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Pisek city forest administration in Czech Republic by Huť architektury Martin Rajniš s.r.o.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Huť architektury Martin Rajniš s.r.o.

The administration of the forest of the town of Pisek held a competition for a new operational building on a beautiful site at the edge of the forest; sloping to the south, it has a splendid view. Our foresters’ lodge is a box sliced in half by the hallway and its charm lies in the way that all of the outer layers of the building are wrapped around it: the linear winter gardens and the slanting shade-awnings. The interface between architecture and nature is a few steps wide, from an interior space surrounded by several layers you fi nd your way to the exterior. The structure also has several layers: the classic form of the box is supplemented with the wooden framing structure that supports the awnings. Down below, at the village, is an oasting-house (a building where ears of grain are left to dry to release the seeds) and we had the idea of making for this little house a kind of sister, a geometrically faithful copy in the form of a lumber stack, and that it could be the forest’s information centre.

Image Courtesy © RC = Radka Ciglerova

Image Courtesy © RC = Radka Ciglerova

  • Architects: Huť architektury Martin Rajniš s.r.o.
  • Project: Pisek city forest administration
  • Location: Czech Republic
  • Photography: RC = Radka Ciglerova
  • Team: e-MRAK – Martin Rajniš, Martin Kloda, David Kubík
  • Project: 2006 
  • Built: 2010
  • Area: 598m2 / 2040m3

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Jackproppen, Hjorthagen in Stockholm, Sweden by Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

Kjellander + Sjöberg has in collaboration with the developer Byggnadsfirman Erik Wallin, developed two new buildings in the block Jackproppen, in Hjorthagen, Stockholm, consisting of housing, a playground and a preschool. The project contains the first newly built row houses in central Stockholm since 1936.

Image Courtesy © Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

Image Courtesy © Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

  • Architects: Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects
  • Project: Jackproppen, Hjorthagen
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Team: Stefan Sjöberg, Jakub Jílek, Andreas Nordström
  • Collaborator: LAND Arkitektur
  • Client: Byggnadsfirman Erik Wallin
  • Principal: Ola Kjellander
  • Size: 7 500 sq m, 42 row-houses, preschool
  • Year: 2014-

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RIVERSIDE 66, RETAIL DESTINATION IN TIANJIN, CHINA by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

New York, NY – December 16th, 2014 – On September 26th, Tianjin celebrated the Grand Opening of Riverside 66. KPF is pleased to release a set of photography of the stunning project, a 350-meter long mega-structure, which completes the final phase of the He Ping Lu pedestrian boulevard, becoming the centerpiece of the new commercial district while standing as a monument visible from the revitalized Hai He River and creating a new public experience for the city.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
  • Project: RIVERSIDE 66, RETAIL DESTINATION
  • Location: TIANJIN, CHINA
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Additional Credits: KPF Project Team and Contributors: Jeffrey Kenoff, Audrey Choi, Edwin Lau, Peter Gross, Ciara Seymour, Gary Stluka, Benjamin Albury, Bernard Chang, Hanna Chang, Saera Park, Shang Chen, Sarah Smith, James Kehl, Sandra Choy, Thomas Coldefy, Javier Galindo, Onur Gun, Heejin Kim, Yoojung Kim, Ming Leung, Luis Llull, Manon Pare, Charles Portelli, Samuel Schmitz, James Siow, Kristin Speth, Scott Springer, Kyle Steinfeld, Scott Wilson, James von Klemperer, Paul Katz
  • Associated Firms: Tianjin Architects & Consulting Engineers (TACE), Local Design Institute; P&T International, Associate Architect; Benoy, Retail Consultant; Arup, Structural; Parsons Brinckerhoff, MEP; ALT Cladding, Curtain wall; MVA, Traffic; ADI, Landscape; BPI, Lighting; Rider Levett Bucknall, Cost
  • Client: Hang Lung Properties Limited
  • Managing Principal: Paul Katz, FAIA (more…)

New building Drehmo Wenden in Germany by wurm + wurm architekten

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Article source: wurm + wurm architekten

In Wenden, the southernmost town of the german region of Sauerland electro mechanical actuators for water management, the power plant sector and the oil and gas industry are manufactured.

The special cut of the new building of the Drehmo GmbH is owed the topographical situation in this region. The moving landscape caused the terracing of the landscape and produces irregularly shaped lot. The unusual floor plan, generated by this contour, and the hillside situation with a view over the valley determine the character and exceptional styling.

