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  • Structural Engineer: Taconic Engineering
  • General Contractor : Lorne Dawes
  • Concrete Contractor : Neilsen Concrete
  • Hvac Contractor : Dells Plumbing and Heating
  • Solar Consultant : Lotus Energy
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Text description provided by the architects. Oriented in relation to the rolling hills of its site and views of surrounding mountain ranges, the house is conceived as two elongated volumes – a smaller inner volume sleeved into a larger outer – sitting on a cast-in-place concrete base. Sleeving the two volumes creates two distinct types of interior space: first, between the inner and outer volumes, and second within the inner volume.

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More public spaces of the house are in between the inner and outer volumes; they are the

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‘Allende’ Performance Hall and Rehearsal Studios / Dominique Coulon & associés

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  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés
  • Location: 5bis Avenue René Coty, 59370 Mons-en-Barœul, France
  • Architect In Charge: Dominique Coulon, Olivier Nicollas
  • Architects Assistants : Fanny Lienart, Lukas Unbekandt, Thibaut Muller, Guillaume Wittmann, Diego Bastos-Romero
  • Area: 2336.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Eugeni Pons, David Romero-Uzeda
  • Construction Site Supervision : Damien Surroca Architects
  • Structural Engineer : Batiserf Ingénierie
  • Electrical Engineer : BET Gilbert Jost
  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer : BET Gilbert Jost
  • Environmental Engineer : Impact QE
  • Scenographer : Changement à vue
  • Cost Estimator : E3 Économie
  • Acoustics: Euro sound project
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Text description provided by the architects. Set in the orthonormal organisation of the town of Mons-en-Barœul, the cultural centre pivots, the better to look at the town hall. The building gains in autonomy and becomes an urban landmark. It contains three music studios, one 500‑seat modular auditorium, a bar, an exhibition gallery, and a large rehearsal room.

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Gateway Arch Museum / Cooper Robertson

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  • Architects: Cooper Robertson
  • Location: 11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102, United States
  • Area: 47000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2018
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Accessible Design Goals
The Museum expansion, exhibits, and Arch grounds have been designed to utilize the core principles of Universal Design, which are founded on equal or equivalent means of use for all visitors and staff, and exceeds the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) These guidelines have been instrumental in creating an environment which is as simple and intuitive to use as possible, while also drastically reducing physical and attitudinal barriers to all users. The typical experience by users of all abilities will be enhanced by an environment which is more comfortable to use and thus encourages increased daily use and re-visitation.

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Sustainability Goals 
The project is currently targeting LEED Gold certification. Some highlights

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Contemporary Canadian Wooden Architecture in Photos and Drawings

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© Jonathan Friedman © Jonathan Friedman Today we celebrate Canada Day by paying a special tribute to timber construction and Canada's close ties with wood--as evidenced by its maple tree leaf emblem.

Canadian architects have excelled in timber design and architecture at various scales. These 15 examples of Canadian timber projects and their drawings range from temporary installations to an 8-story high-rise wooden structure building. With sustainability and precision in the details, wood continues, and will always remain, one of our favorite building materials.

Bridge House / LLAMA urban design

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Swallowfield Barn / MOTIV Architects

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Rope Pavilion / Kevin Erickson

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Gulf Islands Residence / RUFproject

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Grotto Sauna / Partisans

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Sushi Bar Designs: 10 Restaurant Interiors Around the World

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© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti Sushi, one of Japan’s most popular and traditional dishes has now established itself as a worldwide favorite for people all around the globe and (indeed) for architects, especially. Many countries have established sushi culture into their menus and restaurants from Spain to Dubai have adapted Japanese architecture to create the perfect space for eating sushi. The key to these serene interiors rely on Japanese interior qualities such as soft illumination, wooden finishings and textures that create the right environment.

Since June 18th is World Sushi Day, we are celebrating with this selection of 10 sushi bars and restaurants from all around the world!

Zen Sushi Restaurant / Carlo Berarducci Architecture 

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NiGiRi Sushi and Restaurant / Junsekino Architect And Design 

Thailand

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Setsugekka Japanese Cuisine / Shanghai Hip-Pop Architectural Decoration Co. 

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Bulgari Kuala Lumpur / MVRDV

