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Filadelfia Corporate Suites in Mexico City by Bunker Arquitectura

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Article source: Bunker Arquitectura

What happens when the concept of a project is reduced to a facade in the process of its development? Are purely aesthetic aims valid in architecture? Is façadism something worthwhile? Are we to become architectural dermatologists?

A client contacted us to design a hotel for corporate suites in Napoles, a residential neighborhood in Mexico City that has been rapidly converting to office use over the past few years. The plot was located across the street from the convention center of the World Trade Center, by far the busiest office building in the city. The suites were intended to accommodate businesspeople visiting the WTC and the year round expositions.

Image Courtesy Fabiola Menchelli

  • Architects: Bunker Arquitectura
  • Project: Filadelfia Corporate Suites
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Partners: Esteban Suarez (Founding Partner) and Sebastian Suarez (Partner)
  • Project Leader: Diana Arroyo
  • Project Team: Diana Arroyo, Ximena Muhlia, Ana Salcillo, Andrea Vazquezbracho, Jesús Romo Heredia, Jorge Núñez, Diego Jasso, Guillermo Bastián, Ana Hernández & Elizabeth Silíceo
  • Collaborators: Jorge Arteaga & Zaida Montañana
  • Structural Engineering: Juan Felipe Heredia
  • Software used: Autocad, 3d Studio Max, Adobe Creative Suite – Illustrator, Photoshop.

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Devious Building in Campello, Spain by Momo estudio SCP

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Article source: Momo estudio SCP

It is all about housing full of watery sensations, undulating geometries and ethereal materials to live close to the sea and into it, every single hour, every day.

The facade emerges as the demand of a new architecture, by the reflection of its alive and changing surroundings, having every intention of running from false architectural stereotypes, published as authentic for another unrelated to the popular architecture history. With it, a vitreous facade is materialized, which will attract the sea and horizon, giving it back, interpreting, translating and domesticating to those pedestrians; observers beyond horizons.

Devious Building

  • Architects: Momo estudio SCP
  • Project: Devious Building
  • Location: Campello, Spain
  • Software used: Autocad abd CYPE

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Black White Residence in Bethesda, Maryland by David Jameson Architect

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: David Jameson Architect

Inhabiting the masonry shell of an existing house, this project engages the phenomenon of ruins and explores the idea of aperture. The design program called for renovating the main level and adding a second level with a significantly smaller footprint.

Black White Residence

 

  • Architects: David Jameson Architect
  • Project: Black White Residence
  • Location: Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Nicolas San Juan in Mexico City by Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Article source: Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa

Social and ethical responsibility

Our responsibility goes beyond offering just a living space. We give examples of certain elements like water and how it can be captured, treated and reused. Our building offers less consumption of energy through passive ventilation and naturally illuminated spaces. We created a habitat for migrating species, offered spaces for growing your own food. We are enhancing life quality and education on an urban context through our proposal just by a deep understanding of it’s social and ecological history.

Image Courtesy Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: Taller 13 Arquitectura Regenerativa
  • Project: Nicolas San Juan
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Architect Design: Elias Cattan
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo, Maayan Fridman
  • Software used: Autocad, 3d studio, no parametric design modeling. More of a nature observation based approach. biomimicry.

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Théâtre La Licorne in Quebec, Canada by Les Architectes Fabg

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Article source: Les Architectes Fabg

The new building of Théâtre la Licorne like the theater company that runs it , La Manufacture, has a strong bond with its surrounding area. It tends to communicate with the city and reflects the type of theater that it produces: straightforward and urban. Aesthetic choices made during the design phase also reflects the idea of “manufacture”: Simplicity of form and the use of raw materials: glass, metal, concrete, brick… Apparent structure, ventilation ducts and plumbing. Elements borrowed from industrial buildings: cable trays, concrete floors.

Images Courtesy Steve Montpetit

  • Architect: Les Architectes Fabg – Eric Gauthier
  • Name of the Project: Théâtre La Licorne
  • Location: 4559 Avenue Papineau, Quebec, Canada
  • Customer Name: art direction the Manufacture
  • Team: Steve Montpetit, André Lavoie, Dominique Potvin, François Verville
  • Photographer: Steve Montpetit
  • Software used: Autocad 2010 for construction plans and Form-Z 6.0 for the 3d renderings

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Air China Blue Sky Tower in Chengdu by KSP Juergen Engel Architekten

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Article source: KSP Juergen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International has won the international competition entitled “Blue Sky Building Project” for the Air China headquarters in the major west Chinese city Chengdu. With its design for the high-rise, the international team from Frankfurt/Main and Beijing headed by Johannes Reinsch, Managing Director of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International GmbH, saw off five other entries. The office boasts a gross surface area (GSA) of 124,000 m² and offers space for a total of 5,470 workspaces. The fact that the high-rise design should serve as a role model with regard to energy efficiency and sustainability is of major concern to the developer.

