July 28, 2014



 

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Modern Netherlands National Automobile Museum

netherlands-national-automobile-museum-view

netherlands-national-automobile-museum-view

Designed by Michael Graves & Associates, the National Automobile Museum of the Netherlands has just finished. The 185,000-square-foot building contains temporary and permanent exhibition galleries, a reception hall, conference facilities, an auditorium, food service facilities, and workshops for conservation and repair of cars.

netherlands-national-automobile-museum-reception-hall

netherlands-national-automobile-museum-reception-hall

A gift to the people of the Netherlands, the Louwman Collection is a public showcase of selections from collector Evert Louwman’s extraordinary vintage automobile collection. In addition, the National Automobile Museum of the Netherlands is home to the world’s largest collection of automotive art. The museum’s simple design vocabulary and massing compliment it’s historic surroundings.

Located on a sensitive site near the Queen’s Palace in beautiful Den Haag. Steeply sloped peaked roofs and dormers, characteristic of traditional Dutch architecture, give the building’s exterior the visual aspect of a typical pre modern carriage house, while breaking down the scale of the overall composition to be sympathetic to a nearby residential district. The brickwork of the facades, laid in a basket-weave pattern interspersed with projecting bricks, creates textural interest within the otherwise planar surfaces, and is complemented by bluestone detailing and slate roofs.

netherlands-national-automobile-museum-pond

netherlands-national-automobile-museum-pond

Inside, the Great Hall—a large barrel vaulted space creates an east-west spine through the building, separating the double-height volume of the exhibit area from the lower scaled U shaped public spaces that define the entry court. To the rear of the site, a small octagonal pavilion used as a special gallery is located along the axis of an existing allée of trees in Haagsche Bos park. A quiet, contemplative space well suited to it’s site, the pavilion gracefully exerts a formal but tranquil presence on it’s serene setting.

netherlands-national-automobile-museum-exhibition-galleries

netherlands-national-automobile-museum-exhibition-galleries

source: evolo, michaelgraves

Tom Kundig’s Design Architecture in Toto Gallery MA in Tokyo

Tom-Kundig-Studio-House-Design

Tom-Kundig-Studio-House-Design

Founded in the late 1960′s, the Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects has created a remarkable body of work in the world of sustainable architecture. They has focused on exploring the relationship between dwellings and the landscape in each and every one of their designs. Their structures form natural extensions to the preexisting site, and each design gesture is grounded in two simple ideas: that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. We are pleased to announce that Tom Kundig will be the sole North American representative in Toto Gallery MA’s “Global Ends – Towards the Beginning”.
Tom-Kundig-Rolling-Huts-Design

Tom-Kundig-Rolling-Huts-Design

“Global Ends – Towards the Beginning” will feature site-inspired works located in Tokyo, Melbourne, the Madeira Islands (Portugal), Santiago, Seattle, Singapore and Olot (Spain). This exhibit aims to illustrate the dormant potentials at the “global ends,” from which various new values can emerge. The concept behind Global Ends is to shine a light on architectural practices that are uniquely rooted in local regions, cultures and environments. The exhibit hopes to inspire architects, designers, and individuals to break away from the uniformity brought upon the environment by the Modernist movement and to instead pursue diverse paradigms while questioning their meanings. Global Ends wants to awaken at least one new architectural value that’s both sustainable and able to take hold in the 21st century world of design.
Tom-Kundig-Outpost-Design

Tom-Kundig-Outpost-Design

The Toto Gallery MA is a 25 year-old institution located in Tokyo, Japan, led by world-renowned architects Tao Ando, Waro Kishi, Hiroshi Naito, Kenya Hara and Tokujin Yoshioka. This exhibit will open November 19, 2010 and will run until February 26, 2011. Tom Kundig will also be participating in a panel discussion at the gallery on Friday, November 19, moderated by the exhibition’s curator and architectural historian Ken Tadashi Oshima.

Founded in the late 1960′s, the Seattle based Olson Kundig Architects has created a remarkable body of work in the world of sustainable architecture. They has focused on exploring the relationship between dwellings and the landscape in each and every one of their designs. Their structures form natural extensions to the preexisting site, and each design gesture is grounded in two simple ideas: that buildings can serve as a bridge between nature, culture and people, and that inspiring surroundings have a positive effect on people’s lives. We are pleased to announce that Tom Kundig will be the sole North American representative in Toto Gallery MA’s “Global Ends – Towards the Beginning”.

Tom-Kundig-Delta-Shelter-Design

Tom-Kundig-Delta-Shelter-Design

“Global Ends – Towards the Beginning” will feature site-inspired works located in Tokyo, Melbourne, the Madeira Islands (Portugal), Santiago, Seattle, Singapore and Olot (Spain). This exhibit aims to illustrate the dormant potentials at the “global ends,” from which various new values can emerge. The concept behind Global Ends is to shine a light on architectural practices that are uniquely rooted in local regions, cultures and environments. The exhibit hopes to inspire architects, designers, and individuals to break away from the uniformity brought upon the environment by the Modernist movement and to instead pursue diverse paradigms while questioning their meanings. Global Ends wants to awaken at least one new architectural value that’s both sustainable and able to take hold in the 21st century world of design.

