Archive for the ‘Building’ Category
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Designed in response to its natural surroundings, Alai marries ecological considerations, engaging design and a reinterpretation of local architectural tradition.
The number of visitors to the Mayan Riviera is increasing by over 10% each year—surpassing 20 million arrivals in 2016, while its residential population has almost doubled since the year 2000. Welcoming more international visitors than any region in Latin America, it has become an important centre of business, tourism and transport. The outstanding natural beauty, rich Mayan history and tropical climate of the Yucatan Peninsula continue to attract greater numbers of visitors from around the world every year.
Image Courtesy © MIR
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Alai
- Location: Mayan Riviera, Mexico
- Photography: MIR and GrossMax
- ZHA Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
- ZHA Project Director: Juan Ignacio Aranguren
- ZHA Project Associate: Maurizio Meossi
- ZHA Project Architect: Arya Safavi
Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Article source: HOK
Saudi Arabia is diversifying its energy production from oil and gas to alternative sources such as solar and wind. The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), a non-profit institution located outside Riyadh, is responding to this shift by studying the economics, technologies and policies associated with various types of energy.
KAPSARC Library and Apartments, Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer
- Architects: HOK
- Project: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Residential Community
- Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Photography: Alan Karchmer
- Site: 500 acres / 200 hectares
- Buildings: 2.05 million sq. ft. / 190,240 sq. m.
Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
This mixed-use project for offices and a hotel is located in the heart of the city of Guadalajara. Its formal, emphatic, and unified volumetrics express its iconic nature.
The formal concept arises from the mixed-use character it will acquire, consisting of four stacked geometric volumes. Two of these are slightly offset, and exactly aligned on the rear face. These gestures of displacement are designed to interrupt the robustness of the building and express an elegant sense of movement. The lowest volume houses the hotel, and the three volumes above it are allocated to office use by three different corporations, each occupying one volume in its entirety.
Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photo by Rafael Gamo
- Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
- Project: Américas 1500
- Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
- Photography: Rafael Gamo
- President: Javier Sordo Madaleno
- Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
- Project Leader: Boris Pena
- Project Manager: Andrés Harfuch
- Production Manager: Cándido Hernández
- Design Team: Juan Marin de la Plaza, Miguel Baranda, Abraham Gracía, Luis A. Cabello
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Article source: MAYER HASBANI
Adamant Queretaro emerges on the mountaintop of one of the most prestigious areas of the city. It takes advantage of the sinuous land and height to extend its proportions, until reaching the sky.
Image Courtesy © MAYER HASBANI
- Architects: MAYER HASBANI
- Project: Adamant Querétaro
- Location: Querétaro, Mexico
- Software used: Revit
- Builder: Milk Investments
- Developer: MAYER HASBANI SC
- Structual Engineering: AG2M – Construcciones Ingeniería Innovación
- Electrical: IOS – Integración Operación Sistemas
- Finishes: Grupo DICO
- Area: 21, 500 m2
- Year: 2014 – 2017
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
Article source: FOJAB arkitekter
The Triangeln project is large and complex mixed use building with a wide variety of functions including retail, residential, office and parking spaces incorporated in a very limited area. These functions are woven together from a range of different properties and building bodies in a coherent multistory building.
Image Courtesy © FOJAB arkitekter
- Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
- Project: Triangeln
- Location: Malmö, Sweden
- Client: NCC Construction Sverige
- User: NCC Projekt, NCC Bostad
- Property owner: NCC Property
- Contractor: NCC Construction Sverige
- Construction cost: approx 1000 000 000 SEK
- Area: approx 63 000 m²
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Article source: Andre Espinho Arquitectura
This kind of intervention stands for a new approach and vision on the built heritage of big cities which, most of time, are left to abandonment and abrasion of time for different reasons, either these are historical, social or economic.
In this example we can highlight the Investor´s will and initiative, along with the knowledge of technicians, Architects, Engineers and builders to restore life and dignity to a building that was in a great state of degradation and which purpose has been mischaracterized over time. In a contemporary perspective and in it´s own context, we tried to enhance the experience of inhabiting the intrinsic features of the new and the old, in order to keep the most of the building´s character and expression also in the articulation of its interior space.
