Spanish architects Subarquitectura designed this beautiful tram stop, located in the city of Alicante, Spain, which would be the central stage of a new line of the tram that links the center of the city to the residential areas. To avoid the existing trees the fractal access system had to make some changes in each side; the travelers can arrive to the platform in 32 different possibilities. Over the platforms, 2 vacant containers (36 meter long, 3 meter wide and 2,5 meter high) create a floating space. The openings allow light and air through as a soft breeze in summer months and at nights the containers are transformed into two huge lamps. Benches are spread over the garden close to the paths, creating a public space. I like!
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Loved this Kindergarten designed by 70ºN Arkitektur The design was developed for a competetion and were completed in 2006. The idea was to provide adjustable spaces, allowing each room to be converted into a totally different space by moving few walls(one end of each of which is on wheels). And there are several buit-in features which offer several functionalities to the space. The space looks great from outside as well as inside…..I loved the openings so much. Makes me want to revisit my childhood!
Well, the title says it all. The Leonardo Glass Cube created by 3deluxe is a glass cube, totally rectangular from the outside. But step in, and you’re into a totally different geometry, with not a single straight line anywhere! The building is a distinctive corporate architecture for the ‘Leonardo’ brand in Germany, and is designed as a pavilion, with an integrative concept that combines architecture, interior design and landscaping in a very interesting manner, binding them all together. I loved the stark interiors too…..
Type the Sky by Lisa Rienermann is an alphabet formed of shapes buildings make against the sky when photographed from below. “It began with the Q,” she says. “I was in a kind of courtyard in Barcelona. I looked upward and saw houses, the blue sky and clouds. The more I looked, I saw that the houses formed a letter Q.”
Can you recycle architecture? Well, I guess that only means you put a building designed for a particular purpose to some other use (once the original purpose becomes redundant), rather than breaking apart the whole building and starting afresh again. While you’re giving a ‘second life’ to the building itself, you do save a lot of stuff in the bargain…..and you also contribute to the ‘green’ concept. That’s why I liked this ‘Barn’ House so much. Architect Rita Huys of Buro2 skillfully transformed this agricultural icon into a beautiful, modern dwelling.