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Skyone Tower – A legend in the sky by M/s Creative Group

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Article source: M/s Creative Group

In today’s day and age, most of the architecture that surrounds us becomes a kind of background hum, to be noticed only when it is exceptionally striking. When our eyes move around in our surroundings, do we notice the box-shaped edifices that existed in the past or that one building that irks our imagination? The answer is clear and undeniable. A structure that speaks volumes through its design, the Skyone Tower reinforces the term “standing out in a crowd.” An inception of the Creative Group, the curious architects wanted to innovate a building that not only sustains the ability to influence the emotions of the human mind but also encapsulates functionality.

Image Courtesy © M/s Creative Group

Image Courtesy © M/s Creative Group

  • Architects: M/s Creative Group
  • Project: Skyone Tower – A legend in the sky
  • Software Used: AutoCad, Google Sketch-Up and Revit

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Colombia_325 in São Paulo, Brazil by TRIPTYQUE

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Article source: TRIPTYQUE

Situated in the Jardins, a neighborhood that is undergoing radical change, in an avenue of intense traffic, this building, facing north, appears as an organic incarnation of the urban and natural “aggressions” suffered by a tropical city. The noise, the insulation and the intense traffic are the building materials that feed this project. In spite of its important aspect, the building is not  blind or deaf, but was born from the energy of its context, and uses it to re-qualify itself, as if in a boomerang effect .

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: TRIPTYQUE
  • Project: Colombia_325
  • Location: São Paulo (Jardins), Brésil  
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti, Fran Parente
  • Software used: AUTO CAD and SKETSHUP
  • ASSOCIATES: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • Project Chief: Tiago Guimarães
  • TRIPTYQUE TEAM :
    • Laura Bigliassi – Architect (BR)
    • Isabella Gebara – Architect (BR)
    • Tiago Guimarães – Architect (BR)
    • Felipe Hess – Architect (BR)
    • Bob Van den Brande – Architect / Engineer (BE)
    • Flavio Miranda – Architect (BR)
    • Renata Pedrosa – Architect (BR)
    • Marc Roca Bravo – Architect-Internship (ES)
    • Bruno Simões – Architect / Photographer (BR)
    • Filipe Troncon – Architect (BR)
  • Client: Loducca (more…)

The Barney Building in Mission Woods, Kansas by RMTA

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Article source: RMTA

LEED Gold 2014 AIA Kansas Excellence in Architecture Honor Award

Long-time client Karbank Real Estate approached RMTA to generate design schematics for this 1968 commercial office building they were considering purchasing. Attracted to the mid-century character of this particular building and it’s prime location in town, the client wanted to re-use the existing structure. The design team was charged with maintaining that character while completely renovating and modernizing the 32,000-square-foot building.

Image Courtesy © RMTA

Image Courtesy © RMTA

  • Architects: RMTA
  • Project: The Barney Building
  • Location: Mission Woods, Kansas, US

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Extrude in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea by studio_GAON

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: studio_GAON

The site is near Han-river in Changwoo-dong, located at the city boundary of Hanam. It was left unused because many decades ago, the road along the river had been widened, making this land end in a weird shape. The land looked like a last piece of round pizza or a cheese cake piece on a neat dish. Because of the form, the land remained empty until we intervened. When we visited the site with the clients, it felt as if the land beckoned us to make use of it. This triangular area was about 123㎡, and after we offset and extruded the shape of the land, it became a triangular prism with 70㎡ of possible building area.

Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park

Image Courtesy © Youngchae Park

  • Architects: studio_GAON, Hyoungnam Lim, EunjooRoh
  • Project: Extrude
  • Location: Changwoo-dong, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Photography: Youngchae Park
  • Project Team: Sangwoo Yi, Minjung Choi, Seongwon Son, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, Joowon Moon
  • Cooperative Companies: Hanhwa·Hyundae Architects
  • Use: Commercial Facilities
  • Site Area: 123㎡ (more…)

Weleda North America by Specht Harpman

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Article source: Specht Harpman

Specht Harpman designed Weleda’s North American headquarters within the shell of a 19th-century factory along the Hudson River. One primary design intention was to expose and highlight the raw beauty of the original heavy timber structure, its brick walls, and large windows. Our interventions respect the character of the original building, while clearly registering a new use.

