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Bus drivers building in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Benthem Crouwel Architects

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Article source: Benthem Crouwel Architects

The striking white bus drivers building on the bus station at Amsterdam Central houses a workspace, pantry and a canteen for bus drivers on the first floor. Because the canteen is located on this higher level the drivers have a lot of privacy, with 180 degree views of the bus platform, the river IJ and Amsterdam North. On the ground floor there is space for storage, a technical area and toilets. The bus drivers building has been built three months.

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

Image Courtesy © Jannes Linders

  • Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • Project: Bus drivers building
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jannes Linders
  • Client: Munipicality of Amsterdam
  • Gross Floor Area: 80 m2
  • Start Design: 2014
  • Start Construction: 2015
  • Completion: 2015

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Kata Rocks in Phuket, Thailand by Original Vision Limited

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Article source: Original Vision Limited

Contemporary tropical living is what Kata Rocks is all about. Conceived as an ultra-exclusive apartment resort, the emphasis is on clean and uncomplicated space paying homage to the view. 34 oversized apartments, duplexes and penthouses, terraced to take advantage of the natural slope, are fully serviced by all the facilities you would find in a five star resort.

Image Courtesy © Original Vision Limited

Image Courtesy © Original Vision Limited

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Sault College Essar Hall Academic Building in Canada by architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Article source: architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

For the first time in decades, Sault College has a new academic building. Essar Hall forms a gateway that announces the new energized spirit for learning at Sault College. Here, much needed new learning spaces support future-forward teaching pedagogies. Organizing the classrooms and labs spaces around common areas that promote casual learning and interdisciplinary idea exchanges emphasizes the connectivity, community, and engagement that generates a clear sense of identity and belonging. Situated prominently at the building entrance is a flexible exhibition hall that links classrooms with aviation and natural resource laboratories, a 100 seat lecture hall and administration support spaces. An additional 8,000 square feet of interactive learning commons is strategically distributed throughout the building providing essential flexible and dynamic learning spaces for students.

Image Courtesy © architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

Image Courtesy © architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson

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House of bookshelf in Yamanashi, Japan by S PLUS ONE

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Article source: S PLUS ONE

There was the existing building between a vineyard and the mountain. It is a plan under the comfortable environment where there is the big park which is famous for Japanese pine, and Mount Fuji is seen over a park from the second floor of the building.

Image Courtesy © Naoki Kobayashi

Image Courtesy © Naoki Kobayashi

  • Architects: S PLUS ONE
  • Project: House of bookshelf
  • Location: Yamanashi, Japan
  • Photography: Naoki Kobayashi
  • Site area: 400
  • Total floor area: 178
  • Completion date: 9.2015

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MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower in Tokyo, Japan by Tange Associates

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: Tange Associates

Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower is located in Tokyo’s distinctive Nishi-Shinjuku high-rise district and contains 3 different schools: Tokyo Mode Gakuen (fashion), HAL Tokyo (IT and digital contents) and Shuto Iko (medical treatments and care). The building’s innovative shape and cutting edge façade embodies our unique “Cocoon” concept.

Full view from south, Image Courtesy © Koji Horiuchi

Full view from south, Image Courtesy © Koji Horiuchi

  • Architects: Tange Associates
  • Project: MODE GAKUEN Cocoon Tower
  • Location: 1-7-3 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Koji Horiuchi
  • Function: Vocational school, retail, hall, parking facilities
  • Site area: 5,172.72 square meter
  • Building area: 3,541.56 square meter
  • Total Floor Area: 80,865.42 square meter
  • Stories: 50 levels with 4 basement levels and 2 penthouse levels
  • Height: 203.65 m
  • Structure: Steel construction with concrete filled tube column (more…)

Notariaat 2.0 – Continuous Landscape in Horebeke, Belgium by Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Vens Vanbelle

The original notary, which interacts with its surroundings in a very specific way, was put into use only five years ago. Thus it was a mental struggle to respond to the request for an extension. Well conceived design does not tolerate continuation or copy, so a radically different approach was needed. On a six-month period an abstract mirror box on a black base rose along the street. A transparent passageway between these two volumes replaces the former entrance of the building.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Vens Vanbelle

Image Courtesy © Atelier Vens Vanbelle

  • Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
  • Project: Notariaat 2.0 – Continuous Landscape
  • Location: Horebeke, Belgium
  • Software Used: Autocad

