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Office and commercial building – H113 Glattpark in Opfikon, Switzerland by Fischer Architekten AG

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Article source: Fischer Architekten AG

Precisely positioned in the urban context, the building with its clear cubic lines easily fits into the existing cluster of industrial and office buildings, and forms an architecturally sophisticated urban component for implementing the “Glattpark” idea.

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

Image Courtesy © Fischer Architekten AG

  • Architects: Fischer Architekten AG
  • Project: Office and commercial building – H113 Glattpark
  • Location: Opfikon, Switzerland

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Rollingwood Residence in Austin, Texas by Chioco Design

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source: Chioco Design

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn Photography

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn Photography

  • Architects: Chioco Design
  • Project: Rollingwood Residence
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Casey Dunn Photography
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup
  • Square Footage: 3,780
  • Comments/Background: New Construction
  • Completed: 2012

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Pedra Faria Lima Itaim in São Paulo, Brazil by PSA Arquitetura

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source: PSA Arquitetura

Itaim from tupi-guarani means stone, pedra in portuguese. This was the chosen element to present a bold architectural concept opposed to the mainstream concrete urban landscape of São Paulo. PedraFaria Lima Building brings the roughness of natural elements while dialogues with the first human habitation units.

Image Courtesy © PSA Arquitetura

Image Courtesy © PSA Arquitetura

  • Architects: PSA Arquitetura
  • Project: Pedra Faria Lima
  • Location: Itaim Bibi, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Sitearea: 1 662,00 m²
  • Builtarea: 9 498,00 m²
  • Project year: 2015
  • Conclusion: 2017

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Fire department in Pratteln, Switzerland by Maaars Architektur Visualisierungen

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source: Maaars Architektur Visualisierungen

Developed after winning an architectural competition in 2010, the new fire department in Pratteln was completed in October 2013, after nearly one year of construction. The flat new building is located in the town’s western periphery, where residential and commercial areas overlap. Like the appropriate component, the latest addition to this loose network of heterogenous blocks integrates well into the surrounding greenery. The simple but efficient internal organization sets the tone for its outward appearance.

Image Courtesy © Maaars Architektur Visualisierungen

Image Courtesy © Maaars Architektur Visualisierungen

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10 APARTEMENTS 113 RUE LEGENDRE in PARIS, France by Avenier Cornejo Architectes

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Article source: Avenier Cornejo Architectes

This typical street in the seventeenth arrondissement of Paris was the former site of a music and dance school which was bought by the city of Paris for the construction of 10 social housing units and a business space. Following a call for tender, the Avenier Cornejo architecture firm was selected.

Image Courtesy © Avenier Cornejo Architectes

Image Courtesy © Avenier Cornejo Architectes

  • Architects: Avenier Cornejo Architectes 
  • Project: 10 APARTEMENTS 113 RUE LEGENDRE
  • Location: PARIS, France
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: RIVP
  • Contractor: BOUYGUES HABITAT SOCIAL
  • MIission:  FULL
  • Program: 10 SOCIAL HOUSING UNITS
  • Area: 926 m²
  • Cost:  2 200 000 €
  • Completed: JANUARY 2012

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Rehearsal building opened in Düsseldorf, Germany by gmp

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The new rehearsal building for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein ballet company was opened on 4 September 2015 after a construction period of less than ten months. In a consortium with HOCHTIEF Solutions, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) carried out the new construction on the historic site of the former Rheinbahn depot „am Steinberg“ in Düsseldorf as part of a PPP contract placed by Düsseldorf City Council.

Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

Image Courtesy © Marcus Bredt

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Rehearsal building opened
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Photography: Marcus Bredt
  • PPP scheme: gmp ∙ Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners in cooperation with HOCHTIEF Solutions AG and HMI, BIG and Capatti Staubach
  • Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Kristian Spencker
  • Team: Veit Lieneweg, Silvia Schneider, Michael Scholz, Ramona Schwertfeger, Elisa Rodriguez, Elke Glass, Katerine Witte, Daniel Tome
  • Client: Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf
  • GFA: 4.500 m²

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Jaguar Land-Rover Brussels East in Zaventem, Belgium by FCM Architects

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

More than 16 years of partnership between FCM Architects and the car manufacturer led to the creation of the first European site designed with the new Jaguar Land-Rover visual guidelines in Zaventem.

