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Magnum Gallery in PARIS, France by Birds Portchmouth Russum

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Article source: Birds Portchmouth Russum

Working in collaboration with architect Chris Stead of Paris, BPR designed a gallery, cafe and office for the Magnum Photography agency.

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Three architectural moves are key in turning this former hotel ballroom into an integrated set of spaces. A portion of the ground floor concrete slab is cut away, a bridge spanned across it, and a cafe ‘trailer’ inserted into the front facade. The front of the trailer pushes through to the street, defining the entrance and helping to project the identity of the gallery.

  • Architects: Birds Portchmouth Russum
  • Project: Magnum Gallery
  • Location: 13 RUE DE L’ABBAYE 75006 PARIS
  • Software used: Catia and Vectorworks

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VetiVertical City in Shanghai, China by Eugenio Aglietti

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Article source: Eugenio Aglietti

Shanghai is one of the Chinese cities with the highest levels of CO2 emissions per capita and held the lead as the biggest carbon dioxide emitter between 2004 and 2007. Another problem that affects the city relates with the quality of water, which is severely contaminated: about 80% of the water comes from the Huangpu river, one of the most polluted rivers in the world.

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  • Architects: Eugenio Aglietti
  • Project: VetiVertical
  • Location: Longhua East Road, Shanghai, China
  • Competition: eVolo Skyscrapers Year: 2013
  • Type: mixed-use skyscraper 
  • Building area: 55.600 sqm

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TREVOX 223 in Hills of Naucalpan, Edo.Mexico by CRAFT Arquitectos

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Architects: CRAFT Arquitectos

The project arises from the idea of reusing existing spaces of a house built more than 40 years and generate a housing with these spaces independently for each family member with the constraint of preserving the essence of the building, trying to have the least number of changes and trying to protect original details which in turn must be integrated into the new project.One of the most important factors involved in the design, is the location of the property, which is located in a gazebo with continuous traffic and is the visual culmination of several avenues, this generates: excessive noise, very little privacy and air stream impacts directly on the main facade of the house. Moreover the project is facing south, what makes summer overheat.

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  • Architects: CRAFT Arquitectos
  • Project: TREVOX 223
  • Location: Hills of Tecamachalco,Naucalpan,Edo.Mexico

This led to our primary need to cover the environmental factor, is create a transitional space between the private area and public areas, without losing connection between these and at the same time will diminish environmental factors. This was achieved with a double façade design to that used bronze glass Reflecta the enormous advantages that this represents, it helps to have a vision outward and in turn limit inward spaces giving privacy to in addition to the use of square-shaped openings that are offsetting the direct effect of the wind, allowing the circulation of the same without directly affecting the internal facade, helps filter over the sun which gives us a comfortable temperature. The outstanding feature of this design is to isolate outside noise and not lose the connection to the same, thanks to this design was created intermediate terraces, binds both contexts and is accessible only from private terraces.

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With respect to the inside, absorbed existing aspects of the program, however, according to the needs of the project was to create new areas on the existing line along the outer limit and give freedom to every part of space, the only significant change was the demolition of the hall, which resulted in two separate blocks that are linked by bridges, resulting favorably creating an indoor garden, which makes vestibular function and connect the locked rooms and turn generate more light and ventilation inside.

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The interior reflects ambient rhythm and harmony, with the use of colors chiaroscuro lighting creates light games to low intensity contrast with the exterior lighting, the resulting project provides the opportunity to experience different ways and spaces where you are.

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Entrecampos Masterplan in Lisbon, Portugal by PROMONTORIO

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Article source: PROMONTORIO

Built next to the campus of the University of Lisbon, the Entrecampos Square is the largest urban regeneration scheme under development in Lisbon since the Expo’98. Like so many other cities in Europe, Lisbon has been loosing inhabitants to the outer rings of the metropolitan area. In addition to macro-scale factors, like the declining birth rate and the persistence of rent-controlled contracts, the cost of housing in city centres has become prohibitive for young people.

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  • Architects: PROMONTORIO
  • Project: Entrecampos Masterplan
  • Location: Avenida das Forcas Armadas, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Client EPUL: (Empresa Publica de Urbanizacao de Lisboa)
    Landscape Architecture João Nunes (PROAP)
  • Programme: Mixed-use development with housing (67,000 sq.m), retail (12,000 sq.m), offices (24,000 sq.m), art centre (9,000 sq.m) and parking (3,500)
  • Gross Built: Area 112,000 sq.m (plus 130,000 sq.m below grade)
  • Project Status: 2004 (master planning) – 2004 (approved by the municipal)
  • Software used: ArchiCAAD, Acrobat Pro, Adobe Illustrate

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Lisson Gallery in Milan, Italy by Filippo Taidelli Architetto

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Article source: Filippo Taidelli Architetto

London’s Lisson Gallery, one of the leaders in international contemporary art, opened a new space in Milan in Via Zenale on the ground floor of historic building completely refurbished and redesigned by Studio FTA in 2008.

