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Urban intervention in Azul, Argentine by +Arqs

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source:  +Arqs

The public space:

The intervention seeks to redefine the disjointed fragments of the city center, where by the new contributions to be incorporated in the future, is promoted to greater socialization, where public space acted as a landscape of events, meetings and exchanges.

Image Courtesy © +Arqs

Image Courtesy © +Arqs

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Kuopio City Theatre in Finland by ALA Architects Ltd

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ALA Architects Ltd

ALA Architects has now completed the renovation and expansion of the modernist Kuopio City Theatre designed in the 1960s by architects Helmer Stenros and Risto-VeikkoLuukkonen.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects Ltd
  • Project: Kuopio City Theatre
  • Location: Kuopio, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Architect: ALA Architects Ltd.: Partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, JanneTeräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with HeikkiRiitahuhta, Toni Laurila, Pekka Sivula, Harri Ahokas, Petra Grisova, Vladimir Ilic, AuvoLindroos and JyriTartia
  • Collaborators: Insinööritoimisto Tanskanen (structural engineering), Granlund Kuopio (HVAC), Insinööritoimisto Tauno Nissinen (electrical engineering), City of Kuopio Survey Division (geo planning), Blue Node (theater technics), NCC Construction (construction)
  • Client: City of Kuopio
  • Type: Commission, 2010
  • Program: Renovation of the 1960’s theater 8,025 m2, expansion including a new studio stage 3,467 m2
  • Status: Building handed in in June 2014, theater re-opened in September 2014
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture and Rhinoceros 3D

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Montelparo villa in Fermo, Italy by Roy David Studio

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: Roy David Studio

Montelparo villa is located in the romantic landscape of great Tuscany the preserved villa owned by an Israeli family function as the ideal private vacation resort. The architect Ilana David partner at ROY DAVID STUDIO Tel aviv based architecture & interior design practice, was motivated to transform the old stable into the desired vacation house by preserving its original structural style.

Image Courtesy © Matteo Canestraro

Image Courtesy © Matteo Canestraro

  • Architects: Roy David Studio
  • Project: Montelparo villa
  • Location: Marche di Fermo, Italy 
  • Photography: Matteo Canestraro
  • Client: private
  • Size: 200 Sqm
  • Year: 2015

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A cafeteria within a green wall in Spain by Antonio Maciá

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: Antonio Maciá

The municipality of Elche launched in 2013 a list of 35 urban spaces for their transformation through the construction of cafeterias and bandstands. Number 25 was one of the most interesting places: Santa Isabel Square. This spot in the city has extraordinary urban conditions due to relevance of the buildings allocated in its surroundings: Basilica of Santa María (s. XVIII), a tower which once was part of the Arabian city wall, Palace of Altamira (s. XV) and the Municipal Park of Elche (World Heritage).

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Antonio Maciá
  • Project: A cafeteria within a green wall
  • Location: Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Author: Antonio Maciá A&D
  • Team leader: Antonio MaciáMateu
  • Team: Ana Mora Vitoria. Architect, Laura BrotonsMartínez. Architect, VerónicaLeuzziBetosini. Architect
  • Client: MUSEUM
  • Gardening: PaisajismoUrbano S.L.
  • Lighting: TECNOLUZ S.L.
  • Area: 20m2+120m2 (terrace)
  • Cost: 75.000€

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THE BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE in TORONTO, CANADA by ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS

Setting benchmarks worldwide for engineering education, The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence re-thinks campus hierarchy to foster modern ways of learning. Resulting from an intensive design process between ZAS Architects, The Lassonde School of Engineering, and York University, the world-class facility challenges past models with a modern approach rooted in student learning and empowerment.

Image Courtesy © Doublespace Photography

  • Architects: ZAS ARCHITECTS + INTERIORS
  • Project: THE BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE
  • Location: YORK UNIVERSITY KEELE CAMPUS,TORONTO, CANADA
  • CLIENT: YORK UNIVERSITY, LASSONDE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
  • ENGINEERING: ARUP CANADA
  • FACADE ENGINEERING: BLACKWELL BOWICK PARTNERSHIP LTD.
  • MATHEMATICAL FACADE PATTERN RESOLUTION: MESH CONSULTANTS

  • LANDSCAPE: SCOTT TORRANCE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT INC.
  • CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT: LAING O’ROURKE CANADA LTD & GILLAM GROUP INC
  • SIZE: 170,000 SQ FT (15,800 M2)
  • CONSTRUCTION BUDGET (CAD): $63 MILLION (BUILDING) $ 6 MILLION (SITE DEVELOPMENT)
  • COMPLETED: SEPTEMBER 2015/ FULLY COMPLETE SPRING 2016
  • Photography: Doublespace
  • Software used: Revit 2013, Rhino v5, Grasshopper v1, 3DS Max 2014, Solidworks 2014, ETABS 2013

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NEW LAPPEENRANTA CITY THEATRE in Finland by ALA Architects

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: ALA Architects 

The concept for the Lappeenranta City Theatre is exceptional: the theater has been built on the top floor of a shopping center. The idea, however, is ancient as this is theater coming back to its roots, back to the marketplace, back to the people. Millions of people visiting the shopping center annually will be able to enjoy a variety of plays, while the restaurants cater for intermissions and the hotel offers accommodation.

