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SPFF – S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory in Bergamo, Italy by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group 

The S.Pellegrino brand identity is deeply rooted in its origin in the San Pellegrino Terme: from the majestic nature, purity of the source and historical heritage, to the century-long development of craft and Italian way of life. As such, the new S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory should not be a radical superposition of new messages or foreign elements, but rather an enhancement and elevatation of the qualities that are already abundant in and around the river valley. BIG proposes an architecture that offers a fresh take on an ancient wisdom, revisiting the classic elements of Italian architecture and urbanism: the arcade, the viale, the piazza and the portico create an architectural environment where production and consumption, nature and architecture, outside and inside, and making and enjoying are integrated to elevate the experience for visitors as well as S.Pellegrino staff.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: SPFF – S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory
  • Location: San Pellegrino Terme, Bergamo, Italy
  • Client: Sanpellegrino S.p.a.
  • Partners in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
  • Project Leader: Jelena Vucic
  • Team: Lorenz Krisai, Edda Steingrimsdottir, Stephen Steckel, Julie Kaufman, Wells Barber, Derek Wong, Yang Yang Chen, Terrence Chew, Christopher Tron, Lawrence Olivier Mahadoo, Veronica Acosta, Ashton Stare, Gaurav Janey, Maria Eugenia Dominguez Bello, Supakrit Wongviboonsin, Adi Krainer, Josiah Poland, Jennifer Wood, Kelly Neill, Maki Matsubayashi, Francesca Portesine, Veronica Moretti, Gabriella Den Elzen, Denys Kozak, Kristian Hindsberg
  • Collaborators: Atelier Verticale, West8, Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Front, Arup, Squint/opera, Mic, Big Ideas, Studio Piero Castiglioni
  • Size: 17.500 m2
  • Status: In Progress

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The Cement Factory in Sant Just Desvern, Spain by Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura 

I found enormous silos, a tall smokestack, four kilometres of underground tunnels, and machine rooms in good shape. This was twenty five years ago and it was my first encounter with the Cement Factory.

I already imagined future spaces and noticed that the different aesthetic and plastic tendencies that had developed since World War 1 were present in this factory.

-Surrealism:

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura 
  • Project: The Cement Factory
  • Location: Sant Just Desvern, Spain
  • Total floor area: m2 5.000 and gardens
  • House area: m2 500
  • Completed: 1975

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The Gate in Busan, Korea by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

I was surprised twice when I first visited the Daekyoung Factory. The first surprise was the beautiful scenery of the mouth or the river of the Nakdong River, and the second surprise was that the beautiful scenery could not be seen at all from the factory complex. There were three buildings in the complex, with two buildings lined up on parallel lines, making a rectangular plaza. The plaza was busy, with many workers passing by. The third building was placed perpendicularly with the plaza, blocking the scenery towards the sea. I felt sorry for the factory workers, who are so close to the beautiful scenery, but could not even see it.

Image Courtesy © Park Young-Chae

Image Courtesy © Park Young-Chae

  • Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects (Yoo Hyunjoon)
  • Project: The Gate
  • Location: 1521-4, Dadae-dong, Saha-gu, Busan, Korea
  • Photography: Park Young-Chae
  • Design Team: Heo Jinsung, Kim Jihyun
  • Client: Daekyoung
  • Structure: R.C.
  • Structural engineer: Seum
  • Construction: Young Rim
  • Mechanical engineer: Min Sung engineering
  • Electrical engineer: Hyeob-In
  • Building to land ratio: 54.46%
  • Floor area ratio: 58.7%
  • Site area: 8205.7m2
  • Building area: 133.6m2
  • Gross floor area 247.89m2
  • Design period: Aug.2015 – Jan.2016
  • Construction period: Jan.2016 – Jun.2016

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Funder Werk 3 in Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Industrial culture can only come about when existing economic and functional practical constraints are successfully transformed into multidimensional design.

The Funder Werk factory building, a paper coating factory, is functionally determined by the process of production. It was to be metamorphosed into “expressive architecture.” The design concept was based on the idea of dismantling the production hall into sculpturally shaped elements. During the design process, the power station with its chimneys, the media bridge, the flying roof, the office and laboratory areas, and the entrances emerged as differentiated, interconnected architectural elements that endow the complex as a whole with an unmistakable head and body. The playful sculptural evocation of the power station with the “dancing chimneys,” the media bridge as a connection between energy and production, the free design of the flying roof as “wings,” the shaped canopies of the entrances, and the corner of the laboratory and office areas dissolved in glass towards the south, all stand out against the hall, which has been consciously kept white and simple.

Image Courtesy © Gerald Zugmann

Image Courtesy © Gerald Zugmann

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: Funder Werk 3
  • Location: Sankt Veit an der Glan, Austria
  • Client: Funder Industries, St. Veit/Glan, Österreich
  • Design Principals: Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky
  • Project Architect: Markus Pillhofer
  • Landscape Architect: J.B. Koppandy, Graz, Austria
  • General Planner: Achammer & Tritthart, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Site Area: 150,000 m²
  • Total Floor Area: 6,450 m²
  • Design: 1987-1988
  • Construction: 1988-1989

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Lamborghini Factory in Bologna, Italy by MA2

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Article source: MA2

The composition for both proposals are a series of torqued surfaces with composite component assemblies as it main feature. These assemblages are dynamic members of a formal complexity that resonate with the image of speed and the Lamborghini stealth body. Roundabout proposal one is focused on the curvatures of fluid dynamics expressed in solid form. Theses curvatures flow around the monument where the viewer can experience these torqued envelopes through its spaces that it creates.  Roundabout proposal two is conceptualized to resemble features in the current Lamborghini models. The features of interest are the elegance of the engine and vector geometric shelled surface. It combines these elements into a configuration of flight and shelter. In conclusion both operate as a nexus of stealth dynamics and matrix vertices for Lamborghini.

