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MKM Museum Küppersmühle Extension / Herzog & de Meuron

September 23, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The extension project was activated in 2013, with the Ströher family as clients. A feasibility study undertaken by Herzog & de Meuron explored the potential of the site under current conditions. The resulting project constitutes a radical new start. The original idea of an illuminated cube balanced on the silo towers and visible from afar has been jettisoned. Instead, we propose to erect a building whose dimensions and materials accord with the sequence of historic brick structures lining the dockside. The new structure thus completes the existing museum complex in a visually appropriate way and forms a suitable conclusion to the row of buildings along the dock. At first glance, it might seem as though the new building had always been there.

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MONOD II Office Building / Atelier EGR

September 23, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The project takes place in an industrial park where no planning had been ever done. We locate ourselves in a floating context amid a specific area made of warehouses and offices building, that are also warehouses. We suggest an intervention that arranges the plot with a building that offers a great frontality to the space, whether public or private.

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Housing and Ateliers in Rue Polonceau / YUA studio d’architecture

September 23, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The project consists of the transformation of an ancient metal workshop in the ground floor and basement of a housing building in Paris into living units. The main goal was to find the right typologies to transform the lower parts of the building into pleasant housing and to densify a building by the bottom and not, like it is often the case, by the upper part.

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Rotonda Ferrer Manuelli Renovation / Studio Marco Ciarlo Associati

September 22, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The area is located to the west of the city and forms the cover of the final stretch of the Coreallo river, near the beach and directly overlooking the beach. The position is central compared to the historic center and the portion of the territory that develops towards the border with the Municipality of Noli, more peripheral and with large free areas still to be resolved urban planning.

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Redhill Barn / TYPE

September 21, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Architectural practice TYPE has reclaimed a dilapidated stone barn in Devon, giving it renewed purpose as a sustainable, contemporary rural family home.

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Roche Multifunctional Workspace Building / Christ & Gantenbein

September 21, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Roche’s campus in Grenzach-Wyhlen was established more than a century ago as its first manufacturing base near the Swiss border. It now houses around 1450 employees working for Roche Pharma AG (Germany). The campus’ architectural heritage reveals how collaboration has evolved: from a functional industrial space dominated by the manufacture to a human-centered environment fostering interaction and teamwork within a rational and industrial framework.

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Bright Stripes Installation / Taller KEN + Alloy Design

September 21, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Design studio Taller KEN has unveiled Bright Stripes, an installation in Downtown Brooklyn designed to bring people together through simple artistic means. The objective for this installation was spearheaded by Greg Melitonov of Taller KEN in collaboration with Alloy Development. As a multicultural practice, the studio’s work often reflects their own diverse backgrounds through the use of bright, graphic aesthetics. This promotes inclusivity and visually signifies that the activation is meant to be used by everyone. Each element of Bright Stripes, which features bright colorblocked stripes cascading down scaffolding and into the street, has been thoughtfully planned out by Taller KEN to reflect the needs of the community.

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Villa Marteau Concert Hall / peter haimerl.architektur

September 5, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

An underground concert and practice hall has been added to the historic villa of the Haus Marteau music centre in Lichtenberg, Upper Franconia. The shape of the hall was inspired by the area’s former mining tradition. Alexander von Humboldt, the famous German naturalist, and explorer, even worked here as a master miner before he later became famous for his global expeditions. The room is shaped by 33 large granite “splinters” which direct the sound and ensure perfect acoustics.