Articles tagged Gold

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Mathieu Lehanneur’s intersection of Parisian architecture and Japanese ‘friendly but scary’

New York City – In the new Maison Kitsuné flagship store, Mathieu Lehanneur’s interpretation of a French-Japanese aesthetic is Haussmannien meets ‘friendly but scary’.

La Licorne by Périphériques. Photo Luc Boegly
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Périphériques braids metallic fins over an office building

LAVAL – In this block dubbed la Licorne – translating to the Unicorn – gold and yellow fill the interior and overflows onto its exterior cladding.

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Social Housing by Metek. Photo Didier Boy De la Tour, Irina Productions, and Metek
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The city of light just got brighter with Metek’s social housing project

PARIS – Although the street-facing façade is maintained, it’s carte blanche behind it. 

Platinium by Tetrarc. Photo Marie-Caroline Lucat
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Platinium by Tetrarc has a heart of gold and a silver skin

MONTPELLIER – Tetrarc completes Platinium, a residential block, that uses bold metallic and reflective features to make an impact on the neighbourhood.

Mark A-to-Z: G is for Gold
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Mark A-to-Z: G is for Gold

There's a distinct possibility that this shiny, metallic gesture isn't used often enough within architecture, so as a special treat, we bring you five projects that make magpies of us all.

Solar Egg by Bigert & Bergström. Photos Jean-Baptiste Béranger
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Bigert & Bergström's golden egg symbolises a change of seasons

KIRUNA – An egg-shaped sauna is making an impression on the local people of Sweden's northern-most town.

Urban Hospice by Nord Architects. Photos Adam Mørk
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Nord Architects eases transition with a calming architectural language

COPENHAGEN – The 'warm and protecting atmosphere' of a metallic-clad Urban Hospice is intended to fit inconspicuously into the densely-packed residential area of Frederiksberg.

A mix of opulence and understatement dominate the renovation.
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Dominique Perrault Architecture furnishes the Palace of Versailles with more gold

VERSAILLES – It can be assumed that the latest refurbishment of the prominent French palace would have been in the sense of its last resident, King Louis XIV.

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The palazzo's façade reminds of different times.
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OMA transforms Venice's Fondaco dei Tedeschi into a modern temple of consumption

VENICE – Showing no fear of the new, Dutch practice OMA has renovated a historic palazzo which will soon become home to a luxurious retail outlet.

Ragnarock gives architectural expression to what the town of Roskilde has represented since hosting its first music festival.
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COBE and MVRDV stud Ragnarock museum with rock 'n' roll flair

ROSKILDE – Situated on top of an old warehouse of the former concrete factory, a new museum for rock, pop and youth culture transforms a derelict site into a creative neighbourhood and symbol of …

The concert hall is situated within the basement of the venue, in the place of a former swimming pool.
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Chartier-Corbasson embellishes a concert venue with sheets of golden stainless steel

NILVANGE – The Parisian firm adapted the prefabricated building into a concert hall and music school.

The Ngoolark Student Services building of Edith Cowan University shimmers with its golden façade (photo: Rob Ramsay).
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JCY Architects impresses with a golden student service centre

PERTH – Edith Cowan University is now home to the golden Ngoolark Student Services building inspired by the endangered Carnaby cockatoo.