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Business center in Zaragoza, Spain by Javier Marin Architect

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Article source: Javier Marin Architect

The building is a small Business Centre with a ground floor where a space for community work has a more individualized offices raised floor and a basement room for various activities such as conferences, exhibitions, etc. ..vented through an outside space.

Image Courtesy © Javier Marin Architect

Image Courtesy © Javier Marin Architect

  • Architects: Javier Marin Architect
  • Project: Business center
  • Location: Zaragoza, Spain
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Nekkerpool in Mechelen, Belgium by VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Article source: VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism 

Sports and recreation centre Nekkerpool (serving the province of Antwerp in Belgium) offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities, and the addition of a swimming pool to the programme will make the package even more complete. The architects challenge was to seize the opportunity to give the Nekker recreation centre as a whole a facelift, in addition to designing a modern and sustainable swimming pool. The site revolves around the new entrance area, where a pedestrian bridge makes the connection between the existing and new complex.

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

Image Courtesy © Filip Dujardin

  • Architects: VenhoevenCS architecture+urbanism 
  • Project: Nekkerpool
  • Location: Nekkerspoel-Borcht, Mechelen, Belgium
  • Photography: Filip Dujardin
  • Program: New construction of swimming pool complex to be added to existing sports complex with   competition pool, instruction pool, special needs pool, gallery, dining facilities, playground and free-standing entrance pavilion. Complete renovation of existing dining (including some new construction) and kitchen areas. New construction of outdoor space including recreational water elements.
  • Assignment: Construction management, PD, FD, specifications, working drawings, aesthetic management, main contracting, after-sales
  • Client: Province of Antwerp, Infrastructure Department
  • Team: Ton Venhoeven, Manfred Wansink, Maarten Bax, Jos-Willem van Oorschot, Gabriel Boutsema, Wouter de Haas, Niels Boswinkel, Eelco Bergman, Roland Herpel (more…)

2 GILRS BUILDING by Kavellaris Urban Design

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Article source: Kavellaris Urban Design 

The 2 Girls Building is a mixed use building that fuses art, photography and architecture. The project explores the relationship between the three disciplines and blurs their respective boundaries resulting in one craft overlapping and appropriating with the characteristics of the others in the form of a new medium. As a result photography appropriates architectural materiality and photography shifts into the architectural space of the third dimension. Architecture becomes photography, photography becomes architecture and the building becomes a hybrid urban artefact within the built environment.

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Kavellaris Urban Design 
  • Project: 2 GILRS BUILDING
  • Photography: Peter Clarke
  • Artist: Samantha Everton
  • Area: 4300 sq/m (380sq/m roof terrace)
  • Cost: Confidential
  • Scope of works: 15 x 1 bedroom Apartments, 15 x 3/2 bedroom townhouses with roof terrace, 2 Offices, 1 Home office
    50 cars (46 triple cars stackers)
  • Completion: 2014

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Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower in Portland, Oregon by SERA Architects and CO Architects

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Article source: SERA Architects and CO Architects

As Design Architects and Interior Designers, CO Architects worked closely with Executive Architect SERA Architects to create the design for the Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB), which embodies and helps achieve the goals of an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional campus. The building does so in the form of a 12-story complex with 500,000 square feet of space for classrooms, lecture halls, and laboratories for research and teaching, including medical simulation laboratories for high-tech, team-based learning. The building is conceived as an innovative model of interdisciplinary health sciences education and research, engaging students, faculty, and pedestrians through a concept of “health science on display.” Slated to open July 2014, CLSB, which is targeting LEED Platinum, will also be a striking new landmark on Portland’s South Waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bitterman

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bitterman

  • Architects: SERA Architects and CO Architects
  • Project: Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower
  • Location: South Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Photography: Jeremy Bitterman; Bruce Forster
  • Software used: Revit
  • Budget: $295 million ($211 million construction)
  • Size: 650,000 gross square feet of new construction in 12 above-grade stories and 2 below; 500,000 gross square feet of net program space; 150,000 gross square feet of parking
  • Completion: 2014
  • Owner’s Representative: Day CPM. Mike Day, Principal

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Onderwijspark Ezinge in Meppel, Netherlands by Atelier PRO architekten

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: Atelier PRO architekten

The Ezinge education park is located in Meppel extending from the Ezinge residential neighbourhood, between the railway and cluster of sports fields. The elongated, bronze-tinted buildings accommodate five secondary schools and a sports complex. A new street, Dahliastraat, separates the school from the residences, and also enables the neighborhood to end with a new row of dwellings.

