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MA of wind in Okinawa, JAPAN by RYUICHI ASHIZAWA ARCHITECTS &associates

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: RYUICHI ASHIZAWA ARCHITECTS &associates

Okinawais a beautiful Japanese southern island where it’s possible to appreciate many beautiful natural scenes. The strong solar radiation and typhoons are the only phenomena that makes it unpleasant. Through the ages, people have found ways of living together with nature and generate environments which makes their life richer.

Image Courtesy © Kaori Ichikawa

Image Courtesy © Kaori Ichikawa

  • Architects: RYUICHI ASHIZAWA ARCHITECTS &associates
  • Project: MA of wind
  • Location: 2-189-11,Syurisueyoshi-cho, Naha city, Okinawa,JAPAN
  • Photography: Kaori Ichikawa
  • Design Team: STRUCTURE ENGINEER  :TAPS structural engineering office
  • Site Area: 210.96㎡
  • Building Area: 84.12㎡
  • Total Floor Area: 109.13㎡ (more…)

United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Foster + Partners

The United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo opened today. Bringing the planning principles of the traditional desert city to Milan, the pavilion’s interior of self-shaded streets evokes the experience of the UAE’s ancient communities, while demonstrating the natural energy efficiency of their compact urban form.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners 
  • Project: United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo
  • Location: Milan,  Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Poli

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Launch of Crossrail Place Retail and Roof Garden, Canary Wharf by Foster + Partners

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Foster + Partners

A major new shopping development and roof garden above Canary Wharf Crossrail Station has opened to the public today, ahead of the station opening in 2018. Stretching more than 300 metres along the north dock, the above ground scheme designed by Foster + Partners includes four levels of shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as extensive public gardens, which are densely planted with trees and plants, and interspersed with seating and pavilions – all partially enclosed by a timber lattice roof, which wraps around the building like a protective shell.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Launch of Crossrail Place Retail and Roof Garden, Canary Wharf
  • Location: London, England

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Casa Xixim in Tulum, Mexico by Specht Harpman

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Specht Harpman

This residence, on a narrow lot fronting a protected bay in Tulum, Mexico, was designed to be fully self-sufficient, and to immerse the occupants in the range of environments that the site offers.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Casa Xixim
  • Location: Tulum, Mexico
  • Software used: Sketchup

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HOSTEL BELA MUXÍA ENLARGEMENT in A CORUÑA, Spain by CREUSeCARRASCO architects

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: CREUSeCARRASCO architects

This is a hostel located in the town of Muxia, one of the emblematic points and reference of the Camino de Santiago, in its continuity and relationship with the Galician coast.

Image Courtesy © Hector Santos-Díez

Image Courtesy © Hector Santos-Díez

  • Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO architects
  • Project: HOSTEL BELA MUXÍA ENLARGEMENT
  • Location: A CORUÑA, Spain
  • Photography: Hector Santos-Díez / CREUSeCARRASCO
  • Collaborating architects: Bárbara Mesquita, Celsa Pesqueira
  • Developer: Albergue de Muxía SL
  • Constructor: CONSTRUCCIONES Y EXCAVACIONES GERMÁN MOUZO
  • Technical architect: José Antonio González del Oso (more…)

CALGARY WORKING CLOUD in Canada by Selim Senin

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: Selim Senin

The Calgary CMA is home to the second most corporate head offices in Canada among the country’s 800 largest corporations.Many employees are outside feels the need to use the computer.In a quiet environment outside the company must work (sending mail, prepare presentations, video conference etc).In case you can not reach the company immediately tries to deal with this in the corner cafe.Short-term is difficult to find a quiet environment.Come to work in this situation you can take care of business in the WORKING CLOUD single mini office.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: CALGARY WORKING CLOUD
  • Location: Canada
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, Vray, Photoshop

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FABER HEADQUARTERS in Udine, Italy by GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati

Two Landscapes

Faber Industrie Spa are world leading manufacturers of steel cylinders. Their new headquarters are located at a boundary between an industrial area and farmland, and hence belong to both the industrial and the natural landscape. The aim of the project is to interface both landscapes and acknowledge their different qualities and values.

Image Courtesy © Massimo Crivellari

Image Courtesy © Massimo Crivellari

  • Architects: GEZA Gri e Zucchi Architetti Associati
  • Project: FABER HEADQUARTERS
  • Location: via dell’Industria, Cividale del Friuli, Udine, Italy
  • Photography: Massimo Crivellari
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Project: Stefano Gri, Piero Zucchi
  • Team: Stefania Anzil, Chiara Marchetti, Tania Teixeira, Francesco Casella, Tina Carletti
  • Structural Engineer: Nuttassociati, Udine, Italy
  • Facade Engineer: Ing. Angelo Peruzza (more…)

CA Crédito Agrícola in Viana do Castelo, Portugal by Marques Franco Arquitectos

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: Marques Franco Arquitectos

Designing a bank is always a delicate affair. On the one hand it is important to highlight the transparency and accessibility necessary to an institution that holds our money. On the other hand, it is always necessary to ensure a sense of security and robustness. The exterior of the building looks for that, the ground floor is transparent, easy to see through and access, the upper floors have less fenestrations and more solid construction.

Image Courtesy © José Campos Architectural Photography

Image Courtesy © José Campos Architectural Photography

  • Architects: Marques Franco Arquitectos
  • Project: CA Crédito Agrícola
  • Location: Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos Architectural Photography
  • Software used: Archicad 18
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Area: 4000 sqm
  • General Contractor: Carlos José Fernandes
  • Client: CA Crédito Agrícola

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IGN and Météo France Geosciences centre in Saint-Mandé by Architecture Patrick Mauger

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: Architecture Patrick Mauger

Description :

The IGN and Météo France Geosciences centre: a major renovation operation permitting the transformation of a 1980’s block into a Very High Energy Performance (VHEP) building with a surface area of 15,900 m².

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Architecture Patrick Mauger
  • Project: IGN and Météo France Geo sciences centre
  • Location: 73-75, avenue de Paris, 94165 Saint-Mandé, France
  • Photography: Michel Denancé
  • Collaborators: SICRA, lead contractor; CBC Bluntzer, façade subcontractor; LEFORT FRANCHETEAU, HVAC; PHIBOR, power and lighting installations-communications installations
  • Client: French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable development, and Energy (Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l’Energie-MEDDE)
  • Programme: Offices, inter-company restaurant, commercial space, social, cultural and recreational areas
  • County: Val-de-Marne (94)   (more…)

Library, game library and municipal administration in Spiez, Switzerland by bauzeit architekten GmbH

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: bauzeit architekten GmbH

As part of a two steps project’s competition organized in 2010 for the new library of the city of Spiez, the jury awarded the first place to the “Buchwert” project (“book-treasure”, word game of the term « book value ») designed by ‘bauzeit architekten’ office in Biel.

Image Courtesy © bauzeit architekten gmbh

Image Courtesy © bauzeit architekten gmbh

  • Architects: bauzeit architekten GmbH
  • Project: Library, game library and municipal administration
  • Location: Sonnenfelstrasse, CH-3700 Spiez, Switzerland
  • Client: Municipality Spiez
  • Competition: 1. Price 2010
  • Project: 2011-2013
  • Construction: 2013-2014
  • Costs (BKP2): 7.8 Mio Swiss franc
  • Volume (SIA 116): 9’902m3

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