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Directorate Complex in Assam, India by Design Forum International

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

Article source: Design Forum International 

The Government of Assam has a number of directorate offices, ranging from revenue, transport to fisheries and agriculture catering to the diverse portfolios under state’s purview.

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International

  • Architects: Design Forum International 
  • Project: Directorate Complex
  • Location: Guwahati, Assam, India
  • Principal Architect: Anand Sharma
  • Design Team: Ashish, Vikas Sharma, Navdeep, Nishant
  • Typology: Commercial
  • Name of Client: Assam Government
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 11.42 Acres
  • Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 14.93 lac sq ft

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“Great Amber” Concert Hall in Liepaja, Latvia by Giencke & Company Architects

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Article source: Giencke & Company Architects

Designed by Graz architect Volker Giencke, the Great Amber Concert Hall has been inaugurated on 7 November in Liepaja, Latvia. The first – and most momentous – phase of this multistage project envisioning the construction of a cultural urban district is thus completed. In 2003, Volker Giencke won the international architectural competition for a new cultural centre in this traditional seaport on the Baltic Sea. The construction work started in 2013.

GA, Image Courtesy © Indriėis Stūrmanis

GA, Image Courtesy © Indriėis Stūrmanis

  • Architects: Giencke & Company Architects
  • Project: “Great Amber” Concert Hall
  • Location: Liepaja, Latvia
  • Photography: Indriėis Stūrmanis, Giencke&Company, Aigars Prūsis, Merks Ltd
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad, Scia, Nemetschek
  • General planner: Giencke & Company – Latvija PS, Riga
  • Author & Architect: Volker Giencke
  • Planning: Volker Giencke & Company, Graz
  • Project management: Petra Friedl
  • Acoustics: Müller BBM, Karlheinz Müller, Munich/Planegg (more…)

SL11024 in Los Angeles, California by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects 

Through its materiality and form, LOHA’s design for the SL11024 student and faculty housing complex seamlessly engages its historically sensitive site and challenging hillside topography and creates a new model for urban development that enriches an academic community.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: LOHA (Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects)
  • Project: SL11024
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Design Team: Donnie Schmidt (PM), Damian LeMons, Lilit Ustayan, Chris Faulhammer, Ian Dickenson, Abel Garcia
  • Size: 55,000 SF
  • Program: Off-campus housing catering to university community, including a fitness center, yoga studio, business center, and resident lounges.

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Glanhof 1 in Klagenfurt, Austria by ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH 

The Glanhof is a multi-story housing complex with 150 units in the center of Klagenfurt, Austria. It is named for its location on the Glan River and the arrangement of three building structures surrounding a green and sunny courtyard. In the first phase, a long-stretched structure was built along the Pischeldorfer street, which can be reached via an access balcony with a unique irregular zig-zag geometric facade that integrates hundreds of photovoltaic elements. The 50 – 75 m2 sized subsidized aartments feature up to 15 m2 large balconies oriented to the courtyard. Part of the energy concept of the virtually self-sufficient project is the geothermal brine reservoir that stores excess solar energy from the photovoltaic system during sunny months.

Image Courtesy © ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH

Image Courtesy © ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH

  • Architects: ARCHITECTS COLLECTIVE ZT-GmbH
  • Project: Glanhof 1
  • Location: A-9020 Klagenfurt Pischeldorfer Straße 53, Austria
  • Team: Richard Klinger, David Lieser, Martin Schorn, David Selensky executive architect Architekturbüro Müller & Hohenwarter
  • Building technology: TB Decleva / Immosolar
  • Structural design: DI Jürgen Freller ZT GmbH
  • Net floor area: 5.900 m² 1st phase
  • Gross floor area: 6.600 m² 1st phase
  • Heating demand: 24,7 kWh/m²a
  • Primary energy demand: 52,1 kWh/m²a
  • CO² emissions: 9,7 kg/m²a (more…)

Bayonne Marinadour in France by MATEO ARQUITECTURA

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Article source: MATEO ARQUITECTURA

“Bayonne Marinadour is the first intervention to be completed in a complex of actions marking the new entrance to the city of Bayonne. The other elements are a park produced by remodelling the approach road to Henri Grenet Bridge and, overlooking it, the built complex of Rivadour.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula and Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula and Luc Boegly

  • Architects: MATEO ARQUITECTURA
  • Project: Bayonne Marinadour
  • Location: Bayonne, France
  • Photography: Adrià Goula and Luc Boegly
  • Author: Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Client: Kaufman & Broad
  • Total Surface: 70.000 m2
  • Project: 2006
  • Surface island 1A: 30.000 m2

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Island Complex in Paihia, New Zealand by Bossley Architects

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Article source: Bossley Architects

On an island in the Bay of Islands, four separate buildings discretely occupy an east-facing bay. The houses are light pavilions which promote the concept of ‘roof’ as the predominant element of shelter. The monopitch roofs float above and beyond the spaces, supported on exo-skeletal structures beautifully detailed in wood. Exterior walls are taut joinery frames, offering minimal interruption between inside and out. The boat shed is totally underground, to reduce visual built form in the bay, with the guesthouse above.

