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BSU Hamburg in Germany by Sauerbruch Hutton architects

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: NBK Keramik GmbH

The second largest city in Germany is often referred to as the “gateway to the world”. The Free and Hanseatic City has the largest and most important commercial port in the country and acts as a transport hub for ships from all over the world. Important sea routes to the North and East open out from Hamburg, and major import and export companies, forwarding and shipping companies are based here.

The city on the river Elbe with its green areas and bodies of water, its architecturally impressive cityscape and its Hanseatic flair is also one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. A lively art and cultural scene, shopping and entertainment districts and not least the lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere explain its appeal. And Hamburg is growing – for years its population has been on the rise, and the forecasts suggest a further increase, which needs to be reflected in the city’s building and transport infrastructure.

Image Courtesy © Sauerbruch Hutton architects

Image Courtesy © Sauerbruch Hutton architects

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Tre.3 in Legnago, Italy by Studio Athesis

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: Studio Athesis

The building is adjacent to the historic city center of Legnago. The project includes a modern re-interpretation of the sixteenth and seventeenth-century buildings situated in the historic centers of our cities. The new volume fits into the already-existing buildings with such proportions as to mediate between the impressive volumes present in the rear part of the parcel and the relatively-small houses overlooking the perimeter. The main façade overlooking Via G. Martino, is marked by full and empty spaces with three full parts separated by two pillared loggias; the building is volumetrically symmetric with respect to the central axis of the main body. The vertical division is also tripartite according to ancient traditions: rustication on the lower part, plaster in the middle with a window-framed cornice at the top (skyline). In the main body are some embedded, proportioned red balconies that become the adornment of the façade. The building slopes down in the rear, this forming terraces at different levels, providing ample, exposed spaces available to users.

Image Courtesy © Studio Athesis

Image Courtesy © Studio Athesis

  • Architects: Studio Athesis (arch. Damiano Zerman)
  • Project: Tre.3
  • Location: Legnago, Italy
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dsMax + Vray
  • Customer: DMD s.r.l.
  • Architectural Project: Arch. Damiano Zerman
  • Collaborators: Arch. Alessandro Merigo, Arch. Gianpietro Rinaldi
  • Structural project: Ing. Giampiero Marchetti
  • Mechanical system project: Ing. Loris Bisighin
  • Work direction: Ing. Davide Osanni
  • Contractor: Osanni S.a.s.
  • Progress: Under costruction

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Bygdøynesveien 15 in Oslo by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

Bygdøynesveien 15 is being developed into a new comprehensive residential area, combining historic buildings with new housing in a captivating and innovative way. The project will create well-adjusted high-end contemporary architecture aiming at collectively reinforcing and developing the uniqueness and identity of the plot. The new residential area will offer forward-looking apartments. The juxtaposition of new housing and the venerable existing buildings from the early 1900s, including the park and gardens will also highlight the many qualities without compromising the site’s exclusive character. BNV 15 will be an important eco-friendly residential environment with high architectural qualities. The project is developed for our client Bygdøy Boligutvikling.

Image Courtesy © EVE

Image Courtesy © EVE

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Bygdøynesveien 15
  • Location: Bygdøy, Oslo
  • Photography: RRA, MIR, EVE
  • Client: Bygdøy Boligutvikling
  • Commission type: Parallel Assignment, 1st Prize, 2015
  • Size/value: 6 820 m2
  • Status: Under Development

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Moai Building in Seoul, Korea by L’eau Design

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: L’eau Design

Easter Island has almost been erased from history as it has no clear documentation of its past. Mysterious Moai statues are the only evidence of civilization. I gained a similar impression of Samjeon-dong, Seoul. Modern Moai at Samjeon-dong began with the consideration of a symbiotic structure for a city, including housing created by stacking commercial facilities and residential units on the everyday cultural ground.

 Image Courtesy © Kim Yongkwan

Image Courtesy © Kim Yongkwan

  • Architects: L’eau Design (Kim Dong-jin (Hongik University))
  • Project: Moai Building
  • Location: 56-16, Samjeon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Kim Yongkwan
  • Design: Lee Sanghak , Ju Ikhyeon, Jung Donghui, Yoon Jihye, Kwon Jungyeol, Kim Minji
  • Structure: RC
  • Finishing: Luxteel, Brick, Tile
  • Construction: BUMJIN
  • Structure Engineer: SDM Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: HANA Consulting Engineers Co.,LTD.
  • Construction supervision: L’EAU design Co., Ltd.
  • Client: Bae Geumryeol (UNO design)
  • Building scope: 5F, B2
  • Site area: 281.60m2
  • Building area: 164.5m2
  • Gross floor area: 557.0m2
  • Design Period: 2013.06 ~ 2013.12
  • Construction Period: 2014.03 ~ 2015.02

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Le Signe National Centre for Graphic Design in Chaumont, France by MOATTI-RIVIERE

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: MOATTI-RIVIERE

The project foresees:

– renovating the Bank of France building and using its potential in the best possible manner

– to tie in with the new project lacing temporary and permanent exhibition spaces and their technical facilities in a new building that is functional and symbolic of the «SIGNE»(Centre national du Graphisme)

– offering the «SIGNE» and the city an entrance courtyard for their encounters as a place for meetings and as an exhibition space.

