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SRDP-IWMC HA TINH OFFICE in Vietnam by H&P Architects

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: H&P Architects 

Located at the heart of Ha Tinh city and on a street with many governmental offices, the Coordination Committee SRDP-IWMC Ha Tinh Office is the headquarter of the SRDP project (IFAD organization) and  IWMC project (ODA funded by Belgian government). The total cost is limited and the existing office furniture should be reused as much as possible.

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

Image Courtesy © Nguyen Tien Thanh

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: SRDP-IWMC HA TINH OFFICE
  • Location: No. 12 Vo Liem Son str., Ha Tinh city, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen Tien Thanh
  • Team: Nguyen Minh Duc, Nguyen Hai Hue, Ho Manh Cuong, Nguyen Van Thinh
  • Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong.
  • Constractor:HPA Vietnam.,jsc
  • Area: 2.133 m2
  • Construction area: 551,5m2
  • Total floor area: 1307 m2
  • Completion date:10/2014
  • Cost: 500.000 USD.

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Boston’s Tallest Residential Building in Boston by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Article source: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP 

Construction is under way for a 61-story residential tower that will house a hotel and luxury condominiums in Boston’s historic Back Bay. The building, known as Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences One Dalton Street, is being designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (Henry N. Cobb and Roy Barris, lead designers) and Cambridge Seven Associates (Gary Johnson, lead designer), collaborating architects. It will be the tallest building to rise in Boston since the John Hancock Tower, also designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and completed in 1976.

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

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Qingdao Innovation Park in China by RTA-Office

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Article source: RTA-Office

RTA-Office recently won 1st prize in the competition of Qingdao’s Innovation Park design. The project belongs to a greater (1 million square meters) development scheme that targets IT companies from all over Qingdao.

The winning proposal is set for construction next year.

RTA-Office’s project occupies a privileged place, at the center of the development area and is comprised of a total of six office towers: two tall buildings of 160 m, two of 100 m and two adjacent buildings of 70 m each.

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

Image Courtesy © RTA-Office

  • Architects: RTA-Office (Santiago Parramón)
  • Project: Qingdao Innovation Park
  • Location: Qingdao, China
  • Project: 2014
  • Completion Date: 2015
  • Client: Private

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The Gables in London, England by Patalab Architecture

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: Patalab Architecture

The Gables is the reinterpretation of a former commercial compound comprising a mechanic’s office and garage, tucked away in a private courtyard behind a terrace of period properties in Primrose Hill, North London. Landlocked, the site presented an enormous challenge in the reuse of the original footprint, which has created a wonderful lateral two floor family home.

Main Entrance. Externally the buildings were re-faced with a bronze glazed brick, Image Courtesy © Lyndon Douglas

Main Entrance. Externally the buildings were re-faced with a bronze glazed brick, Image Courtesy © Lyndon Douglas

  • Architects: Patalab Architecture
  • Project: The Gables
  • Location: North-West London, England
  • Photography: Lyndon Douglas
  • Project Dates: 2012 – 2014
  • Structural Engineers: Richard Jackson Engineering Consultants
  • Service Engineers: THD Consulting Engineers
  • Lighting Designer: Illumination Works
  • Main Contractor: EC1 Refurbishments LLP
  • Selected Sub-contractors/ suppliers:
    • Windows: Bronze Casements by Vale
    • Concrete Flooring: Puur Floors Limited
    • Sanitary ware: Duravit
    • Tiling: Domus
    • Sunken seating area: Bill Cleyndert & Company Ltd
    • External bricks: Modular Clay products
    • Ironmongery: Williams Ironmongery

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Iconic Tower for Downtown Sacramento by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has unveiled its design for a glass-clad tower that will be the largest corporate headquarters in downtown Sacramento. A project of Vanir Development Company, the 26-story building is set to rise on a prime J Street site within walking distance of the new Sacramento sports arena.

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

Image Courtesy © Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP

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Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands by Bauporte Design Entrances BV

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Article source: Bauporte Design Entrances BV

Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport is the first Hyatt Place in Europe and leads the way in renewable energy. A deep thermal storage system provides heating and cooling for the building. A central pump is connected to a hot and cold-water source, which supplies either warm water up to 45 degrees Celsius for heating or cold water for cooling the building.

