Insieme al vecchio faro, il Met è l’ultimo avamposto sul nuovo lungomare di Marina di Ragusa. Dopo la demolizione dell’attiguo edificio, costituisce l’unico costruito al centro di due vuoti urbani: da una parte P.zza Dogana e dall’altra Piazza Torre, realizzata sul sedime dell’ex Camperia (antico magazzino).
The proposal for a new Pre-Primary school in Mugombwa – Gisara district – is part of a series of pilot projects that aim to set a standard for Education Facilities inside Refugee Camps across Rwanda. Economic feasibility and sustainable architectonical solutions are the main features characterising the complex of buildings.
HKSAR Government Headquarters Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Recalling the city’s traditional spirit of open-mindedness and receptiveness, the architecture of the new headquarters for Hong Kong’s Special Administrative Region government takes the form of an overt gesture, a metaphor of an “open door” that also reads as a gateway to Victoria Harbour and a frame for the city rising behind it. At the same time it is urbanistically a genuinely humanistic design: despite its location on a previously isolated site with busy traffic and highways around, the doorway now sits over a barrier free landscaped carpet of green that knits the city together and invites pedestrians to pass through its embrace on their travels from the business district to the waterfront.
The stadium is expected to used for international and national sports. With a capacity of 25.000 spectators, it is thought to be a symbolic building for the city because of its architectural design and its audience. The shell is a symbolic form which defines relation between landscape and structure also sets a boundary to area. The material used for shell is suitable for climate in Mersin and it provides spectators and soccer players a comfortable area.
Based on the owner’s appreciation of steel structures, the expression of this building is a simple and straightforward but distinctive design using structural steel as the primary material. Besides the characteristics and inherent benefits of structural steel in terms of high resiliency and performance under difficult conditions with the ability to go up quickly to meet tough construction schedules, structural steel can also reflect the flexibility of construction process and represent the quality of the ‘Truth to materials.’
Built on a plot of land at the port of Ios Island and overlooking Sikinos across the sea, the Hotel Relux Ios Island was redesigned in a way that blends it with its surrounding natural setting, creating rooms with unique morphological properties.
The project sets up a tectonic system of saw tooth roofs and vierendeel beams whose repetition along the facade make possible the character of the building itself and establishes a formal relation with a set of silos located a few meters from the plot.
Located within a conservation district, this home celebrates the traditional charm of Peranakan shophouses with the addition of new spaces that are sensitive to the building’s rich heritage. Akin to traditional shophouses, the spaces are interspersed with courtyards that serve as visual focal points. The original courtyard – with its preserved ornate fish mould centerpiece and accompanying water feature – forms the heart of the common areas while a newer courtyard marks the transition from the old structure into its new extension. A young tree in the centre of this new courtyard adds a touch of nature to the urban ensemble.
About, De + Ablativo. Sulla formazione di un paesaggio bidimensionale. Percepito bidimensionale. Sulla architettura come forma [sagoma, shape] nella percezione del paesaggio bidimensionale. Sul pittoresco ai tempi della fotografia digitale.
In the image: Anonymous cathedral with separated baptistery. Based on a photo by Menno van der Meer.
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