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Varna Library design in Bulgaria by Spatial practice

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: Spatial practice 

spatial practice design for the Varna Public Library Competition has been shortlisted and selected 3rd place among the winning entries.  The design of the 28,000sm public library was selected among 370 entries.

main view , Image Courtesy © Spatial practice

main view , Image Courtesy © Spatial practice

  • Architects: Spatial practice 
  • Project: Varna Library design
  • Location: Varna, Bulgaria
  • Project Team: Erik Amir, Dora Chi, Jason Loo, Ryo Otsuka, Eric Yuen
  • Render: Karol Borkowski
  • Client: Municipality of Varna
  • Project Area: 17,235 m2 (above ground) 11,000 m2 (below ground)
  • Number of Stories: 8 (above ground) 3 (below ground)
  • Building Height: 30.5m

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High-end office refurbishment in London’s West End by ‘Patalab Architecture

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: ‘Patalab Architecture

In the heart of London’s West End we have substantially upgraded this six storey building, providing cutting edge flexible office accommodation and a striking new entrance sequence. Drawing inspiration from the unique exterior of the Rodney Gordon 1980’s rocket-like building, ‘Patalab’s design picks up the futurist-like qualities and transforms the common parts into an enticing spatial arrangement, using mirrors, lighting and reflective finishes. A bespoke built-in seating area on the ground floor responses to the prestigious location and forms a welcoming feature in the entrance lobby.

In the heart of London's West End ‘Patalab Architecture has substantially upgraded this six storey building, providing cutting edge flexible office accommodation and a striking new entrance sequence, Image Courtesy © Jan Piotrowicz

In the heart of London’s West End ‘Patalab Architecture has substantially upgraded this six storey building, providing cutting edge flexible office accommodation and a striking new entrance sequence, Image Courtesy © Jan Piotrowicz

  • Architects: ‘Patalab Architecture
  • Project: High-end office refurbishment
  • Location: 66 St James’s Street, St James’s, London SW1A 1NE, England
  • Photography: Jan Piotrowicz
  • Client: Capital & City Properties
  • Main Contractor: London Fit Out
  • Project Date: 2014 -2015

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Out Of Office Munich in Germany by VON M GmbH

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: VON M GmbH 

The buzzwords „open, direct, dynamic, straightforward“, standing for the common attributes for the project in the center of Munich, describe a flexible, playful, and creative space for workshops, meetings and events upon two floors.

Image Courtesy © VON M GmbH

Image Courtesy © VON M GmbH

  • Architects: VON M GmbH
  • Project: Out Of Office Munich
  • Location: Munich, Germany

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Merrydown in Dorset, UK by McLaren.Excell

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: McLaren.Excell

The house was originally the local Victorian girls school and latterly a single storey home that had been lived in by the same owner since the 1970s (the clients mother). The original layout was almost monastic: one large room with a single corridor off it with cell-like bedrooms and bathrooms to one side

Image Courtesy © McLaren.Excell

Image Courtesy © McLaren.Excell

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“Scherbaum Seebacher ” law office at Congress Graz, Austria by LOVE architecture and urbanism ZT GmbH

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: LOVE architecture and urbanism  ZT GmbH 

The “Scherbaum Seebacher” law office in Graz moved to the former premises of the Steiermärkische Sparkasse bank on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Congress Graz.

Image Courtesy © Jasmin Schuller

Image Courtesy © Jasmin Schuller

  • Architects: LOVE architecture and urbanism ZT GmbH 
  • Project: “Scherbaum Seebacher ” law office
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Photography: Jasmin Schuller
  • Design team working on the project: DI Sabine Sternbach, DI Andreas Perchinig, DI Piroska Frey, DI Carina Faustmann, DI Erika Brunnermaier, DI Peggy Marten-Haibl, DI Katharina Ofner, DI Stephanie Jordan, DI Michael Leiss
  • Company: Petschnigg ZT‐GmbH
  • Construction physics: DI Roland Müller
  • Construction site coordinator: Rabl ZT GmbH
  • Project director: Dr. Patrik Panholzer, LL.M.
  • Total effective area (m²): 3.000 m²
  • Design year: January 2012
  • Start of construction: March 2013
  • Handing over/completion: March 2014
  • Competition year: 2012

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El Meandro in Málaga, Spain by Marion Regitko Architects

