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Renewal of the Old Main Seminar of Comillas University by Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos

In the last decades of the nineteenth century, thanks to the Comillas Lord, the town became a hub of the incipient Catalan Modernism. The seminary began with some sketches of Jesuit and Engineer Miguel de Alcolado, later on Joan Martorell and Lluis Domenech i Montaner started to work in the project giving the building the monumental and desired style.

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba 

  • Architects: Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos
  • Project: Renewal of the Old Main Seminar of Comillas University
  • Location: Comillas, Cantabria, Spain
  • Photography: Duccio Malagamba
  • Client: Sociedad Activos inmobiliarios Campus Comillas
  • Date: 2007-2010
  • Size: 17.484 m2 / Phase 1 8.869 m2
  • Budget: Phase 1 I23.374.825,02 euros
  • M&E: JG inconor
  • Design Team: Alberto Alonso Ortiz, Joaquín Barrientos Barquín, Eduardo Fdez.-Abascal Teira, Floren Muruzábal Sitges, Eduardo Pesquera González, Jesús Ulargui Agurruza
  • Collaborators: Cristina Gómez Abecia, Carlos Gómez Santos
  • Structure: Francisco de la Torre, Estudio de Ingeniería Dýnamis, Miguel Terán Garrido

Mixed-use high-rise in Moscow, Russia by ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova

Unbuilt proposal for a tower on existing foundation in Moscow-city by ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova

Image Courtesy ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova 

  • Architects: ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova
  • Project: Mixed-use high-rise in Moscow
  • Location: Moscow, Russia

University Hospital Cafeteria in Seville, Spain by Sol89

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Sol89

Breaking, folding and inserting. The Hospital is a cluster of activity and subjected to continuous flow changes. The intervention takes the estrangement as a starting point: we decided to insert a single continuous element, bent and broken, which defines, as opposed to the perimeter of empty space available, the area of medical staff and a series of courtyards perched to become new objects for contemplation.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: Sol89
  • Project: University Hospital Cafeteria
  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Client: Servicio Andaluz de Salud y Serunion SA
  • Completion Date: 2011 
  • Team: Víctor Baztán Cascales (quantity surveyor), Alejandro Cabanas (structure), Insur JG (building service),  Seinsa 2000 S.A. y Astreo S.L (contractors)
  • Area: 1152,50  m²
  • Software used: Brains and pencils, after, for final drawings, used usual CAD programs

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Professional Cooking School in Ancient Slaughterhouse by Sol89

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Sol89

Medina is a historic town in the hills in Cadiz. Its houses are known for their whitewashed walls and their ceramic roofs. The project involves adapting an ancient slaughterhouse, built in the XIX century, into a Professional Cooking School. The ancient slaughterhouse was composed of a small construction around a courtyard and a high white wall that limits the plot. If you are going to act in the historic city you must adapting, taking shelter, settling in its empty spaces.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda 

  • Architects: Sol89
  • Project: Professional Cooking School in Ancient Slaughterhouse
  • Location: C/ Rubiales S/N, Medina Sidonia, Cádiz, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Client: Fundación Forja XXI
  • Completion Date: 2011
  • Team:
    George Smudge (Architecture student)
    Jerónimo Arrebola (quantity serveyor)
    Alejandro Cabanas (Structure)
    Insur JG (building services)
    Novoarididian SA y Rhodas SL (Contractors)
  • Area: 751 m²
  • Software used: Brains and pencils, after, for final drawings, used usual CAD programs

St Pancras Penthouse Apartment in London, United Kingdom by TG Studio

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: TG Studio

TG-Studio has transformed this 3 bed room penthouse located in the grade 1 listed St Pancras chambers. The apartment is one of three penthouses in the 52 unit development by the Manhattan loft corporation. It covers the top three floors of the west tower of this famous London landmark.

