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Antepavilion in London, England by PUP architects

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: PUP architects 

This week sees the opening of the 2017 Antepavilion, the first of an annual series of experimental structures to be built at Hoxton Docks, a complex of artists’ studios on the Regent’s canal in East London. Designed and built by upcoming architecture firm, PUP Architects, this year’s Antepavilion was selected from 128 proposals in a competition organised by the Architecture Foundation and sponsored by Shiva Ltd.

Image Courtesy © PUP architects

  • Architects: PUP architects
  • Project: Antepavilion
  • Location: London, England

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Fuzhou Kempinski Hotel in Shenzhen, China by YANG & ASSOCIATES GROUP

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: YANG & ASSOCIATES GROUP

Fuzhou, a historical and cultural city along the southeast coast of China, is also known as “Hometown of Overseas Chinese”, owning the reputation of pivotal gateway on “the silk road via the sea”. The old generations travel overseas to fight for their lives. YANG captured the suitcase elements representing journey and leveraged the image on the reception design. Together with the hanging backdrop Fuzhou Painting, they both secretly reveal the homesickness sentiment of that time. Designers drew inspiration from the influential Fuzhou Shipyard Culture during Qing Dynasty. With “Sails” being the design concept, they created a magnificent wall-hung structure “Sailing” using 366 pieces of hand carved cards. The structure, which is 8.5m in height and 8.2 in width, powerfully represent Fuzhou people’s unity, determination and courage. The card design took the shape of the Fuzhou traditional building tiles, and blends well with the local culture and inherits the local historic feature to keep the memories fresh.

Clubhouse, Image Courtesy © YANG & ASSOCIATES GROUP

  • Architects: YANG & ASSOCIATES GROUP
  • Project: Fuzhou Kempinski Hotel
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Chief Designer Team: Yang Bangsheng, Huang Shengguang, Wu Shangrong
  • Design Feature: Modern Chinese Style, Oriental Quality, Low-Key Luxury
  • Project Design Company: YANG & Associates Group
  • Project Site: Taihe Square Dong Er Huan Fuzhou City
  • Project Floor Area: 32,652sqm

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The Sax in Rotterdam, Netherlands by MVRDV

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: mvrdv

Rotterdam’s harbour basins and quays form an important historical reference for the port city’s heritage, with Wilheminapier firmly established as one of its most popular and spectacular areas. Since 2015, development partners BPD Bouwfonds Property Development, Ontwikkeling B.V. and SYNCHROON Ontwikkelaars in consultation with the municipality of Rotterdam, have been working on the development of residential buildings Philadelphia & Havana.

The Sax is a 51 floor mixed-use tower set to be the latest addition to Rotterdam’s renowned Wilhelminapier port development., Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: The Sax
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte with Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Luca Moscelli, Fouad Addou, Daniele Zonta, Giuseppe Campo Antico, Ronald Kam, Clementine Bory and Yassin Matni.
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Davide Calabro, Massimiliano Marzoli, Costanza Cuccato, Kirill Emelianov and Pavlos Ventouris
  • Size and Programme: 82,200 m2 with 450 apartments (sale and rental), a hotel with 150 rooms, parking and commercial units
  • Year: 2017+

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Studio Santral in Eyüp, İstanbul by Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

Shaped as a long and narrow rectangle, the project area is situated in the south of Bilgi University’s Silahtarağa Campus, which has been transformed into an educational institution from the Silahtarağa Power Plant, the first power plant of Turkey. The southern part of the area contains lodging buildings dated to the 1st National Architecture Period and once allocated to the accommodation, recreation, and social activities of power plant employees. The 180 m by 20 m plot dimensions designated in the master plan required the building mass to be shaped as a long and narrow rectangle as well. Taking into consideration the surrounding fabric and historic buildings, the block effect of the building was lessened with terrace gardens repeating on the vertical level. The nearly 50-meter length of lodging and school buildings were determinative in the division of the 150 meter-length building by three terrace gardens, so they could be perceived as four blocks, the longest of which is 42 meters.

