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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel in The Netherlands by Mecanoo

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: Mecanoo

Iconic appearance
The new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel is situated in a prominent location alongside the access roads to the international airport terminal. Because the hotel is twisted from the plinth by 45 degrees, one of the facades faces the Ceintuurbaan. This gives the hotel not only momentum, but also a visual connection with the office strip. The building is the final chord of the staccato rhythm of the WTC towers and a welcoming icon to both the Schiphol boulevard and the Ceintuurbaan. The hotel, which features a cubic design and round edges, will differ subtly from its surroundings in both shape and facade. All surrounding buildings at the airport, mainly office buildings, have orthogonal organized facades.

Facade - evening view

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Shanghai Museum of Glass in Shanghai, China by logon

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: logon

The new Shanghai Museum of Glass is located on a former glass manufacturing and processing site in the northern District of Baoshan, Shanghai (China). The site covers a total area of 40,300sq.m and consists of thirty industrial buildings varying in age, condition and scale, with most of them still being used by glass related industries. The owner, Shanghai Glass Co., aimed to upgrade the site, and selected two buildings to become the Shanghai Museum of Glass to kick start the project. It is the first glass museum in China, and one of the first museums in China based on a modern, interactive experience exhibition concept.

Front View (Images Courtesy logon)

  • Architect: logon
  • Project name: Shanghai Museum of Glass
  • Location: 685 West Changjiang Road, Baoshan District, Shanghai, China
  • G+ Glass park site area: 40,300sq.m
  • GFA: 5,500sq.m (Phase one, Shanghai Museum of Glass)
  • Completion date: May 2011
  • Photos by: diephotodesigner.de, Berlin/Germany

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New Eurojust Headquarters in The Hague,the Netherlands by Mecanoo+Royal Haskoning

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: Mecanoo + Royal Haskoning

world forum

As an agency of the European Union, Eurojust handles the judicial co-operation of cross-border criminal matters. Mecanoo, in collaboration with Royal Haskoning and DS Landsacpe Architects have teamed up to design the new Eurojust premises. The new complex will form a part of The Hague World Forum area of Peace, Safety and Justice. The concept of the dune landscape designed for the World Forum area will be continued across theJohan de Wittlaan. This design concept illustrates a strong connection with Eurojust’sneighbouringorganisations, the OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) and Europol. The atmosphere of soft slopes and grassy vegetation is designed to sit within the lush surroundings of The Hague’s ‘Green Heart’.

Entrance view

 

  • Architects: Mecanoo + Royal Haskoning
  • Project: New Eurojust Headquarters
  • Location: The Hague, the Netherlands

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Student Village, Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire, UK by Hawkins\Brown

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has completed new student accommodation, a restaurant and CPD facility at the Royal Veterinary College’s Hawkshead Campus near Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. The scheme allows for an increased number of students to live on campus, providing accommodation for 205 students, a restaurant and conference/meeting rooms.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Tim Crocker)

  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Name of Project: Student Village, Royal Veterinary College
  • Location: Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Gross internal area: 6,480 sq m
  • Value: £18 million
  • Photographs: Tim Crocker

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SCFashion (Fashion Retail) in Shenyang, China by OOBIQ Architects

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: OOBIQ Architects

OOBIQ Architects tried to artistically interpret women’s most distinctive qualities in its recent interior design project – SCFASHION.

SCFASHION store has been open for a few days.

The fashion always remains dynamic. The designers practiced the broadest extension of artistic creativity, making this boutique into a fashion set. The sight of the special object, which looks like a diamond as well as a camera, awakens the feminine heart, brings back memories of a noble life and creates a dramatic, dynamic scenario where a beautiful woman is happily posing for photographs.

Images Courtesy Oobiq Architects

  • Architect: OOBIQ Architects
  • Project name: SCFashion (Fashion Retail)
  • Location: Shenyang, China
  • Site area: 180 Sqm
  • Date of completion: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Oobiq Architects

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Jidaiya Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan by GENETO

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: GENETO

The renovation of this historical costume makeover studio in Arashiyama, Kyoto, has been completed. A 40 year old building that seemed like a traditional old house has been renovated to a modern shop. There was a need for us to find a design solution that took into account the local-ism and landscape features of Arashiyama, Kyoto. Not many buildings consider the landscape that they inhabit. Even though there are limitations to the form and finishes of buildings due to landscape regulations around this area. The buildings that have generic tourists attraction features, historical architecture and a traditional Kyoto town houses create a miscellaneous town.

