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THE EUROMED CENTER in Marseille, France by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas 

The Euromed Center is part of a public project called “Euroméditerranée” which deals with renewing some urban areas of Marseille through the launch of several international architecture competitions.

Architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have won the competition for the ‘”Euromed Center” in 2006.

Image Courtesy ©  Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Image Courtesy © Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

  • Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
  • Project: THE EUROMED CENTER
  • Location: Marseille, France
  • INDIRIZZO: Joliette district, d’Aménagement Concerté (ZAC) area
  • PERIOD: 2006
  • CLIENT: Marseille Euromed Center represented by Cogedim – Altarea et crédit Agricole Immobilier Promotion Investitors: Foncière des Régions.
  • PROGRAM: “Dolphin” Multiplex cinema 15-screen cinema, 4 office buildings, 4-star Hotel with 220 rooms, parking 850 places, urban park.

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Lyset paa Lista in Lista, Farsund, Norway by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects 

Lista is situated in the southernmost part of Norway, and it is home to some of Norway`s most unique and fascinating landscape. The small region is troubled by increasing migration, a problem all too common in small, rural parts of Norway today. This particular project was born out of the desire to combat this development. This was to be done by showcasing the wild natural beauty of the area, hoping to draw investments and funding to Lista.

Photo: Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.com

Photo: Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.com

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects
  • Project: Lyset paa Lista
  • Location: Lista, Farsund, Norway
  • Photography: Photo: Pasi Aalto / pasiaalto.com
  • Client: Hanangermona Grunneierlag
  • Project: Viewpoint
  • Cost: 300 000 NOK / 36 000 EUR
  • Building period: September 2013
  • Area: 120 sqm
  • Built by: Students and TYIN
  • Universities: Tecnol—gico de Monterrey, Puebla, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Students: HŒvard Eide, Marco Antonio Aparicio Kirwant, Jonas Velken Kverneland, Margarita Cuesta L—pez, Hildne Nessa,  Henriette Bakke Nielsen, Fernanda Miranda Noriega, Monir JimŽnez Fern‡ndez Rafaelly, Paulina Mart’nez Rodr’guez, Kornelie Solenes, Rosalba Mart’nez Villase–or Sissel Westvig, Simen Andreas Aas
  • Sponsors: Innovasjon Norge, Byggvell, MontŽr, Naust Bygg, NorDan, Optimalt AS, NTNU

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RDM Innovation Dock in Rotterdam, Netherlands by Groosman Partners architects

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: Groosman Partners architects 

In the heart of the ports of Rotterdam, Groosman Partners Architecten used a crane track in a former machine hall to suspend 1000 m2 of office space. The hall is situated on the terrain of RDM (Rotterdam Dry-dock Company), a former shipyard recently rebuilt into a campus for education and innovation. The Innovation Dock is in use by schools and small-scale and innovative companies operating in the markets “building, moving & powering”.

Image Courtesy ©  Groosman Partners architects

Image Courtesy © Groosman Partners architects

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Castelão Arena, an exemplary stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil by Vigliecca & Associados

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: Vigliecca & Associados

First one to be ready for the 2014 World Cup, the most economical arena in the last four World Cups and the first one in South America do receive a LEED Certification, Castelão stands out as an architectural monument of international standards, where the new and the old harmoniously coexist.

Image Courtesy ©  Vigliecca & Associados

Image Courtesy © Vigliecca & Associados

  • Architects: Vigliecca & Associados
  • Project: Castelão Arena, an exemplary stadium
  • Location: Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Photography: AZUL SERRA, RICARDO CORREA,Leonardo Finotti
  • Project management:Héctor Vigliecca, Luciene Quel e Ronald Werner
  • Residentarchitect: Fernanda Trotti
  • Team: Neli Shimizu, Carolina Bertoldi, Bianca Riotto, Fabio Pittas, Hernani Paiva, Kelly Bozzato, Luiz Marino, Mayara Christ, Pedro Ichimaru, Rafael Alcantara, Paulo Serra (administration), Luci Maie (administration).
  • Roof structure: Projeto Alpha)
  • Concrete structure: MD Engineering
  • Steel structure: Pengec Engineering and Consulting
  • Special and electrical engineering: Techna Consulting
  • Plumbing engineering: Fase Engineering
  • A/C engineering: Comaru
  • Acoustical engineering: Audium
  • Dynamic analysis consultant: STO
  • Landscape design: Rodolfo Geiser Landscape

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Vame in Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein, South Africa by SAOTA

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: SAOTA

Brief

# “The clients, a couple from New York wanted a holiday home in the Southern hemisphere for summer vacations. Aware of contemporary architectural trends, they requested a sculptured building with clean horizontal lines, large areas of glass and screens creating a space that is ‘open as well as private’. Their brief was a 2-bedroomed home with indoor / outdoor living spaces and a studio to be used in their photographic and film related occupations,” says Project Partner, Stefan Antoni.

