World Architecture News – February 2013 : Buildings across the Globe, Architectural Images

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Biscornet Site Paris, Place de la Bastille, Paris, France : [BP] Architectures
Architecture News February 2013 - Biscornet Place de la Bastille Building
photograph : Sergio Grazia
The building is highly responsive to changes in the light; the metallic character of the materials combined with its surface variations reinforces the interplay of contrasts and transforms perceptions of its colour. The aluminium façades can turn from mustard yellow to glittering gold in just a few seconds.

Sliced Porosity Block Chengdu, China – new films : Steven Holl Architects
Sliced Porosity Block China - Architecture News February 2013
image : Steven Holl Architects
Three large openings are sculpted into the mass of the towers as the sites of the pavilion of history, designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Light Pavilion by Lebbeus Woods, and the Local Art Pavilion. The Sliced Porosity Block is heated and cooled geo-thermally with 468 wells at 90 meters deep. The large ponds in the plaza harvest recycled rainwater, while the natural grasses and lily pads create a natural cooling effect. High-performance glazing, energy-efficient equipment and the use of regional materials are among the other methods employed to reach the LEED Gold rating.

Entre Arboles, Yucatan, Mexico : Muñoz Arquitectos Asociados
Entre Arboles Mexico
photo : Rolando Córdoba
The principles we always apply as part of the office’s philosophy are directed towards respecting the pre-existence of the site, especially if it’s something natural or patrimonial and since this lot has very dense vegetation our first action was to meticulously measure each tree to be able to design the house without knocking down any trees not even the little ones.

St Leon 10, Cape Town, South Africa : SAOTA
St Leon 10 Cape Town
photo : SAOTA
The house is organised in a linear manner with all rooms facing the sea view. The rear of the house offers privacy with no openings other than the glazed double volume entrance space.

Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Norway – new photographs : ALA Architects / SMS Arkitekter
Kilden Performing Arts Centre Norway
photo : Iwan Baan
Kilden produces experiences. The core of its architecture is the way the concert, theater and multi-purpose halls are serviced efficiently and without interference.

Cultural Center of European Space Technologies Vitanje, Slovenia : Various Architects
Cultural Center of European Space Technologies Slovenia
photo : Tomaz Gregoric
Noordnung’s space station was designed as a geostationary satellite out of three parts: a solar power station, an observatory and a habitable wheel. After several decades of ponderings on the habitation of space, this idea remains to be the most revolutionary, yet not realized.

Essence Financial Building Shenzhen, China : OMA
Essence Financial Building Shenzhen - Architecture News February 2013
image from architect

New South Glasgow Hospital , Scotland : IBI Nightingale
New South Glasgow Hospital Building
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Foros Yacht House, Crimea, Ukraine : Robin Monotti Architects
Foros Yacht House Ukraine
photo : Ioana Marinescu

Contemporary House in Stuttgart, Germany : Alexander Brenner Architekten
Architecture News February 2013 - House in Stuttgart
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