Conceived as a shrine, securing its valuable content behind solid sheets of metal, stands the museum for Sven Harry Karlsson next to Vasaparken in Stockholm. Karlsson is the founder and owner of Folkhem, a housing company operating mainly in and around Stockholm. The museum fuses his life-long passions for art and architecture.
The contractor's definition of the project is articulated around a close link between reshaping the Théâtre 95, outlining an urban morphology, and finding free spaces in the urban island. The theatre’s extension is framed by a dialectic vision of interactions between town and theatre: the theatre stretches beyond its limits while the town must find in it a porous space, a space of journeys, echoes, dreams, encounters and everyday life, devoted to contemporary modes of expression and deliberately placed at the very heart of the town.
The nursery school and early childhood center of Aire sur la Lys was designed as a playful and welcoming place, fitting children scale and development. The building’s thematic mainly focuses on child’s self-fulfillment, from the protection he seeks at the start of his life, to his first initiatives, by the creation of volumes and spaces taking part of his awakening.
The heritage-protected town-hall in Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt, built in 1492 and restructured in the 19th century, had to be renewed fundamentally. Over the centuries a dolina had been causing a severe settlement of the building at the south-eastern Corner up to 80cm depth. A complex refurbishment was necessary and the directly affected corner was rebuilt in reinforced concrete.
This landmark building makes symbolic as well as functional use of its perforated golden copper alloy facades to generate a new civic focus. Pollard Thomas Edwards architects describe how the programme and design developed a new typology of school and community building.
Nestled on the side of Dartmoor, the Clients had lived in the area for their 47 year married life and had a deep attachment to the area. The west country ’place’ was fundamental and raised profound issues inherent to the local context in fulfilling a deceptively simple brief which was to provide a home where they could retire.
Designers’ intention was to create an educational architecture not only in the aspect of functional solutions, but also esthetic ones, especially crucial to the environment in which the personality of studying youth is formed.
Completed in a cubic form, the building breaks free of its restrictions and plays with the falling lines of the facade sections. Clusters of trees grow around the building, sometimes producing shadow, accentuating the verticality of the design. The façade is divided in non-parallel sections that continue the lively interplay with the surrounding trees.
This new market hall, situated in a small town of the plains of Hungary, is part of the revitalisation process taking place in the city of Dabas. Surrounded by public buildings such as the Town Hall, Police Station and a school, the new hall helps to define the market place as the dynamic heart of the town.
The Finnish town of Seinäjoki hosts the most extensive cluster of buildings designed by Alvar Aalto in the world. Asmo Jaaksi of architects JKMM explains his practice’s approach to designing a new addition to this hallowed Aalto Centre
The Bathgate Partnership Centre is a new concept in “joined up thinking” for local community services under one roof – a community hub which includes various Council Services, an Information Centre, hot Offices, Library and a community Café in a bright, light, welcoming environment.
The Goldsmiths’ Centre is two projects in one, and two buildings combined and connected. The converted Grade 2 listed Victorian School houses the ‘Institute’, which provides post‐graduate and apprentice training to would‐be goldsmiths. This transformed building, which also houses a public restaurant, is connected to a new 5_storey building by a glass atrium and steel bridge. The new building has three floors of workshops for both established gold and silversmith companies, and small start‐up studios for recent graduates.
The Federation of Building and Public Works Finistère built its new headquarters on the outskirts of the city and near the airport of Brest. The new building is perfectly located and accessible to all members of the department.
The building was created by German architect Gustav Avgustovich Gelrih in 1911. Prechistenka was the main road linking the Moscow Kremlin and Novodevichy Convent. The street name is associated with the icon of the Smolensky Mother of God. In the Orthodox tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary is called the Mother of God, emphasizing its spiritual purity and chastity, so the street name is "Prechistenka" from the word-Pure (highly clean). History of the Prechistenka associated with names such as Pushkin, Tolstoy, Bulgakov...
As a part of the refurbishment of the historic Central Railway Station, a new South Pavilion has been commissioned to function as the night station. The two-storey structure stands on the axis of the exit from the main pedestrian walkway under the tracks and the platforms of the main railway station.
