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Pavilion DIT [Department of Information Technology] in Moscow, Russia by Architecture bureau WALL

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Architecture bureau WALL 

LOCATION

Pavilion of Moscow Information Technology Department is located in VDNH, at the intersection of Kolcevaya road and Serenevaya alley east of the main Alley of VDNH. Pavilion construction continues development concept of the territory “Park Znaniy” in the context of a comprehensive upgrade VDNH landscape.

Image Courtesy © Ivanov Ilya

  • Architects: Architecture bureau WALL
  • Project: Pavilion DIT [Department of Information Technology]
  • Location: VDNH, Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Ivanov Ilya
  • Total area: 1599.66 sq.m.
  • Dimensions: 167.5m x 25.6m
  • Height: 6 m
  • Design: 10/2015-05/2016
  • Construction: 05/2016-09/2016

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Hansen, Mixed Use Building in Athens, Greece by AREA, Architecture Research Athens

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: AREA, Architecture Research Athens

This project redefines the mixed-use housing typology of the “polykatoikia”, ubiquitous in Greek cities, in one of the most dense urban neighborhoods of Athens’ center, Patissia. An L-shaped plan is dictated by site orientation and adjacent building mass, creating a small garden to the South. The vertical arrangement of different programs, typically integrated behind a uniform facade of duplicate floors, is articulated here as a “sectional” facade: individual floor levels appear to extend different lengths along the street, varying the relationship of closed to open space at each floor. Along the street, the mass of the building is lifted to provide broad visual access to the private garden, and allow room for two vehicles. At each level of the building, an exterior or transparent space \”bridges\” the street to the backyard along the East party line, whereas the most sheltered interior spaces are concentrated along the opposite party line. This results in a double strategy. On the one hand, the careful manipulation of the building code incorporates a pilotis, a pergola and covered outdoor spaces, creating a porous civic facade that subverts the requirement for the building’s mass to continue that of its neighbors. On the other hand, the near-absence of protruding balconies brings the building’s interior closer to the realm of the street.

Building’s main facade, an exterior or transparent space “bridges” the street to the backyard along the East party line, Image Courtesy © Vassilis Makris

  • Architects: AREA, Architecture Research Athens (Styliani Daouti, Giorgos Mitroulias, Michaeljohn Raftopoulos)
  • Project: Hansen, Mixed Use Building in Athens
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: Vassilis Makris
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Civil Engineer: Thanos Giannimaras
  • Mechanical Engineer: Panos Kampoukos
  • Landscape Architect: Katerina Gkoltsiou
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 401.40sqm
  • Completion Year: 2016

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LISBON STONE BLOCK in Lisboa, Portugal by Souza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Souza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda.

Lisbon and its “new avenues” (built in the beginning of the past century) are always a challenge for an architect.

Lisbon’s Stone Block is located in the corner of two major streets  and that position is somehow special in the relation that the building it-self creates with the “urban net”.

The idea/concept of the building is based in a “mutant facade”: a skin in stone, almost metamorphoses and movable.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Garrido

  • Architects: Souza Oliveira – Arquitectura e Urbanismo Lda. (Alberto de Souza Oliveira)
  • Project: LISBON STONE BLOCK
  • Location: Defensores de Chaves Avenue, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: Nelson Garrido
  • Collaborators: Inês Cordovil, Sílvia Fernandes, Sérgio Godinho, Ana Cravinho, Sofia Pinto Basto
  • Engineer: BETAR estudos e projectos de estabilidade lda.
  • Construtor: Ramos Catarino, S.A.
  • Materials/products: concret, stone, wood, glass
  • Built Area: 5672 sqm
  • Date of construction: 2008/2011

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[Misfit]Fit building in Toronto, Canada by Batay-Csorba Architects

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

[Misfit]fit is a new six-storey, 32,000 square foot boutique office building situated on a small vacant site in Toronto’s Liberty Village. Seeking to build upon the rich lineage of Toronto’s precast concrete history, the proposal  provides an alternative to the pervasive glass curtain wall project. The building’s program is comprised of four floors of flexible office space, retail at grade, and a rooftop sculpture garden/ event space.

