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Global style in Tokyo, Japan by Process5 Design

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: Process5 Design

The first Tokyo branch of Global Style, a made-to-order suit shop, has opened in Kanda, the textile quarter of eastern Tokyo. Kanda is home to a number of pharmaceutical and trading companies and it was assumed that the main customer target would be businessmen passing the shop. As it is also within walking distance from Akihabara, it was considered that people who normally don’t have much to do with suits would also pass by.

Global style

  • Architects: Process5 Design
  • Project: Global style
  • Location: Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
  • Construction type: Interior Renewal
  • Function: order made suite shop
  • Total area: 60.819㎡
  • Construction phase: 4 Feb. ~28 Feb. 2011
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Illustrator and photoshop


Recreation Center + Sports Facility in Falmouth, UK by The Galante Architecture Studio

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

This project is an award-winning youth recreation center, and sports facility in the Town of Falmouth. The site is a long, sloping slice of land between an existing gymnasium, and the playing fields. We designed the new building to re-establish the privileged viewing position that the original building enjoyed. Generous amounts of glass are set into a wall clad with concrete panels. The inside gathering space allows spectators to watch as teams trot to the fields, play their game, and return in victory (or defeat).



FDNY : Engine Company 63 in New York by The Galante Architecture Studio

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

As a winner in the design excellence competition, TGAS was awarded projects with the City of New York. This expansion of an existing fire station is clad in a terra-cotta rain screen, with inset cement board panels. Grey was chosen as a conceptual record of ashes found after a building fire. Southern sun is modulated with a brise-soleil (sunscreen), which incorporates the FDNY logo.

South east façade


House F in Trieste, Italy by BiasiBonominiVairo Architetti

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: BiasiBonominiVairo Architetti

The operation of transforming a villa on the coast of Trieste stands as a moment marking a break in the equilibrium between violently rugged landscape and its control through rationalization and terraced gardens, retaining walls and residential volumes. In this sense, the renovation of a split-level house dating back to early 70s, by the partial demolition of existing building structure and the reorganization of the distributive spaces, looks for a new dynamism and a new relationship with the landscape, natural and man-made.

Image Courtesy Marco Zanta

  • Architects: BiasiBonominiVairo Architetti
  • Project: House F
  • Location: Trieste, Italy
  • Builder: Costruzioni Edili PASCON, Trieste
  • Photography: Marco Zanta
  • Time: 2009-2012


Interior design of apartment in Zvolen, Slovakia by Cubica

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: Cubica

The project and realization of interior apartment in a modern and simple design. For the manufacture have been used natural materials like wood, veneer and natural stone. The main priority of investor was to create modern interior with an equipment of the highest quality and precision design as a whole and detail too.

Living room with fireplace

  • Architects: Cubica
  • Project: Interior design of apartment
  • Location: Zvolen, Slovakia
  • Design and realization: Martin Bosák and Peter Zvolenský, Cubica


Italian Venezuelan Service Center Building in Caracas, Venezuela by Puchetti Arquitectos

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: Puchetti Arquitectos

The building is surrounded by the Headquarters buildings (built during the 80’s) and the rest of the Centre foundational buildings (built during the 60’s), all of them designed by Architect Antonio Pinzani.

A particular geometry characterizes those buildings from 60’s: thin double curved concrete surfaces (Hyperbolic Paraboloids or HYPAR) cover spaces such as restaurants, theatre, access area, etc. The use of these shells as umbrellas makes evident the architect’s intention to create spaces sensible to the weather and the surroundings. For the Headquarter building, 20 years apart from the first ones, Pinzani makes use of a similar design strategy taking it to the next level: a single roof, at a bigger scale, cover several fluid spaces of different hierarchy with its shadow.

Image Courtesy Roberto Puchetti

  • Architects: Puchetti Arquitectos
  • Project: Italian Venezuelan Service Center Building
  • Location: Caracas, Venezuela


Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine in Bordeaux, France by BIG Architects

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: BIG Architects

Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A wins the competition to design a new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural institutions into one single building.

