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INCUBE BUILDING in Las Palmas, Spain by Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Article source: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos 

Logical reaction to the surroundings, to the economic context (crisis) and social context (peripheral neighborhood  in a ravine); to the climate (over-exposed latitude to UV rays); to the requirements of the developer: construction completion from August to December, in-fill of an urban block in a plot of 43,20×13 meters, physical connection to levels of the existing building to the north.

Image Courtesy © Simón García · arqfoto fotógrafo | arquitecto

Image Courtesy © Simón García · arqfoto fotógrafo | arquitecto

  • Architects: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos
  • Project: INCUBE BUILDING
  • Location: Avenida de la Feria s/n. Parcela 8 del Recinto Ferial de Canarias, 35080, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García · arqfoto fotógrafo| arquitecto
  • Designer: Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez (Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.)
  • Developper: CABILDO DE GRAN CANARIA y SOCIEDAD DE PROMOCIÓN ECONÓMICA DE GRAN CANARIA, S.A.U.
  • Collaborators (all architects): Jorge Hernández Fernández, Rocío Narbona Flores and Paula Cabrera Fry.
  • Technical Architect: Manuel Hernández Vera
  • Built in the year: 2013
  • Area: 1.116m2

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New Vietnamese National Assembly building in Hanoi, Vietnam by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

“What is Vietnamese building culture?” This question is asked in a country the architecture of which was for many years defined by the former colonial powers, France and Japan, and by the separation of the country into North and South Vietnam with the two capitals, Hanoi and Saigon.

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: New Vietnamese National Assembly building in Hanoi
  • Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan
  • Partner: Nikolaus Goetze
  • Project management: Marcus Tanzen, Hanoi Jörn Ortmann, Duc Tran Cong, Tuyen Tran Viet
  • Competition design team: Evelyn Pasdzierny, Alexandra Kühne, Deren Akdeniz (more…)

Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston, Massachusetts by Mecanoo

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Article source: Mecanoo

Designed by Dutch practice Mecanoo, together with US based firm Sasaki Associates, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston houses the Boston Public Schools (BPS) department and plays a central role in the reactivation of Roxbury’s Dudley square.

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

Image Courtesy © mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Programme: 16,700 m2municipal office building for Boston Public Schools department with community space and retail, integrating 3 historic facades
  • Design: 2011-2012
  • Realisation: 2012-2015
  • Client: City of Boston, MA / US
  • Partnerarchitect, landscape architect and civil engineer: Sasaki Associates
  • Historic preservation consultant: Building Conservation Associates
  • Structural, mechanical and electrical engineer: Arup
  • Lighting consultant: Lam Partners
  • Construction Manager: Shawmut Design and Construction
  • Project management for client: PMA Consultants

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Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Alicante, SPAIN by Juan M. Otxotorena & José L. Camarasa

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Article source: Juan M. Otxotorena & José L. Camarasa

The project refers to a new building to house a Cen]tre for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, in a plot located at the Centro Dr. Esquerdo complex, of the municipality of San Juan de Alicante.

In accordance with the Competition technical specifications, the project meets the needs derived from the two entities concurring: on the one hand, a Residence for people with serious mental disorders that do not require hospitalization; on the other the Centre for Social Rehabilitation and Integration (CRIS) and a Day Centre for persons with serious mental disorders.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: Juan M. Otxotorena & José L. Camarasa
  • Project: Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Location: Alicante, SPAIN
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architect and construction management: Juan M. Otxotorena & José L. Camarasa
  • Collaborator architects: Gloria Herrera, Jorge Ortega
  • Quantity surveyor: José Javier Segura
  • Structural engineer: Javier Benlloch
  • Client: Diputación de Alicante
  • Site area: 16.657 m²
  • Building area: 10.403,00 m2
  • Completed date: February 2014

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Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building in Mexico City, Mexico by Cadaval & Solà-Morales

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Cadaval & Solà-Morales

The building is located in the Colonia Roma, a historic neighbourhood in the central sector of Mexico City. La Roma developed in the 19th century as one of the first extensions of the city centre, with an orthogonal grid of large houses inhabited by the upper classes of the city. With the emergence of suburban life in the 50s, la Roma decreased its population throughout the second half of the 20th century, getting to its worst with earthquake of 1985. Due to the location of la Roma in what once was Lake Texcoco, the subsoil is highly muddy, so seismic waves are amplified; thus, during the strong earthquake of 85, la Roma was one of the more affected areas of the city: many buildings collapsed, and many of those which resisted were abandoned by its inhabitants because of their structural damage or because of the fear that the buildings would not resist another earthquake. The neighbourhood became deeply deteriorated, with high levels of insecurity and abandoned buildings, until its recent re-emergence as one of the most active areas of the city, filled with art galleries, small restaurants, cafés and young people occupying again its streets and public areas.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: Cadaval & Solà-Morales
  • Project: Cordoba-ReUrbano Housing Building
  • Location: Roma District, Mexico City. Mexico
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán
  • Collaborators: Olivier Arditi, Catherine Nguyen
  • Structural Engineering: Ricardo Camacho
  • Área: 2200sqm

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Bob Champion Building in Norwich, England by Hawkins\Brown

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has completed the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, the University of East Anglia’s most recent building in the Norwich Research Park.

