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Kew Gardens Hills Library in Queens, New York by Work Architecture Company

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Article source: Work Architecture Company

WORKac has completed its new branch library in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The building has been a long time in the making. Initially commissioned by Queens Library through NYC’s Department of Design and Construction in 2008, the library was among the first bevy of projects announced under DDC’s Design + Construction Excellence Program, which since 2005 has directed selected civic projects to leading design firms. The much-awaited library opened to the public on September 6.

Library entrance, Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Work Architecture Company
  • Project: Kew Gardens Hills Library
  • Location: Queens, New York
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • General Contractor: S&N Builders, Inc.


Elderly Care Skärvet in Växjö, Sweden by Kjellander Sjöberg

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Article source: Kjellander Sjöberg

Elderly Care Skärvet 

The elderly care is a part of the city block Skärvet, which is the starting point of Bäckaslöv, a new urban district in Växjö being developed along the railway connecting the city centre to the lake Norra Bergundasjön. The L- shaped building is the first phase and the cornerstone of the city block, offering mixed forms of tenure around a spacious, shared courtyard.

Image Courtesy © Max Plunger

  • Architects: Kjellander Sjöberg
  • Project: Elderly Care Skärvet
  • Location: Växjö, Sweden
  • Photography: Max Plunger 
  • Client: Skanska 
  • Partner in charge: Lena Viterstedt, Ola Kjellander 
  • Team: Sanna Taune, Andreas Nordström, Charlotte Fredriksson, Saki Azodi, Iselin Marie Johansen, Martin Kraft 
  • Size: 5 500 sq m, 72 apartments
  • Year: 2017


Leonard De Vinci High School Montpellier Reconstruction in France by HELLIN-SEBBAG Architectes Associés

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Article source: HELLIN-SEBBAG Architectes Associés 

Subsequent to delivering staff housing and reception building in 2013, this autumn the Hellin-Sebbag Architectes Associés office completed the second phase of the reconstruction of this building trades high school.

The architect’s appointment comprised different scales – from urban space to furniture.

Shaded terrace that gives access to media centre, Image Courtesy © Benoit WEHRLÉ

  • Architects: HELLIN-SEBBAG Architectes Associés
  • Project: Leonard De Vinci High School Montpellier Reconstruction
  • Location: rue du Professeur Blayac, 34080 Montpellier, France
  • Photography: Benoit WEHRLÉ
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Région Occitanie
  • Surface total new surface: 12,324 m² (shon)
  • Total surface rehabilitated: 8 869 m² (shon)
  • Cost of work: 29 000 000 € ht (value october 2013)


Ewok House in Lo Barnechea, Chile by Fones Arquitectos

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: Fones Arquitectos

The site is located in an area of the city marked by an irregular topography with the characteristic slopes of the mountain foothills, surrounded by dense vegetation and facing a small canyon that make views to gain a leading role.


  • Architects: Fones Arquitectos
  • Project: Ewok House
  • Built Surface: 280 M2
  • Year: 2016


iCampus in Munich, Germany by KAAN Architecten

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: KAAN Architecten 

KAAN Architecten has won the competition launched by R&S Realty II, to design the facades of three new office buildings for iCampus in the Werksviertel district of Munich. Works will start in 2020 and be completed by the end of 2022.

Located in a former industrial and commercial area behind the Ostbahnhof train station, the new development strives to blend existing industrial and office buildings with a new contemporary layer, dedicated to the creative industry. The Alpha, Beta, Gamma buildings, whose structure and floorplans have been designed by RKW Architektur +, will not merely rely on standard and strict German office rules to define their architecture, but will also express transparency and encompass lofty spaces that clearly represent the creative industry of the 21st century. The facade design by KAAN Architecten will underline and support the identity of the buildings to consolidate and unite the Werksviertel aesthetic, while at the same time being iconic within its own right.

