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Wagenhallen Stuttgart Cultural Center / ATELIER BRÜCKNER

December 6, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The Wagenhallen in Stuttgart were erected at the end of the 19th century in order to take some of the pressure off the main railway station at the time. They were initially used for locomotives and later for buses as a maintenance and repair depot. After being converted and extended several times, the Wagenhallen became established as a location for cultural uses from 2003 onwards.

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gjG House / BLAF Architecten

December 5, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

gjG House is one of the experimental houses BLAF architecten is known for in Flanders and beyond. It is part of their research called ‘Brick Wall City’, that addresses the precise relationship between material, construction, and the appearance of brick architecture. Since the introduction of energy performance standards ‘EPB’ in 2006, thermal insulation in building skins gradually got thicker, causing a shift towards light and low-cost facade cladding materials such as putz, scales, tiles, textiles, etc. As for brick buildings, this meant an evolution towards brick tiles glued onto buildings as ‘exterior wallpaper’. BLAF noticed in an early stage that a construction method with layers glued onto each other would lead to the impossibility to separate the materials at the end of the building’s life cycle, resulting in huge amounts of non-re-usable waste.

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Salvation Army Headquarters Iceland / Teiknistofan Tröo

December 4, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The Salvation Army’s headquarters in Iceland is located on the outskirts of Reykjavik city centre, close to the main access road from the east. The facetted shape, characteristic roofscape, and distinct colour make it stand out from the surroundings as a focal point and local landmark. The building serves as a church, new community centre, and headquarters for The Salvation Army in Iceland.

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Zuiderzicht Antwerp Residential Complex / KCAP Architects & Planners + evr-Architecten

December 3, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Zuiderzicht is one of the eight high-rise volumes positioned at diverse spots within the master plan by Studio Associates Secchi-Viganò for Antwerp Nieuw Zuid. The project’s position is strategic: while close to the river and within green public spaces designed by Bas Smets, you are only 3 minutes away from Antwerp’s center. With its bright colour and open appearance, the Zuiderzicht tower fits with Antwerp’s tradition of white, layered, tectonic high-rises such as the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Cathedral, the art deco style KBC-tower and the Police tower, and others.

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High Desert Residence / Hacker Architects

December 2, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

High Desert Residence is a Central Oregon home that finds a sense of calm and refuge in the balance between landscape and sky. This 4,300-square-foot, four-bedroom house is designed as a regular weekend sanctuary for an active couple, and a getaway for their extended family – a place where everyone can gather and be together, with a balance between private rooms and communal space. 

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Experience Chute Park / Daoust Lestage Lizotte Stecker

December 1, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

Intervening in such an emblematic, vast, and imposing site requires respect and humility so that the visitor’s experience is entirely dedicated to contemplation and experience of the falls. The new installations realized as part of the Experience Chute project showcase the natural beauty of the Parc by drawing on its existing character.

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Stormwater Facility / gh3*

December 1, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

The Stormwater Facility (SWF) treats urban run-off from the new West Don Lands and Quayside neighbourhood developments. Functionally, the SWF stands at the intersection of technological and architectural advancement. Housing state-of-the-art treatment systems it expresses a civic responsibility towards ensuring safe and clean water ecology. Architecturally, it adds to a list of Toronto’s historic infrastructural works – such as the R.C. Harris Treatment Plant, the Bloor Viaduct, and the Hearn Power Station – whose architectural character has helped to both express and define Toronto’s identity at a given moment in time.

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Lighting Design in Architecture: A Conversation with Hervé Descottes and Steven Holl

December 1, 2021 Paula Pintos 0

ArchDaily Professionals is an initiative that focuses on all of the collaborators involved in architecture and construction, who participated and are credited in the projects we have carefully curated and published. This project aims to recognize and highlight the best collaborators responsible for delivering the best architecture, by delivering valuable knowledge related to the different disciplines within our community. Today, we are launching a series of video interviews between architects and collaborating professionals, to learn more about their work and to understand the importance of these relationships to deliver high-quality architectural projects.