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* Residential Architecture: Bath House in Carinthia by Peter Jungmann

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Bath House in Carinthia by Peter Jungmann

Residential Architecture: Bath House in Carinthia by Peter Jungmann: “..on the picturesque image of lake weissensee in southern austria, a cloister of pristine wooden homes and apartments as part of the alte saege recreational resort built in 2007, winning several awards in the proceeding years. just recently, architect peter jungmann crowned the complex with the ‘bath house’ located on the water’s edge as a satellite structure to the rest of the residences. the timber construction is seemingly erected from the weathered wooden dock extending activities over the water’s surface. immaculate connections add to the structure’s clean lines emphasized by subtle metal purlins framing the inset sliding glass doors and lakeside glazed facade..”  Extensive glazing; interesting interior volumes and details..

image: courtesy of alte saege; article: Designboom

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* Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica: “..Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of Santa Monica, California, USA. The 22-story “Ocean Avenue Project” aims to stimulate the coastal city’s economy with street-level restaurant and retail space below a 125-room hotel and 22-unit condominium tower topped with a rooftop observation deck. As for accommodating the car-centric lifestyle of the West Coast, resident and visitor parking will be available in a three-story subterranean garage beneath the tower. In addition, the developers plan to integrate a 36,000 square foot museum campus that will add a cultural perk to the development just North of its two-acre site..Although this project looks promising, the 244-foot, Gehry-esque tower is currently pending approval from the City. A vote by the end of March will decide its fate..”

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image: © Gehry Partners; article: Rosenfield , Karissa. “Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica” 04 Mar 2013.ArchDaily

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* Residential Architecture: Marina Lofts by BIG (Bjarke Ingels)

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 19 January 2013

Marina Lofts by BIG (Bjarke Ingels)

Residential Architecture: Marina Lofts by BIG (Bjarke Ingels): “..The mixed-use development, Marina Lofts, in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US, seeks to infuse a currently run-down stretch along the New River with a thriving pedestrian friendly public space thereby attracting new residents into its development. Totaling 1,000 rental apartments, 10,000 sq ft of restaurants and 25,000 sq ft of retail, the mixed-use development is broken into three phases. The Florida-based developer, Asi Cymbal, expects the project to have a positive long-term economic benefit to the city and local community of Fort Lauderdale..“Our intent here is to create a world class project that will serve as a model for architecture, creativity, and energy along the most prime stretch of waterfront in Downtown Fort Lauderdale,” says Asi Cymbal, owner of Cymbal Development..Situated in an industrial gap in Fort Lauderdale’s Riverwalk park, Marina Lofts stitches together the final arm of the currently fragmented public space along the New River. BIG’s design frames the space with a generous public promenade bounded towards south by a 3-phase series of residential towers, creating public life along the riverfront while maintaining the existing marine activities of Fort Lauderdale. The two initial housing towers are treated as one continuous building “breaking” at the center to form an opening which allows maximum pedestrian activity to flow between the buildings and extends the city life out to the waterfront..“The project fills the gap in the waterfront of Downtown Fort Lauderdale stitching the existing fragments of promenade together into a new and revitalized river park adding density and life to the scenic setting. The two buildings are torn open to form  a cave and a canyon –opening up for the neighborhood to reach the river . A design made through subtraction rather than addition” Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner, BIG..As both towers ascend, the crack between them allows for flexibility in apartment sizes by liberating the units from the structural grid and enabling living spaces to scale up or down as desired. The solid infill of the void maintains privacy between units by directing the windows in carefully-orchestrated locations..The site of the third tower is currently home to a 250-boat garage which remains intact as the future tower straddles the entrance to the garage door allowing boats to easily pass back and forth beneath its legs. The existing water taxi station is augmented with shading structures and permanent pavilions to further activate the connection across the river. The waterfront will be a lushly landscaped park with ample setbacks from the water to provide more public space for the South Riverwalk. A café, retail and commercial spaces will occupy the lower levels of the building, bringing life and activity to the neighborhood. In a city where daily life shifts seamlessly between water and land, Marina Lofts augments both, contributing to the vibrant density and connected public space along the New River..The historical Rain Tree in the city, highly treasured by the local community is preserved and given a more prominent position by relocating and re-framing it as a centerpiece to a new Rain Tree park along the promenade. The construction of the first phase is expected to commence in December 2013..”

See our posts on other projects by BIG (Bjarke Ingels):

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image: Courtesy of BIG; article: Saieh , Nico. “Marina Lofts / BIG” 11 Jan 2013. ArchDaily.  http://www.archdaily.com/317365

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* Residential Architecture: Huangshan Mountain Village by MAD

Posted by the editors on Monday, 10 December 2012

Huangshan Mountain Village by MAD

Residential Architecture:  Huangshan Mountain Village by MAD: “..Chinese firm MAD has today unveiled plans for a village of towering apartment blocks beside the Huangshan Mountains in eastern China..Inspired by the topographical layers of the landscape, the buildings will have organically shaped floor plates and will emerge from amongst the treetops on a site beside the Taiping Lake..MAD hopes that the new community will give many Chinese residents access to the impressive landscape that has inspired painters for many years..“We hope that residents will not just look at the scenery, but see themselves in relation to this environment,” said MAD founder Ma Yansong. “In observing oneself, one perhaps begins to notice a different self than the one present in the city.”..The architect also explained how the poetry of the place inspired the design. “The impression we have of Taiping Lake in Huangshan is vague. Each visit to this place yields different views, different impressions. A bit mysterious, like ancient landscape paintings, never based on realism but rather, the imagination. This vague feeling is always poetic; it is obscure and indistinct,” he said..Set to complete in 2014 , the community will accommodate 700 apartments, as well as a hotel and other community facilities..”  Impressive site; interesting inspiration and form..

image: Courtesy of MAD; article: Dezeen

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