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Törnskatan Pavilion / Simon Fast

September 30, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

The pavilion is an extension of the living room out into the garden, and an additional recreation room for dinner and party. Built of solid brick walls, standing on a concrete slab, the house retains heat well into the fall while it cools and protects from the sun during summer. To further extend the season, both underfloor heating and a fireplace are installed. The unique geometry is a result of a basic conceptual principle: A single enclosing wall that frames the garden and the afternoon sun, while blocking out wind and sound. The building is detached from the main house to provide a visual connection between pavilion and the street. This position also enables for a sneak path between the garden and the front yard.

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ReVærk’s all-timber school building in Denmark is a lesson in natural construction

September 30, 2021 Jon Astbury 0

Danish studio ReVærk has completed House of Nature, a school building designed to promote learning about nature through its traditional timber structure and wooden shingles, which has been shortlisted in the civic building category of Dezeen Awards 2021. The Aarhus-based practice designed the building to accommodate the teaching of Nature and Outdoor Life at the

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Ancora 40 Office Building / Buckley Gray Yeoman

September 30, 2021 Andreas Luco 0

Our work at Ancora 40 breathes new life into a former car garage to create a sustainable and vibrant office hub in central Madrid to create a ‘sustainable campus’ comprised of workspace, café, outdoor terraces, and events space. The design involves the refurbishment of two existing buildings (built 1955) adjacent to Madrid’s central Atocha railway station, and the insertion of a new hybrid cross-laminated-timber (CLT) and steel structure to connect these two existing buildings. The development also includes terraces, a new central courtyard and new car and bicycle parking below ground. Connected by a shared central reception and private courtyard, the workspaces at Ancora 40 are adaptable to suit a range of tenants and can accommodate up to 5sqm per employee. We have ensured that the new floorplates are spacious, flexible, and abundant with natural light – with some spaces benefitting from 4m floor-to-ceiling heights. Over 500m2 of landscape terraces connect the two principal buildings, creating breakout space for meetings and events. 57 underground parking spaces and 61 bicycle stations sit beneath the building.

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Nine wooden cabins from Lake Annecy Cabin Festival

September 30, 2021 Alice Finney 0
A wooden cabin perched over a lake

Festival organiser Philippe Burguet picks nine of his favourite wooden structures from this year’s Cabin Festival, including a Japanese-style cabin and a playful teepee-shaped cabin with a swinging hammock. The Cabin Festival is held annually around Lake Annecy, a preserved area in Haute-Savoie, France that is internationally renowned for its scenic landscape and high water

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AGi Architects Designs Opportunity Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

September 30, 2021 Dima Stouhi 0

Designed by AGi Architects, Mission Possible, Expo 2020 Dubai‘s Opportunity Pavilion offers social and cross-cultural engagement through a universal and urban platform. Opportunity is one of the three main themes of this year’s expo, alongside Sustainability and Mobility, which explore how we can “unlock the potential of individuals and communities, highlighting that each of us has a role to play in creating positive change”. The structure resembles a large public plaza with a universal architectural identity since the feature has transcended generations, cultures, and eras.