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The New Residence at the Swiss Embassy in Washington D.C. by Steven Holl Architects & Rüssli Architekten

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

This scheme placed first in the competition of ten Swiss-American team’s designs for the replacement of the Washington D.C. residence of the Swiss Ambassador. It is not only to be a private house but also a cultural gathering place on which standards and self-image of a country are measured.

Image Courtesy © Andy Ryan

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects & Rüssli Architekten
  • Project: The New Residence at the Swiss Embassy
  • Location: Washington D.C., United States
  • Photography: Andy Ryan
  • Client: Swiss Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (BBL)
  • Architects:
    • Steven Holl Architects: Steven Holl (design architect), Tim Bade, Stephen O’Dell (associate in charge), Olaf Schmidt (project architect), Arnault Biou, Peter Englaender, Annette Goderbauer, Li Hu, Irene Vogt (project team)
    • Rüssli Architekten: Mimi Kueh (project architect), Justin Rüssli (design architect), Andreas Gervasi, Phillip Röösli, Rafael Schnyder, Urs Zuercher(project team)
  • Structural engineer: A. F. & J. Steffen Consulting Engineers, Robert Silman Associates
  • Mechanical engineer: B2E Consulting Engineers, B+B Energietechnik AG
  • Interior designer: ZedNetwork Hannes Wettstein
  • General contractor: James G. Davis Construction, Niersberger Gebäudetechnik Pforzheim GmbH
  • Landscape architect: Robert GissingerL
  • Building area (square): 23,000sf/7010sm
  • Cost: $14,000,000
  • Construction period: December 2004 – September 2006 (more…)

The Globe Hotel in Queensland, Australia by m3architecture

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: m3architecture

This project transforms an iconic outback Queensland pub into stage 1 of a cultural and tourism hub. The building contains an information centre, history room, a commercial tenancy, and sets out the shell for an art gallery.

Image Courtesy © m3architecture

  • Architects: m3architecture
  • Project: The Globe Hotel
  • Location: Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia

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Budapart – Largest Urban Development in Budapest, Hungary by ADEPT

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Article source: ADEPT 

The local municipal authorities recently approved the ambitious design for the ‘Budapart’ neighbourhood, the largest singular urban development in Budapest for almost 30 years. ADEPT won the commission to design the new urban area with a masterplan based on a distorted grid structure with references to both historic and modern parts of the city. Construction of the first buildings have already started in the 43 ha mixed-use neighbourhood, where built property will count approximately 600.000 m2.

Budapart Waterfront, Image Courtesy © ADEPT

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: Budapart – Largest Urban Development
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

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The Curve in Berkshire, England by Colorminium + bblur architecture + CZWG

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

A dynamic team of architects, designers and consultants are celebrating the completion of the £22m cultural hub project, The Curve, located in the centre of Slough, Berkshire, UK. The Curve is the flagship public building and the key community amenity in the on-going regeneration of Slough’s town centre, where over £45m of public investment has already been spent or committed to create an entirely new commercial district – The Heart of Slough. Housing a library, a 280 seat multi-purpose performance venue, and spaces for council meetings and exhibitions, the 4,500 sq m building consolidates disparate community functions and registrar services across the centre of Slough.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

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King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia by Snøhetta

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is a bold new initiative on the part of the Saudi Aramco Oil Company to promote cultural development within the Kingdom. Following an invited architectural design competition in 2007, Snøhetta has been selected to design this prestigious cultural facility.

Image Courtesy © King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture
  • Location: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Photography: Snøhetta,  Saudi Aramco and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture
  • Client: Saudi Aramco
  • Size: 100 000m²
  • Status: Under construction

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Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park in Miami Beach, Florida by OMA

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: OMA 

Faena District

Located on a majestic stretch of beach in the heart of Miami Beach, Faena District encompasses both sides of Collins Avenue from 32nd to 35th Streets, with direct waterfront views of the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Creek. Faena District will provide the city of Miami Beach with a neighborhood integrating dynamic cultural, residential, hotel, retail, culinary and public environments with a dynamic combination of art, culture, and design as their foundation. OMA has designed three buildings for Faena District—Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park. These distinct structures are linked by a sequence of public areas including an entry plaza on Collins Avenue and an open courtyard within the Faena Bazaar.