Image Courtesy © Maarten Noordijk

Image Courtesy © Maarten Noordijk

  • Architects: Atelier PRO architekten
  • Project: Onderwijspark Ezinge
  • Location: Ezingerweg 51- 85, Meppel, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian van der Kooy, Maarten Noordijk
  • Software used: Revit
  • Design period: 2011 – 2013
  • Construction period: 2013 – 2014
  • Completion: July 2014
  • Gross floor area: 7.594 m2 (sport)+ 22.468 m2 (school)= 30.062 m2
  • Total building costs: € 20.021.892,-
  • Client: Woonconcept Onroerend Goed bv, Meppel
  • Project architect: Dorte Kristensen, Christina Kaiser
  • Project leader: Christina Kaiser, Ronald Peters
  • General contractor: Bouwcombinatie Hegeman/ WBC, Winterswijk

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THE WATERFRONT in Stavanger, Norway by AART architects

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: AART architects

AART architects reveal the first building phase of the Waterfront development – one of the largest wooden residential developments in Europe. Located on the edge of Stavanger harbor front, the 19,500 m2 development transforms the former industrial area into a recreational part of town.

Image Courtesy © AART architects

Image Courtesy © AART architects

  • Architects: AART architects
  • Project: THE WATERFRONT
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Client:Kruse-Smith (developer), Stavanger 2008 and NAL|NABU (original contracting authority)
  • Size: 19,500 m2
  • Status: The first building phase was completed in June 2014, The second phase building will be completed in 2015

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IGN and Météo France Geosciences centre in Saint-Mandé by Architecture Patrick Mauger

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: Architecture Patrick Mauger

Description :

The IGN and Météo France Geosciences centre: a major renovation operation permitting the transformation of a 1980’s block into a Very High Energy Performance (VHEP) building with a surface area of 15,900 m².

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Architecture Patrick Mauger
  • Project: IGN and Météo France Geo sciences centre
  • Location: 73-75, avenue de Paris, 94165 Saint-Mandé, France
  • Photography: Michel Denancé
  • Collaborators: SICRA, lead contractor; CBC Bluntzer, façade subcontractor; LEFORT FRANCHETEAU, HVAC; PHIBOR, power and lighting installations-communications installations
  • Client: French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable development, and Energy (Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l’Energie-MEDDE)
  • Programme: Offices, inter-company restaurant, commercial space, social, cultural and recreational areas
  • County: Val-de-Marne (94)   (more…)

FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015 in Milan, ITALY by XTU ARCHITECTS

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Article source: XTU ARCHITECTS

After Beijing in 2010, it is Milan’s turn to host the Universal Exhibition from 1 May to 31 October 2015. Since 1851, this international event has been exhibiting the means available by humanity to satisfy its basic needs by showcasing the latest advances and future opportunities in a variety of fields. Over 140 participating countries are expected for this year’s Expo Milano 2015, which has chosen the theme «Feeding the planet, energy for life.» Keeping with tradition, the world’s most acclaimed architects have been commissioned to design the pavilions. Pushing beyond the boundaries of creativity, these pavilions offer up form, avant-garde design and function that collectively breathe life into buildings intended to embody the spirit of the countries they represent, their knowledge and their power of innovation.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Bosio

