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Original elements of life in Guangdong, China by C.DD

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source: C.DD

The project is located in Hemingzhou Hotspring Resort & Spa, which is far away from the hustle and bustle in cities. The developer targets at building an ideal resort for ecological recuperating and refining one’s mind and body.

The designers believe that the life should be of high quality in addition to a variety of experiences. Everyone should have a wonderful life.

Image Courtesy © OUYANG Yun

  • Architects: C.DD
  • Project: Original elements of life
  • Location: Qingyuan, Guangdong, China
  • Photography: OUYANG Yun
  • Project Team: CAI Tie-Lei, LIANG Yi-Hui, YU Guo-Neng, CHEN Yun-Chang, HE Liu-Wei,
  • Main Materials: Oak, matt white latex paint, wood grain brick, grey floor tile, marble, clear glass
  • Completion Time: 2016.01

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JS Corporation’s Company Building in Gangnam, South Korea by Y Group

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: masilwide

We wanted to express the facade of the building based on the image of the respectable midsize company. The square window, which was an existing window of the officetel, was used as a motif of the exterior of the building as it is. Because it was considered that the detailed elevation design with the restrained elements of the building elevation was more suitable for the fashion company than the building with the flamboyant gesture. Form of the building before the renovation was a common building built in the 90s in Gangnam, which was built in the days when the energy saving designing standard were not clear. The project was planned with a significant challenge that is from the design to improvement of energy performance. First, the glass finished staircase has been inefficient due to the greenhouse effect, which has led to a mass study of architecture from increasing the percentage of the wall of the existing staircase. As a result, facade that was planned stone finished staircase with the minimum fenestra and dignity was finished at the corner intersection with a presence.

Image Courtesy © Inwoo-Yeo

  • Architects: Y Group
  • Project: JS Corporation’s Company Building
  • Location: Gangnam, South Korea
  • Photography: Inwoo-Yeo and Jinseok-Yang

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Porto Seguro Cultural Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil by São Paulo Arquitetura

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: São Paulo Arquitetura

An invitation to the public is made through large entrances without physical barriers and with a welcoming character. The folds guide the route and encourage curiosity to discover a new space. An exposed concrete pure monolith, gives life to the new cultural center of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Located in Campos Elíseos, central area of the city, in the corner between Alameda Barão de Piracicaba and Alameda Nothmann, the proposed architecture comes with a series of measures aimed towards the urban revitalization of the region.

Image Courtesy © São Paulo Arquitetura

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National library of Lithuania in Vilnius by 2XJ Architects

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: 2XJ Architects

The new interior design for the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania was created in the context of the renovation of the building which was originally constructed in 1963.  Many elements including interior spaces, plan structure, interior elements and finishing materials are protected by strict heritage regulations. Therefore the interior spaces essentially were left intact, many interior elements and materials were restored or recreated. Many new functions were introduced within the existing spaces on the six floors of the building. New functional zones include few hundred working spaces for visitors, spaces for co-working, coffee shops, conference room, gallery, recording studio, cinema room, arts incubator, daycare centre and more. A lot of attention was dedicated to the aesthetic solutions highlighting the relation between “the old“ and “the new“. The aim was to make a clear distinction rather than moderating between the two. A modern homogeneous structure of black furniture and other interior elements was created, which forms a new identity for the library. The modular furniture system is minimalist in style, pretentious forms were avoided. Some of the elements were as large as 6 meter in height corresponding to the large scale of interior spaces.

Image Courtesy © Leonas Garbačauskas

  • Architects: 2XJ Architects
  • Project: National library of Lithuania
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Photography: Leonas Garbačauskas
  • Lead Architects: Jokūbas Jurgelis, Laimis Valančiūnas, Jurga Marcinauskaitė
  • Area: 6100m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Guaparo House in Carabobo, Venezuela by NMD NOMADAS

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: NMD NOMADAS

In the tropics, the rooms of a house may be inner and outer spaces overlapping each other; nature and the house are everywhere.

It also seeks to express in the house a way of being characterized by understanding the inner and outer as domestic, even in the public and the open; where the exterior and interior are continuous as an expression without barriers of that expanded domesticity.

Image Courtesy © NMD NOMADAS

  • Architects: NMD NOMADAS
  • Project: Guaparo House
  • Location: Carabobo, Venezuela

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Rivers International School in Arnhem, The Netherlands by LIAG architecten en bouwadviseurs

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: LIAG architecten en bouwadviseurs 

The new building for the Rivers International School Arnhem, designed by LIAG, is situated in Arnhem on the south side of the Rhine river, next to the Arnhem South railway station Schuytgraaf. The Arnhem region is situated within the Netherlands close to the German border in a rural area where housing and public facilities are readily accessible. The River’s population represents over 45 nationalities. The caring atmosphere helps all the students to feel at home.

