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Green Dunes in Dongcheng, Beijing by Girimun Architects

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Article source: Girimun Architects

This master plan project located in the Dongcheng District transforms the existing 16.5 ha site into a sustainable high density mixed-used urban park. A one-of-a-kind multi-level pedestrian link cuts through a typical Beijing block linking two major roads, metro and train stations. Office and SOHO towers, hotels, services apartments, and exclusive luxury residential towers emerge from a dune-like topography where shopping and cultural activities weave into a series of plazas, event spaces and sunken gardens.

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

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Integral Iluminación Comercial Building in Samborondon , Ecuador by Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Article source: Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos

General Parameters 

Oriented from north to south, Integral Iluminación Commercial Building, developed in two diamond-shaped plots with a total building area of 12,701 square feet. One of the requirements of the project was to keep the exterior structure of the existing house (columns, walls and pitched roof) in one of the plots while a new structure proposed for the expansion of the building on the second plot. Considering that Integral Iluminacion sells top of the line lighting and automatization systems, it was extremely important to conceive a cutting edge architectural design that would become an icon for the company.

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

Image Courtesy © Juan Alberto Andrade

  • Architects: Jannina Cabal & Arquitectos
  • Project: Integral Iluminación Comercial Building
  • Location: Samborondon , Ecuador
  • Photography: Juan Alberto Andrade
  • Year: 2013 – 2014
  • Lead Architect: Arq. Jannina Cabal
  • Team: Arq. Alejandra Lopez, Arq. Marco Sosa, Arq. Katty Cuenca
  • Construction Area: 12,701 square feet
  • Plot Area: 11,302 square feet

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NBD Biblion, Zoetermeer in Zoetermeer, Netherland by LIAG architects

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Article source: LIAG architects

A new business premises has been built for NBD Biblion, an organisation that provides services for public libraries and multimedia centres in the Netherlands. The colourful and highly sustainable building is designed by LIAG architects and building advisors.

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

Image Courtesy © Hannah Anthonysz

  • Architects: LIAG architects
  • Project: NBD Biblion, Zoetermeer
  • Location: Zoetermeer, Netherland
  • Photography: Ben Aarts, Hannah Anthonysz
  • Year: 2014
  • Area: 14.000 m2 (GFA)
  • Team LIAG: Erik Schotte, Carina Nørregaard, Jordy Aarts, Peter Donkers, Arie Aalbers, Thomas Bögl

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Sarugaku in Daikanyama, Tokyo by akihisa hirata ,yoshihiko yoshihara

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Article source: Akihisa hirata ,Yoshihiko yoshihara

This is a set of the commercial tenant buildings in Daikanyama, Tokyo.
From legal condition it was demanded to build several small volumes in narrow site, and we decided to make several volumes that seemed to be mountains. Thereby valley-shaped space between mountains is formed, where people and displayed things will overflow. Light and wind are taken enough by valley-shaped space, and each shop can enlarge itself on the mountain shaped volumes.

Image Courtesy © akihisa hirata architecture

Image Courtesy © akihisa hirata architecture

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DOWNTOWN LA PAZ in Baja California Sur, México by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Article source: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Downtown La Paz is a new touristic and commercial development designed and built by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea. It is located in the Mexican city with the same name, which is also the capital of Baja California Sur, right in the southern part of the Baja California peninsula with more than 250 thousand inhabitants.

Image Courtesy © ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Image Courtesy © ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

  • Architects: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
  • Project: DOWNTOWN LA PAZ
  • Location: Baja California Sur, México
  • Architects in change: Arq. José Lew Kirsch, Arq. Bernardo Lew Kirsch
  • Area: 5000 sq m
  • Construction: 10 000 sq m

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S P Setia in Shah Alam, Malaysia by Shatotto Architecture

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Article source: Shatotto Architecture

S P Setia, considered as one of the largest developers in Malaysia. their new large venture “Setia Alam” is located in the “Shah Alam” area, south west of Kuala Lumpur. In this approximately five thousand acres of new city, S P Setia decided to build their own headquarters on a four-acre of land. This developed the idea for a very formal design approach to emphasize on the social commitment of S P Setia to contribute in the national development of Malaysia through their edifice in this new city. Further to that, the Setia headquarters have been designed as a green building and achieved first ever private commercial building in Malaysia green buildings “platinum” certification.

Image Courtesy © Shatotto Architecture

Image Courtesy © Shatotto Architecture

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KPOP Curve in Gyeonggi-do, Korea by Moon Hoon

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Article source: Moon Hoon

Baekhyeon-dong is divided in almost equal parts by its main café street. The buildings in the surrounding areas are similarly subdivided by their function; the lower and ground levels are commercial, and the first and second levels are typically residential. Amidst this sea of homogeneity, these structures engage in a quiet struggle for distinction, through the variation of form and materials, Of these, the building at street address number 582 is a music agency owned by an IT company. Sitting at a fortuitous corner, it serves as a rare contrast to the numerous other constructions in Baekhyeon-dong that fail to make the most of their locations.

