Cooperation across departments has been the key focus of the proposal for a new head office for the Codan insurance company in the Ørestaden urban development area.
Codan’s ambition to create a working environment that focuses on opportunities to work across departments is fulfilled by placing the interior spaces of the new head office building around a large, glass-covered atrium with balconies at different levels, as well as open stairways.
It is a building consisting of two distinct adjacent and interrelated volumes, the housing itself – consisting of two storeys plus a penthouse – and a garage.
Although the volume, apparently, is being treated as a solid monolith, it is fully traversed, with vertical and horizontal voids, with the purpose of creating strong visual relations with its contiguous exterior spaces, and allowing the light to enter through the entire house.
The M-pavilion is a modular, functional art structure, made from sustainably grown Western Red Cedar wood, and colored green with an eco-friendly paint. The structure is composed of about 350 square feet of partially shaded deck platforms, supported by eleven four foot by eight-foot support frame modules that do not need a special foundation. Twenty-five hinged panels (covered with wood slates) are attached to these support frame modules.
The project is an interior renovation of an existing building and seeks to establish a coherent whole operation by adapting the program to the needs and uses of new users. The intervention is essentially a reorganization of interior spaces, limiting interventions on buildings and ensuring optimization of quality and comfort of use. The general principles of circulation of the old building are maintained and adapted to the standards required by the change of destination.
The inauguration of the Elgin County Courthouse, consolidating the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, occurred on March 18, 2014 in St. Thomas Ontario. The ceremony marked the opening of the new judicial complex, incorporating a substantial new construction, by the project architect NORR Ltd, and the integration of the original St. Thomas courthouse, by the conservation architects FGMDA. The master planning was the result of a joint collaboration.
In Vatsu, which is the Indian precursor of Fengshui, a large road passing in front of a building is a sign of its prosperity. The site of the new Gurgaon 66 sector is thus priceless, with highways passing on both sides. It will therefore be dedicated to luxury! The program is above all a luxury commercial center dedicated to world-renowned brands, stores, cinemas, and restaurants. There are also office spaces and a hotel with residence services.
Mar Azul is a seaside resort on the coast of Buenos Aires, located 12 miles south of Villa Gesell, with an extensive beach of dunes and lush virgin pine trees forest. The owners, members of the studio and for years familiar with this location, chose precisely the splendid scenery of the forest to build a small summer house.
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The Port of Seville needed a new Cruise Ship Terminal with a flexible character, multipurpose, extendable, easily removable and even movable. This would permit to accomodate the unpredictable number of passengers in the port and it would not limit the possibilities of the urban-port valuable space of the Muelle de las Delicias. Re-using shipping containers was proposed. On the other hand, the place, near the historic centre, was claiming an object of architectural quality to dialogue with its urban environment.
Design Team: Juan Manuel Rojas Fernández, Jesús Díaz Gómez , José Luis Sainz-Pardo Prieto-Castro, Ramón de los Santos Cuevas Rebollo, Jorge Ferral Sevilla, Laura Domínguez Hernández, Francisco Javier Carmona Stamatis Zografos , Cristiano Rossi, Angelene Clarke
Structural engineering: Same as architects
Construction supervision: Same as architects
Quantity Surveyor: Manuel J. Cansino Conejero
Client: Seville Port Authority
Built area: 508 m2 (gross)
Cost: 225.210 € 443 €/m2
Design phase (beginning and ending month, year): January 2013- March 2013
Construction phase (beginning and ending month, year): March 2013 – April 2013 (45 days: 30 days in the industry and 15 days on-site)
The site is the plane where our projects become architecture.
It is on this that we build and what we see are the apparent forms, those which appear above this plane.
In the Alcoutins House the real form is that which has as a support a plane which is 3.5 metres below ground level. It is like a lake, where the volumes float or rest on the base, where we see only the part that appears above the waterline.