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Ab Medica in Milano, Italy by GIUSEPPE TORTATO

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: GIUSEPPE TORTATO

Inspired by the super fast boat hulls, the building’s volume expresses dynamism and innovation of a group at the forefront of research, in strict compliance with the energy class A.

The project for the headquarters of AB Medica, an italian farmaceutical company, is developed and designed by architect Giuseppe Tortato. An appealing combination that reveals a  landmark building with functional and symbolic aspects requested by the client and the will of demarcation and qualification of a suburban context flanked by the highway Milano-Varese.

Image courtesy GIUSEPPE TORTATO

  • Architects: GIUSEPPE TORTATO
  • Project: Ab Medica
  • Location: Milano, Italy

Biokilab Laboratories in Miñano Mayor, Spain by Taller Básico De Arquitectura

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Taller Básico De Arquitectura

Two boxes in the air and a structure as architecture: The technology Park of Vitoria colonizes a little bit of nature. The quality of the site and its steepness make us question where to build. Two boxes made from air rise above the slope. The structure become architecture carries on its shoulders these boxes, showing a new plane. This new place is signed by the novelty of the time of this research center.   We investigate new ways of entering new places. Our place appears on a new level, determined by a four-legged and colorful structure. Two hollow boxes of concrete inhabit this new place on the structure. The whole complex in a permanent flight reveals a new gravity.

Image Courtesy © José Manuel Cutillas 

  • Architects: Taller Básico De Arquitectura
  • Project: Biokilab Laboratories
  • Location: Álava, Miñano Mayor, Spain
  • Photography: José Manuel Cutillas
  • Developer: BIOKILAB SL.
  • Building Company: CONSTRUCCIONES HIERRO LOPEZ DE ARBINA SA.
  • Project Architects: JAVIER PÉREZ HERRERAS, Fco. JAVIER QUINTANA DE UÑA, EDURNE PÉREZ DÍAZ DE ARCAYA, XABIER ILUNDAIN MADURGA, LEIRE ZALDUA AMUNDARAIN, DAVID SANTAMARIA OZCOIDI, LAURA ELVIRA TEJEDOR
  • Construction manager: JAVIER PÉREZ HERRERAS, Fco. JAVIER QUINTANA DE UÑA, EDURNE PÉREZ DÍAZ DE ARCAYA
  • Area: 342,8 m2
  • Start date: 2nd of September of 2009
  • End date: 22th of July of 2010

Haus Wiesenhof in Tirol, Austria by Gogl Architekten

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Gogl Architekten

The client requested a getaway – a place of peace and contemplation with a strong relationship to the nature surrounding it. This alpine refuge is a symbiosis of spatial openness and enclosed areas. According to the design specifications, rebuilding or extending the house beyond the existing cubage was not permitted, which entailed a massive limitation for the design. Through the basic ideas of interlocking the inner rooms and the form design of an open and richly varied spatial structure, the architect conceptually compensated for the design restrictions and created a generous living and leisure space.

Image Courtesy © Mario Webhofer 

  • Architects: Gogl Architekten
  • Project: Haus Wiesenhof
  • Location: St. Johann in Tirol, Austria
  • Photography: Mario Webhofer
  • Project team: Regine Egg-Mitter, Hildegard Platzer-Rieder
  • Site area: 2.280 m2
  • Living space: 413 m2
  • Net useable area: 565 m2
  • Area of build: 275 m2
  • Start of planning: March 2009
  • Start of construction: April 2010
  • Completion: June 2012
  • Subplanning:
    Static, site management: IB Hanel, St. Johann i. Tirol (A)
    Lighting planning: Akzente Lichtsysteme (A)

Hongqiao Business District in Shanghai, China by MVRDV

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: MVRDV

Sincere Property, MVRDV and Aedas have started construction on a Central Business District at Shanghai’s mostly domestic airport Hongqiao. The 4.5ha site is located near Hongqiao Airport train station at the corner of Shenhai Express Way and Shenbin Road. The plan comprises ten office towers, an underground shopping centre, cultural program, parking and a sunken plaza which will bring a more intimate form of urban life into an area currently dominated by large boulevards and urban expressway’s. The project’s completion is planned for 2015.

Image courtesy MVRDV 

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Hongqiao Business District Winning Proposal
  • Location: Shanghai, China

De Wet 34 in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, by SAOTA

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: SAOTA 

The site is positioned in the heart of Bantry Bay in Cape Town, on the slopes of Lion’s Head overlooking the bay. The brief was to create a home with all the spectacle of an Atlantic Seaboard showpiece but also to respond to the practical needs of family life and to create a feeling of sanctuary.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch, SAOTA 

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: De Wet 34
  • Location: Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA & Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Bobby Hugill, Duke Williams
  • Interior Design: OKHA Interiors
  • Completion Date: 2012

The Slabs – Italian Pavilion Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy by MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect

Our proposal for the Italian Pavilion at the Milan 2015 Expo is a light cage where the technical innovation is embedded within the structure: revolutionary glass columns sustain traditional  slabs clad in marble. The building is simple and elegant in its structural system. Marble and glass are intertwined expressing the Italian architectural tradition of proportion and elegance.

