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SERO in Lleida, Spain by Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès

During the January of 2007, the construction works of a secondary pipe of the water distribution mains in Segarra-Garrigues system, caused an unexpected appearance of archaeological ruins from an ancient construction for 4.800 years in Seró (Artesa de Segre, Lleida). The most important point of this discovery was the megalithic nature of sandstone slabs and specially the accuracy of geometrical decoration sculpted. Stones with soft relief that, at the same time, were parts of ancient statues reused from a previous sculptural monument.

Image Courtesy © Aitor Estévez 

  • Architects: Estudi D’arquitectura Toni Gironès
  • Project: Espacio Transmisor Del Túmulo | Dolmen Megalítico De Seró
  • Location: Seró-Artesa De Segre, Lleida, Spain
  • Photography: Aitor Estevez, Toni Gironès, Antonio Cayuelas
  • Collaborator: Dani Rebugent 
  • Technical Architects: Brufau I Cusó S.L.P 
  • Structural Engineer: Boma Inpasa S.L.P, ESTUDI XV S.C.P 
  • Services: Oriol Vidal Ingenieria
  • Archeologists: Pep Castellsy Joan Lopez
  • Promotor: Ayuntamiento De Artesa De Segre
  • Constructor: Construcciones Orgèl·Lia S.L. Y Construcciones Germans Gilaber S.L.
  • Construction Manager: Ignasi Gilabert
  • Industrial Principals: Instal·Lacions Vilana S.L., Fusteria Gilibet S.L.
  • Budget: 348.952,44 €

Japanese Cultural Center of D.R. Congo in Kinshasa, Congo by Keio University SFC Hironori Matsubara Laboratory

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Article source: Keio University SFC Hironori Matsubara Laboratory

This building has built by “grass-root grant aid fund” of Ministry of Foreign Affairs(Japan) in area of Gombe Institute of Pedagogique, the center part of Kinshasa city, D.R. Congo. The plan is 19m×19m and single story building. Semi-exterior penetrates the building and connects different rooms– training hall, classroom, office, tea ceremony room etc.

Image Courtesy © Tokyo Matsubara and Architects 

  • Architects: Hironori Matsubara,  Keio University SFC Hironori Matsubara Laboratory
  • Project: Japanese Cultural Center of D.R. Congo
  • Location: North area of Gombe Institute of Pedagogigue, Pere Bokaavenue, area of Gombe, Kinshasa city, D.R. Congo
  • Photography: Tokyo Matsubara and Architects
  • Total floor area: 271.3 sq. m
  • Design period: Dec 2011 – Mar 2012
  • Construction period: Mar 2012 –Mar 2013
  • Completion: Mar 2013
  • Construction: ACADEX local volunteer’s construction team
  • Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan

Cultural Landscape Path in Virgilio, Italy by Archiplan Studio

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Archiplan Studio

The work is defined by a series of lightweight structures that accompany the users of the area placed in the Regional Park of the Mincio in a process of interpretation of historical and cultural environment, capable of enhancing aspects of excellence in the area of the lower course of the river. The proposed involves the construction of a series of installations to define some interpretation centers where the cultural attraction is the figure of the Roman poet Virgil and the integration of his poetry with the river landscape.

Image Courtesy © Martina Mambrin 

  • Architects: Archiplan Studio
  • Project: Cultural Landscape Path in the lower Mincio
  • Location: Virgilio, Italy
  • Photography: Martina Mambrin
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Cinema 4D

La Jota Cultural Center in Zaragoza, Spain by G///bang architectural

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Article source: G///bang architectural 

The task involved the creation of a cultural space for three types of activities: The leisure center for children up to 14 years, the center for cultural activities, and the multipurpose space. The urban space where the cultural center was to be located was a small lot in Plaza Miguel Aso, which according to the urban plan of the city, only allowed construction on the ground floor, with height up to the roof slab level, not exceeding the height of the ground floors of the surrounding buildings.

Image Courtesy © Enric Duch 

  • Architects: G///bang architectural 
  • Project: La Jota Cultural Center
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Photography: Enric Duch
  • Project Architect: José Javier Gallardo Ortega 
  • Technical Assistance: INCO Ingenieros 
  • Structural Engineering: Guillermo Chóliz 
  • Facilities Engineering: D3i 
  • Technical Supervision: Gabriel Fraj 
  • Construction Company: Mariano López Navarro

Hangar Artistic Creation Centre in Can Ricart, Barcelona by Yaiza Terré + Arantxa Manrique

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Article source: Yaiza Terré + Arantxa Manrique

The project is part of the \”Fàbriques per la Creació\” programme promoted by the Barcelona city council in order to reactivate the old industrial spaces of the city now in disuse, and transform them into centres of artistic production. Hangar is a creation centre for visual artists situated since 1997 in the old industrial manufacturing premises of Can Ricart.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: Yaiza Terré + Arantxa Manrique
  • Project: Hangar Artistic Creation Centre
  • Location: Can Ricart, Barcelona
  • Photography: Adrià Goula 
  • Collaborator Architect: Arantxa Manrique
  • Collaborators: Static ingenieria s.a.p.(structure engigneer), Aia instal·lacions arquitectòniques sl (mechanical engigneer), Sergi Perez Cobos (quantity surveyor), Fpa ferran pelegrina i ass.(detail developement), I2a (acoustique engigneer).
  • Programme: Stage, multi-functional space, audio-video, medialab
  • Developer: Institute of Culture of Barcelona (ICUB) – Barcelona City Council
  • Client: Fundación privada AAVC- Hangar
  • Area: 828,84m2
  • Ender works: December 2011
  • Budget: 1.774.465,03€ (PEC)

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Florence Music and Culture Park in Florence, Italy by Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Article source: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

The project comes from the tender launched in October 2007 for the redevelopment of disused area outside the historic center of Florence, and in particular in the vicinity of the old rail-station Leopolda, and the Royal Park of the “Cascine”. This work is part of those identified by the “Committee of Ministers for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy” for the planning of infrastructure projects aimed at the realization and completion of major works of cultural and scientific interest for the whole country.

