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Phase 2 of the renovation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Lord, Aeck & Sargent

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Lord, Aeck & Sargent

Phase 2 of the renovation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory (MMPL) – originally built in 1955 as a living memorial to honor the men and women of the University of Michigan community who lost their lives in World War II service – is now complete. In addition to a renovation of the existing building’s second level as research laboratories, Phase 2 also included the design and construction of a new building addition that houses the University of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI).

Image Courtesy © Curt Clayton

  • Architects: Lord, Aeck & Sargent
  • Project: Phase 2 of the renovation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Photography: Curt Clayton
  • Software used: Revit

Pinterest in San Francisco, CA by Schwartz and Architecture

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source:  Schwartz and Architecture

SaA’s work as executive architect for this 45,000 sq ft tenant improvement corresponded with Pinterest’s rapid expansion, including the continued evolution of the company’s ethos and character. In many ways, the building was seen by the client as a blank architectural canvas to be curated by the employees, much as their web presence supports the gathering and organization of images into a virtual pin board. Through a series of Make-A-Thons, the Pinterest folks moved in and hacked the space, immediately making it their own.

Image Courtesy © Eddy Joaquim, Pinterest’s South of Market headquarters with new signage by Pinterest. The move back into the heart of the city has been embraced by San Francisco, with Pinterest part of a broader trend for many tech companies. The adaptive reuse of an older building fits with the DIY, collector spirit of the company.

  • Architects: Schwartz and Architecture (Neal Schwartz, Lourdes Garcia (Project Manager) )
  • Project: Pinterest
  • Location: San Francisco, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Eddy Joaquim
  • Project Designer: All of the Above / First Office: Janette Kim / Anna Neimark & Andrew Atwood
  • Project Manager: Gina Caruso, Relocation Connections, Inc
  • Pinterest Team: Pinterest
  • Contractor: NOVO Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Yu Structural Engineers
  • Furniture Consultant: One Workplace
  • Lighting Design: Jody Pritchard, Pritchard Peck Lighting
  • Year: 2013

Pilot IKC Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam by Studioninedots

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Studioninedots

The school of the 21st century needs to satisfy a long list of demands, some of which seem at first to be contradictory. It needs to have character and function as an anchoring point within the neighbourhood. It must be multifunctional, flexible, energy-efficient, sustainable, affordable, and possible to build within just a few months. Impossible? No. In fact, it was recently completed: the Integraal Kindcentrum (Integral Child Centre, IKC) Zeeburgereiland in Amsterdam, designed by Studioninedots. The building was opened on 29 November.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: Pilot IKC Zeeburgereiland
  • Location: Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
  • Photography: Peter Cuypers
  • Client: Stadsdeel Oost, Gemeente Amsterdam
  • Type: Primary School, 2800m2 phase 1. with 600m2 extension
  • Plot: 2.400 m2
  • Design-completion: 2012-2013
  • Status: completed
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl.
  • Project team: Daniel Aw, Jarno van Essen, Monika Pieroth, Eliano Felício, Pedro Piernas.
  • Contractor & developer: Verlaat Uden Bouwsystemen
  • Furniture: Metnils

MUCAB in Murcia, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Architect

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Architect

The MUCAB complex (Museum, Music School and Center for Local Development for Women and Youth, Daycare/Child Assistance Center), located in the town of Blanca, was designed to be a core for local representation, where a new kind of urban tension is created to foster activity in the environs of the Segura River.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Architect
  • Project: MUCAB
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • CLIENT: Ayuntamiento de Blanca
  • AUTHOR: Martín Lejarraga
  • PROJECT TEAM, collaborators: Juan García Carrillo. (architect), Francisco Pérez. (technical architecture),Manuel Gil de Pareja. (technical architecture), Mar Melgarejo, Arancha Fernández. (architects), Julián lloret.
  • General consultor: ACE Edificación
  • SITE AREA: 2.150 m2
  • BUILT-UP AREA: 4.629,50 s/r + 2.574,90 b/r m2c
  • START OF PLANNING: project / October 2006
  • COMPLETION: works / April 2007 – November 2010

Mine Museum and Archive’s Café in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by MACh Arquitetos

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: MACh  Arquitetos

MACh Arquitetos

MACh’s design field is very broad, and covers residential, institutional, sports and urban projects, besides interventions in the cultural heritage. Culture has been, in recent years, the area that meets the most numerous accomplishments of the office such as exhibition design, scenery, museums and galleries, artistic groups’ headquarters and cultural institutions projects.

Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro

  • Architects: MACh  Arquitetos  (Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho)
  • Project: Mine Museum and Archive’s Café
  • Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Photography:  Gabriel Castro
  • Data: 2007/2010
  • Colaboradores: Fernanda Amaral de Souza, Lawrence Solla

Washington, D.C., Metro Honored with AIA Twenty-five Year Award

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: AIA

The Washington, D.C. Metro rail transit system has been selected to receive the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Twenty-Five Year Award. Designed by Harry Weese, FAIA, in the 1960’s, the Washington, D.C. Metro is being recognized as an architectural design of enduring significance. The Twenty-five Year Award is conferred on a structure that has stood the test of time by embodying architectural excellence for 25 to 35 years. Projects must demonstrate excellence in function, in the distinguished execution of its original program, and in the creative aspects of its statement by today’s standards. The award will be presented this June at the AIA National Convention in Chicago, the home of its architect, Harry Weese, who died in 1998.

Image Courtesy © larry Levine

  • Architects: AIA
  • Project: Washington, D.C., Metro
  • Photography: larry Levine, AIA

Adventure Tower in Beldert Beach, The Netherlands by Ateliereen Architecten

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Ateliereen Architecten

For our client in the Betuwe -Holland Evenementen Groep- Ateliereen designed an adventure tower at Beldert Beach, which is a recreational lake. The tower can be used for climbing and other group activities and there is a small kiosk included in the building. There is a viewing platform at a height of nineteen meters, which offers a view over the water, the wide area and the Holland Evenementen Groep.

Image Courtesy © Ateliereen Architecten

  • Architects: Ateliereen Architecten
  • Project: Adventure Tower
  • Location: Beldert Beach, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ateliereen Architecten
  • Client: Holland Evenementen Groep, Zoelen
  • Building contractor: Van Arnhem Bouwgroep, Culemborg
  • Concrete manufacturer: Mombarg Beton B.V., Doetinchem

BB HOME in Ha Noi, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: H&P Architects

In Vietnam, the natural phenomena are severe and various: storm, flood, sweeping floods, landslides, drouhgt, etc… The damage every year, which is considerable compared to the world scale, takes away about 500 persons and 1.2%-GDP-equally assets and reduces the involved areas’ development.

Image Courtesy © Doan Thanh Ha

  • Architects: H&P Architects (Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong)
  • Project: BB HOME
  • Location: Ha Noi, Vietnam
  • Photography: Doan Thanh Ha
  • Team: Chu Kim Thinh, Erimescu Patricia, Nguyen Van Manh, Nguyen Khanh Hoa, Nguyen Quynh Trang, Tran Quoc Thang, Pham Hong Son, Hoang Dinh Toan, Pham Quang Thang, Nguyen Hai Hue, Nguyen Khac Phuoc
  • Contractor: H&P Architects
  • Total Floor Area: 44 sqm
  • Completion date: Sep. 2013

Show Area of Vanke in Tsingdao, China by SLOW Architects

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: SLOW Architects   

This small building is the show area of Vanke during the World Horticultural Exposition 2014 in Tsingdao. It will be used as a cafeteria serving the game area beside it. The café adopts a semi-open form as a respondence to the outdoor game area that makes it more accessible as well as creating an internal café space. Besides normal tables and seats, the café provides informal seats facing the game area that allow people to enjoy a coffee during game breaks.

Image Courtesy © Zhou Ruogu

  • Architects: SLOW Architects
  • Project: Show Area of Vanke
  • Location: Tsingdao, China
  • Photography: Zhou Ruogu
  • GFA: approx. 300m2
  • Completion time: 2013

House Workshop in Prihueico Lake, Chile by Schmidt Architects Associates

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Schmidt Architects Associates 

The brief from this young couple was to design both living accommodation and studio space for sculpture & painting. Located in a millenary old forest of towering trees, on the shores of Lake Pirihueico in the south of Chile.

The proposal was to make a brightly lit and welcoming refuge, which inhabits the rough nature of its environment, enjoying this from within a core which maintains its distance, but at the same time both integrates with and emphasizes its surroundings. Formally it assimilates the vernacular architecture of the south, with large (overhanging??) roofs and simple rounded geometric volumes roughened?? through the ageing of the timber. The building form is not willful given the wet summers and extremely snow filled winters experienced by this remote lake set amongst the foothills of the Andes, but at the same time it contributes to the fantastic existing nature of the place.

Image Courtesy © Schmidt Architects Associates

  • Architects: Schmidt Architects Associates
  • Project: House Workshop
  • Location: Prihueico Lake, Chile
  • Structural Engineer: Enzo Valladares
  • Site area: 40 hectares.
  • Built area: 95m2
  • Project date: 2006
  • Construction date: 2007
  • Principal materials: Structural oak columns/beams
  • External envelope: Glazing, tongue and groove pine
  • Internal: Cladding pine joinery
  • Roof: Galvanized sheet
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