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The Hong Kong Design Institute in Hong Kong, China by Coldefy & Associes Architectes

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

The Hong Kong Institute of Design project was won at the end of 2006 by Coldefy & Associés, Architectes Urbanistes / CAAU, winners of the two stage international competition in which 162 teams from 23 countries took part. The CAAU studio was entrusted with the task of designing the project with architectural project management of the site directed by its Hong Kong partner, P&T Group. Intended to welcome 4, 000 students of artistic and multimedia disciplines in around 42, 000 m², the HKDI is commissioned by the Vocational Training Council Hong Kong. The HKDI is the first major facility built in Hong Kong by a French architect

The Hong Kong Design Institute

  • Architects: Coldefy & Associes Architect
  • Project: The Hong Kong Design Institute
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Competition: Prize winning project, 2006
  • Client: Vocational Training Council Hong Kong
  • Project Leaders: Thomas Coldefy + Isabel van Haute


CASA LE in Brazil by Figura Studio

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Article source: Tiago Viegas

This is a house for a couple and four children. The lower part of the house is the kid’s rooms with courtyards between. In the upper part are the couple´s room, garage and office. The couple asked for this separation so they could have more privacy. In the middle are social and service areas.


  • Architects: Figura Studio
  • Team: Carina Andrade, Tiago Viegas


Nieuw Leyden in Leiden, The Netherlands by 24H Architecture

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Within the urban plan of Nieuw Leyden, 24H architecture design two ecological houses. The building block consists of 18 houses, designed by different architects. There are no regulations of the beauty commission, so the future owners are free to design their house, as long as it fits within the provided building envelope.

Nieuw Leyden

  • Architects: 24H Architecture
  • Project: Nieuw Leyden
  • Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Client: Fam. Van Dam – Lock & Fam. Blansjaar – Visser
  • Program: 2 Private Houses
  • Completion: 2011
  • Floor area: 200 and 180 m2
  • Photographs: Boris Zeisser 24H
  • Architecture Design: Maartje Lammers Boris Zeisser with Olav Bruin, Anja Verdonk, Albert-Jan Vermeulen, Yana Vlasova, Floor Kokke, Valentine van Dam
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Rhino


Meander in Maarheeze, The Netherlands by UArchitects

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

At the  location of the former shopping centre “de Brink” and where a care home (Marishof) and ten sheltered houses were  situated.  At this location has been designed  a new care housing for elder people

Main Entrance

  • Architects: UArchitects cooperation with architectenaandemaas
  • Project: Meander
  • Location: Maarheeze, The Netherlands
  • Photographer: G. Balvers and J. Sondeyker
  • Construction Adviseur : VdL
  • Contractor: Hazenberg and Wijnen
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Photoshop


Boston Kroc Community Center in Boston, MA by The Architectural Team

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Located in Boston’s economically challenged Dorchester neighborhood, the project was built on a 6 acre urban site composed of 54 parcels bought from city and private owners. The project occupies both sides of Dudley Street, with the building, outdoor playgrounds, gardens and parking on the north side and an athletic field on the south. The project site is serviced extensively by public transportation, including five MBTA bus lines and a recently renovated train platform, through which a million-plus people pass monthly on commuter rail.

Kroc Corps Community Center

  • Architect: The Architectural Team
  • Project: Boston Kroc Community Center
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Team: Mark Rosenshein, LEED AP, Michael Liu, AIA, NCARB
  • Owner / Developer: The Salvation Army of Massachusetts


Whidbey Island Barn Renovation in Langley, Washington by Shed Architect

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Project involved the conversion of a barn into living space supporting a variety of activities and guests. The program called for a workroom/kitchen, an apartment, a bunkroom, and bathrooms to be arranged within the existing building envelope. SHED Architecture & Design both designed and built the project, often living on site for extended periods of time. The familiarity with the site, building and client resulted in substantive refinements to the permitted plans that capitalized on unexpected potential as well as the execution of numerous details responsive to existing conditions

Whidbey Island Barn Renovation

  • Architects: Shed Architecture & Design
  • Project: Whidbey Island Barn Renovation
  • Location: Langley, Washington
  • Owner: Confidential
  • Project Type: Residential
  • Builder: Shed Architecture & Design
  • Photography: Jenny Elia Pfeiffer
  • Start Date: 2000
  • Completion Date: 2001


GT Tower East in Seocho-dong, South Korea by ArchitectenConsort

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

In Seoul, South Korea, the remarkable office tower GT Tower East, has been inaugurated. Designed by the Dutch architectural firm ArchitectenConsort, based in Rotterdam, GT Tower East will form an architectural unit with the GT Tower West, yet to be built. With its elegantly undulating glass facade, the new high-rise brings a fascinating change to the angular architecture of the Korean capital.

West Elevation

  • Architect: ArchitectenConsort
  • Project: GT Tower East
  • Location: Seocho-dong, South Korea
  • Client: Garak Construction
  • Architects Design: Peter Couwenbergh / Edgar Bosman
  • Team: Steven Spanjersberg / Kitaek Lim


Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal in The Netherlands by Koen van Velsen Architect

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Dutch architect Koen van Velsen has been selected for his Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal in the Netherlands as one of the six finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2011.

Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal

  • Architects: Koen van Velsen Architect
  • Project: Rehabilitation Centre Groot Klimmendaal
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Siansa National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland by Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, April 8th, 2011

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

Siansa National Concert Hall was a finalist in the invited PPP competition in Dublin, Ireland. A national concert hall should offer more than simply an iconic building or a concert hall with excellent acoustic qualities. It should fill a role in society and have the affection of its citizens.

Siansa National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland, designed by Henning Larsen Architects. View from the Iveagh Gardens.

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Client: Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism (DAST) and the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), Ireland
  • Gross floor area: 25,600 m2
  • Year of design: 2009 – 2010
  • Type of assignment: Finalist in invited, international PPP competition
  • Local architects: RKD Architects
  • Consortium: Macquarie Capital Group Ltd., John Sisk & Son Ltd. and E. Pihl & Son A/S
  • Acoustics: Arup Acoustics
  • Theatre Consultants: Carr & Angier
  • Engineers: Arup and Rambøll Whitbybird


Sow Geneva in Switzerland designed using AutoCAD and 3DS MAX

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The owner commissioned SAOTA to design his Geneva base for his family home and office. Passionate about design and architecture, this is the 4th home SAOTA have undertaken for him. The others, in Cape Town and Paris and one in Senegal are manifest statements of exciting, even provocative contemporary architecture.

Sow Geneva - Photo by Stefan Antoni

  • Architect: SAOTA (Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects) with SRA Kössler & Morel Architects
  • Project: Sow Geneva
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Project team (SAOTA): Stefan Antoni, Greg Truen & Juliet Kavishe
  • Project team (SRA): Karin Fatio & Pierre Kössler
  • Interior Design: Antoni Associates – Mark Rielly
  • Project Area: 2800 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Stefan Antoni
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3DS MAX


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