Archive for the ‘Commercial Building’ Category
Friday, April 21st, 2017
Article source: Aedas
Located on the north bank of Suzhou Creek and within the business area across Sichuan North Road and Zhapu Road in Shanghai, Aedas-design Shanghai Landmark Center enjoys a prime location with excellent views towards the Northern Bund and Huangpu River. The site is surrounded by low-rise residential blocks and a number of historic buildings such as the Shanghai Post and Telecommunication Bureau, Shanghai General Hospital, New Asia Hotel, Ruikang Mansion and Outer Baidu Bridge, forming a unique urban fabric. The new complex creates a synergy for the commercial hub and the neighbourhood and connects the old and new of Shanghai city.
Image Courtesy © Aedas
- Architects: Aedas
- Project: A motif to connect old and new
- Location: Shanghai, China
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
The new building is aligned on rue Castagnary and recedes in an L-shape towards the adjacent building in the north. Its medium scale ensures urban continuity and the density in this quarter. The building is covered by an envelope of white metal blades, consistent with the dominating color of the quarter. Its vocabulary is contemporary and in line with the finesse and attention to detail some housings in the neighborhood. The rhythm of the openings and the large vertical apertures are inspired by Parisian windows.
The ground level and the first three upper floors follow the alignment of the sidewalk but the façade inclines from the last two levels onwards. The height of the building corresponds to the height of its neighboring buildings on rue Castagnary.
Image Courtesy © Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
- Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
- Project: 10 Logements Sociaux Familiaux Paris 15ème
- Location: 39-41, rue Castagnary, Paris 15ème
- Site area: 304,9 m²
Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Article source: Klein Dytham architecture (KDa)
Ginza Place, a major commercial development in Tokyo’s famous Ginza shopping district, occupies arguably the most prominent recent development site in Japan. Ginza’s reputation for elegance and sophistication has made it a center of Japanese culture and commerce for more than a century. Ginza Place completes the neighborhood’s central intersection by introducing a bold and well calculated facade to the streetscape.
Image Courtesy © Klein Dytham architecture (KDa)
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Article source: Giorgio Borruso Design
LEGACY AND INNOVATION
Lord & Taylor, founded in 1826, is the oldest specialty department store chain in the country. They built the first suburban department stores, which became models for a new retail typology. In 1953, Lord & Taylor presented an award for independent thinking to Albert Einstein for his “nonconformity” in scientific matters. The company has an especially interesting story to tell in terms of both its history and its connection to high-level architectural design in its department stores. The projects developed under the leadership of Dorothy Shaver with Raymond Loewy provide a rich catalogue of inspiration. The spatial and formal fluidity in these early works was something we looked to rediscover, in particular, for the store in Ridge Hill, both in terms of the building’s relationship to its context as well as the experience of the public.
As the first new L&T store since 2001, our goal was to realize a project that honors the legacy of an iconic and historic partnership in design, both in terms of its architectural and urban presence (evolving the “big box” store) and its technological and design creativity.
Image Courtesy © Giorgio Borruso Design
- Architects: Giorgio Borruso Design
- Project: LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill
- Location: New York, USA
- Software used: FormZ
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Article source: DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
The dynamics and future urban density of the district, as well as the orientation of the site, the vastness of the sky and the proximity to the water are the prerequisites for the implementation of the project. The aim is to create a modern working environment that gives this special place a strong identity, in particular by linking architecture and landscape. The project participates in the development of this new district and dialogues with the important surrounding buildings, the shopping center and the Heaquarter of Icade which are also structured around the channel Darse.
Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus
- Architects: DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
- Project: Siège VEOLIA
- Location: 30 rue Madeleine Vionnet 93300 Aubervilliers, France
- Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
- Client: SCI 68 Victor Hugo
- Project team leader: Dietmar Feichtinger, Matthieu Miclot
- Team: Alessandro Capello, Paolo Carignano, Karolina Kania, Erika Naccari, Cristina Giordani, Giulia Borghi, Begona Camarero, Déborah Blaise, Louise Deguine, Irene Roca Moracia, Gerhard Pfeiler, Fatima Abel Couceiro, Laura Enshaie
- Team competition: Mathieu Miclot, Claire Bodenez, Déborah Blaise, Laura Ulloa, Barbara Feichtinger-Felber, Camille Crépin, Guillaume Buton, Elisabet Lara, Gerardo Rosenzweig, Franciso Castellanos, Ricardo Lovelace, Fatima Abel Couceiro
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Article source: Pich-Aguilera Architects
The building, which takes in the Civic Centre Joan Oliver, was built in the late 90s. Their services are distributed on the ground floor and their spaces are articulated on both sides of a longitudinal corridor, where they are located, on one side, the classrooms and offices, and on the opposite side, the gym and the locker room.
Image Courtesy © Simón García
- Architects: Pich-Aguilera Architects
- Project: Joan Oliver – Pere Quart Civic Center Extension
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Photography: Simón García
- Software used: Autocad
Friday, March 31st, 2017
Article source: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
China World Trade Center Phase 3C in Beijing, China, designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, made a double win at MIPIM, the world’s leading property market, this year in France – the project was crowned Best Futura Project at MIPIM Awards 2017 and awarded a Commendation in the Retail and Leisure category at The Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards.
Image Courtesy © Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Article source: Pedrocchi Architekten BSA
Foeger Woman Pure“ has been one of Austria’s leading fashion boutiques for the past 20 years. Located in the picturesque alpine Town of Telfs in Tyrol (population 15,000) the store offers its customers fashion from international designer all over the world. Pedrocchi Architects from Basel, Switzerland, extended the existing fashion boutique with a cupola-like building which house the collections of new and promising designers.
Image Courtesy © Ruedi Walti
- Architects: Pedrocchi Architekten BSA
- Project: FOEGER WOMAN PURE
- Location: Basel, Switzerland
- Photography: Ruedi Walti, Christian Knoerr
- Client: Ms Midi Foeger, Telfs, Austria
- Completion: November 2010 (more…)
Friday, March 24th, 2017
Article source: RAY CHEN +PARTNERS ARCHITECTS
The site of Hotel Proverbs is located at the heart of Taipei City central where the MRT, night market, department stores, public park and densely occupied apartments create a vibrant and busy area 24-7. To take full advantage of – and to mediate – this lively and yet extremely intricate urban condition, the building splits diagonally into two parts: the upper 42 hotel rooms and the lower hotel amenities. The lower part is pushed back from the park side to make space for the trees indigenous to the site. The upper part, on the other hand, is shifted forward to lean into the park while maintaining an accommodating distance from the apartments closely situated behind the hotel.
Image Courtesy © Shawn Liu Studio
- Architects: RAY CHEN +PARTNERS ARCHITECTS
- Project: Hotel Proverbs Taipei
- Location: No.56, Sec.1, Da’an Rd., Da’an District, Taipei 106, Taiwan
- Photography: Shawn Liu Studio; Takahiro Nedachi
- Client: Gloria Hotel Group
- Structural System: Reinforced concrete beam-column system
- Exterior Finish: Off-form concrete + expanded metal screen
- Interior Design: Ray Chen International
- Building Floors: B3-11F
- Site Area: 834 sqm.
- Project Area: 2500 sqm
- Completion: 01/2016
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Article source: UNStudio
Comprising four high-rise towers with a multi-storey plinth and housing mixed-use programmes, large public spaces and incorporated subsidised housing, UNStudio’s design for the former Deutsche Bank site will create a ‘City for All’ in the heart of Frankfurt.
Following having been selected as the winner for the urban strategy of the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt last year, UNStudio has now also been unanimously selected as the winner of the architectural competition for the redevelopment of the site. The eight-member jury consisted of representatives from the city, architects and urban development experts and Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Two third prizes were awarded to the teams Dudler / Jahn and MSW / Snohetta, while an honorable mention was given to Christoph Mäckler / CoopHimmelblau.
Image Courtesy © UNStudio
- Architects: UNStudio
- Project: City for All
- Location: Frankfurt/Main, Germany
- Client: Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
- Building surface: 219.000m2 above ground
- Building site: 16100m2
- Building volume: four high-rise towers and a multi-storey plinth