Archive for the ‘Architecture’ Category
Project: Bundeena Housing Project
Architect: Tony Owen / NDM Architects
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Photography: Tony Owen
This project for 15 Beachside houses on the former Uniting Church campsite at Bundeena in the Royal National Park. Each .designer house enjoys specatular ocean views in a bushland setting in the center of bundeena.
As seen on ArchTracker
he WISA Wooden Design Hotel by architect Pieta-Linda Auttila may be a temporary structure but it has left a lasting impression on those who study design and woodworking. Situated on the island in the harbor of Valkosaari in Helsinki, this sculptural wooden building was the winner of a competition organized by UPM, a leading Finnish forest products company. As they say all good things must come to an end, and the WISA Wooden Design Hotel will be dismantled at the end of September. Hopefully we will see more similar works by Pieta-Linda Auttila in the future on a larger and more permanent scale.
Project: Yanlord Peninsula
Author: RMJM Architects
RMJM’s design is a contemporary interpretation of the Suzhou waterside dwelling community and responds to traditional culture and the environment. The basic façade palette uses white, grey and charcoal colours while titanium, zinc and copper cladding, which will oxidize and change colour over time, are used to bring an evolving aesthetic to the site.
As seen on Archtracker
Rothe Lowman Architects‘ 18 storey tall AIR Apartments will be the first true high rise residential apartment building ever built in Coburg. The tower is comprised of 259 apartments and will bring “high density living to one of Melbourne’s five designated activity centers.” The tower is expected to be one of the most striking buildings in the city. “Its dynamic new architectural profile and sculptural façade foreshadows a renewed sense of place, taking Coburg’s exciting transformation to unscaled heights,” explained the architects.
More about the AIR Apartments after the break.
AIR will provide a new urban lifestyle for young people and young families in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs. Close to public transportation hubs, AIR has been specifically designed to meet the current demand in Melbourne for quality affordable residential living options.
The Frontier Project, located in Cucamonga, Southern California, is a 14,000 square foot demonstration building that will educate all in the community about the latest information, technologies and approaches regarding environmental friendliness. The project will make resident consumers, commercial builders, and sustainable advocates aware and informed of the alternative building methods to encourage sustainability. HMC Architects’ building will not just be something for visitors to look at and admire; rather, the building will become more of a learning experience as visitors are welcomed into its spaces and sustainable strategies are pointed out with their importance explained. “Everything from material and plant selection, the layout of space, and the maintenance regime will have a purpose, demonstrating the principle of green design for home owners, consumers, contractors, design professionals, sustainability advocates and the general public,” explained the Frontier Project founders.