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: Marion Regitko Architects

The house is organized within one meandering form made of natural stone, creating three volumes with an open space interwoven between them.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: Marion Regitko Architects
  • Project: El Meandro
  • Location: Mijas, Málaga, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Technical architect: Emilio Domingo Corpa
  • Contractor: Construcciones José García Solórzano
  • Installation: Fontgasol, Juan Carlos
  • Client: private
  • Area: 685.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Budget: 800.000 euros

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Gokceada High School Campus in Çanakkale, Turkey by PAB Architects

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: PAB Architects

Gokceada is a characteristic island in Northern Aegean Sea with small scale masonry houses in organic urban patterns. Being on an island, the town is an isolated settlement with limited resources. Therefore the main aim of Gokceada High School Campus, which includes a high school, vocational school, dormitory, gymnasium, library, and a conference hall, is to create an integrated life within educational-social entity of the school and the urban life. By this means, the campus will not only be used in the school hours, but it will serve for 24 hours to the people of the island as an open campus with a projection of sharing limited resources efficiently.

Image Courtesy © PAB Architects

Image Courtesy © PAB Architects

  • Architects: PAB Architects
  • Project: Gokceada High School Campus
  • Location: Gokçeada, Çanakkale, Turkey 
  • Design Team: Pınar Gökbayrak, Ali Eray, Burçin Yıldırım, Çağlar Yılmaz, Sinem Yardımcı, Ekin Aytaç, Arzu Meyvacı, Serkan Polat
  • Area: 18.000 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015

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Polak building – Erasmus University Rotterdam in Netherlands by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects

Campus renewal and sustainability ambitions go hand in hand at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In the newest addition to the campus, the multifunctional educational building called Polak, the university’s ambition is emphatically manifested: to be among the most sustainable campuses in the Netherlands. The energy-efficient building, of which both the interior and the exterior are designed by Paul de Ruiter architects, fits  into the new educational strategy of the Erasmus University, aimed at activating, small-scale education.

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: Paul de Ruiter Architects
  • Project: Polak building – Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Location: Woudestein Campus, Rotterdam
  • Photography: Jeroen Musch, Tim van de Velde, Sebastian van Damme
  • Project architects: Paul de Ruiter and Noud Paes
  • Project team: Marlous Vriethoff, Laura van de Pol, Richard Buijs, Marieke Sijm
  • Mechanical engineering: Wolter & Dros TBI Techniek, Amersfoort
  • Contractor: SMT Bouw, Rosmalen, Palte, Valkenburg
  • Interior architect: Paul de Ruiter Architects
  • Landscape architect: Juurlink[+], Rotterdam (NL) and bureau JvantSpijker, Rotterdam (more…)

South Bay Mumbai, India by ARK Reza Kabul Architects

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: ARK Reza Kabul Architects 

The South Bay, anchored in the heart of the island city of Mumbai, resembles the form of a luxurious cruise ship ready to set sail. Designed by ARK Reza Kabul Architects for Mesacon & Triumph Realty, the 70 meter tall structure sits on a plot at the arterial Hughes Road. The contemporary design comes as an organic response to its surrounding. Strategically placed on the arterial road; right at the South bound foot of the Kemps Corner flyover, makes the iconic structure hard to miss while passing by.

Image Courtesy © ARK Reza Kabul Architects

Image Courtesy © ARK Reza Kabul Architects

  • Architects: ARK Reza Kabul Architects
  • Project: South Bay
  • Location: Hughes Road, Mumbai, India
  • Developer: Mesacon & Triumph Realty
  • Scope: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape
  • Floors: Lobby + Parking + 17 Residential + Sky Lounge
  • Height: 70 meters

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Shopping centre Part-Dieu in Lyon, France by MVRDV

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: MVRDV 

Today Gérard Collomb, the Mayor of Lyon, officially announced MVRDV’s transformation of Lyon’s large Part-Dieu shopping centre, the centre piece in a major renovation which includes the surrounding district. The scheme looks to redefine the area’s public space by creating terraces and gardens that step up into the retail complex. The new complex keeps the original identity of the Part-Dieu shopping centre through the re-use and revitalisation of its iconic yet run-down façade, which will ‘evaporate’ as it reaches the new glazed extensions that open up onto the street.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Shopping centre Part-Dieu
  • Location: Lyon, France

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