Image Courtesy © KAAN Architecten

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio)
  • Project: iCampus
  • Location: Friedenstraße, Werksviertel, Munich (Germany)
  • Client: R&S Realty II, Munich
  • Management: RKS Ingenieurgesellschaft für Projektmanagement mbH, Munich Subsidiary
  • Design team: Jana Culek, Di Fang, Paolo Faleschini, Michael Geensen, Moritz Kuehl, Hannes Ochmann, Aldo Trim, Claudia Vermeulen, Yang Zhang
  • GFA: 13.900 sqm (Alpha building), 10.900 sqm (Beta building), 13.900 sqm (Gamma building)
  • Design: 2017
  • Start construction: 2020
  • Delivery: 2022


Shanghai LuJiaZui Exhibition Centre in China by OMA

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: OMA

The Lujiazui Exhibiton Centre is located on the northern and most recent development of Shanghai Pudong, along the Huangpu River, one of the most photographed waterfronts in the world. The project site, occupying the former ‘Shanghai Shipyard’, has a long history of marine industry. The new Exhibition Centre is positioned on the ramp of a former ship cradle and provides a concentrated event space within the surrounding financial district.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Shanghai LuJiaZui Exhibition Centre
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Client: LuJiaZui Central Financial District (Phase II) Development Corporation
  • Team: Paul Feeney, Vincent McIlduff, Yuye Peng, Tony Yang, with Mafalda Brandao, Thomas Brown, Gemawang Swaribathoro, Stella Tong, Mavis Wong, Shu Yang
  • Competition team:
    • Partners in charge: David Gianotten, Michael Kokora
    • Associate in charge: Paolo Caracini
    • Project Architect: Ricky Suen
  • Collaborators:

    • Structure Consultancy: Ramboll
    • Façade Consultancy: Front

Siri House in Bangkok, Thailand by IDIN Architects

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: v2com

SIRI is a renovation project of commercial building. It is used as a house and a third sister’s jewelry office. In order to serve the big family with 4 members, brothers and sisters, and the future family members, a large utility space is necessary. The site is two identical commercial buildings with narrowing inside. The design must utilize the space to give every family member a compact private area comprising of rest area, pantry, bedrooms as well as a living room with light well.

Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio

  • Architects: IDIN Architects
  • Project: Siri House
  • Location: Suriyawong, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Spaceshift Studio
  • Client: Suree Sirivatjanangkun
  • Architect in Charge: Jeravej Hongsakul, Wichan Kongnok, Thawin Harnboonseth
  • Interior Architect: Jureerat Korvanichakul, Sarin Rangsikanbhum
  • Structural Engineer: Pakanut Siriprasopsothorn
  • Area: 800 sq. m
  • Project Completion: 2015


7 St. Thomas in Toronto, Canada by Hariri Pontarini Architects

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: v2com

Hariri Pontarini Architects worked in close collaboration with St. Thomas Commercial Developments Inc. to design 7 St. Thomas, a building that harmonizes retail and commercial design through an inventive interplay of form and light, blending Victorian and contemporary materials to create a unified work. Six heritage townhouses are integrated into a three-storey podium, with a sinuous six-storey tower above. The development houses retail at ground level and condominium office spaces throughout, blending high design, ecological responsibility, and civic enhancement.

View looking south-east, Image Courtesy © doublespace photography

  • Architects: Hariri Pontarini Architects
  • Project: 7 St. Thomas
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: doublespace photographyNorm Li
  • Interior Design Consultant: Studio Munge


Safadasht Dual in Tehran, Iran by nextoffice

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: nextoffice

Having always been a controversial issue, generation gap has widened even further today. This gap along with other cultural and social gaps have led to the belief that living in Iran is the coexistence of diverse or even contradictory lifestyles which create a heterogeneous society.

Image Courtesy © Parham Taghioff

  • Architects: nextoffice
  • Project: Safadasht Dual
  • Location: Kushk garden town, Safadasht district, towards andisheh 3way, 16th km of Karaj road, Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Parham Taghioff, Hamoon Moghaddam, Deed Studio, Majid Jahangiri
  • Model: Sajjad Hosseini
  • Area: 1025 sqm
  • Runtime: 2014 – 2016


Oficinas Prinzi in Montevideo, Uruguay by Cotignola Staricco Tobler

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Article source: v2com

The office functions as an element that connects and structures the compound of warehouses and sheds that are property of Prinzi S.A.

The project was commissioned by a firm engaged in the import and export of products for the meat packing industry, which wanted to relocate its offices to its distribution center set in the traditional “La Comercial” neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay. This is how the old industrial area became a logistics hub capable of centralizing the client’s operations.

Prinzi Offices. Facade, Image Courtesy © Marcos Guiponi

  • Architects: Cotignola  Staricco Tobler (Andrés Cotignola, Marcelo Staricco, Carolina Tobler)
  • Project: Oficinas Prinzi
  • Location: La Comercial, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Photography: Marcos Guiponi
  • Client: Prinzi S.A.
  • Collaborators: Alberto Catañy, structural engineer
  • Budget: $US 300,000
  • Area: 500 sqm
  • Project end date: May 2017


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