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Belfry Tashkent in Uzbekistan by Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH

Ippolito Fleitz Group has designed the interior architecture of the Uzbekistan International Forums Palace, located on Amir Timur Square in the heart of the Uzbek capital Tashkent. The palace was ceremonially opened in September 2009 to celebrate the occasion of Tashkent’s 2200th anniversary. A jewellery shop, housed in one of two historic bell towers providing the design prelude to this representative ensemble on Amir Timur Square, was also designed as part of the project.

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

Image Courtesy © Zooey Braun

  • Architects: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH
  • Project: Belfry Tashkent
  • Location: TashkentUzbekistan
  • Photography: Zooey Braun
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • TEAM: Peter Ippolito, Gunter Fleitz, Tilla Goldberg, Steffen Ringler, Alexander Fehre, Christian Kirschenmann
  • Lighting Design: pfarré lighting design, München
  • General Contractor: RIEDL Messe-/Laden- & Objektbau GmbH, Pfaffing

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The Marseille Grand Mosque in Marseille, France by Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Article source: v2com

Our project integrates into its surroundings by respecting the urban fabric and existing buildings listed on the register of historic monuments. The use of the same type of stone, the preservation of existing buildings and respect for alignments all give the building an almost discreet character.

At the same time, the project establishes a strong identity, with the prayer hall and minaret recessed from the street.

The minaret and prayer hall are clad in white stone, symbolizing purity.

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

Image Courtesy © Bureau Architecture Méditerranée

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SAUNAS Y ESTANQUES EN ATACAMA in Chile by Germán del Sol

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Article source: Germán del Sol

To dwell in this vast land, men and women build graceful stone structures along the roads in Atacama, to get an insight into nature, and make it hospitable.

These concrete landmarks in the landscape, reveal the presence of water ponds used to irrigate the land, and to swim, and open up new perspectives to the immense wilderness around.

The water is kept still flowing gently over the ponds edges to reflect the light, and the beauty of the place, against the dark slate coating.

Image Courtesy © Germán del Sol

Image Courtesy © Germán del Sol

  • Architects: Germán del Sol
  • Project: SAUNAS Y ESTANQUES EN ATACAMA
  • Location: San Pedro de Atacama, Atacama Region, Chile
  • Surface: 940 sqm.
  • Colaborators:
    • Horacio Schmidt, Architect.
    • Nicole Labbé, Architect.
    • Carlos Venegas, Architect.
    • Hernán Fierro, Graphic Arts.
  • Project Date: 1998
  • Completion Date: 2000
  • Structural Engineering: Fernando del Sol and Enzo Valladares
  • Building Contractor: Salfa S.A.
  • Job Captains: Rubén Ossandón and Jean Paul Barthou

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Festival des Architectures Vives – FAV 2014 à Montpellier in Montpellier, France by Festival des Architectures Vives

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Article source: Festival des Architectures Vives

The Festival des Architectures Vives aims to raise public awareness of the wide range of architecture. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners but also to make discover unexpected urban areas.

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

  • Architects: Festival des Architectures Vives
  • Project: Festival des Architectures Vives – FAV 2014 à Montpellier
  • Location: Montpellier, France
  • Photography: Paul KOZLOWSKI

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New construction of rehearsal building for “Ballett am Rhein” in Düsseldorf, Germany by gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Article source: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

The architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) are designing the new rehearsal building for the ballet company of Deutsche Oper am Rhein. In a consortium with HOCHTIEF Solutions, they were commissioned by Düsseldorf City Council in a PPP scheme.

Image Courtesy ©  gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Image Courtesy © gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Architects: gmp Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: New construction of rehearsal building for “Ballett am Rhein”
  • Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Collaborate: HOCHTIEF Solutions AG and HMI, BIG and Capatti Staubach
  • Design: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Kristian Spencker
  • Team members: Veit Lieneweg, Silvia Schneider, Michael Scholz, Daniel Tome
  • Client: The City of Düsseldorf
  • GFA: 4,500 m²

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Espace Culturel Marc Steckar in Paris, France by ARCHICLUB

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Article source: ARCHICLUB

Urban approach . The study site is a vacant lot owned by the city of Bessancourt and located a few hundred meters away from the town hall. Its location is in continuity with its historic downtown. The site is marked on the north by the imposing presence of a church. The urban environment of the study site is very mineral, the stone church is massive and reinforces this homogeneity. The building distribution on the site is diffuse and invites us to propose a singular object, an additional object that can join the existing group.

Image Courtesy © 11h45 montrer l’architecture

  • Architects: ARCHICLUB
  • Project: Espace Culturel Marc Steckar
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: 11h45 montrer l’architecture
  • Software used: ZWCAD, SKETCHUP, MAXWELL RENDER.
  • Client: City of Bessancourt
  • Consultants Fluids, Environnement: IDEEL environnement
  • Consultants Structure: ID+ engineering
  • Consultants acoustics : ALTIA acoustics
  • Type: Cultural, Performing art center, Public building
  • Status: Built 2013
  • Building area: 580 m²
  • Budget total: 1 510 000 USD, 1 090 000 €
  • Main materials: Stone,  Glass.
  • Curtain wall: WICONA
  • Stones: BLOCSTAR
  • Floor: ARTIGO
  • Wall: PLACOPLATRE
  • Electrical: BTICINO,  REGENT
  • Plumbing : HANSA DESIGNO, DURAVIT

Restoration and redesign of the Grand-Palais des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France by by LAN Architecture

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: LAN Architecture

THE NEW GRAND PALAIS: AN EXAMPLE OF MODERNITY

To our contemporary eyes, the Grand Palais is both an idea and a symbol of modernity. It is a hybrid building in terms of its architecture, its usage and its history. Neither a museum nor a simple monument, its architecture has an identity all its own, centered around the notion of a “culture machine,” a spatial means for hosting a vast diversity of events and audiences that exponentially exalts the site’s “universal” and “republican” vocation. The restoration and restructuring of the entire monument affords us the chance to reinforce this aspiration.

