Tag: architecture

Notre-Dame Fire Investigators Focus on Short-Circuit and Cigarettes

PARIS — Investigators are converging around two theories of what caused last week’s devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral: a short-circuit near its spire, possibly caused by electrified bells, or negligence by workers carrying out renovations, a theory fueled by the discovery of cigarette butts. On Thursday, for the first time, police investigators were allowed to […]

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studio drift proposes to sustainably rebuild the notre dame using recycled ocean plastic

since paris’ notre dame cathedral was ravaged by a devastating fire earlier this month, more than $1 billion has been pledged to aid restoration efforts — a figure that some say is already enough to pay for the rebuild. now, amsterdam-based design firm studio drift is calling for more donations, but this time in the […]

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concr3de could rebuild notre dame using 3D-printing with stone and ash from the fire

dutch office concr3de proposes to use 3D-printing to rebuild the notre dame following the devastating fire of april 15, using the fallen wood and stone as material and thus keeping the layered history of the church visible. proposing to combine old materials and new technologies, the company suggests to take the rubble and turn it […]

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jean nouvel’s university building in cyprus is an ‘earthwork’ clad with colored fabric

having previously completed a mixed-use tower in the city of nicosia, french architect jean nouvel has returned to the cypriot capital to design a vast university building. envisioned as an ‘object’, the learning resource center — which contains a brand new library — has been conceived as an ‘earthwork’ whose form mimics the region’s undulating […]

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selgascano’s 2015 serpentine pavilion is heading to hollywood

the 2015 serpentine pavilion, originally constructed in london’s kensington gardens, will travel to the united states later this year where it will be rebuilt at LA’s la brea tar pits. designed by spanish architecture studio selgascano, the temporary pavilion is an an immersive, chrysalis-like structure covered in a translucent, multi-colored fabric membrane — allowing the […]

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foster + partners’ sharjah library will join a gerry judah sculpture in the UAE

foster + partners has revealed plans for a library and cultural center in sharjah, a united arab emirates city on the arabian gulf. the two-storey building has been designed to offer a sense of clarity and lightness, with a large floating roof cantilevering on all sides of a transparent rectilinear volume. located ten kilometers (six […]

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koichi takada reveals final images from inside the national museum of qatar

following the national museum of qatar‘s grand opening in march, koichi takada architects presents final photography from inside the museum gift shop and children’s gift shop. the idea behind the interiors designed by the australian studio intend to complement the exterior ‘desert rose’ concept envisioned by french architect jean nouvel. this collection of images showcases […]

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studio NAB imagines an educational and inclusive greenhouse on the roof of notre dame

in little over a week since fire devastated the notre dame cathedral of paris, there has been endless debate, numerous comments, and even proposed designs proliferating the internet and social media. among the many responses, studio NAB present their concept of how to restore the great architectural icon, which they hope will feed the all-important […]

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DAGA architects renovates 20 sqm hutong house as transparent box in beijing

located in the hutong of the narrow dongsi north street in beijing‘s dongcheng district, this renovation project by DAGA architects aims at finding a balance between the modern and the traditional. titled transparent hutong no.3, the house is built as a glass box, which allows plenty of natural light to enter its 20 sqm interior, […]

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Past Tense: When the Old Penn Station Was Demolished, New York Lost Its Faith

There was a time when New York City had the gateway it deserved. Demolished more than half a century ago, the former Pennsylvania Station by McKim, Mead & White was hardly the first great building in town to face the wrecking ball. The Lenox Library by Richard Morris Hunt and the old Waldorf-Astoria by Henry […]

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casa sierra fría by PPAA features a rooftop retreat that overlooks mexico city

in a residential neighborhood of mexico city, architecture firm PPAA has completed a three-story house titled ‘casa sierra fría’. led by pablo pérez palacios, formally of DCPP, the design team approached the project by referencing the community’s existing architecture. ‘as the majority of the sites in this neighborhood have regular constructions on three of their […]

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studio gang’s twisting tower tops out in san francisco

MIRA, a 40-story tower designed by studio gang, has topped out in san francisco. the project, which was first unveiled in 2018, will offer a range of luxury condominium residences with occupancy slated for late 2019. the building is defined by its distinctive bay windows, which twist up the façade of the high-rise to present […]

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olafur eliasson + sebastian behmann join OMA’s expansion plans for albright-knox art gallery

the albright-knox art gallery, a museum in buffalo, new york, has announced that artist olafur eliasson and architect sebastian behmann, founding partners of studio other spaces, have been tasked with designing a work of art that will form part of the institution’s major expansion. following the news that OMA’s new york office, led by shohei […]

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studio arthur casas composes JY house with two separate volumes in são paulo

this vacation house in são paulo, built by studio arthur casas for a family with two adult children, is divided into two main volumes, displaced from one another. the ground floor contains the entire social area, which is fully integrated with the exterior, opening to the view of the golf course just ahead, while the […]

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IROJE KHM forms zig-zagged colored townhouses for ‘stella fiore’ project in south korea

‘stella fiore’ has been developed by IROJE KHM architects in an effort to provide a tranquil escape from the busy urban environment of south korea. situated within a small town in the ilsandong-gu district, and using bold colors and geometry, the overall scheme comprises of 19 townhouses built on a hillside. the concept revolves around the […]

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derelict stone heritage buildings in ‘corral d’en capdet’ catalonia sustainably revitalized

architect lluis jubert of barcelona-based taller d’arquitectura introduces an architectural intervention to the ‘corral d’en capdet,’ an agricultural region of northern spain. the project is comprised of three separate elements: a farmyard, a typical farmhouse of catalonia known as a ‘masia,’ and a heritage building known as ‘can tomeu’ which once served as a sharecroppers’ […]

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chromatic light installation by non-profit ‘beyond walls’ aims to diminish crime in massachusetts

poor visibility in the dark underpasses beneath the rail line in downtown lynn, has produced a  high amount of crime and vehicle-pedestrian accidents. beyond walls aims to minimize these issues by proposing urban interventions: street-art murals, vintage neon sign art and dynamic underpass lighting. the once-avoided urban spaces have become vibrant landmarks in downtown lynn, […]

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Our bridges are failing. Here’s how we could fix them.

There are 614,000 bridges in the U.S., and nearly 1-in-10 of them is falling apart. When Eisenhower signed the 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act, estab­lishing a 41,000-mile system of roads and bridges, there was roughly one car for every three people. Today, it’s almost 1-to-1. This influx of vehicles, plus shoddy maintenance, has taxed spans to […]

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architrend tops house B in malta with see-through swimming pool

italian studio architrend architecture has completed house B in the seaside town of st. julian’s, malta, in the place of a terrace house which was demolished and reconstructed to fit the needs of the clients. the residence is built out of reinforced concrete, while its front elevation incorporates a glazed façade which allows it to […]

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