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Livestrong Foundation in Austin, Texas, USA by Lake|Flato Architects

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Lake|Flato Architects

After 10 years of leasing space in a suburban office building, the Livestrong Foundation found its permanent home in the 1950s-era Gulf Coast Paper Co. (GPC) warehouse in East Austin, an under-served community in the process of revitalization.The adaptive reuse of the GCP warehouse transformed the concrete tilt-wall building to provide office space, meeting rooms, multi-use facilities, an in-house gym, an open-air courtyard, and parking for the staff of 62. Ongoing plans call for adding a community-based cancer-support program to provide direct services, with an emphasis on uninsured and under insured East Austin residents.

Image Courtesy Lake|Flato Architects

  • Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
  • Project: Livestrong Foundation
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Project Owner: Livestrong Foundation
  • Project Completion Date: February, 2009
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 28,300 square feet
  • Other Building Description: Renovation

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Casa Penon in Girardot, Colombia by Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos

Needs of the owner / client

The customers are 2 families. For one of the families the architect had done  remodeling jobs, one family had 2 and the other 3 teenagers children respectively.The 2 families  basically wanted a house where they could share, with spacious areas,  a “good” pool, and a shared budget.The owners are young couples and wanted a modern house with open spaces.

Image Courtesy © Andres Valbuena

  • Architects: Giovanni Moreno Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa Penon
  • Location: Girardot, Colombia
  • Photography: Andres Valbuena
  • Type: Single Family
  • Construction: GM REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
  • Structure: M.O.A. ENGINEERING
  • Place area: 800 m2
  • Project area: 652 m2
  • Project year: 2010-2011

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end…Link Beauty Salon in Osaka, Japan by Yasunari Tsukada Design

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Yasunari Tsukada Design

The name of this beauty salon was inspired by the owner’s passionate desire to turn it into a destination for “the last word in beauty”. Although the design was first completed about five years ago, the previous premises soon grew to feel a little cramped due to the rapidly expanding size of the team, which prompted the owner to move to a new and larger location.

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf 

  • Architects: Yasunari Tsukada Design
  • Project: end…Link Beauty Salon
  • Location: Kitahorie Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Use: Beauty Salon
  • Built area: 114.56m2
  • Completion: 2012 November
  • Design: Yasunari Tsukada design
  • Contractor: Infinity

Block 3 in Almere Buiten by ZZDP Architecten

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: ZZDP Architecten

The undefined center of Almere Buiten on either side of the railways is in the process of undergoing a major make over. The new Masterplan envisions building blocks with a mix of apartments, retail (large and small scale) as well as public functions. In order to create an attractive environment for apartments situated above large scale retail developments, the urban planner launched the theme “Extravert”, extra green.

Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

  • Architects: ZZDP Architecten
  • Project: Block 3
  • Location: Almere Buiten
  • Photography: Michel Kievits
  • Program: 80 apartments, approx. 5.000 sq.m. retail, parking (approx 200 places) level -1 and +1
  • Gross floor area: 23.300 sq.m.
  • Completion: October 2010
  • Architect: Joris Deur, Adam Smit
  • Team: Lysann Theiler, Jeroen Nieuwenhuizen, Ramon Gianotten

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Cadogan Cafe in Chelsea, UK by Edgley Design

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Edgley Design

Our proposal aims to improve the social function and attractiveness of Duke of York square. The café is a bold and distinct formal proposition, framed by and reacting to the particular scale, proportion and environmental conditions of the historic site. Recessed landscaping extends the café’s seating into the surrounding pavement.

Image courtesy Edgley Design 

  • Architects: Edgley Design
  • Project: Cadogan Cafe
  • Location: Chelsea, UK

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Eco-Bridge in Chicago, Illinois, USA by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The two-mile bridge, a breakwater in the Monroe harbor, celebrates Chicago’s position as the greenest city in the United States. The bridge creates a grand new civic space, providing recreational opportunities and offering unparalleled views of the skyline from a central observation tower.

Image Courtesy Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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New York Emergency by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture 

“DO IT BEFORE NOT AFTER” – floating structures operation – A new way to think at disaster. The worlds is becoming more and more sensitive to the climate changing, that, according to the most reputed studies, will have heavy and often dramatic effects on the earth and on us. Recently very well known dramatic events pushed the citizens, the governments and the organizations to think new and more appropriate strategies in order to provide relief to the population’s victims of these catastrophic natural events. This is the aim of this competition too.

Image courtesy Gianluca Milesi Architecture 

Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA by SMP Architects

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: SMP Architects

Youth United for Change, a teenage activist group in this distressed urban neighborhood, was instrumental in charging the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) to create a smaller high school that would encourage students to graduate rather than drop out with little hope for the future. Coupled with this request was their desire for “a green school” that would provide a bright, healthy learning environment, in contrast to their home living conditions.

Image Courtesy SMP Architects

  • Architects: SMP Architects
  • Project: Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Joint Venture or Associate Architect: SRK Architects
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2010
  • Project Site: Brownfield Site
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 88,450 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
  • Hours of Operation: 8 AM – 4PM, but open to public 7 days a week and after 4:30
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $25,000,000.00

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Iowa Utilities Board Office of Consumer Advocate Office Building in Des Moines, Iowa, USA by BNIM

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: BNIM

Located within the State of Iowa Capitol Complex, this project is an infill development on the 6-acre site of a former landfill. As a gateway to the complex at its Southeast corner, the project is a figural and literal threshold to the powerful example of government — supported by location and by its demonstration of replicable strategies for performance and savings. It further proves that the challenge of elegant design and exemplary performance can be solved even within limited budgets.

Image Courtesy BNIM

  • Architects: BNIM
  • Project: Iowa Utilities Board Office of Consumer Advocate Office Building
  • Location: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
  • Project Owner: State of Iowa
  • Project Completion Date: January, 2011
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 44,640 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $10,127,923.00

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SERO in Lleida, Spain by Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès

During the January of 2007, the construction works of a secondary pipe of the water distribution mains in Segarra-Garrigues system, caused an unexpected appearance of archaeological ruins from an ancient construction for 4.800 years in Seró (Artesa de Segre, Lleida). The most important point of this discovery was the megalithic nature of sandstone slabs and specially the accuracy of geometrical decoration sculpted. Stones with soft relief that, at the same time, were parts of ancient statues reused from a previous sculptural monument.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez 

  • Architects: Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès
  • Project: Espacio Transmisor Del Túmulo | Dolmen Megalítico De Seró
  • Location: Seró-Artesa De Segre, Lleida, Spain
  • Photography: Aitor Estevez, Toni Gironès, Antonio Cayuelas
  • Collaborator: Dani Rebugent 
  • Technical Architects: Brufau I Cusó S.L.P 
  • Structural Engineer: Boma Inpasa S.L.P, ESTUDI XV S.C.P 
  • Services: Oriol Vidal Ingenieria
  • Archeologists: Pep Castellsy Joan Lopez
  • Promotor: Ayuntamiento De Artesa De Segre
  • Constructor: Construcciones Orgèl·Lia S.L. Y Construcciones Germans Gilaber S.L.
  • Construction Manager: Ignasi Gilabert
  • Industrial Principals: Instal·Lacions Vilana S.L., Fusteria Gilibet S.L.
  • Budget: 348.952,44 €
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