room on the roof: collective housing in brioolstraat by CAAN architecten
the collective housing configuration implements an extruded container placed on the roof, adding to the already existing facade of the building.
Gallery of School Conversion into Housing Units / ACBS Architectes - 4
Image 4 of 19 from gallery of School Conversion into Housing Units / ACBS Architectes. Photograph by Marcin A. Pawlowski
Spiral Fire Escape
August 20, 2007 - 42°20'55.17"N 71° 5'1.68"W Near the Prudential Center in Boston is this wonderful spiral fire escape. The owners decided to feature it with bright red paint in contrast to the muted tones of the rest of the building.
Can air conditioners be used to offset carbon emissions?
“Air conditioning,” Eva Horn once wrote, “is one of the oldest dreams of mankind. It means creating a world without heat or cold, rain or snow, without suffocating humidity or dusty winds.” However, when considering the challenges facing the current era, air conditioning yields a...
An Instagram Account Dedicated To Japanese Walls
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It’s a common adage that often rings true, especially depending on your background. Walls, for example, don’t immediately come to mind as a thing of beauty. And thanks to a certain president, they don’t exactly have a great connotation right now. But none of tha
Lessons: #11 Face Your Fears
I used to blame fire escape stairs like this for years of “I’m falling” dreams, as well as my former fear of heights. Multiple times every year at Sixth Street School in Hudson, New York, we elementary students were subjected to racing down the see-through stairs for fire drills. The fire escape and the stairs+ Read More
The commission for the renovation of the Breuninger department store in Stuttgart originates from OMA's 1995 competition-winning scheme. The brief called for a new outside appearance of an existing 1970s building in the center of Stuttgart, Germany, home of Mercedes, Porsche and the Weissenhofsiedlung; representing the flagship-store of a company with 14 stores in southern Germany.