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Jesolo Lido Condominiums in Jesolo, Italy by Richard Meier & Partners Architects designed using MicroStation, 3D Max, and VRay

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The Jesolo Lido Condominiums will be a landmark beachfront destination intended to draw guests to its residential and hotel components.  The project is being completed in three phases.

Jesolo Lido Condominiums - - Photo by Guido Ranieri Da Re courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

  • Architect: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
  • Project: Jesolo Lido Condominium
  • Location: Jesolo, Italy
  • Project Duration: 2003 – 2013
  • Software used: MicroStation, 3ds Max and VRay


Stelmat Headquarters in Cuiabá, Brazil by “about: Blank architecture”

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The project for the new headquarters of STELMAT seeks above all a great tune and identification with the company values. The concept rests on two main pillars. The application of the company’s maximum, “technology that generates economy” to the building, and exploration of the concept of free marketing inherent to the construction of a new building that stands out in its surroundings.

Stelmat Headquarters Front Facade

  • CLIENT: Stelmat Teleinformática
  • BRIEF : Company Headquarters
  • LOCATION : Cuiabá, Brazil
  • DATE : 2010 STATUS – WORK IN PROGRESS – Planning permissions
  • ARCHITECTURE: about: Blank architecture – André Lira, Érika Santiago
  • CONSULTANTS > MB Engenharia
  • 3D CREDITS/PHOTOGRAPH : Metrocúbico Digital


Solar Plaza Fargo in Fargo, North Dakota, USA by ShortList_0 Design Group (designed using Maya and Revit)

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

PROPOSAL FOR FARGO, ND:  This new downtown destination is a place to congregate, shop, eat, live and work.  It also generates its own solar power.  The Solar Plaza’s unique sculptural shape, with sweeping solar panel surface and curvaceous wraparound glass, adds a new dimension to the progressive development of renewable resources.

Solar Building Plaza Entrance

  • Architect: ShortList_0 Design Group LLC
  • Project Name: Solar Plaza Fargo
  • Location: Fargo, North Dakota, USA
  • Sustainable Design Proposal: ShortList_0 Design Group
  • Designer: Bill Caplan, 2010
  • Site Area: approximately 90,000 sf
  • Program:   Mixed Use retail, office, residential and civic plaza
  • Space Allocation (8 stories): 54,000 sf retail; 38,000 sf office; 76,000 sf residential
  • Parking: 400 cars on two sublevels
  • Primary Sustainable Design Technology: Building Integrated PV Solar Panels
  • Annual Output Capability: 850,000 kWh
  • Average Monthly Capability: 70,000 kWh/mo
  • Software Used: Revit, Maya


Ordos Office Complex in Dongsheng District, Ordos, China by Preston Scott Cohen

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

One essential aspect of the modern office tower is the efficient, open plan found on each level. An office building which attempts sculptural exuberance risks undermining this tried and true logic.

However, simple extruded rectangular boxes lack the iconic presence corporations seek as well as the spatial interest that occupants appreciate. The Ordos Office Complex employs an economical formal idea, avoiding sculptural excess by deploying a hot and cool approach. A neutral skin and efficient floor plans are intensified by spatial incidents deep within the building as well as social spaces that multiple tenants can share.

The Ordos Office Complex represents a new permutation of the “horizontal skyscraper” idea. It is as if a single office tower were cut into four buildings, with their lobbies arrayed horizontally across the site. Because of the topography of the site, this new horizontal datum is suspended in midair.

Ordos Office Complex

  • Architect: Preston Scott Cohen
  • CATEGORY: Commercial
  • PROJECT NAME: Ordos Office Complex
  • LOCATION: Dongsheng District, Ordos, China
  • CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS: Steel frame; glass and aluminum curtain wall, stone and tile plazas and elevated terraces
  • FUNDING SOURCE: Local government / private developer partnership
  • SCHEDULE: Design 2010, construction 2011
  • SQUARE FOOTAGE: 232,000 square feet
  • PROJECTED COST: 5,000 RMB / m2 (interior and landscape not included)
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper for the stairs


Firestone Mixed Use Office Building in Downey, California by B+U

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

The proposal for this mixed use office building in Downey, California creates a world-class landmark building aiming to enhance the cities vision as the premier quality city in the southeast area of Los Angeles County and to revitalize the industrial landscape of the site into a vital urban environment.

