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Marine Base Amsterdam Building 27E in The Netherlands by bureau SLA

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: bureau SLA

The Marine Base in Amsterdam has been a restricted military area for centuries, located in the heart of the city. In January 2015, the compound has begun a gradual transition towards a more public program. The departure of the designated marine units will be completed in 2018. Building 27E, a former education facility, is the first building on the site to be renovated for a public program. It had recently been dismantled and stripped down to a bare concrete skeleton. In June 2014 The Central Government Real Estate Agency commissioned bureau SLA to present a design accommodating new uses within the building. To host the Dutch Presidency of the European Union, taking place during the first half of 2016, the building was completed in January 2016.

Image Courtesy © Milad Pallesh

Image Courtesy © Milad Pallesh

  • Architects: bureau SLA
  • Project: Marine Base Amsterdam Building 27E
  • Location: Kattenburgerstraat 7 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
  • Photography: Milad Pallesh, Except aerial photo: Siebe Swart
  • Client: Rijksvastgoedbedrijf (Central Government Real Estate Agency)
  • Project Management: Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Prins Bouw, ‘t Harde
  • Structural Engineer: Van Zuilen Constructie Advies, Nieuwegein.
  • Gross Area: 2.500 m2
  • Start design: 7/2014
  • Start building: 3/2015
  • Completion: 02/2016
  • Building costs: € 3.000.000 ex. VAT

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PLANCHETTE SHELTERED HOUSING in Paris, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)

This project provides sheltered housing for frail, elderly residents with a variety of disabilities. The building comprises individual studio apartments, communal areas and medical consultation rooms for residents and out-patients.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)

Image Courtesy © Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC)
  • Project: PLANCHETTE SHELTERED HOUSING
  • Location: 232 rue de Charenton au Roi et 3-5 ruelle de la Planchette 75012 Paris, France
  • Client: Elogie
  • Program: Medical reception center for disabled persons
  • User: La Fondation des Amis de l’Atelier
  • AZC team: Grégoire Zündel, Irina Cristea, architects; Valentine Jamet and Stefano Lunardi, project’s managers and Cécile Conduché.
  • Partners: OTE ingénierie
  • Missions: Conception + Construction
  • Surface: 2250 m²
  • Labels: HEQ process
  • Status: Completed
  • Year: 2015
  • Cost: 10,6 M€ for a work cost of 7,5 M€ TTC

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Private Residence in Williamsburg, Virginia by Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc.

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Article source: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. 

What surprises people most when entering and walking on the glowing white surface in this particular Private Residence (Williamsburg, VA) is when they find out they are walking on a sea of glass! Yes, GLASS! Not marble, not granite, but GLASS! Nathan Allan has created a very fresh, unique flooring surface, which is smooth to touch on the majority of the glass surface, yet has an almost invisible safety finish permanently embedded in the glass surface.

Image Courtesy © Morgan Howarth

Image Courtesy © Morgan Howarth

  • Architects: Nathan Allan Glass Studios Inc. 
  • Project: Private Residence
  • Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Photography: Morgan Howarth
  • Thickness: 1/2″ (12 mm),
  • Dimensions: 5’0 x 6’0
  • Panels Safety: Tempered
  • Designer: Vicki Bristow
  • GC & Installer: W.M. Jordan, Pompei Inc.

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Wolfson Tree Management Centre Mess Building in Westonbirt, Arboretum UK by Invisible Studio

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Article source: Invisible Studio

Two new buildings – a big-span machinery store and staff facilities – have been created at the National Arboretum, using timber grown on the estate to create robust, well-designed simple buildings, says Laura Mark

Image Courtesy © Andy Matthews

Image Courtesy © Andy Matthews

  • Architects: Invisible Studio
  • Project: Wolfson Tree Management Centre Mess Building
  • Location: Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire UK 
  • Photography: Andy Matthews
  • Engineer: Buro Happold

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Administration Building of Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp in Taoyuan, Taiwan by Che Fu Chang Architects

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Article source: Che Fu Chang Architects 

Steel making is a sophisticated process. Extruding, rolling, extending—the dynamic flow gives birth to the basic element of modern building structure, the steel bar. A primary goal of our project was to capture the suddenness of the motion, a moment that sustains pressure, force, and heat. The complexity is reflected in the building’s multifaceted function, encompassing areas for administration and accommodation as well as a canteen, auditorium, and gallery. Moreover, a narratively arranged visitors’ route is integrated into the building’s circulation system. These features also shape the buildings and connecting bridge.

