8 House by BIG Architects
The bowtie-shaped 61,000 sqm mixed-use building of three different types of residential housing and 10,000 sqm of retail and offices comprises Denmark’s largest private development ever undertaken. Commissioned by St. Frederikslund and Per Hopfner in 2006, the 8 House sits on the outer edge of the city as the southern most outpost of Orestad. Rather than a traditional block, the 8 House stacks all ingredients of a lively urban neighborhood into horizontal layers of typologies connected by a continuous promenade and cycling path up to the 10th floor creating a three-dimensional urban neighborhood where suburban life merges with the energy of a city, where business and housing co-exist.
The 8 House creates two intimate interior courtyards, separated by the centre of the cross which houses 500 sqm of communal facilities available for all residents. At the very same spot, the building is penetrated by a 9 meter wide passage that allows people to easily move from the park area on its western edge to the water filled canals to the east. Instead of dividing the different functions of the building – for both habitation and trade – into separate blocks, the various functions have been spread out horizontally
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New International Airport Mexico City- by
Norman Foster Architects
A collaboration between Foster + Partners, FR-EE and NACO won the international competition to design Mexico City’s new international airport. At 743,000 square metres, it will be one of the world’s largest airports and will revolutionise airport design – the entire terminal is enclosed within a continuous lightweight gridshell, embracing walls and roof in a single, flowing form, evocative of flight. The design ensures short walking distances and few level changes, it is easy to navigate, and passengers will not have to use internal trains or underground tunnels – it is a celebration of space and light. Flexible in operation, its design anticipates the predicted increase in passenger numbers to 2028 and beyond, and its development will be the catalyst for the regeneration of the surrounding area. The airport is planned on a new site with three runways, and an expansion plan up to 2062 with an eventual six runways.
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York University Station, Toronto Subway - by NORMAN FOSTER
York University Station develops themes first explored in underground stations for Canary Wharf in London and the Bilbao Metro in Spain: its design considers the surrounding public space and connections to the city, and uses natural light to intuitively guide passengers from the entrance down to the platforms. Located on the central axis through the campus, alongside the prominent Vari Hall, its striking roof canopy provides a new ‘front door’ for the university.
The station’s presence within the green setting of the Harry W. Arthurs Common is discreet. The building is sunk into the landscape, with the entrance placed at the base of a landscaped amphitheatre, where it is sheltered beneath a striking aerofoil roof canopy – the underside of the canopy is highly polished metal, reflecting the movement of people beneath. The double-height ticked hall is glazed on every side and filled with natural light. Its exposed diagrid coffered roof structure is supported by V-shaped columns, which maximise the open area.
Another solid day in the books! I'm really digging how well bench is moving considering I'm doing 3 variations a week. 4x6 @ 210 (last set shown) Doing 3 squat variations as well. Feeling good y'all! #brutepowerlifting#archlife#finallysomeconsistency
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FINALLY PR’D BENCH
Not the 135 I want but with how this moved I know I have it. I’m so ready for BOTB.
130x1 and backs downs @ 100x4x4 (was suppose to do 105🙃) all my lifts are progressing all at once, which has never happened, AND IM SO HAPPY. Attitude and mindset really changes shit👌🏼
Chef @andrewcarmellini ’s newest restaurant @sanmorellodetroit opens at @shinolahotel. It’s an elegant and eclectic design from New York’s @gachotstudios and local practice @thekraemeredge for the luxury good brand’s first hotel, which includes a 1,600-square-foot Shinola store. With the private clubs of London serving as a key inspiration, the interior design reflects both luxury and warmth with tones like caramel, camel, and gray alongside soft accents of blush and deep greens. For more design details, go to hospitalitydesign.com. 📸: @nicole_franzen#hospitalitydesign
Dos à Dos
Pierre Paulin, 1967. Pierre Paulin created the original design of this unusual seat for the Louvre museum, where it can still be found today. 💙 #allisdesign
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Apparently the extra 40 minutes of walking throughout my days now that I’m at school is completely screwing with my mobility so here are some questionable squats (featuring a rolling IT and tight hamstring) and the hot mess that is my attempt at sumo #hipsdontlie#iamimmobile
Brb gotta go try and fix my deviated tailbone for the thousandth time
@avroko crafts activist-driven brand @eatonworkshop ’s second hotel in Hong Kong. The 465-room @eatonhk , which was formerly a business hotel, draws inspiration from many Hong Kong signatures, including cha chaan teng dining and the films of Wong Kar-Wai. Onsite coworking spaces span two floors and include an incubator for artists and advocacy groups, while wellness amenities include the whimsical pool area, dipped in teal and lined with flamingos for a playful touch. Visit hospitalitydesign.com to find out more about the design. 📸: @golightly#hospitalitydesign
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SCENOGRAPHY | Décor de Théâtre, Alexandra Ekster, (1882-1949).
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The Student Hotel Florence!
Rizoma Architetture firma l'interior design e le aree comuni del nuovo e rivoluzionario concept di hospitality.
Ph. by @salmarstonphotography
#ArchitecturePhotoSeries : New York, NY | January 16, 2019 #DestroyedNYCBuildings : “IRT Third Avenue “El”: infrastructural mess”: No matter what great things you read and see about New York City and it’s vast ways of recreating itself every decade with what seems like an unlimited amount of resources and political/human interest. There will never be any experience greater of being a New Yorker than using the metro service. Specifically the MTA. The MTA jn New York City is and has been responsible for the stress that many New Yorkers endure in their livelihood. Taking the train or the bus subjects even the most important or most wealthiest man to his knees. The imploding infrastructure can not be bought or fixed by anyone and no one can bypass it in a city so dense. To make matters worse the almost 9 million residents of today have come to understand and know that there was once, not one not two but SEVERAL elevated IRT train lines that spanned from all the boroughs with manhattan as its hierarchy center point. These IRT lines lost the interest of the people once subways became a thing and people started to use the newly formed Lexington Avenue line as opposed to the el’s (short for elevated) lines. (If only they knew what it was like now). Those IRT el’s were to be replaced but they never were and traffic on the Lexington Avenue line carried literally all east manhattan resident riders on a daily basis which was incredibly unsustainable. Not until the 2nd Avenue line up to 96th street open in 2017 was there relief and an improvement in service. The El’s were noisy and boisterously loud, and in a city transforming at the rate it was back in the 1940’s there was no place for locomotives in the air hindering views from side street pedestrians onto the new scrapers/towers. Because these el’s haven’t been fully replaced New York City has been operating on a decrepit system of constant and major delays, signal changes, inability to reach certain destinations on time, and so much more. The next time you walk on third Avenue or 2nd Avenue where the El transitioned up and downward, ask yourself how different life would be if the powers that were in place at the time ——>>>