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Traffic House in Copenhagen, Denmark by MLRP

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: MLRP

Traffic House consists of a modernisation of an existing class room structure, a new workshop and go-kart garage building which are joined by a large roof structure creating a new portal to the popular Traffic Playground at the Central Park in Copenhagen. This is where school classes go to learn about traffic rules and test their skills on site.

Image Courtesy © MLRP

Image Courtesy © MLRP

  • Architects: MLRP
  • Project: Traffic House
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: City of Copenhagen – CAU
  • Engineer: Erasmus & Partners
  • Landscape: GHB Landskab A/S
  • Area: 400 m2
  • Contract costs: 6.000.000 DKK

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DOMunder | An underground discovery in Utrecht, Netherlands by JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers

After many years of discovering, exploring, dreaming, planning, designing, excavating and building, DOMunder was opened in mid June 2014 and Utrecht can boast with another historical attraction.

Image Courtesy © Oliver Schuh

Image Courtesy © Oliver Schuh

  • Architects: JDdVarchitecten / Tinker Imagineers
  • Project: DOMunder | An underground discovery
  • Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Photography: Oliver Schuh
  • Software used: Monocoque, Vectorworks, Sketch
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Naruse House in Machida, Japan by MDS Co.Ltd

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: MDS Co.Ltd

The site is situated in a residential district on an undulating land in the suburb of Tokyo. The house stands on an irregular shaped lot facing a junction of three slightly sloping roads. Plan of the building is composed of exterior walls placed parallel to site perimeters, with garage and garden subtracted from those. Private rooms are provided along the exterior walls, and the remaining space is allocated for a public space for family gatherings. The shared space is defined by rotated walls set along spatial axis at various angles according to the surroundings, creating a sense of distortion in space. The ground level has stepped floors according to inclination of the land, and a floor that can be used as dining table is located at the center.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: MDS Co.Ltd
  • Project: Naruse House
  • Location: Machida, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Date of Completion: 2013
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site Area: 229.84m2
  • Total Floor Area: 94.91 m2
  • Material Information:
    • Exterior Finish: Yakisugi
    • Roof: Galvanized color steel sheet standing-seam roofing
    • Floor: Oak flooring
    • Wall: Acrylic emulsion paint + plaster board
    • Ceiling: Cedarboard uprightpaneling + OSCL

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Endesa World Fab Condenser in Barcelona, Spain by MARGEN-LAB

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: MARGEN-LAB

The pavilion was built with the means of CNC machines and other digital fabrication techniques, during the week of the BCN Fab10 (the 10th international congress on digital fabrication, organised by the Fab Lab Network and hosted this year in Barcelona at IAAC – Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia)

Image Courtesy © Adria Goula

Image Courtesy © Adria Goula

  • Architects: MARGEN-LAB
  • Project: Endesa World Fab Condenser
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Adria Goula
  • Architect team: Daniel Ibáñez, Rodrigo Rubio
  • Promoted: IAAC
  • Supported: ENDESA

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Mercat dels Encants in Barcelona, Spain by b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

The new market “Mercado dels Encants” in Barcelona acts as a mediation device between the renovated Plaza de las Glorias, and the axis of the Meridiana, an area popularly known as “el Bosquet de les Glòries”.

Image Courtesy © b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos

  • Architects: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
  • Project: Mercat dels Encants
  • Location: Plaza de las Glorias. Barcelona, Spain
  • Client: Barcelona d’Infraestructures Municipals (BIMSA), Barcelona City Council
  • Architects team: Francesc de Fuentes, Cristina Algas, Sonia Cruz, Guillermo Weiskal, Albert Freixes, Gemma Ojea, Javier Artieda, Angel Gaspar, Oriol Roig, Juan Pablo Porta, Leonardo Novelo
  • Structural Engineering: BOMA
  • Services Engineering: Grupo JG
  • Competition: October 2006
  • Project: 2008-2009
  • Execution : 2010-2013
  • Gross floor area: 35.440 m²

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NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA (NAMOC) in Dongcheng, Beijing by Jean Nouvel

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: Jean Nouvel

In the presence of Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mrs. Liu Yandong, deputy Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China in charge of Education, Culture, Sciences, Health, Tourism and Sport announced officially on Thursday, September 18th the launch of the design and construction of the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) by the French Architect Jean Nouvel and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD).
Located next to the historic axis of Beijing and symbolically connected to the Forbidden City, the new National Art Museum of China will take its place by its size – 130 000 square meters – and by the importance of its collections – from the Ming Era to today – among the greatest museums of the world.

