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PSM in Brest, France by ENO ARCHITECTES

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: ENO ARCHITECTES

A unique place for sailors, icon building covered of architectural concrete skin from which arises precious red glass cubes. The existing building before work was abandoned for many years. At the heart of the port of Brest, it was opaque, thickset and tagged, shelter the homeless. Dockers former office, he was nevertheless a landmark building known to all Brestois. His new function: host associations dedicated to sailors. Reflection of what he receives, the project now has a strong identity linked to the world of the sea, with two main inputs (one for the day for associations and one for the night for the Seamen’s Club) and a discreet rear access for the region. The redevelopment of the immediate surroundings, originally a wild parking, also part of the project. The building before work was simply invisible. Few windows, dirty facades, negative image of a bygone era. The windows get larger, the facade protects itself with an insulation and exterior is adorned with a thin (5 cm) perforated concrete skin from which arise the inputs, real blocks of deep red glass, the floor soars skyward and attracts attention. The neutral building now gives way to a “significant” building which shows its identity with the world of the sea with a semi-figurative motif sail-shaped concrete cladding that makes a meaningful precious object. We made defects of the qualities. A new lighthouse for sailors on the port. The project is innovative, radical, with the use of two materials with opposite properties but highlighting with respect to each other. The fine facing opaque, dark, ultra-resistant and perforated highlights the airlock and the floor dressed in glass (VEC) colored red, shiny and transparent.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry

  • Architects: ENO ARCHITECTES (Claire Crest and Xavier Stocq)
  • Project: PSM
  • Location: 45 quai de la douane 29200 Brest
  • Photography: Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry
  • Client: Région Bretagne
  • Surface: 550 m2
  • Calendar: Reception 2014
  • Cost: € 1050 000 / HT

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Contemporary Women’s Health in Knoxville, Tennessee by BARBERMcMURRY architects

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: BARBERMcMURRY architects

Located in East Tennessee, Contemporary Women’s Health is a unique all-women physicians group dedicated to providing OBGYN services which incorporate the latest medical trends set in a comfortable, ultra-modern environment. The practice is focused on providing patient support for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. In 2013, BarberMcMurry architects was approached by the practice to help design a new facility to embody their mission located approximately 15 miles west of Knoxville in East Tennessee. The client asked that the new building convey their values by creating a coherent building manifested in a modern, calming, light filled environment. Located between two major bisecting interstate highways, the site is situated for maximum visibility from passing traffic. The location is also strategically placed near a regional medical center that the practice serves. Adjacent parcels to the south remain dotted with single story residential houses, while lots immediately to the north and east remain mainly vegetated.

Image Courtesy © BARBERMcMURRY architects

Image Courtesy © BARBERMcMURRY architects

New Belgrade Fountain in Serbia by Studio Alfirevic

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: Studio Alfirevic

Fountain is located in front of the municipal building in New Belgrade (Serbia), designed in brutalism expression (Arch. Stojan Maksimovic and Branislav Jovin). The design of the fountain is an allegory of the time and the process of New Belgrade formation, as one of the most important modernist city parts of the former socialist Yugoslavia. In a contemporary way fountain evokes the appearance of the first collective housing buildings, which were erected in the area that was formed in the draining and filling wetlands process. Reduced visual expression, materialized in a minimalist manner, almost at the level of primordial symbols, is a reminiscence of extensive construction and architectural operations, which are conducted in order to form a new part of Belgrade, which was the capital of Yugoslavia.

Image Courtesy © Studio Alfirevic

Image Courtesy © Studio Alfirevic

  • Architects: Studio Alfirevic
  • Project: New Belgrade Fountain
  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Software used: Auto CAD, 3DMax, V-Ray
  • Authors: Đordje Alfirević & Sanja Simonović Alfirević
  • Designed: 2015

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IZB Residence CAMPUS in Planegg, Germany by Stark Architekten

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Stark Architekten

The eight story IZB Residence creates a significant center of Campus Martinsried with its organic shapes and becomes a distinctive landmark by its unique architectural language.
“It was our aspiration to generate tension between organic, floating shapes and dynamic flow architectural language. At the same time a certain degree of harmony and well-being”, explains Jürgen Stark.

