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Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 Headquarters, Denver, Coloradon by Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Located on the corner of Wynkoop and 16th streets in Denver’s Lower Downtown District, the new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 8 Headquarters building sits on an urban brownfield that formerly housed a U.S. Postal Annex.

EPA Headquarters

  • Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects, LLP
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Completed: January 2007


Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale in Caen, France by OMA

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale (BMVR) is located at the tip of the peninsula, a focal point of the new development in Caen. The library is designed with two intersecting pedagogic axes which encourage maximum interface between disciplines : human sciences, science and technology, literature, and the arts. With its four protruding planes, the building points to four landmark points in Caen (the Abbaye-aux-Dames in the north, the central train station to the south, the Abbaye-aux-Hommes in the east and the area of new construction in the west), and becomes a symbolic centre for the city. The library consists of two intersecting reading rooms, which encourage maximum interface between the programmed disciplines: human sciences, science and technology, literature, and the arts. In the exterior spaces created by these intersecting reading rooms, the library interacts with its surroundings, opening up to a park, pedestrian pathway and waterfront plaza.

Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale - (c) OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Status: Schematic Design
  • Client: Communauté d’agglomération Caen La Mer
  • Location: Caen, France
  • Site: At the tip of the peninsula in Caen, Quai Caffarelli, Rue Dumont d’Urville, Rue Suède et Norvège
  • Program: Library 12,700m2 (SHON)
  • Engineering: Iosis
  • Sustainability: Elioth
  • Scenography : Ducks
  • Acoustic: DHV
  • Renderings / moving images: ArtefactoryLab
  • Partner: Rem Koolhaas
  • Associate in charge: Clément Blanchet
  • Project manager: Dirk Peters
  • Team: Marc Dahmen, Noémie Laviolle, Clément Périssé, Simon de Jong, Jos Reinders, Joshua Boyd, Cristina Ampatzidou, Nils Christa, Alice Grégoire, Anthony Joyeux, Guillaume Durand


Ara Pizza in Barcelona by Pablo Téllez

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Ara Pizza, is a newly opened fast food restaurant in Sant Quirze del Valles, 30 minutes away from Barcelona city center. Located in the main commercial road of Sant Quirze, ‘Ara Pizza’ has taken a challenge to reconverted an almost rectangular old Smith’s workshop, where it’s best attribute was an outstanding high ceiling .

Ara Pizza


Bubbletecture H in Sayo-cho, Hyogo Pref., Japan by Shuhei Endo designed using Vectorworks

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The client requested that all people who will visit this place including the inhabitants of Hyogo prefecture, improves the interest for global environmental concerns and be able to experience various approaches as the place of environmental study. We thought about creating the new environment architectural space that could share the point of contact with nature and environment providing a keyword called “the circulation” in a relation with nature for the request.

Bubbletecture H

  • Architect: Shuhei Endo
  • Name of Project: Bubbletecture H
  • Location: Sayo-cho, Hyogo Pref., Japan
  • Completion: Feb 2008
  • Principal use: Institution and exhibition of earth environmental
  • Structure System: Wood + RC + SRC + S
  • Extent: One story
  • Site Area: 5000㎡
  • Building Area: 968㎡
  • Total Floor Area: 995㎡
  • Design period: 2005.5〜2006.3
  • Construction period: 2006.11〜2008.2
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Hilton Pattaya in Pattaya, Thailand by Department of Architecture

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Department of ARCHITECTURE is responsible for interior design of various common areas for Hilton Pattaya Hotel which includes the First Floor Lobby, the Main Lobby on the 17th floor, the Bar, and various common area and linkage spaces within the building. The hotel is part of a larger multi-used complex located in the heart of Pattaya, overlooking the Pattaya beach.


  • Architect: Department of ARCHITECTURE
  • Project Name: Hilton Pattaya – Lobby, Bar, and Linkage Spaces
  • Project Location: Pattaya, Thailand
  • Project Area: Lobby and Bar Area – 1,650 sq.m., Linkage Spaces Area – n/a
  • Year Completed: 2010
  • Owner: Central Pattana Public Company Limited
  • Interior Architect: Department of ARCHITECTURE Co.,Ltd.
  • Principals: Amata Luphaiboon, Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum
  • Design Team: Picha Thadaniti, Wipavee Kueasirikul, Sutah Schonrungroj, Atirojt Rojratanawalee, Worawut Oer-Areemitr, Kanin Manthanachart
  • Lighting Designer: Dazzle Design
  • Photographs: Wison Tungthunya


  • Fabric: Smile Design, Standard FR-One, Design : Muslin FR, Colour: 02-Cream
  • Wood: Wood Zense, White Oak multilayered engineered wood and veneer


  • Drawings: AutoCAD
  • 3D Modeling: Rhinoceros
  • 3D Renderings: 3DMax


CARRARA HOUSE in Pilar, Prov. de Buenos Aires by Andrés Remy Arquitectos

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Casa Carrara

Located on an irregular lot, the house sits at the back of the lot and is parallel to one of the streets to open the best orientation and capture the best views.  The idea of this journey was to discover the entrance as we follow the exterior stone wall.  The rustic and crafted stone defines and separates the entry zones from the living spaces and is inside and outside, proposing a counterpoint to the pure white that dominates the inside of the house.

Front View of Carrara House

  • Project Architect: Andrés Remy Arquitectos
  • Construction: Andrés Remy , Hernán Pardillos.
  • Design Team: Andrés Remy, Hernán Pardillos, Lilian Kandus, Diego Siddi, Gisela Colombo.
  • Construction Management: Hernán Pardillos, Andrés Remy.
  • Landscape Design: Leandro La Bella, María Celeste Iglesias.
  • Lighting Design: Mauricio Meta.
  • Engineer: Carlos Dolhare.
  • Photos: Alejandro Peral
  • Area: 600m²
  • Location: Pilar, Prov. de Buenos Aires
  • Year: 2010


Crystal Towers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, March 18th, 2011

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

Within a new financial district in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, the Crystal Towers are located in a unique location between the Financial Plaza – the financial centre of the masterplan – and the Wadi – a verdant pedestrian thoroughfare.

Night View of Crystal Towers

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: Crystal Towers
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: Saudi Binladen Group
  • Gross floor area: 93,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2009 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Commission
  • Structural Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti
  • MEP: Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors: Geoffrey Barnett Associates


New Odense University Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences in Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Designing a hospital in the size of the New Odense University Hospital (New OUH) extends far beyond land register, building structure, politics and law. Thus, the day-to-day experiences that patients, employees, relations or students take with them are of crucial importance. This is what the New OUH as an organisation and building should uphold.

View From Distance

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Odense, Denmark
  • Client: The Region of Southern Denmark and the Danish University and Property Agency
  • Gross floor area: 234,000 m2
  • Year of design: 2011 – 2018
  • Type of assignment: Winner in international competition
  • Consortium: Henning Larsen Architects, Friis & Moltke, TKT, Cowi and Rambøll Denmark
  • Sub-consultants: Landscape architects SLA and NNE Pharmaplan


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