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Los Nogales School’s chapel in Bogotá, Colombia by Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Los Nogales School’s Chapel, is conceived based on human life’s dualities. A pure and elemental prism represents the pureness, the essential and the harmony. The various volumes and cracks that this prism suffers represent the spiritual sense in human lives, therefore harmony’s alterations. The prism order is juxtaposed with these alterations that generate light cracks on the elevations, allusion to hope and opportunity in a life of darkness. The dimness take place, as a place for quietness and prayer; the search for the interior self. Dualism also happens when the chapel opens itself to gather a major number of assistants; the lineal traditional axis of the interior becomes the transverse one, altar changes to chorus, and Christian traditional symbolism suffer a metamorphosis just by opening two huge doors facing a wide public space. This changes the chapel dramatically, from one that can gather 100 assistants to another capable for almost 2000, distorting the scale of the building itself, and making invisible the edge between interior and exterior. In fact the site’s composition is the result of a detailed study, composed by the chapel’s prism and the loose belfry element, which works as a symbolic landmark. The ochre concrete and the natural wood reflect brightness and nobility, mixed with texture and grain, surround by the tranquility of the subtle water pond and the trees.

Image Courtesy © Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Image Courtesy © Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

  • Architects: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota 
  • Project: Los Nogales School’s chapel
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Design: Arch. Daniel Bonilla
  • Project team: Arch. Daniel Bonilla, Arch. Alejandro Borrero, Arch. Claudia Monroy, Arch. Jhony Duarte
  • Client: Corporación Colegio Los Nogales
  • Constructor: Arch. Jaime Pizarro
  • Construction management: Exacta Proyecto Total
  • Period of construction: 2000 – 2001

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Education Centre For Adults in South-West, Morocco by Urban Agency

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Urban Agency

The project for a 10 000m2 adult education centre, located in the south-west of Morocco in a harsh and isolated area, aspires to create a robust world class education facility that will give generously to its community.

SITE STRATEGY: LESS IS MORE

Although the given site is quite large, the building occupies half of it in order to create a compact and introverted building, with a humble and simple exterior leading into a rich dynamic internal courtyard – drawing reference to the traditional “Medersa”( first universities) for its social, cultural and climatic ingenuity.

Image Courtesy © Urban Agency

Image Courtesy © Urban Agency

  • Architects: Urban Agency
  • Project: Education Centre
  • Location: South-West, Morocco
  • Executive architect: Oualalou+Choi
  • Structure/ m&e: Omteq ( Omnium technologie)
  • Environmental: Alto Ingenierie
  • Landscape: Oualalou+Choi
  • Size: 10, 000 M2
  • Date: 2015-2017

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NUA studio in Catalonia, Spain by NUA Arquitectures

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: NUA Arquitectures 

Tarragona, strategically located on a hill, has a close relationship with the Mediterranean. This geographical duality makes it possible to find such privileged places such as this studio, one of the few workplaces of the city with a sea view.

The aim of the project is to bring back the space used as storage for a long time and turn it into a wide and bright workplace.

The intervention was structured in three actions.

Image Courtesy © NUA Arquitectures

Image Courtesy © NUA Arquitectures

  • Architects: NUA Arquitectures (Maria Rius, Arnau Tiñena, Ferran Tiñena)
  • Project: NUA studio
  • Location: Baixada de toro nº5, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
  • General contractor: Baumester SL.
  • Carpenter: Rels.
  • Budget: 10.520€ (refurbishment: 5.444€, furniture: 5.076€)
  • Area: 32m²
  • Project year: 2015

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TERESIANAS in Barcelona, Spain by Picharchitects

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Picharchitects

It is the extension of the Teresianas School of the c/ Ganduxer.

Because of its heritage value, the passage of time and the various education reforms, the school has been left without enough classroom space and recreational covered areas.

The new extension re-locates all grades and provides the school with new covered sports space with the necessary infrastructure to provide a service to the school and extracurricular activities.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: Picharchitects (Felipe Pich- Aguilera Baurier and Teresa Batlle Pagès)
  • Project: TERESIANAS
  • Location: Ganduxer, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Group leaders: Angel Sendarrubias, Pau Casaldàliga
  • Head of project: Ute Muncheberg
  • Specialists: Structure: Bis architects. Facilities: Avant engineering
  • Work Management: Felipe Pich- Aguilera, Jordi París
  • Project Management: Moro Soucheiron partners
  • Builder: Teyco
  • Total floor area: 2845m2
  • Construction cost: 2.700.000 €
  • Year: 2014

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ECO House in Poland by BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

This project of sustainable house is located in the protected landscape area Nature 2000, surrounded by beech and oak forests, horse riding meadows and agricultural lands.

Image Courtesy © BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

Image Courtesy © BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas

  • Architects: BXBstudio Boguslaw Barnas
  • Project: ECO House
  • Location: Poland
  • Photography: Tomasz Jedrzejczak
  • Other participants consultants: Wiesław Ziembla, Dominika Ropek
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2015 sqm
  • Completion year: 2015

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The Rotterdam Suite in The Netherlands by 123DV

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: 123DV 

What would you expect, when entering a 250 m2 loft at De Rotterdam, the biggest building of The Netherlands, (designed by OMA/Rem Koolhaas), at the height of 143 meters, on the 43rd floor? Rotterdam seen from the air shows the omnipresence of water flowing through the city centre. The 25 meter total glass façade stretching from floor to ceiling, offers you a view of the Maas river, flowing through the city towards the Rotterdam harbour. You will look down upon the Erasmus Bridge (designed by UN Studio), the Markthal (designed by MVRDV), the city centre, Delft and on a clear day even The Hague is part of the view.

