- Seepark Hotel Lindner in Klagenfurt \ Trecolore architect
- University buildings Turin: membrane canopy for the roof planned by formTL engineers
- The Leading Trends in Bathroom Lighting – How to Embellish an Existing Space
Posted: 19 Aug 2013 08:06 AM PDT
The complex divides the highly frequented street from the new arranged natural park. It is partly embedded into the ground. On the parking side large windows allow the view into the functional areas (wellness, seminar, and therapy). The lanes for bikes and pedestrians are following the new erected territory and preserve the sight towards the park and the watercourse.
The building presents itself as a curved sublevel stoping. An abstraction of the surrounding landscape and nature served as inspiration. An organic structure is drawn over the dominant structure like a sculptural element in the adjacent green. The striking façade of ALUCOBOND® is the characteristic feature of the Lindner Hotel. Its design is derived from nature. The so called bubble-façade is mounted in front of the balconies. Essential elements are the curvilinear endings at the base and the parapets.
The look-and-feel of the secondary building shows harder geometric forms and supports the concept of a business and conference hotel. The façade has a vertical layout due to its curved form. The colour choice ranges from pastel in cream white for the bubble construction up to brown shades for the plaster at the road's side. Structures of wood and coppice were integrated homogeneously.
The master plan of the outdoor facilities is important to the whole project. The enlargement of the littoral zones and the erection of a small harbor is key of the concept in terms of design and function. The access by boat is possible for the guests.
+ Project facts
Project: Seeparkhotel Lindner
+ All images courtesy Trecolore architect
Posted: 19 Aug 2013 07:40 AM PDT
The esteemed university of Turin has been gradually modernising its architecture. This has involved moving all the university faculties to a new campus which is to be completed with a building complex designed by the architects Foster + Partners, London. The buildings are aligned as a triangle with a circular open area.
The large extent eye-catching feature of the whole ensemble is an impressive cantilevered membrane roof which gives the appearance of floating above the structure. Due to an unusual shape of the roof and the different curves it entails necessitated sophisticated engineering and confection of the membrane roof. formTL was responsible for the entire engineering of the membrane cladding including its design, the complex interaction with the steel structure and authority approvals, execution and workshop drawings.
Membrane surface area: 16,710 m²
Posted: 16 Aug 2013 09:24 PM PDT
While the British economy can scarcely be described as buoyant, it is beginning to showcase genuine signs of recovery. After recently avoiding a triple-dip recession, the coalition government have also announced a fall in the amount of national borrowing and improved sentiment in the employment, new car sales and housing markets.
Although it is fair to surmise that this recovery remains mired in uncertainty and anxiety, it is at least allowing consumers a window of opportunity to achieve some of their financial goals. In terms of the real estate market, for example, rising demand and soaring property value means that home-owners who are keen to sell have an excellent chance of marketing their abode and achieving a reasonable price.
Optimising your Bathroom Space: The 3 Leading Lighting Trends
When it comes to adding value to your home for the purpose of resale, there are two main rooms that you should focus on. The first is the kitchen, as this increasingly multi-functional and design led space is now a leading priority among potential buyers. The second is the properties main bathroom, which can now be optimized into a luxury space without the investment of significant capital. Consider the following trends in bathroom lighting and how they can boost the visual appeal of your existing space: -
LED Sensor Lighting
Historically, LED lighting was considered as a functional but visually unappealing form of illumination. While its reputation as a cost and energy efficient source of lighting remains unchallenged, however, the fourth and fifth generation of LED fittings have also evolved in terms of the design and aesthetic appeal to home-owners. Innovatively placed sensor lighting is now particularly popular in contemporary bathroom design, as it offers variable shades of illumination while also providing home-owners with a chance to reduce their energy consumption and save money over a concerted period of usage. In an age where consumers are increasingly demanding, LED lighting no long forces them to make a choice between function and style.
Illuminated Mirrors and Demister Cabinets
Just as plinth lighting has revolutionized the way in which contemporary kitchens are embellished, so too illuminated mirrors and cabinet fronts have changed the perception of bathroom lighting. The installation of illuminated mirrors and reflective cabinet surfaces is a leading bathroom lighting trend in 2013, with a range of innovative products accessible through leading national suppliers such as Powerful Vision Ltd. The development of demister bathroom cabinets has taken this design idea onto an even higher plane, however, as these fittings feature an advanced heating device that removes liquid droplets from a vapour stream while eliminating mist and condensation.
Ambient Backlit Cabinet
Continuing the theme for diverse and innovative lighting, this year has also seen rising demand for ambient backlit bathroom cabinets. Featuring a fluorescent bulb that is placed either under or behind the cabinets frame, this type of product allows home-owners to enjoy a subtle shade of light that is ideal for establishing a romantic and intimate mood. Bulbs can even be sourced in an array of different shades and colours, meaning that consumers can select a fitting that best reflects their individual personality and tastes. Ambient backlit cabinets also serve a practical purpose, however, as the type of light that they cast is ideal when used for the purposes of shaving or alternative grooming exercises.
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