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Belle Iloise House | Opus 5 | Architecture

Paris studio Opus 5 Architects have completed this island house in Brittany, France, featuring a glazed façade with sections covered by stone screens.
Called Belle Iloise House, the long building is divided in two by a glazed walkway.
The walkway houses a glazed footbridge, which connects the bedrooms to the rest of the house.

A NEW VERSION OF THE BELLE ILOISE HOUSE n°1 NIGHT- HOUSE This house has been designed by Opus 5 Architects, Bruno Decaris and Agnes Pontremoli. It is located on Belle-ile-en-Mer, the biggest island of Britany which is famous for its protected and wild lands. Some strict architectural rules have imposed the construction of a unique model of ‘neo-Britannic’ style: the same little houses are spread all over the island, with no proper architectural quality.
n°2 ENTRANCE The architects have proposed a contemporary and personal vision of the traditional model imposed by the severe regulations of the site. They took the challenge to transform the existing stereotype into a ne…

Diller Scofidio + Renfro | LEED Gold Arts Center | Architecture

Brown University is now the proud owner of a new Creative Arts Center that breaks the mold — literally. The LEED Gold facility by Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a three-floor multi-disciplinary building that is split in half to create six floors connected by vision glazing. The result is an interactive arts center that incorporates chance interactions as a part of the creative process.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is used to breaking the design mold with project such as the Highline Park, Boston’s ICA, and the Lincoln Center remodel — so their unique interpretation of a the new creative arts space should come as no surprise. The space hosts multiple disciplines ranging from a dance studio, to video production, a theater, and a technology center. Interdisciplinary projects are a core message in the building’s design. The levels are broken in half, so each transition has access to the floor above and below with plentiful breakout spaces.
The education center’s a…

Lance Armstrong Foundation Offices | Lake Flato Architects | Architecture

Description from the architects:

After 10 years of leasing space in a corporate office building, the Lance Armstrong Foundation found its permanent home in the 1950s Gulf Coast Paper Co. warehouse in East Austin, an underserved community in the process of revitalization. The design breathes new life and energy into both the building and neighborhood.

The renovated facility provides office space, meeting rooms, dining facilities, an in-house gymnasium, open-air courtyard, and parking for the staff of 62. Future plans may call for adding a community-based cancer-support program to provide direct services to uninsured and underinsured East Austin residents. Achieved LEED Gold certification.

Lake Flato Architects designed a nefice for the Lance Armstrong Foundation in Austin, Texas.

Orange Cube | Jakob + Macfarlane | Architecture

'orange cube' by jakob + macfarlane architects in quai rambaud, lyon, france
all images courtesy jakob + macfarlane
image © roland halbe

Paris-based jakob + macfarlane architects (dominique jakob, brendan macfarlane) 'orange cube', their soon-to-be-complete commercial and cultural complex in lyon, france.
Designed as a part of an urban planning project to replenish the docks of lyon, the five-storey orthogonal cube plays off the fluid movement of the river saône, exploring the effects of subtraction and voids on the quality and generation of space.

image courtesy RBC

Built on a regular framework of 29 x 33 m, the structure stands autonomously on the site, a wharf with a predominantly industrial background. The most noticeable element of the design - its bright orange shade - is an abstraction of lead paint, an industrial color often used for harbor zones.
The external skin is a light facade, punctured with a pixilated pattern that resembles trailing droplet…

Meltino Bar & Lounge | LOFF | Last Architecture

LOFF, a Portugeuse lighting design and architecture office, have designed the Meltino Bar & Lounge in Braga, Portugal.