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Instituut Verbeeten in Breda, Netherlands by Wiegerinck

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Article source: Wiegerinck

A radiotherapy satellite location was developed for Instituut Verbeeten next to the Amphia Hospital in Breda. The new building and its two radiation bunkers cuts traveling time for patients living on the fringes of the catchment area. A healing environment is the main design principle. Patients experience daylight at every step of their treatment. The shell around the building creates various patios in the waiting and treatment rooms. It forms a filter between the outside world and the building, creating a feeling of openness and privacy.

Image Courtesy © Kim Zwarts

  • Architects: Wiegerinck
  • Project: Instituut Verbeeten
  • Location: Breda, Netherlands
  • Photography: Kim Zwarts
  • Programme: Center for radiotherapy
  • Client: Instituut Verbeeten, Tilburg
  • Project team: Jarno Nillesen, Alfons van den Berg, Frans Frederiks, Carl Peter Goossen, Marieke van ‘t Hoff, Gerard Kasteel, Miriam Poch, Paul Numan, Roy Pype
  • Consultants: Aronsohn, Deerns raadgevend ingenieurs, Gebroeders Brouwer, FabriekNL
  • Contractors: Heerkens van Bavel, Gebroeders Brouwer, FabriekNL
  • Design Start: 2007
  • Completion: 2010
  • Gross surface: 1.794 m²
  • Sustainability: No label
  • Organisation: Traditional

NovaBell’s TriBeCa in the New CET in Hungary by sabine schweigert

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Article source: sabine schweigert

The new Budapets’s multipurpose centre, the CET (Central European Time), or Bálna (whale), as it was immediately renamed on account of its curvy whale-like shape, is a modern building rising on the banks of the Danube is a three-story space devoted to all kinds of art, shopping and entertainment.

Image Courtesy © sabine schweigert

  • Architects: sabine schweigert
  • Project: NovaBell’s TriBeCa in the New CET
  • Location: Hungary

KIA Landgraaf by diederendirrix architects

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Article source: diederendirrix architects

diederendirrix architects made the winning design for Landgraaf’s new Knowledge, Information and Advice Centre (KIA). Construction starts early 2015.

The municipality of Landgraaf (the Netherlands) has been working for quite some time on a multi-purpose centre, which will bring together a range of services and organisations under one roof. The existing city hall will be extended with a pavilion, a transparent space in contact with and with views of its surroundings on all sides. The heart of the new KIA coincides with the existing city hall’s central space. The new heart has its main entrance on the Raadhuisplein (city hall square) but will also have a prominent entrance at the rear of the city hall together with a green passage leading to Lichtenberg City Park.

Image Courtesy © diederendirrix architects

HUB in Nokbeon-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul, South Korea by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Article source: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

A Hub of Social Network

HUB of Seoul is a place for the people who want to start their own business.

City of Seoul supplies the space, human network, education and some financial consulting for them. Many young adults gather to this place for their future vision. The facility is free thanks to the municipal financial support.

Image Courtesy © Jihye Choi

  • Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
  • Project: HUB
  • Location: Nokbeon-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Jihye Choi and Youngchae Park
  • Software used: Sketch up
  • Team: HyunjoonYoo, Jinsung Huh, Insil Son, Jaehong Park, Moonchul Choi, Sunkeun Hwang, Seungho Ham
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Project Area: 3,200sqm

Aurlandsvangen in Aurland, Norway by SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source:  SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE

This large, multi-functional structure is located on the waterfront in Aurland, down the valley from the Aurland Lookout on a site that overlooks the expanse of the Aurland Fjord, a World Heritage Site. The brief was for a competence center for the local environmental think tank, including business and conference space, publicly accessible areas, as well as an exhibition area for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. As a result, Saunders’ building represents a departure from the residential scale that had hitherto been the focus of the office, especially with regards to the extremely varied program.

Image Courtesy © SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Aurlandsvangen
  • Location: Aurland, Norway
  • Planned completion: 2014

Image Courtesy © SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE

The resulting design has been governed by five key elements, beginning with the need to give something back to the local community. The building had to be wooden yet also anchored in contemporary architecture; it had to relate closely to the local architectural style; it had to contain inspirational office spaces; and it had to be a welcoming public space. To this end it is not just a standalone building, but an object that knits the community together.

As part of the design, a nearby traffic roundabout will be removed and replaced with a new park and promenade. In addition, the building plays with the notion of a “fifth facade,” with a fully accessible roof that doubles as an extension of the public realm. Saunders traces his interest in functional roofspaces back to a visit to Agra, India, where the multi-functional domestic roof acts as “a whole new surface for the town.” The three-story Center is clad in wood, with staircases “cut” into the plank-clad roof slope to form a path that is threaded up from ground level to a terrace. This path lifts and turns as one ascends, culminating in a rooftop landscape that places one at the heart of the wider landscape (and even reveals the Aurland Lookout in the far distance).

