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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:
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
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:
(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
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…………………