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Anansi Playground Building in Utrecht, Netherlands by Mulders vandenBerk Architecten

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten

Mulders vandenBerk Architecten of Amsterdam have completed a playground building in a park in Utrecht, the Netherlands, with a Corian façade engraved with images of fairytales from around the world. The idea of the building is to excite and stimulate curiosity and creativity of the children.

Image Courtesy Wim Hanenberg, Roel Backaert, Wouter van der Sar

  • Architect: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten
  • Project: Anansi Playground Building
  • Location: Peltlaan 130, 3527 EC Utrecht
  • Principal: Municipality of Utrecht, department D.M.O.
  • Team: Joost Mulders, Chris van den Berk, Robbert van der Lee, Lucas Torres, Cecilia Thomsen, Idette de Boer
  • Graphic design façade: Design Arbeid, Amsterdam
  • Photography: Wim Hanenberg, Roel Backaert, Wouter van der Sar
  • Contractor building: Barli B.V., Uden
  • Contractor façade: Roord binnenbouw, Amsterdam
  • Start: October 2008
  • Completion: October 2009
  • Program: daycare/play
  • Site area: 9750 m2
  • Floor area: 150 m2

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Kiss Bridge in Alicante, Spain by Joaquin Alvado Bañon

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Joaquin Alvado Baño

The project has been thought to establish a relationship between two different parts of the town, divided by a rainwater channel. Each side of the channel causes a different way to cross, a new shape to define a border. The connection is a kiss, a softy touch of structures. The bridge is a new way to understand the city.

The beams have been structurally designed as the Japanese art of paper folding called “origami”. The material we have used is white concrete plate instead of paper. The two geometrically different parts have different structural behavior. The first part has a large cantilever beam 16 m length, while the second has a Y plan geometry comprising the main path itself and a Venetian stairs. The length of the main path of both structures is over 60 m.

Image Courtesy © Justo Oliva

  • Architects: Joaquin Alvado Bañon
  • Project: “Kiss Bridge”.  White Concrete Footbridge
  • Location: Pilar de la Horadada, Alicante, Spain
  • Photographs: Justo Oliva 
  • Structural Engineers: Salvador Ivorra, Miguel Angel Crespo,
  • Geometry: Rafael Guillem and David Jimenez (Geometry)
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Texts: Justo Oliva and Authors

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Porter Street Residences in Washington DC by Perkins Eastman

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Perkins Eastman

The Porter Street Residences house visiting scholars participating in various exchange programs administered in the United States by one of Washington, DC’s prominent embassies, in addition to accommodating both permanent and rotating embassy staff. Replacing an existing, outmoded building, the new 63,000 sf facility consists of 27 apartment units, administrative offices, as well as a variety of public spaces including a multi-purpose reception hall, library, cafeteria and private dining rooms, community rooms, lounge, and a fitness center.

Image Courtesy Sarah Mechling / Perkins Eastman

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Project: Porter Street Residences
  • Location: Washington DC

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425 Park Avenue in New York by Foster + Partners

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners wins competition for new tower at 425 Park Avenue, New York

Foster + Partners is delighted to be selected by a partnership of L&L Holding Company and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LBHI) to design their new office tower at 425 Park Avenue. The new building will create an enduring landmark that befits its exclusive location, and is uniquely of its time and its place.

Image Courtesy dbox / Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: 425 Park Avenue
  • Location: New York
  • Photo: dbox / Foster + Partners

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Open House BIC in Bangalore, India by Aetrangere

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Aetrangere

It is three decades since Indian cities like Bangalore have witnessed an urban transformation. An urgent growth is taking place around the country and the Urban and Rural are transforming dramatically. It is not only the consequence of globalization but also due to the giant economic shifts from the west to the east.

Our proposal seeks to show a unique path to allow a soft transition of values from urban to nature and from modernity to local culture. We seek to install a landmark image which catalyzes the potential of this central site in the emerging Bangalore.

Image Courtesy © Aetrangere

  • Architects: Aetrangere
  • Project: Open House BIC
  • Location: Central Bangalore (Domlur), India
  • Photo credit: Aetrangere
  • Project Description: Bangalore International Centre Complex
  • Associated Arch.: Karun Kumbera Architects and Urbanists. Mehdi Boulkroun Architect
  • Type: Open International Ideas Competition
  • Client: Bangalore International Centre
  • Program: Exhibition space, public space, library, parking, lecture hall, documentation center, guest, restaurant, Café accommodation, library, garden, terrace

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University Apartment Building in the Mediterranean Park of Tecnology (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain by Mestura Architects

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Mestura Architects

The Mediterranean Park of Technology of Castelldefels is a campus designed for teaching, research and technology transfer, which is formalized through a urbanistically ring system with roads and buildings articulated around the agora or central square. The building is positioned between this agora and open and free space that is surrounded by a lake.

