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Library of Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands by atelier PRO architekten

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: atelier PRO architekten

The library building of the Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam on the Oude Turfmarkt forms an entrance gateway to a unique collection. One of the centres of medieval literature is seated here in Amsterdam. The complex is a listed building and is a part of the historical canal-side facade. Research on the development of the historical facade played a role in the concept forming for this library.

Image Courtesy © atelier PRO architekten

Image Courtesy © atelier PRO architekten

  • Architects: atelier PRO architekten
  • Project: Library of Extraordinary Collection of the University of Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Board of Governors of the University of Amsterdam
  • Commission: 1999
  • Realization: 2007
  • Gross floor area: 6,151 m²
  • Project architect: Hans van Beek, Dorte Kristensen,with Wessel Reinders
  • Project leader: Fred Alebregtse
  • Interior architect: Merkx+Girod architecten (more…)

Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno in Argentina by Foster + Partners

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Article source: Foster + Partners

Ciudad Casa de Gobierno is a new city hall for Buenos Aires, housing offices for the Mayor and 1,500 employees. Spanning an entire city block in Parque Patricios, the new building contributes to the revitalisation of the neighbourhood and combines an environmentally efficient design with an innovative, highly flexible internal arrangement of terraced office floors.

Image Courtesy © NIGEL YOUNG

Image Courtesy © NIGEL YOUNG

  • Architects: Foster + Partners 
  • Project: Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Nigel Young
  • Client: CRIBA
  • Site Area: 11,055 m2
  • Gross Area: 45,000 m2
  • Net Internal Area: 34,702 m2
  • Typical Floor Area: 3,940m2 max – 1,011m2 min
  • No. of storeys: Ground floor, 3 levels above, 2 basements
  • Building capacity: 1,300 (more…)

Puinhuis in Ghent, Belgium by FELT with 360 architecten

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Article source: FELT

At the outskirts of the quaint Belgian city of Ghent we encounter an idiosyncratic renovation of a classic Flemish townhouse. The original building was wrapped within a new envelope, delineating the new volume. Carrying three facades, the building is situated on the end of a row of houses. This unique position provides the dwelling three different opportunities of sunlight, a 270° panoramic view and its very own secret garden.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: FELT with 360 architecten
  • Project: Puinhuis
  • Location: Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin (exterior), FELT
  • Software used: AutoCAD and de Adobe suite
  • Client: private 
  • Surface: 550 sqm
  • Phase: built
  • Year: 2012-2014
  • Team: Jasper Stevens (FELT) with 360 architecten
  • Consultants: LIME, Robuust

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PALAZZO DI VIGONOVO in Venice, Italy by 3ndy Studio

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: 3ndy Studio

3ndy Studio, architecture and design, was committed for the renovation of the Campiello “Corten Apartments”, which has been inaugurated on september 2011. The project reached its goal of retraining a very important part of Vigonovo Venice, realizing a new place of social aggregation in completion with the historical center.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: 3ndy Studio
  • Project: PALAZZO DI VIGONOVO
  • Location: Veneto 5d, 30030 Vigonovo Venice, Italy 
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Software used: Archicad, Cinema 4D
  • Project Author: Marco Mazzetto, Alessandro Lazzari, Massimiliano Martignon architects
  • Client: Cosmo Immobiliare snc.
  • Façadeartists: 3ndy Studio, Giorgio Milani, Philippe Daverio
  • Gross floor area: 300 m2
  • Year of completion: 2011

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Lui Seng Chun in Kowloon, Hong Kong by AGC Design Ltd.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: AGC Design Ltd

Located on a triangular site in the dense heart of Kowloon, Lui Seng Chun, a tong-lau (the local term for Hong Kong shophouse typology) was built and owned by Mr. Lui Leung. One of the founders of the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited.The construction works was completed in around 1931, with design by Architect Mr. W. H. Bourne.

Image Courtesy © AGC Design Ltd.

Image Courtesy © AGC Design Ltd.

