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Rosewood Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates by Handel Architects LLP

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Article source: Handel Architects LLP

Located in Abu Dhabi’s new Al Maryah Island financial district between the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and the Cleveland Clinic, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a new 1,099,000 sq. ft. (102,000 m²) luxury, mixed-use development. The complex includes a five-star 189-room Rosewood hotel, 131 serviced apartments, banquet facilities, meeting facilities, spa, fitness center, retail space, restaurants, and parking.

Image Courtesy © Lester Ali

  • Architects: Handel Architects LLP
  • Project: Rosewood Abu Dhabi
  • Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Photography: Lester Ali, Don Riddle, Gerry O’Leary
  • Completion Date: October 2013
  • Lead Design Firm: Handel Architects
  • Lead Designer: Glenn Rescalvo, AIA, Partner
  • Size: 1,099,000 sq. ft. (102,000 m²)
  • Software used: Autocad.

Visitor Center in Kunshan, China by Miao Design Studio

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Article source: Miao Design Studio

Sitting at the west suburb of Kunshan, a booming industrial city, the Lake Yangcheng Park of 42.5 hectares is the largest public green space on the lake shore, visited heavily by central-city residents during the week ends. The linear building site lies between the main public parking lot and a curved boardwalk which leads people to the waterfront and other attractions.

Wood deck along the north side of the building, Image Courtesy © Miao Design Studio

  • Architects: Miao Design Studio (Pu Miao)
  • Project: Visitor Center
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Project Period: 2009-2012
  • Floor Area: 844 square meters
  • Client : Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer: Architecture: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao; Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai (Architect of Record), Jiang Ninqing
  • Structure: Shanghai Yuangui Structural Design Inc., Zhang Yewei, Liu Xiao
  • Engineering: Hanjia Design Group, Mu Lixin, Yu Yang, Wu Qiuyan
  • Software used: Autocad

Muk in Saalfelden, Salzburg, Austria by ma hoRe architects

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Article source: ma hoRe architects

The primal need of the client was to combine both his dwelling house and his physical therapist´s practice in one building thereby ensuring privacy for the living space and enabling the therapy rooms to be open and visible to the public.

Image Courtesy © ma hoRe architects

  • Architects: ma hoRe architects
  • Project: Muk
  • Location: Saalfelden, Salzburg, Austria
  • Photography: ma hoRe architects
  • Team: Arch. DI Andreas Hoerl, Arch. DI Robert Reichkendler
  • Project Area: 250 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Project: September 2012 – Mai 2013

Hof van Engelen by Diederendirrix Architects

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Article source: Diederendirrix Architects

In Engelen, diederendirrix developed senior living apartments in 2 blocks, each containing 9 properties for rent and 9 for sale. The striking form of the building with extravagant balconies in the corners attracts immediate attention, as do the materials and colour scheme used.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

Zero Energy school in SAINT-OUEN, FRANCE by Mikou Design Studio

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: Mikou Design Studio

The Docks school in Saint Ouen is in a strategic urban location, in the middle of the Zac des Docks mixed development area, which an exemplary case of sustainable urban development.

Located in the middle of an urban complex composed mainly of high-rise office blocks and housing, it will also be visible because of its roof, a fundamental feature of the project onto which the openings of neighbouring buildings face.

Image Courtesy © FLORIAN KLEINEFENN

  • Architects: Mikou Design Studio
  • Project: Zero Energy school
  • Location: SAINT-OUEN, FRANCE
  • Photography: FLORIAN KLEINEFENN
  • Client: City of Saint-Ouen
  • Programme: Elementary school, preschool, sports and recreation center, restaurant, administration
  • Surface: 4 820 m²
  • Status complete: october 2013
  • Team: Salwa Mikou – Cecile Jalby – Miguel Allen Valença
  • Structural Engineer: BERIM
  • Services Engineer: BERIM
  • Quantity Surveyor: SLETEC
  • Main Contractor: URBAINE DES TRAVAUX / GROUPE FAYAT

MU APARTMENT in MEXICO CITY, MEXICO by Ezequiel Farca

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: Ezequiel Farca

The MU apartment is in an exclusive area of Mexico City. For the design of this space guidelines were taken into account to address specific needs.

The common areas such as the dining room and breakfast share the space along with a window that extends through both areas, the view of the urban landscape that provides the location, distinguishing each use. The bedrooms are neatly located in a private area of the house, benefited by the concept of large windows to appreciate the City of Mexico view.

Image Courtesy © JAIME NAVARRO

  • Architects: Ezequiel Farca
  • Project: MU APARTMENT
  • Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
  • Photography: JAIME NAVARRO
  • PARTICIPATION: INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND FURNITURE.
  • DATE AND LOCATION: MEXICO CITY, 2011
  • AREA: 720 M2
  • PROJECT DIRECTOR: Ezequiel Farca
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Fernanda de la Mora
  • COLABORATORS: Liliana Barrientos, Estefanía Carrete, Luis Velasquez
  • Software used: Autocad

House in Momoyamadai, Osaka, Japan by NRM-Architects Office

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: NRM-Architects Office

It is a residence built in Suita-shi, Osaka. The circumference is a good residential section of the environment improved at the time of the Osaka expo, and forms many green rows of houses. It is the H type floor planning which carried out the joint of the two habitation volumes with leads, such as stairs and a passage.

