Two Housing Blocks
The housing designed by Dubosc & Associes in Montargis, France, is certainly uncompromising. Clad entirely in metal, it eschews any of the conventional domestic touches but it does so in a manner that is refreshing and bright. The only punctuation to the neutral metallic colour comes from the front doors in a cheerful red, with large painted numbers, and sensibly generous vision panels. There is no chance here of forgetting where you live, and the sloping external staircases are both inviting and, argues Eric Dubosc, important places of social interaction. ‘People never talk on internal staircases,’ he says. ‘Here they are out of doors, so they talk and their children play together.’
Architect Dubosc & Associes Location Montargis - France
The prestigious IKEM (Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine), the Czech Republic’s largest centre for clinical research, is located in the Kunratice forest, on the southern side of Prague. The softly curving pale green exterior of the new Z7 laboratories pavilion sits comfortably, in visual harmony within this woodland location.
Architect Studio A91 (Petr Neřold) Location Ceevkon Praha - Czech Republic Company involved Façade systems: Dekmetal / Coil Coater: Metal Trade Comax Website www.mtcomax.cz
The formation of Deltares in 2008 grouped all the knowledge in the Netherlands relating to delta issues in a single research institute. The aim of merging the different disciplines was to allow the Netherlands to develop better solutions for new challenges such as sea-level rise, extreme precipitation and falling land levels.
Architect Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur Location Delft - The Netherlands Company involved Euramax Coated Products Website http://www.euramax.nl