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Anker Gardens in Bielefeld, Germany by kresings architektur GmbH Düsseldorf

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Article source: kresings architektur GmbH Düsseldorf 

The new residential quarter right in the middle of downtown Bielefeld recognizes the potential of history, conveying this potential into the present. The large-scale industrial architecture of the area of the former incorporation “Anker Werke AG“, a company specialized in the production of sewing machines and cash registers, has been kept up, with this area having been transformed into a new urban quarter by means of some minor changes.

Image Courtesy © Roman Mensing and Münster

  • Architects: kresings architektur GmbH Düsseldorf  (KRESINGS, Münster)
  • Project: Anker Gardens
  • Location: Bielefeld, Germany
  • Photography: Roman Mensing and Münster
  • Client: Bautra GmbH
  • Project Leader André Pannenbäcker, Kilian Kresing, Dorit Haase,Jan Tölle, Tilo Pfeifer, Thomas Vöge
  • Area: 14.200 m2
  • Completion: 2017

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Skjervet in Granvin kommune, Norway by Fortunen AS

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: v2com

On the site of Skjervsfossen (Skjervet waterfall), Fortunen have designed a small service building consisting of two restrooms and a small technical room, while the landscape design is made by Østengen & Bergo. The client, Nasjonale turistveger, challenged Fortunen and Østengen & Bergo to accentuate and enhance the experience of the natural landscape, whilst not competing with it. The overall aspiration was to create a unique and surprising experience. The main concept has been to make the wild nature accessible without hurting it.

The outside is rough, covered with large pieces of local stone. The inside is warm, both in colour and material, Image Courtesy © Steinar Skaar

  • Architects: Fortunen AS
  • Project: Skjervet
  • Location: Granvin kommune, Norway
  • Photography: Steinar Skaar, Pål Hoff, Jarle Waehler, Vidar Herre, Østengen & Bergo
  • Client: Statens Vegvesen, The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, National Tourist Routes in Norway
  • Landscape architect: Østengen & Bergo Landscape Architects
  • Architect (restroom building): Fortunen AS
  • Project manager: Nils Johan Mannsåker
  • Collaborators: Østengen & Bergo Landscape Architects, Fortunen AS
  • Budget: Approx. 1.5 M EUR
  • Area: 4 hectares
  • Project end date: 20.05.2016 (Realisation: 2015)

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Liberty Lounge in Seoul, Korea by Simplex Architecture

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: Simplex Architecture

The site is located in an alley, a few blocks away from Dosandae-ro – a busy boulevard in Seoul’s Gangnam district. The area used to be a low-rise residential district in the past, but now rapidly transforming into a commercial district full of shops and restaurants. The existing building had a simple rectangular structure with a courtyard in the middle, using concrete blocks and blackened steel as a major finish material. The main interest in designing the building was to keep the existing materiality, yet to make enough alteration to accommodate the new program. The concrete block wall on the north was maintained in order to preserve the original materiality of the building, and the blackened steel was mainly used for the newly built walls.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: Simplex Architecture
  • Project: Liberty Lounge
  • Location: 653-4, Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin and Young Kim
  • Software used: RhinoAutoCad
  • Design Principals: Greg Chung Whan Park and  Sanghun Song
  • Visualization/ 3D: VIZE
  • Space Branding & Design: KMGD
  • Landscape Architect: Studio 101
  • Structural Engineer: Tomi Structure

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The Silo in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: COBE 

As the centrepiece of Copenhagen’s redeveloped Nordhavn (North Harbour), Danish architects COBE and clients Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark unveil the completed transformation of The Silo. The former industrial silo was originally used as a storage container for grain. Fifty years later, the 17-storey silo has been converted for new use as a residential apartment building with 38 unique units, ranging from 106 m2 to 401 m2 in size, and with public functions such as event and dining facilities on the upper and lower levels.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: The Silo
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Hjortshøj – COAST
  • Clients: Klaus Kastbjerg and NRE Denmark
  • Landscape architect: COBE
  • Engineers: Balslev and Wessberg
  • Contractor: NRE Denmark
  • Size: 10,000 m2
  • Status: Commissioned in 2013, completed in 2017

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Bruksgården in Höganäs, Sweden by Petra Gipp Arkitektur AB

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Article source: Petra Gipp Arkitektur AB 

Bruksgården is located in an area that is classified as being of national interest, where the main building and its wings are considered to be of the highest cultural value.

Image Courtesy © Jens Markus Lindhe

  • Architects: Petra Gipp Arkitektur AB (Petra Gipp, Jonas Hesse, Maria Videgård, Malin Heyman, Kalle Hjalmarsson, Maria Cagnoli and Marco Nathansohn)
  • Project: Bruksgården
  • Location: Gruvtorget, Höganäs, Sweden
  • Photography: Jens Markus and Mattias Lindbäck
  • Gross flor area: 1700 kvm
  • Year of construction: 2010-2016

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Rinconada Margaritas in Jalisco, Mexico by Luis Aldrete estudio de arquitectura

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: Luis Aldrete estudio de arquitectura 

Rinconada Margaritas is a vertical housing complex, set up with three buildings in a 10,126 sqm. site. A fundamental part of the project lies on the site conditions, preserving a ravine with an important density of trees and plants. The strategic emplacement of the buildings, leaves 80% of the site´s area for green areas and open spaces, this represents a privilege due its urban condition.