Image Courtesy Yasutake Kondo

  • Architects: GENETO (Koji Yamanaka, Yuji Yamanaka, Asako Yamashita)
  • Project: Jidaiya Arashiyama
  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Client: JIDAIYA ARASHIYAMA
  • Photographer: Yasutake Kondo
  • Construction methods: wooden construction
  • Furniture manufacturer: pivoto(Keji Tsujii, Eichiro Shiro)
  • Lighting manufacturer: FUJIWARA,Co.
  • Floor manufacturer: UEHARA Co.,Ltd
  • Wall manufacturer: UEHARA Co.,Ltd
  • Curtain: Fumi Hotta
  • Floor area (m2): 47.79m2 (total floor area:94.6m2)
  • Date of completion: 2011 April

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A House Renovation in Takanodai, Japan by Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: htmn

This project is renovation of a second-hand house that was made by the two by four method. We designed only second floor in which young couple wanted to live with daughter. Their original demand was living in large one-room without walls, but there was limit to remove walls because of structural restriction of the two by four method. 2×4 houses have been spread on account of speed and easiness of construction. However, it’s difficult to change plan in terms of house renovation.

From room 1 to room2 (Image Courtesy Daici Ano)

  • Architects: Hiroaki Takada + Masayuki Nakahata / htmn
  • Project: A House Renovation
  • Location: Nerima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Client: private
  • Completion: 2010.8
  • Contractor: Minaduki Kousan Ltd.
  • Site area: 286.94 m2
  • Built area: 139.31 m2
  • Total floor area: 222.79 m2
  • Second floor area: 83.48 m2(A part of the renovation)
  • Photography: Daici Ano

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Reabilitação da Igreja do Convento de São Francisco in Portalegre, Portugal by Cândido Chuva Gomes, arquitectos, Ldª

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Cândido Chuva Gomes, arquitectos, Ldª

CHURCH OF THE SÃO FRANCISCO CONVENT – REHABILITATION

Only a few signs remain of the original Franciscan convent established in the 13th century, which reveal its original configuration, considered the oldest religious building in Portalegre. Throughout the centuries, several building works have reconfigured the space of the church, both in shape and size. After the dissolution of the religious orders in 1834, the original body of the Convent was subject to successive adaptations and additions, resulting from the repurposing of the building, particularly related to the industrial processing of cork. The church, after 1910, lost its ecclesiastical function and was used in several different ways from that period onwards, suffering some reconstruction and recuperation during the 70’s and 80’s, which were not carried out in a manner that added value to or repurposed the building.

Night View (Images Courtesy Rogério Oliveira, FG+SG (Fernando Guerra e Sérgio Guerra))

  • Architect: Cândido Chuva Gomes, arquitectos, Ldª
  • Name of Project: Reabilitação da Igreja do Convento de São Francisco, Portalegre
  • Location: Portalegre, Portugal
  • Client: Robinson Foundation
  • Time Line: 1998 – 2003
  • Building Contractor: MRG, S.A.
  • Photography: Rogério Oliveira, FG+SG (Fernando Guerra e Sérgio Guerra)
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Lake Houses in Zurich, Switzerland by E2A (designed using AutoCAD)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: E2A Eckert Eckert Architekten

An existing late classical home (Villa Sonnenhof), marks the slight bend of the Seestrasse as it follows the shores of the lake. Along the villa, the former park stretched to the street above and opened dramatic vistas to the lake. Future densification on this site needed to offer views of the lake equally to all parties, but to avoid seeing their neighbors.

Lake Houses

  • Architects: E2A Eckert Eckert Architekten
  • Project: Lake Houses
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Architect Team: Wim Eckert, Piet Eckert, Stefan Berle, Tim Klauser, Kathleen Krebs
  • Landscape: Rotzler Krebs Partner, Winterthur
  • Client: private
  • General Contractor: Halter Entwicklungen, Zürich
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Woven Bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark by MLRP

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: MLRP ApS / Architecture, Research & Development

Danish-American Architects MLRP, based in Copenhagen, has completed a new foot bridge in Copenhagen Central Park.

The Woven Bridge is a modern interpretation of a classical steel park bridge.

With the new Woven Bridge, crossing the lake in Copenhagen Central Park and getting close to the water finally becomes possible. It allows for viewing the park and lake from new perspectives. The bridge is placed at the southern end of the lake and makes for a new shortcut, when crossing through the park. Designing the bridge, it was key to create a bridge that would blend into the landscape of the park but at the same time create a structure that has its own identity and personality. The bridge join the two banks of the lake, which are at different heights, with a slender arched structure. The foundations are concealed under the steel structure making the transition between bridge and nature more refined.

Images Courtesy Jens Lindhe

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