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Lamoricière school in Paris, France by archi5

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Article source: archi5

The planning and design of this refurbishment and extension project is the result of a very careful analysis of the context. The school faced several problems caused by the overlapping uses of space by several programmes, leading to confusion in traffic flow and hindered visibility of the nursery school and its access from Carnot Boulevard.

Image Courtesy ©  Thomas Jorion et Fabien Terreaux

Image Courtesy © Thomas Jorion et Fabien Terreaux

  • Architects: archi5
  • Project: Lamoricière school
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Thomas Jorion et Fabien Terreaux
  • Client: City of Paris.
  • Surface: 3 180 m²
  • Cost: 7 165 000 € Excl tax.
  • Timetable: Competition prize winner oct. 2007 – completion sept. 2011

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Building Castelli in Santa Fe, Argentina by BIAGIONI/PECORARI Architects

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Article source: Ramiro Sosa

Castelli owes its appearance to an interpretation of a recent urban regulation proposed for some “corridors streets” of this low-density area.

In a small corner lot of 11.60 x 16.50mts, the block complies with the mandatory street withdrawals and separates from inner limits lots, which give a certain height to take advantage of views of the Setúbal lagoon and the center of the city.

Image Courtesy ©  Ramiro Sosa

Image Courtesy © Ramiro Sosa

  • Architects: BIAGIONI/PECORARI Architects
  • Project: Building Castelli
  • Location: Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Photography: Ramiro Sosa
  • Project and Construction Management: Architect GabrielBiagioni, Architect SergioPecorari
  • Partners: Arq Virginia Aranda, architect Nestor Mancini,architect Ramiro Sosa,Lucia Izquierdo Architect, Architect Sabrina Perisinotto, Mats Bakken
  • Structural Calculation: IngGustavoPerini
  • Construction: ConstructionRIOSRL
  • Indoor Area: 362m2
  • Project: 2013
  • Construction: 2014-2015

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The Number 6 in Turin, Italy by Building

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Article source: Building

In 1983 the Boffa family established Building Spa, a development and construction company. After 31 years, Building is composed of design, architecture, and building experts which main objective is to create new initiatives in the metropolitan, industrial, and commercial sectors. As a team, the company has achieved to create properties, paying special attention to the construction process, starting from the design stage and ending with the details of finishing, including a strenuous search for proper materials and adequate architectural solutions. As a result, the company is involved in the purchase of land, design, construction, freehold commercialization, and management.

Image Courtesy ©  Piero Ottaviano

Image Courtesy © Piero Ottaviano

  • Architects: Building
  • Project: The Number 6
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Piero Ottaviano
  • Client: Building Domus, Piero Boffa, Luca Boffa
  • Design team: Building Engineering
  • Collaborators: (Luca Petrone, Salvatore Grillo, Marco Gribaudo, Daniele Uria, Paolo Palomba, Omar Brotto, Fabio Mellina Gottardo, Cristina Scarpetta, Laura Sarasino, Andrea Serapioni, Cristina Stranieri, Roberto Daloiso, Danilo Brotto, Mario Uria)
  • Construction company: Building S.p.A
  • Art director: Richi Ferrero
  • Area: 9500mq
  • Year: 2013

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The extension of the Perrache-Confluence substation in Lyon, France by rue royale architectes

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Article source: Anne Rolland

A disappearing act

It is rare that architects summon up the notion of disappearing when designing their projects. The very essence of architecture is the exact opposite. It is there to be seen, displayed, to make an impression. Sometimes, a site dictates the need to adopt a strategy where things are buried or hidden. This programme, at the heart of the Confluence district in Lyon, was intended to renovate and extend an electrical substation, which led the architects to imagine ways of making the object disappear. The project took up the challenge of producing something that would actually fade from memory and vanish over time.

Image Courtesy © Erick Saillet

Image Courtesy © Erick Saillet

  • Architects: rue royale architectes
  • Project: The extension of the Perrache-Confluence substation
  • Location: Lyon, France
  • Photography: Erick Saillet
  • Landscape designers: Hors champs
  • Conception, writing and press contact: Anne Rolland
  • Engineers:
    • Concrete Structure: Cerbéton
    • Building services, construction economist: Mgplus
  • Acoustics: Génie acoustique
  • Client: RTE / ERDF represented by Mickael Alex
  • Project management support: INEO
  • Environmental quality standards: Etamine (more…)