Image Courtesy © Bauporte Design Entrances BV

Image Courtesy © Bauporte Design Entrances BV

  • Architects: Bauporte Design Entrances BV, PBV Architecten
  • Project: Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport
  • Location: Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
  • Client: Hillgate Properties
  • Contractor: Bouwbedrijf Wessels Rijssen
  • Entrance: Royal Prestige Revolving Doors; model RP 3850 AYN
  • Dimensions: Ø 3850 mm, height 3040 mm

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Broadgate Exchange House in London, England by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Article source: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

The Broadgate Exchange House in London, celebrated for its simple yet ingenious structural system that unifies design and function in the mid-century Modernist tradition, was selected for the 2015 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) and completed in 1990, the Exchange House is a recognizable presence in central London. Its distinctive facades, defined by two parabolic arches against grids of windows, derive from SOM’s strategy to vault 10 stories of offices over the tracks that feed Liverpool Street Station. Far from droll, the grid and arch combine to improve extraordinary public spaces beyond. The arch on the Exchange House’s plaza size appears as an abstracted, amphitheater backdrop. The opposite arch, along narrow Primrose Street, soars upward and down again as you walk along, offering not just visual relief for office workers hustling to Old Spitalfields Market for a quick lunch. It encourages everyone to look up and see the building for what it is: a perfect marriage of form and function.

Image Courtesy © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Image Courtesy © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

  • Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
  • Project: Broadgate Exchange House
  • Location: London, England
  • Owner: Broadgate Estates/The British Land Company PLC
  • Acoustics: Cerami & Associates
  • Cost Estimating: Mott Green and Wall
  • Engineer – MEP: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
  • Fire and Life Safety: Firepro, Inc.; Ove Arup
  • Landscape: Hanna Olin
  • Lighting: Fisher Marantz
  • Transportation: Halcrow Fox and Associates
  • Window Washing: Lerch, Bates & Associates Inc.

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Black Box in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea by Utaa

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Article source: Utaa

The BLACK BOX is located in Pangyo-dong, which began under the plan to create a sustainable urban environment in order to provide urban-space to ensure regional development and space in the city centre. There has residential area for single families.

Image Courtesy © Chin Hyosook

Image Courtesy © Chin Hyosook

  • Architects: Utaa
  • Project: Black Box
  • Location: Pangyo-dong, Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Chin Hyosook
  • Software used: SketchUp and CAD
  • Architect In Charge: Kim Chang Gyun
  • Design Team: Choi Byung Yong, Jo Myeong Seon
  • Area: Site area(226.60㎡), Bldg. area(104.81㎡), Total floor area(183.37㎡)
  • Year: Mar 2014
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete + Light-weight wood frame

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Asadero Popular ¨Rico Pollo¨ in Los Ríos, Ecuador by Natura Futura Arquitectura

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Article source: Natura Futura Arquitectura

Pre-Selected project / Ecuador, for BIAU IX Bienal Iberoamericana-Rosario-Argentina

¨Rico Pollo ¨ a place of integration, as a means and excuse; roasted chicken, where the community collides converges, laugh, discover, with the main objective to recover and appropriate the local landscape, linking vernacular architecture with the timelessness of contemporary architecture, re-potentiate valuation based identity that has the city like royalty in their constructive materiality.

Image Courtesy © Natura Futura

Image Courtesy © Natura Futura

  • Architects: Natura Futura Arquitectura
  • Project: Asadero Popular ¨Rico Pollo¨
  • Location: Babahoyo, Los Ríos, Ecuador
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketch up for renderings
  • Architects In Charge: José Fernando Gómez/Felipe Bustamante Alarcón
  • AREA: 450 m2
  • YEAR: 2014

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TORSTRASSE 86 in Berlin, Germany by KUEHN MALVEZZI

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Article source: KUEHN MALVEZZI

A newly-built residential building with retail spaces was completed in 2013. The building was constructed in a space between two existing buildings at Torstraße 86. The street façade is aligned with the two neighboring buildings and has a set- back on the top floor. On the south side, the courtyard facade, the building has a number of set-backs towards the top.

Image Courtesy © KUEHN MALVEZZI

Image Courtesy © KUEHN MALVEZZI

  • Architects: KUEHN MALVEZZI
  • Project: TORSTRASSE 86
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • AREA: 1.750 m2 GFA
  • CONSTRUCTION COST: 1,75 MIO. € / WS 0-7

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