12 Worthy Winners: 2013 Planet Architecture Festival Awards

12 Worthy Winners: 2013 World Architecture Festival Awards

Article by Steph, filed underneath Offices & Commercial in the Architecture class.

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Dynamic, surprising and visually spectacular, the winners of the 2013 World Architecture Festival awards represent the very very best in current architecture across a assortment of classes, from hotels and transit terminals to mosques and private residences. Here are 12 of those standout buildings, such as the winner of the coveted World Creating of the Yr title.

Buying: Emporia, Sweden – Wingardh Arkitektkontor

World Architecture Awards Emporia

This striking golden glass construction is about as far from a common suburban mall as a shopping center can ever get. The sprawling Emporia shopping center in Sweden features a lower-out amber glass entrance, shade-coded atriums during the creating that support with navigation, and a rooftop park with outside dining and a spa.

Home: The Left-In excess of-Space Property, Australia –  Cox Rayner Architects

World Architecture Awards Left Over Space

Proving that almost no whole lot is also modest for a comfortable, well-made house, Cox Rayner Architects took a narrow room just 3 meters broad and created a spacious residence. The Left-More than Space Residence in Brisbane consists of stacked orthogonal forms made mostly of wood. Located between 2 public buildings, the residence tends to make use of what seemed like an unusable area. Iron screens provide privacy, and narrow courtyards enable access to nature.

Housing: 28th Street Apartments, USA – Koning Eizenburg Architecture

World Architecture Awards 28th Street Apartments

A historic 4-story concrete building in Los Angeles, initially developed in 1926, was temporarily abandoned and in a state of disrepair just before Koning Eizenburg Architecture gave it a beautiful update that restores its beauty even though also playing previous against new in dynamic and surprising techniques. It now includes 24 studio apartments as effectively as typical amenities, and functions a contemporary roof deck with patterns abstracted from the ’20s bas-reliefs located in the primary entrance.

Workplace: Statoil Regional and Worldwide Offices, Norway – A-Lab

World Architecture Awards Statoil

A-Lab aimed to produce a substantial business constructing complicated for Norwegian energy producer Statoil that would somehow also blend in with the idyllic shoreline on which it is positioned. The end result is a series of narrow, stacked volumes, each and every oriented to optimize daylight situations and views of the fjord landscape. The propeller-shaped glass roofs are filled in with structures inspired by soap bubbles to stand up to loads of heavy snow.