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New Central Library in Berlin, Germany by Envés Arquitectos

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Envés Arquitectos

Zentral- und Landesbibliothek. General intentions: The proposal we submitted to the Competition is based in three dualities:

Open / closed:  A library has become one of the few public places that still remaining affordable for citizens, where they are able to:

  1. Enjoy recreational activities (playing, eating, resting, reading…) and professional ones
  2. Shelter from uncomfortable weather conditions

We conceive a library as an open, public, free and comfortable meeting place; summing up, an urban lobby.

Image courtesy Envés Arquitectos

  • Architects: Envés Arquitectos
  • Project: New Central Library in Berlin Winning Proposal
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Autores: Envés arquitectos: Alberto Velarde del Barrio, Miguel Ángel Navas Vinagre, Miguel Ángel Velarde del Barrio
  • Colaboradores: Realización de imágenes 3D: 24studio

The Line a.k.a. Slow City in Wuwei, China by Raffaele Marone with Sergio Izzo

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Raffaele Marone with Sergio Izzo

The Great Wall of China… Le Corbusier’s 1931 Algiers Plan Obus…Soria y Mata’s 1862 La Ciudad Lineal… the 5-kilometer-long linear cypress path in Bolgheri…

A never-ending tree path, full of elderly and children, women and men, people on bikes and people walking through a collage of hundreds of different landscapes, races, colors, hairdos and clothes, where the trees change as the geography changes.

Image courtesy Raffaele Marone with Sergio Izzo 

  • Architects: Raffaele Marone with Sergio Izzo
  • Project: The Line a.k.a. Slow City
  • Location: Wuwei, China

Custore Pavilion in Warsaw, Poland by Anna Dobek + Mateusz Wojcicki

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Anna Dobek + Mateusz Wojcicki

Custore is an experimental project of exhibition pavilion that explores the areas of parametric architecture, used for the commercial market. In this project we had to deal not only with the aesthetic issues of computer-generated sculptural forms, but also with practical problems associated with the execution of the project inside a commercial building, and – most importantly – with the real clash of artistic forms and commercial market guidelines.

Image courtesy Paulina Sasinowska, Anna Dobek, Mateusz Wojcicki 

  • Architects: Anna Dobek + Mateusz Wojcicki
  • Project: Custore Pavilion
  • Location: Złote Tarasy shopping centre , Warsaw, Poland 
  • Photography: Paulina Sasinowska (smileupyourself), Anna Dobek, Mateusz Wojcicki
  • Client: Circus Digitalis
  • Visualizations: Anna Dobek, Mateusz Wojcicki
  • Year of project/construction: 2012/2013 
  • Area: 19.8 m2
  • Software used:  Rhino 4 + Grasshopper + AutoCAD

Collider Activity Center in Sophia, Bulgaria by Tom Wiscombe Design

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Tom Wiscombe Design

This design aspires to make Walltopia into a 21st brand center as well as a destination for sports and recreation. Our belief is that this cannot be achieved without re-thinking the status of building as a neutral container of active furnishings in favor of building as active and distinct. Successful contemporary brand centers create a new and unexpected world, something that exceeds a collection of wares.

Image courtesy Tom Wiscombe Design 

  • Architects: Tom Wiscombe Design
  • Project: Collider Activity Center
  • Location: Sophia, Bulgaria
  • Client: Walltopia Ltd.
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino, and ZBrush

Ab Medica in Milano, Italy by GIUSEPPE TORTATO

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: GIUSEPPE TORTATO

Inspired by the super fast boat hulls, the building’s volume expresses dynamism and innovation of a group at the forefront of research, in strict compliance with the energy class A.

The project for the headquarters of AB Medica, an italian farmaceutical company, is developed and designed by architect Giuseppe Tortato. An appealing combination that reveals a  landmark building with functional and symbolic aspects requested by the client and the will of demarcation and qualification of a suburban context flanked by the highway Milano-Varese.

Image courtesy GIUSEPPE TORTATO

  • Architects: GIUSEPPE TORTATO
  • Project: Ab Medica
  • Location: Milano, Italy

Biokilab Laboratories in Miñano Mayor, Spain by Taller Básico De Arquitectura

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Taller Básico De Arquitectura

Two boxes in the air and a structure as architecture: The technology Park of Vitoria colonizes a little bit of nature. The quality of the site and its steepness make us question where to build. Two boxes made from air rise above the slope. The structure become architecture carries on its shoulders these boxes, showing a new plane. This new place is signed by the novelty of the time of this research center.   We investigate new ways of entering new places. Our place appears on a new level, determined by a four-legged and colorful structure. Two hollow boxes of concrete inhabit this new place on the structure. The whole complex in a permanent flight reveals a new gravity.

