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Rebière 21 Housing in Paris, France by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Article source: Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

The building is part of a major and innovative operation to improve the urban environment around Porte Pouchet bordering on Paris (17th district), the Parisian ring road, Clichy and Saint-Ouen. Nine teams of architects worked together to create 180 housing units, as part of a workshop named “Autrement Rue Rebière” and chaired by Paris Habitat and Périphériques architects. The idea of narrowing the section of Rue Rebière that runs alongside the Parisian Batignolles cemetery leads to recovery a strip of almost 600m in length and 12.60m in width.

Image Courtesy © Ronan Lacroix

  • Architects: Hondelatte Laporte Architectes
  • Project: Rebière 21 Housing
  • Location: 70/72, Rue Rebière, Paris 75017 – France
  • Photography: Ronan Lacroix
  • Project manager : Charlotte Fagart
  • Project team : Pierre Aubertin (architecte/architect)
  • Engineering: Cotec
  • Client : Paris Habitat
  • Program : 21 social housing
  • Delivery : 2012
  • Area : 1445 Sqm
  • Cost : 2 749 343 € HT
  • Construction company : Léon Grosse (general contractor)

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One Angel Square in Manchester, England by 3DReid

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Article source: 3DReid

Flexibility: 1 Angel Square contains 328,000 sq ft of high quality office space, specifically designed for maximum flexibility. The building structure and its mechanical & electrical systems allow occupiers to easily reorganize accommodation and subdivide space, so as needs change, the building stays relevant – without excessive refit costs.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Hopkinson

  • Architects: 3DReid
  • Project: One Angel Square
  • Location: Manchester, England, UK
  • Photography: Daniel Hopkinson
  • Main Contractor: BAM Construction
  • Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
  • M&E Services Engineer: Buro Happold
  • Completion date: The building was completed in December 2012 with occupation commencing in January 2013.
  • Awards :
    Sustainability Award at the 2012North WestBusiness Insider Property Awards
    2012 Property Week Award for sustainability
    2012 Regeneration and Renewal Award for sustainability
    2012 Sustainability Leaders, Sustainable Building Carbon Award
    2012 BCSC Sustainability Gold Award

Vitapharm Office and Distribution Building in Murska Sobota, Slovenia by Studio Kalamar d.o.o.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Article source: Studio Kalamar d.o.o.

Following the expansion of their production, the company pharmaceuticals company Galex commissioned a new structure adjacent to their existing laboratories building from 1999. Connected with the old building by an overhang, the new structure houses offices on the upper floor and manipulation areas on the ground floor. Its pronounced horizontal form echoes the outline of surrounding wheat fields, the natural setting also influences the subdued selection of materials and colour scheme: concrete elevations are complemented by details in black and silver metal.

Image Courtesy © Studio Kalamar 

  • Architects:  Studio Kalamar d.o.o.
  • Project: Vitapharm Office and Distribution Building
  • Location: Murska Sobota, Slovenia
  • Photography: Studio Kalamar
  • Architect: Andrej Kalamar, Studio Kalamar 
  • Client: Galex d.d.
  • Built Area: 2.120 sqm 
  • Project  Year: 2006 
  • Year of Construction: 2007
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Terraços De Cascais in Cascaes, Portugal by Humberto Conde

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: Humberto Conde

This project is characterized mainly by its peculiar volumetric development. It’s articulated in step horizontal boards, following this way the terrain morphology.Composed by four housing blocks, the whole set is articulated by two vertical access volumes, without windows, ripped only on the contact with the floor and on the rooftop for zenithal lighting.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG) 

  • Architects: Humberto Conde
  • Project: Terraços De Cascais
  • Location: Cascaes, Portugal
  • Type of the Project: Housing building.
  • Architect in Charge: Humberto Conde
  • Collaborators: Paulo Figueiredo , Helena Ramos , Leopoldo Calhau , Filipe Ramalho, Joana Catarré
  • Structures: Pedro Novais, Eng.
  • Lanscape Architecture: Nuno Viterbo
  • Promotor: Cereja & Associados, Soc. Construções Lda
  • Construction Management: Cereja & Associados, Soc. Construções Lda
  • Technical Direction: Pedro Soares, Eng. and Dário Cereja, Téc
  • Construction period: 2005-2009
  • Project Area: 3055,89 m²

Renovation of Rahova Commodities Exchange in Bucharest, Romania by Re-Act Now Studio

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Article source: Re-Act Now Studio

What could we do in the context of revitalizing architecture to keep a more vivid picture of an old building with (even partial) special features? It is a question to which we can respond in two ways. The valuable part – the special one – will be restored and the unworthy one we rebuild, complete, emphasize – in a first variant – absolutely in the same stylistic story as theold valuable one, or we dress it – in a second variant – in a completely new concept in major contrast with the existing situation.

