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World Trade Organization in Genève, Switzerland by wittfoht architekten

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: v2com

After winning the international architectural design competition, Stuttgart based wittfoht architekten were commissioned to build the extension of the World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva. The new administrative building, integrated into the site, creates a feeling of openness and transparency.

world trade organization, Image Courtesy © Brigida González Fotografie

world trade organization, Image Courtesy © Brigida González Fotografie

  • Architects: wittfoht architekten
  • Project: World Trade Organization
  • Location: Genève, Switzerland
  • Photography: Brigida González Fotografie
  • Client: World Trade Organization
  • Structural engineering: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner GmbH
  • Energy engineering: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH
  • Domestic engineering: Weinmann energies sa
  • Electrical engineering: mab ingénierie sa
  • Structural physics: Bobran Ingenieure
  • General contractor: Implenia entreprise générale sa
  • Gross floor area: 14.500 square meters
  • Gross volume: 56.800 cubic meters
  • Competition: 2009 – 1st prize
  • Construction period: 01/2011 – 07/2013
  • Year: 2013

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Amani in Puebla, Mexico by ARCHETONIC

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: ARCHETONIC 

Amani enjoys a privileged location within one of the new developments in the city of Puebla: Lomas de Angelópolis Cascatta. One of the characteristics of this development is that it incorporates a range of services including banks, schools, stores, and green spaces.

Image Courtesy © Bloom Renders

Image Courtesy © Bloom Renders

  • Architects: ARCHETONIC (Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas)
  • Project: Amani
  • Location: Puebla, Mexico
  • Renders: Bloom Renders
  • Design team: Jorge Pineda Flores, Miriam Leal Ordoñez, Alejandro Rico Molina, Marco A. Miranda Segura, José A. Chong.
  • Strucuture: Montes de Oca, Ingenieros Consultores S.C
  • Area: 54,561 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Eunma Housing Development in Seoul, South Korea by UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: UNStudio

UNStudio in collaboration with Heerim have won the competition to design the 32 tower masterplan for the Eunma Housing Development in Daechi-Dong, Seoul.

The approach of the residents, which involves the complete redevelopment of their current homes into a new and future orientated eco design, is seen as a blueprint for resident-driven development projects.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

Image Courtesy © UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners

  • Architects: UNStudio and Heerim Architects & Planners
  • Project: Eunma Housing Development
  • Location: Gangnam district, Seoul, South Korea
  • Client (Masterplan): Promotion Committee Office of EUNMA Apartment Redevelopment
  • Client (UNStudio): Heerim Architects & Planners
  • Team(UNStudio): Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with René Wysk, Harlen Miller and Megan Hurford, Jung Jae Suh, Sibilla Bonfanti
  • Team(Heerim Architects & Planners): Young Kyoon Jeong, Kyu Young Park with Sung Won Oh, Seung Uk Oh, Jae Kyu Lee, Hyun Joon Yoo, Seung Wang Lee, Kyung Sook Cho, Eun Hee Ha, Chanhee Lee, Hyun Il Kang, Mi Ran Kang, Hyun Joo Kim, Yun Hyeok Kim, So Young Choi, Hun Il Park, Sun Wook Kim, Jae Yeon Lee, Hyun Rock Kang, Hee Seung Kim, Jun Seong Park, Seung Woo Lee, Jae Won Kim, Jun Ha Hwang, Sung Jun Moon, YuWon Kang
  • Building surface: Approx. 1149000 m2
  • Building site: ½ KM2

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Aamchit Courtowers in Lebanon by Hashim Sarkis Studios

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Hashim Sarkis Studios

DESCRIPTION:

The project consists of four single-family houses on the coast of Aamchit, Lebanon as well as the rehabilitation of the existing landscape and old houses.

The site slopes west towards the Mediterranean, its angle allowing for embedding the houses in the landscape in such a way that the front is open to the view and breeze whereas the other sides of the house are protected by earth. Each house consists of a double-layer wall that retains the earth from the east and slopes with the land north and south.

Image Courtesy © Hashim Sarkis Studios

Image Courtesy © Hashim Sarkis Studios

  • Architects: Hashim Sarkis Studios
  • Project: Aamchit Courtowers
  • Location: Lebanon
  • Team: Hashim Sarkis, Boulos Douaihy (Project Coordinator), Rola Idris, Sandra Frem, Wissam Chaaya, Samir Bitar, Pablo Roquero, Cynthia Gunadi, Penn Ruderman, Christopher Johnson, Charif Tabet, Helena Briones
  • Construction Management: Polygon, sal.
  • Structure: Rudolphe Mattar
  • Mechanical: Roger Kazopoulo
  • Electrical: Roger Njeim
  • Horticulture: Exotica
  • Project Area: 1392
  • Completion Date: June 24, 2016

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ARMENIA BUILDING 1929/1933 in Buenos Aires City, Argentina by Luciano Kruk

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Luciano Kruk

Armenia Building is located in Palermo Soho, a neighborhood in the city of Buenos Aires. Due to the gentrification process occurred during the last decade, Palermo Soho was renewed and became a gastronomic, cultural, commercial and touristic hotspot, which has raised real estate prices in the area.

