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ECONOMICS BUILDING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NAVARRA, PAMPLONA in Spain by Juan M. Otxotorena Elizegi

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Juan M. Otxotorena Elizegi

The new building is the definite headquarters of the Faculty of Economy and Business; it has a large provision of classrooms and rooms available for the increase in the teaching possibilities of the University, adapted to its evolution. It is located in the Pamplona campus and it is next to the current Law building, with which it is connected by means of different accesses in the East and South façades.

Image Courtesy © José Manuel Cutillas

  • Architects: Juan M. Otxotorena Elizegi
  • Project: ECONOMICS BUILDING OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NAVARRA, PAMPLONA
  • Location: Navarre, SPAIN
  • Photography: Juan Rodríguez, Pedro Pegenaute, José Manuel Cutillas, Rubén Pérez Bescós
  • Collaborators architects: Gloria Herrera, Catalina Delgado, Jorge Ortega
  • Project quantity surveyors: Isabelino Río, Ignacio Quintana
  • Construction quantity surveyors:  Gorka Visiers, Ignacio Quintana, Óscar Lacruz
  • Structure engineering: José Ignacio Etayo, arquitecto FS Estructuras S.L. (Fernando Sarría, arquitecto)
  • Promoter: University of Navarra
  • Construction company: VDR Constructions
  • Total area:  15.529,60 m2
  • Budget: 13.124.022,75 €
  • Project date: April 2010
  • Construction date:  April 2012

Strawscraper in Stockholm, Sweden by Belatchew Arkitektur

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Belatchew Arkitektur

Belatchew Arkitekter presents STRAWSCRAPER, the first project to come out of the newly established Belatchew Labs. STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of Söder Torn on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy producing shell covered in straws that can recover wind energy. What was supposed to become a building of 40 flights became 26. Söder Torn on Södermalm in central Stockholm was finalized 1997, but the architect Henning Larsen had already left the contract after having lost influence over the design of the tower.

Image Courtesy © Belatchew Arkitektur

Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia, POLAND by AEC Krymow & Partners

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: AEC Krymow & Partners

The international architectural design competition of the Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia was won by AEC Krymow & Partners, an architectural office from Warsaw.  The current area of the Technology Park is more than 80 thousand sqm. Inside the ultra-modern building complex there are offices, laboratories, workshops, conference spaces, whilst on the ground floor there is space for dining, shopping and other commercial services.

Image Courtesy © AEC Krymow & Partners

  • Architects: AEC Krymow & Partners
  • Project: Pomeranian Science and Technology Park
  • Location: Gdynia, POLAND
  • Main architect: Georg Krymow / Dipl. Ing. Architekt
  • Building and executive project: Georg Krymow, Daniel Cabanek, Joanna Rogóyska, Karol Zdanuczyk, Michał Reduta, Patrycja Marcinkowska, Krzysztof Starzyk, Dominik Dratwa, Marcin Wesoły, Jacek Pietruszka, Andrzej Sobótka, Ireneusz Sosnowski, Artur Bronisz
  • Supervision: Georg Krymow, Daniel Cabanek
  • Investor: Gdyńskie Centrum Innowacji
  • Total Area: 64 000 sqm
  • Built-up area: 13 055 sqm
  • Brutto volume: 246 055 cubic metres
  • General contractor: Warbud S.A.
  • Issue date: 2010
  • Realisation date: 2013

O2 Gymnasium, Territoria Building in Las Condes, Santiago de Chile by Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Cazú Zegers + AIRA Arquitectos

The point of departure that moulds the original project concept is the building’s name: “Territoria”  territory, which indicates that the architecture appropriates the geography of Chile. The territory of Chile with its contrasts and frictions is the horizontal between the physical and the metaphysical, where the impact of the action of the elements causes friction  a territory that defines the limit between the physical and metaphysical.

