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Dubai 2020 rail link in UAE by Weston Williamson+Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners 

Dubai World Expo 2020 is one of the most important private sector events in the recent history of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai as the host, aims to make this opportunity a symbol of pride for the country and the region.

It is in this context that his Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, recently announced the winners of the prestigious ’Route 2020’ Rail link competition.

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners

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Learning Centre “Innovation”, Lille 1 University in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France by Auer Weber

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Auer Weber

Forward-thinking education requires contemporary concepts, including renovation of university infrastructure, which the French ministry of education has provided extensive funding to expand. An important goal of these reforms is to rethink outdated learning concepts. Technical progress, as well as new methods of communication between teaching institutes (students and teaching bodies) and the public, begin to question the traditional form of scientific libraries. The new Learning Centre “Innovation” is part of a series of similar institutes tasked with stepping up to the new challenges and preparing for the future.

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti

Image Courtesy © Aldo Amoretti

  • Architects: Auer Weber
  • Project: Learning Centre “Innovation”, Lille 1 University
  • Location: Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
  • Photography: Aldo Amoretti
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Rhino/Grashopper

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K15 in Düsseldorf, ‎Germany by Pier7 Architekten

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Pier7 Architekten

Transformation – WHEN REBUILDING BECOMES RETHINKING.

Thinking and planning provocatively.

Building into the existing context of a hillside was a challenge, which Pier7 confronted with simplicity and clarity. Guiding the light through the building and meticulously considering every detail was of utmost importance. The brief called for a one storey house towards the street, typical for this residential area in Düsseldorf. By cleverly offsetting the facade a scale floor is inserted, thus creating the illusion of a one storey building. As the building evolves towards the garden, the volumes are carved into the Hillside and the house becomes two and three storeys tall. The facade opens up towards a panoramic green landscape and simultaneously offers privacy. This allows for a private pool and a two level terrace. The ground level opens up towards the garden thus becoming one with nature. In the evening an ambient illumination adds a special touch to the facade and trees.

Image Courtesy © Pier7 Architekten

Image Courtesy © Pier7 Architekten

  • Architects: Pier7 Architekten (Dennis Liesenhoff)
  • Project: K15
  • Location: Düsseldorf, ‎Germany

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Adams Fleming House in Toronto, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

On a street of historic, working-class cottages in Toronto’s west end, adjacent to a railway line and a supermarket parking lot, a vacant auto-body shop may have seemed like an unlikely impetus for a residence with a domestic character. The clients—Debbie Adams, a graphic designer, and Peter Fleming, a furniture designer/craftsman—had a limited budget but considerable talent and resources. Working with Levitt Goodman Architects, the project became a laboratory for artistic collaboration and experimentation. Over several years they have transformed the industrial site into an artful urban oasis.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Adams Fleming House
  • Location: 80 Ritchie Avenue, Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
  • Architectural Project Team: Janna Levitt, Partner-in-Charge, Samantha Scroggie, Project Architect
  • Size: 2,000 s.f.
  • Completion: September 2008

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Academie MWD Dilbeek in Belgium by Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

The west part of the Dutch speaking belt around Brussels has an informal cultural capital in Dilbeek, home of the Westrand Cultural Centre and its various facilities. The Academie MWD reinforces this polarity, offering education in music, theatre and dance, as well as an auditorium-theatre.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos
  • Project: Academie MWD Dilbeek
  • Location: Dilbeek, Belgium
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Client: City of Dilbeek
  • Associate Architects: ELD partnership, Antwerp
  • Structure: Norbert Provoost, Ghent
  • Engineering: Ingenium, Bruges
  • Contractor: Kumpen
  • Site manager: Pieter Broekaert
  • Proj. budget: 5.3 M €
  • Final cost: 5.4 M €
  • Surface: 3554.76 m2
  • Competition: 2006
  • Construction: December 2010 – April 2012
  • Inaugurated: September 8, 2012

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PRIMERA in Gurgaon, India by R+D Studio

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: R+D Studio 

The architecture of the house explores a play of volumes, materials and stark play of light & shadow. The volume blocking is strong & rigid with a further accentuation through contrasting materials – the stunning corten steel with stark whites. Corten steel is used prominently on the façade with seamless joining techniques following a strict geometry. The monotony of white blocks is broken with sharp block patterns created through aluminum grooves.

