samedi 31 décembre 2016

10 resolutions to make the world a better place this year

The top 7 WTF moments in fashion this year

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Has there ever been a year in our lifetime that so many of us have been so eager to kiss good-bye? It seems like there wasn’t a single thing not touched by tragedy: music, art, fashion, (ahem) politics. Check out our roundup of the top 7 WTF moments of 2016 and tell us which was the worst of the worst.

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12 scrumptious vegan slow-cooker soup recipes

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There’s nothing that keeps the winter chill away as much as a hearty bowl of soup. Make that soup uber-healthy and super easy to make and you’ve got a winning combo. We’ve got 12 vegan soup recipes that you can make in a slow cooker – read on to check them all out.

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Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Norra Tornen Stockholm, Sweden Apartment Building, Architecture Design, Swedish Property Images

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Swedish Apartment Block: Residential Towers – design by OMA, Architects

page updated 31 Dec 2016 with new images ; 10 Dec 2014

Norra Tornen Stockholm

Location: Stockholm archipielago, Sweden

Design: OMA

Stockholm residential towers

Theses Swedish apartments designed by the celebrated Dutch architects studio are now on sale.

Next show is on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 at 17:00 to 18:00 in the North towers showroom at Norra Stationsgatan 75.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Situated at Torsplan, the buildings will accommodate retail areas at ground floor and approximately 300 apartments with views over the city. The façade is made of prefabricated concrete elements which make reference to the colors of inner city Stockholm.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Reinier de Graaf commented: “We are very proud of the new Norra Tornen — two tall residential towers with the largest possible articulation of the individual units, shaped through a simple play between two basic elements of architecture, the bay window and the balcony.”

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

The Norra Tornen project, previously named ‘Tors Torn’, is led by OMA Partner Reinier de Graaf and OMA Associates Alex de Jong and Michel van de Kar.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

How does one make a project from ingredients one is usually keen to avoid? What repertoire should be invoked when (modern) architecture’s most instant reflexes: asymmetry, prismatic volumes and smooth exteriors instantly prove impossible?

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

The two inherited building envelopes, each a kind of ‘crescendo’ composition of different heights – neither slab nor tower – prohibit the unfolding of an uncompromised typology. Conversely, the opted program: apartments with an emphasis on large outdoor spaces, prevents too literal a translation of the envelopes into architectural form.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

The chosen approach could be characterised as a kind of ‘Freudian flight forward’: a passionate embrace of the inevitable in order to conquer and overcome one’s initial fears. The prescribed building envelope is adopted as a given; its initial vertical segmentation is complemented by a second, horizontal segmentation that gives the buildings’ exterior a single, homogeneous treatment: a rough skin, formed through an alternating pattern of withdrawn outdoor spaces and protruding living rooms.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

The manipulation of the initial building envelopes, however slight, somehow radically transforms their initial premise. An implied architecture of monumentality gives way to an articulation of domesticity. An intended urban gesture originally subject to a singular interpretation: “gate to the city”, triggers multiple readings. A once formalist structure comes to house apartments that are surprisingly informal… one could even say humanist.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Norra Tornen Stockholm images courtesy OMA. Groundbreaking of these Stockholm residential towers was due to take place in May 2015.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm images / information from OMA

OMA

Location: Stationsgatan 75, Stockholm


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Swedish Architecture

Stockholm Architecture Tours

Swedish Architecture – Selection

Danderyd House
Design: Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Danderyd House
picture : Åke E’son Lindman

Danderyd House

Lidingo houses
Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Lidingo houses
photo : Ake Eson Lindman

Swedish Homes




Archipelago House, Stockholm archipelago
Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Swedish house
photo : Åke E’son Lindman

Swedish House

Swedish Architect Studios

OMA Architects

Comments / photos for the Norra Tornen in Stockholm – Swedish Apartment Towers by architect Rem Koolhaas page welcome

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Website: OMA Architects Studio

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Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Norra Tornen Stockholm, Sweden Apartment Building, Architecture Design, Swedish Property Images

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Swedish Apartment Block: Residential Towers – design by OMA, Architects

page updated 31 Dec 2016 with new images ; 10 Dec 2014

Norra Tornen Stockholm

Location: Stockholm archipielago, Sweden

Design: OMA

Stockholm residential towers

Theses Swedish apartments designed by the celebrated Dutch architects studio are now on sale.

Next show is on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 at 17:00 to 18:00 in the North towers showroom at Norra Stationsgatan 75.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Situated at Torsplan, the buildings will accommodate retail areas at ground floor and approximately 300 apartments with views over the city. The façade is made of prefabricated concrete elements which make reference to the colors of inner city Stockholm.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Reinier de Graaf commented: “We are very proud of the new Norra Tornen — two tall residential towers with the largest possible articulation of the individual units, shaped through a simple play between two basic elements of architecture, the bay window and the balcony.”