Image Courtesy © Andrea Bosio

  • Architects: XTU ARCHITECTS, Anouk Legendre + Nicolas Desmazières
  • Project: FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015
  • Location: Milan, ITALY
  • Photography: Andrea Bosio, Luc Boegly
  • Project Manager: Mathias Lukacs
  • Partners: Atelien Architecture _ Architects, Studio Adeline Rispal_ Exhibition Designers, Innovision _ Multimedia
    Licht Kunst Licht_ Lighting Designers, Grontmij _ Engineering, Oasiis_ Environmental Technology and Engineering
    Agence Laverne Paysagistes _ Landscapers, Viasonora _ Sound Designers, BECP _ Kitchen Designers, Chevalvert _ Graphic Designers, Lordculture _ Cultural Engineering, Les Films d’Ici _ Film Production
  • Companies: C.M.C di Ravenna, Simonin
  • Building surface area: 3,532 m² GFA/3,286 m² usable space (more…)

Forepeak in Qatar by AGI architects

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Article source: AGI architects

Forepeak Hotel Complex & Ship Workshop will be a beacon on the Qatari seafront. Ideally located near Ras Abo Abbud Expressway it is easily accessible by road, and can be easily seen by passers by making it an iconic symbol on the Qatari waterfront.

Image Courtesy © AGI architects

Image Courtesy © AGI architects

  • Architects: AGI architects
  • Project: Forepeak
  • Location: Qatar
  • Design Team: Joaquín Pérez-Goicoechea, Nasser B. Abulhasan
  • Architects colaborators: Justo Ruiz, Cristina Ruiz, Pedro Moreno, Ana Palencia, Fernando Miñarro, Nicolas Martin, Aisha Alsager, Hessa Albader
  • Date: 2015
  • Client: PEO

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WING Loft in Chai Wan, Hong Kong by Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Article source: Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

Hong Kong’s neighbourhood Chai Wan is the next up-and-coming cultural hub on the island. As industrial activities are slowly disappearing from the area, the rough post-industrial urban fabric leaves behind a unique range of spaces and places that form the backdrop for an innovative creative scene. WING is the latest addition to what Chai Wan has on offer. Located on the top of a large waterfront industrial complex, this spacious loft / performance space is a versatile and flexible venue for contemporary dance, exhibitions, performances and events,which simultaneously allows for an instant conversion into office spaces and/or residence. By packing this multifaceted programme in a relatively small area in a derelict industrial warehouse, the project voices a strong critique to Hong Kong’s extreme housing situation, lack of cultural facilities, and its and negligence of its industrial heritage.

Entrance Corridor, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Entrance Corridor, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

  • Architects: Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd
  • Project: WING Loft
  • Location: Unit 2, 21F, Chai Wan Industrial City Phase II, 70 Wing Tai Rd, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
  • Photography: Dennis Lo Designs, Ramon Van Der Heijden
  • DESIGN TEAM: KristofCrolla& Julien Klisz (LEAD)
  • CONCEPT DESIGN: LEAD i.c.w. Dhooge & Meganck Ingenieur-Architecten BVBA
  • SPECIALIST CONTRACTOR FINS: E T Engineering Ltd.
Loft entrance, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Loft entrance, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

A battery of industrial elevators bring visitor up in a nondescript industrial building to the loft’s 21stfloorentrance corridor. Here, an elegantly curving brass sign wraps and folds around white exhibition walls to draw visitors to the front door. Upon entry of the loft one arrives at the crossing of the venue’s two main wings. Both wings house a performance stage, open up onto a large corner terrace, and are connected with one another via the brass kitchen element.

Left wing – performance stage, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Left wing – performance stage, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The left wing of the venue houses a large dark-wooden stage area that is flanked by a broad window offering stunning views of the Hong Kong skyline. A swooping brushed brass volume forms the stage’s backdrop and houses both a library and a window to the bar/kitchen area. A large open space in front of the stage forms the visitor’s meeting area, which opens up directly onto the terrace and can function as a dining area as well. Inside the brass volume sanitary units, a kitchen, and storage spaces are embedded. A horizontal roller shutter allows the brass volume to be sealed off completely, or to operate as a bar open to the performance spaces.

