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Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Centre in China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The International Culture & Arts Centre embodies a unique variety of civic nodes and spaces: A Grand Theatre, a Contemporary Art Museum, a Multipurpose Hall and supporting facilities. The central plaza is generated by the relative position of these separate buildings and offers a strong urban experience whereby the flow of pedestrian visitors that come from all sides of the site intersect and meet. In parallel it also stretches outwards to the neighboring streets with unfettered and phenomenal views across Meixi lake with access towards Festival Island.

Image courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects 

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Centre
  • Location: Changsha, China
  • Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Woody Yao, Simon Yu
  • Project Team: Zhenjiang Guo, Charles Kwan, Jinqi Huang, Neil Sansom, Pravin Ghosh, Thomas Jensen, Justin Kelly, Wandy Mulia, Uli Schifferdecker, Adrian Aguirre Herrera, Aurora Santana, Koren Sin, Johanna Huang, Yifan Zhang, Collin Spelts, Fei Liang, Adam Fingrut, Yitzhak Samun
  • Schematic Design: Zhenjiang Guo, Charles Kwan , Jinqi Huang
  • Museum Design: Tariq Khayyat, Kutbuddin Nadiadi, Diego Rossel, Gerry Cruz, Matteo Melioli, Xiaosheng Li, Yuxi Fu, Thomas Jensen, Matthew Johnson, Justin Kelly, Drew Merkle

CitizenM Hotel in Glasgow, Scotland by Concrete Architectural Associates

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates

CitizenM is a new Dutch hotel group that opened their first two hotels at Schiphol Airport and in Amsterdam City in 2008 and 2009. CitizenM Glasgow will be the third hotel to open, and offers mobile citizens of the world affordable luxury in the heart of the city. The concept of the hotel is to cut out all hidden costs and remove all unnecessary items, in order to provide its guests a luxury feel for a budget price. The hotel exists of 198 rooms of 14 sq. m, all prefabricated produced in a factory and easy to transport.

Image Courtesy © Richard Powers 

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: CitizenM Hotel Glasgow
  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK
  • Photography: Richard Powers
  • Client: CitizenM
  • Concept, architecture and interior: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project team: Rob Wagemans, Erikjan Vermeulen, Jeroen Vester, Sander Vredeveld, Matthijs Hombergen, Menno Baas
  • Graphic design: KesselsKramer
  • Artworks facade: Alex Dordoy
  • Artwork gate Hopestreet: Concrete
  • Advisors:
    Execution architect: Keppie Design Glasgow
    Structural engineer: WSP Glasgow, Gifford London
    M+E engineer: WSP Glasgow
    Project management and Employers agent : Arcadis UK Glasgow
    Room engineering and modular contractor: CitizenM, Corus Living Solutions

The Exhibition Hall in Kuwait City, Kuwait by OMA

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: OMA

In the last decades, the increasing presence of brands within department stores has eroded the store’s capacity to define its own identity. Department stores have become characterless landlords of a chaotic rabble of brands, cancelling each other out through their constant declarations of uniqueness. The Exhibition Hall, a new development within Kuwait City’s 360Mall, tries to create a new paradigm that will redefine the relation between department stores and brands by letting them participate in an explicit cultural concept.

Image courtesy OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Renovation of part of the 360 Mall to house the new concept department store The Exhibition Hall
  • Location: Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Photography: Frans Parthesius
  • Status: Schematic Design
  • Clients: Tamdeen Group
  • Program: Luxury brands boutiques; multi-brands open spaces; temporary exhibitions and events; food and beverage
  • Project area: Approximately 9,400m2
  • Partners in charge: Iyad Alsaka and Rem Koolhaas
  • Project architect: Alessandro De Santis
  • Team (Concept Design): Marek Benada, Yong Cui, Jing Chen, Daniel Dobson, Emile Estourgie, Paul Feeney, Maria Finders, Bruno Gondo, Dongwoo Kim, Guangrong Liu, Constantinos Louca, Maya Rafih, Jad Semaan, Joe Wu
  • Team (Schematic Design): Yong Cui, Kaveh Dabiri, Daniel Dobson, Eric Lee, Maya Rafih, Jane Redmond, Jad Semaan
  • Renderings: Robota
  • Local Architect, MEP, Cost Management, Landscape: SSH International
  • Structural Engineering: SSH International / Al Farooqui

A Bioclimatic House in the Gulf of Morbihan, France by Patrice Bideau Architecte

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Article source: Patrice Bideau Architecte

The project to expand a 1970s house recently Acquired Began in July 2010 and was completed in the autumn of 2012. In buying this house in BADEN, the owners wanted to adapt to a new life in the Morbihan by converting an existing dwelling into home energy efficient year using ecological building materials.Close to the sea and ideal base for sailing year, the house was Originally Intended to be a holiday home.

Image Courtesy © Armel Istin 

  • Architects: Patrice Bideau Architecte
  • Project: A Bioclimatic House in the Gulf of Morbihan
  • Location: Brittany, France
  • Photography: Armel Istin
  • Software used: Vectorworks
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