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Renovation Of The Aalto University Undergraduate Centre in Espoo, Finland by Arkkitehdit NRT Oy

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Museum of Finnish Architecture

The former main building of the Helsinki University of  Technology took on a new role when three universities were merged as Aalto University in 2010. The Otaniemi  Campus designed by Alvar Aalto was chosen as the shared home of the Aalto Schools of Engineering, Business and  Arts & Design.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: Arkkitehdit NRT Oy
  • Project: Renovation Of The Aalto University Undergraduate Centre
  • Location: Otakaari 1, 02100 Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: ArchiCAD versions 11 to 13
  • Total area: 47 985 brm2
  • Volume: 183 879 m3
  • Year finished: 2015

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Open Gate in Suncheon, South Korea by Matteo Cainer Architects

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Matteo Cainer Architects 

The proposal for the new Suncheon Art Platform is strategically placed amidst historical and cultural trails of the old Suncheon Wall, acting thus as a new cultural hub and gateway for the Old City. Dynamic and diverse, it will revitalise Suncheon’s cultural and social life for its citizens and future visitors. As a new art centre, visitor centre and outdoor transformative garden and event space, it will connect to and engage with the city. Multiple cultural, educational and community events, will strengthen the city’s identity and establish it as the most important cultural destination in the region.

Image Courtesy © Matteo Cainer Architects

Image Courtesy © Matteo Cainer Architects

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FPT University in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

The groundbreaking ceremony for FPT University has begun on-site on 13/06/2016, marking the beginning of the new campus construction.

Featuring various green spaces that promote students and staffs’ interactions and well-being, such as tree-covered rooftops, balconies and a plant-filled courtyard. The new campus is described as the city’s new icon of sustainability and a social gathering attractant.

Image Courtesy © Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Image Courtesy © Vo Trong Nghia Architects

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Project: FPT University
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Client: FPT University
  • Principal architects: Vo Trong Nghia, Kosuke Nishijima, Hidetoshi Sawa, Tran Thi Hang
  • Team: Nguyen Tat Dat, Tran Cam Linh, Takahito Yamada, Nguyen Duy Phuoc
  • Budget: 400,000,000,000VND (app. 18million USD)
  • Site area: 22,500 m2
  • GFA: 29,000 m2
  • Status: Under construction

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Coca-Cola Pavilion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Atelier Marko Brajovic

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Marko Brajovic

Invited by Coca-Cola, Atelier Marko Brajovic designed a surprising and immersive installation where the public is introduced in an iconic and unique multi-sensorial experience. Parada Coca-Cola interior design is a strong and photogenic henomenological gesture that represents the freshness sensation. An augmented physical real time hub that extends in a digital space through interactive technologies, sharing moments and music concerts.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Martins

Image Courtesy © Fernando Martins

  • Architects: Atelier Marko Brajovic
  • Project: Coca-Cola Pavilion
  • Location: Píer Mauá – Armazém 3 – Avenida Rodrigues Alves, 10 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Fernando Martins

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A.S.R Headquarters Renovation in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Team V Architecture

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Team V Architecture

The a.s.r. headquarters in Utrecht have been completely renovated by Team V Architecture. The colossal office building of 86,000 square meters now complies fully with current standards of sustainability, comfort and appearance. The new climate facade, spacious voids and green winter gardens provide a pleasant office environment with plenty of natural light. The renovation made the outdated seventies building much more energy efficient; the energy consumption has been reduced by over 50%. Remarkably, the building remained in continuous use during the renovation.

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

 

  • Architects: Team V Architecture
  • Project: A.S.R Headquarters Renovation
  • Location: Archimedeslaan 10, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Jannes Linders, Herman de Winter and Luuk Kramer
  • Client: ASR Nederland B.V.
  • Advisor Constructions: Aronsohn Raadgevende Ingenieurs
  • Advisor Installations: Deerns
  • Advisor Building Physics and fire safety: DGMR
  • Cost expert: ABT/Tebodin
  • Contractor: Building combination Archimedes (Ballast Nedam and Kuijpers)
  • Subcontractors: Oskomera (facade), Verwol (interior and furniture)
  • Project management: AT Osborne
  • Landscape / garden design: Michael van Gessel
  • Graphic design of signage: Reynoud Homan
  • Area: Ca. 86.000 m2 gfa including 10.500 m² parking and 1.300 m2 newly build main entrance and underground meeting center. Roof gardens and winter gardens: 4.700 mClimate facade: 17.000 m2
  • Start design: 10 May 2011
  • Completion: December 2015

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SCHÄFER ROOFSCAPE in San Candido, Italy by PLASMA Studio

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: PLASMA Studio

Located in the medieval centre of San Candido/Innichen, Schäfer Roofscape is a newly-completed restoration and conversion of a historical building. The first three stories house a department store while the upper three stories serve as four large, independent apartments within the formerly underused attic space.

