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New residential and mix-use tower in Antwerp, Belgium by C.F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Article source:  C.F. Møller Architects

The architectural idea of the building is derived from an inside-out perspective, where the social qualities of the building are a dominant driver for the design: Often in tall buildings, the sense of community amongst the occupants is challenged by the fact that you hardly ever meet your neighbours, except coming and going via the lobby and at the lifts.

Image Courtesy ©  C.F. Møller Architects

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: New residential and mix-use tower
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Client: Nieuw Zuid – Triple living
  • Scope: Flats, 15,000 m², Terraces and balconies, 5,500 m², Basement car park, 5,500 m²
  • Year: 2014

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Nievre’s Deparmental Archives in France by architecture patrickmauger

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Article source: architecture patrickmauger 

The rundown building housing Nièvre’s departmental archives has undergone rehabilitation and been provided with an extension. Two new buildings are positioned in parallel with the existing rehabilitated building.

The first, giving onto the street, is slightly stepped back to create an esplanade marking the public nature of this institution. The façades are formed from screen-printed glass panels with different gradations and levels of transparency that create reflections and random vibrations.

Image Courtesy ©  architecture patrickmauger

Image Courtesy © architecture patrickmauger

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KCEV Krkonose Mountains Centre for Environmental Education in Vrchlabí, Czech Republic by Petr Hájek Architekti

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Article source: Petr Hájek Architekti

The building is situated into a city park in front of the administration building of KRNAP (Krkonoše Mts. National Park). The building geometry is derived from the geometry of Krkonoše Mountains. Every edge or slope on the building could be found in its real, natural topography. In between of the metal vectors, which represent the mountain ridges, there is growing sedum. The new building is set apart from the existing one to create an entrance platform.

Image Courtesy ©  Benedikt Markel

Image Courtesy © Benedikt Markel

  • Architects: Petr Hájek Architekti
  • Project: KCEV Krkonose Mountains Centre for Environmental Education
  • Location: Vrchlabí, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Benedikt Markel
  • DESIGN: 2009
  • IMPLEMENTATION: 2011 – 2014
  • CLIENT: Krkonoše Mountains National Park Administration
  • MAIN ARCHITECT: Petr Hájek
  • PARTICIPATION ON THE CONCEPT: Helena Línová, Michal Volf
  • DESIGN PARTICIPATION: Cornelia Klien, Andrea Kubná, Ondřej Lipenský, Helena, Línová, Martin Prokš, Martin Stoss, Michal Volf, Jan Kolář
  • GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Kristina Ambrozová
  • CIVIL ENGINEER: Jan Kolář
  • GEOMETRY OF THE SHELL: Jaroslav Hulín
  • PORTABLE FURNITURE: Cornelia Klien, Martin Stoss

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S P Setia in Shah Alam, Malaysia by Shatotto Architecture

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Article source: Shatotto Architecture

S P Setia, considered as one of the largest developers in Malaysia. their new large venture “Setia Alam” is located in the “Shah Alam” area, south west of Kuala Lumpur. In this approximately five thousand acres of new city, S P Setia decided to build their own headquarters on a four-acre of land. This developed the idea for a very formal design approach to emphasize on the social commitment of S P Setia to contribute in the national development of Malaysia through their edifice in this new city. Further to that, the Setia headquarters have been designed as a green building and achieved first ever private commercial building in Malaysia green buildings “platinum” certification.

Image Courtesy © Shatotto Architecture

Image Courtesy © Shatotto Architecture

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Mirador Building in Madrid, Spain by MVRDV

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Article source: MVRDV

Sanchinarro is a residential suburb on the north east edge of Madrid. Surrounded by highways, with views towards the Guadarrama Mountains.

The building was developed as a reference point for the city extension and region at large, as a counterpoint against the massive uniformity of the surrounding blocks. The 22 level building acts as a frame for the distant landscape. The large lookout at 40 metres above the ground provides inhabitants and neighbours with a commu­nity garden and a space from where they can contemplate the skyline. The proposal opens domestic architecture to the new city environment and to its surrounding territories.

Image Courtesy ©  Rob ‘t Hart.

Image Courtesy © Rob ‘t Hart.

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Mirador Building
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Rob ‘t Hart.
  • Client: Municipality of Madrid
  • Size & Program: 18.300 m2; 156 apartments
  • Budget: 10 Million Euro
  • Contractor: Dragados y Consytucciones, Madrid, Spain
  • Co-Architect: Blanca Lleó Associates, Madrid, Spain
  • Technical Architect: Apartec Colegiados S.L., Madrid, Spain
  • Structure: NB35, Madrid, Spain
  • Services: JG & asociados, Barcelona, Spain
  • Concept Design: May 2001 – January 2002
  • Definitive Design: January 2002 – June 2005
  • Construction: November 2002 – June 2005

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SAI Project in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea by Moon Hoon

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Article source: Moon Hoon

It was a unique case; in the construction of a new building next to the client had made many illicit choices, causing the district government to intervene and to suggest a radically altered space. In between the existing building site and the newly built building, I built a structure that could be used as a green house.

