Archive for the ‘Embassy’ Category
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Article source: OMA
The Netherlands Embassy is a disciplined cube with equally disciplined irregularities which aims to facilitate a better understanding of Berlin, confronting divergent ideas about how the city, with its complexity, heaviness, opacity, and beauty, should build / rebuild. Traditional planning guidelines of the former West Berlin demanded that new buildings in the neighbourhood (the Roldandufer in Mitte) reflect the local 19th century architectural style. Planning officials in the former East Berlin were more open to innovation. As a result, OMA combined an obedient approach (strictly fulfilling the block’s perimeter) with a disobedient one (building an isolated cube).
Image Courtesy © Christian Richters
- Architects: OMA
- Project: Netherlands Embassy Berlin
- Location: Berlin-Mitte, Rolandufer / Klosterstrasse, Germany
- Photography: Christian Richters, Hans Feldman, Hans Werlemann, Phil Meech
- Client: Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dienst Gebouwen Buitenland, The Hague
- Partners-in-charge: Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon
- Project Director: Erik Schotte
- Project Architect: Michelle Howard, Gro Bonesmo
- Team: Beth Margulis, Anu Leinonen, Daan Ooievaar, Adrianne Fisher, Robert Choeff, Christian Muller, Oliver Schütte, Fernando Romero Havaux, Matthias Hollwich, Katrin Thorhauer, Barbara Wolff, Bruce Fisher, Anne Filson, Udo Garritzman, Jenny Jones, Shadi Rahbaran, Mette Bos, Adam Kurdahl, Stan Aarts, Julien Desmedt, Annick Hess, Rombout Loman, Antti Lassila, Thomas Kolbasenko, Moritz von Voss, Paolo Costa, Carolus Traenkner, Susanne Manthey, Christiane Sauer, Tammo Prinz, Nils Lindhorst, Felix Thoma,
- Project Management: Royal Haskoning
- Site: Facing street corner, park and riverfront
- Program: 8,500m2: offices 4,800m2; housing 1,500m2; parking 2,200m2
- Research: Bill Price, Marc Guinand
- Structure: Royal Haskoning / Arup Berlin
- Services: Huygen Elwako / Arup Berlin
- Prize: European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, Mies van der Rohe Award 2005
Friday, June 27th, 2014
Article source: Arquiteck y Asociados Ltda
The building for the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in Colombia aims to provide architecture through an image capable of expressing new diplomatic relations between the two countries; The project comes at a time of changing political tide sponsored by the new Colombian government.
Image Courtesy © Andrés Valvuena
- Architects: Arquiteck y Asociados Ltda
- Project: Embassy of Ecuador
- Location: Bogotá, Colombia
- Photography: Andrés Valvuena
- Architect In Charge: Pablo Rodríguez Agudelo, Mónica Botello Agudelo, David Diaz Diaz, Daniel Giraldo Rivera, Julian Sossa Delgado, Jair Pinzon Hernández, Diego Origua Petrel
- Date: Design: 2011-2012
- Construction: 2012-2013
- Built area: 772,19 m2 / 595,81 m2 de gardens, terraces and green roof.
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
Article source: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
The Rock Creek meets the Potomac in a thin peninsula. It’s the site of a lifetime. The needle with water on three sides commands a spectacular view of such landmarks as Georgetown, Watergate and the Kennedy Center. The protruding setting called for an emblematic building, illuminating the idea of the open society.
Image Courtesy © Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
- Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
- Project: House of Sweden
- Location: Washington D.C, U.S.A
- Responsible architect: Gert Wingårdh
- Architect in charge: Gunilla Murnieks
- Competition: Gert Wingårdh, Thomas Hansen, Ulrika Davidsson, Fredrik Gullberg, Pål Ericksson, Jacob Sahlqvist, Jacek Zalecki, Petter Leyman, Ola Frödell, Henrik Schulz, Tobias Fasth, Robert Hendberg.
- Building: Gert Wingårdh, Thomas Hansen, Gunilla Murnieks, Susanna Ringnér, Birgitta Stenvaller, Andreas Henriksson, Gustav Appell, Markus Furby, Björn Nilsson, Therese Ahlström, Taito Lampinen, Robert Hendberg, Daniel Frickeus, Fredrik Gullberg, Sven Nestgaard, Sara Helder, Pål Ericsson, Maria Olausson, Fredrik Prytz, Anna Palm, Hanna Samuelson, Alexandra Pripp.
- Interior: Gert Wingårdh, Lena Arthur, Sara Helder, Björn Nilsson, Vanessa D´Hooge
- Project management: National Property Board Sweden
- Project Director: Jan Thews
- Project Manager: Gunilla Persson
- Property Manager: Michael Blomqvist
- Building Project management: Forsen Projekt AB, Jan Ahlinder, Rikard Wiss, Susanne Rosjö
- Building Project Management (Washington D.C.): Karchem Properties Inc. , Daniel B Karchem
Friday, March 29th, 2013
Article source: Daneshgar Architects
The design for the Iran Embassy, Vienna is another approach of a direct connection between architectural design and virtual game engines, that opened an entirely new initial point for modern Islamic architecture. The aim was to extract the uniqueness of traditional Islamic ornaments into a modern language of 3-dimensional shaping by simultaneously preserving traditional proportion patterns. To meet with this ambitious intention a special software was programmed that resulted into the adventurously new Islamic design. The traditional way of treating natural light meets an entirely new way of involving the direct processing of digital data flow into an architectural design.
Image Courtesy daneshgar architects
- Architects: Daneshgar Architects
- Project: Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran
- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Client: Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Article source: LAVA
THE MARTIANS HAVE LANDED And they’ve set up their very own embassy in inner city Sydney! The new embassy was designed by LAVA, with partners Will O’Rourke and The Glue Society, as a fusion of a whale, a rocket and a time tunnel, an immersive space of oscillating plywood ribs brought to life by red planet light and sound projections.
Image Courtesy Brett Boardman
- Architects: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture – LAVA
- Project: Martian Embassy Opens
- Location: Sydney, Australia
- Photography: Brett Boardman, Peter Murphy
- Partners: Will O’Rourke (production), The Glue Society (creative direction), Berents Project Management (Project Manager), ARUP (lighting and acoustic design), Redwood Projects (builder), Philips (lighting), Syntec (sound), Avatar Air (oils)
Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Article source: Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau bv
Amman is a fast-growing city entirely made up of buildings in local natural stone: not only the well-off neighbourhoods but also poorer districts, and not only homes but also offices, hotels, museums and shops.
The Dutch embassy project concerns the renovation of an understated villa within a walled garden. The building was renovated because it was too small, and not earthquake-proof. Hospitality in combination with security formed the essence of the design brief. The entrances and the various consulate functions are situated on the ground floor in the original building layer, while a separate new structure above this houses the public section of the embassy. The building as a whole is given a unified character by a light-filtering portico made of local Jerusalem Stone.
Exterior View (Images Courtesy Pieter Kers)
- Architect: Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau bv
- Name of Project: Dutch Embassy in Amman, Jordan
- Location: Amman, Jordan
- Images: Pieter Kers for Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau, april 2010