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Konterra in Gurgaon, India by SWBI Architects Pvt. Ltd

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: SWBI Architects Pvt. Ltd

As one meanders through the busy bustling roads of Udyog Vihar commercial hub in Phase 4, one really can’t miss the imposing terracotta cladded edifice with its imposing presence around the corner. The address neighborhood has found its landmark in the form of 505, Udyog Vihar called Konterra.

Located at a prominent location of Udyog Vihar at the gateway of Gurgaon near the bygone toll plaza off NH-8, Konterra is at a stone throw distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport – IGI Airport, with just a mere 10 minutes from the airport. That’s a perfect location for the travelling working professionals in Konterra to enjoy a sweet ride where their not-so-blessed compatriots are struggling to get to the airport from other locations. It can veritably be garlanded as the best location in Udyog Vihar, easily accessible from NH-8. Flanked by NH-8 and the Old Delhi Gurgaon Road, Konterra’s residents enjoy a twin commutable spine which otherwise is a terrific boon to already road strapped users in Gurugram.

Image Courtesy © SWBI Architects Pvt. Ltd

Image Courtesy © SWBI Architects Pvt. Ltd

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Copacabana Building in Mexico City by dmp arquitectura

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: dmp arquitectura

The building takes place in a neighborhood with popular social features and with middle incomes, thanks to that the project develops formally discrete and in harmony with the context. It is located on the Playa Copacabana st, in the Iztacalco municipality.

Image Courtesy © carlos díaz san pedro

Image Courtesy © carlos díaz san pedro

  • Architects: dmp arquitectura (carlos díaz delgado / carlos díaz san pedro, architects)
  • Project: Copacabana Building
  • Location: Mexico City, México
  • Photography: carlos díaz san pedro
  • Collaborators:  ignacio santos / manuel bernal /hein yap / mauricio morales, architects.
  • Structural Engineering: dmp arquitectura – josé luis ponce
  • Materials: Concrete, partition walls, lattice clay, aluminium, glass.
  • Builded Surface: 290 m2
  • Year:  2013

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ARMENIA BUILDING 1929/1933 in Buenos Aires City, Argentina by Luciano Kruk

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Luciano Kruk

Armenia Building is located in Palermo Soho, a neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires. Due to the gentrification process occurred during the last decade, Palermo Soho was renewed and became a gastronomic, cultural, commercial and touristic hotspot, which has raised real estate prices in the area.

The building is situated on Armenia Street, an average width road lined with aged trees.

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

  • Architects: Luciano Kruk
  • Project: ARMENIA BUILDING 1929/1933
  • Location: Palermo, Buenos Aires City, Argentina
  • Photography: Daniela Mac Adden
  • Original Project  Armenia 1933: Besonías – Kruk
  • Expansion Project Armenia 1929: Luciano Kruk
  • Project Manager: Arq. Belén Ferrand
  • Site Manager: Arch. Belén Ferrand
  • Collaborators: Arch. Andrés Conde Blanco – Arch. Ekaterina Künzel – Alice Salamone – Christian Studer
  • Land area: 900 m²
  • Built area: 3200 m²
  • Construction year: 2013/2014/2015/2016

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West Beat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Studioninedots

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Studioninedots 

Studioninedots and Lingotto are proud to have won the tender for an iconic new building on Lelylaan, Amsterdam with our design that has a collective ‘Super Space’ as its heart. West Beat has a vast, transparent ground floor – a continuous public space. From a physical and programmatic sense, residents, businesses and passersby experience West Beat as a lively connector. In the tender phase, the project convinced the City of Amsterdam with its quality of design and concept, and approach to sustainability.

Image Courtesy © A2Studio

Image Courtesy © A2Studio

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: West Beat
  • Location: Lelylaan-Delflandlaan, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Visualization: A2Studio
  • Client: Lingotto Ontwikkeling BV
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Joost Maatkamp, Wouter Hermanns, Karlijn de Jong, Joost Körver
  • Concept and landscape: SLeM
  • Sustainability: DPA | Cauberg-Huygen
  • Structural: Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Construction costs: IGG Boiton de Groot
  • Programming and operations: Horeca Development
  • EPC: -0.05
  • Plot: 3.250 m2
  • Design-completion: 2016-2020

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5 Hanover Square in London, UK by Squire and Partners

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: Squire and Partners

Squire and Partners won an invited competition in 2006 to design a new mixed-use building for a prestigious corner site in Mayfair which addresses both Hanover Square and Hanover Street.

Launched in April 2012, the completed building marks the first UK venture for Mitsui Fudosan, Japan’s leading property company, working with development managers Stanhope. The clients sought to provide a high quality exemplar sustainable building providing 91,000 sq ft of office, residential and gallery space.

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

Image Courtesy © Squire and Partners

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Lisbon Aquarium New Extension in Portugal by Campos Costa Arquitetos

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Article source: Campos Costa Arquitetos

The extension of the Lisbon Oceanarium is a complex challenge. It beholds an intervention in a consolidated and dynamic public space. One of the aims is to bring together the relationship between the existing Building, that has a strong presence in the architectural imaginary of the Lisbon citizens, a space currently being qualified as an Architectural heritage.

