The vertical winery is an attempt to propose a remarkable and intriguing space for visitors yet a responsible building and manufacturing plant towards the environment. The entire process of gathering and making wine is structured in a vertical building in order to have a lower footprint and also be able to provide a fully functional winery. Each floor has a specific step dedicated to the making of wine from the gathering at the ground floor to the de-stemming, fermentation, aging, filtering, bottling, and finally labeling. The grapes travel from the earth to the highest point and back down underground to finish the process and be ready for a taste test. Within the building there is also a top floor panorama restaurant and a hotel to provide the full experience for visitors. The winery includes also two smaller buildings, an office building that also features a recycling of raw materials into cosmetics and a concert hall that also features a recycling of glass and corks. The idea is to have mix-use buildings with a smaller foot print in order to give more space for the vines and landscaped design surrounding the winery. One key component of the concept is the responsibility of the building towards the environment. Parts of the building will be powered by the wind turbines located at the roofs of the two higher vertical structures. The entire process of wine will have a recycling component from the grapes to the corks used to bottle wine.
Ephemera explores the consequences of the Digital Revolution on the way we perceive architectural space. Its purpose is to synchronize and intersect the worlds of the virtual and physical and by colliding principles and ideas from both sides to perpetuate innovative proposals for the contemporary urban environment.
-THS -Timber Hybrid Structures
Timber Hybrid structures combines different materials to bring their best Xtics to work together in order to achieve most sustainable architecture. THS focus on floor systems that aim to reduce CO2 emissions, time of execution and overall cost. Timber is renewable material, helps the construction process to be relatively dry and improves the building indoor climate.
What if the world's biggest skyscraper is just one storey high?
The "Global Scraper" represents an architectural experiment, which lays on the border between utopia and reality and proposes a different typology of cultural space. This architectural prototype proposes the existence of a possible global structure, a new digital urbanism. It is a conceptual interpretation of the consequences of the Informational Revolution and its technological achievements. This architectural prototype proposes the existence of a possible global structure, a new digital urbanism. It is a conceptual interpretation of the consequences of the Informational Revolution and its technological achievements.
Designed to be located at the historical heart of Leeuwarden, "The Fake City" investigates the possibility of becoming a Global Capitol of Culture for 2018. It reveals a new concept of architectural space, a new layer on top of the existing architectural fabric of the city.
The Fake City introduces the concept of the “Process Structure”- a digital building, a system which is located on a group of sites in the city and appears when activated by the users. A concept inspired from the key factor in the digital age-the computer.