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Sunday, October 4th, 2015



The main intention for the design of Nestle´s factory visiting areas was to create a landmark in the generic landscape of the highway that connects São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, revealing the existence of a public and accessible space. This visibility is achieved by the installation of two steel framed glass towers, which are connected to foot bridges that roads and wraps the existing building, granting access to the elevated walkway inside the factory. In this manner, visitors and service traffic are kept apart from each other. The structural geometry and the materials used were designed to trigger a sensorial and perceptive experience and to contribute for a clearer comprehension of the history and production of chocolates throughout visitation.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Location: Presidente Dutra highway, Caçapava, SP, Brazil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti
  • Architecture and Museography Project: Metro Arquitetos Associados, Anna Ferrari, Gustavo Cedroni e Martin Corullon [authors], Paloma Delgado, Paula Noia, Ricardo Canton, Alfonso Simelio [architects], Felipe Fuchs, Bruno Kim, Marina Ioshii e Pedro Mesquita [interns]
  • Management: Giro consultoria, Luciana Meili
  • Structural  Engineer: Eng. Heloisa Maringoni, Companhia de Projetos
  • Foundations Engineer: Renato Perezin (more…)

Gearwheel factory in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Ronald Janssen Architecten

Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Article source: Ronald Janssen Architecten

The mere fact that the gearwheel factory is still there, right in the old centre of Amsterdam, makes the building special. This warehouse from the early 20th century, with its sawtooth roof and brick walls overgrown with ivy, is like a green oasis in the city. The building has now been transformed by architect Ronald Janssen in cooperation with Donald Osborne Architect into twelve residences, in commission from real estate developer Buro Amsterdam.

Image Courtesy © Ronald Janssen Architecten

Image Courtesy © Ronald Janssen Architecten


Waagenturm by Wilk-Salinas Architekten

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Article source: Wilk-Salinas Architekten 

The Waagenturm is a tower to control the access and weight of the trucks of the BRB, a Berlin-based company for the disposal and recycling of construction materials. In order to reduce the dimensions of the construction the stairs were planned as an exterior area, which covers in the ground floor almost the same space as the closed areas. It is attached to one of the narrow sides of the tower, which is supported by a single central pillar in order to avoid pillars on the corners. The three rooms are distributed in three levels and open to the outer spaces by means of big windows along the façade which also cover the corners. In the first level is the control room, the second level is the director’s office, and in the lower ground floor are the toilets, showers and storerooms. The materials used are the recycled concrete produced by the company, corten steel for the stairs and black profiles for the windows.

Image Courtesy ©  Torsten Seidel

Image Courtesy © Torsten Seidel


“Schönbrunner Straße” – the shoe factory in Vienna, Austria by aichberger architektur ZT

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Article source: aichberger architektur ZT

A prestigious building (year of construction: 1902; architect: Adolf Bürgler) was the starting point for the design of a high standard rooftop extensions and creation of lofts apartments. The former shoe factory consisting of one street wing and two courtyard wings and is situated on “Schönbrunner Straße” in the 12th district of Vienna.

Image Courtesy © aichberger architektur ZT

Image Courtesy © aichberger architektur ZT

  • Architects: aichberger architektur ZT
  • Project: “Schönbrunner Straße” – the shoe factory
  • Location: 1120 Vienna, Austria
  • Design team: Andreas Aichberger, Monika Berger-Rosmann (project leader), Martina Münster, Phillip Ocvirk, Moritz Rosenberg, Pascal Tenczhert


Factory on the Earth in Johor, Malaysia by Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Article source: Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates

This project is an extension of the existing factory, reclaiming ground adjacent to the jungle in Johor, Malaysia. The factories in the 19th century gave priority to rationality and productivity, so we wanted to transcend the factory typology by incorporating elements that would make the Islamic workers proud of the new working environment they would be facing.

