“Tower House”: a competition for sustainable refurbishment, Treviso, Italy, 2nd place, Alter Studio Architetti Associati.
Tower House is a twenty storey Housing complex built in the 60ies in Treviso. The structure and the façades, all in concrete, are actually in very bad conditions as it is frequent for this kind of buildings in Italy. For this reason it is losing the role of “landmark” in the historical landscape of town. Beside its aesthetical situation, this residence performs very negatively in terms of energy consumption.
UNVEIL is an office complex, part of ORDOS 20*10, the new financial district of Ordos [1,800,000m2] in the third planning growth of the DongSheng District, in the Northwest area of the City of Ordos. Ordos is the fastest economic grow city in Inner Mongolia. Ordos has 86752 square kilometers, 80 times Hong Kong’s size, the equivalent of two Swiss territory size-and its population of 1.5 million, only one-fifth of the population of Hong Kong. For this project, similar to the Ordos 100 project, the local government has decided to put together a large group of architects. Instead of being 100 foreigner architects, this time they reduced the list to the 20 best Chinese architecture practices and10 international ones with experience in mainland China. Some of the architects are: Preston Scott Cohen, Plasma Studio, Graft, MAD, Zhu Pei, MADA s.p.a.m. or Hailim Hsu & Nader Terhani.
The new headquarters building for the Guosen Securities corporation in Shenzhen, China, has the objective to be efficient and cool. The new symbol for the dynamic corporation needed to be energy efficient and a pleasurable working environment.
A digital design, derived from nature, realized in lightweight fabric, using the latest digital fabrication and engineering techniques, creating more with less. 3,000 cubic meters of space are connected with a minimal surface of 300 square meters and only 40 kilograms of material…
The historical development of the Clyde and the city is a unique legacy; with the site situated where the Kelvin flows into the Clyde the building can flow from the city to the river. In doing so it can symbolise a dynamic relationship where the museum is the voice of both, linking the two sides and allowing the museum to be the transition from one to the other. By doing so the museum places itself in the very context of its origin and encourages connectivity between its exhibits and their wider context.
Competition Team: Malca Mizrahi, Michele Pasca di Magliano, Viviana R. Muscettola, Mariana Ibanez, Larissa Henke
Project Team: Achim Gergen, Agnes Koltay, Alasdair Graham, Andreas Helgesson, Andy Summers, Aris Giorgiadis, Brandon Buck, Christina Beaumont, Chun Chiu, Claudia Wulf, Daniel Baerlaecken, Des Fagan, Electra Mikelides, Elke Presser, Gemma Douglas, Hinki Kwon, Jieun Lee, Johannes Hoffmann, Laymon Thaung, Liat Muller, Lole Mate, Malca Mizrahi, Markus Planteu, Matthias Frei, Michael Mader, Mikel Bennett, Ming Cheong, Naomi Fritz, Rebecca Haines-Gadd, Thomas Hale, Tyen Masten
BIG + Grontmij + Spacescape are the winning team for the Stockholmsporten master plan competition to design an inviting new entrance portal into Stockholm at the intersection of a newly planned super-junction.
8 Spruce Street, originally known as Beekman Tower and currently marketed as New York by Gehry, is a 76-story skyscraper designed by architect Frank Gehry in the New York City borough of Manhattan at 8 Spruce Street, just south of City Hall Plaza and the Brooklyn Bridge.
At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. For his first residential commission in New York City, master architect Frank Gehry has reinterpreted the design language of the classic Manhattan high-rise with undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing light, transforming the appearance of the building throughout the day. Gehry’s distinctive aesthetic is carried across the interior residential and amenity spaces with custom furnishings and installations.
Architect: Frank Gehry
Location: 8 Spruce Street, New York City, New York, United States
Is it a boat? Is it a house? Is it romantic or is it pragmatic? It is a hybrid. It is not what you think it is. Seventy-five floating homes and waterside dyke houses in the private (rental and owner-occupied) sector.
GGA’s objective was to create a forward thinking workplace for its business with a new paradigm focused on flexible and collaborative space that would be a contributor of a healthful environment and lifestyle. Expanding on a simple program, GGA designed the 16,000 SF offices without walls to improve communication and collaboration, to encourage learning and sharing of information, and to take advantage of the enormous amount of natural light permeating the perimeter glass walls of the space. The commitment to openness started at the highest level in the organization and therefore the workplace has no private offices. The design culminated in achieving LEED® 2.0 Platinum Certification from USGBC, as the first design office in the Washington, DC area to achieve this distinction.