World Architecture News December 2012, Buildings across the Globe, Images
Global Architecture News December 2012
Architectural Design Developments in Dec 2012 – World Built Environment
Architectural News December 2012
Global World Architecture Developments in Dec 2012
Anglo Colobiano School Bogota, Colombia : Daniel Bonilla
photo : Rodrigo Dávila
The dominant materiality of the project, large format brick and slender pre-stressed concrete elements (beige in color), binds the outside spaces with that of the large internal atrium space. Further tonal and material compliment is found in the vibrant green special divisions (doors and divisions), with smooth Formica finish.
Phoenix Observation Tower Design, Arizona, USA : BIG
image from architect
Stunning images and bold design by Danish architects studio BIG, led by upcoming star Bjarke Ingels. The future observation tower is conceived as a tall core of reinforced concrete with an open-air spiral sphere at its top, resembling a metaphorical pin firmly marking a location on a map. The spiraling sphere contains flexible exhibition, retail and recreational spaces which are accessed via three glass elevators that connect the base with the summit and offer panoramic views of the city and the tower’s programs as visitors ascend or descend.
Beverly Hills Residence, California, USA – added : Heusch Inc Architecture
photo : Frederico Zignani
The house is an example of an innovative solution to circumvent the 15 foot setback requirement for hillside residences. By elevating the structure the need for a tall retaining wall, 15 feet away from the structure was eliminated. Furthermore the intention was to minimize the impact on the beautiful natural site heavily wooded with oak trees.
DNB Bank Headquarters, Bjørvika waterfront, Oslo, Norway – completion : MVRDV
photo : Jiri Havran
This new building by MVRDV sits within an exuberant new group on the Oslo waterfront. Each building is in a contemporary style and there is a dense urban grain to the development.
Cave Painting Centre Dordogne, France : Mateo Arquitectura
image from architect practice
The Conseil Général de la Dordogne (France) recently organized a competition for the construction of Lascaux IV, a complete scale replica of the Lascaux cave, at Montignac, at the foot of the hill where the actual cave is situated.
Louvre Lens Museum Building, France : Sanaa / Imrey Culbert / Catherine Mosbach – photos
photograph © Hisao Suzuki
The Louvre Lens Museum gives us refined but rather austere architecture – redolent of the simple volumes of Mies van der Rohe (eg National Gallery Berlin or Crown Hall) but in a very light style, finely detailed.
Tower of Ring Tianjin, China : EASTERN design office + Kawaguchi & Engineers
image from architects firm
Twisting Towers Miami, Florida, USA : BIG + others
image from BIG
Universidad EAN, Bogotá, Colombia : Taller de Arquitectura de Bogotá
photo : Rodrigo Dávila
Córdoba Civic Center, Argentina : GGMPU Arquitectos + Lucio Morini
photo from architect
Algarrobos House in Puembo, Ecuador : José María Sáez + Daniel Moreno Flores
photo : Sebastian Crespo
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