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Dream Hub Yongsan IBD in Seoul, South Korea by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

The site for the Yongsan International Business District is strategically and symbolically located within the heart and soul of Seoul, Korea’s historic capital city and is bordered by the picturesque Nam Mountains to the northeast, the majestic Han River to the southwest, and the extensive Yongsan Park to the east. The Master Plan is designed to take advantage of the perfectly positioned and inspiring site which, according to Feng Shui, has the most desirable orientation with the river in front of the site and the mountains behind. Studio Daniel Libeskind is working with Yongsan Development, Co., Inc. on this project.

Night View (Images Courtesy Studio AMD)


Kö-Bogen Düsseldorf in Germany by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Article source: Studio Daniel Libeskind

Kö-Bogen, a dynamic new office and retail complex for downtown Düsseldorf, marks an important transition between urban space and landscape.  Two city blocks are joined with one continuous roof line, forming a unified space for walking, shopping and working.  The building will also create a connected space between the Schadowplatz and the Hofgarten, the central park in Düsseldorf.

Exterior Space View (Image Courtesy Archimation)

  • Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: Kö-Bogen Düsseldorf
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Client: die developer Projektentwicklung GmbH
  • Building Address: Breite Straße 1, 40213 Düsseldorf
  • Cost Control General Contractor: Zechbau GmbH


Hangzhou Gateway in People’s Republic of China by JDS Architects

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Article source: JDS Architects

The concept of the building is to create a gateway that is neither closing-off or dividing the city. The 15-story tower features offices, restaurants, post office, a terraced roof garden and a sunken passage that leads through a shopping center. The rooftop terraces offer generous views to the distant nature while the stone louvers provide a sustainable solution to the office conditions. The building will become the gateway for the Gongshu District and an icon for the urban transformation of the old industrial neighborhood.

Night View (Images Courtesy JDS Architects)

  • Architect: JDS Architects
  • Name of Project: Hangzhou Gateway
  • Location: Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China
  • Size: 23 619 m2
  • Budget: 22 Million EUR
  • Images Credit : JDS Architects


Zavrtnica business and residential building in Zagreb, Croatia by Studio za Arhitekturu

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Studio za Arhitekturu

The location of the planned construction is part of the central city area where transformation of the existing building structure is in process. Thanks to its position, next to the railway line, by the beginning of the last century this area was selected for construction of different industrial complexes, warehouses, and public services. During the last ten years, this transformation has intensified, with the tendency of replacing industrial and public service facilities with pronouncedly high-rise structures, built in corresponding standards.

Zavrtnica business and residential building

  • Architects: Studio za Arhitekturu
  • Project: Zavrtnica business and residential building
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Author: Igor Franić
  • Project date: 2011
  • Architect Team: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Zdjelar
  • Gross surface area: 70 522
  • Site area: 28 221


Snake Squares in Venezia-Marghera, Italy by OFIS arhitekti

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: OFIS arhitekti

Position on the site:

The complex is a hybrid of intervolving programs which form 3 main external spaces:

Entry plaza facing Via delle Macchine

Plaza is opening towards the new mooring stage for sailing boats. It is formed by squares of different floor tiling accompanied by trees, water feature and benches. It forms entry to the main units of managerial use and commercial areas.

Model 01

  • Architect: OFIS arhitekti
  • Name of Project: Snake Squares
  • Location: Venezia-Marghera, Italy
  • Design team: rok oman, spela videcnik, andrej gregoric, katja aljaz, javi carrera
  • Area: 40.800 m2
  • Type: office / commercial
  • Date: 2008
  • Invited competition: 2007 / first prize ex.aequo 2007


Business and residential building in Nova Cesta, Zagreb, Republic of Croatia by SZA

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Studio za arhitekturu d.o.o.

The verge of the very city centre encourages free defining of the content and the intensity of activities. The proximity of the railway, a sports centre with a large parking lot, and a block structure with residential verticals provide the entire area with pronouncedly urban character. The new hybrid structure is complex and multilayered, but unfortunately limited in height by the brief.

