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Eole on the Evergreen campus in Montrouge, France by Arte Charpentier Architectes

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Right at Paris’ doorstep, the Evergreen Campus hosts the Crédit Agricole’s head office. Multiple corporate entities share this space. The entire campus revolves around a central park that acts as its green lung.

The conception of Eole – a 67 000 m² building made in four years – preserves and upholds the site’s environmental vocation: buildings operate in accordance with the HQE norms (high environmental quality), new structures were built according to the BBC norms (low consumption buildings), soft energies usage (geothermic, solar and rain water is reused), 4 hectares of green spaces valorized.

Image Courtesy © LK Photographe

Image Courtesy © LK Photographe

  • Architects: Arte Charpentier Architectes
  • Project: Eole on the Evergreen campus
  • Location: Montrouge, France
  • Photography: LK Photographe, Augusto Da Silva, Bouygues Bâtiment
  • Project manager / promoter: Crédit Agricole
  • Landscaper: Groupement Takano Landscape
  • Planning: Atelier Kaba (eastern garden and interior street)
  • ASC: Setec Bâtiment
  • Electrical Engineering: Square
  • Structure: Terrell International
  • Facades: CEEF
  • Acoustics: Lamoureux acoustique
  • Economist: AE75
  • Contract management: Groupement SETEC Bâtiment (mandated) and Builders & Partners
  • Surface: 67 000 m2 floor area
  • Delivery date: 2015

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600 Collins Street in Melbourne, Australia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on the Western boundary of Melbourne’s Central Business District, at the nexus between Collins Street and the Docklands, 600 Collins Street is within an area of the city that is evolving into a new precinct in its own right. Melbourne’s renowned cultural attractions, festivals and community events contribute to the city’s listing as ‘the most liveable city in the world’.

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: 600 Collins Street
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Visualizations: VA
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Director: Gianluca Racana
  • ZHA Project Director: Michele Pasca di Magliano
  • ZHA Project Architect: Juan Camilo Mogollon
  • Local Architect: PLUS Architecture
  • Structural Engineering: Robert Bird Group
  • Building Services Engineering and Sustainability: ADP Consulting
  • Planning Consultant: URBIS
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
  • Building Surveyor: PLP
  • Acoustics: Acoustic Logic

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Cervantes Building in Zaragoza, Spain by saiz+renduelesARQUITECTOS

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Article source: saiz+renduelesARQUITECTOS

This residential building makes the most of a tiny space that enjoys a privileged location on a chamfered sidewalk street corner.

The public space takes the lead. The strong volumen of the building steps back on the corner to emphasize the main access.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: saiz+renduelesARQUITECTOS
  • Project:Cervantes Building
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Promoter / Client: Cervantes 19 S.L.
  • Constructor: Inviasa
  • Budget: 574,929.42 €
  • Area: 807.12 m² (above ground) and 601,17 m² (below ground)

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Machaon Valley in Tatarstan, Russia by LEVS architecten

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: LEVS architecten

LEVS architecten has won an international competition for the design of a new residential area nearby the Russian city of Kazan. The winning master plan and architectural concept take a ‘Dutch approach’ to create a living environment for approximately 17,000 residents. Intimate dimensions, green spaces, informal bike paths and walkways, adequate facilities, and spirited architecture together make the Machaon Valley a sustainable community.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Machaon Valley
  • Location:  Malye KabanyKazan, Tatarstan, Russia

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Transformation In Pronda Road Civic 8 in Turin, Italy by G.G. RAINERI

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: G.G. RAINERI

The measure in question provided for the restructuring and change of use of an industrial building destination located at the center of a quadrilateral of residential buildings. The shed in which we intervened, was placed exactly in the middle of a block of the west area of ​​Turin, near the border with the town of Grugliasco (block between Via De Santis, Pronda road, via Cimone and via Postumia). This is a city area developed after the Second World War, and still partially in the developing; in fact, some of the block buildings have recently been constructued. The intervention  involved the reshaping of the existing building in order to make it habitable. Its location is ideal, since being on the block center of gravity has a right distance from the buildings to have no annoying visual interference; moreover the intervention took place in accordance with the neighbor (the road Pronda 8), which was planning to demolish the existing buildings low to build a new building on front street, leaving the right of way (existing) to enter the lot in object. The existing building has been, so, surrounded by green gardens, partly to other condos in part derived uncovering part of the building itself. The GFA, originally located on the ground floor of the building, was distributed between the new mezzanine and the remaining ground floor. The height of the cover is not changed, the outer walls were maintained in part as boundary walls in part as the walls of the new residence. The most difficult part of the design was to give the proportions of residential building to a building that was built to house production activities. The main elevations are divided by dormers and recesses that mark the number of homes fitted inside. Moreover, the tall, narrow windows (partially obscured by fixed shading) try to give new proportions to the main prospect. The inputs to housing are designed as common compasses. All shutters and entrances are made of silver-colored metal profiles, the shell is finished with “ISOCOPPO” Alubel light gray, and the facades are painted in colored earthenware (red mattonaceo).

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

  • Architects: G.G. RAINERI
  • Project: Transformation In Pronda Road Civic 8
    Location: Turin, Italy
  • Ownership of the building: Impresa Monateri
  • Client: Impresa Monateri
  • Director of construction firm: geom.. Carlo Garelli
  • Designer and project manager: arch. Luigi RAINERI Turin
  • Structural design: ing. Sergio Vighetto
  • Project electrical and thermal plants: Fapa engineering
  • Construction cost: € 800.000
  • Area: 500 sm.

