Weekend Links April 30

Photography by Holger Schilling Gary Chang’s Hong Kong Apartment in Action. Top ten Green Projects 2010. The Campana Brothers at Superstudio Piu in Milan. Collateral Damages is a series of sculptures of houses. Best of Salone Satellite 2010 by Yatzer. Inauguration of Centre Pompidou-Metz on May 12. Photo series of Wooden Churches. Smart Phone Applications for Architects. Milan Furniture Fair 2010 Video Report. The pavilions of Shanghai 2010: Part I and Part Read more [...]
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Solar Decathlon Europe

The Solar Decathlon Europe competition is an international competition among universities around the world with the goal of advancing the knowledge and dissemination of industrialized, solar and sustainable housing. The competition will be held in Madrid in June of 2010 where the 20 prototypes, designed and built by the participating universities, will be displayed. Just like the well-known Olympic Decathlon, the Solar Decathlon Europe consists of 10 contests that simulate the way in which Read more [...]
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Apartment in Barcelona

YLAB Arquitectos renovated an old office space into this unique apartment located in the centric Plaza de Cataluña of Barcelona, recently acquired by a couple as occasional residence in Spain. The objective was to create a functional, highly comfortable and sophisticated apartment with all services and contort of an upscale hotel, with all the advances in safety, automation, audio, video or climate technology. Since it is a small long apartment, partitions are replaced by moving parts Read more [...]
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Woodstock Farm

Rich Joy Architects designed this harmonious farm-house, made out of shingle and stone, located in Vermont. Built on a large site among the Green Mountains with respect to the surrounding environment, the house even respects an unusual linear footage of stone walls 100-200 years old that still can be found throughout the property. The house is designed as a family and recreation oriented escape that is able to host many visitors. Besides the main building there is a large guesthouse to Read more [...]
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Mono Office Space

Mono is a well-designed office space created by Charlie Lazor, of Lazor Office and Flatpak House, in collaboration with Mono’s co-founder Chris Lange. Here is the project description: Mono’s uptown Minneapolis location, known for funky shops, eateries and apartments, is the perfect setting for creative genius to sprout. A bold blue door signals its entrance, in a historic building that had sat vacant for almost 20 years. Previously it housed a print shop and car dealership. Guests are Read more [...]
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Snog Covent Garden

Cinimod Studio has designed the fourth London location for Snog Pure Frozen Yogurt: a surreal orchard of seating and twisting trees reaching up to an undulating canopy of light. Located at 5 Garrick Street, the site was one the location of an apple store dating back to the 1860′s. This provided the inspiration for the contemporary design, in which a modern day orchard of trees reach up towards a sky canopy of perpetually animated light, gently pulsing and swaying in the imagined breeze of Read more [...]
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Weekend Links April 23

City-Settlements New Zealand Architecture Award Winners 2010. Ronan Bouroullec interview. The 111 Navy Chair made with 111 recycled Coca-Cola plastic bottles. Video of Established & Sons’ 2010 Collection. 10 Must-Read Books for the amateur archophile. Video debate about Vitra’s Chairless. Spanish Design in Milan 2010. Marcel Wanders interview. A Modest Building made of logs of wood and steel that houses the toilets at the Lauterhofen Golf. Catherine Mohr Read more [...]
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Youth Center and Sports Complex

KOZ Architects projected the amazingly imaginative youth center and sports complex in Saint-Cloud, a western suburb in Paris, France. The child fun-house coexists with several older educational buildings and a residential development. The 1.600 square meter facility is unexpected and bold in its riotous use of colors both inside and out. Via LOUDreams Read more [...]
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FFAT House

Arquitectos Anónimos designed this singular house located in the portuguese city of Vila Nova Gaia. They maximize the exterior space, building a compact volume in 3 floor plans. The interior organization is generated around a central communication corridor, to literate space to the compartments. The dark phenolic plywood of the facade served as a “spacesuite” that protects against the radiation of reality, its context and its territory. Photos by Abel Andrade Via DesignCrave Read more [...]
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