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Nantong Urban Planning Museum in China by HENN

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Article source: HENN

As part of the master plan designed by HENN, the new Nantong Urban Planning Museum is located prominently along the central river, whose course, together with existing cultural and commercial facilities, establish the primary East-West axis of Nantong.

Image Courtesy © Bartosz Kolonko

  • Architects: HENN
  • Project: Nantong Urban Planning Museum
  • Location: Nantong, China
  • Client: Urban Planning Department of Nantong, Tongzhou
  • Architects And Lead Consultants: HENN
  • Principal: Prof. Dr. Gunter Henn
  • Design: Leander Adrian, Daniel da Rocha, Martin Henn, Anthony Hu, Alan Kim, Agata Kycia, Paul Langley, Jeewon Paek, Emil Pira, Klaus Ransmayr, Wei Sun, Mu Xingyu
  • Planning: Georg Pichler, Arjan Pit, Mu Xingyu, Jakob Drömmer
  • Quantity Surveying: Tshinghua University Architecture Design Institute
  • Construction Management: Arjan Pit, Mu Xingyu
  • Photography: Bartosz Kolonko

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Julia Tower in Barcelona, Spain by Sergi Pons Arquitecte

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Sergi Pons Arquitecte

This project forms part of the urbanization that is taking place in one of the lots left over after the construction of the Ronda de Barcelona, a bypass road, in 1992. A sports centre, a residential development and an old people’s home will all share the same space, creating a public area that will stretch from the street to a square giving access into the different facilities.

Image Courtesy Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Sergi Pons Arquitecte
  • Project: Julia Tower
  • Location: Via Favència 348-350, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Team: Pau Vidal, Sergi Pons, Ricard Galiana
  • Program: 77 Home Units, Facilities and Parking Space
  • Construction Dates: Building 2009-2011
  • Client: Patronat Municipal de l’Habitatge
  • Collaborators: Gioia Guidazzi, Diana Sajdova
  • Consultants: Encarna García, BOMA, L3J, 3dLife, Ambar Fotografia, Artkitech, Estel Rosell
  • Contractor: Acsa
  • Gross Floor Area: 8.391
  • Budget: 7.518.419
  • State: Built
  • Photographs: Adrià Goula
  • Awards: Premi Ciutat de Barcelona 2011 d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme

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Truman Plaza in Berlin, Germany by Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)

Located in Berlin Zehlendorf, the Truman Plaza parallels the adjacent Clayallee and is part of a larger master plan that balances its historical urban context with its integration of a delicate onsite forest. The project constitutes offices, retail, health and sports facilities, which together form an urban setting situated around a central plaza within this leafy borough on the edge of Berlin.

Image Courtesy Wiel Arets Architects

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)
  • Project: Truman Plaza
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Size: 19.882 m2
  • Program: Health, Office, Retail, Sport
  • Date of Design: 2008-2011
  • Date of Completion: 2013
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Fabian Schwade, Ole Hallier, Moritz Theden, Tony Rhiem, Marco Hou­bertz, Matthias Bachmann, Marcel Moonen, Enno Efkes, Virginia Angell Harmsen, Inga Anger, Bruno Ebersbach, Jonas Klock, Sebastian Dillner, Jos Beekhuizen, Joana Varela
  • Collaborators: Beatriz Alés Gregori, Maria Zaghi, Maxim Krioukov
  • Client: Stofanel Investment AG
  • Consultants: Gesellschaft für Technik am Bau GmbH, Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH, Müller BBM GmbH, FGS – Forschungs- und Planungsgruppe Stadt und Verkehr GbR, Vogt Landschaftsplaner GmbH, BAL Bauleitungs und Steuerungs GmbH

‘Westchester County Center’ Acoustics Revitalized by WSDG

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: WSDG

An entrepreneur with a wide range of music business interests, Irwin Kornfeld has sparked new awareness for the eighty-year-old Westchester County Center.  A major upgrade of the facility’s acoustics, coupled with a state of the art sound system, has landed the WCC and its new “Pepe Infiniti Concert Series” on the radar of booking agents and performing artists seeking viable venues for tri-state concert dates.  The series’ launch featured The Beach Boys in concert in mid-May, nearly fifty years after their first WCC gig. The Johnny Winter Band and Edgar Winter Group, Boston, Il Volo, Whoopie Goldberg, Aretha Franklin and others are booked through November.

Image Courtesy Andrew Stein Videography

  • Project: Westchester County Center – Revitalized Acoustics
  • Location: White Plains, New York
  • Photos by: Andrew Stein Videography
  • Software used: 
  • Revit – for acoustic detailing package
  • CATT-Acoustic – for acoustic modeling
  • WinFlag – to find absorption coefficients for lapendary panels
  • Proprietary WSDG RT60 Calculator – for internal room acoustic calculations
  • B&K P48 mic with a type 4007 capsule – for initial site RT60 acoustic measurements
  • Note: The tricky part in this project was to find the optimum amount of ceiling panels that fit within the budget range. CATT-Acoustic helped accomplish this.

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Chosun Residence in Vancouver by Kevin Vallely Architects

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Kevin Vallely Architects

Situated on the south facing slopes of Vancouver’s North Shore mountains, the Chosun residence pays homage to the tenets of modern architecture while incorporating distinctly regional elements of exposed wood and timber to create a clean, contemporary West Coast esthetic.

