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KPOP Curve in Gyeonggi-do, Korea by Moon Hoon

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Article source: Moon Hoon

Baekhyeon-dong is divided in almost equal parts by its main café street. The buildings in the surrounding areas are similarly subdivided by their function; the lower and ground levels are commercial, and the first and second levels are typically residential. Amidst this sea of homogeneity, these structures engage in a quiet struggle for distinction, through the variation of form and materials, Of these, the building at street address number 582 is a music agency owned by an IT company. Sitting at a fortuitous corner, it serves as a rare contrast to the numerous other constructions in Baekhyeon-dong that fail to make the most of their locations.

Image Courtesy © Nam Goong Sun

Image Courtesy © Nam Goong Sun

  • Architects: Moon Hoon
  • Project: KPOP Curve
  • Location: 582, Baekhyeon-dong, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  • Photography: Nam Goong Sun
  • Programme: multi use building and multiplex house
  • Site area: 264.7m²
  • Building area: 131.74m²
  • Gross floor area: 435.85m
  • Building scope: B1, 3F
  • Parking: 4
  • Height: 13.68m
  • Building to land ratio: 49.77%
  • Floor area ratio: 136.20%
  • Structure: RC



Saturday, June 7th, 2014


“Boulevard Las Brujas” building is the synthesis of the accumulated experience in Retail buildings by the office during the last 10 years, such as shopping centers Pio XI , Luis Carrera, San Felix, Av Peru and others.

The large covering that wraps the volumes that contain shops, helps to give the building a strong appearance, leaving the billboards captivated by architecture.

The corporative images of todays main market brands are far away from what one would like as an architect (far away from the reality), with which we have to work on our commercial architecture.

Image Courtesy © Nico Saieh

Image Courtesy © Nico Saieh

  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Nico Saieh
  • Architects In Charge: Cristóbal Fernández, Andrés Mas, Patricio Pinto, Antonio Mundi
  • Structural Engineer: Eduardo Valenzuela
  • Area: 5.001,09m2
  • Year: 2012


20th St. Offices in Santa Monica, CA by Belzberg Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Belzberg Architects


The 20th Street Offices serve as creative working studios for three design firms in Santa Monica, California.  Located on a 7,500 square foot lot in one of the United States top ‘green’ cities, they consist of approximately 6,800 sf of studio space at two stories with a mezzanine. Santa Monica earned this ranking with its extensive Green Building Program and public policies.  However, the prominence of sustainable initiatives in Santa Monica doesn’t end with policy; an extensive network of environmentally conscious citizens and business owners, of which the architects of the 20th Street Offices are a member, propels it forward.  It is the firm’s desire, along side of its latest trajectories in architectural design and theory, to responsibly lead its fellow citizens, colleagues, and clients in green building initiatives and made no exception when designing their own offices as they pursued a LEED-NC Gold rating.

Image Courtesy ©  Fotoworks/Benny Chan

Image Courtesy © Fotoworks/Benny Chan

  • Architects: Belzberg Architects
  • Project: 20th St. Offices
  • Location: Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A
  • Photography: Fotoworks/Benny Chan
  • Year: 2009
  • Status: Built
  • Project Type: Commercial
  • Construction: Type New
  • Size: 5,000 ft2
  • Client(s): Belzberg Architects
  • Principal: Hagy Belzberg
  • Project Manager: David Cheung, Carina Bien-Willner, Lauren Zuzack
  • Project Team: Aaron Leppanen, Andrew Atwood, Barry Gartin, Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Cory Taylor, Dan Rentsch, Eric Stimmel, Erik Sollom, Manish Desai, Justin Brechtel.
  • Structural Engineer: Andrew Chan
  • Mechanical Engineer: John Dorius & Associates
  • Electrical Consultant: A&F Consultants
  • Plumbing Consultant: Tom Nasrollahi
  • General Contractor: Belzberg Architects
  • Furniture: Ruben Bien-Willner
  • Special Fabrication: SC Sheetmetal
  • LEED Consulting: Eco-Consulting | LA


LAS ARENAS in Barcelona, Spain by Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source:  Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects

In spite of the fact that the former bullring, in disuse since 1989 and with a neo-mudéjar style, didn’t actually have high architectural value, it was clear that, being poised in such an impressive location for more than a century, this site was really in the minds of every citizen, and its symbolic value lead to a suitable preservation. That’s why the architectural answer, already from the first outlines, was orientated towards its maintenance as a second skin of the new building. Nevertheless, such preservation met great technical complexity: first, an evident physical deterioration; second, a strange height, four meters above the nearby streets. The technical effort was worth it, in the end to present a strong, atypical cylindrical form.