The Churchill War Rooms, located in London SW1 within the lower levels of HM Treasury, are the preserved secret, underground headquarters where Winston Churchill worked and lived during the Second World War. The new entrance building provides a space enclosed in a facetted bronze envelope, its roof rising gently from the back of the niche between Clive Steps and HM Treasury.
The design of the gymnasium and the square of central Chelles was an opportunity to use an architectural project to address urban issues. The plot is indeed in a central position, where all the symbols of the city (the church, State, culture, education and sports) are concentrated. The aim of this project is to elevate this highly heterogeneous environment, into the category of an agora, a new perception of the whole. These public spaces, the piazza and the new pedestrian street, are drawn in a conventional manner: regular, surrounded and defined by buildings.
The five-storey Gateway Buildings are a significant addition to St Antony’s estate, defining a new presence for the college on one of the main routes serving the city centre. The project comprises a new main entrance, Porters’ Lodge, 54 en-suite study bedrooms, offices for college staff and meeting/work space within glazed rooftop pavilions.
The property is a secluded Georgian house, set within large sculpted gardens on the side of a deeply wooded valley within an 'Area Of Natural Beauty'. The clients brief was to create a highly designed, modern extension that was experimental with materials but that would sit comfortably against the side of the traditional stone of the Georgian house. It needed to make the most of the stunning, manicured gardens and the south facing orientation whilst internally providing the clients with a functional kitchen dining area and somewhere to hang a few pieces from their artwork collection.
The striking form of All Saints' Academy curves around an impressive external plaza with a three-storey high glazed atrium, elegant canopy and copper-clad chapel welcoming visitors from all approaches to the site.
The building is located on a hillside in the Dolomites, at the edge of a residential area. The volume has been developed mainly from its pragmatic functional request to include 6 independent apartments around a common circulation: a ‘cut’ that marks the main access and the division of the volume into 2 halves. Besides its function, the ‘cut’ becomes the main defining element of the building: from either side of the ‘cut’ strips unfold that form the balustrade of a generous covered balcony which reach out to the surrounding topography. The strips and the façade jump back at each floor, following the profile of the natural steep hillside.
The objective of this restoration project was to find the magic power that any good building should have. In this sense, the layout was redefined, volumes were simplified, new spaces were created that allow more complex fields of vision, the entrance of natural light was outlined, and the whole programme was rationalised to clarify the different uses.
This private house with a back garden was built between August 2010 and September 2011 in the centre of Malakoff, a 'village' town adjoining Paris. The town is well preserved which allowed great autonomy in the choice of building materials and colours. Many buildings there are indeed quite daring.
Named after Christopher Marlowe, the city’s famous Tudor playwright, this iconic modern theatre in the heart of the historic city of Canterbury has been designed by the award-winning London-based Keith Williams Architects. A pre-oxidised copper skin clads the second auditorium, forming a contextual connection with the red and brown roofscape of the city and a visual distinction from the other auditorium.
Opera-goers in Copenhagen no longer have to stand outside in the wind and rain when they take the water bus to and from performances. A new circular floating pavilion, with capacity for 200 people, provides shelter from the changeable Danish weather both for visitors to the Opera House and for the daily commuters on Holmen.
Make’s simple and sustainably designed Copper Box is one of only four permanent venues in London’s Olympic Park and the third largest indoor arena in London. Built with adaptability in mind, the Copper Box not only hosted various sports during the 2012 Games but will now operate as a community leisure and training facility covering a broad range of activities, from local sporting events to larger competitions, concerts and exhibitions.
Downley House is composed of family and guest wings either side of a barrel shaped dining hall, the ‘Foudre’, which reflects the clients love of wine and is aligned on the entrance to the ruin of the former house.
This project showcases creation of a new life for old buildings with facilities to meet 21st century needs, whilst respecting and celebrating their integrity. A new bronze-clad extension is both a dramatic statement and a delicate intervention – the whole is a harmonious fusion of new and old.