Image Courtesy Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely

  • Architects: Kevin Vallely Architects
  • Project: Chosun Residence
  • Location: Vancouver
  • Photography: Peter Powles and Kevin Vallely
  • Software used: Sketchup and Vectorworks

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Cargill Innovation Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil by St Arquitetura E Consultoria

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: St Arquitetura E Consultoria

The Cargill Group develops processes to make innovation common practice in all of its business installations throughout the world. It is this vision that stands behind the Center for Innovation set up in the city of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, where the aim is to connect customers to experiences and to possibilities for the creation of innovative solutions.

Image Courtesy St Arquitetura e Consultoria

  • Architects: St Arquitetura E Consultoria
  • Project: Cargill Innovation Center
  • Location: Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: Vectorworks by Nemetchek 

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Małopolska Garden of Arts in Krakow, Poland by Ingarden & Ewy Architekci

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Article source: Ingarden & Ewy Architekci

The building of the Małopolska Garden of Arts (MGA) has been realized according to a competition-winning design by Ingarden & Ewy Architects. The program and the initiative of establishing this new cultural institution in Kraków was proposed in the year 2004, by Krzysztof Orzechowski, Director of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre and Janusz Sepioł, at the time the Marshal of the Małopolska Voivodeship. It is no coincidence that the building was raised in the vicinity of ul. Karmelicka – a street popular with students and locals alike – opposite the building of the public library, with the aim of ensuring its smooth inclusion into the “bloodstream” of the city.

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Ingarden

  • Architects: Ingarden & Ewy Architekci
  • Project: Małopolska Garden of Arts
  • Location: Rajska Street 12Krakow, Poland
  • Photography: Krzysztof Ingarden
  • Author: Krzysztof Ingarden, architect, Ph.D.
  • Collaboration: Jacek Ewý, architect
  • Team IEA: architects : Piotr Urbanowicz, Sebastian Machaj, Agata Staniucha, Jakub Wagner, Piotr Hojda, Bartosz Haduch, Bogdan Blady, Maciej Szromik, Anna Kula, Sylwia Gowin, Marta Brańska, Piotr Kita, Krzysztof Stępniak

Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York by studioMDA

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article source: studioMDA

Located in the densely populated gallery neighborhood of Chelsea in Manhattan, the Paul Kasmin Gallery seeks to create a new dialogue between pedestrian, visitor, and art.  The design of the gallery creates a clean open space connecting the street to the inside.  The gallery features a floor to ceiling glass façade, allowing over sized pieces of art to be delivered.  The interior space benefits from a large skylight, flooding the space with natural light.

Image Courtesy Roland Halbe Photographer

  • Architects: studioMDA
  • Project: Paul Kasmin Gallery
  • Location: New York
  • Photography: Roland Halbe, Karen Fuchs

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Restaurant Jaleo in Washington, DC by Capella Garcia Arquitectura

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article source: Capella Garcia Arquitectura

Jaleois a Spanish word that means shindig, fun, racket, hubbub… It’s something positive, festive, good-natured. This is the aim behind the interior design of the new restaurant. What’s more the word jaleo starts with the initial letters of the name José Andrés. So the design of Jaleo is a mixture of the festive spirit and the particular personality of its owner, one of the most daring culinary creators on the planet.

Image Courtesy Ken Wyner

  • Architects:Capella Garcia Arquitectura
  • Project: Restaurant Jaleo
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Design: Capella Garcia Arquitectura / Juli Capella and Miquel Garcia
  • Collaborator: Lorelay Gazo
  • Local partner: Eric Gronning of ERIC GRONNING ARCHITECTS
  • Jaleo Tapas Bar: by José Andrés
  • Total area: 298 m2 (3,208.69 square feet)
  • Client: José Andrés – Thinkfoodgroup
  • Completion date: August 2012
  • Photographs: Ken Wyner

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New Engineering Research, Testing and Education bldg. at University of Alabama in USA by Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS)

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Article Source: Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS)

As laboratory architect for the University of Alabama’s (UA) newest building on a growing Science and Engineering Complex, architecture firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent(LAS) was faced with a challenge: program and design 85 highly diverse laboratory spaces in a structure that had to fit within the footprint and site prescribed by a master plan.

The 3,400-square-foot electromechanical systems lab at the University of Alabama’s South Engineering Research Center (SERC). © Jonathan Hillyer / Atlanta

  • Architects: Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS) 
  • Project: New Engineering Research, Testing and Education bldg. at University of Alabama
  • Location:  Alabama, USA
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer / Atlanta
  • Project Team:
    UA Facilities (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) – Owner’s Representative
    • Davis Architects (Birmingham, Ala. office) – Architect-of-Record
    • Lord, Aeck & Sargent (Atlanta office) – Laboratory Architect
    • Whitaker & Rawson (Birmingham, Ala.) – MP/FP Engineer
    • Jackson, Renfro & Associates (Birmingham, Ala.) – Electrical Engineer
    • LBYD (Birmingham, Ala. office) – Structural Engineer
    • McGiffert and Associates (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) – Civil Engineer and Landscape Architect
    • Gary C. Wyatt (Birmingham, Ala.) – General Contractor

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