Front Elevation, Image Courtesy © Batay-Csorba Architects

  • Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects
  • Project: [Misfit]Fit building
  • Location: Liberty Village, Toronto Ontario, Canada
  • Area: six storey 32,000 sft
  • Status: Design Development, 2017

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“Los Álamos de Fuentecisneros” Block of 59 houses in Madrid, Spain by Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.

As the architect, from the begining of the project, I set out the following main goals:

Make the most of the characteristics of the terrain and enhance them by choosing the perfect orientation.

Design a set of housing complex that escapes from the everyday conventionalism of collective housing, and that is able to transmit and generate feelings. I want people to be overcome with emotion as soon as they enter the complex and feel the  beauty and harmony that each home provides, without sacrificing functionality.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Font

  • Architects: Otto Medem Arquitectura S.L.
  • Project: “Los Álamos de Fuentecisneros” Block of 59 houses
  • Location: Avenida Alcalde Mostoles. Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Daniel Font
  • Architect Partner: Carlos Bernardez Agrafojo, Pedro Cortes Nieves,  Augustine Utrilla Sanchez
  • Surveyor: Andrew Garea Noguerol
  • Constructor: OPROLER Works and Projects
  • Project Year: 2011
  • End of Work: 2016

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Badalona Housing in Spain by MESURA + TOI T

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: MESURA

Housing Competition in Badalona, 2016.

In July 2016, two young architecture practises based in Barcelona, Mesura and TOI T, teamed up to participate in an invited competition for a housing development in Badalona. Organised by Emesa, a private real estate investor, the competition had two key objectives: design a 21st century housing project and promote emerging spanish architects.

Image Courtesy © MESURA + TOI T

  • Architects: MESURA + TOI T
  • Project: Badalona Housing
  • Location: Badalona, Spain
  • Client: EMESA
  • External Collaboration: TOI T, PLAY-TIME
  • Project date/ construction date: 2016
  • Awards: Badalona Housing EMESA Competition Finalist

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Tartu University Institute of Physics in Estonia by Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ 

The building with its monotonous presentability and rationality fits well into the emerging university campus. South of the instutute there is a spacious sunny square. The building consists of four interconnected building blocks of varying heights (A-, B-, C- and D-block) that form a private courtyard. The building is finished with reinforced concrete that is treated with iron sylphate and Cor-Ten.

Image Courtesy © Kaido Haagen

  • Architects: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ (Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ, Stuudio Tallinn Oü, Kadri Tamme Sisearhitektuur OÜ)
  • Project: Tartu University Institute of Physics
  • Location: Tartu, Estonia
  • Photography: Kaido Haagen and Tõnu Tunnel
  • Client: University of Tartu
  • Structural design: As Tari, Pikoprojekt Oü
  • Builder: Astlanda Ehitus OÜ
  • Gross useable floor space: 12 700 m²
  • Lot size: 197 971 m²
  • Start of work: 2009
  • Completion of work: 2014

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School Jean-Monnet Broons in Brittany, France by Dietrich | Untertrifaller and Colas Durand Architectes

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Dietrich | Untertrifaller 

The Jean Monnet secondary school for around 600 students lies north of Broons, a 3000-resident town in Brittany, and is considered one of the most important educational facilities in the region.

The design by Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten and the French firm CDA (Colas Durand Architectes) reflects the concept of a modern school. Light wood, robust exposed concrete, a fresh red color and lots of glass characterize the warm, open atmosphere of the interior. The natural and untreated materials also pay tribute to local building traditions. The reinforced concrete design of the ground floor features a Breton stone facade, while the two-story classroom section in a mixed timber and concrete construction is covered with strips of wood. The clear and structured spatial organization facilitates an ideal workflow.