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  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
  • Area: 103.4 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Daria Scagliola and Edit - Stijn Brakkee
  • Concept Phase: Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel with Sanne van der Burgh, Aser Giménez Ortega, Elien Deceuninck, Rico van de Gevel and Junxiang Zhang
  • Design And Material Development Phase: Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel with Aser Giménez Ortega, Elien Deceuninck, Simone Costa, Frane Stancic, William de Ronde, Marek Nosek and Rico van de Gevel
  • Construction Phase Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Fokke Moerel with Aser Giménez Ortega, Simone Costa and Marek Nosek
  • Material Research: Delft University of Technology – Rob Nijsse, Frederic A. Veer, Telesilla Bristogianni, Faidra Oikonomopoulou, Lida Barou and Kees Baardolf
  • Structural Research: ABT bv – E.H.J.
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3 World Trade Center / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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  • Land Owner: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Owner / Developer: World Trade Center Properties, LLC An affiliate of Silverstein Properties, Inc.
  • Construction Manager: Tishman Construction Corporation
  • Structural Engineers: WSP USA
  • Mep Engineers: Jaros Baum & Bolles
  • Security Consultant: Ducibella Venter & Santore Robert
  • Exterior Wall Consultant: Vidaris
  • Height: 1,079 feet tall, 80 floors
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Text description provided by the architects. 3 World Trade Center is the third building in the WTC Master Plan, developed by architect Daniel Libeskind.

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The tower is defined by the structure’s steel exterior, clad in a unique load-sharing system of k-shaped bracing. This accentuates the central volume of the building

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The Macallan New Distillery and Visitors Experience / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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Text description provided by the architects. The new Macallan distillery and visitor experience is set into the landscape of the estate that has been distilling the world’s leading single malt since 1824. The Macallan is one of the most sought after whiskys in the world and wanted to create a building that could reveal the production processes and welcome visitors while remaining sensitive to the beautiful surrounding countryside.

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The new distillery will enable production of The Macallan to increase by a third if required. Internally, a series of production cells are arranged in a linear format with an open-plan layout revealing all stages of the production process at once. These cells are reflected above the building in

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A Box in Disguise / Wahana Architects

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  • Architects: Wahana Architects
  • Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Architect In Charge: Rudy Kelana and Gerard Tambunan
  • Design Team: Endah Tri Subekti
  • Land Area: 1500 sqm
  • Area: 1800.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Mario Wibowo
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Text description provided by the architects. Located in residential area in West Jakarta, basically the building is not supposed to be created “pompous”, “arrogant” and impressed the enormous weight. Asking and persuading the client about the truly needs is one of solution. With clients who are enthusiastic and helped by the intens communication, the value of understanding the need of space is fulfilled. Since breaking down the building into several main masses was not enough to prevent the building to be impressed pompous, we use horizontal clear lines to break the scale. 

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Boeun House / Y GROUP

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  • Building To Land Ratio: 22.576%
  • Floor Area Ratio: 20.357%
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Text description provided by the architects. The fifth house. A house similar to stem and leaves, gratitude house. This is a house of multi-cultural family of Korea and Vietnam. It's a house that has the biggest area of 6 house and two families parents, children, and marriage couple, total of 7 people will live. Considering two families parents' line of flow, no private space for marriage couple before, no bathroom for the children, we agonize how to arrange the space.

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Persimmon
We changed the house arrangement several times to save the persimmon that grandfather planted 50 years ago. Persimmon shows the history of the land and the scenery was saved. Promenade
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One Year Project / Life Style Koubou

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  • Architects: Life Style Koubou
  • Location: Inawashiro, Japan
  • Lead Architects: Kotaro Anzai/Life style Koubou
  • Area: 52.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Photographs: Ryoo, In Keun
  • Other Participants: Kenji Nawa/NAWAKENJI-M
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The site is located at the base of Bandai-san(mountain), we designed a second house for the family who living in the city. This region is designated as special heavy snowfalls area, we used more than 2m-high snow load to design a stilt structural system to protect the house from snow. The house has two blocks; a living function and a life related watery function are separately accommodated in each block. These are connected by a bridge that makes people enjoy harshness and happiness in natural environment with their five senses.

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 “One year project” as

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Länsisalmi Power Station / Parviainen Architects

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  • Architects: Parviainen Architects
  • Location: Fazersvägen 1, 01230 Vanda, Finland
  • Architect In Charge: Bratislav Toskovic
  • Design Team: Juha Taponen, Miika Liukka, Jyri Jernström, Hannu Kymäläinen
  • Area: 2000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Mika Huisman, Decopic
  • Other Participants: SWECO PM Oy (Project Management); SWECO Rakennetekniikka Oy (Structural design); SWECO Talotekniikka (HVAC&Electrical design); Paloässät Oy (Fire consultant); RTA Yhtiöt Oy (Main Contractor); Empower Oy (Power Line and Landscape Portal Contractor); ABB Finland Oy (Electrical Equipment Supplier).
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Text description provided by the architects. The power station is sited at a highly visible location at the corner of Ring Road III and the Porvoonväylä highway. The construction project dealt with the expansion and renewal of Fingrid’s 400 kV Länsisalmi electric power station. Electricity is transmitted from Fingrid’s main grid through the power station to the 800 000 residents of Vantaa and Helsinki.