Image Courtesy © Andrei Margulescu

  • Architects: Re-Act Now Studio
  • Project: Renovation Of Rahova Commodities Exchange
  • Location: Bucharest, Romania
  • Photography: Andrei Margulescu
  • Team: Mario Kuibus, Roxana Dumitriu, Irina Plesnila, Cristina Chivu, Elena Toader, Ioan Marcean, Adela Antoniu, Valentin Varlan
  • Concept of Theme: Mario Kuibus, Teodor Frolu
  • Structure Engineering: Mc Design Construct, Caza Impex
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Damiro Engineering, Ams Install
  • Historical Survey: Quattro Design
  • Execution: Octagon, Doris Art, Axima, Lara Exim, Slide
  • Area: 2600 sqm
  • Client: The Ark

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ajando Next Level CRM in Mannheim, Germany by Peter Stasek Architects + Loftwerk Karlsruhe

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Article source: Peter Stasek Architects + Loftwerk Karlsruhe

A very unusual loft is being created in the Mannheim harbor district. A very unusual loft has been created in the Mannheim harbor district. The complete ajando team will live and work there starting in January 2013. The internationally renowned architect Peter Stasek and the loftwerk architect office located in Karlsruhe are behind the corporate architecture concept of the loft. It was inspired by the quantum physics of Wheeler, the architecture of Josef M. Hoffmann and, of course, the information expertise of ajando.

Image Courtesy © Claus Morgenstern 

Sprach und Bewegungszentrum in Hamburg, Germany by eins:eins architekten

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Article source: eins:eins architekten

The „Centre for Speech and Movement” (SBZ), a project of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Hamburg, had its official public opening on January 16 by Hamburg Senator of Education Ties Rabe. Numerous pupils participated actively in the event. The concept of the SBZ involves physical motion in the process of Language acquisition. By activating motoric centers of the brain, speech acquisition and language acquisition is facilitated.

Image Courtesy © Bernadette Grimmenstein

  • Architects: eins:eins architekten
  • Project: Sprach und Bewegungszentrum
  • Location: Rotenhäuser Damm 40, D-21107, Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Bernadette Grimmenstein
  • Competition: invited competition 2009, 1st Prize
  • Completion: January 2013
  • Client: GWG Gewerbe
  • Structural Engineers: imagine structure GmbH
  • Building Services: Ebert-Ingenieure GmbH

The Invitation in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Article source: Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten

The urban history of Utrecht and its surroundings dates back to the time of the Roman Empire. Today the area west of the city of Utrecht is being transformed from a mainly rural area into a new quarter of the city. Along one of the old routes with its variety of architectural typologies and close to a branche of the Rhine River this building, a practise for obstetricians, was build.

Image Courtesy © Cornbread Works

  • Architects: Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
  • Project: The Invitation
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Cornbread Works
  • Interior architect : Van Rooijen Nourbakhsh Architecten
  • Software used: AutoCad and SketchUp

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CFB Valcartier Corten Steel Sentry Box in Canada by STGM Architectes

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Article source: STGM Architectes

The command, an almost indestructible and maintenance free sentry box, controlling the entrance to a military base north of Quebec city, Canada. The architects have developed a custom made corten steel pan cladding ensuring the sustainability of the project. A very long overhang protect the glazed part of the building from the east low winter sun. This tiny building have a strong personality and require compliance by its formal simplicity, the nature of the materials used and the strength of its anchoring to the ground.

Image Courtesy © Alexandre Guérin

  • Architects: STGM Architectes
  • Project: CFB Valcartier Corten Steel Sentry Box
  • Location: Cathcart Road, Valcartier, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Alexandre Guérin
  • Type: Transportation
  • Area: 40 m2
  • Client: Defense Construction Canada
  • Completion: januanry2013
  • Cost: 800 000 USD

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The Yardmaster’s Building in Melbourne, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Article source: McBride Charles Ryan

Within the gritty rail yard environment, squeezed between a space formed by the divergence of V-Line tracks at the end of platforms 5 and 6, the Yardmasters Building is a multi-use facility for the various workers and operations associated with the Southern Cross Rail Yard. A service building that in years passed may have been treated in a pragmatic and unremarkable way.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
  • Project: The Yardmaster’s Building
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Project Team: Rob McBride, Debbie Ryan, Drew Williamson, Andrew Hayne, Fang Cheah, Michelle James, Scott Crowe, Johanna Brunner, Angela Woda, David Fraser
  • Size: 1350m2

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