Archive for the ‘Headquarters’ Category
Thursday, April 20th, 2017
Article source: MMEB arquitetos
Because it is an expansion, an attachment, we chose a harmonious integration with the existing building, on a site of modest dimensions, with a program of needs that conditioned the use of its whole construction potential. Our concern was to integrate the two parts while providing our work with its own personality. In order to achieve this, we initially used a horizontal block to simulate continuity to the existing building, and a vertical bar to break this idea, creating a counterpoint to it. These two basic shapes are sculptured and modified to form the building and receive natural light. On the facade we chose to make a few openings due to strong sunshine in the afternoon, considering that Cuiabá, a city located in central Brazil with a humid tropical climate, presents summer temperatures that can reach 42º C. If on one hand we shut off the façade to protect the building, on the other hand we created courtyards, so that the building can receive natural light and ventilation, an efficient and unusual solution today in our city, a forgotten regional tradition that we sought to recover. Considering the small dimensions of the lot, we decided in favor of a steel structure and external panels of lightweight cement slabs with all walls containing thermal and acoustic insulation and plasterboard on internal walls and ceilings. The design included two courtyards that serve as a source of natural light and ventilation. By adopting the courtyards, we provided our customers with a new way of life, taking into account that they were previously working in rooms with no natural light or ventilation. And the headquarters of Carmo Lawyers embodies this concept of sustainability, on its four floors space designed by us decorated.
Image Courtesy © MMEB arquitetos
- Architects: MMEB arquitetos
- Project: CARMO ADVOGADOS HEADQUARTER
- Location: Cuiaba, Brazil
- Projects Director: Márcia Miranda
- Administrative Director: Éder Bispo
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Article source: Fougeron Architecture
For its new headquarters, The Kapor Center commissioned a design competition to transform an existing 1920s-era office building in downtown Oakland into innovative workspace. The Kapor Center for Social Impact works to improve access to opportunity, participation and influence in the United States for historically underrepresented communities through investments in information technology and partnerships with nonprofits. The new headquarters had to be an architectural manifestation of the Kapor Center’s core values: connectivity, openness, and democracy.
Image Courtesy © Fougeron Architecture
- Architects: Fougeron Architecture
- Project: Kapor
- Location: Oakland, CA
- Size: 45,000 sf.
- Date of Completion: May 2016
Friday, April 14th, 2017
Article source: LOCALARCHITECTURE
Elegant and iconic, the new headquarters of the FIM (International Motorcycling Federation) had to wait ten years before taking shape on a site in the outskirts of Geneva where road and railway meet.
It was in 2006 that LOCALARCHITECTURE and Bureau d’Architecture Danilo Mondada won the competition (conducted by the MEP – Mandat d’Études Parallèles – parallel development selection process) for the extension of the International Motorcycling Federation’s main headquarters in Mies in the canton of Vaud. Following a change of administration at the FIM the project was abandoned. A new selection procedure with invited architects was launched in 2013, with a modified functional programme. At this point the mandate was awarded to LOCALARCHITECTURE.
Image Courtesy © MatthieuGafsou
- Architects: LOCALARCHITECTURE
- Project: The new FIM Headquarters
- Location: Route de Suisse 11, CH-1295 Mies (VD), Switzerland
- Photography: MatthieuGafsou and JoelTettamanti
- Client: FIM – Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (International Motorcycling Federation)
- Construction management: Thinka Architecture studio, Onex
- Civil engineering: INGENI, Ingénierie Structurale, Carouge
- Heating/Ventilation/Plumbing/Electricity engineers: Amstein Walthert, Geneva
- Acoustical engineering: Architecture & Acoustique SA, Geneva
- Lighting: Etienne Gillabert, Paris
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Article source: DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
The dynamics and future urban density of the district, as well as the orientation of the site, the vastness of the sky and the proximity to the water are the prerequisites for the implementation of the project. The aim is to create a modern working environment that gives this special place a strong identity, in particular by linking architecture and landscape. The project participates in the development of this new district and dialogues with the important surrounding buildings, the shopping center and the Heaquarter of Icade which are also structured around the channel Darse.
Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus
- Architects: DFA | Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
- Project: Siège VEOLIA
- Location: 30 rue Madeleine Vionnet 93300 Aubervilliers, France
- Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
- Client: SCI 68 Victor Hugo
- Project team leader: Dietmar Feichtinger, Matthieu Miclot
- Team: Alessandro Capello, Paolo Carignano, Karolina Kania, Erika Naccari, Cristina Giordani, Giulia Borghi, Begona Camarero, Déborah Blaise, Louise Deguine, Irene Roca Moracia, Gerhard Pfeiler, Fatima Abel Couceiro, Laura Enshaie
- Team competition: Mathieu Miclot, Claire Bodenez, Déborah Blaise, Laura Ulloa, Barbara Feichtinger-Felber, Camille Crépin, Guillaume Buton, Elisabet Lara, Gerardo Rosenzweig, Franciso Castellanos, Ricardo Lovelace, Fatima Abel Couceiro
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
Article source: Yang jin-seok (Y GROUP)
This project is to make headquarters and exhibition centers for complex furniture company, Nefs. Nefs is South Korean company with unique design philosophy. The company is growing as a complex furniture firm, launching office furnitures as well as kitchen furnitures. The projact began when the headquarters moved to a 30-year old building with exposed concrete exterior, built in 1984, located in the side of Dosandaero.
