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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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The Factory in Terrassa, Spain by Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

An industrial building in the premises of an old early twentieth-century textile factory in Terrassa, a leading city  in Catalonia’s textile industry, has been refurbished and equipped as an office.

Prior to the intervention, the whole building had false ceilings, plaster-covered walls, et cetera, and we  suspected that they concealed the magnificent architecture that characterised the majority of the great textile  mills of the beginning of the twentieth century.

Image Courtesy ©  Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Pepe Gascon Arquitectura

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The Energy Arch – “De Energieboog” in Tienen, Belgium by AST77 architects and engineers b.vba

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Article source: AST77 architects and engineers b.vba

As a spin-off of IMEC, Photovoltech nv. became one of the most important European producer of multicrystal- line silicon solar cells. Photovoltech was founded in 2001 and has three major shareholders namely Total, GDF Suez and IMEC.

After the first years of investments in the solar cells development and an industrial expansion, the company decided in 2007 to install, on their own business estate, the first electrical production photovoltaic unit. The challenge that was given to the design team, was to create a construction for this photovoltaic production unit on the same innovative manner such as Photovoltech does with the production of their own solar cells.

Image Courtesy © Marc van Heel, Peter Van Impe

Image Courtesy © Marc van Heel, Peter Van Impe

  • Architects: AST77 architects and engineers b.vba
  • Project: The Energy Arch – “De Energieboog”
  • Location: Tienen, Belgium
  • Photography: Marc van Heel, Peter Van Impe
  • Name client: Photovoltech nv
  • Construction Year: 2007 – 2008
  • Building cost: 600.000,00 €
  • Phase: Built
  • Materials: steel frame
  • Name engineer: arch.- ing. Peter Van Impe,  ir. arch. Jan Feyaerts
  • Name safety coordinator: arch. – ing. Koen Laurijssens

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Remodelling of Riera la Salut in Barcelona, Spain by Pol Femenias Arquitectes

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source: Pol Femenias Arquitectes

The intervention takes place in the middle of one of the densest neighborhoods in SantFeliu de Llobregat, near Barcelona. A working-class neighborhood, grown around the old textile factories, wall to wall, with humble dwellings of the workers themselves. The demolition of one of the last factories still standing was used to build underground parking to supply the district of La Salut , leaving in the place where the factory was a large gap in the form of concrete cover for this parking.

Image Courtesy © Pol Femenias Arquitectes

Image Courtesy © Pol Femenias Arquitectes

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Refurbishment of the former factory of Can Miguell (1850) in Mataró, Spain by Toni Girones

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Article source: Toni Girones

The city council of Mataró seeks to provide a new space for the city with mixed uses, in which both public and private areas can coexist. Whereas the public areas will consist of a multipurpose space for workshops or exhibitions (3rd floor) and a cafeteria (ground floor), the private zones will be occupied by offices and work areas for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (1st and 2nd floor).

Image Courtesy © Toni Girones

Image Courtesy © Toni Girones

  • Architects: Toni Girones
  • Project: Refurbishment of the former factory of Can Miguell (1850)
  • Location: Mataró, Spain

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Euromax Competition: Nest of Colors by GrupoHCR

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Article source: GrupoHCR

The original concept rises out of the major basis about color, and is that this cannot be taught or described. People are born with a special sense of color. Based on this idea, our intention was to create a facade out of the color model used in all printing systems, CMYK (Cyan , Magenta , Yellow and Key) for their best adaptation in manufacturing facilities. Parting from this initial palette we achieved a fresh effect with an organized structure that at some point breaks with the inclination angles of these colored stripes, changing the lineal effect of the material used in other facades of the building, compensating the lack of color and also maintaining the same visual effect of the vertical lines of the current material.

Image Courtesy ©  GrupoHCR

Image Courtesy © GrupoHCR

  • Architects: GrupoHCR
  • Project: Euromax Competition: Nest of Colors
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.

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Jim Beam® American Stillhouse in Clermont, Kentucky by Barnette Bagely Architects

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Article source: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation

Metal Sales™ metal roof and wall panels outfit the LEED® Gold certified Jim Beam American Stillhouse and Distillery in Clermont, KY. The Stillhouse showcases Jim Beam’s bourbon-making process by hosting tours in a sustainable and visually appealing facility.

The facility’s design unites Jim Beam’s family tradition, company history and commitment to sustainability with more than 31,000 square feet of Metal Sales products.

Image Courtesy © Barnette Bagely Architects

Image Courtesy © Barnette Bagely Architects

  • Architects: Barnette Bagely Architects
  • Project: Jim Beam® American Stillhouse
  • Location: Clermont, Kentucky
  • Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation

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SERP & MOLOT FACTORY in Moscow, Russia by MVRDV

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Article source: MVRDV

Built in 1884, the Serp & Molot steel factory in Moscow was a stronghold during the Russian revolution.In the past decades it fell into disrepair – unused and overgrown with plants.How could the remarkable history of the steel factory be combined with the demands for the creation of a new, attractive, modern urban neighbourhood in the centre of the Russian Capital?

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: SERP & MOLOT FACTORY
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Year: 2014
  • Client: JSC Don Stroy Invest.
  • Program: 1.8 million m2
  • Budget: undisclosed
  • Design Team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries with JeroenZuidgeest, KlaasHofman, Mick van Gemert, Johannes Pilz, Piya Limpiti.

Partners

  • Landscape and Urban Design: LAB, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Urban Design &Planning: Am Proektus, Moscow, Russia
  • Engineering: PROMOS, Moscow, Russia

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Nagatino 2.0 coworking center in Moscow, Russia by Ruslan Aydarov architecture studio

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Article source: Ruslan Aydarov architecture studio

Space with total area of 603 sq.m on the top floor of a former furniture factory was transformed into a 748 sq.m by the erection of four local platforms of welded metal constructions. Spacious loft has included seven working areas for a total of 100 seats, an extensive coffee zone, mini-hostel on 5 beds, children’s room, 3 bathrooms and 2 shower rooms.

Image Courtesy © Ruslan Aydarov architecture studio

  • Architects: Ruslan Aydarov architecture studio
  • Project: Nagatino 2.0 coworking center
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Ruslan Aydarov architecture studio
  • Design Team: Ruslan Aydarov, Anna Timofeeva, Irina Sigova
  • Year: 2013
  • Budget: $ 350 000

District heating plant Chiusa in Italy by Roland Baldi architects

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Article source: Roland Baldi architects

The new district heating plant of chiusa looks like a big copper wing that comes out of the terrain.

The skewed roof surfaces create one dynamic volume, which seems like a shim between the viaduct and the old Gröden´s train line carriage house. From the main building’s entry you arrive directly to the visitors area, where a big glass wall gives visitors the view into the boiler house. To the west there is a wood-chips storage, to the east the main co-generation units; one stair goes to the first floor and creates a connection to the administration and toilet facilities.

Image Courtesy © Oskar Da Riz

  • Architects: Roland Baldi architects (Roland Bald)
  • Project: District heating plant Chiusa
  • Location: Chiusa, Italy
  • Photography: Oskar Da Riz
  • Software used: AUTOCAD
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