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Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot) in China by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

With a height of 411 meters, the building comes under the high-rise building category of the “super-high skyscrapers” of the CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This means that the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners are putting up their highest building ever on the third plot. Design activities for the first two building plots (A and B) had already started after the gmp master plan obtained first prize in the competition at the beginning of last year. Now the client has also given the go-ahead for the third building plot (C). The site lies to the south-west of the inner city next to the trade exhibition grounds, and is the key project for linking two urban axes of the Hexi New Town development.

View from Northwest to plot A, Image Courtesy © Atchain

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot)
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Atchain
  • Client: Nanjing Financial City Construction Development Stock Limited Company
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Marc Ziemons
  • Project management, competition: Jan Blasko

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Home and Living Mall Ekkersrijt in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by VVKH Architecten

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: VVKH Architecten 

Home and Living Mall Ekkersrijt is located on the north of Eindhoven, directly at the highway A50. In 2013 the existing shopping mall (21.000 sq.mtrs) has been extensively renovated and expanded with 24.000 sqr.mtrs. 

Image Courtesy © René de Wit

  • Architects: VVKH Architecten
  • Project: Home and Living Mall Ekkersrijt
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Photography: René de Wit
  • Client: Altera Vastgoed N.V., Amstelveen
  • Developing contractor: Bouwbedrijf Pennings, Rosmalen
  • Commercial: CBRE, Houten
  • Engineering partners: ABT, Velp (construction); Ingenieusbureau Vogelvang, Apeldoorn (installations); Brink Groep, Son en Breugel (control); LMBS, Utrecht (rental)
  • Building period: renovation November 2009 – July 2011; new buildings September 2011 – march 2013

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A motif to connect old and new in Shanghai, China by Aedas

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: Aedas

Located on the north bank of Suzhou Creek and within the business area across Sichuan North Road and Zhapu Road in Shanghai, Aedas-design Shanghai Landmark Center enjoys a prime location with excellent views towards the Northern Bund and Huangpu River. The site is surrounded by low-rise residential blocks and a number of historic buildings such as the Shanghai Post and Telecommunication Bureau, Shanghai General Hospital, New Asia Hotel, Ruikang Mansion and Outer Baidu Bridge, forming a unique urban fabric. The new complex creates a synergy for the commercial hub and the neighbourhood and connects the old and new of Shanghai city.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: A motif to connect old and new
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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10 Logements Sociaux Familiaux Paris 15ème in France by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes 

The new building is aligned on rue Castagnary and recedes in an L-shape towards the adjacent building in the north. Its medium scale ensures urban continuity and the density in this quarter. The building is covered by an envelope of white metal blades, consistent with the dominating color of the quarter. Its vocabulary is contemporary and in line with the finesse and attention to detail some housings in the neighborhood. The rhythm of the openings and the large vertical apertures are inspired by Parisian windows.
The ground level and the first three upper floors follow the alignment of the sidewalk but the façade inclines from the last two levels onwards. The height of the building corresponds to the height of its neighboring buildings on rue Castagnary.

Image Courtesy © Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: 10 Logements Sociaux Familiaux Paris 15ème
  • Location: 39-41, rue Castagnary, Paris 15ème
  • Site area: 304,9 m²

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Ginza Place in Tokyo, Japan by Klein Dytham architecture (KDa)

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Article source: Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) 

Ginza Place, a major commercial development in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, occupies arguably the most prominent recent development site in Japan. Ginza’s reputation for elegance and sophistication has made it a center of Japanese culture and commerce for more than a century. Ginza Place completes the neighborhood’s central intersection by introducing a bold and well calculated facade to the streetscape.