Image Courtesy © Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects

  • Architects: Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects
  • Project: Studio Santral
  • Location: Eyüp, İstanbul
  • Project Group: İ. Kerem Erginoğlu, Hasan C. Çalışlar, Ayça Taylan, Emre Cestel, İdil S. Yücel, Yasemin Hacıkura, Ülkücan Turhan
  • Owner: Silahtarağa Gayrimenkul A.Ş.
  • Construction System: Steel Structure
  • Project Management

    • Static Project: TEM Mühendislik
    • Mechanical Project:  MEP Mühendislik
    • Electric Project: Tasarım Proje

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Dead Garden II in Quèbec, Canada by VAZIO S/A

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Article source: VAZIO S/A 

Trees die whereas new trees are born. Growth and becoming are tools of the landscape architect, but rarely the cycle of life and death is explored in garden design.

Departing from an inexorable phenomenon – every life is a foretold failure –, Dead Garden II proposes a garden made of branches and employs dead organic matter as something that can trigger another life.

Image Courtesy © VAZIO S/A

  • Architects: VAZIO S/A
  • Project: Dead Garden II
  • Location: Quèbec, Canada

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Kindergarten 9 in Vallendar, Germany by Herrmanns-Architekten

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Article source: Herrmanns-Architekten

The task is to supplement the municipal kindergarten in Vallendar by 450 square meters with two groups and adjoining rooms. The cultivation is to be erected on a narrow area next to the old building.

Image Courtesy © Herrmanns-Architekten

  • Architects: Herrmanns-Architekten (Prof. Henner Herrmanns with Hung Nguyen)
  • Project: Kindergarten 9
  • Location: Vallendar, Germany

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POKE POKE in Shanghai, China by Studio Doho

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Article source: Studio Doho

STUDIO DOHO developed an “Urban Surf” concept for new Shanghai-based restaurant POKE POKE. The 32 sqm project, situated on the ground floor of an old Shanghainese lane house in the Jing’an District of the city, makes a bold statement with its gradient blue façade and surfboard inspired countertops.

Image Courtesy © M2STUDIO

  • Architects: Studio Doho
  • Project: POKE POKE
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: M2STUDIO
  • Lead Architects: Xin Dogterom, Jason Holland Graphic Design: Katherine Szeto
  • Size: 32 m2
  • Completion Year: January 2017

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Fitspin in Lomas del Chamizal, Mexico by DIN Interiorismo

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Article source: DIN Interiorismo 

The challenge for DIN interiorismo team was to create an exercise facility that breaks with the traditional design schemes to become a lifestyle where the user enjoys every moment of the experience. All these resulted in a project with an innovative proposal that shapes a stimulating and original space.

Image Courtesy © Arturo Chávez L.

  • Architects: DIN Interiorismo
  • Project: Fitspin
  • Location: Lomas del Chamizal, Ciudad de México, CDMX
  • Photography: Arturo Chávez L.
  • Building: 258 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Lounge Y in Florianópolis, Brazil by Nommo Arquitetos

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Article source: Nommo Arquitetos

The construction site is a shared area of three houses, belonging to the same family, in a gated community located in the north of Florianópolis island. On that same space there was an old covered yet open-sided barbecue place. The family grew and so the need for a more comfortable lounge area was required.

Image Courtesy © Paula Morais

  • Architects: Nommo Arquitetos
  • Project: Lounge Y
  • Location: Florianópolis, SC – Brazil
  • Photography: Paula Morais 
  • Área: 136,23m ²
  • Year of conclusion: 2017

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Apartamento Telheiras in Lisbon, Portugal by Miguel Marcelino

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Article source: Miguel Marcelino

This apartment, built in the 80s, has problems that are typical of the architectural debilities of most of the portuguese housing buildings of the second half of the XX century: low ceilings throughout the house, subdivided spaces, long narrow kitchens, winding corridors and numerous protrusions of pillars and beams that reveal an unresolved conflict between structure and architecture.

Image Courtesy © Archive Miguel Marcelino

  • Architects: Miguel Marcelino
  • Project: Apartamento Telheiras
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Collaborators: Débora Martins
  • General Contractor: Vassalo & Sousa
  • Gross Floor Area: 115 m2
  • Phases: 2015 (project), 2015-2016 (construction)

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