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Science Island: An Emphatic Approach to Nature in Kaunas, Lithuania by Alper Derinbogaz

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: Alper Derinbogaz

Science Island is a project in Kaunas, Lithuania designed as an icon of the paradigm between the natural landscape, mankind’s intrinsic curiosity of the complexity of the universe, and the responsibility human have within it by Alper Derinbogaz. Its ultimate aim is to achieve a high quality physical and intellectual access, establishing itself as a landmark institution in the dissemination of knowledge about the world, and have its architectural syntax play an active role in the interpretation of that knowledge.

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinbogaz

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinbogaz

  • Architects: Alper Derinbogaz
  • Project: Science Island: An Emphatic Approach to Nature
  • Location: Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Design: Alper Derinbogaz
  • Team: Sevki Topcu, Selcuk Kismir, Thibault Jalby, Ecem Cinar, Seda Duran, Ayse Tugce Pınar, Aygul Cinar, Deniz Karadere, Ali Asad, Mažvydas Samuolis
  • Consultant: Transsolar
  • Project Area: 9000 sqm
  • Design Completion Date: 10.09.2016

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RCA Battersea Campus in London, England by Serie Architects

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Serie Architects 

Serie Architects have proposed a design for the Royal College of Art’s new Battersea South Campus. The scheme was one of seven proposals for the site submitted as part of an invited competition process which took place during September 2016. The firm was the only UK practice to be selected for the shortlist from 97 other initial expression of interest.

Image Courtesy © Serie Architects

Image Courtesy © Serie Architects

  • Architects: Serie Architects
  • Project: RCA Battersea Campus
  • Location: London, England 
  • Team: Serie Architects, Transolar Klima Engineering, John Robertson Architects, AKT II
  • Area: 15,000 sqm
  • Status: Competition, 2nd Place

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Berkeley Green Skills Centre in South Glos, England by Hewitt Studios LLP

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP

Overview

Hewitt Studios LLP have recently completed the first phase of the conversion and refurbishment of a former nuclear research and engineering building at Berkeley Centre on the Severn Estuary in the UK.

The project provides South Gloucestershire and Stroud College with a renewable energy and engineering skills centre supported by both local enterprise funding and international technology partners, such as Schneider, Welink and Bosch.

Image Courtesy © Hewitt Studios LLP

Image Courtesy © Hewitt Studios LLP

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International city of tapestry in Aubusson, France by Terreneuve architectes

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Article source: Terreneuve architectes

The symbolic dimension of the International city of tapestry and woven art matches its ambition: going beyond conservation and exhibitions, preserving a living savoir-faire that is recognized by UNESCO as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, and reestablishing Aubusson’s place in the contemporary creative landscape.

Image Courtesy © Terreneuve architectes

Image Courtesy © Terreneuve architectes

  • Architects: Terreneuve architectes (Nelly Breton et Olivier Fraisse)
  • Project: International city of tapestry, Aubusson
  • Location: Aubusson, Creuse, France

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ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS in Munich, Germany by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

The project expands the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, built in 1876, and is also meant to be a conceptual renewal. The open configuration of buildings produces a sequence of transitory connecting spaces between the park and urban spaces. Main elements are the glass facade, the gate to the Academy, the inner court, and the studio terraces.

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Photography: Marcus Buck, Duccio Malagamba
  • Client: Freistaat Bayern
  • Design Principals: Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky
  • Project Partner: Frank Stepper
  • Design Architect: Hartmut Hank
  • Project Team: Johannes Behrens, Sebastian Denda, Stefan Hochstrasser, Rolf Mattmüller, Mark Myndl, Régis Péan, Markus Pillhofer, Jessica Ramge, Karolin Schmidbaur, Hari Setka (3-D Modell), Egon Türmer, Sepp Weichenberger Model Building: Philip Bley, Michael Gaertner, Bettina Hartung, Anja Passek, Jakob Przybylo, Rafal Paszenda
  • Construction Supervision: Letzbor Bau-Engineering GmbH, St. Georgen an der Gussen, Austria
  • Project Management: IMP-Ingenieurbüro für Bauwesen, Munich, Germany
  • Structural Engineering : Planungsgruppe Brachmann, Munich, Germany
  • HVAC + Acoustics: Kuzyl und Sander, Munich, Germany / IGT, Unterhaching, Germany
  • Gross Floor Area: 9,909 m²
  • Usable Floor Area: 5,666 m²
  • Start of Construction:   07/2003
  • Completion: 10/2005

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Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons in New York by HOLT Architects

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: HOLT Architects

HOLT Architects was asked by Corning Community College to renovate and modernize the functionality of the College’s traditional Library; centralize the Campus’ Learning Centers; encourage independent learning on Campus and support the 21st century student; and support the 24-hour student by providing facilities for new modes and hours of study.

