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TEK Cube Building in Taipei, Taiwan by BIG Architects

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: BIG Architects

The Technology Entertainment & Knowledge Center – aka TEK Taipei – is a dense urban block of all kinds of activities related to contemporary technology and media.

Image Courtesy BIG Architects

  • Architects: BIG Architects
  • Project: TEK – Technology, Entertainment & Knowledge Center Taipei
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Client: Taiwan Land Development Corporation
  • Consultants: Realities United, Arup
  • Size: 53.000m2
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Jakob Lange
  • Project Leader: Cat Huang
  • Team: Allyson Hiller, Xi Chen, Esben Vik, Johan Cool, Xu Li, Gaeton Brunet


Panyaden School in Chiang Mai, Thailand by 24H architecture

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: 24H architecture

In the lush green surroundings of a former fruit orchard, where Thailand’s highest mountains meet the flat rice fields, Panyaden School contracted 24H to design its environmentally friendly school buildings.

Image Courtesy of Ally Taylor / Panyaden School

  • Architect: 24H architecture
  • Name of Project: Panyaden School
  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Design: Maartje Lammers and Boris Zeisser with Olav Bruin and Andrew Duff
  • Local design team: Chiangmai Life Construction – Markus Roselieb and Decha Tiengkate
  • Client: Mrs. Yodphet Sudsawad
  • Project leader & management: Chiangmai Life Construction – Markus Roselieb & Decha Tiengkate
  • Program: Kindergarten and Grade school
  • Floor area: 5000 m2
  • Software used: Scale models to design the buildings in combination with 2D autocad drawings. The 3d overview images was made with Rhino and Photoshop.


Rapid Type Coffee Pod in San Francisco, California by Otaplus

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: Otaplus

After months of research into why prefabrication has not been the glowing success people had hoped it would be, a design team at the California College of the Arts (CCA) has developed an answer: mix prefabrication and CNC technology with the current trend of mobile food trucks. Rapid Type: A Mobile Coffee platform is their first prototype for a mobile, pre-fabricated food service pod.  Construction was completed in the Fall of 2010 as part of a studio co-taught by Kory Bieg and Andre Caradec.

Images Courtesy KoryBieg

  • Architect: Otaplus
  • Name of Project: Rapid Type Coffee Pod
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Project Design and Fabrication Lead: Kory Bieg and Andre Caradec
  • CCA Design/Build Team: Amir Afifi, Jon Butler, Mark Campos, Michael Chang, Kate Ganim, Gabe Guerriero, Kelly Lawley, Liz Lessig, Richard Lovato, Erin McDonough, Matt Mochizuki, Jamie Pratt, Tyler Pew, Sergio Sandoval, Michael Wu


Pushkinsky Cinema in Moscow, Russia by GloMad

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: GloMad

A film, which is a series of still images or frames moving, or also we can say, this is a “fluidity of frames”. This project is an entry for the Pushkinsky competition located in Moscow. Designed by Gabriel Aranda and Alejandro Ramos. The idea consists in a new skin or façade thought as a sunscreen façade, that works as a barrier between the weather, and the original building. The façade is divided in tree layers: the original one, a curved glazed and a sunscreen façade.

Pushkinsky Cinema

  • Architects: GloMad
  • Project: Changing the Face – Pushkinsky Cinema Competition
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Status: Competition


72 collective housing units in Begles, France by LAN Architecture

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: LAN Architecture

A new, ecological and social living space geared to the 21st century.

The project’s richness and major interest lie in the possibility of inventing an urban lifestyle set in a highly experimental framework enabling the affirmation of new ecological and contemporary architectures. The diversity of architectural propositions and communal and private spaces had to ensure and enhance this specificity.

Night View

  • ARCHITECT: LAN Architecture
  • NAME OF PROJECT: 72 collective housing units
  • LOCATION: Quartier Terres Neuves , Begles, France
  • CLIENT: Ataraxia, Saemcib
  • PROJECT: Construction of a complex of apartments, shops and business premises.