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

Image Courtesy © Specht Harpman

  • Architects: Specht Harpman
  • Project: Weleda North America
  • Location: Irvington, New York, USA
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Project Category: Commercial
  • Project Size: 6800 sq. ft.
  • Completion Date: 2012

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Sin El Fil in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: SOMA Architects

The three volumes of the mixed use compound are situated in Sin el Fil, Lebanon, near an important junction of highways and major roadways to the East of Beirut. The site also provides panoramic views toward the center of Beirut to the East and to the mountains to the West. In order to take advantage of this unique location, and the panoramic views, the project is conceived as three volumes arrayed about a central focal point in the center of the site. Each volume is in turn chamfered toward the outside, creating terraces toward their respective views, while on the ground floor, the buildings chamfer in, creating impressive cantilevers and freeing up large areas of outdoor space. The building directly along the highway serves as an office tower with a large retail base extending along the highway, while the other two buildings provide apartments. This positioning creates three basic outdoor spaces: one for a public drop odd, one for a private drop off, and a third used as a playground and collective garden space.

Image Courtesy © SOMA

Image Courtesy © SOMA

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Sin El Fil
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Lead Designers: Fady Stefan
  • Key Staff: Leo Sguera, Wissam Salameh, Steven Townsend, Kamil Czarnecki, Adel Dagher, Therese Makhlouf, Carla Saad
  • Status: In Construction
  • Building Type: Residential, Office, Commercial
  • Gross Floor Area: 17,000 Square Meters

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ATRIO in Bogotá, Colombian by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Article source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

RSHP unveils plans for mixed-use development in central Bogotá

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has unveiled plans for ATRIO, a major mixed-use commercial development in central Bogotá comprising two towers connected by a large, open public space at ground level.

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

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Guilhermina Restaurant in São Paulo, Brasil by FGMF Arquitetos

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Article source: FGMF Arquitetos 

Located in a famous street at the São Paulo bohemian neighborhood Vila Madalena, Guilhermina is a restaurant and rotisserie with a differentiated concept, and is the first enterprise by this group of investors.

Image Courtesy © Rafaela Netto

Image Courtesy © Rafaela Netto

  • Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
  • Project: Guilhermina Restaurant
  • Location: São Paulo, Brasil
  • Photography: Rafaela Netto
  • Team:
    • Authors: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
    • Coordinators: Ana Paula Barbosa, Marilia Caetano, Sonia Gouveia
    • Employees: Gabriel Mota, Juliana Fernandes, Juliana Nohara, Thyene Schmidt
    • Interns: Fernanda Silva, Julian Seifert, Mirella Fochi, Vera Silva
  • Building area: 157,7 m²
  • Project Beginning: 2012
  • Construction completion: 2014

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WATERMARK PLACE in LONDON, UK by Bauporte Design Entrances BV

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Article source: Bauporte Design Entrances BV

Watermark Place is a mixed-use commercial development located on the north bank of the River Thames in London, UK.

Image Courtesy © Bauporte Design Entrances BV

Image Courtesy © Bauporte Design Entrances BV

  • Architects: Bauporte Design Entrances BV , Fletcher Priest Architects
  • Project: WATERMARK PLACE
  • Location: LONDON, UK
  • Client: CORE
  • Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Entrance: Circular Full Vision Revolving Doors; model CFV 2800AY

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City of Paris approves MVRDV’s restructuring of 1970s superblock in Montparnasse

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: MVRDV

The City of Paris has given the green light to MVRDV’s ambitious plan for the restructuring of the mixed-use urban block Vandamme Nord at Gaîté-Montparnasse in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. The large building complex, built in the 1970s, comprises a shopping centre, offices, a public library, a hotel and an underground car park, all of which will be retrofitted so as to reintroduce the human scale to an urban environment largely characterized by wide boulevards and monolithic structures. In addition to the face-lift provided by a new facade, the accessibility and programmatic identity of each of these programs will be improved through a total internal reorganisation of the complex. The building’s restructuring also foresees extending the existing commercial spaces, creating new office space, a new kindergarten, an expanded library, a conference centre, as well as a number of social housing units.

Each programmatic component in the building gets its own distinct facade, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Each programmatic component in the building gets its own distinct facade, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: City of Paris approves MVRDV’s restructuring of 1970s superblock in Montparnasse
  • Location: Montparnasse, Paris, France

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