Image Courtesy © José Manuel Cutillas 

  • Architects: Taller Básico De Arquitectura
  • Project: Biokilab Laboratories
  • Location: Álava, Miñano Mayor, Spain
  • Photography: José Manuel Cutillas
  • Developer: BIOKILAB SL.
  • Building Company: CONSTRUCCIONES HIERRO LOPEZ DE ARBINA SA.
  • Project Architects: JAVIER PÉREZ HERRERAS, Fco. JAVIER QUINTANA DE UÑA, EDURNE PÉREZ DÍAZ DE ARCAYA, XABIER ILUNDAIN MADURGA, LEIRE ZALDUA AMUNDARAIN, DAVID SANTAMARIA OZCOIDI, LAURA ELVIRA TEJEDOR
  • Construction manager: JAVIER PÉREZ HERRERAS, Fco. JAVIER QUINTANA DE UÑA, EDURNE PÉREZ DÍAZ DE ARCAYA
  • Area: 342,8 m2
  • Start date: 2nd of September of 2009
  • End date: 22th of July of 2010

Haus Wiesenhof in Tirol, Austria by Gogl Architekten

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Gogl Architekten

The client requested a getaway – a place of peace and contemplation with a strong relationship to the nature surrounding it. This alpine refuge is a symbiosis of spatial openness and enclosed areas. According to the design specifications, rebuilding or extending the house beyond the existing cubage was not permitted, which entailed a massive limitation for the design. Through the basic ideas of interlocking the inner rooms and the form design of an open and richly varied spatial structure, the architect conceptually compensated for the design restrictions and created a generous living and leisure space.

Image Courtesy © Mario Webhofer 

  • Architects: Gogl Architekten
  • Project: Haus Wiesenhof
  • Location: St. Johann in Tirol, Austria
  • Photography: Mario Webhofer
  • Project team: Regine Egg-Mitter, Hildegard Platzer-Rieder
  • Site area: 2.280 m2
  • Living space: 413 m2
  • Net useable area: 565 m2
  • Area of build: 275 m2
  • Start of planning: March 2009
  • Start of construction: April 2010
  • Completion: June 2012
  • Subplanning:
    Static, site management: IB Hanel, St. Johann i. Tirol (A)
    Lighting planning: Akzente Lichtsysteme (A)

Hongqiao Business District in Shanghai, China by MVRDV

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: MVRDV

Sincere Property, MVRDV and Aedas have started construction on a Central Business District at Shanghai’s mostly domestic airport Hongqiao. The 4.5ha site is located near Hongqiao Airport train station at the corner of Shenhai Express Way and Shenbin Road. The plan comprises ten office towers, an underground shopping centre, cultural program, parking and a sunken plaza which will bring a more intimate form of urban life into an area currently dominated by large boulevards and urban expressway’s. The project’s completion is planned for 2015.

Image courtesy MVRDV 

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Hongqiao Business District Winning Proposal
  • Location: Shanghai, China

De Wet 34 in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, by SAOTA

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: SAOTA 

The site is positioned in the heart of Bantry Bay in Cape Town, on the slopes of Lion’s Head overlooking the bay. The brief was to create a home with all the spectacle of an Atlantic Seaboard showpiece but also to respond to the practical needs of family life and to create a feeling of sanctuary.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch, SAOTA 

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: De Wet 34
  • Location: Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA & Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Bobby Hugill, Duke Williams
  • Interior Design: OKHA Interiors
  • Completion Date: 2012

The Slabs – Italian Pavilion Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy by MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect

Our proposal for the Italian Pavilion at the Milan 2015 Expo is a light cage where the technical innovation is embedded within the structure: revolutionary glass columns sustain traditional  slabs clad in marble. The building is simple and elegant in its structural system. Marble and glass are intertwined expressing the Italian architectural tradition of proportion and elegance.

Nature makes its way through the thin marble: tress are allowed to grow tall through holes in the slabs, recalling the central role of nature in a healthy feeding culture. These holes let the light from above reach the ground level where the covered plaza stands. The latter is trimmed by a thin water layer which creates small “islands” and a mirror-like surface. Water and shadow cool down the temperature of the plaza so offering a shelter from the sunny space before the circular pond at the end of the Cardo.

Image courtesy MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect 

  • Architects: MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect
  • Project: The Slabs – Italian Pavilion Expo 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Project Team: MenoMenoPiu Architects – Rocco Valantines, Mario Emanuele Salini, Marco Lavit Nicora, Paolo Carignano, Alessandro Balducci
  • Project Team: BE.ST Architect – Stefano Belingardi Clusoni
  • Software used: 

    2d Autocad
    3d Rhinoceros
    Rendering 3ds max
    Post Production Photoshop

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