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Central Plaza Chiang Rai in Thailand by Shma Company Limited

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Shma Company Limited

Being the first up-scale shopping mall in Chiang Rai, Central Plaza provides a generous outdoor space for the public to enjoy. Our proposal presents this space as a cultural plaza and park that embraces native culture and identity with various activities to enrich local suburban life.

Image Courtesy © Wison Tungthanya

  • Architects: Shma Company Limited
  • Project: Central Plaza Chiang Rai
  • Location: Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Photography: Wison Tungthanya
  • Design Director: Prapan Napawongdee
  • Landscape Architect: Chanon Wangkachonkiat
  • Client& Developer:  Central Pattana Public Company Limited.
  • Project Type : Retail
  • Site Area : 7,780 sqm.
  • Completion Year : 2011

Head Road 1816 in Fresnaye, Cape Town by SAOTA

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: SAOTA

The clients required a four bedroom home for their young family, the design of which had to encapsulate all the qualities of luxury open-plan living while still providing a homely environment.

The practicalities of the site – steepness and town planning restrictions – were key initial drivers in determining the parameters available. The narrow proportion of the property also necessitated the careful consideration of privacy and bedroom accommodation, which is set back from the street or suitably screened.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: Head Road 1816
  • Location: Fresnaye, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni, Tamaryn Hammond & Mark Bullivant
  • Interior Decor: Maxine Olmesdahl
  • Completion Date: 2011

Kane Offices in Brisbane, Australia by Marc&Co and Coarchitecture

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Marc&Co and Coarchitecture

When the continued growth of Kane Construction required a new Head Office for Queensland based projects, they asked several architectural firms to submit proposals, resulting with Marc&Cobeing awarded the task of leading them through this exciting journey from concept to completion.

Image Courtesy © Jon Linkins

  • Architects: Marc&Co and Coarchitecture
  • Project: Kane Offices
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Photography: Jon Linkins
  • Builder: Kane Constructions
  • Client: Kane Constructions
  • Completed: 2012
  • Area: 650sqm
  • Cladding: Precast concrete
  • Windows:  Aluminium with custom zinc reveals
  • Floors: Polished concrete, Interface Carpet, ,Comcork
  • Ceilings: Off form concrete, plasterboard
  • Work Stations: Custom made designed by Marc&Co
  • Chairs: Hay About a chair
  • Lights: Domo, Klik Systems
  • Software used: Documented in Microstation

Loft in Noho, New York City by Jendretzki llc.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Jendretzki llc.

This 4,000 square foot classic loft space tries to maintain the openness, utilitarian and industrial language of its raw brick, wood, and steel elements exposed. We created separations between rooms by placing free standing volumes instead of floor to ceiling partitions creating a landscape of intriguing geography, materials, heights, light and shadow.

Image Courtesy Jendretzki llc.

  • Architects: Jendretzki llc.
  • Project: Loft in Noho
  • Location: Noho, New York City, USA
  • Software used: 3DS Max, Rhinocerous, Autocad

A Circle in a Square in Niigata prefecture, Japan by Binocle

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Binocle

Novalis noted that “The curve is the triumph of the freedom on the rule”, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti used to sing that “Straightness is for hastiness” and Oscar Niemeyer kept on explaining: “It is not the right angle that attracts me. Nor the straight line, tough, inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free, sensual curve. The curve I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuous course of its rivers, in the waves of the sea, in the clouds of the sky, in the body of the favorite woman. Of curves is made all the universe.”

Image Courtesy Osamu Nakamura

  • Architects: Binocle
  • Project: A Circle in a Square
  • Location: Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art, KINARE, Tokamachi City, Echigo-Tsumari region, Niigata prefecture, Japan
  • Year: 2011-2012
  • Architectural design: Massimo Bartolini and Lorenzo Bini
  • Collaborators: Enrico Forestieri
  • Client: Art Front Gallery, Tokyo
  • Sqm: 470
  • Photographs: Osamu Nakamura

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Drautal perle in Drau, Austria by MHM architects

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: MHM architects

The indoor and outdoor swimming pool facility “Drautalperle” is located in Spittal/Drau in northern part of the Austrian region of Carinthia, one of the most beautiful fluvial topographies in the Alps.

Therefore the central topic of the design was the fusion between inside room and outside landscape, what has been maintained by placing big windows resembling oxygen bubbles in water. By this means it was possible to break up the usually rigid partition between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Image Courtesy © Paul Ott photografiert

  • Architects: MHM architects
  • Project: Drautal perle
  • Location: 9800 Spittal/Drau, Austria
  • Photography: Paul Ott (©Paul Ott photografiert), Hertha Hurnaus (©Hertha Hurnaus)
  • Competition & planning: 2006
  • Built: from 2007 to 2008
  • General design & planning: by MHM architects, Vienna Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler
  • General Contractor: STRABAG AG Spittal/Drau

Upcycling Pavilion in Mexico City by BNKR Arquitectura

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: BNKR Arquitectura

Expo CIHAC is the biggest annual architecture and construction exhibition in Latin America. Like many other exhibitions, it creates large-scale contamination due to the excess waste it generates. Almost all the pavilions of the different brands and products related to the architecture and construction industry, end up in the trash. Deeply concerned by this, we approached the exhibition principals with the proposal of creating a low cost – zero waste sustainable pavilion that could set an example for future exhibitions.

