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T +81(0)3.3719.8121

website: www.claska.com

Interior design : INTENTIONALLIES
Furniture design : t.c.k.w
Installation art : tomato
Graphic design : TYCOON GRAPHICS

Claska, changing the shape of hotels When met with the task of refurbishing the original hotel structure, we questioned the notion of "living space." The myriad of ideas that sprung from thinking about this concept led to the birth of a hotel that has no equal: Claska. The first floor lobby operates both as a cafe-lounge and DJ event/party space. The first floor also holds the DogMan dog salon and the "essence" bookstore. The second floor gallery space delivers the newest groundbreaking trends in art and culture while the third floor operates as an open system workspace. The fourth and fifth floors house the hotel's nine rooms of which no two are alike; a room over 120 m2, one with an attached terrace, another with a view from your bathtub. We also offer three weekly and monthly hotel rooms furnished with designer amenities and twenty-three residential rooms for long-term use. The 240 m2 rooftop lounge offers stunning panoramic views of the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. A composite of diverse services, it is by all accounts the creation of a hotel never before seen in Tokyo.


The Lobby

A combined restaurant, lounge, bar and cafe featuring a wide range of fusion Asian cuisine as well as a long list of wines and spirits. Come in for a morning cup of coffee, a relaxing lunch, a romantic dinner or an exciting evening out.

The Lobby

open daily 10:00 - 28:00
T +81(0)3.5773.8620

by another29 | 2006-11-30 22:43 | □Architecture

Casa Da Musica

Casa Da Musica
Cultural events space
2005 / Porto,Portugal

website : www.casadamusica.com

Architect : Rem Koolhaas [OMA]
website: www.oma.eu

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Defined both visually and spatially by its faceted exterior, the Casa da Musica invigorates the traditional concert hall with its daring interior forms and innovative use of materials. Wave-like corrugated glass is used in both the 1300 seat grand auditorium and its smaller 350 seat counterpart. Material transparency allows for each space to reveal its contents to the city; making visible an array of performances and cultural events. d0079151_1343625.jpgd0079151_1344922.jpg

by another29 | 2006-06-22 01:12 | □Architecture

Pavillon Sur le Burg

Pavillon Sur le Burg
2002 Brugge Belgium

Architect: Toyo Ito

The old city of Brugge was designated Cultural Capital of Europe 2002. As a symbol of the encounter between historical culture and contemporary culture in the context of town planning that strives for coexistence of history with the future, Toyo Itoh's pavilion was constructed in the Brugge city center.

As though suspended above a shallow circle of water in the ruins of the Roman-influenced cathedral, this eloquent pavilion abundant in contemporary sensibility has over time blended into the history of Brugge and now exerts a presence as one face of that city.The pavilion was originally conceived as a single-year project for Brugge's term as Cultural Capital of Europe during 2002, but as large numbers of its citizens called for it to last beyond this time, it was decided to preserve the pavilion into the future.

by another29 | 2006-05-31 03:03 | □Architecture


2002 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Silodam 1 1013 AL Amsterdam Netherlands
website: www.silodam.org

Architect: MVRDV


Silodam is a primarily residential complex situated on a pier in Amsterdam. In addition to 157 homes, the complex contains 600 square meters of commercial space.The housing units are clustered into small "neighborhoods" of 4 to 8 houses. Each such cluster is given its own identity through different colors and materials.
d0079151_1381147.jpgThe resulting blocks of color, together with the materials, shape and proportion, result in a building that resembles a container ship. Through this design, the building makes reference to the port aspect of the city.The building is designed to provide a wide variety of units to respond to different needs and wishes of different individuals. The complex consists of different types of units that vary in width, depth, number of stories, window types, presence and type of outdoor space / balcony, layout and access method.To address the issue of the views of the water from the pier being blocked by the building, the designers penetrated the base of the building with a wide passageway that leads to a pubicly accessible balcony. There is also a space under the building where home owners at Silodam can moor their personal boats.

