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King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh KSA, Saudi Arabia by GMW MIMARLIK

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: GMW MIMARLIK 

Terminal 5 at Riyadh King Khaled International Airport designed by GMW MIMARLIK, the Turkish firm of architects who are one of the leading brands in the transportation sector, was awarded “The Transportation Project of the Year” in “MEED Quality Awards for Projects” organized by MEED, one of the sector’s most distinguished publications.

Image Courtesy © GMW MIMARLIK

  • Architects: GMW MIMARLIK
  • Project: King Khaled International Airport
  • Location: Riyadh KSA, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: TAV – ACC JV
  • Constructors: TAV – ACC JV

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Sequence House in Japan by Y.Architectural Design

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: Y.Architectural Design

My client whose hobby is D.I.Y wanted to actively engage in the house-building.
Her desire was to build storage furniture while living in the house, and the architecture as a vessel is to provide the most comfort and the feel of material quality.

Image Courtesy © Makoto Kunisada

  • Architects: Y.Architectural Design
  • Project: Sequence House
  • Location: Japan
  • Photography: Makoto Kunisada
  • Construction company : Kadoyagumi co.Ltd
  • Built Area (m2 or sqft): 400㎡
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Elementary School Edlach in Austria by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects

New pedagogical concepts ask for new architectural forms. To transform the elementary school in Edlach into a contemporary cluster school, the new building arranges the master classes and group rooms as small units and offers a wide range of spatial configurations. The circulation space is reduced to a minimum.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Klomfar

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architects
  • Project: Elementary School
  • Location: A-6850 Dornbirn, Edlach
  • Photography:  Bruno Klomfa
  • Client: City of Dornbirn
  • Project management: Peter Nußbaumer, Anna Norrgard
  • Ecology: lowest energy standard, 17kWh/m2/year
  • Capacity: 300 students / 12 classes

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The Glass Centre in Lommel, Belgium by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS Architects and Engineers

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS Architects and Engineers

The Glass Centre, Flemish Centre for Modern Art, has been constructed along the length of the “De Vryheyt” passage, right in the heart of the town of Lommel. On “Dorp” square it completes the cultural ensemble formed by the Aerts house and the regional tourist centre. In the “De Vryheyt” passage, a new glass gallery links “Dorp” square with the “De Adelberg” cultural centre and its future theatre.

Image Courtesy © Marie-Françoise PLISSART

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS Architects and Engineers
  • Project: The Glass Centre
  • Location: Doorgang de Vryheyt, Lommel, Belgium
  • Photography: Marie-Françoise Plissart, Imre Tömöri.
  • Client: TOERISME LOMMEL vzw, STAD LOMMEL,
  • Architecture Conception and Direction: Philippe  Samyn
  • Partner in charge: L. Gestels
  • Associates: J.P. Buse, D. Debougnoux, S. Konincks, R. van Lammeren, M. Van Rossen
  • Structural engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl with SETESCO sa (J. Schiffmann, Ph. Samyn)
  • MEP engineering: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS sprl with FTI sa (J. Michiels, Ph. Samyn)
  • Main contractor: REYNDERS B&I
  • Workshop equipment: INTEGRATED GLASS SYSTEM
  • Monumental lighting: MAGIC MONKEY

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Heqinghao Tea House in Shenzhen, China by Shangyuan Art Design

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Article source: Shangyuan Art Design

Tea ceremony contains a lot of wisdom. Tasting a same cup of tea in a different environment gives you different feelings.

This project was inspired by the word “taste”. Items are endowed with feelings, and we can see one’s characteristics through his/her taste in tea. This space aimed to create a quiet environment for tea lovers and build a high quality slow atmosphere that is comfortable and elegant to make one calms down.

Image Courtesy © Shangyuan Art Design

  • Architects: Shangyuan Art Design
  • Project: Heqinghao Tea House
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Scale: 200m2
  • Completion: 2017

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Chan Juan Jewelry Store in Shenzhen, China by Shangyuan Art Design

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Shangyuan Art Design 

What is Chan Juan?

