The architects design concept was deeply influenced by the regional architectural elements such as #cubes and #domes - two main #geometric shapes found in the Byzantine and Ottoman #architecture and very much present in the region of #Kosovo . The 99 domes of various sizes are distributed in an #unique order throughout the roof structure thus creating a very dynamic #structure . The aluminum grid made of 70,000 hexagonal parts, which was inspired by the Kosovar filigree, surrounds the #facade of the #building and apart from serving as a decorative element provides shade from direct sunlight.
Στη μέση της Βαλτικής Θάλασσας βρίσκεται το ανατολικό προπύργιο της Δανίας: το βραχώδες νησί Bornholm. Εδώ, στο βόρειο άκρο του νησιού, συναντάμε τα σημαντικότερα ερείπια κάστρου στη Βόρεια Ευρώπη, το οικοδόμημα Hammershus του 12ου αιώνα. Δίπλα βρίσκεται το νέο κέντρο επισκεπτών, που εγκαινιάστηκε την άνοιξη του 2018.
Έργο: Κέντρο επισκεπτών Hammershus, Hammershus, Δανία
Αρχιτέκτονες: Arkitema Architects, Christoffer Harlang
Φωτογράφος: Jens Markus Lindhe
Φιναλίστ για το βραβείο EU Mies Award 2019.
In the middle of the Baltic Sea lies an eastern outpost of Denmark: the rocky island of Bornholm. Here, on the northern tip of the island, we find the largest castle ruin in Northern Europe, the 12th century structure Hammershus. Next to is, nestled in to the landscape, is the new visitor centre, inaugurated in the spring of 2018
Project: Hammershus Visitor Centre, Hammershus, Denmark
Architects: Arkitema Architects, Christoffer Harlang
Photographer: Jens Markus Lindhe
Shortlisted project for the EU Mies Award 2019.
🔽There is nothing more rational than taking advantage of natural lighting as a guarantee to improve the spatial quality of buildings, as well as saving energy. The awareness of the finitude of natural resources and the demands for reducing energy consumption has increasingly diminished the prominence of artificial lighting systems, forcing architects to seek more efficient design solutions. With this goal in mind, different operations have been adopted to capture natural light. ⏺️Skylight- Established as horizontal openings strategically positioned on the roofs of buildings, skylights allow the direct entrance of natural light into the internal region of the construction. ⏺️Sheds- Recurrently used in industrial buildings and warehouses that have metal roofs, this type of lucarnes are configured as devices based on the sawtooth geometry of the roofs, with inclinations strategically arranged to receive a certain amount of light. ⏺️Lanternins-Conformed by openings that protrude in relation to the roof, they can appear as small roofs superimposed on the ridges, creating small glazed projections that receive the entrance of natural light through their two sides. ⏺️Domes-Domes provide a more far-reaching lighting effect compared to the previous cases. However, due to the large dimensions assumed, in most cases, they tend to generate large thermal loads inside the buildings. ⏺️Atriums- As well as skylights, atriums open directly on roofs, in most cases with pyramidal or gabled geometries, built with metal profiles and a glass closure ⏺️Solar Tubes- As well as skylights, solar tubes can be installed in different types of roofs, flat or inclined. With a variety of lengths and widths, they can be flexible or rigid.
Happy earth day! No better way to spend it then taking my mom and little cousins out to learn and experience what I am passionate about: natural living. Today they learned about why I’m obsessed with essential oils and one of the earths greatest natural healer@milwaukeedomes@doterra . I love incorporating these natural oil enhancers for your practice into my yoga classes, come check out what all the talk is about in one of my classes this week:
To wonder is a wonderful thing. Take me back to this place in space and moment in time because everything was new and the novelty was tantalizing. If not this place or this time, take me back to this state of mind, let me see with my eyes, not through them. Let me leave behind ideas of how things should be or could be and let me see them as they are. Lift the veils from my heart and my eyes so that I can see things unveiled as they are. Lift the seals on my own lips, so I can hear things unsealed as they are. Take me back to this state of existence where everything is new because every single thing, in this moment, is new, is unique, is novel, is created, is expressed, is manifested, in this moment and in this moment alone, truly... As it is.
These heated transparent domes serve as a pop up restaurant in downtown Toronto under the Gardiner Expressway! Here you can drink and dine inside a big bubble, and enjoy a gourmet 3 course blind meal by Iron Chef challenge winner Chef René Rodriguez!