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

The Norra Tornen project, previously named ‘Tors Torn’, is led by OMA Partner Reinier de Graaf and OMA Associates Alex de Jong and Michel van de Kar.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

How does one make a project from ingredients one is usually keen to avoid? What repertoire should be invoked when (modern) architecture’s most instant reflexes: asymmetry, prismatic volumes and smooth exteriors instantly prove impossible?

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

The two inherited building envelopes, each a kind of ‘crescendo’ composition of different heights – neither slab nor tower – prohibit the unfolding of an uncompromised typology. Conversely, the opted program: apartments with an emphasis on large outdoor spaces, prevents too literal a translation of the envelopes into architectural form.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

The chosen approach could be characterised as a kind of ‘Freudian flight forward’: a passionate embrace of the inevitable in order to conquer and overcome one’s initial fears. The prescribed building envelope is adopted as a given; its initial vertical segmentation is complemented by a second, horizontal segmentation that gives the buildings’ exterior a single, homogeneous treatment: a rough skin, formed through an alternating pattern of withdrawn outdoor spaces and protruding living rooms.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

The manipulation of the initial building envelopes, however slight, somehow radically transforms their initial premise. An implied architecture of monumentality gives way to an articulation of domesticity. An intended urban gesture originally subject to a singular interpretation: “gate to the city”, triggers multiple readings. A once formalist structure comes to house apartments that are surprisingly informal… one could even say humanist.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Norra Tornen Stockholm images courtesy OMA. Groundbreaking of these Stockholm residential towers was due to take place in May 2015.

Norra Tornen in Stockholm images / information from OMA

OMA

Location: Stationsgatan 75, Stockholm


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Swedish Architecture

Stockholm Architecture Tours

Swedish Architecture – Selection

Danderyd House
Design: Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Danderyd House
picture : Åke E’son Lindman

Danderyd House

Lidingo houses
Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Lidingo houses
photo : Ake Eson Lindman

Swedish Homes




Archipelago House, Stockholm archipelago
Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Swedish house
photo : Åke E’son Lindman

Swedish House

Swedish Architect Studios

OMA Architects

Comments / photos for the Norra Tornen in Stockholm – Swedish Apartment Towers by architect Rem Koolhaas page welcome

Norra Tornen in Stockholm

Website: OMA Architects Studio

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Cottage on Vega Island

Cottage on Vega Island, Norwegian Property, Rural Building Design Norway, Images

Cottage on Vega Island

Antarctic Peninsula Building Refurbishment in Norway – design by Kolman Boye Architects AB

31 Dec 2016

Cottage on Vega Island

Design: Kolman Boye Architects AB

Location: Vega Island, Norway – Vega kommune, Nordland

Cottage on Vega Island

The house stands on the island of Vega in the Norwegian archipelago not far from the polar circle. The site is distinctive for its grand and harsh northern landscape with wide panoramas of the Norwegian Sea and the jagged mountains rising from it.

Cottage on Vega Island Cottage on Vega Island

Not far from the site, near the ocean shore, stands a group of traditional seaside huts, in Norwegian called Naust, whose forms and materials reflect many years’ experience of building in these conditions.

The outermost hut shelters those behind – the huts being placed at odd angles to each other, partly due to topography and partly due to chance. The windowless weathered wooden facades have a straightforward tectonic and a strong material vocabulary.

Cottage on Vega Island Cottage on Vega Island

We believe that good buildings engender the refinement of everyday life, having a curious, evocative and empathic nature. We have aimed to build a contemporary Naust with an unpretentious presence and a distinctive character, developing themes from the vernacular architecture.

Cottage on Vega Island

Seemingly growing from the landscape, the house sits on a rock beneath a granite shoulder negotiating the uneven terrain.

As not to disturb the dominant view towards the sea, access to the house is given through a narrow natural ravine densely grown with gnarled birch shrubs and laid out with sea-sand from the nearby shore. The Vega Island landscape remains untouched and wild.

Cottage on Vega Island

The large windows of the house face three directions, each with its strong unique characteristic. They are simple and robust in detailing and the optically white glass conveys undisturbed frames of the ocean, the mountain range and the bedrock.

Cottage on Vega Island

Organized on two levels adapting to the terrain, the plan is compact, providing generous social spaces within a limited floor area. The upper level is comprised of smaller scale bedrooms and family rooms, whereas the lower level is a large gallery-like space structured around a stone hearth. Completed in linseed oil painted pine with untreated birch skirting, frames and reveals – the interior is kept subtle with a character of being hand-built – promoting tactile qualities and the attractive patina developed over time.

Cottage on Vega Island

Upon completion of the house the clients’ father, who spent his childhood in the close vicinity, visited the cottage. Being able to sit down – for the first time – sheltered from the elements; he stayed seated for several hours silently observing the ever-changing light over the sea.

