Sergison Bates have won a prestigious international competition for a large-scale development in Antwerp’s docklands area, across the water from the three twin-towers by Diener & Diener, David Chipperfield Architects and Tony Fretton Architects. The proposal was submitted in collaboration with developers CIP and local architectural practices Bovenbouw and Bulk Architekte. and consists of five buildings that make up a 25,000 m2 urban block in the Cadix regeneration area. The scheme will provide a mix of residential units and flexible workspaces arranged around a central courtyard the project is due to start on site in 2016. Continue reading Sergison Bates
The Design of Cubryna Garden starts from the identification of its important role as part of a superior landscape system, including several parks and Vistula River. It seems useful to the project to resize the strategic site to a larger area, in order to understand the major natural systems. Continue reading GNOMONE
The owners of a 1920s mansion needed a more convenient access to their vast garden. Instead of reaching directly into greenery, the new access opens onto a garden room, defined by folded waved concrete walls. Its minimal interface allows the volume to develop as far as possible into the garden: it’s all about living in nature, a classical modern topic inspired by the traditional elements found on the site. Continue reading Christ + Gantenbein
En una ladera empinada que domina la playa de los Alemanes, la casa, de 400 m², busca acomodarse al terreno a través de un conjunto de plataformas horizontales, protegidas del viento por gruesos pilares de hormigón que generan ambientes de referencia mediterránea. En la planta alta, con las mejores vistas sobre el océano, se ubica una amplia zona estancial, cocina y dormitorio principal, y en la ladera excavada el resto de áreas residenciales. En la plataforma inferior se encuentra la alberca rodeada por gruesos pilares. La plataforma más baja, al nivel de la calle, acoge el aparcamiento y las instalaciones. Continue reading Emilio Tuñón
This house on the shore of Lake Drevviken takes the form of a simple box, with an enclosed courtyard at the back and a terrace to the front. Uncompromisingly contemporary, the architecture is nonetheless a quiet presence in the landscape. In winter, when the lake freezes over and the site is blanketed in snow, the pale volume is all but invisible.
In summer, viewed from across the water, the elevations are fragmented by foliage. Inside the house is designed to be as open as possible to views over the lake, with spaces framed in simple surfaces and in a pale tonal palette. Continue reading John Pawson