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Data Center of China Life Insurance in Shanghai, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg and Partner

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan

China’s largest insurance company, China Life Insurance Company, has moved into its new Data Center in Shanghai-Pudong. After a design and construction period of six years – which is on the long side for China – the complex designed by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) was completed in June.

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp  von Gerkan, Marg and Partners
  • Project: Data Center of China Life Insurance
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
  • Project management: Kong Buhong, Martin Hagel, Hao Yanli
  • Competition design team: Jan Blasko, Rebekka Brauer, Wang Qing
  • Client: China Life Insurance
  • GFA above ground: 79,000 m²
  • GFA below ground: 45,000 m²
  • Total GFA: 124,000 m²

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De Karel Doorman in Binnenwegplein, Rotterdam by Ibelings van Tilburg architecten

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: Ibelings van Tilburg architecten

A new residential building up to 70 metres in height and including 114 apartments is added to the existing Ter Meulen shopping building in Rotterdam. This is an unusual project as the new building literally rests on the columns and foundations of the  existing structure. The only additions are a pair of concrete lift shafts which also provide stability.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: Ibelings van Tilburg architecten
  • Project: De Karel Doorman
  • Location: Binnenwegplein, Rotterdam
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, J. Versnel en J.F.H. Roovers (historical photo’s)
  • Software used: Arkey, Photoshop and SketchUp.
  • Clients: DW Nieuwbouw, Rotterdam
  • Design: 2001,  Aat van Tilburg BNA/BNSP, ir. Marc Ibelings BNA
  • Consultants: Marcel Vermeer, Jessica Scholtes
  • Number of homes: 114 apartments
  • Surface: 10.500 m2 retail, 4.000 m2 parking
  • Contractor: van Wijnen Dordrecht, Dordrecht
  • Constructor: Royal Haskoning DHV, Den Haag
  • Start of construction and handover:
    • June 2006 (start build)
    • June 2010 (restart build)
    • November 2012 (handover)

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Office Building Facet in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Article source: Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten

Together with The Wall and the Hessing Cockpit building, the Facet building is part of a noise-protection barrier for Leidsche Rijn. The facade of the building functions as a double noise-protection barrier, for the   residentail area behind the facet building as well as for the offices in the building itself.

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten
  • Project: Office Building Facet
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer
  • Software used: AutoCad, Arkey, PhotoShop and SketchUp
  • Collaborators: Theo Delissen, Rob Grauwmeijer
  • Interior design: OTH, Amsterdam / TIB architecten
  • Project management: Nebest Bouwadvies, Groot Ammers
  • Contractors: Building combination Grunsven/Berghege, Oss
  • Constructors: Smit Westerman, Gouda
  • Area: 24.600 (㎡)
  • Start of building and completion:  
    • November 2007 – Augustus 2009 (phase 1)
    • April 2011 (phase 2)

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PENCIL BOX in San Felice sul Panaro MO, Italy by Paolo Didonè

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Article source: Paolo Didonè

School building built in 50 days for the earthquake emergency in Emilia Romagna.From the front plaza, the building presents itself as concrete wall that acts as a fence. A strong wall, imposing, rough, that gives the idea of strength and the sense of protection to parents who bring their children to school.

Image Courtesy © PAOLO DIDONE’

Image Courtesy © PAOLO DIDONE’

  • ArchitectsPAOLO DIDONE’, SERGIO DE GIOIA ,FABRIZIO MICHIELON
  • Project: PENCIL BOX
  • Project team: Arch. Paolo Didonè, Arch. Sergio de Gioia, Arch. FabrizioMichielon
  • Location: San Felice sul Panaro MO, Italy
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Structural engineering team: Ing. BeniaminoDidonè, Ing. Bruno Gonzato
  • M&E engineering team: Riccardo Baggio, Studio Gasparotto
  • Construction schedule:
    • 20/07/2012 deadline competition
    • 10 days to prepare construction drawings
    • 17/08/2012 beginning of construction
    • 07/10/2012 inauguration
  • Building area: 1.380 sqm
  • Total cost: 1.472.892 €
  • Year: 2012

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Earth Light in KAPANDRITI, ATHENS by DIONISIS SOTOVIKIS

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Article source: DIONISIS SOTOVIKIS

This building was designed based on the relationship of man with the landscape and particularly the earth. The entrance from the street is created by two parallel walls which contain the staircase and “slice” the earth in order to guide you to the ground level of the house.

