Archive for the ‘Building’ Category
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Article source: Arditti + RDT Architects
The Reforma Diana Tower is a state of the art building resulting from the special conditions of the terrain located at Av. Paseo de la Reforma no. 412, near the Diana Cazadora sculpture.
The limitations of this terrain are a maximum height of 40 levels over Reforma and a restricted façade of only 16 meters. Other limitation was the need to respect three back terrace levels to allow the natural light to reach Tokio Street. The building has a total construction surface of 33,800 square meters and a height of 140 metes over the street level.
Image Courtesy © Arditti + RDT Architects
Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Article source: Studioninedots
Studioninedots designs a student housing block with 362 dwellings on Ijburglaan in Amsterdam shaped like a smile. Construction begins in December.
Image Courtesy © Studioninedots
- Architects: Studioninedots
- Project: Smiley, Block 29A
- Location: Zeeburgereiland, Amsterdam
- Client: Van Wijnen Midden/IC Netherlands BV/DUWO
- Plot: 2705 m2
- Fsi: 4,7
- Design-completion: 2014-2015
- Status: Design development
- Design Team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
- Project Team: Stefan Dannel, Wouter Hermanns, Jurjen van der Horst
- 3D Visualizations: Zesxzes Visuele Communicatie
- Contractor: Van Wijnen Midden
Friday, October 10th, 2014
Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO
In 2003, Architecture 2030 was established to respond to rapidly accelerating climate change. This has sparked extraordinary development in the field of renewable energy technology, allowing for buildings to become increasingly energy efficient.
The design intention was to establish the net-zero perspective from the eyes of the occupant. This project proposes a net-zero energy building in every aspect. Not only does the building produce more energy than it consumes through the use of building integrated photovoltaics, but it also attempts to foster a sense of community and a sustainable lifestyle through a vertical tower typology.
Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO
- Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO
- Project: Living Zero
- Location: San Francisco, California
- Client: AIA San Francisco
- Competition: Architecture at Zero
- Completion: 2013
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Article source: MBAD ARQUITECTOS+X ARCHITECTS
As an oasis in the desert….interior oasis exterior oasis….just like an illusion….a powerful experience, to use, to be, to stay in, to see….
An oasis is an isolated place of a desert in which we found water and vegetation, that is to say more or less extensive portions of land fertilized by a water source in the middle of sandy grounds. in these places it can have small establishments inhabited; besides giving cultures to the near settlers, they serve to supply to the thirsty travellers and caravans; some times these were confused by optical illusions called mirages.
Image Courtesy © MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS
- Architects: MBAD ARQUITECTOS + X ARCHITECTS
- Project: AL GADHEER CORPORATE SALES CENTER
- Location: DUBAI, UAE, EMIRATOS ARABES UNIDOS
- Program: PUBLIC BUILDING – COMMERCIAL – SHOWROOM
- Area Of Land: 8166 M2
- Built Area: 3800 M2
- Date: 2008-2009(Project)
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Article source: Elmslie Osler Architect
Access to affordable housing and fresh, healthy food are often scarce in New York City. We have designed the Harlem Community Rooftop Farm to help alleviate the dearth of these basic needs in one Manhattan Neighborhood. This combined affordable housing development and community garden also provides much-needed green space and a reprieve from the busy streets below. This community garden in Harlem redevelops the existing roofscape above Citarella to include farming that is publically accessible via a wide stair leading up from 126th Street. The stair is constructed of concrete and reclaimed redwood marking the transition from sidewalk to elevated garden. Once at the top there is a deck of reclaimed redwood shaded by small fruit trees that leads to a gradual downward slope with spacious low steps and benches for sitting, gathering and observing busy 125th Street. Rooftop planter boxes that are open for use by the community are supplemented by vertical farming walls which are maintained by residents of the affordable housing units in the adjacent building. The vertical farming panels are made of stainless steel and are accessible via balconies running the entire length of the south-west facing façade.
