Archive for the ‘Community Centre’ Category
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
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
- Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: ROCA London Gallery
- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Size : 1,100m2
- Status: Built
- Client: ROCA Ltd (more…)
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
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.
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.
- 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.
- Realization company: PSJ a.s.
- Total Floor area: 1210 m2
- Total Volume: 9 400 m3
- Project: 2006-2007
- Realization: 2007-2009
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
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
Saturday, February 11th, 2012
Article source: maxwan architects+urbanists
Magdeburg, founded upon the Elbe River, has a history of scientific innovation. The scheme takes the existing bland, but quite functional campus and adds a series of gathering spaces. These linked spaces continue eastward to form the framework for the future development of a tech center, while also connecting to the historic harbor and the riverfront. This forms a car free spine that brings together diverse users to mingle in a series of mixed use spaces. Additionally, new pathways complete a previously broken link in the green network of the city. The signature element along the spine is a covered public forum that resides adjacent to the pedestrian underpass and is topped by a cinema and conference center.
- Architect: maxwan architects+urbanists
- Name of Project: Magdeburg
- Location: Magdeburg, Germany
- Program: Commercial
- Client: City of Magdeburg
- Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, 3DMax, Autocad.