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University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons in Illinois by Studio Gang Architects

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Residential Amenities:

• 800 student beds: 252 single rooms, 193 double rooms including 16 RAs, and 48 student apartments including eight Resident Head apartments and two Resident Master apartments.
• Grouped into eight “houses” of 100 students named for prominent members of the UChicago community: Dr. Robert A. Behar House, John and Barbara Boyer House, Brady W. Dougan and Laura E. Niklason House, Rogers Family House, Alexis and Steven Strongin House, Immanuel Thangaraj House, Tina and Byron Trott House and Francis and Rose Yuen House
• 48,791 sf green roof, including 23,603 sf resident-only (private) landscaped courtyards on the second level
• Five music practice rooms and eight pianos
• Community Commons, multi-purpose room, 14 group study spaces, and a 24 hour reading room

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

Image Courtesy © Tom Harris

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: University of Chicago Campus North Residential Commons
  • Location: 5500 South University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (55th Street and University Avenue), USA
  • Photography: Tom Harris, Steve Hall | Hedrich Blessing
  • Client: The University of Chicago
  • Design Builder: Mortenson Construction
  • Architects: Jeanne Gang, Mark Schendel, Todd Zima with Aurelien Tsemo, John Castro, Emily Licht, Vincent Calabro, Wei-Ju Lai, Ashley Ozburn, Laura Ettedgui, Chris Vant Hoff, Beth Zacherle, Paige Adams, Ana Flor, Zac Heaps, William Emmick, Roger Molina-Vera, Kara Boyd, Jay Hoffman, Schuyler Smith, Weston Walker, Juan de la Mora, Christopher Ciraulo, Lindsey Moyer, Will Lambeth, Danny Jimenez, Angela Peckham, Michael Leaveck
  • Associate Architect: Hanbury
  • Engineers:
    • dbHMS – MEP/Fire Protection Engineer
    • Magnussen Klemencic Associates – Structural Engineer
    • David Mason & Associates – Civil Engineer

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Orgeval in Reims, France by f+f architectes

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: f+f architectes

At the heart of the urban renewal of the Orgeval district in Reims, that is a worn-down sixties housing estate area with its problematics, the building opens up on a new large plaza and three different streets, while being largely contiguous to a housing and service block.

This building combines 2 distinct programmes.

Image Courtesy © Camille Gharbi

Image Courtesy © Camille Gharbi

  • Architects: f+f architectes (Aurélie Fechter & Johan Fritzell)
  • Project: Orgeval (The Attic – conversion of an attic into a duplex apartment)
  • Location: Reims, France
  • Photography: Camille Gharbi
  • Client: City of Reims
  • Area: 2350 sqm. (aprox. 25 300 square feet)
  • Year: 2012 – 2016

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Urban Topos in Vienna, Austria by HOLODECK architects

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Article source: HOLODECK architects

The apartement building is defined as urban topography. surrounding green areas, balconies and terraces extend the living space that is framed by full height french windows. from the elegantly clad outdoor areas the inhabitants enjoy manifold perspectives. the orientation of each apartement`s floor plan facilitates views in two directions.

Gebaut 2011 Award MA 19 City Design Vienna

Image Courtesy © Herta Hurnaus

Image Courtesy © Herta Hurnaus

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects (Tomasz Padlo)
  • Project: Urban Topos
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Herta Hurnaus
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig, Carolin Saile, Christian Rottensteiner, Nana Schilling
  • Client: CER Immobilienentwicklung GmbH
  • Size: 2615 m2
  • Year: 2009 – 2011

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House of Food Culture in Copenhagen, Denmark by COBE

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Article source: COBE

In 2019, Danish capital Copenhagen will have a new Metro City Ring. A new House of Food Culture is to be built on top of one of the new metro stations, located on the prominent and historic avenue of Frederiksberg Allé. The project is designed by Danish architects COBE as one of four partners of the winning team in a competition. Danish NRE Group will build the project. The investors for the project are Union Holding and NRE Denmark, and Arne Elkjær is the engineer.

The project is the result of a developer competition organised by the City of Frederiksberg and Realdania By and Byg Foundation. The House of Food Culture will be built on top of the entrance to the coming metro station. With an estimated daily flow of 10,000 people, it will be one of the capital’s new central meeting places and a focal point for urban life.

Image Courtesy © COBE

Image Courtesy © COBE

  • Architects: COBE
  • Project: House of Food Culture
  • Location: Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Visualisations: COBE
  • Developer and investor: Union Holding and NRE Denmark A/S
  • Engineer: Arne Elkjær
  • Landscape architect: COBE
  • Size: 3.500 m2
  • Status: Expected completion 2019

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M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity in Paris, France by Maison Edouard François

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Maison Edouard François

The relationship between building height and sustainability is a subject that currently occupies the minds of many city planners. This is because the city cannot expand infinitely into the landscape. In France, however, \”village\” urbanism seems to be adamantly resisting the vertical city, without truly considering its potential. One of the objectives of our project is to quell these hesitations.

Image Courtesy © Pierre_L\'Excellent

Image Courtesy © Pierre_L\’Excellent

 

  • Architects: Maison Edouard François
  • Project: M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Pierre_L\’Excellent

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Amirá in Queretaro, Mexico by ARCHETONIC

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: ARCHETONIC 

AMIRÁ occupies a prime location in the City of Queretaro, and overlooks it from the heights of the Diamante neighborhood. The distant surroundings are a visual complement to those nearby. The vantage point played an essential role in the design process and evokes a reciprocal relationship between the architecture and the city. The project footprint and volumetric solution encompass each residence and many amenities feature unobstructed views of the city.

Image Courtesy © CG Veron

Image Courtesy © CG Veron

  • Architects: ARCHETONIC (Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas)
  • Project: Amirá
  • Location: Queretaro, Mexico
  • Renders: CG Veron
  • Design team: Gustavo O´Farrill Ferro., Rodrigo Muñoz García, Alfredo Monterde Alarcón, Diego Castro Ramírez, Ricardo Martínez Mathey, Roberto Galván Contreras, Marisol Merino Reyes, Aldo Moreno Gamboa
  • Structure: Montes de Oca, JOF
  • Engineering: ETRA, INRASA, CYVSA, Aníbal Gurría, Mitsubishi
  • Area: 54,713 m2
  • Year: 2016

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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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