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Rombo IV by Miguel Angel Aragonés

Rombo IV by Miguel Angel AragonésImage courtesy of Miguel Angel Aragonés

Rombo IV by Miguel Angel Aragonés
Location: Bosques de las Lomas, Mexico City
Status: Completed

Rombo IV, a Residential Complex in Mexico City, belongs to “Los Rombos“, four bodies assembled together with the formal accident generated by the urban fabric. Miguel Angel Aragonés, Los Rombos’ designer, was born in the city of Mexico, in November 1962. Self-taught, and alien architect by conviction to circles, schools and associations of architects, has made a rich and original architectural work over two decades.

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Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie Architects

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Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie Architects
Location: Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Status: Completed

Jewel weaves together an experience of nature and the marketplace, dramatically asserting the idea of the airport as an uplifting and vibrant urban center, engaging travelers, visitors, and residents, and echoing Singapore’s reputation as ‘The City in the Garden.’ – Moshe Safdie 

Jewel Changi Airport, the newest development at Singapore’s award-winning Changi Airport, will commence a phased opening in 2019. Jewel Changi Airport combines an intense marketplace and a paradise garden to create a new center – “the heart and soul” of Changi Airport. Once open, Jewel will establish a new paradigm for community-centric airport design, extending the airport’s principal function as a transit hub to create an interactive civic plaza and marketplace, combining landside airport operations with expansive indoor gardens and waterfall leisure facilities, retail, restaurants, and a hotel as well as other spaces for community activities. Linked to the city’s public transportation grid and with open access to Terminal 1, and to Terminal 2 and 3 via pedestrian bridges, Jewel engages both in-transit passengers as well as the public of Singapore. Entirely publicly accessible, the 134,000-square-meter (144,000 sq.ft.) glass-enclosed toroidal building asserts a new model for airports as a destination for community activity, entertainment, and shopping.

 

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Euroluce

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Euroluce
Salone del Mobile, Milano
April 09 – 14, 2019

Euroluce, the International Lighting Exhibition, runs every two years since 1976 and presents the most innovative solutions in the field of light for interiors and exteriors. With more than 420 of the best exhibitors in the sector, half of which foreign, the International Lighting Exhibition – at its 30th edition – is recognised as the global benchmark lighting exhibition, where technological innovation and design culture take centre stage.

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De Binnenbocht – Amsterdam

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De Binnenbocht – Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam
Status: Ongoing

At only a stone’s throw away from the LEVS office lies the site of project De Binnenbocht, which LEVS is designing for Amvest. Over the coming years, this area around the Entrepot-harbour will be transformed into an attractive mixture of new build and industrial history in which living, working, culture, and water come together. The project consists of three subprojects that create a total of 156 homes: De Bocht, with 124 apartments and 700 m² commercial space, De Loods, with 8 loft-homes, and the apartment-building 2Peer, with 24 homes. Through variation in shape, height, and architecture these buildings align the Cruquiusweg’s inside bend, and create an openness that directs to Entrepot-harbour’s waterfront.

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Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People

Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the PeopleImage courtesy of Iwan Baan

Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People
Vitra Design Museum
March 30 – September 09, 2019

With the exhibition Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People, Vitra Design Museum presents the first international retrospective about the 2018 Pritzker Prize laureate Balkrishna Doshi (born 1927, Pune, India) outside of Asia. The renowned architect and urban planner is one of the few pioneers of modern architecture in his home country and the first Indian architect to receive the prestigious award.
During over 60 years of practice, Doshi has realized a wide range of projects, adopting principles of modern architecture and adapting them to local culture, traditions, resources, and nature.

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The NAWA sculpture by Oskar Zieta

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The NAWA sculpture by Oskar Zieta
Location: Daliowa Island
Status: Completed

The NAWA sculpture is a part of the European Capital of Culture 2016 celebrations, whose main slogan is “metamorphoses of culture”, i.e. shifts occurring in the domain of culture, communities and the city itself. The idea of metamorphosis itself also underlies the NAWA sculpture.

Due to polished steel surface NAWA reflects its surroundings. It gives viewers a different feeling every time. As the final effect the NAWA is the ultralight, durable construction made up of several dozens steel arches making the openwork gate through which any can walk freely. Received bionic form and polished surface reflecting the surroundings create the effect of naturally growing sculpture with constantly changing look through the day.

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Colas Headquarters and Trigone Office Building

Colas Headquarters and Trigone Office Buildingimage courtesy of Rafael De La-hoz Architects

Colas Headquarters and Trigone Office Building
Location: Paris, France
Status: Completed

Usually in architecture, project design starts from the site analysis, from the relationship with the surrounding buildings. In this case with its particular shape, triangular, the site is the source of the key project decisions.

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