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96 Iconic Tower in Colombo, Sri Lanka by Architect Reza Kabul

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Article source: Architect Reza Kabul 

96 Iconic Tower is a structure dedicated to the winners of 1996 Cricket World Cup. The building facade is designed with a ball balanced between four bats to commemorate the achievements of the Sri Lankan cricketers with signature residential along with Indoor Cricket Facility, Hall of Fame, Museum, observatory and Specialty Restaurant. The team has selected Colombo as the location for this project. The mixed-use project is an amalgamation of residential units with retail outlets and public space.

Image Courtesy © Architect Reza Kabul

Image Courtesy © Architect Reza Kabul

  • Architects: Architect Reza Kabul 
  • Project: 96 Iconic Tower
  • Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Type: Mixed Use
  • Height: 363 meters
  • Developer: Shreepati Group

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LAS TORRES MULTIFAMILY BUILDING in Caracas, Venezuela by NMD NOMADAS

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Article source: NMD NOMADAS

The building is defined as a series of pleats in direct dialogue with strong topographical conditions. The tower lies on the hillside.From the natural conformation of the relief, the architectural gesture generates a transversal line to the ridge, becoming a viaduct that connects the upper and the lower part of the existing site, as it rises above the new main road design and an existing secondary road.

Image Courtesy © NMD NOMADAS

Image Courtesy © NMD NOMADAS

  • Architects: NMD NOMADAS
  • Project: LAS TORRES MULTIFAMILY BUILDING
  • Location: Caracas, Venezuela
  • Design Directors: Farid Chacón, Francisco Mustieles, Claudia Urdaneta, Lourdes Peñaranda.
  • Design Team: Sailka Durán, Sikiú Pulgar, Marigabriela Puerta, Hugo Sánchez.
  • Assistants: Manuel Lemus, Johnny López, Ernesto Montiel, Carlos Zabala, Ricardo Urrutia.
  • Structural Engineering: Ing. Adolfo Mibelli, Ing. Oscar Sánchez.
  • Project Year: 2002
  • Construction Area: 5.000 m2

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Shenzhen tower design in China by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has unveiled its design for an iconic tower to be erected on the gateway site of a planned business development in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen, China. The new building, which will be completed in 2017, will house the South China offices of China Minmetals Corporation, one of the world’s leading metal companies and the largest iron and steel trader in China.

West elevation, Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

West elevation, Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

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HERMAN TEIRLINCK BUILDING in BRUSSELS, BELGIUM by Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: Neutelings Riedijk Architects

The Herman Teirlinck building is located along the canal on the site of Tour&Taxis,of the final large‐scale development locations in the heart of Brussels.This site, within walking distance of the North Station and the lively urban and historic charm of the former port area,will become a new high–‐quality green urban district with mixed functions.

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

  • Architects: Neutelings Riedijk Architects
  • Project: HERMAN TEIRLINCK BUILDING
  • Location: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
  • Client: VAC De Meander NV
  • Surface area: 66.500 sqm
  • Start construction: July 2015
  • Expected completion: mid 2017
  • Builder: Van Laere NV Algemene Aanemingen, Zwijndrecht, Belgium

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SOHO Fuxing Lu in Shanghai, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The former French Concession in the heart of Shanghai is known for its typical rectilinear development – the Li Long. Li stands for neighborhood, and Long refers to the narrow rectilinear streets separating the buildings. This urban morphology, which is typical of Shanghai, creates narrow and intimate urban spaces.

View from the east showing the development and the 100 m high office tower, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

View from the east showing the development and the 100 m high office tower, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 
  • Project: SOHO Fuxing Lu
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Client: SOHO China
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Project management: competition Su Jun
  • GFA, total above ground: 71,565 m²
  • GFA, total below ground: 64,975 m²
  • Retail area: 85,661 m²
  • Office area: 50,879 m²
  • Height of high-rise building: 99.85 m

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Adidas’ flagship building in Herzogenaurach, Germany by COBE

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Article source: COBE

Earlier this year, the world famous sports brand adidas announced an international competition for the design of adidas Meet & Eat – a public conference center with employee restaurant and showroom, located at the headquarters of the adidas Group, called World of Sports, in the South German city Herzogenaurach.

