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More Frac-ing Skateable Architecture

This Installment of skate able architecture features the Frac Centre located in Orleans, France and designed by Jacob + Mcfarlane

[Source: CJWHO Photos: Nicolas Borel] – Thanks to MC for the tip.

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Folkestone Sports Park in Kent

You’re looking at a propose multistory skatepark as part of the Folkestone Sports Park in the county Kent, England. It’s a proposed design, so it may ever see a groundbreaking ceremony. Still, it’s more than just theoretical architectural wanking from Guy Hollaway Architects, as the general projuct has some backing from Roger de Haan Charitable Trust. So while it has yet to be decided whether this particular vision gets built, something likely will. The bottom of the bowls will actually be the ceiling of the floor below, and the whole thing will be visible from the outside via (hopefully protected) glass walls. The only thing missing in my opinion is some sort of spiral track along the outside forming a skatepark recreation of a parking garage. Of course that might conflict with the boxing ring in the basement. I’m not sure why those two sports make any sense together. The design does seem to be more about architectural wanking, and I’ll be shocked if it actually gets built, but if it does it would be an amazing thing to have in any town.

[Source: designboom] – Thanks to MC for the tip.

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Takeshi Hosaka Architects

To me, no matter how cool (or skateable) this house looks on the inside, I would not be able to get over the wasted space and awkward appearance from the street. Takeshi Hosaka Architects.

[Source; Dezeen] – Thanks to MC for the tip.

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Rolling Homes

Rolling Homes, prefab homes in Svencele, Lithuania that come with a front porch that unintentionally doubles as an a miniramp.

[Source: Huffington Post] – Thanks to Ping for the tip.

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Hirschgarten, Munich

MC tipped me off to these photos of a skatepark in Hirschgarten. It’s got a weird stadium vibe too it, like something you’d see as the sport of future in a sci-fi movie. The park looks like it would be a lot of fun, but the most interesting architectural aspect is unfortunately, effectively skate stoppered. It would be a nightmare of loose boards falling into the main bowl, but it seems such a shame to build something so inherently skate able, something that is part of an actual skateboarding facility, and then stick a railing in front of it. Top photo is via Klaus Leidorf on Flickr, and the bottom two were found on IanClairdge.net.

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Porsche Pavilion by Henn

Porsche Pavilion by architecture firm of Henn, in Autostadt Park, in Wolfsburg, Germany. These look like renders, so I’m not sure if its real or not. UPDATE: DesignBoom, says it’s real.

[Source: Fubiz] – Thanks to MC for the tip.

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Skate house Japan

Pursuitist.com profiles a house in Tokyo, Japan with a cement bowl of sorts that looks like it was added after the fact. I can appreciate the thought, but not so much the execution.

– Thanks to Danimal for the tip.

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Over-scaled skateable architecture

Zaha Hadid architects have designed the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku, Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan? I didn’t even know that was a place. – Thanks to Matthijs for the tip.

[Source: The Contemporist]

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She’s mighty mighty…

…just lettin’ it all hang out. She’s a brick, house. Installation by Alex Chinneck. Too bad it’s fenced in. Maybe someone will get a session in before it get’s torn down in about a year.

[Sources: This is colossal, Design Boom] – Thanks to Boy for the tip.

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