Image Courtesy Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: Mestura Architects
  • Project: University Apartment Building in the Mediterranean Park of Tecnology (UPC)
  • Location: Mediterranean Park of Technology, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
  • Stages: Scheme Design, Detail Design and Site Supervision
  • Client: UPC Polytechnic University of  Catalonia / SIRESA NOVA S.A.
  • Competition: 2008
  • Project: 2009-2010
  • On Site: 10’10 – 09’11
  • Gross Area: 6.055,83m2
  • Construction Cost: 6.608.000€
  • Construction Company: Fausto Facioni CONSTRUCCIONES S.L.
  • Others collaborators:
    • CMT, Associates Architects, SLP. Collaboration Architecture.
    • Manuel Mancha. Technical Architect. Execution Director.
    • Intec Associates 2010, SL Installations Consultancy.
    • Luis Alfredo Rodriguez. In Civil Engineering and Ports. Structure Consultancy.
    • Paymacotas. Study of Safety and Health and Safety Coordination
    • Societat organic. Sustainability and Maintenance.
    • IBERIA SOCOTEC. Technical Control Agency.
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Awards: Competition, 1st Place.
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010

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Double Moon Installation in Brooklyn, New York by Holm Architecture Office

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Holm Architecture Office

When Olafur Eliasson created his sun he proposed a celebration of the day. For this year’s Nuit Blanche / Bring The Night to Light Festival in Brooklyn, New York, we propose a similar celebration, this time of the night.

The Double Moon installation aims to inspire imagination and focus attention on things that, while often taken for granted, define our daily—and nightly—lives.

Image Courtesy © Holm Architecture Office

  • Architects: Holm Architecture Office
  • Project: Double Moon Installation
  • Location: Greenpoint Waterfront, Brooklyn, New York
  • Program: Art Installation
  • Type: Competition
  • Size: 24’ x 18’
  • Client: NA
  • Status: Shortlisted, Results Pending

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Wilkins Residence – Mandalay Terrace 24D in Wellington, New Zealand by Studio MWA

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Studio MWA – Studio Mikulcic Worldwide Architecture

Definitely, for studio MWA, Wilkins new residence was one of the most challenging and demanding residential projects.

From start project had imperative and goal to celebrate good, functional, innovative, sustainable, brave and imaginative architecture, different than ordinary, which push boundaries of everyday stereotype.

One of first client’s requirements through brief was to not only design new house, but to create HOME and make it unique & special.

Image Courtesy © Studio MWA

  • Architects: Studio MWA – Studio Mikulcic Worldwide Architecture
  • Project: Wilkins Residence – Mandalay Terrace 24D
  • Location: 24 D Mandalay Terrace, Khandallah – Wellington, New Zealand
  • Client: Mr. & Mrs. Wilkins
  • Principle Use: Residence.
  • Size: Floor area 315 m2 (3 levels), terraces app.170 m2, landscaped over 450 m2, site total 722 m2.
  • Structural Engineer: Warren Line Structural Engineer – Wellington
  • Author: Davor Mikulcic Dipl. Eng. Arch. (Sarajevo) RAIA, ANZIA
  • Project Team: Davor Mikulcic, Michael Maddern 
  • Construction Period: Summer 2008 to summer 2009.
  • Status: Completed
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Studio MWA
  • Software used: ArchiCAD software in combination with Artlantis studio (renderings and animations)

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HAUSTRIFT – The garland on the stream in Vienna, Austria by SUPERBLOCK

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Article source: SUPERBLOCK

Overlooking the vast green expanse of the Vienna Prater, with the Danube River literally right at the doorstep, the HAUSTRIFT row-house community (a project by architects Superblock in cooperation with Johnny Winter) is an indisputable eye-catcher. The concept captivates with an elegant combination of affordable and ecologically sustainable prefabricated modular design, featuring built-in flexibility of use for each individual residential unit. Each component of the community blends into an organic, vibrant whole.

View From Dammhaufengasse

  • Architects: SUPERBLOCK and Johnny Winter
  • Project: HAUSTRIFT – The garland on the stream
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Start of Construction: 2011
  • Completion: 2012
  • Developer: ÖSW Österreichisches Siedlungswerk
  • Extend: 43 flats
  • Energy standard: Low-Energy
  • Photo: Hertha Hurnaus
  • Photo Copyright: SUPERBLOCK

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Bornego College in Heerenveen, The Netherlands by HVDN and Studioninedots

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Article source: HVDN and Studioninedots

Commissioned by the Bornego College of Heerenveen, we designed a cost-effective and sustainable school of 4500m2 with multi-use areas and a sports hall. The new building is located next to the existing Bornego College and will be used mostly by students in their first year. An independent functioning and well-organized building.

Image Courtesy © HVDN and Studioninedots

  • Architects: HVDN  and Studioninedots
  • Project: Bornego College HVDN
  • Location: Dominee Kingweg, Heerenveen, The Netherlands
  • Client:  Bornego college Heerenveen
  • Type: Auditorium, Sportshall, 22 classrooms and study areas
  • Area: 4300m2 BVO
  • Contractor: Bouwgroep Heerenveen
  • Contract Value: €4.372.339,-
  • Design-Delivery: 2009-2012
  • Design Team: Arie van der Neut, Albert Herder, Tom Jonker, Jan Pieter Penders
  • Project Team: Arie van der Neut, Jan Pieter Penders

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