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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.

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  • 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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Dunajski Kristali in Ljubljana, Slovenia by APLAN

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: APLAN

Following the Competition at the end of 2006, the investor MABRA engineering entrusted the author of the winning elaborate, Lečnik Darko, with the planning of the project, who, along with his team APLAN d.o.o. and colleague Rafael Draksler with the team ARHITEKA d.o.o., began drawing up projects for the business and residential facility DUNAJSKI KRISTALI.

Image Courtesy Miran Kambič

  • Architects: APLAN
  • Project: Dunajski Kristali
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Client: MABRA engineering
  • Design team: Darko Lečnik APLAN team for the business portion
  • Associates in charge: Darko Lečnik, Architect – business portion,
  • Structural: Edvard Štok and KONSTAT BIRO
  • Project year: 2011
  • Project area: 40,000 m2/sqm
  • Photographs: Miran Kambič
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3DS MAX

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Copenhagen Headquarters for accountancy and consultancy firm in Denmark by 3XN Architects (designed using AutoCAD and Revit)

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: 3XN Architects

A balance between a thoughtful blending into the surrounding scale and an elegant, yet significant expression has been the driving thought behind Danish practice 3XN’s design of the new Copenhagen Headquarters for accountancy and consultancy firm, KPMG.  The company is certain that their new building gives them the right settings and environment to achieve future growth.

Image Courtesy Adam M¢rk

  • Architects: 3XN Architects
  • Project: Copenhagen Headquarters for accountancy and consultancy firm
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: KPMG
  • Type: Office and commercial
  • Size: 35.000m2 (33.500 m2 office, 1.300 m2 commercial space, 22.000 m2 parking)
  • Floors: 6
  • Interior Design: 3XN Architects
  • Landscape Design: Henrik Jørgensen
  • Engineer: MT Højgaard
  • Art Consultants: In Situ
  • Software used: AutoCad and Revit

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Fisterra Fishmarket in La Coruña, Spain by CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Article source: Covadonga Carrasco Arquitectos

This project to a fish market, which is considerate like a pioneering experience in Galicia, gives the possibility of receiving visitors at the same time that the market activity is made.

The objective of separate the workers and visitors routes becomes a condition to the distribution and the basic program of a conventional market, appearing added functions, like the information area,  didactic material exhibition hall, a control room and a small store.

Image Courtesy Jordi Pereda

  • Architects: CREUSeCARRASCO Arquitectos
  • Project: Fisterra Fishmarket
  • Location: Fisterra (Finisterre) Seaport , A Coruña, Spain
  • Architect Design: Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco
  • Work Directors: Juan Creus, Covadonga Carrasco, Juan Antonio Rodríguez Pardo
  • Collaborators: Francisco Rosell, Estefanía Vázquez, Felipe Riola, Roi Feijoo, Cecilia Castro, Belén Salgado

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Kettal Showroom in Coral Gables, Florida by Mateu Architecture

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: Mateu Architecture

DESIGN OF A RETAIL SHOWROOM FOR AN OUTDOOR FURNITURE COMPANY BASED IN BARCELONA, SPAIN IN AN EXISTING RETAIL SPACE ON MIRACLE MILE, CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA.

THE OWNERS OF THIS OUTDOOR FURNITURE COMPANY WANTED TO OPEN A SHOWROOM IN CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA, THEIR FIRST LOCATION IN THE USA.

Image Courtesy Carlos Domenech

  • Architects: Mateu Architecture
  • Project: Kettal Showroom
  • Location: Coral Gables, Florida
  • Client: Grupo Kettal North America
  • Building Area: (sf) 7,512 SQ. FT.  A/C
  • Cost per Square Foot: $120
  • Construction Cost: $900,000
  • Date of Substantial Completion: MARCH, 2007
  • Type of Project: COMMERCIAL
  • Photographer: Carlos Domenech

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Lilium Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Zaha Hadid Architect

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Situated at a prominent point with the city centre, Lilium Tower rises as a light, transparent and constantly surprising 260m structure amongst a cluster of distinctive tall buildings – achieving distinction both through its unique silhouette, and the application of a progressive low-energy strategy to meet extremes in local climate. Lilium Tower rises in a central Warsaw location, adjacent to the Marriott Tower and opposite the central train station.

Lilium Tower

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect
  • Project: Lilium Tower
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Completion Date: 2007 – 2012
  • Project Area: 130000m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Markus Planteu
  • Competition Team: Thomas Mathoy, Sophia Razzaque, Naomi Fritz, Daniel Widrig, Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Dennis Brezina, Seda Zirek
  • Structural / Services: ARUP
  • Feasibility Estimate: Davis Langdon

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Rosarito Condominium Development in Baja California Norte, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

Located in a cliff of 30 metres high between Rosarito and Ensenada, this condiminium complex tries to satisfy beach property growing demand in Baja California area.

This project design responds first of all to the property’s particular sunpath diagram, to the geographical conditions and to the real state business situation. This product is addressed to a upper middle class market.

 

Exterior View

  • Architect: Pascal Arquitectos – Carlos Pascal, Gerard Pascal
  • Name of Project: Rosarito Condominium Development
  • Location: Baja California Norte, Mexico
  • Area: 30,000 m2
  • Year: 2008
  • Software used: AutoCAD for drawings, images by hand

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Mediacorp in Singapore by Henning Larsen Architects

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

Mediacorp’s bold ambition to become the best employer has been the inspiration.

The building is designed as a self-sufficient carbon neutral building. With optimal daylight conditions and adding productivity gains, less sick days and better indoor climate for its people. Architecture can deliver functionality in an innovative way and become the working environment of choice.

Night View

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: Mediacorp
  • Location: Singapore
  • Client: MedieaCorp.
  • Gross floor area: 73,000 m2
  • Year of design: 2007 – 2007
  • Type of assignment: First prize in international competition

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