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Nathan Phillips Square Peace Garden in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has announced the National winners of its annual Awards of Excellence. The Peace Garden at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto is one of 11 projects to receive a CSLA National Award this year. The new, half-acre Peace Garden is part of the 13-acre Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization at Toronto City Hall, which was completed in 2015 by PLANT Architect Inc. | Perkins+Will Canada in Joint Venture, with HoerrSchaudt Landscape Architecture and Adrian Blackwell Urban Projects.

The garden at night, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans / © PLANT Architect Inc.

The garden at night, Image Courtesy © Steven Evans / © PLANT Architect Inc.

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc, Perkins+Will
  • Project: Nathan Phillips Square Peace Garden
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Steven Evans / © PLANT Architect Inc.

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03.04-CLQ-CLOSQUES in Berga, ‎Germany by Lagula Arquitectes

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: Lagula Arquitectes

TYPOLOGY

Effectively, this refurbishment of two apartments in Berga introduces a typology. Ah… then… but…where the hell is my square room? Believe it or not, at first glance one can be tempted to think that we are in front of a special project, site specific, tailored, unique… it is a matter of daring to propose it.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Lagula Arquitectes
  • Project: 03.04-CLQ-CLOSQUES
  • Location: Berga, ‎Germany
  • Photography: Adrià Goula

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Ally Logistic Property Office in Taiwan by J.C. Architecture

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: J.C. Architecture

Acting as the main office and reception of the vast logistic center in New Taipei City, the ALP owners wanted to establish a reference design for the workplace in the warehouse setting. We utilized the properties of key elements of the logistic center to develop the space. Racking systems, pallets and shipping containers all have the ability to form multi-level spaces within a space, carrying new products and possibilities.

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

  • Architects: J.C. Architecture 
  • Project: Ally Logistic Property Office
  • Location:  Taiwan
  • Photography: Zachary C. Hone
  • Client: Ally Logistic Property
  • Lead Designer: Johnny Chiu/ Maria Isabel Lima
  • Designers: Winnie Lin
  • Built area:indoor: 196.1  m2outdoor 45.6  m2
  • Finish date: June 2015

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HOUSE 1217 in Girona, Spain by HARQUITECTES

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: HARQUITECTES

Site: The plot is located in l’Escala (Girona) near Montgó Cove with no special urban characteristics. A rectangular–shaped plot of 600 square meters surface with all urban services; soft topography, faces north-south oriented along the plot. There was no pre-existing condition at the site, neither vegetation nor built element.

Image Courtesy © AdriàGoula

Image Courtesy © AdriàGoula

  • Architects: HARQUITECTES, (David Lorente, JosepRicart, Xavier Ros, Roger Tudó)
  • Project: HOUSE 1217
  • Location: Escala, Girona, Spain 
  • Photography: AdriàGoula
  • Collaborators: Albert Farell, architect (HARQUITECTES) Carla Piñol Moreno, quantity surveyor (HARQUITECTES)
  • Constructed surface: 226,75m2
  • Project year: 2013
  • Construction: 2014-15

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Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre in Sharjah, UAE by x-architects

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: x-architects

Wasit Natural Reserve was originally a waste-water and rubbish dump. The rehabilitation process of the damaged eco-system started in 2005, 40,000m2 of rubbish removed, 35,000 trees been re-planted, healing the land from toxic chemicals and conservation of the Unique salt flats and coastal sand dunes.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: x-architects
  • Project: Wasit Natural Reserve Visitor Centre
  • Location: Sharjah, UAE 
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Client: EPAA, Environmental and Protected Area Authority
  • Built Up Area: 2,534 sqm
  • Status: Built
  • Scope Architecture: / MasterPlan/ Environmental Consultancy

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Starbucks Food Villa in Bangkok, Thailand by I Like Design Studio

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Article source: I Like Design Studio

Starbucks Food Villa is located at Food Villa Market Ratchapruek, Bangkok. The building is 2-story steel structure features drive-thru, bar seating on the ground floor and meeting room, toilets on the 2nd floor. As it is one of Food Villa Project so, the design concept of Starbucks flagship store needs to be outstanding but in harmony with the neighborhood. The main concept of Food Villa project is a Food Mall. The Market represented “farmhouses”, developed from farmhouses elevation pattern and Retail shops represented a “farmer house”.

