Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge by Autoban.
It was millimetrically designed to make a difference to the company’s passengers at the international airport of Istanbul.
The space can accommodate up to 2000 people, has a concept of care to their most important customers in an exclusive international airport. The most notable features are certainly curves and rich textures of ownership, which makes it all very beautiful and elegant.
The CIP Lounge has rest rooms, restaurant, tea garden, a library, and a small cinema.
Ex container project by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects, located in anywhere (which this anywhere part is amazing!), Japan. Images by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects.
In response to calls for disaster relief housing after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan, architect Yatsutaka Yoshimura has created a series of shipping container shelters that remain low-cost and high-quality. While the architect had started to use the modular units in the ‘Bayside Marina Hotel’ project, but the full-fledged prototype contains prefabricated interior and exterior finishesand have the ability to become permanent architecture. The 20 foot by 20 foot containers can be paired to contain a program of kitchen,living room, bathroom and sleep spaces; however the permanent proposal, valued at a modest 60,000 USD, uses an interval unit thatallows the home to total a 60 square meter area with the same program. A two-story intermediate typology is intended to adapt to smallersite areas. The design is part of a greater aim to use existing materials while maintaining a sensitivity to communities that had remain in close physical proximity decade after decade.
Thorne Bay House by Bossley Architects, located in Takapuna, New Zealand.
A compact house designed for a beautiful but small and near-impossible site! The desire not to damage the trees or their extensive root systems, combined with the steep slope and limited turning circle for cars, the rock outcrops, and the restrictive planning controls resulted in an innovative building which and is squeezed under, around and between the limbs of the trees, and still manages to take full advantage of the site, the sun and the views.
The character of the house changes as it rises from the ground towards the sky. The ground floor level comprises orthogonal spaces, which follow the slope in a series of steps down towards the sea, providing sea views from each level. Upstairs, the rooms become more angular and free flowing, to reflect the contortions of the pohutukawa limbs.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption by Moto Designshop Inc.
Using these techniques, we are able to propose bamboo, a natural, strong and renewable material as both structure and finish. It is very important to us that the design communicate the skill of the Haitian people. Rebuilding this place of worship should be by the people and of the people. The Woven Tree aims to be a definitive expression of the remarkable people of Haiti.
The Prision by studio Customr.
A project shrouded in ambiguity, this prison is not for criminals, but holds instead illegal immigrants. Embracing this dilemma, Van der Sluis created truly eye-popping structures, to draw increased attention to an issue that requires public concern.
Clouds in London by Lucy & Jorge Orta.
Clouds in London has been installed at St Pancras station in London. To bring a bit of poetry and dreams for travelers.
Städel Museum extension by Schneider+Schumacher.
The project is the result of an international competition to design the extension of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany that would extend exhibition space from 4,000 m2 to 7,000 m2. Among a select group of international architects, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Gigon/Guyer, Jabornegg & Pálffy, Kuehn Malvezzi, Sanaa, UNStudio, and Wandel Hoefer Lorch + Hirsch Müller, schneider+schumacher was declared the winner in Spring 2008.
Beneath the gentle hill landscaped upon the museum courtyard, a domed roof—supported by 12 slim reinforced columns— looms over the new exhibition space. One hundred and ninety-five circular sky lights (varying in diameters from 1.50 m at the outer edge to 2.50 m at the highest point in the center) punctuate the concrete slab. These specially developed “eyes for art” highlight the multi-disciplinary nature of the new extension— the apertures may both be walked upon as a collective art object, while illuminating the underground space with a rich sense of daylight that may be controlled by integrated LED lighting and built-in shading elements.
Schneider+Schumacher envisioned a central axis to extend the museum along its historic spatial sequence. The central foyer and all vertical access points were remodeled to allow wheelchair access. Below the water tables, 160 deep piles anchor the structure to prevent it from floating. The new building also incorporates 36 geothermic piles that extend up to 82 m into the earth to provide heat for cooler months and cooling for warmer months. The compact underground building form, the geothermic heating and cooling strategies, and the large internal heat storage capacity together create an optimal room climate with minimal energy consumption.
Photography: Norbert Miguletz
Housing in Carabanchel by Amann, Cánovas y Maruri.
The proposal is not built from the review of the traditional housing block but from the attributes of the slab of minimum width perforated with through holes.
The flat is a house with a yard. This small house garden is linked to the interior of the block, the street and the living room. The yard is a sunny place in the winter and cool place in the summer. With cross views of the inside and outside of the block, the garden and the street, light and shadow.
LOOP International Kindergarten By Sako Architects.
To create the unorthodox establishment, Sako, along with his team of architects, Yoko FUJII, Shuhei AOYAMA, and Junya KAZUNO went to work on dreaming up a place that has an element of freedom, somewhere where the children can experience joy while learning.
The exterior shell of the white building is covered in rows of large airplane style windows, where the window sills are painted one of 7 different colors that represent a specific location. The bright selection of colors help the kids get around, it’s much easier to get to the nurses office if you know to look out for the color red on the walls, floors and handrails of the balconies.
The kindergarten is formed by curves, as the entire structure rounds into a loop. Children enter the school on wooden stairs that climb to the second floor, under the large blue arch of the building.