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The Jubilation of Modern Over Tradition: tecARCHITECTURE’s Compact Swiss Chalet | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

The Jubilation of Modern Over Tradition: tecARCHITECTURE’s Compact Swiss Chalet | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

The ever changing concept of tradition reflects in architectural projects struggling to overcome limits of all kinds. The beauty of Switzerland is captured even in the most exquisite small homes and the tranquil landscape is easily digested by architects that act like wizards, transforming a simple idea into an imposing building. Following the straight line of Swiss design, the Scheider Chalet is a project developed by tecARCHITECTURE, an architecture studio that harmonically combines sustainable ideas with hi-tech giving birth to amazing eye catching projects, such as this one.

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23 Dwellings by FRES Architects | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

23 Dwellings by FRES Architects | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

The project is surrounded by heterogeneous elements dating back from the 70′s, and outside of road network. The joining piece for all these elements is the public space. The building is implemented along two roads, and has four floors, plus two extra on the angle of the two boulevards. There is a gap on the first floor that gives a certain rythm to the facade and allows a large collective terrace. The facades have a unique material: black bricks. The entrance hall is conceived as a large colored window over public space, creating a strong contrast between its transparency and the opacity of black bricks.

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Urban Terrace Larger Than The Compact Penthouse Apartment | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Urban Terrace Larger Than The Compact Penthouse Apartment | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Spreading over only 47 square meters of interior space but showcasing a splendid 58 square meter terrace, this compact penthouse apartment in Stockholm is perfect to be transformed into a bachelor pad. With an amazing location overlooking city blocks, the small apartment is vividly decorated, composing a relaxing space that welcomes its owner with a slightly masculine feel. A corner bookcase in the main living space steals the attention with its collection of bottles on the top shelf. Brightly lit by sunshine, the living/dining space opening to the fabulous terrace continues with a modern kitchen. Deeper into the private space spotted on Delikatissen, a grey brick wall hides the bathroom and leads to the bedroom, where storage space surrounds the comfy bed. Lovely details throughout compose an intimate space contrasting with the spacious terrace, where simplicity reigns and a glass railing captures uninterrupted views of the urban surroundings. The large terrace makes up for the compact living space and opens out to the murmur of the streets. Perfect combination, right?

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Futuristic Apartment With Wings In Its Design | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Futuristic Apartment With Wings In Its Design | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

This unusual apartment is located in Seoul and was designed by South Korean design firm AnLstudio. The futuristic structure consists of entrance hall, artist’s working areas, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. The most peculiar thing about the inner architecture is fragments of the wing inserted into the walls and ceiling which is used to separate the living quarters from the workspace. The apartment is called Nakwon, it’s ‘utopia’ in Korean and the client’s attitude for life. The target of creating this wing was to maximize the spatial perception by wrapping it with unique lighting embedded in the ceilings and walls of working area. The wing supports functions of work, providing lighting and organizing dwelling units along the periphery of the space, which is the private area like bedrooms or bathrooms.

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Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum Designed as a Sparkling Block of Ice | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum Designed as a Sparkling Block of Ice | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

C.F. Møller Architects has designed a new art museum in Førde north of Bergen in Norway, the new Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum. The museum lies like a crystal-clear block of ice that has slid down from the surrounding mountains and the architecture is inspired by the landscape: In Førde the mountains are visible everywhere, and Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on the European mainland, lies in close proximity to the town.

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Wooden Second Skin Protecting Interiors From Harsh Bolivian Weather | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Wooden Second Skin Protecting Interiors From Harsh Bolivian Weather | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Protected from wind and overheating by wooden slats that also filter natural light reaching the interiors, the single-story residential structure was meant to be a second house, defined by comfort and focusing on relaxation. Found in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, the holiday home was simply named “The Shelter”, hinting towards its ability to offer a secluded retreat from urban life. Part of the portfolio of multidisciplinary KG Studio + Asociados, it floats a meter above ground, with internal spaces distributed along a central spine that reinforces the passive bioclimatic architectural criteria. A transitional space constructed of the protective wooden screens helps protect the privacy of public and intimate spaces, at the same time opening the rooms to the outside landscape, offering interrupted panoramas. Sliding doors ensure a strong connection between inside and outside, generating an alluring bond without exposing interiors to the harsh climate. Elegant in its apparent simplicity, this home proves to be an inspiring solution to location-specific conditions.

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Enormous Bird-apartment by Nendo | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Enormous Bird-apartment by Nendo | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Japanese designers Nendo have built an enormous woodland nesting box with 78 entrances for birds on one side and one big door for humans on the other. The treehouse was built for observing birds at the Momofuku Ando nature centre in Komoro, in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture.