  • Architects: AGC Design Ltd.
  • Project: Lui Seng Chun
  • Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Social Housing in Aigues-Mortes, France by Thomas Landemaine Architectes

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Article source: Thomas Landemaine Architectes

The project of collective housing in Aigues-Mortes has been developed within an exceptional site, living witness of the 70s. The building is located in a factory estate whose architecture is marked by a modern style. The plot occupies a key spot; the work has to manage the transition from a scale to another, between 3-storey housings and individual houses the latter being scattered at the rear of the plot, on the property line.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Landemaine Architectes

Image Courtesy © Thomas Landemaine Architectes

  • Architects: Thomas Landemaine Architectes
  • Project: Social Housing
  • Location: Aigues-Mortes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
  • Program : 15 social housing, 2 public spaces (tax center and police station)
  • Project Lead : Grand Delta Habitat, City of Aigues-Mortes
  • Project year : 2015

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Ekta Tripolis in Mumbai, India by Architect Reza Kabul

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Article source: Architect Reza Kabul

Ekta Tripolis the new landmark in Goregaon stretches over 36 residential storey of Reza Kabul’s artwork. This luxury residence designed with every possible facility needed for joyful, stress free existence for today’s stressful life. Designed in sleek lines and smooth contours, contemporary spaced and top line amenities gives it the perfect compact feel required. The use of high performance glass and glazing on all orientations will provide with cost effect ( low –e insulated frames) especially during the summer. Direct heat is reduced with the help of balconies and projections that are provided on every level creating an offset. While on the other hand care has also been taken for a minimum 2% daylight factor to be achieved by keeping sufficient size of window opening as per the carpet area of each room. Even the railings to be used are of S.S. and recycled material taking another step to a sustainable environment.

Image Courtesy © Architect Reza Kabul

Image Courtesy © Architect Reza Kabul

  • Architects: Architect Reza Kabul
  • Project: Ekta Tripolis
  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Type: Residential
  • Height: 132 meters
  • Area: 14,00,000 sq ft
  • Developer: Ekta World

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Balcony apartments- housing Brdo in Ljubljana, Slovenia by MULTIPLAN ARHITEKTI

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Article source: MULTIPLAN ARHITEKTI

The area is situated in the elite part of the city of Ljubljana, which is considered to offer qualitative living standard within regulated systems of neighbourhoods and settlements, planned as distinctive ambient entity within the urban morphology.Moderate articulated design of the buildings aims in a specific way to provide and accentuate those parameters that offer primary a friendly and qualitative accommodation within these concentrated settlement systems.

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič

  • Architects: MULTIPLAN ARHITEKTI
  • Project: Balcony apartments- housing Brdo
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič
  • Client: Housing Fund of the Republic of Slovenia, Public Fund
  • Status: built 2014
  • Project: 2005-2010
  • Type: housing
  • 5 building units: 187 appartments
  • Site area: 15.388 m2 (more…)

96 Iconic Tower in Colombo, Sri Lanka by Architect Reza Kabul

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Article source: Architect Reza Kabul 

96 Iconic Tower is a structure dedicated to the winners of 1996 Cricket World Cup. The building facade is designed with a ball balanced between four bats to commemorate the achievements of the Sri Lankan cricketers with signature residential along with Indoor Cricket Facility, Hall of Fame, Museum, observatory and Specialty Restaurant. The team has selected Colombo as the location for this project. The mixed-use project is an amalgamation of residential units with retail outlets and public space.

Image Courtesy © Architect Reza Kabul

Image Courtesy © Architect Reza Kabul

  • Architects: Architect Reza Kabul 
  • Project: 96 Iconic Tower
  • Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Type: Mixed Use
  • Height: 363 meters
  • Developer: Shreepati Group

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LAS TORRES MULTIFAMILY BUILDING in Caracas, Venezuela by NMD NOMADAS

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Article source: NMD NOMADAS

The building is defined as a series of pleats in direct dialogue with strong topographical conditions. The tower lies on the hillside.From the natural conformation of the relief, the architectural gesture generates a transversal line to the ridge, becoming a viaduct that connects the upper and the lower part of the existing site, as it rises above the new main road design and an existing secondary road.

Image Courtesy © NMD NOMADAS

Image Courtesy © NMD NOMADAS

  • Architects: NMD NOMADAS
  • Project: LAS TORRES MULTIFAMILY BUILDING
  • Location: Caracas, Venezuela
  • Design Directors: Farid Chacón, Francisco Mustieles, Claudia Urdaneta, Lourdes Peñaranda.
  • Design Team: Sailka Durán, Sikiú Pulgar, Marigabriela Puerta, Hugo Sánchez.
  • Assistants: Manuel Lemus, Johnny López, Ernesto Montiel, Carlos Zabala, Ricardo Urrutia.
  • Structural Engineering: Ing. Adolfo Mibelli, Ing. Oscar Sánchez.
  • Project Year: 2002
  • Construction Area: 5.000 m2

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