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Customized Solution
Customized Solution
Customized Solution
Customized Solution
Customized Solution

Project • By ULMA Architectural SolutionsResidential Landscape

Customized solution for La Moraleja

Due to the years and weather damage, the terrace face pieces were old and there was a danger of detachment. PROBLEMThere were cracked panels on the front, coinciding with the location of the reinforcements. Similarly, longitudinal cracks were observed on the underside, also coinciding with the panel's reinforcements in this area.   In addition, water filtrations from the planters affected the prefabricated panels, causing rust on their reinforcements and auxiliary support structure.   The owners decided to replace the damaged original pieces, which have very creative shapes and give the building great personality. CUSTOMIZED SOLUTIONAs a customized solution was required, with the purpose of obtaining similar, but more resist... More

Product • By Vismara DesignBilliard Luxury Entertainment

Billiard Luxury Entertainment

Luxury Entertainment Pool Tables are realized following the Italian manufacturing tradition and using top quality materials. Vismara professional billiards are available in different kind of cue games, from Snooker to American Pool, from Russian Piramid to Italian Billiard. Vismara Pool Tables can be accompanied by professional pool lamps which provide a diffused lighting perfect for playing. Furthermore, the client can choose between three different models of cue racks to complete the entire pool room. Vismara is able to create bespoke models according to customer most varied needs. More

Project • By MecanooLibraries

Library of Birmingham

Palazzo’s Centenary Square, the largest public square in the heart of Birmingham, currently lacks cohesion or a clear identity or atmosphere. Mecanoo’s design transforms the square into one with three distinct realms: monumental, cultural and entertainment. These palazzos form an urban narrative of important periods in the history of the city; The Repertory Theatre (REP), a 1960s concrete building, the Library of Birmingham, designed in 2009 and Baskerville House, a listed sandstone building designed in 1936. The busiest pedestrian route in the city, what Mecanoo calls the red line, leads pedestrians into Centenary Square. The cantilever of the library is not only a large canopy that provides shelter at the common entrance of the Library... More

Project • By OMACommercial Landscape

De Rotterdam

De Rotterdam is conceived as a vertical city: three interconnected mixed-use towers accommodating offices, apartments, a hotel, conference facilities, shops, restaurants, and cafes. The project began in 1997. Construction started at the end of 2009, with completion in 2013. The towers are part of the ongoing redevelopment of the old harbour district of Wilhelminapier, next to the Erasmus Bridge, and aim to reinstate the vibrant urban activity – trade, transport, leisure – once familiar to the neighbourhood. De Rotterdam is named after one of the ships on the Holland America Line, which departed from the Wilhelminapier in decades past, carrying thousands of Europeans emigrating to the US. The three towers reach 150m high, with a gross flo... More

Project • By RockpanelOffices

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore’s newest, brightest icon, is one of Asia’s leading destinations for leisure, entertainment and business. Even though the spectacular design is inspired by a house of cards, each building is strong and safe. The secret to that strength lies beneath the luxurious façade. Working from a brief that outlined ambitious goals for Singapore's tourism and economic development, Boston-based architecture firm Moshe Safdie Architects delivered much more than a luxurious playground; they created a monumental gateway, positioning the city as a centre for innovation, culture and entertainment. With the bar set so high, only the best would do when it came to specifying climate control, acoustic comfort and fire safety. And th... More

Project • By UNStudioTheaters

Theatre de Stoep in Spijkenisse

UNStudio’s design for Theatre responds to the current cultural invigoration of the city by merging the archetypal function of a theatre - that of creating a world of illusion and enchantment - with the specific requirements of a regional theatre and its requisite to cater to the varied needs of the local community. The theatre is therefore designed with a dual emphasis on the chimeric nature of the world of the stage and the social aspects of the theatre experience. Ben van Berkel: “In contrast to today’s mediatised culture, theatre offers the participatory experience of the live event, often appropriately referred to as ‘liveliness’: the ‘magic of live theatre’, understood as the strange, elusive energy between audience and performer,... More

Project • By Henning LarsenUniversities

IT University

The IT University is arranged around a large central atrium. In the atrium space a number of group and meeting rooms, designed as corbelled boxes, are placed in a dynamic composition – like extracted drawers of various sizes. By changing back projections on the meeting boxes, a digital art installation by the American artist John Maeda creates a dynamic and interactive visual composition in the atrium. The ground floor comprises the common facilities; lecture halls, students’ café, canteen and library. All research and teaching areas are located on the upper floors. Teaching facilities in open study areas surrounding the atrium and research departments in the calmer zones at both ends of the building. The building stands elevate... More