Posts tagged ‘Architecture’

November 30, 2011

‘Quartier m’ Dusseldorf, Germany

‘Quartier m’  in Dusseldorf, Germany is an architectural concept developed and designed by Berlin based Jurgen Mayer H. Architects. The company received two prizes in urban planning for this concept. Construction of the project is planned for 2014. The site will serve as link between the HauptBahnhof Central Station and tanzhaus NRW/capitol. The main feature of the project is the high rise that growing out from enclosing peripheral developments.

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November 23, 2011

House S

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Built in the 60′s by architect Wilfried Hilger House S located in Wiesbaden, Germany was redesigned by German studio CHRIST.CHRIST.Associated Architects. The existing single-level building was cleverly transformed into a two-story modern residence. The residence represents contemporary urban developments, creating a balanced architecture that allows further building if necessary.

October 14, 2011

Small house in Tokyo

The project design by Mizuishi Architect Atelier. The house is built on the surface of 29.07 sq.m only!

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October 9, 2011

Louis Vuitton on architecture and interior design


Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors is a new book exploring the architecture and interior designs of Louis Vuitton stores. LV encourages innovation in its design preserving the luxury image of the brand. Throughout the book  reader will explore the design of international stores, industrial sites as well as unrealized projects, including the interviews with some of the most talented architects and designers who talk about the projects created in collaboration with LV. The book examines the physical aspects of these buildings as well as the ideas that went into their composition.

October 9, 2011

Adidas HQ Interior Design

Probably, this is how the “office” heaven looks like. Interior design of the new HQ of Adidas in Herzogenaurach, Germany developed by KINZO and Kadawittfeldarchitektur design teams.

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September 23, 2011

Architecture of the week. Shanghai Oriental Art Center

The Oriental Arts Centre project is a first rank public cultural building, encompassing mainly three venues : a 1,979 seats Philharmonic Orchestra Hall, a 1,054 seats lyric Theatre, a 330 seats chamber Music Hall. It also features ancillary public facilities, such a Exhibition Hall, Music Shops, restaurant and Arts Exchange premises : arts Library, Multimedia and training Center. The project includes also all the suitable backstage facilities for the needs of the performance control areas, performances premises such as dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms and lounges. The construction started on 26 March 2002 and ended on 31 December 2004.

The building merges architectural artistry with functionality. The material of the façades is mainly laminated glass incorporating perforated metal sheets. The five interconnected hemispherical halls or ‘petals’, resembling a butterfly or butterfly orchid from above, each ‘petal’ belonging in turn to the entrance hall, the Performance Hall, the Concert Hall, the Exhibition Hall, and the Opera Hall, respectively. To avoid confusion when inside, the interior of each of the five segments are decorated with large distinctly coloured pebbles hung on the walls as a means of differentiating between them. Inside, the dark granite floors and richly hued furnishings offer the feeling of being inside a forest, while the metal-layered glass screen walls filter the sunshine for a softly diffused forest floor effect.

With a 39,694 sq.m construction site area, the project is built on 7 main levels. The project architectural intend is based on the following basic principles:

– The building has a base on which the public spaces will develop
– The halls will emerge from the base as trees from the earth
– The building should be covered and enclosed by one unique cantilevered roof, linked by curved glass walls to the base
– Spaces inside the building are distributed around and from a central circulation and meeting point. This should apply to the public as well as to the performers and the VIP’s
– The public space should be open and adaptable in order to increase the potential of use of the building
– The performers should be provided with an efficient and agreeable working space
– The three performance halls should be different in form and use different materials
– The outside walls of the three halls will use enamel ceramic as their main common material
– The material of the façades will be a glass incorporating a perforated metal sheet of variable density
– The facades design itself will express innovation, modernity and enhance the public areas
– Although secondary in their functional importance, the public spaces will define the character of the building and its filting with the spirit of the time.

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