Aerial View

  • Architect: Studio za arhitekturu d.o.o. – SZA
  • Project: Business and residential building in Nova Cesta
  • Location: Zagreb, Republic of Croatia
  • Client: Zagrebgradnja d.o.o.
  • Author: Igor Franić
  • Project date: 2010.
  • Construction: built
  • Collaborators: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Zdjelar
  • Gross surface area: 19 927
  • Site area: 3 803


Sopot Business Centre in Zagreb, Croatia by Studio za arhitekturu d.o.o.

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Article source: Studio za arhitekturu d.o.o.

The dynamic structure of pyramidal forms, which interchangeably open towards the north and the south is the basis of the entire complex. These elements stretch horizontally, equally through all underground and surface levels. Open spaces, narrow clefts, ramps and slanting ceilings enable communication throughout the centre, establishing a series of separate entrances, but also ensuring the possibility of airing and natural light in a large part of work areas.

3D visualization 01

  • Architect: Studio za arhitekturu d.o.o.
  • Project: Sopot Business Centre
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Project date: 2011
  • Competition: 2nd prize
  • Collaborators: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Zdjelar, Freya d.o.o.
  • Gross surface area: 42 823 m2
  • Site area: 7 500m2


Henkel North American Consumer Products Headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona by will bruder+PARTNERS

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Article source: will bruder+PARTNERS

Situated on a compact sub-5 acre parcel in a developing urban area of Scottsdale, Arizona, the new Dial/Henkel headquarters is an innovative collaborative center, completely integrated into its broader context of the Sonoran desert. The building is conceived as a crystalline cloud floating over a desert mesa, a graceful presence at the prominent intersection of Scottsdale Road and the 101 freeway.

Night View (Images Courtesy Bill Timmerman)

  • Architect: will bruder+PARTNERS
  • Project: Henkel North American Consumer Products Headquarters
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Design: 2006-7
  • Construction: 2007-8
  • Client: Henkel
  • Photographer: Bill Timmerman


Commercial building Fratelli Cozzi Auto in Legnano, Italy by Buratti+Battiston Architects

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Article source: Buratti+Battiston Architects

The project is a renovation of a building previously used as garage and cars store, a prefabricated structure of ’60, converted in a showroom for BMW and MINI brands. The project is focused on the definition of  the building external image, besides reorganizing the layout and viability of whole area, pointing to develop a new urban quality.

Night View

  • Architect: Buratti+Battiston Architects
  • Name of Project: Commercial building Fratelli Cozzi Auto
  • Location: Legnano, Milan, Italy
  • Duration: 2007 – 2009
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Azzano-San Paolo Master Plan in Bergamo, Italy by Asymptote Architect

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Article source: Asymptote Architect

Bergamo, Italy—
Asymptote Architecture’s design for the Azzano-San Paolo Master Plan, a 100,000-square-meter commercial development, was recently unveiled at the MAPIC international retail real estate conference in Cannes, France. The site for the new master plan is an area south of Orio al Serio International Airport near the historic city center of Bergamo in Northern Italy. The master plan, as conceived by Asymptote, is a meandering and intriguingly articulated collection of surfaces that seem to have evolved naturally from the adjacent farmlands and calls for powerful, yet subtle, new architectural works placed on an urban plinth. Overall, the Azzano-San Paolo Master Plan is a signal for the possibility of such developments to be aesthetically compelling and architecturally dynamic.

Front View


  • Architect: Asymptote Architect – Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture
  • Name of Project: Azzano-San Paolo Master Plan
  • Location: Bergamo, Italy
  • Client: Stilo Group, Bergamo, Italy
  • Site Area: 110,000 sq. m.
  • Building Area: 120,000 sq. m.
  • Program: Retail, hotel, planetarium, multiplex, health clinic
  • Date: 2008


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