Archive for the ‘Center’ Category
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Article source: NGNP arquitectos
The plot is located in the urban edge of the small town of Calamonte, on a land platform that visually dominates the surrounding farmland. From this location, which gives it a special value in the city-field-landscape relationship, leave the main formal and conceptual decisions that inspire the project. Furthermore, the presence of the building far from the road access routes, also causes the building necessarily respond to them. Therefore, the roof emerges as the fundamental element of the design. Seen from afar, the building completes its compact presence thanks to it, dialoguing with the landscape of hills surrounding the place. Close-up view, the roof provides greater height spaces that require it, such as the assembly hall, likewise providing dynamism and special character to interior environment. The compactness of the volume required an abstract formalization. The building is implanted in the plot adapting to its longitudinal form. The generator concept of the plant is the opening of a crack-patio in its central axis, which runs through its entire length, becoming the main space of the project. In the north façade, this crack configures the public access between volumes, and after passing the vestibule, continues characterized as a more introspective space. The required program, consisting of administrative uses of support to entrepreneurs, is organized with the highest programmatic rationality and economy of circulation, guaranteeing the required flexibility. Uses are grouped into three clearly differentiated units: the business incubator, support offices and meeting rooms, arranged around the central lobby, center of gravity of the building that facilitates the quick orientation of the visitor. This zoning of the small building solves the problem of the compatibility of use in function of the different schedules that each zone has. Thus, an entrepreneur can have night access to his office without having to open the entire building, which makes it much safer to use.
Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada
- Architects: NGNP arquitectos
- Project: CID Center
- Location: Badajoz, Spain
- Photography: Jesús Granada
- Software used: CAD
- Other Participants: Antonio Vallejo (arquitecto técnico, presupuesto y control de ejecución de obra), Estanislao Fernández (instalaciones), María Luisa Lorenzo (estructura)
- Constructed area: (m2) 789 m2
- Year: 2015
Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Article source: Victor Marquez Arquitectos VMA
The old colonial neighborhood of Coyoacan comprises some of the more notable cultural institutions of Mexico and the new national Center for Patrimonial Heritage is added to the list. The center´s main concept spins around the need to turn a private complex into a public space; thus, the programmatic idea of breaking the parts in order to organize them in smaller low-rise buildings that could eventually display certain design personality and preserve the existent trees and vegetation, made sense. Therefore the center will be displayed in four different buildings: the museum and workshops, the preservation and office building, the auditorium, and the café / library structure. Once we secured the existent trees and plants, we proceeded to establish the project zoning and arrangement. Within the concept of dispersion, we decided to hinge and organize buildings around the open spaces. Therefore, we aimed that visitors would navigate through a number of interlocked gardens, plazas, paths, patios, etc. that will eventually unfold and reveal a number of architectural elements and gestures. From the overall aesthetic composition, some buildings have been thought as solid and massive creating a deliberate contrast to others that are conceived as translucent or transparent. Decisions made in this sense respond mostly to dealing with finding the right balance between energy savings, aesthetics and human activity.
Image Courtesy © Victor Marquez Arquitectos VMA
Friday, May 5th, 2017
Article source: Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects
10- 15 years ago the topic of mobility gained momentum in the Hungarian contemporary architecture. Many young architects realised that a major task of the next generation of architects/enginiers and urban designes will be the redefinition and reshaping of the existing urban infrastructure. Architecture and mobility will have implications not only on the traffic systems (means of traffic) of the 21st century, they will have impact on social spaces, public parks, as well.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Balazs
- Architects: Ferdinand and Ferdinand Architects
- Project: Cycling Center
- Location: Tiszafüred, Hungary
- Photography: Andrea Balazs
- Software used: ArchiCAD, Autocad, Artlantis
- Investor: Tisza Lake Development Ltd
- Size (in square meters): 800 m2
- Year of Design: 2012
- Year of Completion: 2016
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Article source: MAD Architects
Located in the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen, MAD Architects’ design for the Xinhee Design Center is currently under construction. The design center is for the international fashion group, Xinhee, and its six subsidiary brands. It has a site area of 15,000 square meters with building area of 61,000 square meters. “We envision it as a building with skin-and-bones,” reveals MAD founding principal Ma Yansong, “the correspondence of clothing and architecture is they both explore the relationship between the interior and the exterior.”
