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MM Mixed-Use Complex in Manila, Philippines by CAZA

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: CAZA

For this urban complex, CAZA envisioned a lively mixed-use environment  that would accommodate luxury condominiums and a three-story  commercial center at the base. Informed by the exterior verandas and  courtyards, new dramatic sky terraces surmount the building, extending  a vertical sanctuary amidst the horizontal density of the Malate  district. CAZA’s design sustains a non-decorative, early-modernist  approach while forging a neoteric voice through a progression of  innovative interventions.

Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: MM Mixed-Use Complex
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Alex Tseng
  • Client: SM Investments
  • Status: Schematic Design

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Huafa Plaza in Zhuhai, China by 10 Design

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: 10 Design

The Huafa Plaza development amalgamates 3 key development sites within the new Hengqin District in Zhuhai.  It will accommodate over 300,000sqm of boutique retail, food and beverage facilities, and office space when built with expected construction completion in 2019.

The winning design consists of 3 high rise towers together with 3 boutique retail and F&B environments.

Image Courtesy © 10 Design

  • Architects: 10 Design (Phil Gray, Alexey Golbraykh, Sonja Stoffels, Yang Wang, Jonathan Lynn, Jose Castaneda, Javier Manjon, Almudena Lacruz, Yan Liu)
  • Project: Huafa Plaza
  • Location: Zhuhai Hengqin New District , Zhuhai, China
  • Client: Huafa Group
  • 10 Design Architectural Design Team:

    • Design Partner: Gordon Affleck
    • Partner & Project Director: Miriam Au Yeung
  • Site Area: 62,800sqm
  • GFA: 254,000sqm (Above Grade) and 145,000sqm (Below Grade)
  • Status: Anticipated Construction Completion 2019

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St-Germain Aqueducts and Sewers in Québec, Canada by ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur

Desiring to establish a new headquarters where the expertise of the company would be exposed as a showcase, St-Germain Aqueducts and Sewers decides to relocate its operations to a new site: a fallow farm bordered a motorway ( 116) and an urban residential area in St. Hubert.

Image Courtesy © ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur

  • Architects: ACDF* Architecture-Urbanisme-Intérieur
  • Project: St-Germain Aqueducts and Sewers
  • Location: Saint-Hubert, Québec, Canada
  • Client: St-Germain égouts et aqueducs
  • Cost: 5,4 M $
  • Year: 2008

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The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront in China by CAZA

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: CAZA 

The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront district is an island, surrounded by water on all four sides, offering a unique topographical setting in which to reimagine urban life in 21stcentury China. Contemporary Chinese cities have entered a new era of 21st-century urbanism. Old strategies for developing new districts no longer work: cities cannot rely on instant buildings, and iconic projects no longer beget their own economies.

MAIN IMAGE, AERIAL VIEW NIGHT, Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront
  • Location: Ningbo, China

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Min Hwi Jeong in Ulsan, South Korea by On Architecture INC

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source: MasilWIDE

This is a project looking for another architectural alternative to the housing market located in the innovative cities that are currently being developed.

The building site that is located in the Innovation City is located in the T intersection. The location of shopping mall is good, but for the location of the house is unsecure of the privacy. To solve this problem, we use the cube block as a screen device on the residential sector. As a commercial building, at night, it had an unique lighting feeling and gaining awareness became an advantage. Also, it’s located about 15m lower side of the road and the opposite side has an advantage of the view of urban landscapes and mountains. Considering this surroundings, at the 1st floor was external court and the entire floor was glass mass to give an enjoyment to the users. But, the biggest problem is that if the street block is form as a commercial type house only, then the 2nd floor and 3rd floor has a problem of lighting. A house should to be bright and naturally ventilated to maintain comfort. To secure the privacy of 1st to 3rd floor to the south, we formed a cube block as a screen device and on 3rd floor, we made sky garden in external court for the lighting and natural ventilation. Especially, on 3rd floor, between 2 external court can be a living room, dining room, or home bar and by placing a wall in kitchen, it can be an independent space or one space. Also, in this multi-purpose space, we installed a folding door around the external court to make as a another one space. The kitchen is the center space when the owner of third floor generation comes. The kitchen communicates with the sky garden, multi-purpose space, and living room. The attic separates the 2 areas into 2 spaces and make as a connecting passages. This connecting passage connects the attic with the bridge between the external court and the external deck and connects with the sky garden too. Through the center of the sky garden, various spatial program can be form and hopefully there will be new ways of communicating amongst family members too.

