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PARKPRAXIS in Kasten bei Böheimkirchen, Lower Austria by X Architekten

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Article source: X Architekten

Task

Dr. Fehrmann decided to build her new practice in the centre of the lower Austrian community of  Kasten. The community’s centre consists of buildings which surround a green park on three sides. On its fourth side, the park opens up towards agricultural fields and meadows. The premises lie on the edge of the park where its green spaces turn into agriculture. Keeping the valuable urban quality of the continuous green space demands a certain concept in which the building is not to be seen as such, so as not to disturb the geographical connection between the two green spaces.

Image Courtesy X Architekten

 

  • Architects: X Architekten
  • Project: PARKPRAXIS
  • Location: Kasten bei Böheimkirchen, Lower Austria
  • Start of planning: October 2010
  • Start of construction: June 2011
  • Handing over: January 2012
  • Construction: masonry mixture
  • Floor space: 224 m2
  • Premises: 500 m²
  • Built-up area:  252 m²
  • Cubature: 1.059 m³
  • Pictures: x architekten

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Razzle Dazzle in Enghien-les-Bains, France by HOLDUP Architecture

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: HOLDUP Architecture

The initiative taken to invest in new communication technologies testifies to the willpower of Enghien Les Bains to become a first-rated cultural hub within the most populated region of France.

‘ The Municipality Is Indeed Strongly Determined To Prove That Contemporary Creation Is Profitable To Highlight Its Historical Heritage.’

By adding giant screens to the existing urban furniture set, the Centre Des Arts is offered a chance to share its productions with a broad audience, from digital and visual arts to dance or theatre performances.

Stitched Panorama

  • Architects: HOLDUP Architecture
  • Project: Razzle Dazzle
  • Location: Enghien-les-Bains, France
  • Dimensions: 3x L4m W1m H6m
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Completion: February 2012
  • Budget: 600,000€
  • Condition: Private commission
  • Client: Centre Des Arts
  • Engineering: GMGB
  • Technology: Philips

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SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center in Chicago, USA by Studio Gang Architects

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Thinking of change as a liberating architectural opportunity rather than a limitation led to the original design of the SOS Lavezzorio Community Center. As the central hub of SOS Children’s Village Chicago, an organization in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood that serves foster care families, the building combines services for foster care and neighborhood families under one roof.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architect: Studio Gang Architects
  • Name of Project: SOS Children’s Villages Lavezzorio Community Center
  • Location: Chicago, USA
  • Owner: SOS Children’s Villages Illinois
  • Status: Completed 2008
  • Photos: Steve Hall © Hedrich Blessing
  • Awards: 2009 First Place, Architectural Excellence in Community Design Award, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; 2008 High Commendation, Civic Category, World Architecture Festival; 2008 Citation of Merit, Distinguished Building, AIA Chicago; 2008 Citation of Merit, Divine Detail, AIA Chicago; 2008 Best Building Award, Building Congress of Chicago

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ROCA London Gallery in United Kingdom by Zaha Hadid Architects

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Designed as a versatile multi-purpose environment, the Gallery will host a wide range of social and cultural events, including exhibitions, meetings, presentations, debates and receptions. Zaha Hadid Architects have created a precisely ordered, intimate sensory design environment which stimulates the visitor through its active and engaged relationship with Roca’s products.

Image Courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Huis van Droo in Duiven, The Netherlands by JDWA

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Article source: JDWA

Huis van Droo (lit. House of Droo) will be the heart of area Droo-Zuid, with a new gymnasium, the neighbourhood lounge, a child daycare centre and para-medic services. In December 2011 the building was finished and on January 2nd 2012 put into operation. The festive opening by users and alderman was on March 30th.

Facade from fuutstraat

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Social Center in Mesoiro in A Coruña, Spain by NAOS Architecture

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: NAOS ARCHITECTURE

The building was designed to be a social and services center in a neighbourhood with a high population growth rates in recent years. It includes a gathering place for neighbours and the cultural equipment: multi-use rooms, auditorium, reading room, play room, others spaces for children and adults and office works.

Images Courtesy Hector Santos-Díez

  • ARCHITECT: NAOS ARCHITECTURE (SANTIAGO GONZÁLEZ & MIGUEL PORRAS, ARCHITECTS)
  • PROJECT NAME: SOCIAL CENTER IN MESOIRO
  • LOCATION: A CORUÑA, SPAIN
  • COMPLETION DATE: 2011
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: HÉCTOR SANTOS-DIEZ
  • SITE AREA (FLOOR AREA): 2.099 m²
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 950.2 m²
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: SANTIAGO MUÑIZ
  • INSTALLATIONS ENGINEERING: DAVISA INGENIERÍA

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The Multi-Use Complex in Distrito Federal, Brazil by FGMF Arquitetos

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Article source: FGMF Arquitetos

The multi-use complex proposed for this 32.000m² lot aims at creating not only a new architectural reference for the region, but also a new destination for the city. Adding three different uses – retail, office buildings and modular offices – the new complex creates a landmark in the landscape, values the surroundings, and establishes a new shopping destination.