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Faena District, Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Faena Forum, Faena Bazaar and Park
  • Location: Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte, Iwan Baan and Philippe Ruault
  • Renderings: DBox
  • Partners: Shohei Shigematsu, Jason Long
  • Associate-in-Charge: Jake Forster
  • Project Architect: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Paxton Sheldhal
  • Team: Clarisa Garcia Fresco, Lawrence Siu, Francesca Portesine, Ravi Kamisetti, Ted Lin, Jesung Park, Anupama Garla, Andy Westner, Daniel Queseda Lombo, Andrew Mack, Caroline Corbett, Denis Bondar, Ahmadreza Schricker, Darien Williams, Gabrielle Marcoux, Marcela Ferreira, Jenni Ni Zhan, Lisa Hollywood, Paul Tse, Sarah Carpenter, Carla Hani, Sean Billy Kizy, Simona Solarzano, Ivan Sergejev, Tamara Levy, Matthew Austin, Ben Halpern

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San Francisco Cultural Center in Venezuela by NMD NOMADAS

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: NMD NOMADAS

The project, to be built in several stages, favored the development of a public space square as mortar buildings that define edge; It is a square surrounded by elements that contain two buildings (classrooms and open theater) and a long canopy: buildings that act as street macro-furniture: a ramp building, a stand building and a canopy building.

Image Courtesy © Luis Ontiveros

  • Architects: NMD NOMADAS
  • Project: San Francisco Cultural Center
  • Location: Calle 39, Municipio San Francisco, Maracaibo, estado Zulia Venezuela
  • Photography: Luis Ontiveros
  • Design Directors: Farid Chacón, Francisco Mustieles, Lourdes Peñaranda
  • Project Leader: Janeth Boza
  • Design Team: Paola Nava, Pedro Rosales, Dario Mindiola, Amanda Sidoravicius, Guillermo Servigna, Mariángel Pérez
  • Engineering: PROINCI / PROYECTOS Nelson Quintero Weffer
  • Lighting Adviser: Área Lighting
  • Construction Year: 2009
  • Construction Area: 878 m2 / 9.450 sqft
  • Project Year: 2007

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Väven Cultural Centre in Umeå, Sweden by White Arkitekter + Snøhetta

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: White Arkitekter

White and Snøhetta’s Kasper Salin Prize-winning culture house, in Umeå, north Sweden, is a new concept in cultural buildings – one that symbolises the city’s ambition to entwine a whole series of disciplines within a cluster of flexible spaces.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: White Arkitekter + Snøhetta
  • Project: Väven Cultural Centre
  • Location: Umeå, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Software used: Revit, Grasshopper

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Social center, cultural space and esplanade in Nemours, France by Atelier Téqui Architectes

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: METROPOLIS communication

Under the framework of the urban renewal program, the city of Nemours wished to build a social center and a cultural space on the grand esplanade of the Mont Saint-Martin neighborhood. The grouping of a facility of this importance with shops around a reorganized and upgraded public space aims to revitalize activity and strengthen social cohesion. Its central and exposed position help to underscore the building’s function as a public facility.

Image Courtesy © Sergio Grazia

  • Architects: Atelier Téqui Architectes
  • Project: Social center, cultural space and esplanade
  • Location: Nemours, France
  • Photography: Sergio Grazia
  • Contracting authority/Client: City of Nemours
  • Prime contractor: Atelier Téqui, architect; Yves Saouas, economist; AIA Ingénierie, Structural engineering firm; Amoes, Utilities engineering firm
  • Cost: €2.8m excluding VAT
  • Surface area: 1,733 m² SHON (adjusted gross floor area) – 1,607 m² SU (Usable surface area)
  • Calendar: Competition in 2011, delivered in 2016

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CÓRDOBA CULTURAL CENTRE in Argentina by COHEN, CASTAÑEDA, NANZER, SAAL, SALASSA, TISSOT

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: CASTAÑEDA

Making a landscape from a building was the ruling concept that guided this project search on the demand presented by the licitation for the building of a “Córdoba Province Interpretation Centre” to commemorate the Argentine Republic Bicentennial. The main challenge was to incorporate The Province Historical File and an the Auditorium without modifying the project essence.

Image Courtesy © GONZALO VIRAMONTE

Image Courtesy © GONZALO VIRAMONTE

  • Architects: COHEN, CASTAÑEDA, NANZER, SAAL, SALASSA, TISSOT
  • Project: CÓRDOBA CULTURAL CENTRE
  • Location: Sarmiento Park, Córdoba city, Córdoba Province,  Argentina
  • Photography: GONZALO VIRAMONTE
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dS Max
  • Client: Córdoba Province Government
  • General Architectural and Landscape Project:  Architects Ivan Castaneda, Alejandro Cohen, Cristian Nanzer, Inés Saal, Juan Salassa and Santiago Tissot.
  • Structural Design Assessment: Architects Rosendo Dantas and Maria Edel Ruata
  • Landscape assessment: Architect Virginia Pinero.
  • Accoustic and technical lightening assessment: Architects Carlos Zoppi and CIAL (Technical lightening and Accoustic FAUD Investigation Center- UNC)
  • Project development collaborator: Architect Veronica Niedfeld.
  • Building Enterprise: AMG- REGAM
  • Technical Representative: Architect Daniel Gerard
  • Architects encharged or work:  Sebastián Rollino, Facundo Cazorla and Juan Ignacio Rimondi.

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