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Phare Tower – Synthesizing Idiosyncrasies to Mend a Site by Morphosis

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Drawing on the power of parametric scripting, the design of the Phare Tower gathers disparate programmatic, physical, and infrastructural elements from the requirements of the building and its surrounding context, and synthesizes these into a form that seamlessly integrates the building into the idiosyncrasies of its site while expressing multiple flows of movement. In the spirit of the Paris Exposition competition proposals, the tower embodies state-of-the-art technological advances to become a cultural landmark.

Phare Tower Flat Clear Glazed North Facade

Phare Tower Flat Clear Glazed North Facade

  • Architects: Morposis Architects
  • Location: La Defense, France
  • Client: SCI CNIT DEVELOPPEMENT
  • Size: 1,767,273 gross sq ft / 164,180 gross sq m
  • Program: Commercial office tower with office space, employee restaurants, public cafés and amenities, panoramic restaurant
  • Design: 2006 – 2010
  • Construction: 2011 – 2015
  • Type: Commercial
  • Construction Manager: Oger International
  • Consulting Architect: SRA Architectes
  • Facade Consultant: RFR Elements
  • Energy Modeling: RFR Elements
  • HVAC and Environmental Engineer: Setec Batiment IBE Consulting Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: Setec TPI
  • Acoustical Engineer: AVLS
  • Cost Estimator: Davis Langdon Sterling Quest Associates AEI
  • Vertical Transportation: Lerch Bates of North America
  • Code and Security Consultant: Cabinet Casso
  • Article and photo source: Morphosis Architects

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BLOCK 39, Centre for the Science promotion in Belgrade, Serbia by RTA Office

Monday, January 24th, 2011

The atelier RTA-Office, managed by the architect Santiago Parramón, got an Honorable Mention for his project Block 39, Centre for the promotion of Science in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia. Jury reponse: the project of Santiago Parramón is “an excellent urban and architectural solution, with exceptional and innovative approach!”

Block 39 concept view

Block 39 concept view

  • Architect: RTA-OFFICE
  • Project location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Year: 2010
  • Client: Ministry of Science and Technological development
  • Organizers: Association of Architects of Serbia and Association Architects of Belgrade
  • Site type: Urban
  • Site Area: 11,66 ha
  • Building Area: 20.915 m2
  • Total gross Building Area: 13.998 m2
  • Garage and Parking Area: 3.000 m2
  • Outdoor Area: 2.650 m2
  • Designed by: Jaime Parramón&Associats, RTA-Office
  • Design team: Santiago Parramón, Simona Assiero Brá, Mariana Rapela, Miguel Villachá, Luisa Garcia, Eduardo Vacotto
  • Award: Honorable Mention
  • Type: Cultural – Museum – Exhibition Center – Educational and Business Centre – Gallery – Science Club – Planetarium – Restaurant.
  • Annual number of visitors: 100.000 – 300.000. 500.000 in 5 year’s time.
  • Daily number of visitors: expectation: 200 visitors during a workday in September, 2000 during a weekend in May.
  • Construction Materials: in situ structures of reinforced concrete (high strength and long life. Reduce CO2 emissions by 60% during its production). Building’s skin (90%) is Black Steel Recycling ANR (it contains 80% recycled raw material, has zero carbon, thus reducing CO2 emissions). Over 30% of the rest of the building materials are recycled source, reducing the environmental impacts of industry, mining and processing of raw materials.
  • Budget: 15 millions euros

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Lecor Steel Factory in Kungälv, Sweden by KKA

Monday, January 24th, 2011

KKA designed a new office building of 1100 sq m, adjacent to a new industrial hall, in Kungälv for the steel manufacturer Lecor. The building, which houses the Lecor headquarters includes offices, dining area/kitchenette, meeting rooms, a library and changing rooms.

Perspective view

Lecor steel factory perspective view

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (KKA)
  • Project completed: 2011
  • Project area: 1100 sq m
  • Project location: Kungälv, Sweden
  • Photographs: KKA

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Ginza Natsuno Building in Japan by TNA Architects

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

It is a plan of the flagship shop of Ginza ‘Natsuno’(the “Chopsticks” specialty store)of Ginza. A long and slender building where 40m “Chopsticks” like structure stands tall on a site only 50m2 in the corner in the intersection on Namiki street and Matsuya street.