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Philips Lighting in Eindhoven, Netherlands by Diederendirrix architects

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Article source: Diederendirrix architects

For a long time, Philips Lighting’s head office has been a closed enclave in the centre of Eindhoven. diederendirrix designed the redevelopment of the 8.6 acres grounds.

On the north side, high-rise flats will be built closely together, which enables the creation of a city park in the southern part through which the brook Gender can flow again. 600 apartments will be built in the 43.000 m2 office building. A public passage connects the park to the north side. On the ground floor there is room for, among other things, a supermarket and coffee bar.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix architects

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix architects

 

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DOM25 in Torino, Italy by G.G. RAINERI

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Article source: G.G. RAINERI

The via Domodossola 25 condominium is located on a small urban lot, between two existing buildings. The city in which is placed the project, is a semi-suburban area that was mainly developed in the period between the two world wars; the buildings that characterize most of this part of city are mostly in the “novecento” style or Art Nouveau style (the Santorre school Santarosa, the faculty of physical education, the neighborhood between Racconigi road and Peschiera road).

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

  • Architects: G.G. RAINERI
  • Project: DOM25
  • Location: Torino, Italy
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Impresa Monateri
  • Ownership of the Building: Impresa Monateri
  • Director of Construction Firm: geom.. Carlo Garelli
  • Designer and Project Manager: arch. Luigi RAINERI Turin
  • Structural Design: ing. Sergio Vighetto
  • Project Electrical and Thermal plants: Fapa engineering

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NAXOS BUILDING in Frankfurt, Germany by STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN

In the middle of Frankfurt´s Nordend district, this new residential block was built to passive house standards on the site of a former Naxos-Union factory. Retaining and integrating the distinctive trees along Wingertstrasse was an important part of the design considerations: the comb-like structure of the complex on this side, with its broad area of green in front of the apartments, is a direct response to this situation. The private gardens of the ground-floor apartments are located in the five courtyards. The back of the complex is oriented towards the listed Naxoshalle, the last remaining relic from the site´s former industrial use. On the corner of Wingertstrasse and Wittelsbacherallee the block is finished off conventionally with a corner tower. The continuous clinker cladding on the ground floor strengthens the ensemble character and is also a reference to its urban context. All the dual-aspect apartments have large loggias to the front and to the rear. In total 69 freehold and 47 rental apartments were built here to the passive house standard.

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

Image Courtesy © Lisa Farkas

  • Architects: STEFAN FORSTER ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: NAXOS BUILDING
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Photography: Lisa Farkas
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Client: ABG Frankfurt Holding
  • Project team: Eleanor Lucke, Benjamin Metz, Peter Gallo, Manuel Rhöse, Andreas Wenger, Cristina Naranjo
  • Expert advisory procedure: 2008, 1st prize
  • Apartments: 116
  • Work phases: 1-8
  • Floor area: 15,000 m2
  • Completion: 12/2013

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“Finca Feeling in Palma Palace” in Balearic Islands, Spain by Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Article source: Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect

In the historic quarter of Calatrava in the centre of Palma old town buildings are full of history, but time and weather are also talking great toll, very often the palaces are in need of renovation.

And it is in this context that the top two floors of an historic building originating from the 17th century could be joined together with all the roofs creating terraces on 3 levels, taking advantage of the spectacular view of roof landscapes, the cathedral, several churches and the sea, and at the same time enjoying the very quiet green inner court, typical element of the palaces in the medieval city centre.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

Image Courtesy © Bruno Helbling

  • Architects: Daniele Claudio Taddei Architect (Daniele Claudio Taddei with Daniel Milnor, Stefan Luttecke)
  • Project: Finca Feeling in Palma Palace
  • Location: Calle del Sol 07001 Palma, Balearic Islands
  • Photography: Bruno Helbling, Zurich
  • Client: DADAST SA
  • Collaboration: Oliver Rogers
  • Area: 138 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014

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Business Garden Stefanikova in Bratislava, Slovakia by ARCHITEKTI ŠEBO LICHÝ

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Article source: ARCHITEKTI ŠEBO LICHÝ 

Štefánikova Street is known as traffic route in the city center, yet it has the potential to be a city boulevard. It has a unique character with a varied structure of buildings from different historical periods. Two original buildings from the fifties and the seventies were reconstructed. Both were previously connected and operationally functioned as one building. Characteristics of both buildings were their to date street-facades (also known as buildings of railway engineering).

Image Courtesy © Stacho

Image Courtesy © Stacho

  • Architects: ARCHITEKTI ŠEBO LICHÝ 
  • Project: Business Garden Stefanikova
  • Location: Štefánikova 881/15, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Photography: Tomáš Manina, Ľubo Stacho
  • Collaborators: 
  • Investor: Kartezis, s.r.o.
  • General Contractor: Metrostav Slovakia a.s.
  • Statics: Ing. Somorovský
  • Land area: 1416 m2
  • Utility area: 8757,9 m2
  • Building area: 1356,3 m2
  • Beginning of construction: 2012
  • Completion of construction: 2014

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