Nightview (Image Courtesy KSP Juergen Engel Architekten)

  • Architects: KSP Juergen Engel Architekten
  • Project: Air China Blue Sky Tower
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Developer: Air China
  • GSA: in total 124,000 m², of which 24,000 underground
  • Gross volume : 490,819 m³
  • No. of storeys : 46
  • Workspaces: approx. 5,470
  • Parking spaces: 421
  • Height of building: 180 m
  • Competition: Nov. 2011, 1st prize, result announced Dec. 2011
  • Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, Rhino, 3Dmax

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Schindler Elevator Corporation U.S. Headquarters in Morristown, New Jersey by ikon.5 architects

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Article source: ikon.5 architects

The interior renovation of the Swiss-based Schindler Elevator Corporation transforms an existing mundane 1970’s office building into a distinctive U.S. Headquarters. Schindler’s objective was to create an interior environment that expressed the minimal and purist design aesthetics of its Swiss engineering heritage. Schindler’s corporate mission is to safely move millions of people each day with their elevators and escalators throughout the world. Inspired by contemporary artists working with light and color to illustrate space and movement, our design creates a series of one point perspective ‘mise en scènes’ that abstractly explore movement and displacement.

Images Courtesy James D’Addio

  • Architect: ikon.5 architects
  • Name of Project: Schindler Elevator Corporation U.S. Headquarters
  • Location: Morristown, New Jersey
  • Photos: © James D’Addio
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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The School of Art and Design at The New York State College of Ceramics by ikon.5 architects

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Article source: ikon.5 architects

The McGee Art Pavilion is an expansion to the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics in Alfred, New York. The Pavilion is designed as a large ceramic vessel for holding art and light. It is set on a plaza between two existing campus buildings on Academic Alley – the main pedestrian thoroughfare on the campus. Its ceramic façade, made of un-glazed terra cotta tubes, is a solar and rain screen. The unglazed terra cotta tubes that make up the screen are expressive of ceramic vessels and art objects being created inside the School of Art and Design.

Night View (Images Courtesy Brad Feinknopf)

  • Architect: ikon.5 architects
  • Name of Project: The School of Art and Design at The New York State College of Ceramics
  • Location: New York State College of Ceramics, New York
  • Images: © Brad Feinknopf
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Monteagudo Museum in Murcia, Spain by Amann-Cánovas-Maruri (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Article source: Amann-Cánovas-Maruri

This building is, without doubt, a parasite The building is situated on the south side of the hill of Monteagudo. It constitutes the first phase of a project that should improve access to the castle of Monteagudo, restoring it to become a place visited and fundamentally safe.

Image Courtesy David Frutos

  • Architects: Amann-Cánovas-Maruri
  • Project: Monteagudo Museum
  • Location: Plaza de  San Cayetano. Monteagudo. Murcia
  • Architect Team: Atxu Amann Alcocer, Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz, Nicolás Maruri González de Mendoza
  • Colaborators: Javier Gutiérrez.  Ana López. Patricia Lucas. María Mallo. Mónica Molero. Carlos Ríos.  Antonio Rodríguez.
  • Arquitecto Tecnico: Rafael Checa
  • Sponsor: Consorcio Turístico “Murcia Cruce de Caminos”
  • Construction: Intersa
  • Photographer: David Frutos
  • Dates: proyecto: 2006-2007. Obra: Junio 2008- 2010
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros

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Maier Hall in Port Angeles, Washington by Schacht Aslani Architects

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Article source: Schacht Aslani Architects

Maier Hall is a multidisciplinary center for arts, humanities and instructional support programs located at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington. The building provides state-of-the-art instructional space for Math, English, Music and Fine Arts. It houses the College’s Learning Center and a 135-seat recital hall. Designed to create a place for students and faculty to engage in the College’s academic community, the facility serves the College’s mission of becoming a regional center for continuing and higher education.

Images Courtesy Doug Scott

  • Architect: Schacht Aslani Architects
  • Name of Project: Maier Hall
  • Location: Port Angeles, Washington
  • Year completed: 2011
  • Area: 62,950 sf
  • Photo credits: Doug Scott
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2010

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