Archinect - News 2017-10-18T23:50:22-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150008209/the-tectonic-bravery-of-nbbj-s-nanjing-eco-tech-exhibition-centre The "tectonic bravery" of NBBJ's Nanjing Eco-Tech Exhibition Centre Julia Ingalls 2017-05-18T14:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-18T14:12:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4u0g7zlbb21s0n8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4u0g7zlbb21s0n8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4u0g7zlbb21s0n8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4u0g7zlbb21s0n8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Symbolizing mountain ranges in architecture has the potential for a dramatic, iconic payoff, especially when the materials used to do so play an integral role in the interior experience of the building (think: the fabric peaks of the Denver International Airport, which allude to the Rocky Mountains and Native American settlements while providing ample natural light). NBBJ's Nanjing Eco-Tech Exhibition Centre manages not only to reference the&nbsp;Zhong and Stone Mountains with its eight-peaked, light cannon rooftop, but also represent the economic ascension of Nanjing itself.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/y7/y7ijt7poo9kcdpzj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/w3/w35j9jqu1ywoqh6r.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/wb/wbun4xsoegq3nj0a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/gq/gq4rk5fbd3b307ub.jpg"></p><p>Each peak drives light through the four principal floors of the structure, weaving instances of what the architects describe as "tectonic bravery" throughout. This bravery becomes the signature characteristic of the structure. While the Exhibition Centre lists a typical compliment of sustainable 21st century amenities (roof garden, integrated water retention and distribution, natural ventilation, responsive facades,...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150000857/japan-s-magical-mountainside Japan’s Magical Mountainside Nam Henderson 2017-04-02T14:44:00-04:00 >2017-04-02T14:45:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v2/v24ann391urhnqdx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v2/v24ann391urhnqdx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v2/v24ann391urhnqdx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v2/v24ann391urhnqdx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>There is Makoto Yamaguchi&rsquo;s Polygon House, a quasi-Brutalist geode of distressed steel and glass that perches on a hill in a forest like an abandoned space pod; the concrete, glass and larch wood Omizubata N House by Iida Archiship Studio, as well as TNA&rsquo;s Passage, Ring and Stage House(s)</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c7/c7962h77lq3l9x3f.jpg"><br><em>TNA architects intended the reedlike supports of the Square House to evoke blades of bamboo grass shooting up from the ground. Photograph by Mikael Olsson. Producer: HK Productions</em></p><p>Hanya Yanagihara visited the mountain-town of Karuizawa, which has a collection of houses designed by prominent Japanese architects.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/116192544/bureau-a-s-swiss-alpine-cabin-lets-you-camp-out-inside-a-boulder BUREAU A's Swiss alpine cabin lets you camp out inside a boulder Justine Testado 2014-12-17T14:49:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:17:42-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j1/j1q3be5039usc5jg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j1/j1q3be5039usc5jg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j1/j1q3be5039usc5jg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j1/j1q3be5039usc5jg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Up in the slopes of the Swiss village Verbier in the Alps, <a href="http://a-bureau.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BUREAU A</a>'s "Antoine" is a little wooden cabin hidden inside a concrete rock that camouflages with its environment. Inspired by Swiss cultural elements like the literature of iconic writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, hidden bunkers, and the unique experience of living in an alpine landscape, "Antoine" looks like one comfy, cool space to get away from it all &mdash; with a hint of adventure.</p><p>BUREAU A provided more detail into their latest project:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hd3gcrk7s0kp0mf7.jpg"></p><p>"The mountains have the power to call for feelings of fascination and fear at the same time. Switzerland has a strong tradition of observing the Alps, living with them, hiding inside them. The awe and the anxiety that this monumental landscape appeals is reflected in the writings of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, one of the most important Swiss writers. His novels, Derborence, describes the massive rock fall that covered the pastures of the valley of Lizerne in 1714. Antoine, the main character, surv...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/65023089/winner-of-the-2012-sleep-european-hotel-design-award-hotel-valentiner-hof-by-noa Winner of the 2012 SLEEP European Hotel Design Award: Hotel Valentiner Hof by noa* Alexander Walter 2013-01-07T15:44:00-05:00 >2013-01-08T08:28:42-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1v/1vev11qv9klnpw3y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1v/1vev11qv9klnpw3y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1v/1vev11qv9klnpw3y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1v/1vev11qv9klnpw3y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>At the annual SLEEP European Hotel Design Awards, the project "Hotel Valentiner Hof" in Castelrotto, Italy was recently named the 2012 winner in the category "Conversion And/Or Extension Of An Existing Hotel Building." Architects of the hotel conversion was the young firm noa*, based in Bolzano in Northern Italy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>