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36 Relaxing And Harmonious Zen Bedrooms | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

36 Relaxing And Harmonious Zen Bedrooms | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

What is zen? It’s harmony and relaxation; in an interior it not only Asian features but harmonious minimalist style. You may use even the most minimalist colors like black, white or grey – there should be a harmony, nothing unnecessary, no abundant accessories and other things. You may also add some Japanese, Chinese and Indian theme accessories like candles, a baldaquin, figures and flowers. Don’t be afraid to make your bedroom green – that’s the color of nature, a red or crimson – that would add passion. The materials should be natural, add some plants and flowers – even as a wall décor – they would complete the zen look.

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Ultra Minimalist Beach Retreat In Chile | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Ultra Minimalist Beach Retreat In Chile | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

To have a beach house is a dream of many of us and this one is definitely a dream of everybody. The space by architectural firm 01Arq is located in Huentelauquen, Chile, and is perfect place to relax and put all your problems behind. The retreat is small and minimalist, the interior is done in calm shades – white, beige, grey and dark grey. The whole house is catching sun rays – the walls are glass but there big curtains that the owners may close to keep their privacy. The house is divided into zones with the help of such pieces as a concrete fireplace, a giant chalkboard and so on. In front of the house there’s a terrace where the owners and their guests can sunbathe in the lounge chairs or make a fire at night.

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Stunning Water Tower Conversion in Belgium Bursting With Modern Details | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Stunning Water Tower Conversion in Belgium Bursting With Modern Details | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Chateau d’Eau is the name of a striking project envisioned by BHAM design studio and consisting of a water tower conversion in Steenokkerzeel, Belgium. The tower was built between 1938 and 1941 and was functional until the beginning of the nineties. The works for a complete renovation and conversion into a single family house started in 2007. According to the architects, “the preservation of existing concrete elements such as the main water conduct, concrete ceilings, concrete stairs and the 250.000 liters concrete water basin were essential to preserve the strong identity of the building. Every visible concrete element inside was painted in dark grey in order to mark the old from the new. The program foresees two distinct profiles of users. The private and main user is the client, a couple living at the tower daily. Every room is equipped with the latest IT technology, domotics and the possibility to install projectors virtually anywhere on the top floor”. The unusual residence is thirty meters high and is structured on five floors. The terrace provides a great panoramic view of the nearby village.

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Stylish Residential Renovation Displaying Intimate Spaces | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Stylish Residential Renovation Displaying Intimate Spaces | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Architect Claudia Lopez Duplan of López Duplan Arquitectos envisioned a home integrating elements of comfort and style. By reconfiguring the floor-plan, as well as redesigning each of the spaces, the architect created a serene residence in Mexico City. Originally built in the 80s, Casa Lomas Altas rises three and a half floors up, capturing views of the surroundings through frameless windows and sliding doors connected to terraces, at the same time keeping a sense of privacy in all spaces. The living space includes a wall lined with books on each side of the fireplace, while the dining room opens to a terrace overlooking luscious greenery. The upstairs bedroom is a spectacular place, showcasing a long window with a stylish place for books underneath, hinting towards the owner’s love for knowledge. When it comes to the bathroom, the inspiration keeps rolling – toilet and bathtub are captured in between glass, opening both towards the interior space and the exterior view. With a long clerestory window flooding the space with light, this space was definitely created for relaxation.

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10 000 Square Feet of Opulent Modern Living: 44 Belvedere Residence [Video] | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

10 000 Square Feet of Opulent Modern Living: 44 Belvedere Residence [Video] | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Boasting approximately 10 000 square feet of opulent modern living, the 44 Belvedere Residence is a two story home in Southern Ontario, Canada, currently on sale for $5,35 million. The massive house is located steps away from the lake and was especially designed for a “successful individual or family”. Here are some of the features of the project, as described in the official press release: “The spacious backyard offers multiple options for relaxation and enjoyment. Whether it’s hosting a dinner party next to the sleek concrete pool and Miami style cabana or you are soaking up the sun on the exotic 1,400 sq/ft Brazilian wood deck. Built for the health conscious in mind, the professional grade gym sports a free weight and cardio area with multiple media zones. After you energize yourself with a work out enjoy the integrated spa with both dry sauna and steam shower – which features 18” rain head and body jets. Escape to a cinematic experience like no other. The three level cinema features dual LCD digital movie posters as you walk through the grand entrance”. Be sure to watch the video below and tell us if you notice any other design ideas worth highlighting.

