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Kamppi Chapel in Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects Ltd

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Article source: K2S Architects Ltd

The Kamppi Chapel is located on the south side of the busy Narinkka square in central Helsinki. It offers a place to quiet down and compose oneself in one of Finland’s most lively urban spaces. With its curved wood facade, the small sacral building flows into the city scape. Simultaneously the chapels gently shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling city life outside.

Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen

Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen

  • Architects: K2S Architects Ltd
  • Project: Kamppi Chapel
  • Location: Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo, Marko Huttunen
  • Client: Helsinki Parish Union and the City of Helsinki
  • Completion: April‐May 2012
  • Total floor area: 352 m2
  • Structural engineering: Insinööritoimisto Vahanen Oy, Matti Kivinen, Ulla Harju
  • Design team: Jukka Mäkinen, Kristian Forsberg, Abel Groenewolt, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Mikko Näveri, Miguel Pereira, Outi Pirhonen, Teija Tarvo, Elina Tenho, Jarno Vesa

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Cliff House in Kerala, India by Khosla Associates

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Article source: Khosla Associates

The house is located in Chowara, a fishing village, 30 minutes from Thiruvananthapuram, in Kerala, South India.

Perched 200 ft. above an expansive stretch of green along the Arabian Sea coast, at the edge of a cliff, its most prominent feature is an asymmetrical sloping roof set against the fronds of a coconut plantation. Opening its embrace to the warm sea breezes, the home covers an area of 1397 sqm. A skewed 45m long sheer concrete wall supporting the single lightweight triangulated canopy roof lunges out towards the view. The external and internal finishes are polished cement, concrete and rough slate juxtaposed against warm slatted timber and naturallocal kotastone. Furniture and accessories are kept to a minimal, so that the focus doesn’t stray from the natural environment.

Bharath Ramamrutham (photos, courtesy Khosla Associates).

Bharath Ramamrutham (photos, courtesy Khosla Associates).

  • Architects: Khosla Associates
  • Project: Cliff House
  • Location: Kerala, India
  • Photography: Bharath Ramamrutham (photos, courtesy Khosla Associates).
  • Project Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand and Praveena A.
  • Client: Mike Manwaring
  • Site Area: 4,046 sq m.
  • Built up Area: 1,397 sq m.
  • Structural Engineering: Manjunath & Co.
  • Landscaping: Hariyalee Consultants
  • Interior Design: Khosla Associates.

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Eliza Apartments in Sydney by Tony Owen Partners

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

The Eliza Apartments by Tony Owen Partners has just been completed in Sydney. Designed to be Sydney’s most prestigious and progressive address. We sought a building to fit within the historic context of the area yet was an unmistakeably contemporary and challenging design, combining classic 20th century style with parametric design tools to create a sustainable iconic CBD landmark.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners
  • Project: Eliza Apartments
  • Location: Sydney
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino, Autocad, Digital Project

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VANKE NEW CITY CENTER SALES GALLERY in Nanjing, China by Spark Architects

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Article source: Spark Architects

Spark’s recently completed sales gallery opened to prospective buyers in November 2013. SPARK Located adjacent to Nanjing South Railway Station the two storey building showcases the broad spectrum of residential and commercial space available for lease and purchase at Vanke’s SPARK designed ambitious mixed use development.

Image Courtesy © Shu He

Image Courtesy © Shu He

  • Architects: Spark Architects
  • Project: VANKE NEW CITY CENTER SALES GALLERY
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Shu He
  • Total GFA (sqm): 800m2
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley, Lim Wenhui
  • Team: Jay Panelo, Ethan Hwang, Mark Mancenido
  • Client: Vanke Nanjing.

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Arne Garborgsei 18 in Trondheim, Norway by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects

This project is the result of our first attempt at commercial architecture in the Norwegian setting, and thus a learning experience. It is the first time of working with detail in accordance to building code and regulations on Norwegian soil. This resulted in 30 cm thick walls and roofs half a meter in thickness.

Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto

Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects
  • Project: Arne Garborgsei 18
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Photography: Pasi Aalto
  • Client: Vivian Helene Bye og Tom Erik Kroknes
  • Project: Simgle family house extension
  • Cost: 1 300 000 NOK / 157 000 EUR
  • Building period: September 2011 – January 2014
  • Area: 48 sqm
  • Engineer: Harboe Leganger Sivilingeni¿rer
  • Interior treatment: Livos Naturmaling

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Offices Lille in Euralille, France by LAN Architecture

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: LAN Architecture

In 1990, in his preface titled “Quantum Leap” for the work presenting the Euralille project[1], Rem Koolhaas wrote: “In our contemporary world, programs become abstract in the sense that they are no longer tied to a specific place or city. They float and gravitate opportunistically around those places that provides them with the most connections.” And then, “All these facts describe a new condition that is at once local and global, as important for the “Japanese” as it is for the “Lillois.”