Image Courtesy TG Studio

  • Architects: TG Studio
  • Project: St Pancras Penthouse Apartment
  • Location: London, United Kingdom

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Château of Chillon Restaurant & Boutique in Veytaux, Switzerland by Mauro Turin Architectes

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Mauro Turin Architectes

The castle of Chillon (1150), become mythical thanks to Lord Byron poem ‘The prisoner of Chillon’ and today historical national monument, it is the result, on its actually form, of several century construction and various upgrading Works. Our aspiration is to add, in a notion of continuity, a new layer of history about the site and the Castle.

Image courtesy Mauro Turin Architectes

  • Architects: Mauro Turin Architectes
  • Project: Château of Chillon Restaurant & Boutique
  • Location: Château de Chillon, Lake Geneva, Veytaux, Switzerland
  • Procedure: International architecture competition
  • Place: Honorable Mention / 5th place
  • Client: Château of Chillon Foundation
  • Gross floor area: 680 m2
  • Team: Mauro Turin, Inigo Oregui, Javier Subira

The Infinity Centre in Keilor East, Victoria, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: McBride Charles Ryan

The Infinity Centre, the new campus for Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School senior students, is derived from the initial idea that the library, a learning hub, is central to the school. We also wanted a building that offered protection from a windswept site and signified the merging of two schools, Penleigh Presbyterian Ladies’ College and Essendon Grammar School for boys.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
  • Project: The Infinity Centre
  • Location: Keilor East, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Principal Designers: Robert McBride, Debbie Ryan
  • Project Architect: Andrew Hayne
  • Project Team: Drew Williamson, Qianyi Lim, Peter Ryan, Stephan Bekhor, Anthony Parker, Amelia Borg, Natasha Maben, Benedikt Josef, Alan Ting, Luke Waldron, Jacqui Robbins, Daniel Griffin, Seung Hyuk Choi, Angela Woda
  • Contractor: Construction Engineering
  • Quantity Surveyor: Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Building Surveyor: Davis Langdon, Floreancig Smith
  • Planning Consultant: ARG Planning
  • Traffic Engineer: GTA Consultants
  • Structural, Civil, Acoustic, ESD and Services Engineering: ARUP
  • Landscape Architeture: Oculus
  • Geotechnical Engineering: Douglas Partners
  • Size: 8,000 m2
  • Completion Time: 4 years, including competition design
  • Council: Moonee Valley
  • Client: Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

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Pearl Valley 276 in Cape Town by SAOTA

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: SAOTA

A young family re-locating to the Western Cape was looking to change from city living to a more relaxed country lifestyle in which to bring up their young family and settled for the exclusive Pearl Valley Golf Estate located near Paarl, just 30 minutes away from the Mother City of Cape Town.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch 

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: Pearl Valley 276
  • Location: Paarl, Cape Town
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly, Jon Case & Sarika Jacobs
  • Main Furniture Supplier: OKHA Interiors
  • Completion Date: 2011

Tel-Aviv White City Forum Winning Proposal in Israel by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

The Forum project is an Exhibitions Center, and is part of the huge Tel- Aviv Wholesale Market Project currently under construction, comprising thousands apartments, a mall, a school and a sports complex.The project, located in the city center,is built on the grounds of the former market, recently removed to the outskirts.

Image Courtesy Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

  • Architects: Kimmel Eshkolot Architects
  • Project: Tel-Aviv White City Forum Winning Proposal
  • Location: Israel
  • Status: in progress
  • Software used: ‘Sketch Up’ for modeling and ‘Vray’  for rendering

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Casa del Viento in Morelos, Mexico by A-001 Taller de Arquitectura

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: A-001 Taller de Arquitectura

“Casa delViento” extends the realm of fiction and turns it into a resting and contemplation space. Inspired in the legend of the Tepozteco (A huge volcanic formation in the site), it opens the possibility that the rows of wind and water erosion, indeed where actually made by the people of the town trying to bring down the god of the winds (Ehécatl).

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro Soto 

  • Architects: A-001 Taller de Arquitectura
  • Project: Casa del Viento
  • Location: Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro Soto
  • Architect: Eduardo Gorozpe Fernández
  • Surface: 650 M2
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