Image Courtesy © Ben Vulkers

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Castaway Island Resort in Hai Phong, Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Castaway Island Resort is located in a tiny beautiful island in Cat Ba Archipelago, a well-known tourist destination in Vietnam. It can accommodate up to 160 guests, mainly international tourists. The site is only accessible by boat, which takes about 2 hours from Hai Phong port. The resort is aimed to provide a memorable stay at the island which is surrounded by tropical nature.

Image Courtesy © Vo Trong Nghia Architects

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Project: Castaway Island Resort
  • Location: Lan Ha gulf, Cat Ba, Hai Phong, Vietnam
  • Design team: Nguyen Duc Trung, Nguyen Minh Khuong
  • Status: Under construction
  • Program: Resort
  • Client: Tung Long trade Joint Stock Company
  • GFA: 1,100 m2 (more…)

Gateway One Shekou in Shenzhen, China by SPARK

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: SPARK 

PROJECT SUMMARY

SPARK has completed the design of Gateway One a 71,600-square-metre mixed-use development and transportation hub for China Merchants. Located in Shenzhen South China the 110-metre-high, 27-storey office tower and five retail pavilions are connected by landscaped terraces that combine to create a unique naturally ventilated retail and business destination for the lively Skekou district of the city. The buildings sit over and adjacent to a new transportion hub that includes a bus terminal and the Seaworld subway station.

Image Courtesy © SKPhoto

  • Architects: SPARK
  • Project: Gateway One Shekou
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: SKPhoto
  • Client: China Merchants
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley, Wenhui Lim
  • Project Associates: Carlo Joson, Peter Morris
  • Team: Cynthia Liau, Rafal Kapusta, Lintang Wuriantari, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Olivia Wong, Fabian Ong, Paula Zheng, Arnold Galang, Natasha Hill
  • Façade Consultant: Arup
  • Local Design Institute: Guangdong Province Design Institute Shenzhen Branch
  • Total GFA (sqm): 71,600sqm (Office: 47,200sqm, Retail: 20,400sqm, Bus Terminal: 4000sqm)

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Rhône 8 in Genève, Switzerland by Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA 

The site comprises an ensemble of five historical buildings owned by UBS which are bounded by rue de la Confédération, rue du Commerce, rue du Rhône, and the historic Passage des Lions in the prestigious neighbourhood of Les Rues-Basses in Geneva. In January 2009, UBS launched a competition for projects to transform these structures in order to bring them up to contemporary standards of use, functionality, safety, and energy efficiency.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

  • Architects: Richter Dahl Rocha & Associés architectes SA
  • Project: Rhône 8
  • Location: 8, rue du Rhône, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Other participants (eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc):
    • Collaborators Lausanne: Jacques Richter, Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Christian Leibbrandt, Fabrizio Giacometti, Manuela Toscan, Jérémy Schaffner, Antoine Barc, Yann Collomb, Nathalie Saegesser, Lionel Peter, Christophe Gachnang, Bernard Freymond, Sacha Pannatier, Fabrice Roulin
    • Collaborators Design: Jacques Richter, Ignacio Dahl Rocha, Claudia Dell’Ariccia, Marie Bürgisser-Jaquier, Juliane Mayor, Marco Turin, Eléonore Junod
    • Client | Investor: UBS SA (Swiss Life SA)
    • Representative to the contracting authorityTekhne SA
    • Structural engineer: Ingphi SA
    • Graphic Design / Signag: RDR design SA
    • Safety engineer: Orqual SA

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Metal Hut-Lucky Bar in Beijing, China by Robot 3 Studio

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: Robot 3 Studio 

Each ring road of Beijing is a rough division of social class. The invisible wall made up of power and wealth divides Beijing into pieces of fixed territories, some of which are inaccessible for majority of people in their whole life. Each territory has a stable hierarchical structure and complicated codes. Design is the way to overcome the obstacles and crack the code.

Image Courtesy © Deng Xi-Xun

  • Architects: Robot 3 Studio
  • Project: Metal Hut-Lucky Bar
  • Location: Kexing West Road, No. 43, Changping District, Beijing, China
  • Photography: Deng Xi-Xun
  • Designers: Pan Fei, Wang Zhi
  • Contractor: Beijing Jingchuanjiamei Decoration Co., Ltd
  • Area: 76 sqm
  • Design time: 2016.03-2016.04
  • Completion time: 2016.05

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