Nature makes its way through the thin marble: tress are allowed to grow tall through holes in the slabs, recalling the central role of nature in a healthy feeding culture. These holes let the light from above reach the ground level where the covered plaza stands. The latter is trimmed by a thin water layer which creates small “islands” and a mirror-like surface. Water and shadow cool down the temperature of the plaza so offering a shelter from the sunny space before the circular pond at the end of the Cardo.

Image courtesy MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect 

  • Architects: MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect
  • Project: The Slabs – Italian Pavilion Expo 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Project Team: MenoMenoPiu Architects – Rocco Valantines, Mario Emanuele Salini, Marco Lavit Nicora, Paolo Carignano, Alessandro Balducci
  • Project Team: BE.ST Architect – Stefano Belingardi Clusoni
  • Software used: 

    2d Autocad
    3d Rhinoceros
    Rendering 3ds max
    Post Production Photoshop

Prime Nature Residence in Samutprakarn, Thailand by Department of ARCHITECTURE

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Department of ARCHITECTURE

The owner’s brief for his residence seems at first rather simple – his bedroom on ground floor, another bedroom for his mother and sister on second floor, a large interior living space, and an outdoor terrace for the mother who enjoys outdoor leisure. However, a great challenge comes with the site location. The plot is situated at a busy 3-street intersection in an up-scale residential estate that forbids the use of any kinds of fences.

Image Courtesy © Wison Tungthunya 

  • Architects: Department of ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Prime Nature Residence
  • Location: Bangplee, Samutprakarn, Thailand
  • Photography: Wison Tungthunya
  • Owner: Sakkawat Phongsphetrarattana
  • Lighting Designer: Accent Studio
  • Structural Engineer: Jet Structural
  • Area: 480 m2 (Exclude Parking and Roof Deck)
  • Cost of the construction: 13 Million THB
  • Build time: 2006 – 2011

Lenbachhaus Museum in Munich, Germany by Foster + Partners

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

A ceremony has been held today, attended by German Culture Minister, Mrs Wanka; the Mayor of Munich, Mr Ude; Lord Foster and Dr Helmut Friedl, Director of the Lenbachhaus Museum, to mark the completion of a major project to transform the experience for visitors.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners 

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Lenbachhaus Museum reopens
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Photography: Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
  • Client: City of Munich, Cultural Department and Building Department
  • Design Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Stefan Behling, Christian Hallmann, Ulrich Hamann, Klaus Heldwein, Florian Boxberg, Leonhard Weil, Judith Kernt, Henriette Hahnloser, Eike Danz, Diana Krumbein, Simon Weismaier, Christopher Von Der Howen, Inge Tummers, Jörg Grabfelder, Katrin Hass, Tillmann Lenz
  • Project Management: DU Diederichs
  • Structural Engineer: Sailer Stepan & Partner GmbH
  • Mechanical Engineer: Ingenieurbüro Robert Ottitsch (HLS + RLT), PEG GmbH (Elektro)
  • Quantity Surveyor: CBP Cronauer
  • Cost Consultant: Höhler + Partner
  • Landscaping Burger: Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Lighting Design: Ingenieurbüro Bamberger
  • Appointment: 2002
  • Construction Start: 2009
  • Completion: 2013
  • Site Area: Approx. 4,000m²
  • Area (Gross): 12,328m²
  • Cost: Project cost: 59 million Euros, LED Lighting: 4.3 million Euros

The STRABAG Headquarter in Bratislava, Slovakia by MHM Architects

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Article source: MHM Architects

The STRABAG Headquarter in the Slovakian Capital City of Bratislava from year 2005 is the first of three buildings being planned to develop this property at the edge of the historic city Centre. After completion the existing branch office of STRABAG Slovakia and the local firm ZIPP, part of the STRABAG corporate group since 2004, have been united in the new building.

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus 

  • Architects: MHM Architects
  • Project: The STRABAG Headquarter
  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
  • Planned: in 2005
  • Built: from 2005 to 2007
  • General Contractor: ZIPP BRATISLAVA spol. s r.o.
  • General Design & Planning:  MHM architects, Vienna Matthias Molzbichler, Sebastian Haselsteiner, Florian Molzbichler

Hostel in kyonan, Japan by Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Article source: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects

This private training center has 2 capsule-hotel and 3 tatami-style buildings. They are positioned with various angles of axis and all the rooms have a view of the Tokyo Bay, each one becoming a space like a ship’s cabin. The client requested guest units that had the possibility of future relocation or addition. While clearing these requirements and in order to ensure the necessary dimension for the bedroom spaces with economy, we utilized a wooden structural frame on a standard freight-truck of adequate dimensions.

Image Courtesy © Yasutaka Yoshimura 

  • Architects: Yasutaka Yoshimura Architects
  • Project: Hostel in kyonan
  • Location: Kyonan, Chiba, Japan
  • Photography: Yasutaka Yoshimura
  • Principal use: Private training camp
  • Category: Newly built
  • Completion date: Aug/2012
  • Structure: Wooden, 1 story
  • Site area: 1,013.22sq.m
  • Building area: 149.85sq.m
  • Total floor area: 149.85sq.m
  • Max. height: 3,117 mm
  • Structural engineer: ASA/Akira Suzuki
  • General contractor: Ajiro Koumuten
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