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Corix Water Systems by Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

This 78,000sf steel frame and concrete tilt panel facility provides manufacturing, warehouse and office space for the tenant, Corix Water Systems and Utilities.

Designed in response to a significantly sloping site, the main entrance and office floor is raised above the street level permitting a high quality of street-front expression while maintaining a low profile consistent with the neighbourhood context.

Image Courtesy © Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

The entrance plaza and canopy, detailed in concrete, steel, glass and cedar dominate the visual expression of the street-front elevation and set a tone that is more professional in appearance than industrial as one would expect in a development of this type. Adjacent to the entry canopy, a carefully considered composition of glazed slot monitor windows complete the street front elevation, permitting natural light to the warehouse and breaking down the scale of the street-facing north wall. The varied roof lines of these elements helps to further reduce the scale and visual bulk that is typical in industrial warehouse buildings.

Image Courtesy © Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

Below the office level is the Shop Floor, anchored by a 17,000sf manufacturing shop, contractor warehouse, storage warehouse, offices and grade level access to loading and receiving bays at the south and east yards. Adjacent to the central circulation and elevator core, a suite of feature spaces including testing labs, assembly rooms and geothermal centre are arranged to facilitate tours and to showcase the varied products and systems manufactured by Corix.

Image Courtesy © Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

Image Courtesy © Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

Image Courtesy © Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

Image Courtesy © Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

Image Courtesy © Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

Image Courtesy © Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design

Herge Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium by Christian de Portzamparc

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Christian de Portzamparc

Fanny Rodwell wanted to create a museum intended for the work of her husband, Hergé, the Belgian creator of The Adventures of Tintin. Christian de Portzamparc designed it as strong architecture, space of surprises, events and colors. The route is an almost narrative sequence, prolonging the art of the « ligne claire » style and the color, in a space-tribute in the invention of Hergé and in the comic strip. Joost Swarte realized the museography inside rooms, which is not shown here.

Image Courtesy © Nicolas BOREL

  • Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
  • Project: Herge Museum
  • Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • Photography: Nicolas BOREL, Christian de Portzamparc, Steve MUREZ
  • PROGRAM: Cultural facilities accommodating a museum dedicated to Hergé, as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions areas, a video projection room, a cafeteria, shops, studios, storehouses and administrative premises.
  • CLIENT: La Croix de l’Aigle SA, Fanny et Nick Rodwell, Studios Hergé
  • Client representatives: INCA – Walter de Toffol
  • MUSEOGRAPHY: Joost Swarte
  • LANDSCAPE DESIGNER: Jacques Wirtz
  • SURFACE: 3,600 sq.m.

HOUSE ON A WAREHOUSE in Torres Novas, Portugal by Miguel Marcelino

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Miguel Marcelino

The briefing was to build a three-bedroom house on top of a warehouse built in the 80’s, where part of the roof was made with a flat slab and a small balcony, precisely with that idea of later building the house.

Given the constraints of the existing warehouse, the house shape turns out to be automatically set: a box that rests on the existing structure.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Miguel Marcelino
  • Project: HOUSE ON A WAREHOUSE
  • Location: Torres Novas, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Structural Engineering: 560Eng (João Esteves)
  • Plumbing Engineering: 560Eng (José Rodrigues)
  • Project: 2007-2010
  • Construction: 2011-2012
  • General Contractor: João Felício
  • Gross Floor Area: 138m2
  • Gross Volume: 437m3
  • Building Footprint: 114m2
  • Site Area: 4.108m2
  • Energy Efficiency Class: A
  • Client: Cândido Vieira
  • Software used: progeCAD

Social Houses in Motta di Livenza, Treviso, Italy by Matteo Thun & Partners

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Matteo Thun & Partners

A.T.E.R. (L’Azienda territoriale per l’edilizia residenziale) in Treviso is a social institution that helps to relief housing problems and supports other public entities in order to give appropriate answers to pressing needs for public intervention in the territory that these subjects can not, often for lack of funds, individually provide.

Image Courtesy © Daniele Domenicali

  • Architects: Matteo Thun & Partners
  • Project: Social Houses
  • Location: Motta di Livenza, Treviso, Italy
  • Photography: Daniele Domenicali
  • CLIENT: A.T.E.R. Treviso
  • SERVICES PROVIDED: Architecture
  • TYPES: House with 12 apartments
  • TOTAL BUILDING AREA: 840 m² / 3685 m³
  • START DATE: 2006
  • END DATE: 2010

LA PLANICIE HOUSE II in LA MOLINA, LIMA, PERU by OSCAR GONZALEZ MOIX

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: OSCAR GONZALEZ MOIX

The concept of this house was born by very clear requests from customers. The principal were trying to keep and cherish as much green space and use low maintenance materials. It was a very rewarding process that turned into a special feeling called Space and Matter.