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Lodge on the Lake in Canberra, Australia by Stephen Collier Architects

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Article source: Stephen Collier Architects

THE LAKE ON THE LODGE IDEAS COMPETITION – EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

What if the British, instead of completely and summarily dismissing Aboriginal people and their culture, took a more open approach to Aboriginal people, culture and knowledge systems? This country would be one where the chances of an indigenous or non-indigenous Prime Minister would have been the same at every election since Federation. As a result Australia would now have an equal meeting of cultures and (cultural) influence.

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  • Architects: Stephen Collier Architects
  • Project: Lodge on the Lake
  • Location: Canberra, Australia
  • COLLABORATORS: Stephen Collier Architects, Paolo Stracchi, Maryam Litkouhi, David Janson
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Rhinoceros and Photoshop

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House M in Meran (BZ), Italy by monovolume architecture+design

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Article source: monovolume architecture+design

The project M, a residential building in the centre of Meran, is embedded in the quit area of Obermais. The concept of the design was it to play with transparent and solid surfaces what fallows fascinating insights and outlooks. The interior melts together with the outside space. The terrain flows through the building and finds his renewal in the pool- and meadow area. Because of a refined external design and the arrangement of the pool, lawn, garden and house the whole concept seems like a unity with seamless transition. The ground floor follows the slightly sloping ground like a staircase to get a large garden area. Because of engineering technology considerations the building is conceived as a compact volume with one underground and two upper floors. From the construction point of view the house is built as a concrete construction, furnished with upgraded insulation. The glass-facade, door and window elements are executed as 3 layered glazier.

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  • Architects: monovolume architecture+design
  • Project: House M
  • Location: Meran (BZ), Italy
  • Type: Villa
  • Construction: 2011/12
  • Total area: 360 m2
  • Volume: 1.390 m3
  • ClimaHouse: A
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Restaurant Miil in 39010, Tscherms (BZ), Italy by monovolume architecture+design

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Article Source: monovolume architecture+design

Placed in Tscherms/Cermes, near Merano, The Kränzel mansion and winery brings together cuisine, art and culture in a unique way. The set of buildings of different ages includes the medieval farm, the Baroque mill and the labyrinth garden that hosts works of contemporary artists. The restaurant “Miil” is in the old mill, which is under protection by the Fine Arts. Here gastronomy, wine and culture come togethere in a high quality unique work.

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  • Architects: monovolumearchitecture+design
  • Project: Restaurant Miil
  • Location:  39010 ,Tscherms (BZ),  Italy
  • Architectural staff: Arch. Simon Constantini, Benjamin Gaensbacher, Arch. Sergio Aguado Hernàndez
  • Structural engineers: Von Pföstl und Helfer
  • Photographer: Urlich Egger
  • Client: Othmar Raich
  • Program: Restaurant
  • Realisation: 2010/11
  • Building area: 165 m²
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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CASA A-S013 in Locri (RC), Italy by Studio proarch

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Article source:  Studio proarch

The project stems from the need to communicate the entire living area, breaking down the physical barriers between vertical entrance, kitchen and living room in order to obtain a more comprehensive in what is the most experienced of the house. The shades parietal contain two unique contrasting colors: white and gray, so as to emphasize the joints and movements of the shares of the soffit of the slab. The kitchen located in the nucleus of the apartment is non-invasive and sassy, but he relates in a balanced manner with the living room and especially with the entry. The entrance takes a strong character to open space given by the glass wall chosen for its quality scenograficità , elegance and visual permeability.

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Conference Centre, Corporate Campus Apeldoorn in The Netherlands by ADP Architects

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Article source: ADP Architects

The central building of the Corporate Campus Apeldoorn, designed by ADP Architects, is the conference centre. The whole building is set up to stimulate interaction and communication.

As working in a green environment is the main concept of the campus the landscape literally continues in to the entrance hall of the conference building, so nature and architecture melt together in the heart of the campus. Standing in the tall entrance hall you can see the restaurant, and the 25 conference rooms located on different floors. The restaurant, seating 750 people, is spread out over different levels gradually stepping down towards the forest outside.

Image Courtesy © Gerard van Beek, Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: ADP Architects
  • Project: Conference Centre, Corporate Campus Apeldoorn
  • Location: Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
  • Photographs: Gerard van Beek, Jeroen Musch, ADP Architects
  • Project team: Marc a Campo, Erik Wiersema, Wim Woensdregt, Pieter Boerstra, Bert Beentjes, Erikjan Cuperus, Esmee Bais, Jeroen Bos, Pieter de Bruyn Kops, Harald Mooij, Daniel Sudkamp, Paul Rutjes, Toon van Schijndel, Arjen Tuinman.
  • Interior architect: ADP Architects and Ex Interiors
  • Landscape architect: ADP architects and Bureau B+B
  • Area: Buildings (phase 1 and 2) 86.450 m², Landscape 10.2 Ha
  • Realized: 2011- 2012
  • Collaborating Architects: B+B architects (landscape co-architects), Ex Interiors (interior co-architects)
  • Client: Achmea
  • Completed: 2012
  • Area: 9.600 m2
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