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Sierra Bonita Housing in West Hollyood, California by Patrick Tighe Architecture

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Patrick Tighe Architecture

The design challenge of this project—the first all-affordable mixed-use development in West Hollywood and the first designed and completed according to the city’s new Green Building Ordinance—was to fit the desired 42 accessible units on a 13,000-square-foot site and within a 50-foot height limit. The design used minimal exterior setbacks and reversed the typical unit layout—locating the bedrooms along the interior building courtyard and the living areas on the street side—to capitalize on views and natural light.

Image Courtesy ©   Art Gray Photography

Image Courtesy © Art Gray Photography

  • Architects: Patrick Tighe Architecture
  • Project: Sierra Bonita Housing
  • Location: West Hollyood, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Art Gray Photography
  • Engineer Structural: Gilsanz Murry Steficek
  • Landscape Architect: AHBE Landscape
  • Owner: West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.

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Jose Vasconcelos Public Library in Mexico City, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

Why build a library today? seems absurd, it would be more logical to build a museum for books.

This would be like a mausoleum, a masterpiece of our last president who in a patron’s act wanted to be remembered and transcend through its materiality.His intentions were to mimic what was done with the construction of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; to trigger the real estate recovery of the zone by creating added value to de adjacent land.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Pascal Arquitectos

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos 
  • Project: Jose Vasconcelos Public Library
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Software used: it is drawn in AutoCAD

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9 storey residential building in Bucharest, Romania by URBAN OFFICE

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: URBAN OFFICE

Image Courtesy ©  URBAN OFFICE

Image Courtesy © URBAN OFFICE

  • Architects: URBAN OFFICE
  • Project: 9 storey residential building
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Software used: Rhino 3d, Autocad, 3ds Max
  • Gross area: 3 792.85 sqm
  • Site area: 921.60 sqm
  • Design: 2005-2010
  • Status: construction

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HOTEL OHLA ***** in Via Laietana nº49, Barcelona, Spain by Alonso y Balaguer

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Alonso y Balaguer

The building of Heribert Salas’ (1926 – 2011) house in Via Laietana 49, Barcelona in 1926 could never be considered a finished project and the clash of what was then considered a modern building within the weave of Ciutat Vella left wounds that have taken over 80
years to heal.

Image Courtesy © Josep Mª Molinos / Marco Pastori

Image Courtesy © Josep Mª Molinos / Marco Pastori

  • Architects: Alonso y Balaguer
  • Project: HOTEL OHLA *****
  • Location: Via Laietana nº49, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Josep Mª Molinos / Marco Pastori
  • Project Manager: Daniel Isern
  • Developer: Cent Claus, S.L.
  • Work involved: Basic project, executive project and site management
  • Completion time: 2008-2011
  • Surface area: 6,400 m2
  • Constructor: Lluis Pares, S.L.
  • Quantity Surveyors: Tecnics G3, S.L. (Manoli Vila, Javier Chávez, Victor Forteza)
  • Structural Engineering: NOLAC
  • Installation Engineering: PGI
  • Sculptural work on façade: Frederic Amat
  • Illumination: Artec3 Lighting Design

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Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT) is home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. The 15-storey, 15,000 sq. m. tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff, with facilities for design education and innovation that include: design studios, labs and workshops, exhibition areas, multi-functional classrooms, lecture theatre and communal lounge.

Image Courtesy ©  Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Jockey Club Innovation Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Virgile Simon Bertrand, doublespace
  • Date: 2007 / 2014
  • Client: Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Project Director: Woody K.T. Yao
  • Project Leader: Simon K.M. Yu
  • Project Team: Hinki Kong, Jinqi Huang, Bianca Cheung, Charles Kwan, Juan Liu, Junkai Jian, Zhenjiang Guo, Uli Blum, Long Jiang, Yang Jingwen, Bessie Tam, Koren Sin, Xu Hui, Tian Zhong.
  • Competition Team: Hinki Kwong, Melodie Leung, Long Jiang, Zhenjiang Guo, Yang Jingwen, Miron Mutyaba, Pavlos Xanthopoulus, Margarita Yordanova Valova.
  • Local Architect: AGC Design Ltd, (Hong Kong), AD+RG (Competion Stage)
  • Geotechnical / Structure / MEP / Façade Engineer: Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Ltd
  • Landscape: Team 73 Hong Kong Ltd
  • Acoustic: Westwood Hong & Associates Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall Ltd.
  • Area/Size Net Occupied Floor Area: 15,000 sqm
  • Height: 78 meters
  • Capacity: 1800 students & staff
  • Program: School of Design and, Design Institute for Social Innovation
  • General Contractor: Shui On Construction Company Ltd., Hong Kong
  • Façade Contractor: YKK AP Facade Hong Kong LTD / Beijing Jangho Curtain Wall Co. Ltd.