Image Courtesy © Campos Costa Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © Campos Costa Arquitetos

  • Architects: Campos Costa Arquitetos
  • Project: Lisbon Aquarium New Extension
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Coordinator: Pedro Campos Costa
  • Concept: Pedro Campos Costa, Marta Onofre, Ivan Teixeira, Ana Mendes
  • Execution: Pedro Campos Costa, Duarte Santo, Mário Ferreira, Francisco Lemos, Marta Onofre, Alessia Allegri e Daniela Figueiredo
  • Main material:  ceramics facade
  • Building area:  3800 m2

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Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa by Steven Holl Architects

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

The new Visual Arts facility for the University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History provides 126,000 sf of loft- like space for all visual arts media, from ancient metalsmithing techniques to the most advanced virtual reality technologies, including Ceramics, 3D Design, Metal Arts & Jewelry, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting & Drawing, Graphic Design, Intermedia, Video Art, and Photography. Also housed are galleries, faculty offices, an outdoor rooftop studio, and teaching spaces for Art History.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

 

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects (Steven Holl, Chris McVoy)
  • Project: Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa
  • Location: Iowa, USA
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Eric Dean, Chris McVoy
  • Software used: Revit, Rhinoceros 5.0, AutoCAD
  • Client: University of Iowa
  • Project architect: Rychiee Espinosa
  • Project team: Garrick Ambrose, Bell Ying Yi Cai, Christiane Deptolla, JongSeo Lee, Johanna Muszbek, Garrett Ricciardi, Filipe Taboada, Jeanne Wellinger, Human Tieliu Wu, Christina Yessios
  • Associate architects: BNIM Architects
  • Structural engineer: Buro Happold and Structural Engineering Associates (SEA)
  • Lighting consultant: L’Observatoire International
  • Sustainability engineer: Transsolar
  • Mechanical engineer: Design Engineers
  • Curtain wall consultant: WJ Higgins & Co.
  • Civil engineer: Shive-Hattery
  • Audio/visual consultant: The Sextant Group Inc.
  • Size: 126000f
  • Year: 2010 – 2016

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Kingfine Plot 58 in Nanjing, China by Girimun

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Article source: Girimun

This unique development in the district of Jiang Ning, Nanjing is a result of a dynamic interaction of its different functions. It comprises a shopping center linked to outdoor commercial streets, galleries and small shops and cafes, a 60m high boutique hotel, a 90m high office tower and two 90m high residential buildings over more than 150,000 sqm. Functions and facilities are interconnected by fluid forms and shapes, solid volumes and negative spaces along a sequence of indoor and outdoor squares, meeting areas, terraced passages and internal corridors.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Kingfine Plot 58
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Client: Shanghai Kingfine hexin Industrial Development Co.
  • Size: 150,000 sqm
  • Design: Girimun Ltd 2013

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Urban Soul in Bonn, Germany by CROSS Architecture

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: CROSS Architecture

Development of a district

Historic buildings in front of Bonn’s main station were demolished as part of the city railway restructuring in the 1970s. The redevelopment of this area, which has only been implemented in part since, still represents a sensitive break in the city fabric between the main station and the old town; as an inner-city problem zone called “Bonner Loch”, it still shapes the first impressions of people arriving by train. After more than 45 years, the “Urban Soul” project now provides the first opportunity to activate the unused potentials of the location with an approach inspired by the spirit of the “genius loci”.

Image Courtesy © rendertaxi

Image Courtesy © rendertaxi

  • Architects: CROSS Architecture
  • Project: Urban Soul
  • Location: Bonn, Germany
  • Visualization: rendertaxi
  • Project developer: die developer Projektentwicklung GmbH
  • Gross floor area: 40,000 m²
  • Competition: March 2014
  • Start of construction works: May 2017
  • Completition planned for: 2019

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Tic Tric Trac in Zurich, Switzerland by Baumschlager Eberle

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Article source: Baumschlager Eberle 

Tic Tric Trac, an ensemble of three buildings in Zurich’s Binz district, is designed for tenants with innovative ideas of their own. The top-quality shell has been conceived with a view to young creative agencies and dynamic start-ups as well as expanding companies with a floor space requirement of at least 1,000 square metres.

Image Courtesy © Baumschlager Eberle

Image Courtesy © Baumschlager Eberle

  • Architects: Baumschlager Eberle
  • Project: Tic Tric Trac
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Client: Swiss Life AG
  • General contractor: Implenia Generalunternehmung AG
  • Project architect: Marc Fisler
  • Assistance: Marius Cerha, Ina Brink, Tomasz Walecki
  • Landscape architect: Müller Illien
  • Structural engineer: Frick & Gattinger
  • Building physics: Braune Roth AG
  • Building technology: Ospelt Haustechnik
  • Site area: 12.766 m2
  • Area of building: 3.850 m²
  • Gross floor area: 46.915 m2
  • Net floor area: 39.534 m2
  • Building volume: 158.711 m³
  • Commencement of planning: 2008
  • Commencement of work: 2012
  • Completion: 2014

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