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Hello Lisbon Castelo in Portugal by Andre Espinho Arquitectura

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

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Philips Lighting Headquarters in Eindhoven, Netherlands by LAVA

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
  • PARTNERS:
    • Design development: INBO, JHK
    • Lighting consultant: Beersnielsen, LiAS
    • Construction: Heijmans

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The Pine Crest Residence in Bangkok, Thailand by Vin Varavarn Architects

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: Vin Varavarn Architects

The project originated as a design for a 7 storey apartment building. It is intended as a quiet and orderly residence with limited number of units which are large and spacious with 3-4 bedrooms. This aspect is quite different from other existing condominium projects.

Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio

  • Architects: Vin Varavarn Architects
  • Project: The Pine Crest Residence
  • Location: Soi TonSon, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Spaceshift Studio
  • Owner: Varavision Co., Ltd.
  • Architect team: M.L.Varudh Varavarn, Jongsarit Jinachan, Angkana Nanjaiya
  • Landscape Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects
  • Structural Engineers: Vin Varavarn Architects
  • Interior Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects

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Social housing for people over 65 in Girona, Spain by ARCADI PLA Architects

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: ARCADI PLA Architects

The building of 115 dwellings is located in the area of the northern entrance of Girona, in an area next to \”Puig d’en Roca\”. Promoted by the “Patronat Santa Creu de la Selva”, comprises varied apartment types, designed for people over 65 years old with a low rental cost. The project was developed especially taking care of the collective spaces of socialization, and at the same time, developing technological solutions in the field of sustainability and energy savings.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: ARCADI PLA Architects (ARCADI PLA & NÚRIA PLA)
  • Project: Social housing for people over 65
  • Location: Francesc Ferrer i Gironés Street,Nº 6., Puig d’en roca area, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: Filippo Poli
  • Owner: Patronat Santa Creu De La Selva
  • Econòmic Control: Tecgi S.L. / Arcadi Pla Arquitectes
  • Interior Design of the Restaurant-Coffee Shop GIRUM: Núria Pla Illa Architect
  • Team: 
    • Núria Pla, Stefan Zwiers, Patricia Gutierrez, Jordi Grau, Architects
    • Joan Fernandez, Sara Poch (TECGI S.L.), Quantity Surveyors/Security
    • Structural Engineering: BOMA S.L. (Lluis Moya, Dr.Architect / Silvia Hernández/ Anabel Lázaro Architects)
    • Mechanical/Electric/Heating/Air Conditioned: PROISOTEC ( Josep Massachs, Frederic Soro, Marc Masó, Enginneers)

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High Street South in Manila, Philippines by CAZA Architects

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: CAZA Architects

Activating the cultural center of Manila’s Bonifacio Global City, CAZA’s design for the High Street South project fuses the neighborhood, district, and urban scales of the master plan around a spine that functions as a network for public spaces. Borrowing from the geological notion of stratification, CAZA created multiple layers of public space that weave together circulation, culture, recreation and event spaces through a collection of hybridized mixed-use towers. Tower typologies are informed by striated levels that include public spaces of mobility and retail at the ground level; semi-private spaces for recreation and amenities; and private residential spaces with urban villas, terraced apartments, and loft units. With the facades’ playfully idiosyncratic grid patterns that correspond to these layers of tower typology, CAZA has designed a family of unique towers that share a unifying visual language and create a gracefully moving texture against the Manila skyline.

Image Courtesy © CAZA Architects

  • Architects: CAZA Architects
  • Project: High Street South
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Client: SM Investments
  • Architect of Record: Esteban Y. TAN
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura Del Pino, Marc Leverant
  • Status: Under Construction

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Habitat 67 in Montréal, Canada by UQAM Centre de Design

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: v2com

This summer, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Centre de Design will host a special exhibition examining architect Moshe Safdie’s pioneering urban housing complex Habitat ’67, its manifestation over the course of Safdie’s global career, and its lasting influence on the architectural field at large. A Canadian National Heritage Site and living landmark, Habitat ’67 evolved from Safdie’s thesis project at McGill University and was commissioned by the Canadian government, the province of Quebec, and the city of Montreal as a major, living exhibition for the 1967 World’s Exposition. From the moment it opened, Habitat ’67 captured the international public imagination and has become an enduring icon of Expo ’67 and Canadian pride. It remains to this day a source of inspiration for architecture devoted to humanistic ideals.

View from courtyard, Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: UQAM Centre de Design
  • Project: Habitat 67
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Safdie Architects, Edward Hendricks, Timothy Hursley and Collection of Safdie Architects

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Bogotá Centro in Colombia by CAZA Architects

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: CAZA Architects

The largest single urban intervention to date in Bogotá, this master plan has the potential to reimagine the way Bogotanos relate to their city. The 72-hectare site revisits the idea of compactness and diversity in the city through the creation of districts within a network of intermediate public parks, each with its own family of mixed-used buildings that in turn define shared private open spaces. Informed by typological research into existing forms of collective housing in Colombia and an analysis of the street grids of the surrounding neighborhoods, the master plan proposes a framework for action. The design acknowledges the reality of Bogotá as a shifting urban territory and proposes a finely articulated spatial strategy of built and unbuilt zones that enables growth and development.

RESIDENTIAL PARK, Image Courtesy © CAZA Architects

  • Architects: CAZA Architects
  • Project: Bogotá Centro
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia

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A New Landmark in Västerås, Sweden by C.F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects 

The winning C.F. Møller project is a high-rise building including a panoramic garden on the 15th floor.

The high-rise building marks a new significant silhouette in Västerås skyline and a characteristic landmark for the entire district of Lilludden. The three-dimensional facades and a green panoramic garden on the 15th floor overlooking the city and Lake Mälaren characterizes the architecture. C.F. Møller suggests in the competition proposal that the frame is carried out as a hybrid of solid wood and concrete.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: A New Landmark
  • Location: Västerås, Sweden
  • Team: Ola Jonsson, Bo Lidberg, Julia Schütz, Joakim Svahn, Manuel Cespades, Lasse Vilstrup, Anne-Katrine Arrildt och Henrik Hansen
  • Awarding authority: Riksbyggen
  • Size: Approx. 15.700 m²
  • Year: 2017

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MM Mixed-Use Complex in Manila, Philippines by CAZA

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: CAZA

For this urban complex, CAZA envisioned a lively mixed-use environment  that would accommodate luxury condominiums and a three-story  commercial center at the base. Informed by the exterior verandas and  courtyards, new dramatic sky terraces surmount the building, extending  a vertical sanctuary amidst the horizontal density of the Malate  district. CAZA’s design sustains a non-decorative, early-modernist  approach while forging a neoteric voice through a progression of  innovative interventions.

Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: MM Mixed-Use Complex
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Alex Tseng
  • Client: SM Investments
  • Status: Schematic Design

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Folsom Bay Tower in San Francisco, California by Studio Gang

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang 

Folsom Bay Tower is an urban residential community at the heart of San Francisco, just blocks from the Bay Bridge, Embarcadero, and Rincon Park.

Rising to 400 feet, the tower is low enough to be sensitive to its natural environment and urban context, yet tall enough to accommodate a wide range of units, with more than a third designated below market rate.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: Folsom Bay Tower
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Status: In design
  • Client: Tishman Speyer
  • Type: Residential
  • Size: 480,000 sf
  • Sustainability: Targeting LEED Gold

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