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Dancing Towers in Moscow, Russia by Studio AD.a

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

Image Courtesy © Studio AD.a

  • Architects: Studio AD.a
  • Project: Dancing Towers
  • Location: Moscow, Russia

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Parish Center Andorf in Oberösterreich by [tp3] architekten

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: [tp3] architekten

The parish center had worn out and there have been considerations to renovate it for several years. Finally, the decision was made to address the issue. However, there were some challenges. We preferred to renovate the building rather than to rebuild it as the new building regulations of the diocese would not approve a new auditorium with the size of the old one. Moreover, the assignment of the diocese was not to increase the volume of the building. The building not only hat to be renewed with regards to its technique and insulation but also had to be adapted to today’s needs in terms of its room-sequence, staircase and façade.

Image Courtesy © Mark Sengstbratl

Image Courtesy © Mark Sengstbratl

 

  • Architects: [tp3] architekten
  • Project: Parish Center Andorf
  • Location: Andorf, Oberösterreich
  • Photography: Mark Sengstbratl
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Year: Winter 2015

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Laredo 18 in Mexico City by Wolff Arquitectura

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Article source: Wolff Arquitectura

Laredo 18 is a project based on the restoration of a 1960’s building in the Colonia Condesa that is made up of 3 floors, 6 apartments, ground floor parking and a commercial space. Being a poorly maintained building, the project focused on establishing more efficient use of space to maximize economic profitability and environmental form. We modernized the original integrity of the building by combining original elements with handicrafts, metal, and natural materials (stone and wood). We were also able to add 3 apartments, making a total of 9 in the building, with 2 penthouses on the fourth floor and a study on the ground level.

The building seeks integration and permanence to the colony as part of a contemporary intervention to an existing property.

Image Courtesy © Wolff Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Wolff Arquitectura

  • Architects: Wolff Arquitectura
  • Project: Laredo 18
  • Location: Calle Laredo 18, Hipodromo Condesa. Mexico City- ZC: 06100
  • Year of Completion: 2016

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Globant Iconic Building in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Carbone Fernandez Arquitectos

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Carbone Fernandez Arquitectos

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It belongs to a property located in the central area of the city of Tandil, gifted of complete infrastructure and where the plan of territorial development grants until 1000 habitants by hectare.

The lot is almost on the east edge of the central area. Paradoxically, this area allows buildings up to a height of 31.5 meters where the majority of the existing constructions are one or two storeys height.

Image Courtesy © Carbone Fernandez Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Carbone Fernandez Arquitectos

  • Architects: Carbone Fernandez Arquitectos
  • Project: Globant Iconic Building
  • Location: Tandil, Buenos Aires,  Argentina
  • Team Members: Franco Carbone, Fabricio Contreras Ansbergs, Esteban Rosso, Cristian Bianchini, Ignacio Corso, Romina De Falco
  • Area: 5400 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Mainz Markthäuser 11-13 in Germany by Studio Fuksas

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas

The building is located in the centre of the city of Mainz. The façade looks towards a historical pedestrian square and towards the milestone of the city, the Mainzer Dom (Mainz Cathedral), built in the X century. Alongside there is a shopping centre, built in 1970.

Like many other European city centres, this important location has been compromised by thoughtless projects dating back to the mid-20th-century and post-war reparation work. Nothing is authentic (even the historical buildings are almost all reconstructed).  Nevertheless, the principle of conservation prevailed, so the city centre has become an eclectic mix, synonym for beauty.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and doriana fuksas)
  • Project: Mainz Markthäuser 11-13
  • Location: Mainz, Germany
  • Photography: Moreno Maggi
  • Client: Wohnbau mainz gmbh
  • Façade structures: knippers helbig beratende ingenieure
  • Structures: baucon beratende ingenieure
  • Plans: hl-pp consult
  • Engineering: ibb lorenz
  • Electrical services: b.i.g. Bechtolding
  • Area: 9,000sq.m.
  • Period: 2003-2008

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Khazar Residential Building in Tehran, Iran by S-A-L Design Studio

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: S-A-L Design Studio

Project’s site is located in one of North Tehran vicinities which comprises of condensed cluster buildings and narrow alleys. Therefore, approximately an amount of 48 sq. m. of the total land area of 350 sq. m. was neglected by the municipality code in order to widen the alley. In addition to the client’s required physical program, this issue led the building to be extremely compressed, as well as parking lots to be hard to design and the mass of building to be solid for shaping.

Image Courtesy © Saeed Pirasteh

Image Courtesy © Saeed Pirasteh

  • Architects: S-A-L Design Studio
  • Project: Khazar Residential Building
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Photography: Saeed Pirasteh
  • Architect in Charge: Behrad Tondravi
  • Design Team: Siamak Khaksar, Hiva Farajpour Bakhtiari, Faranak Foroughi, Soheil Ghasemi, Alireza Fazeli, Nilufar Moosavi, Nahid Malayeri, Farshid  Moosavi
  • Area: 1900 m2
  • Project Year: 2015

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Boulogne B4A in France by Brenac & Gonzalez

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Brenac & Gonzalez 

Among the buildings composing macro-lot B4, B4A takes on an iconic image, the star shape of which owes everything to its location.

