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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
  • 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 

Malpartida House in Sevilla, Spain by SV60 arquitectos

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Article source: SV60 arquitectos

Our proposal starts with an existing traditional house enclosed between the side walls of two adjacent buildings in the area of San Lorenzo neighborhood, in the Historical Center of Seville. The origin of the house dates to the late S. XVIII, but it has suffered several modifications in different times till the present.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: SV60 arquitectos
  • Project: Malpartida House
  • Location: C/ Juan Rabadán 38. Sevilla. España
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Team: Antonio Gonzalez Cordon, Antonio G. Linan
  • Collaborators:  Architects, Victor Silveira, Mª Luz Villar
  • Technical Architect: Manuel Lopez Ruiz
  • Owner: Privado
  • Construction:  Sansor S.A.
  • Year:  2008/2010
  • Area: 572 sqm


Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center in Poland by Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański

Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center is designed to be a multifunctional building and a part of targ sienny / targ rakowy complex – a new project in the very center of Gdańsk. The buildings’ main purpose is to host an exhibition of a large scale model of a pre-World War II center of the city and mark the starting point of tourist excursions around it’s streets. The design of GHHC was to be chosen in a contest for architecture students.

Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center


  • Architects: Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański
  • Project: Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center
  • Location: Gdańsk, Poland
  • Software used: AutoCad, 3DsMax, V-ray.


Atlanta History Center in Georgia by Meridian 105 Architecture

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Article source: Meridian 105 Architecture

The Atlanta History Center project is a partial interior renovation of the existing building.  The building’s exterior is addressed with the intent of maintaining a large portion of the current structure while achieving a transformation of image.  The History Center fulfills a dual purpose, operating as a traditional museum and exhibit space on the mission of the Historical Society, and acting as a revenue generating event space. The current building, characterized by corridor-style circulation and partitioned rooms challenges the use of each function, creating a circulation driven by destination rather than exploration. Because of the shortcomings of the original design, the existing history center does not support the mission and revenue goals of the historical society. This project addresses this problem.

Exterior View


Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center in Baltimore, Maryland by GWWO Architects designed using SketchUp and AutoCAD

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Article source: GWWO Architects

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is the birthplace of America’s national anthem and one of the nation’s most significant historic landmarks. The Fort, the National Anthem and the flag, together and individually, help us to understand how the United States was created, defended, and preserved. It was with this context and these rich national symbols in mind that the design team, led by GWWO Architects, conceived the expression for the new visitor center.

Image Courtesy GWWO Architects

  • Architects: GWWO Architects
  • Project: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2009 for the Construction Documents and Google SketchUp for conceptual modeling


Coverage of archaeological ruins of the abbey of st. maurice in Switzerland by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Article source: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

The abbey of Saint Maurice was built almost 1500 years ago. It is situated against a cliff in a section of the road between Geneva and the Simplon Pass. This particular site was likely to be chosen for its defensive position given by the cliff.  However the planned fortification proved a failure due to rock fragments falling from the cliff onto the building.

Coverage of archaeological ruins of the abbey of st. maurice

  • Architects: Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes
  • Project: Coverage of archaeological ruins of the abbey of st. maurice
  • Location: Saint-Maurice, Switzerland
  • Owners: abbaye de st-maurice, av. d’agaune 15, 1890 st-maurice
  • Architect Design: savioz fabrizzi architectes, rue de l’industrie 23, 1950 sion,
  • Civil engineers: alpatec sa, rue du léman 6, 1920 martigny,
  • Draft order (date) : 2004
  • Achieving coverage (date) : 2009 – 2010
  • Cfc 2 cost coverage : 2’000’000.-


Historical Park of Medieval Bosnia in Zenica, Herzegovina by FILTER Architecture designed using SketchUP

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: FILTER Architecture

The competition name is „Historic Park of Medieval Bosnia and Herzegovina (Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina). The intention of this competition was to create a thematic park, having a medieval Bosnian history as a subject. It was left to the competitors to decide how to organize the given site and to choose the approach. Only the set of most important historic artifacts, which had to be presented at place, was given as limiting factor. The chosen site was a green area in the city center, well provided with the pedestrian paths. Our design result was a museum pavilion, with a given name timespace.

facade detail

  • Architects: FILTER Architecture
  • Project: Historical Park of Medieval Bosnia
  • Location: Zenica, Herzegovina
  • Type: Architecture-Urbanism, Competition
  • Year: 2009-2011
  • Status: Competition Project – first prize, exhibited, published
  • Software used: Sketchup to design, because it provides fast and easy workflow in three-dimensional space


Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre in Toronto, Canada by Patkau Architects Inc.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Article source: Patkau Architects Inc.

Fort York Heritage

Fort York, considered the birthplace of Toronto, is a National Historic Site. It represents the single most important cultural heritage link to British military and social history remaining in the City of Toronto. The Fort’s layered historical themes and associations with a rich archaeological past re-enforces the need for a sensitivity in design to both the existing above-ground cultural heritage resources and the below-ground archaeological resources. The larger challenge of this project is not only to present cultural heritage and preserve archaeological resources but also to contribute in making the social, military and intangible histories of this site more present and palpable.

Interior View

  • Architect: Patkau Architects Inc.
  • Name of Project: Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Maxwell Render


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