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Parlement Francophone Bruxellois in Brussels, Belgium by SKOPE

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: SKOPE

The new program includes: the seat of Brussels Parliament (PFB : French speaking part) and the restoration of the former Postal Relay (Renaissance 1694) as a polyvalent space. It would have been risky to chose the easy way by the creation of a mimetic building right wing of The Parliament or propose a dissonant solution with a draft bill only contemporary. Skope’s approach was different; inspired by the history of the place while assuming contemporary issues.

Image Courtesy © GEORGES DE KINDER

Image Courtesy © GEORGES DE KINDER

  • Architects: SKOPE
  • Project: Parlement Francophone Bruxellois
  • Location: Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: GEORGES DE KINDER
  • In collaboration with: COOPARCH-R.U., Paradise Architecture (Voronoïds), Bham Studio (Interior)
  • YEAR: 2013


The Factory in Terrassa, Spain by Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

An industrial building in the premises of an old early twentieth-century textile factory in Terrassa, a leading city  in Catalonia’s textile industry, has been refurbished and equipped as an office.

Prior to the intervention, the whole building had false ceilings, plaster-covered walls, et cetera, and we  suspected that they concealed the magnificent architecture that characterised the majority of the great textile  mills of the beginning of the twentieth century.

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura


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


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


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
  • GEOMETRY OF THE SHELL: Jaroslav Hulín
  • PORTABLE FURNITURE: Cornelia Klien, Martin Stoss


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


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


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


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.


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


  • 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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