Archive for the ‘Commercial Building’ Category
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Article source: Keith Rivera, AIA
This rehabilitation of a modest 1960’s commercial building brings new life to a neglected structure in this coastal college town adjacent to the University of California Santa Barbara. Facade improvements included new fiber cement cladding inspired by retail barcodes and energy efficient storefronts with irregularly patterned mullions. Along the sidewalk raised outdoor dining patios were created with metal enclosures that mimic the storefronts. Inside, mechanical systems were updated along with and access for the disabled. Now the open facades entice passerby while the outdoor dining activities and rhythmic patterns of the new facade enliven the downtown streetscape.
Image Courtesy Acme Architecture
- Architects: Acme Architecture
- Project: McGeever Building Rehabilitation Isla Vista, California
- Location: California
- Contractor: Signal Construction
- Software used: Graphisoft’s Archicad
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Article source: Withee Malcolm Architects, Llp
Withee Malcolm Architects Achieves Platinum, Gold and Silver LEED Certification for Six Recent Multifamily, Institutional and Commercial Developments
Los Angeles, CA — U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification and other measures of sustainability are increasingly part of the business plans for both commercial and multifamily residential project sand Withee Malcolm Architects is working closely with their clients to create environmentally conscious developments that make bottom-line sense. As a result the firm has achieved LEED Platinum, Gold and Silver certification on six projects in the last few months.
Image Courtesy Withee malcolm Architects, LLP
Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Article source: UNStudio
Ben van Berkel / UNStudio have designed the new UIC building, ‘V on Shenton’, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.
V on Shenton
- Architects: UNStudio
- Project: V on Shenton
- Location: No. 5 Shenton Way, UIC Building, Singapore
- Client: UIC Investments (Properties) Pte Ltd
- Building surface: 85.507 m2
- Building volume: residential tower 237m height; office tower 123m height
- Building site: 6778 m2
- Programme: commercial and residential redevelopment.
- Status: finalize DD phase at end of 2011
V on Shenton
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Article source: ACXT Arquitectos
Situated in the Campus of Leioa, the building is finished off with a careful volumetric composition towards the west. With an “L” shape, it is composed by two distinct volumes. In the East-West alignment, we have placed the classrooms and offices. Perpendicular to it, the other volume blends in with the topography of the whole complex and houses, the most outstanding rooms: the workshops and the gymnasium,
Image Courtesy Aitor Ortiz
- Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
- Project: Teacher Education School
- Location: Campus de la Universidad del País Vasco en Leioa, Spain
- Project Architect: César Azcárate Gómez (ACXT Arquitectos)
- Client: Universidad del País Vasco (UPV)
- Collaborating Architects: Ion Zubiaurre, Helena Sa Marques, Ricardo Moutinho, Nuria Perez, Sergio Llamosas, Ana Robles.
- Project Management: Ziortza Bardeci Guinea
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
The Voest steelworks in Linz has erected its new, representative sales and finances head office around an extensive open area. The urban planning concept and the design of the buildings on the square were carried out by Austria’s most important architect living abroad, following a competition between several top-rank designers.
Linz does not owe its reputation as a location of industry solely to “the Voest”, as this business is known in Upper Austria. But the perception of this city, both from inside and outside, does appear to be particularly closely linked with this steel company, founded under the name Hermann Göring Werke, which today is a global player. Fortunately there is in “the Voest” an awareness of the responsibility that this brings with it. Serious efforts are made − not only in terms of improving the quality of the air in Linz. And so the visiting card that the voestalpine Stahl GmbH (the company’s full title) presents to us in the form of its new sales and finances head office also stands for this city shaped by industry. And as such it functions excellently: the dynamically curved volume, cut at an angle in front, with the filigree, adjustable golden façade makes an impact on even the most inattentive motorist driving by.
Image Courtesy Jo Feichtinger
- Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
- Project: Financial And Commercial Department Of Voestalpine Stahl Gmbh
- Location: Linz, Austria
- Client: voestalpine Stahl GmbH
- Project team leader: Claire Bodénez and Gerhard Pfeiler
- Team: Philipp Hugo Urabl, Dorit Böhme, Roland Basista, Albert Moosbrugger, Ulli Gabriel, Andreas Trampe-Kieslich, Ralitsa Kafova, Camille Duperche, Katharina Düsing, Nemanja Kordic
Sunday, June 10th, 2012
Article source: Estudio Gonzalo Moure
On February 15 2005, an agreement was signed between the City of Madrid and the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) to coordinate a set of actions towards the restoration of the complex of Escuelas Pías de San Antón, that had suffered a fire few years before. It included an architectural competition and the subsequent development of the winning project.