Su Shi wrote in this poem that, “May we all be blessed with longevity. Though far apart, we are still able to share the beauty of the moon together.” Here, Chan Juan means the moon.

Kong Shangren wrote that, “The ladies’ houses were built alongside the Qin Huai River, and every shadow in the water reflects their graceful postures.” Here, Chan Juan refers to graceful lady.

Image Courtesy © Shangyuan Art Design

  • Architects: Shangyuan Art Design
  • Project: Chan Juan Jewelry Store
  • Location: Shuibei, Shenzhen, China
  • Scale: 200m2

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Kornets Hus in Hjørring, Denmark by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS 

The Jutland region, with its diversity of landscapes and long history, is in many ways the most continental region in Denmark. Hjørring has some of the oldest traces of settlements nationally and an established cultural landscape. The Kornets Hus – or grain house, is the realisation of a new centre for the dissemination of the region’s rich food and farming culture. Located on the land of an existing farm and bakery, the new inspiration centre will offer visitors, locals and employees alike a facility for activity based learning centered around the importance of grain both to Jutland and human civilization.

Image Courtesy © Places Studio

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Kornets Hus
  • Location: Hjørring, Denmark
  • Photography: Places Studio
  • Client: Realdania
  • Commission Type: Invited Competition
  • Size/value: 680m2 22,4 mio. kr.

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Commercial Axis in Guimarães, Portugal by Martins Architecture Office

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Martins Architecture Office

A 32 year old bakery needed to refurbish and endorse a new contemporary image.

The clients had already some commercial strategies and specific equipments to adapt.

Image Courtesy © NUDO

  • Architects: Martins Architecture Office
  • Project: Commercial Axis
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • Photography: NUDO
  • Software used: Autocad, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, 3dS Max, V-Ray
  • Team: José Martins, Marta Machado, Ana Moura
  • Size: 96,00 m2
  • Year: 2016-2017

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Dongyuan Qianxun Community Center in Suzhou, China by Scenic Architecture Office

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Scenic Architecture Office

Dongyuan Qianxun community is in Xiangcheng District of Suzhou city, with Huangqiao Town in the north.  There are residential lands in the east and the west, and Huqiu Wetland Park right on the southern side of the road. The community center is located in the southeast corner of the land, and is adjacent to two city roads.

Image Courtesy © Dongyuan Design

  • Architects: Scenic Architecture Office (Du Shigang, LiCheng, FuRong, Luo Qi, Xiao Zaiyuan, Shang Yunpeng)
  • Project: Dongyuan Qianxun Community Center
  • Location: Xiangcheng, Suzhou, China
  • Photography: Su shengliang, Dongyuan Design
  •  Design Principal: Zhu Xiaofeng 
  • Project Manager: Zhuang Xinjia
  • Senior Designer: Shi Yin
  • Field Designer: Sheng Tai
  • LDI: Suzhou Architectural Design & Research Institute Ltd.
  • Structural Consultant: Zhang Zhun
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2238 sqm. (above ground) 1089 sqm. (underground)
  • Completion Year: 2017.6

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John Henry Brookes Building in Oxfordshire, England by Design Engine Architects Ltd

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Design Engine Architects Ltd

At the core of the concept is the ambition to bring cohesion to a disparate campus; integrating existing buildings with new central student facilities. These links provide fluid movement across the new campus for the first time, where academic spaces co-exist with social areas for the enjoyment of students and staff alike.

Image Courtesy © mediumTimCrocker

  • Architects: Design Engine Architects Ltd
  • Project: John Henry Brookes Building
  • Location: Oxfordshire, England
  • Photography: mediumTimCrocke, NickKane
  • Client: Oxford Brookes University
  • Structural Engineer: Ramboll
  • Environmental Engineer: Grontmij
  • Cost Consultant: Turner & Townsend

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