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Sportcampus Zuiderpark / FaulknerBrowns Architects

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  • Executive Architects: ABT
  • Structural Engineering:: ABT
  • Main Contractor: Ballast Nedam
  • Project Manager: Alphaplan
  • M&E Consultant: Deerns
  • Building Physics: ZRi
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Text description provided by the architects. Located at the heart of the historic Zuiderpark, the €50m sports campus is an innovative collaboration of alliances between education, sport, sport science and the community, for both the municipality of The Hague and its private partners: the Haagse Hogeschool and ROC Mondriaan. 

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The overriding aim is to emphasize the importance of sport and exercise through learning and engagement, for the amateur as well as the elite athlete, using sport as the inspiration to deliver a healthier society. The 33,000m² sports campus includes a gymnastics hall, beach sports hall,

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Louvers House / MIA Design Studio

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  • Architects: MIA Design Studio
  • Location: Thảo Điền, Vietnam
  • Architect In Charge: Nguyen Hoang Manh
  • Concept Team: Nguyen Quoc Long, Nguyen Ha Nam
  • Technical Team: Bui Hoang Bao, Le Van Hung
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki
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Text description provided by the architects. From MIA Design Studio’s perspective, Louvers house is not only a living shelter but also reflects our client’s living style. Our client wanted to make a great combination of spaces to keep traditional communication between generations of a traditional Vietnamese family. That is how we simply started designing a house with a big void in the middle as a bridge to connect all the spirits of the house. This void with water scape and skylight creates a natural connection between bedrooms, living room, Spa, Gym and even the parking area. This principle has an ingenious use of natural ventilation to keep the

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18 Different Projects That Feature the Color Green

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© Maarten Willemstein © Maarten Willemstein Over the centuries green has signified many emotions; love, jealousy, health, and more recently the environment. Particularly in the middle ages, it was used to suggest wealth and riches, being used by Leonardo da Vinci as the color of Mona Lisa’s dress. It has also been part of the important tradition to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day as part of the celebrations, a custom in Ireland that dates as far back as 1640. When it comes to architecture, green color buildings stand out in cities that are usually abundant with brick, concrete and steel and their monochrome palette. In 2017 we saw the revitalizing shade of green, ‘greenery’, being named Pantone’s Color of the Year so it’s no wonder that there are copious numbers of buildings and interiors adorning such a refreshing tone. Is green the new black? It’s up to you to
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Alvaro Siza’s New Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande Through the Lens of Ana Amado

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© Ana Amado © Ana Amado Architecture photographer Ana Amado has shared with us a set of photographs featuring Álvaro Siza's recently inaugurated Church of Saint-Jacques de la Lande, in Rennes—the first church built in Brittany, France this century.

As in many other Siza buildings, this church is built in white concrete and pays special attention to the natural light, which bathes the altar, tabernacle, pulpit and baptismal font from above. Externally, different volumes—blocks, cylinders and incisions—add to the overall mass of the building, distinguishing it from the neighboring housing blocks, while the use of few openings helps to establish a solid, permanent presence in the natural environment. Check Ana Amado's set of photographs below: 

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Palace of Justice / Mecanoo

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  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Location: Córdoba, Spain
  • Architect In Charge: Mecanoo Architecten + AYESA
  • Design Team: Mecanoo + Ayesa.
  • Area: 48000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda
  • Promotor Owner / Developer: Consejería de Justicia e Interior (Junta de Andalucía).
  • Consultants: AYESA, UTE ISOLUX CORSÁN-COPCISA
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Text description provided by the architects. The new Palace of Justice in Córdoba is located in Arroyo del Moro which is characteristically dominated by anonymous housing blocks, products of the rapid urban development of 21st century Spanish cities. The blocks that characterize the urban fabric of the zone were not capable of generating public space or offering something new to the city, but collectively they form a compact and coherent urban identity. The addition of a public institution to the area creates the opportunity to upgrade the public realm and add a civic quality to this relatively new neighborhood. 

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Aquatis Aquarium | Vivarium in Lausanne / Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés

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  • Client: Fondation Aquatis / Boas Construction SA / Grisoni Zaugg SA 
  • Team Lausanne: acques Richter, Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Manuel Perez, Nuno Santos Pareira, Nicolas Braem, Audran Valloggia, Adrien Barakat, Carine Nilson, Mathieu Gendron, Marco Turin
  • General Contractor: Boas Construction SA / Grisoni Zaugg SA
  • Structural Engineer: Aquarium Vivarium et Parking: Ingeni SA / Hôtel Aquatis et Parking: Daniel Willi SA 
  • Geotechnical: De Cérenville SA
  • Hvac Engineer :  Energies Rationnelles SA
  • Sanitary Engineer: H. Schumacher SA
  • Electrical Engineer:  ETF SA Etablissements Techniques Fragnière SA
  • Acoustical Consultant : EcoAcoustique SA
  • Scenography:  AAB Atelier Artistique de Béton
  • Others Consultants : Muséographie: Thematis SA / Aquariologie: ICeau SA and vivarium de Lausanne / Coordination Technique: ICeau SA
  • Aquarium Vivarium: 7'900 m2
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