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CH-REURBANO in Mexico City by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Cadaval & Solà-Morales

The project seeks to maintain the existing building as much as possible, as well as enhancing the value of its inherent construction properties. The proposal intends to broaden the official proposed conservation plan by committing to preservation international standards, where preservation goes beyond the façade and undertakes virtually the whole building. The idea is to go even further of the maintenance of the existing structure; the project seeks to preserve its ‘essence’. All the new additional construction elements are set up in harmony within the space, being discreet and allowing the prevailing to stand out.

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

  • Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales (Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales)
  • Project: CH-REURBANO
  • Location: Roma District, Ciudad de México, México
  • Photography: Sandra Pereznieto
  • Collaborators: Eduardo Alegre, Orsolya Maza
  • Local Architect: Eugenio Eraña Lagos
  • Structural Engineering: Ricardo Camacho de la fuente.
  • Área: 2.500 sqm.
  • Date: Project: 2012
  • Construction 2016

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Brightlands Smart Service Campus in Heerlen, Netherlands by DIEDERENDIRRIX ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: DIEDERENDIRRIX ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DEVELOPMENT 

Office building redesigned into vibrant meeting place

A former ABP [pension fund] office building dating from 1977 is now a breeding ground for education, research and entrepreneurship. Diederendirrix architecture & urban development and Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe designed the Brightlands Smart Service Campus in Heerlen. The building got a new entrance and two floors were redesigned into ‘community floor’. It is the perfect place to meet and work together in the building.

Image Courtesy © Arthur Bagen

Image Courtesy © Arthur Bagen

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Casa RJ in Mantova, Italy by Archiplan studio

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Archiplan studio 

The project involves the recovery of an entire multi-storey building of 500’s located in the consolidated urban tissue of the city of Mantua, in which the apartment constitutes a portion.

Image Courtesy © DAVIDE GALLI ATELIER

Image Courtesy © DAVIDE GALLI ATELIER

  • Architects: Archiplan studio
  • Project: Casa RJ
  • Location: Mantova, Italy
  • Photography: DAVIDE GALLI ATELIER
  • Lead Architects: DIEGO CISI AND STEFANO GORNI SILVESTRINI
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 230 MQ
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Cinemaxx Junior in Karawaci, Indonesia by DP Design

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: DP Design

Cinemaxx Junior, a colourful, kids-friendly integrated cinema with playground in Indonesia, has been awarded the ”Best Leisure or Entertainment Venue” accolade at FX International Design Awards 2016 in London. For its groundbreaking design concept, Cinemaxx Junior beat out 9 shortlisted entrants to emerge the winner in the Leisure or Entertainment Venue category.

Lippo Village Maxx Box Cinema main lobby, Image Courtesy © Marc Tey

Lippo Village Maxx Box Cinema main lobby, Image Courtesy © Marc Tey

  • Architects: DP Design
  • Project: Cinemaxx Junior
  • Location: Karawaci, Indonesia
  • Photography: Marc Tey and Playpoint

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The French International School of Beijing in China by Jacques Ferrier Architecture with Sensual City Studio

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Jacques Ferrier Architecture 

The French School of Beijing, designed by Jacques Ferrier Architecture and Sensual City Studio, has been imagined as a built landscape. It is being developed on a site in the “Orchard” neighbourhood, which takes its name from the old orchards which, until recently, were a defining feature of this stretch of land alongside the road to the airport. Since then, the development of high-end residential blocks and international schools has introduced a new urban character with collections of low rise buildings alongside generous green spaces.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Jacques Ferrier Architecture with Sensual City Studio (Jacques Ferrier and Pauline Marchetti)
  • Project: The French International School of Beijing
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: The Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE, Paris) with the French International School of Beijing (LFIP)
  • Architect in charge of the project: Aurélien Pasquier
  • Landscaper: Michel Hoessler, Agence TER
  • Project Manager: Design Institute CAG
  • Surface area: 19,000 m² Net Floor Area
  • Winning project: June 2009
  • Delivery: May 2016

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St Joseph’s Nudgee College in Queensland, Australia by m3architecture

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: m3architecture 

The Bathersby Boarding Village is akin to a castle in the centre of a city (the school). It is a place where every boy can feel like “the King of the Castle”.

