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Casa BB in Mar Azul, Argentina by BAK Architectos

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Article source: BAK Architectos

The place

The ground of 20m x 30m located in the forest of Mar Azul has the particularity of a very important unevenness respect of the two streets it faces. While this complicates the resolution of access to the site provides the advantage that, if the house is located high, it is very little exposed to the gaze from the street, and also from the inside you can get views of the landscape above the neighboring buildings. This difference in level is more or less smooth to the back of the lot, but it is very sharp towards the opposite front and in this area the forest is also thinned.

Image Courtesy Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

  • Architects: BAK Architectos
  • Project: Casa BB
  • Location: Mar Azul, of Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architects: Maria Victoria Besonias, Luciano Kruk
  • Collaborators: Architect Nuria Jover and Diorella Fortunati
  • Land Area: 595.5 m2
  • Constructed Area: 114.81 m2
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Photos: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla

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Glass Is Tomorrow in Paris, France by Pro Materia

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Article source: Pro Materia

GLASS IS TOMORROW is a European project, which aims at establishing a more fluid exchange of knowledge and competencies between glass and design professionals in the north, south, east and west of Europe. Supported by the ‘Culture’ (2007-2013) program of the European Union, GLASS IS TOMORROW promotes a high level of craft and design in contemporary glass. The project was launched on June 1st 2011, and three workshops were organized, in Nuutajärvi (FI), Nový Bor (CZ), Meisenthal (FR), during which glassblowers and designers teamed up to produce glass pieces. Glass aesthetics and techniques were explored by the tandems in order to  develop new typologies of everyday objects. The project opened up new potentialities and generated dialogue about the conception, production and distribution of glass pieces by experimenting around three themes: Stackability, Silver Glass and Out of the Mould.The prototypes created during the workshops as well as the GLASS IS TOMORROW project are now presented to the public through a touring exhibition and publication, featuring pictures and videos signed by James Bort and photography by Anne Croquet and Guy Rebmeister.

Collar Vases Collection : Image Courtesy Pro Materia

  • Architects: Pro Materia
  • Project: Glass Is Tomorrow
  • Location: Paris, France

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Vadeggio-Cassarate Gallery in Lugano, Switzerland by Cino Zucchi Architetti

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Article source: Cino Zucchi Architetti

Tunnels are “wounds” inflicted on geology to facilitate human movements. Their history is ancient, glorious and gory, but today techniques have been refined to the point of making the excavation similar to endoscopic surgery.

Image Courtesy Cino Zucchi Architetti

  • Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti
  • Project: Vadeggio-Cassarate Gallery
  • Location: Lugano, Switzerland
  • Client: Dipartimento del Territorio del Canton Ticino
  • Collaborators CZA: Cino Zucchi, Andrea Viganò, Luca Torri with Marco Alì, Marco Cerati

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Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida, U.S.A. by Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio

Brooks + Scarpa and KZF Design Studio have released their proposal for the new Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL The proposed 7000 square foot Interfaith Chapel is designed to be a special place where students and others can slow down their lives, re-focus on their spiritual needs and reflect. At the same time, the Chapel will support a variety of diverse religious services, student ceremonies, weddings, other intimate events, lectures, meditative practices and musical performances.

Image Courtesy Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa with KZF Design Studio
  • Project: Interfaith Chapel at the University of North Florida
  • Location: Florida, U.S.A.
  • Software used: Rhino, Photoshop and AutoCAD

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Transformation Of The Wintercircus Mahy in Ghent, Belgium by Atelier Kempe Thill

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won the invited international competition for the transformation of Wintercircus Mahy in Ghent. The building that served as a circus building until the early 20th century and later as garage and showroom for the enormous old timer collection of car dealer G. Mahy will be transformed into a meeting-point and hotspot for creation and innovation. The new centre will house the ViAA (Flemish Institute for Archive of the audio-visual heritage), Luisterpunt – a library for blind people, i-Cubes – a centre for starting ICT – firms and, a new medium – size rock concert hall that will be constructed under the main atrium space. The renovation of the building is part of the transformation of the Waalse Krook-neighbourhood in the centre of Ghent together with the new library and living lab for new media that is already under construction.

Image Courtesy Atelier Kempe Thill

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Transformation Of The Wintercircus Mahy
  • Location: Lammerstraat, Ghent, Belgium
  • Client: Autonomous Municipial Ghent Development Authority (Agsob) / Belgium
  • Architect: Atelier Kempe Thill Architects And Planners, Rotterdam / The Netherlands
  • Co-Architect: Anno Architecten, Maat Ontwerpers Ghent / Belgium
  • Mediadesign: Jangled Nerves Gmbh, Stuttgart / Germany
  • Program: Viaa, I – Cubes, Luisterpunt

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Kic Park in Shanghai, China by 3GATTI Architecture Studio

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: 3GATTI Architecture Studio

Kik Park is a leftover urban area that Francesco Gatti is surprised to see has escaped being built-up and which is positioned at the entrance to the Kic Village, constructed in recent years for the students at the nearby universities of Fudan and Tongji.  Since 2005 when the Italian architect transferred part of his professional activities to China he has recurrently been interested in the possibility of designing interstice spaces – as in the case of the In Factory JingAn Six Loft Buildings (2006), where the outside areas of the redevelopment project were treated on a par with a residential and work environment.

