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Hamburg Innovation Port in Germany by MVRDV

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

The site of the Hamburg Innovation Port project is at the waterways of old Harburger Schloss in the so-called Channel Hamburg development, the southern high-tech hub of Germany’s most northern metropolis, which is currently nearing its final stage of realisation. The masterplan foresees a total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Hamburg Innovation Port
  • Location: Hamburg – Harburg, Germany
  • Client: HC Hagemann Construction Group
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacon van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Markus Nagler, Tobias Tonch, Jonathan Schuster, Lisa Bruch
  • Co-architect: morePlatz (Johannes Schele, Caro Baumann)
  • Budget: 150 million euros
  • Size & Programme: A total surface of 70,000m2 of which 6,300m2 hotels, 5,400m2 conference halls, 26,000m2 offices and start-ups, 9,600m2 laboratories, 7,100m2 research facilities and 7,800m2 parking. The plan offers through its 1,35m grid enough flexibility to change the programme along its realisation and allows enterprises of all sizes to occupy the various buildings
  • Year: 2016 +

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MEMORIA – A Sicilian Chruch in Cinisi, Italy by OFL Architecture

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: OFL Architecture 

The project for the new Redemptoris Mater parish complex of Cinisi (PA) was conceived as a little campus of religious faith. It is a singular entity of comfortably inhabitable spaces intimately related to each other. The strong spiritual impact of the complex arises from its dialog with its historical, artistic, and social context, and from the holistic deployment of architecture with fundamental building practices for people of today – as it does in the synergy between music and biology, between agriculture and sociology, and between psychology and religion.

Image Courtesy © OFL Architecture

Image Courtesy © OFL Architecture

  • Architects: OFL Architecture
  • Project: MEMORIA – A Sicilian Chruch
  • Location: Cinisi (PA), Italy
  • Client: Arcidiocesi of Monreale and Conferenza Episcopale Italiana
  • Architecture and concept: Francesco Lipari
  • Liturgist: Suor M. Cristina Cruciani
  • Artist: Cesare Inzerillo
  • Team: Eleonora Menichelli, Luca Bullaro, Vanessa Todaro, Gabriel Belli, Sebastian Di Guardo, Marzia Messina, Ilja Burchard, Joshua Mackley, Elif Tan, Ludmilla Cohen
  • Engineering: DOF Engineering
  • Energetic strategies: Fabrizio Pizziconi
  • Lightning studies: Giorgio Butturini
  • Acoustic: Giancarlo Bianchi
  • Ceramic project “Le Pietre di Cinisi”: Ceramiche Bevilacqua
  • Artistic glass project: Gianni Lucchesi
  • Maquette: Lucchetti srl
  • 3D optimization: Arturo Tedeschi
  • Formwork Peri: Marco Tramajoni
  • Concrete Italcementi: Luciano Padalino
  • Area: 9000 sqm
  • Year: 2015

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Quinta do Carvalheiro in São Francisco da Serra, Portugal by GSMM architetti

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: GSMM architetti 

Located in the Serra de Grandola, the plot is characterized by cork oaks and pines forest that dominates the accentuated slope of the landscape on a promontory facing west.

The settlement of the new construction is strictly related to the topography and the surrounding landscape. The compact shape that characterizes the house, aims to limit human intervention in the uncontaminated area. The spaces are organized in a single floor around a square patio that through transparent surfaces and lodges opens to the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra / FG+SG

  • Architects: GSMM architetti (Giorgio Santagostino, Monica Margarido)
  • Project: Quinta do Carvalheiro 
  • Location: São Francisco da Serra, Portugal
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra / FG+SG
  • Design Team: Olga Chiaramonte
  • Local architects: Marco Braizinha, Stefano Riva
  • Engineering design: Fungi steel, Raúl Bizarro
  • Schedule: Project 2009 – Realization 2012

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LONDON II in England by Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

A haven for a young couple of art collectors and their two children to relax, coexist in harmony with their collection of works of art and design and feel at home in, right in the centre of London.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados (Fernanda Marques)
  • Project: LONDON II
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Contractor: 8 Build
  • Area: 830m²
  • Start date: 2014
  • Completion date: 2015

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“House in Caramão da Ajuda” in Lisboa, Portugal by phdd arquitectos

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: phdd arquitectos

The Caramão neighborhood in Lisbon, was built between 1940 and 1945 on the slope of Ajuda facing the Tagus and above the Restelo neighborhood.

