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Politiecommissariaat Brugge in Belgium by Beel & Achtergael Architecten

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Article source: Beel & Achtergael Architecten

The relocation of the police station to the edge of the city will give a strong impulse to the future development of the harbour site. The judicious positioning and dimensioning of its compact, floating office volume ensures that it fits in with the structure and scale of the former harbour area.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: Beel & Achtergael Architecten
  • Project: Politiecommissariaat Brugge
  • Location: Brugge, Belgium
  • Team: Lieven Achtergael, Isabelle Dierickx, Pietter Lansens, Tom Mockett, Jeffrey Berghman, Rein Bultynck, Sofie Philips, Kris Broidioi, Steve Salembier, Vincent De Keyser, Ida Lievens
  • Structural, MEP and acoustical engineering: Technum
  • Contractors: Wyckaert, Wycor
  • Client: City council of Brugge
  • Procedure: competition
  • Date: 2010-2013
  • Surface: 11.500m²
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp  (more…)

Wilthshire County Hall in Trowbridge, England by Ghenos Communication

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Article source: Ghenos Communication

The Visual porcelain stoneware collection as the protagonist Ceramiche Refin, a company specialising in porcelain stoneware tiles, played a key role in the project to restore Wiltshire County Hall, the administrative headquarters of Wiltshire Council, in the city of Trowbridge, England.

Image Courtesy © Steve Townsend

  • Project: Wilthshire County Hall
  • Location: Trowbridge,  England
  • Architect’s studio: Stride Treglown
  • Materials: Refin porcelain stoneware tiles, Visual collection, 60x60cm S
  • Supplier: Domus Tiles, the leading supplier of ceramic tiles and marble in the UK
  • Year: 2012  (more…)

CEIP RAIGUERO DE BONANZA in ORIHUELA, ALICANTE, SPAIN by MACLA Arquitectos

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Article source: MACLA Arquitectos

The project responds to the surrounding landscape defined by two different topographies: one horizontal plane oriolana garden, where it supports the building, and on the other the ubiquitous mountain in the north facing the delimitation. The volume of the building reflects this duality fragmenting the different volumes that comprise this mechanism to recognize the profile of the mountains to the opening. The building consists of two classrooms of children, four primary classrooms, a gym and a dining room for one hundred students in two shifts, plus all associated teaching spaces.

Image Courtesy © Diego Opazo

  • Architects: MACLA Arquitectos
  • Project: CEIP RAIGUERO DE BONANZA
  • Location:  ORIHUELA, ALICANTE, SPAIN
  • Photography: Diego Opazo
  • Project year: 2006
  • Construction year: 2009
  • Construction surface: 2601 m2
  • Urbanitation surface: 4444 m2
  • Architectes: Miguel Cabanes Ginés, Elena Robles Alonso & Pedro Gambín Hurtado
  • Quantity Surveyor: José Vicente Martínez Romero
  • Engineer Direction: Ignacio Lozano Morato
  • Builder: Ferrovial-  Agroman
  • Budget: 4.075.492 euros
  • Promoter: CIEGSA (more…)

Refurbishment of “La Serenissima” in Via Cavalieri 4, Milano by Park Associati

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Article source: Park Associati

The building known as “Palazzo Campari” was designed in the 1960s by Ermenegildo and Eugenio Soncini in the heart of Milan and was one of a series of buildings that emerged during the economic boom years, representing a new aspect of corporate identity for Italian industry.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects: Park Associati
  • Project: Refurbishment of “La Serenissima”
  • Location: Via Turati 25-27, Via Cavalieri 4, Milano
  • Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Client: Morgan Stanley Sgr S.p.A. in qualità di società di gestione del Fondo “Morgan Stanley Italian Office Fund”
  • Schedule: 2008 – concorso
    2008 – 2010 Progettazione
    2010 – 2012 Cantiere
  • Gross Floor Area: Slp 7988.84 mq
  • Construction Cost: 11.000.000 Euro  

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Shining Surface in Milan, Italy by Park Associati

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Article source: Park Associati

Park Associati architects work on ‘human scale’ architecture. Issues such as context, environment, routes, landscapes and views are in their everyday vocabulary. Their buildings relate with the landscapes with such a lightness and harmony to make them looking perfectly in place, as if they had always been there. Yet they are very recognizable signs, they have contemporary concepts, shapes and surfaces, made with advanced techniques and materials. But this is precisely the key: a historical knowledge and a contemporary vision. In Park’s works, we can feel suggestions from the Modern Movement, lessons from certain Milan architectures and condominiums of the Fifties and Sixties, to the purest Mies van der Rohe of the Twenties, up to Antonio da Sangallo and Michelangelo of Palazzo Farnese. All these inspirations are assimilated, forgotten, and re-invented.


