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Danks and Bourke in Sydney, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: Tony Owen Partners 

The new Danks & Bourke commercial building is a refurbishment of a 1960’s concrete furniture warehouse. It is located in the former industrial area of Danks Street, which has lately become a trendy hub for the designer commercial set. The triple-frontage building contains 5,000sqm of office space over two levels, a supermarket and specialty retail stores on the ground floor.

Image Courtesy Tony Owen Partners 

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners 
  • Project: Danks and Bourke
  • Location: Danks Street, Sydney, Australia
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit, 3-D Studio Max, Maya and Rhino

Nanjing Road Mixed Use Area in Qingdao, China by RTA-Office

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: RTA-Office

The 200.000 square meters complex aims to create a new and contemporary urban space. We have distributed the volumes on the parcel in order to get at the same time both an open public space and an intimate one. The many passages through the project offer walk paths for resident and visitors. The mixed-use project occupies an entire block of the city of Qingdao.

Image Courtesy RTA-Office 

  • Architects: RTA-Office
  • Project: Nanjing Road Mixed Use Area
  • Location: Qingdao, China
  • Plot area: 26.810 m2
  • Total construction area: 210.700 m
  • Project: 2012
  • Completion Date: in progress
  • Landscape Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office in collaboration with Tengyuan Design Institute Co. (Qingdao)
  • Architecture Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office in collaboration with Tengyuan Design Institute Co. (Qingdao)
  • Interior Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office in collaboration with Tengyuan Design Institute Co. (Qingdao)
  • Client: Zhong Lian

Galaxy Soho in Beijing, China by Zaha Hadid

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Article source: Zaha Hadid

The Galaxy SOHO project in central Beijing for SOHO China is a 330 000m2 office, retail and entertainment complex that will become an integral part of the living city, inspired by the grand scale of Beijing. Its architecture is a composition of four continuous, flowing volumes that are set apart, fused or linked by stretched bridges. These volumes adapt to each other in all directions, generating a panoramic architecture without corners or abrupt transitions that break the fluidity of its formal composition.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid
  • Project: Galaxy Soho
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project Director, Associate: Satoshi Ohashi
  • Associate: Cristiano Ceccato
  • Project Architect: Yoshi Uchiyama
  • Photographers: Hufton + Crow, Iwan Baan
  • Client: SOHO China
  • Program: Mixed-use Commercial Building (Office & Retail)


Hudson in San Pedro Garza García, México by FACTOR: RECURSO

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: FACTOR: RECURSO

San Pedro Garza Garcia is a center of economic progress and of important entrepreneur culture in the state of Nuevo Leon. Its privileged geographical location has provided its habitants with the necessary resources for maintaining their quality of life.

Image Courtesy Carlos Rodríguez Garrido

  • Architects: FACTOR: RECURSO
  • Project: Hudson
  • Location: San Pedro Garza García, México
  • Project: Office and Commercial Building HUDSON
  • Built area: 1050 m²
  • Materials: Brick, Concrete and Glass.
  • Photographer: Carlos Rodríguez Garrido


Savica Business & Residential Building in Zagreb, Croatia by Studio za arhitekturu (SZA)

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Article source: Studio za arhitekturu (SZA)

Various studies have been written, analyses conducted and several competitions held in order to examine the way in which Zagreb is situated on the river Sava and how the river is incorporated into the city.

Image Courtesy Sandro Lendler

  • Architects: Studio za arhitekturu (SZA)
  • Project: Savica Business & Residential Building
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Client: Zagrebgradnja d.o.o
  • Project date: 2009.
  • Construction: 2012.
  • Author: Igor Franić
  • Collaborators: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Debeljuh
  • Contractor: Zagrebgradnja d.o.o.
  • Structure: Tehnicke konstrukcije d.o.o.
  • Mechanical Installations: SM – inzenjering d.o.o.
  • Electrical Installations: Elektro-ekspert d.o.o.
  • Sewage and Water Supply: SM – inzenjering d.o.o.
  • Gross surface area: 25 806 m2
  • Site area: 6 857 m2
  • Photographers: Sandro Lendler, Filip Beusan


Lazika Municipality in Georgia by Architects of Invention

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Architects of Invention

The young UK-Georgia-based practice Architects of Invention has completed a new municipality building for a city which is yet to come into being – Lazika. This marine, economic and commercial centre was intended to be one of the largest cities in Georgia. Currently, Lazika’s future hangs in the balance, as the new government decides its course of action.


