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Clubhouse Mongkok Skypark in Hong Kong by concrete

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Article source: concrete 

Within the bustling streets of Mongkok, Hong Kong, concrete created a welcoming clubhouse for all residents of the Skypark tower.

Skypark is a large residential development by Hong Kong based New World Development, led by Mr Adrian Cheng. Within one of the densest areas of Hong Kong the tower is suited to people who enjoy life in a lively and vibrant neighbourhood, but with its communal clubhouse and outside park on the very top of the building it also provides them an escape from the city.

Skypark aerial, Image Courtesy © concrete

  • Architects: concrete
  • Project: Clubhouse Mongkok Skypark
  • Location: Mongkok  17 Nelson street, Hong Kong
  • Software used: Autocad, Vectorworks
  • Project team: Rob Wagemans – Maarten de Geus Tom Ruijken – Sofie Ruytenberg – Julia Hundermark Wouter Slot – Yoekie de Bree
  • Executive architect: P&T architects & engineers Ltd.
  • Executive landscape architect: Adrian L. Norman Ltd.
  • Structural engineer: CM Wong & Associates Ltd.
  • MEP engineer: WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Lighting consultant: Pro-lit Ltd.
  • General Contractor: New World Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Electrical contractor: Junefair Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Mechanical contractor: Kai Chuen Engineering (H.K.) Co. Ltd.

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VUE Hotel in Beijing, China by Ministry of Design

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Article source: Ministry of Design

The VUE Hotel brand exemplifies the new wave of locally-rooted boutique hospitality experiences, a global cultural phenomenon now finding roots in China. “VUE” in French means “view” or “a way to see” and VUE hotels aspire to present a fresh way of “seeing” hospitality design and experiences. VUE’s DNA upends conventional Chinese notions of hospitality and is defined by 4 core pillars: 1. Encourages Socialising; 2. Transcendence of culture; 3. Delightful & Whimsical; 4. Relaxed & Inviting.

Image Courtesy © Ministry of Design

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IKC de Geluksvogel in Maastricht, The Netherlands by UArchitects

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Article source: UArchitects

This a unique sustainable and digital school in the Netherlands.

Two existing schools in two neighbouring locations in Maastricht are merging into a new school on a new location in that city. This particular location was chosen to strengthen the weak social structure of the two neighbourhoods and to introduce a new digital education system to learn also more about the environment, nature and sustainability. Even the playground outside has different zones to help children (re)discover nature and explore their world by means of experiments or to build and test objects.

Image Courtesy © UArchitects

  • Architects: UArchitects
  • Project: IKC de Geluksvogel
  • Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autodesk

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Monday Fitness Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Vasco Lopes arquitetura

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Article source: Vasco Lopes arquitetura

Building constructed for the specific use of a fitness center.  It was built over columns (pilotis) used as parking place. The reception and administrative areas are located on the ground floor; the dressing, body-building and cardiovascular rooms on the first floor; and on the second floor are situated the fight, multi-use and bike rooms. The materials and colors are pallets of grey, wood and orange. Natural light is captured on the facade and through zenithal illumination. Special attention was given to illumination and visual communication. The façade faces a busy avenue, and makes use of the volumes of the building and of the grey and orange colors to stand out in the urban setting.

Image Courtesy © Maira Acayaba

  • Architects: Vasco Lopes arquitetura
  • Project: Monday Fitness Center
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Maira Acayaba
  • Arquitect team: Caroline cursino; Tatiana Martins
  • Construction: Luiz Fernando Ruiz
  • Visual identitie project: Ari Felipe Miaciro
  • Area of the Bilding: 2.891,00m2
  • Area of the terrain: 1.665,00 m2
  • Project year: 2015
  • Conclusion: 2016

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La Canaleta School in Catalonia, Spain by 2260mm arquitectura

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Article source: 2260mm arquitectura

The school is located on square land in the perimeter of the town in an area of potential development.  The building stands alone in a isolated area, limited by an avenue, that is buried beneath the school and fields.

The building design is a comb framework facing onto the future plaza, (for school weekly access and weekend public use) and inside you will find the administration office, kitchen, dining room and gym.  The two perpendicular wings are on one and two floors respectively, where the classrooms are located for kindergarten and primary.

