kengo kuma wraps sydney’s ‘the exchange’ in sculptural timber screen - Architecture Blogs

kengo kuma wraps sydney’s ‘the exchange’ in sculptural timber screen



the sculptural timber project by kengo kuma & associates entitled ?the exchange? offers a dynamic and formal public space to the urban context of sydney, australia. the exchange serves as a multi-use civic building comprised of a public library, childcare, and commercial uses. the diverse set of programming includes a fresh food market and restaurants. it is planned as a component of the large urban development in the active area of darling harbor.

all images by martin mischkulnig
 
 
designed by kengo kuma & associates, ?the exchange? is situated within a small urban pocket surrounded by high rise buildings characterized by rigid geometries and hard surfaces. the urban design strategy for the exchange is to create an architectural form in harmony with the square which can merge with the landscape and preserve a human scale using natural materials to produce a tangible and comfortable building. the site is a nodal point within its context surrounded by residential blocks, retail, and an active flow of people along the boulevard.
 
 
because of its relevant situation, the design team chose a non-directional architectural form, accessible and recognizable from all perspectives. the circular form reflects and promotes the vibrant and active neighborhood of the darling square precinct with its diverse mix of users. the timber building envelope offers natural texture to its neighbors. an organic and spontaneous timber screen wraps the shifting floor plates. this scree...
URL: http://www.architectureadmirers.com/

--------------------------------
 
Manus x Machina fashion exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nicholas Grimshaw interview: Waterloo International Terminal | Architecture | Dezeen

27-02-2020 21:57 - ( architecture TV )


Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

Digital Monuments

Digital Monuments: The Dreams and Abuses of Iconic ArchitectureSimone BrottRoutledge, October 2019Paperback | 5 x 7-1/4 inches | 196 pages | 49 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-0367201128 | $44.95Publisher\'s Description:Digital Monuments...
27-02-2020 22:02 - ( architecture )
Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

Villa Courbe on Lac Léman, Switzerland

Villa Courbe, Swiss Luxury Real Estate, Switzerland Home, Residential Building, Architecture Photos Villa Courbe on Lac Léman, Switzerland 26 Feb 2020 Villa Courbe, Switzerland Design: SAOTA Just as its alpine setting has been formed by many...
26-02-2020 21:21 - ( architecture )
Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

Common Accounts designs an eco-friendly funeral for the digital age

Design studio Common Accounts proposes the funeral of the future, where liquefied bodies are used to fertilise plants and flowers, and social media accounts generate a virtual afterlife. Death needs a redesign, said Common Accounts founders Igor...
27-02-2020 21:57 - ( architecture TV )
Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

Lancaster University Library Extension News

Lancaster University Library Extension Building, LU North West England Campus Design, Property Lancaster University Library Extension 27 Feb 2020 Lancaster University Library Extension On Site An £11 million, four-storey extension of Lancaster...
27-02-2020 21:20 - ( architecture )
Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

Airy cabin-style houseboat asks $385K

Photo by Steve Accord, courtesy of Danny Varona One of 250 houseboats on Lake Union in Seattle Whether it?s a picturesque farm in Vermont or a dreamy cabin in the woods, some properties prompt dreams of running away from it all. With...
27-02-2020 21:35 - ( architecture )


Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

VRA designs its ‘cam thanh A&A villa’ to recall the sunny coconut palms of vietnam

the house is sited in an area surrounded by touristic forests of nipa palms and coconut palms. The post VRA designs its ‘cam thanh A&A villa’ to recall the sunny coconut palms of vietnam appeared first on designboom | architecture & design...
27-02-2020 21:35 - ( architecture )
Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 acrylic rods to create sculpture of light in tokyo

an installation of more than approximately 10,000 colorless prism rods forms a gigantic sculpture of light by tokujin yoshioka.  The post tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 acrylic rods to create sculpture of light in tokyo appeared first on designboom |...
27-02-2020 21:35 - ( architecture )
Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

Sustainable Central Station in Trondheim, Norway

Sustainable Central Station Norway, Trondheim Travel Hub, North Norwegian Architecture Images Sustainable Central Station in Trondheim 27 Feb 2020 Trondheim Central Station Design: Arkitema Architects Location: Trondheim, northern...
27-02-2020 21:20 - ( architecture )
Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

Modern gabled house updates a tradition

Luk Buthkur Crisp and clean With its gabled roof, clean lines, and all-black exterior, this modern Dutch dike house by Arjen Reas Architects draws on the surrounding architectural heritage while pushing the style forward. The house,...
27-02-2020 21:35 - ( architecture )
Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

Newry House, Melbourne / Austin Maynard Architects

A redesigned family home within an existing 90?s shell. Why add a tiny lightwell to your dark, cold Victorian terrace when you can add a conservatory full of warmth, light and plants" Continue reading
27-02-2020 21:22 - ( architecture )


Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

National Cardiovascular Centre in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

National Cardiovascular Centre, Ulan Bator Hospital, Mongolian Architecture, Architect, Design National Cardiovascular Centre in Ulan Bator 27 Feb 2020 National Cardiovascular Centre Architects: IDOM Location: Ulan Bator, Mongolia The...
27-02-2020 21:20 - ( architecture )
Modern Bauhaus masterpiece by Marcel Breuer asks $3.8M

esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure

featuring a horseshoe layout, the house stands as a monolithic structure with a continuous brick façade that contributes to its introspective character. The post esrawe studio shapes casa sierra fria in mexico as a monolithic brick structure...
26-02-2020 21:36 - ( architecture )
-------------------------------------