Ginza Natsuno R Building

Ginza Natsuno Building

  • Architects: TNA Architects
  • Project location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Type: Proposed design

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Boston Society Of Architects Headquarters by Höweler + Yoon

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

The Boston Society of Architects plans to move from its current location on 52 Broad Street to a new space at Atlantic Wharf, as part of a major transformation of the 1867 institution. As part of an open design competition, the BSA selected Höweler + Yoon Architecture’s proposal entitled: Slipstream Public Exchange.

Courtesy Höweler + Yoon Architecture

Courtesy Höweler + Yoon Architecture

  • Design Team: Höweler + Yoon Architecture: J. Meejin Yoon, Eric Höweler (Principals in Charge), Ryan Murphy, Parker Lee, Liu Xi, Thena Tak, Cyrus Dochow.
  • Structural Engineer: ARUP
  • MEP Engineer: AHA Consultants
  • Images: Courtesy Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP
  • Animation: Squared Design Limited
  • Media info: Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP
  • CAD Tools used: AutoCAD and Rhino

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Chengdu Skycourts in China by Höweler + Yoon

Friday, January 21st, 2011

The SkyCourt building in the Intangible Culture Park takes its inspiration from the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the relationship between the architecture and the natural context. The multiple courtyards in the compound frame views of the sky above. The courtyards also frame small gardens that bring the natural world inside the house.

Exterior Rendering

Exterior Rendering

  • Architects: Höweler + Yoon Architecture
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Completion: December 2010
  • CAD Tools used: AutoCAD and Rhino

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Apartment Grasso, Pascal Grasso Architectures, Paris, France

Friday, January 21st, 2011

The project is promising and simple: a private client, an apartment in the center of Paris, duplex, an area about 280 m², and a large terrace.

Clarity of  space and functional furniture-objects.

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  • Architect: Pascal Grasso Architectures
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Program: Design an apartment
  • Completion: 2011
  • Photographer: Nicolas Dorval-Bory
  • Assistants: Damien Descamps – Juliano Bottari
  • General Contractor: Bane Deco
  • Carpenter: Art and Comfort

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Hurteau-Miller Cottage in Québec, Canada by Kariouk Associates

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Kariouk Associates designed this cottage for a couple with a young son and would serve as a center-point for the gatherings of a greatly extended family and will one day become the family’s primary residence. The challenge was to implement an architectural strategy that breaks down very large programmatic requirements and, as a result, the seeming bigness of the proposed home.

Hurteau Miller Exterior 4

Hurteau Miller Exterior

  • Architects: Kariouk Associates
  • Architectural Team: Paul Kariouk, Chris Davis, Susan Gardiner, Todd Duckworth, Mathew Lahey
  • Location: Val-des-Monts, Québec
  • Completed: 2010
  • General Contractor: Timber Wolf Developments, Donald Thom
  • Landscape Architect: Heartwood Design and Consulting Ltd., Colin Stewart
  • Photo Credits: Photolux Studios, Christian Lalonde
  • Software Used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop
  • Key Materials: Western Red Cedar, pigmented concrete with exposed aggregate, aluminum curtain wall

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Jåttå Vocational School In Stavanger, Norway by Henning Larsen

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

Jåttå Vocational School is designed as a small ‘town within the city’ featuring a vibrant double-high central street surrounded by individual ‘urban quarters’, each with their own teaching environments and lecture rooms.

Jaattaa Vocational High School

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Client: Municpality of Rogaland
  • Gross floor area: 16,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2005 – 2007
  • Type of assignment: First prize in international competition, 2000

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Hermann Park Lake Plaza by Overland Partners

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Hermann Park Lake Plaza serves as the front door for visitors bound for Hermann Park, an area that contains several local attractions The Lake Plaza consists of 5 new buildings, a mini-train depo, a cafe and terrace, and the new Tiffany & Co. Foundation Bridge.

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  • Architect: Overland Partners
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Project area: 15,000 SF, 8 Acres
  • Project cost: $11 Million
  • Project year: 2010

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