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Tangent Facade Design for The Hyundai Development Company in Seoul, South Korea by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Completed in 2005, the office façade of the new Hyundai Development Company headquarters was designed to integrate the headquarters with the public plaza, the below-grade spaces and any future development on the site. A 62 meter ring dominates the main facade together with a complementary vector that explores the depth of the facade as a space that will be locally accessible through volume and plane projections.

Images Courtesy Kim yong kwan

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: Tangent Facade Design for The Hyundai Development Company
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Building size: 1,412,000 sq.ft (Facade Area), 15 Floors, 226 Feet ( Height)
  • Structure: Glass curtain wall cladding with aluminium on existing concrete building
  • Client: Hyundai Development Corporation

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Casa de Hormigon in Buenos Aires, Argentina by BAK Arquitectos

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: BAK Arquitectos

Mar Azul is a seaside resort on the coast of Buenos Aires, located 12 miles south of Villa Gesell, with an extensive beach of dunes and lush   virgin forest of conifers. The owners, members of the study and connoisseurs for years in this place chose precisely the splendid scenery of   the forest to build a small summer house.

Image Courtesy Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

  • Architects: BAK Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa de Hormigon
  • Location: Mar Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Architects: Maria Victoria Besonias, Guillermo de Almeida, Luciano Kruk.
  • Contributor: Diego Grosso
  • Land area: 470 m2
  • Constructed area: 75 m2
  • Year of construction: 2004
  • Time: 6 months
  • Photography: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla / Summa +

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ROCK-SETTE in Istanbul, Turkey by Dinkoff Architects & Engineers Inc.

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Dinkoff Architects & Engineers Inc.

DISASTER PREVENTION AND EDUCATION CENTER

The rich culture of Turkey includes a monument to human achievement, invention, and practicality – a site called Cappadocia.  More than two thousand years ago, the people of the region sought a strong, permanent and imposing shelter.   Inspired by the natural geological formations in the region which withstood all natural onslaughts, the people carved and “engineered” homes and public spaces within those natural rock formations.  They did this with such skill and esthetics that it still echoes today with vibrancy and life.

North canopy

  • Architect: Dinkoff Architects & Engineers Inc.
  • Name of Project: ROCK-SETTE
  • Location: Bakirkoy District, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Lot Size: 27,000 Sq.M.
  • Max Allowed Buildable Area: 9,450 Sq.M.
  • Client: ThyssenKrupp Elevator, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Istanbul, Turkey

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Manhattan Mountain in Lower East Side, New York by Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Ju-Hyun Kim

Re-Imagining Seward Park Redevelopment (SPURA) on the Lower East Side, New York

Recent news coverage for the 7-acre parcel, Manhattan’s biggest undeveloped,  publicly owned development site south of 96th Street, has provided the chance to contemplate many important urban issues.

Firstly, are we taking full advantage of this great opportunity to develop a vast land in the heart of Manhattan, or just limiting our imagination under current NYC zoning resolution (which is 50 years old)? Secondly, is the hot debate over big box retailers heading to the right direction?

Perspective

  • Architects: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
  • Project: Manhattan Mountain
  • Location: Seward Park Urban Renewal Site(SPURA) in Lower East Side, New York
  • Project Area: 7 Acre
  • Year: 2012
  • Type: Speculative Research
  • Collaborators: Euno Cho, Bohyun Kim, Kyu O Kim
  • Software used: Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, Vray.

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Reststops Gori in Lochini, Georgia by J. MAYER H. Architects

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

In 2009 Head of Roads Department of Georgia commissioned J. MAYER H. to design a system of Rest Stops for the new highway, which will run through Georgia and connect the Republic of Azerbaijan with the Republic of Turkey. Two Rest Stops have been completed while this third one is under construction.

Images Courtesy Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn

  • Architect: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Name of project: Reststops Gori
  • Location: Lochini, Georgia
  • Team: Jürgen Mayer H., Paul Angelier, Danny te Kloese
  • Project Design: 2011
  • Expected Completion: 2012
  • Function: Rest Stop
  • Client: PM Motors Ltd.
  • Photographs: Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn

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Incheon Tower in South Korea by François Blanciak Architect

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: François Blanciak Architect

In order to avoid the bilboquet form inherent to most observation structures of this height, the proposed building is conceived as a continuous segment whose middle part is made thicker by a knot. The resulting symbolic shape expresses the idea that the total length of the tower is in fact even longer than the regulated maximum height of 450 meters which it reaches at its summit. Alternately, the space created by the knot shape turns out to conveniently provide viewers with a three-dimensional panoramic experience of the city of Incheon, as a continuous indoor and outdoor balcony.

