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Steckelhörn 11 in Hamburg, Germany by J. Mayer H. Architects

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: J. Mayer H. Architects

The project “Steckelhörn 11” is located in the old centre of Hamburg, close to the prominent new “Hafen City” development. It replaces a ruinous building and fills the gap between two historic premises. The triangular-shaped lot stretches across the city block, thus allowing for a narrow façade of about 1.3 m width facing the harbor and a main elevation of about 26.4 m oriented toward Steckelhörn street. The vertical design and soft setbacks of the latter pay tribute to the massing of the surrounding structures, as well as to local building-height regulations.

Main facade (Image Courtesy David Franck)

  • Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects
  • Project: S11 – Office Complex Steckelhörn 11
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Hans Schneider, Wilko Hoffmann, Marcus Blum
  • Project Date: 2007-2009
  • Completion: October 2009
  • Client: Cogiton Projekt Altstadt GmbH, Hamburg
  • Architect on Site: Imhotep, Donachie und Blomeyer with Dirk Reinisch, Berlin
  • Software used: Archicad and Rhino

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Hanjie Wanda Square in Wuhan, China by UNStudio

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Article source: UNStudio

Hanjie Wanda Square is a new luxury shopping plaza located in the Wuhan Central Culture Centre, one of the most important areas of Wuhan City. The multifunctional organisation of the master plan – which includes cultural and tourist facilities as well as commercial, office and residential components – acts as an attractor to the area for visitors, inhabitants and commuters alike.
Following competitions with design entries from national and international architects, UNStudio’s overall design was selected by Wanda as the winning entry for the facade and interior of the Hanjie Wanda Square. Construction is currently underway and the Hanjie Wanda Square is expected to be completed in 2013. It will house international luxury brand stores, world-class boutiques, catering outlets and cinemas.

Shopping street

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Hanjie Wanda Square
  • Location: Wuhan, China
  • Client: Wuhan Wanda East Lake Real State Co., Ltd
  • Building surface: Facade 29.920 sqm
  • Interior: 22.630 sqm
  • Programme: Luxury shopping mall
  • Contribution UNStudio: Facade and interior design
  • Status: Under construction

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Zhengzhou Mixed Use Development in China by Trahan Architects

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Article source: Trahan Architects

Located in central China, Zhengzhou is experiencing rapid re-development.  Part of a broad scale master plan labeled “The Rise of Central China”; Zhengzhou is implementing a two part initiative:  ecological and infrastructural development.  Ecological development prioritizes the surrounding natural resources; forest park, scenic areas, wetlands/reserves, rivers/lakes & urban green space.  Infrastructural development addresses an emerging market identified as “Logistics Industry”.  Zhengzhou is to serve as an integrated hub for the import/export of goods and mass transportation which connects the east and the west.

Aerial Perspective 01

  • Architects: Trey Trahan, FAIA
  • Project: Zhengzhou Mixed Use Development
  • Location: Zhengzhou, China
  • Program: Mixed Use Development
  • Floor Area: 400,000 sm (4,305,564 g.s.f.)
  • Cost: $880,000,000 (USD)
  • Completion: To Be Announced
  • Principal Architect: Trey Trahan, FAIA
  • Senior Designer: Mark Hash
  • Project Team: Art Terry, Michael McCune and Kim Nguyen
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino, FormZ and Grasshopper (3D modeling), AutoCAD (2D plans and sections), Illustrator (graphics)

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Etsy in Brooklyn, NY by Matiz Architecture and Design

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Article source: Matiz Architecture and Design 

Located in Dumbo, Brooklyn, designed for the world’s most vibrant handmade online marketplace, we transformed a raw space into an Etsy world. A series of open workspace areas and acoustically controlled environments were generated providing access to natural light. Core common spaces are contained within two continuous curved walls permitting passage and reinforcing transparency. Handmade materials are introduced promoting the brand and contrasting the loft space.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Ty Cole)

  • Architects: Matiz Architecture and Design 
  • Name of Project: Etsy
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • Program: HQ for handcrafted goods leader, open offices, meeting areas, creative labs (capacity 90 people)
  • Size: 10,500sf
  • Status: Completed September 2009
  • Client: Etsy
  • Design team: Juan C. Matiz AIA leed AP, Lee Kreiner
  • Photography: Ty Cole

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La Cite des Affaires in Saint-Étienne, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

The site is a vital liaison point between the centre of Saint-Etienne and the new Chateaucreux neighbourhood, to which it forms a major entranceway. It also constitutes a pole grouping several government bodies that will set up there : Regional Development Authority, Tax Services, Epora, Saint-Etienne Métropole, and so on. Service and leisure facilities will also be part of the mix: shared corporate restaurant, café, tourism bureau for the metropiltan area.

