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Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Richard Lundquist Tower in California by HMC Architects

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: HMC Architects

Construction is complete on Torrance Memorial’s new $480 million Melanie and Richard Lundquist Tower. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. served as general contractor of the hospital facility which was delivered over four-and-a-half months early and $10 million under budget. The hospital held a community celebration on September 20, and the new facility opened to patients on November 16.

Image Courtesy © HMC Architects

Image Courtesy © HMC Architects

  • Architects: HMC Architects
  • Project: Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Richard Lundquist Tower
  • Location: Torrance, California, U.S.A.

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UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE in Lisbon, Portugal by CVDB Arquitectos

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: CVDB Arquitectos

The project for the University Residence at Pólo da Ajuda – U.L. is conditioned by the requested built density, according to the programme requirements, by the limits of the site plot area and maximum given facade height. Between the Residence and the Canteen existing building it is created a public path connecting the North street, close to the Architecture Faculty, to the South street.

Image Courtesy © hugonascimento

Image Courtesy © hugonascimento

  • Architects: CVDB Arquitectos
  • Project: UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: hugonascimento
  • AUTHORSHIP & COORDINATION: Cristina Veríssimo, Diogo Burnay
  • COLLABORATION: Rodolfo Reis, Joana Barrelas, Tiago Filipe Santos, André Bengochea, Filipa Paisano
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: Bound, Arquitectura Paisagista
  • ENGINEERING: Projectual
  • CLIENT: University of Lisbon
  • Competition: 2014

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Qatar World Cup Memorial by 1week1project

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: 1week1project

“More than 400 Nepalese migrant workers have died on Qatar’s building sites as the Gulf state prepares to host the World Cup in 2022.

The grim statistic comes from the Pravasi Nepali Co-ordination Committee, a respected human rights organisation which compiles lists of the dead using official sources in Doha. It will pile new pressure on the Qatari authorities – and on football’s world governing body, Fifa – to curb a mounting death toll that some are warning could hit 4,000 by the time the 2022 finals take place.15 February

Image Courtesy © 1week1project

Image Courtesy © 1week1project

  • Architects: 1week1project
  • Project: Qatar World Cup Memorial
  • Location: Qatar
  • Software used: sketchup, rhino, vray and photoshop

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Casa Ricardo Pinto by CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS

The surroundings to the plot are characterized by medium density consolidated residential aspects despite being so close to Boavista Avenue.

Image Courtesy © Luis Ferreira Alves

Image Courtesy © Luis Ferreira Alves

  • Architects: CORREIA/RAGAZZI ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: Casa Ricardo Pinto
  • COLLABORATORS: Inês Ruas, João Marques, Nuno Vasconcelos, Rita Breda, Tiago Costa
  • STRUCTURE AND FOUNDATION ENGINEERING: CLSER
  • HIDRAULIC ENGINEERING: CLSER
  • TECHNICAL FACILITES ENGINEERING: GENCO
  • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING: GENCO
  • CONSTRUCTION: ALMEIDAS & MAGALHÃES, LDA
  • SITE AREA: 258, 15 m2
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 280 m2

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Luanda Multisports Pavilion in Angola by Berger Arquitectos

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: Berger Arquitectos

Angola has been undergoing a remarkable development process for the last decade, showing a significant economic growth and a progressive improvement in the quality of life of its population. It is a key country in the context of the African continent and an important regional power for the promotion of peace and prosperity in the region.

Its capital city, Luanda, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, mirroring the new reality that is spreading to all of the country.

In this context, Angola was selected to be the first African nation to host the  Rink Hockey World Cup in 2013, and the pavilion was designed as the main venue for the event.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Berger Arquitectos
  • Project: Luanda Multisports Pavilion
  • Location: Luanda, Angola
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • General CoordinationandArchitecture: Miguel Berger, Paulo Simões, Tiago Calais, Sérgio Catalão, Miguel Outeiro, Diana Peralta
  • 3D Modelling : Sérgio Catalão | Filipe Gonçalves
  • Mock-ups: NORIGEM
  • Awarding Authority / Commissioner: Governo de Angola, Ministério da Juventude e Desportos, Federação Angolana de Patinagem Governmentof Angola, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Angolan Skating Federation
  • HydraulicInstallations: CIVI4 – Projectistas e Consultores de Engenharia Civil , Alberto Fiqueiredo | Pedro Couto| Carlos Pereira
  • ElectricalInstallations: FNT – Engenharia, Bruno Fernandes
  • MechanicalInstallations: l2m – Loureiro e Machado, Serviços de Engenharia, Miguel Loureiro
  • Gross ConstructionArea: 30.000 m2
  • Seatings: 11.500 Lugares

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Tallinn Arena in Estonia by KADARIK TÜÜR ARHITEKTID

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: KADARIK TÜÜR ARHITEKTID

The sports complex is situated in a former Soviet residential area – Lasnamäe – and is one of the first buildings that is intended to revitalize the area.

