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Vintage apartment in Taipei City, Taiwan by CHI-TORCH

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Article source: CHI-TORCH

CHI-TORCH believes that a touching space is bound to possess unique elements of stories pressing close to people’s hearts. It can be customized to accomplish story-telling feature and glamour with visual impacting.

It is a case about 40 year-old vintage apartment. To respect its history, CHI-TORCH deliberately made conscious efforts to retain details of time manifestation and proudly displaying building materials that many try to conceal.

Image Courtesy © CHI-TORCH

Image Courtesy © CHI-TORCH

  • Design Team: CHI-TORCH Interior Design
  • Designer: Chlo’e Kao . Ciro Liu
  • Project: Vintage apartment
  • Location: Aiguo E. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Space area: 181m²
  • Complete date: July 2014

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SOA Office Space by Harrison Horan

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Article source: Harrison Horan

Simon Oswald Architecture strives to enhance lives through architecture and interior design. With help from Banker Wire, they implemented that philosophy in their own office – creating a woven mesh sign that embodies the company’s identity. Banker Wire mesh, combined with an innovative Banker Wire frame, form a corporate identifier that symbolizes SOA’s commitment to progressive design.

Image Courtesy © Harrison Horan

Image Courtesy © Harrison Horan

Restaurant and club in Constanta, Romania by Re-Act Now Studio

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Article source: Re-Act Now Studio 

The primary theme we received from the client was that of integrating the concept of an architectural object that would function as restaurant and club in the center of Constanta town on a plot neighbouring on one side the central park and on the other side an important transition street. thus the object was supposed to become the “new place” in town. of course neither in our case the architectural object couldn’t dissociate itself from correctly analyzing, among others, the target of the two major functional spaces: the users. the discussions with the beneficiary turned out the users are mostly the same for both functions but partly completely different. so since the plot on the other hand failed to impose additional constraints on the concept, we realized that the mark of the place is the mark of the moment, of the user, of his present and future spirit for cultural expectations… and we were the ones that had to begin imprinting this mark.

Image Courtesy © Andrei Margulescu

Image Courtesy © Andrei Margulescu

  • Architects: Re-Act Now Studio
  • Project: Restaurant and club
  • Location: Constanta, Romania
  • Photography: Andrei Margulescu
  • Software used: Autodesk, Autocad, 3DS Max
  • Project team: Mario Kuibuş, Laurenţiu Coceangă, Viorel Zoicaş, Ana-Maria Pop, Oana Purice
  • Structures: Litoral Proiect Construct
  • Installation: Elma Trading Comp
  • Area: 1800 sqm
  • Year of completion: 2013

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The 136-years-old House renovation in Suwa-city, Japan by tai_tai STUDIO

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Article source: tai_tai STUDIO

Request of renovation design of old houses came to us from a woman who lived in London for 30 years in order to build a place to live after returning to Japan.
Our mission is to repair as habitable well the house of 136-year-old.
That is to say,
Matching overseas life of 30 years and old houses of 136-year-old.
Taking advantage of the charm of this old house, in low cost.

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

Image Courtesy © tai_tai STUDIO

  • Architects: tai_tai STUDIO, Hidekazu Wakabayashi
  • Project: The 136-years-old House renovation
  • Location: Suwa-city,Nagano, Japan
  • Architectural area: 109.42㎡
  • Total floor area:159.10㎡
  • Structure: wood
  • Year: 2014

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EDUCATIONAL PARK in Antioquia, Colombia by Farhid Maya (Taller Síntesis) + Lucas Serna (Taller Síntesis) + Arq. Mauricio Valencia + Arq. Diana Herrera

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Article source: Farhid Maya (Taller Síntesis) + Lucas Serna (Taller Síntesis) + Arq. Mauricio Valencia + Arq. Diana Herrera

Vigia del Fuerte is a municipality in Antioquia on the border with the department of Choco, and separated from Bojaya by the Atrato river. It is located in the southernmost part of the subregion of Urabá in Antioquia Middle Atrato area, which corresponds to the tropical rainforest. It is a town with one of the lowest levels of human and social development in the area, with strong conditions in terms of weather, accessibility, and interconnection, within a region that has been hit in the past by public order problems. Despite this, the municipality has lush vegetation and is renowned for its biodiversity and variety of ecosystems, whose potential for the development of the region is beginning to be tapped. For this reason, the Antioquia government decided to make a major investment in the area to strengthen it, an intervention that due to the very conditions of the site is required to disassemble predisposed schemes and operate in a unique way especially considering the region, which is not replicable in any other place of the national territory.