Dining area, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Dining area, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The right wing of the loft houses a second stage and the venue’s operational spaces. Sliding walls and partitions allow for flexible subdivision in various configurations with different atmospheres. The stage is placed in the darkest corner of the space, is slightly lifted from the spectator’s area in front, and has built-in lighting and adjacent storage. It directly connects to a backstage area which has mosaic-tiled changing rooms and make-up facilities for performers. Sliding doors allow the stage to be separated from the spectator’s area in front, which can be transformed into a meeting room or lounge area.

Outdoor terrace, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Outdoor terrace, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

On the street-side of the right wing three brightly lit staff offices are located, all of which have deep views into Chai Wan. These offices can be interconnected with or separated from one another via pin-board / blackboard sliding doors, and are separately accessible via the archive corridor. The archive corridor is the central access way to all the functions of the right wing. It is built from a back-lit wooden lattice structure behind which storage spaces and sanitary units are concealed.

Outdoor terrace with unfolded table, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Outdoor terrace with unfolded table, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

All spaces in the right wing of the loft can be separated and sealed off from the rest of the loft via an ArtWall. This ArtWall forms the key feature of the project and consists of a ten meter long, foldable wooden screen that has milled into it an abstract artwork symbolizing the dynamic motion of the performances the loft is to house. The wall operates as a lantern-like space divider that mediates between the bright outward oriented space in front and the intimate rooms behind. It is fabricated using a computer controlled router that milled a carefully composed drawing into layers of differently coloured wood and acrylic, revealing the image through different levels of colour and transparency. The wall panels can be folded together in pairs to give access to the performance space, archive, and offices behind.

Bar / kitchen, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Bar / kitchen, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Both left and right wings of the venue open up and meet onto an outside terrace. Clad in light-coloured natural stone, and surrounded by colourful green, this space bathes in light and offers a beautiful view of the surroundings. A large rotating wooden table, benches with built-in storage, and a built-in barbecue give programmatic flexibility to the space, while a big triangular white awning offers shade from the sub-tropical sun.

Meeting area, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Meeting area, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Finally, from the entrance corridor a separate fire staircase gives access to a semi-private rooftop area. This place houses a third performance stage. Entirely clad in hardwood, and surrounded by greenery, the rooftop area opens up entirely to the Island’s magnificent scenery.

The ArtWall forms a flexible, translucent screen that hides a built-in sliding door, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The ArtWall forms a flexible, translucent screen that hides a built-in sliding door, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Hidden where one would least expect it, high in a corner of an old industrial building, WING offers Hong Kong a rare place for creative expression. Typical of this bustling city where space is scarce, hyper-flexibility and spatial efficiency are pushed to the maximum to allow the project’s ambitious programme. Careful selection of materials, geometries, craft and techniques gives the space its unique, warm and charismatic identity. With frequent events scheduled throughout the year WING aims to facilitate and stimulate Hong Kong’s creativity.

The ArtWall folds into separate panels, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The ArtWall folds into separate panels, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The ArtWall opens up to connect to a meeting space behind, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The ArtWall opens up to connect to a meeting space behind, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The ArtWall opens up to connect to a performance space behind,Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The ArtWall opens up to connect to a performance space behind,Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The ArtWall opens up to connect to performance and backstage area, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

The ArtWall opens up to connect to performance and backstage area, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Light radiates through the ArtWall at night, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Light radiates through the ArtWall at night, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Backstage changing room, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Backstage changing room, Image Courtesy © Dennis Lo Designs

Terrace at night with view of glowing ArtWall and brass kitchen element, Image Courtesy © Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

Terrace at night with view of glowing ArtWall and brass kitchen element, Image Courtesy © Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

Plan, Image Courtesy © Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

Plan, Image Courtesy © Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

Section Aa, Image Courtesy © Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

Section Aa, Image Courtesy © Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

Section Bb, Image Courtesy © Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

Section Bb, Image Courtesy © Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design Ltd

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