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

Image Courtesy © SAOTA

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Vame
  • Location: Pearl Bay, Yzerfontein, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA
  • Interior Decor: Client
  • Building Area:  828m2
  • Completion Date: 2006

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Black Loft Style in Voroneg, Russian Federation by Mudrogelenko design

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: Mudrogelenko design

Image Courtesy ©  Mudrogelenko design

Image Courtesy © Mudrogelenko design

  • Architects: Mudrogelenko design
  • Project: Black Loft Style
  • Location: Voroneg, Russian Federation
  • Software used: For design our projects we ussually use Autocad for drawings and 3-d modeling, after that we use 3Ds Max Design with V-ray plug-in for making materials, lighting and rendering final picture.
  • Total area: 150 m2
  • DESIGN TEAM: Mudrogelenko Dmitriy, Mudrogelenko Zlata
  • Main materials: Stone, Glass, Light
  • Light: Modular Light
  • Door: Tre-P&Tre-Più/Planus design Antonio Citterio
  • Furniture: Edra, Knoll

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Chipinque – Apartment Renovation in Mexico by Jakob Gomez

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Article source: Jakob Gomez 

Monterrey is well known for its imposing-scale mountains. Located in Chipinque, part of the Sierra Madre Oriental, this project offers unique panoramic views of the valley and the surrounding nature.

Built in the 70s the building complex was intended to provide affordable housing in the area. With only 61 square meters (~657 sqft) the goal was to update the nearly 40-year old concrete structure by reorganizing the layout and rethinking natural light, materials and finishes.

Image Courtesy © GroovyChaos

Image Courtesy © GroovyChaos

  • Architects: Jakob Gomez
  • Project: Chipinque – Apartment Renovation
  • Location: Chipinque,  Mexico
  • Photography: GroovyChaos
  • Collaboration: Karla Aurora González Villarreal , Melissa G. Soto , Tatiana Posadas

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Public Library of A.& M. Miskiniai in Utena, Lithuania by 4PLIUS architects

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: 4PLIUS architects

The idea behind this project was simple and symbolic at the same time: books, the essence of knowledge, communication and cultural tradition. As the function of a public library requires, it is open to everyone – and that is why the shape of a transparent cube, a shining body at night has been chosen. As if books follow the precept of the first Lithuanian book inviting “take me and read me”…

Image Courtesy © R.Urbakavicius

Image Courtesy © R.Urbakavicius

  • Architects: 4PLIUS architects (Donaldas Trainauskas , Darius Baliukevicius)
  • Project: Public Library of A.& M. Miskiniai
  • Location: Utena, Lithuania
  • Photography: R.Urbakavicius
  • Constructor: Vytas Merkevicius
  • Area: 3.500 sqm
  • Year: 2008

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Lingzidi Bridge in Shangzhou, China by Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

As part of the country’s urbanisation scene, China’s infrastructure construction leads to myriad consequences that significantly impact not only the economic conditions of the respective locality, but also its existing social matrices. One example, highway infrastructure, undoubtedly brings to remote areas increased accessibility and new employment opportunities. Yet at the same time, this top-down planning approach often overlooks the specific needs of the local area. Construction of a new highway in southern Shaanxi Province required the destruction of hundreds of local bridges. This project involves the design of a pedestrian bridge in Lingzidi Village to service the disrupted network.

Image Courtesy ©  Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

Image Courtesy © Rural Urban Framework (RUF)

  • Architects: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)
  • Project: Lingzidi Bridge
  • Location: Shangzhou, China
  • Photography: Rural Urban Framework (RUF)
  • Design Team: Joshua Bolchover, John Lin
  • COMMISSIONING DONOR:World Vision
  • ADDITIONAL DONORS: Luke Him Sau Charitable Trust
  • PROJECT COLLABORATOR: Winview Building Materials & Services Co., Ltd.
  • Project manager: Maggie K Y Ma
  • Project team: Jeffery Huang, Mark Kingsley, Kwan Kwok Ying, Wendy Huang
  • Commission Date: June 2012
  • Completion Date: September 2012
  • Size: 65 m2
  • Cost: 27,000 USD (170,000 RMB)
  • Unit Cost: 400 USD/sqm (2,600 RMB/sqm)

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Jeju Ball in South Korea by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

When I visited Jeju Island for the first time, I was so much inspired by this dark, porous volcanic rock and wanted to translate its soft and round touch into architecture. As the result, the entire house emerged as a round black stone. From distance, the house appears like a single pebble and when you are close, you notice that many parts of the house are of the black stone.

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

Image Courtesy © Kengo Kuma & Associates

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates (Makoto Shirahama, Satoshi Adachi, SooYeon Kahng, Hiroaki Saito (CG))
  • Project: Jeju Ball
  • Location: Jeju, South Korea
  • LOCAL ARCHITECT: DA GROUP Urban Design & Architecture Co., Ltd.
  • Collaborator: Window Frame: EAGON WINDOWS & DOORS CO., LTD.
  • Contractor: LOTTE Engineering & Construction
  • Interior Construction: KINGSMEN Korea

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