Image Courtesy ©  Julien Lanoo

Image Courtesy © Julien Lanoo

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: Offices Lille
  • Location: Euralille, France
  • PROGRAM: Construction of an office and retail building
  • PLANNER: SPL EURALILLE
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Sogeprom, Projectim
  • INVESTOR: Groupe IRD
  • BUDGET: EUR 5.9 M (TAXES NOT INCLUDED)
  • NET SURFACE AREA: 3 486 m²
  • PROJECT TIMELINE: 2010 -2014
  • TEAM: LAN Architecture (Commissioned architects), Egis (Project supervisor), Act Environnement (Environmental consultant), IOSIS (All trades engineering), Elioth (facades), Flandres Acoustique (Acoustics).
  • BUILDER: SPIE (General Contractor)

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Rehabilitation of a Quarter in the historic center of Lagos – 13 Houses in Algarve, Portugal by Vitor Vilhena Architects

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: Vitor Vilhena Architects

The building is located in the historical center of Lagos, Rua do Jardim, Rua General Alberto da Silveira, Rua Dr. Júlio Dantas and Travessa da Coroa.

It adjoins the four streets, with fronts built in all the above mentioned streets, forming a quarter.

The existing buildings, were very degraded, without possibility of adaptation.

Image Courtesy ©  João Morgado

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Vitor Vilhena Architects  (Michael Vieira, Liliana Sequeira, Mario Espinha)
  • Project: Rehabilitation of a Quarter in the historic center of Lagos – 13 Houses
  • Location: Algarve, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Date of project: 2011
  • Date of completion: 2012
  • Status: built
  • Building area: 2605.00 m2
  • Plot area: 879.50 m2
  • Client: Santos da Terra, Real Estate Investments
  • Cost: 390.000 €

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Kannisto School in Vantaa, Finland by LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.

Kannisto School is the building for primary school, daycare centre, local community centre and local dental care. School is situated in the Marja-Vantaa area, which is the most significant new urban residential and business area to be emerged within the Helsinki Region. It will offer homes for some 30.000 inhabitants and 25.000 jobs in the future.

Image Courtesy © LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.

Image Courtesy © LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.

  • Architects: LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.
  • Project: Kannisto School
  • Location: Vantaa, Finland
  • Client: City of Vantaa
  • Software used: designed mainly with AutoCad. 3D modelling with SketchUp.

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FUZHOU WUSIBEI THAIHOT PLAZA in CHINA by SPARK

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: SPARK

Fuzhou Wusibei Thaihot Plaza’s central location at WuSi Bei Dajie, Jinan District makes it  Fuzhou’s most successful retail mall. Its design enhanced Thaihot’s brand as a forward thinking innovative retail developer. SPARK’s design entwines the plaza, the street and the mall interior into a continuous circulation route that transforms the building into a living entity full of movement and energy. 12-hour daytime retail activities are concentrated in a 7-level shopping mall from which routes to the rooftop are carved out. Here various activities such as full service dining and cinema effectively create 24-hour traffic-free streets and squares attracting visitors not only to shop but also enjoy as a new social and entertainment destination.

Image Courtesy © ShuHe

Image Courtesy © ShuHe

  • Architecture and Interior Design: SPARK
  • Project: FUZHOU WUSIBEI THAIHOT PLAZA
  • Location: CHINA
  • Photography: ShuHe
  • Total GFA (sqm): 300,000sqm (Above ground GFA: 212,600sqm, basement GFA: 87.400sqm) Commercial: 100,890sqm,SOHO: 199,110sqm)
  • Project Director: Jan Felix Clostermann
  • Team: Mingyin Tan, Christian Taeubert, Jian Yun Wu, Ben de Lange, Emer Loraine, Wang Haiyan Leo Micolta, Cary Cheng
  • Client: Thaihot Group

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HOUSE 7×37 in São Paulo, Brazil by CR2 Arquitetura

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: CR2 Arquitetura

Spending hours in the car for a weekend out of Sao Paulo was not part of the plan for this couple, with a small daughter and a second baby to come. That´s how they had the unusual idea of building a second house in the city of São Paulo, as a leisure house, less than a kilometer from their actual apartment.

Image Courtesy © CR2 Arquitetura

Image Courtesy © CR2 Arquitetura

  • Architects: CR2 Arquitetura
  • Project: HOUSE 7×37
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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