Image Courtesy © LAN Architecture

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: Restoration and redesign of the Grand-Palais des Champs-Élysées
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Competitive dialogue: 2013-2014
  • Client: Réunion des Monuments Nationaux – Grand-Palais
  • Budget: € 130 M. excl. VAT
  • Surface: 70 623 m²
  • Team: LAN (mandatory architect), Franck Boutté Consultants (sustainable design), Terrell (structure, façades, fluids), Michel Forgue (Quantitysurveyor), Systematica (flux), Lamoureux (acoustic), Casso (Fire protection and accessibilityengineers), CICAD (SCMC), BASE (landscaper), Mathieu Lehanneur (design).

JORDAENSKAAI in Antwerp, Belgium by Crepain Binst Architecture nv

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Article source: Crepain Binst Architecture nv

The Jordaenskaai in Antwerp developed from the Burgt – the historic centre or first, small medieval settlement from which the city evolved. The construction site is a special location with prehistoric finds, remains of the medieval city walls and of the old Antwerp canal. The remains have been painstakingly integrated into the ensemble and are largely visible in the ample inner zone accessible to residents and visitors.

Image Courtesy © Immpact

  • Architects: Crepain Binst Architecture nv
  • Project: JORDAENSKAAI
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Photography: Crepain Binst Architecture nv, Immpact
  • Proprietor: Impact vastgoed
  • Collaborator: Philippe Van Damme, Edwin Remmerie, Lieven Louwyck, Tom Goos, Dimitri Pauwels.
  • Stability: DS Engineering nv
  • Engineering: Gebotec
  • General contractor: Hooyberghs nv
  • Start design: February 2006
  • Start execution: 16.10.2009
  • Temporary completion: part 1 end 2012, Part 2 begin 2013
  • Site: 1600 m2
  • Total: 1325 m2
  • Commercial space m²: 1200 m²
  • Aantal, m2 appartments: 5500 m2
  • Number of parking spaces: 41

La Passerelle in Trévoux, France by Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes

The project enhances the historical building of the Trévoux hospital, located on the old ramparts. It has been built on the site of the former annexes and outbuildings.

Image Courtesy © Studio Erick Saillet

  • Architects: Pierre Vurpas et Associés Architectes
  • Project: La Passerelle
  • Location: Trévoux, France
  • Photography: Studio Erick Saillet, Pierre Vurpas
  • Client: Communauté de communes Saône Vallée (CCSV)
  • Project Manager: Pierre VURPAS et Associés Architectes
  • Structural engineering: Tecbat
  • Cost of work: Demolition, asbestos removal,
  • Works: €4.7 million ex. VAT
  • Furnishings, scenography, signing: €470,000 ex. VAT
  • Surface area: 2,800 m2 net surface area (including 1,150 for renovation and 1,650 extension)
  • Total useable area: 2,000 m2

Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn, New York by Caples Jefferson Architects PC

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Article source: Caples Jefferson Architects PC

Weeksville Heritage Center is a unique urban design project in which a modern architectural syntax of simple forms, strip windows, and glass passageways is impacted by repeated African riffs. The riffs are variations that provide a visual counterpoint. The riffs are embedded in construction, in structural elements, such as the joints in paving and stone, in the choice of colors and materials, and in the details like the fence posts and the frit in the sunshading glass. The modern syntax and African riffs, although independent from each other, harmonize when experienced as an entirety.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Architects:  Caples Jefferson Architects PC
  • Project: Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux, Julian Olivas  
  • Clients: David Burney, FAIA, NYC Department of Design & Construction, Victor Metoyer, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Pamela Green, Weeksville Heritage Center 
  • Sub-consultants: Alma Smith, Construction Manager, Hill International, Seamus McNabb, General Contractor, Brickens, Construction, Benjamin Alper, Structural Engineer, Severud Associates, Hazern Huss, MEP Engineer, Loring Consulting Engineers, Andrew Ciancia, Civil & Geotechnical Engineer, Langan Engineering, John Rhyner, Geothermal Engineer, P.W. Grosser Consulting, Jeffrey Berg, Lighting Design, Berg-Howland Associates, Elizabeth Kennedy, Landscape Architect, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architects, Greg Dimech, Cost Estimating, Faithful + Gould, Fred Shen, Acoustics & Audio Visual, Shen Milsom + Wilke, Francesca Bettridge, Theatrical Lighting, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, Frank Fortino, Building Department, Metropolis, Barbara Heller, FAIA, Specifications, Heller + Metzger PC, Gordon Smith, Curtainwall, Gordon Smith Construction, Carmel Bowron, Sustainable Design & Commissioning, Viridian, Jeffrey Venter, Security, Ducibella Venter & Santore, David Dial, Museum Programming, Dial Associates 
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