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Citta Italia in China & Italy by MDU architetti

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Article source: MDU architetti

China, Italy … A history of  continuous  connections between the two nations that started in the XIII century  from the voyage of Marco Polo with his masterpiece: “il Milione”.
A narration of the encounter of two millenary cultures.
The project for the Italian Trade Center “I Principi d’Italia”  looks for the architectural expression of this historical encounter. From a conceptual point of view the project is a narration, the narration of a voyage between China and Italy and so, of the encounter of the eastern and  the western culture.

Image courtesy mdu architetti

  • Architects: MDU architetti
  • Project: CITTA’ ITALIA
  • Location: China & Italy
  • Program: trade center, office tower, residential tower
  • Client: Xu Quiu Lin_Giulin Group Branch
  • Team: Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini
  • Collaborators: Michele Fiesoli, David Bigiarini, Nico Fedi, Eugenio Salvetti, Dante Vinciguerra
  • Sustainable architecture: Sabrina Borgianni
  • Local partner: Design Institute Zhe Jiang Jing Jian
  • Dimentions: gross area: 47.000 sqm, volume: 345.000 cubic metres
  • Materials: bronze glass facade, steel frame
  • Schedule:
    design: 2008 – 2009
    ground breaking: 2010
    completion: in progress
  • Building cost: confidential
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT

Tourist Apartments and Commercial Premises Valdelagrana in Cádiz, Spain by SV60 Arquitectos

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Article source: SV60 Arquitectos

The building is designed as a linear volume adapted to the urban rules of alignments and heights, and parallel to the coastline. The situation, in a second line and hidden after several 12-storey buildings, the situation allows different sea sights through the horizontal gaps between the “towers”. Due to excessive linearity (urban ordinance) and low height (3 floors) the building is proposed as a volumetric and abstract object that acquires his singularity by the vibration of the materials.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: SV60 Arquitectos
  • Project: Tourist Apartments and Commercial Premises Valdelagrana
  • Location: Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Collaborators: Antonio G. Liñán, Luis E. Villar, Manuel Gutierrez de Rueda
  • Owner: CORALTE S. L.
  • Construction: TREARTE S. L.
  • Year: 2004 – 2005

Square de l’Accueil in Brussels, Belgium by ARJM

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: ARJM

The project \”Square de l’Accueil\” (Welcoming Square) includes a public square of 10,000 m2, 53 flats, a school, commercial spaces and an underground parking. The project itself includes all the components of the city at a smaller scale.  The site is a neighborhood at a strategic entry point towards one of Brussels communes, Evere.  The project is the missing « puzzle piece » to the realisation of the current site as an animated liveable space.

Image courtesy ARJM (Abdelmajid Boulaioun) 

  • Architects: ARJM (Abdelmajid Boulaioun)
  • Project: Square de l’Accueil Winning Proposal
  • Location: Square de l’Accueil, Brussels , Belgium
  • Contractor: Commune de Evere
  • Public square area: 10,000 sqm
  • Building area: 7,000 sqm
  • Competition year: 2012
  • Status: Competition winner
  • Urbanism: SUM
  • Structure: GREISCH
  • Building services: JZH
  • Vizualisations: QUICKIT
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Inkscape for the drawings

Rua, Restaurant/Bar in Porto, Portugal by Proj3ct and Pluggo

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Proj3ct and Pluggo

Located on the blooming nightlife district of Oporto’s downtown, RUA occupies the ground floor of an old building facing a narrow yet busy street. The vacant space matched in many ways the traditional construction  of Oporto old city center: narrow lots with high openings and ceilings, the extensive use of granite stone and local painted ceramic tiles (“azulejo”) on the façades, the appropriation of small and cozy patios. The relation towards the street was quite effective and dominant, as it could be enhanced towards the existing patio.

Image Courtesy © rxg3d

  • Architects: Proj3ct and Pluggo (co-authorship)
  • Project: Rua, Restaurant/Bar
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Type: commercial
  • Client: Apogeu da Ribalta, lda.
  • Gross area: 146 sqm.
  • Engineering: Logacústica
  • Photography / rendering: rxg3d
  • Date: 2012
  • Status: under construction

Clearing House in Salzburg, Austria by Strobl Architekten ZT GmbH

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Article source: Strobl Architekten ZT GmbH 

The Clearing House is an institution of the SOS-Kinderdorf. Since 2001 this special place serves as accommodation, support and consultancy to minor refugees. The comprehensive restoration in 2012 with its construction and facade design reflects the idea of the SOS Kinderdörfer.

Image courtesy Strobl Architekten 

KAG / Premier Campus Office in Kagithane, Istanbul, Turkey by JDS Architects

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Article source: JDS Architects

The Kagithane Gardens is a business district that focuses on the users working and living qualities and addresses its presence in Istanbul as a new form of contextual and urban approach: The building is formed by our desire to make it interact with its environment.

Image Courtesy JDS Architects

  • Architects: JDS Architects
  • Project: KAG / Premier Campus Office in Kagithane
  • Location: Kagithane, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Project Team: Julien De Smedt, Kamile Malinauskaite, Laure Vandenbroucke, Vincent Macris, Emily Pescod, Melike Ceyisakar, Camille Fatier, Borna Pavicic, Kazuya Uchida
  • Program: Commercial
  • Type: Invited Competition
  • Size: 100 000 M2
  • Budget: Confidential
  • Client: Feryapi
  • Collaborators: DB Architects, Tavusbay-STATIK, Geodinamik, Dinamik Proje, Pozitif Proje, SPIGA, CWG
  • Status: On-Going

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Palm Island in Chongqing, China by HASSELL

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Article source: HASSELL

Located to the north of Chongqing on the banks of Palm Lake and the Taiping Reservoir, the Palm Island project is a new hospitality precinct designed by HASSELL. The key element of the design is water and it has been melded with light and reflections for the project concept. When viewed from afar, the five buildings housing six different restaurants appear to float on the lake, which is the unique feature of the project by Palm Springs Real Estate Development.

Image Courtesy © Luo Wen

  • Architects: HASSELL
  • Project: Palm Island
  • Location: Chongqing, China
  • Photography: Luo Wen
  • Client:  Chongqing Palm Springs Real Estate Development
  • Discipline:  Architecture, Landscape Architecture
  • Expertise : Commercial and Workplace, Hospitality
  • Scale : 9,600 sqm
  • Year:  2012
  • Status : Completed

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Luminous in Tokyo, Japan by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Article source: Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Jun Sakaguchi as a practice director of PTW Architects won a design competition for this small commercial block in Tokyo in 2006. Crowned with a penthouse rising above the 31m height limit but within the set-back line, it glows like finely cut jewellery. Most surrounding buildings are 31m high, so the penthouse enjoys open views from the timber deck terrace to the Tokyo Station area and further up to the Shinjuku district.

Image Courtesy © Tomohiro Sakashita 

  • Architects: Jun Sakaguchi as practice director of PTW Architects
  • Project: Luminous
  • Location: Kodenma-cho, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Tomohiro Sakashita
  • Type: Commercial
  • Software used: ArchiCad for rendering and AutoCAD for documentation

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
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