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Lofts by the Amstel in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Studioninedots

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: Studioninedots 

Thanks to its completely prefabricated white concrete facade with undulating balconies, Lofts by the Amstel is undoubtedly an eye-catcher by the waterside in Amstelkwartier, Amsterdam. Each of the building’s six private owners designed their ideal apartment, which occupies one entire floor. This collective of owners and the team – Studioninedots/ OntwerpJeWoning/ Vink Bouw – are incredibly proud of the result.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

Image Courtesy © Peter Cuypers

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: Lofts by the Amstel
  • Location: Amstelkwartier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Peter Cuypers
  • Clients: 6 private owners
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Jurjen van der Horst, Coen Smit, Giovanni Lavanna
  • Developer: OntwerpJeWoning
  • Contractor: Vink Bouw
  • Concrete construction: Bruil
  • GFA: 1.150 m2
  • Completion: 2016

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THEA SPACE in Barrio Norte, Argentina by IR arquitectura

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: IR arquitectura

This apartment from the 60´s is located in Barrio Norte, one of the most densely populated zones of Buenos Aires City, was responding to particular criteria of a high-rise housing in a socio-economic context that has moved its center of gravity. The distribution of spaces, according to the prevailing social protocols, offered a segmented to be redefined plant.

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustín Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustín Rojas

  • Architects: IR arquitectura
  • Project: THEA SPACE
  • Location: Barrio Norte, CABA, Argentina
  • Photography: Javier Agustin Rojas
  • Project Team: Luciano Intile, Enrico Cavaglia, Fermin Indavere, Stephen Basili Tonoli
  • Area: 60 m2
  • Year: 2016

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WHITE LE SPOSE in Turin, Italy by Fabio Fantolino

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: Fabio Fantolino

Within the heart of the historic centre of Turin, Studio Fantolino designed the new architectural spaces for a very important wedding dresses brand: White Le Spose Torino.

The restyling project involves two diverse yet connected shops, not so distant one another.

Image Courtesy © Fabio Fantolino

Image Courtesy © Fabio Fantolino

  • Architects: Fabio Fantolino
  • Project: WHITE LE SPOSE
  • Location: Turin, Italy

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Library & Academy for Performing Arts Pupillensite in Aalst, Belgium by KAAN Architecten

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: KAAN Architecten

The new complex for the municipal library and the Academy for Performing Arts in the heart of the Flemish city of Aalst will have a lively, urban character. It may sound contradictory, but precisely because the plan of the design by KAAN Architecten is functional, the result is a certain spatial freedom that enriches the experience of the building. The complex, situated on the corner of Oude Graanmarkt and Esplanadestraat, will be completed in 2018 – a century on from the end of World War I.

Image Courtesy © EdiT, KAAN Architecten

Image Courtesy © EdiT, KAAN Architecten

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten
  • Project: Library & Academy for Performing Arts Pupillensite
  • Location: Graanmarkt 4, 9300 Aalst, Belgium
  • Photography: EdiT, KAAN Architecten
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Suite, and Rhinoceros
  • Client: Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Stadsontwikkeling Aalst (AGSA)
  • Project team: Bas Barendse, Tjerk de Boer, Sebastiaan Buitenhuis, Sebastian van Damme, Raluca Firicel, Narine yulkhasyan, Joost Harteveld, Martina Margini, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Kevin Park
  • Main contractor: Groep Van Roey NV
  • Advisor construction: UTIL Struktuurstudies
  • Advisor installation: Studiebureau R. Boydens NV
  • Advisor fire control and acoustics: ABT
  • Advisor sustainability: Studiebureau R. Boydens NV
  • GFA: 8.500 sqm
  • Design: 2016

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Micro Town House 4x8m in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by MM++ Architects

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: MM++ Architects

In the fast growing Vietnamese economy, ways of living are changing and middle class people tend to prefer living in high rise building apartment rather than in the typical small urban alley, called “Hẻm”.

Hẻm are now considered by many people as dirty, crowded and unsafe.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki OKI

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki OKI

  • Architects: MM++ Architects
  • Project: Micro Town House 4x8m
  • Location: Phú Nhuận District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki OKI
  • Project Architect: Mỹ An Phạm Thị, Triết Lê Hữu
  • Total Built Area: 140 sqm
  • Completion: 2015

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Torre BBVA Bancomer in Mexico City by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Article source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

A new urban landmark on the skyline of Mexico City, the tower marks the gateway to the Paseo de la Reforma from Chapultepec Park. The BBVA Bancomer tower is the result of a collaboration between architectural practices Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Legorreta +Legorreta. In bringing together their different architectural languages yet common values, they have created a building that is both contextual and distinctive.

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

  • Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • Project: Torre BBVA Bancomer
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Client: BBVA Bancomer
  • Structural Engineer: Arup/Colinas de Buen SA de CV
  • Services Engineer: Arup
  • Project Manager: Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Cost Consultant: INPROS
  • Electrical Engineer: DEC Group
  • HVAC Engineer: DYPRO
  • Construction Cost: $210m
  • Floors: 50
  • Site Area: 6,620 m²
  • Gross Floor Area: 188,777 m²
  • Office Area: 78,800 m2
  • Date: 2005 – 2016

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Kaleidoscope in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by CongSinh Architects

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Article source: CongSinh Architects

The rapid urbanization in several Asian cities has dramatically reduced the living area per person. Especially in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, most people, sometimes extended families, spend their lives in narrow and long tube houses where they live apart from nature and in dark and unventilated spaces.

