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Residential building “Brancacci” in Pescara, Italy by Alessandro Luigini

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Article source: Alessandro Luigini

The building is in an upgrading area by replacing unqualified and obsolete construction. The size of the project, however, and its location on a side street than the major artery of Viale G. Bovio, urban section of the SS16 Adriatica, confer to this building a exclusively architectonic role, with no possibility of influencing the city around, if not its presence qualifying.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Camplone

  • Architects: Alessandro Luigini
  • Project: Residential building “Brancacci”
  • Location: Pescara, Italy
  • Photography: Sergio Camplone, Alessandro Luigini
  • Contributors: Arch Luigi Valentino Losciale (digital model), Arch Fabrizio Susi, Dr. Nicola D’Alessandro
  • Structural design: Mr. Marco Pasqualini
  • Plant project: Mr. Pierluigi Fecondo
  • Lighting design: Arch Alexander Luigini with L & D – Lights & Design
  • Buyer: Lattanzio Construction Ltd.
  • Companies achievers: Lattanzio Construction Ltd., Di Felice, Construction Ltd.
  • Chronology: 2006 draft, construction 2009-2011
  • Surfaces: Residential 400 sq m – 560 sq m total
  • Realization costs: € 800,000
  • Site: Via Masaccio 15, Pescara (Italy)

B05, “Kuifje” in Rotterdam, Netherlands by NL Architects

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

Nieuw-Crooswijk is a residential area in Rotterdam, strategically located near the city center and Kralingse Bos, a beautiful park. Everything within 10 minutes”. Large parts have recently been demolished and will soon be reconstructed.

Seven architecture offices were invited to contribute to a differentiated ‘cityscape’. The objective was to create expressive architecture; the focus on refining the facades by to introducing elaborate details; accentuating entrances, articulating bay windows and balconies, introducing intricate brickwork, pronounced window frames and delicate fences: sculptural on the micro scale.

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: B05, “Kuifje”
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer
  • Client: OCNC, Woonstad Rotterdam, Proper-Stok Groep, ERA Contour
  • Project Architect: Sarah Möller
  • Collaborators: Thijs van Bijsterveldt, Wim Sjerps, Stefan Schülecke, Florent Le Corre, Gerbrand van Oostveen, Gen Yamamoto
  • Structural Engineering and Working Drawings: Adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek (ABT)
  • Contractor: ERA Contour
  • Program: Housing (28 units), Retail Space, total: 3.600 m2
  • Process: Design: 2008, Start construction: 2010, Completion: 2013

New Empire City Casino Building in New York by STUDIO V Architecture

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Article source: STUDIO V Architecture

The new building by STUDIO V Architecture at Empire City looks nothing like a typical casino. Evolving government policies are transforming the gaming industry; heightened attention and competition have catalyzed casinos to push the boundaries of design, innovation, and visitor experience. Tim Rooney, whose famed family also owns the Pittsburgh Steelers, approached STUDIO V to create a radical and contemporary new building to stand out among ferocious competition in this burgeoning industry-wide revolution.To re-invent a building type that typically produces themed, single-story, hermetically-sealed boxes, the Empire City Casino expansion uses avant garde architecture, cutting edge materials, and ground-breaking technology to create a fresh, light-filled, and stimulating space.

Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol

  • Architects: STUDIO V Architecture
  • Project: New Empire City Casino Building
  • Location: New York , U.S.A
  • Photography: Paul Warchol

Avant Chelsea in New York City by 1100 Architect

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Article source: 1100 Architect

The Avant Chelsea, a 40,000-square-foot, twelve-story residential condominium, occupies a tight and challenging site in New York City. The design maximizes the building size allowed within zoning regulations through an unconventional array of setbacks that add bedrooms and exterior terraces to the uppermost four stories. Artful proportioning of a standard window wall system on the street facade balances the scale of the user with that of the building at large.

Image Courtesy © 1100 Architect, Eduard Hueber, The design of this twelve-story residential condominium in West Chelsea combines efficient programming of space with fresh ideas for structural design, interior design, lighting, and materials.

  • Architects: 1100 Architect
  • Project: Avant Chelsea
  • Location: New York City, U.S.A

PLEATED DRESS in Vienna, Austria by heri&salli

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Article source: heri&salli

The architects’ office heri&salli from Vienna created in a residential building of a private building owner in Austria a so-called pleated dress”, a façade design that is positioned in front of the building including a grid system lying behind. The bent perforated plates can be shifted individually on a perimeter frame as required.

Image Courtesy © paul ott photografiert

  • Architects: heri&salli
  • Project: PLEATED DRESS
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: paul ott photografiert
  • Finished: August 2012
  • Steel – construction: Metallbau Fischer; Klagenfurt

Indigo Magenta by Diederendirrix Architects

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Article source: Diederendirrix Architects

Two large autonomous blocks were proposed by the council in consecutive urban development plans for an undeveloped area on the edge of Lakerlopen. Their position and shape would distinguish them from the adjacent garden village. Both volumes lie at a right-angle to the rectangular layout of the garden village. One block more or less faces the Tongelrestraat with its long facade, the other looks towards the Paulus Potterstraat.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

2 North Moore in West Broadway, New York by Turett Collaborative Architects

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Article source: Turett Collaborative Architects

The two-story brick building on the corner of West Broadway and N. Moore Street lies at the edge of the TriBeCa West Historic District. The 1870s-era structure itself was singled out for preservation on account of its distinctive corbelled brick work, prominent location, unusual acute plan, low massing, and multitude of French- and double-hung windows.

Image Courtesy © Turett Collaborative Architects

DIAMOND CITY in Adelaide, Australia by Tom Wiscombe Design

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Article source:  Tom Wiscombe Design

We propose an interior city existing inside a mysterious diamond-like object. The approach stands in opposition to conventional master planning, where a set of reductive instructions such as building use, open space, and setbacks inherently undermine any tendency towards massively dense or monolithic forms. This building is not a map of history, a reified system of flows, or an evolutionary diagram.

Image Courtesy © Tom Wiscombe Design

  • Architects: Tom Wiscombe Design
  • Project: DIAMOND CITY
  • Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino.

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
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