Image Courtesy © Park Associati

  • Architects: Park Associati
  • Project: Shining Surface
  • Location: Milan, Italy

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102 House in Gliwice, Poland by ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Article source: ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP

Every house should have some secret. This house has more than one. The originality of this home has grown from dreams of its owners. The owners – a pair of 35-year-olds with a limited (but not modest) budget and a cloud of dreams. They are fans … she is keen on  architecture of glass and a person longing for the sun the south and the peace of the night … he is keen on World War II, raw concrete and metal. Opposites attract. They demanded not only a modern house but also a unique emotional experience – a house that would be “their home” – at first sight. It’s a challenge.

Image Courtesy © ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP

  • Architects:  ZALEWSKI ARCHITECTURE GROUP
  • Project: 102 House in Gliwice
  • Location: Międzyrzecz, Lubuskie, Poland
  • Realization date: concept project
  • Usable area: 140 m2
  • Plot area: 750 m2
  • House style: modern, ground floor (more…)

Shenyang International Automobile City in China by SBA International

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

Article source: SBA International

The German architectural office SBA in Stuttgart wins the first prize for the new City Cluster of the future. The new multipolar city with the “International Automobile City”, which incorporates the existing BMW plant (Tiexi factory) into the landscape, is organized in several theme areas.

Image Courtesy © SBA International

  • Architects: SBA International
  • Project: Shenyang International Automobile City
  • Location: Shenyang, China
  • Design team: Cathrin Fischer, Markus Meissner, Reinhard Braun, Hans Hellmann, Tan Dongyue, Mareen Brinkmann,Qi Yijun, Zhou Jie, Zuo Fei, Wang Hui
  • Energy concept: Clean City Concept
  • Client: Economic Development Zone Sub-office of Shenyang Bureau of Planning and Land Resource
  • Planning target: New Town with a network of center structures
  • Total area: 91 km2
  • Water area: 9 km2
  • GFA: 92 Mio. m2
  • Software used: AutoCad, InDesign, Photoshop, 3ds max, SketchUp

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Tamaki Drive in Auckland, New Zealand by Ian Moore Architects

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Article source: Ian Moore Architects

This mixed use development is located on a beachfront site in Auckland’s eastern suburbs, looking north up the Hauraki Gulf to the mouth of the Waitemata Harbour, the North Shore and Rangitoto Island. The building occupies a corner site over two parcels of land, 387 Tamaki Drive and 6 Maheke Street. The lower level of 387 Tamaki contains a bank, restaurant and the main building entry, around a publicly accessible courtyard, at the centre of which is a rotating sculpture known as ‘The Seedling’.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mayne

  • Architects: Ian Moore Architects
  • Project: Tamaki Drive
  • Location: 387 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Photographer: Daniel Mayne
  • Project team: Simon Martin, Susanne Loeffler, Patrik Braun
  • Client: Magellan investments
  • Project team: Simon Martin, Susanne Loeffler, Patrik Braun
  • Interior Design: Ian Moore Architects
  • Project manager: Martin & Green
  • Builder: Federal Group
  • Structural engineer: Structure Design
  • Mechanical engineer: Gerhard Furter Consulting Engineering
  • Hydraulic engineer: Hydraulic Services Consultants
  • Electrical engineer: Kern Consultants
  • Typographer: Eamon Davern
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Tonkin and Taylor
  • Fire engineer: Holmes Fire
  • Lift Consultant: Vertrans
  • Land Surveyor: Eagleson Kennaway Surveys
  • Precast Concrete: Nauhria Precast
  • Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete: Unicast Cladding Systems Limited
  • Software used: ArchiCad

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Centro de Surf de Somo in Cantabria, Spain by Javier Romero Soto. Architect

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Article source:  Javier Romero Soto. Architect

The Ribamontán al Mar Surf Center is located in the seafront of Somo, a small town in near Santander. It’s essential for this new facility to be located as close as possible to the beach (it would be unthinkable that surfers have to move to change, shower or store the surfboards to some urban area of the town); therefore, in the absence of municipal property plot with the required characteristics, we chose to place the building on the seafront. The venue lacks environmental value; one of the goals of the project is in fact to recover this underused space, situated just 20 meters away from the sealine.

Image Courtesy © Javier Azurmendi

  • Architects: Javier Romero Soto. Architect
  • Project: Centro de Surf de Somo
  • Location: Somo, Cantabria, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Azurmendi
  • Construction Company : ARRUTI SANTANDER S.A.
  • Installations: DISEÑO Y OBRA INDUSTRIAL 2004 SL
  • Estructures: gv408 arquitectos
  • Telecomunications: DISEÑO Y OBRA INDUSTRIAL access control, security and surveillance system SALTOmetal carpentry Jansen
  • Budget: 579.045 € (more…)

9 Jalan Siap in Singapore by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Article source:  ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

Despite being situated on a relatively low-rise site, 9 Jalan Siap manages to overlook the lush greenery of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Image Courtesy © ONG&ONG Pte Ltd

  • Architects: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
  • Project: 9 Jalan Siap
  • Location: Singapore
  • Team DirectorKurjanto Slamet
  • Team Member: Loh Kah Wai
  • Structural & Civil: E123 Consultants
  • Main Contracto: Littlewoods Design Pte Ltd
  • Completion: 2008

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