Standing at the tip of an acute angle at the intersection of rue Marcel Bontemps and Cours Emile Zola, its volumes focus all of its 95 accommodations around 3 vertical openings. To develop maximum linearity of the façade, the building is hollowed out and turns its façades to the best exposures. This striving for light engenders sculptural shapes where the recessed façade and alignment with the street express a continual organic movement.The wide balconies that ring the building on every floor underscore each floor with a line, like so many piled up layers. These platters rise in stacks to compose a graphic system of undulating lines that amplify its volumes. On a scale with Cours Emile Zola, it looks like an event in the city, also reflecting quality use of the outside spaces for each apartment. The building’s exterior skin is composed of fine float-finished plaster. In contrast the façades of the access balconies are clad in wooden panels, thus putting an accent on the domestic nature of their use.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Brenac & Gonzalez
  • Project: Boulogne B4A
  • Location: Boulogne, France
  • Photography: Stefan Tuchila and Sergio Grazia
  • MO: Nexity Vinci Immobilier co-promotion
  • Cost: € 14 million
  • Area: 7800 M2

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Refurbishment of the Ex “Unione Militare” building in Rome, Italy by Studio Fuksas

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas

A new architecture redefines the urban landscape of Rome historic centre according to contemporary taste. It’s the steel and glass «Lantern» of the “Ex Unione Militare” building, situated between Via del Corso and Via Tomacelli, that crosses the four floors of the building from the ground-floor up to the panoramic terrace with a view of the dome of the Basilica of Saint Ambrose and Carlo al Corso.

Image Courtesy © ORCH

Image Courtesy © ORCH

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: Refurbishment of the Ex “Unione Militare” building
  • Location: Rome, at the corner between Via del Corso and Via Tomacelli, Italy
  • Photography: Gianni Basso and ORCH
  • General Contractor: CEV SpA – Costruzioni Edilizie Vendramin
  • Engineering: Tecnobrevetti srl, Esa engineering
  • “Lantern” Structure: Sthalbau Pichler
  • Lighting: Speirs & Major Associates
  • Area: 6.116 sq.m, 4 floors
  • Period: 2008 – 2013

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Torre Del Borgo in Villa d’Adda, Italy by CN10architetti

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: CN10architetti

Torre del Borgo is one of the most famous fortified buildings in the history of Bergamo. The powerful and accurate quality of the medieval walls, the integrity of the fortified structure, the central position in the village, give to this artifact the most complete sense of monument. The restoration project has dealt with different aspects that conditioned the conservation, the use and the valorisation of the building: the structural instability of the walls and floors, the lack of an adequate system of connection between plans, the total absence of plant networks, degradation and precariousness of internal and external stone facings, lack of windows and adequate interior finishes, on floors and walls. The entire work has developed pursuing a dual purpose, first identifying solutions to the problems of degradation, second offering an architectonic and functional reinterpretation of the building. The project is designed to be made into two functional lots of action: with the completion of Lot 1, are now fully accessible the four halls of the central tower and the spaces of the new building C intended to services and distribution. An important intervention is certainly the inclusion of the new system of ramps and walkways, made entirely with an iron structure, which is articulated between the spaces of the central tower and the new building, connecting the various levels of the complex. Lot 2 will include the redevelopment of public space in Piazza del Borgo with the creation of a large area covered and protected to the road, in direct continuity with the new pavement of the square. With the completion of the restoration project, Torre del Borgo will be able to accomodate the Public Library of Villa d’Adda.

Image Courtesy © CN10architetti

Image Courtesy © CN10architetti

  • Architects: CN10architetti
  • Project: Torre Del Borgo
  • Location: Via del Borgo, Villa d’Adda (Bergamo), Italy
  • Client: Municipality of Villa d’Adda
  • Area: 350 sqm
  • Years: 2013-2015

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Eole on the Evergreen campus in Montrouge, France by Arte Charpentier Architectes

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: v2com

Right at Paris’ doorstep, the Evergreen Campus hosts the Crédit Agricole’s head office. Multiple corporate entities share this space. The entire campus revolves around a central park that acts as its green lung.

The conception of Eole – a 67 000 m² building made in four years – preserves and upholds the site’s environmental vocation: buildings operate in accordance with the HQE norms (high environmental quality), new structures were built according to the BBC norms (low consumption buildings), soft energies usage (geothermic, solar and rain water is reused), 4 hectares of green spaces valorized.

Image Courtesy © LK Photographe

Image Courtesy © LK Photographe

  • Architects: Arte Charpentier Architectes
  • Project: Eole on the Evergreen campus
  • Location: Montrouge, France
  • Photography: LK Photographe, Augusto Da Silva, Bouygues Bâtiment
  • Project manager / promoter: Crédit Agricole
  • Landscaper: Groupement Takano Landscape
  • Planning: Atelier Kaba (eastern garden and interior street)
  • ASC: Setec Bâtiment
  • Electrical Engineering: Square
  • Structure: Terrell International
  • Facades: CEEF
  • Acoustics: Lamoureux acoustique
  • Economist: AE75
  • Contract management: Groupement SETEC Bâtiment (mandated) and Builders & Partners
  • Surface: 67 000 m2 floor area
  • Delivery date: 2015

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