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Masterplan for Transformation of Harbour Area in Cologne, Germany by COBE

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: COBE

Over the weekend the competition for the future development of Cologne’s harbour was settled. The mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, announced Danish architects COBE as winner of the competition. The project transforms the old industrial harbour into a lively and sustainable neighbourhood with a huge waterfall and a big public pool as the new landmark. The pool collects rainwater and waste heat from the district and becomes a new attraction in the city.

Image Courtesy © Beauty and the Bit

Image Courtesy © Beauty and the Bit

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Masterplan for transformation of Harbour Area in Cologne
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Renderings: Beauty and the Bit
  • Client: The City of Cologne and Moderne Stadt
  • Engineer: Transsolar
  • Water strategy: Atelier Dreiseitl
  • Size: 500.000 m2 floor space
  • Status: 1st prize in competition in September 2016

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Prefabricating the Void in Korea by Dioinno Architecture PLLC

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Dioinno Architecture PLLC

The timber structure in Korean traditional architecture presents fundamental nature of sustainability, maintaining the concept of physical space (whole) even after continuous renovation, change and transformation of materials (parts). Using the mode of ‘Prefabrication’, we attempt to reconstruct the space of living, based on ‘Madang’, an empty space with multiple functions and diverse social implications. Two base modules are used to create the diverse configurations, the solid and the void. The module in the Korean traditional housing is called ‘Kan’, the bay between columns. It needs bigger timber necessary to build larger ‘Kan’, which makes it very expensive to construct. Also, more ‘Kan’ implies bigger scale of construction, implying socio political values in the modularity of architecture. Sometimes, the housing is moved to other locations after the disassembling and reassembling, since permanent joint connection is rarely used in the traditional timber technique. The material is continuously replaced and reconfigured to strengthen the sense of space, emphasizing the relationship between the solid and void, the nature and architecture. The ‘Madang’ in Korean housing is naturally a void, a left over space. It is open framework between public street and private housing so that it can serve for either the public event, or extended private function. In the modern multifamily housing equipped with market driven globalization, the void has been disappeared. Without the void, apartment housing is the repetition of same plans. The functional space standardized the way of living. The façade becomes thin membrane dividing the public and private. Therefore, Prefabricating the void suggests to reconstruct diverse function of voids by prefabrication in architecture, giving depth to the façade, providing open framework for the residents to use with various purposes.

Image Courtesy © Dioinno Architecture PLLC

Image Courtesy © Dioinno Architecture PLLC

  • Architects: Dioinno Architecture PLLC
  • Project: Prefabricating the Void
  • Location: Korea
  • Design team: Jin Young Song, Kiwon Kim, Junghoon Ko, Byungki Kim

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LIVEBOAT – Chapter 5 in Berlin, Germany by Plastique Fantastique

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Plastique Fantastique

Taking his trident in both hands, Poseidon stirs the sea into a fury and lashes up rain and squall.
Mast and sail are torn away, Odysseus is thrown overboard and buried under a wall of water.
When he emerges gasping and sputtering, he somehow manages to clamber back aboard.
A goddess, Leucothea, appears to him in the form of a bird.
She counsels him to swim for it.
“Take my veil, tie it around your waist as a charm against drowning.
When you reach shore, be sure to throw it back into the sea.”

Image Courtesy © Goetz Arntzen, Serlenga, Canevacci

Image Courtesy © Goetz Arntzen, Serlenga, Canevacci

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Project: LIVEBOAT – Chapter 5
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Photography: Goetz Arntzen, Serlenga, Canevacci
  • Concept: Marco Canevacci
  • Design: Yena Young
  • Sound design: Marco Barotti
  • Coordination: Steffi Goldmann
  • Interviews: Hadmut Bittiger
  • Team: Mirjam Dorsch, Stephanie Grönnert, Hugo Luque, Simone Serlenga, Gabriel Spera
  • Thanks to: Martin Steffens, Franz Höfner, Markus Wüste, Andrea Klahold, Herr Gessner, Homer
  • Organised by:
    • 48 Stunden Neukölln festival, Berlin, Germany
    • TodaysArt. NL 2015, The Hague, The Netherlands
    • Kunsthaus Dresden – Städtische Galerie für Gegenwartskunst, Dresden, Germany

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Pentagon Complex in Haridwar, India by Girimun

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Article source: Girimun

Located in Haridwar, a touristic destination in Northern India, the 65,000 sqm mixed-use complex comprises of a shopping mall, office suites above and a business hotel operated by Radisson Group. Distribution of functions, access and circulation are carefully resolved to achieve a highly integrated mix of activities without jeopardising the desired degree of separation between each different environment and function.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Pentagon Complex
  • Location: Haridwar, India
  • Client: Supertech Ltd
  • Size: 60,000 m2
  • Opening: 2010

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Don River House in Toronto, Canada by LGA Architectural Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: LGA Architectural Partners

The parents of a close-knit, multi-generational family wanted a quiet and easily maintained urban retreat as a comfortable place for their family to enjoy a variety of experiences, alone or together, particularly outdoors. They were also extremely interested in land stewardship. In response, LGA Architectural Partners master planned the family’s existing home into an unusual and holistic environment that exemplifies a new form of luxury: a non-material and restorative environment that is designed to foster connections with both family and nature. In an affluent area of Toronto and on the bank of a tributary of the Don River, the property is unique, a blurring of indoor and outdoor spaces that engage the family with their setting while also fostering biodiversity and wellness.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

