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Le Toison d’Or in Brussels, Belgium by UNStudio

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: UNStudio

Designed for ProWinko and in collaboration with Belgian architects Jaspers-Eyers, Le Toison d’Or is a hybridisation of a traditional building-block typology and a mixed-use development with a retail podium.

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Le Toison d’Or
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Hufton+Crow, Eva Bloem
  • Client: TD Immo Invest BVBA, Brussels
  • UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with Wesley Lanckriet, Jacques van Wijk and Hans Kooij, Tina Kortmann, Tatjana Gorbachewskaja, Philipp Meise, Jaap-Willem Kleijwegt, Marie Prunault, Tomas Mokry, Nanang Santoso, Olivier Yebra, Thomas Harms, Rene Wysk, Todd Ebeltoft, Patrick Noome, Charlotte Guyaux, Johanna Mencia, Machiel Wafelbakker, Bartek Winnicki, Aurelie Krotoff, Ondrei Kyjanek, Wendy van der Knijff
  • Belgian architect: Jaspers-Eyers Architects, Brussels (BE)
  • Realisation phase: Wesley Lanckriet, U/Define Architects
  • Structural Engineer: ABCIS Van Wetter S.A., Brussels (BE)
  • Landscape architect: Lodewijk Baljon landschapsarchitecten, Amsterdam (NL) Atelier Ruimtelijk Advies, Berchem (BE)
  • Installations: Techniplan adviseurs, Rotterdam (NL)  TDEC, Rumst (BE)
  • Building Physics and sustainability: DGMR, Arnhem (NL)
  • Cost calculation: BBN adviseurs, Houten (NL) Widnell Europe, Brussels (BE) (more…)

Airport Traffic Control Tower in Turkey by RMJM Group

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: RMJM Group

Bird – Spirit of the Tower

An air traffic control tower is the absolute symbol of aviation industry, of traveling, of welcoming and of wishing good bye. The highest building in the airport is as important as a first impression as any. It signals arrival or departure, safety and a watch over the complicated and definitely not earthly experience of flying. In other words although not a gate in shape it is undoubtedly the metaphor of one.

Image Courtesy © RMJM Group

Image Courtesy © RMJM Group

  • Architects: RMJM Group
  • Project: Airport Traffic Control Tower
  • Location:  Turkey

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Bala Line House in Ontario, Canada by Williamson Chong Architects

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: Williamson Chong Architects

Within Toronto’s network of well-preserved ravines and valleys, historic rail lines are occasionally found nestled unused on steep, wooded slopes between the upper plateau of residential fabric and the river valley habitats down below. A de-commissioned rail spur – once used for an industry-focused early 20th-century city – has evolved into a common passage for hikers and neighbours as it connects the local ravine pathway system to newly developed community areas such as the weekly farmers market at the revitalized Don Valley Brickworks. Upslope, a rare accessible lot lining the western edge of the ravine, some 60 feet above the Bala Line rail path, is the site for a single-family dwelling that engages this alternative connection to the city infrastructure.

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

Image Courtesy © Bob Gundu

  • Architects: Williamson Chong Architects 
  • Project: Bala Line House
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Bob Gundu
  • Design Team: Donald Chong, Chris Routley, Shane Williamson, Betsy Williamson
  • Structural Engineering: Blackwell Engineering
  • Construction Management: Derek Nicholson Incorporated
  • Millwork: BL Woodworking
  • Custom Wood Windows and Siding: Fusil
  • Total Floor Area: 2400 sf

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Cobra Tower in Japan by VASILY KLYUKIN

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: VASILY KLYUKIN 

In Japan telling someone that he is a snake means a compliment. In China snakes and dragons often mean the same. The symbol of wisdom andeternal life, this tower would embellish any Eastern city.

Image Courtesy © VASILY KLYUKIN

Image Courtesy © VASILY KLYUKIN

The link to the Amazon Kindle where the book was released: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CBW4HHG (more…)

BASE JUMP TOWER in MIDDLE EAST by 1O DESIGN

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: 1O DESIGN

lO DESIGN was commissioned as Lead Design Architect to design a new base jump tower, providing a platform for extreme sports with elevated views of the surrounding city skyline. The expressive building form of the 325m high tower is created through the sculptural external hexagrid skin. This structural skin flares out at the base and top of tower to provide not only structural stability but also to house a series of extreme sports activities.

Image Courtesy © 1O DESIGN

Image Courtesy © 1O DESIGN

  • Architects: 1O DESIGN
  • Project: BASE JUMP TOWER 
  • Location: MIDDLE EAST

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Bayside in Toronto, Canada by ODA New York

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: ODA New York 

The practice of orienting a home to the path of the sun is as old as civilization itself, and in nature, significantly predates it.  Just as plants and flowers orient themselves to the sun through phototaxis, the newest building designed by ODA New York, appears to be doing the same.

