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Lapa Building in LISBOA, PORTUGAL by João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Article source:  João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

The Project is about the reconstruction of a building located in Lisbon’s historical city centre.

The existing building in an advanced degradation condition and lacking architectural quality was demolished and completely rebuilt, reshaping its compartmentalization, without distorting the memory of the environment in order to preserve the urban heritage of the neighbourhood, but guided by a contemporary intervention that marks the time of its execution.

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA

Image Courtesy © FG+SG – FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA

  • Architects: João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos
  • Project: Lapa Building
  • Location: LISBOA, PORTUGAL
  • Photography: FG+SG – FOTOGRAFIA DE ARQUITECTURA
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Marina Carreiras, Sílvia Amaral
  • Surface Area: 150m2
  • Built Area: 420m2
  • Client: PRIVATE
  • Project: 2007/2015

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Arxiu Pla d’Urgell in Mollerussa, Spain by Valor-Llimós SLP

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Article source: Valor-Llimós SLP

The Regional Public Record Office is located at the boundary between a low density residential neighborhood and an industrial district, and it aims to be a social and cultural generator of the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Lluís Sans

Image Courtesy © Lluís Sans

  • Architects: Valor-Llimós SLP
  • Project: Arxiu Pla d’Urgell
  • Location: Mollerussa, Lleida Spain 
  • Photography: Lluís Sans
  • Team: Jaume Valor, with Marc Obradó and Elisabeth Sadurní
  • Collaborators: Laura Llimós, Marta Coedo, Bis Arquitectes, RC Enginyers
  • Client: Departament de Cultura. Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Gross area: 1.200 m2
  • Project: 2006
  • Building: 2009

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The Barney Building in Mission Woods, Kansas by RMTA

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: RMTA

LEED Gold 2014 AIA Kansas Excellence in Architecture Honor Award

Long-time client Karbank Real Estate approached RMTA to generate design schematics for this 1968 commercial office building they were considering purchasing. Attracted to the mid-century character of this particular building and it’s prime location in town, the client wanted to re-use the existing structure. The design team was charged with maintaining that character while completely renovating and modernizing the 32,000-square-foot building.

Image Courtesy © RMTA

Image Courtesy © RMTA

  • Architects: RMTA
  • Project: The Barney Building
  • Location: Mission Woods, Kansas, US

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The Investcorp Building for Oxford University’s Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College in England by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)

Founded in 1957, the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College serves as the University of Oxford’s facility for research and teaching on the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey from the 19th century to the present day, with its focus on the research of humanities and social sciences. The centre has been housed at 68 Woodstock Road (the former rectory of the Church of St Philip and St James, built in 1887) since 1978.

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

Image Courtesy © Luke Hayes

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA)
  • Project: The Investcorp Building for Oxford University’s Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College
  • Location: Oxford, England
  • Photography: Luke Hayes
  • Project Director (ZHA): Jim Heverin
  • Project Associates (ZHA): Johannes Hoffmann; Ken Bostock
  • Project Architect (ZHA): Alex Bilton
  • ZHA Project Team (ZHA): Sara Klomps; Goswin Rothenthal; Andy Summers; George King; Luke Bowler; Barbara Bochnak; Yeena Yoon; Saleem A Jalil; Theodora Ntatsopoulou;
    Mireira Sala Font; Amita Kulkarni (more…)

Aurehøj Gymnasium Music Building in Gentofte,Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

The project is an extension of modern music facilities to Aurehøj Gymnasium. The street along the high school’s main building is characterized by the longitude of the main building and by an opening to the court yard. The new building is placed at the end gable of the existing building, connected by a bridge and twisted from the street to underline the movement along the main building and into the school yard.

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
  • Project: Aurehøj Gymnasium Music Building
  • Location: Skolevej 7, 2820 Gentofte, Denmark
  • Client: Aurehøj Gymnasium
  • Engineer: Jørgen Nielsen Rådg. Ing. & Strunge Jensen Rådg. Ing.
  • Landscape architect: 1 : 1 Landskab
  • Acoustics consultant: Gade & Mortensen Akustik
  • Size: 650 m2
  • Status: Inaugurated Sep. 2014

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Visegrád town center development in Hungary by A+ Építész Stúdió (aplusarchitects)

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Article source: A+ Építész Stúdió (aplusarchitects)

Visegrád, with its 1800 inhabitants, is considered to be the smallest town of Hungary. The development of the town center is a fine example for how the original exaggerating ideas were altered due to the economic crisis – besides its negative effects – and facilitated the birth of a sustainable development, satisfying the continuous needs of the local community and the temporary demands of tourism.

