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The Why Factory Tribune by MVRDV with Furniture of Richard Hutten

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: MVRDV with Furniture of Richard Hutten

Several weeks after The Why Factory – a newly established research institute, lead by MVRDV and the Technical University Delft –  had moved into their new residence on the top floor of the Faculty Building of the Technical University, the building was destroyed by a fire on May 12, 2008.

Images Courtesy Rob't Hart

  • Architect: MVRDV with Furniture of Richard Hutten
  • Name of Project: The Why Factory Tribune
  • Photography: Rob’t Hart


Noorderpoort college in Stadskanaal, Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

Noorderpoort college in Stadskanaal to be a villa on the water

Mecanoo architecten has won the architectural selection for the new Noorderpoort regional community college in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands. The 8,500 m² college is like a mansion with beautiful wetlands as a front lawn situated within the town’s green heart. The community college provides education to 1300 students in the Engineering, Health care and Services sectors. Construction is to begin in 2012 with doors opening in 2014.

Noorderpoort college

  • Architect: Mecanoo architecten
  • Name of Project: Noorderpoort college
  • Location: Stadskanaal, Netherlands
  • Design: 2011
  • Realisation: 2011 – 2014
  • Client: Noorderpoort, Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Structural engineer: Ingenieursbureau Wassenaar, Haren, the Netherlands
  • Mechanical engineer: Deerns, Groningen, the Netherlands


Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin in the Eric F. Ross building in Germany by Daniel Libeskind AG

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Article source: Daniel Libeskind AG

The Jewish Museum Berlin plans to construct an academy on the site of the Blumengrossmarkt by using the existing hall. It will offer public programs together with additional office, storage and support spaces for the Museum. Maintaining the hall structure, a cultural use is being established with the option of future expansion.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jewish Museum Berlin, Rendering Bromsky, Architecture ADL)

  • Architect: Daniel Libeskind AG
  • Name of Project: Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin in the Eric F. Ross building
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Completion: 2012
  • Client: Friends of the Jewish Museum Berlin
  • Photo credits: © Jewish Museum Berlin, Rendering Bromsky, Architecture ADL


Paul Valery High School in Menton, France by N + B architects

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Article source: N + B architects

Paul Valery Highschool buildings in MENTON, France was recently restructured and extended by N+B architects. the project took into account the notions of flexibility, environmental use functionality and to enable the programmatic entities to be linked together around exterior spaces. The ambition of this project is to offer a coherence set in a specific environment.

Evening View (Images Courtesy Paul Kozlowski)

  • Architect: Elodie Nourrigat & Jacques Brion – N + B architects
  • Name of Project: Paul Valery Highschool
  • Location: Menton, France
  • Client: Région Provence Alpes Côtes d’Azur
  • Program: restructuration and extension of the high school Paul Valéry – sustainable project
  • Photograph: Paul Kozlowski


Nursery School in Fossalunga, Italy by studiomas architetti associati

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Article source: studiomas architetti associati

Fossalunga is a small village (nearby Venice) that grew up around the main street in a linear way. The buildings,  that define the main square, are an ancient villa (XVIII° century) and the Church.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Marco Covi)

  • Architect: studiomas architetti associati (arch. Piero Puggina, arch.Marco Rapposelli)
  • Name of Project: Nursery School in Fossalunga
  • Location: Fossalunga di Vedelago , Treviso, Italy
  • Collaboration: ing. Renis Ridolfo, ing. Luca Luchetta, P.R.CAD s.a.s, Laura Bogon, Elena Gomiero
  • Client: Comune di Vedelago
  • Photographs: Marco Covi
  • Structure: Studio di Ingegneria R.S. s.r.l. (Padova)
  • Total floor area: 1,275 sqm

Project Year:

  • Project: April 2006 – October 2007
  • Realization: June 2008 – November 2009


Osdorp Multi-Functional School in The Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

Urban renewal plan

A large-scale urban renewal project is in progress in the Reimerswaalbuurt in Osdorp, a neighborhood situated at the periphery of Amsterdam. The ambitious plan was made under the supervision of the Architecten Cie. Nine building complexes will be realized with broad streets and auto-free squares. Mecanoo designed the first complex which includes a school, sports hall, pre-school playrooms, a children’s day-care center, a community center, 51 apartments and 21 single family homes. The neighborhood will be enriched with good social housing situated in a network of pleasant and safe streets, squares and public green space with gathering places to socialize in. The result of the fruitful cooperation between the developer Ymere, the school board, design studio Makkink & Bey and artist Elspeth Pikaar is a richly detailed social housing and multi-functional education complex. Mecanoo’s design example will set the stage for the other eight residential complexes.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Mecanoo architecten
  • Name of Project: Osdorp Multi-Functional School
  • Location: Osdorp, The Netherlands
  • Design: 2005-2007
  • Realisation: 2007-2011
  • Developer: Ymere Ontwikkeling, Amsterdam; Amsterdamse Stichting voor Katholiek Onderwijs (ASKO), Amsterdam


Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar, CA by Cannon Design (designed using AutoCAD and Revit)

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Article source: Cannon Design

Two years after Cannon Design provided feasibility, programming, and cost-estimating services for a proposed health, physical education, and fitness center, Los Angeles Community College District’s Mission College unanimously selected the firm to provide design services for the new $38 million facility, which enables Mission College to consolidate its physical education and athletic programs – previously housed in leased buildings dispersed off campus – into a unified location that can accommodate new athletic and educational programs.

Interior View (Image Courtesy Feinknopf)

  • Architects: Cannon Design
  • Project: Los Angeles Mission College, Health, PE and Fitness Center
  • Location: Sylmar, CA
  • Size: 87,000 sq ft
  • Project Cost: $38 Million
  • Engineers (MEP): Integrated Engineering Consulting Engineers, Los Angeles CA
  • Photography: Feinknopf Photography
  • Software used: Revit as a visualization tool during schematic design to do layouts and quick views for the owner…it allowed them to make decisions on the spot. We were new to Revit at the time [2006] and we converted the sheets to AutoCAD to develop the actual contract documents.


Lycee Louis Bleriot Extention in Marignane, France by Christophe Gulizzi

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Returning to the site of my first crime, (Gymnase Louis Blériot, Nominated first work 2004), whilst never having understood why nominee and not winner, is like going on a date with your first unrequited love, or at least her sister who was prettier anyway.

Side View (Images Courtesy Vincent Fillon)

  • Architect: Christophe Gulizzi
  • Name of Project: Lycee Louis Bleriot Extention
  • Location: Marignane, France
  • Contractor : PACA Region, Michel Vauzelle.
  • Delegate contractor: AREA PACA, Louis Pesanti.
  • Credits photo : Philippe Ruault, Vincent Fillon


Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Art in Aqaba, Jordan by Symbiosis Design Limited

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

‘In creating film one has to know how to take flight with light and understand the nature of its nature; to become a shadow and converse with ambiguity touching it but never gripping it; to understand the concept of contrasting harmony and how opposites bow to each other and sometimes dance in no less capacity than utterly consumed and locked souls; to travel with raw sound, whispers and sometimes silence itself and meet enchantment yet sense the most silent scream to be the loudest; to adopt the gentle breeze and learn a lesson or two on the prolific powers of gentle sways; to know how to become absolutely drunk and utterly intoxicated on a good conversation; to be able to ride chaos and make good sense of it; to use ice cold that is actually hot and make it unarguably cool; to know men and women who wear their hearts on their faces; to converse with the aura of objects and discover the person within each; to erase the line between genius and insanity and discover how to inexhaustibly deconstruct and reconstruct souls and suspend time in between, …’ Khalid Nahhas.

Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts

  • Architects: Symbiosis Design Limited
  • Project: Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Art
  • Location: Aqaba, Jordan
  • Project team: Khalid Nahhas, Ramiz Ayoub, Faiha Katbi, Lina Asa’d, Dina Hadaddin, Onur Lambaz
  • Structural Engineer:Symbiosis Design ltd., Omega Consulting Off.


The Hong Kong Design Institute in Hong Kong, China by Coldefy & Associes Architectes

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

The Hong Kong Institute of Design project was won at the end of 2006 by Coldefy & Associés, Architectes Urbanistes / CAAU, winners of the two stage international competition in which 162 teams from 23 countries took part. The CAAU studio was entrusted with the task of designing the project with architectural project management of the site directed by its Hong Kong partner, P&T Group. Intended to welcome 4, 000 students of artistic and multimedia disciplines in around 42, 000 m², the HKDI is commissioned by the Vocational Training Council Hong Kong. The HKDI is the first major facility built in Hong Kong by a French architect

The Hong Kong Design Institute

  • Architects: Coldefy & Associes Architect
  • Project: The Hong Kong Design Institute
  • Location: Hong Kong, China
  • Competition: Prize winning project, 2006
  • Client: Vocational Training Council Hong Kong
  • Project Leaders: Thomas Coldefy + Isabel van Haute


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