Image Courtesy © Giorgio Bordino
- Architects: Andre Espinho Arquitectura
- Project: Hello Lisbon Castelo
- Location: Lisboa, Portugal
- Photography: Giorgio Bordino and Gouveia
- Client: LAKSHMI SOC IMOBILIÁRIA LDª
- Structure: Eng João Gouveia
- Mechanical, Electrical Engineering: Eng Carlos Machado
- Acoustic, Energy Analysis and Fire Safety: Global Arte
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Article source: LAVA
Golden light shines through a canopy of leaves to create a unique gathering space in the atrium of the new Philips Lighting headquarters in Eindhoven.
Intelligent lights in the parametric designed ‘tree’ generate different scenarios, boosting communication, interchange and wellbeing for staff and visitors.
Image Courtesy © Jonathan Andrew
- Architects: LAVA
- Project: Philips Lighting Headquarters
- Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
- Photography: Jonathan Andrew
- Design Team: Marvin Bratke, Mircea Mogan, Barbora Srpkova, Miroslav Strigac, Diana Schlebe, Rashmi Katkar, Roxelane Güllmeister, Paolo Alborghetti, Ruis Dervishi, Aida Ramirez, Julian Wengzinek, Benjamin Hitscherich, Simone Tchonova, Erik Didar, Jeroen van Lith, David Stieler
- Design development: INBO, JHK
- Lighting consultant: Beersnielsen, LiAS
- Construction: Heijmans
Friday, May 19th, 2017
Article source: Vin Varavarn Architects
The project originated as a design for a 7 storey apartment building. It is intended as a quiet and orderly residence with limited number of units which are large and spacious with 3-4 bedrooms. This aspect is quite different from other existing condominium projects.
Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio
- Architects: Vin Varavarn Architects
- Project: The Pine Crest Residence
- Location: Soi TonSon, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
- Photography: Spaceshift Studio
- Owner: Varavision Co., Ltd.
- Architect team: M.L.Varudh Varavarn, Jongsarit Jinachan, Angkana Nanjaiya
- Landscape Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects
- Structural Engineers: Vin Varavarn Architects
- Interior Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Article source: ARCADI PLA Architects
The building of 115 dwellings is located in the area of the northern entrance of Girona, in an area next to \”Puig d’en Roca\”. Promoted by the “Patronat Santa Creu de la Selva”, comprises varied apartment types, designed for people over 65 years old with a low rental cost. The project was developed especially taking care of the collective spaces of socialization, and at the same time, developing technological solutions in the field of sustainability and energy savings.
Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli
- Architects: ARCADI PLA Architects (ARCADI PLA & NÚRIA PLA)
- Project: Social housing for people over 65
- Location: Francesc Ferrer i Gironés Street,Nº 6., Puig d’en roca area, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
- Photography: Filippo Poli
- Owner: Patronat Santa Creu De La Selva
- Econòmic Control: Tecgi S.L. / Arcadi Pla Arquitectes
- Interior Design of the Restaurant-Coffee Shop GIRUM: Núria Pla Illa Architect
- Núria Pla, Stefan Zwiers, Patricia Gutierrez, Jordi Grau, Architects
- Joan Fernandez, Sara Poch (TECGI S.L.), Quantity Surveyors/Security
- Structural Engineering: BOMA S.L. (Lluis Moya, Dr.Architect / Silvia Hernández/ Anabel Lázaro Architects)
- Mechanical/Electric/Heating/Air Conditioned: PROISOTEC ( Josep Massachs, Frederic Soro, Marc Masó, Enginneers)
Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Article source: CAZA Architects
Activating the cultural center of Manila’s Bonifacio Global City, CAZA’s design for the High Street South project fuses the neighborhood, district, and urban scales of the master plan around a spine that functions as a network for public spaces. Borrowing from the geological notion of stratification, CAZA created multiple layers of public space that weave together circulation, culture, recreation and event spaces through a collection of hybridized mixed-use towers. Tower typologies are informed by striated levels that include public spaces of mobility and retail at the ground level; semi-private spaces for recreation and amenities; and private residential spaces with urban villas, terraced apartments, and loft units. With the facades’ playfully idiosyncratic grid patterns that correspond to these layers of tower typology, CAZA has designed a family of unique towers that share a unifying visual language and create a gracefully moving texture against the Manila skyline.
Image Courtesy © CAZA Architects
- Architects: CAZA Architects
- Project: High Street South
- Location: Manila, Philippines
- Client: SM Investments
- Architect of Record: Esteban Y. TAN
- Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura Del Pino, Marc Leverant
- Status: Under Construction