Image Courtesy © MA2

Image Courtesy © MA2

  • Architects: MA2
  • Project: Lamborghini Factory
  • Location: Bologna, Italy

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The Melkfabriek in Arnhem, The Netherlands by Studioninedots

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Studioninedots 

As announced by FrieslandCampina, the proposal from BPD | Studioninedots was successfully selected for the redevelopment of the company’s Coberco factory site. Our vision opens up the current disused industrial site on the Rhine river with and for the people of Arnhem through creating a distinctly sustainable and lively urban environment.

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: The Melkfabriek
  • Location: Nieuwe Kade – Westervoortsedijk, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Client: BPD Ontwikkeling
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Karlijn de Jong, Wouter Hermanns
  • Team: Studiospacious, BOEi, DELVA Landscape Architects
  • Local partners: DTO, Willemsen Makelaars and more

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Eurogida Factory in Izmir, Turkey by Öney Architecture

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Article source: Öney Architecture

The project facility is inside an integrated canned pickle factory production and storage complex of 72 acres land located in Kemalpasa district of Izmir, Turkey. The north-south axis orientation and the east façade shaped as an arc follows the stream path, the other facades are linear due to the lot’s perimeter. The main axis where the supplies are dropped off separates this area from the rest. During the design process the main two determinants were the climate conditions and the different user’s programmatic needs. Therefore, the interior organization and the general form of the multi functional administrative facility program is governed by these two. The organization of the complex including the main entrance of the facility, the security building, the parking lot, the product drop off and the social facility is re-designed to interconnect the programs. The disturbance on the south facade from direct sunlight during long summer hours affecting the comfort is eliminated through the use of concrete as the building’s structural support which is designed as a curtain wall system. The system is continuous all around and shadows the façade windows. The west facade is designed with a secondary wall layer creating limited visual access to the factory. The building is consisted of four levels; first floor, conference hall and meeting rooms, second floor, general offices, third floor, administrative offices, fourth floor, guest welcome area and common spaces, and the intermediate space becoming an interior garden.The internal spaces are flexible; the diversely programmed rooms are separated with demountable partitions which allows for future growth and change in the program needs. All the program volumes link andopento the centralatrium. Atrium space reaches until the ground level is used by multiple groups becoming both a socializing and relaxing space. It is also visible from all floors and isolates the staff from the industrial area.The vertical circulation, including the stairs and the elevator at the end of the atrium, is designed to have maximum transparency. During the use of the elevators, they are visible from all levels.

Image Courtesy © Öney Architecture

Image Courtesy © Öney Architecture

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FIT – The Canary Islands Tourism and Innovation Factory in Adeje, Spain by gpy arquitectos

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: gpy arquitectos 

The FIT! Canary Islands Tourism and Innovation Factory is conceived of as a strategic meeting point, connected to both the business and the university sector, aiming to create synergies between the stakeholders in the tourism industry and to contribute to improved quality and excellence.

Image Courtesy © gpy arquitectos

Image Courtesy © gpy arquitectos

  • Architects: gpy arquitectos (Juan Antonio González Pérez, Urbano Yanes Tuña, Constanze Sixt)
  • Project: FIT – The Canary Islands Tourism and Innovation Factory
  • Location: Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA), Calle Las Jarcias 4, Urbanización El Galeón, 38670 Adeje, Spain
  • Client: The Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Cruz de Tenerife
  • Contractor: Ático Construcciones
  • Consultants: Asat S.L., Gpi Ingenieros, Reveriego y Asociados Arquitectos S.L.

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EL MOLINO CULTURAL FACTORY in SANTA FÉ, ARGENTINA by Anna Prats MC Arq

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Article source: Anna Prats MC Arq

The Franchino mill stands as a metaphor waiting to become habitat, to recover its dimension, to be inhabited to say its words.

The word is mill; meaning use to grind, to pulverise, to turn the heavy things into light ones, to destroy the whole in order to achieve subtlety. It is something used to change the matter into a different thing, the flour of language, a way of naming us.

Image Courtesy © Anna Prats MC Arq

Image Courtesy © Anna Prats MC Arq

  • Architects: Mario Corea, Anna Prats MC Arq, , Silvana Codina, Francisco Quijano, Lluis Lleonart
  • Project: EL MOLINO CULTURAL FACTORY
  • Location: Rosario, SANTA FÉ, ARGENTINA
  • Collaborators: Milena alessio
, juan carlos blando
, franco campodónico, 
nadia ferretti
, jorge giunta
, eleonora piriz, 
fabio scarano
, julia garay
  • Structure: Tomás del carril, 
raúl utges, alejandro ferrarini, 
daniel
  • Installations: Gutiérrez
  • Promoter: Ministry of housing and public works Santa fe province
  • Area: 1.935 m2
  • Year of project: 2008
  • Year of building work: 2011

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Water Factory in Melbourne, Australia by Andrew Simpson Architects

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Article source: Andrew Simpson Architects

This project engages with issues of extended family dwelling, spatial flexibility, and adaptive reuse.

The Water Factory involves the refurbishment and residential conversion of a late 19th century industrial warehouse building of individual heritage significance. Located in North Fitzroy the building previously contained businesses such as a jam factory, aerated water factory, advertising agency and engineering consultancy.

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

  • Architects: Andrew Simpson Architects
  • Project: Water Factory
  • Location: North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia 
  • Photography: Shannon McGrath
  • Project Team: Andrew Simpson (Principle), Emma Parkinson
  • Builder: Overend Constructions
  • Area: 440m2
  • Completed: 2014

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