pivoting with offset axis
pivoting with offset axis
Triptych, Duncan Lewis, Park, and OXO Architects reveal a design for Europe’s largest wooden construction in Arcueil, France. Called Ecotone, the project is sited in the Coteau Area of southern Paris as a multi-use space set to link city and landscape. The design takes the form of two hybrid hills with trees and a large staircase containing several terraces and patios. Ecotone aims to rethink the future of sustainable cities and timber construction.
Inspired by biomimicry, the project will include walls that open and close depending on the weather, a thin roof that breathes, and wells that regulate the temperature. At 82,000 square meters, Ecotone will serve as work space and housing for up to 5000 occupants. The project combines offices, hotel, restaurants, shops and a sports hall. It’s name is derived from the transition zone between two ecosystems, called an “ecotone” in biology. This central concept aims to build a new interface between urban development and nature.
The site benefits from metropolitan accessibility to transportation and amenities, as well drawing connections to health and digital economy clusters nearby. The architecture is inspired by nature, from the bird’s nest to the hive of bees. As the four firms have stated, “Nature knows better than man how to design its habitat by ensuring structural qualities, thermal and exceptional uses.” Ecotone will be the biggest wood construction in Europe. and at the time of the global ecological crisis, Ecotone aims to become a symbol of Paris and its commitment to tackling climate change.
thermally-insulated, burglar-proof, wind-proof, waterproof
semi-glazed, glazed, with fixed leaf, flush
Front door, highly thermally insulated, 75 mm profile depth
Product and processing advantages
Front door series with a high level of thermal insulation
Inward-opening door design with flush or raised door leaves with
an additional sealing level
A multitude of design options with the slanting and rounded
profile contours attached on the outside (for the classic and
rounded designs respectively)
Excellent everyday usability thanks to an innovative threshold
concept with built-in height adjustment
Thermal transmittance: Uf ≥ 1,3 W/m²K
Water tightness: (EN 12208): up to class 7 A
Air permeability (EN 12207): up to class 4
Resistance to wind load (EN 12210): up to class C 3 / B 3
Burglar resistance (EN 1627): classes RC 1 N, RC 2,
RC 2 N
security glass, metal
security, acoustic, armored, thermally-insulated, burglar-proof, waterproof, wind-proof, bulletproof
semi-glazed, with fixed leaf, double-leaf, lacquered
Classic aesthetics expressed in a wide range of shapes and sizes
Evolution is the security door that meets any and all customization needs. It can be realized according to a drawing, with the fitting of armored glass, as a multi-leaf solution, complemented by a side panel or a transom window. Maximum performance in terms of break-in protection, thermal insulation, acoustic insulation, air-water-wind resistance is always guaranteed.
Fitting of armored glass
Double leaf, side panel, transom window
Wide range of available coverings
High thermal insulation
TUUCI Equinox Cabana structures effortlessly transform any patio, poolside or outdoor landscape into open-air living rooms. The sleek modular design can be customized from lighting and music to walls and seating.
21st century technology
The TUUCI Equinox Cabana has a number of added features available, including a Bluetooth-equipped controller that can be paired with Bluetooth enabled phones easily.
hear us now?
Everyone wants entertainment outdoors and TUUCI’s marine-grade, weatherproof music option for the TUUCI Equinox Cabana solves all your needs. It includes 1 outdoor speaker per beam, to work hand-in-hand with the Bluetooth-equipped controller.
set the mood
One of the keys to an outdoor extension of your living space is the correct lighting. Our lighting option for the TUUCI Equinox Cabana is marine grade, LED and features 2 lights per beam.
Arquitectonica has revealed new renderings of its proposal for a 53-story tower of cantilevered pools in Downtown Los Angeles. The skyscraper could be built under two different scenarios, where either the building becomes primarily residential units or a hotel and condominiums. The City of Los Angeles Department of City Planning published a draft Environmental Impact Report with further details on the 784-foot tower. Arquitectonica‘s tower is one of multiple developments underway around Pershing Square.
JMF Development owns the Pershing Square building at the tower’s site along 5th and Hill streets, and they aim to create the new development on the vacant, L-shaped lot around the historic structure. The formal focus of the project are a series of cantilevered, glass-bottom pools for residents on the building’s upper levels. Beginning as balconies, the building protrusions increase in size to become pools toward the top of the tower.
Of the two options for the project, Option A would include two, three, and four-bedroom condominiums with a 190-room hotel, guest amenities, and parking for 126 vehicles. Option B would include one, two, three, and four-bedroom condominiums with amenities, ground-floor retail space, and parking for 187 vehicles. “This project will bring those passions to life through a design that was inspired by the iconic California mid-century architecture,” said JMF founder Jeffrey FIsh in a released statement. “With 5th and Hill, we are reimagining those classic California designs and their porous indoor-outdoor lifestyle celebrating our beautiful climate in a sleek, vertical tower that evokes the best of the last century while looking forward with innovative design and engineering.”
Pershing Square is set to begin renovations in 2020. While Arquitectonica’s tower is under development and a timeline has not yet been released, JMF says project completion is currently anticipated in 2023.
News via Urbanize LA
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Maintaining its traditional yet minimalistic design, the ocean master MAX classic Umbrella offers permanence in setting with classic European tailoring and expansive shade ability. With the innovative “V-MAX”™ Strut Design, reinforced shade skins and solid-state operating systems, the ocean master MAX classic guarantees to convey profound strength and reserved beauty.
profound strength & reserved beauty
TUUCI’s patented hub system features stainless steel, resin and anodized aluminum components that are modular, corrosion proof and self-lubricating.
support where you need it
Ocean Master MAX ribs feature resin connectors that are self-lubricating and corrosion proof, guaranteeing years of flexible and durable performance.
All TUUCI’s shade products are defined by the finest marine-grade materials, master craftsmanship, attention to detail and timeless functionality.