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The Schuppen ("shed") is a private house conceived by brandt+simon architects and built between 2008 and 2009 in Berlin. The untypical facade of coloured plain tiles makes this house a peculiar new member of the urban fabric. The hasty passerby will not neccessarily take notice of the greenish..

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In addition to solving the simple functional program, designing a new sports hall for the Estonian University of Life Sciences also implied considering some urban issues. The building and its landscaping tries to integrate and organize the scattered campus of the university that has developed..

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NO99 Straw Theatre is an object standing on the verge of being a pure functional container on one hand, and an art installation on the other. The Straw Theatre is built on the occasion of Tallinn being the European Capital of Culture, to house a special summer season programme of theatre NO99,..

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The open-air exhibition grounds of the Estonian Road Museum is a mixture of many layers. Not only does it operate on an informative level, it also incorporates opportunities for leisure activities and for experiencing artificial and natural landscape in a compelling dialogue. The concept of the..

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Sõmeru Community Centre

Sõmeru parish, Estonia
by Salto Architects

Sõmeru Community Centre, located just outside the North-Estonian town of Rakvere, combines parish administration, library and a club with a hall. The new centre has to enhance a sense of identity in the quite scattered, mostly Soviet-time settlement. The solution is a compact blend of various..

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Fisher House

Hatboro, USA
by Louis Kahn

"I always start with squares", said Louis Kahn. - The Fisher House, also known as the Norman Fisher House was designed by the architect Louis I. Kahn and built for Dr. Norman Fisher and his wife, Doris, a landscape designer, in 1967 in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

Characterized by its dual cubic..

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Final Wooden House

Kamamura, Japan
by Sou Fujimoto

This bungalow designed by Sou Fujimoto is an extremely new approach to the definition of living space.
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Lumber is extremely versatile. In an ordinary wooden architecture, lumber is effectively differentiated according to functions in various localities precisely because it is so..

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Designed by J. Mayer H. architects, this project becomes a dominant sign for Seville, – a place of identification and to articulate Seville’s role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations. The aim of the architects was that the new design explores the potential of the Plaza de..

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Saint Benedict Chapel

Sumvitg, Switzerland
by Peter Zumthor

This Chapel created by the Pritzker-Prize owner, Peter Zumthor is a modest wooden building situatated on a slope of a mountain in Switzerland.

In 1984 an avalanche destroyed the baroque chapel in front of the village of Sogn Benedetg (St. Benedict). A recently built parking lot had acted like..

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Woods of Net

Hakone-Town, Japan
by Tezuka Architects

The new pavilion for the Hakone Open-Air Museum designed by Tezuka Architects is comprised of a structure entirely assembled with timber logs without any metal parts. Cutting-edge structural analysis has been employed to overcome the loads resistance variability that characterizes timber. The..

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Floating Sauna

Rosendal, Norway
by Casagrande & Rintala, ...

This cosy Floating Sauna designed by Casagrande & Rintala Architects in collaboration with Bergen Art Academy students in 2002. Marco Casagrande, Sami Rintala and Christel Sverre were the leaders of the workshop.

Anchored in the middle of the fjord, a level of privacy is maintained for..

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Miilu is a wooden site specific installation next to the Nordic Pavilion designed for the 11th International Venice Biennale of Architecture. It offers an informal meeting place for visitors. The work consists of layered sawn timber of different dimensions. The material becomes not only the..

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Rintala Eggertsson Architects designed Kaluga Floating Sauna at the Festival of Landscape Objects held in Russia in July, 2008. It was not the only sauna design of the practice. In 2002 a workshop was organised in collaboration with Bergen Art Academy students. Under the leadership of Sami..

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In two weeks during 12.-25.1. 2009 fifteen NTNU Trondheim norwegian architect students designed and built a two storey library building for Safe Haven orphanage in Ban Tha Song Yan village near Burma border. The inhabitants of the orphanage are 42 Karen children of different age.

The workshop..

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ARK Booktower

London, United Kingdom
by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

A wooden free-standing tower structure - designed by Rintala Eggertsson Architects - is placed in the staircase hall corner, lining with the existing pillars in the National Art Library of London.

The visitor is invited to choose an alternative, literature-filled promenade through the..

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Sheepstable

Almere, Netherlands
by 70F

The city of Almere has a sheep population of about 80 sheep. The sheep are mobilized to keep the powerful weed acanthus or bears-breech that grows in the “vroege vogel” – forest and “kromsloot” – park in Almere under control. To centralize and house this population, a sheep stable was needed. The..

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Petting Farm

Almere, Netherlands
by 70F

Early 2005 70F was commissioned by the Municipality of Almere to design a new petting farm on the exact location and the remaining foundation. The building was finally built using almost only sponsored money, and finished late 2008.

Most city parts of Almere, a city with almost 190.000..

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Wood Beach

Vinaròs, Spain
by Vicente Guallart

Vinaròs is a town on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, near the delta of the river Ebro, about halfway between Barcelona and Valencia. Its south shore is a succession of coves and promontories on a terrain composed of strata of easily fractured conglomerate rocks. The length of the coastline and..

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Chapel in Tarnow

Tarnów, Poland
by Beton

It is a small, wooden church built on a high bank of Vistula River, in a small village of Tarnów, by a private investor (which is quite uncommon in Poland). The church serves as a place of meditation and prayer for the local community. The project was designed by Beton in 2009.

It is..

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