This design by C + S won an international competition. The new building is grafted into the complexity of the Venetian urban system facing Piazzale Roma, the car-entrance space to the city of Venice. At the same time it becomes the 'infrastructure' which brings an existing 19th century factory (Ex-Manifattura Tabacchi) into a contemporary use: in fact it houses the technical building systems.
The new sports centre is placed on the site of the old sports center, located at in the town of Aretxabaleta. It is located adjacent to an elongated urban park along the river extends along the southern front of the town. It has a rectangular shape, the base (slightly longer than the height) is arranged along the base of the slope on which the complex is located.
Because it is located close to Saint Pierre du Mont's Church, classified as a historic monument dating from the twelfth century, this columbarium is by its nature bound to eternity and so it required the use of traditional materials.
The regeneration of a remarkable 19th-century water treatment complex serving Warsaw takes a traditional approach – with steeply-pitched copper roofs above brick walls, referencing without copying the style of the original architecture.
The transformation of an unsightly soviet building erected in the middle of the 20th century, with a perforated copper front rediscovers an architectural typology that celebrates the automobile. To begin, Pavel Khegay and Amir Idiatulin of IND Architects explain their design concept.
The multidisciplinary health centre is located to the South of the commune of Rambervillers (Vosges), on a new commercial area on the site of the former station, now disused. The issue of the community of Communes of the Region of Rambervillers is the reduced availability of medical support; to overcome this situation, it wished to create a building comprising a medical interdisciplinary (General practitioners, Podiatrist, physiotherapist, speech therapist and orthoptist).
A replacement dwelling within greenbelt and an area of special landscape value, the proposal is designed to maintain the important features of the existing site, allowing the residents to integrate with their surroundings, reflecting the topography of the site right through to the functional layout of the dwelling, and maintaining the mature landscape so it can continue to thrive.
The building complex of the Krasnodar Youth Academy of Football is located in a newly developed district of Krasnodar city. The aim of the project is to create a functional and harmonious environment for children’s living and training. The complex consists of a min building, which includes a school, sport halls, swimming pool, library, school club, medical centre and 8 buildings for student residences. An alley with residences on either side ends with a square with a small garden, bounded by the main building on the east side.
The project consists of two bronze structures which covers the unique runic stones and secure and preserve them for the future. The runic stones mark Denmark' transition to Christianity in year 965, and the monument is also known as Denmark's "birth certificate". The monument is included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage. The project was inaugurated in December 2011 and it is based on the winning competition project made by NOBEL arkitekter in March 2010.
This new cultural and media centre in the rural Normandy town of Gournay en Bray in northern France takes its cue from the forms of local buildings transformed into modern interventions, characterised by slate surfaces and glazing veiled by expanded copper sheet.
This new building transforms a derelict portion of a city block alongside two significant listed buildings in a Conservation Area, removing the eyesore of dereliction and enhancing the streetscape in a positive manner by providing a prestigious, Georgian-inspired 4-storey office building which celebrates the cultural history of the area. It is already regarded as a landmark in the area.
Gathering around a single set of equipment, dedicated to culture and education functions, comes from the desire to create unifying public facilities to initiate urban renewal. The educational and cultural center consists of seven entities organized around the same spatiality: a school with kindergarten and elementary school, building restoration, a nursery, a library and a function room.
The “roofer’s house” is situated in the Vexin Normand, at the entrance of the village “la Rouge Mare” – district of Martagny, in the Eure department, France. In the North-East, the surrounding landscape is a large agricultural field, gently sloping plateau, along which is the main house. The landscape turns from green (emerged crops) to dark brown (fall and spring tillage). This large landscape’s colors and the client’s high level of expertise (he is owner of a roofing business) have immediately led to the choice of copper for the roof as well as for the façade’s masonries as if the house was a mound on the field’s border.
After 784 days of chipping off plaster and removing rubble from the site, after the walls and floors were renovated, a new façade completed and an underground parking area arranged, just a few days before the UEFA EURO 2012 European Football Championships start, the Central Railway Station is ready to welcome travellers. Its interiors have been fully refurnished and thoroughly modernised. During the renovation works, numerous polychromes concealed by paint for decades were uncovered. The perfection of conservation and modernisation works mean that both the building and its rooms have regained their original appearance and acquired new functions to provide for the railway station’s new functionality.