Image Courtesy Jorge Crooke Carballal
- Architects: Estudio Gonzalo Moure
- Project: Escuelas Pias de San Anton
- Location: Calle Hortaleza 63, Madrid
- Project Title: Madrid Architects’ Association / Music School / Sport facilities / Day care center / Nursery
- Client: Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) / Ayuntamiento de Madrid
- Site area: 7324 m2
- Gross floor area: 35878 m2
- Status: Built
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Article source: Estudio de Arquitectura NAOS
The building has been projected as an entrance to the city, as a door with form of flat arch that contains the volumes, that solve the functional program of the building. Opened and covered spaces that is used outdoors like zone of exhibitions, previous zone to the outer lobby of the structure. It is a solid and closed structure of green slate that contains the centre of services. A hanging structure has parallelepiped of soft glass.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Article source: Zephyr Architects
As the central piece of architecture for the Guanggu Bio-lake campus, this reception center houses exhibition space, conference rooms and administration offices.
The building sits between a main plaza and central lake. In a comparatively small piece of land, the architecture seeks to have a strong symbolic character. In order to increase the overall impact of the architecture, the mass is treated as a sculpture in shape and texture. This site is surrounded by buildings with varying viewpoints of the main project. The multi-faceted box produces a façade of ever-changing viewpoints.
Exterior view (Image Courtesy Yao Li)
- Architects: Zephyr Architects
- Project: Guanggu Bio-Lake Reception Center
- Location: Wuhan, Hubei, China
- Client: Bio-Lake Commission
- Program: Exhibition, Conference, administrative offices
- Gross Floor Area: 3,540 SqM
- Design Period: 2008-2009
- Construction Period: 2009-2010
- Architectural Design: Zephyr (US) Architects P.C.
- Design team: Fu Dong, Zhao Zhonggui, Yang Ching-Chi, Ding Junmei, Yu Tong
- Associate Architect: Wuhan Oule
- Photographs: Yao Li
Thursday, May 31st, 2012
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
A design for a new office and retail destination that aims to provide a strong visual identity close to Hongqiao Transportation Hub near Shanghai’s city centre and Hongqiao Airport.
Our proposal for the new Linkong SOHO building aims to provide a strong visual and programmatic identity which establishes a unique destination in its own right. Such identity consists of an exclusive programme mix consolidated in three different destinations – thematic “Courtyards” – representing distinct clusters of activities, and an exceptional architecture that moulds such a programme into a landmark. The building’s dynamic, curvilinear form continues through its internal spatial experiences, dramatic courtyards and flowing public spaces.
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: Sky SOHO
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
- Project Director: Manuela Gatto
- Project Architect: Edgar Payan, Maria Rodero (Phases SD, DD, CD), Yoshi Uchiyama (Construction Administration)
- Project Team: Arturo Revilla, Muriel Boselli, Chao-Chin Wang, Ai Sato, Michael Harris, Dennis Brezina, Claudia Doner, Mei-Ling Lin, Osbert So, Alberto Barba, Carlos Parraga, Pierandrea Angius, Diego Perez Espitia, Kaloyan Erevinov, Laurence Dudeney, Albert Ferrer, Leonid Krykhtin, Mu Ren, Kwanphil Cho, Evgeniya Yatsyuk, Lauren Barclay, Henning Hansen, Ben Kikkawa, Nicholette Chan, Michael Grau, Sarah Thurow, Adrian Krezlik, Chiwai Chan, Gordana Yakimovska, Ed Gaskin, Andrea D’imperio, Kaloyan Erevinov, Samson Lee, Shaowen Deng, Will Chen
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Article source: Theo Texture
The LOOP is a 23-storey commercial building located in Central, Hong Kong, on a narrow rectangular-shape site. The design solution started out as a structural concept in response to the constraints of the site by running a folding floor slab from the bottom to the top of the building. When the building is view at its front façade, the edges of the folding slabs forms a “loop” shape, thus maximizing the glass frontage which is a full-height flushed window wall system. Cladded with white aluminum panels, this loop becomes the main feature of the building and the geometry is enhanced by a color-changing LED strip running along this loop.
- Architects: Theo Texture
- Project: The Loop
- Location: Hong Kong