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IDC School of Psychology & Economics in Herzliya, Israel by Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Situated on an extremely narrow site with eucalyptus trees along its southern & eastern edge, Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture’s design of the Faculties of Psychology & Economics Building at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC) reflects several key considerations: a commitment to “green” architecture; a desire to create clear and dynamic relationships between architecture and its surrounding; and a commitment to effectively and harmoniously incorporate carefully defined functions within each building.

Image Courtesy © Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

Image Courtesy © Gottesman Szmeclman Architecture

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The Maison des étudiants de l’École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montréal, Canada by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Article source: v2com

After four years of work, the recent inauguration of the Maison des étudiants de l’École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) unveiled a signature building which enhances an entire neighborhood in the Griffintown district.

Inspired by an icehouse that once stood on the site, the crystal-like volume is remarkably light, open and airy. The mixed-use program was unified into a singular sculpted volume, its offsets interacting in a refreshing way with the more sober and introverted campus buildings. The massing was carved out on its south and east sides to create space for a future park that extends inside the building’s public program, maximizing sunlight and offering the community an abundantly glazed atrium that showcases student life within.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Brugger

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Brugger

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University of Bremerhaven in Germany by kister scheithauer gross architekten und stadtplaner

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Article source: kister scheithauer gross architekten und stadtplaner

The new institute building, which is situated directly adjacent to the 5th construction stage finished in 2005, will complete the ensemble of brickwork. In the future, the extension of the university will accommodate the faculties Maritime Technology, Integrated Safety and Security Management, Bioanalytics and Computer Science.

Image Courtesy © Yohan Zerdoun and Freiburg

Image Courtesy © Yohan Zerdoun and Freiburg

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Nest We Grow in Hokkaido, Japan by University of California Berkeley students

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Article source: Hsiu-Wei Chang

In response to an international design-build competition, our team proposed a quintessentially Californian approach embracing many ideas still new to Asia, from where most of us hail. These Californian ideas formed into Nest we Grow, which grew from a shared interest in the materials that make up our build environment with a focus on renewable materials. Nest We Grow won the 4th Annual LIXIL International design-build competition in 2014, and unlike structures built in the first years of the competition, it is an open, public structure. Its main intent is to bring people in the community together to store, prepare and enjoy local foods in the setting of Hokkaido, Japan.

Image Courtesy © Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

Image Courtesy © Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.

  • Architects: University of California Berkeley student team under the supervision of Kengo Kuma
  • Project: Nest We Grow
  • Location: Taiki-cho, Hiro-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Photography: Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd.
  • Design group: College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley: Hsiu Wei Chang, Hsin-Yu Chen, Fenzheng Dong, Yan Xin Huang, and Baxter Smith, Max Edwards (Instructors: Dana Buntrock, Mark Anderson)
  • Project supervisor: Takumi Saikawa
  • Structural engineer: Masato Araya
  • Mechanical engineer: Tomonari Yashiro Laboratory at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo / Bumpei Magori, Yu Morishita
  • Client: LIXIL JS Foundation
  • Contractor: Takahashi Construction Company
  • Floor area: 85,4 m sq
  • Completion date: November 2014

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Neutra building in Jena, Germany by wurm+wurm architekten

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: wurm+wurm architekten

The task in this project was to remodel an empty industrial facility, built in type design of precast concrete, into a modern, flexible office and workshop building meeting modern demands.

The new Building should be able to house up to three different companies.

Image Courtesy © Ester Havlova

Image Courtesy © Ester Havlova

  • Architects: wurm+wurm architekten ingenieure GmbH
  • Project: Neutra building
  • Location: Jena, Germany
  • Photography: Ester Havlova, Robert Wurm
  • Client: Christoplan GmbH
  • Built Area: 1472 m²
  • Completion date: 2014

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ATRIUM in Montréal, Canada by Ædifica

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Article source: v2com

Groupe Dynamite is a women’s clothing retailer operating 315 stores worldwide under two brands, Dynamite and Garage. Located in Town of Mount Royal’s industrial sector, the head office occupies two large industrial buildings with more than 500 employees. Within their walls, the group creates, designs, markets and distributes a constantly evolving collection to a large network of retail stores.