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ESPAI BARONDA in Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain by Alonso y Balaguer

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Alonso y Balaguer

Located in Parc dels Torrents, La Baronda complex is one of the most important town planning actions in the city of Esplugues, reuniting and combining in the same public space concepts such as exhibition and meetings, as well as the goal of becoming, without a doubt, a new reference in integral design centres.

Image Courtesy © Alonso y Balaguer

Image Courtesy © Alonso y Balaguer

  • Architects: Alonso y Balaguer
  • Project: ESPAI BARONDA
  • Location: Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
  • Constructor: Tau Icesa, S.A
  • Surveyors: Xavier de Vera Vila
  • Structural Engineering: AREA 5/BOMA
  • Engineering Facilities: SURIS

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Guiuan National High School in Philippines by MAT-TER Design + Build Studio

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: MAT-TER Design + Build Studio

Topology of Resilience

On November 9, 2013 the devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, causing more than 5,000 deaths and destroying the homes and cities of millions. Natural disasters due to climate change have become extremely commonplace all over the world. We can’t do much to stop them, but as architects we can help design and build stronger and more resilient buildings to withstand them. As part of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by OOAc in support of the Typhoon Haiyan victims, the objective of this project is to generate a design concept for a typhoon-resilient school to be implemented in the affected area of the Philippines, where sadly over 4,500 schools have been destroyed by the massive storm.

Image Courtesy © MAT-TER Design + Build Studio

Image Courtesy © MAT-TER Design + Build Studio

  • Architects: MAT-TER Design + Build Studio
  • Project: Guiuan National High School
  • Location: Guiuan, Philippines
  • Software used:  We used Rhino for the 3d modeling and line drawings, Adobe illustrator and Photoshop for the diagrams and graphics.
  • Year: 2014
  • Type: Educational/ Disaster Relief
  • Designers: Christin To, Hugo Martinez
  • Social and Feasibility Research/Development: Charles Dhinakaran, Javi Muriel Santurino

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House in Frontenex by Charles Pictet architecte FAS SIA

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Charles Pictet architecte FAS SIA

The subject of the project is an old 18th century manor with several valuable buildings, including an orangery built in 1816. The orangery is an integral element of the project and contains part of the living space. The entire manor has an orthogonal design, with the one exception of the orangery, with its diagonal alignment towards the south-west. The volume of the new building behind it mediates between the two geometries.

Image Courtesy ©  Francesca Giovanelli, Birr

Image Courtesy © Francesca Giovanelli, Birr

  • Architects: Charles Pictet architecte FAS SIA
  • Project: House in Frontenex
  • Location: Frontenex, Switzerland 
  • Photography: Francesca Giovanelli, Birr
  • Project: 2003 – 2004
  • Execution: 2004 – 2006
  • Client: Private
  • Collaborator: Philippe Le Roy, architecte EPFZ
  • Structural engineer: Jean Regad, Genève

Awards

  • Distinction Romande d’Architecture 2010
  • Die Besten 2009 Hochparterre, Mention
  • Prix Béton 2009, engere Wah

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Bryza by Projekt Kolobrzeg

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: Projekt Kolobrzeg

THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT WAS TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEW SHOPPING MALL INTO THE ARCHITECTURAL MESS SURROUNDINGS AND CREATING THE NEUTRAL BACKGROUND FOR THE HISTORIC CHURCH BUILDING.

Image Courtesy © Projekt Kolobrzeg

Image Courtesy © Projekt Kolobrzeg

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B/S/H/ Inspiration House, Park 20|20 in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands by William McDonough + Partners

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Article source: William McDonough + Partners

Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte (B/S/H/) is home to five of the top brands in household appliances – Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau, Neff and Constructa – in the first building completed at Park 20|20.

Designed as a flexible, innovative workplace, B/S/H/ includes a full-height atria with a Living Green Wall and Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) roof that maximizes energy and daylighting to showrooms that can be converted to offices as needed.

 Image Courtesy ©  William McDonough + Partners

Image Courtesy © William McDonough + Partners

  • Architects: William McDonough + Partners, (http://www.amazon.com/William-McDonough/e/B001KIKWHM)
  • Project: B/S/H/ Inspiration House, Park 20|20
  • Location: Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autodesk – Revit® building design software for Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Client: Delta Development Group
  • Owner: Bosch Siemens HOME
  • Program: Offices, product showrooms and Instructional spaces, restaurant, parking podium
  • Area: 12,528 gross square meters
  • Status: Completed 2011
  • Construction: Cost $14.2 Euro
  • Team: William McDonough + Partners, Masterplan Architect and Design Architect; KOW, Architect of Record; D/Dock Amsterdam, Interior Designer; Nelson Byrd Woltz, Landscape Architect; Techniplan Adviseurs BV, Civil and MEP Engineers; DGMR, Fire Engineer/BREEAM Consultant; Van Der Vorm Engineering, Structural Engineer; IBB Kondor, Contractor.

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