Pezo von Ellrichshausen

new LAMP museum . Concepción

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen . + archdaily

This is a generic spatial structure for a specific condition. It is a homogeneous and monotonous grid of columns in a square plan format that increases its size in height. Around a central open lift, there is a spiral staircase with a balcony half way overlooking every floor. There are no walls in the entire system, only a single type of slender column without direction that is repeated three hundred times throughout the three levels. The distance between the columns is determined by the size of the art collection that will populate the building. Continue reading Pezo von Ellrichshausen



Courtyard-Tower . Istanbul

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The Istanbul Courtyard-Tower is located in a former industrial area, currently being redeveloped, on the Asian side of Istanbul. While residential complexes in Istanbul are commonly designed as free-standing high-rise buildings, the 150 m high Istanbul Courtyard-Tower is a hybrid residential tower: a mix of the courtyard block and a high-rise tower. The project consists of three plots in total; along with the large residential complex of 217,500m2, there are two small plots covering 9830m2 which accommodate multi-purpose buildings with home-offices and retail spaces. Continue reading OMA


Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Paris Concert Hall . France

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Ateliers Jean Nouvel . photos: © William Beaucardet / Philharmonie de Paris . + Philharmonie de Paris

Following a competition, Jean Nouvel’s project for this new building was chosen. A rock-like building with the air of a hill rising from the Parc de la Villette, the Philharmonie 1 offers innovative forms. Its’ brilliant spiralling aluminium forms surrounding the central concert hall contrast with it elegantly- angled matt envelope, coated in a bird mosaic in varying shades of grey. The public can stroll across its’ 37-metre high roof, which offers a panoramic view, merging the city and its’ suburbs. Continue reading Ateliers Jean Nouvel