Image Courtesy © A+ Építész Stúdió

Image Courtesy © A+ Építész Stúdió

  • Architects: A+ Építész Stúdió (aplusarchitects)
  • Project: Visegrád town center development
  • Location: Hungary

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PSM in Brest, France by ENO ARCHITECTES

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: ENO ARCHITECTES

A unique place for sailors, icon building covered of architectural concrete skin from which arises precious red glass cubes. The existing building before work was abandoned for many years. At the heart of the port of Brest, it was opaque, thickset and tagged, shelter the homeless. Dockers former office, he was nevertheless a landmark building known to all Brestois. His new function: host associations dedicated to sailors. Reflection of what he receives, the project now has a strong identity linked to the world of the sea, with two main inputs (one for the day for associations and one for the night for the Seamen’s Club) and a discreet rear access for the region. The redevelopment of the immediate surroundings, originally a wild parking, also part of the project. The building before work was simply invisible. Few windows, dirty facades, negative image of a bygone era. The windows get larger, the facade protects itself with an insulation and exterior is adorned with a thin (5 cm) perforated concrete skin from which arise the inputs, real blocks of deep red glass, the floor soars skyward and attracts attention. The neutral building now gives way to a “significant” building which shows its identity with the world of the sea with a semi-figurative motif sail-shaped concrete cladding that makes a meaningful precious object. We made defects of the qualities. A new lighthouse for sailors on the port. The project is innovative, radical, with the use of two materials with opposite properties but highlighting with respect to each other. The fine facing opaque, dark, ultra-resistant and perforated highlights the airlock and the floor dressed in glass (VEC) colored red, shiny and transparent.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry

  • Architects: ENO ARCHITECTES (Claire Crest and Xavier Stocq)
  • Project: PSM
  • Location: 45 quai de la douane 29200 Brest
  • Photography: Mathieu Le Gall + Manuel Henry
  • Client: Région Bretagne
  • Surface: 550 m2
  • Calendar: Reception 2014
  • Cost: € 1050 000 / HT

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Contemporary Women’s Health in Knoxville, Tennessee by BARBERMcMURRY architects

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: BARBERMcMURRY architects

Located in East Tennessee, Contemporary Women’s Health is a unique all-women physicians group dedicated to providing OBGYN services which incorporate the latest medical trends set in a comfortable, ultra-modern environment. The practice is focused on providing patient support for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. In 2013, BarberMcMurry architects was approached by the practice to help design a new facility to embody their mission located approximately 15 miles west of Knoxville in East Tennessee. The client asked that the new building convey their values by creating a coherent building manifested in a modern, calming, light filled environment. Located between two major bisecting interstate highways, the site is situated for maximum visibility from passing traffic. The location is also strategically placed near a regional medical center that the practice serves. Adjacent parcels to the south remain dotted with single story residential houses, while lots immediately to the north and east remain mainly vegetated.

Image Courtesy © BARBERMcMURRY architects

Image Courtesy © BARBERMcMURRY architects

New Belgrade Fountain in Serbia by Studio Alfirevic

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Article source: Studio Alfirevic

Fountain is located in front of the municipal building in New Belgrade (Serbia), designed in brutalism expression (Arch. Stojan Maksimovic and Branislav Jovin). The design of the fountain is an allegory of the time and the process of New Belgrade formation, as one of the most important modernist city parts of the former socialist Yugoslavia. In a contemporary way fountain evokes the appearance of the first collective housing buildings, which were erected in the area that was formed in the draining and filling wetlands process. Reduced visual expression, materialized in a minimalist manner, almost at the level of primordial symbols, is a reminiscence of extensive construction and architectural operations, which are conducted in order to form a new part of Belgrade, which was the capital of Yugoslavia.

Image Courtesy © Studio Alfirevic

Image Courtesy © Studio Alfirevic

  • Architects: Studio Alfirevic
  • Project: New Belgrade Fountain
  • Location: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Software used: Auto CAD, 3DMax, V-Ray
  • Authors: Đordje Alfirević & Sanja Simonović Alfirević
  • Designed: 2015

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IZB Residence CAMPUS in Planegg, Germany by Stark Architekten

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Stark Architekten

The eight story IZB Residence creates a significant center of Campus Martinsried with its organic shapes and becomes a distinctive landmark by its unique architectural language.
“It was our aspiration to generate tension between organic, floating shapes and dynamic flow architectural language. At the same time a certain degree of harmony and well-being”, explains Jürgen Stark.

Image Courtesy © Stark Architekten

Image Courtesy © Stark Architekten

  • Architects: Stark Architekten
  • Project: IZB Residence CAMPUS
  • Location: Am Klopferspitz 21, 82152 Planegg/Martinsried, Germany
  • Property Size: 2.000 m2
  • Gross Building Volume: 8.995 m3
  • Construction Costs: 10.000.000 EUR

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