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Yongsan International Business District in Seoul, Korea by REX

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: REX

YIBD “Project R6” is an urban boutique residence for short-term business people, young urban professionals, and foreign residents. Due to the transience of its target users and the short durations during which they are home, R6’s unit sizes are small, including 40 m2, 50 m2, and 60 m2 residences, with the majority being 40 m2.

To meet the trends of its users and compensate for its small unit size, R6 must engender a strong sense of community and its residences must be highly attractive, providing generous views, daylight, and cross-ventilation. Maximizing daylight and cross-ventilation are also paramount to providing a highly sustainable residence.

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  • Architects: REX
  • Project: Yongsan International Business District
  • Location: Seoul, Korea
  • Client: Dreamhub Project Financing Vehicle Co., Ltd.
  • Program: 47,800 M2 (514,500 Sf) Of Luxury Housing For Short-Term Residents, 27,000 M2 (290,600 Sf) Of Retail, And 929 Parking Stalls
  • Area: 115,500 M2 (1,240,000 Sf)
  • Construction Budget: Confidential

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House in Aragvispiri, Georgia by BB studio

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: BB studio

Structure of the project is reinforced concrete construction.The idea was to dominate themain house entrance in building’s architecture.This kind of decision alsomerges building perfectly with the surrounding area. Living room and bedrooms open fascinating view of river Aragvi

House in Aragvispiri

  • Architects: BB studio
  • Project: House in Aragvispiri
  • Location: Aragvispiri, Georgia

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Ryerson University Student Learning Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada by Zeidler Partnership Architects and Snøhetta

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Zeidler Partnership Architects and Snøhetta

Designed by the architectural team of Zeidler and Snøhetta the stunning new building will provide Ryerson students with an outstanding environment to study, collaborate and discover. The eight-storey Student Learning Centre marks Ryerson’s new face on Yonge Street. It will feature a glass façade, an elevated plaza, a bridge to the existing library and a range of academic, study and collaborative spaces for Ryerson’s students, faculty and staff. Yonge Street frontage will feature destination retail at and below grade, creating a prominent commercial façade.

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

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Thorpe ‘the lifehouse’ Spa in Essex, UK by The Manser Practice

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: The Manser Practice

The Lifehouse is probably the first completely new purpose built residential spa in the UK since the Romans were here.

The Lifehouse Spa is a 90 bedroom residential spa built on the site of Thorpe Hall in Thorpe le Soken, Essex, set in Grade 1 Listed gardens and with artificial lakes laid out around the original house in 1913.

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  • Architects: The Manser Practice
  • Project: Thorpe ‘the lifehouse’ Spa
  • Location: Thorpe le Soken, Essex, UK
  • Start on Site: June 2009
  • Completion: December 2010
  • Gross Internal Floor Area: 9060sqm
  • Client: Tangram Leisure
  • Interior Design: The Manser Practice
  • Structural Engineer: Peter Brett Associates (more…)

Small Hospital Big Idea Competition in Los Angeles, California by Htdstudio Designoffice

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Htdstudio Designoffice

This is a 30 Acre parcel of a sub-rural 327acre site in Southern California with a close proximity to Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zones to the west and south (<10 miles)
Targeted SB 1953 Compliance for 2030

This new facility will surpass 2013 deadlines and meet the January, 2030 SB 1953 Senate Bill target for all California Acute-Care Facilities to comply with both Structural (SPC) and Non-Structural Performance (NPC) Category requirements. Excerpt from the 1975 Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act 2621.5. Purpose statement

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  • Architects: Htdstudio Designoffice
  • Project: Small Hospital Big Idea Competition
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Client: Kaiser-Permanente
  • Total Floor Area: 125,000 sq ft / 11,612.5 m2
  • Budget: Withheld
  • Case Study Site: Lancaster, California
  • Software used: Google Sketchup 6 / kerkythea rendering engine 3.16 / Photoshop CS5  / Illustrator CS5

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Piano House in Dutch city of Leiden by PASEL.KUENZEL ARCHITECTS

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: PASEL.KUENZEL ARCHITECTS

This remarkable urban villa, designed by Dutch architects Ralf Pasel and Frederik Künzel, is located on the site of a former industrial area, in the heart of the Dutch city of Leiden.

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

  • Architect: pasel.kuenzel architects, Rotterdam, NL
  • Project: Piano House
  • Location: Dutch city, Leiden
  • Team: R. Pasel, F. Künzel, S. Wolff
  • Client: Private
  • Photos: Marcel van der Burg

 

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

The spatial idea of this urban residence is based on a 3 metre high, all-embracing wooden screen that surrounds the whole site enclosing as well the building volumes as the building voids of the patio and garden.

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

The composition of this wooden filter, made out of ?dancing? timber fins, refers directely to the musical oeuvre of the concert violist and the pianist living in the house. It manifests a crescendo of multifaceted visual relationships and allows for an exceptional syncopical relation between public and private life; between inside and outside the house.

