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23 October 2012

Residential Extension by Alison Brooks Architects



A typical brick building overlooking a green courtyard, expanded with unexpected growing volumes offering wide scenic openings. Sleek details.

Alison Brooks Architects has extended a nineteenth century house in north London by adding two tapered volumes that project into the garden. The first volume wraps around the brick walls at the side and rear of the house to create a small office, while the second volume extends out at the back to increase the size of the first floor living room. “The extensions were designed to draw in light from the sky, embrace the garden, and capture a precise view of the massive walnut tree near the house,” explained architect Alison Brooks. The ends of each block are entirely glazed, while the sides are clad in dark grey Corian panels. “Each trapezoidal plane of the scheme is either fully glazed or fully solid, there are no punched windows,” said Brooks. “Both roof and wall planes are one material. This approach creates an architecture without mass and weight. It is more like the folded surfaces of origami.”

Via dezeen.

16 October 2012

Tisse Métis Égal by PLUX.5

Voici les dernière images de notre projet Tisse Métis Égal, par PLUX.5, qui a été présenté tout l’été à la Place de la Dauversière à Montréal.

Le pavillon Tisse Métis Égal est un prétexte à la redécouverte urbaine du Vieux-Montréal, à l’observation en surplomb des passants derrière un filtre rose ludique et magnifiant. Le belvédère propose en trame de fond une appropriation architecturale du tissage traditionnel québécois, une exploration contemporaine du motif de la ceinture fléchée. Le tissage de chevrons se compose et se décompose au fil du temps, incluant le visiteur dans son maillage par la superposition d’ombrages triangulaires et de réflexions colorées.

L’évènement Métis-sur-Montréal permet chaque année à des architectes, des paysagistes et des artistes de présenter un projet original sur l’étendue gazonnée voisine au Château Ramezay, au cœur du Vieux-Montréal. Tisse Métis Égal est le premier pavillon architectural à prendre place sur ce site. L’installation de cette année a été créée afin de commémorer le 50e anniversaire de l’ouverture au public des Jardins de Métis et le 150e anniversaire de la création de la Société d’archéologie et de numismatique de Montréal, fondatrice du Château Ramezay – Musée et site historique de Montréal.

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Here are the new pics of our last project, Tisse Métis Égal, by our architectural collective PLUX.5.

Erected in the heart of the historical district, this contemporary installation acts as a bright coloured filter that transforms our perception of the surrounding environment. Its walls, perforated with a scatter of triangular patterns — cleverly evocative of traditional weaving, particularly the ornamentation of the arrowhead sash— draw a striking parallel with Québec’s past. Inside, visitors are immersed in a play of shadows and light that shapes their understanding of the work and its surrounding elements. Tisse Métis Égal is a tribute to Québec history, offering an interpretation of its traditions through a contemporary lens.

The installation was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening to the public of the Reford Gardens and the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Antiquarian and Numismatic Society of Montréal (ANSM), the founder of Château Ramezay– Historic Site and Museum of Montréal.

Photos : Alexandre Guilbeault.

Other articles on the project : Frame and Archdaily.

8 October 2012

Looks of the day no.23



Via the 4th and bleeker, Fashion Gone Rogue, Image Amplified, because im addicted, atlantic-pacific, it’s nice that, gary pepper, maison scotch and soda, wendy’s lookbook and the blonde salad.


8 October 2012

the future will be confusing


Via youbroketheinternet.

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