Image Courtesy © Michael Pezzei and Holger Kehne

Image Courtesy © Michael Pezzei and Holger Kehne

  • Architects: PLASMA Studio
  • Project: SCHÄFER ROOFSCAPE
  • Location: San Candido, Italy
  • Photography: Michael Pezzei and Holger Kehne
  • Lead Architect: Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Design Team: Peter Pichler
  • Area: 844 m2
  • Construction: 2012-2014

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Acrobatic Arts Center in Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile by DX Arquitectos

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Article source: DX Arquitectos

From the architect. The first mission of the Acrobatic Arts Center building was placed in the city as a container of culture, in which the citizen forms an essential part of it. it is in this relation where the building is completed.

The proposal is based on the communion of two architectural elements which support activities to develop and allow the solution to problems and intentions raised: A first element is the platform that seeks to tie the city, outside, with the existing topography. This platform allows citizens to connect with the building inside.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Blanco

Image Courtesy © Pablo Blanco

  • Architects: DX Arquitectos
  • Project: Acrobatic Arts Center
  • Location: La Reina, La Reina, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Photography: Pablo Blanco, Cortesía de DX Arquitectos
  • Design Team: Juan Luzoro, Roberto Mercado, Diego Pietters, Federico Novoa, Sergio Hidalgo, Claudio Garcia
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Proyect Year: 2011

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H3 House in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina by Luciano Kruk

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Article source: Luciano Kruk

Mar Azul, a seashore town in Villa Gesell Department, neighboring Mar de las Pampas, had its sand dunes terrain divided into a grid pattern. Its dense aged pinewood grants Mar Azul’s atmosphere pleasant quietness and tranquility.

In a modest, 210 square meter plot of land on a corner, eight blocks away from the sea, rises H3, a minimum tread house designed to make the most of the parcel’s dimensions and the natural surroundings.

The commissioner: 3 sisters and each of their families.

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

  • Architects: Luciano Kruk
  • Project: H3 House – SUMMER HOUSE
  • Location: Mar Azul, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
  • Photography: Daniela Mac Adden
  • Colaborators: Arch Ekaterina Künzel – Arch Josefina Perez Silva – Arch. Andrés Conde Blanco – Arch Leandro Rossi – Dan Saragusti – Giorgio Lorenzoli – Christian Studer – Isabelle Ducrest – Federico Eichenberg
  • Land area: 258 m2
  • Built area: 75 m2
  • Construction year: 2015

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New MNIR – the National Museum of Romanian History in Bucharest, Romania by Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Article source: Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

Our proposal’s aim is to make the people an active part of the building’s life, by exploring it, by being seen and by simply coming together, breeding a sense of tolerance, awareness, identity and mutual respect. The building was envisaged as a democratic place for all people and a centerpiece for a regenerated area of the city, transforming the historic building in a vibrant cultural center that highlights the importance of cultural activities for the contemporary time.

Image Courtesy © Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

Image Courtesy © Wigwam – a Kei Development Division

  • Architects: Wigwam – a Kei Development Division
  • Project: New MNIR – the National Museum of Romanian History
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Authors: arh. Razvan Barsan, arh. Dana Ioana Tudor
  • Co-authors: arh. Dragos Nastase, arh. int. Cristina Postu, arh. int. Iulia Ghita, arh. int. Catalina Simion
  • Year: 2016

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Sparrendaal country estate in Netherlands by Team V Architecture

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Article source: Team V Architecture 

Sparrendaal country estate in the south of the Netherlands has been designed with great attention to detail and is tailored to the specific requirements of its occupants. The estate, where the monastery Nieuw Sparrendaal once stood, consists of two parcels of land on either side of a long avenue of lime trees. Team V Architecture designed both the private home and a pavilion with space for exhibitions, cultural events and meetings.

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

  • Architects: Team V Architecture
  • Project: Sparrendaal country estate
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Photography: Jannes Linders

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