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KAFKA CASTLE in Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain by RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

Identification on the part of some members of the Taller de Arquitectura with certain ideas of the Archigram movement, and enthusiasm for experimentation with geometry and its application possibilities to housing, are two factors given tangible form in Kafka’s Castle. This apartment building, on a hill overlooking the bay of Sitges, is fruit of the clustering of cubes around nuclei of vertical circulation. Each cube contains a minimalist environment: living-dining room or bathroom-bedroom, articulated on different levels. The color of the façades, chosen from a range of blues, expresses the intention to merge the building with its natural background, the sky.

Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA

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Alai in Mayan Riviera, Mexico by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Designed in response to its natural surroundings, Alai marries ecological considerations, engaging design and a reinterpretation of local architectural tradition.

The number of visitors to the Mayan Riviera is increasing by over 10% each year—surpassing 20 million arrivals in 2016, while its residential population has almost doubled since the year 2000. Welcoming more international visitors than any region in Latin America, it has become an important centre of business, tourism and transport. The outstanding natural beauty, rich Mayan history and tropical climate of the Yucatan Peninsula continue to attract greater numbers of visitors from around the world every year.

Image Courtesy © MIR

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Alai
  • Location: Mayan Riviera, Mexico
  • Photography: MIR and GrossMax
  • ZHA Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Project Director: Juan Ignacio Aranguren
  • ZHA Project Associate: Maurizio Meossi
  • ZHA Project Architect: Arya Safavi

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King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Residential Community in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by HOK

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: HOK

Saudi Arabia is diversifying its energy production from oil and gas to alternative sources such as solar and wind. The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), a non-profit institution located outside Riyadh, is responding to this shift by studying the economics, technologies and policies associated with various types of energy.

KAPSARC Library and Apartments, Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: HOK
  • Project: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Residential Community
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Site: 500 acres / 200 hectares
  • Buildings: 2.05 million sq. ft. / 190,240 sq. m.

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Adamant Querétaro in Mexico by MAYER HASBANI

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: MAYER HASBANI

Adamant Queretaro emerges on the mountaintop of one of the most prestigious areas of the city. It takes advantage of the sinuous land and height to extend its proportions, until reaching the sky.

Image Courtesy © MAYER HASBANI

  • Architects: MAYER HASBANI
  • Project: Adamant Querétaro
  • Location: Querétaro, Mexico
  • Software used: Revit
  • Builder: Milk Investments
  • Developer: MAYER HASBANI SC
  • Structual Engineering: AG2M – Construcciones Ingeniería Innovación
  • Electrical: IOS – Integración Operación Sistemas
  • Finishes: Grupo DICO
  • Area: 21, 500 m2
  • Year: 2014 – 2017

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The Pine Crest Residence in Bangkok, Thailand by Vin Varavarn Architects

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Article source: Vin Varavarn Architects

The project originated as a design for a 7 storey apartment building. It is intended as a quiet and orderly residence with limited number of units which are large and spacious with 3-4 bedrooms. This aspect is quite different from other existing condominium projects.

Image Courtesy © Spaceshift Studio

  • Architects: Vin Varavarn Architects
  • Project: The Pine Crest Residence
  • Location: Soi TonSon, Ploenchit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Spaceshift Studio
  • Owner: Varavision Co., Ltd.
  • Architect team: M.L.Varudh Varavarn, Jongsarit Jinachan, Angkana Nanjaiya
  • Landscape Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects
  • Structural Engineers: Vin Varavarn Architects
  • Interior Designer: Vin Varavarn Architects

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Social housing for people over 65 in Girona, Spain by ARCADI PLA Architects