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

Image Courtesy © HOLT Architects

  • Architects: HOLT Architects (Maria Livingston)
  • Project: Corning Community College Library & Learning Commons
  • Location: New York, USA

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Education Centre For Adults in South-West, Morocco by Urban Agency

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

Article source: Urban Agency

The project for a 10 000m2 adult education centre, located in the south-west of Morocco in a harsh and isolated area, aspires to create a robust world class education facility that will give generously to its community.

SITE STRATEGY: LESS IS MORE

Although the given site is quite large, the building occupies half of it in order to create a compact and introverted building, with a humble and simple exterior leading into a rich dynamic internal courtyard – drawing reference to the traditional “Medersa”( first universities) for its social, cultural and climatic ingenuity.

Image Courtesy © Urban Agency

Image Courtesy © Urban Agency

  • Architects: Urban Agency
  • Project: Education Centre
  • Location: South-West, Morocco
  • Executive architect: Oualalou+Choi
  • Structure/ m&e: Omteq ( Omnium technologie)
  • Environmental: Alto Ingenierie
  • Landscape: Oualalou+Choi
  • Size: 10, 000 M2
  • Date: 2015-2017

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MFA Zichtwei in Barendrecht, The Netherlands by Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten

The newly build multifunctional accommodation (MFA) Zichtwei is the closing piece of the education campus in Barendrecht (just South of Rotterdam). The term MFA is commonly used in The Netherlands for a combination of occupants sharing one multi-functional building. In the MFA Zichtwei two schools are sharing the available class rooms, a sports hall is included and a youth center occupies offices and an event space. The sports hall is daily occupied by the school and can also be used by neighborhood associations during evenings as a separate entrance is designed.

Image Courtesy © Menno Emmink

Image Courtesy © Menno Emmink

  • Architects: Siebold Nijenhuis Architecten
  • Project: MFA Zichtwei
  • Location: Haarspitwei 9 2992 ZB Barendrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Menno Emmink
  • Software used: AutoCad and Revit
  • Client: Municipality of Barendrecht
  • Lead project architect: Siebold Nijenhuis
  • Technical detailing: Broekbakema
  • Structural engineer: Van Rossum Advisory Engineers b.v.
  • Installation advisor: Vintis installatieadviseurs
  • Contractor: WBC Bouwgroep / Bussman Winterswijk B.V
  • Surface: 2.300 m2
  • Completion: May 2016

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Nigde University – Ayhan Sahenk Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies in Turkey by PAB Architects

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: PAB Architects

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies consists of four departments, classrooms, lecture rooms, laboratories and social facilities. The project aims to unite theoretical and practical education via its architectural approach by interweaving the buildings and the applied agricultural land into each other. Agricultural landscape continues throughout the building and unites indoor and outdoor areas. Students not only work in laboratories for practical education, but they also work on land with seeds and seedlings for various researches. This approach defines landscape as a crucial part of daily life in the faculty and places the buildings around a courtyard as its core.  While the landscape enables experimental agriculture, it also allows different plants in different seasons to become landscape elements for the building. The courtyard, while maximizing the natural ventilation and lighting, also becomes a social gathering space for students.

Image Courtesy © PAB Architects

Image Courtesy © PAB Architects

  • Architects: PAB Architects (Pinar Gokbayrak, Ali Eray, Burcin Yildirim)
  • Project: Nigde University – Ayhan Sahenk Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies
  • Location: Nigde, Turkey
  • Project team: Pinar Gokbayrak, Ali Eray, Burcin Yildirim, Samim Magriso, Ekin Aytac, Eda Ozgener, Zeynep Ceylan, Eda Yeyman
  • Consultants: Eda Lerzan Tuncbil, Emre Arslan, Elif Celik
  • Construction area: 24.000m2

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New Aarch – Architecture School of Aarhus in Denmark by Cheungvogl

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: Cheungvogl 

Hong Kong based architecture studio Cheungvogl has designed NEW AARCH, the New Architecture School of Aarhus as a two-storey building that provides active workshops and public exhibitions on the ground level. The upper level accommodates theoretical work and quiet reading and working areas.

The NEW AARCH reuses the existing buildings as a new social hub to connect the public with the school over food, exhibitions and events. The design integrates the existing buildings and offers them a new lease of life by transforming the former Institut for (X) and the northern buildings into cafes, bookstore and meeting spaces. The existing buildings intersect with the public central exhibition spaces of the NEW AARCH, forming a new cultural and social center that connects the public life of the campus with the Godsbanen.

Image Courtesy © Cheungvogl

Image Courtesy © Cheungvogl

  • Architects: Cheungvogl
  • Project: New Aarch – Architecture School of Aarhus
  • Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • Storeys: 2.5
  • Site Area: 26,000 sqm
  • Bldg. Area: 4,300 sqm
  • GFA: 9,900 sqm

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