Pharrell Williams Resource Center in Virginia Beach, VA by Oppenheim Architecture

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: Oppenheim Architecture

After meeting at Art Basel in 2008, musical impresario Pharrell Williams and Chad Oppenheim quickly realized they had a shared vision to make the world a better place. What resulted was an inspired youth center in Pharrell’s hometown of Virginia Beach. The Pharrell Williams Resource Center (working name) will not only become a place for kids to escape and imagine, but will set a new standard for the way the world builds for its future.

Pharrell Williams Resource Center

  • Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design LLP
  • Project: Pharrell Williams Resource Center
  • Location: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Scope: 30,000 SF Learning Resource Center. Architecture/Interior Design


Plug in Building in Barcelona, Spain by MiAS Architects

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: MiAS Architects

The 22@ district in Poble Nou (Barcelona) has been suffering multiple transformation processes recently. The blocks that Ildefonso Cerdà designed as part of the urban latticework of the Eixample were initially occupied by industries, workshops and eventually isolated residential buildings. Nowadays, most of the constructions have been demolished except those that deserved to be conserved due to their singularity. The gaps between the historic existing buildings have been refilled with new residential areas, hotels, offices and equipments.

Image Courtesy MiAS Arquitectes

  • Architects: Josep Miàs – MiAS Architects
  • Project: Plug in Building
  • Location: Poble Nou – Barcelona – Spain
  • Type: office building
  • Project leader: Adriana Porta
  • Project team: Silvia Brandi, Daniel Montes, Mario Blanco, Diogo Herniques


Standard House in Pszczyna, Poland by KWK Promes

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: KWK Promes arch. Robert Konieczny

The project arose in untypical conditions: it was supposed to be built in two different places – near Pszczyna and in the outskirts of Berlin. As the second location was still to be chosen, the main goal became to design a house that fits every plot. This is how the idea of standard hOuse emerged, first such an attempt in the KWK Promes history. Round shape of the house makes it easily suitable to any given shape of the site, freedom in the choice of a roof type makes it universal in terms of landscape conditionings, while flexibility of interior plan adopts it to needs of an individual family.

Exterior View


Nuevo Leon 113 Complex by JSª Arquitectura

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: JSª Arquitectura

In a block where buildings catalogued by federal and local institutions predominate, we sought to emphasize the impact of this complex, moving away from the adjacent buildings and presenting the façade toward the urban intersection formed at the point where Nuevo Leon avenue turns, exposing the side of the building. The complex is formed by two volumes.

Images Courtesy Jair Navarrete

  • Architect: JSª Arquitectura
  • Name of Project: Nuevo Leon 113
  • Location: Av. Nuevo León 113, Col Condesa
  • Date of project: 2010
  • Total surface: 1775 sq ft
  • Photo credits: Jair Navarrete, Paul Rivera – archphoto


Thematic Parkscape in United Arab Emirates by Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultant

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Article source: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultant

This landscape development, a project short-listed in the Special Award – Envi­ronmental category of the 2009 Cityscape Awards for Architecture, is a holistic and multi-tiered parkland. It encompasses a sculptural landscape with a water garden, two horticultural pavilions, a French garden, an outdoor venue for music events and cin­ema, and a community area.

Esplanade Plan

  • ARCHITECT: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultant
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Thematic Parkscape
  • LOCATION: United Arab Emirates
  • PROJECT SCOPE: Recreational Landscaping
  • PROJECT TYPE: Sustainable Mixed-Use Community
  • PROJECT AREA: 734,708 m²
  • CLIENT: Confidential
  • PROJECT TEAM: Anna Klingmann, Onyoo An, Har­rison Blair, Clifford Brown, Lisa Chu, Eduardo Benamor Duarte, Lisa Kim, Manuela Koekle, Matthew Lipaurlo, Lingxue Liu, Robert Mancinelli, Gigi Mander, Steven Petrides, Maurizio Serena, Sunhwa Son, AIA, Joaquin Sterns, Tecla Tangorra, Peter Wood


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