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Monday 08 October, 2012

MVRDV completes Book Mountain and Library Quarter Spijkenisse

Close to the Port of Rotterdam docks, MVRDV has completed the Spijkenisse Book Mountain, a public library in Spijkenisse’s market square. It features a 480 meter route, lined with bookshelves, that wraps around a stacked, pyramidal form as it is showcased through the library’s glass structure. The “mountain of books” illuminates from within and serves […]


Sunday 07 October, 2012

MVRDV completes Book Mountain and Library Quarter Spijkenisse

Close to the Port of Rotterdam docks, MVRDV has completed the Spijkenisse Book Mountain, a public library in Spijkenisse’s market square. It features a 480 meter route, lined with bookshelves, that wraps around a stacked, pyramidal form as it is showcased through the library’s glass structure. The “mountain of books” illuminates from within and serves […]


Friday 06 January, 2012

HP:Mercury 3 / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners

© Amit Goren Architects: Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners Location: HP campus, Yehud Industrial Area, Israel Partner in charge: Amir Mann Design Team: Asaf Mann, Danny Rozen, Sivan Hecht, Amit Haas Client: Mercury Interactive/HP (The Israeli start-up company Mercury Interactive was bought by Hewlett-Packard mid-construction) Completed: 2008 Area: 20,000 sqm Construction: Omer Construction & […]


Saturday 31 December, 2011

Safor School of Architects / Orts-Trullenque

© Diego Opazo Architects: Orts-Trullenque Location: Benipeixcar,Valencia, Spain Client: CTAV (College of Architects of Valencia) Head Architects: Marta Orts, Carlos Trullenque Assistant architects: Carlos Nieto – Ana Ábalos – Nacho Fós Structural engineering : Javier Cases Civil engineer: Vicente Sevila Mechanical Engineering: GIA (Luis Sanchis – Agustí Vila) Contractor: OTP Construcciones Photographs: Diego Opazo


Tuesday 19 October, 2010

House In Ekali / Architect Thanos Athanasopoulos

© H. Louizidis Architects: ArTA | Architect Thanos Athanasopoulos Location: Ekali, Athens, Greece Type Of Project: Single family house Structural Engineers: Michael Athanasopoulos, A. Karagiorgos Client: Tania Kostala, Manolis Fthenakis Gross internal floor area: 370 m2 Lighting consultant: Dimitra Kamba Proyect Year: 2010 Photographs: H. Louizidis


Tuesday 21 April, 2009

Foster and Partners 5-star Hotel in the UK gets approval

One of the latest projects by Foster and Partners, a 5-star hotel and conference center near the Heathrow airport in the UK, just got the city Mayor´s approval.