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Dongyuan Qianxun Community Center in Suzhou, China by Scenic Architecture Office

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Article source: Scenic Architecture Office

Dongyuan Qianxun community is in Xiangcheng District of Suzhou city, with Huangqiao Town in the north.  There are residential lands in the east and the west, and Huqiu Wetland Park right on the southern side of the road. The community center is located in the southeast corner of the land, and is adjacent to two city roads.

Image Courtesy © Dongyuan Design

  • Architects: Scenic Architecture Office (Du Shigang, LiCheng, FuRong, Luo Qi, Xiao Zaiyuan, Shang Yunpeng)
  • Project: Dongyuan Qianxun Community Center
  • Location: Xiangcheng, Suzhou, China
  • Photography: Su shengliang, Dongyuan Design
  •  Design Principal: Zhu Xiaofeng 
  • Project Manager: Zhuang Xinjia
  • Senior Designer: Shi Yin
  • Field Designer: Sheng Tai
  • LDI: Suzhou Architectural Design & Research Institute Ltd.
  • Structural Consultant: Zhang Zhun
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 2238 sqm. (above ground) 1089 sqm. (underground)
  • Completion Year: 2017.6

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Impluvium in Cantabria, Spain by Oficina de Arquitectura/ RAW/deAbajoGarcia

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Article source: Oficina de Arquitectura/ RAW/deAbajoGarcia

IMPLUVIUM is a large roof built with a laminated timber structure. Its components were industrialized and assembled on site, replacing a former market demolished after a fire. The roof, together with four boxes that arise from the ground, is the necessary infrastructure that allows many events to happen, both spontaneous and programmed under the same ceiling.

Image Courtesy © deAbajoGarcia

  • Architects: Oficina de Arquitectura/ RAW/deAbajoGarcia (RAW/deAbajoGarcia, Begoña de Abajo Castrillo & Carlos García Fernández)
  • Project: Impluvium
  • Location:Plaza de Abastos S/N Reinosa, Cantabria, Spain
  • Photography: Montse Zamorano
  • Colaborators: Antonio Rincón, architect, Jesús Gangas, quantity surveyor, Miguel A. Palencia, quantity surveyor, Juan F. De la Torre
  • Structure: (EUTECA SL)
  • Mechanical: PROYECTA SL
  • Contractor: Fernández Rosillo SL
  • Built surface: 1500m2
  • Date: 05.2014 – 09.2016

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Impact Hub in Santa Barbara in California by Anacapa Architecture

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Article source: Anacapa Architecture

We designed a dynamic, shared work environment located on Santa Barbara’s famous State Street, right in the heart of the entrepreneurial and non-profit community. We transformed a traditional, mission style building into an innovative, collaborative, impactful space for Santa Barbara’s insatiable start-up culture.

Image Courtesy © Anacapa Architecture

  • Architects: Anacapa Architecture
  • Project: Impact Hub
  • Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit

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Southwark Town Hall + Theatre Peckham in London, England by Jestico + Whiles

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Article source: Jestico + Whiles

Jestico + Whiles’ scheme for a creative student arts hub and community theatre, in the former Southwark Town Hall, regenerates the site as a mixed-use arts based building, including the new Theatre Peckham and accommodation for Goldsmiths College students.

Image Courtesy © Jestico + Whiles

  • Architects: Jestico + Whiles
  • Project: Southwark Town Hall + Theatre Peckham
  • Location: London, England

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Rural Church / Community hall in Mijinji Distric, Malawi by Architecture for a change (pty)ltd

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: Architecture for a change (pty)ltd

The community of Chimphamba have been gathering for years in a church building that was near to collapse. The community has also outgrown the dilapidated building.

As part of Youth of Malawi’s involvement in the village in Chimphamba they discussed the possibility of erecting a new space for community gatherings. These types of public buildings are extremely important in rural communities, as they must facilitate regular community gatherings to discus important matters such as food security, community challenges etc. Along with the chiefs of the village, Youth of Malawi asked A4AC to design and manage the build of a new church / community hall.