Fort-like boarding houses have a long tradition in English schools. They offer appropriate frameworks for safety, security and community building.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

  • Architects: m3architecture
  • Project: St Joseph’s Nudgee College
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones
  • Software used: Revit

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Silence as a language – NSN Church in Leiria, Portugal by BICA Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: BICA Arquitectos

The church is located in the center of a crowded village. The intervention is based on a building previously constructed, where the interior was unfinished. We started with the idea of “building the silence”. In a world full of noise, the church represents a break, a moment of rest, peace and meditation. The strong spiritual character is present but doesn’t intimidate, it gives a sense of protection. The selection of materials, the way of moulding both natural and artificial light and the absence of images had the purpose of achieving harmony, a primarily condition in order to assure silence.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG Fotografia

Image Courtesy © FG+SG Fotografia

  • Architects: BICA Arquitectos (Célia Faria, Inês Cortesão)
  • Project: Silence as a language – NSN Church
  • Location: Nossa Senhora das Necessidades Church, Chãs. Leiria, Portugal
  • Photography: FG+SG Fotografia 
  • Client: Comissão da Igreja de Chãs
  • Structural Engineer: Manuel Rodrigues Vieira, Mário Rui Gomes Santos
  • Acustic Engineer: João Barrento da Costa
  • Collaboration: Marco dos Santos, Liliana Pereira
  • Intervention Area: 537m2
  • Dates: 2009 – 2012

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Loft MdP in Catalonia, Spain by FFWD Arquitectes

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: FFWD Arquitectes 

When dealing with the refurbishment of this old carpenter’s workshop placed at Barcelona’s Poble Sec neighbourhood, the main goal was to set up this space for inhabitation while the main constructive components were mantained. They gave charm and singularity to the space.

Image Courtesy © FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)

Image Courtesy © FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)

  • Architects: FFWD Arquitectes (Laia Guardiola Raventós & David Benito Cortázar)
  • Project: Loft MdP 
  • Location: Poble Sec, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: FFWD Arquitectes (David Benito Cortázar)
  • Total Area: 122 sqm (interior), 27 sqm (terrace)
  • Project development: October 2014 to March 2015
  • Built:  June 2015 to April 2016

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UMASSIF/WITH Sanlitun Bakery in Beijing, China by B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio 

WITHWHEAT in Sanlitun locates beside the street in southern Taikoo Li. The design mission included the interior and façade. The façade is made of a full-height glass curtain wall. People can have a view of warm and natural interior design through this glass wall.

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

Image Courtesy © Ruijing Photo

  • Architects: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio (Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Yixin Yang, Longxun)
  • Project: UMASSIF/WITH Sanlitun Bakery
  • Location: Sanlitun, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Ruijing Photo
  • Client: UMASSIF/WITH
  • Building Area: 150 M2
  • Construction Period: 6.2016

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Headquarter SVA in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

The headquarter of the main association of the Austrian Social Insurance Fund is located in the third district, at Erdbergstrasse. The Wittgensteinhaus, the Rochusmarkt and the Grete Jostpark are important cultural buildings and urban areas arranged during site construction in 70s. In this high-quality context, we carefully place a spatial composition of the landscape park and building cubature. The vertical slice is proportionally supplemented by a horizontal slab and integrated the existing landscape park spatially and functionally. The inviting ground floor zone reaches the users and visitors over the extensive open space with shade-spreading trees or over the entrance along the Kundmanngasse. The naturally exposed hall provides a clear orientation and access to the areas.

Image Courtesy © isochrom

Image Courtesy © isochrom

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects (Tomasz Padlo)
  • Project: Headquarter SVA
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: isochrom
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Johannes Müller, Jana Chlupova, Vidosava Petrovic, Marcel Schwab
  • Client: Austrian Social Insurance Fund, Vienna
  • Size: 19100 m2
  • Year: 2015

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