Image Courtesy Vincent Fillon

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
  • Project: La Cite des Affaires
  • Location: Saint-Étienne, France
  • Architect Team: Manuelle Gautrand, representative architect, Thomas Daragon, works project manager, Yves Tougard, studies project manager
  • Client: Altarea-Cogedim
  • Photography: Philippe Ruault, Vincent Fillon

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One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold in San Francisco, California by IwamotoScott Architecture (designed with Rhino)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: IwamotoScott Architecture

Lightfold is a lobby design for the new One Kearny commercial development in the heart of downtown San Francisco’s Gallery District, adjacent to the museums of the Yerba Buena Arts District. The project is conceived and funded as architecture as public art. The lobby constitutes the ‘percent for art’ requirement for the building as an integral piece of the architecture. It was subsequently approved by the SF Arts Commission.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Craig Scott - IwamotoScott Architecture)

  • Architect: IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Name of Project: One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold
  • Location: Downtown San Francisco, California
  • Lead Designers: Craig Scott, Lisa Iwamoto
  • Project Team: Blake Altshuler, Ryan Golenberg, Christina Kaneva, Alan Lu and David Swain
  • Photography: Craig Scott – IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Software used: Rhino

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Transforming King’s Cross in London, UK by John Mcaslan + Partners

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Article source: John Mcaslan + Partners

The new Western Concourse at King’s Cross opens to the public on Monday 19th March 2012. “The transformation of King’s Cross station by John McAslan + Partners represents a compelling piece of place-making for London. The show-piece is clearly the Western Concourse – Europe’s largest single span station structure and the heart of the development, but the overall project is far more complex: an extraordinary, collaborative effort that has delivered an internationally significant transport interchange, fit for the 21st century and beyond. We are very proud of our role as lead architects and master-planners of the King’s Cross redevelopment, and it’s immensely satisfying to see the project delivered on time, ready for the capital’s celebration of the London Olympics later this year.”
John McAslan, Chairman John McAslan + Partners

Transforming King’s Cross

  • Architects: John Mcaslan + Partners
  • Project: Transforming King’s Cross
  • Location: London, UK
  • Architect and masterplanner for King’s Cross station and public realm: John McAslan + Partners
  • Client: Network Rail
  • Engineer for roof and platform refurbishment/ footbridge to station: Tata Steel Projects
  • Engineer for western range and new concourse: Arup
  • Architect for King’s Cross Square: Stanton Williams
  • Contractor for eastern range building: Laing O’Rourke/ Costain JV

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Metalsa SA CIDeVeC in Nuevo León, Mexico by Brooks + Scarpa

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa

Historically, Metalsa began as a family-owned company, founded by Guillermo Zambrano Gutierrez in November 1956, previously named Manufacturas Metalicas Monterrey.  The company later entered the automotive industry through a partnership with American firm A. O. Smith and began manufacturing chassis frames for heavy trucks and pickups in the late 60’s.   The official name of Metalsa was adopted in the late 70’s and operations started in Apodaca.  Metalsa’s successes allowed them to acquire the commercial vehicles business from Tower Automotive expanding to Virginia, and later building facilities in China, Japan and India.  Today the company boasts several major automotive corporations as their clients, including Ford and Toyota.

Model

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa
  • Project’s Formal Name: Metalsa SA CIDeVeC
  • Location: Alianza Centro, Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico
  • Client/Owner: The Proeza Group
  • Project Team: Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA – Lead Designer, Daniel Poei, Abby Katcher, Oliver Liao, Darien Williams, Jordan Gearhart, Ching Luk  – Project Design Team
  • Landscape: PEG
  • Engineering:
    • Structural Engineering: Carl W. Howe Partners, Inc.
    • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing: Cobalt
  • LEED: Zinner Consultants
  • Site: A 100,000 square foot vacant parcel located within a new Research and Technology Innovation Park developed by the Mexican government. The site is also adjacent to the Monterrey, Mexico airport and adjoins a natural habitat area.

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2TEC2 Booth in Paris, France by Labscape Architecture

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Article source: Labscape Architecture

The beginning of the project was based on the gills of the manta ray. How from one surface it’s divide himself to making progressive openings. The complete geometry is triangulated to make more architectonic effects.

The space is created by 40 stripes of 25cm width, where each one deform, twist, reduces width, pull up and down for making the functions of;  presentation, communication, sitting, table, desk, lights openings, storage.

Image Courtesy Nicolas Schimp

  • Architects: Labscape Architecture // Tecla Tangorra & Robert Ivanov
  • Project: 2TEC2 Booth
  • Location: Paris, France
  • YEAR : 2010
  • CLIENT : Le Tissage d’Arcade nv/sa
  • CATEGORY :commercial // exhibition
  • SURFACE AREA :40 m²
  • PROGRAM :Carpet Exhibition Booth /// Lounge area // Desk // Samples Area // Storage
  • MATERIALS :Black MDF wood // 2TEC2 carpet // Translucent Plexiglas // 32 LCD screens
  • PHOTOS :Nicolas Schimp copyrights / Labscape copyrights

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Isleta Tribal Services Complex in Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico by Rohde May Keller McNamara Architecture

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Rohde May Keller McNamara Architecture

“Rhythm in Steel as an Aesthetic Experience”

Established in the 14th century, Isleta Pueblo maintains strong ties to traditional values. The Tribal Services Complex is located in the foothills between the Rio Grande Bosque and Manzano Mountains, and is strategically placed in a natural depression, flanked by two preserved promontories. The complex co-locates Fire, Police, E911, Courts, Council, Administration, Wellness and Vehicle Fleet. Lower levels house public safety and tribal leadership, while the upper plaza level/s serve public needs. The architectural imprint acknowledges an ephemeral existence – to blend harmoniously with the land through time. The aim was to create a sense of unity around a center and acknowledge tradition:

    gathering (proto-urban assemblages around a “middle place”)
    alignment (sun, moon, sacred directions)
    harmony with natural surroundings (earth-water-air-fire-spiritual)
    prehistory (function & belief based architectural chronology)

COURT-POLICE-FIRE OFFICES and WELLNESS CENTER - (c) Kirk Gittings Photography

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