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Petting farm in Den Uyl Park, Netherlands by 70F architecture

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Most city parts of Almere, a city with almost 190.000 inhabitants, have a petting farm. In the ‘den Uyl’ park there used to be one, but it burned down in the early 80′s, leaving only its concrete foundation. Early 2005 we were commissioned by the municipality of Almere to design a new petting farm on the exact location and the remaining foundation. The building was finally built using almost only sponsored money, and finished late 2008.

Image Courtesy luuk kramer

  • Architects:  70F architecture
  • Project:  Petting Farm
  • Location:  Den Uyl Park, Almere, Netherlands
  • Project Area:  126 m2
  • Design:  2005 • Completion: 2008
  • Cost:  € 150,000
  • Client:  Municipality of Almere
  • Program: Petting farm
  • Photo : luuk kramer
  • Software used: mix of Autocad/3D studio and Vectorworks
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National Stadium and Sports Village in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by LAVA Architect

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: LAVA Architect

Football and athletics-loving Ethiopians will have a new FIFA and Olympic-standard 60,000 seat stadium in Addis Ababa thanks to a competition winning design combining local identity with new technology.

LAVA, the LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE, and DESIGNSPORT collaborated with local Ethiopian firm JDAW to win the international architecture competition for a national stadium and sports village, held by the Federal Sport Commission, Ethiopia.

Stadium And Sports City

  • Architects: LAVA Architect
  • Project: National Stadium and Sports Village
  • Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Client: The Federal Sports Commission of Ethiopia
  • Size: 60 Hectares
  • Program: 60,000 seat stadium; athletics track; aquatic centre; residential village; headquarters, Federal Sport Commission; and sports halls and arenas.
  • Status: Competition Winner June 2012.

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Baltyk Tower in Poznan, Poland by MVRDV

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source:  MVRDV

Investment corporation Sophia Sp. z.o.o and MVRDV present the Baltyk Tower, to be realised in the Polish city of Poznan. The office tower with a total surface of 25.000 m² will be located at Rondo Kaponiera at the Eastern entrance to the historic city and will feature retail and a panorama restaurant with a proposed one room hotel. Completion is scheduled for 2014.

Baltyk Tower Poznan (Image Courtesy MVRDV)

  •  Architects:  MVRDV
  • Project: Baltyk Tower
  • Location:  Poznan, Poland
  • Investment corporation:  sophia Sp. z.o.o., a joint venture of garvest and vox group
  • Structural engineer:  buro happold MEP

MVRDV Baltik Tower Poznan(Image Courtesy MVRDV)

The tower’s volume follows the maximal volume and height restriction of the site. This leads to a shape resulting in a totally different contour when approached from different sides. Towards the south a slope of cascading patios will offer outside spaces to the users of the building. The façade is envisioned floor-to-ceiling glass with vertical louvers of glass fibre concrete softening the impact of the sun without losing the vista over the city and zoo.

From each angle the towers volume appears totally different

MVRDV Baltik Tower and fair, Poznan(Image Courtesy MVRDV)

The 25.000m² are divided into 12.000m² office space, 750m² panorama restaurant featuring most likely a one room hotel, 1350m² retail in the plinth of the building and three levels of underground parking. The flexible office space is limited to a depth of seven metres allowing daylight to generously penetrate the work spaces.

The shape follows the site and the maximal building envelope

MVRDV Baltik Tower(Image Courtesy MVRDV)

The Baltyk tower will be built at Rondo Kaponiera, a major intersection next to the central train station and the road towards the airport. The building will benefit from the close vicinity of the Sheraton hotel, the currently restored Concordia printing house, a new creativity centre for business and the MTP international fair building.

Baltyk tower is the first building by MVRDV in Poland. Sophia Sp. z o.o is a joint venture of Garvest and Vox Group. Buro Happold is structural engineer, MEP and sustainability advisor for the envisioned BREEAM “Very Good” rating. Co-architect is Ultra Architects, a local office from Poznan.

Baltyk Tower from the West(Image Courtesy MVRDV)

MVRDV

MVRDV was set up in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 1992 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. MVRDV engages globally in providing solutions to contemporary architectural and urban issues. A research based and highly collaborative design method engages experts from all fields, clients and stakeholders in the creative process. The results are exemplary and outspoken buildings, urban plans, studies and objects, which enable our cities and landscapes to develop towards a better future.

Early projects such as the headquarters for the Dutch Public Broadcaster VPRO and housing for elderly WoZoCo in Amsterdam lead to international acclaim making MVRDV a globally operating office.

MVRDV develops its work in a conceptual way, the changing condition is visualised and discussed through designs, sometimes literally through the design and construction of a diagram. The office continually pursues its fascination and methodical research on density using a method of shaping space through complex amounts of data that accompany contemporary building and design processes.

Image Courtesy MVRDV

MVRDV first published a cross section of study results in FARMAX (1998), followed by a.o. MetaCity/Datatown (1999), Costa Iberica (2000), Regionmaker (2002), 5 Minutes City (2003), KM3 (2005), Spacefighter (2007), Sky Car City (2007)  and more recently Agendas on Urbanism (2012). MVRDV deals with global ecological issues in large scale studies such as Pig City and China Hills as well as in small pragmatic solutions for devastated areas of New Orleans.

Current projects include various housing and mix use projects in the Netherlands, Spain, China, France, Poland, the USA, India, Korea and other countries, a bank headquarter in Oslo, Norway, a public library for Spijkenisse , Netherlands, a central market hall for Rotterdam, a culture plaza in Nanjing, China, large scale urban plans include a plan for an eco-city in Logroño, Spain, an urban vision for Oslo or the doubling in size of Almere, Netherlands and Bastide Niel, a city centre extension for Bordeaux, France.

