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Mack Energy Corporation in Artesia, New Mexico

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: New Voodou

The architecture of the corporate offices for Mack Energy evokes the independent energy company’s engagement in oil and gas exploration, development and production in both form and materials. The boldly articulated curtainwall of the double height building entry recalls the skeletal form of drilling rigs whilecast relief on the concrete panels mimics the stratification of the earth. Throughout the building the abundant use of natural materials ties the structure to New Mexico’s diverse landscape environment — sun, desert, and mountains. Inside the atrium two of the soaring walls, clad in stone with a pattern that reveals the oil rich rock strata of southeastern New Mexico and west Texas, are also water walls that flow into a small interior pond though a channel imbedded in the floor. A tall, dramatic sculpture depicts a scene from an active well and echoes the articulation of the exterior frame.

Mack Energy Corporation

  • Architects: Van H. Gilbert Architect, PC
  • Project: Mack Energy Corporation
  • Location: Artesia, New Mexico
  • Project Architect: Van H. Gilbert Architect PC
  • Design-build contractor: Jaynes Corporation
  • Size: 50,000 square feet, two-story with a basement

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Avenue de France Administrative Building in Genève, Switzerland by Group8 Architecture

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: Group8

A complex site

The “Avenue de France” administrative building is sat on a site which imposes several constraints. It was built on a site bordering the CFF (national) railway lines, limited on its northern end by the Avenue de France and adjacent to a pre-existing building. The site’s topography also imposes varying conditions namely: the railway tracks to be found at the lowest point, the level of the access to the underground parking, the level of the Avenue de France over-passing the railway and the general level of the existing adjacent buildings. It is worth noting that before construction of the building the site had long been considered as ‘unsuitable’ for development.

Image Courtesy Régis Golay

  • Architects: Group8 architecture & urban planning
  • Project: Avenue de France Administrative Building
  • Location: Genève, Switzerland
  • Built area: 1 373 sqm overground, 2 661 sqm underground
  • Net area: 12 666 sqm
  • Gross External Area (GEA): 17 989 sqm
  • Plot surface: 3 772 sqm
  • Built volume: 58 252 m3

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New surgical center Ulm in Baden-Württemberg, Germany by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Light, bright and colorful: the architecture of the new Surgical Center on the Oberer Eselsberg in Ulm. The building was designed by the KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten Munich Office, having won the competition in 2001. The Surgical Center / Dermatology blends into the surrounding landscape and, with the “floating” ward block, also sets a distinctive architectural tone.

In June 2012 the six departments of Ulm University Hospital moved  into the new Surgery / Dermatology building with their patients. The medical institutions, previously scattered over various sites, are now brought together in the new hospital building which will further improve medical care in the Ulm region.  The Surgical Center provides sufficient space for 15 state-of-the-art operating rooms, 235 regular care and 80 intensive care or monitored beds. The building, which offers gross floor space of around 70,000 sq.m., was completed in four years within the scheduled timeframe and budget.

Image Courtesy Jean-Luc Valentin

  • Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
  • Project: New surgical center Ulm
  • Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Client / user: Universitätsklinikum Ulm
  • Project management: Andrea Erpenbeck, Tereza Nezdara (assist.)
  • General care wards: 235 beds
  • Intensive care: 80 beds
  • OR / Outpatient Clinic: 12 operating rooms / 3 operating rooms

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Water Purifying Footbridge in The Netherlands by Margot Krasojevic

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: Decodeine

Competition Amsterdam footbridge 2012 by Margot Krasojevic
Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam canals. Without them, the city would drown. Circulating the water is also vital for sanitary reasons. In the days when windmills had to do the job, the stench of the water could become unbearable in periods with little wind or rain.

Three times a week, 14 of the 16 existing waterlocks around the city close up, so clean water can be pumped in from the big lake IJsselmeer. The current that is created pushes the dirty canal water out through the open locks on the other side of the city. Specialized cleaning boats with big scoops and nets patrol frequently clean surface debris. Since 2005, all the houseboats in the city are connected to the sewer system.

Water Purifying Footbridge

  • Architects: Decodeine
  • Project: Water Purifying Footbridge
  • Location: Amsterdam,  The Netherlands
  • Project Architect: Margot Krasojevic
  • Software used: 3dsMax and Vray for renders and Microstation for design details

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Shanghai 2012 in China by Lee Martin

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: Lee Martin

This was an international design competition that me and my partner(Justin Strosnider) participated in during the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012. we are both 18 years of age and pursuing a career in architecture.The design work took a total of six months and was the most extensive and challenging design we had ever done. The main goal of the design was sustainability. The building is a mixed use building that offeres retail, office, as well as residential space.

Shanghai 2012

  • Architects: Lee Martin
  • Project: Shanghai 2012
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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Casa Patio in Majorca by AEH SL (Arquitectura Espai Home)

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: AEH SL (Arquitectura Espai Home)

House situated on a plot of the second coastline of Majorca. Much of the sun was hidden without sea view, by the interposition of an old and broken down apartment block, except for a small portion facing the sea torrent desenbocaba forming a small beach. They pose a patio attached to a wall that cuts across almost all of its own, leaving hidden the apartment block and opening the rest of the house to the stream and beach.

Casa Patio

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Private Residence in Sarginesco, Italy by Archiplanstudio

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Article source: Archiplanstudio

The site is located at a point between the square and the church of a small village in the Po Valley. The new building develops around a small inner courtyard. The front facing the street has no openings apart from the main entrance. Four metres high, it underlines the idea of the threshold conceived as an element of transit and delimitation that separates an outer world, without rules or qualities, from a controlled artificial one.

Private Residence

  • Architects: Archiplanstudio
  • Project: Private Residence
  • Location: Sarginesco (MN),  Italy
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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