Image Courtesy © Niveditaa Gupta

Image Courtesy © Niveditaa Gupta

  • Architects: R+D Studio
  • Project: PRIMERA
  • Location: DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon, India
  • Photography: Niveditaa Gupta
  • Client: Narresh Kukkreja
  • Architecture Team: Shikha Doogar, Shridhar Rao, Rachita Malhotra, Sanchit Arora, Shreya Gera, Rashmi Singh
  • Interiors: Shivan & Narresh Homes
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 4500 sf
  • Completion year: November 2015

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Transpalastik in Helsinki, Finland by Plastique Fantastique

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Plastique Fantastique 

Master students from Aalto University have created an art installation “Transpalastik” during the workshop with Plastique Fantastique. The artwork is placed in the courtyard of Kluuvi galleria, where the urban landscape meets with an artificial world.

The concept was developed based on the thought of transitions from one world to another.

Image Courtesy © Plastique Fantastique

Image Courtesy © Plastique Fantastique

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Project: Transpalastik 
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Designers: Marco Canevacci and Yena Young from Plastique Fantastique with master students: Miki Sordi, Andre Vicentini, Pauline Taupin, Jennifer Lipkin, Laura Heino, Tehilah Auramo, Simone Gaglione, Mare Nunez, Dayoung Song, Manuel Arias, Johanna Strand, Laura Hämäläinen, Yi-Chiao Tien, Juliette Fontaine, Elodie Gautier and Ting-Jhen Yang

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Patio Campina Grande in Brazil by Girimun

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Girimun

Patio is a phased project that brings a refreshing look at how to think and conceive a truly mixed-use development to the Northeast of Brazil. It consists of 40,000 sqm shopping and entertainment centre in a 3-storey podium interlinked with 2 office towers, 1 hotel and 4 residential apartment blocks. The master plan revolves around a central outdoor square and explores synergies, efficiency and convenience between the various components of the project suggesting a new and contemporary way to live, work and play.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Patio Campina Grande
  • Location: Campina Grande , Brazil
  • Client: Saphyr Shopping Centres
  • Size: 316,000 sqm
  • Design: Girimun Ltd 2013

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Lecture Room Building. Science and Technology Campus of Linares in Jaén, Spain by García Torrente Arquitectos SLP

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: García Torrente Arquitectos SLP

At the height of the financial crisis, the Science and Technology Campus of the Linares Foundation decided in 2008 to cope with the different settings and industrial dismantling of the region, with a project that will promote research and innovation and the development economic and social revitalization of this ill treated and deprived  neihgborhood. A project has come true thanks to the unwavering support of all social, economic and political leaders in the region.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: García Torrente Arquitectos SLP  (Marisol García Torrente, Ubaldo García Torrente)
  • Project: Lecture Room Building. Science and Technology Campus of Linares
  • Location: Jaén, Spain 
  • Photography: Fernando Alda 
  • Promoter: Scientific-Technological Campus Foundation of Linares
  • Building engineer: Cristina Rodriguez Sanabria
  • Architect colaborators: Isabel Mota Pernias, José Rincón Calderón, Curro Rodríguez, Salvador López Cervantes, Esaú Vázquez Rodríguez
  • Security and health issue: Baluarte Architecture and Security
  • Builder: Acciona S.A.

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superKOLMEMEN in Helsinki, Finland by Plastique Fantastique

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Plastique Fantastique

superKOLMEMEN is an urban intervention, popping up temporarily for one week in the center of Helsinki, which will change the view and the perception of the place (Kolmen sepän aukio). The daily life scene, happening in the square that people pass by, sit, walk or drive through, will be converted to a playful environment where people can gather, talk, dance or relax. superKOLMEMEN will offer cultural experiences extending the summer fever to autumn – with a programs organised together with Helsinki Design Week.

Image Courtesy © Simone Serlenga

Image Courtesy © Simone Serlenga

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Project: superKOLMEMEN
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Simone Serlenga
  • Concept: Marco Canevacci, Yena Young
  • Team: Mirjam Dorsch, Stephanie Grönnert, Antonia Joseph, Julia Lipinsky, Simone Serlenga, Christoph Tettenborn
  • Sound: Marco Barotti, Marco Madia
  • Thanks to: Kari Korkman, Petra Majander, Reetta Turtiainen, Martina Wuoristo-Huhta

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