After 20 years of redundancy, the central Drottningtorget Post Office building in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been transformed into the 500-bedroom Clarion Hotel Post with modern additions that reflect the aspirations of this vibrant city.
This elegant conversion of a former presbytery into a town hall led to the rehabilitation and extension of an ancient building set in the very heart of Dompierre sur Mer, a small town located near La Rochelle in the Charente Maritime region.
This house built at edge of the marl in 8 km from Paris just a step from the subway, in the middle of islands and open-air dance halls is for us a dream. It is modern space, fed by the natural light, where the glazed facades open on the landscape, where the heights under ceiling give to every place a feeling of liberty.
All detailing on this exclusive, first class luxury home speak about quality. The location is one of the most sought after parts of District XII of Budapest, an area steeped in history and with green spaces. Both the favorite hiking areas and downtown Budapest can be easily reached from this green oasis with its ancient trees and listed residential buildings.
The Hive, Worcester's recently opened Library and History Centre certainly has a striking presence. A beacon for learning, it is a key part of Worcester's river frontage, highly visible from the rising ground to the south and west. The articulation of its unique external form resonates with the scale and grain of the setting: the roofline echoes the profile of the Malvern Hills visible to the west, and recalls the Royal Worcester kilns which, with the Cathedral, once dominated the city's skyline. The iconic 'funnels' are as fundamental to the interior of the building as they are to its external appearance, providing natural light and ventilation to the heart of the floor plates.
Close to the Parc Montsouris, in the XIIIth district, Paris Habitat manages the Amiral Mouchez site, a set of 15 social housing buildings organized around a vast green space. This urban enclave densification and its neglected gaps requalification is the topic of this operation which associates 3 distinct programs : a retirement home, a digital equipment and 52 student accommodation occupying , on one part, a 13 storey Housing Tower as well as a new extention which aligns itself with the rue des Longues Raies.
The office building is located within the heart of industrial Wola and is adjacent to the Warsaw uprising Museum. The seven storey A+ office building is state of the art and sets new standards in the design of offices. The modern glass and basalt façade is at the same time avant-garde in its expression and fits in well into the industrial surroundings.
The project’s site is located in the center of Paris, in a highly protected historical area, near by the Pompidou center. This old building was made up during the16th century. An old church, also protected, adjoins it.
In the summer of 2006 Maidstone Borough Council launched an exciting and ambitious scheme to open up Maidstone Museum’s collections and transform its services and facilities for visitors. The East Wing project forms the second phase of the Museum’s re-development programme, following the renovation of the West Wing in 2003.
One important aspect of this project was to achieve the essence of a minimalist form. In order to achieve this, we chose to use the same material for both roof and facade. It is easily understandable how the roof material dictated the material vertical elevations. This is how the all-copper solution crystallized. In addition, another advantage of using copper is that it is a material that ages beautifully and diversely.
Kashubian Philharmonic Hall with Culture Center is located in Wejherowo at the intersection of Haller Str. and Sobieski Str. in the part of the city named Old Town. Based on a rectangular plan building has a diverse number of stories and a full basement.
Located within Anglesey’s historic Amlwch Port Conservation Area and “Copper Kingdom” the Visitor Centre incorporates interpretative displays to present adults and children with an understanding of the historic copper industry in Amlwch and Wales. Copper is the centre’s very essence; its educative initiatives, engagement, new construction and very history being wholly reliant on this malleable, precious material.
Studio Egret West was challenged to turn an existing run down office site into a new mixed use, residential led, building. The awkwardly shaped site is located directly adjacent to the local station and bus terminus and a poorly designed pedestrian access route, presenting an opportunity to deliver intensification of use, in line with the aspiration of The London Plan. The challenge was to marry the need for high density housing with the constraints of the local fabric. The surrounding streets contain a mixture of shops, offices and homes of varying styles, most below three storey’s in height, with the exception of one adjacent 17 storey building which was part of a previous drive for employment in the 1970s.
