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Office in Forest in Mie prefecture in Japan by SUGAWARADAISUKE

Thursday, January 10th, 2013


This the head office project at Matsuzaka, Mie prefecture in Japan. The project‘s target is not on the value of the object view in respect to sculptural appearance of the building , but rather on the value of the environmental view with body experience.

Image Courtesy Takeshi Nakasa / Nacása & Partners Inc.

  • Project: Office in Forest / Aquaplannet headquarters building
  • Location: Matsuzaka City, Mie Pref., Japan
  • Concept Design: SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Schematic Design: SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Design Development: SUGAWARADAISUKE + KITAMURAGUMI Corporation
  • Construction: KITAMURAGUMI Corporation
  • Principal use: office
  • Structure: Steel flame
  • Site area: 1193.30 sqm
  • Building area: 356.44sqm
  • Floor area: 348.01 sqm
  • Height: 3,900 mm
  • Number of stories: +1
  • Design Period: Aug. 2010 – May 2011
  • Construction Period: June 2011 – Dec. 2011
  • Photographer: Takeshi Nakasa / Nacása & Partners Inc.


Casillo Headquarters in Corato, Italy by Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Article source: Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners

After 10 years of working in collaboration with architects like Renzo Piano, Massimiliano Fuksas and Oscar Niemeyer, Massimo Alvisi and Junko Kirimoto founded the architecture office Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners in 2002. A few years afterwards they established an engineering partnership with Alessandra Spiezia and Arabella Rocca in 2008.

Image Courtesy Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners


3M Italia Headquarters in Milan, Italy by Mario Cucinella Architects

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Article source: Mario Cucinella Architects

MCA has designed Pioltello, near Milan, the new headquarters of the 3M company. The building is the first part of a masterplan of the area conceived by MCA in 2005 to be realized. It is a terraced, linear structure, 105 meters long by 21 wide, varying in height from two to five floors.

Image Courtesy MCArchitects

DNB Bank Headquarters Main Building in Oslo, Norway by MVRDV

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Article source: MVRDV

The central building of DNB’s new bank headquarter cluster developed by Oslo S Utvikling (OSU) is completed. The MVRDV designed main building has 17 unique floors and a surface of 36,500m2. The pixelated volume based on small-scale working units adapts to the various influences of the urban context, combining an efficient and flexible internal organisation with a variety of specific communal spaces such as the main entrance lobby, a transparent trading floor, a sheltered public passage, respect for urban view lines and collective terraces overlooking the fjord to the south. The glass and brick exterior expresses both the transparency and stability of DNB as a modern financial institution.

Image Courtesy Jiri Havran

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: DNB Bank Headquarters Main Building
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Jiri Havran, Jeroen Musch

Ocasa Headquaters in New York by Jendretzki llc.

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Jendretzki llc.

This re-imagining of an Ulrich Franzen masterpiece, delicately updates materials, and reconfigures its use adapting it for a corporate headquarters of a shipping company. The division of the individual spaces generates the creation of volumes stand distant enough to structure so that its original features are still primary to the whole.

Image Courtesy Jendretzki llc.

  • Architects: Jendretzki llc.
  • Project: Ocasa Headquaters
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: 3DS Max, Rhinocerous, Autocad

Juniper Networks Open Lab: Junos Center for Innovation in New Jersey by Valerio Dewalt Train

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Article source: Valerio Dewalt Train

Juniper Networks is a provider of networking solutions headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For an office in New Jersey, Juniper leased 16,000 square feet in a large office park thirty minutes outside of New York City. The space needed to serve as a showroom and collaborative center for the company’s east coast clients and partners, so it was crucial that it express the company’s unique and innovative culture.

The wood clad entry defines the architectural language used throughout the innovation center’s space.

  • Architects:Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
  • Project: Juniper Open Lab
  • Location:Bridgewater, New Jersey
  • Project Team: Louis Ray, Matt Gamache, Kurt Volkman
  • Client: Juniper Networks
  • Date of occupancy: 6 February 2012
  • Area: Gross square footage 16,000 GSF
  • Construction cost: Withheld
  • Contractor: SJP Properties, Construction Services Division
  • Consultants: WB Engineering (MEP/FP), Thornton Tomasetti (Structural)
  • Key materials (type/brand): Custom Perforated Metal Ceiling by USG, Engineered Wood by Armstrong, Custom Freestanding Light Fixtures by Alight, Frameless glass w/ custom graphic films
  • Software used: Microstation, Maxwell, Adobe Suite
  • Awards/certifications: AIA Chicago Interiors Honor Award, 2012
  • Photographer credit: Matt Wargo


SETEC International office Building extension to a Jean Prouvé office Existing Building in Vitrolles, France by Series et Series

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Article source: Series et Series

The headquarter of the International SETEC, located in Vitrolles in the south of France, formerly EPAREB (Etablissement Public d’Aménagement des Rives de l’Etang de Berre) was built in several phases. Firstly, in the 70s, Jean Prouvé implemented “Petroff system” developing a three-dimensional structural steel sheet and plexiglass panels on the front. This device would allow to cover a large area without increasing the bearing points, which in turn was covered by aluminium stiffeners attached to the work front.