Image Courtesy Shen Qiang

  • Architects: 3GATTI Architecture Studio
  • Project: Kic Park
  • Location: KIC VILLAGE Blok8-2, Zhengmin Road, Yangpu District, 200433 Shanghai, China.
  • Programme: Public open spaces, gardens, playgrounds, resting areas, advertising supports.
  • Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager: Summer Nie
  • Collaborators: Nicole Ni, Francesco Negri, Dalius Ripley, Michele Ruju, Muavii Sun, Charles Mariambourg
  • Client: Shui On Development Limited
  • Total floor area: 1100 m²
  • Design and construction period:  2009
  • Materials: Wooden deck, steel structure, brick walls, acrylic boards.
  • Photographer: Shen Qiang
  • Text by: Giampiero Sanguigni

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Villa S2 IJburg in Amsterdam, Netherlands by MARC Architects

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: MARC Architects

Design

Villa S2 on IJburg island is a three-story high split-level villa with spacious design, high ceilings and great openness to the waterfront. The form of the villa had to be a very compact one. This is controlled by the relatively small plot so close to the water on one hand and client needs on the other.

Image Courtesy MARC Architects

  • Architects: MARC Architects
  • Project: Villa S2 IJburg in Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Architects: ir. Marc van Driest & ir. Taco van Iersel
  • Structural Engineer: BREED Integrated Design
  • Building Physics: Nieman
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Bloed BV
  • Installation (mechanical): Veldhoen BV
  • Installation (electrical): Delektro.nl

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Hudson in San Pedro Garza García, México by FACTOR: RECURSO

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: FACTOR: RECURSO

San Pedro Garza Garcia is a center of economic progress and of important entrepreneur culture in the state of Nuevo Leon. Its privileged geographical location has provided its habitants with the necessary resources for maintaining their quality of life.

Image Courtesy Carlos Rodríguez Garrido

  • Architects: FACTOR: RECURSO
  • Project: Hudson
  • Location: San Pedro Garza García, México
  • Project: Office and Commercial Building HUDSON
  • Built area: 1050 m²
  • Materials: Brick, Concrete and Glass.
  • Photographer: Carlos Rodríguez Garrido

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Service Station in Saint Ghislain, Belgium by ABSCIS Architecten

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: ABSCIS Architecten

Within the landscape surrounding the city of Mons, lies intermittent craggy piles of millstone which emerge through the panorama of a surrounding flat typography. This so called ‘terrils’ find their origins in the former mining industries and are commonly perceived as striking elements dotted within a flat panorama.  Besides the landscape having been shaped through a number of linear infrastructures such as railways, highways and channelled waterways; the E19 and the service areas cut through the landscape to become geometric ribbons that visually demarcate the landscape.

Image Courtesy ABSCIS Architecten

  • Architects: ABSCIS Architecten
  • Project: Service Station
  • Location: Saint Ghislain A7/E19 , Belgium
  • Project: Tank Facilities, A Resting Place For All Road Users With Picnic Facilities, Children’s Playroom, General Sanitation, Shower Facilities For Truck Drivers, Shop And Restaurant, Additional Resto Stop Hensies
  • Client: Delek Belgium nv
  • Design team: Vereniging van Studiebureaus ‘ABSCIS – A+I – PROVOOST – BSOLUTIONS’
  • Study: 2009-2010
  • Phase: 2010-2012
  • Bruto area.: 2504 m2
  • Cost: € 13.283 464 excluding VAT and fees

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Service Station With Hotel in Heverlee, Belgium by ABSCIS Architecten

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: ABSCIS Architecten

The location of Heverlee Delek creates an oasis in which the traveller/commuter can relax within a contemporary environment to refuel, shop and eat before continuing their journey. Starting from the E40; a strong infrastructure vein, fast traffic is refined and reduced until finally distilled into quieter parking spaces and picnic areas.  These areas visually meander and flow into the surrounding landscape and beyond.  Central to the idea of the plan is a pedestrian axis. This directs traffic to specific areas, solely dedicated for the purpose of rest and relaxation. This ‘walking-axis’ offers the possibility for users to experience the surroundings and to pleasantly reach the service station in safety.

Image Courtesy ABSCIS Architecten

  • Architects: ABSCIS Architecten
  • Project: Service Station With Hotel
  • Location: E40 exit Heverlee, Belgium
  • Project: 1 Hotel And 2 Service Stations With a Shop, Restaurant And Cafeteria
  • Client: Delek Belgium nv
  • Design team: Vereniging van Studiebureaus ‘ABSCIS – PROVOOST – EDV’
  • Study: 2008
  • Phase: In progress
  • Bruto area: 6194 m²
  • Cost: € 17 894 806 excluding VAT and fees

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