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Antalya Expo 2016 Observation Tower in Turkey by Selim Senin

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Selim Senin

The stairs arranged for seeing site of expo is placed like mountain path.These stairs definitely aren’t trying to hide – they’re the most interesting element in the tower. Reminiscent of a climbing mountain, the stairs of circulation are balanced by the long cable structure.Circulation elements can act as urban focal points outside of where people can come walk and seeing. The symbolic observation tower is conceived as a round arch of steel structure with an open-air stairs at its body.The open-air stairs contains flexible walking path and terrace which are accessed via bazaar entrance.Walking downwards from the top through a continuous stair promenade, the visitors of the observation tower experience all of the building’s in a constant motion, while enjoying dynamic 360 degree views of the city of Antalya and the Expo landscape.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: Antalya Expo 2016 Observation Tower 
  • Location: Antalya, Turkey
  • Software used: Sketchup, vray, autocad, photoshop

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Yognanda Library in Solan, India by Archohm

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Archohm

The big blank concrete central library of the Shoolini University in Solan, over looks a beautiful green valley. Conceptually, this four floor structure is an intense interconnected volume of voids and solids, connecting the entire building as a large functional plate.

Image Courtesy © Andre J Fanthome& Mridu Sahai

Image Courtesy © Andre J Fanthome& Mridu Sahai

  • Architects: Archohm
  • Project: Yognanda Library
  • Location: Solan, India
  • Photography: Andre J Fanthome& Mridu Sahai

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The DOX house (Carbon) in Pyšely Town, Czech Republic by Mjölk architekti

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Mjölk architekti

Katka and Honza are cooking all the time. So they decided to burn their new house as well. But not from ground to top.Just only all around. Their boys are wondering around with hands full of coal looking forward for winter and making snowman. Hopefully there are some coal buttons left for snowman coat. Katka is harvesting carrots for his nose. Just tomcat with dog are sharing doghouse together. Spending long evenings trying to wake up memories for lovely and warmy flat in Prague.

Image Courtesy © BoysPlayNice

Image Courtesy © BoysPlayNice

  • Architects: Mjölk architekti
  • Project: The DOX house (Carbon)
  • Location: Pyšely, Středočeskýkraj, CZ
  • Photography: BoysPlayNice
  • Area: Quiet neighbourhood about 30 Km from Prague
  • Building company: TFH dřevěnéskeletovédomys.r.o.
  • Year: 2014

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Hotel Andante in Puebla, Mexico by CROMA arquitectura

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: CROMA arquitectura

Andante is where the travelers from a diverse world stop, In this place beyond their home, visitors will have a privileged location in the first square of the historic centre of Puebla city and few meters away from the 16th century cathedral, surrounded by many other historic buildings dated from Mexico’s viceroyalty.

Image Courtesy © CROMA arquitectura

Image Courtesy © CROMA arquitectura

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The House of Vans in London, England by Tim Greatrex

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Tim Greatrex

The House of Vans London is the recently completed project by designers Pete Hellicar and Tim Greatrex, together with Kat Mackenzie and Henry Clay (Black Sparrow Presents) – the project management team for the House of Vans London.

The House of Vans London is a new mixed use creative venue for Vans enthusiasts and those interested in skateboarding culture. It has been established as a place to participate in the cultural lineage of skateboarding that has defined the Vans brand since 1966, combining skateboarding, art, film and music.

Image Courtesy © Tim Greatrex

Image Courtesy © Tim Greatrex

  • Architects: Tim Greatrex
  • Project: The House of Vans in London
  • Location: London, England
  • Designer: Hellicar & Lewis
  • HVAC Design: Mecserve
  • HVAC Contractor:  Chapman Ventilation
  • Rubber Flooring: Dalsouple DRF, Tac fast
  • Joinery and General Builder: Illiyan Petrov
  • AV, staging and project management: Zero Degrees
  • Project Management: Building Construction Solutions (BCS)
  • Skatepark Design: Line skateparks
  • Skatepark Construction: Pete Warboys
  • Electrical + Lighting Contractor: HPES Electrical
  • Lighting Consultant: Panagiotis Andrikopoulos

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SRDP-IWMC HA TINH OFFICE in Vietnam by H&P Architects

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: H&P Architects 

Located at the heart of Ha Tinh city and on a street with many governmental offices, the Coordination Committee SRDP-IWMC Ha Tinh Office is the headquarter of the SRDP project (IFAD organization) and  IWMC project (ODA funded by Belgian government). The total cost is limited and the existing office furniture should be reused as much as possible.

