Archive for the ‘Building’ Category
Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Article source: Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
The Metropole is a sleek, new, urban condo development positioned on a prominent corner in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The seven-story building comprises 90 residences.
Image Courtesy © Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Article source: KOKO architects
Fahle house, which was designed by KOKO, is one of the characteristic examples of architecture during the recent economic boom in Estonia. It is a building that from an architectural point of view was ambitious, from a real estate development point of view risky, and from the heritage protection point of view controversial and received a lot of attention from the public. Situated at one of the main entrances to Tallinn, between the airport and city centre, Fahle house draws the attention of every passer-by. The building is part of the complex of a former cellulose and paper factory where the most outstanding building is the tall and voluminous boiler house (1926) built from limestone and designed by architect Erich Jacoby.
Image Courtesy © KOKO architects
- Architects: KOKO architects
- Project: Fahle House – An urban landmark at the gates of Tallinn
- Location: Tallinn, Estonia
- Client: Koger & Partners
- Size: 19,400 m2
- Commission: 2004
- Completed: 2007
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Article source: Cerejeira Fontes Architects
On the highest point in the city of Braga the different temporal strata of the city can be seen. This is the location to construct the building, connected to this visual memory. The connection of the present occurs in the courtyards of the building, the location of social activity at the center, the repetition extends into the city’s areas of activities. These connections are registered non-explicitly in the subtraction of masses form the construction of the building, extending it to the city squares, main streets, buildings and landscape. There is a formal and social relationship between the city and the building. A project for the rehabilitating people with problems with substance abuse assumes the same fragmented relationship of city life at your feet. The organization of the architectural elements, regardless of the different functions that compose the program, it provides a formal response for each individual space and is revealed as a tool to transforming it into a piece of the city. The building consists of two platforms which fall within several blocks seemingly independent, creating two courtyards: one facing the city and the other an interior courtyard.
Image Courtesy © Frederico Martins
- Architects: Cerejeira Fontes Architects
- Project: Projecto Homem
- Location: Monte Picoto, Braga, Portugal
- Photography: Frederico Martins and Santo Eduardo di Miceli
- Software used: AutoCad
- Client: Centro de Solidariedade de Braga
- Construction company: João Fernandes da Silva, S.A.
- Authores: Arq. André de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes, Arq. António Jorge de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
- Colaboratores: Arq. António Leitão Dias, Arq. Nuno Miguel Lima da Cruz, Arq. José Pedro da Silva Moreira Pereira Fernandes, Arq. Sónia Cristina Oliveira da Rocha Gonçalves, Arq. Nuno Alexandre da Costa Rebelo, Bruno Miguel da Silva Marques, Dr. Tiago de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
- Structural: Eng. Joaquim António Barros
- Eletrical: Eng. Luís O. de Carvalho
- Cost of constrution: 1.039.035,92€
- Cost/m2: 598,56€
- Construction areas: 1.735,90 m2
- Volume of construction: 5.207,70 m3
- Construction ended: July 2004
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill
In the next decade the new city quarter “Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid” will be realized along the river Schelde in the Southwest of Antwerp as a high-quality extension of the historic city centre.
Recently as one of the first realizations a eco-housing project by Atelier Kempe Thill has been finished.
The housing project contains 32 flexible wintergarden apartments and commercial spaces on the ground floor built on a collective parking garage.
Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz
- Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
- Project: Wintergarden Housing
- Location: Antwerp Nieuw-Zuid, Belgium
- Photography: Ulrich Schwarz
- Client: Triple Living Antwerp
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Article source: Mackay + Partners
The new 291 bed hotel building designed by Mackay + Partners, for developers Endurance Land & Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), will be operated by Motel One and opened pre-Christmas 2014.
The 4 star hotel will support the tourism needs at the edge of the City.
The building has created a new contemporary focus and identity on The Minories that will act as a benchmark for future neighbouring developments.
Image Courtesy © Mackay + Partners
- Architects: Mackay + Partners (Ken Mackay)
- Project: Minories Hotel
- Location: London, England
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Article source: Aedas
Aedas designs for Chinese publishing giant Xinhua Bookstore on Chinese proverb ‘Knowledge brings wealth’
Designed by Aedas, Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project is a dynamic complex that encompasses a sky cultural plaza, retails, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the Jiefangbei Central Business District, the heart of downtown Chongqing. Aedas draws design inspiration from an ancient Chinese prose ‘Knowledge brings wealth’ to integrate book with the cultural elements of Chongqing, creating an interactive commercial complex with Xinhua Bookstore sitting at the core of the podium.
Image Courtesy © Aedas
- Architects: Aedas
- Project: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project
- Location: Chongqing, China
- Client: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group, Chongqing Xinhua Media Ltd., Chongqing North Green Industry Co., Ltd.
- Directors: Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths
- Gross floor area: 153,980 square metres
- Completion year: 2020
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Article source: Garcés De Seta Bonet, Arquitectes
The new building is designed for a sole activity: creation, an introspective and solitary experience, just as the painter told us. This led us to handle the volume compactly, with a uniform exterior design –layers of insulation and clear stucco in an expressive continuance of walls and cover– to establish a feeling of familiarity with the natural surroundings in an unobtrusive manner. The interior is a fluid and multiple concrete cavity – a direct result of the monolithic structural construction concept and the search for harsh and naked spaces that serve the artistic work that takes place inside.
Image Courtesy © Garcés De Seta Bonet, Arquitectes
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Article source: moh architects
The new ‘Busan Metropolitan Opera’ sits at the intersection point of the two bridges leading up to the competition site, tying the Opera into the city fabric while at the same time interweaving it with the picturesque waterfront promenade. The ensemble of opera and multifunctional theater further divides the site into a series of differentiated territories, each of which fully draws on the potential of a site suspended between city and sea:
Image Courtesy © moh architects
- Architects: moh architects
- Project: Busan Opera House
- Location: Busan, South Korea
- Team: Mehlan, Opperer, Hugo, Minning
- Client: Municipality of Busan
- Year: 2011
- Status: intl. competition / first phase
Friday, August 26th, 2016
Article source: SPEECH architectural
This residential complex consists of five 26-storey buildings arranged in a checkerboard pattern on top of a multi-storey underground car park. This configuration of volumes of identical shape and height has made it possible to create a system of semi-enclosed inner courtyards between the blocks. The main entrances to the buildings face the courtyards and take the form of stately portals.
Image Courtesy © Dmitry Chebanenko
- Architects: SPEECH architectural (M.V. Digileva, O.A. Kalugina, A.S. Kavitskaya)
- Project: Vodniy Residential Street Block
- Location: Golovinskoe shosse, 5, Moscow, Russia
- Photography: Dmitry Chebanenko
- Project authors: Sergei Tchoban, Igor Chlenov
- Team of architects headed by: Anna Deryabina
- Principal project engineer: Igor Tsukanov
- Client: MR Group
- Total area of site: 2.3938 hectares
- Area of footprint: 5547 sq m
- Total area of complex: 191,893 sq m
- Total area of underground part of the complex: 59,550 sq m
- Total area of above-ground part of the complex: 132,343 sq m
- Number of apartments: 1496
- Number of storeys: 26
- Design work: 2012 – 2013
- Construction: 2013 – 2015
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Article source: REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
Renovation of”KANBAN-style” architecture,remaining at Nihonbashi.
*KANBAN-style; Billboard architecture, built in the early Showa period. Typically the ground floor is served as retail space, with displaying windows at the storefront.
Image Courtesy © REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
- Architects: REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
- Project: Renovation of “KANBAN-style”
- Location: Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
- Software used: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper