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Luminous Moon-Gate (Taichung City Cultural Center) in Taichung, Taiwan by Form4 Architecture

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Article source: Form4 Architecture

Luminous Moon-Gate was designed in 2013 for the Taichung City Cultural Center International Competition. The design intent behind the proposed project hints at multiple interpretative roles for Taichung: a portal into heightened consciousness, a lantern of knowledge, a catalyst for metropolitan living, a cultural lung for the body of the city, a gate toward a responsible future, a center regenerative of community life, a landmark for orientation.

The grand moon-gate form follows the idea that transparency of knowledge leads to collective achievements, Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

The grand moon-gate form follows the idea that transparency of knowledge leads to collective achievements, Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

  • Architects: Form4 Architecture
  • Project: Luminous Moon-Gate (Taichung City Cultural Center)
  • Location: Taichung Gateway Park, Park Avenue 2, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Software used: VRay
  • Architecture Team: John Marx, AIA, Pierliuigi, Serraino, AIA Felix, Lin
  • Size: building = 63,000 sq. meters, site = 6.4 acres
  • Designed: May 31, 2013

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Deanwood Community Center and Library by Perkins Eastman

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: Perkins Eastman

Located in one of the DC’s oldest African-American neighborhoods, the Deanwood Community Center and Library is a joint-use facility that features educational, recreational, and athletic programs for all ages. The variety of programming —early care and education center, recreation pool, sound recording studio, and public library—serves both the local community and patrons from across the city.

Image Courtesy © Perkins Eastman

Image Courtesy © Joseph Romeo

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Project: Deanwood Community Center and Library
  • Location: U.S.A.
  • Photography: Joseph Romeo
  • Software used: Revit 2014 for renderings in the early stages in the design process.

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THE PINCH in Yunnan Province, China by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Article source: Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

THE PINCH is a library and community center in Shuanghe Village, Yunnan Province, China. The project is part of a government led reconstruction effort after an earthquake in Sept 2012. The majority of village houses were destroyed, leaving the residents living in tents for up to one year. After the earthquake the government has sponsored new concrete and brick houses and a large central plaza. During the first site visit, the houses remained incomplete and the plaza was a large empty site.

Image Courtesy © Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

Image Courtesy © Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

  • Architects: Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong
  • Project: THE PINCH
  • Location: Shuanghe Village, Yunnan Province, China
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Construction: Kunming Dianmuju Shangmao Company
  • Funding: Supported by the Knowledge Exchange Impact Award, HKU
  • Project Team: Crystal Kwan (Project Manager), Ashley Hinchcliffe, Connie Cheng, Johnny Cullinan, Jacky Huang, Joyce Ip, Yvonne Xu Meng
  • Date: September 2012 – April 2014
  • Size: 80 sqm
  • Cost: 130,000 rmb
  • Unit Cost: 1600 rmb/sqm

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New Algerian Parliament in Algiers, Algeria by Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée 

The project includes the People’s National Assembly, the National Council (Senate), the Chamber (Congress), and a residence for legislators.

Algeria’s new parliament is a project that must meet the highest standards.

The building needs to embody the idea of democracy in action, the Algeria of the future, freedom, peace, strong but deliberative power. The architecture must communicate a distinct national identity founded on universal values.

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

  • Architects: Bureau Architecture Méditerranée
  • Project: New Algerian Parliament 
  • Location: Algiers, Algeria
  • Official name of the project: Parliament – Senate – Congress , People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Client: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Architects/designers: Thierry CHAMBON, Maxime  REPAUX, Frédéric ROUSTAN
  • Project manager: Frédéric ROUSTAN,  Yassine ALLICHE
  • Collaborateurs: Sergii MITAKI,  Ievgen GRYTSENKO, Laura MARCHEPOIL, Guillermo PANDO DE PRADO,  Jean Christophe JODRY, David FROMAIN, Olivier VANEL, Jonathan TOURTOIS, Antony LONGEREY, Louise CATIN, Thérésa TOPOUKA
  • Area of project: 220 000 m2
  • Budget: not disclosed
  • Project end date: 2019

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Front Building of Chliriethalle in Oberglatt, Switzerland by Frei + Saarinen Architekten

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Article source: Frei + Saarinen Architekten

In 2011, Zurich-based architects Frei + Saarinen won the competition to replace a “front building” that was damaged by a fire. The front-building is so called because it is attached to a triple gymnasium that is also used for events such as concerts, exhibitions, carnival, marriages (with up to 1000 guests), etc.

Image Courtesy © Hannes Henz

Image Courtesy © Hannes Henz

  • Architects: Frei + Saarinen Architekten
  • Project: Front Building of Chliriethalle
  • Location: Chlirietstrasse, 8154 Oberglatt, Switzerland
  • Photography: Hannes Henz, Zürich , Stefan Wuelser
  • Client: Community Oberglatt, Switzerland
  • Type of commission: Competition, 1st Prize (2011)
  • Architecture Team: Frei + Saarinen Architekten GmbH, Barbara Frei, Martin Saarinen, with Beat Lengen, Hans-Christian Rufer
  • Engineer: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG
  • Manufacturers/Suppliers: Eternit roof

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Pancho Arena in Felcsút, Hungary by Dobrosi Tamás

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Article source: Dobrosi Tamás

Felcsút is a community of 1800 souls in the Váli Valley, 40 kilometers west of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Since 2004, the locality hosts the largest education center for aspiring young footballers in the country; an institution named in 2006 after one of the greatest football legends in history, Olympic champion,European Cup winner and World Cup silver medalist Ferenc Puskás.

Image Courtesy © György Dénes

Image Courtesy © György Dénes

  • Architects: Dobrosi Tamás
  • Project: Pancho Arena
  • Location: Felcsút, Hungary
  • Photography: György Dénes, László Döme Jr, József Takács, Tamás Dósa Papp
  • Project Team: Imre Balázs Arnóczki, Antal Szegedi, Krisztina Törekiné Bakó, László Király, Ferenc Vavrik, Barna Jóföldi, Oszkár Orbán, Lídia Mikus, Olivér Kis-Simon, Tamás Dósa Papp
  • Client: A Felcsúti Utánpótlás Neveléséért Alapítvány

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Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall in Quebec, Canada by Affleck de la Riva architects

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Article source: Affleck de la Riva architects

Founded in 1995 by Gavin Affleck and Richard de la Riva and based in Montreal, Canada, Affleck de la Riva Architects believe that quality environmental design is an agent of social change and a key element in fostering citizenship, social equity, and healthy lifestyles.  The firm provides services for the design and construction of institutional, commercial and residential projects and has also developed specific expertise in urban design and the restoration of historic structures.

Image Courtesy © Marc Cramer

Image Courtesy © Marc Cramer

  • Architects: Affleck de la Riva architects
  • Project: Saint Roch-de-l’Achigan City Hall
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Marc Cramer
  • Client: Municipality of Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan
  • Project manager: Richard de la Riva
  • Design architect: Richard de la Riva
  • Project team: Melanie Morris, Brigitte Boudreau, Cesar Vivanco and Sergio ClavijoStructural, mechanicaland electrical  engineers: Leroux Beaudoin Hurens
  • Budget: 2 920 000 $CA
  • Area of project: 16 800 ft2 / 1560 m2
  • Project end date: 2012

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Wohnen mit scharf! in Vienna, Austria by SUPERBLOCK

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Article source: SUPERBLOCK

The site of the former train station Nordbahnhof in the second district is currently considered one of the largest inner-city development areas in Vienna.

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: SUPERBLOCK
  • Project: Wohnen mit scharf!
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus

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SOLAR ORCHID in Singapore by SPARK Architects

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Article source: SPARK Architects

In the tradition of conceptual and visionary architecture proposals, SPARK Architects reveal their design for a floating hawker centre – the Solar Orchid. This concept for self-contained, solar-powered, floating hawker pods suggests a way to mend the now distant relationship between Singapore and its waterscapes, while celebrating and reinvigorating a favoured local pass time.

Image Courtesy © SPARK Architects

Image Courtesy © SPARK Architects

  • Architects: SPARK Architects
  • Project: SOLAR ORCHID
  • Location: Singapore
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Team: Lim Wenhui, Peter Morris, Anusha Bajpal, Nanako McIntosh, Chanachai, Panichpattanakij

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Community center Sardine in Pessac, France by gayet roger architectes

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Article source: gayet roger architectes

Clearly identifiable from the public space and the tram stop ( the tram line serves the area), the house of the Sardine district will be implanted in a highly  developing area., between the new eco-friendly Artigon district and the existing suburban area.

The program is contained in a wood monolith, deformed to be adapted to street corners respecting the distances imposed by town planning regulations, and to fully benefit from all the views and  the panorama. These spaces will be green areas and occupied by units integrating storage for bikes, rubbish bins, street lamps and technical lockers.

Image Courtesy © Julien Fernandez

Image Courtesy © Julien Fernandez

  • Architects: gayet roger architectes
  • Project: Community center Sardine
  • Location: Pessac, France
  • Photography: Julien Fernandez
  • Partners In Charge: Clementine Roger, Aldric Gayet
  • Project Area: 210m²
  • Project Year: 2013

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