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Medical care center for disabled people in Limay, France by Atelier Zündel Cristea

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

Our project engages in an equilibrium (and disequilibrium) between the full and the empty, in other words between interior and exterior spaces, approaching both as materials.

There are six internal courtyards situated within the four unit complex: two large communal gardens of 350m², with four others interior to each unit, which light the way of the paths toward the rooms. The large open garden, accessible to all, is located in the eastern part of the grounds.

Image Courtesy S.Chalmeau non libre de droits

  • Architects: Atelier Zündel Cristea
  • Project: Medical care center for disabled people
  • Location: Limay, France
  • Status: Completion 2011
  • Client: SIEVHS – SARRY 78
  • Team: AZC – Choulet – Forgue – Batiserf
  • Cost/Size: 8,97 M€ / 2555 m²
  • Program: 55-bed hospital


Harvest Medical Welfare College in Hyogo, Japan in Shogo Iwata Architect

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Article source: Shogo Iwata Architect

This medical welfare college is located in front of Himeji station. This building is considered as not just a medical welfare college but also an information center about medical and welfare for neighborhood. Therefore, the entrance lounge is used not only as student’s communication space but also people’s counseling space and the auditorium is also used as rehabilitation and eurhythmics lecture space.

Evening view of the north facade (Image Courtesy Yoshihisa Araki)

  • Architects: Shogo Iwata Architect
  • Project: Harvest Medical Welfare College
  • Location: Hyogo, Japan
  • Site area: 1494.48㎡
  • Total floor area: 3802.50㎡
  • Building area: 794.82㎡
  • Structure: steel structure / 5 Floors
  • Construction: 2007
  • Software used: Vectorworks for drawing, illustrator and Photoshop for other things


Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research in Ibaraki, Japan by Tetsuo Kobori Architects

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: Tetsuo Kobori Architects

“Creation of an open space with suspended glass curtains”
A limited time 20-year PFI project located on the grounds of the Tsukuba University Hospital. With its main function being a clinical laboratory, it also combines spaces for student education and research to create a new communication space in the university.

Night View (Image Courtesy Bauhouseneo)

  • Architects: Tetsuo Kobori Architects
  • Project: Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research
  • Location: Ibaraki, Japan
  • Work contents: Design and supervision
  • Main use: University / research facility
  • Structure: S Structure(by Arup)
  • Scale: 1500㎡
  • Photo credit: Bauhouseneo
  • Software used: Autocad and Revit


CIB in Pamplona, Spain by Vaíllo & Irigaray + Galar

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Article source: Vaíllo & Irigaray + Galar

The camel, polar bear and the blade: the project aims to link to the content of the program: biomedical research through the application of biomimicry (adaptation of biological systems and procedures in human artefacts) in the process generation architecture. They take these three bio-types as reference for similar adaptive systems. The camel as a paradigm of functional section. The defense against extreme weather causes the appearance of bumps as storage reserves (water, food, grease, etc …);

Image Courtesy Perez Bescos

  • Architects: Vaíllo & Irigaray + Galar
  • Project: CIB – Centro Investigación Biomédica
  • Location: Pamplona, Spain
  • Collaborators: Borja Benavent, David Eguinoa, Oscar Martínez, Juan Carlos de la Iglesia, Ángel Álvarez, Isabel Franco
  • Developer: Servicio Navarro de Salud – Osasunbidea  / Navarre Health Service
  • Building contractor: OHL + La Guareña; Jefe de obra: Javier Huertas
  • Project Date: June 2008
  • Beginning: august 2009
  • To work: November 2011
  • Cost: 18.000.000 €
  • Surface: 12.150 m²


Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

The latest in a series of strategic development and planning initiatives by BMC, this ambulatory building embodies the hospital’s mission to provide “exceptional care, without exception.” Located on a highly visible site, the nine story building represents the first phase in a long term effort by Boston Medical Center to transform the image of its Albany Street campus edge. The building will set the stage for future improvements along Albany Street, including a provision for easier pedestrian access and a better defined, active street edge.

Exterior view


Maggie’s Centre Fife in Kircaldy, Scotland by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Domestic in scale but unique in execution, Maggie’s Centre Fife is set on the edge of a hollow adjacent to Victoria Hospital: a distinctive protected environment providing a haven for cancer patients. Designed to create a transition between the natural and the man-made, it forms a gateway to the surrounding landscape.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Maggie’s Centre Fife
  • Location: Kircaldy, Fife, Scotland
  • Period: 2001 – 2006
  • Client: Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres
  • Status: Built


Yound Disabled Moduls And Workshop Pavillions by Zaragoza, Spain by José Javier Gallardo Ortega ///g.bang///

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Article source: José Javier Gallardo Ortega ///g.bang///


The assignment is motivated by the need to expand the Neuro psychiatric Centre Our Lady of Carmen, in Zaragoza. In the first phase there is a new support centre for youth with behavioral problems, and currently sharing facilities with the geriatric section and, by the nature of their treatment and pathology, was necessary to become independent. In a second phase will be built the “Module for Occupational Workshops.”

Exterior View

  • Architect: José Javier Gallardo Ortega ///g.bang///
  • Name of Project: Yound Disabled Moduls And Workshop Pavillions
  • Location: Camino del Abejar – Zaragoza, Spain
  • Client: Nuestra Señora del Carmen Neuropsychiatric Centre, Hermanas Hospitalarias del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
  • Type: Medical Facility
  • Building status: built in 2011


The Center for Life Science in Boston, Massachusetts by Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Article source: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

The Center for Life Science | Boston is the first of its kind in the country, a speculative, privately-owned, high-rise, multi-tenant laboratory building that offers flexible, cutting-edge research space to leading academic and medical institutions— Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Children’s Hospital Boston, and the Immune Disease Institute—without the institutions’ having to spend their own capital dollars. The 22-story building is located in the Blackfan Research District of Boston’s renowned Longwood Medical Area, home to the highest concentration of life science researchers in the world.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy Jeffrey Totaro)

  • Architects: Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
  • Project: The Center for Life Science
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Owner: BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Developer: Lyme Properties, LLC
  • Construction Manager: William A. Berry & Son, Inc.
  • MEP Engineer: AHA Consulting Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: McNamara/Salvia, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Copley Wolff Design Group
  • Acoustical Consultant: Shen Milsom & Wilke
  • Photographers: Jeffrey Totaro
  • Software used: Given the high rise nature of the project, as well as the unusual geometry, designing and constructing the exterior curtain wall and its supporting structure was critical to maintain the budget and schedule.  TK&A used an early version of BIM software to describe the various design options, both in terms of the visual geometry and the physical construction of the components and structural attachments.


Nursing & Retiree Home in Alava, Spain by Firma d.o.o.

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: Firma d.o.o.

Our proposal was directly influenced by the characteristics of the immediate surroundings of the plot. Through detailed site analysis, we concluded that the most important aspects of context are the landscape and the extreme impact of the rural environment. Therefore, the proposed residence for the elderly, apart from fulfilling all functional prerequisites, must be consistent with those surrounding features.

Nursing & Retiree Home

  • Architects: Firma d.o.o.
  • Project: Nursing & Retiree
  • Location: Alava, Spain
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3dS Max and Adobe Photoshop


GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities in León, Spain by estudio SIC

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: estudio SIC

The biopharmaceutical facilities, first antibody monoclonal manufacturing plant built in Spain, is the expression of the complex inner manufacturing processes of the product: a technological, efficient and sustainable solution.

GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities

  • Architects: estudio SIC
  • Project: GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities
  • Location: León, Spain


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