225 seat auditorium ‘Teatrino’ by architect Tadao Ando
Casa CC, Playa Misterio, Peru by Longhi Architects
Two volumes crown the top of a hill at Playa Misterio a gated beach community 117 Km. south of Lima.One cube built in exposed concrete comes from the earth while the second one located 2.40m apart and made out of glass looks as if it is “floating” on the site.The “concrete block” houses the social area of the dwelling in its lower levels and the master bedroom at the top. The “glass block” accommodates the children’s area in two levels.The space in between the blocks is occupied by a staircase designed as a series of sculptural elements that connect the hard appear of concrete to the soft look of glass provoking light and shadow effects as the sun visits the house during different hours of the day.
House Re, Vrhnika, Slovenia by SoNo Arhitekti
House RE was very much affected by the demanding local conditions that represented a major challenge for the designing team. Main concept is the ever-changing volume of inner space that is strongly influenced by the surrounding area’s diversity. The boldly designed facade is a combination of dark color shades and natural larch wood’s textures.
Photography: Matevž Paternoster
Apple Spaceship Campus - The New Campus Planned For Cupertino
"The concept of the building is collaboration and fluidity," Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer told the San Jose Mercury News in an exclusive interview, echoing sentiments from Apple executives Sir Jony Ive and Craig Federighi from their interview late last month. "It’ll provide a very open-spaced system, so that at one point in the day you may be in offices on one side of the circle and find yourself on the other side later in the day."
Images: Courtesy / Dai Sugano, Bay Area News Group
oncrete Summer House in Sweden Boasting a Zig-Zagging Profile | Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
With an interesting design, this summer house completed by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter is located in the city of of Lagnö, Sweden. The project aims to reconnect the inhabitants with the natural landscape. An open plan living space welcomes you, offering a surprising view and memorable sunsets. The seafront, the lush vegetation, the tranquility, the breeziness, the warmth and the simplicity are elements that build up this spectacular relaxing living environment. The house’s unique design consists of a series of zig-zagging rooftops, which transform the interior into dynamic living spaces, boasting different heights. There’s little furniture inside, but just enough to sit and relax and maybe enjoy a good book while observing the breathtaking landscape.
House WIVA in Herent, Belgium by OYO
Instituto andaluz de biotecnología - Siviglia / Spain / 2006
Music is the space between the notes
Located in one of the lots of the former Expo 1992 in Seville, a tertiary landscape saturated with high-flow in singularities, a heritage from the exhibition´s pavilions, the project includes areas for certain medical specialties the surface of which is proportional to the capital invested in each of them. From this proportionality, we proposed a section shaped as a bar chart, setting up three linked voids forming a large space that develops the Center´s circulation and activities. A compact piece raises,rough and opaque to the outside world and dug in it, using the void and porosity as the fundamental work subject. The architecture becomes what is in the middle, between what is built, embodying the Debussy´s quote:“Music is the space between the notes”. The void is formalized through the combination of different floor plans with a similar porosity but distributed in different ways, creating patios, terraces and voids. The circulations run parallel to the void, one side for the patient sand the other for the medical staff, so that both meet only on the trays that conforms each specialty and that floats over the interior void.
Instituto andaluz de biotecnologia (2006)
John Curtin School of Medical Research, Canberra, Australia by Lyons Architecture
The client, Australian National University, has had a long-running history of prestigious students and alumni, including nobel-prize winners. Because of this long-standing history embedded in the University, the new development and briefing process called for an outcome that would be recognisable and distinctive.
The building was designed to enhance interactivity and collaborative research. Glazed entry foyer space incorporates interactive displays and a 200 seat public lecture theatre. The building incorporates landscape courtyards, naturally ventilated offices and other Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) features. A key external detail to the building is the off-form 3D relief pre-cast concrete accompanied by the splayed facade which is reminiscent of a DNA helix.
Medical center in Canberra
brion-vega cemetery - meditation pavilion
The Brion Cemetery is in San Vito d’Altivole near Treviso, Italy. Carlo Scarpa (1906-1978) began designing the addition to an existing municipal cemetery in 1968. Although he continued to consider changes to the project, it was completed before his accidental death in 1978. The enclosure is a private burial ground for the Brion family, commissioned by Giuseppe Brion, the founder of the Brionvega company. Scarpa is buried adjacent to the Brion sanctuary. Several discrete elements comprise the Brion family burial site: A sloped concrete enclosing wall, two distinct entrances, a small chapel, two covered burial areas (the arcosolium for Giuseppe and Onorina Brion, and one for other family members), a dense grove of cypresses, a prato (lawn), and a private meditation/viewing pavilion, separated from the main prato by a separate and locked entrance, and a heavily vegetated reflecting pool.