Image Courtesy © Stark Architekten

Image Courtesy © Stark Architekten

  • Architects: Stark Architekten
  • Project: IZB Residence CAMPUS
  • Location: Am Klopferspitz 21, 82152 Planegg/Martinsried, Germany
  • Property Size: 2.000 m2
  • Gross Building Volume: 8.995 m3
  • Construction Costs: 10.000.000 EUR

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DENSE CITY in Paris, France by Fresh Architectures

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Fresh Architectures 

Our project has been designed as a unique object, both imposing and securing in comparison with the scale of the neighboring buildings. Its geometry makes it both streamlined and easy to locate. The same material has been chosen to cover the roof and the façades, which gives the building a monolithic and distinctive look. It has been treated in order to be a part of the existing urban environment. As an example, the tiles generate an interesting surface finish by producing both a mineral and monolithic effect. In addition, the glazed surface finish diminishes the deposits from the air pollution. The façades are designed to clean themselves naturally with the rain.

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

Image Courtesy © Axel Tilche-Dahl

  • Architects: Fresh Architectures 
  • Project: DENSE CITY
  • Location: 147 Bd de la Villette Paris 75010, France
  • Photography: Axel Tilche-Dahl, Julien Lanoo
  • Program : 16 housing units
  • Client: SIEMP
  • Realisation: dec. 2013

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Shenzhen Software Industry Base in Shenzhen, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The focus of the Shenzhen metropolis is on national and international IT research and development. A core project for strengthening the IT industry is the „Shenzhen Software Industry Base“, for the first plot of which the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners won the design commission as part of an international competition in 2009; this has now been completed.
The project is situated in the western Nanshan district and enjoys a favorable strategic location due to its proximity to Hong Kong, the international Bao’An airport and the eastern financial center.

Image Courtesy © Christan Gahl

Image Courtesy © Christan Gahl

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Shenzhen Software Industry Base
  • Location: Plot 1, Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Christan Gahl
  • Construction period: 2011 – 2014
  • GFA above ground: 111.600,00 m²
  • GFA below ground: 26.300,00 m²
  • Total GFA: 137.900,00 m²
  • Height of tower: 1 60 m

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REVELEY CLASSROOM BUILDING in Moscow, Idaho by Patano Studio Architecture

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: Patano Studio Architecture

Initial site visits at the University of Idaho Pitkin Nursery revealed hoop houses, metal sheds and stacks of planter boxes. Beginning with the idea of a wood box floating on the undulating sea of the Palouse, the design team set out to stitch together the program, landscape and the materiality of Idaho forest products. The college wanted to extend their public outreach in addition to nursery research functions. The outstretched ramps and decks reach out to the landscape and invite the public and students to the building. The Sales Office was pulled through the wood screen as a way to express itself beyond the functions of classroom, offices, and social gathering. The weathering cedar wood screen that stands off the building was imagined as a modern western storefront. The repetition of stacked boxes was intriguing; we saw that as the piece that expressed the transition from working nursery to classroom. The cedar wood screen is the threshold element for faculty and students to step through the gap between the two elements; wood screen and black box.

Image Courtesy © Sozinho Imagery

Image Courtesy © Sozinho Imagery

  • Architects: Patano Studio Architecture
  • Project: REVELEY CLASSROOM BUILDING
  • Location: Moscow, Idaho
  • Photography: Sozinho Imagery
  • Software used: Hand Sketching, Sketchup, AutoCAD, InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Awards: 2014 AIA Idaho Honor Award, 2014 AIA Best Use of Idaho Wood Award, 2015 Green Building With Wood Award
  • Area: 2,130 sqft
  • Year: 2014

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Finlandia Housing building in Barcelona, Spain by Lluis Corbella Architecture&Design

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Article source: Lluis Corbella Architecture&Design

Two couple friends entrusted us the design of their homes after we win a private a competition, restricted to four architecture teams, in 2009.
The idea was simple: build two homes on a site between two buildings who had been acquired in the district of Sants, in Barcelona, and that had been object of previous projects already outdated due to the economic crisis.

