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Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland

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industrialdesigners:

Didden Village (2002-2006) by MVDRV

Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries with Anet Schurink, Marc Joubert, Fokke Moerel and Ivo van Cappelleveen

Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

In keeping with MVRDV’s ideas about densification over the last 20 years, the first realised building in its hometown of Rotterdam is a rooftop house extension. On top of an existing historic house and atelier, the bedrooms are positioned as separate volumes, small houses in a rooftop village, creating privacy for every member of the family. The houses are distributed in such a way that a series of plazas, streets and alleys increase the feeling of a village on top of a building. Parapet walls with windows surround the new village. Trees, tables, open-air showers and benches are added, optimizing the rooftop lifestyle. By finishing all elements with a blue poly-urethane coating a new “heaven” is formed. It creates a crown on top of the house.

The addition can be seen as a prototype for the further densification of the existing city. It adds a roof life to the city. It explores the costs for the beams, infrastructure, and extra finishes, and it ultimately aims to be lower in cost than the equivalent ground price for building.

(via alwaysinstudio)

arkitekcher:

ARCHIMUSIC: Illustrations Turn Music Into Architecture  |  Federico Babina
- Music and architecture are intimately joined by a cosmic connection. They both are generated by an underlying code, an order revealed by mathematics and geometry. […] in these images architecture and music share a clear cultural lineage. The color and the different nuances of music shape the forms and volumes. Reading horizontally gives some basic melodic lines, while reading vertically reveals both harmony and dissonance. A building like an harmonic progression following the movement of chords. A spatial progression that is equivalent to the harmonic progression through chords. Generate a rhythm of solids and voids to reproduce the sequences of notes and silences.

ex-qui-sitae:

Documentation Center Memorial, Bergen-Belsen (Germany) 2007. Jürgen Engel Architekten

(via takeovertime)

between-the-ears:

Morphing architecture into public space.