Monthly Archives: September 2012

University of Aberdeen Library

University of Aberdeen Library

The University of Aberdeen library by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in Scotland, was established in 1495. 

The campus is the world’s fifth oldest english language university, and this new 15,500 square meter facility accommodates 14,000 students with 1,200 reading spaces, archives, historical collections and a room for rare books. There is an clear contrast between the obvious gemoetry of the box exterior and the askew curved voids that rise throught the interior space.

The Crystal, London

The Crystal, London

The Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative by global technology company siemens, creating the world’s 

largest exhibition about urban sustainability.

The building itself is a demonstration in this, with solar panels and ground source heat pumps meet the buildings electricity needs, eliminating the burning of fossil fuels, and all rainwater is harvested and recycled or reused within the interior.

houseWING, Seoul, Korea

houseWING, Seoul, Korea

houseWING is a residential project by AnLstudio and Heebon. Within historical building, the space has been renovated into a studio environment. The space accommodates both public and private usage, with the airplane wing cutting through the public part of the space, and leading away from the private rooms.

Euro 2012 Junction, Wroclaw, Poland

Euro 2012 Junction, Wroclaw, Poland

The Euro 2012 Junction by OZONE Architectural studio, was created to transport and connect the large crowds of visitors and spectators to the Stadium in Wroclaw during european football championships. Methods of public transport are vertically layered, railway on the ground level and the tram and bus stops above with direct access to the stadium, minimising the need for private vehicles.

Punibach Hydroelectric Power Plant

Punibach hydroelectric power plant, Mals, Italy

Hidden within the alpine landscape, the Punibach hydroelectric power plant by Monovolume Architecture’s

 converts natural forces into energy while maintaining an low profile in the alpine environment. 

This is neat solution to house loud, bulky machinery while making little visual impact to the area.