The building is situated on Armenia Street, an average width road lined with aged trees.

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

Image Courtesy © Daniela Mac Adden

  • Architects: Luciano Kruk
  • Project: ARMENIA BUILDING 1929/1933
  • Location: Palermo, Buenos Aires City, Argentina
  • Photography: Daniela Mac Adden
  • Original Project  Armenia 1933: Besonías – Kruk
  • Expansion Project Armenia 1929: Luciano Kruk
  • Project Manager: Arq. Belén Ferrand
  • Site Manager: Arch. Belén Ferrand
  • Collaborators: Arch. Andrés Conde Blanco – Arch. Ekaterina Künzel – Alice Salamone – Christian Studer
  • Land area: 900 m²
  • Built area: 3200 m²
  • Construction year: 2013/2014/2015/2016

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Montmartre Housing in Paris, France by Atelier Kempe Thill

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

WINTERGARDEN HOUSING

In January 2012, Atelier Kempe Thill in collaboration with Fres architects won the competition for fifty apartments, a dentists practice, a mother – child – care center and an underground parking at the Porte de Montmartre in Paris for the public housing corporation Paris Habitat. The apartments are in terms of budget within the lowest financing categories of public social housing for rent. The site is part of the typical former industrial estates and areas with 1960’s apartment complexes along the boulevard Périphérique that are going to be changed into contemporary housing areas.

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

Image Courtesy © Ulrich Schwarz

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Montmartre Housing
  • Location: Porte de Montmartre, 18th arrondissement, Paris, France
  • Photography: Ulrich Schwarz
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Cinema4D
  • Client: Paris Habitat OPH, Paris / France
  • Co-architect: Fres Architectes, Paris / France

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Sørenga Block 6 in Oslo, Norway by MAD arkitekter

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: MAD arkitekter 

The site

The Sørenga quay was until recently a container port in the eastern harbor of Oslo, near the medieval town. The redevelopment of Sørenga is part of the city’s major plans of reconnecting the city to the waterfront. While the Barcode and Tjuvholmen projects are extensions of the existing city structure, Sørenga is at the tip of what will be an entirely new district in Oslo, also comprising the Bispevika area which is still in its planning phase. The eight blocks on the Sørenga quay were planned by four architecture firms, and Block 6 is the most recent of the two blocks designed by Mad arkitekter.

Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter

Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter

  • Architects: MAD arkitekter
  • Project: Sørenga Block 6
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Photography: Tomasz Majewski and Hans Grini
  • Lead architect: Karen Selmer
  • Client: Sørenga Utvikling
  • Collaborators: Landskapsfabrikken
  • Area: 12 000 m2
  • Completion year: 2015

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TERWAGNE – Champ des Mottes in La Hulpe, Belgium by FORMa*

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: FORMa* 

The building zone is situated at 5 meters distance of the lateral limits. On the street side, it’s aligned on the advanced parts of the houses on the west. Its depth is 15 meters. The Garden is oriented at the north-northeast.

Designed on the basis of the volumetric language and templates already present in the « Champ », the houses merge very well in the characteristic built environment of the « Champ des Mottes ».

Image Courtesy © Georges De Kinder

Image Courtesy © Georges De Kinder

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Terrace 9 in Nanterre, France by AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

The project is part of Seine-Arche development which concerns a wider territory in line with the axis of Defense. Taking into account the natural relief and coexistence of various networks which pass through, the Seine-Arche development required the upstream of colossal structures. Aiming to attract here new populations from all over the department of Hauts-de-Seine, the urban project was designed to restore the site scale and its habitability, through a series of seventeen \”Urban Terraces\”. The new buildings offer an architecture that is both monumental, in response to the scale of the site and which expresses the domestic nature of the programs. By his design, details and the choice of the materials, the project provides opportunities for the quality of living and the sustainability of the buildings. Even if the planned allocation for the Terrace 9 is divided into several programs, the whole ensures a single coherent expression. Our goal was to work accurately for functional quality and comfort of the housing program distributed between the three towers and the base. Accommodations are of varied types, ranging from studios to T5, in accession or in social housing. The facades are exposed respectively to the four cardinal points, they are all provided with numerous openings that extend the inside of housings to cascades of terraces, or to small hollowed loggias, which are interposed in the design of the frame.

Image Courtesy © AZC - Atelier Zündel Cristea

Image Courtesy © AZC – Atelier Zündel Cristea

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The Melkfabriek in Arnhem, The Netherlands by Studioninedots

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Studioninedots 

As announced by FrieslandCampina, the proposal from BPD | Studioninedots was successfully selected for the redevelopment of the company’s Coberco factory site. Our vision opens up the current disused industrial site on the Rhine river with and for the people of Arnhem through creating a distinctly sustainable and lively urban environment.

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots

Image Courtesy © Studioninedots

  • Architects: Studioninedots
  • Project: The Melkfabriek
  • Location: Nieuwe Kade – Westervoortsedijk, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Client: BPD Ontwikkeling
  • Design team: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl
  • Project team: Karlijn de Jong, Wouter Hermanns
  • Team: Studiospacious, BOEi, DELVA Landscape Architects
  • Local partners: DTO, Willemsen Makelaars and more

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