Image Courtesy © Soopakorn Srisakul

Image Courtesy © Soopakorn Srisakul

  • Architects: I Like Design Studio
  • Project: Starbucks Food Villa
  • Location: Ratchaphruek Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Soopakorn Srisakul
  • Client: BT Group Corporation
  • Design Team: Narucha Kuwattanapasiri, Somchoke Uthansai, Wasin Hiranrujirat
  • Area: 470 sq. m.
  • Project Year: 2014

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Vanke Plaza Fuzhou in China by John Curran Architects

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Article source: John Curran Architects

Vanke Plaza Fuzhou departs from the defensive gated community model that has proliferated across China, opting instead to be part of City Life.  John Curran Architects focus on ‘’Neighbourhood Building’’, and have designed and realised 700,000sqm of mixed use communities ‘’nested in their cities’’.

Image Courtesy © Ms Li

Image Courtesy © Ms Li

  • Architects: John Curran Architects
  • Project: Vanke Plaza
  • Location: Fuzhou, China
  • Photography: Ms Li
  • Client: Vanke Fuzhou
  • Local Design Institute: Jiabo Design Institute
  • Structure & MEP Engineering: Jiabo Design Institute
  • Main Construction Contractor: China Construction (4th Engineering Division)
  • Design Team: John Curran (Design Director), Calvin Lim (Project Architect), Rinnie Wang (Architect), Alex Valle(Architect), Adrian Lo (Architect)

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Research laboratories of the National Institute for Biotechnology in Negev, Israel by Chyutin Architects

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Article source: Chyutin Architects

The building for the research laboratories of the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN), is situated at the southwestern corner of the Ben-Gurion University campus. The edifice is a part of the university’s laboratory buildings complex and is connected to it by a covered walkway.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron, Dan Chyutin

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron, Dan Chyutin

  • Architects: Chyutin Architects
  • Project: Research laboratories of the National Institute for Biotechnology
  • Location: Negev, Ben-Gurion University. Israel
  • Photography: Amit Geron, Dan Chyutin
  • Design team: Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Ethel Rosenhek, Jacques Dahan
  • Laboratories interior: Moshly- Aldar Architects
  • Area: 6000 sqm
  • Project year: 2015

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Nanjing Financial City II in China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The architects practice gmp has won the competition for Nanjing Financial City II and has been commissioned to produce the master plan and the design for the first development stage. The design for the large-scale financial center is based on intricate detail and references to Nanjing’s historic city structure.

Stone plinth with high-rise buildings above, Image Courtesy © cube-viz

Stone plinth with high-rise buildings above, Image Courtesy © cube-viz

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Nanjing Financial City II
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: cube-viz, Gärtner Christ
  • Client: Nanjing Financial City Construction Development Stock Limited Company
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Marc Ziemons
  • Project leader, competition: Jan Blasko
  • Design team, phase I of competition: Peter Brändle, Cai Lei, Nicole Flores, Dominika Gnatowicz, Matthias Heck, Tim Leimbrock, Pan Mei, Philipp Schneider, Yiping Tang, Murat Aras
  • Design team, phase II of competition: Tim Leimbrock, Thorben Oelke, Pan Mei, Yiping Tang
  • Landscape architecture: WES LandschaftsArchitektur
  • GFA: 786,000 m²

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Danish Campus Shows Why Orange is the New Black in Kolding, Denmark by ROCKWOOL BV / ROCKPANEL Group

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Article source: ROCKWOOL BV / ROCKPANEL Group

Known as ‘Design City’,the town Kolding is a growing hub in Denmark that is home to a number of large educational institutions including the Kolding School of Design and the International Business College (IBC). Helping to meet an increasing demand for housing, Campus Living by Tegnestuen Mejeriet Architects is an affordable multi-unit student housing project that balances low maintenance and operating costs with high quality living and architectural design. Distinguished by its bold orange facade, Campus Living stands out from the grey, white and black buildings typical in Denmark and has become a highly visible landmark in the dense new neighbourhood that is emerging.

Image Courtesy © ROCKWOOL BV / ROCKPANEL Group

Image Courtesy © ROCKWOOL BV / ROCKPANEL Group

 

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