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Astronomical Observatory YEPUN in Bío Bío Region, Chile by SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA

The ARCHITECTURE AS A TRANSFORMING AGENT

The reconciliation between tourism and communities has transformed Lake Lanalhue into a natural, economic and political resource. We are aware of being part of  our own time and place, in the Arauco province  where tense ancestral and  historical demands are taking place,  a complex period in many aspects, and instead of avoiding the implications that this entails, we decided to face this period by contributing from what we know best, and this is to act from within the territory with the architecture that makes us the most sense, that is the architecture whose action transforms and summons the encounter of worlds that at times seem so distant, but that share a specific place of the planet, a common place in the Cosmos.

Image Courtesy © SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA

Image Courtesy © SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA

  • Architects: SUSANA HERRERA & FACTORIA
  • Project: Astronomical Observatory YEPUN “A SITE SPECIFIC ARCHITECTURE FOR A UNIVERSE WHERE WE ALL FIT”.
  • Location: Region of Biobío, Lake Lanalhue QUELÉN Tourist Center, Chile
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max, Rhino
  • Project Team: Rodrigo Troncoso, Diego Triviño, José Miguel Heras, Gonzalo Escudero
  • Graphic Design And Astronomical Management: Marcelo Cifuentes
  • Strucural Project: José Nicolás Durán
  • Owner: QUELEN CENTRO TURISTICO / YEPUN
  • Construction: Quelén Construction Limitda
  • Year: 2016

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Le Signe National Centre for Graphic Design in Chaumont, France by MOATTI-RIVIERE

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: MOATTI-RIVIERE

The project foresees:

– renovating the Bank of France building and using its potential in the best possible manner

– to tie in with the new project lacing temporary and permanent exhibition spaces and their technical facilities in a new building that is functional and symbolic of the «SIGNE»(Centre national du Graphisme)

– offering the «SIGNE» and the city an entrance courtyard for their encounters as a place for meetings and as an exhibition space.

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: MOATTI-RIVIERE
  • Project: Le Signe National Centre for Graphic Design
  • Location: Chaumont (52), France
  • PhotographyMichel Denancé
  • Lead Architects: Alain Moatti
  • Engineering: Polymago (Graphics and signage), RFR (structure), Inex (fluids), Les sentinelles des collections (Preventive conservation), Bureau Michel Forgue (costs surveyor), Vincent Taurisson (Multimedia and audiovisual), Lumières Studio (lighting), Avel (acoustics)
  • Type of stone: Limestone Moka cream
  • Dimensions: 120 x 240 cm
  • Exterior: steel joinery
  • Interior: structural walls and raw concrete floor
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2 460 m²
  • Completion Year: 2016

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The Rock in Ámsterdam, Netherlands by Design Erick van Egeraat

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Design Erick van Egeraat

The Erick van Egeraat office tower is part of an expressive high rise urban development, south of Amsterdam, named Zuid As. Located in the proximity of the city centre and with direct access to the urban network of public transport and highways, the project incorporates the potential of this unique location. The ambitious programming of a lively, high-density mixture of offices, housing, retail and public space, designed by nine international architects, all contribute to an exceptional development of metropolitan scale.

Image Courtesy © J Collingridge

Image Courtesy © J Collingridge

 

  • Architects: Design Erick van Egeraat
  • Project: The Rock
  • Location: Ámsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: J Collingridge, Christian Richters

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Jil Sander New Store in Berlin, Germany by Studio Andrea Tognon Architecture

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Studio Andrea Tognon Architecture

As if to honour its German roots, high-end fashion brand Jil Sander introduced it’s new retail design at the flagship store on the swanky Kurfürstendamm thoroughfare in Berlin. Occupying a ground floor unit of a landmark structure built in 1900 with an ornate art nouveau façade, the new aesthetic, created by Milan-based practice Andrea Tognan Architecture, is almost defiantly modern and understated, and clearly extrapolates Jil Sander‘s clean designs. Geometrical forms of the square and the rectangle largely define the premises, along with more fluent shapes that convey a zen-like sense of spatial harmony, and yet provide functionality at the same time.

Image Courtesy © Studio Andrea Tognon Architecture

Image Courtesy © Studio Andrea Tognon Architecture

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Plot # 4328 in Kferdebian, Lebanon by Bernard Khoury / DW5

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Bernard Khoury / DW5

Plot # 4328 is located on a 535-square-meter parcel in Kferdebian, Mount Lebanon on a steep topography with a 10-meter drop between its road frontage and the lowest point on the site.

Image Courtesy © DW5 BERNARD KHOURY

Image Courtesy © DW5 BERNARD KHOURY

  • Architects: Bernard Khoury / DW5
  • Project: Plot # 4328
  • Location: Kferdebian, Lebanon
  • Photography: GERALDINE BRUNEEL, JON SHARD
  • Status: Built 2010

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Shoji Screen House in Osaka, Japan by Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates

This house is in Osaka city, the back of the Karahori shopping district. This site of the only 66 square meters is located in the place where entered 30m the alley from the road.

Alley width is about 2m.

Site is a corner lot in contact with the crank.

On the south side of the site, there is stone wall exceeds the height 4m.