  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: Lazika Municipality
  • Location: Lazika, Georgia
  • Function: Municipality
  • Programme: Lobby, Service Hall, Offices, Wedding Hall, Terrace
  • Construction period: Start  01 April 2012 – Completed 15 Sep 2012 (168 days)
  • Site area: 1225 ㎡
  • Building area: 400 ㎡
  • Area: NET  1500 ㎡, GEA – 2075㎡
  • Budget: $9mil ($6000/m2)
  • Stories: 3
  • Structure (materials): 100% Steel body

Zentro in Lima Province, Peru by Gonzalez Moix Arquitectura

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Article source: Gonzalez Moix Arquitectura

We had to solve an a typical project, a design center, where creativity and art should be blended and be offered to the user. The shops should have the same condition, without creating differences between the front and back. After solving the first floor with two locals, we made in the second and third floor 8 offices or locals arranged beside a yard with domestic scale.

PHOTOGRAPHY street facade : Image Courtesy © Juan Solano Ojasi

  • Architects: Gonzalez Moix Arquitectura
  • Project: Zentro
  • Location: La Molina, Lima Province, Peru
  • Photography: Juan Solano Ojasi
  • Year: 2012
  • Project Aera: 1900 m2

Fournitures Sélect in Dorval, Canada By Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Article source: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Situated in an industrial sector near Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport and intersecting highways, this commercial building stands out for its efficient architecture, simple forms, and colourful envelope. Fournitures Sélect specializes in the sale, rental, and maintenance of equipment used in post-damage restoration; it also provides training on this equipment. The building includes a showroom, customer service counters, a classroom, offices, a repair workshop, and a warehouse.

Image Courtesy Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
  • Project: Fournitures Select
  • Location: 1965, 55e avenue, Dorval, Canada
  • Partner in charge: Alexandre Blouin
  • Design team: Isabelle Beauchamp (Project Architect), Jonathan Trottier
  • Mechanical Engineer: L.L.E.C. Inc.
  • Electrical Engineer: ScotMa-Tech Inc.
  • Civil Engineer: TEKNIKA-HBA
  • Contractor: A.O.S. Construction Inc.
  • Lighting Design: Novus
  • Area: 13 400 pi2
  • Cost: 1,8 M$
  • Completion date: 2010
  • Photographer: Steve Montpetit


Echo Club Wuhan in China by Crox International

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Article source: Crox International

In response to globalization and cross-cutting design trends, the three big international design organizations (ICSID、Icograda and IFI) came together to form the International Design Alliance; IDA, and this year in Taipei, held their annual World Design Congress.  There, the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) and the organizers of Taiwan’s Innovation and Design Center Chose Tsung-Jen Lin as one of the 100 great Designers of Taiwan.

Image Courtesy Wei-Hung Li

  • Architects: Crox International
  • Project: Echo Club Wuhan
  • Location: Wuhan, China
  • Design Firm: Crox International Co., Ltd
  • Designer: Tsung-Jen Lin, Director of Crox International Co., Ltd.
  • Designer Team:Tao-benLi, Ying-XiuLin
  • Client: Echo Club
  • Store Location: No. 518, Jiefang Road, Wuchang district, Wuhan, China
  • Completion Date: July, 2011
  • Size: 2000 sqm
  • Material: Carpentry, White & Black-marquina, Glass, Stainless, Stucco
  • Photographer: Wei-Hung Li


John W. Olver Transit Center in Greenfield by Charles Rose Architects Inc

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Article source: Charles Rose Architects Inc

Situated in historic Greenfield’s business district and constructed of traditional materials that complement the town’s stately brick buildings, the John W. Olver Transit Center represents a significant technological departure from the past: With its dramatically limited emissions, it anticipates the future and President Obama’s executive order requiring that all new federal buildings achieve net-zero by 2030. Embedded in the building’s design are numerous strategies for energy conservation and generation. For example, the textured brick cladding the western side is a respectful nod to Greenfield’s past, but its main purpose is green: a high-tech strategy in managing the building’s exposure to afternoon sun. In parts, the brick dissolves and the façade becomes a kind of screen; these patterns control the amount of heat entering the building’s interior in summer and winter.

Entry and second floor offices that have views of Greenfield

  • Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc
  • Project: John W. Olver Transit Center
  • Location: Greenfield, MA  USA
  • MEP, FP Engineers: ARUP
  • Structural Engineer: RSE ASSOCIATES, INC
  • Civil Engineer: NITSCH ENGINEERING
  • Landscape Architect: GROUNDVIEW
  • Building Envelope Consultant: BET


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