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B.Amsterdam in The Netherlands by NEXT architects

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: NEXT architects 

What can be done with a 18.000 m2 empty office building situated at the outskirts of the city and that has been deemed unsuited for redevelopment for the last 11 years? This is the big challenge faced with B.Amsterdam at the Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam. From the start, NEXT architects was closely involved in the transformation of this static cube-shaped building into a lively hotspot for startups, freelancers and creative entrepreneurs. Strategic interventions are used to strengthen the quality, experience and identity of the building.

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

Image Courtesy © Francisco Nogueira

  • Architects: NEXT architects
  • Project: B.Amsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Francisco Nogueira
  • Client: Timeless Investments
  • Team: Marijn Schenk, Mark Spijkerman, Arno Kwint and Douwe Strating (NEXT)
  • Collaborator/ Associate: Guus Meulendijks (B.Amsterdam) / Luuk van der Broek (Collaboration-O)
  • Advisor construction: Van Rossum, Amsterdam
  • Advisor: Peutz, Zoetermeer
  • Main contractor: Retail Bouw Nederland, Doetinchem
  • Installations: Gouweloos Electrotechniek BV / Roodenburg Installatiebedrijf BV
  • Floor area / Span: 18.000 m2
  • Final design: February 2015
  • Completion: September 2016


Nötkärnan in Göteborg, Sweden by Wingårdhs

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Article source: Wingårdhs

“Paradise is the term for a place of timeless harmony”

In Somalia a simple flue often means death. Especially if you are young or newborn. The death-rate among children is the highest in the world.

Sweden has a high influx of Somalian refugees.

Image Courtesy © Wingårdhs

Image Courtesy © Wingårdhs

  • Architects: Wingårdhs
  • Project: Nötkärnan
  • Location: Göteborg, Sweden
  • Software used: AutoCad, Photoshop, Vectoraster and Illustrator
  • Client: Nötkärnan Bergsjön Vc & Bvc AB
  • Total area in square meters: 1 580 m²
  • Completion date: May 2016


ROC MONDRIAAN in The Hague, Netherlands by Fokkema & Partners Architecten

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Article source: Fokkema & Partners Architecten

ROC Mondriaan in The Hague officially opened the schools that were renovated by Fokkema & Partners to become a new Hospitality Campus. At the opening, the Mayor of The Hague Van Aartsen stated: ‘This new campus is an asset to the city and for education in the region’. Today more than ever, the school can cooperate with the city and local business opening its facilities for events and meetings. The design by Fokkema & Partners provides the students with a fully equipped and bright learning environment as well as with a vibrant heart where they can practice their skills. Organized around a grand café in the central atrium there are several restaurant “pockets”. These pockets with different hospitality concepts each have their unique style and offer splendid views of the student activity in the preparation kitchens. A new canopy over the entrance accentuates the view into the grand café depot.

Image Courtesy © Horizon Photoworks

Image Courtesy © Horizon Photoworks

  • Architects: Fokkema & Partners Architecten
  • Project: ROC MONDRIAAN
  • Location: The Hague, Netherlands
  • Photography: Horizon Photoworks
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp


Nikki Beach Resort in Damour, Lebanon by SOMA architects

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Article source: SOMA architects

Responding to strong and specific data, our proposal for this project purposefully takes into consideration the cultural heritage in which it is set. Situated at terminus of the Damour River, the site is a gently sloping terrain with stupendous views of the Mediterranean and the river. Our proposal utilizes a radical system that is found in several natural formations: a branching configuration. It seemed like the natural solution to gently break down the site’s slope into a series of volumes perfectly oriented to the key sea and river views without obstruction from other buildings. Each “branch” allows direct street access, both pedestrian and vehicular, and soon individual volumes start to emerge following a rigorous strategy of sitting, form and placement in relation to external context, program requirements, and maximized privacy.

Image Courtesy © SOMA architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA architects

  • Architects: SOMA architects
  • Project: Nikki Beach Resort
  • Location: Damour, Lebanon
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Partner: Leo Sguera
  • Lead Designers: Fady Stefan
  • Setting: Rural, Coastal
  • Status: Aborted   (more…)

Not Whole Fence in Texas by Ball-Nogues Studio

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

Not Whole Fence pays homage to the simpler days of baseball, of watching the great American past

ime through a wooden fence. Imagine a child, peeking through the knotholes with the impressionable canvas of youth, evoked by a sense of wonder and hope or devoted fans who cannot afford tickets, sneaking glances through small openings with playfully mischievous eyes, excited by the possibility of joyous victory or getting caught.