Image Courtesy © Eva Cotman, Marion Detuncq

Image Courtesy © Eva Cotman, Marion Detuncq

  • Architects: Lluis Corbella Architecture&Design
  • Project: Finlandia Housing building
  • Location: Sants District. Barcelona
  • Photography: Eva Cotman, Marion Detuncq
  • Year: 2009/2013
  • Collaborators: Eva Cotman, Marion Detuncq, Wilson Melo
  • Engineering: Nolac structural consultants
  • Main Contractors: Dorseran sl
  • Sustainable engineering: Sud Energies Renovables sl.

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Rebel One in Warsaw, Poland by WWAA

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Article source: WWAA

The first building to be designed and developed as a part of the complex is rebel one. it is one of two architectural dominants planned in the project that are of a compact plan with 12 superstructures located at the shorter sides of the main alley. rebel one elevations, the outpost of the new investments in the soho area, refer to the architectural motives of industrial relicts of kamionek.

Image Courtesy © JAKUB CERTOWICZ

Image Courtesy © JAKUB CERTOWICZ

  • Architects: WWAA
  • Project: Rebel One
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Photography: Jakub certowicz
  • Team: Konkret architekci: Piotr puścikowski, Małgorzata majzel,  Dominika tomaszewska, Małgorzata lewandowska, Wojciech kluk, Piotr zmarzłowski, Michał dezór
  • wwaa: Marcin mostafa, Natalia paszkowska, Iwona borkowska,  Andrzej hunzvi, Michał kielian
  • Cooperation: Konkret architekci
  • Client: Soho development home & more
  • Size: 7962, 28 m²
  • Construction: 2013
  • Design: 2011

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TORRE DEL BORGO in Villa d’Adda, Italy by Arch. Gianluca Gelmini

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: Arch. Gianluca Gelmini

Torre del Borgo is one of the most famous fortified buildings in the history of Bergamo. The powerful and accurate quality of the medieval walls, the integrity of the fortified structure, the central position in the village, give to this artifact the most complete sense of monument. The restoration project has dealt with different aspects that conditioned the conservation, the use and the valorisation of the building: the structural instability of the walls and floors, the lack of an adequate system of connection between  plans, the total absence of plant networks, degradation and precariousness of internal and external stone facings, lack of windows and adequate interior finishes, on floors and walls. The entire work has developed pursuing a dual purpose, first identifying solutions to the problems of degradation, second offering an architectonic and functional reinterpretation of the building.The project is designed to be made into two functional lots of action: with the completion of Lot 1, are now fully accessible the four halls of the central tower and the spaces of the new building C intended to services and distribution. Important intervention is certainly the inclusion of the new system of ramps and walkways, made entirely with an iron structure, which is articulated between the spaces of the central tower and the new building, connecting the various levels of the complex. Lot 2 will include the redevelopment of public space in Piazza del Borgo with the creation of a large area covered and protected to the road, in direct continuity with the new pavement of the square. With the completion of the restoration project, Torre del Borgo will be able to accommodate the Public Library of Villa d’Adda.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Gelmini

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Gelmini

  • Architects: Arch. Gianluca Gelmini
  • Project: TORRE DEL BORGO
  • Location: Via del Borgo, Villa d’Adda  (Bergamo), Italy
  • YEAR: 2012-2015
  • COLLABORATORS: Andrea Pressiani
  • DRAWINGS: Andrea Pressiani
  • AREA (Crypt poject): 200 mq

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