Assisting Architects: Göran Hellquist and Jonas Ruthblad
BUILDING DESIGN by FOJAB arkitekter
When electrons accelerated close to the speed of light are forced to change course from its linear direction, they release energy which transforms to soft and hard x-rays – synchrotron light – that can be used for examination of the material characteristics on molecule level. This kind of radiation was first observed in an accelerator at the laboratories of General Electrics at the end of the 1940s. The technique was further developed at Stanford University at the beginning of the 1950s. The first storage ring for synchrotron light in Sweden was MAX
All climates like exceptions. Warmer when it is cold. Cooler in the tropics. People do not resist thermal shock well. Nor do works of art. Such elementary observations have influenced the Louvre Abu Dhabi. It wishes to create a welcoming world serenely combining light and shadow, reflection and calm. It wishes to belong to a country, to its history, to its geography without becoming a flat translation, the pleonasm that results in boredom and convention. It also aims at emphasizing the fascination generated by rare encounters.
It is rather unusual to find a built archipelago in the sea. It is even more uncommon to see that it is protected by a parasol creating a rain of light.
The house sits in the context of a densely built residential area in North Bangalore. A substantial area of the plot along the road edge is occupied by the expansive canopy of a beautiful African Tulip.
The design takes the tree into consideration at every stage in an attempt to unite it with the built space, factoring in daylight and ventilation. The resulting home is marked by a sedate atmosphere, hints of the tree and the sky mingling with sober earth walls, which then contrast with oxide floors and painted steel windows.
One Person’s Gallery between two buildings is located in a terraced courtyard at the heart of Shanghai. It consists of two parts, one is 12 m2 gallery as an iconic space, and the other is the cave, which could be easily ignored, including a library and a co-work space.
One Person’s Gallery used to be a storage structure which filled with used materials (we called them old things) of a bankrupt company looked like disaster site. The project started without any original blueprints. The architect got an inspiration when him watching the workers cleaning the space.
Collaborators: Potato Head Hong Kong is a partnership between PTT Family and acclaimed restaurateur Yenn Wong and the JIA Group.
Area: 8000.0 ft2
Project Year: 2016
Photographs: Courtesy of Potato Head Hong Kong
Potato Head Hong Kong represents Tokyo-based architect Sou Fujimoto’s first project in the city. The 8,000 square foot space is a collaboration between Fujimoto and PTT Family’s in-house creative team, blending Fujimoto’s signature style with the group’s drive to champion Indonesian craftsmanship in a modern context.
Potato Head Hong Kong’s design showcases a deft mix of contemporary and traditional influences through lightweight metal fixtures with heavy crafted teak wood. The mixed-used space evokes a residential feel with distinct areas that organically flow into each other.
The Center for Character & Leadership Development (CCLD) will serve as an education and research center, supporting the Air Force Academy’s mission to integrate character and leadership development into all aspects of the Cadet experience while also serving as a think tank for leadership and character development initiatives nationwide.
Team: Davor Popadich, Shane Taylor, Andrew Patterson
Interior: Jenny Marshall
Landscape: Suzanne Turley
Builder: Davidson Construction Ltd
Engineer: Holmes Consulting Ltd
Patterson Associates have created this Summer residence on Waiheke Island. A place famous for fine vineyards with illustrious names such as Cable Bay, ManOWar and Passage Rock.
This home is located on a steep coastal escarpment above a tree fringed white sand beach on its northern coast.
The vineyards are there as a result of Waiheke’s temperate coastal climate and some rare geology seams of pyrite rock criss cross the island like veins. Its this geology that give the grapes, primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec, their distinctive Waiheke