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Head Road 1815 in Fresnaye, Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

The clients, a young couple, wanted a dynamic and striking home, primarily for themselves, with guest accommodation separated from their own living areas. The property views towards the north and west over Fresnaye as well as at the rear of the site. The site falls very steeply and due to the high elevation of the road and the restrictions on the building form, the house is raised above the property on high columns.

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Coffee House chain by Amerikka Design Office Ltd

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Amerikka Design Office Ltd

Coffee House chain: Space planning delivers extra kick to both brand and sales. The cooperation of Amerikka Design Office Ltd. and SOK’s Coffee House café chain began in spring 2011 and the first completed locations are being opened to the public in October and November 2011. In addition to an increase in customer seating and sales, emphasis has been put on space concept development work for Coffee House recognition as well as on the chain’s distinctive character and visibility.

Image courtesy Amerikka Design Office Ltd 

Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center in Turkey by 10AM Architecture

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: 10AM Architecture

Symbols: The square represents the human nature; the triangle and the circle are forms of energy Pyramid – Heaven, Choice, Fire; Cub – Earth, Utility, Stability; Sphere – Sun, Infinity, Everlasting

Human behavior: Expresses emotions, experiences, fears, joys… Through all means of communication Influences; Relations; Activities

Image courtesy 10AM Architecture 

  • Architects: 10AM Architecture
  • Project: Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Center
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Footprint area: 543 sq.m
  • Total built-up area: 9446 sq.m
  • Dimensions of the building: 54/54/54 m

Free-form in Qatar — Domestic Solid Waste Management Centre by Geometrica

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Geometrica

The first integrated solid waste facility in the Middle East began operation near Mesaieed, Qatar, in October 2011. The facility treats and processes domestic solid waste for the whole of Qatar – recycling select materials and using organic waste to generate various forms of energy. More than 95% of the waste is reclaimed or converted into energy, with less than 5% of the materials entering the facility diverted to a landfill.

Image Courtesy Geometrica

  • Architects: Geometrica
  • Project: Free-form in Qatar — Domestic Solid Waste Management Centre
  • Location: Qatar

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Renewal of the Old Main Seminar of Comillas University by Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos

In the last decades of the nineteenth century, thanks to the Comillas Lord, the town became a hub of the incipient Catalan Modernism. The seminary began with some sketches of Jesuit and Engineer Miguel de Alcolado, later on Joan Martorell and Lluis Domenech i Montaner started to work in the project giving the building the monumental and desired style.

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba 

  • Architects: Fernandez-Abascal & Muruzabal + Ortiz y Barrientos + Pesquera Ulargui Arquitectos
  • Project: Renewal of the Old Main Seminar of Comillas University
  • Location: Comillas, Cantabria, Spain
  • Photography: Duccio Malagamba
  • Client: Sociedad Activos inmobiliarios Campus Comillas
  • Date: 2007-2010
  • Size: 17.484 m2 / Phase 1 8.869 m2
  • Budget: Phase 1 I23.374.825,02 euros
  • M&E: JG inconor
  • Design Team: Alberto Alonso Ortiz, Joaquín Barrientos Barquín, Eduardo Fdez.-Abascal Teira, Floren Muruzábal Sitges, Eduardo Pesquera González, Jesús Ulargui Agurruza
  • Collaborators: Cristina Gómez Abecia, Carlos Gómez Santos
  • Structure: Francisco de la Torre, Estudio de Ingeniería Dýnamis, Miguel Terán Garrido

Mixed-use high-rise in Moscow, Russia by ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova

Unbuilt proposal for a tower on existing foundation in Moscow-city by ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova

Image Courtesy ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova 

  • Architects: ARCHSTRUKTURA & PTM Khazanova
  • Project: Mixed-use high-rise in Moscow
  • Location: Moscow, Russia

University Hospital Cafeteria in Seville, Spain by Sol89

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Sol89

Breaking, folding and inserting. The Hospital is a cluster of activity and subjected to continuous flow changes. The intervention takes the estrangement as a starting point: we decided to insert a single continuous element, bent and broken, which defines, as opposed to the perimeter of empty space available, the area of medical staff and a series of courtyards perched to become new objects for contemplation.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: Sol89
  • Project: University Hospital Cafeteria
  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Client: Servicio Andaluz de Salud y Serunion SA
  • Completion Date: 2011 
  • Team: Víctor Baztán Cascales (quantity surveyor), Alejandro Cabanas (structure), Insur JG (building service),  Seinsa 2000 S.A. y Astreo S.L (contractors)
  • Area: 1152,50  m²
  • Software used: Brains and pencils, after, for final drawings, used usual CAD programs

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Professional Cooking School in Ancient Slaughterhouse by Sol89

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Sol89

Medina is a historic town in the hills in Cadiz. Its houses are known for their whitewashed walls and their ceramic roofs. The project involves adapting an ancient slaughterhouse, built in the XIX century, into a Professional Cooking School. The ancient slaughterhouse was composed of a small construction around a courtyard and a high white wall that limits the plot. If you are going to act in the historic city you must adapting, taking shelter, settling in its empty spaces.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda 

  • Architects: Sol89
  • Project: Professional Cooking School in Ancient Slaughterhouse
  • Location: C/ Rubiales S/N, Medina Sidonia, Cádiz, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda
  • Client: Fundación Forja XXI
  • Completion Date: 2011
  • Team:
    George Smudge (Architecture student)
    Jerónimo Arrebola (quantity serveyor)
    Alejandro Cabanas (Structure)
    Insur JG (building services)
    Novoarididian SA y Rhodas SL (Contractors)
  • Area: 751 m²
  • Software used: Brains and pencils, after, for final drawings, used usual CAD programs

St Pancras Penthouse Apartment in London, United Kingdom by TG Studio

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: TG Studio

TG-Studio has transformed this 3 bed room penthouse located in the grade 1 listed St Pancras chambers. The apartment is one of three penthouses in the 52 unit development by the Manhattan loft corporation. It covers the top three floors of the west tower of this famous London landmark.

Image Courtesy TG Studio

  • Architects: TG Studio
  • Project: St Pancras Penthouse Apartment
  • Location: London, United Kingdom

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Château of Chillon Restaurant & Boutique in Veytaux, Switzerland by Mauro Turin Architectes

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Article source: Mauro Turin Architectes

The castle of Chillon (1150), become mythical thanks to Lord Byron poem ‘The prisoner of Chillon’ and today historical national monument, it is the result, on its actually form, of several century construction and various upgrading Works. Our aspiration is to add, in a notion of continuity, a new layer of history about the site and the Castle.

Image courtesy Mauro Turin Architectes

  • Architects: Mauro Turin Architectes
  • Project: Château of Chillon Restaurant & Boutique
  • Location: Château de Chillon, Lake Geneva, Veytaux, Switzerland
  • Procedure: International architecture competition
  • Place: Honorable Mention / 5th place
  • Client: Château of Chillon Foundation
  • Gross floor area: 680 m2
  • Team: Mauro Turin, Inigo Oregui, Javier Subira
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