Image Courtesy FGMF Arquitetos

  • ARCHITECTS: Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos
  • PROJECT: The Multi-Use Complex
  • LOCATION: Brasília – DF – Brazil
  • TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION: Multiuse Building
  • SITE AREA: 37,000.00 m²
  • BUILT AREA: 85,000.00 m²
  • DATE OF PROJECT: 2011
  • AUTHORS: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes e Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • COORDINATOR: Ana Paula Barbosa
  • ARCHITECTS: Carolina Matsumoto, Marina Almeida e Fábio Pittas
  • TRAINEES: Mayara Benegas
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator and Google SketchUp for development and 3DSMax for the render images and videos.

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Community Center in Praha 4-Michle, Czech Republic by Aulík Fišer Architects

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: Aulík Fišer Architects

While looking for an architectural form we have faced a task that a simple and unpretending building reflecting its purpose would look appropriately in the neighbourhood of office buildings of an absolutely different scale. Even the so far smallest Brumlovka fitness building was much bigger. We found a generous format of a single ‘window‘ into the pronaos, an exterior covered open vestibule in front of the entrance, as the means of balancing the surrounding buildings‘ scale. Its horizontal proportion is directly derived from the elementary prism of the whole building, also horizontal one and of the same dimension. The window is the key motive of the façade and the whole building; figures of people passing behind or standing here are partly hidden from the busy street life behind a screen of bamboo trees.

Community Center

  • Architects: Aulík Fišer architects, Ing.arch. Jan Aulík,,ing.arch.TadeášMatoušek
  • Project: Community Center
  • Location: Za Brumlovkou, Praha 4-Michle, Czech Republic
  • Cooperative civil engineer:ing.MichalPokorný, ing. Martin Kovařík, ing.PetrFranze – M3M s.r.o.
  • Investor:Maranathao.s.
  • Realization company: PSJ a.s.
  • Total Floor area: 1210 m2
  • Total Volume: 9 400 m3
  • Project:  2006-2007
  • Realization:  2007-2009

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National Olympic Committee House in Tbilisi, Georgia by Architects of Invention

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Article source: Architects of Invention

This work represents the idea of dynamics in sport with the abstract compositions of the staircase and the reception table. The first object you encounter is the introverted desk with its never-ending fissure, and then you meet the extroverted staircase – like the open path to Olympus, where the summit meets its own reflection, inferring that striving never ends, that there is no limit to human achievement.

Image Courtesy Nakanimamasakhlisi

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: National Olympic Committee House
  • Location: 22 Machabeli str. Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Project Type: Office Building Interior
  • Status: Completed
  • Program: Olympic Museum, Geonoch Offices
  • Building Area: 3000m2
  • Budget: 1m USD
  • Credits: Niko Japaridze, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Nika Maisuradze,Dato Tsanava, Viliana Guliashvili, Ivane Ksnelashvili, David Dolidze, Soso Eliava, Devi Kituashvili PM, Eka Japaridze
  • Photographs: Nakanimamasakhlisi Photo Lab, Nika Mdivani, I. Kopocova

 

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Harlem Piers Farm in New York by ShortList_0 Design Group (designed using Autodesk Revit)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Article source: ShortList_0 Design Group LLC

Sustainably repurposing urban piers.
Proposed for the decommissioned NYC Department of Sanitation Marine Transfer Station pier, this community center for Harlem and Nourishing NYC is both an urban farm and transportation hub.  Situated on the New York City’s Hudson River Greenway, Harlem Piers Farm, with outdoor gardens, an all-weather greenhouse and barn is a community farm and educational center. The cafe and pedestrian plaza offer a relaxing place to take in the view for or those arriving by foot, bicycle, small boat, water taxi or bus and is conveniently accessed from NY’s west side.  Harlem Piers Farm is a working example for the community of all encompassing sustainability –  growing food, collecting its own irrigation water, and generating its own electricity and hot water.

Southeast aerial Perspective

  • Architects: ShortList_0 Design Group LLC
  • Project: Harlem Piers Farm
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Designer: Bill Caplan, Managing Member, 2012
  • Project Name: Harlem Piers Farm – Harlem Edge/Cultivating Connections
  • Location: New York, New York, USA
  • Site Area: approximately 54,400sf (5,054sm)
  • Building Footprint: 29,250sf (2,717sm)
  • Software used: Revit

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