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

While the merging interior and exterior spaces on the groundfloor are taken up by the living and music areas, the upperfloor comprises various private rooms with individual roofterraces.

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

 

Image Courtesy Marcel van der Burg

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Lar Casa de Magalh in Ponte de Lima, Portugal by J M Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura e Design

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: J M Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura e Design

Inside a white house lives a lady without progeny. She donates the land, home and attachments to build a home for the elderly. She only requires that the construction be done prior to her death. It all starts from the house; it is the center and the symbol.

Image Courtesy Hugo Carvalho Araújo

  • Architects: J M Carvalho Araújo Arquitectura e Design
  • Project: Lar Casa de Magalh
  • Location: Ponte de Lima, Portugal
  • Client: C. M. de Ponte de Lima – Casa do Povo
  • Date: 2006 – 2010
  • Team: Joel Moniz, Alexandre Branco, Sandra Ferreira, Mónica Peixoto, Liliana Costa, Ana Vilar, Lília Costa, Nuno Vieira, Filipe Russell
  • Landscape Design: João Bicho e Joana Carneiro, Arquitectos Paisagistas

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URBANAUTS | STREET LOFTS in VIENNA, AUSTRIA by Christian Knapp & Jonathan Lutter

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Christian Knapp & Jonathan Lutter

Authentic experience has become an important value to urban travellers. Individual impression instead of mainstream sightseeing is what motivates modern tourists today to explore major cities. A new hotel concept now offers the infrastructure for trips off the beaten track.

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

  • Architects: Christian Knapp & Jonathan Lutter 
  • Project: URBANAUTS | STREET LOFTS
  • Location: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
  • Design Agency: KOHLMAYR LUTTER KNAPP|OFFICE FOR SYSTEMIC DESIGN
  • Total Storeys: 1
  • Floor Area: 25 sqm
  • Photographer: Julian Mullan
  • Design / Completion Date: 01 July 2011

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

The idea is simple and convincing. Due to its proximity to the city life Vienna’s ground floor zone symbolises an area of unique urban character. At the same time massive vacancies of city shops urge for their revitalisation. URBANAUTS bridges both aspects using vacant boutiques as authentic habitat for travellers. Former shops become central hotel rooms – URBANAUTS Street Lofts.

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

 

The concept is unique. Hotel is no longer regarded in terms of a self-sufficient building. Based on the theory of the horizontal hotel it stretches out over the city. Fragmentation is the keyword. Rooms are spread within a district, adding up to segments in different parts of the city.

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

A quiet oasis right in the middle of the city centre. Entered directly from the street the lofts offer a most private and discreet space right next to where city life happens. Spacious and comfortably furnished they create a new category of Boutique Lofts among the family of Boutique Hotels. Their strong connection to the city is always sensible through the art work of local artists who are invited to account for the past of the loft.

Image Courtesy Julian Mullan

About the Design Agency:

KOHLMAYR LUTTER KNAPP | OFFICE FOR SYSTEMIC DESIGN is a design agency based in Vienna, Austria. Following a post- structuralistic point of view, their credo is the creation of systems not buildings. Each of their approaches into the fields of urbanism, architecture and design consider a wide range of aesthetic, social, economical and ecological aspects focusing on intelligent, clear and down to earth solutions.

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Downtown LA Hotel in Los Angeles, California by XTEN Architecture

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: XTEN Architecture

This new 65,000sf hotel is conceived as a monolithic concrete structure, carved by a system of slots and slices that bring light, air and views deep into the building.

The site is an infill parcel in downtown Los Angeles which measures just 50×150 feet. The hotel is freestanding, surrounded on all sides by alleys and streets. This allows for slots to be cut into the façade, which contrast with and dematerialize the otherwise monolithic quality of the building.

Image Courtesy XTEN Architecture

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Project: Downtown LA Hotel
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Principals: Monika Haefelfinger, SIA & Austin Kelly, AIA
  • Project Team: Scott Utterstrom, Qichen Cao, Matthew Rosenberg, Dayuan Fu, Katie Green, Michael Hasey, Xian Chi
  • Project Area: 65,000sf
  • Renderings: Courtesy of XTEN Architecture
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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The Mood @ LKF in Hong Kong by Theo Texture

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: Theo Texture

THE MOOD @ LKF located at the top of Lan Kwai Fong, is an 12-storey office building revamped into a boutique hotel, a new architectural genre for urban Hong Kong. A white aluminum cladded mask in organic cellular shapes over black glass is created at the lower part of the building, framed in LED lights. The name and the logo of the hotel are designed with two “O”s to correspond with this organic cellular motif which is repeated throughout the hotel. These cellular motifs and black and white colors are employed to echo the urban chic feel of the neighboring of Lan Kwai Fong, in and out of the building as well as in the graphics.

The Mood @ LKF

  • Architects: Theo Texture
  • Project: The Mood @ LKF
  • Location: Hong Kong

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