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Restoration and redesign of the Grand-Palais des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France by by LAN Architecture

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: LAN Architecture

THE NEW GRAND PALAIS: AN EXAMPLE OF MODERNITY

To our contemporary eyes, the Grand Palais is both an idea and a symbol of modernity. It is a hybrid building in terms of its architecture, its usage and its history. Neither a museum nor a simple monument, its architecture has an identity all its own, centered around the notion of a “culture machine,” a spatial means for hosting a vast diversity of events and audiences that exponentially exalts the site’s “universal” and “republican” vocation. The restoration and restructuring of the entire monument affords us the chance to reinforce this aspiration.

Image Courtesy © LAN Architecture

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: Restoration and redesign of the Grand-Palais des Champs-Élysées
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Competitive dialogue: 2013-2014
  • Client: Réunion des Monuments Nationaux – Grand-Palais
  • Budget: € 130 M. excl. VAT
  • Surface: 70 623 m²
  • Team: LAN (mandatory architect), Franck Boutté Consultants (sustainable design), Terrell (structure, façades, fluids), Michel Forgue (Quantitysurveyor), Systematica (flux), Lamoureux (acoustic), Casso (Fire protection and accessibilityengineers), CICAD (SCMC), BASE (landscaper), Mathieu Lehanneur (design).

Site development at the Familistère in Guise, France by h2o architectes

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: h2o architectes

The Familistère is a vast housing complex founded by Jean-Baptiste André Godin in 1859 in relation with the stove manufacturing business. Until 1968, this Social Palace was the theatre of a unique social experimentation in the industrial world: the Familistère was a sort of utopia for an industrial society composed like an urban transition between the town and the park of the city island nearby.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: h2o architectes
  • Project: Site development at the Familistère
  • Location: Guise, France
  • Photography: Stéphane Chalmeau ,FkP
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Program: Public space of the Familistère in Guise (4Ha), , Shared space 20Km/h, Footbridge, bridge extension, urban furniture (bench, signage), lighting.
  • Client: Syndicat Mixte du Familistère Godin
  • SEDA:  Société d’Equipement du Département de l’Aisne.
  • Team: h2o architectes (lead architect) , Michel Desvigne Paysagiste (landscape architect), France Aires (Exterior infrastructure Engineer), , HDA (structure engineer).
  • Specificity: Classified Site for Historical Monuments
  • Surface: 4 Hectare
  • Construction cost: 3 000 000 € HT
  • Date: Delivered Janvier 2014

CASTILLO DE LA LUZ MUSEUM in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

The first governor of the Canary Islands ordered the construction of a tower at the end of the fifteenth century, and when it was extended a few years later, the space located between the tower and the new perimeter walls was filled with earth to increase the building’s strength and resistance. That purely defensive need would become the structuring argument of our architectural proposal for the Castillo de La Luz. Located in La Isleta, the isthmus at which the Castilian ships protecting the city arrived, it concealed those primitive walls originally beaten by the sea.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

  • Architects: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
  • Project: CASTILLO DE LA LUZ MUSEUM
  • Location: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Client: Ministry of Public Works of Spain
  • Property: Municipality of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • Project Architect: Pedro Quero, Alexandra Sobral
  • Collaborators: Carlos Ballesteros, lago Blanco, Mauro Herrero, Juan Carlos Redondo
  • Site Supervision: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P., Fuensanta Nieto – Enrique Sobejano, Miguel Mesas Izquierdo, José Mena, Edward Lynch, Technical Architects.
  • Structures: N.B.35, S.L.
  • Mechanical Engineer: Aguilera Ingenieros, S.A.
  • Models: Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, S.L.P.
  • Project Date: 2000 (1st Phase) , 2006 (2nd Phase)
  • Construction: 2003-2004 (1st Phase), 2006-2013 (2nd Phase)
  • Construction Company: Dragados, S.A. (1st Phase), Trycsa_Técnicas de la Restauración y Construcciones, S.A. (2nd Phase)

The Black Hole Research Center by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Black Hole Research Center is a conceptual design proposal for a large, solar powered building designed to be located in a hot dry climate. It would be dedicated to the science of, and the research into black holes. The structure’s design is symbolically based on the image of a large black hole located in the center of a large spiral galaxy.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: The Black Hole Research Center
  • Status: Unbuilt