Xinhee Design Center has the central atrium space at its core; from there, six long spanning structures extend out to different directions, and become a star-shaped layout which formalizes a solid “bone” structure frame. A mix of office spaces and green gardens compose each of the organically-formed arms. A translucent and sun-shading envelope of PTFE hangs slightly off the vertical garden, and provides ventilation during the hot season. At the same time, it lightens the building to be elegant and floating, just likes a piece of delicate thin, soft, skin covering the “bone” structure of the building body. Ma Yansong elaborates, “It’s interesting for a building with such an intrinsically logical structure to look floating and free.”
Image Courtesy © MAD Architects
- Architects: MAD Architects
- Project: Design Center for Xinhee Group
- Location: Xiamen, Fujian, China
- Site Area: 15,624 sqm
- Building Area: 61,534.6 sqm
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
Article source: Carney Logan Burke Architects
BUILDING PROGRAM & SITE
Demarcating the northern entrance to Jackson, Wyoming’s historic downtown, the 3,129-square foot Home Ranch Welcome Center serves as a community hub for both residents and visitors. The building program includes visitor orientation space, a transportation hub and a public restroom facility that replaced a well-used bathroom building. The Welcome Center exhibits will function as orientating devices for visitors and utilizes storytelling of local characters as a narrative for the opportunities and amenities in the Town of Jackson and surrounding National Parks.
Image Courtesy © Paul Warchol and Matthew Millman
- Architects: Carney Logan Burke Architects
- Project: Home Ranch Welcome Center
- Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
- Photography: Paul Warchol and Matthew Millman
- Structural Engineer: KL&A, Inc., Golden, CO
- Electrical Engineer / Mechanical Engineer / LEED Consultant: Beaudin Ganze Consulting Engineers, Inc., Avon, CO
- Civil Engineer: Nelson Engineering, Jackson, WY
- General Contract: GE Johnson Construction Company, Jackson, WY
- Landscape Architect: Hershberger Design, Jackson, WY
- Completion: 2013
Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Article source: SCOPE Architekten
Creativity, flexibility, transparency and innovation – these are key words that are shaping today modern working environments of tomorrow.
Based on these parameters SAP, the largest software company in Germany had Stuttgart based SCOPE architects shape the new Innovation Center in Potsdam 2.0.
In an exposed location on the idyllic Jungfernsee SCOPE built the Innovation Center 2.0 next to the existing SAP building for whose interior design the architects are also responsible.
Image Courtesy © SCOPE Architekten
- Architects: SCOPE Architekten
- Project: Innovation Center 2.0
- Location: Potsdam, Germany
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Article source: Brown + Brown Architects
The scheme is a community boatbuilding centre for a charity (Scottish Traditional Boat Festival), located in Portsoy on the North coast of Aberdeenshire. The building replaces 2 derelict stores, and was partially funded by Aberdeenshire Council, Historic Scotland, and the Aberdeen European Fisheries Fund.
Image Courtesy © Nigel Rigden
- Architects: Brown + Brown Architects
- Project: Portsoy Boatshed
- Location: Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
- Photography: Nigel Rigden
- Client: Scottish Traditional Boat festival
- QS: John Pascoe CQS
- Structural Engineer: Rubislaw Associates
- CDM: Safety Scotland Ltd
- Contractor: G&K Construction
- Year Completed: 2015
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Article source: v2com
The Active Living Centre at the University of Manitoba was recently named a 2016 NIRSA Outstanding Sports Facility Award recipient. The awards, open internationally, recognize the innovative design of new, renovated, or expanded collegiate recreational facilities.
Image Courtesy © Jerry Grajewski
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Article source: v2com
The CTRI is a new research building on the site of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Cégep (equivalent to a Junior College) dedicated to recycling industrial residue and other underutilized resources. The building was designed to accommodate research laboratories specialized in three sectors: the mining industry, the biomass industry, and environmental engineering. In addition, it features offices for administrative staff and researchers and various public areas (conference room, kitchenette, service areas). The project also included the interior renovation of part of the main Cégep building.
View of the main façade, Image Courtesy © Christian Perreault
Friday, January 15th, 2016
Article source: MSR (Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle)
The design integrates site, building, and exhibit design in order to create a holistic visitor experience in the forest. A long south facing glass facade brings in light, passive solar energy, and extends the exterior paths through the building from the understory on one end to the tree canopy on the other. An active solar array and a geothermal-based heating and cooling system provide much of the energy needs. Operable windows provide ventilation and bring in the sounds and smells of the forest. Roof water feeds a pond to draw birds and animals for human observation.
Image Courtesy © Paul Crosby