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Richardson Apartments in San Francisco, California by David Baker Architects

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: David Baker Architects

Formerly a parking lot on the southeast corner of Fulton and Gough streets, the Drs. Julian + Raye Richardson Affordable Apartments has risen on one of the sites freed for development by the demolition of the collapsed Central Freeway. This five-story building will provide permanent supportive housing for a very-low-income, formerly homeless population.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: David Baker Architects
  • Project: Richardson Apartments
  • Location: San Francisco, California, US
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Evelyn Reyes, Matthew Millman
  • Software Used: Revit
  • Associate Architect: Baker Vilar Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Landscape Architects
  • Owner’s Representative: Design Studios Gonzalo Castro
  • Nonprofit Housing Developer: Community Housing Partnership, Mercy Housing California
  • Site Area: 18.906 sqft
  • Area: 65.419 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011

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55 HOUSING UNITS in LYON, FRANCE by PETITDIDIERPRIOUX

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: PETITDIDIERPRIOUX

“Single-level homes”, la Duchère

The operation resulted from a competition (“Archi’nova, comment habiterez-vous demain?” – Archi’nova, living in tomorrow’s world) launched by the Alliade group. The programs are built independently on the plot and share a central garden. The adopted morphology is diversified, urban in nature and the apartments of considerable quality: wet rooms are naturally lit and conservatories allow outdoor spaces to be incorporated during the summer months. A new typology is proposed: that of “single-level homes” in which a floor level corresponds to a single apartment. Taking up little floor area, they provide the vertical qualities of a detached house: four open faces, an outdoor space and considerable partitioning freedom as well as condominium-owned shared services.

Image Courtesy © Stephan Lucas

Image Courtesy © Stephan Lucas

  • Architects: PETITDIDIERPRIOUX
  • Project: 55 HOUSING UNITS
  • Location: Lyon (69), La Duchère urban development zone, France 
  • Photography: Stephan Lucas
  • Client: SLCI Promotion // ALLIADE
  • Program: Construction of 55 housing units including 41 for purchase and 14 for rent
  • Surface: 4 440 m2 net floor area + parking
  • Calendar: Completed in July 2009 (home buying) and November 2010 (rental)
  • Cost: € 5.5 M excl. VAT

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Tanatorium in Zaragoza, Spain by SALAS Architecture + Design

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Article source: SALAS Architecture + Design

The Tanatorium frames very important feelings of its users through the evocation of God and the cavern. An steriotomic architecture formed by a perforated enveloping is born from earth to protect humans when they say goodbye to their deceased people. Though a formal gesture, this concrete cavern opens in diagonal direction to the sun, worshipping this primitive god.

Image Courtesy © Diaporama

Image Courtesy © Diaporama

  • Architects: SALAS Architecture + Design, Juan Carlos Salas
  • Project: Tanatorium
  • Location: El Burgo de Ebro, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Diaporama
  • Designer: David Leciñena
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Building Engineers: Javier Muñoz, Sergio Calle
  • Strucutural Engineer: Jose Miguel Escosa
  • Graphic Design: Bogart & Bacall
  • Video: Alejandro Ramirez
  • Project Manager: Ignacio Villalba
  • General Contractor: SOLCEQ
  • Area: 196 m2
  • Cost: 230.838,02 €

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Residence for elderly Les Papillons in Prangins, Switzerland by 2b architectes

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Article source: 2b architectes

A building of twelve apartments that are suitable for elderly people complements the green existing estate in the “residential park” of La Charette, Prangins.

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Image Courtesy © Roger Frei

  • Architects: 2b architectes
  • Project: Residence for elderly Les Papillons
  • Location: Prangins, Switzerland
  • Photography: Roger Frei
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Team 2b: Philippe Béboux, Stephanie Bender, Patrick Krecl, Aurore Lemarinier, Marianne Baumgartner, Céline Becker, Tiago Borges,Tanguy Auffrey-Postel, Flavia Ferrari, Carolin Jung, Patrizia Gabrielli, Alan Hasoo, David Minguet, Mickaël Pinheiro
  • Landscape architect: Cécile Albana Presset, Lausanne
  • Client: Cooperative Cité Derrière
  • Construction management: FT Concept, Lausanne
  • Structural engineer: J-C. Nicod, Orbe
  • Structural engineer (competition): INGPHI, Lausanne
  • Building physicist: Normal Office, Fribourg (more…)
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