Firestone Building by B+U

  • Architect: B+U, llp, Herwig Baumgartner, principal, Scott Uriu, principal
  • Client: Jesse Flores
  • Program: Mixed Use Office building, Café and Retail
  • Location: Downey, California
  • Size: 34,261 sqft
  • Budget: Witheld upon owner request
  • Completion Date: 2014
  • Materials: Steel, fabric, glass, concrete
  • Team: Paul Macherey, Phillip Ramirez, Justin Oh


’Villas in the Sky’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

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

’Villas in the Sky’ is a mixed-use 34-storey tower placed at a unique location in the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Situated as one of the last buildings in the green thoroughfare, the Wadi, and in a transition zone between the public square and the Wadi, the tower will become a strong local landmark. The form imitates the structural ideal of a high-rise building. It is a polygon with four equal sides allowing for very flexible spaces. The shifted upper plates create a jagged facade that visually differentiates the various programmes in the mixed-use building.

Villas in the Sky

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: Saudi Binladen Group
  • Gross floor area: 41,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2009 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Commission
  • Structural Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti
  • MEP: Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors: Geoffrey Barnett Associates


The Gem Building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

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

The Gem Building is a unique small-scale landmark surrounded by large buildings in King Abdullah Financial District. The size of the building is adapted to human scale and its crystalline form and faceted facades enhance its quality as a shining beacon.

The Gem Building

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: Saudi Binladen Group
  • Gross floor area: 33,500 m2
  • Year of construction: 2009 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Commission
  • Structural Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti
  • MEP: Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors: Geoffrey Barnett Associates


VietinBank Business Center in Hanoi, Vietnam by Foster + Partners

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Foster + Partners’ first project in Vietnam breaks ground on 22 October 2010

A ground-breaking ceremony was held for VietinBank Business Center, Foster + Partners’ first project in Vietnam. Bringing together the Bank’s headquarters, conference, hotel and leisure facilities, the landmark towers are strategically located between central Hanoi and the airport, demonstrating the emergence of Vietnam as an international financial centre.

VietinBank Business Center at night - (c) Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Mouzhan Majidi, Luke Fox, Andy Bow, Richard Hawkins, Angus Campbell, Jeremy Kim, Coco Cugat
  • Client: Vietinbank
  • Structural Engineers: Halvorson and Partners
  • Mechanical Engineers: David Stillman Associates
  • Cost Consultants: Davis Langdon and Seah
  • Lighting Design: Tino Kwan
  • Water Features: Fluidity
  • Landscaping: Urbis
  • Facades: Emmer Pfenniger
  • Feng Shui : Master Lau
  • Local Consultants: Vinaconex R+D
  • Project Management and Construction Supervision : Turner International


THE MODULES Apartments in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Interface Studio Architects

Friday, March 11th, 2011

In recent years, the market for student housing has become increasingly competitive, with design-savvy, environmentally-sensitive students choosing between a variety of on- and off-campus living options.  The Modules is a 160-bed, 80,000-square-foot building on a half-acre site near Temple University in Philadelphia. The project responds to an emerging student housing market around the Temple campus as the school transitions from a commuter school  to a residential institution.

Modules Apartment

  • Architect: Interface Studio Architects
  • Project: The Modules Apartment
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Status: Built
  • Developer/ GC / Property Manager: Equinox Management & Construction, LLC (more…)

Haeundae Udong Hyundai I’ Park in Busan, South Korea by Studio Daniel Libeskind

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The concept of the Haeundae Udong project is to build a powerful and unique icon expressed in a dynamic volume on the Busan waterfront. Studio Daniel Libeskind will produce five new towers sculpted to express the dramatic beauty and power of the ocean. The curvilinear geometry of the buildings plays with concepts of traditional Korean architecture, often derived from natural beauty such as the grace of an ocean wave, the unique composition of a flower petal, or the wind-filled sails of a ship. Upon completion it will be the tallest residential building in Asia.

Aerial View of Haeundae Udong Hyundai I' Park

  • Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind
  • Name of Project: Haeundae Udong Hyundai I’ Park
  • Location: Busan, South Korea
  • Commission: 2006
  • Completion: 2011
  • Client: Hyundai Development Company
  • Building Address: Haeundae Udong 1408, Busan, South Korea
  • Building Area: 4.5 Million sq.ft.
  • Building details: 3 residential towers w/ 1631 units (72F, 66F, 46F), 1 hotel (34F), 1 office (9F), 1 retail (3F)
  • Structure: Concrete structure with glass curtain wall cladding
  • Architect of Record: Kunwon, Hanmi
  • Structural Engineer: ARUP, Dong Yang Structural Engineers Co.
  • MEP Engineer: SYSKA Hennessy, Hyun Woo
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Saegil E & C Co.
  • Landscape Consultant: Ctopos
  • Curtain Wall Consultant: Wallplus
  • Fire Protection Consultant: Yung-Do Engineering Co.
  • Lighting Consultant: LPA
  • Contractor: Hyundai Development Company
  • Photo Credits: ©Hyundai Development Company, ©dbox: Images, ©neoscape, © SDL


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