The work of MVRDV is exhibited and published world wide and receives international awards. The 75 architects, designers and staff members conceive projects in a multi-disciplinary collaborative design process and apply highest technological and sustainable standards.

Together with Delft University of Technology MVRDV runs The Why Factory, an independent think tank and research institute providing argument for architecture and urbanism by envisioning the city of the future.

For information please contact public relations at MVRDV, Jan Knikker / Isabel Pagel +31 10 477 2860 or pr@mvrdv.nl – www.mvrdv.nl

A set of high resolution images can be found on the MVRDV Flickr page.

Dwelling in Etura by Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: Roberto Ercilla, Arquitectura

The visual impact of the housing is reduced by placing it below the access level into the side, with a piece strongly over hanged. This is achieved by minimal intervention in the environment (9% parcel occupancy). The roof garden with a small access pavilion and vehicle protection completes the intervention.

Dwelling in Etura

 

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ARTEOLOGIE by Atelier 37.2

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: Atelier 37.2

The Nature in the volcanic region of Auvergne has something definitely sacred. It seems to be invisibly linked with the idea of art. Our approach, as artists, is to search this specific nature in order to let the fear, the mystery, the metaphysical and spiritual questioning appears from the volcanic memory.

Image Courtesy atelier 37.2

  • Architects: Atelier 37.2
  • Project: ARTEOLOGIE
  • Software used: None. It’s all experimental and made by hand : design and construction

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Writhing Tower in Lima, Peru by LYCS Architecture (designed using Rhino and AutoCAD)

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: LYCS Architecture

Writhing Tower, is a LYCS designed Sky Condo for one of the most beautiful residential zones in Lima, is a global architectural competition initiated by ARQUIA, an international development firm interested in commissioning architecture as art.

Each unit is rotated 45 degrees to create a cruciform shape in plan and the appearance of a linear hinged volume. It enables each unit to have uninterrupted views to both the public park in front of the site, and the ocean to the rear of the site. Additionally, each unit has blocked views to the unit above and below it, so as to create extra privacy. Each unit is a two-story townhouse, with a terrace for a garden with trees, and a pool with a deck.

Image Courtesy LYCS Architecture

  • Architects: LYCS Architecture
  • Project: Writhing Tower
  • Location: Lima, Peru
  • Project Date: March, 2012
  • Status: Concept
  • Design Team: Hao Ruan, Devin Jernigan, Vedrana Puhalo, Max Peterschmidt
  • Image Credit: LYCS Architecture
  • Roof: 279m²
  • Typical Duplex: 524m² (X10)
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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Once Building in Nuñez, Argentina by Adamo-Faiden Architects

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: Adamo-Faiden Architects

The building is situated in Núñez, a neighborhood whose development brings a balanced densification to the city of Buenos Aires. Its perifheral condition and efficient connectivity with the rest of the city turns it today into a desirable alternative for residential and tertiary programmes.

Once building

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Loft of Frank and Amy in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City by Resolution: 4 Architecture

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: Resolution: 4 Architecture

Designed for a writer and a film editor, the Loft of Frank and Amy is a bare, wide-open play space in New York City’s gritty Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. Located in a former industrial building, the loft occupies an entire floor with full window exposure and dynamic urban views on three sides. The design enhances this industrial context by posing new construction as a single sculptural intervention within this existing space.

kitchen (Image Courtesy Paul Warchol)

  • Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture
  • Project: Loft of Frank and Amy
  • Location: Hell’s Kitchen, New York
  • Completion Date: 2000
  • Size: 4,800 sf
  • Construction Cost: $275,000
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 3
  • Features: Writing Room, Open Loft Living, Dining & Kitchen
  • Software used: FormZ & Vectorworks

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Lake Iosco House in Bloomingdale, New Jersey by Resolution: 4 Architecture

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: Resolution: 4 Architecture

Designed as a second home for a single mom and young son who live in Manhattan only 45 minutes away, this two-story single bar scheme is positioned as close to the lake as zoning allows. The result is a long linear composition oriented north south, with complementing sunrise and sunset decks to the east and west. Lake views are available from all rooms.

Image Courtesy RES4

  • Architects: Resolution: 4 Architecture
  • Project: Lake Iosco House
  • Location: Bloomingdale, New Jersey
  • Completion Date: 2009
  • Size: 2,100 SF
  • Typology: Two-story Single Bar Series
  • Modules: 4 Boxes, Panelized Fireplace/Storage
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 2.5
  • Software used: FormZ & Vectorworks

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Paramos House in Espinho, Portugal by Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Article source: Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes

This housing solution is endowed with generously sized areas and its functional diagram suggests a way of inhabiting adapted to new ways of contemporary living.

It consists of three floors where all social space is located the ground floor, the private areas are distributed in the first floor, and the technical and support areas are positioned in the basement level.

 

Image Courtesy Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: Atelier Nuno Lacerda Lopes – CNLL
  • Project: Paramos House
  • Location : Paramos, Espinho
  • Year : 2003-2007
  • Client : anonymous
  • Architecture Coordination : Nuno Lacerda Lopes
  • Architecture Collaboration : Natália Rocha, Ângelo Monteiro
  • Specialities : Ana Maria Viana, Paula Araújo, Miguel Venâncio
  • Plot Area : 1.988 m2
  • Total Construction Area : 783 m2
  • Model : CNLL
  • Photography : Nelson Garrido
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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