Image Courtesy © EOA/Elmslie Osler Architect
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Article source: Smith Vigeant architectes
Discovery Centre for the Mont-Tremblant National Park – Showcasing the Splendour of Wood
Located in the Mont-Tremblant National Park, the Discovery Centre offers a stunning view of Lake Monroe and its surrounding hills and mountains.
Image Courtesy © Stéphane Brugger
- Architects: Smith Vigeant architectes
- Project: Centre de découverte du parc national du Mont-Tremblant
- Location: Mont-Tremblant National Park, (QC) Canada
- Photography: Stéphane Brugger
- Name of client: SÉPAQ
- Architect in charge: Daniel Smith, architect, OAQ, LEED®PA
- Design Team: Daniel Smith, Anik Malderis, Julien Gouin-Charbonneau, Karine Renaud, Cindy Neveu, Stéphan Vigeant
- Engineers: CLA experts-conseils & Martin Roy et associates
- Landscape Architects: VLAN
- Contractor: CRT Construction Inc.
- Lighting Design: Smith Vigeant architects, Martin Roy et associates, EDP inc
- Project size: 600M2 (6 450pi2)
- Cost: 2.8M$
- Date of completion: 08/2014
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Article source: Nissen & Wentzlaff Architects BSA SIA AG
Award „best. architects 11“; „Award 2010 for Marketing + Architecture“: The building is primarily used to present the company’s current products to visitors in a form that not only shows off their appearance but also demonstrates their use. At the same time, the premises are a suitable venue for public events, product presentations and informal gatherings. The two-storey building is designed as a shell, with the central core providing space for storage, the lift and side rooms. Two open, opposed and curved staircases link the ground floor to a gallery with exhibition bays and demonstration bathroom layouts on the upper floor. The atrium at the centre of the building is filled with natural light from small round skylights in the ceiling.
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Article source: Future Life Idea
In this project we have tried to give maximum visibility to the green area.
Roof Garden is an element visible from the outside of the facade Qsnty also been leaning toward Main Street.
The main material is wood, brick and stone, and all the details are cheap and homemade.
In the yard is a cheap granite that has a slot for a new face.
Image Courtesy © Future Life Idea
- Architects: Future Life Idea(Mohamad Adeli)
- Project: Ramand Kaj
- Location: Tehran, Iran
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Article source: MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE
Located Place de la République, the Galeries Lafayette building has undergone a real transformation, symbol of the city center’s metamorphosis in Metz and realized by architect Manuelle Gautrand.
Image Courtesy © VINCENT FILLON
- Architects: MANUELLE GAUTRAND ARCHITECTURE
- Project: THE NEW FACADES OF THE GALERIES LAFAYETTE DEPARTMENT STORE
- Location: METZ, FRANCE
- Photography: VINCENT FILLON
- CLIENT: CITYNOVE FOR THE GALERIES LAFAYETTE GROU
- STUDIES: 2011 – 2013
- CONSTRUCTION: 2013 – 2014
- DELIVERY: JUNE 2014
- INAUGURATION: SEPTEMBER 2014
- MAIN CONSTRUCTORS:
- VIRY ACML – FAYAT GROUP: STEEL & GLASS
- EIFFAGE ENERGIE: MNE
- FEERICK: LIGHT
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Article source: Levy Design Partners, Inc
This historically significant 4-story building, constructed of masonry bearing walls and heavy timber, occupies a rectangular 1.5 acre site at 1614 Campbell Street in Oakland, CA. Originally used as an incandescent light factory by General Electric (GE) and designed by the Austin Company, the building construction was completed between 1912 and 1917. The site continued under GE ownership in 1962 when the division closed. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake resulted in the destruction of a north bay of the west wing, not to be rebuilt in the rehabilitation project. The structure is noted for being the first industrial building on the West Coast to employ women.
Image Courtesy © Ken Gutmaker
- Architects: Levy Design Partners, Inc
- Project: Lampwork Lofts, Oakland
- Location: Oakland, CA
- Photography: Ken Gutmaker
- Owner: Madison Park Financial Corporation (MPFC)
- Building Contractor: DCI Construction
- Principal Architect: Toby S. Levy, FAIA