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Shenzhen tower design in China by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has unveiled its design for an iconic tower to be erected on the gateway site of a planned business development in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen, China. The new building, which will be completed in 2017, will house the South China offices of China Minmetals Corporation, one of the world’s leading metal companies and the largest iron and steel trader in China.

West elevation, Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

West elevation, Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

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HERMAN TEIRLINCK BUILDING in BRUSSELS, BELGIUM by Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: Neutelings Riedijk Architects

The Herman Teirlinck building is located along the canal on the site of Tour&Taxis,of the final large‐scale development locations in the heart of Brussels.This site, within walking distance of the North Station and the lively urban and historic charm of the former port area,will become a new high–‐quality green urban district with mixed functions.

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

  • Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Project: HERMAN TEIRLINCK BUILDING
  • Location: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
  • Client: VAC De Meander NV
  • Surface area: 66.500 sqm
  • Start construction: July 2015
  • Expected completion: mid 2017
  • Builder: Van Laere NV Algemene Aanemingen, Zwijndrecht, Belgium

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SOHO Fuxing Lu in Shanghai, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The former French Concession in the heart of Shanghai is known for its typical rectilinear development – the Li Long. Li stands for neighborhood, and Long refers to the narrow rectilinear streets separating the buildings. This urban morphology, which is typical of Shanghai, creates narrow and intimate urban spaces.

View from the east showing the development and the 100 m high office tower, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

View from the east showing the development and the 100 m high office tower, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 
  • Project: SOHO Fuxing Lu
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Client: SOHO China
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Project management: competition Su Jun
  • GFA, total above ground: 71,565 m²
  • GFA, total below ground: 64,975 m²
  • Retail area: 85,661 m²
  • Office area: 50,879 m²
  • Height of high-rise building: 99.85 m

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Adidas’ flagship building in Herzogenaurach, Germany by COBE

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Article source: COBE

Earlier this year, the world famous sports brand adidas announced an international competition for the design of adidas Meet & Eat – a public conference center with employee restaurant and showroom, located at the headquarters of the adidas Group, called World of Sports, in the South German city Herzogenaurach.

Image Courtesy © COBE

Image Courtesy © COBE

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Adidas’ flagship building
  • Location: Herzogenaurach, Germany
  • Client: adidas Group
  • Engineers: Knippers Helbig
  • Climate engineers: Transsolar
  • Consultant: COBE Berlin
  • Program: Conference center, employee restaurant and showroom
  • Size: 11.000 m²
  • Status: 1st prize in international competition in 2014, expected completed end of 2018
  • Budget: Approx. 30 m. EUR

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Resignation Media in Austin, Texas by Chioco Design

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Article source: Chioco Design

This project is a renovation of an existing restaurant building into the new offices for Resignation Media, a company that recently relocated from Venice, California. The two-story 11,690 square foot building situated in downtown Austin presented many challenges, including mold, deteriorating structure and outdated and failing infrastructure.

Image Courtesy © CASEY DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY

Image Courtesy © CASEY DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Architects: Chioco Design
  • Project: Resignation Media
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Photography: CASEY DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Software used:  Vectorworks, Sketchup.

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Residential building DORNYK in Bratislava, Slovakia by Architekti SEBO LICHY

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Article source: Architekti SEBO LICHY

This project demonstrates that economic limitation doesn’t have to limit architecture.  This story is about reconstruction of an old neglected school building into a fresh and functional residential house full of small-size flats. Nowadays, there is a great demand for small-size flats and price affordable living, especially among young people. This represents a big challenge for architects, when designing urban architecture.

Image Courtesy © Ľubo Stacho

Image Courtesy © Ľubo Stacho

  • Architects: Architekti SEBO LICHY
  • Project: Residential building DORNYK
  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Collaboration: Ing.arch. Emanuel Zatlukaj, Ing.Daniela Kopčáková, Ing. Branislav Piliš, Ing. arch. Pavol Remšík
  • Photography: Ľubo Stacho
  • Investor: Constructor:  Ivanska cesta sro, Investor Iuris Group
  • General contractor: ISE
  • Land area: 4567m² (more…)

Data Center of China Life Insurance in Shanghai, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg and Partner

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan

China’s largest insurance company, China Life Insurance Company, has moved into its new Data Center in Shanghai-Pudong. After a design and construction period of six years – which is on the long side for China – the complex designed by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) was completed in June.