Cottage on Vega Island

Photographs © Åke E:son Lindman

Cottage on Vega Island images / information from Kolman Boye Architects AB


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Architecture in Norway

Norwegian Architecture Designs – chronological list

Norwegian Architects

Energy Island : Sustainable Maritime Architecture




Norwegian Architecture – Selection

Crown Hotel and Congress center, Brattøra, Trondheim, northern Norway
Design: Julien de Smedt, architect
Norwegian Hotel Building
picture from JDS

Trondheim Hotel Building

Floating Sauna, Hardangerfjord, southeast of Bergen
Design: Casagrande & Rintala
Floating Sauna
photo : Sami Rintala

Floating Norwegian Sauna : iconic fjord architecture

Arctic Culture Centre, Hammerfest, Finnmark county, northern Norway
Design: a-lab, architects
Arctic Culture Centre
picture from a-lab

Arctic Culture Centre

Oslo Buildings

Snohetta architects

Website: Vega Island Norway

Comments / photos for the Cottage on Vega Island page welcome

Cottage on Vega Island Trondheim Building

Website: Kolman Boye Architects AB

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Cottage on Vega Island

Cottage on Vega Island, Norwegian Property, Rural Building Design Norway, Images

Cottage on Vega Island

Antarctic Peninsula Building Refurbishment in Norway – design by Kolman Boye Architects AB

31 Dec 2016

Cottage on Vega Island

Design: Kolman Boye Architects AB

Location: Vega Island, Norway – Vega kommune, Nordland

Cottage on Vega Island

The house stands on the island of Vega in the Norwegian archipelago not far from the polar circle. The site is distinctive for its grand and harsh northern landscape with wide panoramas of the Norwegian Sea and the jagged mountains rising from it.

Cottage on Vega Island Cottage on Vega Island

Not far from the site, near the ocean shore, stands a group of traditional seaside huts, in Norwegian called Naust, whose forms and materials reflect many years’ experience of building in these conditions.

The outermost hut shelters those behind – the huts being placed at odd angles to each other, partly due to topography and partly due to chance. The windowless weathered wooden facades have a straightforward tectonic and a strong material vocabulary.

Cottage on Vega Island Cottage on Vega Island

We believe that good buildings engender the refinement of everyday life, having a curious, evocative and empathic nature. We have aimed to build a contemporary Naust with an unpretentious presence and a distinctive character, developing themes from the vernacular architecture.

Cottage on Vega Island

Seemingly growing from the landscape, the house sits on a rock beneath a granite shoulder negotiating the uneven terrain.

As not to disturb the dominant view towards the sea, access to the house is given through a narrow natural ravine densely grown with gnarled birch shrubs and laid out with sea-sand from the nearby shore. The Vega Island landscape remains untouched and wild.

Cottage on Vega Island

The large windows of the house face three directions, each with its strong unique characteristic. They are simple and robust in detailing and the optically white glass conveys undisturbed frames of the ocean, the mountain range and the bedrock.

Cottage on Vega Island

Organized on two levels adapting to the terrain, the plan is compact, providing generous social spaces within a limited floor area. The upper level is comprised of smaller scale bedrooms and family rooms, whereas the lower level is a large gallery-like space structured around a stone hearth. Completed in linseed oil painted pine with untreated birch skirting, frames and reveals – the interior is kept subtle with a character of being hand-built – promoting tactile qualities and the attractive patina developed over time.

Cottage on Vega Island

Upon completion of the house the clients’ father, who spent his childhood in the close vicinity, visited the cottage. Being able to sit down – for the first time – sheltered from the elements; he stayed seated for several hours silently observing the ever-changing light over the sea.

Cottage on Vega Island

Photographs © Åke E:son Lindman

Cottage on Vega Island images / information from Kolman Boye Architects AB


To see all listed projects on a single map please follow this link.




Architecture in Norway

Norwegian Architecture Designs – chronological list

Norwegian Architects

Energy Island : Sustainable Maritime Architecture




Norwegian Architecture – Selection

Crown Hotel and Congress center, Brattøra, Trondheim, northern Norway
Design: Julien de Smedt, architect
Norwegian Hotel Building
picture from JDS

Trondheim Hotel Building

Floating Sauna, Hardangerfjord, southeast of Bergen
Design: Casagrande & Rintala
Floating Sauna
photo : Sami Rintala

Floating Norwegian Sauna : iconic fjord architecture

Arctic Culture Centre, Hammerfest, Finnmark county, northern Norway
Design: a-lab, architects
Arctic Culture Centre
picture from a-lab

Arctic Culture Centre

Oslo Buildings

Snohetta architects

Website: Vega Island Norway

Comments / photos for the Cottage on Vega Island page welcome

Cottage on Vega Island Trondheim Building

Website: Kolman Boye Architects AB

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