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ETH Sports Center, Zurich (CH): A Sport Center with A Shimmering Green Glass Envelope and Bright Interior

From 2006 to 2009, Dietrich Untertrifaller Architects has been completed a sport center project for ETH Zurich located in Zurich, Switzerland. Being a part of the new Science City and the ETH Campus at the Hönggerberg in Zurich, ETH Sports Center houses the Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport with its 8,060 m² sizes. The building is designed under the shimmering green glass envelope with a bright interior inside.

Angelika Kauffmann Museum, Schwarzenberg (AT): Two Small Museums with A Wooden Construction and Professional Lighting

Established in a historic and well-kept 16th century, the two small museums are placed on a rising slope, west of the village center in Schwarzenberg, Austria. A traditional old farmhouse is chosen as the ideal location while the former residence of the artist Angelika Kauffmann serves as a local museum. Angelika Kauffmann Museum is a 2006-2007 project by Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten for Gemeinde Schwarzenberg with 315 m² in size, wooden construction, and professional lighting inside.

North Shore Pavilion: An Inclusive Public Pavilion with Seven Key Design Strategies

North Shore Pavilion is a 2017 completed project by Anna O’Gorman Architect for Economic Development Queensland (EDQ). It is an inclusive public pavilion that constructed and designed in just 14 months, bridging the future and past of the site. The challenge of this project is to create a contemporary, human-oriented space. Seven key design strategies are also developed to maximize civic engagement.

Stage of Forest: A Unique Building with A Sensuous Form and Rough Materiality

With 277㎡ in size, Stage of Forest offers a unique and sensuous form at the edge of the forest next to the ski slope. This building is located in Ji Lin – a northeastern Chinese province – and it sits the hillside with a panoramic view towards the Songhua Lake and mountain range. Designed with rough materiality, META-project tries to stimulate people to come up with more ideas through this viewing platform.

MORORÓ: A Wide House with A Linear Extrusion and Economical Construction

Mororó House is located in the mountains of Campos de Jordão, Sao Paulo, Brazil, known for its low winter temperatures. This wide house is designed by Studio MK27 with an architecture concept that departs from a linear extrusion of one single section. The goal is to compose an 11-foot wide and 65-foot long pavilion. The construction of this house is not only economical but also quick combined with industrialized solutions.

Saint Jacques De La Lande: A New Town Hall Building with An Architectural Gesture and Urban Strategy

Located at Saint-Jacques de la Lande, France with 2550 m² in size, this new town building becomes an ideal opportunity to combine an architectural gesture and an urban strategy. Local Architecture Network (LAN) Paris tries to make this building that can be used as a workspace to provide state services and as a symbolic representation of a community.

Kemenes Volcano Visitor Centre: An Iconic Public Building with the Spirit and Essence of A Volcano

Hungary is not rich in active volcanos but its large expanse used to be volcanic some 5 million years ago. It makes this country has good quality soil for high-level wine production. Kemenes Volcano Visitor Centre is an iconic public building located in this country, in the fifth largest town called Celldömölk. This building is designed by Foldes Architects in 2019 with the spirit and essence of a volcano on its interior, structure, and design.

Saint Mesmes: Concrete and White Walls in A Headquarter Building with Simple Structure

A simple structure is added to this headquarter building with a mixed steel/concrete technique. The cantilever is suspended by a steel beam and the central concrete wall can balance the construction. The most interesting architectural details come from those allowing the volumes drawing such as the large areas of glass in the concrete treatment and workspaces facades, and the connection between elevations and the roof.

Bure: Archives Center Building with Stainless Steel Studs into the Earth-Colored Concrete Cladding

This way can give the effect of blurring the building’s limits and also reflecting the changing seasons snd surrounding colors. In terms of energy savings, the envelope works well thanks to the hanging technique of the concrete siding and the used materials. Two layers of concrete are added to the building structure and siding to the insulation.

Marseille: A Modern Office with U-Shaped Volume and Two Facade Systems

This project follows the two devices corresponding to two facade systems, defined through light, shadow, and reflection. Brushed in aluminum, the first facade offers a very good reflection in the light and its aluminum is appreciated for its durability. The second facade system is the urban window, a screen-printed glass façade with a combination of graphic work and the thermal requirements.