World Architecture News – August 2013 : Buildings across the Globe, Design Images

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Hakko Kyoto, Japan : Osamu Morishita Architect & Associates
Architecture News August 2013 - Hakko Kyoto Showroom
image from architect
Hakko is one of the biggest dealers handling European cars around Osaka, specializing in Jaguar, Land Rover and so on. This showroom is their first showroom in Kyoto. In Kyoto stricter restrictions for the cityscapes was introduced about 6 years ago. It enforces many details on the façade and roofs. For example, the top of the façade should be a banked, traditional roof. The color should be calm like old Japanese houses and so on.

Graeme Massie Architects, Scotland : London Townhouse Refurbishment, England
London Townhouse
photo from Graeme Massie Architects
Established in 2004, Graeme Massie Architects focuses on innovative design led architecture, born from rigorous research based processes. Although based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Graeme Massie Architects works internationally with projects in Iceland, India, UAE and China as well as the UK.

CCS Architecture news, California : Grand Hyatt nominated for Best Restaurant Award, USA
Grand Hyatt San Francisco
photo : Paul Dyer, San Francisco
CCS Architecture are based in San Francisco and New York, United States of America. This architectural firm completed a total renovation to the restaurant, bar and lobby at the Grand Hyatt on Union Square in San Francisco. The restaurant, OneUP, has been nominated for the Hotel & Property Category in the International Design & Architecture Awards.

Frank Gehry : Bodegas Marques de Riscal, Elciego, Spain – added. 14 Aug
Architecture News August 2013 - Bodegas Marques de Riscal
photo : Milly Wood
Frank Gehry is Design Principal for the firm of Gehry Partners. Before founding the practice, Frank Gehry worked with architects Victor Gruen and Pereira & Luckman in Los Angeles, USA, and with André Remondet in Paris, France.

Shanghai Tower, China : Gensler
Shanghai Tower
photo from architect practice
Shanghai Tower is located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, an area of Shanghai that was farmland a little over 20 years ago. The area is China’s first super-tall district, as Shanghai Tower rises to complete a trio of towers including the adjacent Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center.

Teatro Popular de Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil : key building by Oscar Niemeyer – new page
Popular Theatre in Niteroi - Architecture News August 2013
photo © Marcela Grassi
People’s Theatre and ‘Niemeyer Way’ opened in 2007: this is an addition to the Caminho Niemyer, a series of buildings along Niteroi’s Bayside. The People’s Theatre building is located beyond the Bus Terminal, on the left as you exit the Ferry Station.

Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Oscar Niemeyer – new page
Museu d Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi building
photo © Marcela Grassi

Wid Chapman Architects, New York : new page on this architecture studio
Watermark New York Bar and Lounge
image from architect firm
WCA is headed by Wid Chapman, AIA, who received his architectural education at the Rhode Island School of Design. A former chair of the interior design department of Parsons the New School for Design, he currently serves on it senior faculty.

Camping Cavallino Treporti, near Venice, Italy : Matteo Thun & Partners
A New Way of Camping Venice
photo from architect office
Matteo Thun & Partners has signed the Masterplan for 6.400 m2 of the renowned Marina di Venezia Camping, located in front of Venice. A group of 32 small patio houses, called “Garden Villas”, offer a contemporary interpretation of camping bungalows providing both comfort and a close contact with nature.

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