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Cobra Tower in Japan by VASILY KLYUKIN

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: VASILY KLYUKIN 

In Japan telling someone that he is a snake means a compliment. In China snakes and dragons often mean the same. The symbol of wisdom andeternal life, this tower would embellish any Eastern city.

Image Courtesy © VASILY KLYUKIN

Image Courtesy © VASILY KLYUKIN

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Bayside in Toronto, Canada by ODA New York

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Article source: ODA New York 

The practice of orienting a home to the path of the sun is as old as civilization itself, and in nature, significantly predates it.  Just as plants and flowers orient themselves to the sun through phototaxis, the newest building designed by ODA New York, appears to be doing the same.

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

  • Architects: ODA New York 
  • Project: Bayside 
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Total gross floor area: 262,000 sf
  • Number of floors: 24 Floors
  • Floor plate areamin: 4075 to max 28950
  • Number of units: 228 Units
  • Number of units with outdoor terraces: 221 Units
  • Total terrace area: 68,550sf
  • Amenities area: 13,500sf

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Concorso EURAC in Bolzano, Italy by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

“The shape of mind (synapses) creates unexpected perspectives on sites: architecture is not the perfection of the experience (wisdom) or just a representation, but is the capability to produce images, the virtue of a person who learned to imagine and to push his or her imagination further”.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Milesi Architecture

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HABITAT 2.0 in Toronto, Canada by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

King Street West is set in a transitional area of Toronto. From the tall towers of the Central Business District to the East, to the low-rise neighborhoods in the Northwest, the skyline is a mark of the city’s progress. Located at the meeting point of three 20th century neighborhood parks, BIG and Westbank propose a mixed use development with a public plaza that will create a new center for the community while connecting the various pedestrian pathways that crisscross the area.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: HABITAT 2.0
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (43.641,-79.3976)
  • Collaborators: Diamond Schmitt Architects, BA Group, BIG IDEAS, ERA Architects, Gladki Planning Consultants, Greenberg Consultants, Gunn Consultants, Hidi Group, LMDG, MGM Group, Nemetz& Associates, Public Work, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
  • Partners in Charge: BjarkeIngels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Manager: Christopher White
  • Project Architect: Lucio Santos
  • Project Designer: Bryan Maddock
  • Team: Aaron Mark, Alan Tansey, Alvaro Velosa, Andreas Buettner, John Hilmes, Juan David Ramirez, Megan Ng, OvidiuMunteanu, Terrence Che
  • Project Leaders, Concept Design: Daniel Kidd, Tiago Sá (more…)

Umaid Heritage by Design Atelier

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Article source: Design Atelier

Umaid Heritage Elevation controls require the use of local Jodhpur stone to be expressed as the primary building material.

Design Atelier worked out various elements for stone construction, for expression in screens, blocks and flutes to build a contemporary form that responds to the high sun and which gives the form an unusual presence in light. Natural stone preserves the unique local character, adds to the aesthetic appeal of stability, grandeur and continuity of style in the construction. Not only is local stone sustainable, its versatility of use, enduring life cycle, low maintenance and 100% recyclable qualities qualify it as a useful green material.

Image Courtesy © Design Atelier

Image Courtesy © Design Atelier

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South Bay Mumbai, India by ARK Reza Kabul Architects

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Article source: ARK Reza Kabul Architects 

The South Bay, anchored in the heart of the island city of Mumbai, resembles the form of a luxurious cruise ship ready to set sail. Designed by ARK Reza Kabul Architects for Mesacon & Triumph Realty, the 70 meter tall structure sits on a plot at the arterial Hughes Road. The contemporary design comes as an organic response to its surrounding. Strategically placed on the arterial road; right at the South bound foot of the Kemps Corner flyover, makes the iconic structure hard to miss while passing by.

Image Courtesy © ARK Reza Kabul Architects

Image Courtesy © ARK Reza Kabul Architects

  • Architects: ARK Reza Kabul Architects
  • Project: South Bay
  • Location: Hughes Road, Mumbai, India
  • Developer: Mesacon & Triumph Realty
  • Scope: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape
  • Floors: Lobby + Parking + 17 Residential + Sky Lounge
  • Height: 70 meters

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Joy Legend in Mumbai, India by ARK Reza Kabul Architects

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: ARK Reza Kabul Architects 

Located at the posh and glamorous cosmopolitan suburb of Mumbai, Joy Legend boasts of a luxurious lifestyle worthy of envy. Spread across 1 acre in Khar West, the magnificent multi-storey tower has two wings adding a touch of luxury to the legendary lifestyles of the upper echelon of Mumbai.

Image Courtesy © ARK Reza Kabul Architects

Image Courtesy © ARK Reza Kabul Architects

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Boreas Building in Santa Fe, Argentina by Martin Aloras

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Martin Aloras

Pichincha Neighborhood is a low-density area of Rosario, in full development and exceptionally located. This urban site is under a master plan(named after the neighborhood),which in order to preserve its heritage and urban scale restricts the maximum heights of new buildings. As a consequence, apartment building construction is restricted and the existing buildings are started to be rented for other uses pursuant to the new regulations.

Image Courtesy © Walter Salcedo

Image Courtesy © Walter Salcedo

  • Architects: Martin Aloras
  • Project: Boreas Building
  • Location: Jujuy 2351, S2000JHC Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Photography: Walter Salcedo
  • Architect in Charge: Martín Aloras
  • Structure: Ingeniero Omar Morris
  • Collaborators: Santiago Bueno
  • Builder: Sauce constructora
  • Area: 1077.0 sim
  • Project Year: 2014

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Residence renovation and addition of a new building in Athens, Greece by Proestos DESIGN

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: Proestos DESIGN

The residence is located in the northern suburbs of Athens, in three floors within an extensive and varied than 3000m² plot vegetation. The customer wanted to upgrade the exterior sides of the existing building and inside the main living rooms, and expressed the need to add new autonomous residence that balance building factor.

Decommissioning of the pergola entry and replace with metal frame in shape covered with wooden planks to emphasize the importance of the main entrance, Image Courtesy © Proestos DESIGN

Decommissioning of the pergola entry and replace with metal frame in shape covered with wooden planks to emphasize the importance of the main entrance, Image Courtesy © Proestos DESIGN

  • Architects: Proestos DESIGN
  • Project: Residence renovation and addition of a new building
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds max

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FINANCIAL STREET SHANGHAI RAILWAY STATION MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT in China by Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Chicago-based architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) and Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Lead 8 have recently won the design competition for a new 264,000-square-meter multi-building mixed-use complex in Shanghai. The project is being developed by Financial Street Holding Co. Ltd., a leading commercial real estate developer based in Beijing, and will be located on two parcels just north of the Shanghai Railway Station.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners, Inc.

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners, Inc.LEAD 8
  • Project: FINANCIAL STREET SHANGHAI RAILWAY STATION MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign

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