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Studio Andrew Trotter designs penthouse and event space inside former Athens warehouse

January 17, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
White sofa under Corten-steel staircase in 10AM Lofts event space in Athens by Studio Andrew Trotter

Raw concrete walls serve as a backdrop to vintage furnishings in this rentable venue and guest suite that Studio Andrew Trotter has created within a converted 1970s industrial building in Athens, Greece. The six-storey warehouse, now named 10AM Lofts, features a multi-purpose event space spread over its basement and ground floor, which can host anything

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Mariano Fiorentini creates concrete Casa Golf in Argentina

January 12, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Casa Golf

Local architect Mariano Fiorentini has completed an Argentinian house next to a golf course that was designed to look like a “huge block of concrete”. Casa Golf is located within a gated community on the outskirts of Rosario, a large city in the Santa Fe province of Argentina. Designed for a couple with three children,

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Estudio Mola completes block of elevated row houses in Buenos Aires

January 11, 2022 James Brillon 0
Complejo 8 by Estudio Mola

Brick screens and patterned metal shutters wrap the outside of this block of row houses in Buenos Aires that was developed by local architects Estudio Mola. The Complejo 8 (“Complex 8”) project is located in Castelar, a city in Argentina that is part of the broader Buenos Aires metropolitan area. As the name suggests, it

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ETH Zurich develops formwork from 3D-printed foam to slash concrete use in buildings

January 10, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Close up of precast concrete slab with hollow cells created using 3D-printed FoamWork by ETH Zurich

Researchers at ETH Zurich have used 3D-printed formwork elements made from recyclable mineral foam to create a pre-cast concrete slab, which they say is lighter and better insulated while using 70 per cent less material. The system, known as FoamWork, sees a conventional rectangular mould filled with 24 mineral formwork elements in different shapes and

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GH3 creates sculptural Stormwater Facility for new Toronto neighbourhood

January 4, 2022 Jenna McKnight 0
Stormwater Facility by GH3

An angular concrete building and an underground reservoir form a stormwater treatment plant in Toronto by Canadian firm GH3 that is meant to “signal a new and distinctive city precinct”.  The Stormwater Facility treats runoff from Quayside and West Don Lands – former industrial zones that have undergone redevelopment in recent years. The facility sits

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Adjaye Associates completes rose-hued cultural hub in Florida

January 4, 2022 James Parkes 0
Image of the three structures at Winter Park Library & Events Center

British architecture firm Adjaye Associates has designed a collection of pigmented-concrete pavilions in Winter Park, Florida, to house a library and an events centre. Located on the northwestern corner of the 23-acre (9.3 hectares) Martin Luther King, Jr. Park in Florida, the Winter Park Library and Events Center comprises three pavilions and was described as

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Apparata designs affordable housing development A House for Artists in London

January 4, 2022 James Parkes 0
Image of A House for Artists from the side

London-based architecture studio Apparata has completed a community-oriented housing development for artists with a playful design and a facade punctured by geometrically-shaped openings. First announced in 2017, A House for Artists is located in Barking, east London, and was designed to provide low-cost housing and workspace for 12 artists and their families. The five-storey concrete

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Casa S is an amoeba-shaped home on the coast of Chile

December 26, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Casa S

A concrete podium topped with a sculptural, glazed volume forms Casa S, a cliffside Chilean house by architecture firms Gubbins Polidura Arquitectos and Más Arquitectos. The project is located in Punta Pite, a community that sits between the beach towns of Zapallar and Papudo on the Chilean coast. As indicated by its name – punta

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Vaulted church replaces building destroyed in Mexico’s 2017 earthquake

December 18, 2021 James Brillon 0
Sanctuary of the Lord of Tula

Colombian studio AGENdA Agencia de Arquitectura and Mexican firm Dellekamp/Schleich have completed a replacement for a church in Jojutla that was destroyed in Mexico’s 2017 Puebla earthquake. Jojutla, a town in the state of Morelos in central Mexico, was struck particularly hard by the earthquake on 19 September 2017. In addition to destroying over 2,600

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Foster + Partners layers coloured concrete to create Narbo Via museum in France

December 16, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
Walkway covered by concrete roof

Layers of coloured concrete that resemble rock stratifications enclose the Narbo Via museum designed by British architecture studio Foster + Partners in southern France. Raised on a podium close to the Canal de la Robine in Narbonne, the museum is used for the display of Roman artefacts found in the town that was once a major

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