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Mortuary in the field in Cartagena, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Architect

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Architect

The commission of the Mortuary project starts with the location and management of a plot to raise the building. The property, an insurances company of local and regional scope, wanted to strengthen its customer base with this kind of facility in the area in which it concentrates his operations: the North of Cartagena, between the towns of ‘La Palma’ and ‘Pozo Estrecho’, in the surroundings of the Field of Cartagena and the ‘Mar Menor’ sea.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Architect
  • Project: Mortuary in the field
  • Location: Cartagena, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Situation: ‘La Palma’ Industrial Park. 30593 Cartagena
  • Client: Servicios Funerarios del Campo de Cartagena, S.L.
  • Project: 2007 – 2012
  • Built: 2013
  • Builder: Sanimar S.L.
  • Technical Architect: Manuel Moreno
  • Structure: Idee. Eduardo Díez
  • Consultant: José Aº Martínez
  • Const. Manager:  Marco Carselle
  • Plot Area: 1.844,00 m2
  • Built Area: 1.047,40 m2

Trade-union, Det Faglige Hus in Esbjerg, Denmark by Arkitema Architects

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Article source: Arkitema Architects

Between the highways leading to Esbjerg and Esbjerg Airport, the house of the Danish trade-union, Det Faglige Hus, will rise as a dynamic domicile. It will look like a parked jet.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Mølvig

  • Architects: Arkitema Architects
  • Project: Trade-union, Det Faglige Hus
  • Location: Esbjerg, Denmark
  • Photography: Thomas Mølvig
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Revit

Cardenal Belarmino Office Building by cCe arquitectos

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Article source: cCe arquitectos

Our design proposal for the project ´Cardenal Belarmino Office Building´ is based on external factors such as weather, prevailing winds, sunlight, connecting roads, flows and internal movements of people, site location and orientation, existing infrastructure, green space and public areas. At the same time, it considers internal aspects such as occupation strategy and efficiency, building systems, spatial quality related to views, floor to ceiling height, common and public spaces inside and outside the building.

Image Courtesy © cCe arquitectos

  • Architects: cCe arquitectos
  • Project: Cardenal Belarmino Office Building
  • Net internal area: 5.722 m2
  • Basements area: 6.364 m2
  • Total built area: 12.086 m2
  • Architecture Colaborators: OanaGhinea, CamilaTolorza, Andres Remenik
  • Year: 2012

TECHNICAL BUILDING IN LA FOUILLADE, France by V2S ARCHITECTES

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Article source: V2S ARCHITECTES

The federation of municipalities of the county of Najacis rapidly expanding. Its new needs in terms of infrastructures required the expansion of its waste treatment centre.

To meet their needs, we have developed a project composed of two different parts. The first one aims at expanding and upgrading the waste treatment centre with the creation of a one-way, the installation of anti-fall devices and the materialization of the pedestrian zone.

Image Courtesy © V2S ARCHITECTES

  • Architects: V2S ARCHITECTES
  • Project: TECHNICAL BUILDING
  • Location: LA FOUILLADE, France
  • MO :Federation of municipalities of  the county of Najac.
  • Delivery: July 2013
  • Surface : 250 m2
  • Cost of the work: 230 000 €

Via 31 in Bangkok, Thailand by Somdoon Architects Ltd

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: Somdoon Architects Ltd

Via 31 is a housing project that takes place in Sukhumvit, the most prime residential area of Bangkok. The site is located within a quiet lane surrounded by low-rise residential buildings and away from the bustling main road. The building is intended to cosy like a birds nest; introvert in design, where residents can live privately and peacefully. The building has 8 floors with a basement and consists of 88 units ranging from a single bedroom unit (47 sq.m.) to a three bedroom unit (145 sq.m.)

Image Courtesy © Somdoon Architects Ltd

General Services Building inside Helios Swimming Centre in Zaragoza by ACXT

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Article source: ACXT 

The new building plays a key role inside Helios sports and leisure centre, working as an extension to the dressing rooms facilities and connecting an existing sports building.

The main functional ideas are:

Solve the connection between dressing room facilities and the sports centre, making it more natural through the new building. Create an integrated new façade of the group of buildings to the south, east and west, and a service yard to the west, needed for the functioning of the three of them.