W AUSTIN HOTEL + RESIDENCES with AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER in Austin, Texas by Andersson-Wise Architects

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Andersson-Wise Architects

Austin’s W Hotel and Residences complex is a new centerpiece for the city, occupying a prime location in the skyline framing Austin City Hall and Lady Bird Lake. Andersson-Wise Architects, of Austin, designed the building to make the most of the city’s natural environment, capturing prevailing breezes and controlling the intense sunlight to create a protectedyet open experience.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue

  • Architects: Andersson-Wise Architects
  • Project: W AUSTIN HOTEL + RESIDENCES with AUSTIN CITY LIMITS LIVE AT THE MOODY THEATER
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue, Art Gray, Jonathan Jackson, Tom McConnell
  • Software used: Vectorworks.
  • Design Team: Arthur Andersson, Chris Wise, Catherine Craig, Leland Ulmer, Christopher Sanders, Laura McQuary, Robin Bagley Logan
  • Architect of record: BOKA Powell – Dallas, TX Emily Hoffman
  • General contractor: Austin Building Company – Austin, TX, Kasey Delz
  • Other key contractors: Custom Sheet Metal: A. Zahner & Co., Curtain Wall + Glazing: Wincon Millwork: AMI
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Mep engineer: JJA, Inc.
  • Landscape architect: Talley Associates – Dallas, TX
  • Lighting consultant: Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design
  • Sustainable design: Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
  • Theater consultant: Theatre Consultants Collaborative
  • Venue interiors: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
  • Square footage: 1 million square feet
  • Site acreage: 1.8 acres
  • Building materials: cement composite panels (Swiss Pearl), aluminum + glass curtain wall system, metal plate wall panels
  • LEED rating: SILVER
  • Sustainable features: urban site, orientation to sun and prevailing breezes, utilizes City of, Austin chilled water system, high recycled content materials, low VOC, materials, high-performance glazing.
  • Floors: 37 story tower, 10 floors hotel, 21 floors residences, 3 floors podium 4 floors mechanical

Hybrid Design in San Francisco, California by Terry & Terry Architecture

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Terry & Terry Architecture

This project houses a growing graphic/product design office within an existing brick building located in the Jackson square historic district. The design requires the removal of all the existing interior structure while leaving the existing perimeter brick structure and original front facade intact.

Image Courtesy © Terry & Terry Architecture

TOPFER THEATRE AT ZACH in Austin, Texas by Andersson-Wise Architects

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: Andersson-Wise Architects

The new Topfer Theatre at ZACH, the regional theater for Austin and Central Texas, was completed in the fall of 2012. Andersson-Wise Architects designed the building and its surrounding outdoor spaces to define a dramatic, iconic image for ZACH within the context of the city, as well as to create a performing arts campus that engages its strategic site on Lady Bird Lake. The theater’s stage fly loft, with its elegant, vertical proportion, is visible from downtown Austin, whether one is approaching from the Lamar Street Bridge by car, or from the Pfluger Bridge on foot.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Pogue

  • Architects: Andersson-Wise Architects
  • Project: TOPFER THEATRE AT ZACH
  • Location: Austin, Texas, U.S.A
  • Photography: Andrew Pogue
  • Software used: Vectorworks.

PUNTA IXTAPA in Zihuatanejo, Mexico by JSa Arquitectura

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: JSa Arquitectura

The complex has 102 apartments, of about 2,700-2,960 sq ft (duplex and simplex), in four towers, with different distribution layouts with a total area of 305,360 sq ft.

Inside the complex there are two swim clubs with three pools each, one pool for free swim, one for training, and one for kids. Each of these clubs has a multi-use room, with both, covered and open-air areas covering about 52,300 sq ft.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: JSa Arquitectura
  • Project: PUNTA IXTAPA
  • Location: Zihuatanejo, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo,  JSa Arquitectura
  • Project Date: 2013
  • Type of projects: Resort
  • Design Team: JSª / Javier Sanchez, Francisco Martinez, Jorge Bracho,, Othon Reynoso, David Herrera, Sofia Villareal, Savlan Hauser.
  • Interior Design: Larissa Kadner, Raúl martínez
  • Number of units: 102 apartments
  • Average surface area: 94 units between  265  m2 and  270 m2,  and 8 units of  460 m2
  • Área total construida, Total surface area: 538,195 sq ft
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