Image Courtesy © Frédéric Baron

  • Architects: Dietrich | Untertrifaller and Colas Durand Architectes
  • Project: School Jean-Monnet Broons
  • Location: F-22250 Broons, Brittany, France
  • Photography: Frédéric Baron
  • Client: Département des Côtes d’Armor
  • Project management: Ulrike Bale-Gabriel
  • Structural engineering: Espace Ingenierie, St. Brieux
  • Building services: Armor Ingenierie, Langueux
  • Sustainability: Act Environnement, Loos en Gohelle
  • Cost planning: M2C, Lamballe
  • Acoustics: Acoustibel, Chavagne
  • Capacity: 600 students
  • Gross Floor Area: 5,500 m²
  • Construction: 2013-2015

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Residential Building Ex Berardi Area in Brescia, Italy by Camillo Botticini Architects

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Article source: Camillo Botticini Architects 

The planning process identifies an architecture that interprets the urban condition in which it appears, taking as generative condition, the new relationship with the southern part of the park Tarello here that the south end towards the street Lamarmora to continue north to street Sostegno. In a context of macro-isolated objects, many with clear vertical characterization, there is the recent intervention by the Forum and Banca Lombarda, which together with the park Tarello, while building a partial urban identity. To strengthen this condition, it is proposed that a fundamental principle the idea of continuity space, where the measure proposed architecture, space and structure compliant reference. The building does not look like an object suspended within a batch but an element that builds the site, integrating coherently open spaces, built spaces and relationships spaces. The extensive scale of the intervention allows, despite its bias, to identify a mode of urban construction that exceeds the factionalism of the atopic background. The architecture is contextualizes alone, in the sense thatarchitecture builds the site, opposing dispersion and peripheralization, extent and identity, without falling into a historicist interpretation of regressive.

Image Courtesy © Alessandra Bello E Gianni Botticini

  • Architects: Camillo Botticini Architects [arch. Camillo botticini con abdarchitetti botticini – de appolonia e associati with Paolo pasquini (Europa risorse) (Coordination: arch. Camillo botticini, arch. Giulia de appolonia)]
  • Project: Residential Building Ex Berardi Area
  • Location: Area Ex Berardi, Brescia, Italy
  • Photography: Alessandra Bello E Gianni Botticini
  • Client: Europa Risorse Srl
  • Collaborators: arch. Eleonora zucchelli, arch. Francesca bignardi, arch. Michela cibaldi, arch. Marzia mainardi, arch. Federica mometto, arch. Cristina sipolo, geom. Ignazio marchetti, arch. Alessandro alberti, arch. Alessandro galperti
  • Structural Engineering: Tecne Srl
  • Mep Engineering: Tesis s.r.l. – ing. Marco Pinchetti, ing. Angelo Zanotti, ing Giampiero Perrotta
  • Landscape Design: Abdarchitetti Botticini – De Appolonia E Associati
  • Construction Company: Carsana
  • Cost: 18.500.000,00 euro
  • Area: Outdoor Spaces 20.143 M2, Building 13.250 M2, Underground Area 12.000 M2
  • Date: 2007
  • Construction: 2009-2010

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San Jacinto Building in Austin, Texas by Specht Architects

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Specht Architects 

The original poured-in-place concrete warehouse in downtown Austin dates from the early 1900s and is a prime example of the type of building that once populated the warehouse district. Built alongside a once active railroad spur, the building was purchased from its original owner who had performed almost no alterations to the 1915 building. The original concrete frame and brick infill building had been in continuous use as an unconditioned storage space and suffered from what we call “benign neglect”—it hadn’t been upgraded, but it hadn’t been messed up, either.

Image Courtesy © Taggart Sorenson

  • Architects: Specht Architects (Specht Harpman)
  • Project: San Jacinto Building
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Taggart Sorenson
  • Software used: Autocad

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