The project hosts several functions, a hotel with 160 rooms, a conference centre for roundabout 800 visitors, an event centre, retail areas, a restaurant a café, office spaces and 280 car parks. All functions are orientated around an open space in the ground floor which is usable as the event centre, as the prefunction of the conference, the lobby of the hotel and a certain space fort the cafè.
The Velux Sunlighthouse in Pressbaum near Vienna is the first co²-neutral single-family-house in Austria.
The challenge was to create a house that taps the full potential of the plot on the one hand and to develop an energy and ecology concept that would erase the ecological footprint of the house within the next thirty years on the other hand. What distinguishes this project from many ambitious preceding projects is the aim to combine minimized numerical values for energy efficiency with ambitious architecture in spite of an all but ideal plot.
With modern buildings increasingly being designed as one large and centralized mass, this design revisited the decentralized model. Catering for senior residents living in the apartments around the park, the community center has a porous exterior appearance which resembles a forest that attracts people to enter.
The plan amplifies the stunning front and laterals views to the water, as well as rear views back to Castle Hill. Neighboring buildings are masked from the dwelling units by angling sidewalls, allowing centrally located spaces views of the waterfront. The structure throughout is white precast concrete.
Not far from the Viennese boarder – in between the Wien River and the Wiener Street as well as in close proximity to Josef Hoffmann’s well-known sanatorium dating from 1905 – lies the Wienerwald surgery. The three-story high solid building accommodates three apartments in the top floor, which are illuminated by means of cut in terraces.
The project calls for an intervention of the existing sport ground in a public school of Beijing. We define the project as a 1/2 stadium because the scale, size, formal expression and use of the architecture stand in between an official stadium and a blank sport field.
The new headquarters of the Catalan Institute of Economists of Barcelona occupies a narrow site with380 m²(1,247 ft²) of surface area and32 meters(105 ft.) of street frontage at the far end of the Plaza Gal·laPlacídiaadjacent to Via Augusta. Once the urban reformation of the plaza is completed, the site will overlook a pedestrian space of 145 x45 meterswith trees, and will be bordered by the formerly mentioned street.
A place where the landscape dominates and terraces form the terrain, mountain and farm land consolidation merge with the idea of this intervention. A modern architecture where white prevails along with granite, a drawing of simple shapes where readings were not forgotten the traditional architecture of the area. A silhouette marked by coverage throughout the run of the house as an electrocardiogram if it is, they form a record of changes and sensations generated by the various spaces inside expiring on glimpse of a landscape where time to along with our look.
Every project has a connotation that makes it different, unique and unrepeatable. The Wind House has two unusual features, the first one is that it is in a suburb that has not been built yet, having no neighbors whatsoever, and it faces the stunning Primavera Woods. The other one is it’s calling to be a house where kids will grow, the youngest a newborn and the eldest only four years old. And this is doubtlessly the real job, to create the scenery where this kid’s childhood will take place, and therefore several aspects are handled differently.
Collaborators: Juan Antonio Jaime, Humberto Dueñas, Blanca Moreno, Miguel Sánchez, Marc Steven Fernández, Javier H. Aguirre, Gabriela Villarreal, Erick Martínez, Jessica Magaña, Gabriel Gómez, Javier Gutiérrez, Fernanda Palma.