Image Courtesy © Iñaki Bergera

  • Architects: ACXT
  • Project: General Services Building in Helios Swimming Centre
  • Location: Zaragoza
  • Photography: Iñaki Bergera
  • Project Architects: Antonio Lorén, Eduardo Aragüés, Olatz Maestre
  • Project Team: Cristina Salavera, Jorge Guillén, Jesús Gil, Enrique Sahun, Jesús M. Sau, Marta Gaspar
  • Client: Centro de Natación Helios
  • Area: 2.294 m2
  • Year: 2012
  • Air Conditioning: Jorge Guillén
  • Lighting: Marta Gaspar
  • Public Health Services: Jorge Guillén
  • Electrical Engineering: Marta Gaspar
  • Fire Strategy: Jesús Sau
  • Construction Management: Antonio Lorén, Eduardo Aragüés, Olatz Maestre

Block 13 + 14 in Almere Buiten, Netherlands by Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Article source: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes 

In the coming years the centre of Almere Buiten, a small satellite city just west of Almere Centre in Flevoland, the Netherlands is being upgraded to function as a renewed commercial core serving 50,000 inhabitants. The basis of this renewal is to regenerate the existing post war commercial centre as a coherent whole through a series of large scale multi-functional blocks and renewed public spaces.These blocks define clear zones for public space while at the same time upgrade the centre with higher quality shops, more parking facilities and more dwellings.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

  • Architects: Burton Hamfelt Architectuur Stedebouw Prototypes
  • Project: Block 13 + 14
  • Location: Almere Buiten, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jan Bitter (Berlin, D)
  • Design: 2006
  • Completion: 2010
  • Site: 1.6 ha
  • Program: ca 30.000 m2 where in: 6,500 m2 commercial space, 53 dwellings, 660 parking places
  • Client: Multi Vastgoed BV, Gouda
  • Associate architects: BD Architectuur, Arnhem
  • Urban concept: T+T Design, Gouda
  • Engineers: Steens BV, Zoetemeer
  • Service engineers: DGMR, Arnhem
  • Building Costs: Euro 24,200,000

CHUNGHA BUILDING in Seoul, South Korea by MVRDV

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Article source: MVRDV

Just before a Korean pop-song became a global success on YouTube for the first time in history, and Gangnam became world famous as the nouveau riche hangout of the South-Korean capital Seoul, MVRDV was commissioned by Woon Nam Management Ltd. to redefine a building on Gangnams chic Apgujung Road. Even though the Chungha building was completed in the 1980’s it was already outdated in a street dominated by flagship stores. The transformation, which added an extra level, was completed in just 9 months.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: CHUNGHA BUILDING
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin
  • Client: Woon Nam Management Co. Ltd. Seoul, KR.,Transformation of 2820m2.
  • Program: Shops, offices, café.
  • Budget: undisclosed.
  • Co-Architect: InC Design Group : Chang rock Kim, Jaehoon Lee, Boram Lee, Anna Lee, Jinju Dong, Eun ae Choi
  • Contractor: Ain Construction
  • Structure: 1’st Structure, Seoul, KR.
  • Lighting: Total LED.
  • Tiles: M&S Ceramic.

Arsenal B47 / transformation by Ralph Germann architectes

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Article source: Ralph Germann architectes

The owner of the arsenal wanted to convert this former Swiss army building, constructed during the Second World War, into a habitable space.

Architect Ralph Germann’s transformation involved inserting a glass cube into the old structure, an option which meant he didn’t have to touch the patina of the walls, and was able to preserve the roof and some historic details such as the “charge maximum 1500 kg au m2”[maximum load 1500 kg/m2] sign on the wall.

Image Courtesy © Lionel Henriod / mc2

  • Architects: Ralph Germann architectes
  • Project: Arsenal B47 / transformation
  • Photography: Lionel Henriod / mc2
  • Photo stylist: Patricia Schmid
  • Furniture & Interior Designer: Ralph Germann architectes

BMW Welt in Munich, Germany by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: Coop Himmelb(l)au

CONCEPTION

The realization of the technical building facilities within the scope of the architecture led to a planning model with five thematic blocks: Hall, Premiere, Forum, Gastronomy and Double Cone.

Hall

A low-tech concept optimized ecologically using high-tech methods

The technical solution here is based on previous experience with large halls. All of the necessary features were realized successfully according to a low-tech concept. The interrelations of daylight and artificial light with ambient climate and acoustics influence people’s feeling of well-being in the Hall. The concept for the technological building systems takes up these relationships and integrates them in an interdependent manner, adapting their range of influence by modifying their dimensions or building in appropriate control mechanisms. A major goal in designing the systems was to save energy.

Image Courtesy © Coop Himmelb(l)au

  • Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
  • Project: BMW Welt
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Client: BMW AG, Munich, Germany
  • Competition (1st prize): 2001
  • Start of Planning: 11, 2001
  • Start of Construction: 08, 2003
  • Opening: 20./21.10. 2007
  • Building: Site Area: ca. 25.000 m² (about 3 soccer fields).
  • Gross Floor Area: approx. 73,000 m² (excluding ramps) = 100 %
  • Gross Floor Area above ground: approx. 28,500 m² = 40%
  • Gross Floor Area underground: approx. 44,500 m² = 60 %
  • Gross Volume: 531.000 m³
  • Building height (existing) BMW Museum: 28.0 m
  • Building height (existing) BMW high-rise building: 104.5 m
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