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango, architects and Gobernación de Antioquia

Image Courtesy © Alejandro Arango, architects and Gobernación de Antioquia

  • Architects: Farhid Maya (Taller Síntesis) + Lucas Serna (Taller Síntesis) + Arq. Mauricio Valencia + Arq. Diana Herrera
  • Project: EDUCATIONAL PARK
  • Location: Vigía del Fuerte, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Photography: Alejandro Arango, architects and Gobernación de Antioquia
  • Collaborators: Arq. Alejandro Vargas, Arq. Lina Flórez, Arq. Andrea Maruri
  • Project area: 894 m2
  • Public space: 4350 m2
  • Project Year: 2013 – 2014
  • Client: Gobernación de Antioquia, Empresa de Vivienda de Antioquia (VIVA), Fundación Fraternidad y Fundación Berta Martínez

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Oxford University’s Weston Library in United Kingdom by Wilkinson Eyre

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Wilkinson Eyre

Oxford University’s Weston Library, home to some of the nation’s most valuable literary treasures, will reopen on 21st March 2015 following an £80m renovation by leading architectural practice Wilkinson Eyre.

Part of the University’s world famous Bodleian Library, the Grade Il listed building (formerly the New Bodleian) was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1930s. Situated opposite Nicholas Hawksmoor’s iconic Clarendon Building and Christopher Wren’s exquisite Grade I listed Sheldonian Theatre, its renovation is at the heart of an ambitious period of renewal of the Bodleian’s facilities aimed at safeguarding its vast and unique collection of books and manuscripts.

Image Courtesy © Will Pryce

Image Courtesy © Will Pryce

  • Architects: Wilkinson Eyre
  • Project: Oxford University’s Weston Library
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Photography: Ben Bisek, Will Pryce, John_Cairns (more…)

Texugueira House in Leiria, Portugal by Contaminar Arquitectos

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Contaminar Arquitectos

Its shape stretches on the ground, unfolding from a wall that supports three volumes. Each one has a different scale, offering a different experience, resulting in a dynamic and playful composition.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography

  • Architects: Contaminar Arquitectos
  • Project: Texugueira House
  • Location: Leiria, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra FG+SG architecture photography
  • Contaminar Arquitectos: arch. Joel Esperança, arch. Ruben Vaz, designer Romeu Sousa
  • Collaboration: Frederico Louçano, Margarida Carrilho, Hugo Rainho
  • Typology: 4 rooms
  • Construction area: 233 m
  • Dates: 2011 / 2013

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Gekko in Bonheiden, Belgium by Moke Architecten

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Moke Architecten

The project was obtained through a competition. The architect is Gianni Cito. At the time of the competition entry and the building design he was co-founder and architect of Dok Architecten. Currently he is partner of Moke Architecten, a young and rapidly growing firm for architecture and urbanism in Amsterdam. With this growing group of 8 architects/urbanist/interior architects Moke is involved in school designs, large inner city housing schemes, the renovation and extension of a museum, two shopping centers and urban plans.

Image Courtesy © Thijs Wolzak

Image Courtesy © Thijs Wolzak

  • Architects: Moke Architecten
  • Project: Gekko
  • Location: Bonheiden, Belgium
  • Photography: Thijs Wolzak
  • Size: 2380 m2
  • Period: 2010 – 2015
  • Design team: Dok architecten; Ernst Verwijnen, Johan Rombouts, Renske Bäckes, Urszula Kozminska
  • Installation design: Boydens
  • Structural engineer: ABT
  • Site supervision: ABT
  • Work drawings: ABT

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Bank of Albania Headquarters Renovation and Extension by Petreschi Architects

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: Petreschi Architects

The project, as the result of an international competition, consists of both the total renovation and restoration of the existing historic Central Bank of Albania, designed by Vittorio Ballio Morpurgo in 1934-36, and the construction of a new building. It includes the new Numismatic Museum, a new conference hall for 150 persons, offices, meetings room, an internal gallery, a roof garden and an underground four-levels parking.

Image Courtesy © Petreschi Architects

Image Courtesy © Petreschi Architects

  • Architects: Petreschi Architects 
  • Project: Bank of Albania Headquarters Renovation and Extension
  • Location: Albania

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Meilen Bus Stops in Switzerland by ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Article source: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)

Architecture firm ROK – Rippmann Oesterle Knauss* has completed the first five solar-powered bus stops for the town Meilen close to Zurich, Switzerland. The design incorporates site-specific information, based on the rich cultural and historic background of Meilen through perforated panels.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

Image Courtesy © Daniel Stauch

  • Architects: ROK (Rippmann Oesterle Knauss)
  • Project: Meilen Bus Stops
  • Location: 8706 Meilen, Switzerland
  • Photography: Daniel Stauch Photography
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D
  • Client: Gemeindeverwaltung
  • Back wall panels and structure: Steel (galvanized and powder-coated)
  • Glass: LSG with digital print
  • Bench: Larch (pressure-impregnated)
  • Companies involved:
  • Steel construction: Pletscher + Co.
  • Steel construction planning: psMetalltechnik GmbH

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