Along with other social housing in Lisbon, such as Caselas, this neighborhood was designed to represent small villages that provided, in the style of adjustment, a similar type of life of the more humble part of society, to which they were accustomed to and also occupied at the date of its construction.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

 

  • Architects: phdd arquitectos
  • Project: House in Caramão da Ajuda
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Collaborators: Pedro Serra
  • Area: 140 m2
  • Project Year: 2016

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Los Nogales School’s chapel in Bogotá, Colombia by Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Los Nogales School’s Chapel, is conceived based on human life’s dualities. A pure and elemental prism represents the pureness, the essential and the harmony. The various volumes and cracks that this prism suffers represent the spiritual sense in human lives, therefore harmony’s alterations. The prism order is juxtaposed with these alterations that generate light cracks on the elevations, allusion to hope and opportunity in a life of darkness. The dimness take place, as a place for quietness and prayer; the search for the interior self. Dualism also happens when the chapel opens itself to gather a major number of assistants; the lineal traditional axis of the interior becomes the transverse one, altar changes to chorus, and Christian traditional symbolism suffer a metamorphosis just by opening two huge doors facing a wide public space. This changes the chapel dramatically, from one that can gather 100 assistants to another capable for almost 2000, distorting the scale of the building itself, and making invisible the edge between interior and exterior. In fact the site’s composition is the result of a detailed study, composed by the chapel’s prism and the loose belfry element, which works as a symbolic landmark. The ochre concrete and the natural wood reflect brightness and nobility, mixed with texture and grain, surround by the tranquility of the subtle water pond and the trees.

Image Courtesy © Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Image Courtesy © Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

  • Architects: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota 
  • Project: Los Nogales School’s chapel
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Design: Arch. Daniel Bonilla
  • Project team: Arch. Daniel Bonilla, Arch. Alejandro Borrero, Arch. Claudia Monroy, Arch. Jhony Duarte
  • Client: Corporación Colegio Los Nogales
  • Constructor: Arch. Jaime Pizarro
  • Construction management: Exacta Proyecto Total
  • Period of construction: 2000 – 2001

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Education Centre For Adults in South-West, Morocco by Urban Agency

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Urban Agency

The project for a 10 000m2 adult education centre, located in the south-west of Morocco in a harsh and isolated area, aspires to create a robust world class education facility that will give generously to its community.

SITE STRATEGY: LESS IS MORE

Although the given site is quite large, the building occupies half of it in order to create a compact and introverted building, with a humble and simple exterior leading into a rich dynamic internal courtyard – drawing reference to the traditional “Medersa”( first universities) for its social, cultural and climatic ingenuity.

Image Courtesy © Urban Agency

Image Courtesy © Urban Agency

  • Architects: Urban Agency
  • Project: Education Centre
  • Location: South-West, Morocco
  • Executive architect: Oualalou+Choi
  • Structure/ m&e: Omteq ( Omnium technologie)
  • Environmental: Alto Ingenierie
  • Landscape: Oualalou+Choi
  • Size: 10, 000 M2
  • Date: 2015-2017

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NUA studio in Catalonia, Spain by NUA Arquitectures

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: NUA Arquitectures 

Tarragona, strategically located on a hill, has a close relationship with the Mediterranean. This geographical duality makes it possible to find such privileged places such as this studio, one of the few workplaces of the city with a sea view.

The aim of the project is to bring back the space used as storage for a long time and turn it into a wide and bright workplace.

The intervention was structured in three actions.

Image Courtesy © NUA Arquitectures

Image Courtesy © NUA Arquitectures

  • Architects: NUA Arquitectures (Maria Rius, Arnau Tiñena, Ferran Tiñena)
  • Project: NUA studio
  • Location: Baixada de toro nº5, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
  • General contractor: Baumester SL.
  • Carpenter: Rels.
  • Budget: 10.520€ (refurbishment: 5.444€, furniture: 5.076€)
  • Area: 32m²
  • Project year: 2015

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TERESIANAS in Barcelona, Spain by Picharchitects

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Picharchitects

It is the extension of the Teresianas School of the c/ Ganduxer.

Because of its heritage value, the passage of time and the various education reforms, the school has been left without enough classroom space and recreational covered areas.

The new extension re-locates all grades and provides the school with new covered sports space with the necessary infrastructure to provide a service to the school and extracurricular activities.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: Picharchitects (Felipe Pich- Aguilera Baurier and Teresa Batlle Pagès)
  • Project: TERESIANAS
  • Location: Ganduxer, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Group leaders: Angel Sendarrubias, Pau Casaldàliga
  • Head of project: Ute Muncheberg
  • Specialists: Structure: Bis architects. Facilities: Avant engineering
  • Work Management: Felipe Pich- Aguilera, Jordi París
  • Project Management: Moro Soucheiron partners
  • Builder: Teyco
  • Total floor area: 2845m2
  • Construction cost: 2.700.000 €
  • Year: 2014

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ECO House in Poland by BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

This project of sustainable house is located in the protected landscape area Nature 2000, surrounded by beech and oak forests, horse riding meadows and agricultural lands.

Image Courtesy © BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

Image Courtesy © BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

  • Architects: BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas
  • Project: ECO House
  • Location: Poland
  • Photography: Tomasz Jedrzejczak
  • Other participants consultants: Wiesław Ziembla, Dominika Ropek
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2015 sqm
  • Completion year: 2015

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