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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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Ganei Shapira Affordable Housing in Tel Aviv, Israel by Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects

The “Ganei Shapira” project was built on a 1 Acre plot, owned by the Tel Aviv municipality. It is located between Tueri Zahav Street and De Modina Steet.

The project encompass 69 apartments which will be available for rent under the Affordable Housing scheme. 42 apt are 3 bed room apt.(around 80 sq/m), 27 apt are 4-5 bedroom apt (90-120 sq./m).

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

  • Architects: Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects
  • Project: Ganei Shapira Affordable Housing
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Shai Epstein
  • Lead Architect: Hila Berger, Shay Naim

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The B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 in Hague, The Netherlands by KAAN Architecten

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: KAAN Architecten 

The B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30 has been designed by KAAN Architecten as the entry of an international competition (Public Private Partnership – PPP) launched by the Central Government Real Estate Agency, won in 2014 by a consortium led by Facilicom with Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Deerns, Pieters Bouwtechniek, RebelGroup, and KAAN Architecten. The building houses under the same roof five unique users: the independent planning bureaus (CPB, SCP, PBL), the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA).

Image Courtesy © Karin Borghouts

  • Architects: KAAN Architecten (Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen, Dikkie Scipio)
  • Project: The B30 – Bezuidenhoutseweg 30
  • Location: Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Sebastian van Damme, Karin Borghouts and Casper Rila
  • Project team: Tjerk de Boer, Timo Cardol, Kevin Claus, Sebastian van Damme, Paolo Faleschini, Raluca Firicel, Cristina Gonzalo Cuairán, Walter Hoogerwerf, Marlon Jonkers, Hedwig van der Linden, Loes Martens, Marija Mateljan, Giuseppe Mazzaglia, Maurizio Papa, Ismael Planelles Naya, Christian Sluijmer, Koen van Tienen
  • Primary client: Central Government Real Estate Agency (Rijksvastgoedbedrijf)
  • Direct client: Facilicom Services Group BV
  • Contractor: Breijer Bouw & Installatie, Rotterdam
  • Construction advisor: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft

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Arena Apartments in Queensland, Australia by Ellivo Architects

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Ellivo Architects

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Arena Apartments development in South Brisbane is unlike anything else in Brisbane. Designed for Sydney based developer, Galileo Group, the favourable site offered an elevated North East orientation with expansive views towards the city. Its distinctive form has been generated as a direct response of overlaying the functional requirements of the brief with the specific site constraints, including a new cross block link connection through to West End, and the requirement to maintain views through the site for the office building behind.

Image Courtesy © Scott Burrows

  • Architects: Ellivo Architects
  • Project: Arena Apartments
  • Location: South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Scott Burrows
  • Architects: Michael Small (Project Architect), Mason Cowle (Director)
  • Interior Designers: Tanya Zealey, Lisa Schiffermuller
  • Site area: 4400 sqm
  • Building area: 3350 sqm
  • Completed: 2014

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Plus-Energy Houses in Linköping, Sweden by Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB 

In Linköping’s new district Vallastaden, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture has built plus-energy houses with solar cells on the roof. The solution means that the houses produce more energy than needed and it is possible to sell the surplus to electricity companies.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture AB
  • Project: Plus-Energy Houses
  • Location: Vallastaden, Linköping, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Software used: Autodesk, Revit
  • Client: Stångåstaden
  • Partners: NCC, Hanelko AB, Caverion, VML-Konsult
  • Sustainable: Plus energy houses
  • Team: Fredrik Kjellgren, Joakim Kaminsky, Jenny Nyström, Mikael Rehnmark
  • Status: Completed 2017

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London Dock in England by Architect Patel Taylor

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

Architect Patel Taylor and St George have completed the first new building at London Dock, the redevelopment of the famous former News International site in Wapping.

Clipper Wharf, a 57 homes residential development comprising of one, two and three bedroom apartments, is part of the first phase of the 220,000 sqm regeneration. This marks a new chapter in the site’s colourful history from its origins as a mercantile centre through the era of newspapers and printing of 1980s and beyond.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cook

  • Architects: Architect Patel Taylor
  • Project: London Dock
  • Location: London, England, UK
  • Photography: Peter Cook

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The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront in China by CAZA

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: CAZA 

The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront district is an island, surrounded by water on all four sides, offering a unique topographical setting in which to reimagine urban life in 21stcentury China. Contemporary Chinese cities have entered a new era of 21st-century urbanism. Old strategies for developing new districts no longer work: cities cannot rely on instant buildings, and iconic projects no longer beget their own economies.

MAIN IMAGE, AERIAL VIEW NIGHT, Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: The Ningbo Haishu Waterfront
  • Location: Ningbo, China

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Zilverzijde – Social Housing in The Hague, The Netherlands by Atelier Kempe Thill architects and planners

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill architects and planners

Radical Tabula Rasa

In 2006, Atelier Kempe Thill is commissioned to design Block 10 in the Moerwijk neighborhood of The Hague with eighty-eight apartments and twenty-seven terraced houses as the result of a negotiation procedure by Vestia, the largest building corporation in the Netherlands.

Moerwijk is a typical restructuring area with residential buildings from the nineteen-sixties, as also exist in many large cities in the Netherlands. Also here, the city and housing corporations agreed on the comprehensive demolition of the entire area rather than renovation of the existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio Rotterdam

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill architects and planners
  • Project: Zilverzijde – Social Housing
  • Location: Erasmusweg 106 – 178, Wildenborgstraat, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Photography: A2 Studio Rotterdam
  • Client: Ceres / Vestia Den Haag Zuid-West
  • Team Atelier Kempe Thill: André Kempe, Oliver Thill, Teun van der Meulen with Rafael Alencar Saraiva, Marcel Geerdink, Anja Mueller, Peter Graf, Stefanie Diwischek, Andris Rubenis, David van Eck
  • Urban planner: KCAP, Rotterdam / The Hague department urban planning
  • Supervisor: Ruurd Gietema / Frank Weijzen

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