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Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants by MJZ

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

The building situated directly on the coastline of the South Beach in Miami FL,USA on the axis of one of the main streets in the city would  be a horizontal monument to all the immigrants who arrived on these shores in the past  and a symbol emphasizing the dynamic  multicultural image of this city nowadays.

View from the sea

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Newport Station Renovation by Grimshaw and Atkins

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Grimshaw, in association with Atkins, has redesigned Newport Station as part of a citywide regeneration master plan by Newport Unlimited. Network Rail was the primary funder and client for the project with the Welsh Assembly Government also providing substantial financial support. While the need for regeneration of the station was created from the shortfalls of the existing facility, the impetus for its construction was the fact that the city was set to play host to the most prestigious tournament in golf, the Ryder Cup, in October 2010.

Newport Station at night - Ken Price Photography

 

  • Project: Newport Station Renovation
  • Location: Newport, South Wales, UK
  • Project Type: Transport & Infrastructure
  • Contract Value: £16 m
  • Area: 2100m sq
  • Status: Complete
  • Design Start Date: Jan 07
  • Site Start Date: Summer 2009
  • Completion Date: Autumn 2010
  • Client: Network Rail
  • Director in Charge: Mark Middleton
  • Associate Director: Chris Crombie
  • Project Architect: Ronan Friel
  • Team : Nick Strachan, Sang Yup, Denise Farnworth
  • Structural Engineer: Atkins
  • Services Engineer: Atkins
  • Quantity Surveyor: Faithful + Gould (Atkins)
  • Main Contractor: Galliford Try Rail
  • Photography: Peter Cook & Ken Price

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Multipurpose Building – Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s (MAF) National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease (NCBID), Wellington, New Zealand by Stephenson&Turner

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Established in 1920, Stephenson&Turner (S&T) is a team-oriented, multidisciplinary architecture and engineering practice specializing in the creation of inspirational, environmentally sustainable solutions for clients in New Zealand, Australia, and other Asia-Pacific countries.

The National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease.

Fast Facts:

Architecture and Engineering: Stephenson&Turner (S&T)

Project: an award-winning multipurpose building at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s (MAF) National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease (NCBID)

Project Architect: Murray Robertson

Location: Wellington, New Zealand

Software used: Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit MEP

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Holding Pattern in New York by Interboro Partners

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

REVELATION

“Holding Pattern” is the product of a sustained dialog with MoMA PS1’s courtyard and its neighbors. Instead of telling it what it should be, we patiently listened to what it and its neighbors had to say, then responded in kind. The result of this dialog is a scheme doesn’t so much redesign the courtyard as reveal it.

Entry of Holding Pattern

Entry of Holding Pattern

Vitra Fire Station in Weil am Rhein, Germany by Zaha Hadid

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

More projects by Zaha Hadid

We initiated our design with a study of the overall factory site. Our intention was to place the elements of our commission in such a way that they would not be lost between the enormous factory sheds. We also used these elements to structure the whole site, giving identity and rhythm to the main street running through the complex. This street – which stretches from the chair museum to the other end of the factory site, where the fire station is now located, was envisaged as a linear landscaped zone, almost as if it were the artificial extension of the linear patterns of the adjacent agricultural fields and vineyards. Thus, rather than designing the building as an isolated object, it was developed as the outer edge of the landscaped zone: defining space rather than occupying space. This was achieved by stretching the programme into a long, narrow building alongside the street which marks the edge of the factory site, and which also functions as a screening device against the bordering buildings.

VITRA FIRE STATION

  • ARCHITECT: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • PROGRAM: Fire Station
  • CLIENT: Rolf Fehlbaum, Vitra International AG, Klunefeldstrasse 22, CH-4127 Biersfelden, SUISSE
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Patrik Schumacher
  • Design Team: Simon Koumjian, Edgar Gonzalez, Kar Wha Ho, Voon Yee-Wong, Craig Kiner, Cristina Verissimo, Maria Rossi, Daniel R. Oakley, Nicola Cousins, David Gomersall, Olaf Weishaupt
  • Local Architect: Roland Mayer [Lorrach, Germany]
  • SIZE/AREA: 852 m2
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