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The Massey Tower in Toronto, Canada by Cecconi Simone

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: Cecconi Simone

The Massey Tower by MOD Developments is a 60-storey, luxury condominium currently under construction in Downtown Toronto. It takes its name and design inspiration from nearby Massey Hall, completed in 1894 and cherished today as Toronto’s premier live-music venue. The project’s sales centre by Cecconi Simone is housed within the adjacent Canadian Bank of Commerce building of 1905, a designated building to be restored and integrated into the base of the future high-rise.

Image Courtesy © Cecconi Simone Inc

Image Courtesy © Cecconi Simone Inc

  • Architects: Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA)
  • Project: The Massey Tower
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio
  • Interior Designer: Cecconi Simone Inc.
  • Client: MOD Developments Inc.

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Kedainiai arena in Lithuania by 4PLIUS architects

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: 4PLIUS architects

Kėdainiai arena is a distinctive element of Kėdainiai sports complex designed to revitalize a north part of Kėdainiai city. Together with a city stadium and a newly-created public square the Arena has full potential to become a new centre of attraction for younger generation as well as senior citizens.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbaciauskas

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbaciauskas

  • Architects: 4PLIUS architects
  • Project: Kedainiai arena
  • Location: Kedainiai, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbaciauskas
  • Project Leader Architecture: Donaldas Trainauskas
  • Architects In Charge: Darius Baliukevicius, Skirmantas Varnauskas, Sigita Tauraite
  • Constructor: Audrius Ražaitis 
  • Area: 5.500 sqm
  • Year: 2013

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Le Bourg Neuf – Dolo in France by NG-architecte

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source:  ng-architecte

The site is a ground compound of two plots of land situated to Bourgneuf in the municipality of Dolo. The existing constituent elements have an architectural vocabulary of village ( R+1).

Image Courtesy © NG-architecte

Image Courtesy © NG-architecte

  • Architects: NG-architecte
  • Project: Le Bourg Neuf – Dolo
  • Location: Dolo, France

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Library of Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by atelier PRO architekten

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: atelier PRO architekten

The library building of the Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam on the Oude Turfmarkt forms an entrance gateway to a unique collection. One of the centres of medieval literature is seated here in Amsterdam. The complex is a listed building and is a part of the historical canal-side facade. Research on the development of the historical facade played a role in the concept forming for this library.

Image Courtesy © atelier PRO architekten

Image Courtesy © atelier PRO architekten

  • Architects: atelier PRO architekten
  • Project: Library of Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Board of Governors of the University of Amsterdam
  • Commission: 1999
  • Realization: 2007
  • Gross floor area: 6,151 m²
  • Project architect: Hans van Beek, Dorte Kristensen,with Wessel Reinders
  • Project leader: Fred Alebregtse
  • Interior architect: Merkx+Girod architecten (more…)

House in Ancon, Peru by Adrian Noboa Architect

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: Adrian Noboa Architect

This is a project for the remodeling and extension of a beach house located on the hillside overlooking the sea and bay of Ancon, a district 43 Km north of Lima, Peru.

Image Courtesy © Adrian Noboa Architect

Image Courtesy © Adrian Noboa Architect

  • Architects: Adrian Noboa Architect
  • Project: House in Ancon
  • Location: Ancon District, Lima, Peru

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Outdoor Theater in Hulst, the Netherlands by PEÑA architecture & LUDO design

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: PEÑA architecture & LUDO design

Transformation and redevelopment of a monument into a public function.The entry by PEÑA architecture & LUDO Design in the contest of design ideas (Outdoor Theatre Keldermanspoort in Hulst) is based on adding urban and architectural elements to the existing situation. The project is threefold:

1 Restoration of the monumental gate with reference to the ” Bollewerckpoort ”
2 Adding a pavilion
3 Some urban interventions to improve the public space.