Tom-Kundig-Chicken-Point-Cabin-Design

Tom-Kundig-Chicken-Point-Cabin-Design

The Toto Gallery MA is a 25 year-old institution located in Tokyo, Japan, led by world-renowned architects Tao Ando, Waro Kishi, Hiroshi Naito, Kenya Hara and Tokujin Yoshioka. This exhibit will open November 19, 2010 and will run until February 26, 2011. Tom Kundig will also be participating in a panel discussion at the gallery on Friday, November 19, moderated by the exhibition’s curator and architectural historian Ken Tadashi Oshima.

Tom-Kundig-Beach-House-Design

Tom-Kundig-Beach-House-Design

source: inhabitatolsonkundigarchitectstoto

Fantastic Design for Chicago Gateway

chicago-gateway-sky-bridge-view

chicago-gateway-sky-bridge-view

Envisioned by a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the project is located over Lake Shore Drive and was designed specifically for the location of the dormant Chicago Spire site, otherwise known as the “Giant Hole in the Ground”.

chicago-gateway-miniature-model

chicago-gateway-miniature-model

It was eco tower with large vertical farm, mixed-use towers, and a residential tower all tied together by a series of sky bridges.

chicago-gateway-hydroponic-farming-system

chicago-gateway-hydroponic-farming-system

The Chicago Gateway is composed of two vertical mixed-use towers supported by a leaning tower covered in a green roof. Offices and commercial space would reside in the vertical towers and residences in the leaning tower, which bridges over Lake Shore Drive.

All of the structures are connected together via a vertical farm podium, and a network of sky bridges connects the towers and provides access to other nearby buildings.

chicago-gateway-ground-floor-plan

chicago-gateway-ground-floor-plan

Urban farming via hydroponics would take place inside the green podium, and a green roof would grow additional produce.

chicago-gateway-concept-design

chicago-gateway-concept-design

Vegetables and herbs would be grown in mechanized hanging baskets in the hydroponic farm. Produce from the farm could be delivered via they sky bridges, and the public can access the building and use the elevated routes to travel around the city.

chicago-gateway-city-skyline

chicago-gateway-city-skyline

source : inhabitat, ctbuh, artic

Modern Shipping Containers College Dorm in France

College-Dorm-Room-Unit-View

College-Dorm-Room-Unit-View

New College dorm for student at Le Havre, France. Their rooms are modern, light-filled and made from old shipping containers! Called Cité a Docks and designed by Cattani Architects, the minimalistic dwellings each come with a bathroom, a kitchen and, most importantly, bragging rights.

College-Dorm-Room-Unit-View

College-Dorm-Room-Unit-View

Cattani made sure they created an open feeling with their design which can be quite a challenge when you’re working with closed grey boxes as your base element.

College-Dorm-From-Shipping-Containers

College-Dorm-From-Shipping-Containers

Instead of just stacking the boxes right on top of one another, they staggered them and left alternating areas between containers empty so that they act as walkways and balconies.

To assure that every room has the same level of privacy, the first floor is raised off the ground, which consequently opens up space for students to store their bikes.

College-Dorm-Design-View

College-Dorm-Design-View

Each unit is about 24 square meters and has a large glass wall which lets in a lot of natural light.

College-Dorm-Day-Time-View

College-Dorm-Day-Time-View

And while the exterior of the building might be industrial and metallic, the inside of each room is a welcoming white with warm wooden furniture.

College-Dorm-Containers-Stack

College-Dorm-Containers-Stack

source: inhabitat, freshome

OAB : Benidorm Seafront

urban landscape snakes

urban landscape snakes

Designed by the architecture of Barcelona, scenic towns along the sea snake Benidorm in Spain. This area is a popular attraction with high-rise buildings, streets, bars, and water. However, beside the Sea of OAB boom makes identifying the elements that define this field in other similar regions.

Office of Architecture in Barcelona Plan

Office of Architecture in Barcelona Plan

Artificial landscapes elegant wide problem solving is needed from the sea in the form to expand into larger areas with benches and a place for relaxation. Design also includes a variety of access points to the sand.

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Place broadcasting

Place broadcasting site plan

Place broadcasting site plan

Designed as / public private property group Downing and Leeds Metropolitan University, provides about 110,000 square meters of new offices and teaching spaces and 240 student dormitories in a building in the floor 23. A new Baptist church on the north side of the full scheme.

Place broadcasting interior

Place broadcasting interior

The building is designed as a solid form of a landscape based on the geological heritage of Yorkshire and the wealth of sculpture. The low rise buildings such as sweeping the continuous low-rise three floors close to the listed building, up to five floors.

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