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B018 in Beirut, Lebanon by DW5/ Bernard Khoury

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Article source: DW5/ Bernard Khoury 

B018 is a music club, a place of nocturnal survival.

In the early months of 1998, the B018 moved to the “Quarantaine”, on a site that was better known for its macabre aura. The “Quarantaine” is located at the proximity of the port of Beirut. During the French protectorate, it was a place of quarantine for arriving crews. In the recent war it became the abode of Palestinian, Kurdish and South Lebanese refugees (20,000 in 1975). In January 1976, local militia men launched a radical attack that completely wiped out the area. The slums were demolished along with the kilometer long bordering wall that isolated the zone from the city. Over twenty years later, the scars of war are still perceptible through the disparity between the scarce urban fabric of the area and the densely populated neighborhoods located across the highway that borders the zone.

Image Courtesy © DW5/ Bernard Khoury

  • Architects: DW5/ Bernard Khoury
  • Project: B018
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: JON SHARD, ANNE FRANCOISE PELLISSIER and IEVA SAUDARGAITE
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Status: Built 1998

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Renovation of the ‘Alésia’ cinema in Paris, France by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Metropolis Communication

The project’s concerns:

In 2011, the Gaumont-Pathé group decided to renovate the existing building in order to upgrade the cinemas and to improve user comfort. This was part of a broader scheme to gradually update the image of their chain of cinemas, which often occupy exceptional, city-centre sites, but suffered from being seen as old-fashioned.

The aim is to transform them into high-quality cultural venues, animated day and night, and suffi ciently fl exible to accommodate a varied programme, mixing cinema with other cultural events: the image of the city cinema was to be entirely rethought.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture (Manuelle Gautrand)
  • Project: Renovation of the ‘Alésia’ cinema
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Guillaume GUERIN, Luc Boegly
  • Client: GAUMONT-PATHÉ
  • Design Team:

    • ON: lighting design
    • T/E/S/S: facades
    • KHEPHREN INGENIERIE: structure
    • INEX: services and lifts
    • PEUTZ: acoustics
  • Other Consultants: 
    • GETRAP: Project manager, site phase

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Novotown – A Handful of Cultural Experiences in Zhuhai, China by Aedas

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: Aedas

Located at the heart of the Hengqin Island in Zhuhai, China, and is just five minutes away from Macau, the project is positioned as both a tourist destination and a cultural/creative incubator for Southeast Asia. This mixed-use development features a retail ring which seamlessly links different experiences together while embracing a massive courtyard garden – the Heart of China Garden.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

 

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inSports in Beijing, China by Powerhouse Company

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: Powerhouse Company

Powerhouse Company has completed its most recent project in Beijing, China. The 1,000 m2 project, located on the ground floor of the Yintai centre at Guomao, is a multifunctional social venue with ski and snowboard simulators, a sports area and dance club, all shaped in a white mountain landscape under a warm golden sky.

The project is located between JianWai SOHO and the Park Hyatt hotel. The site is the latest addition to John Portman’s Yintai Centre, and with a full glass facade it gives the project great exposure in the CBD area of Beijing.

Bar and reception desk, Image Courtesy © Wu Qingshan

Bar and reception desk, Image Courtesy © Wu Qingshan

  • Architects: Powerhouse Company
  • Project: inSports in Beijing
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Wu Qingshan
  • Client: Yintai Group
  • Client project team: inluxury team
  • Ski simulators: SkyTechSport
  • Partner in Charge: Nanne de Ru, Stijn Kemper
  • Team: Anne Larsen, Ryanne Janssen, Thomas Grievink, Frank Loer, Borys Kozlowski, Yoko Cao, Erik Hoogendam, Mika Woll, Matteo Pavanello
  • Light design: LDPi
  • Local architect: GRN Design
  • Size: 1,000 m²

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THE CLUB in Lisbon, Portugal by BUREAU A

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: BUREAU A

THE CLUB is an installation by BUREAU A for the Lisbon Triennale 2016.

Conceived as an architecture dedicated to sound experience, it is a noise cabin hosting people for a dense dancing event. This travelling sound system, in the Jamaican tradition, adapts to a diversity of situations and generates, through its architectural presence, a particular relation to the context where it stands. It is composed of loudspeakers, a DJ booth, a bar and an entrance. In its smaller configuration, it creates a perfect micro dancefloor for about 25 people, entirely enclosed buy the sound architecture.