Self-consciously designed without “an ugly side,” the Center must address the water’s edge as well as the row of traditional fishermen’s houses that make up the water frontage. It is intended as a piece of large-scale sculpture perched on the edge of this very small town. The surrounding park helps integrate the design even further, with a set of small-scale jetties reaching out over the water to provide spots where fishermen can catch the rich mix of sea trout and salmon common in these waters.

MUCAB in Murcia, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Architect

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Architect

The MUCAB complex (Museum, Music School and Center for Local Development for Women and Youth, Daycare/Child Assistance Center), located in the town of Blanca, was designed to be a core for local representation, where a new kind of urban tension is created to foster activity in the environs of the Segura River.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Architect
  • Project: MUCAB
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • CLIENT: Ayuntamiento de Blanca
  • AUTHOR: Martín Lejarraga
  • PROJECT TEAM, collaborators: Juan García Carrillo. (architect), Francisco Pérez. (technical architecture),Manuel Gil de Pareja. (technical architecture), Mar Melgarejo, Arancha Fernández. (architects), Julián lloret.
  • General consultor: ACE Edificación
  • BUILDER: VILLEGAS
  • EQUIPMENT-FURNITURE: QUARTA mobiliario
  • SITE AREA: 2.150 m2
  • BUILT-UP AREA: 4.629,50 s/r + 2.574,90 b/r m2c
  • START OF PLANNING: project / October 2006
  • COMPLETION: works / April 2007 – November 2010

Sydney Greenland Centre Marketing Suite in 115 BATHURST STREET by PTW + LAVA

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Article source: PTW + LAVA 

PTW and LAVA have combined nature and technology in an organically-shaped display suite marketing the Sydney Greenland Centre on Sydney’s old Water Board site.

The lobby of the 1960s Water Board building has been transformed with freeform furniture and curvy walls and ceilings to take the visitor through a journey of the new building.

Image Courtesy © PETER MURPHY

  • Architects: PTW + LAVA
  • Project: Sydney Greenland Centre Marketing Suite
  • Location: 115 BATHURST STREET, SYDNEY
  • Photography: PETER MURPHY

Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive in NY by TEK Architects

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: TEK Architects

The project includes the renovation of a former print shop and loading dock that is part of the Administration Building and an addition to the building to house the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive on the campus of the Queensborough Community College in Queens County, NY.

Image Courtesy © TEK Architects

  • Architects: TEK Architects
  • Project: Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive
  • Location: NY, U.S.A

USS Constellation Heritage Center by W Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Article source: W Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Image Courtesy © W Architecture and Landscape Architecture

  • Architects: W Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Project: USS Constellation Heritage Center
  • Client: Living Classrooms Foundation
  • MEP Engineers: Altieri Sebor Wieber LLC
  • Structural Engineers: Robert Silman Associates
  • Civil Engineers: RK&K

Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, New York by Caples Jefferson Architects PC

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: Caples Jefferson Architects PC

Weeksville Heritage Center is a unique urban design project in which a modern architectural syntax of simple forms, strip windows, and glass passageways is impacted by repeated African riffs. The riffs are variations that provide a visual counterpoint. The riffs are embedded in construction, in structural elements, such as the joints in paving and stone, in the choice of colors and materials, and in the details like the fence posts and the frit in the sunshading glass. The modern syntax and African riffs, although independent from each other, harmonize when experienced as an entirety.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects:  Caples Jefferson Architects PC
  • Project: Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux, Julian Olivas  
  • Clients: David Burney, FAIA, NYC Department of Design & Construction, Victor Metoyer, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Pamela Green, Weeksville Heritage Center 
  • Sub-consultants: Alma Smith, Construction Manager, Hill International, Seamus McNabb, General Contractor, Brickens, Construction, Benjamin Alper, Structural Engineer, Severud Associates, Hazern Huss, MEP Engineer, Loring Consulting Engineers, Andrew Ciancia, Civil & Geotechnical Engineer, Langan Engineering, John Rhyner, Geothermal Engineer, P.W. Grosser Consulting, Jeffrey Berg, Lighting Design, Berg-Howland Associates, Elizabeth Kennedy, Landscape Architect, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architects, Greg Dimech, Cost Estimating, Faithful + Gould, Fred Shen, Acoustics & Audio Visual, Shen Milsom + Wilke, Francesca Bettridge, Theatrical Lighting, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, Frank Fortino, Building Department, Metropolis, Barbara Heller, FAIA, Specifications, Heller + Metzger PC, Gordon Smith, Curtainwall, Gordon Smith Construction, Carmel Bowron, Sustainable Design & Commissioning, Viridian, Jeffrey Venter, Security, Ducibella Venter & Santore, David Dial, Museum Programming, Dial Associates 
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