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

  • Architects: 123DV
  • Project: The Rotterdam Suite
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Hannah Anthonysz
  • Design Team: Samaneh Rezvani, Liong Lie, Silke Roerig, Rajiv Sewtahal, Jasper Polak
  • Completion: 2015

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Y9-House in Fukuoka, Japan by ARCHITECT SHOW CO.,LTD

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: ARCHITECT SHOW CO.,LTD

[Modeling in the air] project is a house reconstruction plan that interconnected with a pediatrics clinics that owned by a client from Fukuoka city , Fukuoka Prefecture.

Looking at the environment of the site, on the east side the main road is flanked by a lush green park, on the north there is an existing pediatric clinic owned by the client, on the southside and westside there are adjacent housing and mansion. With three sides of the sites facing and surrounded by other existing structure it is not an ideal condition to make an opening.

Image Courtesy © TechniStaff Koji Okamoto

Image Courtesy © TechniStaff Koji Okamoto

  • Architects: ARCHITECT SHOW CO.,LTD
  • Project: Y9-House [Modeling in the air]
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: TechniStaff Koji Okamoto
  • Software used: DRA CAD 8 LE

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Hengqin MixC World in Zhuhai, China by 10 DESIGN

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: 10 DESIGN

10 DESIGN has been selected from 4 international architectural practices in a competition to design China Resources Land’s (CR Land) Hengqin MixC World in Zhuhai, China.

CR Land in cooperation with Macao’s New Fenghong Real Estate Development and China Resources Trust have invested 50 billion yuan to build this premium development.  Covering a total GFA of over two million sqm, the joint venture expects the project to begin construction in September 2016.  When completed, this project will create approximately 50,000 jobs in Zhuhai and generate nearly 1 billion yuan in tax revenue each year, further promoting the economic growth of Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao.

Image Courtesy © 10 DESIGN

Image Courtesy © 10 DESIGN

  • Architects: 10 DESIGN
  • Project: Hengqin MixC World
  • Location: Zhuhai, China
  • Client: China Resources’ Land
  • Design Team: Ted Givens, Design Partner, Miriam Auyeung, Partner and Project Director, Barry Shapiro, Partner
  • Competition Team: Joyce Lo, Peby Pratama, Ray Lam, Ewa Koter, Daniel Wang, Xuan He, Yang Wang, Ismael Sanz, Jocelyn Zheng, Mujung Kang, Ruizhao Zhang, Thomas Chan, Dian Feng, Kenton Sin, Ketty Shan, Martin Lai
  • Area:
    • Total Site: 665,000 sqm
    • Total GFA: 2,330,000 sqm
    • Saleable Retail: 270,000sqm
    • Office: 1,652,200sqm
    • Hotel: 187,800sqm
    • National Pavilion: 100,000sqm
    • Duty-Free Retail: 100,000sqm
    • Expo Centre: 20,000sqm

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XVIII Century Traditional House rehabilitation in León, Spain by Marcos Miguélez Architect

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Marcos Miguélez Architect

The project is located in Ponferrada´s City Hall Square, next to the base of the Clock Tower, in one of the 5 gateways to the walled medieval city. This stretch of the wall remains intact due to its shared joint ownership with the cloistered convent of the Conceptionist, which has allowed its preservation until today.

The building corresponds to the traditional construction of XVIII Century houses in El Bierzo: rectangular, formed by volumes attached, with facade shield, courtyard, stratifying its uses by heights. The upper floor is devoted to housing, with a noble area in the square and another craft workshop in the courtyard. The ground floor housed commercial activities.

Image Courtesy © Antonio Vázquez

Image Courtesy © Antonio Vázquez

  • Architects: Marcos Miguélez Architect
  • Project: XVIII Century Traditional House rehabilitation
  • Location: Ponferrada, León, Spain
  • Photography: Antonio Vázquez
  • Client: Trastevere
  • Main Construction Company: Puferca
  • Colaborators: Alejandro Mikrós Herce
  • Size: 600 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Jins Ageo Shop Renovation in Tokyo, Japan by Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Article source: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects

JINS, one of the biggest eyewear brands in Japan, commissioned Schemata Architects to design the renewal of their Ageo shop on the occasion of its 12th anniversary. The existing shop consists of two L-shaped blocks, respectively an eyewear shop and a cafe, positioned around a square courtyard surrounded by an open corridor serving as a cozy outdoor cafe space. However, the existing building was clad in wooden panels and the courtyard and the cafe were hidden from the street.

We removed the exterior walls and installed Low-E paired glass to initiate the view towards the beautiful courtyard  from the street, while creating an impressive display of their extensive eyewear products highly visible from the street at the same time.

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

Image Courtesy © Kenta Hasegawa

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka/ Schemata Architects
  • Project: Jins Ageo Shop Renovation
  • Location: 957-1 Futatsumiya Ageo Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Kenta Hasegawa
  • Graphic and sign design: KIGI
  • Project team: Ryosuke Yamamoto , Ou Ueno , Takuya Sakamoto
  • Construction: FUYUKI KOGYO / Ideura Kensetu (demolition + landscape + façade) / SPACE(interior)  / O.F.C(furniture)
  • Collaboration: KIGI(sign and graphic design)
  • Floors: 1
  • Floor area: 239.6m2
  • Completion: 08/2016

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