by another29 | 2006-05-30 02:49 | □Architecture

Schiphol Airport

Schiphol Airport
Schipol, Netherlands

website : www.schiphol.nl

Architect : Benthem&Clowuel
website: www.benthemcrouwel.nl

Schiphol Airport, located 15km southwest of Amsterdam, is the fourth busiest European gateway and has been voted the best airport in the World several times over. You can fly just about anywhere from Schiphol as well as indulge in some of the best duty-free shopping around, even before you arrive if you take advantage of the online ordering service. The airport has only one terminal so everything is under one roof making arrivals, departures and connections as easy as possible.



by another29 | 2006-05-28 02:55 | □Architecture

Allianz Arena

Allianz Arena

München Stadion GmbH
Werner-Heisenberg-Allee 25
80939 München


Architect: Herzog & de Meuron

Munich football clubs FC Bayern and TSV 1860 founded Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH to manage and operate the joint project of constructing the Allianz Arena. Each took a 50% stake in the company. As of 27 April 2006, FC Bayern took over 100% of the company on a provisional basis until 2010.

Effective with the city's approval of modifications that was granted January 16, 2006, the legal capacity of the stadium has increased from 66,000 to 69,901 spectators (including standing room). The lower tier can seat up to 20,000, the middle tier up to 20,000, and the upper tier up to 20,000. 10,400 of the seats in the lower tier corners can be converted to standing room to allow an additional 30,120 spectators. The total capacity includes 2,000 business seats, 400 seats for the press, 106 luxury boxes with seating for up to 174 and 165 berths for wheel chairs and the like. From the second half of the 2005-06 Bundesliga season, the arena will be able to accommodate 69,901 spectators at league and German Cup games, but because of UEFA regulations, the capacity will remain at 66,000 seats for UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup games. Bayern München has limited capacity during their league and cup games to 69,000. The partial roof covers all seats, although winds can still blow rain onto some of them.


by another29 | 2006-04-30 00:43 | □Architecture


1966 Switzerland

Hotel Therme 7132 vals/GR
T +41(0)81.926.80.80

website: www.therme-vals.ch

Architect : Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor was selected as architect for the spa, despite his limited track record at the time, and the facility was built between 1993-1996. The baths were designed to look as if they pre-dated the hotel complex, as if they were a form of cave or quarry-like structure. This is particularly evident from observing the grass roof structure of the baths, which resemble the foundations an archaeological site, and reveal the form of the various bath rooms which lie below, half buried into the hill-side.


Built using locally-quarried Valser quarzite slabs, the spa building is made up of 15 different table-like units, 5 metres in height, with cantilevered concrete roof units supported by tie-beams. These units fit together like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The nature of the construction is revealed through close inspection of the roof – the roofs of the units don’t join, but are covered by glass to prevent water ingress through the 8cm gaps. Inside, this provides a dichotomy – the concrete makes the roof appear heavy but the gaps between the units also makes the roof appear to float.

There are 60,000, 1 metre-long sections of stone forming the cladding of the walls. Whilst these initially appear random, like an ashlar wall, there is a regular order. The cladding stones are of three different heights, but the total of the three is always 15cm, so it allows for variety in arrangement, whilst facilitating construction.
The architect intended to not include clocks within the spa, as he believed that time should be suspended whilst enjoying the baths, but three months after the baths opened, the architect relented to pressure from the client by the mounting of two small clocks atop brass posts.

by another29 | 2006-01-20 01:58 | □Architecture

Sculptured House

Sculptured House
Genesee Mountain Golden,Colorado,USA

website: www.kentwoodhomestour.com

Architect: Charles Deaton

The Sculptured House, also known to locals as the Clamshell House, Sleeper House or Flying Saucer House, is a distinctive elliptical curved house built on Genesee Mountain in 1963 by architect Charles Deaton and completed in 2003 by John Huggins. The Sculptured House was featured in the 1973 sci-fi comedy movie Sleeper. It recently sold for over $5.5 million. Dellzell Inc. was the original builder of this house it was done on an experimental permit.
Finishing throughout the original "sculpture" and the 5000 square foot addition is extraordinary—walls of built-in storage finished in English sycamore and Babinga wood from Africa, bathrooms finished in tile designs that resemble "pointillism," glass light fixtures in brilliant red or blue, carpets cut in swirls to harmonize with the circular structure design.


