Mercabarna by Willy Müller Architects

Willy Müller Architects designed the new Mercabarna, an innovative flower market in Barcelona that aims to become one of the principal markets in Catalonia and the rest of Spain. The market maintains in its exterior façade the archetypical image of traditional markets, in which the roof turns into the real protagonist, like an icon of public architecture. The roof of the new market consists of a combination of folds between the floor, the wall and the roof, dissolving those elements to create Read more [...]
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A-House by FKL Architects

FKL Architects designed a single-family house located on a mews lane, in a Victorion suburb of Dublin. The house is an exploration of diagonal space within an orthogonal form and the possibilities of integrating environmental concerns at a fundamental level. A concrete tube provides the structural and spatial organisation and encloses the public areas of the house. Divided by joinery elements, the tube of space is twisted between ground and first floor to allow a relationship to the garden Read more [...]
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Centre of Sustainable Energy Technologies by MC Architects

The Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies, designed by MC Architects, focus on the diffusion of sustainable technologies such as solar power, photovoltaic energy, wind power and so forth. The building, inspired by Chinese lanterns and traditional wooden screens, accommodates a visitors centre, research laboratories and classrooms for masters courses. The façade folds dramatically to create a dynamic shape. A large rooftop opening brings natural light to all floors of the building simultaneously Read more [...]
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Long Tall House by Spacespace

Spacespace designed this long tall house of five floors that occupies a narrow plot in Tokyo, Japan. The two basement floors are build in concrete to resist soil pressure, while the three upper floors are made of wood for lightness and economy. The first floor has a bedroom, bathroom and parking. The second floor has a terrace, living room, dining room and kitchen. The house includes two buildings, one is like a long row house and the other one is like a tall tower. The south and north Read more [...]
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Away

I’m going to be away for a few days, … but don’t worry! I’ll be back next week with a lot of new post. In the mean time you can take a look at these links: Unique Location for a Modern House. David Chipperfield speech at the IE University. Kartell’s Louis Ghost Chair for Barbie 50th anniversary. Design Indaba Videos. A Collection of Murals for The Library Initiative. A Set of Rockers for the Seven Chair. Free DWG and 3D Viewer. Open Source CAD Software for Mac, Read more [...]
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L House by Philippe Stuebi

Philippe Stuebi designed an expressive volumetric as a result of the particular form of the plot located in Bakus, Zurich. The concept was to string together the requested spaces to one movement going through the house. Each room receives its completely specific character in size and form: conical entry are with wardrobe and guest wc, large cubic double-story entrance hall, triangular loggia as color area, double-story inside rounded library which is downstairs three sided glazed, etc. The Read more [...]
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12 Reasons to Refuse to Render

I found this amazing review on Young Architect on why you should refuse to render, unless you enjoy and you want to spend your days doing so. It is really interesting and totally true. Here are 4 of the 12 Reasons to Refuse to Render: 1. You Will Lose Track of Time. You can really get lost in your modelling. A whole work day can go by without you even realizing it. Worst of all, you can spend hours on a task that you expected to take a half an hour. In the end, you will find yourself staying Read more [...]
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Snog Soho by Cinimod Studio

Cinimod Studio have created the second of Snog Pure Frozen Yogurt store, this time located in the heart of London’s vibrant Soho. In this store they introduce a different quirk in the design: a bubbling ceiling. This lighting feature is comprised by 700 glass globes containing LED lights and presents a new level of visual excitement and public engagement. Under this effervescent ceiling, a gleaming white counter reaches almost the full length of the store, presenting the assorted fresh Read more [...]
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