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ARCHITECTURE

7.5

25 Green (25 verde)-Urban Treehouse / architetto Luciano Pia

Amongst the city streets of Turin sits an oasis of green forest disguising a five-storey apartment building. Luciano Pia designed the building as an attempt to protect residents from noise and air pollution. There are 63 residential units in the building and they are all different and fitted with wide terraces of irregular shapes that surround the trees. The last floor is covered with private green roofs. The green is diversified: big vases on the terraces, court gardens, green walls and roof gardens just in front of the lofts...
7.2

Aarau Bus terminal and station Canopy / Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur

Situated between the busy Bahnhofstrasse and the new railway station in the center of Aarau, Switzerland, is a cushioned canopy that seems to float like a cloud. Designed by Vehovar & Jauslin Architektur, the bus terminal's ETFE membrane creates a striking entry to the region. The bus station covering consists of a sinuously formed steel table and a huge cushion with a random cable suspension on both sides. The upper blue and the lower clear ETFE-foil has been printed with a bubble pattern and is butt-welded without a visible repeat...
7.7

Vineyard Schmidt at the Lake of Constance / Elmar Ludescher Architekt + Philip Lutz Architektur

Vineyard Schmidt at the Lake of Constance, by Elmar Ludescher Architekt + Philip Lutz Architektur, Vineyard Schmidt's orchards and vineyards have been under family ownership for many generations. The surrounding landscape passes from the old village in a basin below to the farmland that rises to the top of a hill and provides a view of Lake Constance and the Swiss mountains in the south...
7.1

The Cultural house of Cyklopen / Marx Arkitektur AB

The Cultural house of Cyklopen is a unique project within today´s industrial architectural tradition. The very conditions of the project have required specific architectonical solutions – the client being a cultural association with many members and a need for much space, but also a very limited budget...
8.3

LSE-Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW) / O’Donnell + Tuomey

The Saw Swee Hock Student Centre at the London School of Economics is a multifunctional building with a large music venue, pub, learning cafe, union offices, prayer centre, dance studio, careers library and gym. The project is located at the knuckle-point convergence of the network of narrow streets that characterise the LSE city centre campus. A public space at the threshold of the Student Centre is positioned on axis with St Clement’s Lane, to pull pedestrian street life into and up the building...
6.8

Festival Hall Of The Tiroler Festspiele Erl / DMAA-Delugan Meissl Associated Architects

The Festival Hall Of The Tiroler Festspiele Erl in Austria is a real modern architectural structure. Designed by Austrian architectural firm DMAA-Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, The form of DMAA's project comes from the surrounding Austrian landscape, and places the building and the already existing festival hall in juxtaposition. The geometric shell encloses a 580-square-meter auditorium, allowing for an audience of up to 732 guests...
8

PAMM – Pérez Art Museum Miami / Herzog & de Meuron

The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), a 3,000 sqm gallery of modern and contemporary art by Swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron, Located in the city’s Museum Park on Biscayne Bay, the museum’s glass and concrete structure is raised on stilts (to cope with storm surges), and features a sweeping verandah and hanging columns of plants. With its extensive greenery, acres of glass and seamless transitions from outside to in, PAMM is the antithesis of the white cube...
8.1

One Central Park / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

One Central Park designed by French architecture practice Ateliers Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Australian firm, PTW Architects. Located on the site of a former brewery, One Central Avenue comprises of two towers, 18 stories and 34 stories respectively, on a 5 storey retail podium as part of a 250,000sqm development plan. The towers will provide 623 luxury apartments above a 5 level retail and recreation podium...
6.9

Serpentine Sackler Gallery Magazine Restaurant / Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid’s striking design for this gallery restaurant combines futuristic and organic elements, including stiletto-like columns and glass walls that look out onto Kensington Gardens. Creating a fully enclosed structure that achieves lightness through its materials and dynamic geometries...
7.2

Åkrafjorden / Snøhetta

This mountain hunting lodge is situated on the edge of the Åkrafjorden fjord in western Norway and was a unique undertaking for Oslo-based firm Snøhetta. A tiny cabin dissolves into the rocky, heather-shrouded terrain. The shelter, built for prominent businessman Osvald Bjelland to use during hunting excursions...
8.2

The Screen / Li Xiaodong Atelier

The Screen is a building designed by Li Xiaodong Atelier, a study of the relationship between landscape and building, of architecture as a bridge for sharing spaces with nature and reducing our footprint on the land. In The Screen, the architecture is at the centre of a natural area which has no boundaries and blends in with the landscape to permit full enjoyment of it...