The caretaker home is linked through a 5-car garage or across a massive, red flagstone patio roof to the new addition. The patio includes an outdoor hot tub snuggled next to metal railing that overlooks all of Mt. Vernon Canyon with views of the Continental Divide and the Denver metropolitan area. Outdoor grills are built into a sculptured design that embraces a copper chimney. An hour passes quickly touring this extraordinary "home."



by another29 | 2005-12-24 22:45 | □Architecture

Madrid Barajas International Airport

Madrid Barajas International Airport

website: www.madrid-mad.com

Architect: Richard Rogers

d0079151_19251492.jpgTerminal 4, designed by Antonio Lamela and Richard Rogers, and TPS Engineers, (winning them the 2006 IStructE Award for Commercial Structures) was built by Ferrovialand inaugurated on February 5, 2006. Terminal 4 is one of the world's largest terminal area, with an area of 760,000 square meters (8,180,572 square feet) in two separate terminals. Consisting of a main building, T4 (470,000 square meter), and satellite building, T4S (290,000 square meter), which are separated by approximately 2.5 km. Hong Kong International Airport still holds the title for the world's largest single terminal building (Terminal 1) at 570,000 square meter. The new Terminal 4 is meant to give passengers a stress-free start to their journey. This is managed through careful use of illumination, available by glass panes instead of walls and numerous domes in the roof which allow natural light to pass through. With the new addition, Barajas is designed to handle 70 million passengers annually.


Madrid Barajas International Airport, located northeast of Madrid's city center, is the most important international and domestic gateway in Spain, the Iberian Peninsula and southern Europe. Opened in 1928, the airport has grown to be one of the most important aviation centers of Europe. Barajas serves as the gateway to the Iberian peninsula from the rest of Europe and the world, particularly Latin America. In 2006, more than 45 million passengers used Barajas; it ranks as the world's 13th—and Europe's fifth—busiest airport. Barajas is the primary hub and maintenance base for Iberia Airlines. Consequently, Iberia is responsible for more than 60 percent of Barajas' traffic. The Madrid - Barcelona air route (known as the "air bridge" in Spain) is currently the busiest in the world.



by another29 | 2005-12-21 19:10 | □Architecture

Villa Savoye

Villa Savoye
1929-1931 Poisse,France

Architect: Le Colbusier

The Villa Savoye was designed as a weekend country house and is situated just outside of the small village of Poissy in a meadow which was originally surrounded by trees. The polychromatic interior contrasts with the primarily white exterior. Vertical circulation is facilitated by ramps as well as stairs. The house fell into ruin during World War II but has since been restored and is open for viewing. Corbusier designed the building to use a flat roof, a move he said was for functionality, though may have been partly due to way it looked for him. Indeed the roof failed its functionality, as the roof leaked, causing the owners to attempt to take Corbusier to court. However at the same time WW2 broke out, and Corbusier left the area, leaving the building in a state of disrepair.


The Villa Savoye is considered by many to be the seminal work of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Situated at Poissy, outside of Paris, it is one of the most recognisable architectural presentations of the International Style. Construction was substantially completed ca. 1929. The house was emblematic of Le Corbusier work in that it addressed "The Five Points", his basic tenets of a new aesthetic of architecture constructed in reinforced concrete:

d0079151_01129.jpg1.The pilotis, or ground-level supporting columns, elevate the building from the damp earth and allow the garden to flow beneath.
2.A flat roof terrace reclaims the area of the building site for domestic purposes, including a garden area.
3.The free plan, made possible by the elimination of load-bearing walls, consists of partitions placed where they are needed without regard for those on adjoining levels.
4.Horizontal windows provide even illumination and ventilation.
5.The freely-designed facade, unconstrained by load-bearing considerations, consists of a thin skin of wall and windows.



by another29 | 2005-11-30 23:46 | □Architecture