Image Courtesy © Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel

Image Courtesy © Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel

  • Architects: wurm + wurm architekten
  • Project: New building Drehmo Wenden
  • Location: Wenden, Germany
  • Photography: Ester Havlova, Walter Fogel
  • Software used: AutoCad, Vectorworks and Cinema4D
  • Client: Drehmo GmbH Zum Eichstruck 10, 57482 Wenden
  • Support structure planning: GmbH, Bühl
  • Square metres7500 m²
  • Design: 2009
  • Completion: 2013

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EGL1916 in Jalisco, Mexico by Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Article source: Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto

At the heart of the Colonia Americana a 5 story project is designed inspired by the industrial buildings of the inter-war period. The main façade has an orthodox abstract rhythm of void and filled spaces that do not follow any structural order. The voids themselves have a second protective lattice with falling crosses evocative of similar lattices often used in the area by the Escuela Tapatía.

Image Courtesy © Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto

Image Courtesy © Alvaro Moragrega / arquitecto

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Energeticon in Alsdorf, Germany by Heinrich Böll Architekt BDA DWB

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: Heinrich Böll Architekt BDA DWB

Following the end of commercial mining in Alsdorf, the centrally-located industrial premises of coal mine „Anna“ will be converted into an attractive residential and commercial area which will include the “Anna Park“.  As part of the development,  we created a design concept to convert the mine‘s blacksmith and change&washroom buildings into “Energeticon” –  an exhibition designed by Stuttgart-based “Atelier Brueckner” focussing on energy-related topics – not only showcasing the history of mining but also allowing visitors to experience basic principles of energy and learn about trendsetting and forward-looking technologies.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Mayer

Image Courtesy © Thomas Mayer

  • Architects: Heinrich Böll Architekt BDA DWB
  • Project: Energeticon
  • Location: Alsdorf, Germany
  • Photography: Thomas Mayer
  • Exhibition Design: Atelier Brückner, Stuttgart
  • Client: ENERGETICON gGmbH, Alsdorf
  • Structural Engineer: Ingenieurbüro Wagner und Koll, Alsdorf
  • Mechanical Engineer: INCO Ingenieurbüro GmbH, Aachen
  • Fire Engineer: iSb – Strauch, Herzogenrath
  • Project year: 2014

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Neutra building in Jena, Germany by wurm+wurm architekten

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: wurm+wurm architekten

The task in this project was to remodel an empty industrial facility, built in type design of precast concrete, into a modern, flexible office and workshop building meeting modern demands.

The new Building should be able to house up to three different companies.

Image Courtesy © Ester Havlova

Image Courtesy © Ester Havlova

  • Architects: wurm+wurm architekten ingenieure GmbH
  • Project: Neutra building
  • Location: Jena, Germany
  • Photography: Ester Havlova, Robert Wurm
  • Client: Christoplan GmbH
  • Built Area: 1472 m²
  • Completion date: 2014

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Residential Building in Wiesbaden, Germany by CHRIST.CHRIST.associated architects

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: CHRIST.CHRIST.associated architects

This residential building at Heiligenstock is located in a residential area with villa-like houses in a relatively homogeneous development. The task given by the client, a developer from Wiesbaden, was to construct a residential building with four units while utilising the plot to its maximum and achieving as much rentable area as possible.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Herrmann

Image Courtesy © Thomas Herrmann

  • Architects: CHRIST.CHRIST.associated architects
  • Project: Residential Building
  • Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Photography: Thomas Herrmann
  • Client: Pered GmbH
  • Structural planning: Schmitt + Thielmann
  • Plot size: 861 m²
  • Number of units: 4
  • Number of underground parking spaces: 4
  • Living area: 442 m²
  • Built area: 298 m²

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Early Childhood Center in Autun, France by TECTONIQUES

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Article source: TECTONIQUES

The Early Childhood Center in Autun is something of an architectural exception in terms of the production of the agency Tectoniques. A single-storey right-angle building, topped off with a broad, iridescent, reflective cap, it is a surprising presence in the surrounding environment and frames, in a playful and joyful manner, an urban landscape which itself is poorly established.

Image Courtesy © Jèrome Ricolleau

Image Courtesy © Jèrome Ricolleau

  • Architects: TECTONIQUES
  • Project: Early Childhood Center
  • Location: Autun, France
  • Photography: Jèrome Ricolleau
  • Economist: Tectoniques
  • Design offices:
  • Wood structure: Arborescence
  • Fluids: Thermibel
  • Total floor area: 1 450 m2
  • Cost: 2,97 M Ä H.T.
  • Translator: Kim Barrett / Version Originale

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Calypso in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Article source: SOMA Architects

The project design takes advantage of it’s unique site location. The design takes inspiration from its surrounding rock formation and Mediterranean Sea edge. The sculpted strands represent the unique living space and are formed with extreme precision to allow for maximum views and open terrace spaces for the living areas.

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Calypso
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 4.0 to 3D model and AutoCAD as our main CAD porgram

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