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A square and office complex in Milan, Italy by VALLE ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: VALLE ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI

The plan to reconvert the former Alfa Romeo industrial area includes a series of public spaces and paths that connect the different parts of the site for pedestrians. A large urban park, the pedestrian walkway, two residential areas – courtyard and cluster – and the square of the commercial complex.

Valle Architetti Associati. Piazza Gino Valle, Portello, Milan, Italy, Image Courtesy © Photo Up Monza

Valle Architetti Associati. Piazza Gino Valle, Portello, Milan, Italy, Image Courtesy © Photo Up Monza

  • Architects: VALLE ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI
  • Project: A square and office complex
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Hanns Joostens, Giuseppe Dall’Arche
  • Client: Iper Montebello / Nuova Portello Srl – Dott. Ennio Brion
  • Site area: 215.825 square meters
  • Built gross floor area: 120.656 square meters
  • Landscape: Topotek 1, Berlin, Germany (Martin Rein-Cano, Lorenz Dexler, Anna Lundquist)
  • Conception: 1998-2003
  • Approval as Programma Integrato d’Intervento: 2003
  • Development and modifications: 2003-2014
  • Project: 2003-2007
  • Construction: 2007-2014

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Villa K in Thuringia, Germany by Paul de Ruiter Architects

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: Paul de Ruiter Architects

Villa K, located in Thüringen, is the first German project for Paul de Ruiter Architects. The realization of a sustainable villa, discrete and integrated in the natural environment, was the wish of the client. The result is a straightforward, but innovative residence built from only glass, steel and concrete.

Image Courtesy © Pieter Kers

Image Courtesy © Pieter Kers

  • Architects: Paul de Ruiter Architects
  • Project: Villa K
  • Location: Thuringia, Germany
  • Photography: Pieter Kers, Patrick Voigt
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup
  • Client: Private
  • Gross floor area: 248 m²
  • Volume: 867 m³
  • Programme: Energy efficient villa, with garage moved into the mountain scenery
  • Start design: July 2010
  • Completion: July 2014
  • Project architect: Paul de Ruiter Project
  • Team: Willem Jan Landman
  • Advice construction: Van Rossum

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Argos Tower in Santa Maria Business District, Panama by Arango Arquitectos

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: Arango Arquitectos 

With unprecedented specifications in the Panamanian market, the Argos Tower was designed in order to obtain investment return of the user. The merger of five businessmen who could not find offices with their standards of quality and efficiency for their business, resulted in this impressive building.

Image Courtesy © Arango Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Arango Arquitectos

  • Architects: Arango Arquitectos 
  • Project: Argos Tower
  • Location: Santa Maria Business District, Panama
  • Software used: Revit and Autocad

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The Floating House by DYMITR MALCEW

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: DYMITR MALCEW

The main goal of the project was to design a house that impacts surroundings in a most minimal way, but at the same time offers out of the box innovative living experience.

Image Courtesy © DYMITR MALCEW

Image Courtesy © DYMITR MALCEW

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TWO HOUSES IN OROPESA, Spain by PAREDES PEDROSA ARQUITECTOS

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: PAREDES PEDROSA ARQUITECTOS 

Sitting in the foothills of the Sierra de Gredos in Spain, Oropesa commands an extensive view encompassing snow-capped peaks and olive trees. Oropesa is known for its castle, built in 1402 and formerly the residence of the Toledo family of nobles. One of them built an arcade to link the castle with Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church, where the houses are placed incrusted in the ancient walls.

COMMON PATIO, Image Courtesy © Luis Asin

COMMON PATIO, Image Courtesy © Luis Asin

  • Architects: PAREDES PEDROSA ARQUITECTOS 
  • Project: TWO HOUSES IN OROPESA
  • Location: Oropesa, Toledo, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Asin
  • Project team: Álvaro Rábano, Clemens Eichner, Roberto Lebrero, Blanca Leal
  • Technical control: Inés Cobisa
  • Structure: Alfonso G. Gaite. GOGAITE, S.L
  • Mechanical engineer: Nieves Plaza
  • Floor area: before 368 sqm     after 316 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Built: 2015

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Glass House at Sindhorn, Thailand by Office AT Co., Ltd.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: Office AT Co., Ltd. 

Site: Sindhorn Building built in 1980, a more than 80,000 sq.m. Office building located on one of the most beautiful road in Bangkok called Wireless road, has been extended several times. Until now the owner has an intension to reimage the building by having a spectacular building in front of it to create new image and programs to support the building.