Dominion Office Building in Moscow, Russia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located in Moscow’s Sharikopodshipnikovskaya Street, next to tram and trolleybus stops and near Dubrovka Station on the Lyublinskaya Line of the Moscow Metro, the Dominion Office Building is among the first of the new projects to be built for the growing creative and IT sectors in this primarily industrial and residential district in the southeast of the city.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Dominion Office Building
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow
  • Client: Peresvet Group / Dominion-M Ltd.
  • Design (ZHA): Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
  • Design Director (ZHA): Christos Passas
  • Project Architects (ZHA): Veronika Ilinskaya, Kwanphil Cho
  • Interior Design Team (ZHA): Emily Rohrer, Raul Forsoni, Veronika Ilinskaya,
    Kwanphil Cho
  • Contributors (ZHA): Hussam Chakouf, Reza Esmaeeli, Thomas Frings (more…)

AMS NEST in Vancouver, Canada by DIALOG and B+H Architects

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Article source: DIALOG and B+H Architects

DIALOG and B+H Architects collaboratively translate student-driven design ideas into AMS Nest, setting the benchmark for publicly engaged design with this new, sustainable center

The return of students to UBC coincides with the highly anticipated opening of the AMS Nest – a new 250,000 square foot, LEED Platinum student union building.

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

  • Architects: DIALOG and B+H Architects
  • Project: AMS NEST
  • Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • Photography: Ema Peter
  • Structural: RJC
  • Mechanical: AME
  • Electrical: AES
  • Code: LMDG
  • Contractor: BIRD construction
  • Site Size: 11,700 sq.m
  • Year: 2015

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BinhaiXiaowai High School in Tianjin, China by HHD_FUN

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Article source: HHD_FUN

BinhaiXiaowai High School is located in Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, a low energy consumption high schoolwith 36 standard classes and National Green Building Label-3 rated. Since the site area is limited, the architect tried to compactly position various functionalities in order to save space. On the north side of the site is the multi-use building, including classrooms, laboratories, offices, libraries, presentation rooms, dining halls, exhibition halls, parking space for bikes, and etc.

Image Courtesy © Wang zhenfei

Image Courtesy © Wang zhenfei

  • Architects: HHD_FUN
  • Project: BinhaiXiaowai High School
  • Location: Tianjin, China
  • Photography: Wang zhenfei
  • Team: Wang Zhenfei, Wang Luming, Li Hongyu, Thomas Clifford Bennett, Wang Yiliang, Tang Xiaohuan, Yin Guodong, Li Renzhong, Liu Jiawei
  • LDI: Tianjin Huahui Architecture & Engineering, Ltd.
  • Site Area: 53 000 m2
  • Project Dates: 2011-2014

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PRC Embassy Pool Enclosure in Australia by Townsend and Associates Architects

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Article source: Townsend and Associates Architects

In designing this new building within the Chinese Embassy compound to enclose an existing 25 x 10m in ground swimming pool, Townsend + Associates Architects have provided a place of reflection and beauty; a building that allows its users to bathe in light as well as water.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: Townsend and Associates Architects
  • Project: PRC Embassy Pool Enclosure
  • Location: Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China, 15 Coronation Dr, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Software used: Datacad, Sketchup

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San Jorge University Rectory in Zaragoza, Spain by Taller básico de arquitectura s.l.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Article source: Taller básico de arquitectura s.l. 

Behind the lineal road, the plateau as a balcony over the meadow is converted into a platform. This landscape appears unprecedented and unexpected: the ochre colors and cracked land are transformed into the intense green and yellow colors of the agriculture possible thanks to the river hidden by the topography. Is in this frame, long platform, the place where San Jorge University buildings inhabit.

Southeast view, Image Courtesy © Taller básico de arquitectura s.l.

Southeast view, Image Courtesy © Taller básico de arquitectura s.l.

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DDS Søndermarken in Copenhagen, Denmark by Sophus Søbye Architects ApS.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Article source:  Sophus Søbye Architects ApS.

The Site

The new scout hut and village hall with the related outdoor play area is located behind the park, Søndermarken in copenhagen. The plot lies stretched out between the road and Søndermarken. It is at the narrowest point not more than 10 meters, but in return it is 80 meters long in east west direction. The plot has a level jumps in the same direction about three meters. The prospect of the large trees in Søndermarken is to make the plot quite unique.

Image Courtesy © Jens Larsen

Image Courtesy © Jens Larsen

  • Architects: Sophus Søbye Architects ApS.
  • Project: DDS Søndermarken
  • Location: Bag Søndermarken 20, 2000 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Jens Larsen, Rasmus Hjortshøj
  • Project Team: Sophus Søbye MAA, David Vega y Rojo MAA, Martin Freeman MAA, Maria del Mar Freire Morales
  • Structural Engineering: Rostgaard Engineering Consultants A/S
  • Client Representative: Marianne Båastrup-Larsen, DDS Søndermarken Group
  • Area: 420 m2 + 100 m2 covered area.
  • Project Year: 2015

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