Image Courtesy © JUAN SOLANO

  • Architects: OSCAR GONZALEZ MOIX
  • Project: LA PLANICIE HOUSE II
  • Location: LA MOLINA, LIMA, PERU
  • Photography: JUAN SOLANO
  • CATEGORY: RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE
  • CONSTRUCTOR: ING. JOSE LUIS BUSTIOS            
  • YEAR: 2012
  • BUILDING AREA: 905 M²
  • DESIGN TEAM: ERNESTO BARTRA, BEATRIZ RODRIGUEZ

ALPL in Austria by Smertnik Kraut Architekten

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Smertnik Kraut Architekten

The estate and the farmhouse with adjacent forest have been in the family’s property for a long time before the decision was made to construct a summer residence. The actual residential building of the farm was too small by the size for the family. The barn in the close proximity was therefor large enough.

Image Courtesy © Josef Mandl

  • Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
  • Project: ALPL
  • Location: Alpl-Styria, Austria
  • Photography: Josef Mandl
  • Typology: Residential
  • Area: 332 sqm
  • Site Area: 165.223 sqm
  • Year: 2008
  • Design & Project Team: Richard Smertnik
  • Software used: Archicad

LÖWENPARK MELK in Austria by Smertnik Kraut Architekten

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Smertnik Kraut Architekten

The Löwenpark in Melk has a great location near the centre of the city. The town hall square is accessible on foot in a few minutes. The estate has also a good transport transnational connections to the freeway and to the next adjacent rail station in Melk.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

  • Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
  • Project: LÖWENPARK MELK
  • Location: Melk, Austria
  • Photography: Bruno Klomfar
  • Typology: Shopping Center
  • Area: 11.479 sqm
  • Site Area: 23.703 sqm
  • Year: 2011-2013
  • Design & Project Team: Johannes Kraut, Thomas Mayerhofer, Rene Schmid
  • Project management: Office Stickelberger
  • Partner Agency Building Supervision: Wolfgang Huber
  • Structural Engineer: Polzer Ziviltechniker GmbH

HOUSE A&B in Wenzel-Frey-Gasse, Perchtoldsdorf, Austria by Smertnik Kraut Architekten

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: Smertnik Kraut Architekten

The relatively small estate with strict zoning regulations has been in the employer’s property for a long time and is covered with a small summerhouse. The aim was to replace the summerhouse by an open, at-grade level residential house for two persons.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

  • Architects: Smertnik Kraut Architekten
  • Project: HOUSE A&B
  • Location: Wenzel-Frey-Gasse, Perchtoldsdorf, Austria
  • Photography: Bruno Klomfar
  • Typology: Residential
  • Area: 215 sqm
  • Site Area: 518 sqm
  • Year: 2011-2012
  • Design & Project Team: Richard Smertnik, Johannes Kraut, Tina Dolch
  • Structural Engineer: KPPK, Harald Pönninger

Hotel in Skolkovo, Russia by ITHAKA – Architecture and design

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: ITHAKA – Architecture and design

The Hotel in SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management is a part of a huge 80 000 sq m campus situated in the village Skolkovo near Moscow.

The main idea of the school founders was to create a flexible space that would show both the school’s innovative and progressive nature, as it’s roots coming from the ideas of Russian avant-garde of the beginning of the 20th century. The compositional and stylistic design of the Hotel interior is a logical continuation of the entire architectural appearance of the Complex.

Image Courtesy © ITHAKA – Architecture and design

  • Architects: ITHAKA – Architecture and design
  • Project: Hotel in Skolkovo
  • Location: Skolkovo, Russia
  • Architects: Telemak ANANYAN, Gohar ISAKHANYAN, Armen GHAVTSHYAN, Anahit MKHCHYAN, Argina KOCHKOYAN, Viktoria KARTSEVA, Astghik BABAYAN
  • 3D modeling and visualization: Karen AGHAJANYAN, Diana AGHAJANYAN, Vahagn MKRTCHYAN

Mansion reconstruction in Dzoraghbyur, Armenia by ITHAKA – Architecture and design

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Article source: ITHAKA – Architecture and design

The mansion is located in a picturesque gorge of Dzorahbyur village, Kotayk region, Armenia, on the distance of 28 km north-east of Yerevan.

Originally the mansion represented an unfinished one-story house of a countryside style, with an attic under construction. The walls were faced with unhewn gray stone plates.

Image Courtesy © ITHAKA – Architecture and design

  • Architects: ITHAKA – Architecture and design
  • Project: Mansion reconstruction
  • Location: Dzoraghbyur, Armenia
  • Area: 1200.0 m²
  • Project year: 2006-2008
  • Implementation: 2008
  • Architects: Telemak ANANYAN, Gohar ISAKHANYAN, Ani SIMONYAN
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD and 3DSMAX
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