Image Courtesy © Kaido Haagen, Ott Kadarik

Image Courtesy © Kaido Haagen, Ott Kadarik

  • Architects: KADARIK TÜÜR ARHITEKTID
  • Project: Tallinn Arena
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Photography: Kaido Haagen, Ott Kadarik
  • Client: Tallinna Noorsooamet
  • Structural design: Civen Oü, EA Reng As
  • Builder: Merko Ehitus Eesti AS
  • Gross useable floor space: 21 000 m²
  • Lot size: 5,6 ha
  • Start of work: 2012
  • Completion of work: 2014
  • Structure in: Concrete
  • Floor: Concrete
  • Walls surfaces: Concrete

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Plywood Trio apartment in Madrid, Spain by BUJ+COLÓN Architects

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: BUJ+COLÓN Architects

The apartment refurbishment is solved through the introduction of three plywood elements in the domestic space. The first element is composed by a staircase used to get to the main bedroom.  Down the stair landing there is an entrance to a guest bedroom which wardrobe is located down the second flight of this staircase. Blankets, slippers, magazines and other domestic devices are stored down the first staircase flight. The second plywood element is a kitchen work surface which is opened to the dining room. Down this surface is located the kitchen storage. The third plywood element is a big wooden drawer that solves the bathroom entrance and a coats wardrobe. On top of them, there is a big window that brings natural light into the bathroom.

Image Courtesy © Elena Almagro

Image Courtesy © Elena Almagro

  • Architects: BUJ+COLÓN Architects
  • Project: Plywood Trio apartment
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Elena Almagro
  • Status: Built in 2014
  • Client: private

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Stirling House in Sydney, Australia by Mac-Interactive Architects

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: Mac-Interactive Architects

A new-build house replacing two very narrow 2-storey weather-board cottages on the same lot but in a very derelict stateAfter much discussion with Heritage it was felt that it would not be possible to restore them to anything other than museum status as they could not be brought up to current BCA standards. It was also felt that they were not of that much interest and very little original fabric existed. A fairly unique opportunity presented itself to insert a contemporary building into a heritage conservation area – allowing for a future reading of this particular period of Sydney’s development.

Image Courtesy © Tom Ferguson

Image Courtesy © Tom Ferguson

  • Architects: Mac-Interactive Architects
  • Project: Stirling House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Murray Fredericks (interiors), Tom Ferguson (exteriors)
  • PRACTICE PROFILE: Mac-Interactive Architects is an architecture studio based in Sydney and has been involved in a variety of fields such as, residential (both single and multi unit), large & small scale commercial, educational, and civic projects, including master-planning, and urban design.
  • PROJECT ARCHITECT: Andy Macdonald
  • TEAM MEMBERS: Ian Lim, Emanuele Rattazzi, Robert Kalocay
  • BUILDER: Spyker/Taylor Constructions

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Villa Musu in Central Finland by Sanaksenaho Arkkitehdit Oy

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: Sanaksenaho Arkkitehdit Oy

Villa Musu is located on a beautiful lake shore lot with a pine tree forest surrounding the house. The design is shaped into a soft, organic plan that naturally flows into the landscape. The commission included a one family house with an entry porch, a Finnish sauna and an atelier. The indoor spaces as well as an outdoor terrace are covered by a bean shaped roof.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: Sanaksenaho Arkkitehdit Oy
  • Project: Villa Musu
  • Location: Central Finland
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Design team: Matti Sanaksenaho: Head Designer, JaanaHellinen: Project Architect,Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Maria Isotupa, Aleksi Räihä
  • Client: Private commission
  • Construction engineering: OskariLaukkanen
  • HVAC engineering: EskoHelin
  • Electrical engineering: JarmoNenonen
  • Floor area: 360 m2

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Dressing Room for a Garden with a Pond in Tarragona, Spain by Clara Nubiola

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: Clara Nubiola

This project started some time ago. Close relatives brought up the idea of constructing a wc/changing room in the garden. A place to change in and out of a bathing suit since the pond is used as a pool, thus avoiding having to go to the house in order to get changed. A place also to wash one’s hands after the “calçotades” that have already been established as a winter tradition. Pen, paper and inspection of the area to decide where would we place it.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Clara Nubiola
  • Project: Dressing Room for a Garden with a Pond
  • Location: Tarragona, Spain
  • Photography: Adrià Goula

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