Image Courtesy © Kim Yongkwan
- Architects: Yang jin-seok (Y GROUP)
- Project: Nefs headquarters
- Location: Dosandaero, South
- Photography: Kim Yongkwan
Friday, April 7th, 2017
Article source: Guida Moseley Brown Architects
Guida Moseley Brown Architects (GMB) were selected by long time collaborator for China-based architectural projects, the Suzhou Industrial Park Design and Research Institute (now The ARTS Group), to provide design services for the interior architecture, furniture, and lighting design of all of the highly “public” spaces in their new mixed-use multiple-form headquarters in Suzhou.
Image Courtesy © ARTS Group
- Interior Architects: Guida Moseley Brown Architects
- Project: ARTS Group Headquarters
- Location: Suzhou, China
- Photography: ARTS Group
- Building Architects: ARTS Group
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Article source: +ADD
The Global Headquarters located in New York City. Located in the historical twin gothic towers that compose Trinity Centre located in the vibrant and ever changing Financial District. The new space will house 250 employees. Having mainly northern light to work with we selected a bright pallet including natural ash wood, the company’s pallet of black and white plus brushed brass accents in light fixtures and hardware elements to accomplish a strong interior space. We allocated resources to where they were most needed, including a welcoming lobby/lounge space that portrays the company’s graphic mastery into architectural elements using ash wood louvered panels and glass as the main characters.
Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal
- Architects: +ADD
- Project: Paperless Post’s Headquarters
- Location: New York City, USA
- Photography: Imagen Subliminal
- Client: Paperless Post / Capital Properties
- MEP/FP Engineer: MGEngineering D.P.C.
- General Contractor: Sentinel Builders LLC
- Project Area: 36,000 sq ft
- Project Year: 2016
- Status: Built
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
Article source: Estudio Bher Arquitectos
The commission consists on the design of the new headquarters of a technological company: an open-plan office for 50 people, with three meeting rooms, lecture area, two little cubicle for individual use, and numerous spaces for workers to interact. In definitive, an innovative environment that empowers creativity and communication.
Making the most of the original characteristics of the premises, the final target of the project is to achieve a totally continuous space, both at visual and accessible levels.
Image Courtesy © ImagenSubliminal
- Architects: Estudio Bher Arquitectos
- Project: Nueva Sede Techpump
- Location: Plaza del Seis de Agosto, Gijón, Asturias, Spain
- Photography: ImagenSubliminal
Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Article source: GANA Arquitectura
Anytime you have to design a place to work, able to communicate its company philosophy and foster its activity development, it is an atractive and difficult challenge; but if this office is going to be your new headquarters, this challenge gets huge and powerful.
For us, this project for GANA’s new headquarters emerged full of ideas and illusion, based on a place with great location and possibilities. Features as the traditional flooring tiles from the 30’s, views to Santiago’s church, or the access from Alcazabilla street, make of this project a valuable opportunity. Thus, the key of this design is to empower the existing elements, as an oposition to the contemporary elements required for the activity itself.
Image Courtesy © GANA Arquitectura
- Architects: GANA Arquitectura (Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro, Francisco J. Camacho Gómez)
- Project: Renovation for The New Headquarters
- Location: Calle Alcazabilla 9, 1D. Málaga, Spain
- Software used: Autocad
- Collaborators: David Melero Herrera, María García Ostos, Marta Sevillano, Díez del Corral, Léa Delval, Augustyna Grzybowska, HERECU, KRITEC
- Project Area: 95,00 m2
- Project year: 2016
Friday, March 17th, 2017
Article source: Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers
A project designed by a team under the direction of the Brno based young architecture studio CHYBIK+KRISTOF has recently won the international competition for the new administrative centre of the Czech Forestry Commission in Hradec Králové. The winning proposal is a two-storey building on the edge of an existing forest, that uses wood extensively as construction material – as requested within the competition. The concept is based on incorporating the forest landscape into a five-finger building to create new relations between the inside office and the outside forest landscape. A nature trail surrounding the building allows to explore the different forest ecotypes, designed by Tomas Babka and breathe.earth.collective.
Image Courtesy © Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers