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JewelBOX in Athens, Greece by Panos Nikolaidis & Errica Protestou

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Article source: Panos Nikolaidis & Errica Protestou

JewelBOX is a multi use building in Kifisia, Athens, Greece designed by architects Panos Nikolaidis & Errica Protestou.

The jewelBOX accommodates two contradictory concepts. A monolithic mask, the building’s exterior versus a fluid interior. The mask reveals the ground floor volume through an ornamental iron gate. A black rectangular column redirects the visitor towards its two sections.

Image Courtesy © George Fakaros

  • Architects: Panos Nikolaidis & Errica Protestou
  • Project: JewelBOX
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Photography: George Fakaros
  • Project Management, Construction: Tconstructions Alexandros Triantafyllidis
  • First floor interior Design: Stagedesignoffice (Stavros Papayannis )
  • Completion: 2013

Key products

  • Lighting: XAL, iGuzzini
  • Partitions: Knauf plasterboards & Aquapanel
  • Acrylic solid surfaces: Staron
  • Exterior door and window frames: Alumil
  • External wall insulation: Baumit

Key materials

  • Structural frame: concrete
  • Flooring & interior cladding: oak
  • Exterior flooring & cladding: granite

KAIST IT Convergence Building in Daejeon, South Korea by Kyu Sung Woo Architects

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Article source: Kyu Sung Woo Architects

Located in a suburb of Daejeon, Korea, the campus is comprised of buildings scattered throughout a lush setting of tree groves and fields.  Selected from an open design competition, the scheme places the new 26,000sm building on the northern edge of a green lawn running parallel with the East Gate axis. The design brings together the fields of Computer Science and Electronic and Electrical Engineers. Rectangular boxes are stacked nine stories high and arranged around a central core of large multi-level, indoor and outdoor social spaces that enhance cross-discipline communication between both students and professors.

Image Courtesy © Goongsun Nam

  • Architects: Kyu Sung Woo Architects
  • Project: KAIST IT Convergence Building
  • Location: Daejeon, South Korea
  • Photography: Goongsun Nam, Won Yang Kim
  • Project Type: Computer Science & Electronics and Electrical Engineering Lab Building
  • Type of Client: University
  • Construction Type: New Building
  • Total Floor Area: 26,023 sm (280,109 sf) – includes 4,536 sm (48,825 sf) of covered parking
  • Program: Labs, professors offices, classrooms, seminar rooms, international conference hall, lecture hall, department lounges, student and professor’s lounges, cafe, fitness center
  • Parking Spaces: 155 open-air, green roof covered
  • Site Area: 215,278 sf
  • Site Description: The site is a trapezoidal-shaped parcel of land just outside the center of campus at northern edge of the campus adjacent to the east-gate entrance. The site was an open field sloping from west to east and surrounded primarily by a r­­oad on one side and woods on the other.
  • Materials Used – Exterior: Solid and Perforated Clear Anodized Aluminum Panels, Clear Anodized Aluminum Curtain Wall and Windows, Clear, Translucent, Fritted Glass, Extruded Cement Panels, Wood decking, Stone Pavers
  • Materials Used – Interior: Polished exposed concrete floors, Exposed concrete ceilings and columns, Painted GWB, Glass partitions, Wood flooring, Extruded-cement panel stairs

BUILDING FERBOCAR IN VILLAVICIOSA DE ODON, Spain by TOUZA ARQUITECTOS

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Article source: TOUZA ARQUITECTOS 

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

The building will consist of five levels ( basement for parking and facilities , ground, first and second floor for administrative activities , a technical plant facilities ) .

This Basic Project and Execution in full mission program responds to the needs established by the Building Society and limitations covers all requirements set out in the specific Ordinance ” Tertiary Activities ” Partial Plan Sector XII ” Quitapesares derived Ordinance 7- AT ‘s current General Plan.

Image Courtesy © ALFONSO QUIROGA

  • Architects: TOUZA ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: BUILDING FERBOCAR
  • Location: VILLAVICIOSA DE ODON, Spain
  • Photography: ALFONSO QUIROGA
  • Technical Architect: D. JAVIER SANCHEZ MIGUEL
  • Promoter Y builder: FERBOCAR SL
  • Closes: 2009 to 2011
  • Promoter: FERBOCAR Construction Inc. (Don Carlos de la Fuente)

conservatoire d’aubervilliers in france by FCLP architecte

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: FCLP architecte

The site presents a complex, shifting urban space.  At the foot of a thirty year old apartment block, in line with the strikingly designed swimming pool and opposite the local theatre, the Aubervilliers conservatory, with its highly respected cultural programme, is a crucial element in the town’s urban landscape.

Image Courtesy © Augusto Da Silva

  • Architects: FCLP architecte
  • Project: conservatoire d’aubervilliers
  • Location: france
  • Photography: Augusto Da Silva, Nicolas Borel, Agence FCLP

Building Anton and Gerard win the 2013 Dirk Roosenburg prize!

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Jessica Sibbing

One project stood out due to its architectural and spatial qualities, the inspirational client, and the innovative approach to a vital redevelopment task. Building Anton and Gerard put the redevelopment of Eindhoven in the limelight, putting it on the map as a creative city.

Image Courtesy © Coenen Sättele Architects

Suurstoffi Development in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland by SEFAR® Architecture

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: SEFAR® Architecture

An iridescent glass façade created with SEFAR® Architecture Vision dresses up a high-rise building in ‘Suurstoffi,’ a new mixed-use development in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland. Vision produces a shimmering metal patchwork from the outside in and clear views from the inside out.

Image Courtesy © SEFAR® Architecture

  • Architects: SEFAR® Architecture
  • Project: Suurstoffi Development
  • Location: Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland

Art Stable by OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Article source: OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS

An urban infill project in Seattle’s rapidly developing South Lake Union neighborhood, Art Stable is built on the site of a former horse stable. The seven-story mixed-use building carries its working history into the future with highly adaptable live/work units.

Image Courtesy © Benjamin Benschneider

  • Architects: OLSON KUNDIG ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Art Stable
  • Photography: Benjamin Benschneider, Tim Bies
  • Client: Point 32 Development
  • Size: 25,550 SF; 7 stories
  • Completed: 2011
  • Awards include: 2011 Seattle AIA Honor Award, 2011 National AIA Housing Awards, 2011 Residential Architect Design Awards

M-B.L.D in Fukuoka, Japan by Architect Show Co.,Ltd

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Article source: Architect Show Co., Ltd

Located in Fukuoka City Vice city center, this Building is apartments for rent for single people.

Currently, there is no personality in architecture itself rental apartments, it is often thought to be a uniform design.

As opposed to design the architecture design uniform so far, I have the concept that you plan to have a personality in architecture itself, combines livability and design, the “architecture the sole.

Image Courtesy © Toshihisa Ishii

  • Architects: Architect Show Co.,Ltd
  • Project: M-B.L.D
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Toshihisa Ishii
  • Builder: Miraizu construction Co.,Ltd
  • District: Kyushu
  • Use: Mansion
  • Site Area: 340.65
  • Bldg.Area: 199.81
  • Gross Floor Area: 540.65
  • Bldg.Coverage Ratio: 58.65
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 158.71
  • Bldg.scale: 5 stories above ground
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete construction
  • Max.Height: 13.49 m
  • Parking Lot: Four cars
  • Exterior Finish: Porcelain tile
  • Complete year: April,2013
  • Client: Mr.M

BUBBLE BUILDING in Shanghai, China by 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

When I moved to from Rome to Shanghai I noticed many environmental differences. One was the fact that when I looked out the window here, it didn’t give me the same good feeling like it usually did in Rome. It was probably a combination of the grey buildings, the immortal grey sky and the fact you couldn’t open the window due to the outside air pollution.

Image Courtesy © 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

  • Architects: 3GATTI ARCHITECTURE STUDIO
  • Project: BUBBLE BUILDING
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager: Dawa Pratten
  • Collaborators: Essen Cai, Bogdan Chipara, Joanne Clark
  • Client: YueGuang Investments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Programme: offices, lobby, cafes, restaurants
  • Total area: 8850 m²
  • Design period:  June 2013
  • Materials: Reinforced concrete, steel, glass, antibacterial technical nylon
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dsmax & Photoshop

GOR Building in Av Ejército Nacional, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

The intervention in this 25 years old building ascribes to the damaged materials and the necessity keep up with the new thermo-acoustic requirements of the area. To accomplish this objective a passive but high effective energy saving façade was adapted. The target was to restore the building with a modern image with the evident utilization of new technologies.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Project: GOR Building
  • Location: Av Ejército Nacional, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Construction: Pascal Arquitectos – M. Guindi
  • Date: 2003
  • Software used: AutoCAD
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