Image Courtesy © Serge Brison

Image Courtesy © Serge Brison

  • Architects: FCM Architects
  • Project: Jaguar Land-Rover Brussels East
  • Location: Zaventem, Belgium
  • Photography: Serge Brison
  • Software used: AUTOCAD
  • Design Team: Thierry Martin, Céline Mornard, Joris Nivelle
  • Client: Jean-Michel Martin Group
  • General Contractor: Cosimco NV
  • Image 3D: Indabox
  • Area: 2.188m²
  • Concept: 2011
  • Delivery: December 2014

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ROOF EXTENSION in Vienna, Austria by TRIENDL UND FESSLER ARCHITEKTEN ZT OG

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Article source: TRIENDL UND FESSLER ARCHITEKTEN ZT OG

Increasing urban density:
In addition to numerous technical specifications, the specific structure of the historic building, a very tight budget and local building regulations constitute a strict corset for this roof extension. The basic idea for the design was to reinterpret the spatial qualities of a classical attic. Due to the limited corridor space the apartments have been designed as a zoned “ Loftspace” on two levels. Deep cut in terraces, stairways and spatial requirements of the existing structure (chimneys, fire walls, etc.) give every apartment its own individual quality. From the public entrance floor up to the private gallery level, the functions organize self-explanatory within each unit. All apartments are accessed from the inventory level and spatially structured as duplex apartments. This allows all units north/south or east/west orientation.

Image Courtesy © TRIENDL UND FESSLER ARCHITEKTEN ZT OG

Image Courtesy © TRIENDL UND FESSLER ARCHITEKTEN ZT OG

  • Architects: TRIENDL UND FESSLER ARCHITEKTEN ZT OG
  • Project: ROOF EXTENSION
  • Location: Lederergasse, Vienna,  Austria
  • Team: DI Bernadette Luger, Arch Michael Murauer, Ing Arch Renata Veghova
  • Visualization: Workspace
  • HKLS/ Electrical: PCE Planning Consulting-Engineering GmbH
    bStockinger & Partner
  • Timber Construction Contractor: Oben Auf GesmbH
  • Client: private
  • Floor Area: 388 m²
  • Year: 2015

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Centro Cívico Salburua in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain by ACXT Architect

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Article source: ACXT Architect

The Civic Center is a building that combines sporting, cultural and administrative uses to service the neighborhood Salburua in Vitoria.

The project conceives the civic center as a gathering of people to carry out various social, cultural, recreational or sports activities.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Ortiz

Image Courtesy © Aitor Ortiz

  • Architects: ACXT Architect
  • Project: Centro Cívico Salburua
  • Location: Barrio de Salburua,Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
  • Photography: Aitor Ortiz
  • Project director: Juan Luis Geijo (Proyecto/ Project); Juan Dávila (Obra / works)
  • Project Architect: Gonzalo Carro
  • Other architects: Maria Robredo, Oscar Ferreira, Javier Manjón, Aintzane Gastelu-Iturri, Daniela Bustamante, Beatriz Pagoaga, Aitziber Olarte
  • Project Management: Juan Luís Geijo; Juan Dávila, Juan Dávila
  • Environmental Engineering: Camino López, Federíco Reguero
  • CAD: Itziar Ramírez, Arrate López de Maturana, Gorka Arceniaga, Marta García (more…)

House on a Slope in Wyhlen, Germany by Gian Salis Architekt Dipl. ETH/SIA

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Article source: Gian Salis Architekt Dipl. ETH/SIA 

“Each part of the construction should have its own beauty and power. The house was designed as if the Structural work would have existed for some time and the Interior outfitting come only now. The thereby arose ‘in between rooms’ give the house its openness.”

Image Courtesy © Gian Salis Architektur GmbH

Image Courtesy © Gian Salis Architektur GmbH

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