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Smena fitness club in Moscow, Russia by za bor architects

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Article source: za bor architects

Smena fitness club in the za bor architects portfolio is the third sports-related project and the first realize object of this type. A private client who turned to the bureau with this project, wanted to create a large stylish club with high quality equipment and original design. Reasonable prices, due to refusing from many side services offered by network clubs, were to become the main competitive advantage. Thus, an expressional dynamic design created by za bor architects, was meant to become one of the client-attracting factors, a kind of competitive edge of this club.

Image Courtesy © za bor architects

Image Courtesy © za bor architects

  • Architects: za bor architects
  • Project: Smena fitness club
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Architects In Charge: Pyotr Zaytsev, Arseniy Borisenko
  • Project management: za bor architects
  • Furniture in the lounge zone: chairs Arper (Catifa), sofas Luxy (Cube)
  • Work chairs: Interstuhl (Movyis3, Everyis1) – (supplier Solo Interiors)
  • Exercise machines: Lifefitness, Hammer Strength
  • Flooring:  Swiff-Train
  • Floor area: 1291.2 sqm
  • Project and build: 2014

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Study-House in Mar Chapálico, Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico by ATELIER ARSº

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Article source: ATELIER ARSº

Building a house for a urban geographer and a great connoisseur of architecture and city meant for us the possibility to experiment with a certain way of understanding the architectural project. The plot is in a place called La Floresta – The Forest – a XX mid-century urbanization as a garden city aside Chapala Lake in west Mexico, which since a long time has been known as a retirement place for foreigners due to its great weather.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: ATELIER ARSº (Alejandro Guerrero Gutiérrez., Andrea Soto Morfín.)
  • Project: Study-House in Mar Chapálico
  • Location: Paseo de los Veleros #41 Fraccionamiento La Floresta. Ajijic Jalisco Mexico.
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Project: 2007-2008
  • Construction: 2008-2013.
  • Client: Felipe Cabrales Barajas PhD.
  • Built area: Covered space: 234.53 sqm. Plot: 546.00 sqm.
  • Type of assignment: Direct

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Mediterranean Cultural Centre in Barcelona, Spain by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

The Generalitat and the Institut Català d’Estudis Mediterranis, ICEM wishes to create an important and prestigious cultural institution, the Mediterranean Cultural Center. Located in Barcelona, the M.C.C., will be representative of the cultural and economical dynamism of Catalonia, and will consolidate Barcelona as the capital city of the Mediterranean Culture.

The MCC is essentially composed of four entities:

  • A museum of natural history and cultural history.
  • The multimedia library of the Mediterranean..
  • A center of study and investigation.
  • A conference center.
Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura (Vanessa Cólliga)
  • Project: Mediterranean Cultural Centre
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Lobby, Reception, Information, Restauration and Retail: Gross 7,650m2 Net 6,090 m2
  • Natural History and Cultural History Museum: Gross 16,000m2 Net 12,370m2
  • Library: Gross 8,000m2 Net 6,900m2
  • Center of studies: Gross 1,800 m2 Net 1,330m2
  • Conference center: Gross 2,500m2 Net 1,920m2
  • Administration: Gross 6,450m2 Net 4,700m2
  • Parking: Gross 2,000m2 Net 2,500m2

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Embassy of Ecuador in Bogotá, Colombia by Arquiteck y Asociados Ltda

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Article source: Arquiteck y Asociados Ltda

The building for the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in Colombia aims to provide architecture through an image capable of expressing new diplomatic relations between the two countries; The project comes at a time of changing political tide sponsored by the new Colombian government.

Image Courtesy ©  Andrés Valvuena

Image Courtesy © Andrés Valvuena

  • Architects: Arquiteck y Asociados Ltda
  • Project: Embassy of Ecuador
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Photography: Andrés Valvuena
  • Architect In Charge: Pablo Rodríguez Agudelo, Mónica Botello Agudelo, David Diaz Diaz, Daniel Giraldo Rivera, Julian Sossa Delgado, Jair Pinzon Hernández, Diego Origua Petrel
  • Date: Design: 2011-2012
  • Construction: 2012-2013
  • Built area: 772,19 m2 / 595,81 m2 de gardens, terraces and green roof.

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Renewal ‘Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden’ in Mechelen, Belgium by dmvA architecten en Hlc.r architect

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Article source: dmvA architecten en Hlc.r architect

‘Hof van Busleyden’ consists of a complex of buildings, built out of brick and sandstone in replicating late-gothic style, around three external spaces: the small northern court-yard with pine trees, the central rectangular one, paved with cobblestones, and the south-oriented town garden. Since 1938 its function is the one of city museum. The building was protected as a monument.

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

Image Courtesy © Frederik Vercruysse

  • Architects: dmvA architecten en Hlc.r architect
  • Project: Renewal ‘Stedelijk Museum Hof van Busleyden’
  • Location: Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Frederik Vercruysse
  • Principal: City Mechelen
  • Team : David Driesen, Tom Verschueren, Valerie Lonnoy, Hans Le Compte en Ria Maesen
  • General contractor: WGC nv
  • Constructional engineer: BAS bvba
  • Built area: 1800m2
  • Completion: 10/08/2013

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INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE in Kolkata, India by ABIN DESIGN STUDIO

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Article source: ABIN DESIGN STUDIO

Kolkata is an ancient city in eastern part of India. Post Independence, this city has not grown like others in India, and has not yet adopted architectural characters. On the contrary this city is becoming more chaotic & mono dramatic. But the city definitely has vibrant life, and people here have love for Art & Culture. As client vision was to give the most expressive, vibrant, technologically advanced & sustainable management institute, we thought about adding colours to city life.

View towards the entrance, Image Courtesy © ABIN DESIGN STUDIO

View towards the entrance, Image Courtesy © ABIN DESIGN STUDIO

  • Architects: ABIN DESIGN STUDIO (ABIN CHAUDHURI)
  • Project: INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
  • Location: Kolkata, India

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