Image Courtesy © CHE FU CHANG ARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © CHE FU CHANG ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: Che Fu Chang Architects
  • Project: Administration Building of Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp
  • Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Client: Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp., Taiwan
  • Project Team: Yi He Hong, Heng Song Tong, Rosalind Wang, Pei Chen Yang, Chung Yin Wang, Ru Ting Zheng, Ren Yu Fang, Fu Yang Luo
  • Landscape Architect: The Environmental Arts Design Company
  • Structural Engineer: Supertech Consultants International
  • M&E Consultant: Ementech Electrical Engineering Consultant Co. Ltd
  • Size: 323256.59 ft2
  • Design: 2010
  • Completion: 2012

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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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Sinjinmal Building in Incheon, South Korea by Studio_GAON

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Article source: Studio_GAON

At this time when industrial society changes to cultural era, we started this project to turn on the cultural switch by building a building, just as putting a book in a empty shelf. Driving along Gyeongin Expressway to go through Gajwa Interchange, you will meet Gajwa-dong, a town in Incheon, South Korea. This town took sea in the old days.

Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park

Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park

  • Architects: Studio_GAON (Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo Roh)
  • Project: Sinjinmal Building
  • Location: Gajwa-dong, Seo-gu, Incheon, South Korea
  • Photography: Youngchae Park 
  • Project Team: Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Yi, Seongwon Son, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, Haelee Jung, Joowon Moon
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete
  • Construction: Yeziin Construction
  • Finish: Exposed Concrete
  • Translation: Joowon Moon
  • Site Area: 294m2
  • Building Area: 110.70m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 217.05m2
  • Design Period: 2012.01.30-2012.09.30
  • Construction Period: 2013.03.11-2013.08.30

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Island Residence in Honolulu, Hawaii by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Situated on the Ocean’s coastline at a corner of an ancient fishpond, this private residence reflects the culture of the Hawaiian Islands by embracing its lush surroundings. The clients sought a modern expression that drew inspiration from their Japanese heritage, without being overly imitative or contrived. This influence is often subtle, manifesting itself through an attention to detail, an affinity for craftsmanship, and a delight in natural materials.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
  • Project: Island Residence
  • Location: Honolulu,  Hawaii, US 
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux
  • Landscape Architect: Helber Hastert & Fee Planners
  • General Contractor: Armstrong Builders, LLC
  • Structural Engineer: PCS Structural Solutions
  • M/E/P Engineer: WSP Lincolne Scott
  • Geotechnical Engineering: PanGeo Incorporated

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Square Amsterdam in Netherlands by LEVS architecten

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Article source: LEVS architecten

On Kop Zuidas in the south of Amsterdam the scaffolding of project Square has been dismantled, revealing the nicely detailed masonry of the outer façade. Square is a compact residential building with 111 mid-market rental apartments. With its on-site restaurant and young inhabitants, Square will serve as a lively center-spot for this new neighborhood between the Rivierenbuurt, RAI and Amstelpark. A linden tree has recently been planted in the inner courtyard, soon to be a showpiece of 8 metres tall. The gate will be enriched with an art piece, a filigree fence with bronze linden branches. At the beginning of May, the new inhabitants will move into their new homes.

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

Image Courtesy © Marcel van der Burg

 

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Square Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Marcel van der Burg

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Leeghwaterkwartier in Hoofddorp, Netherlands by LEVS architecten

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

Article source:  LEVS architecten

The new neighborhood with single-family homes and apartments is typical for the current restructuring task of post-war housing estates. Right next to the centre of Hoofddorp a 50’s and 60’s district with building strips will be transformed. Urban planning and architecture refer to the classic feeling of a garden village with living in a relaxed setting. The architecture follows the village grain and sober architecture that characterizes the post-war expansions around the centre of Hoofddorp. Green pedestrian courtyards bind the blocks and form the neighborhood. Yet the plan has a high density that appeals to its proximity to the urban centre.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten, Beeldenfabriek

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten, Beeldenfabriek

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Leeghwaterkwartier 
  • Location: Hoofddorp, Netherlands
  • Photography: LEVS architecten, Beeldenfabriek
  • Program: Urban plan and architectural design of 250 dwellings (140 in phase 1)
  • Co-creation: Ymere and Thunnisse
  • Client: Ymere
  • Contractor: Thunnissen Bouw
  • Landscape design: VLUGP
  • Art project : René Veenhuizen, Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen
  • Year: 2016

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