Image Courtesy © Ædifica

Image Courtesy © Ædifica

  • Architects: Ædifica 
  • Project: ATRIUM
  • Location: Montréal, Canada

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AXIOM TOWN HEADQUARTER COMPLEX IN DUBAI SILICON OASIS, UAE BY MBAD ARQUITECTOS+X ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: MBAD ARQUITECTOS+X ARCHITECTS

THE SITE IS LOCATED IN DUBAI SILICON OASIS, WHICH IS A 7.2 KM.SQ FREE ZONE IN DUBAI. IT HAS A FINISHED NETWORK OF ROADS ALLOWING QUICK ACCESS TO DUBAI’S MAJOR HIGHWAYS. ALTHOUGH THE AREA IS AN ARID, UNBOUND AREA THAT IS STILL DEVELOPING, ANY NEW CONSTRUCTION SHOULD RELATE TO THIS CONTEXT.

Image Courtesy © MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS
  • Project: AXIOM TOWN HEADQUARTER COMPLEX
  • Location: DUBAI SILICON OASIS, UAE
  • Collaborators: Paolo Russi, Marcelo Benvenutto
  • Site area: 410000 sqf (38090 mts2)
  • Project area: 178141 sqf (16257 mts2)

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1028 Natoma Street in CA, USA by Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Article source: Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

This project, on a twenty-five-by-eighty-foot lot next to 1022 Natoma Street, continues the investigation of San Francisco infill buildings. At the street level are parking and entrance lobby; above are four stacked units. One thickened party wall provides vertical access and a light court. The other acts as a service zone, condensing kitchens, bathrooms, laundry, and storage behind sliding glass doors.

Image Courtesy © Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

Image Courtesy © Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects

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Parco DegliAngeli’ (Park of Angels) in Peccioli, Italy by Asymptote Architecture

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Article source: Asymptote Architecture 

Asymptote ( Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture ) has been commissioned to design a new cultural project on the outskirts of the Tuscan hill town of Peccioli Italy. Peccioli is a pre-renaissance hill town in the Province of Pisa, located about 50 kilometers southwest of Florence. The ‘Parco DegliAngeli’ (Park of Angels) Master Plan and architectural works by Asymptote include a collection of new buildings and parkland, a large covered 800-seat amphitheater and various interactive sculptural features.

Image Courtesy © Asymptote Architecture

Image Courtesy © Damjan Minovsky

  • Architects: Asymptote Architecture
  • Project: Parco DegliAngeli’ (Park of Angels)
  • Location: Peccioli, Italy
  • Photography: Damjan Minovsky, Asymptote Architecture
  • Architect In Charge: Hani Rashid and Lise Anne Couture
  • Project Director: Mo Zheng, Paul Mecomber. Rob Eleazor
  • Project Team: Matt Slattery, Ivy Wang, Natalie Hein
  • Local Architects: Heliopolis – ArchiettiAssociati Pisa Italy

Consultants

  • Structural Engineers: KnippersHelbig Advanced Engineering Stuttgart Germany
  • Environmental Engineers: Transsolar Stuttgart Germany
  • Renderings: DamjanMinovski, Vienna Austria.

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Architecture Studio in Wujigeng Building in Nanjing, China by ISO workshop

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Article source: ISO workshop

As part of old Jinglin College campus built in last20’s to30’s in Nanjing, Wujigeng Building is regarded as typical Minguo (Republic of China period 1912-1949) style, Big Chinese roof and masonry grey brick wall as main façade elements, for its representative architectural quality, the left old Jinglin College campus buildings were preserved as major historic and cultural sites under state protection.

Image Courtesy © Yao Li

  • Architects: ISO workshopAZL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Architecture Studio in Wujigeng Building
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Yao Li
  • Architect in Charge: Qi Wei
  • Project Team: Qi Wei, Pu Wei, Fang Yunping
  • Project Adviser: Zhang Lei
  • Collaborator: AZL architects
  • Project Area: 2000 sqm
  • Project year: 2013
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