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The White Tower Gift Shop At The Tower Of London in England by KINNERSLEY KENT DESIGN

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Article source: KINNERSLEY KENT DESIGN

The White Tower is the oldest building in the Tower of London, built shortly after the Norman conquest of 1066. Historic Royal Palaces, a charity that runs and manages six historic palaces in the UK, asked leading design consultancy Kinnersley Kent Design to redesign The White Tower’s gift shop.

Image Courtesy © KINNERSLEY KENT DESIGN

  • Architects: KINNERSLEY KENT DESIGN
  • Project: The White Tower Gift Shop At The Tower Of London
  • Location: London, England

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The Milestone in Esslingen, Germany by MVRDV

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Article source: MVRDV 

Europe consists of thousands of small towns that compete for recognition. A beautiful and useful force, which can create a strong energy for the future of Europe. One of these towns is Esslingen am Neckar. A city situated in the region of Stuttgart, in the south of Germany. In Esslingen, in the “Neue Weststadt”, a former freight depot with a diverse industrial history, a new office building will be realised. Together with RVI, a developer situated in Saarbrücken, MVRDV design a new Milestone for the city, which will draw attention to the town and its developments, a “crystal rock”.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: The Milestone
  • Location: Esslingen, Germany
  • Client: RVI, Germany
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Markus Nagler, Tobias Tonch, Christine Sohar, Alessio Palmieri, Cheng Cai and Bartosz Kobylakiewicz
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Kirill Emelianov, Luca Piattelli, Pavlos Ventouris
  • Size: 6,500m²
  • Year: 2016+

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House of Ile-de-France by ANMA

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Article source: ANMA

First home built at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris for 48 years, it is also the first concrete realization of the major campus development project. While continuing its humanist project, the Cité internationale is increasing its capacity by creating 10 new homes (1,800 new homes) and is adapting to the expectations of international students in the 21st century by modernizing its infrastructures and services by 2025.

Image Courtesy © Cécile Septet

  • Architects: ANMA
  • Project: House of Ile-de-France
  • Location: International University City of Paris, France
  • Photography: Cécile Septet
  • Team: Marie Alléaume, David Cote, Emmanuel Vinet, Jean-Jacques Chagnaud (Construction site)
  • Clients:

    • Ile-de-France Region, Development Unit
    • Directorate of Research, Innovation and Higher Education
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot):

    • 5 901 m² SHON
    • 5 205 m² (SDP)
    • 3114 m² (Surface Habitable)
  • Completion Year: 2017

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Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas by MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Article source: MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS 

The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas is a striking hybrid of a beautifully restored and renovated historical building, Vol Walker Hall (65,000 SF), and a contemporary insertion and addition, the Steven L. Anderson Design Center (37,000 SF). The coupling of old and new invigorates the historical center of the campus and revitalizes the educational environment of Vol Walker Hall, the campus’s original library and home to the School of Architecture since 1968. The expanded facility unites all three departments – architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design – under one roof for the first time, reinforcing the School’s identity and creating a cross-disciplinary, collaborative learning environment.

North Elevation, Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: MARLON BLACKWELL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Vol Walker Hall & the Steven L. Anderson Design Center
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Associate Architect: Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

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Silhouette in Moscow, Russia by MVRDV

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Article source: MVRDV 

Silhouette is a 52,000m2 complex that will consist of luxury apartments, a sports centre, flexible workspaces, an event space and a sky deck. The top floors accommodate apartments in a variety of configurations and sizes with the largest located on the corners providing panoramic views in every direction. Underground programs include a supermarket and both commercial and residential parking. A modular system allows for diversifying the building’s shape and interior typologies whilst at the same time, this provides both compact and spacious apartments. The volume of the building is sculpted and diversified to create distinctive entrances and a sloping roofscape that strengthens the views of the city. Sculptural cuts on the top and bottom of the facade are carved out according to the function that needs to take place, or certain quality that needs to be provided within the space inside.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Silhouette
  • Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Client: GK Osnova
  • Design MVRDV: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
  • Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte, Fedor Bron with Mick van Gemert, Elija Kozak Daniele Zonta, Fouad Addou and Iker Perez
  • Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Davide Calabro, Pavlos Ventouris and Tomaso Maschietti
  • Management Coordination: Interstroy – Aleksey Polischuk, Ekaterina Abramovich, Arseniy Zubuga, Svetlana Babloeva and Igor Belyaev
  • Year: 2017+

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Novawood Office & Showroom Building in İstanbul by Studio Vertebra

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Article source: Studio Vertebra 

Studio Vertebra has won two awards by the design of “Novawood Office and Showroom Building” in Istanbul designed by Studio Vertebra meets different needs at the same time with its flexible structure that combines event and organization space, showroom, and office functions. The building has won two prizes in the categories of “Building Architecture” and “Interior Architecture of the Space” in Europe Property Awards. 