Image Courtesy © Bossley Architects

Image Courtesy © Patrick Reynolds

  • Architects: Bossley Architects
  • Project: Island Complex
  • Location: Paihia, New Zealand
  • Photography: Patrick Reynolds 
  • Awards:
    • NZIA Regional Award 2000
    • Tasman Small Practice Award 1999
    • NZIA Northern Regional Award for Architecture 1999
    • NZ Home and Building/Citroen ‘Home of the Year’ 1998
    • NZIA Branch Award for Architecture 1998
    • NZIA 10 Best Buildings Award 1997

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Construction of Blocks 1a & 1b on Zeeburger Island in Amsterdam by STUDIONINEDOTS

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Article source: STUDIONINEDOTS

Construction of Blocks 1a & 1bon Zeeburger Island starts

Alderman Laurens Ivens today launched construction of Blocks 1a& 1bat the northern tip of Zeeburger Island in Amsterdam. Studioninedots has designed a complex of two towers containing 144 dwellings for de Alliantie housing association and property developer Lingotto, on a site next to the bridge to Schellingwoude. This location calls for a strong gesture, and the towers are therefore designed in such a way that all residents enjoy a fantastic view of the city, the IJ andouter IJ waterways.

Image Courtesy © STUDIONINEDOTS

Image Courtesy © STUDIONINEDOTS

  • Architects: STUDIONINEDOTS
  • Project: Construction of Blocks 1a & 1b on Zeeburger Island
  • Location: Kea Boumanstraat / John Blankensteinstraat, Zeeburger Island, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Clients: De Alliantie (1a), Lingotto (1b)
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Wouter Hermanns, Stijn de Jongh, Joost Maatkamp
  • Contractor: UBA Uithoorn
  • 3D visualizations: A2 Studio
  • Scheduled completion: spring 2017.

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Le Serpentin Refurbishment in Pantin, France by Agence RVA

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Article source: Agence RVA

From urban downfall to urban renewal

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Courtillières neighbourhood was in decline and suffered from a degraded image: the isolated community had become subject to overpopulated housing units, a deteriorated housing stock, an increasingly impoverished population, rising unemployment rates, tension and violence in public spaces and schools, and dangerously high rates of illegal activity.

In response to this alarming situation, the French state and local government authorities chose to implement public funds through the National Urban Renewal Agency (ANRU previously known as the “Grand Projet de Ville”) in an effort to remediate the existing conditions for the welfare of the community and its residents. To facilitate the process, the cities, Pantin and Bobigny (the two cities within which the Serpentin project site is situated), created a public interest group (GIP) through which a public tender was launched calling for urban renewal proposals from teams regrouping expertise in the fields of urban planning and design, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and sociology.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Agence RVA, Dominique Renaud, Philippe Vignaud and Associates
  • Project: Le Serpentin Refurbishment
  • Location: Pantin, France
  • Photography:  Luc Boegly, Agence RVA
  • Principal architect: Nicolas Trentesaux
  • Graphic designer: Atelier Pierre di Sciullo: 7-11 rue des Caillots, 93100 Montreuil
  • Engineers/Economists: ARCOBA -ARTELIA: 45 avenue Victor Hugo – Aubervilliers, 93534 La Plaine Saint-Denis
  • Landscape architect: Agence Vincent Pruvost: 47, boulevard Jeanne d’Arc, 93100 Montreuil
  • Client (public housing developer): Pantin Habitat OPH: 6 avenue du 8 Mai 1945, 93697 Pantin
  • Project site surface area: 75,000m² (more…)

The Eppan Housing Complex in South Tyrol, Italy by feld72 Architekten ZT GmbH

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Article source: feld72 Architekten ZT GmbH

Cooperative housing development with 23 homes.

The houses are grouped around a green inner courtyard common to all in the manner of the village green or the »Common«, as it was once called. The houses are plain and simple in design, reticent in form and expression.

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: feld72 Architekten ZT GmbH
  • Project: The Eppan Housing Complex
  • Location: Eppan an der Weinstraße,  South Tyrol, Italy
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
  • Software used: archicad
  • Client: Arche KVW, Bozen
  • Category: invited competition, 1st Prize
  • Completion: 2015
  • Landscape Partner: PlanSinn
  • Collaborators: Gerhard Mair, Eduardo Nobili, Soner Ertim, Kaja Kos, Kathrin John
  • GFA: 4.666 m²

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Housing and health care complex Eltheto in Rijssen, The Netherlands by 2by4-architects

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Article source: 2by4-architects

In the small town of Rijssen 2by4-architects designed the new healthcare and housing complex ‘Eltheto’ for elderly people. Until recently elderly people were seen as a group that functions outside of modern society and are only in need of care. The contemporary healthcare centers and housing for elderly people are still designed according to his idea. Over the past decennia this resulted in a range of introvert buildings where the main focus is healthcare instead of the quality of life itself.

Image Courtesy © 2by4-architects

Image Courtesy © 2by4-architects

  • Architects: 2by4-architects
  • Project: Housing and health care complex Eltheto
  • Location:Karel Doormanstraat 36, Rijssen, The Netherlands
  • Architects in charge: Remko Remijnse, Rocco Reukema
  • Design Team: Jille Koop, Leonor Coutinho, Fernando Herrera, Marco Olgiati, Georgios Siokas, Christine Vriesema, Isabel Rivas, Amaia Lezaun, Michael Labory, Julien Bezault, Bart Machielsen, Tieme Zwartbol
  • Clients: de Goede Woning Rijssen, Carint Reggeland, Stichting Philadelphia Zorg
  • Contractor: Hegeman Nijverdal
  • Project manager: Kleissen and partners
  • Size: 20.000m2, including public space
  • Project year: 2015

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