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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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Peninsula Place in London, UK by Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

Knight Dragon unveils a new £1billion landmark, designed by international architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, at the heart of its transformation of Greenwich Peninsula.

This major new landmark is set to transform Greenwich Peninsula, London’s emerging cultural district. Residents and visitors to the Peninsula will arrive from the tube into an 80ft high winter garden and glass galleria. The scheme will total 1.4 million sq ft including a new tube and bus station, theatre, cinema and performance venue, bars, shops and a wellbeing hub. Above this will rise three towers of workspaces, apartments and hotels, all connected to the Thames by a stunning new land bridge.

Day, Image Courtesy © Uniform

  • Architects: Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer
  • Project: Peninsula Place
  • Location: London, UK
    Photography: Uniform
  • Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
  • Architect PP2: Allies and Morrison
  • Structural Engineer of record: Meinhardt
  • MEP Engineer: AECOM
  • Quantity Surveyor: Alinea
  • Hotel Architect: Reardon Smith
  • Hotel Advisors: Hamiltons

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New station and City Hall in Växjö, Sweden by White Arkitekter

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Article source: White Arkitekter

With its proposal “Under one roof” White Arkitekter won the design competition for a new station and City Hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö. As the motto suggests, the building gathers several functions in one volume and connects the city’s different parts. This new ‘living room’ is open, welcoming everyone from teenage girls and senior citizens to municipal employees and visitors. The building also creates a new silhouette in the city.

One of the entrances to Växjö’s new station and City Hall building, Image Courtesy © Tegmark

  • Architects: White Arkitekter
  • Project: New station and City Hall
  • Location: Växjö, Sweden
  • Photography: Tegmark
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad

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LONDON BAY in United Kingdom by Hermann Kamte & Associates

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Article source: Hermann Kamte & Associates

In 2015, we have been participate to “a folly for London competition” a contest organised by A Folly For London; a platform for articles and public engagement regarding the issues underlying the proposed Garden Bridge in central London which launched with a free-to-enter and open-to-all satirical competition for architecture of the absurd.

Image Courtesy © Hermann Kamte & Associates

  • Architects: Hermann Kamte & Associates
  • Project: LONDON BAY
  • Location: London, UK
  • Designer: Hermann Kamte
  • Status : Proposal – Criticism

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New Youth Commune in Songhua Lake, China by META-Project

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: META-Project

New Youth Commune, a mixed youth community, located on the edge of Vanke Songhua Lake Resort and bordering natural villages, contains 800 people with the upper space for Vanke staff, the middle rented to self-employed town people and the ground facilitating camping students while open to villagers.

Mountain view from the north side, Image Courtesy © Fang Chun,Chen Su

  • Architects: META-Project
  • Project: New Youth Commune
  • Location: Ji Lin, Songhua Lake, China
  • Photography: Fang Chun, Chen Su, Cao Shibiao
  • Client: Vanke Songhua Lake Resort
  • Design Team: Wang Shuo,Zhang Jing, Cao Shibiao, Lan Tian,Wu Yaping,Zhao Yu
  • Lighting Consultant: Han Xiaowei
  • Area: 10, 000 sqm
  • Date: Design 2014/12;Complete 2015/12
  • Status: Construction Complete

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BE friendly space in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: H&P Architects

Initiated by H&P Architects in a combined use of the two major materials Bamboo & Earth since 2013 (BES pavilion in Ha Tinh, 2013) in a series of projects to create “a friendly space in suffocating urban areas”, BE (Bamboo & Earth) friendly space presents an open space for the community, with importance being attached to aspects of culture and art (exchanges, exhibitions, cuisines, ..). BE friendly space is, thereby,expected to undertake the mission to improve the stormy relationship between man and nature in modern times.

Image Courtesy © Doan Thanh Ha

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: BE friendly space
  • Location: Mao Khe town,  Dong Trieu district, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam
  • Photography: Nguyen TienThanh, Doan Thanh Ha
  • Principal Architects: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team: Nguyen Manh Hung, Chu Kim Thinh, Nguyen Hai Hue, Nguyen Van Manh, Nguyen Van Thinh
  • Bamboo & Earth construction: Nguyen Manh Hung, H&P Architects
  • Materials: Bamboo, earth
  • Land section area: 400m2 (20m X 20m)
  • Construction area:220 m2
  • Date of completion: Nov. 2016

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Ru Paré Community in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by BETA office for architecture and the city

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: BETA office for architecture and the city 

In the early 2000s, the Ru Paré School was emblematic of the social problems facing the Amsterdam borough of Slotervaart. The Ru Paré is now the neighborhood’s living room and accommodates an extraordinary social experiment.

A NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

In response to austerity measures in the Dutch economy, a social entrepreneur developed a model for solidarity in challenging neighborhoods. Inhabitants are offered tax advice, computing or language classes in return for community service; at the building level receding funding is supplemented with profitable start-ups.

Image Courtesy © Marc Faasse

  • Architects: BETA office for architecture and the city
  • Project: Ru Paré Community
  • Location: Amsterdam, Slotervaart, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Marc Faasse
  • Client: Stichting Samen Ondernemen
  • Collaborators: Elisabeth Boersma (architect), Rob van Dijk (landscape architect), Huibers Constructieadvies (engineer)
  • Team: Auguste van Oppen, Marc van Asseldonk, Marcello Soeleman
  • Year: 2014 – 2016
  • Status: Built

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The Curve in Berkshire, England by Colorminium + bblur architecture + CZWG

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

A dynamic team of architects, designers and consultants are celebrating the completion of the £22m cultural hub project, The Curve, located in the centre of Slough, Berkshire, UK. The Curve is the flagship public building and the key community amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre, where over £45m of public investment has already been spent or committed to create an entirely new commercial district – The Heart of Slough. Housing a library, a 280 seat multi-purpose performance venue, and spaces for council meetings and exhibitions, the 4,500 sq m building consolidates disparate community functions and registrar services across the centre of Slough.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

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Pembury Circus in Hackney, London by Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects are delighted to have been recognized by the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) for their development at Pembury Circus, which has been awarded the title “Best Mixed Use Development” at the LEAF Awards 2016, alongside other high profile finalists.

FBM Architects – Pembury Circus, Hackney, London, Image Courtesy © Tim Crocker

  • Architects: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects
  • Project: Pembury Circus
  • Location: Hackney, London, UK
  • Photography: Tim Crocker
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, plus Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

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