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp  von Gerkan, Marg and Partners
  • Project: Data Center of China Life Insurance
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
  • Project management: Kong Buhong, Martin Hagel, Hao Yanli
  • Competition design team: Jan Blasko, Rebekka Brauer, Wang Qing
  • Client: China Life Insurance
  • GFA above ground: 79,000 m²
  • GFA below ground: 45,000 m²
  • Total GFA: 124,000 m²

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De Karel Doorman in Binnenwegplein, Rotterdam by Ibelings van Tilburg architecten

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: Ibelings van Tilburg architecten

A new residential building up to 70 metres in height and including 114 apartments is added to the existing Ter Meulen shopping building in Rotterdam. This is an unusual project as the new building literally rests on the columns and foundations of the  existing structure. The only additions are a pair of concrete lift shafts which also provide stability.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: Ibelings van Tilburg architecten
  • Project: De Karel Doorman
  • Location: Binnenwegplein, Rotterdam
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, J. Versnel en J.F.H. Roovers (historical photo’s)
  • Software used: Arkey, Photoshop and SketchUp.
  • Clients: DW Nieuwbouw, Rotterdam
  • Design: 2001,  Aat van Tilburg BNA/BNSP, ir. Marc Ibelings BNA
  • Consultants: Marcel Vermeer, Jessica Scholtes
  • Number of homes: 114 apartments
  • Surface: 10.500 m2 retail, 4.000 m2 parking
  • Contractor: van Wijnen Dordrecht, Dordrecht
  • Constructor: Royal Haskoning DHV, Den Haag
  • Start of construction and handover:
    • June 2006 (start build)
    • June 2010 (restart build)
    • November 2012 (handover)

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Office Building Facet in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Article source: Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten

Together with The Wall and the Hessing Cockpit building, the Facet building is part of a noise-protection barrier for Leidsche Rijn. The facade of the building functions as a double noise-protection barrier, for the   residentail area behind the facet building as well as for the offices in the building itself.

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten
  • Project: Office Building Facet
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer
  • Software used: AutoCad, Arkey, PhotoShop and SketchUp
  • Collaborators: Theo Delissen, Rob Grauwmeijer
  • Interior design: OTH, Amsterdam / TIB architecten
  • Project management: Nebest Bouwadvies, Groot Ammers
  • Contractors: Building combination Grunsven/Berghege, Oss
  • Constructors: Smit Westerman, Gouda
  • Area: 24.600 (㎡)
  • Start of building and completion:  
    • November 2007 – Augustus 2009 (phase 1)
    • April 2011 (phase 2)

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PENCIL BOX in San Felice sul Panaro MO, Italy by Paolo Didonè

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Article source: Paolo Didonè

School building built in 50 days for the earthquake emergency in Emilia Romagna.From the front plaza, the building presents itself as concrete wall that acts as a fence. A strong wall, imposing, rough, that gives the idea of strength and the sense of protection to parents who bring their children to school.

Image Courtesy © PAOLO DIDONE’

Image Courtesy © PAOLO DIDONE’

  • ArchitectsPAOLO DIDONE’, SERGIO DE GIOIA ,FABRIZIO MICHIELON
  • Project: PENCIL BOX
  • Project team: Arch. Paolo Didonè, Arch. Sergio de Gioia, Arch. FabrizioMichielon
  • Location: San Felice sul Panaro MO, Italy
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Structural engineering team: Ing. BeniaminoDidonè, Ing. Bruno Gonzato
  • M&E engineering team: Riccardo Baggio, Studio Gasparotto
  • Construction schedule:
    • 20/07/2012 deadline competition
    • 10 days to prepare construction drawings
    • 17/08/2012 beginning of construction
    • 07/10/2012 inauguration
  • Building area: 1.380 sqm
  • Total cost: 1.472.892 €
  • Year: 2012

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