Image Courtesy © COBE

Image Courtesy © COBE

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: Adidas’ flagship building
  • Location: Herzogenaurach, Germany
  • Client: adidas Group
  • Engineers: Knippers Helbig
  • Climate engineers: Transsolar
  • Consultant: COBE Berlin
  • Program: Conference center, employee restaurant and showroom
  • Size: 11.000 m²
  • Status: 1st prize in international competition in 2014, expected completed end of 2018
  • Budget: Approx. 30 m. EUR

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Resignation Media in Austin, Texas by Chioco Design

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Article source: Chioco Design

This project is a renovation of an existing restaurant building into the new offices for Resignation Media, a company that recently relocated from Venice, California. The two-story 11,690 square foot building situated in downtown Austin presented many challenges, including mold, deteriorating structure and outdated and failing infrastructure.

Image Courtesy © CASEY DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY

Image Courtesy © CASEY DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Architects: Chioco Design
  • Project: Resignation Media
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Photography: CASEY DUNN PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Software used:  Vectorworks, Sketchup.

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Residential building DORNYK in Bratislava, Slovakia by Architekti SEBO LICHY

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Article source: Architekti SEBO LICHY

This project demonstrates that economic limitation doesn’t have to limit architecture.  This story is about reconstruction of an old neglected school building into a fresh and functional residential house full of small-size flats. Nowadays, there is a great demand for small-size flats and price affordable living, especially among young people. This represents a big challenge for architects, when designing urban architecture.

Image Courtesy © Ľubo Stacho

Image Courtesy © Ľubo Stacho

  • Architects: Architekti SEBO LICHY
  • Project: Residential building DORNYK
  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Collaboration: Ing.arch. Emanuel Zatlukaj, Ing.Daniela Kopčáková, Ing. Branislav Piliš, Ing. arch. Pavol Remšík
  • Photography: Ľubo Stacho
  • Investor: Constructor:  Ivanska cesta sro, Investor Iuris Group
  • General contractor: ISE
  • Land area: 4567m² (more…)

Data Center of China Life Insurance in Shanghai, China by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg and Partner

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan

China’s largest insurance company, China Life Insurance Company, has moved into its new Data Center in Shanghai-Pudong. After a design and construction period of six years – which is on the long side for China – the complex designed by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) was completed in June.

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp  von Gerkan, Marg and Partners
  • Project: Data Center of China Life Insurance
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Magdalene Weiss
  • Project management: Kong Buhong, Martin Hagel, Hao Yanli
  • Competition design team: Jan Blasko, Rebekka Brauer, Wang Qing
  • Client: China Life Insurance
  • GFA above ground: 79,000 m²
  • GFA below ground: 45,000 m²
  • Total GFA: 124,000 m²

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De Karel Doorman in Binnenwegplein, Rotterdam by Ibelings van Tilburg architecten

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: Ibelings van Tilburg architecten

A new residential building up to 70 metres in height and including 114 apartments is added to the existing Ter Meulen shopping building in Rotterdam. This is an unusual project as the new building literally rests on the columns and foundations of the  existing structure. The only additions are a pair of concrete lift shafts which also provide stability.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: Ibelings van Tilburg architecten
  • Project: De Karel Doorman
  • Location: Binnenwegplein, Rotterdam
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, J. Versnel en J.F.H. Roovers (historical photo’s)
  • Software used: Arkey, Photoshop and SketchUp.
  • Clients: DW Nieuwbouw, Rotterdam
  • Design: 2001,  Aat van Tilburg BNA/BNSP, ir. Marc Ibelings BNA
  • Consultants: Marcel Vermeer, Jessica Scholtes
  • Number of homes: 114 apartments
  • Surface: 10.500 m2 retail, 4.000 m2 parking
  • Contractor: van Wijnen Dordrecht, Dordrecht
  • Constructor: Royal Haskoning DHV, Den Haag
  • Start of construction and handover:
    • June 2006 (start build)
    • June 2010 (restart build)
    • November 2012 (handover)

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