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Dubai Financial Market in United Arab Emirates by Zaha Hadid Architects

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
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Articulated through a series of ‘petals’, the Dubai Financial Exchange building makes a powerful architectural statement at the heart of the new waterfront business bay. Comprising a heavy sculptural solid ‘floated’ above a lighter volume of glass, the building successfully accommodates both broker ‘shop fronts’ and a central trading floor area.

Dubai Financial Market

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Dubai Financial Market
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Project Area:42,000m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Lars Teichmann
  • Project Architect: Raymond Lau, DaeWha Kang
  • Project Team: Raymond Lau, Aturo Lyon, Aturo Revilla, Chikara Inamura, Bessy Tam, Renato Pimenta, Amalthea Leung Judith Wahle, Vincenzo Cocomero, Agata Kurzela
  • Design Team: DaeWha Kang,Simone Fuchs, Andrea Caste, Tariq Khayyat, Maria Eva Contesti, Jesse ChimaLandscaping: Gross.Max
  • Architect Landscape: David Richards

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Two Towers – Matrix Vertices in Shenzhen, China by MA2

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: MA2

The design of the Two Towers in its inception is a series of manipulated manifolds that construct a dual vertical lattice with angled surfaces. The towers radiate vertically deriving from a multisided body, diamond shaped, molded, intended for diversity, complexity, and robustness in form. Elongated diamond bodies functions as a poly-operational structure that addresses flows of energy, circulation, dynamic composites, both aesthetically and material make up.

Exterior View

  • Architect: MA2 – Michael Arellanes II
  • Name of Project: Two Towers –  Matrix Vertices
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Software used: Maya for the 3D modeling, 3D Studio Max and photo shop for the renderings, AutoCAD for the drawings.

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Lørenskog, central square in Norway by Østengen & Bergo AS

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Østengen & Bergo AS

The project includes the detailed design and construction of a central square in connection with the forming of a new center in Lørenskog, a suburb to Oslo. L2Architects have designed the building that surrounds an enclosed urban space. The surrounding building houses cinema, performance halls and entertainment venues.The central square is designed as a comfortable and pleasant gathering place for the local residents. The square accommodates seating,fountains, planting sand is beautifully lit at night.

Image Courtesy Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS

  • Architects: Østengen & Bergo AS landscape architects MNLA
  • Project: Lørenskog, central square
  • Location: Lørenskog, Norway
  • Architect Design: L2 architects AS
  • Design: collaborating architect and landscape architect
  • Design year: 2008-2010
  • Year of construction: 2011
  • Area: 1,8daa
  • Budget: 1 630 000 Euro
  • Image credits: Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS

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Le Monolithe in Lyon, France by MVRDV

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: MVRDV

This project concerns the construction of a 30,000 m2 block in the Confluence redevelopment area – in the south of Lyons, where its two rivers meet – to group housing, offices and shops. Both the developer and the municipality wanted a blend of architectural designs and programmes, composed by five different architects, each team handling one part of the whole. Given the desired high density, the first objective was to imagine a site plan that would federate the urban and architectural issues in a coherent set endowed with strong visual identity.

Le Monolithe

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Le Monolithe
  • Location: “Le monolythe”, Lyon Confluence district in Lyon – France
  • Client : ING Real Estate and Atemi
  • Associated architecte: MVRDV, Combarrel-Marrec, Pierre Gautier, EEA
  • Dates : competition: 2004, completion : 2011
  • Area : 26.000 m²
  • Construction Cost : 30 M€
  • Consultants: Khephren Ingenierie, Van Santen, Alto Ingenierie, Casso, Peutz, LTA
  • Project Manager: Thomas Daragon
  • Software used: Number of architectural and graphic design software programs, but for the most part worked with AutoCad to design the project.

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The Two Towers in Shenzhen, China by ADEPT AND URBANUS

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: ADEPT AND URBANUS

ADEPT AND URBANUS WIN INTERNATIONAL SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION IN SHENZHEN

On November 7th, 2011, the winner of a large international architectural competition, ‘The Two Towers’, was announced in Shenzhen, China. The team selected to design this new Shenzhen landmark – comprising 100.000 square meters in total – is a constellation of ADEPT (DK) and Urbanus (CHN) with VSA (HK), Max Fordham LLP (GB) and Beijing CCI Architectural Design Co, LTD (CHN). The jury meeting was hosted at the Shenzhen Municipal Planning Building with Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne as chairman of the jury.

