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Aachenmünchener Headquarters in Aachen, Germany

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Company headquarters in the inner city usually form blind spots, unattractive to the public and desolate after office hours. Therefore, the design is not understood as an architectural but as an urban task with the aim of maximizing public space on the building lot. With a number of plazas, a direct footpath from the main train station and the inner city and the integration of external uses, the area becomes more attractive to the public. The demand for maximum public use and communication dictates the internal organization of the building.

Aachenmünchener Headquarters

Aachenmünchener Headquarters

Aachenmünchener Hq, Aachen | Germany The annex occupies two blocks of late 19th-century city fabric, and provides a new interpretation of the typical perimeter development with its semi-public and leafy courtyards. The urban sequence of expansions and squares is extended by a perron and a plaza evolving from it. Existing and new buildings are connected by the “boulevard” which consists of a transparent level hosting seminar areas, a restaurant, a cafeteria, meeting rooms, and other communication areas. The boulevard floats above the various garden spaces inside the building block, and connects the office spaces, eventually opening up at the main entrance and the pocketpark, offering a representative face to the street.

  • Architect: kadawittfeldarchitektur GmbH
  • Completion + Construction time: 11/2007 – 10/2010
  • Builder: Generali Deutschland Immobilien GmbH
  • Project Manager: Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Stefan Haass, Dipl.-Ing. Architekt Jascha Klusen
  • Type: office building
  • Construction volume: gfa 28.050 m² cubature 100.600 m³
  • Client: Generali Deutschland Immobilien GmbH
  • Awards: Competition 1st prize 2005 awards ‚BDA – Auszeichnung guter Bauten 2010‘, nominated for Mies-van-der-Rohe-Award 2011
  • Photographer: Jens Kirchner, Düsseldorf
  • Modellfotos S.5-6: Jörg Hempel, Aachen
  • Landscape Architecture: Club L94 – Landschaftsarchitekten, Cologne
  • Structural Engineering: Dr. Binnewies, Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Hamburg

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West 57th Residential Pyramid in Manhattan by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

BIG has taken a step back to survey the rules of the system in Manhattan and is introducing a European typology: the perimeter block. With an efficient layout and a sense of intimacy, the perimeter block meets demands for density and security. In this project, we have married it to the traditional Manhattan high-rise, creating a unique shape which combines the advantages of both: the compactness of a courtyard build¬ing with the airiness and the amazing views of a skyscraper. The form of the building shifts depending on the viewer’s vantage point. From the West Side Highway, it appears to be a pyramid; from West 58th, a dramatic glass spire.

West 57th

West 57th by BIG

  • PROJECT: West 57th
  • CLIENT: Durst Fetner Residential
  • ARCHITECT: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • SIZE: 870,000 ft² (80,000 m²)
  • LOCATION: Manhattan, New York, USA
  • STATUS: Direct Commission
  • COLLABORATORS: SLCE Architects (Architect of Record) , Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects, Thornton Tomasetti (Sturctural), Dagher Engineering(MEP), Langan Engineering (Civil), Hunter Roberts (Construction Manager), Philip Habib & Assoc. (Transportation), Israel Berger & Assoc. (Building Envelope), Nancy Packes (Marketing), Van Deusen & Assoc. (Vertical Transportation), Cerami & Assoc. (Acoustical), CPP (Wind), AKRF (Environmental), German Glessner (Renderings & Animation)
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels
  • Project Leader: Beat Schenk
  • Project Architect: Sören Grünert
  • Team: Thomas Christoffersen, Celine Jeanne, Daniel Sundlin, Alessandro Ronfini, Aleksander Tokarz, Alessio Valmori, Alvaro Garcia Mendive, Felicia Guldberg, Gabrielle Nadeau, Ho Kyung Lee, Julian Liang, Julianne Gola, Lucian Racovitan, Marcela Martinez, Dominyka Mineikyte, Eivor Davidsen Maria Nikolova, Minjae Kim, Mitesh Dixit, Nicklas Rasch, Riccardo Mariano, Stanley Lung, Steffan Heath, Thilani Rajarathna, Xu Li

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Yakiniku Sugaya Restaurant in Osaka, Japan by TOFU

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

This is a BBQ restaurant in Osaka designed by TOFU Architects. TOFU used a lot of bamboo material for the wall and blind, giving the impression of light and airy. Bare bulb Light hanging on each table is tiny light, but it reflects the light of a naked light bulb in a unique glossy texture of bamboo to produce a soft glow throughout the room. They used a glossy paint on the wall of cedar panels, giving the same effect as the bamboo.

Yakiniku Sugaya Restaurant

Yakiniku Sugaya Restaurant

  • Architects: TOFU
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Project Architect: Fumiya Ogawa + Tomonobu Higashino
  • Project Area: 58.00 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Yohei Sasakura

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Y-HOUSE in Obama, Fukui by TOFU

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

This is small house for the young couple in Obama, Fukui, Japan. There is a vacant lot around the site. So, by creating a large window on the second floor, it is possible to see paddy fields, mountains, sky and feel to spread over a floor area. This plan has high ceilings and large living with cross sections of two small rooms. By the relationship between great room and small room, we created many different places in the small house. The house is wrapped with galvalume, the black masses standing quietly in vacant lot are familiar with the countryside.

Y-House

Y-House

  • Architects: TOFU
  • Location: Obama, Fukui, Japan
  • Project Architect: Fumiya Ogawa+Tomonobu Higashino
  • Site Area: 253.24 sqm
  • Project Area: 80.46 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Dan Imai

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Elektra Bakery, Edessa by Studioprototype Architects

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

This shop is part of a chain of family-run bakeries called ‘Elektra’ located in Edessa, Greece. Studioprototype had the opportunity to redefine the look of its shops with this pilot project. The shop is small, covering only thirty-five square metres and occupies a strategic corner on the main pedestrian high street.

Elektra Bakery 1

Elektra Bakery 1

  • Architect: Studioprototype Architects (Neal Shah & Sofia Limpari)
  • Location: Edessa, Greece
  • Client: Elektra Bakeries, Edessa
  • Area: 35 sqm
  • Photography: Spyros Paloukis www.spyrospaloukis.com
  • Materials: Western red-cedar cladding, Carrara Arabescato marble counters, bar and tables, brass signs and logos, Royal Mosa ceramic floor and wall tiles, European oak bread racks, black powder coated steel window box.
  • Furniture and fittings: General lighting by Bright.gr, Automated doors by GU Hellas, Folding sliding doors by Texpan, Tom Dixon ‘Beat’ pendant lights, Bolich outdoor wall lights, Xavier Pauchard chairs & stools, bespoke counter and trolley, all sanitary ware by Villeroy and Boch.
  • Date completed: November 2009

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