Herzog & de Meuron

Tour Triangle . Paris


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Paris gives go-ahead for ‘Tour Triangle’ skyscraper.


Guggenheim museum

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+ Malcolm Reading

Humans have been seeking duality in space in which we are both sheltered and ensured freedom. Contemporary art museums also evolve from the conventional type of space as “White Box” to seek a more open contemporary space. Nevertheless the traditional exhibition mode in an enclosed environment is not without its merit, which actually echoes our need deep inside for primary space. The identification of open space, on one hand results from the process of contemporary urban space growth, on the other hand it is relevant to the efforts of mankind to define their relationships to nature in contemporary lives.


Primus architects

Library and Culture centre . Allerød


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The new library and culture centre is an extension and refurbishment of the former Fritz Hansen furniture factory.
The shedded roof both provides amplient space and natural light and aknowledges the industrial history of the site. Lighting is integrated in the facade and creates a glowing volume at night.


Alvar Aalto

The Making of Stool 60



CaixaForum

Alvar Aalto, 1898-1976. Arquitectura orgánica, arte y diseño en CaixaForum.


BIG

Intrepid Avenue office building . Philadelphia


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Breaking ground of a 94,000 square foot office building to be designed by Bjarke Ingels Group. 1200 Intrepid Avenue is the first building to be designed by Bjarke Ingels Group in the city of Philadelphia, the four-story project has been envisioned to communicate and connect with Central Green. Its east façade is curved and bows inward at the ground plane in a gesture reminiscent of the park’s circular running track, activity pods and planting vignettes. Its cornice, in contrast, remains straight and aligns with the original orthogonal street grid prevalent in the immediate neighborhood. These gestures result in a complex double curved surface which is built of alternating architectural sand-blasted white precast concrete panels and fenestration.