Incheon Tower

  • Architects: François Blanciak Architect
  • Project: Incheon Tower
  • Location: Incheon, South Korea
  • Collaborator: Janko Radojevic
  • Program: observation tower + exhibition hall + leisure facilities
  • Type: competition
  • Date: 2008
  • Area: 45000m²

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SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center in Chicago, USA by Studio Gang Architects

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Thinking of change as a liberating architectural opportunity rather than a limitation led to the original design of the SOS Lavezzorio Community Center. As the central hub of SOS Children’s Village Chicago, an organization in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood that serves foster care families, the building combines services for foster care and neighborhood families under one roof.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architect: Studio Gang Architects
  • Name of Project: SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center
  • Location: Chicago, USA
  • Owner: SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
  • Status: Completed 2008
  • Photos: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing
  • Awards: 2009 First Place, Architectural Excellence in Community Design Award, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; 2008 High Commendation, Civic Category, World Architecture Festival; 2008 Citation of Merit, Distinguished Building, AIA Chicago; 2008 Citation of Merit, Divine Detail, AIA Chicago; 2008 Best Building Award, Building Congress of Chicago

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Garden School in Beijing, China by OPEN Architecture

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: OPEN Architecture

If there is one thing that we have to put above all other issues for the 21st century, that is probably the vulnerability of nature. Ancient Chinese philosophy had always centered on the harmony between people and nature. In the decades to come, and amidst all the looming environmental crisis, it is urgent to bring the ancient philosophy back to the core of our education, and put it in the context of new challenges ahead. With this in mind, OPEN has designed a new kind of school system that provides a balanced and joyful learning environment integrated with farms and gardens.

Bird Eye

  • Architects:OPEN Architecture
  • Project: Garden School
  • Location: Changyang, Fangshan District, Beijing
  • Design Year: 2010 – 2012
  • Status: Architectural Design
  • Client: Vanke + Cofco
  • Program: 36-class Junior and Senior high school, classrooms, auditorium, gym, dining hall, dormitory and sport facilities
  • Building Area: 51,000 m²
  • Land Area: 45,332 m²
  • Local Design Institute: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
  • Sustainaiblity Consultant: Tsinghua Building Energy Research Center

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Sake MANZO in Beijing, China by Beijing Matsubara and Architects

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Beijing Matsubara and Architects

Dining space made by various combinations of Chinese craftsmanship

The site is located in a residential area, adjacent to theeast side of Beijing Third Ring Road. This is a renovation project of an old building made into a Japanese restaurant.

Facade (Images Courtesy Misae HIROMATSU)

  • Architect: Beijing Matsubara and Architects – Hironori MATSUBARA,Kazunori YAMAGUCHI
  • Name of Project: Sake MANZO
  • Location: TuanjiehuBeisitiao, Chaoyang district, Beijing, China
  • Total floor area: 382 sq. m.
  • Design period: Apr – Aug. 2011
  • Completion: Sep. 2003
  • Construction:LI Qiyun
  • Client:Beijing YilinChuangyeShangmao Ltd
  • Photographer:Misae HIROMATSU

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Museum of the Wine in Almendralejo, Spain by GAP Arquitectos

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: GAP Arquitectos

The project of the Museum of the Wine in Almendralejo (Badajoz) poses and assumes the duality that exists in the process of elaboration of the wine. Science and art, system and chance, technical and inspiration are the opposites that build, in a mysterious, magic, almost miraculous way, a fine wine.

Image Courtesy Jesús Granada

  • Architects: GAP Arquitectos
  • Project: Museum of the Wine
  • Location: Almendralejo, Spain
  • Competition: March 2005
  • Beginning of construction: March 2006
  • End of construction: April 2009
  • Intervention Areas: 3.025 m²

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