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Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will expand with a new building that is to house facilities for the Institute of Diplomatic Studies and Consular Affairs Department. The new building comprises among others a large auditorium, lecture halls, library, classrooms, a large hall for visa applicants and office space. The building accommodates a number of shared facilities e.g. a cafeteria and prayer rooms.

Institute of Diplomatic Studies

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: Institute of Diplomatic Studies
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saudi Arabia
  • Gross floor area: 46,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2010 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Commision
  • Partners: Buro Happold and Geoffrey Barnett Associates

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Haus der Essener Geschichte in Essen, Germany by Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Article source: Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

The project comprises the reconstruction of the listed Luisenschool to be used as a library, an administration and an exhibition area and also the new construction of an archive building.

Image Courtesy Deimel & Wittmar

 

  • Architects: Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch
  • Project: Haus der Essener Geschichte
  • Location: Essen, Germany
  • Awarding authority: City of Essen
  • Competition: 2005, 1st award
  • Completion: 2010
  • Gross floor area: 5500 sqm
  • Award: 1st Essener Architekturpreis 2010 – acknowledgement, 2nd prize for exemplary buildings NRW
  • Photographs: Deimel & Wittmar
  • Materials: new archive building: corten steel tables
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Da Vinci Residential Tower in Distrito Federal, Mexico City by Pascal Arquitectos

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

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Location:

This real state is located in Hacienda de Las Palmas Ave. # 10, Subdivision Hacienda de Las Palmas, Huixquilucan State of Mexico and extends on a 2’897.13 m2 area, with an average level difference from front to rear-end of 17 meters, which represented the first disadvantage since a river flows in the rear-end and there was practically no space to work and store the materials while the water was diverted.

Exterior View

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: Da Vinci Residential Tower
  • Location: Subdivision Hacienda de Las Palmas, Huixquilucan State of Mexico

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Vanilli in Linz, Upper Austria by X Architekten (designed using Vectorworks)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Article source: X Architekten

Task:

The bar “Vanilli“, on the ground floor of a house situated in the old town, has been the most popular venue of Linz’s trendy nightlife for more than two decades. The new owners brought with them the desire for a complete redecoration, aiming to retain the glamorous reputation whilst also maintaining the fundamental building structures of the listed building to meeting planning requirements.

Image Courtesy David Schreyer

  • Architects: X Architekten
  • Project: Vanilli
  • Location: Hofgasse, Linz, Upper Austria
  • Client: Vanilli GmbH
  • Start of planning: April 2008
  • Completion date: Januray 2009
  • Floor space: 163 m2
  • Photography: David Schreyer
  • Software used: Vectorworks 2010

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Zitacuaro Apartment Building in Colonia Condesa, México by Pascal Arquitectos

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

The biggest challenge to build this housing complex was to get the most out of space in a complicated land. The architect is a mediator between the need for the developer to generate added value and to do the right thing for the final user and the city.

Front View

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: Zitacuaro Apartment Building
  • Location: Colonia Condesa, México, City. MEXICO
  • Land area: 336 m2
  • Construction area: 1,044.73m2
  • Year: 2010

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Barn Krnany in Czech Republic by e-MRAK

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Article source: e-MRAK

I work in the studio of Martin Rajniš for more than a year. Did my opponent’s thesis at the Academy of Fine Arts. Personally, I did not know the professor. Martin, as he introduced himself at the very beginning is a very straight man. They all relate to him and offered me if I do not want himto do some time. May said the next morning I come to see him in office. What I had to say?Scheduled holidays did not take place.

Image Courtesy Andrea Lhotakova

  • Architects: e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš, David Kubik
  • Project: Barn Krnany
  • Location:Krňany, Česká republika
  • Realization: 07/2006
  • Usable floor area: 70 m2
  • Builder area: 80 m2
  • Builder space: 360 m3
  • Cost: 250 000 CZK (13 800 US)

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Cozart Medical Office Building in Myrtle Beach, SC by inFORM studio

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Article source: inFORM studio

The Cozart Medical Office Facility involves the development of a 7,500 square foot medical office to contain a plastic surgery center, and possible leasable space, located on a .51 acre site along Grissom Avenue, in the Oleander Business Park, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Cozart Medical Office Building

  • Architects: inFORM studio
  • Project: Cozart Medical Office Building
  • Location: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Total Project: 7,500 sq.ft.

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GKK Dental Ambulatory in Linz, Oberösterreich by X Architekten (designed using Vectorworks)

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Article source: X Architekten

Task:

The relocation of various businesses from the Voestalpine steel manufacturer’s premises included the dental clinic of the Upper Austrian regional medical insurance company. The nearby “Service Zone” was chosen as the new location. The task was to create a modern and service-oriented clinic on a 525 m2 plot which offers the dentists the best possible hygiene and functionality at work and which receives and guides the patients.

Image Courtesy Max Nirnberger

  • Architects: X Architekten
  • Project: GKK Dental Ambulatory
  • Location: Stahlstraße 2, Linz, Oberösterreich
  • Client: APK Pensionskasse AG
  • Planning data: Direct order 2006
  • Start of Planning: Dezember 2006
  • Handing over: Februar 2008
  • Floor Space: 525 m2
  • Construction: Ceiling Polycarbonatplatten
  • Floor: Raised Floor PVC-Covered
  • Bersten-Corpus: Acrylglass unnotched
  • Photography: Max Nirnberger
  • Software used: Vectorworks 2010

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Shelter Home for the Homeless in Pamplona, España by Javier Larraz Andía, Architect

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Article source: Javier Larraz Andía, Architect

What the construction of the new Shelter Home for the Homeless offers, beyond satisfying the needs of shelter and food for the residents, is an opportunity for improving the quality of life of a socially excluded group, whose needs reach further than the simple fact of finding a place to sleep.

Image Courtesy Iñaki Bergera

  • Architects: Javier Larraz Andía, Architect
  • Project: Shelter Home for the Homeless
  • Location: Pamplona. Navarra. España.
  • Assistants: Belén Beguiristáin Lahuerta, Architect, Juan Miguel García Moreda, Architect,
  • Consultants: Naven Ingeniería de Instalaciones, Atec Aparejadores, FS estructuras

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Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, Wales by BFLS

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Article source: BFLS

The newly completed Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff – Wales’ national music and drama conservatoire – opens to a new intake of students this month. Won in international competition in 2007, the scheme comprises an acoustically excellent 450‐seat chamber recital hall (the ‘Dora Stoutzker Hall’), a 180‐ seat theatre (the ‘Richard Burton Theatre’), four rehearsal studios, an exhibition gallery (the ‘Linbury Gallery’) as well as generous foyer areas, a terrace overlooking Bute Park and a new Café Bar.

North Rd facade from south (c Nick Guttridge)

  • Architects: BFLS
  • Project: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • Location: Cardiff, Wales
  • Area: 4,400 m2
  • Status: Completed 2011
  • Value: £22.5 million
  • Client: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • BFLS team: Jason Flanagan, Paul Bavister, Jason Sandy, Anne Heucke, Kibwe Tavares, Armando Elias
  • Acoustic Engineer: Arup Acoustics
  • Structural & Services Engineer: Mott MacDonald
  • Lighting Consultant: Equation Lighting
  • Theatre Consultant: Theatre Projects Consultants
  • Cost Consultant: Davis Langdon

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