Image Courtesy © NRM-Architects Office

  • Architects: NRM-Architects Office
  • Project: House in Momoyamadai
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Architect: Shunichiro Ninomiya+Tomoko Morodome

A mixed-use vertical city in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by OMA

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: OMA

De Rotterdam is conceived as a vertical city: three interconnected mixed-use towers accommodating offices, apartments, a hotel, conference facilities, shops, restaurants, and cafes. The project began in 1997. Construction started at the end of 2009, with completion in 2013.

Image Courtesy © Michel van de Kar

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: A mixed-use vertical city
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Michel van de Kar, Charlie Koolhaas, Ossip van Duivenbode, Philippe Ruault, OMA
  • Status: Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013
  • Clients: De Rotterdam CV, The Hague (Joint venture MAB, The Hague, OVG, Rotterdam)
  • Site: Former harbor waterfront between KPN tower and Cruise Terminal at Kop van Zuid
  • Program: Total 162,000m2: offices 72,000m2; 240 apartments 34,5000m2; hotel (278 rooms), congress, restaurant 19,000m2; retail, F&B 1,000m2; leisure 4,500m2; parking (approx. 650 vehicles) 31,000m2
  • Partners in charge: Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon
  • Associate in charge: Kees van Casteren Team 1997–2001 (50% SD): Christina Beaumont, Stefan Bendiks, Frans Blok, Robert Cheoff, Bert Karel Deuten, Sharon Goren, Juan Guardetti, Jens Holm, Alex de Jong, Adam Kurdahl, Carolien Ligtenberg, Anna Little, Nuno Rosado, Saskia Simon, Johan de Wachter, Barbara Wolff.
  • Team 2007–08 (50% SD – building permit): Chantal Aquilina, Eva Dietrich, Anita Ernödi, Markus Frank, Jonah Gamblin, Clarisa Garcia-Fresco, Alex de Jong, Michel van de Kar, Christoph Michael, Elida Mosquera, Mauro Parravicini, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Raphael Pulido, Louise Sullivan, Olaf Turck, Manuel Villanueva, with: Chun Chiu, Duncan Flemington, Evangelos Kotsioris, Sören Martinussen, Nobuki Ogasahara, Theo Petrides, Benoit Schelstraete, Ian Schopa, Kyo Stockhaus, Joao Viera Costa, Luca Vigliero, Jussi Vuori, Jean-Paul Willemse.
  • Team 2009–13 (construction phase, interiors): Michel van de Kar (associate), Marlies Boterman, Christoph Michael, with: Katrien van Dijk, Nathalie Gozdziak, Sai Shu, Saskia Simon, Tomas Dirrix, Erik de Haan, Jue Qiu, Pal Trodahl.
  • Interiors hotel (2013): Saskia Simon, Marina Cogliani, Clive Hennessey, Yasuhito Hirose, Arminas Sadzevicius.

Institute of Strabismus Treatment in Krakow, Poland by KUMstudio

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: KUMstudio

The interior design was created for the Institute of Strabismus Treatment deals with the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus, amblyopia and nystagmus in children and adults. It has been prepared under the personal guidance and objectives with a strong focus on the unique solutions that meet the requirements of the clinic of the highest quality and standard of services with reputation on the world.

Image Courtesy © KUMstudio

  • Architects: KUMstudio
  • Project: Institute of Strabismus Treatment
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Photography: KUMstudio
  • Program: medical center
  • Client: Institute of Strabismus Treatment dr n. med. Beata Kaczmarek
  • Total area: 200 m2
  • Completion: 2013
  • Status: complete

ALUMINUM HOUSE in MADRID, Spain by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos 

A consolidated landscape surrounded by gardens with big trees within the metropolis of Madrid is the fortunate starting point of this house.

The piece, of metallic and horizontal nature, produces the effect of having just one storey. With its proportions and materiality it both contrasts and blends with the tall trees of its environment.

Image Courtesy © Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

  • Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
  • Project: ALUMINUM HOUSE
  • Location: MADRID, Spain
  • Photography: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos, Diego Opazo
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: David Gallardo | UPV
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Orencio Peña (Serconex)
  • BUILDING ENGINEER: Zacarias Gonzalez (Serconex)
  • INTERIOR DESIGN: ALFARO HOFMANN
  • SITE AREA: 1770,00 m2
  • BUILT AREA: 958,03 m2
  • COST (P.E.M.): 3.400.000 euros
  • COLLABORATORS: Maria Masià | Architect, Adrián Mora | Architect,  Carlos Gallardo | Architect
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