Image Courtesy © Eiji Tomita

Image Courtesy © Eiji Tomita

  • Architects: Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates
  • Project: Shoji Screen House
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Eiji Tomita
  • Structure: wooden
  • Design team:
    • Yoshiaki Yamashita Architect & Associates : Yoshiaki Yamashita, Kento Morita
    • Structural Engineer: Yoshiki Mondo
    • Constructer: Egawa Kenchiku (person in charge : Yohichi Egawa)
  • Site area: 66.06 sqm
  • Total area: 55.70 sqm

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Voss High School in Norway by Nordic — Office of Architecture

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Nordic — Office of Architecture

The new vocational high school at Voss (Norway) designed by Nordic — Office of Architecture and AART architects combines theory and practice in an inspiring learning environment bathed in light with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

The new vocational high school at Voss opened this autumn and caters for around 400 students and 100 staff. The Norwegian-Danish team behind several prominent education buildings in Scandinavia took inspiration from the surrounding environment, creating an interpretation of the traditional Norwegian barn common to the area. A composition of “barns” surrounding a series of “farmyards” provides the framework for various educational and social activities. The architects strive to stimulate the students by drawing nature and daylight into the school buildings through the generous glazing and timber cladding both inside and out.

Image Courtesy © Thorbjørn Hanse

Image Courtesy © Thorbjørn Hanse

  • Architects: Nordic — Office of Architecture
  • Project: Voss High School
  • Location: Voss, Norway
  • Photography: Thorbjørn Hanse
  • Client: Hordalands Fylkeskommune
  • Contractor: Hent
  • Landscape: Bjørbekk & Lindheim
  • Engineers: Norconsult Sweco
  • Cost: 280 mill. NOK
  • Area: 11.500 m²
  • Time Frame: 2013 — 2016

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Milanofiori Business Park in Milan, Italy by Design Erick van Egeraat

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Design Erick van Egeraat

Businesspark Milanofiori North, addresses the rising demand for high quality, yet affordable offices in Milan. The area is a self-contained entity comprising 218000 m2 of gross floor area and offering a variety of functions including offices, housing, commercial, retail and leisure facilities, a cinema and a hotel. Special attention was paid to energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy and applying local materials, thus reducing the need for transportation and carbon emission. The Milanofiori North development territory acts as the new southern gateway to Milan. It is situated alongside the A7 motorway and is linked to Milan’s metropolitan railway network.

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Bianchi

Image Courtesy © Maurizio Bianchi

 

  • Architects: Design Erick van Egeraat
  • Project: Milanofiori Business Park
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Maurizio Bianchi

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Absam Primary School in Austria by Schenker Salvi Weber

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Schenker Salvi Weber

All moved in! The extension of the primary school in the Tyrolean municipality of Absam was completed in September 2016. After one-and-a-half years of construction, kids are now frolicking around in the two-story kindergarten. The first sport classes are already taking place in the triple gymnasium, and sweet sounds are floating down from the new music school under the roof of the historic primary school building.

There wasn’t much space for the new building in the 7000-person community of Absam, the “village of the Olympians” in the Hall-Wattens region, just 20 minutes by car from Innsbruck. So the architects Schenker Salvi Weber – the only ones among the 20 competition participants – decided to situate the sports hall underground and, for structural reasons, build the two-story kindergarten atop in a lightweight wood frame construction.

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

View of schoolyard with primary school and kindergarten, Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

  • Architects: Schenker Salvi Weber
  • Project: Absam Primary School
  • Location: Absam, Austria
  • Photography: Bengt Stiller
  • Client:
    • Municipality of Absam
    • Immobilien GesmbH & Co KG
  • Team: Bettina Doser, Sophie Gerg, Teresa de Miguel, Thomas Morgner, Hans Reumann, Barbara Roller, Tiago Santana, Michael Salvi, Andres Schenker, Verena Theil, Tina Tobisch, Katalin Tóth, Rowena Ullrich, Thomas Weber
  • Commission type: EU-wide invited competition, general planning
  • Energy efficiency: Passive house standard
  • Structural engineer: wood construction. Merz Kley Partner
  • Structural engineer: reinforced concrete / geotechnics. ZSZ Ingenieure ZT GesmbH
  • Building physics: IBO – Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building
  • Construction management and costs: Die Bauleiter
  • Building technology: Moser + Partner Ingenieurbüro

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French School in Lomé, Togo by Segond-Guyon Architectes

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: Segond-Guyon Architectes

The project includes the construction of an elementary school and the extension of a kindergarten. The aim is to build a contextual architecture, fully merged in its environment.

Pavilion architecture that smoothly fits its surrounding vegetation by limiting the footprint and preserving the existing trees. Moreover, there is no physical barrier thus allowing the view to embrace the entire site. The volumes are made of compressed earth block (CEB), and are covered with light metallic roofs.

Image Courtesy © Segond Guyon Architectes

Image Courtesy © Segond Guyon Architectes

  • Architects: Segond-Guyon Architectes
  • Project: French School in Lomé – TOGO
  • Location: Avenue Sarakawa – Lomé, Togo
  • Local Architect: GE Architectes & Partenaires
  • Engineer: BETEB
  • Contractor: CENTRO SA
  • Area: 2 950 m²
  • Competition year: 2014
  • Delivery year: 2016

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