Image Courtesy © Nam Goong Sun

Image Courtesy © Nam Goong Sun

  • Architects: Moon Hoon
  • Project: KPOP Curve
  • Location: 582, Baekhyeon-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  • Photography: Nam Goong Sun
  • Programme: multi use building and multiplex house
  • Site area: 264.7m²
  • Building area: 131.74m²
  • Gross floor area: 435.85m
  • Building scope: B1, 3F
  • Parking: 4
  • Height: 13.68m
  • Building to land ratio: 49.77%
  • Floor area ratio: 136.20%
  • Structure: RC

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BOULEVARD LAS BRUJAS – COMMERCIAL BUILDING in Santiago, Chile by MAS FERNANDEZ ARQUITECTOS

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Article source: MAS FERNANDEZ ARQUITECTOS

“Boulevard Las Brujas” building is the synthesis of the accumulated experience in Retail buildings by the office during the last 10 years, such as shopping centers Pio XI , Luis Carrera, San Felix, Av Peru and others.

The large covering that wraps the volumes that contain shops, helps to give the building a strong appearance, leaving the billboards captivated by architecture.

The corporative images of todays main market brands are far away from what one would like as an architect (far away from the reality), with which we have to work on our commercial architecture.

Image Courtesy © Nico Saieh

Image Courtesy © Nico Saieh

  • Architects: MAS FERNANDEZ ARQUITECTOS
  • Project: BOULEVARD LAS BRUJAS – COMMERCIAL BUILDING
  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Nico Saieh
  • Architects In Charge: Cristóbal Fernández, Andrés Mas, Patricio Pinto, Antonio Mundi
  • Structural Engineer: Eduardo Valenzuela
  • Area: 5.001,09m2
  • Year: 2012

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20th St. Offices in Santa Monica, CA by Belzberg Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Belzberg Architects

Abstract

The 20th Street Offices serve as creative working studios for three design firms in Santa Monica, California.  Located on a 7,500 square foot lot in one of the United States top ‘green’ cities, they consist of approximately 6,800 sf of studio space at two stories with a mezzanine. Santa Monica earned this ranking with its extensive Green Building Program and public policies.  However, the prominence of sustainable initiatives in Santa Monica doesn’t end with policy; an extensive network of environmentally conscious citizens and business owners, of which the architects of the 20th Street Offices are a member, propels it forward.  It is the firm’s desire, along side of its latest trajectories in architectural design and theory, to responsibly lead its fellow citizens, colleagues, and clients in green building initiatives and made no exception when designing their own offices as they pursued a LEED-NC Gold rating.

Image Courtesy ©  Fotoworks/Benny Chan

Image Courtesy © Fotoworks/Benny Chan

  • Architects: Belzberg Architects
  • Project: 20th St. Offices
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Fotoworks/Benny Chan
  • Year: 2009
  • Status: Built
  • Project Type: Commercial
  • Construction: Type New
  • Size: 5,000 ft2
  • Client(s): Belzberg Architects
  • Principal: Hagy Belzberg
  • Project Manager: David Cheung, Carina Bien-Willner, Lauren Zuzack
  • Project Team: Aaron Leppanen, Andrew Atwood, Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Cory Taylor, Dan Rentsch, Eric Stimmel, Erik Sollom, Manish Desai, Justin Brechtel.
  • Structural Engineer: Andrew Chan
  • Mechanical Engineer: John Dorius & Associates
  • Electrical Consultant: A&F Consultants
  • Plumbing Consultant: Tom Nasrollahi
  • General Contractor: Belzberg Architects
  • Furniture: Ruben Bien-Willner
  • Special Fabrication: SC Sheetmetal
  • LEED Consulting: Eco-Consulting | LA

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LAS ARENAS in Barcelona, Spain by Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source:  Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects

In spite of the fact that the former bullring, in disuse since 1989 and with a neo-mudéjar style, didn’t actually have high architectural value, it was clear that, being poised in such an impressive location for more than a century, this site was really in the minds of every citizen, and its symbolic value lead to a suitable preservation. That’s why the architectural answer, already from the first outlines, was orientated towards its maintenance as a second skin of the new building. Nevertheless, such preservation met great technical complexity: first, an evident physical deterioration; second, a strange height, four meters above the nearby streets. The technical effort was worth it, in the end to present a strong, atypical cylindrical form.

Image Courtesy ©  Josep Maria Mills, David Cardelús, Luis Alonso

Image Courtesy © Josep Maria Mills, David Cardelús, Luis Alonso

  • Architects: Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects (Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners)
  • Project: LAS ARENAS
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Josep Maria Mills / David Cardelús / Luis Alonso
  • Customer / Client: Company of New Bullring, SL / Metrovacesa
  • Structural Engineering: BOMA (Brufau Obiol, Moya and Associates)
  • Engineering Facilities: JG ASSOCIATES
  • Project Management: Bovis Lend Lease
  • Manufacturer: Dragados
  • Project Year: 2000
  • Implementation period: 2005 – 2011
  • Area: 105,000 m²
  • Construction cost: € 130 million

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