Work On 10 Hills Place By Amanda Levete Architects Is Now Complete

London practice Amanda Levete Architects have completed the facade of an office building off Oxford Street in London.

Located at 10 Hills Place, the project consists of four glazed slashes in the aluminium surface, funneling light down into the offices.

The architects drew on technology normally used to build ship hulls.

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l House By moomoo architects

Polish architecture practice moomoo architects have designed a house that will be clad entirely in a plastic insulating material normally used for roofing. Thermopian has good thermal, acoustic and insulating properties and it can have any required color.

To be located in Łódź, Poland, the design is based on that of traditional Polish houses but the roof rises steeply towards one end of the building.

One wall will protrude from the residence at an angle to accommodate planning laws that mean the building’s facade should be built parallel to the boundary of the site.

Construction will be completed in 2010.

‘Schnittstelle’- Facade Design For Salon Mittermeier By Xarchitekten

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The Salon Mittermeier hair salon in Linz by Austrian architects Xarchitekten features a facade with a ‘three-dimensional architectural (hair) wave’.

Completed last year, the store front is composed of waterjet-cut, laminated profiles arranged along the facade to create an undulating wave.

Photos are by David Schreyer.

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Olympia Kwartier // Almere // The Netherlands // Sadar Vuga Arhitekti

Building F11 by Sadar Vuga Arhitekti is located in the center of the new development OLYMPIA KWARTIER, along the main street Olympiaweg and framed by a secondary street that connects to the main station. It is positioned between two higher buildings.

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Engineering Restructuring Project, University Of Liverpool By Sheppard Robson

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Sheppard Robson has designed an innovative two-story ‘Active Learning Lab’ as the striking centerpiece to the redevelopment of the Department of Engineering at the University of Liverpool. The scheme provides the department with up-to-date facilities through the refurbishment of four existing buildings, creating a new entrance foyer and courtyard to act as the hub of the department.

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Dubai International Financial Center By ACDF Architects

Canadian-based ACDF Architects have designed an International Financial Center for Dubai (DIFC). The DIFC draws inspiration from geographical and geological properties to create a structure that becomes a natural extension of the site. ACDF Architects work to link the architecture with the region to ‘give the impression that the building takes root from these natural components instead of simply being an imposing object on the DIFC properties.’

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Riverstone // Incheon // South Korea // Daniel Libeskind

‘The complex for Riverstone by Studio Daniel Libeskind is located in the commercial and retail ‘heart’ of New Songdo City. The complex consists of several mixed-use functions, including a shopping mall, department store, Hypermart Cinema, ice rink, food court and two pedestrian bridges. SDL is working with Gale International Korea on this project.

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West Village Hotel In Copenhangen, Denmark By Manuelle Gautrand

West Village Hotel and town development on the main shopping street in Copenhagen towards the Town Hall Square is a collaboration between French architect Manuelle Gautrand and Danish architectural firm Kieler Architects. West Village will display a facade of folded glass in Copenhagen’s shopping street, Stroget.

Manuelle Gautrand has found inspiration in Danish designer Le Klint’s renowned design.

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