Image Courtesy © Carlos Eguiguren

  • Architects: Cazú Zegers + AIRA arquitectos
  • Project: O2 Gymnasium, Territoria Building
  • Location: Avenida Isidora Goyenechea 3000, Las Condes, Santiago de Chile
  • Photography: Carlos Eguiguren
Colaborators
  • Grupo AIRA Arquitectura: Francisco García-Huidobro, Overseer, Gonzalo Díaz, José Tomás Pardo, Loreto Becerra, Andrea Pesqueira, Gonzalo Pérez, Carlos Rosas.
  • AIRA Design Group: Pilar García-Huidobro, Francisca Monreal, Jessica Torres.

Restoration project, former Sacci building in Arezzo, Italy by Mauro Alpini

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Mauro Alpini

In this project Alpini has shown his awareness of the wealth of the Italian countryside not only as heritage to protect but above all as a resource to rediscover and develop. This large multifunction complex is in intense dialogue with the landscape around it, a telescope onto the area between Bibbiena and Chiusi della Verna.

Image Courtesy © Mauro Alpini

  • Architects: Mauro Alpini
  • Project: Restoration project, former Sacci building
  • Location: Arezzo, Italy

28 POSTI RESTAURANT in Navigli, Italy by Francesco Faccin

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Francesco Faccin

The place is intimate and welcoming, only 28 seats. It is located in a quiet and private street in the heart of the Navigli’s area, and it has taken the place of the historical Karaoke CantaMilano. The architectural project aimed to bring the room to its original state with the incorporation of new furniture elements produced internally with recycled materials.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Romano

  • Architects: Francesco Faccin
  • Project: 28 POSTI RESTAURANT
  • Location: Navigli, Italy
  • Bollate LAB: Liveinslums + Francesco Faccin
  • Responsible educators of the project: Catia Bianchi – Matilde Napoleone
  • Image Coordinator: Claude Marzotto
  • Chef: Caterina Malerba
  • Manager: Antonino Toscano

Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard Madrid, Spain by Olalquiaga Arquitectos

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Olalquiaga Arquitectos

The housing development in Vallecas is the main urban planning development in Madrid today. It is almost completely organised in a homogenous pattern of closed square blocks of 75 meters a side. The plot for the competition occupies three thirds of such a block.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Olalquiaga Arquitectos
  • Project: Social Housing in Valleca´s Eco-boulevard
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán, Olalquiaga Arquitectos
  • Client: Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda y Suelo de Madrid (EMVS)
  • Team: Javier Morales Luchena(arquitecto), Jesús Resino (maqueta), Luis Cristóbal (fotografía maqueta)
  • Civil engineer: Arquing (Luis Casas)
  • Mechanical engineer: JG Ingenieros (Emilio González Gaya, Julián Mingo,Roberto Fernándezy María Teresa Píriz)
  • Quantity surveyor: Manuel LópezLara
  • Installation “Yesterday i had a dream”: Lavadora creativa (Marta Mora y Mauro Bonillo.
  • Colaborador: Alberto Billi

FIRST PEOPLES HOUSE in British Columbia, Canada by Formline Architecture + Urbanism

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Formline Architecture + Urbanism

Located at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada this building was designed to accommodate the Indigenous Graduate Student Union.  The House aspires to be a welcoming home for Aboriginal students and an inclusive and healing place for the local and global Indigenous community and non-Indigenous people alike.

View of Main Entrance with concrete totem for 100% natural air intake, Image Courtesy © Nick Lehoux

  • Architects: Formline Architecture + Urbanism
  • Project: FIRST PEOPLES HOUSE
  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
  • Photography: Nick Lehoux
  • Type: Institutional, Post Secondary, Cultural
  • Building Status: Completed 2009
  • Site Area: 1.42 acre
  • Building Area: 1,196 sm  (12,875 sft)
  • Software used: Autocad
CLIENT AND ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT TEAM
  • CLIENT: University of Victoria
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Larry Wilkinson, Facilities Managemen

View of main public corridor with wall for displaying art, Image Courtesy © Nick Lehoux

ENGINEERS:

  • Structural Engineers: Equilibrium Consulting
  • Mechanical Engineer: Hershfield Williams Timmins
  • Electrical Engineer: Advanced Engineering Solutions
  • Civil Engineer: Stantec

PROJECT SPECIALISTS AND CONSULTANTS:

  • Building Envelope: Morrison Hershfield
  • Landscape Architect: Vaughn Landscape Planning & Design
  • Code Consultant: Pioneer Consultants
  • LEED Consultant: Kane Consulting
  • Art Coordinator: John Livingston

Ceremonial Hall clad in woven cedar with fireplace with concealed air intake and exhaust below floor, Image Courtesy © Nick Lehoux

The building is comprised of classrooms, offices, study spaces, ceremonial space and lounges for elders and students. The design of the building is inspired aesthetically and philosophically from the indigenous Coast Salish culture. The First Peoples House embodies traditional Coast Salish building principlesin its’ ability to mediate the environment, maximize sunlight, ventilation, natural resources and local materials.