Image Courtesy © Marty Snortum

Image Courtesy © Marty Snortum

  • Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Project: Not Whole Fence
  • Location: Texas, US
  • Photography: Pat Dalbin, Marty Snortum
  • Designers and Principals in Charge: Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues
  • Project Manager: Mora Nabi
  • Ball-Nogues Project Team: Andrew Fastman, Michael Anthony Fontana, Christine Forster-Jones, Emma Helgerson,  Cory Hill, James Jones, Allison Porterfield, Rafael Sampaio Rocha, Forster Rudolph.
  • Engineering Consultant: BuroHappold Los Angeles, Jean-Pierre Chakar, PE



Wednesday, April 8th, 2015


The goal is to transform the site into a hospitality experience, the feeling of space and program into the art of experience, the actions into a viable and flexible development program.

The border: The listed buildings demarcate the central outdoor space with their shape, they accumulate the cultural activities, touristic infrastructure, hospitality, relaxation and entertainment programs (Interactive Museum, Agri-tourism, Baths, Accommodation). The enhancement of uses with reversible constructions of (container) type in a discreet relationship with the listed buildings reinforces the concept of limit and functions as a transitional element from and to the central area (Central Square), into the diffusion area (Natural Element).

General Νight View, Image Courtesy © sparch Sakellaridou/ Papanikolaou Architects & Ch. Marathovouniotis

General Νight View, Image Courtesy © sparch Sakellaridou/ Papanikolaou Architects & Ch. Marathovouniotis

  • Project: Germanina Agriculture Farm
  • Location: Cyprus
  • Architectural design: Rena Sakellaridou, Morpho Papanikolaou (Sparch Architechts) and Christos Marathovouniotis
  • Collaborators: N. Apergis, I. Kloni, E. Papaevangelou, V. Arvanitis, V. Yiannakis, M. Chatziioannidou (Phase A), Papaevangelou, G. Papanikolaou (Phase B)
  • Students of architecture: G. Kontominas, I. Tatli, S. Stylidis (Phase B)
  • Consultans: P. Kinato s, I. Pagonis, K. Polychronopoulos (Civil Engineers), I. Papagrigorakis (Mechanical Engineer), A. Tabathani (Electrical Engineer), A. Agisilaos (Surveyor Engineer), S. Barbarian (Landscape Architect)
  • 2nd PRIZE, International Architectural Competition in two Phases, 2011 & 2013


G10 in Shanghai, China by Atelier I-N-D-J

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Article source: Atelier I-N-D-J

The Urban Harvest, Shanghai features food grown on site: a minimum miles concept aimed at reducing food miles – in this case zero, other ingredients are sourced locally where possible.

Image Courtesy © Atelier I-N-D-J

Image Courtesy © Atelier I-N-D-J

  • Architects: Atelier I-N-D-J
  • Project: G10 in Shanghai
  • Location:  Xuejiahui, Shanghai, China
  • Software used: Rhino, AutoCad
  • Design Team: Ian Douglas-Jones, Leo Leung,Liu Yong


Twickenham Stadium Hospitality in United Kingdom by SHH Architects

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Article source: SHH Architects

Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby,was looking to upgrade the customer experience at its food and beverage retail offers in order to be truly world-class across all areas of its offer in time for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which England is set to host after winning the 2009 selection bid. At the same time, the stadium’s owners – the RFU (Rugby Football Union)- had changed a number of its core branding elements and these also had to be incorporated into any new designs. The result is the Twickenham Experience – a joint venture between the RFU and operator Levy Restaurants(the sports and leisure division of Compass UK & Ireland).

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

  • Architects: SHH Architects
  • Project: Twickenham Stadium Hospitality
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Photography: Gareth Gardner
  • Client: Levy Restaurants / The RFU
  • Architect & Lead Designer: SHH


Freedom Room by Comodo and Cibic Workshop

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Article source: Comodo and Cibic Workshop

A brand new hospitality concept. A low cost, essential housing module, made and conceived in jail with inmates. A proposal, a product, an exhibition featuring an idea for temporary and social housing, spread hotels, hostels. Can design be a mean for social innovation? Can it provide answers to new emerging needs? In other words, can it be a freedom tool? 

Freedom room is a project developed by Aldo Cibic, Tommaso Corà, Marco Tortoioli Ricci in collaboration with one of the Italian High Security Prisons, Spoleto’s correctional facility. Comodo – a cooperative- has started since 2003 its education activities in that prison, dedicated to inmates’ professional training in design, grapichs and publishing.

Image Courtesy © Alberto Parise 

  • Architects: Comodo and Cibic Workshop
  • Project: Freedom Room 
  • Photography: Alberto Parise
  • Team:
    Cibic Workshop: Aldo Cibic, Tommaso Corà
    Comodo: Marco Tortoioli Ricci

Terravista Vineyards in Naramata, Canada by CEI Architecture

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: CEI Architecture

In the spring of 2012, Terravista Vineyards opened the doors of its new winery facility. The boutique winery, located between Penticton and Naramata, was started by Bob and Senka Tennant, the founders of Black Hills Estate Winery. It was designed to suit the production and storage needs of the winemakers, who plan to produce up to 2000 cases of wine a year.

Image Courtesy CEI Architecture

  • Architects: CEI Architecture
  • Project: Terravista Vineyards
  • Location: Naramata, Canada


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