Image Courtesy Series et Series

  • Architects: Series et Series
  • Project: SETEC International office Building extension to a Jean Prouvé office Existing Building
  • Location: 5 chemin des gorges de Cabriès 13127 Vitrolles (Bouches-du-Rhône) / France
  • Client: SCI Inter Bureaux
  • Project Management: SÉRIÈS ET SÉRIÈS architects
  • Type: 10 Bureaux + Archives
  • Area: 160m2
  • Date: Delivery February 2012
  • Budget: 330 000€ HT.
  • Photos Credits: © Series et Series


I+D Headquarters for LOGYTEL in Madrid, Spain by Alarcón + Asociados

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Article source: Alarcón + Asociados

The promoter stated it clearly: “I want a singular and bioclimatic building”

And to him, at the beginning, that meant a building with a relatively conventional appearance which would incorporate bioclimatic systems such as solar panels.

Image Courtesy Pablo Cruz, Luis García Craus

  • Architects: Alarcón + Asociados (Alberto Alarcón)
  • Project: I + D Headquarters for LOGYTEL
  • Location: Avda. Punto Es, 4. 28805 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
  • Clients: LOGYTEL
  • Associated Architect: Cristina Álvarez
  • Collaborator Architects: Sara Rojo, Pablo Cruz, Carlos Tomas.
  • Quantity Surveyor: Jose María Rife Beltrán
  • Structural Engineer: Jorge Conde, IDEEE
  • Services Surveyor: Manuel Aranda
  • Photography: Pablo Cruz (,
    Luis García Craus (
  • Project Date: 2008
  • Ending Date: Expected 2012
  • Project Area: 4700 sqm


TBC Bank Headquarters in Tbilisi, Georgia by Architects of Invention Ltd

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Article source: Architects of Invention Ltd

The Site

The existing building complex was built in the 70th century – for the Soviet Military Headquarters of the Caucasus region. The complex consists of several building. Special attention is given to the upper blocks (Blocks No: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Structural analysis is done specifically for the main building of the complex. The complex is located on crossroads of the Vake-Saburtalo road and Tamarashvili Avenue opposite the Hippodrome.It is formed in Russian letter П-shape.

Image Courtesy Architects of Invention Ltd

  • Architects: Architects of Invention Ltd
  • Project: TBC Bank Headquarters, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Location: Tamarashvili al., Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Project: Office Building
  • Status: Completed
Program: Lobby, Courtyard, Oaisis, Offices, Business Centre, Cafe, Sky Park etc.
  • Area: NIA (net internal) – 31,958.08m2 GIA (gross internal) – 37,221.01m2 GEA (gross external) – 42,359.83m2
  • Credits: Niko Japaridze, Gogiko Sakvarelidze, Dato Tsanava, Eka Kankava, Nika Maisuradze, Nika Maisuradze, David Dolidze, Eka Rekhviashvili, PM Devi Kituashvili
  • Structural Engineers Consultants: Engenuiti, UK (
  • CAD: AutoCad, Rihno, 3Dmax, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign


Beton-Stahl-Asphaltring by spado architects

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Article source: spado architects

The whole area of the Beton- Stahl- und Aspaltringes St.Veit an der Glan covers a large part of the industrial park St. Veit without being visible to outsiders. The aim of the design was, to develop a new headquarter from which the activities of all three  departments can be controlled. In the area of the access road to the business premises a new arrival situation should be generated; a main building for the whole area, easy visible and accessible for arrivals.

Image Courtesy Kurt Kuball

  • Architect: spado architects
  • Project: Beton- Stahl- Asphaltring
  • Planning: spado architects
  • Project Architect: Magdalena Binder
  • Project manager: Hannes Schienegger, Elisabeth Spieß
  • Mitarbeiter assistance: Harald Weber, Helmut Rainer-Marinello, Lukas Kucher
  • Photographer: Kurt Kuball
  • Structural consultant: Kastner ZT-GmbH
  • Site area: 22.039 m²
  • Floor area: 813m²
  • Built-up area: 328m²
  • Cubage: 2230m³
  • Start of planning: January 2010
  • Start of construction: July 2010
  • Completion: April 2011


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