Long tube houses for extended families have always been a complicated question for generations of Vietnamese architects.

Image Courtesy © Quang Tran

Image Courtesy © Quang Tran

  • Architects: CongSinh Architects
  • Project: Kaleidoscope
  • Location: District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Photography: Quang Tran
  • Model Photographs: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architect In Charge: Vo Quang Thi
  • Project Architects: Vo Quang Thi, Nguyen Thi Nha Van, Phung Kim Phuoc
  • Contractor: Thanh An Interior & Construction Co.,Ltd
  • Project Year: 2015

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House H in Madrid, Spain by Abiboo Architecture

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Article source: Abiboo Architecture

House H  is located in an exclusive area in Madrid. The house has a floor area of 16,145 sq. ft. (1.500 m2) and is the answer to the broad and diverse functional needs of the client, a well-known international sportsman.

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

Image Courtesy © Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Abiboo Architecture (Alfredo Munoz-Herrero)
  • Project: House H
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Joao Morgado
  • Design Team: Ronan Bolaños, Felipe Samarán, Jesus Amezcua, Delia Rodriguez, Oscar Hernando, Luis Rocca, Daniel Jimenez, Carla Anton, Jordi Mas, Manel Rio, German Gil, Emiliano D’Incecco, Rodolfo Pomini, Jesus Reyes, Ivan Sanchez, Mariluz Jimeno, Cristina Domecq
  • Structures: ABIBOO Architecture & Jorge Torrico + Alvaro Ruiz
  • Facilities: JG Engineers, Engineers Plenum
  • Lighting: Icon- Akari Ishii & Ilmio Design
  • Furniture: Abiboo Architecture & Ilmio Design
  • Rigger: Carlos Garcia
  • Contractor: Contratas y Obras
  • Area: 1500 m² – 16145 sqf
  • Plot Area: 3720 m² – 40000 sqf
  • Completion date: April 2015

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Messner Mountain Museum in South Tyrol, Italy by ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Article source: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Embedded within the summit of Mount Kronplatz, 2,275m above sea level at the centre South Tyrol’s most popular ski resort, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is surrounded by the alpine peaks of the Zillertal, Ortler and Dolomites. Established by renowned climber Reinhold Messner, the sixth and final Messner Mountain Museum explores the traditions, history and discipline of mountaineering.

Image Courtesy © inexhibit

Image Courtesy © inexhibit

  • Architects: ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Messner Mountain Museum
  • Location: South Tyrol, Italy
  • Photography: Werner Huthmacher, Luke Hayes, Hufton+Crow, Wisthaler, inexhibit
  • Client: Skirama Kronplatz/Plan de Corones
  • Design (ZHA): Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect (ZHA): Cornelius Schlotthauer
  • Design Team (ZHA): Cornelius Schlotthauer, Peter Irmscher
  • Execution Team (ZHA): Peter Irmscher, Markus Planteu, Claudia Wulf
  • Consulatnts:
    • Structural Engineer: IPM
    • Mechanical Engineer & Fire Protection: Jud & Partner
    • Electrical Engineer: Studio GM
    • Lighting Design: Zumtobel
  • Contractors:
    • Concrete: Kargruber und Stoll
    • Façade: Pichler Stahlbau
    • Facade Panels: B&T Bau& Technologie
  • Cost (privately funded): Euros 3 million
  • Elevation: 2,275 m
  • Gross Floor Area: 1,000 m²
  • Construction Dates: June 2013 to July 2015

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Grätzlhotel – An Innovative Hotel Concept in Vienna, Austria by BWM Architekten

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Article source: BWM Architekten

Grätzlhotel is a project of the Urbanauts Hospitality Group, which consists of architects and hotel and marketing experts. The theme can be summed up as ground floor utilisation, and the formats are garden-level and streetfront studio apartments. BWM Architekten, in their capacity as hotel designer and interior expert, have designed the two grätzlhotels karmelitermarkt and meidlinger markt, creating accommodation with individual charm for guests seeking a unique, direct experience of Vienna. With this innovative hotel concept, BWM Architekten are now also taking on the role of hotelier – a role that has already earned them the Rolling Pin Award as “Hotelier of the Year”!

Image Courtesy © Monika Nguyen

Image Courtesy © Monika Nguyen

  • Architects: BWM Architekten
  • Project: Grätzlhotel – An Innovative Hotel Concept
  • Location: Business premises near Meidlinger Markt, 1120 Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Heidrun Henke, Monika Nguyen, Wolf Silveri
  • Client: Urbanauts Hospitality Group
  • Management: Fanny Holzer-Luschnig, Theresia Kohlmayr
  • BWM team: Markus Flägner, Alexandra Spitzer, Ingrid Schmid, Hubert Meyer, Yuriy Pryveda
  • Architecture and interior design of grätzlhotel karmelitermarkt and meidlinger markt: BWM Architekten
  • Architecture and interior design of grätzlhotel belvedere: Kohlmayr Lutter Knapp
  • Completion: 12/2015 – 04/2016

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