Image Courtesy © Studio Vertebra

  • Architects: Studio Vertebra
  • Project: Novawood Office & Showroom Building
  • Location: İstanbul, Turkey
  • Employer: Novawood
  • Total Construction Area: 1.800 sqm
  • Year of Project: 2016

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Dandélio School in Coimbra, Portugal by ORANGE architecture

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Article source: ORANGE architecture

The Dandélio School, a result of an AAPCDM initiative, provides the local community with a new space dedicated to children’s development, which is intended to be pedagogically differentiated, hosting a nursery and kindergarten.

Image Courtesy © domalomenos

  • Architects: ORANGE architecture
  • Project: Dandélio School
  • Location: Santo António dos Olivais, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Photography: domalomenos
  • Clients: APPACDM Coimbra
  • Lead Architect: Alexandre Saraiva Dias, Maria Amália Freitas
  • Collaborators: Tiago Nunes da Costa, Sérgio Salazar, Ana do Vale Lopes, Elísio Graça, Daniela Santos
  • Budget: 545.000,00€
  • Built Area: 894m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Hainan BoAo Bio-Medical Regeneration Clinic (Research) Center in China by Gerber Architekten GmbH

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Article source: Gerber Architekten GmbH

Gerber Architekten have been awarded 1st prize for their design of the Hainan BoAo Bio-Medical Regeneration and Research Centre. This new 90,000 m² health resort with a medical centre and associated stem cell research facilities is to be constructed on Hainan Island in the South China Sea. It will be a unique combination of world-class medical departments and facilities for rest and recuperation, equipped to provide the highest standards of comfort.

Image Courtesy © Gerber Architekten GmbH

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten GmbH
  • Project: Hainan BoAo Bio-Medical Regeneration Clinic (Research) Center
  • Location: Hainan, China
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Lumion, ArchiCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator,  InDesign

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Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan by Robert Hull and UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Article source: Robert Hull and UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON

Located in the center Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan’s fourth largest city, the Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School provides kindergarten through grade twelve classes, serving 3,000 students a day.

Mazar-i-Sharif is home to several universities, and Gohar Khatoon–acting as a gateway to higher education–is positioned to become a key institution for educating several thousand women and girls in an important urban center. Girls’ schools are already considered to be major contributors in Afghanistan’s push toward development and these institutions serve as powerful mechanisms for inclusion within Afghan society. Schools are the setting where women and girls will negotiate this transition, and Gohar Khatoon has been designed to support this process by promoting stability, comfort, and community engagement.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects: Robert Hull and UNIVERSITY of WASHINGTON
  • Project: Gohar Khatoon Girls’ School
  • Location: Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux, Farkohnda Rajaby
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Client: Balkh Province Ministry of Education; Janet W. Ketcham Foundation/Sahar Education
  • Construction: Jason Simmons, Sayed Ali Mortazavy, Hussain Ahmady, Farkhonda Rajaby, Airokhsh Faiz Qaisary, Afghanistan American Friendship Foundation
  • Structural and Civil Engineering: Solaiman Salahi
  • Research: University of Washington Studio Participants – Bryan Brooks, Marcus Crider, Grace Crofoot, Sarah Eddy, Yasaman Esmaili, Christopher Garland, Mariam Kamara, Michelle Kang, Kevin Lang, Carolyn Lecompte, Benjamin Maestas, Jaclyn Merlet, Holly Schwarz, Mazohra Thami, Andrew Thies, Mackenzie Waller, Patricia Wilhelm
  • Date of Completion: 2015

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Maersk Tower in Copenhagen, Denmark by C.F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects

The Maersk Tower is a state-of-the-art research building whose innovative architecture creates the optimum framework for world-class health research, making it a landmark in Copenhagen. It aims to contribute positively by linking the University of Copenhagen with the surrounding neighbourhoods and wider city.

The Tower is an extension of Panum, the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, and contains both research and teaching facilities, as well as a conference centre with auditoriums and meeting rooms, connected to the latest technology. With its easily identifiable and dynamically curved shape, the 15 storey research tower stands as a sculptural linchpin for the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, whilst equally forming a visible link between the city and the North Campus.

Image Courtesy © Adam Moerk

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Maersk Tower
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Moerk
  • Client: The Danish Property Agency for the University of Copenhagen; supported by the A.P. Møller Foundation
  • Collaborators: Aggebo&Henriksen, Cenergia, Gordon Farquharson, Innovation Lab
  • Landscape Architect: SLA
  • Engineer: Rambøll
  • Size: 42,700 m2 (24,700m² laboratories, offices and shared facilities and 18,000 m² foyer, canteen, auditoria, classrooms, plant)
  • Year: 2010-2017

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