Archive for the ‘Building’ Category
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Article source: Mackay + Partners
The new 291 bed hotel building designed by Mackay + Partners, for developers Endurance Land & Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP), will be operated by Motel One and opened pre-Christmas 2014.
The 4 star hotel will support the tourism needs at the edge of the City.
The building has created a new contemporary focus and identity on The Minories that will act as a benchmark for future neighbouring developments.
Image Courtesy © Mackay + Partners
- Architects: Mackay + Partners (Ken Mackay)
- Project: Minories Hotel
- Location: London, England
Thursday, September 8th, 2016
Article source: Aedas
Aedas designs for Chinese publishing giant Xinhua Bookstore on Chinese proverb ‘Knowledge brings wealth’
Designed by Aedas, Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project is a dynamic complex that encompasses a sky cultural plaza, retails, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the Jiefangbei Central Business District, the heart of downtown Chongqing. Aedas draws design inspiration from an ancient Chinese prose ‘Knowledge brings wealth’ to integrate book with the cultural elements of Chongqing, creating an interactive commercial complex with Xinhua Bookstore sitting at the core of the podium.
Image Courtesy © Aedas
- Architects: Aedas
- Project: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project
- Location: Chongqing, China
- Client: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group, Chongqing Xinhua Media Ltd., Chongqing North Green Industry Co., Ltd.
- Directors: Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths
- Gross floor area: 153,980 square metres
- Completion year: 2020
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Article source: Garcés De Seta Bonet, Arquitectes
The new building is designed for a sole activity: creation, an introspective and solitary experience, just as the painter told us. This led us to handle the volume compactly, with a uniform exterior design –layers of insulation and clear stucco in an expressive continuance of walls and cover– to establish a feeling of familiarity with the natural surroundings in an unobtrusive manner. The interior is a fluid and multiple concrete cavity – a direct result of the monolithic structural construction concept and the search for harsh and naked spaces that serve the artistic work that takes place inside.
Image Courtesy © Garcés De Seta Bonet, Arquitectes
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Article source: moh architects
The new ‘Busan Metropolitan Opera’ sits at the intersection point of the two bridges leading up to the competition site, tying the Opera into the city fabric while at the same time interweaving it with the picturesque waterfront promenade. The ensemble of opera and multifunctional theater further divides the site into a series of differentiated territories, each of which fully draws on the potential of a site suspended between city and sea:
Image Courtesy © moh architects
- Architects: moh architects
- Project: Busan Opera House
- Location: Busan, South Korea
- Team: Mehlan, Opperer, Hugo, Minning
- Client: Municipality of Busan
- Year: 2011
- Status: intl. competition / first phase
Friday, August 26th, 2016
Article source: SPEECH architectural
This residential complex consists of five 26-storey buildings arranged in a checkerboard pattern on top of a multi-storey underground car park. This configuration of volumes of identical shape and height has made it possible to create a system of semi-enclosed inner courtyards between the blocks. The main entrances to the buildings face the courtyards and take the form of stately portals.
Image Courtesy © Dmitry Chebanenko
- Architects: SPEECH architectural (M.V. Digileva, O.A. Kalugina, A.S. Kavitskaya)
- Project: Vodniy Residential Street Block
- Location: Golovinskoe shosse, 5, Moscow, Russia
- Photography: Dmitry Chebanenko
- Project authors: Sergei Tchoban, Igor Chlenov
- Team of architects headed by: Anna Deryabina
- Principal project engineer: Igor Tsukanov
- Client: MR Group
- Total area of site: 2.3938 hectares
- Area of footprint: 5547 sq m
- Total area of complex: 191,893 sq m
- Total area of underground part of the complex: 59,550 sq m
- Total area of above-ground part of the complex: 132,343 sq m
- Number of apartments: 1496
- Number of storeys: 26
- Design work: 2012 – 2013
- Construction: 2013 – 2015
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Article source: REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
Renovation of”KANBAN-style” architecture,remaining at Nihonbashi.
*KANBAN-style; Billboard architecture, built in the early Showa period. Typically the ground floor is served as retail space, with displaying windows at the storefront.
Image Courtesy © REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
- Architects: REI MITSUI ARCHITECTS
- Project: Renovation of “KANBAN-style”
- Location: Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan
- Software used: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
Article source: Studio Flt-Office
The project shows three distinct actions on the island (recovering historical buildings, student accommodation and university campus).
These actions interact in a complementary way within the project area and are in direct communication with each other via the pedestrian cardo.
Image Courtesy © Studio Flt-Office
- Architects: Studio Flt-Office
- Project: Venice University Island
- Location: Venice, Italy
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Article source: Plasma Studio
The building is located on a hillside in the Dolomites, at the end of a residential area.
The volume has been developed mainly from its pragmatic functional request to host 6 independent apartments with one common circulation: through a cut that marks the main access and the division of the units the volume is splitted into 2 halves. Besides its functional meaning this incision becomes the main defining element of the building: from the cut at either side a strip unfolds that forms the balustrade of a generous covered balcony and ends into the surrounding topography. Following the steep natural hillside with each floor the strips and the façade jump back.
Image Courtesy © PLASMA Studio
- Architects: Plasma Studio
- Project: Haus Dolomitenblick – residential building with 6 unitsand undergroung garage
- Location: Sexten, Sesto Italy
- Size: 1.050m²
- Completed: Summer 2012
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
Article source: Team V Architecture
HAUT, the 21-storey wooden residential building by the Dutch River Amstel, is a serious contender to become the tallest timber tower in the world. The municipality of Amsterdam has selected Team V Architecture with Lingotto, Nicole Maarsen, ARUP and brand partner NLE to develop this remarkable high-rise structure. Construction work is expected to start in the second half of 2017. HAUT promises to be a prototype of building in an innovative, sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner.
Image Courtesy © Zwartlicht
- Architects: Team V Architecture
- Project: HAUT
- Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Photography: Zwartlicht
Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Article source: Studio AD.a
Two couple meet on the notes of a paceful music and start to dance, swirling on the Contrappunto.This suggestion was our focus during the design phase of pair of towers, completing the Contrappunto design. The primal and secondary melody keep going in the lower building, while the continuous bass wraps the couples, becoming the core of their dance. Each tower is divided in three segments: the male, strong and materic, the woman, covered in lace and the music, a wooden brise soleil in continuity with the basement of the project.
Image Courtesy © Studio AD.a
- Architects: Studio AD.a
- Project: Dancing Towers
- Location: Moscow, Russia