Ceremonial East Entrance with house posts carved by local Coast Salish artist, Image Courtesy © Nick Lehoux

The post-and-beam Douglas Fir glulam structure, inspired by the Coast Salish longhouse, has primary components clad in Clear A 1×10 & 2×10 clear edge grain western red cedar. The cedar is salvaged logs from the northwest coast of Vancouver Island by the Dididat Nation. The building is broken into 3 discrete elements (classrooms, Ceremonial Hall, administration) connected by glazed curtain wall. The upper roof drains all water into a storm water retention pond and the lower roof is planted with indigenous grasses.

View of North elevation with newly planted indigenous garden and planted roof on lower building, Image Courtesy © Nick Lehoux

The building is passively cooled and reduces energy by use of a low velocity displacement ventilation system. This sustainable approach is inspired from the Coastal Salish Long house which had a smoke vent at the top and perimeter cedar planks at the bottom of the walls were raised to allow a low level draft for the fire pit. Modeled on this system a combination of user controlled and DDC control operable windows and vents surround the building.

West entrance, view of rammed-earth-wall and waterfall scupper, Image Courtesy © Nick Lehoux

One 100% outdoor Air Handling unit serves heating and ventilation requirements and feeds air below the floor at the perimeter of the building.  Heating is supplied by the University central heat main system.  Stratification moves air through offset acoustic louvres into the corridor where it is returned to the ventilation unit or exhausted through DDC controlled windows at the highest point in the building.

Image Courtesy © Formline Architecture + Urbanism

Art is integral to First Nations culture and this project incorporates carved western red cedar house posts, carved ceremonial doors and eight carved panels in its Ceremonial Hall. Woven cedar panels line the Hall walls and are inspired by the bull rush mats traditionally found in long house interiors to break the draft.

Image Courtesy © Formline Architecture + Urbanism

The site design incorporates existing footpaths, supplemented with the reintroduction of low-maintenance indigenous plants, waterfall and storm-water retention pond.  All these natural features contribute to building’s overall calming and magnificent presence. The project received LEED Gold certification in 2011.

Image Courtesy © Formline Architecture + Urbanism

Image Courtesy © Formline Architecture + Urbanism

New holding offices Humanitas in Rozzano, Milan by Filippo Taidelli Architetto

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Filippo Taidelli Architetto

The project foresees the renovation of an existing building in disuse within the hospital complex of the Humanitas Institute in Rozzano (just outside of Milan) that will serve as the new headquarters and landmark symbol of the Humanitas group.
The volume presented itself as a parallelepiped structure balanced on the border of the existing building’s roof without a direct connection to the main building.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Taidelli Architetto

CASA LORENZO in Gorráiz, Navarra, SPAIN by Juan M. Otxotorena

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Juan M. Otxotorena

The plot of an almost rectangular shape has an approximate size of 15 meters wide by 29 meters long, with a Northeast-Southeast orientation in its longest axis. Its upper part runs alongside an access road, and its bottom part with another on which there is a rising slope, defined in the first section by means of a talus; the other parts adjoin similar plots. It belongs to a series of closely built houses, with very little space between them: it is part of a series of consecutive, adjacent plots of similar characteristics which, as a group, are one of the building developments of the Castillo de Gorraiz housing estate very near to the city of Pamplona.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: Juan M. Otxotorena
  • Project:CASA LORENZO
  • Location: Gorráiz, Navarra, SPAIN
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Collaborators architects: Gloria Herrera, Juan José Peralta
  • Construction area: 446,20 m2
  • Date: 2008
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