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Cultural Center in Castelo Branco | Josep Lluís Mateo

Cultural Center in Castelo Branco | Josep Lluís Mateo.
A project addressing the great complexity of the public space and the various traffic and urban problems of the historical center of Castelo Branco.

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Campus Vitra >> FIRE STATION | Zaha Hadid

The Vitra fire station is Hadid’s showcased work that delves into the deconstructivist theoretical language that she developed through her paintings as a conceptual mediator of finding spatial relationships and form. The Vitra fire station is a synthesis of philosophy and architecture that bridges the Vitra design campus to its surrounding context.

The fire station is a composition of concrete planes that bend, tilt, and break according to the conceptual dynamic forces that are connecting landscape and architecture. The building is thought to be frozen in motion, heightening the dynamism of the forces used to create the formal aesthetic that is suspended in a state of tension creating a sense of instability.

Campus Vitra >> DIOGENE | Renzo Piano

Campus Vitra >> DIOGENE | Renzo Piano.

Minimalist housing has always interested Renzo Piano, since he was a student. Almost obsessed by the idea, during his career Renzo Piano proposed the “mini house” theme to his students in London and also designed some contemporary “unités d’habitation” such as cars, boats and cells for nuns. At that time there were no reasons of economic efficiency but only self-moderation.

Home for All, Japan |Emergency as an opportunity, architecture the answer

Japan 2011, a terrible earthquake + tsunami stroke entire cities and put people into caos. In front of emergency, loss and alienation, can architecture give any help? In 2011 Japan was hit by a strong earthquake (the most powerful ever registered in the country) and the Government immediately started rebuilding plans. These rebuilding strategies are submitted to strict rules, on order to optimize time and saving money…and leave very little freedom to architects, too little for those that see high potential post-emergency rebuilding. The KYSIN group is set up exactly in this occasion.

Kolumba Museum | Atelier Peter Zumthor

Continuity between present and past in the main theme of the project: the competition annuncement clearly stated that the museum had to be settled in the recently discovered archeological site. The city of Cologne (Germany) needed a museum that could be both a box for a permanent attractions, the remnants, but also an adaptable space for temporary exhibitions. Learn more about history and project: The PRE-EXISTING | Building within history    Project by Atelier Peter Zumthor Photos by  Jose Fernando Vazquez, Jörn Schiemann, Marina López Salas, Yuri Palmin GRAPHICS BY ARCHISCAPES