Image Courtesy © PEÑA architecture & LUDO design

Image Courtesy © PEÑA architecture & LUDO design

  • Architects: PEÑA architecture & LUDO design
  • Project: Outdoor Theater
  • Location: Hulst, the Netherlands
  • Client: municipality of Hulst
  • Project architects: Gabriel R. Peña and Ludo van der Walle
  • Builder: Arcadis, the Netherlands
  • Status: competition
  • Year: 2013

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The Stac Staircase – Nandos Restaurant in Harrogate, England by Demax Designs

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: Demax Designs

The most recent location of the now world famous Nandos Restaurant Chain has opened on Parliament Street in Harrogate. As part of the development, Demax Stairs were approached by STAC Architects to provide a staircase which was a little ‘different’. Whilst the available space was restricted with walls on three sides, the staircase still needed to be eye catching and become a statement piece for both customers and staff alike. 3D Renders were produced of various designs to give an idea how to best utilise the space.

Image Courtesy © Demax Designs

Image Courtesy © Demax Designs

  • Architects: Demax Designs
  • Project: The Stac Staircase – Nandos Restaurant
  • Location: Harrogate, England

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Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno in Argentina by Foster + Partners

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: Foster + Partners

Ciudad Casa de Gobierno is a new city hall for Buenos Aires, housing offices for the Mayor and 1,500 employees. Spanning an entire city block in Parque Patricios, the new building contributes to the revitalisation of the neighbourhood and combines an environmentally efficient design with an innovative, highly flexible internal arrangement of terraced office floors.

Image Courtesy © NIGEL YOUNG

Image Courtesy © NIGEL YOUNG

  • Architects: Foster + Partners 
  • Project: Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Nigel Young
  • Client: CRIBA
  • Site Area: 11,055 m2
  • Gross Area: 45,000 m2
  • Net Internal Area: 34,702 m2
  • Typical Floor Area: 3,940m2 max – 1,011m2 min
  • No. of storeys: Ground floor, 3 levels above, 2 basements
  • Building capacity: 1,300 (more…)

BAR-POOL-GALLERY in Nova Lima, Brazil by BCMF Arquitetos + MACh

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: BCMF Arquitetos + MACh

Designed and built over just three months, the “Bar-Pool-Gallery” was planned for the Casa Cor MG 2014 as a kind of a hilltop belvedere. The site is located in the central area of a private weekend retreat development, a series of bungalows with hotel infrastructure scattered on a sloping mountain overlooking the stunning valleys of Nova Lima, 12 km away from the city of Belo Horizonte.

Landscape view from the pool deck, Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro

Landscape view from the pool deck, Image Courtesy © Gabriel Castro

  • Architects: BCMF Arquitetos (Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes & Silvio Todeschi) + MACh (Fernando Maculan & Mariza Machado Coelho)
  • Project: BAR-POOL-GALLERY
  • Location: Nova Lima, MG (Brazil)
  • Photography: Gabriel Castro, Jomar Bragança
  • Team: Patrícia Bueno, Vanessa Couto, Pedro Pereira, Yi Wang, Mateus Lira & Marcela
  • Client: Casa Cor MG
  • Interiors (Bar): Ana Bahia
  • Structure: Conceptus Projetos Estruturais (Sérgio Carvalho) & Antônio Victor (Piscina)
  • Exhibit (Gallery): Mostra Pau Ferro Cultural (curated by Luciana Garcia Waisberg)
  • Consultants: Ambiente Piscinas
  • Surface area: Bar (125m2) / Swimming-Pool (340m2) / Gallery (110m2)
  • Date: December 2014

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Sagarana House in São Paulo, Brazil by Rocco Arquitetos

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Article source: Rocco Arquitetos

This project is a renovation of a 1940’s house in the city of São Paulo. The client, a single woman, wanted a more free an fluid space, so almost all of the first floor internal walls were removed. In order to do so, without having to include any sort of beam (iron or concrete) under the slab, a suspended beam was installed on top of the second floor (under the roof). It was attached to a built in rod. So, part of the first floor structure was held by this hidden beam.

Image Courtesy © Ana Mello

Image Courtesy © Ana Mello

  • Architects: Rocco Arquitetos
  • Project: Sagarana House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazi
  • Photography: Ana Mello
  • Collaborators: Renata Pedrozo e Simone Ferreira
  • Buiding company: Construtora Ciampolini Rocco
  • Building Cordenation: Giancarlo Rocco
  • Engeneer: Jairo Correa Junior
  • Landscaping: Teodoro Marques da Costa
  • Building area: 212,4 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Land area: 209 m2

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