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Teahouse Noord in Leiden, Netherlands by GAAGA

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: GAAGA

Tea house ‘Tuin van Noord’

Tea house ‘Tuin van Noord’ is a small scale, low-budget project initiated by local residents. It functions as a community gathering place located in a local park in Leiden (NL), a historic city in the Netherlands.  The tea house accommodates a seating area, a kitchen, a space from where outdoor games can be borrowed and a multifunctional space intended both for temporary exhibitions of local objects – a so-called neighbourhood museum – and meetings.

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

  • Architects: GAAGA
  • Project: Teahouse Noord
  • Location: Joop Vervoornpad 1, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg
  • Client: Stichting Leidse Uitdaging
  • Design team: Esther Stevelink, Arie Bergsma, Maaike van der Veer
  • Structural Engineer: Adviesbureau Luning BV, Doetinchem
  • Contractor: Jobo De Bouwers BV, Leiden

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TRIANGLE HOUSE in Nesodden, Akershus by Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL ( JVA )

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL ( JVA )

This house is situated with views towards the sea between the branches of the surrounding pine-forest. The permitted aerial building lines define the plan and even the heights of the roofline.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey

Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey

  • Architects: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL ( JVA ), Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs
  • Project: TRIANGLE HOUSE
  • Location: Nesodden, Akershus , Norway
  • Photography: Ivan Brodey
  • Software used: Mircostation
  • Client: Heidi Gaupseth og Geir Kløver
  • Assisted by: Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Roar Lund-Johnsen
  • Consultant – structural: Siv.Ing. Otto Bjørgum MRIF
  • Contractor: Torgeir Brune Bygg og tømrermester
  • Gross area: 360 m² (gross) / 275 m² (net)
  • Year of design: 2004 – 2005
  • Year of construction: 2005 – 2006

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A world-wide unique facade made of LUCEM Light Transmitting Concrete in Abu Dhabi, UAE by LUCEM Lichtbeton

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: LUCEM Lichtbeton

Every Facade Panels is unique:
Projecting Letters become a fascinating Lighting Show at night

Due to its rapid Growth the Arabic Emirate of Abu Dhabi is considered to be among the most modern cities of the world. Its impressive high-rise towers and architectural distinctive buildings with the generously expanded roads and highways characterize the cityscape. Part of such buildings are a large number of newly constructed magnificent Mosques such as for example the Al Aziz Mosque which has been opened with the beginning of Ramadan 2015 on the Al Reem Island. Architect of this project is the reputable APG Architecture and Planning Group who is responsible for many prominent projects in UAE and in the arabic World. With this new Mosque APG has introduced innovative and new ideas and concepts with the use of Light Transmitting Concrete technology for the construction of unique and distinguished Facades. The Al Aziz Mosque Project was provided with worldwide unique and impressive Facade elements that were designed, produced and installed by LUCEM Lichtbeton.

Image Courtesy © LUCEM Lichtbeton

Image Courtesy © LUCEM Lichtbeton

  • Architects: LUCEM Lichtbeton
  • Project: A world-wide unique facade made of LUCEM Light Transmitting Concrete
  • Location:  Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Client: HAMG, Hasan Abdullah Mohammed Group, Abu Dhabi
  • Architect and Consultant: APG Architecture and Planning Group, Abu Dhabi
  • Idea of illuminated Calligraphy: APG/Abu Dhabi, ALD/Germany, LUCEM/Germany
  • General Contractor: ARABTEC, Dubai
  • Installation: SALAM Enterprises, Dubai / LUCEM, Germany
  • Panel Dimensions: 1800 mm x 1400 mm and 3600 mm x 1400 mm
  • Panel Thickness: 40 mm plus 30 mm protruding Arabic Letters
  • Façade: Total Area: 515 m2
  • Lighting Technique: Water proof light modules type OSRAM „Back-LED plus” IP 66 with individually developed  LUCEM Maintenance System
  • Completion Date: May 2015
  • Opening Date: Ramadan 2015 (18. Juni 2015)

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Kontenerart 2015 in Poznan, Poland by Adam Wierciński Architekt

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: Adam Wierciński Architekt 

“Every year, in the beginning of May, the next edition of an experimental project called KontenerART begins. It’s an initiative of independent artists in Poznań – a place where you can relax, meet people and take part in whole creative process, learning new skills during many art workshops, concerts and exhibitions.

Image Courtesy © Przemysław Turlej

Image Courtesy © Przemysław Turlej

  • Architects: Adam Wierciński Architekt 
  • Project: Kontenerart 2015
  • Location: Poznan, Poland
  • Photography: Przemysław Turlej, Skyphoto.pro
  • Type: public, temporary
  • Size: 700 m2
  • Status: completed
  • Year: 2015
  • Client: kontenerART
  • Team: Agnieszka Owsiany, Adam Wiercinski, Borys Wrzeszcz

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MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower in Tokyo, Japan by Tange Associates

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: Tange Associates

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is located in Tokyo’s distinctive Nishi-Shinjuku high-rise district and contains 3 different schools: Tokyo Mode Gakuen (fashion), HAL Tokyo (IT and digital contents) and Shuto Iko (medical treatments and care). The building’s innovative shape and cutting edge façade embodies our unique “Cocoon” concept.