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

  • Architects: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Florence Music and Culture Park
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Program: new opera house and concert hall
  • Client: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Missione per le Celebrazioni dei 150 anni dell’ Unità d’Italia
  • Competition: 2007
  • Design team: Hidenari Arai, Takeshi Miura, Kenji Yatsu, Rawad Choubassi, Simone Utzeri, Filippo Biagi, Atsuko Suzuki, Andrea Maffei Architects / Stefano Tozzi, M+T & Partners
  • Structure: Arup Italia s.r.l.: Maurizio Teora, Giammichele Melis, Ida Coppola, Francesco Uggetti, Michele Mongelli, Riccardo Abello, Amerigo Tognarelli, Enrico Manganelli, Livio Quintavalle, Mario Rossato, Valeria Migliori, Matteo Testini, Floriana Palomba.
  • Mep plants: Arup Italia s.r.l.: Pietro Guarisco, Alice Quinterio, Enrico Zara, Francesco Di Salvo, Katia Bernardi, Nicola Carofano, Sebastiano Genovese, Stefano Colombo.
  • Geotechnic: Arup Italia s.r.l.- Angelo Mussi, Tim Hocombe, Francesco Petrella, Silvia Ferrero
  • Acoustic: Nagata Acoustics, Tokyo, Japan – Yasuhisa Toyota, Satoru Ikeda, Vie en Rose s.r.l. Firenze -Sergio Luzzi
  • Fire consultant: ing. Silvestre Mistretta, Milano
  • General contractor: ATI – Baldassini Tognozzi Pontello Costruzioni Generali S.p.a., Mazzanti S.p.a., Opere Pubbliche e Ambiente S.p.a.
  • Cost: € 80.000.000,00

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Kulturhus De Nieuwhof in Westervoort, The Netherlands by Johan De Wachter Architects

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Article source: Johan De Wachter Architects

In September 2011, the renovation and expansion of Kulturhus The Nieuwhof in Westervoort started. With the transformation of the Nieuwhof to Kulturhus the area Westervoort South now has a representative cultural centre with a full array of services for all residents.

Image Courtesy JDWA

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Elena Garro Cultural Center in Coyoacán, México D.F. by Fernanda Canales + arquitectura 911sc

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Article source: Fernanda Canales + arquitectura 911sc

The project is based on the idea of highlighting the existing early 20th century house and creating an open space for a new bookstore as well as adding spaces for cultural activities.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: Fernanda Canales + arquitectura 911sc
  • Project: Elena Garro Cultural Center
  • Location: Fernández Leal #43, Barrio de la Concepción, Coyoacán, México D.F.
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Design Team: Iván Cervantes, Edgar Romero, Arturo Carreón, Anabel Chavez, Javier Juárez
  • Status: Built (inaugurated November 2012)
  • Structure: Grupo SAI
  • Service systems project: Ing. Carlos Medina
  • Lighting project: Artenluz Arq. Javier Ten
  • Landscape project: Entorno Taller de Paisaje (Tonatiuh Martinez + Hugo Sánchez)
  • Construction: 1,358 m2Artistic
  • Collaboration: Paloma Torres. Bronce doors, work titled “Transformed forest”

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Pharmacophore in New York by Harrison Atelier

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: Harrison Atelier

For Pharmacophore: Architectural Placebo, a design-dance installation at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York in December 2011, Harrison Atelier (HAt) designed a pharmaceutical-cultural landscape which included a network of polyurethane inflatables lodged within a glazed and steel seating structure recalling both pharmaceutical company facade and medical waiting room. The audience sat within this framework, apposed to the back-lit glass and resting against the inflatables.

Image Courtesy Harrison Atelier: Performance photos

  • Architects: Harrison Atelier
  • Project: Pharmacophore
  • Location: New York
  • Commissioned by: Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City
  • Date: Nov. 22−Dec. 8, 2011
  • Design: Seth and Ariane Harrison, Harrison Atelier (HAt)
  • Choreography: Silas Riener
  • Lighting: Aaron Copp and Nick Houfek
  • Music Composition and Performance: Loren Dempster
  • Performers: Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott and Melissa Toogood
  • Software used: Rhino, Maya and Maxwell for renders and fabrication drawings

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Boise 8th Street Cultural District in Boise, Idaho by Morgan Maiolie

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Article source: Morgan Maiolie

This project looks at what makes Boise unique and builds upon those elements to create a cultural district that promotes Boise as a place. The Boise 8th Street Cultural District design embraces sustainability as a form generator. Green roofs, downtown agriculture, solar access, and responsible water use combined to form the project. The district’s highest priority is to be of and for Boise, because there is nothing more sustainable than a beautiful, lively, city where people will want to walk, bike, create, and live.

After Grove : Image courtesy Morgan Maiolie 

  • Architects: Morgan Maiolie
  • Project: Boise 8th Street Cultural District
  • Location: Boise, Idaho, USA
  • Software used: Google Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
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