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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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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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