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Breathtaking $10 Million Property In Protected Wildlife Area: Sun River Ranch | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Breathtaking $10 Million Property In Protected Wildlife Area: Sun River Ranch | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Spreading across both sides of the trout-rich Sun River just below the Gibson Reservoir Dam, on almost 3,000 acres, this fabulous private ranch retreat lies in one of the most protected wildlife areas of Montana. Known as the Sun River Ranch, the fabulous ranch is composed of the 7,325 square foot main residence, a guest house, guest cabin, manager’s house and a barn with apartment.The spectacular custom-built main residence showcases a stunning facade made of large diameter logs interrupted by glazing. Overlooking Castle Reef and Scapegoat Mountain, the house shelters a stunning collection of rooms. Available for $10,250,000 here, this dream property will surely become the owner’s most beloved asset.

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Building Trust International Announce Winners of HOME Competition | Architecture competitions | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Building Trust International Announce Winners of HOME Competition | Architecture competitions | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Building Trust International are delighted to announce that Levitt Bernstein in collaboration with a local homelessness charity have won the HOME competition. The winning design, which focuses on homelessness and the need for well-designed single occupancy housing units for those most at risk, beat entries from all around the World. The competition generated progressive, contemporary design solutions from over 400 designers and academic institutions.

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95 Green Technologies Combined to Create the Ultimate Sustainable Home in South Korea | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

95 Green Technologies Combined to Create the Ultimate Sustainable Home in South Korea | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

On a total surface of 1,733.08 square meters, the creative team at Unsangdong Architects envisioned and implemented E+Green Home, a sustainable home which employs no less than 95 green technologies. Considered a prototype for the future, the incredible project was achieved by combining important principles of landscape architecture and ecological architecture: “The aim of E + Green Home is to suggest three e+ concepts; 1. Energy+, sustainable Energy Plus integrated with green technologies, 2. Eco+, environmental friendly housing, 3. Emotion +, housing which stimulates customer’s design emotion“. From various high performance insulation systems to solar panels, water reuse and smart ventilation ideas, this home ensures a modern and responsible lifestyle.

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Spectacular Modern Features Displayed by Nicholson Residence in Australia | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Spectacular Modern Features Displayed by Nicholson Residence in Australia | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Nicholson Residence is a renovation project conducted by Australian architect Matt Gibson and located in Melbourne, Australia. According to the architects, “the newer works provide a more generous engagement with the exterior and garden foliage via extensive use of glass and continuity of material externally. A whimsical and artistic giving back to the parkland legacy is provided at first floor level in the form of a steel sheet external graphic ‘appliqué’ and internal decal. The color and material palette is deliberately restrained so as not to compete with the exterior, or with the family’s accumulated artwork and furnishings”. The wooden decked terrace is probably the most spectacular feature of the residence and a great place for family dinners or late night informal gatherings. Displaying an overall elegant feel, the interiors are modern and welcoming, due to an abundance of wooden details, a good indoor/outdoor connection and inspiring decorating ideas.

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Striking, Yet Noninvasive Hydroelectric Power Plant Design in Italy | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Striking, Yet Noninvasive Hydroelectric Power Plant Design in Italy | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Being used to imposing, concrete buildings often defy their landscape in order to transform its energy, this ‘Hydroelectric power plant Punibach’ came as a pleasant surprise. Envisioned and implemented by Italian practice Monovolume Architecture, the project has a noninvasive visual appearance, keeping a low profile in its beautiful alpine enthronement in he South Tyrol province of Italy. A concrete slab rammed into the ground acts as a separator between the landscape and the various practical machines inside. Made up of natural, earth colored materials, the new structure is of interest not just due to its functionality, but its aesthetics as well. The wooden lamellar facade is an eye-catcher for passers by, making the building easily recognizable during the day and night, when light glows through the numerous small fissures. Curvy lines are elements that contribute to the inconsequential impact of the site, while transforming the building into a modern local landmark.

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28 Crazy Steampunk Home Office Designs | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

28 Crazy Steampunk Home Office Designs | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

As Wiki says, steampunk is a style that originated during the 1980s and early 1990s and incorporates elements of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, horror, and speculative fiction. It involves a setting where steam power is widely used—whether in an alternative history such as Victorian era Britain or “Wild West”-era United States, or in a post-apocalyptic time —that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. This style is rather unusual and is rarely used in interiors but when designers use it, the result is so dramatic and impressive that you can’t think of anything, you just stand and watch! The most popular room for such style experiments is a study room or a home office because this is the place where science and science fiction would be appropriate.