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: MOATTI-RIVIERE
  • Project: Le Signe National Centre for Graphic Design
  • Location: Chaumont (52), France
  • PhotographyMichel Denancé
  • Lead Architects: Alain Moatti
  • Engineering: Polymago (Graphics and signage), RFR (structure), Inex (fluids), Les sentinelles des collections (Preventive conservation), Bureau Michel Forgue (costs surveyor), Vincent Taurisson (Multimedia and audiovisual), Lumières Studio (lighting), Avel (acoustics)
  • Type of stone: Limestone Moka cream
  • Dimensions: 120 x 240 cm
  • Exterior: steel joinery
  • Interior: structural walls and raw concrete floor
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2 460 m²
  • Completion Year: 2016

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The First Modern Mass Timber Office in Minneapolis by MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Designed by Vancouver based Michael Green Architecture (MGA) in conjunction with Architect-of-Record DLR Group, the seven storey office building in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighbourhood is the largest mass timber building in the United States.

When Hines approached MGA with this exciting project they envisioned T3 as a unique model of new-office building; an opportunity to offer a modern interpretation of the robust character of historic wood, brick, stone, and steel buildings with the additional benefits of state of the art amenities, environmental performance, and technical capability.

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

  • Architects: MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: The First Modern Mass Timber Office
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Photography: Ema Peter

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Enclave at the Cathedral in New York by HANDEL ARCHITECTS LLP

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Article source: HANDEL ARCHITECTS LLP

The Enclave at the Cathedral is a new residential development located on the property of Manhattan’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Cathedral and its surrounding gardens and buildings form an 11.3-acre campus collectively referred to as “The Close.” The new residences sit on the site that formerly housed stone sheds used by skilled masons to cut the granite used to construct the Cathedral. Given the proximity of the new building to the Cathedral, the siting, massing, and design of the building were critical.

View east along West 113th Street, Image Courtesy © Pavel Bendov

View east along West 113th Street, Image Courtesy © Pavel Bendov

  • Architects: HANDEL ARCHITECTS LLP
  • Project: Enclave at the Cathedral
  • Location: 400 West 113th Street – NY, NY, USA
  • Photography: David Paler, Bruce Damonte, Pavel Bendov, Adrian Wilson
  • Lead Architect:  Handel Architects LLP
    • Frank Fusaro AIA, Partner, Lead Designer
    • Gary Handel FAIA, Managing Partner
    • Elga Killinger AIA, Project Architect
    • Honyi Wang, Project Designer
  • Client: Brodsky Organization
  • Construction Manager: T.G. Nickel & Associates
  • Structural: WSP
  • MEP: Cosentini
  • Vertical: Joseph Neto & Associates, Inc.
  • Acoustics: Cerami & Associates
  • Exterior Wall: Gilsanz Murray Steficek
  • Site / Civil / Survey: Langan Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Aarris Atepa Architects
  • Owner’s Rep: Lehrer, LLC
  • Gross Built Area: 403,000 square feet
  • Completion Year: 2016

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MeePark in Beijing, China by LΛTITUDE ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Article source: LΛTITUDE ARCHITECTURE

Transformation of an industrial building into a multifunctional space

At the beginning of 2016, BlueFocus Communication Group decided to develop a series of venues in multiple locations across Mainland China. The first was then established in Beijing, at the same location used for the Group’s Headquarters, a former Panasonic factory complex of recent renovation. Such a decision is an unmistakable reflection of the company’s priorities, to evolve in China from a manufacturing power into a creative force, under the leadership of its charismatic Chairman Mr. Zhao Wenquan.

Image Courtesy © Hector Peinador

Image Courtesy © Hector Peinador

  • Architects: LΛTITUDE
  • Project: MeePark
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Hector Peinador
  • Client: BlueFocus Communication Group Co Ltd
  • Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Team: Jorge Cortés de Castro, Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Manuel Coves Botella, Maria Diaz Martin, Zhang Wen
  • Program: 700m2
  • Budget: 350,000€
  • Year: 2016
  • Status: Completed

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CH-REURBANO in Mexico City by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: Cadaval & Solà-Morales

The project seeks to maintain the existing building as much as possible, as well as enhancing the value of its inherent construction properties. The proposal intends to broaden the official proposed conservation plan by committing to preservation international standards, where preservation goes beyond the façade and undertakes virtually the whole building. The idea is to go even further of the maintenance of the existing structure; the project seeks to preserve its ‘essence’. All the new additional construction elements are set up in harmony within the space, being discreet and allowing the prevailing to stand out.

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

Image Courtesy © Sandra Pereznieto

  • Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales (Eduardo Cadaval & Clara Solà-Morales)
  • Project: CH-REURBANO
  • Location: Roma District, Ciudad de México, México
  • Photography: Sandra Pereznieto
  • Collaborators: Eduardo Alegre, Orsolya Maza
  • Local Architect: Eugenio Eraña Lagos
  • Structural Engineering: Ricardo Camacho de la fuente.
  • Área: 2.500 sqm.
  • Date: Project: 2012
  • Construction 2016

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Brightlands Smart Service Campus in Heerlen, Netherlands by DIEDERENDIRRIX ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: DIEDERENDIRRIX ARCHITECTURE & URBAN DEVELOPMENT 

Office building redesigned into vibrant meeting place

A former ABP [pension fund] office building dating from 1977 is now a breeding ground for education, research and entrepreneurship. Diederendirrix architecture & urban development and Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe designed the Brightlands Smart Service Campus in Heerlen. The building got a new entrance and two floors were redesigned into ‘community floor’. It is the perfect place to meet and work together in the building.

Image Courtesy © Arthur Bagen

Image Courtesy © Arthur Bagen

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