Image Courtesy © Yoon, Joonhwan

  • Architects: On Architecture INC
  • Project: Min Hwi Jeong
  • Location: Ulsan, South Korea
  • Photography: Yoon, Joonhwan

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‘CONSORCIO’ Branch Concepcion in Chile by Enrique Browne & Asociados Arquitectos

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Article source: Enrique Browne & Asociados Arquitectos 

The rainy city of Concepción, is located in the mouth of the Bío-Bío River, 520 Km south of Santiago. It has aprox. 220.000 inhabitants, but its threshold spans reaches some 630.000 people. The highlights of its economy are the elaboration of steel and the wood industry, both on wide exporting booms. We were asked to design a branch of the ‘Consorcio Nacional de Seguros’, National Insurance Consortium, in a corner site, in front of the only historic and antique church in Concepción, whose façade had been unfortunately reconstructed after an earthquake. Furthermore, it had a front fenced square that impoverished its quality and public character.

Image Courtesy © Enrique Browne & Asociados Arquitectos

  • Architects: Enrique Browne & Asociados Arquitectos
  • Project: ‘CONSORCIO’ Branch Concepcion
  • Location: San Martín Street with Lincoyán Street, Concepción, Chile
  • Architect: Enrique Browne
  • Associate Architect: Patricio Browne
  • Collaborator Architects: Enrique c. Browne, Sebastián Morandé, Davor Mavlovic
  • Models: Verónica Celedón
  • Builder: Ignacio Hurtado y cia.

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Gateway One Shekou in Shenzhen, China by SPARK

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Article source: SPARK 

PROJECT SUMMARY

SPARK has completed the design of Gateway One a 71,600-square-metre mixed-use development and transportation hub for China Merchants. Located in Shenzhen South China the 110-metre-high, 27-storey office tower and five retail pavilions are connected by landscaped terraces that combine to create a unique naturally ventilated retail and business destination for the lively Skekou district of the city. The buildings sit over and adjacent to a new transportion hub that includes a bus terminal and the Seaworld subway station.

Image Courtesy © SKPhoto

  • Architects: SPARK
  • Project: Gateway One Shekou
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: SKPhoto
  • Client: China Merchants
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley, Wenhui Lim
  • Project Associates: Carlo Joson, Peter Morris
  • Team: Cynthia Liau, Rafal Kapusta, Lintang Wuriantari, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Olivia Wong, Fabian Ong, Paula Zheng, Arnold Galang, Natasha Hill
  • Façade Consultant: Arup
  • Local Design Institute: Guangdong Province Design Institute Shenzhen Branch
  • Total GFA (sqm): 71,600sqm (Office: 47,200sqm, Retail: 20,400sqm, Bus Terminal: 4000sqm)

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Raemian Gallery in Suwon-si, South Korea by THE_SYSTEM LAB

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: THE_SYSTEM LAB 

Model House system of Construction Company is a very unique program that only exists in Korea. It is constructed in short period of time to help parceling out and gets demolished after certain period. This is a space program with the shortest life spn.

Image Courtesy © THE_SYSTEM LAB

  • Architects: THE_SYSTEM LAB (Chanjoong Kim, Taek Hong)
  • Project: Raemian Gallery
  • Location: Suwon-si, South Korea
  • Site Area: 1719.7㎡
  • Building area: 1167.75㎡
  • Gross floor Area: 2112.90㎡
  • Building scope: 2F

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Galeon Business Center in Bogotá, Colombia by PROYECTO ESTRATEGIA LTDA

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Article source: PROYECTO ESTRATEGIA LTDA

In an area of consisting of 3 lots and located on Avenida 127, one of the main avenues in the north of Bogotá, this project was implemented in private offices with a total constructed area of 8,100 m2.

Image Courtesy © PROYECTO ESTRATEGIA LTDA

  • Architects: PROYECTO ESTRATEGIA LTDA
  • Project: Galeon Business Center
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia

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Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot) in China by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

With a height of 411 meters, the building comes under the high-rise building category of the “super-high skyscrapers” of the CTBUH, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. This means that the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners are putting up their highest building ever on the third plot. Design activities for the first two building plots (A and B) had already started after the gmp master plan obtained first prize in the competition at the beginning of last year. Now the client has also given the go-ahead for the third building plot (C). The site lies to the south-west of the inner city next to the trade exhibition grounds, and is the key project for linking two urban axes of the Hexi New Town development.

View from Northwest to plot A, Image Courtesy © Atchain

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Nanjing Financial City II (Third plot)
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Photography: Atchain
  • Client: Nanjing Financial City Construction Development Stock Limited Company
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze with Marc Ziemons
  • Project management, competition: Jan Blasko

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