Image Courtesy © Nam Goong Sun

Image Courtesy © Nam Goong Sun

  • Architects: Moon Hoon (kim Sung)
  • Project: SAI Project
  • Location: 70-5, Nonhyeon 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Nam Goong Sun
  • Programme: urban playground
  • Site area: 89.67m²
  • Building area: 89.67m²
  • Gross floor area: 330.57m²
  • Building scope: 5F
  • Height: 19.2m
  • Structure: steel
  • Exterior finish: FRP Grating
  • Interior finish: FRP Grating
  • Structure engineering: SDM engineers
  • Construction: LSungwon
  • Design period: Feb. 2013-Mar. 2013
  • Construction period: Apr.-Jul 2013

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I AM RECYCLED in Arrasate, Spain by PKMN Architectures

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Article source: PKMN Architectures

I AM RECYCLED consists on the refurbishment of an industrial building sector in Arrasate (Basque Country, Spain). The building, constructed in 1928, was a part of ASAM steel industry. Thanks to this renewal the structure will extend its life span to be used as a recycling center, reuse workshop and second hand products sale, 2.568 square meters managed by Grupo Emaús Bidasoa.

Image Courtesy © PKMN Architectures

Image Courtesy © PKMN Architectures

  • Architects: PKMN Architectures
  • Project: I AM RECYCLED
  • Location: Arrasate, Spain
  • Photography: PKMN Architectures
  • Author: PKMN [pacman] Architectures
  • Collaborators: Sarahí Flores, Maria Teresa Ovejas, AliaSabry
  • Client: Grupo Emaús Bidasoa.

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Refurbishment at C_Galera 43 in A Coruña, Spain by CREUSeCARRASCOarquitectos

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Article source: CREUSeCARRASCOarquitectos

The project aims to transform a four-storey office building placed between dividing walls in a residential building with offices for lease. The new building must optimize the number of flats in relation to the investment demand for housing and the small chances of regulations.

Image Courtesy ©  Hector Santos-Díez

Image Courtesy © Hector Santos-Díez

  • Architects: CREUSeCARRASCOarquitectos
  • Project: Refurbishment at C_Galera 43
  • Location: A Coruña, Spain
  • Photography: Hector Santos-Díez
  • Date Project / Completion: November 2012 / February 2013
  • Area: 611.13 m2
  • Built area: 703,45 m2
  • Collaborators: Belén Salgado, Bárbara Mesquita, Laura Coladas, Manuel Burraco, Cristina Canto, Elisa Moreira, Celsa Pesqueira
  • Promoter: Fundación Juana de Vega
  • Building company: RENI, Servicios Integrales en Construcción SL
  • Building engineer: Luis Pérez Doval
  • Structure: Féliz Suárez Riestra
  • Facilities: Isabel Francos Anllo

Materials: 

  • Natural iroko wood studs naturally.
  • 1m length iroko wood boards with white lasur.
  • White lacquered aluminum holding doors.
  • Stair made of perforated sheet metal and natural iroko wood.
  • Oak flooring in flats. Polished cement floors in common areas. Natural iroco boards in terraces.
  • Zinc deck

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Praça Municipal 47 Building in Brazil by Arquitetura Nacional

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Article source: Arquitetura Nacional

Praça Municipal 47 is an example of the ongoing transformation of the project’s surrounding location: mid-rise residential buildings now occupy the place of old houses and small lots. Organic and irregular shaped roads characterize the residential environment, which is also influenced by height limitations imposed by the city airport.

Image Courtesy © Arquitetura Nacional

Image Courtesy © Arquitetura Nacional

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Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairsat at American University in Beirut, Lebanon by Zaha Hadid Architects

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) building by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) continues the on-going implementation of the 2002 AUB Campus Master Planby Sasaki Associates(in collaboration with Machado and Silvetti, MGT of America, and Dar Al-Handasa, Shair and Partners)to advance the university’s academic mission in the 21st Century with facilities of the highest international standards.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairsat
  • Location: American University in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow, Luke Hayes
  • University President: Dr Peter Dorman
  • Facilities for Design & Planning Unit Director: Bassem Baroumi
  • IFI Project Manager: Alain Eid
  • Director:Dr Rami Khouri
  • Design:  Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Architect: Saleem A. Jalil
  • ZHA Project Team: Christos Passas, Saleem A. Jalil, Graham Modlen, Human Talebi, Brandon Buck,MiyaUshida
  • ZHA Competition team: Saleem A. Jalil, RokhsanaRakhshani, Teakjin Kim, Ben Holland, CharbelChagoury, AnasYounes, Fulvio Wirtz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Renata Dantas.
  • Local Architect: Rafik El Khoury& Partners (Hazar Mansour, Roger Skaff)
  • Structural Engineering: Rafik El Khoury& Partners (Rafik El Khoury, Georges Sfeir, MayaCharry, Guy Ghosn, Roger Skaff)
  • Mechanical Engineering: ZEF London (DD stage) /Rabih. Rafik El Khoury& Partners(IssamMourrad)
  • Electrical Engineering: Rafik El Khoury& Partners (Karim Nammar)
  • Acoustic Consultant:Rafik El Khoury& Partners (WassimSader)

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