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: ARCADI PLA Architects

The building of 115 dwellings is located in the area of the northern entrance of Girona, in an area next to \”Puig d’en Roca\”. Promoted by the “Patronat Santa Creu de la Selva”, comprises varied apartment types, designed for people over 65 years old with a low rental cost. The project was developed especially taking care of the collective spaces of socialization, and at the same time, developing technological solutions in the field of sustainability and energy savings.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: ARCADI PLA Architects (ARCADI PLA & NÚRIA PLA)
  • Project: Social housing for people over 65
  • Location: Francesc Ferrer i Gironés Street,Nº 6., Puig d’en roca area, Girona, Catalonia, Spain
  • Photography: Filippo Poli
  • Owner: Patronat Santa Creu De La Selva
  • Econòmic Control: Tecgi S.L. / Arcadi Pla Arquitectes
  • Interior Design of the Restaurant-Coffee Shop GIRUM: Núria Pla Illa Architect
  • Team: 
    • Núria Pla, Stefan Zwiers, Patricia Gutierrez, Jordi Grau, Architects
    • Joan Fernandez, Sara Poch (TECGI S.L.), Quantity Surveyors/Security
    • Structural Engineering: BOMA S.L. (Lluis Moya, Dr.Architect / Silvia Hernández/ Anabel Lázaro Architects)
    • Mechanical/Electric/Heating/Air Conditioned: PROISOTEC ( Josep Massachs, Frederic Soro, Marc Masó, Enginneers)

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Habitat 67 in Montréal, Canada by UQAM Centre de Design

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: v2com

This summer, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) Centre de Design will host a special exhibition examining architect Moshe Safdie’s pioneering urban housing complex Habitat ’67, its manifestation over the course of Safdie’s global career, and its lasting influence on the architectural field at large. A Canadian National Heritage Site and living landmark, Habitat ’67 evolved from Safdie’s thesis project at McGill University and was commissioned by the Canadian government, the province of Quebec, and the city of Montreal as a major, living exhibition for the 1967 World’s Exposition. From the moment it opened, Habitat ’67 captured the international public imagination and has become an enduring icon of Expo ’67 and Canadian pride. It remains to this day a source of inspiration for architecture devoted to humanistic ideals.

View from courtyard, Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: UQAM Centre de Design
  • Project: Habitat 67
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Photography: Safdie Architects, Edward Hendricks, Timothy Hursley and Collection of Safdie Architects

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Bogotá Centro in Colombia by CAZA Architects

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: CAZA Architects

The largest single urban intervention to date in Bogotá, this master plan has the potential to reimagine the way Bogotanos relate to their city. The 72-hectare site revisits the idea of compactness and diversity in the city through the creation of districts within a network of intermediate public parks, each with its own family of mixed-used buildings that in turn define shared private open spaces. Informed by typological research into existing forms of collective housing in Colombia and an analysis of the street grids of the surrounding neighborhoods, the master plan proposes a framework for action. The design acknowledges the reality of Bogotá as a shifting urban territory and proposes a finely articulated spatial strategy of built and unbuilt zones that enables growth and development.

RESIDENTIAL PARK, Image Courtesy © CAZA Architects

  • Architects: CAZA Architects
  • Project: Bogotá Centro
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia

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A New Landmark in Västerås, Sweden by C.F. Møller Architects

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: C.F. Møller Architects 

The winning C.F. Møller project is a high-rise building including a panoramic garden on the 15th floor.

The high-rise building marks a new significant silhouette in Västerås skyline and a characteristic landmark for the entire district of Lilludden. The three-dimensional facades and a green panoramic garden on the 15th floor overlooking the city and Lake Mälaren characterizes the architecture. C.F. Møller suggests in the competition proposal that the frame is carried out as a hybrid of solid wood and concrete.

Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller Architects

  • Architects: C.F. Møller Architects
  • Project: A New Landmark
  • Location: Västerås, Sweden
  • Team: Ola Jonsson, Bo Lidberg, Julia Schütz, Joakim Svahn, Manuel Cespades, Lasse Vilstrup, Anne-Katrine Arrildt och Henrik Hansen
  • Awarding authority: Riksbyggen
  • Size: Approx. 15.700 m²
  • Year: 2017

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Folsom Bay Tower in San Francisco, California by Studio Gang

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Studio Gang 

Folsom Bay Tower is an urban residential community at the heart of San Francisco, just blocks from the Bay Bridge, Embarcadero, and Rincon Park.

Rising to 400 feet, the tower is low enough to be sensitive to its natural environment and urban context, yet tall enough to accommodate a wide range of units, with more than a third designated below market rate.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: Folsom Bay Tower
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Status: In design
  • Client: Tishman Speyer
  • Type: Residential
  • Size: 480,000 sf
  • Sustainability: Targeting LEED Gold

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