Articles tagged Daylighting

Caixaforum Seville by Vázquez Consuegra. Photos Jesus Granada
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Two worlds inspire Vázquez Consuegra's subterranean cultural centre

SEVILLE – In March 2017, Seville became the eighth Spanish city to inaugurate a Caixaforum. The project repurposes a space that previously existed as a subterranean car park.

Chalres House by Austin Maynard Architects. Photos Peter Bennetts
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Light pervades the moody spaces in Austin Maynard Architects' house of contrasts

MELBOURNE – A luscious and dynamic garden brings Charles House to life. The house itself was realised a little over a year ago but it is only now that the landscaping is finalised.

Chimney House by Dekleva Gregorič Architects. Photos Flavio Coddou
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Dekleva Gregorič Architects combines tradition with negative space

LOGATEC – One of the simplest ideas of all inspires the form of a timber-clad home in central Slovenia: the chimney.

Matryoshka House by Shift. Photos Noortje Knulst
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Shift's Matryoshka House questions the relationship between living spaces

Rotterdam – A run-down townhouse has been fixed up into two high-end apartments, stripped down to its bare bones with smaller elements suspended in the tall voids.

Parking Garage by dJGA and Modulo Architects. Photos Lievan van Landschoot
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Modulo and dJGA carve a canyon for a meandering parking garage

Brussels – Generally damp, unattractive and cast in concrete, the typology of the car park usually conjures up images of 1950s brutalist volumes of necessity that obscure the skyline.

Casa Kwantes by MVRDV. Photos Ossip van Duivenbode
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MVRDV sculpts a back-to-front villa around an olive tree

ROTTERDAM – Dutch homes have a reputation of transparency, with curtain-less glazing. At Casa Kwantes, the request for privacy lends itself to the concept of a two-faced residence.

Waveon Cafe by Heesoo Kwak / IDMM Architects. Photos Kim Jaeyoun
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A high-density structure by Heesoo Kwak feels light enough to blow away

BUSAN – South Korea’s second most populated city is no stranger to modern architecture. Waveon beach cafe joins the concrete crusade on a hill that overlooks the glittering shore.

Casa Lautaro by Felipe Alarcón. Photos Pablo Casals Aguirre
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Felipe Alarcón looks to the sky for a renovation that keeps memories intact

LINARES – It is a prerequisite for an architect to consider aesthetics and structural integrity. Less often considered, perhaps, is phenomenology and tapping into the attachment of …

Roberts Pavilion by JFAK. Photos Benny Chan (Fotoworks)
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JFAK sheds light on the importance of transparency

CLAREMONT – JFAK partner John Friedman explains how the firm’s new sports centre at Claremont McKenna College introduces light without compromising the building’s function.

Visual Arts Building by Steven Holl Architects. Photos Iwan Baan
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Steven Holl Architects punctuates volumes to form centres of light

IOWA – Holl does not shy away from the firm’s signature style in the Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa, streaming light into the interior through cuts in the structure.

Les Closiaux Gymnasium by Dominique Coulon et Associés. Photos Eugeni Pons
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A levitating ceiling and a floating concrete slab

CLAMART – Dominique Coulon & Associés has a self-confessed signature style of oblique, bold volumes that distort depending on the viewing angle. The newly completed gymnasium Les Closiaux, …

Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Faena Park by OMA. Photos Iwan Baan
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A trio of concrete structures by OMA completes Faena’s Miami dream

MIAMI – The story of the mid-beach Faena District began with one man’s dream of transformation. Now, the final stage of the USD 1 billion (EUR 928 million) investment has been completed.

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