Image Courtesy © Jean Nouvel

Image Courtesy © Jean Nouvel

  • Architects: Jean Nouvel
  • Project: NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA (NAMOC)
  • Location: Dongcheng, Beijing
  • Gross area: 130.000 m²
  • Plot: 30,000 m²
  • Program: 
    • Permanent exhibition galleries
    • Temporary exhibition galleries
    • Research Centre
    • Education Centre
    • Public spaces and reception
    • Auditorium
    • Reserves
    • Administration of the museum
    • Services

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Pathé Foundation in Paris, France by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The Foundation Jerôme Seydox-Pathé is an organization dedicated to the preservation of Pathé’s heritage, and to the promotion of the cinematographic art. Its new headquarters will be located in avenue des Gobelins, on the site of a XIX century disused theater.

View of the building by night from avenue des Gobelins , Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

View of the building by night from avenue des Gobelins , Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
  • Project: Pathé Foundation
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Michel Denancé, Paul Raftery
  • Client: Foundation Jérôme Seydoux – Pathé
  • Design team: B. Plattner and T.Sahlmann (partner and associate in charge) with G.Bianchi (partner), A.Pachiaudi, S.Becchi, T.Kamp; S.Moreau, E.Ntourlias, O.Aubert, C.Colson, Y.Kyrkos (models)
  • Consultants:  VP Green (structure); Arnold Walz (model 3d); Sletec (cost consultant); Inex (MEP); Tribu (Sustainability); Peutz (acoustics); Cosil (Light); Leo Berellini Architecte (interiors)
  • Date: 2006-2014

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Trommen Cultural Centre in Horsholm, Denmark by Arkitema Architects

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: Arkitema Architects

Trommen Cultural Centre transforms the existing library and music venue ”Trommen” into an cultural centre. The existing building was designed by architect Knud Munk in 1988, and the conversion is made in respect of the original ideas.

Image Courtesy © Arkitema Architects

Image Courtesy © Arkitema Architects

  • Architects: Arkitema Architects
  • Project: Trommen Cultural Centre – New decor and master plan for the existing cultural center and library
  • Location: Horsholm, Denmark
  • Client: Center for Kultur og Fritid Centre for Culture and Spare time, Hørsholm Municipality 
  • Size: 3986 m2 new decor and master plan

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RAMONA RESTAURANT in SAO PAULO, Brazil by MM18 ARCHITECTS

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: MM18 ARCHITECTS

Ramona is a restaurant with bar and pocket show spaces, located on the ground floor of a building at a very famous corner downtown. São Paulo
The program is distributed in 3 levels (basement, ground floor and mezzanine) and the aesthetic (concept?) emerged from the existing structure that has been preserved, the slab grid that was hidden under a plaster lining.

Image Courtesy © PEDRO VANNUCHI

Image Courtesy © PEDRO VANNUCHI

  • Architects: MM18 ARCHITECTS
  • Project: RAMONA RESTAURANT
  • Location: SAO PAULO, Brazil
  • Photography: PEDRO VANNUCHI
  • TEAM: Mila Strauss + Marcos Paulo Caldeira
  • INTERIOR: MM18 ARCHITECTURE
  • PROJECT START DATE: JUNE 2012
  • Date of BUILDING: JAN 2013
  • LAND AREA: 178,76m²
  • BUILT AREA: 358,90m²

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TORREÃO HOUSE in Brasília, Brazil by Bloco Arquitetos

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Article source: Bloco Arquitetos

The house is located in a residential area in Brasília, far away from the urban center and occupied by small gated communities. This part of the city still presents some characteristics of the original countryside that has originated it, with wide open spaces and native vegetation. The young couple´s desire to have a house that would integrate itself with the surrounding landscape was the starting point of the project. Our objective was to use the architecture to highlight the landscape, not the other way around. An existing natural preservation area in the south and west sides of the plot and its strong descending slope towards the backside have both directed our response. A big existing artificial landfill located three meters below the street level was extended using the soil that was digged out for the construction of the house. We used the resulting space to place all the internal areas in only one level. That decision has allowed the house to remain partially hidden below the street level, providing an unblocked view to the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Haruo Mikami

Image Courtesy © Haruo Mikami

  • Architects: Bloco Arquitetos
  • Project: TORREÃO HOUSE
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Haruo Mikami
  • Authors: Matheus Seco, Daniel Mangabeira and Henrique Coutinho
  • Colaboration: Tatiana Lopes, Guilherme Mahana, Victor Machado, Bruno Pessoa and Rodrigo Scheel
  • Built Surface: 400sqm
  • Project Date: 2011
  • Construction: 2012-2014
  • Structural Engineer: André Torres
  • Electrical  and Plumbing Projects: Victor Silvério
  • Contractor: Moura Figueiredo
  • Physical Model: AEscala

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