Image Courtesy Sebastian Suarez

  • Architects: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Project: Upcycling Pavilion
  • Location: Expo CIHAC, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Design: Esteban Suarez / BNKR Arquitectura
  • In collaboration with: Fermin Espinosa / Factor Eficiencia
  • Project Leader: EmelioBarjau
  • Project Team: EmelioBarjau, Sebastian Suarez, MarcellIbarrola, Christian Morales, Montserrat Escobar& Jorge Alcantara
  • Environmental Advisor: Juan Casillas
  • Sponsor: Coca Cola / FEMSA
  • Photography: Sebastian Suarez
  • Area: 300m2
  • Status: Built
  • Software used:  Autocad and 3DS Max

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Helsinki Central Library in Finland by Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

Shared Dreams is a proposal for the new Helsinki Library, sited at a strategic point within the city, the cultural cluster in the Töölönlahti area, with the Helsinki Music Centre, the Aalto congress centre, and the Kiasma contemporary art museum. Office buildings and housing also contribute to urban life around the Makasiinipuisto Park. The new library is committed to strengthening this cluster.

AERIAL SIMULATION VIEW : Image Courtesy Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

  • Architects: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez
  • Project: Helsinki Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect: Thoma Amarty, Pierre Voirin, Charlotte Thietart
  • Client: Helsinki City
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition
  • Program: Library, childrens’ world, Exhibition, Cinema, Public service space and office
  • Site Area: Competition Study Area : 4 800 m²
  • Building Surface (Projet): Usable Floor Area : 10 526 m², Gross Floor Area 19 560m²
  • Result (21th November 2012): Conpetition Entry
  • Competition entry submission: 1st stage : 16th April 2012
  • Designer: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco Martinez, Yves BACHMANN
  • Energy-technology expert: Elioth (egis group) / Sebastien Duprat, Aymeric Anqutin
  • Perspectives: Jigen
  • Software used: 3DSmax, Rhino

New offices of the Botín Foundation in Madrid, Spain by MVN architects

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: MVN architects

The Botín Foundation has established its new offices in Madrid by choosing a 1920s industrial building by the architect Gonzalo Aguado, which was for years the Silversmith workshop of Luis Espuñes and more recently the Vinçon shop in Madrid.

The peculiarity of this building has given us the opportunity to create a referen­ce point. With this in mind, the new project attempts to retain the spirit of the original industrial character, in keeping with the same philosophy of the Foundation, which is a driving force for developing talent.

Image Courtesy Alfonso Quiroga

  • Architects: MVN architects
  • Project: New offices of the Botín Foundation in Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Client: Botín Foundation
  • Architects: Diego Varela de Ugarte and Emilio Medina Garcia, MVN architects
  • Collaborators: Alfonso García del Rey, Laura Sánchez, María Pascual and Alicia Castilla, architects
  • Technical architect: Maria Lamela Martin
  • Interior Design Consultant: Juan Luis Líbano
  • Consultants: Ingenor, Structural and Service engineers, Luis Vallejo Estudio de Paisajismo, Landscape designer
  • Project Manager: Santander Global Facilities
  • Contractor: Ferrovial
  • Photographer: Alfonso Quiroga
  • Final completion date: 2012
  • Construction period: 8 months
  • Gross Floor Area: 1.541,95 m2
  • Final contract sum: 1.784.000€
  • Software used:  Mainly Autodesk Revit Architecture and some Autocad

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New Fom Building in Duesseldorf, Germany by J. Mayer H. Architects

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: J. Mayer H. Architects  

Building project: Building a new, modern college seminar building for FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management University of Applied Sciences gGmbH with approximately 1,400 student seats, office units, underground parking and a spacious, green campus.

Bridge Web : Image Courtesy J. MAYER H. Architects

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Project: New Fom Building
  • Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
  • Project Architect: Hans Schneider, Team: Mehrdad Mashaie, Ana Alonso de la Varga, Wilko Hoffmann
  • Client: BildungsCentrum der Wirtschaft gemeinnützige GmbH (Education Center for Trade and Industry), Essen
  • Lot size: approx. 8000 m2
  • Gross floor area: max. 6000 m2
  • Start of construction: Spring 2013
  • Completion: Anticipated late 2014
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