MatRed has been commissioned to design a concept for a 1300 sqm villa in Moscow surroundings.
Facilities include a swimming pool, spa and gym. The big central hall is a winter garden to enjoy greenery and flowers all year round, despite the Russian weather. The main materials used in this concept are light and space.
We spent the last hours of last Saturday morning visiting this exhibition, a very interesting one actually.
It explores the way cities and communities rebuild themselves after a major calamity, from London’s Great fire in 1666 , to Japanese tsunami in 2011, and the way society and architects can work together to reimagine places and make them live again.
Is one of the most impressive libraries in the world, the 65-metre-long (213 ft) main chamber of the Old Library, the Long Room, was built between 1712 and 1732 and houses 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books. Initially The Long Room had a flat ceiling, shelving for books only on the lower level, and an open gallery. By the 1850s the room had to be expanded as the shelves were filled due to the fact that the Library had been given permission to obtain a free copy of every book that had been published in Ireland and Britain. In 1860, The Long Room’s roof was raised to accommodate an upper gallery.
In late 2012 MatRed was commissioned to conduct a feasibility study for the renovation of a building in Bishkek, formerly used as the headquarter of the Ministry of Agriculture, to take it back to a new life as a hotel and conference centre. This video is a short account of our designing experience in this amazing Country.