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Never Miss a Meeting Again, Managing Your Day Just Got Easier | Project Management | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Never Miss a Meeting Again, Managing Your Day Just Got Easier | Project Management | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Today’s business brings an endless stream of meetings, appointments, tasks, and deliverables. Keeping it all coordinated gets tougher every day. Especially in the building industry where you need to keep track of multiple projects, working under tight timelines and the other pains. Fortunately, there is a solution which makes it easy for your entire organization to stay on schedule and organized, making everyone in your business more productive.

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The Work Behind the Game: New PokerStars Offices in London | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

The Work Behind the Game: New PokerStars Offices in London | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Ever wondered where the staff of the world’s larger poker site works? PokerStars recently acquired an additional floor to their existing London office building and commissioned the creative team at Area Sq to reinvent the space. Amanda Godwin Jones, design director at Area Sq comments: “The client wanted us to make maximum use of what was already on the floor, whilst creating a more contemporary and sophisticated space that sat better with the PokerStars brand”. Sustainable projects were also undertaken: “using an existing desk, we added cladding with black back painted glass to create something stunning for a recycled unit. Through the process, Area Sq were able to pass on savings to the client”. The inclusion of sound proof studios and editing suites meant even more long term savings for PokerStars, thus eliminating the need for renting the equipment and space somewhere else. The offices in London showcase a highly modern design and exude a professional feel, somewhat contrary to the overall idea of poker games.

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Stunning Background for a Modern Family Lifestyle: Quinta Villa | Interiors | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Stunning Background for a Modern Family Lifestyle: Quinta Villa | Interiors | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

With an undeniably beautiful architecture, this family home on Portugal’s sunshine coast displays an intriguing combination of building materials shaping an elegant, almost unreal design. Created out of a collection of bold touches, Quinta Villa expresses a deep sculptural identity both inside and outside. Imagined by the acclaimed design group Staffan Tollgard, this fascinating home uses glass, concrete and stone to compose a dreamy background for a modern lifestyle. Innovation and elegance go hand in hand when it comes to creating the stunning interiors – rich textures and vibrant colors intermingle to create a dynamic design that paradoxically feeds visitors with a comforting feeling. Flooded by natural light coming from sliding glass walls, living spaces present unique design innovations that shape a perfect dream home. I dare you to name one thing that you wish you had in your home – for me, that would be the stunning glass staircase.

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Eight Huge Wings Resembling a Cluster of Duck Feet Form the Roof of Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Eight Huge Wings Resembling a Cluster of Duck Feet Form the Roof of Wuxi Grand Theatre by PES-Architects | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

This unique building called Wuxi Grand Theatre was designed by Finnish practice PES-Architects and it is situated on a manmade peninsula on Taihu Lake in west Shanghai. The theatre has been shortlisted for an award at this year’s World Architecture Festival, which takes place from 3-5 October. Due to this location the building is an impressive landmark, rising up to a total height of 50 meters like a big sculpture from the terraced base. Its eight gigantic roof wings stretch far over the facades, giving the building a character of a butterfly, while protecting the building from the heat of the sun.

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OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse by Richard Meier & Partners | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse by Richard Meier & Partners | Extreme Architecture | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

American architects Richard Meier & Partners have completed a Corian-clad club for private members in one of the largest development zones in China. The OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse is located on an island within the 125-hectare OCT (Overseas Chinese Town) Harbour district in the west of the city, which has been masterplanned by urban designers SWA.

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A’ Design Awards Winners 2012 | Architecture competitions | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

A’ Design Awards Winners 2012 | Architecture competitions | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

A’ Design Award and Competitions mission is to provide a fair, ethical and competitive platform for companies, designers and innovators from all field with different experience levels, different disciplines and market focus to compete on, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents to. The A’Award and Competition aims to act as blender; to bring together designers, companies, the audience and the press.

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New Building Trust International Competition: Developing World - Digital World | Architecture competitions | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

New Building Trust International Competition: Developing World - Digital World | Architecture competitions | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Architecture news | Scoop.it

Building Trust International has just announced Open Photography competition entitled ‘Developing World – Digital World’. Here you have description from the BTI: Digital cameras have now surpassed developing film and the Digital World is taking over the developing World. We live in a World of wifi and mobile networks making the World smaller and more connected but still very different from country to country, street to street, face to face. We are asking for people to submit their take on a World of opposites and celebrate difference in a series of pictures. You could win yourself a brand new Digital SLR camera, or the equivalent in cash which ever you prefer.

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