Image Courtesy © Onnis Luque

  • Architects: Luis Aldrete estudio de arquitectura
  • Project: Rinconada Margaritas
  • Location: Efraín González Luna 2164  CP44150  Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Onnis Luque
  • Architect: Luis Aldrete
  • Project coordination: Cynthia Mojica, Diego García C.
  • First stage collaborators: Denisse Sandoval, Miguel Valverde, Fausto Lazcano, Raúl Miranda, Jorge Muñoz
  • Second stage collaborators: Christian Coss, Catalina Joya, Adriana Villegas
  • Art: Octavio Abúndez, Alejandro Almanza, Jerónimo Jagerman, Los Jaichakers, Pedro Reyes, Eduardo Sarabia
  • Developer: Grupo Cube

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Qiyan Cloud in Taipei, Taiwan by CYS.ASDO

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Article source: CYS.ASDO 

The site is located at the Beitou Qiyan ecology redevelopment district. Therefore, to integrate with the natural scenes of sky and mountains has become a major focus for the project.

Extension after compression

In response to the planning concept of the area, it is required to provide a large amount of open space including the entrance square, street square, dotted square and linear open space for public use. The interior space on the ground floor is reduced, but through the extended floor/ ceiling inside out and by adopting the natural building materials, we add the texture of integrating with the environment and the visual extension. A large number of windows and grills create the openness and layers of the space, which makes even broader visual effect on the ground floor.

Image Courtesy © K. M. Lee

  • Architects: CYS.ASDO
  • Project: Qiyan Cloud
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: K. M. Lee
  • Architect in charge: Chung-Yei Sheng
  • Design Team: Jill Yang, Orange Kang, Peggy Chiang
  • Area: 11762 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015

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Quartier du Parc, Reimerwee in Kirchberg, Luxembourg by AllesWirdGut

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Article source: AllesWirdGut 

In Kirchberg / Luxembourg AllesWirdGut build an ensemble of two large and two smaller buildings accommodating a total of 110 apartments.

The stretched-out buildings in the Quartier du Parc in Kirchberg, Luxembourg, are situated on the northeastern edge of a development area. The northwestern side is bounded by Konrad Adenauer Boulevard. On the south side, the ensemble opens to Parc Reimerwee. Due to their orientation and different rental systems, the two volumes are seen as “fraternal twins”. Together, they make a strong duo that have certain things in common on the outside, while their interiors are different.

Image Courtesy © Michael Sohm

  • Architects: AllesWirdGut
  • Project: Quartier du Parc, Reimerwee
  • Location: Kirchberg, Luxembourg
  • Visualization: Michael Sohm
  • Client: Sociéte Nationale des Habitations à Bon Marché (SNHBM), Luxembourg + Fonds Kirchberg
  • Team Competition: Felix Reiner, Karel Bartos, Laurenz Batka, Ria Roberg
  • Team Execution: Baptiste Quételart, Felix Reiner, Florian Gottler, Jessica Wannhoff, Luca Melchiori
  • GFA: 12.384 m²
  • Competition: 10/2015

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Folded light in London by Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design 

Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design has finished the installation of its design for a 40-metrehigh integrated artwork across ten storeys of 8 Finsbury Circus, a new office development in the City of London which was formally opened this month.

A partial view of Folded Light from the seventh floor with sunlight reflected into the space, Image Courtesy © Timothy Soar

  • Architects: Carpenter | Lowings Architecture & Design
  • Project: Folded light
  • Location: 8 Finsbury Circus, London, UK
  • Photography: Timothy Soar
  • Client: Stanhope (on behalf of Mitsubishi Estate, London)
  • Building Architect: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
  • Fabrication & Installation: Tuchschmid Constructa AG (with PAD Contracts Ltd)
  • Project Management: Lendlease
  • Completed: October 2016

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Curricular administrative building Lycée María Auxiliadora in Linares, Chile by SURCO Arquitectos

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Article source: SURCO Arquitectos 

The opportunity to rebuild on the same site allowed that along with the building was proposed to reorder an establishment that grew up without an apparent programmatic order according to age; Thus focused on the new building the entire administrative and curriculum, previously scattered program at the College, in addition to rooms of attention of parents and the main entrance to the College, thus replacing a precarious access and a few classrooms, a place with a more public condition under the logic of the place where it is inserted.

Image Courtesy © SURCO

  • Architects: SURCO Arquitectos
  • Project: Curricular administrative building Lycée María Auxiliadora
  • Location: O’Higgins and Kurt Möller Corner facing Plaza de Armas, Linares, Maule Region, Chile
  • Photography: SURCO
  • Architect in Charge: Juan Paulo Alarcón Carreño
  • Contributors: Felipe Alarcón Carreño
  • Promoter: MINEDUC Reconstruction
  • Predominant materials: Reinforced concrete in sight, Steel, Glass D.V.H., Steel corten and Pine wood radiata
  • Land area: 367,7 m2
  • Constructed area: 735.4 m2
  • Year of project: 2011
  • Year of construction: 2011

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