large theater hall, Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

large theater hall, Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: NEW LAPPEENRANTA CITY THEATRE
  • Location: LAPPEENRANTA, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: AutoCAD Architecture, Tekla Bimsight, Rhinoceros 3D
  • Project Team: ALA Partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Harri Ahokas, Auvo Lindroos, Tiina Juuti, Marlene Oberli-Räihä, Julius Kekoni, Pekka Sivula, Niklas Mahlberg, Tonny Jensen, Mikko Kilpeläinen, Martin Allen, Vladimir Ilic, Anders Jönsson, Sari Vesanen, Santtu Hyvärinen and Mirja Sillanpää
    Collaborators: Sweco PM (project management, implementation phase), ISS Proko (project management, sketch phase), Finnmap Consulting (structural design), L2 Fire Safety (fire safety), Insinööri Studio (HVAC), Pöyry Finland (electrical engineering), Akukon (acoustical engineering), Kokos (AV design), Akumek (stage mechanics), Cederqvist & Jäntti Architects (architect, shopping center) and Evälahti (contractor)
  • Client: City of Lappeenranta
  • Suppliers: Abloy (iron monger), Ecophon (acoustic materials), Elam (veneer walls), Jaatimet (stage scenery doors), Jakob (wire balustrade), Rica Auditoria (auditorium seating, acoustic wall installations), Rockfon (acoustic materials), SKS Mechatronics (stage mechanics), Sunotek (stage mechanics), Stöbich (fireproof stage curtain), Weber (foyer floor), Ypäjän metalli (catwalk bridges)
  • Program: 2 stages, rehearsal hall, foyer and back spaces, 5,300 m2 total
  • Status: Built, the opening night on the small stage was on November 21, 2015, the official opening reception will be held on
  • January: 15-16, 2016

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Spacumer in Seoul, Korea by L’EAU Design

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: L’EAU Design

Hongdae brand, which was originated from railroad that was used as a parking lot in 1990’s, has now became a place with many different cultures as the street with various programs begin to expend in 21st century. Since then, places such as Sangsu-dong, Hapjeong-dong and Yeonnam-dong begun to act as a brand, and ‘Hongdae’ became something more than an ordinary place and created new alley culture. The concept of different programs of street continuously extending and creating a new place, which was expanded from the concept of various congregate in one-dimensional facade, indicates the possibility of urban vitalization using urban culture and it is already proven by Ssamzigil of Insa-dong.

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon

  • Architects: L’EAU design Co., Ltd., Kim Dong-jin (Hongik University)
  • Project: Spacumer
  • Location: 93-103, Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Park Wan-soon
  • Design team: Park Hyein, Jeong Donghwi, Yoon Jihye
  • Publishing company: MasilWIDE Architecture
  • Use: Neighborhood Facilities
  • Site Area: 483.00§³
  • Building area: 253.58§³
  • Gross floor Area: 1115.75§³
  • Structure: RC
  • Building scope: B1F, 5F
  • Finishing: exposed concrete, granite stone, U-glass
  • Design period: 2012. 10 ~ 2013. 05
  • Construction period: 2013. 06 ~ 2014. 05

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Open Door Restaurant in Cape Town, South Africa by INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Article source: INHOUSE

The long-awaited Open Door restaurant at Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate has finally launched to the delight of diners in Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs and beyond. Introducing some of the contemporary edginess for which they are well known, local restaurateurs Neil Grant and Barry Engelbrecht have transformed the space formerly occupied by The River Café – situated at the entrance to the estate – into an exciting destination dining spot.

Image Courtesy © INHOUSE

Image Courtesy © INHOUSE

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International Congress Centre Katowice in Poland by JEMS Architekci

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Article source: JEMS Architekci 

The Katowice International Conference Centre project situated nearby the Spodek arena erected in 1962 posed a challenge in both urban planning and architectural terms.

Image Courtesy © Wojciech Radwański

Image Courtesy © Wojciech Radwański

  • Architects: JEMS Architekci 
  • Project: International Congress Centre Katowice
  • Location:  Katowice, Poland
  • Photography: Juliusz Sokołowski, Jacek Mroczkowski, Wojciech Radwański
  • Basic Architect Team: Olgierd Jagiełło, Wojciech Kotecki, Paweł Majkusiak, Maciej Miłobędzki, Jacek Mroczkowski, Marcin Sadowski, Jerzy Szczepanik-Dzikowski
  • Client: The City of Katowice
  • Basic functions:
    • Multifunctional hall: ca. 8 000 m2, up to 12 000 pers.
    • Banquet hall: ca 1 200 m2, up to 1 000 pers.
    • Auditorium: ca 600 m2, 600 seats.
    • Conference rooms: 18 rooms, ca 1 650 m2 total, up to 1 200 pers.
  • Total area: 37 902 m2
  • Usable area: 33962 m2
  • Cubic volume: 378 069m2 (more…)

Cloud House in North Fitzroy, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Article source: McBride Charles Ryan

The Cloud House is an addition and renovation to a double-fronted Edwardian house in Fitzroy North. Over the course of close to a century, this house has received several additions and modifications.

McBride Charles Ryan’s work for the house is designed in three parts. This allows for a sequence of distinct and unexpected episodes, with glimpses previewing oncoming spaces and experiences as you move through the home.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
  • Project: Cloud House
  • Location: North Fitzroy,  Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Project team: Rob McBride, Debbie-Lyn Ryan, Marie Chen, Cathryn Panettieri, Ben Inman, Gabriella Muto
  • Consultants:
    • Builder: Quinn Constructions
    • Structural: Hive Engineering
    • Geotechnical: Hardrock
    • Joinery: Enmore Joinery
    • Land Surveyor: Crawford Way Pty Ltd
    • Building Surveyors: Reddo Building Surveyors
  • Floor area: 220sqm
  • Extension area: 70sqm

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