  • Architects: LGA Architectural Partners
  • Project: Don River House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.
  • Architectural Project Team: Janna Levitt, Partner-in-Charge, Erik Cunnington, Project Architect, Allison Janes
  • Consultant Team: Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc.
  • Construction Manager: Boszko & Verity Inc.
  • Size:
    • House Addition: 800 square feet
    • Pool House: 475 square feet
    • Garage:  1,000 square feet
    • Site: 0.7 acres
  • Completion: June 2012

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OostCampus in Oostkamp, Belgium by Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos

OostCampus is the seat of civic, administrative and social services of an area in the heart of the countryside around Bruges (Brugse Ommeland), a beautiful landscape outlined by rows of trees and canals, punctuated by residential castles built along the centuries by wealthy merchants from the neighbouring Flemish town, and enriched with discrete industrial parks with high end technology companies like Siemens, Tyco, Entropia Digital, or EADS.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Carlos Arroyo Arquitectos
  • Project: OostCampus
  • Location: Oostkamp, Belgium
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Client: Autonoom Gemeentebedrijf Oostkamp, Oostkamp City Hall (Gemeente Oostkamp), Oostkamp Social Services (OCMW)
  • Contractor: CEI De Meyer
  • Project Budget:
    • Building: 6.5 M€
    • Park: 1.3 M€
  • Surface:
    • Building: 11.000 m2
    • Park: 40.000 m2
  • Competition: 2008
  • Construction: February 2011 to March 2012
  • Inaugurated: 15 June 2012

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Bottega Ristorante in Jakarta, Indonesia by Einstein & Associates

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Einstein & Associates

DESIGN CONCEPT

Located  at Mega Kuningan, The Golden Triangle of Jakarta’s central Business District. Bottega Ristorante  is one of the newest european concept  restaurant with modern touch in the capital of Indonesia.  This Italian Restaurant concept inspired by 1960 Italian comedy – drama film written and directed by Federico Fellini. The film follows Marcello Rubini, a journalist writing for gossip magazines, over seven days and nights on his journey through the “sweet life” of Rome in a fruitless search for love and happiness.  At this film the glamour life  and lavish lifestyle from the actress shown everyday at her life. The chosen concept for this particular project is “La Dolce Vita”, meaning the good life, a mixing of posh and classy while still taking industrial design as the glue between the two. We want every customers come to this restaurant feel the posh and classy ambience. The restaurant  itself is a freestanding building at Danamon Bank Tower (Menara Bank Danamon) area.  Taking into considerations that the area is full of office towers and same looking buildings, Bottega Ristorante is built to be a breath of fresh air and truly remind people to live “La Dolce Vita”.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Gomulya

Image Courtesy © Fernando Gomulya

  • Architects: Einstein & Associates
  • Project: Bottega Ristorante
  • Location: Menara Bank Danamon – Mega Kuningan – Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Photography: Fernando Gomulya
  • Designer: Leo Einstein Franciscus
  • Area: 300 m2
  • Completion date: 5 January 2015

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Mountain cottage in Storelvdal, Norway by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

The cottage is situated 900 metres above sea level in a west facing hillside with a striking view towards the Rondane mountains. The site is lying on the back side of a vague elevation in the sloping landscape, which makes the ground slant “backwards”, away from the view. The elevation makes a beautiful foreground with a few pine trees and the ground covered with reindeer moss.

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

Image Courtesy © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR

  • Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk AS ARKITEKTKONTOR
  • Project: Mountain cottage
  • Location: Sollia, Storelvdal, Norway
  • Client: Tron Sanderud og Elisabeth Brudvik
  • Co-workers: Christine Petersen, Gyda Drage Kleiva
  • Structural consultant: Siv.ing. Terje Orlien
  • Building: Byggmester Per Bjørgan as
  • Furniture: Aagaards snekkerverksted as
  • Year: 2004

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Goodlife! Makan in Singapore by DP Architects

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: DP Architects 

Goodlife! Makan, a recreational cooking, dining and activity centre for seniors at the converted void deck of 52 Marine Terrace in Singapore, has been awarded two prestigious accolades at Singapore Institute of Architects’ (SIA) Architectural Design Awards 2016. For its groundbreaking design concept, Goodlife! Makan was conferred the SIA Architectural Design Award in the Alterations & Additions category, beating out 6 shortlisted entrants, and was specially acknowledged by SIA as the “Best Project with Construction Budget of less than S$2 million”. Goodlife! Makan was one of only two projects to win SIA’s special jury awards (the other being “Building of the Year”), chosen from a total of 26 award winners that night. DP Architects was the only firm to have won two awards, testifying to the strength of DP’s people-centered designs.

Signature graphics & pictographs were used as signage to ensure effective and user-friendly wayfinding for the elderly, Image Courtesy © DP Architects

Signature graphics & pictographs were used as signage to ensure effective and user-friendly wayfinding for the elderly, Image Courtesy © DP Architects

  • Architects: DP Architects
  • Project: Goodlife! Makan
  • Location: Singapore

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Mortuary in Hörbranz, Austria by juri troy architects

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: juri troy architects 

The new mortuary sets a clear defined centre in the middle between the old and the new cemetery of Hörbranz. A yard in bright sand is set in front of the chapel and held by a 20 m long concrete bank with integrated fountain.

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

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