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

Image Courtesy © Dylan Perrenoud

  • Architects: BUREAU AAssociate project of Lisbon Architecture Triennale
  • Project: THE CLUB
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Photography: Dylan Perrenoud, Mariana Lopes
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Materials: sound technique, plywood, black painting
  • Sound engineer: Eng. João Magalhães
  • Sponsors: Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Câmara Municipal de Almada
  • Powered by: IMG Stageline
  • Capacity: 25 people – the club
  • Area: 11 m2 – the club minimal space
  • Date: October – December 2016

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Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre in Bury St Edmunds, England by Walters & Cohen Architects

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: The Double Unit

A Buddhist retreat in the Suffolk countryside has reopened, designed by Walters & Cohen Architects. Potash Farm is home to Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre; capacity has been increased from 34 to 60, accessibility improved and the centre now includes a glittering new shrine room. While the retreat is run by the London Buddhist Centre, it is also used for carers on respite and those dealing with issues such as stress, addiction and anxiety. It is the first time in the UK  a new building has been designed specifically around the Buddhist practice as opposed to reusing existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © Walters & Cohen Architects

Image Courtesy © Walters & Cohen Architects

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The New St. Pete Pier in St. Petersburg, Florida by ROGERS PARTNERS

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Article source: ROGERS PARTNERS

The Rogers Partners / ASD | SKY / Ken Smith Workshop design for a new St. Petersburg pier creates a destination that embraces the pier’s role both as an icon for the City of St. Petersburg and an integral part of the vitality of downtown – a place for tourists and the local community alike, one that honors its history, while establishing a new icon for a 21st century public place.

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS

Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS

  • Architects: ROGERS PARTNERS
  • Project: The New St. Pete Pier
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

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New Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC by ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: ROSSETTI 

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, unveiled the design concepts for the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC.  The design renderings for the Arena project were led by a joint venture of international design firm, ROSSETTI, and Washington, DC-based Marshall Moya Design.

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

Image Courtesy © ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design

  • Architects: ROSSETTI and Marshall Moya Design
  • Project: New Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC
  • Location: Congress Heights Neighborhood of Washington, DC, USA

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Patio Campina Grande in Brazil by Girimun

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Girimun

Patio is a phased project that brings a refreshing look at how to think and conceive a truly mixed-use development to the Northeast of Brazil. It consists of 40,000 sqm shopping and entertainment centre in a 3-storey podium interlinked with 2 office towers, 1 hotel and 4 residential apartment blocks. The master plan revolves around a central outdoor square and explores synergies, efficiency and convenience between the various components of the project suggesting a new and contemporary way to live, work and play.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Patio Campina Grande
  • Location: Campina Grande , Brazil
  • Client: Saphyr Shopping Centres
  • Size: 316,000 sqm
  • Design: Girimun Ltd 2013

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Spira in Jönköping, Sweden by Wingårdhs

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: Wingårdhs

Spira is twisted as a spiral to catch the attention of the eye as well as the body; transparent, to turn every side into a front; compact, to be efficient and sparse; meandering, to create expectation.

The performing arts centre Spira in the city of Jönköping is a regional scene for music and theater in the southern part of Sweden. It is a culturally vivid part of the country, but the performing arts have not had a permanent stage so far. Our proposal is a result of a winning competition from 2005 and the house was inaugurated on 11.11.11.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Wingårdhs (Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB through Gert Wingårdh and Jonas Edblad)
  • Project: Spira
  • Location: Kulturgatan 3, 553 24 Jönköping, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman, Gert Wingårdh, Ulf Celander, Anders Arvidsson, Kasper Dudzik
  • Software used: AutoCad, 3D-Studio MAX, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • The team: Ingrid Gunnarsson, Andreas Henriksson, Peter Öhman, Claes Berglöf, Viktoria Wallin, Josefine Kastberg, Foued Hajjam, Therese Ahlström, Aron Davidsson, Anna Palm, Dan Danielsson, Charlotta Rosell, Daniel Frickeus, Fredrik Gullberg, Pål Ericksson, Ola Frödell, Robert Hendberg, Peter Sierts, Helena Toresson, Sara Helder Viktor Alm, Björn Nilsson & Anna Nyborg Lafveskans
  • Client: Landstingsfastigheter i Jönköpings län
  • Contractor: PEAB
  • Gross area: ca 15 000 kvm
  • Year of construction: 2009 – 2011

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