Image Courtesy © kaoriichikawa

Image Courtesy © kaoriichikawa

  • Architects: Ryuichi Ashizawa Architect & Associates
  • Project: Factory on the Earth
  • Location: Plot D04,jalan Tanjung A/4, PelabuhanTanjung Pelepas, 81560 GelangPatah, johor, MALAYSIA
  • Photography: kaoriichikawa
  • Software used: VectorWorks, ArchiCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, DIALux
  • Client: JST Malaysia
  • Construction: Nakano Construction sdnBhd
  • Site Area: 46,489㎡
  • Building Area: 15,232㎡
  • Total Floor Area: 25,141㎡


Germania in Dangjin, South Korea by Jung Seung Kwon + archium

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Article source: Jung Seung Kwon + archium

The beginning was a contention about what germanity housing should be. I should consider germanity factors, not to say considerate about pressure and sophistry from someone in district office.

Image Courtesy © Parkyoungchae

Image Courtesy © Parkyoungchae

  • Architects: Jung Seung Kwon + archium
  • Project: Germania
  • Location: 120-60 Dangjinpo-ri, Dangjin-gun, ChungCheongnam-do
  • Photography: Parkyoungchae
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Site area: 734㎡
  • Building area: 139.48㎡
  • Gross floor area: 219.42㎡
  • Building scope: 2F
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete
  • Outside finishing: Exposed concrete


Oleoteca Ses Escoles in Ibiza, Spain by ISABEL LOPEZ VILALTA + ASSOCIATES

Sunday, November 9th, 2014


Many elements come together here to carry us to Ibiza, and specifically the olive groves of the Es Trull de Can Miquel Guasch. This estate is one of the largest producers of extra-virgin olive oil on the island, and Arbequina, Picual and Empeltre olive trees fill its lands.

Image Courtesy © Alejo Bagué

Image Courtesy © Alejo Bagué

Project: Oleoteca Ses Escoles
Location: Ibiza, Spain
Photography: Alejo Bagué  (more…)

Beefeater in London, England by Lee Boyd

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Article source: Lee Boyd

Lee Boyd has recently collaborated on the exciting new visitor centre for Beefeater Gin at their distillery in central London which now provides visitors an insight into the history of gin and an understanding of the process of gin making.  A bold new extension providing a point of entry to the centre, links the different parts of the distillery and allows visitors to move from the exhibition floor to the stills house without interrupting the day to day workings at Beefeater. Beefeater Gin is the world’s number one premium gin and has been made in the heart of London for over 150 years, the only international brand to have its distillery in the capital. Beefeater is uniquely placed to call itself the Home of Gin and tell the intriguing story of the entwined history of London and Gin.

Image Courtesy © Lee Boyd

Image Courtesy © Paul Riddle

  • Architects: Lee Boyd
  • Project: Beefeater
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Paul Riddle
  • Software used: Microstation


Textilmacher in Munich, Germany by tillicharchitektur

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Article source: tillicharchitektur

Situated in an industrial zone on Munich’s north side, the building hosts production and office spaces for “Textilmacher”, a company for textile print and embroidery.Its iconic feature is the geometrically folded facade, which deforms the simple cubature by an animated play of light and shadow.

Image Courtesy © Michael Compensis

Image Courtesy © Michael Compensis

  • Architects: tillicharchitektur
  • Project: textilmacher
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Photography: Michael Compensis
  • Client: Die Textilmacher GmbH
  • Site area: 840 sqm
  • Program: Production and Office
  • Total floor area: 1135 sqm
  • Architects: tillicharchitektur
  • Structural engineer: Hemmerlein Ingenieurbau GmbH,Heating, ventilating, plumbing    IB Schön
  • Energy consultant: Heinze Enegieberatung
  • Electrical engineer: Elektro Emmer GmbH


INCS Zero Factory in Nagano, Japan by Kohn Pedersen Fox

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Article source: Kohn Pedersen Fox

Nestled in the Japanese Alps, the INCS “Zero” Factory emerges from the earth and opens to the sky, creating a fusion of landscape and architecture. With a desire to express the marriage of art and technology, the new “Zero” Factory serves as a demonstration facility for the rapid prototyping technologies employed by INCS.  Like its Swiss counterpart, Nagano’s mountainous locale is home to high-tech industries—its rugged seclusion affording the focused intensity of thought and experimentation required for precision research and development.

Kohn Pedersen Fox

Image Courtesy © Kohn Pedersen Fox

  • Architects: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Project: INCS Zero Factory
  • Location: Nagano, Japan
  • Client : INCS
  • Facility : Showroom and factory with offices
  • Size : 86,000 SF / 8,000 SM
  • Awards : Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design International Architecture Award (2007)


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