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

  • Architects: ODA New York 
  • Project: Bayside 
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Total gross floor area: 262,000 sf
  • Number of floors: 24 Floors
  • Floor plate areamin: 4075 to max 28950
  • Number of units: 228 Units
  • Number of units with outdoor terraces: 221 Units
  • Total terrace area: 68,550sf
  • Amenities area: 13,500sf

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Victory Heights Primary School in Dubai, UAE by R+D Studio

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: R+D Studio

Located inside the Sports City of Dubai, Victory Heights is a primary school spread over an area of 1.5 acres. The client’s brief envisioned the school to be a space that is conducive to a child’s evolutionary development – almost like a trigger where he/she is driven to act, explore, discover, invent and most importantly, be inquisitive. The design followed through by manifesting itself into an organic entity, almost like a little children’s village. Rather than exemplifying the typology of an academic quadrangle, the school functions as an arrangement of clusters that are strung together around different ‘Pods’ of interaction.The complex includes a primary school wing, a Kindergarten wing, and accompanying recreational and administration areas. Through this broader classification into two separate wings, a central courtyard emerges, where the children of different age groups can converge, interact and play with each other.

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

Image Courtesy © Edmund Sumner

  • Architects: R+D Studio India
  • Project: Victory Heights Primary School
  • Location: Dubai, UAE
  • Photography: Edmund Sumner
  • Developer: Dinesh Kothari, VineetaNayyar
  • Team: Shikha Doogar, Shridhar Rao, Rachita Malhotra, Neha Yadav, Aditi Bhatia, Anshul Kapoor, Samiksha Khanna, Harshat Verma, Mudit Gupta, Aarushi Kalra, Sanchit Arora, Shreya Gera.
  • Program: British Curriculum Primary School
  • Collaborators: Al Saraya Engineering Consultants, Aselmech Engineering
  • Area: 6,160 sqm.
  • Completion: 2015

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Lotus Square Art Center in Zhuhai, China by Raynon Chui Design

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: Raynon Chui Design

The site is located at the North East corner of Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, within close proximity of the Shizimen Commercial District. The site’s North East is in close with the sea and enjoys excellent sea view and view resources. The site is only separated Macau by a river and enjoys the view of landmark of Macau such as the Macau Tower, MGM and the Grand Lisboa. Taipa is 200m to the north of the site and it is situated on an excellent location.

Image Courtesy © Raynon Chui Design

Image Courtesy © Raynon Chui Design

  • Architects: Raynon Chui Design
  • Project: Lotus Square Art Center
  • Location: Shizimen Commercial District, Hengqin, Zhuhai, China
  • Client: Guangdong HAKKA
  • Main Materials: Steel, ow emissivity glass, marble, veneer, aluminum and textiles
  • Year: March 2014

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PLATE in Niigata, Japan by TAKUYAHOSOKAI

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: TAKUYAHOSOKAI

Isolated within a seemingly endless stretch of flat, idyllic countryside, a small but dense forest emerges into view.  Occupying 4500 square metres, the ancient copse has been preserved and nurtured in its rural setting. Nestled within this unique environment the project acts as small museum.  It consists of a market selling locally farmed produce and goods, a restaurant serving dishes using only locally grown ingredients (based on the Chisan-Chisho concept of local production for local consumption), and an event space hosting exhibitions and concerts for the community.

Image Courtesy © Naomichi Sode

Image Courtesy © Naomichi Sode

  • Architects: TAKUYAHOSOKAI
  • Project: PLATE
  • Location: Niigata, Japan
  • Photography: Naomichi Sode
  • Design Team: Takuya Hosokai, Satoshi Hasebe, James Hull
  • Structure: Tetsuya Tanaka Structural Engineers
  • Constructor: HIROSE Co., Ltd.
  • Site area: 4500m2
  • Building area: 267m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Housing in Calle Roca, Santa Cruz, Argentina by GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos

The project consists of two sets of four houses each, placed in similar batches close together. One on the diagonal to the square of the city, with front on the street Rivadavia and the other in the block adjacent mid-block on the street Gral. Roca.

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

Image Courtesy © Javier Agustin Rojas

  • Architects: GALVEZ – AUTUNNO arquitectos
  • Project: Housing
  • Location: Las Heras, Santa Cruz, Argentina
  • Photography: Javier Agustin Rojas
  • Client: YPF S.A.
  • Construction: Arqsteel Celerwall
  • Project Team: Santiago Autunno, Manuel Galvez
  • Collaborators: Facundo Arias Solari, Carolina Locker, Rocio Garcia Giron
  • Structural Consultant: Gustavo Sist
  • Area: Rivadavia 424m2 / Roca 464m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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