Baby Dragon by HHF Architects

HHF Architects designed the Baby Dragon, a mini structure for children that sits at a corner of the walkway system of the JinHua Architecture Park. The different parts of the pavilion allow different ways of interaction between children and grownups. Parents can watch their children playing on the lawn while sitting in the shadow talking to each other. The children can run, climb and slide through the exciting structure of the wall and hide form the parents without being too far away. The Read more [...]
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Exhibition Space by Tatiana Bilbao

The Exhibition Space of the JinHua Architecture Park, designed by Tatiana Bilbao, is a game full of surprises, discovering tunnels, pathways and terraces. The pavilion consists of more or less isolated sections which must be discovered gradually and enjoyed as the beholder continues his stroll. He is led on into a composition that is never completely revealed. The pavilion is observed and contemplated gradually, in time, through a succession of scenes, designed to unfold one after another. Photos Read more [...]
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Design Awards 2008 by Wallpaper*

Here are some of the winners. Best furniture designer: Tokujin Yoshioka Best new restaurant: Mathias Dahlgren, Stockholm Best new hotel: Riva Lofts, Florence by Claudio Nardi Best new private house: Ring House, Karuizawa by TNA Best new public building: New Museum, New York by SANAA To see the full list of the 2008 Design Awards winners, click here. Read more [...]
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Welcome Center by Till Schweizer

The Welcome Center, designed by Till Schweizer, is situated at a crucial point of the JinHua Architectur Park. The pavilion overlooks at a significant bend of the river bank, therefore it marks the turning point in the overall direction and perception while entering or leaving the park. The pavilion is more a translucent sculpture than self explaining building, with a facade that reveals enough of the inside to raise a question, but not enough to give definitive answers. The maximum challenge Read more [...]
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The Official School of Languages by Javier Garcia-Solera Vera

The Official School of Languages, projected by architect Javier Garcia-Solera Vera, is located in a plot of Elche, Spain, that faces only one good direction, north, onto a recently planted palm grove. In the other directions are only noise, cars, the tumult of school doorways, etc. All the rooms look to the palm grove in search of light, views and tranquillity. In the other directions, where direct opening is not possible, they manage the light through the arrangement of shared courtyards. The Read more [...]
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Spiral Cafe by Marks Barfield Architects

The Spiral Cafe, designed by Marks Barfield Architects, is a competition winning design that combines art and commerce to bring life to a new public space. The building form is inspired by the 13th century mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci who identified the natural patterns of growth found throughout the universe. Like a shell, the exterior of the cafe is rough, rugged and durable patinated copper, whereas the inside is smooth and precious and lit by pearl-like glass spheres. Read more [...]
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Weekend Links January 12

Cartoon by arch.Maaik Learn more about The Technique of Burned Wood. Lighting Objects made by US architect and designer Johanna Grawunder. Dutch architects MWRDV show us An Animation of Gyre, the recently opened retail center in Tokyo. Materialicious’s Material and Product Roundup. The New Building for The New York Times. Read more [...]
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