Image Courtesy © ERIETA ATTALI (et)

Image Courtesy © ERIETA ATTALI (et)

  • ArchitectsDIONISIS SOTOVIKIS
  • Collaborating Architects: EVA TSOUNI, KIRKI MARIOLOPOULOU, CHRISSA SKIADA
  • Project: EARTH LIGHT
  • Location: KAPANDRITI, ATHENS
  • Structual Engineer: CHRISTOS PAPADOPOULOS
  • Construction: DIONISISIS SOTOVIKIS SA
  • Photography:VANGELIS PATERAKIS (vp), ERIETA ATTALI (et)
  • Design Phase: 2004-2006
  • Building Phase: 2006-2009
  • Surface Area: 500,00M2

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UNTITLED #1 in Singapore by Studio Wills + Architects

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Article source:  Studio Wills + Architects

UNTITLED #1 is an Addition and Alteration (A&A) to an original pitched-roof corner terrace house, nested in a neighborhood consisting of an eclectic mix of single-storey houses and mid-rise apartments.

UNTITLED #1 is an Addition and Alteration (A&A) to an original pitched-roof corner terrace house, nestled in a neighborhood consisting of an eclectic mix of single storey houses and mid-rise apartments.,Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

UNTITLED #1 is an Addition and Alteration (A&A) to an original pitched-roof corner terrace house, nestled in a neighborhood consisting of an eclectic mix of single storey houses and mid-rise apartments.,Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

  • Architects: Studio Wills + Architects
  • Project: UNTITLED # 1
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: BETON BRUT
  • Design Team: Kho Keguang, Wu Shan Yat, Ng William
  • Structural Engineer: CIVIL AND GEOTECHNICAL ASSOCIATES
  • Function: Residential/ Single Dwelling House
  • Gross Floor Area: 210 sqm
  • Site Area: 243 sqm
  • Time: 2013-2014

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Parquet Diffusion Showroom Imola – PRQ – 2011 in Italy by Bartoletti Cicognani architettura e design

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Article source: Bartoletti Cicognani architettura e design

The Parquet Diffusion showroom is situated in the partially renovated former mill of Santa Cristina, Imola, to which has been joined a new volume of different colors and materials. The goal of our client was to make wood play the leading role of the project, and the result is deliberately far from what you could see in the average retail space.

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

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GALLERY HOME in Porto, Portugal by ATELIER – NUNO RIBEIRO

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Article source:  ATELIER – NUNO RIBEIRO

Gallery Home aims to be more than more than a local hosting site, but a familiar place where the guest feel at home. Located on Rua Miguel Bombarda, one of the emblematic streets of Porto where art, culture and history live side by side with the locals and those visiting the many galleries that are open to the public.

Image Courtesy © ATELIER - NUNO RIBEIRO

Image Courtesy © ATELIER – NUNO RIBEIRO

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École Nationale Supérieure Maritime in Le Havre, France by AIA Associés

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Article source: AIA Associés

This urban development is anchored in the relationship between the city and its docks; its morphology, its character and its texture all bring to mind ocean-faring vessels.

 Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly & Jacques Basile

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly & Jacques Basile

  • Architects: AIA Associés (Laurent Pérusat and Jean-Pierre Buffi)
  • Project: École Nationale Supérieure Maritime in Le Havre
  • Location: Le Havre, France
  • Photography: Luc Boegly & Jacques Basile
  • Client: Communauté d’Agglomération Havraise (CODAH)
  • Compagny: Sogea Nord Ouest (Vinci subsidiary company )
  • Economist: Économie 80
  • Surface: 9650 m² SHON
  • Cost: 27,8 M€ HT
  • Calendar: 2012-2015

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Baie Marquet: Italian Design in Côte d’Azur by LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Article source: LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners

In one of the most glamorous part of the Côte d’Azur, just a flick of betting chip from the famous Casino of Monte Carlo, Immobiliere Marquet, a Pizzarotti Group Company, presents its first property development in collaboration with LPArchitecture studio based in Milan.

Image Courtesy © LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners

Image Courtesy © LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners

  • Architects: LPArchitecture | Longo Palmarini Architecture & Partners
  • Project: Baie Marquet: Italian Design in Côte d’Azur
  • Location: Côte d’Azur
  • Project management: Monaco Etudes Ingenierie
  • Structural design engineering: Intec sas_Antonio Collu
  • Mechanical system design: Fimatec s.a.m
  • Roof: KME S.p.A.
  • External windows: Gualini S.p.A.

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