Architects cracked this concrete building to fill its interior with daylight

May 17, 2017 by  
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Usually, architects avoid creating a building full of cracks. But the beautiful concrete facade of this mixed-use building in Aarhus, Denmark was built with intentional imperfections. Copenhagen-based architecture studio Sleth designed the building with a facade of cracked concrete that provides a glimpse of the illuminated interior and references the industrial history of the city’s Sonnesgade district. The Sonnesgade building, realized by the architects as a design-build project, revitalizes an existing industrial construction and consists of three stacked layers of long office floors. It was designed to reflect its surroundings and the transformation of the old freight terminal area into a lively cultural district. It facilitates interaction between the floors, with open-plan areas and flexible office spaces . Related: Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade Storage and parking areas are tucked away underneath the landscaping. A sloped asphalt terrain surrounding the building forms outdoor areas for terraces, bikes and gardens, which grounds the project in the existing urban context. Thanks to its role in the rejuvenation of the area and the building’s expressive design, the project was nominated for the Architecture Award Mies Van der Rohe 2017. + Sleth architects Via Fubiz Photos by Rasmus Hjortshøj / C O A S T

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Rotating walls and transforming furniture make two rooms vanish in the "Little Big" MJE House

November 27, 2016 by  
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https://vimeo.com/139683816 The apartment, called MJE House, occupies a part of an existing house and boasts mobile partitions and furniture systems that changes the traditional concept of room. The space can easily be converted through simple gestures and transformed from a quiet loft into a party venue. Related: Nendo’s innovative carbon fiber Nest bookshelf shrinks and expands like an accordion The rotating furniture in the two bedrooms has three positions that can transform the space into a single bedroom or completely eliminate it by turning the space into an open-plan loft. The MJE House is one among several of the studio’s transformable designs , dubbed Little Big Houses. Through smart partitioning and furniture design, PKMN architectures creates spaces that are truly responsive and fun to inhabit. + PKMN architectures Photos by J avier de Paz García

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Flexible Tetris House can expand and shrink thanks to a simple system of modular blocks

December 3, 2015 by  
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The Tetris House project aims to create maximum flexibility for developers building housing units. Elements can rotate of find their optimal position within specific configurations. Steel modular structure and Meccano-like facade allow the residents to add more space to their living spaces. Thanks to its versatility, the project can be licensed to developers who are looking to give their future residents the power of choice. Related: Tetris-Like Micro House Can be Stacked to Form Expanded Housing Suites The studio plans to realize the first project based on the Tetris House in the Netherlands . For this project, Dutch firm i29 joined the team as interior designers and have created designs which combine spatial efficiency and luxury. Universe Architecture are currently looking to expand production to different countries. + Tetris House + Universe Architecture + i29

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Rotating walls and transformable furniture make two rooms vanish in the “Little Big” MJE House

October 20, 2015 by  
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Stunning modular Open/Private Apartment in Poland boasts a mini cinema

August 13, 2015 by  
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Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

April 28, 2015 by  
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Arup’s timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood in Architecture Award

March 26, 2015 by  
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Striking London workspace wraps offices in bubble-like acrylic walls

December 10, 2014 by  
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Lodovico Bernardi’s Minimalist Folding Table Can Be Stored Almost Anywhere

July 12, 2013 by  
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Lodovico Bernardi ’s small plywood table takes the concept of foldable furniture to its extreme! The elegant table, which is made from a single piece of plywood, is ultra-thin when turned sideways so it can be stored discretely in ones home. In fact, it is thin enough to fall—if you’re not careful—through the gap between the elevator car and the wall of the elevator shaft. Read the rest of Lodovico Bernardi’s Minimalist Folding Table Can Be Stored Almost Anywhere Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dining table design , flat folding table , flexible living space , flexible spaces , Folding Furniture , Italian designers , Lodovico Bernardi , Lodovico Bernardi folding table , table design , thin furniture , Transforming Furniture , Waste reduction        

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Stunning Renovation Showcases Reclaimed Materials, Flexible Spaces

April 29, 2010 by  
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Sometimes it takes looking to the past and pulling cues from previous design theories to break new ground and push modern green design forward.

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