The new Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine, MÉCA, located on the historical riverfront of Bordeaux will house three regional visual and performing arts agencies FRAC, the ECLA and the OARA in one single institution. The Regional Council of Bordeaux selected the winning team among proposals from SANAA, the Toulouse-based firm W-Architectures and Bordeaux-based FLINT.

Image Courtesy BIG

  • Architects: BIG Architects
  • Project: MÉCA – Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Aquitaine
  • Location: Bordeaux, France
  • Type: Competition
  • Size: 12 350 m2
  • Client: Conseil régional d’Aquitaine
  • Collaborators: FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS scéno, Khephren Ingénierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ingénierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk & Moriceau, Ph.A
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
  • Project Leader: Gabrielle Nadeau
  • Project Architect: Jan Magasanik
  • Team: Édouard Champelle, Lorenzo Boddi, Yang Du, Karol Borkowski


Städel Museum Extension in Frankfurt, Germany by Schneider+Schumacher

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: Schneider+Schumacher

The Frankfurt Städel Museum is about to undergo the largest expansion ever in the course of its nearly two-hundred-year history – with regard to its architecture and its collection alike. In the autumn of 2009, in conjunction with numerous important additions to the museum’s holdings, work commenced on the construction of an annex for the presentation of contemporary art. Designed by the architectural firm schneider+schumacher of Frankfurt, this extension will open its doors for the first time on 25 and 26 February with two Open House days and a big public celebration.

The extension of the Städel Museum View from outside

  • Architects: Schneider+Schumacher
  • Project: Städel Museum Extension
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Client: Städelsches Kunstinstitut
  • Architecture: schneider+schumacher
  • Project Architects: Michael Schumacher, Till Schneider, Kai Otto
  • Project Management: Miriam Baake
  • Construction Management: Hans Eschmann
  • Structural Planning: B+G Ingenieure / Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Manfred Grohmann, Jörg Schneider
  • Software used: RhinoCeros (3D modelling Software) with Grasshopper (a plugin für Rhino) and Rhinoscript, the 2-D plans were drawn in Microstation.


Ginza Steak TAJIMA in Tokyo, Japan by Doyle Collection

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: Doyle Collection

Shiny wooden paneled walls surround the interior along with the counter. These panels exude dignity and the texture create tension and high-quality mood. “Ginza Steak TAJIMA” made its grand opening at Ginza, Tokyo, one of the leading cities in Japan. Initially, our client’s needs were to create high quality and dignity interior using genuine materials. After having further hearing, we noticed that our client was always very familiar with stones. Firstly, we proposed the idea of using solid board panels instead of stones to constitute the walls. As for the base, we cut out big horse chestnut solid board panels into 13 mm thickness, commonly used for making counters with one piece. These specially-manufactured panels have different grain pattern expressions.

Image Courtesy Satoshi Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

  • Architects: Aiji Inoue/ Doyle Collection Co., Ltd.
  • Project: Ginza Steak TAJIMA
  • Location: 6-7-6, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Year: 28,March,2011
  • Collaborators: YO
  • Built area: 103.95sqm
  • Construction: Touhoku Kensetsu co.,ltd.
  • Client: TOHO DEVICE Corporation
  • Photo credits: Satoshi Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners


Technology Center in Bologna, Italy by GMP Architekten

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: GMP Architekten

The design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), which was honoured with first prize in an international competition, converts a former industrial heritage building to the north of Bologna into a modern technology park. The factory facilities of the former tobacco monopoly, designed by the famous Italian engineer and architect Pier Luigi Nervi are carefully modernised and converted to accommodate new functions. The additional new buildings carry the signature of the listed historic buildings dating from the 1940s, albeit in modern form.

Technology Center in Bologna

  • Architects: gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners Architects
  • Project: Technology Center
  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • First prize in international competition 2012
  • Design: Volkwin Marg with Robert Friedrichs
  • Team members: Stephanie Joebsch, Alessia Spezzano, Alexander Kittel, Bernd Kottsieper, Claudia Schultze, Andre
  • Wegmann, Peter Radomski
  • Total floor area for various uses: 110,000 sqm
  • Client: Società Finanziaria Bologna Metropolitana SpA


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