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Birnbeck Island Competition – Weston-Super-Mare – UK
Having to be at least in intention a lasting phenomenon, architecture “puts up with” entertainment. Entertainment is ephemeral, mutable, and a building that tries to fix the shape of a space in time is destined almost always to fail. Is an architecture of amusement possible then? Probably not, because it is difficult to surpass its own time without incorporating such a strong subliminal content for it to become significant in itself, able then to transcend the function for which such architecture was born,transforming the same function into a pretext. Entertainment certainly influences actions and thoughts. It is a form of social control. A responsible architecture can ignore these difficult presuppositions only with difficulty.
This architectonic complex is born out of the pre-existing piers and buildings developing into a system of pathways. Like a big naval vessel, a curved shape embraces all the diverse elements of the composition, substituting an old concrete platform with the new basement building. Constructed five metres beneath the main pier, it is accessible from a ramp near the main gate of Birnbeck Island. Its sequence of flexible spaces links all the buildings on the island from below. The vessel design counterpoints the new tall buildings, in plan strategically oriented following the double orthogonal reference system created through pre-existing signs. Two different materials divide these building surfaces: warm concrete at the bottom and planking at the top. The method of occupying the void synthesizes diverse traditional architectural layouts (tower, linear, cantilever and city gate).
In each of their narrow frontages, at the top, a big window marks the seascape creating a panorama like multitude of lighthouses. Moreover, these primary volumes are written through several unconventional signs that communicate to the outside the different spatial situation of the interiors, according to an “urban” poetry that makes a complex stratification of meaning. Each episode, however, appears transfigured and its being in the complex renders it something else, acquiring for it new meanings. Each part resonates in another constructing a stratified reality, as in an ancient village where life and time leave tracks on the ground.
Text and images by Antonino Cardillo Architects
Modern HDB interiors has come a long way since the government started building the low cost public housing in the 60s’ The new modern HDB interiors rival even the best interior designs of some private apartments. The HDB apartment interiors featured here is given an uplifting design by clever use of indirect lighting and bold colours to emphasis the clarity and dynamism of the design. The ultra modern design is a classic example of clever planning with creative design.
View of concealed wardrobe at Master Bedroom.
View of Master Bedroom.
Designed by Erik L’Heureux, principal of Syndicate Architecture, based in New York, offers meals served by gauchos, similar to Carnivore at Chimes. The 3600 sq.ft space is a testament to meticulous detailing and playful parody of restaurant customers as the carnivorous creatures behind the colourful cage.
Loft living and HDB living is 2 distinctly different style of living. One conjures images of community living while the other proposes a more stylish and cool lifestyle. The interior design for the HDB apartment located in the Central district challenges the notion that low cost housing built for the masses by the Housing and Development Board in Singapore is not exciting and dark in nature.
The designer of this 1200 sq. ft apartment (Amir Sultan) has engaged the Zen of HDB living and Loft living simply by a process of exclusion and inclusion. The strong vertical and horizontal structural elements were included, chaos of urban living, next to a busy highway excluded : with the use high frosted glass windows and domestic order maintained by clever detailing and concealed storage spaces.
Light and Space of the new apartment is celebrated with open planning and indirect lighting. Natural materials and architecturally flushed details were used to achieve a sense of lightness and elevation. The structural element of the existing apartment is juxtapositioned into the sequential space of loft living to give the design, a both intellectual and spiritual feel.