Image Courtesy © W workspace

Image Courtesy © W workspace

  • Architects: Office AT Co., Ltd.
  • Project: Glass House at Sindhorn
  • Location: Sindhorn Building, Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: W workspace
  • Owner: Siam Sindhorn  Co.,Ltd.
  • Start: 2014
  • Completion: 2015
  • Project Architects: Surachai Akekapobyotin, Juthathip Techachumreon
  • Architect Team: Natthee Anuyotha, Chollatee Mayurarak
  • Contractor: Thai Obayashi Corp., Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: Mr. Sarawut Yuanteng
  • System Engineer: Mitr Technical Consultant Co.,Ltd.
  • Storey: 2 floors
  • Area: 1,650 sq.m

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Offices with terraces in Nice, France by Nicolas Laisné* Associés

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: Nicolas Laisné* Associés

The office building with terraces sets a new standard for bio-climatic offices.The project is rooted in the idea of flexible work spaces. Its composition sets it apart from traditional offices blocks, and it is part of a strongly eco-conscious approach. This building with 6,400m² of office space and 600 m² of shopping floor space on the ground floor will be delivered in 2018, in the Nice Méridia urban technopole. It was designed by the Nicolas Laisné Associés architecture firm.

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Laisné* Associés

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Laisné* Associés

  • Architects: Nicolas Laisné* Associés
  • Project: Offices with terraces
  • Location: Nice, France
  • Client: Pitch Promotion
  • Project leader: Julie Siol
  • Project team: Stella Buisan, Marie-Aglaé Boukouvalas, Leticia Martinez Velasco
  • Engineering consultants: Grontmij
  • Environmental engineering: Le Sommer Environnement
  • Landscape: Tamgram Paysage (Marseille, France)
  • Perspective: Tamàs Fischer
  • Area: 7000 m² Sdp
  • Status: Winner March 2015 / Deposit PC in September 2015

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Glanhof 1 in Klagenfurt, Austria by ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH 

The Glanhof is a multi-story housing complex with 150 units in the center of Klagenfurt, Austria. It is named for its location on the Glan River and the arrangement of three building structures surrounding a green and sunny courtyard. In the first phase, a long-stretched structure was built along the Pischeldorfer street, which can be reached via an access balcony with a unique irregular zig-zag geometric facade that integrates hundreds of photovoltaic elements. The 50 – 75 m2 sized subsidized aartments feature up to 15 m2 large balconies oriented to the courtyard. Part of the energy concept of the virtually self-sufficient project is the geothermal brine reservoir that stores excess solar energy from the photovoltaic system during sunny months.

Image Courtesy © ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH

Image Courtesy © ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH

  • Architects: ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH
  • Project: Glanhof 1
  • Location: A-9020 Klagenfurt Pischeldorfer Straße 53, Austria
  • Team: Richard Klinger, David Lieser, Martin Schorn, David Selensky executive architect Architekturbüro Müller & Hohenwarter
  • Building technology: TB Decleva / Immosolar
  • Structural design: DI Jürgen Freller ZT GmbH
  • Net floor area: 5.900 m² 1st phase
  • Gross floor area: 6.600 m² 1st phase
  • Heating demand: 24,7 kWh/m²a
  • Primary energy demand: 52,1 kWh/m²a
  • CO² emissions: 9,7 kg/m²a (more…)

Diamant – Glass Art Gallery & Residence in Osaka, Japan by Jun Murata / JAM

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: Jun Murata / JAM

The site is located in the area near Yamato River in Osaka.

The existence building is in a corner of residential area.

The client is an owner of an antique shop with a gallery at the central area of Osaka.

This location is also near Kansai airport, is very convenient to him who often takes business trips.

The client was a foreigner, so it was difficult to build.

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

Image Courtesy © Jun Murata / JAM

  • Architects: Jun Murata / JAM
  • Project: Diamant – Glass Art Gallery & Residence
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Software used: 3D studio max and Glasshopper
  • Model: Nini, Weiwei
  • Total Floor Area: 99.30 Sqm
  • Site Area: 39.19sqm
  • Completion: Nov. 2015
  • Year: 2015

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POVERA PAVILION in ALMADA, PORTUGAL by ATELIER JQTS

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: ATELIER JQTS

Usually a scenography in theater appears as a consequence of a certain text and a certain sequence of actions. Could we conceive it in the opposite direction? Would it be possible to use space as a way of anticipate and contribute the whole action as an outline condition? The scenography, or as we would argue, the Architecture itself, might influence the play and favor for certain actions instead of some others in an informal and none imposed way. Space, text and action could come together in a non hierarchical order and in a close relation and intimacy. Rossi says that “theater has to do with the happening: his beginning, development and conclusion. Without happening there’s no Theater and there’s no Architecture”.

Image Courtesy © Diana Quintela

Image Courtesy © Diana Quintela

  • Architects: ATELIER JQTS
  • Project: POVERA PAVILION
  • Location: ALMADA, PORTUGAL
  • Photography: Diana Quintela
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Festival de Almada; Una Fundazione
  • Project Team: João Quintela, Tim Simon, Alexandre Sequeira, Ana Carvalho, Eduardo Bote, Francisca Guimarães, João Carlos Lopes, João Pedro Faria, Pedro Grilo
  • Engeneering: Daniel Maio
  • Performance: Luis Amália Rodrigues Carnero

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