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Shopping centre Part-Dieu in Lyon, France by MVRDV

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

Today Gérard Collomb, the Mayor of Lyon, officially announced MVRDV’s transformation of Lyon’s large Part-Dieu shopping centre, the centre piece in a major renovation which includes the surrounding district. The scheme looks to redefine the area’s public space by creating terraces and gardens that step up into the retail complex. The new complex keeps the original identity of the Part-Dieu shopping centre through the re-use and revitalisation of its iconic yet run-down façade, which will ‘evaporate’ as it reaches the new glazed extensions that open up onto the street.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Shopping centre Part-Dieu
  • Location: Lyon, France

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AM Kindergarten and Nursery in Kagoshima, Japan by HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro 

Akune City where AM Kindergarten and Nursery is located is in northwestern part of Kagoshima Prefecture, and is a port town that has a beautiful coast line, which is as long as about 40 kilometers facing the East China Sea. The site is in spacious fallow, which is several hundred meters away from the coast line. In the area around the site that has been the fallow for a long time, there are  tall trees producing an environment with full of nature surrounded by the trees.

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

Image Courtesy © Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue

  • Architects: HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro
  • Project: AM Kindergarten and Nursery
  • Location: Kagoshima, Japan
  • Photography: Studio Bauhaus, Ryuji Inoue
  • Site area: 3200.59 sqm
  • Surface area: 887.50 sqm
  • Building area: 941.80.sqm
  • Floor : 2

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Lambeth House in London by Architecture for London

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Architecture for London

This Victorian house in a conservation area originally had a dark and compact kitchen with unsatisfactory views of the garden. The brief was to create a light, spacious home for a growing family, with a side return extension that provided sufficient width for an island unit and dining table, allowing the kitchen to function as a social space.

Image Courtesy © Architecture for London

Image Courtesy © Architecture for London

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9GAG Office in Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong by LAAB Architects

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: LAAB Architects

On an industrial high-rise in Hong Kong, LAAB’s design turned a mundane warehouse into an edgy officefor 9GAG, with plenty of natural light through the perimeter windows.Inspired by 9GAG’s web and app interface, LAAB designed a minimalist black and white interior juxtaposing against the raw industrial shell that was preserved as artifact and curiosity for the past.9GAG is dedicated to deliver humors to millions of people worldwide every day. To align with their vision, transparency, sharing, and the sense of community are the keywords for the design strategy.  The over 5000-square-feet floor is curated as three major areas:

Image Courtesy © LAAB Architects

Image Courtesy © LAAB Architects

  • Architects: LAAB Architects
  • Project: 9GAG Office
  • Location: Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
  • Project Team:  Jason Choi, Happy Yam, Kathy Li, Yip Chun Hang, Ricci Wong, Otto Ng
  • Site: 5000sf, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong

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Golden Ratio headquarters in Vrilissia, Greece by Golden Ratio Collective Architecture

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Golden Ratio Collective Architecture

The Golden Ratio architectural office is an alternative approach to the concept of communication and cooperation. A broad wooden surface forms a welcoming gate to the inner space of the company. Three construction helmets, as many as the company members, along with the imposing logo made of metal screws, mark the entrance to the working space. “Two quantities are in the golden ratio if …” and journey into the world of Golden Ratio begins.

Image Courtesy © Demi Karatzaferi

Image Courtesy © Demi Karatzaferi

  • Architects: Golden Ratio Collective Architecture
  • Project: Golden Ratio headquarters
  • Location: 4 Aiantos st, Vrilissia Athens 15235, Greece
  • Photography: Demi Karatzaferi
  • Construction: 2014 2015

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SEJONG-DAERO HISTORIC CULTURAL SPACE in Seoul, South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

The proposal for the Plaza ambitions to become a new type of public space in Seoul, one capable to absorb in one same place the memories and cultural heritage of the site, the exciting underground world of passages and connections and a creative and technological platform for learning and innovating.