The facilities are targeted at improving translational research in collaboration with the NHS whilst the clinical teaching areas are focused on providing authentic healthcare learning environments for the university’s medical school.

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Project: Bob Champion Building
  • Location: Norwich, England
  • Photography: Gareth Gardner
  • Landscape Architect: BD Landscape
  • Structure Engineer: Arup, Carter Design
  • Services Engineer: Arup, Roger Parker Associates
  • Project Manager: Real Consulting
  • Quantity Surveyor: Aecom
  • Building Control: MLM
  • Acoustics: Adrian James Acoustics
  • Planning Consultant: Bidwell
  • Main Contractor: RG Carter

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Ecopole and business incubator in Concarneau, France by ENO ARCHITECTES

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: ENO ARCHITECTES

Building “image”, symbolic and copy, the project is in its form and purpose, to meet these requirements : the visitor should immediately understand the nature, the DNA, of the building.  Emblematic bio climatic elements serve to the project and not the reverse.

They shape the project as well as the traditional components (wall, etc. roof).  3 requirements, 3 heights, 1 main entrance: it is the pragmatic application of the combined program bio climatic approach that guides the design of the project.

Image Courtesy © Pascal Leopold

Image Courtesy © Pascal Leopold

  • Architects: ENO ARCHITECTES
  • Project: Ecopole and business incubator
  • Location: Zone Colguen 29900, France
  • Photography: Pascal Leopold
  • Software used:  ARCHICAD 17
  • Client: Concarneau Cornwall Agglomeration
  • Surface: 770 m2
  • Calendar: Reception January 2015
  • Cost: € 1,300,000 / HT

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Clefs Moiré by Radlab

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: Radlab

With the provision of a casual description and partial floor plan of the residential building’s lobby and adjacent networking cafe, Radlab was asked to create an interior installation composed of two slatted walls. Knowing the dimensional constraints of the walls (8’ tall x 14’ long), our design strategy began with a preoccupation in the role of a wall as an architectural tool, fully circumscribed by open, public space, yet capable of creating moments of privacy.

Image Courtesy © Roxana Perdue

Image Courtesy © Roxana Perdue

  • Architects: Radlab
  • Project: Clefs Moiré
  • Photography: Roxana Perdue
  • Project Team: Matt Trimble, Bob Williamson, Steve Listwon, Haik Tokatlyan, Ethan Zisson, Ellen Ellerbee, Jared Steinmark, Karen Jann
  • Structural Engineer: Paul Kassabian, SGH

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Antara I Corporate Building in Mexico City, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos 

The urban renewal triggered by the first phase of the Antara mixed-use development (2006) was one of the single most significant actions in the north-west of Mexico City. It elicited a new urban order that completely changed the profile of the area, increasing the real estate value, promoting densification and attracting capital investment. Maintaining this same outlook, Antara proceeded to develop the second phase of its master plan, divided into two stages: (1) Antara Corporate Building I and (2) Antara Corporate Building II. These adjacent buildings are located on the north-western side of the complex.

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos 
  • Project: Antara I Corporate Building
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Paul Rivera
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Jorge Isaías Guerrero
  • Construction Area:
    • Fase 2.1: 85,780 m2,
    • Fase 2.2: 72,000 m2

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Vertical itaim building in são paulo, brazil by Studio MK27 | Marcio Kogan

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: Studio MK27 | Marcio Kogan

V_Itaim is a small building with 10 apartments in São Paulo designed by studio mk27. Its simplicity and the search for generous spaces in a careful composition of material oriented the architectural project.

The façade of the building is done in exposed reinforced concrete and wooden panels, conceived to shade the inner environments and which the residents can move according to their desires. In this way, the users can optimize their comfort depending on their use and the incidence of the sun.

Image Courtesy © Pedro vannucchi

Image Courtesy © Pedro vannucchi

  • Architects: Studio MK27 | Marcio Kogan
  • Project: Vertical itaim building
  • Location: São paulo, brazil
  • Photography: Pedro vannucchi
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Project Date: february . 2011
  • Completion: september . 2014
  • Site area: 620 sqm
  • Built area: 3.045 sqm
  • Apartment type: 144 sqm (living area)

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