Full view from south, Image Courtesy © Koji Horiuchi

Full view from south, Image Courtesy © Koji Horiuchi

  • Architects: Tange Associates
  • Project: MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower
  • Location: 1-7-3 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Koji Horiuchi
  • Function: Vocational school, retail, hall, parking facilities
  • Site area: 5,172.72 square meter
  • Building area: 3,541.56 square meter
  • Total Floor Area: 80,865.42 square meter
  • Stories: 50 levels with 4 basement levels and 2 penthouse levels
  • Height: 203.65 m
  • Structure: Steel construction with concrete filled tube column (more…)

House 2B in Skopje, Macedonia by BetimZeqiri + BekirAdemi [BINA]

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: BetimZeqiri + BekirAdemi

The house is situated near the historic district of the Municipality of Chair in theCity of Skopje, between the Old Bazaar and Skopje’sFortress. It isone of four houses in a row,situated in an intense urban context. The house was built in the 60s of the last century,with modest and clear modernistic appearance. Unfortunately, it was in a devastated condition. The four houses were built all at once, with a common constructive system,which meant that any physical intervention was extremely complicated. However, with carefullyassorted methods, it was possible to reanimate the house without causing any damage for the neighbors.

Image Courtesy © Andrijana Tilic

Image Courtesy © Andrijana Tilic

  • Architects: BetimZeqiri + BekirAdemi [BINA]
  • Project: House 2B
  • Location: Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Photography: Andrijana Tilic
  • Design Team: BetimZeqiri, BekirAdemi, Amine Ademi
  • Area: 527.0 sqm
  • Project year: 2014

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“Design Lab in the desert” in Piura, Peru by Jorge Losada

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: Jorge Losada

The City of Piura, located in the desert of Sechura, it is surrounded by sand and dunes and the river, named after the city, barely generates a shy green corridor. However, in this difficult context, the University of Piura managed to reforest approximately a hundred and fifty hectares with a dry woodland, an oasis based on algarrobo trees where the University could settle their facilities.

Image Courtesy © Jorge Losada

Image Courtesy © Jorge Losada

  • Architects: Jorge Losada
  • Project: Design Lab in the desert
  • Location: Campus Universidad de Piura, Peru
  • Software Used: AutoCad
  • Collaborators: Lola Rodríguez y Carlos Berián
  • Area: 752 m2
  • Project year: 2015

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SIP Sports Center in Suzhou, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner   

Construction of SIP Sports Center in Suzhou has started
Masterplan links three stadiums with park landscape and leisure facilities

Construction work on the SIP Sports Centre has started in the Chinese city of Suzhou. The multi-functional sports center in Suzhou Industrial Park, designed by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners, has been scheduled for completion in 2017. The complex combines sports facilities for large events, leisure and cultural facilities, as well as shopping and hotel functions in a generous, publicly accessible park landscape.

Bird’s eye view, Image Courtesy © Willmore

Bird’s eye view, Image Courtesy © Willmore

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner  
  • Project: SIP Sports Center
  • Location: Suzhou, China
  • Photography: Willmore
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
  • Project leader, competition: Chen Ying, Sebastian Schmidt
  • Design team, competition: Cai Xing, Feng Chenjie, Martin Friedrich, Alex Fu, Gao Shusan, Jin Zhan, Li Zhaoying, Song Mo, Wang Lin, Yan Luji, Zhang Zhen, Zhao Mengtong, Zhu Lingli, Li Mu, Christina Patt
  • Project leader, implementation: Chen Ying, Sui Jingying, Yan Luji
  • Team implementation: Nard Buijs, Cai Lei, Jessen Chen, Alex Fu, Huang Meng, Li Chen, Oliver Lößer, Sebastian Schmidt, Su Wen, Wang Minyu, Yao Yao, Zeng Zi, Zhao Mengtong
  • Client: Suzhou Industrial Park Sports Industry Development Co., Ltd. (more…)

Notariaat 2.0 – Continuous Landscape in Horebeke, Belgium by Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Vens Vanbelle

The original notary, which interacts with its surroundings in a very specific way, was put into use only five years ago. Thus it was a mental struggle to respond to the request for an extension. Well conceived design does not tolerate continuation or copy, so a radically different approach was needed. On a six-month period an abstract mirror box on a black base rose along the street. A transparent passageway between these two volumes replaces the former entrance of the building.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Image Courtesy © Atelier Vens Vanbelle

  • Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
  • Project: Notariaat 2.0 – Continuous Landscape
  • Location: Horebeke, Belgium
  • Software Used: Autocad

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House in Dunaujvaros, Hungary by ZSK Architects (Zsuffa es Kalmar Epitesz Muterem)

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: ZSK Architects (Zsuffa es Kalmar Epitesz Muterem)

Dunaujvaros, a small town in the middle of Hungary was the center of Hungarian steel industry in the past era. Although by now the smeltery grew down to its half, the town is still prospering due to the industrial tradition, the new services and factories.

Image Courtesy © Tamas Bujnovszky

Image Courtesy © Tamas Bujnovszky

  • Architects: ZSK Architects (Zsuffa es Kalmar Epitesz Muterem), Zsolt Zsuffa
  • Project: House in Dunaujvaros
  • Location: Dunaujvaros, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamas Bujnovszky
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Fellow architect: Balazs Rose
  • Interior design: Gepetto
  • Statics: Csaba Harsanyi
  • Engineering: Zoltan Torok
  • Client: private
  • Floor area: 180 m2
  • Construction: 2010.
  • Design: 2009.

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