Archive for the ‘Building’ Category
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Article source: ORANGE architects bv
KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role in the historical outreach of St. Petersburg towards the West, Vasiliesvky Island will become the most prominent manifestation of the city of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. With the urban plan, the 15 ha site will become a new part of the city with a diverse mix of urban functions facilitating and interconnecting the surrounding areas. It will become a new face of St. Petersburg as entrance of the city from the water.
Image Courtesy © ORANGE architects bv and KCAP
Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Article source: atelier PRO architekten
In the Huissensestraat, the major distribution road of the district Malburgen in Arnhem, atelier PRO has designed 83 new houses. Malburgen is one of the oldest garden towns in the Netherlands. In Arnhem this is the only quarter built on the southern banks of the Rhine.
Image Courtesy © Dirk Verwoerd
- Architects: atelier PRO architekten
- Project: Malburgen residences
- Location: Huissensestraat, Arnhem, The Netherlands
- Photography: Dirk Verwoerd
- Client: Municipality Arnhem
- Project architect: Alex Letteboer, Emile Jansen
- Project leaders: Jaco de Koning, Emile Jansen
- Project team members: Adrienne Huang, Rebecca Wong, Allard de Goeij, Johan Hendriks, Arthur Loomans, Dirk de Knegt
- Budget: € 8.500.000 incl.
Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
Identification on the part of some members of the Taller de Arquitectura with certain ideas of the Archigram movement, and enthusiasm for experimentation with geometry and its application possibilities to housing, are two factors given tangible form in Kafka’s Castle. This apartment building, on a hill overlooking the bay of Sitges, is fruit of the clustering of cubes around nuclei of vertical circulation. Each cube contains a minimalist environment: living-dining room or bathroom-bedroom, articulated on different levels. The color of the façades, chosen from a range of blues, expresses the intention to merge the building with its natural background, the sky.
Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
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