Design Miami temporary structure by Aranda\\Lasch
New York architects Aranda\\Lasch have designed a temporary exhibition venue for this year’s Design Miami collectors’ fair. The 4,000 square metre structure will house exhibitors at the show, held in the Miami Design District from 3-6 December. Here’s some info from Design Miami: DESIGN MIAMI/ UNVEILS FURTHER DETAILS ON NEW TEMPORARY STRUCTURE For the first time, Design Miami/, the pre-eminent international fair for limited edition design, has commissioned a new ………….
The timber dwelling is located on a hilltop in a remote coastal area. The following information is from Fantastic Norway: Cabin Vardehaugen Fantastic Norway Short Project information: Name: Coastal Cabin (by “Fantastic Norway) Category: Residential/ recreational The cabin is situated on the top of a rocky hill at the outermost coast of Fosen (Norway). The building is carefully placed and designed in relation to the local terrain
Project X by René van Zuuk
Dutch architect René van Zuuk has designed a house for himself in Almere in the Netherlands. Called Project X, the villa includes an office space and is located at the Fantasy District, an area for experimental housing. The following is from René van Zuuk: Project X (Text by Maarten Willems) Behind the somewhat mysterious name ‘Project X’, hides the design of René van Zuuk and his family’s own residence. The villa with a small office space is located right next to the architect’s former residence Psyche in Almere’s The Fantasy district, …
Hybrid plaza as soothing urban space
Hybrid plaza as soothing urban space A contemporary “square” linking buildings and people in extreme hot climatesThe Emerald Plaza project for the city of Abu Dhabi deals with the problem of urban space in a very hot environment in artificial, context-less developments in the Middle East and elsewhere. Emergent Architecture’ s Emerald Plaza design aims to create continuity between the three key elements specified in the brief: a garden, a central sculptural volume, and a network of canopies. At the macro scale, the project is a linking element between three high-rise buildings design by others.
Stanford University Medical Center unveils plans for renewal and modernization
Healing vision by Viñoly ArchitectsStanford University Medical Center unveils plans for renewal and modernizationStanford Hospital & Clinics‘ renewal process was brought about to address state-mandated seismic safety laws, a critical shortage of beds, increasing patient needs, undersized facilities, and the space requirements of new medical technologies and advances in medical care. Rafael Viñoly Architects are the architects appointed to design the new hospital: a healing environment that will care for the whole person, addressing emotional, social and physical needs following Stanford’s clinical excellence. …………………
WAN House of Year competition brings out strongest design talents
WAN House of Year competition brings out strongest design talentsLast year, Marbach made its architectural ascent in status when the city’s Museum of Modern Literature, designed by David Chipperfield to reconnect Germany’s literature once separated by the East/West divide, won the Sterling Prize – a most coveted architecture award. This year, perched on 6900 m2 of land atop a hill facing the museum, a private house responds with originality and thoughtful design, elevating the bar in the region……….
Australian developer plans high-end penthouses for downtown Austin Australian developer plans high-end penthouses for downtown AustinIs Austin, Texas the next stop for international jet setters? Australian developer Constellation Property Group thinks so. They are developing a new, ultra-exclusive luxury residential project in downtown Austin that will leave its owners wanting for nothing. Designed by Australian architect Marchese + Partners International, Star Luxe is a collection of 18 penthouse units to be built on Lady Bird Lake. Inspired by art, music and architecture, the residences are available in three designs: ‘The Guitar”, shaped like the instrument; ‘The Salazar, fashioned after an imaginary artist with the Art Nouveau movement; and ‘The International’, modeled after the architect’s signature ultra-modern designs………
Czech Library design - Future Systems
Award refused amidst Future Systems split Czech Library design award refused by Kaplicky amidst Future Systems separationThe husband and wife partnership of Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete, being dubbed as the parents of ‘blob architecture’ , has for 20 years been considered revolutionary in the context of their firm, Future Systems. But now, following the couple’s separation after 15 year of marriage, the pair have extended this divide into business pointing to what some are calling, the end of an era…………………