Image Courtesy © Architecture for a change (pty)ltd

  • Architects: Architecture for a change (pty)ltd
  • Project: Rural Church / Community hall
  • Location: Chimphamba village, Mijinji Distric, Malawi
  • Lead architect: Dirk Coetser
  • Client: Youth of Malawi
  • Consultants: Engineer: Ashley Fransman
  • Budget: 35 000 USD
  • Built Area (m2 or sqft), Internal area: 145sqm
  • Completion Year: Early 2017

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North Vancouver City Hall in Canada by MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Article source: MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE

The City of North Vancouver’s 38,000 sq. ft. renovation project expanded the existing 1970’s modern heritage building into a recently vacated library structure, with a new bridging atrium. The design team’s goal was to create a very public building; about the community and for the community. The design is open and transparent. The main link between all departments and the public is found in the 67 metre (220 foot) long atrium space. The design creates a flexible, productive working environment for the diverse services offered to the public in the building, and reinforces the city’s aspirations to showcase their new sustainable city mandate.

Photography by Ema Peter courtesy of MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: North Vancouver City Hall
  • Location: 141 14th St W, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9, Canada
  • Lead Design Architect: Michael Green
  • Structural Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting
  • Mechanical Engineer: AME Consulting Group
  • Electrical Engineer: BCL Engineering
  • Landscape: Space2Place Design Inc.
  • Sustainability: Recollective
  • Code Consultants: GHL Consultants

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Community Centre Máj in České Budějovice, Czech Republic by SLLA Architects

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: SLLA Architects 

The community centre Máj is located in the biggest 1980s mass-housing settlement in České Budějovice, an ethnically and socially mixed neighbourhood. In the Czech Republic, one third of the population lives in prefab panel settlements built during the socialism era; after 1989 (the fall of the Soviet bloc), there has been a lack of activities solving problems in these areas. The Máj settlement has an increased concentration of the Roma population, who were evicted into the settlement during the 80s and 90s; the district has been the site of tension and several riots.

Image Courtesy © SLLA Architects

  • Architects: SLLA Architects 
  • Project: Community Centre Máj
  • Location: České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • Client: City of České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • Total budget: 2.115.000 €
  • Total floor area: 1.939 m2
  • Total floor area exterior: 1.060 m2
  • Volume: 13.786 m3
  • Project based on: Open project competition, 2010

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The Harbour Luxury Lakefront Community in Sandusky, Ohio by Chelsea Building Products

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Chelsea Building Products

Situated on the shore of Lake Erie in Sandusky, OH, The Harbour has seen its share of extreme weather. Most notably in 2008 and again in 2010, the 188-unit luxury community experienced severe hailstorms that damaged the cedar siding on many of its buildings.

Left with unrepairable and highly noticeable damage, the HOA sought a replacement for the exteriors that could be installed efficiently and withstand anything Mother Nature may have in mind. They found Everlast® Advanced Composite Siding, the only product that could match the refined look and color of the original cedar, while remaining impervious to all kinds of severe weather – from harsh sunlight and heat to wind, subzero temperatures, and even hail.

Image Courtesy © Chelsea Building Products

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Upper Queen Street in Richmond, New Zealand by irving smith architects

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source: irving smith architects  

Big Box retail is increasingly placed away from New Zealand’s small town centres, taking the life and community vitality of the centre with it. The town of Richmond called big box retail back into the main street, questioning how to maintain streetscape and commercial viability to both large and small tenancies. Big Box can entail up to 100m lengths of uninterrupted walls to the street, a scale and typology seemingly incongruous with a greengrocer or a provincial NZ townscape.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

  • Architects: irving smith architects
  • Project: Upper Queen Street
  • Location:  Richmond, New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds

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Toyotomi community center in Japan by Atelier BNK co.,ltd.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Atelier BNK co.,ltd. 

This is a community facility in the Soya region of the town of Toyotomi in northernmost Hokkaido. The project supplements the short comings of the neighboring town hall, nursery school, and hospital, and crates a unified network of facilities. The aim was to create a place for citizens of all ages by adding a library facility and a small, multipurpose hall, while keeping the overall scale of the center small.

Image Courtesy © Koji Sakai

  • Architects: Atelier BNK co.,ltd.
  • Project: Toyotomi community center
  • Location: Toyotomi, Japan
  • Photography: Koji Sakai
  • Collaborators: Kanebako Structural Engineers
  • Area: 2,641.47sqm
  • Year: 2013

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