A villa of the 1920‘s with a hipped roof had to be extended to become a residence for a family of five. The entrance area had to be upgraded and furnished with storage for bicycles etc. On the other side a generous living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a fitness studio had to be added to the North at the other side of the building that is averted to the street. In between both interventions a protected exterior space had to evolve in front of the existing building.
The aim was to create a school answering to the High Environmental Quality and educational standards. The architects tried imagining the scale of the future equipment and to position it as a public building within a problematic empty space.
Within the Primrose Hill Conservation Area, London, naganjohnson architects have used a material which works quietly with the new architecture to provide a large extension to this listed property. Our brief was to increase the size of an existing terrace house to more comfortably accommodate a growing family with 4 children. We made good use of the unusual wedge shaped footprint of the property, adding a new 2 storey glazed and copper extension to the rear. This additional space allowed the living room to be shifted from an isolated position at the front of the first floor to the rear lower ground floor, with the dining room directly above, giving the family spaces a focus around the garden.
Wilkinson Eyre Architects was appointed to design this new swimming pool for Worthing Borough Council following an RIBA competition. The new pool complex includes a six lane, 25 metre pool; a combined learner/diving pool; indoor leisure pools with rapids, flumes and outdoor waters; a health and fitness centre; café; crèche and flexible space for other activities.
The new exhibition gallery of the Port Museum in Dunkirk will be officially opened on 1 June 2013 with an international exhibition named « European ports. In search of new worlds ». The use of copper in this gallery was chosen to remind its role in traditional shipbuilding as a lining and protection of wooden hulls, such as for the famous Cutty Sark in London.
“Westside” is a pioneering facility developed by Ealing Council to bring together innovative programmes that support young people in every aspect of their lives. Evolving the concept of a creative ideas “factory”, building users (young people, service providers, mentors, parents and carers) learn from one another, benefiting from the co-location of a wide variety of skills and experience and innovating new approaches which enhance the opportunities available to young people from across the Borough’s diverse communities.
The buildings complex where the Munipality of Guimarães now built the Center for Advanced Postgraduate Formation for the University of Minho, is located in the “Zona de Couros” (Leathers Zone), and relates to the rest area by a set of small alleys and paths that, following the existing small river, constitute the road structure in the area.
The new building for the faculties of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, based on a design developed by the Kurylowicz & Associates architecture studio, can be found in the Powiśle district, within a square formed by Dobra, Lipowa, Browarna and Wiślana streets.
The over ground air raid buker no. 7 was constructed as part of the “Führer – Sofortprogramm” program in 1942. Although having been designed to accommodate 900 persons, it was able to provide shelter to up to 2000 persons. Its architecture conforms to medieval fortified structures.
The project involves the extension of a dwelling house. Architectural fabric of the existing surrounding landscape consists of historic and typical buildings of rural areas of central France. The land comprising the construction is located right next to a church classified as historical building.
The University of Wolverhampton’s School of Sports, Performing Arts and Leisure operated on two campus locations in Wolverhampton and Walsall. Associated Architects was appointed to develop a new ‘Performance Hub’ building at the heart of the Walsall campus to unite the school in one location.
The buildings that make up the Municipal Market and the space defined by them, commonly referred to as "the square", a name inherited from market square are, as a unit, characteristic elements of the urban landscape of the city of Guimarães. The grounds of the old municipal market boasted a privileged and very central location with excellent accesses, very close to the Toural Square and the historic center.
Nordhouse is a charming village in the plain of Alsace with its characteristic half-timbered and coloured houses. The new town hall has been built at the entrance of the village in front of the Saint Ludan chapel, which has been recently renovated to reveal its red sandstone façade. The western facade is the figurehead of the building and emphasizes the entrance of Nordhouse from the main road, whereas at the east the glazed entrance is opened to the inhabitants.
Due to a lack of space on its own estate, the retrieval of a public garden had to take place, and thus emerged the necessity of preserving a significant vegetal presence. An interstitial garden first definines...the place.
When West Mercia Police determined that the existing police station in Market Drayton, constructed in the 1930’s, was no longer capable of supporting law enforcement in the 21st Century, Associated Architects was appointed to design a new, low-energy replacement.