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Kayseri Chamber of Commerce in Turkey by SELIM SENIN

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Article source: SELIM SENIN

Building serves all trades in the city where decisions are taken about the tradesmen. So the assembly hall was designed in the form of roof.
Assembly hall is located at a point in defining dominate at the highest level.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: SELIM SENIN
  • Project: Kayseri Chamber of Commerce
  • Location: Kayseri, Turkey
  • Software used: Sketchup, Vray, Autocad, Photoshop

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Turm mit Taille in Vienna, Austria by MVRDV

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Article source: MVRDV

The area of the famous Gasometers is located between the airport and the city centre and is in need of significant urban regeneration.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Turm mit Taille
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Client: BAI Bauträger Austria Immobilien GmbH
  • Program: 35 680 m2 above ground: Retail, Café, Restaurants, Offices, Housing (option to fully convert the tower)
  • Parking: 3 112 m2 below ground
  • Year: 2014
  • Design Team: 
    • Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries with:
      • 1st phase: Fokke Moerel, Luca Moscelli, Matteo Artico, Angelika Hinterbrandner and Johannes Pilz
      • 2nd phase: Fokke Moerel, Luca Moscelli, Matteo Artico and Johannes Langer
  • Partners:
    • Structure: Bollinger + Grohmann Ingenieure Wien
    • Sustainability: Energy Design Cody Consulting

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The Abu Dhabi Commercial and Cultural Expo Center by Michael Arellanes II

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Article source: Michael Arellanes II

The method and means of tectonic principles that govern the dispersion of mass and surface in the project proposal are subject to folding and overlapping of curved tectonic bodies. These tectonic and massing arrangements are intended to create paths of intersection and to architecturally express a forward movement projected toward the sea. The architectural formation is governed by articulation of space for the purpose of international expositions and cultural showcases. Retail and entertainment are also integrated as part of the seascape dynamic Expo Center. As the multi-massed complex is a dispersion of activates ranging from shopping, dining, expositions, and yacht clubs, it transforms the edge of Abu Dhabi into an iconic sea formation. Iconic architectural expressions within the proposal are articulated in the sail composition of being in flight at the precipice of the sea. The flowing sail architectural node within the complex becomes the epicenter of the showcase functions while enhancing the viewing, dining, and entertainment experience.

Image Courtesy © Michael Arellanes II

Image Courtesy © Michael Arellanes II

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Commercial building in Ingolstadt, Germany by Monovolume architecture + design

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Monovolume architecture + design

New head office of the project company Eriagstraße is located in the industrial area south of Ingolstadt at a strategically important crossing point, opposite the football stadium.

Image Courtesy © Monovolume architecture + design

Image Courtesy © Monovolume architecture + design

  • Architects: Monovolume architecture + design
  • Project: Commercial building
  • Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Client: Projektgesellschaft Eriagstraße
  • Staff: Luca di Censo, Sergio Aguado Hernàndez
  • Stuctural engineering: Ingenierbüro für Baustatik GmbH
  • Realisation: 2013

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RIVERSIDE 66, RETAIL DESTINATION IN TIANJIN, CHINA by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

New York, NY – December 16th, 2014 – On September 26th, Tianjin celebrated the Grand Opening of Riverside 66. KPF is pleased to release a set of photography of the stunning project, a 350-meter long mega-structure, which completes the final phase of the He Ping Lu pedestrian boulevard, becoming the centerpiece of the new commercial district while standing as a monument visible from the revitalized Hai He River and creating a new public experience for the city.

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith

  • Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)
  • Project: RIVERSIDE 66, RETAIL DESTINATION
  • Location: TIANJIN, CHINA
  • Photography: Tim Griffith
  • Additional Credits: KPF Project Team and Contributors: Jeffrey Kenoff, Audrey Choi, Edwin Lau, Peter Gross, Ciara Seymour, Gary Stluka, Benjamin Albury, Bernard Chang, Hanna Chang, Saera Park, Shang Chen, Sarah Smith, James Kehl, Sandra Choy, Thomas Coldefy, Javier Galindo, Onur Gun, Heejin Kim, Yoojung Kim, Ming Leung, Luis Llull, Manon Pare, Charles Portelli, Samuel Schmitz, James Siow, Kristin Speth, Scott Springer, Kyle Steinfeld, Scott Wilson, James von Klemperer, Paul Katz
  • Associated Firms: Tianjin Architects & Consulting Engineers (TACE), Local Design Institute; P&T International, Associate Architect; Benoy, Retail Consultant; Arup, Structural; Parsons Brinckerhoff, MEP; ALT Cladding, Curtain wall; MVA, Traffic; ADI, Landscape; BPI, Lighting; Rider Levett Bucknall, Cost
  • Client: Hang Lung Properties Limited
  • Managing Principal: Paul Katz, FAIA (more…)

Shenzhen Qianhai Exchange Plaza in China by Andrea Maffei Architects

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects

Introduction

Qianhai Shenzhen Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone is a commercial development in Shenzhen, China. Located at the west of Shekou Peninsula and encircled by Shuangjie River, Moon Bay Avenue, Mawan Avenue and Qianhai Bay, Qianhai covers an area of approximately 15 square kilometres (5.8 sq mi).