Image Courtesy © Klein Dytham architecture (KDa)

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LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill in New York by Giorgio Borruso Design

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: Giorgio Borruso Design

LEGACY AND INNOVATION

Lord & Taylor, founded in 1826, is the oldest specialty department store chain in the country. They built the first suburban department stores, which became models for a new retail typology. In 1953, Lord & Taylor presented an award for independent thinking to Albert Einstein for his “nonconformity” in scientific matters. The company has an especially interesting story to tell in terms of both its history and its connection to high-level architectural design in its department stores. The projects developed under the leadership of Dorothy Shaver with Raymond Loewy provide a rich catalogue of inspiration. The spatial and formal fluidity in these early works was something we looked to rediscover, in particular, for the store in Ridge Hill, both in terms of the building’s relationship to its context as well as the experience of the public.

As the first new L&T store since 2001, our goal was to realize a project that honors the legacy of an iconic and historic partnership in design, both in terms of its architectural and urban presence (evolving the “big box” store) and its technological and design creativity.

Image Courtesy © Giorgio Borruso Design

  • Architects: Giorgio Borruso Design
  • Project: LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: FormZ

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Siège VEOLIA in Aubervilliers, France by DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Article source: DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes 

The dynamics and future urban density of the district, as well as the orientation of the site, the vastness of the sky and the proximity to the water are the prerequisites for the implementation of the project. The aim is to create a modern working environment that gives this special place a strong identity, in particular by linking architecture and landscape. The project participates in the development of this new district and dialogues with the important surrounding buildings, the shopping center and the Heaquarter of Icade which are also structured around the channel Darse.

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: Siège VEOLIA
  • Location: 30 rue Madeleine Vionnet 93300 Aubervilliers, France
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
  • Client: SCI 68 Victor Hugo
  • Project team leader: Dietmar Feichtinger, Matthieu Miclot
  • Team: Alessandro Capello, Paolo Carignano, Karolina Kania, Erika Naccari, Cristina Giordani,  Giulia Borghi, Begona Camarero, Déborah Blaise, Louise Deguine, Irene Roca Moracia, Gerhard Pfeiler, Fatima Abel Couceiro, Laura Enshaie
  • Team competition: Mathieu Miclot, Claire Bodenez, Déborah Blaise, Laura Ulloa, Barbara Feichtinger-Felber, Camille Crépin, Guillaume Buton, Elisabet Lara, Gerardo Rosenzweig, Franciso Castellanos, Ricardo Lovelace, Fatima Abel Couceiro

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Joan Oliver – Pere Quart Civic Center Extension in Barcelona, Spain by Pich-Aguilera Architects

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Article source: Pich-Aguilera Architects

The building, which takes in the Civic Centre Joan Oliver, was built in the late 90s. Their services are distributed on the ground floor and their spaces are articulated on both sides of a longitudinal corridor, where they are located, on one side, the classrooms and offices, and on the opposite side, the gym and the locker room.

Image Courtesy © Simón García

  • Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
  • Project: Joan Oliver – Pere Quart Civic Center Extension
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Simón García
  • Software used: Autocad

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World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

China World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, made a double win at MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, this year in France – the project was crowned Best Futura Project at MIPIM Awards 2017 and awarded a Commendation in the Retail and Leisure category at The Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards.

Image Courtesy © Andrew Bromberg at Aedas

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FOEGER WOMAN PURE in Basel, Switzerland by Pedrocchi Architekten BSA

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: Pedrocchi Architekten BSA

Foeger Woman Pure“ has been one of Austria’s leading fashion boutiques for the past 20 years. Located in the picturesque alpine Town of Telfs in Tyrol (population 15,000) the store offers its customers fashion from international designer all over the world. Pedrocchi Architects from Basel, Switzerland, extended the existing fashion boutique with a cupola-like building which house the collections of new and promising designers.

Image Courtesy © Ruedi Walti

  • Architects: Pedrocchi Architekten BSA
  • Project: FOEGER WOMAN PURE
  • Location: Basel,  Switzerland
  • Photography: Ruedi Walti, Christian Knoerr
  • Client: Ms Midi Foeger, Telfs, Austria
  • Completion: November 2010 (more…)
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