Image Courtesy © Lluís Bernat

  • Architects: 2260mm arquitectura (Manel Casellas & Mar Puig de la Bellacasa (2260mm) )
  • Project: La Canaleta School
  • Location: Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: Lluís Bernat 
  • Client: GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
  • Collaborators: Miguel Angel Alcaide, Maria Puche, Anna Pérez, Josep Carrera (architects)
  • Constructor: DECO
  • Structures: Miguel Nevado, Manuel Arguijo
  • Engineering: JSS
  • Acoustics: Ivana Rossell
  • Quantity surveyor: Rossell Giner Associats
  • Built Area: 3480m2
  • Dates: 2012-2014

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UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO DE VITORIA SPORTS CENTER in Madrid, Spain by ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Article source: ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA

Designed for the campus of the Francisco de Vitoria University in Pozuelo (Madrid), the building houses a sports center and classroom complex. It includes the use of sports halls, multi-purpose rooms, a gymnasium, swimming pool, physiotherapy, etc. The sports complex can also be used as a large multi-purpose area and meeting hall, facilitating a range of university activities.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA
  • Project: UNIVERSIDAD FRANCISCO DE VITORIA SPORTS CENTER
  • Location: Carretera. Pozuelo-Majadahonda km 1.800, Pozuelo de Alarcón, MADRID
  • Photography: Javier Callejas
  • Client: Universidad Francisco de Vitoria
  • Mechanical engineer: Úrculo Ingenieros
  • Project Manager: Francisco Navarro, María Lamela, Francisco Armesto
  • Contractor: Clásica Urbana (Jesús Díaz Poblaciones, Francisco Martínez Reche, Jorge Garriga, Mónica Grau)
  • Function: Pabellón Polideportivo y Aulario (Sports center and classrooms)
  • Collaborators architects: Ignacio Aguirre López, Alejandro Cervilla García, María Pérez de Camino Díez, Tommaso Campiotti, Miguel Ciria Hernández, Elena Jiménez Sánchez, Imanol Iparraguirre, María Moura

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Malwarebytes Expansion in Santa Clara, California by Design Blitz

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Article source: Design Blitz

Following the completion of their 50,000 square foot Headquarters, Malwarebytes experienced a rapid level of company growth with a projected doubling of their staff within the subsequent 12 months. In response to this elevated need for real estate, the cyber security company took over another 25,000 square feet in their multi-floor, multi-tenant building in Santa Clara, California.

Image Courtesy © Design Blitz

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: Malwarebytes Expansion
  • Location: Santa Clara, California, USA

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Sportium Santa Fe in Mexico City by RIMA Arquitectura

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Article source: RIMA Arquitectura

Sportium Santa Fe is located at the west side of Mexico City; the project is part of a mayor change and new image of the sports facility brand. For this new gym the proposal was a fresh and informal environment with open spaces that encourage sports coexistence among users.

Image Courtesy © Frank Lynen

  • Architects: RIMA Arquitectura
  • Project: Sportium Santa Fe
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Frank Lynen
  • Architectural project: Ricardo Urias/Rodrigo Espinosa
  • Team: Yolanda Bravo and Luis Animas
  • Structural engineer: Grupo Marghe Constructores
  • Ventilation: Grupo Marghe Constructores

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Ancona School Gymnasium in Illinois by JGMA

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Article source: JGMA

Within the constraints of an otherwise non-descript box, design studio JGMA has inventively designed an attractive and engaging transformation that provides a constrained space with multi-functional capacity, while reinforcing the identity of a visionary school. Working on a small renovation budget, the Ancona School in Chicago’s southside Hyde Park had been fighting loud reverberating acoustics and harsh lighting in their undersized gymnasium, making use of the space nearly unbearable. The room is much smaller than any typical gym–a retro-fit holdover from an out-dated 1960’s construction–but it houses many of the school’s primary athletic functions and is the only school space large enough for family gatherings and school performances.

Image Courtesy © JGMA

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: Ancona School Gymnasium
  • Location: Illinois, USA

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Saint-Apollinaire Multifunctional Center in Quebec, Canada by PARKA – Architecture & Design

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Article source: PARKA – Architecture & Design

On June 7th, Saint-Apollinaire Multifunctional Centre, designed by Parka – Architecture & Design, welcomed its first visitors. Flexible spaces were built to suit a range of cultural, recreational and sports activities. The construction includes a double gymnasium with changing rooms, four multi-purpose rooms and a fully-equipped space for cooking classes. A simple and effective organization provides an interior space that is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of activities.

Image Courtesy © PARKA – Architecture & Design

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