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Featured Blog Posts – September 2012 Archive (9)

Sir Duncan Rice Library

The Sir Duncan Rice Library of the University of Aberdeen is conceived as a cube that evokes the ice and light of the north.  Its straight exterior is covered in a façade whose myriad angled lines are reminiscent of shards of ice.  By contrast,…


Added by Springer on September 28, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Esker House

This residential project developed like a parasite, beginning by adopting the host structure, and then gradually changing into its own unique organization and morphology.


A self-contained residential unit placed on the top of an existing home from the 1960’s, Esker House is the work of London-based…


Added by Springer on September 26, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Archway Studios

Built in and around a 19th century rail viaduct in Southwark, the southern center of London, Archway Studios is a live/work space that subverts its site’s tight…


Added by Springer on September 24, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Vienna's Gasometers

The Gasometers in the Simmering district of Vienna were originally built between 1896 and 1899 to supply town gas to Vienna.  As technology changed, they fell out of use, and later were declared historic landmarks in 1978.  In 1995, Vienna called for…


Added by Springer on September 21, 2012 at 1:09pm — No Comments

House Folded

House Folded is a modestly sized 100-square-meter residence in Osaka, Japan, built for a couple and their cats. 

Japanese architecture firm Alphaville aimed to create a “structurally rational but spatially heterogeneous…


Added by Springer on September 18, 2012 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Dalian Shell Museum

The new Shell Museum in Dalian, China draws from its interior collections to inspire its outside form.  The architecture was conceived by the Design Institute of Civil Engineering & Architecture of…


Added by Springer on September 15, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Cube

The Cube is a compact mobile unit designed around the principles of Feng Shui that contains an office, bedroom, and meditation space.   Liu Ming, a Feng Shui expert, needed a more practical and private living area in…


Added by Springer on September 13, 2012 at 3:25pm — No Comments

AA House

AA House by Office of Architecture in Barcelona (OAB) has a roof system of diagonals that gives the impression of an artificial topography.  An abundant use of glasswork, trellises, and sliding panels allows a visual connection to the garden for the halls,…


Added by Springer on September 11, 2012 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Endesa Pavilion

The unique shape of the Endesa Pavilion is all determined by the angle and orientation of the sun during the course of a year.  The façade is formed by a series of modules that are positioned to optimize the surrounding solar…


Added by Springer on September 7, 2012 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

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