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: SRDP-IWMC HA TINH OFFICE
  • Location: No. 12 Vo Liem Son str., Ha Tinh city, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen Tien Thanh
  • Team: Nguyen Minh Duc, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Nguyen Van Thinh
  • Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong.
  • Constractor:HPA Vietnam.,jsc
  • Area: 2.133 m2
  • Construction area: 551,5m2
  • Total floor area: 1307 m2
  • Completion date:10/2014
  • Cost: 500.000 USD.

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CHEERING RESTAURANT in Hanoi, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: H&P Architects

Located at the center of Hanoi, Cheering Restaurant is renovated from a long-closed project which still remains steel frame structure and reusable covering materials such as: glass, steel, bar steel, sheet-metal roof.

The life on sidewalk, where many daily activities of Hanoi people, especially cuisine happen from daytime to nighttime, inspired the designers to create a space that recalls ancient trees – a familiar image in streets of this thousand-year-old city.

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: CHEERING RESTAURANT
  • Location: No. 2 Ly Thuong Kiet street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen Tien Thanh
  • Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong.
  • Team: Luu Viet Thang, Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Nguyen Thi Xuyen, Nguyen Gia Phong, Nguyen Van Thinh.
  • Contractors: Hexagon.,jsc, Tung Chau.,jsc, Hung Phat.,jsc
  • Total floor area: 1000 sqm
  • Completion date: 10/2014

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TOIGETATION in Cao Bang Province, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: H&P Architects

“Ensure environmental sustainability” included improving sanitation facilities is one of the eight “Millennium Development Goals” by United Nations. According to that, from 2000 to 2015, the number of people without access to basic sanitation will decrease by 50%. The access has been recognized as a human right. All over the world currently there are about 2.5 billions people lacked of that access and more than a billion people (15% of the world population) are still defecating outdoors. The uncontrolled waste water discharge would also be an environmental disaster, because it harms human health (every year 1.7 billion people suffer from diarrhea and 760000 children die for cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, etc…). Lacking of sanitary equipment and facilities also cause economical damage tremendously (according to World Bank, in India that condition costs this country more than 53 billions USD every year, accounting for nearly 6% of its GDP).

Image Courtesy © Doan Thanh Ha

Image Courtesy © Doan Thanh Ha

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: TOIGETATION
  • Location: Son Lap school, Son Lap Commune, Bao Lac, Cao Bang Province, Vietnam
  • Photography: Doan Thanh Ha
  • Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team: Luc Van Tu, Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Van Manh, Patricia Erimescu, Vo Quynh Thu, Nguyen Thi Xuyen, Chu Van Dong, Nguyen Hai Hue, Hoang Huu Nam.
  • Architectural adviser: Dr. Nguyen Tri Thanh
  • Construction: H&P Architects and volunteers.
  • Completion date: 12/2014

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Boston’s Tallest Residential Building in Boston by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP 

Construction is under way for a 61-story residential tower that will house a hotel and luxury condominiums in Boston’s historic Back Bay. The building, known as Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street, is being designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (Henry N. Cobb and Roy Barris, lead designers) and Cambridge Seven Associates (Gary Johnson, lead designer), collaborating architects. It will be the tallest building to rise in Boston since the John Hancock Tower, also designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and completed in 1976.

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

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Idunsgate Apartment in Oslo, Norway by Haptic Architects

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Haptic Architects

Background:

The apartment is in the top floor of a 19th century apartment building in central Oslo in Norway. Purchasing the loft space above the apartment enabled the client to do a full scale refurbishment of the loft, bringing the two floors into one, unified space.

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

Image Courtesy © Haptic Architects

  • Architects: Haptic Architects
  • Project: Idunsgate Apartment
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Team: Nikki Butenschøn, Aleksandra Danielak, PederSkavlan
  • Client: Gullestad/Skavlan
  • Typology: Refurbishment and loft conversion
  • Year of construction:  2012/13

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