 

Night View (Images Courtesy ADEPT and Urbanus)

  • Architect: ADEPT and URBANUS
  • Name of Project: The Two Towers
  • Location: Shenzhen, China

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Atelier Notify in Paris, France by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

The Atelier Notify constitutes a hybrid, part shop, part production line  – presenting a fluid facade to the exterior, striking an elegant sculptural gesture within – creating a powerful dynamic flow which moves customers through both the space and the processes involved in the creation of denim garments.

Atelier Notify

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Atelier Notify
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Project Architect: Ana Cajiao
  • Design Team: Muthahar Khan, Hooman Talebi, Maria Araya, Edgar Payan
  • Local Architect: Gilles FOURMENT Architecte (Paris, FR)
  • Structural: AKT (London, UK)
  • MEP Engineers: FirstQ Ltd. (London, UK)

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Praxis Megastore & Budgetcenter in Enschede, the Netherlands by Vanderjeugd Architects

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Article source: Vanderjeugd Architects

This project consists of two large retail outlets, a Praxis Megastore (DIY chain store) and a Budgetcenter (Mall with several budget-stores) located in a new developed business park in the city of Enschede, the Netherlands.

 

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ruud Van der Koelen)

  • Architect: Vanderjeugd Architects
  • Name of Project: Praxis Megastore & Budgetcenter
  • Location: Spaansland, Enschede, the Netherlands
  • Clients: Praxis DHZC b.v. + Nettorama b.v.
  • Project team: Paul van der Jeugd, Ruud van der Koelen, Gerard van Halen, Mirjam Wiggers
  • Photo credits: Ruud Van der Koelen

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Wetropolis images in Bangkok, Thailand by S+PBA

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: S+PBA

A Post-Diluvian Future

While most of the world follows the standard from dust to dust, ashes to ashes cycle, Bangkok prefers something wetter: from water to water. Almost 300 years after rising from the marshy banks of the Chao Phraya, it appears Bangkok will return to its watery origins. A recent UN study estimates that much of the metropolitan area will need to be abandoned by the middle of the century.

Perspective 01

  • Architect: S+PBA
  • Name of Project: Wetropolis images
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand

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Transitlager in Basel, Switzerland by BIG Transforms

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Article source: BIG Transforms

BIG wins an invited competition to renovate and extend an existing 1960’s concrete warehouse situated in a Basel industrial district which is being transformed into an alternative Arts District.

Located in Basel’s upcoming Dreispitz neighborhood, which is envisioned as an attractive and inviting urban quarter in Herzog de Meuron’s master plan from 2003, the existing 18.000 m2 ”Transitlager” built in the late 1960s is to be renovated and extended by up to 7.000 m2 for residential and commercial purposes. The development is undertaken by St. Gallen -based real estate development company Nüesch Development for the landlord, the Christoph Merian Foundation  and investor the UBS (CH) Property Fund – Swiss Mixed ‘Sima’. The winning entry which included engineers Bollinger Grohmann and HL Technik was chosen among proposals from Harry Gugger Studio and Lacaton Vassal among others.

Rendering (Image Courtesy BIG Transforms)

  • Architects: BIG Transforms
  • Project: Transitlager
  • Location:Basel, Switzerland
  • Type: Prequalified Competition
  • Size: 30,000m2
  • Client: Nuesch Development RG, UBS Fund Management, Christoph Merian Stiftung
  • Collaborators: Bollinger+Grohmann, HL- Technik
  • Status: 1st Prize [Completion 2015]
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Andreas Klok Pedersen
  • Project Leader: Jakob Henke
  • Team: Gul Ertekin, Ioannis Gio, Ricardo Palma, Alexandra Gustaffson, Bara Srpkova, Marcelina Kolasinska, Ryohei Koike

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Blaas general partnership in Bolzano, Italy by monovolume architecture + design

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Article source: monovolume architecture + design

The company Blaas in Bolzano is specialized in electro-mechanics. In the new head office the company presents its new product range and offers repair service.

On the ground floor of the building there is the sales division, on the first floor the exposition area and the repair shop. All administration offices are located on the second floor. The overall impression of the structure is a homogenous and closed building. Nevertheless, there exists a separation between the public and the private sector. The client can perceive this clear and formal internal division already from the outside.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Oskar Da Riz)

  • Architect: monovolume architecture + design (Patrik Pedó_Juri Pobitzer)
  • Name of Project: Blaas general partnership
  • Location: Via Enrico Fermi, Bolzano, Italy
  • Architectural staff: Arch. Christian Gold / Arch. Barbara Waldboth / Thomas Garasi
  • Structural engineers: Baucon Bozen (Ing. Neulichedl Simon)
  • Photographer: Oskar Da Riz

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