With a total construction area of 26-30 million m², Qianhai is expected to create 650,000 jobs and house 150,000 residents by 2020.

The project regards the design of the Qianhai Exchange Plaza, that will include the Qianhai equity Exchange center, the Qianhai insurance exchange center, the Qianhai financial assets exchange, and many other institutions.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Maffei Architects

Image Courtesy © Andrea Maffei Architects

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Shenzhen Qianhai Exchange Plaza
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Design team: Stefano Bergagna, Davide Cazzaniga, Giuliano Godoli, Yijie Wu Andrea Maffei Architects s.r.l. Milano
  • Client: Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hongkong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen
  • Program: Qianhai Exchange Plaza
  • Total area: 392410 mq
  • Covered area: 18850 mq
  • Maximum Height: 180 m
  • Competition Time: November 2014

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PUSHED SLAB in Paris, France by MVRDV

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Article source: MVRDV

The Pushed Slab is located between two completely different urban grids: the dense city fabric of blocks and streets in the North and the loose urban fabric in the south with its clear defined and straightforward infrastructure. The design is based on the requested office program and the energy requirements. The project combines proven energy efficiency technologies with individual office floors and outside spaces such as patios, balconies and a garden. The building is highly flexible offering three cores and a central lobby; it can be rented out to one or various tenants without structural changes.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: PUSHED SLAB
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with Frans de Witte, Bertrand Schippan, Catherine Drieux, Victor Perez, Delphine Borg, Billy Guidoni
  • Partners: 
    • Co-Architect: North by North West, Paris, FR
    • Services: ICADE ARCOBA (Saint Denis), Paris, FR
    • Advisor Security: Casso, Paris, FR
    • Structure: Terrel, Paris, FR
    • Economy: Vanguard, Paris, FR
    • Sustainability: Alto, Paris, FR
    • Acoustics: AVLS, Orsay, FR
    • Kitchen: Spooms,
    • Geotechnique: FugroGeotechnique, Nanterre, FR
  • Program: 19.000 m2 offices and communal spaces
  •  Client: ICADE, Paris, France
  • Year: 2010-2014

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The Digit by Anagram Architects

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: Anagram Architects

The world of corporate marketing communication is all about grabbing eyeballs and our clients are one of the largest outdoor media companies in the country. Today, through outdoor or out-of-home (OOH) advertising, corporate brand identities are ubiquitous to the urban scape. An extremely potent form of communication, it relies heavily on high visual impact in  a fleetingly brief engagement.  Its clamorous visual language acts as an overlay or imprint on the urban built language. It intrepidly uses built volume and urban inserts to increase its visibility or to accent its messaging. Its contribution to urban culture ranges from adding to its chaotic visual cacophony to inspiring its street art.

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

Image Courtesy © André J Fanthome

  • Architects: Anagram Architects
  • Project: The Digit
  • Photography: André J Fanthome
  • Description: Corporate offices for an outdoor media company.
  • Project Built Area: 15000 sqft or 1400 sqm.
  • Year of completion: August 2014

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Reconstruction of departmental archives in Reims, France by Hamonic + Masson & Associés

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: Hamonic + Masson & Associés

The programme of this competition, won in 2008 by Hamonic + Masson & Associés architects, was to reconstruct the Marne departmental archives annexe, situated in the French city of Reims. The new construction is located opposite the old building, and the project was completed and delivered by Hamonic + Masson & Associés in 2014. The aim was to turn the building in to a modern history research hub and a regional information centre, whilst expanding the linear archival storage space from 7km to 18km.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Hamonic + Masson & Associés
  • Project: Reconstruction of departmental archives
  • Location: 129, avenue de l’Yser, Reims, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Software usedVectorworks, Nemetschek 
  • Client: Conseil Général de la Marne.
  • Structural engineer: SIBAT
  • Cost: 6,6 M€ excluding tax.
  • Surface: 5 145 m2

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MESSER Gas Filling Station in Budapest, Hungary by A4 Studio Ltd.

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Article source: A4 Studio Ltd.

The building process of the Oxygen and Dissousgas Company (ODV) started in 1952 in Újpest, the brownfield belt of Budapest. Because of its proximity to the Danube river Újpest was the area of industrial developments already in the 1920’s and 30’s (tannery, thread factory, lamp factory). The valuable original brick buildings were completed through continuous development until 1963. The MESSER company – the leading manufacturer and distributor of special technical and medical gases in Europe – purchased the site in 1988. Our company, A4 Studio accepted the commission in 2008 for designing the new production hall, laboratory, depositories and offices on the 47 000 m2 site. Our first design approaches reckoned with a new building (see images) but after an accurate architectural and structural analysis we decided in agreement with the investor to utilize the original brick buildings with modern extensions.  Design process happened in 2010-11 (see images). The refurbishment was completed in the summer of 2012 with 21st century architectural means and materials (anthracite colored metal cladding, glass surfaces, exposed concrete), the design indicates old and new structures.

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

  • Architects: A4 Studio Ltd.
  • Project: MESSER Gas Filling Station
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás BUJNOVSZKY
  • Year of design: 2008-2011
  • Year of construction: 2012
  • Architects Team: Géza KENDIK – senior designer, Orsolya MAZA, Árpád VILICS

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