which includes the quintessential Cobbenhagen building of the Catholic College of Economics, constructed back in the Sixties. Located in the north-west corner of the campus, which is characterized by an orthogonal plan, the 11.000 square-meter building serves all faculties and it is in constant use by some 2.200 students and lecturers that cross its spaces every day. CUBE is anchored to the landscape by paved pathways that guide users to its entrances on the south-side corners. It is a secluded space for study that feels like an opening in the woods. More than any other building in the campus, the new Education and Self Study Center is a building for students: open and spacious, elegant and robust. KAAN Arc… continue

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Kreativer Rückzug für neue Energie by Beck Objekteinrichtungen | Manufacturer references

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In einem für derartige Mammutprojekte sehr kurzen Umsetzungszeitraum von Oktober 2016 bis Januar 2017 wurde ein innovatives Gestaltungskonzept für Beleuchtung, Akustik und Möblierung gefunden, abgestimmt und realisiert. Gefordert waren offene, moderne und kommunikative Arbeitswelten, in denen konzentriertes Arbeiten des Einzelnen ebenso möglich wird, wie der konstruktive Dialog im Team oder der kreative Rückzug zum Brainstorming. Eine funktional-designorientierte Möblierung aller Büroräume und Sonderbereiche, ein Beleuchtungskonzept, das ergonomische und arbeitspsychologische Aspekte gleichermaßen berücksichtigt sowie die spezielle Akustikplanung sorgen für überragende Funktionalität und Effizienz bei gleichzeitig hoher Akzeptanz der Belegschaft. In der Gestaltung dominiert eine klare und pure Formensprache sowohl in den Arbeits- als auch in den Lounge- und Versorgungsbereichen. Die akzentuiert gesetzten Farbkombinationen schaffen eine modern behagliche Atmosphäre und grenzen… continue

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Barclay & Crousse's University of Piura Edificio E in Peru wins the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize

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© Cristobal Palma © Cristobal Palma

Barclay & Crousse Architecture’s Edificio E, University of Piura in Peru has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), recognizing the most distinguished architectural works built on the North and South American continents.

The project was selected from a shortlist of six finalists, joining SANAA’s Grace Farms, Alvaro Siza’s Iberê Camargo Foundation and Herzog & de Meuron’s 1111 Lincoln Road as winners of the highly-regarded prize which was established in 2003.

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AD Classics: Grundtvig's Church / Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint

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Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen Courtesy of Flickr user Flemming Ibsen

This article was originally published on July 28, 2016. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Six million yellow bricks on a hilltop just outside Copenhagen form one of the world’s foremost, if not perhaps comparatively unknown, Expressionist monuments. Grundtvigs Kirke (“Grundtvig’s Church”), designed by architect Peder Vilhelm Jensen Klint, was built between 1921 and 1940 as a memorial to N.F.S. Grundtvig – a famed Danish pastor, philosopher, historian, hymnist, and politician of the 19th century.[1] Jensen Klint, inspired by Grundtvig’s humanist interpretation of Christianity, merged the scale and stylings of a Gothic cathedral with the aesthetics of a Danish country church to create a landmark worthy of its namesake.[2]

It was decided in 1912 that Grundtvig, who had passed away in 1873, had been so significant to Danish history and culture that he merited a national monument. Two competitions were held in 1912 and 1913, bringing in numerous design submissions for statues, decorative columns, and architectural memorials.[3]

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Aireys Ramp House / Irons McDuff Architecture

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© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese
© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese

Text description provided by the architects. Intent was to create a strong sense of escape to the coastal bushland, for a client looking for spatial reprieve from their small dwelling and a timber dwelling. The challenge was its location in a bushfire prone, suburban sub-division. Simple principles of defence against cold ocean winds and hot westerly sun, maximising north light and tightly planned circulation, led to the idea of an arm of enveloping the private space within, wrapping itself around as protection against the prevailing conditions.

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Café Parallel / TEMP

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© Weiqi Jin © Weiqi Jin
  • Architects: TEMP
  • Location: Guloudong Street #231, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
  • Design Team: Howard Jiho Kim, Dakyung Hwang, Zhenkun Cai, Xiaojing Guo, Zhihua Chen
  • Area: 40.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Weiqi Jin
© Weiqi Jin © Weiqi Jin

Text description provided by the architects. Beijing-based architecture studio, TEMP has designed a café in the old hutong area near the Drum Tower, Beijng. Café Parallel occupies an old wood structured space that was close to being collapsed. Reinforced with steel structures and refinished with bricks, cement, and metal mesh, it has been renovated into a modern café.

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CANOPY Jackson Square / M-PROJECTS

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© Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher
  • Architects: M-PROJECTS
  • Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Lead Architects: Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi of M-Projects
  • Other Participants: Steve Mohebi
  • Area: 13000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Joe Fletcher, Sahra Jajarmikhayat
© Joe Fletcher © Joe Fletcher

Text description provided by the architects. Designed by Yves Behar and Amir Mortazavi of M-PROJECTS, CANOPY Jackson Square delivers impeccable contemporary and ergonomic design within a serene, distraction-free environment.  

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10 Architects, 10 Homes of the Future: The 2018 China House Vision Exhibition

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[ By SA Rogers in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ]

Visions for the homes of China’s future actively transform, adapt, provide greater comfort when sharing small spaces, grow food and even prepare for extraterrestrial lifestyles. The theme of this year’s HOUSE VISION exhibition is “NEW GRAVITY,” focusing on finding solutions for practical problems in China’s living environment while combining “human wisdom with modern science and technology to explore the ideal way of living in the future.”

Designers were encouraged to think about elements like the sharing economy, artificial intelligence, energy consumption and communication while producing their full-scale prototypes. All ten models will be on display outside Beijing’s iconic “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium by architects Herzog & de Meuron through November 4th, 2018.

Founded in 2011 by Japanese graphic designer and curator Kenya Hara, HOUSE VISION is “a cultural research project that combines architects and companies to build a future home with the concept of ‘’new common sense of the future’… The project hopes to use ‘home’ as a medium to think about the future lifestyle and even the development of the world.”

Company Housing for MUJI by Go Hasegawa and Associates

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