To achieve this endeavor, we propose to keep thirteen standing columns of the former Japanese building as the only objects standing in the plaza. All other urban furniture are substituted by a soft curved rubber surface acting as seating areas for visitors who wish to sit and have a pause. The new surface of the Plaza acts as a platform to empower memories and nothing stands between the columns and citizens.

Memories can be recalled by direct visual connection with the former building’s columns and other cultural heritage around the site such as Deoksugung Palace’s wall. We propose a complementary digital layer of engagement with the site’s hidden meanings; a layer that allows citizens to receive digital information in the form of specifically designed APPs and augmented reality platforms that complement the visual perception of the site. The smart plaza will provide 5G WIFI connection for the better display of these services. The Plaza also wises to be a large mobile phone charge station. Electromagnetic fields embedded in the Plaza’s pavement create areas of wireless recharge for mobile devices.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

Image Courtesy © Daniel Valle Architects

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: SEJONG-DAERO HISTORIC CULTURAL SPACE
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea 
  • Client: Seoul City Government
  • Credits: Daniel Valle, Jiwon Hur, Andrea González de Vega, Iago Blanco
  • Size: Ground 1,088 m2, Underground 1,600 m2
  • Year: 2015

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QT HOUSE in Hanoi, Vietnam by Landmak Architecture, jsc

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Landmak Architecture, jsc 

House block is a typical characteristic of urbanization at fast speed in developing countries in Asia, including Vietnam. QT House is one of such houses in Hanoi.

Land dimension is 4,2mx10m, it is located in a very quiet and small alley. 3-metre wide lane is the road as well as the main approach to the house.

Image Courtesy © Le Anh Duc

Image Courtesy © Le Anh Duc

  • Architects: Landmak Architecture, jsc 
  • Project: QT HOUSE
  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Photography: Le Anh Duc, Trieu Chien
  • Architect in Charge: Ta Tien Vinh, Truong Tuan Chung
  • Design Team: Le Minh Hoang, Ngo Hung, Dang Viet Anh,  Nguyen Thao,Vu Nam Son, Do Tho Ha, Bui Huy Toan
  • Project manage: Ta Tien Vinh
  • Project year: 2016

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Renovation of Cheers Malaga Bar in Spain by GANA Arquitectura

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: GANA Arquitectura

The project for the renovation of this emblematic bar of the capital, was created from the very beginning as an holistic reform able to renew its image without compromising its essence. Features such as its unbeatable location, facing the Malaga Cathedral in Plaza del Obispo, or the special place acquired over the years in citizen minds, help this design to became a real challenge and an unique opportunity to participate in this wonderful city and its citizens.

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

  • Architects: GANA Arquitectura, Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro, Francisco Jesús Camacho Gómez
  • Project: Renovation of Cheers Malaga Bar
  • Location: Plaza del Obispo, Malaga, Spain
  • Photography: Blanca Green
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Collaborators: Cerveza Victoria, Grupo Hecaserco, Doctor Watson, IKono
  • Project Area: 155,00 m2
  • Project Year: 2014

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Bell House in Istanbul, Turkey by Ofist

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Ofist

The flat is on the fourth floor of Hamit Bey Apartment building which was designed by the architect Apostol Mavrodoglu a century ago and it is located on Gumussuyu Street in Taksim, Istanbul.

Image Courtesy © Ali Bekman

Image Courtesy © Ali Bekman

  • Architects: Ofist, YaseminArpac, Sebahattin Emir
  • Project: Bell House
  • Location: Gumussuyu, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Ali Bekman
  • Project Coordinator: GoksenGungor
  • Total Construction Area: 160m2
  • Project Date: 2014

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Garden Buildings in Warmington, England by Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd

The project is a collection of new ‘agricultural’ style buildings at the threshold between the formal garden of the main house and meadow beyond in a small Northampton shire village.

Image Courtesy © Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd

Image Courtesy © Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd

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