Image Courtesy ©  Josep Maria Mills, David Cardelús, Luis Alonso

Image Courtesy © Josep Maria Mills, David Cardelús, Luis Alonso

  • Architects: Alonso Balaguer and Associated Architects (Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners)
  • Project: LAS ARENAS
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Josep Maria Mills / David Cardelús / Luis Alonso
  • Customer / Client: Company of New Bullring, SL / Metrovacesa
  • Structural Engineering: BOMA (Brufau Obiol, Moya and Associates)
  • Engineering Facilities: JG ASSOCIATES
  • Project Management: Bovis Lend Lease
  • Manufacturer: Dragados
  • Project Year: 2000
  • Implementation period: 2005 – 2011
  • Area: 105,000 m²
  • Construction cost: € 130 million


Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd. in Navi Mumbai, India by Tushar Desai Associates

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

Article source: Tushar Desai Associates

Image Courtesy © Tushar Desai Associates

Image Courtesy © Tushar Desai Associates

  • Architects: Tushar Desai Associates
  • Project: Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd.
  • Location: Navi Mumbai, India
  • Completed in: 2011
  • Lead Architect: Abhijit Bhonge , Sangeeta Sanga Panchal
  • Interior Design Team: Manali Bhambere , Abdulla Gavandi , Bhushan Kumavat , Pradnya Naik , Vaidehi Patil , Divya Padia , Rabiya Khan
  • Size: 65000 sq. ft.


Gurgaon 66 in India by Maison Edouard François

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Article source: Maison Edouard François

In Vatsu, which is the Indian precursor of Fengshui, a large road passing in front of a building is a sign of its prosperity. The site of the new Gurgaon 66 sector is thus priceless, with highways passing on both sides. It will therefore be dedicated to luxury! The program is above all a luxury commercial center dedicated to world-renowned brands, stores, cinemas, and restaurants. There are also office spaces and a hotel with residence services.

Image Courtesy © Maison Edouard François

Image Courtesy © Maison Edouard François


Huizhou Huamao Center in China by Perkins Eastman

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Article source: Perkins Eastman

The Huizhou Huamao Center is a vibrant retail, commercial, and residential destination on a 13.6-hectare site in Huizhou City, redefining the city center while setting the stage for its future. It is the final piece of a comprehensive city master plan, presenting a momentous opportunity to reinforce the overall plan while adding a lively and distinctive block to the city center.

Image Courtesy © Paul Dingman

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman (Melissa Urbieta)
  • Project: Huizhou Huamao Center
  • Location: China
  • Photography: Paul Dingman
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketch up 3D Viz and InDesign

Leitão 653 in São Paulo, Brazil by TRIPTYQUE

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Article source: TRIPTYQUE

Leitão_653 is a building located in the heart of Pinheiros, a popular neighborhood which combines small traditional buildings and new residential towers. Inserted between two lofty towers, a long and narrow plot, the building is 4 meters wide and 25 meters high.

The studios occupying the building enjoy a smooth flow between the plates through a central tower. Alternating terraces on the 2nd floor and roof offer living areas and promote exchange and community life.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: TRIPTYQUE
  • Project: Leitão 653
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti, Internas Liberadas, Pedro Kok
  • Program: Commercial building
  • Delivery Date: 2012
  • Client: CITYCON
  • Lot area: 425 m²
  • Constructed area: 1280 m²
  • Budget: € 1.2 million


  • Associates: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud et Olivier Raffaelli
  • General coordinator: Luiz Trindade
  • Projects managers: Damien Murat, Bruno Simões, Aline D´Avola, Pedro Mattos

GMS Grande Palladium in Mumbai, India by Malik Architecture

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: Malik Architecture

The uniqueness of this project is that it operates on multiple levels. On one hand it uses technology and intelligent design to improve the working environment of its inhabitants, while working inclusively in an urban context.

On the other hand, it is a critical commentary on some of the antiquated notions that have plagued contemporary commercial design in the subcontinent. The eschewment of ornamentation, the treatment of structure as skin, the repudiation of self-aggrandizing atriums, the moulding of building volumes to perform multiple functions simultaneously, the treatment of landscape as an integral part of development and an exploration of its varying moods, the focus on sustainability, the holistic approach to design and execution are a direct result of a critical analysis of the exigent and often superficial buildings proliferating in the subcontinent.

Image Courtesy © Malik Architecture

  • Architects: Malik Architecture
  • Project: GMS Grande Palladium
  • Location: Kalina, Mumbai, India
  • Client: GMS Group
  • Design team: Arjun Malik, Ketan Chaudhary, JayJani, Ketan Seta
  • Built-up area:  1, 80,000 sq. ft.
  • Cost of project: 60 crores
  • Year of completion: 2010
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit, 3D Max, STAAD Pro and Tekla

BONAMPAK 77 in Cancún quintana roo, Mexico by SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects

The BONAMPAK 77 project involves the building of commercial premises and offices on a plot of land located in Cancun´s most up and coming area. The building is divided up asymmetrically by a cube covered with red aluminum panels and slotted into place from the front of the building towards the back to create a space for elevators and the bridges linking up the two sections. The cube contains a triple-height space which is the very heart of the project and dominates the view of the hotel zone and the Caribbean.

Image Courtesy © José Gallardo

  • Architects: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects
  • Project: BONAMPAK 77
  • Location: Cancún quintana roo, Mexico
  • Photography: José Gallardo
  • Construction: 2008
  • Development: grupo canbec
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