Archive for the ‘Mixed use’ Category
Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Article source: Javier Mosquera González
Gymnasium = Gymnasion
In ancient Greece, the Gymnasium was used to practice exercise, as a public bath, as a center for studies and as a common place for philosophers. The main idea of this project is to create a meeting place for the citizens. The building is configures into several exterior and interior areas where coexistence happens in a natural way. The project is divided into three parts, the first one, exterior, with a horizontal area ready to hold open air events. The second one defined as daily sports facilities, and the third one understood as the multipurpose gymnasium and spectators area, conceived as an area around the courts and directly linked to the park on the east side of the plot. The last part is the area with the common facilities such as dressing rooms, cafeteria and offices, all of them organized around those three main areas, ensuring the proper functioning of the building.
Image Courtesy © Javier Mosquera González
- Architects: Javier Mosquera González
- Project: Dalsein citizen’s Gymnasium
- Location: Daegu, South Korea
- Area: 4’435sqm
- Budget: 10.000.000 $
- Year: 2014
- Client: DACC
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Article source: Dongjin Kim / L’EAU design Co.,Ltd.
A City is a community filled with diverse discrete entities and a silhouette appears by the creation of a standardized system for the mutual co-existence of all entities. It is the Architecture which forms their living environment within this unknown disorder among the city’s entities. Architecture is a multi-layered, three dimensional object within the Urban Eco-system. If the architecture is seized by the logic of economy and hardens to a solid object and cannot react flexibly to the variety of changes and the environmental stimulus, the flow of symbiosis forms within the biosphere will inevitably break naturally.
Image Courtesy © Park Wan-soon
- Architects: Dongjin Kim / L’EAU design Co.,Ltd.
- Project: Tropism of Wild Flower
- Location: 49-27, Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
- Photographer: Park Wan-soon
- Site area: 202.20§³
- Building Area: 99.03§³
- GFA (Gross Floor Area): 598.05§³
- Landscape Area: 14.30§³
- Coverage ratio: 48.98%
- Floor Area Ratio: 245.07%
- Building Scope: B1, 6F
- Material: Exposed concrete, Appointed metal
- Construction: E-ECO Construction
- Design Period: 2011 January ~ 2011 May
- Construction Period: 2011 June ~ 2012 January
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Article source: Patrick T I G H E Architecture
The La Brea mixed-use affordable housing project for people living with disabilities is a 50,000 sq ft building for the City of West Hollywood. The building maximizes density while allowing for ample outdoor space. 32 apartments are arranged around a shared exterior courtyard. Parking is provided at grade and commercial space is present along La Brea Avenue. The Southwest corner is expressed as a beacon of activity and houses the circulation and other shared amenities for the residents.
Image Courtesy © Bran Arifin
- Architects: Patrick T I G H E Architecture
- Project: La Brea Affordable Housing
- Location: West Hollywood, California, US
- Photography: Art Gray Photography, Bran Arifin, Kervin Lau
Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Article source: Paolo Venturella Architecture
The site area for the project takes place on two different levels on an abandoned soccer playground and an higher square. The building is positioned parallel to the main street in front so to align with the context grid of the city and along the north side to avoid shading on the site.
Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture
- Architects: Paolo Venturella Architecture
- Project: Molise Headquarters
- Team Design: Cosimo Scotucci, Gradient Solutions, AH
- Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Vray, Photoshop
- Type: Commission
- Client: Confidential
- Site area: 8.200 m²
- Size: 15.000 m²
- Number of Floors: 12
- Building height: 42 meters
- Year: 2014
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Article source: Tim Greatrex
The House of Vans London is the recently completed project by designers Pete Hellicar and Tim Greatrex, together with Kat Mackenzie and Henry Clay (Black Sparrow Presents) – the project management team for the House of Vans London.
The House of Vans London is a new mixed use creative venue for Vans enthusiasts and those interested in skateboarding culture. It has been established as a place to participate in the cultural lineage of skateboarding that has defined the Vans brand since 1966, combining skateboarding, art, film and music.
Image Courtesy © Tim Greatrex
- Architects: Tim Greatrex
- Project: The House of Vans in London
- Location: London, England
- Designer: Hellicar & Lewis
- HVAC Design: Mecserve
- HVAC Contractor: Chapman Ventilation
- Rubber Flooring: Dalsouple DRF, Tac fast
- Joinery and General Builder: Illiyan Petrov
- AV, staging and project management: Zero Degrees
- Project Management: Building Construction Solutions (BCS)
- Skatepark Design: Line skateparks
- Skatepark Construction: Pete Warboys
- Electrical + Lighting Contractor: HPES Electrical
- Lighting Consultant: Panagiotis Andrikopoulos
Friday, January 16th, 2015
Article source: HAO / Holm Architecture Office
China has in recent years become the second largest producer and consumer of movies. With this as a starting point, the Bolong 3D Movie Museum and Mediatek is imagined as the cornerstone of a new media park in Tianjin.
The building design takes it inspiration from the clouds, emphasizing ideas of creativity and inspiration.
Image Courtesy © HAO / Holm Architecture Office
- Architects: HAO / Holm Architecture Office
- Project: Bolong Movie Museum
- Location: Tianjin, China
- Type: Invited Proposal.
- Size: 74,000 M2 / 80,000 SF.
- Client: Tianjin Urban Panning Bureau.
- Status: Invited Competition, Pending.
- Collaborators: AI.
Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Article source: Banker Wire Mesh
Aggressive revitalization and community development projects have transformed Greenville, S.C. into one of America’s best downtowns, according to Forbes Magazine. A shade structure in its new ONE City Plaza, composed of Banker Wire mesh, embodies the city’s identity and encourages passers-by to enjoy the public space.
Image Courtesy © Banker Wire Mesh
- Architects: 4240 Architects
- Project: ONE City Plaza, Greenville’s pedestrian-only city center
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
Article source: MAYER HASBANI
On the important urban crossing of The Periférico and Via Atlixcayotl in the Angelópolis area of Pueba is located ADAMANT, a new complex of 30 levels of mixed uses that has become the leading project in sustainability and comfort in the most important area of development in Puebla.
Image Courtesy © Hector Velasco
- Architects: MAYER HASBANI
- Project: ADAMANT
- Location: Puebla, Mexico
- Photography: Hector Velasco, Paul Czitron, El Hartista
- Client: MILK Investments
- Construction: MILK Investments
- Structure: Jaime Alberto McMillan Garcia
- Installations: JPR Proyectos
- Lighting: Studio Spazzio
- Landscape: DLC
- Total area: 20,550 m2
- Design Stage: 2011-2012
- Construction Stage: 2012 -2014
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
Article source: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
The Broadgate Exchange House in London, celebrated for its simple yet ingenious structural system that unifies design and function in the mid-century Modernist tradition, was selected for the 2015 AIA Twenty-five Year Award. Designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM) and completed in 1990, the Exchange House is a recognizable presence in central London. Its distinctive facades, defined by two parabolic arches against grids of windows, derive from SOM’s strategy to vault 10 stories of offices over the tracks that feed Liverpool Street Station. Far from droll, the grid and arch combine to improve extraordinary public spaces beyond. The arch on the Exchange House’s plaza size appears as an abstracted, amphitheater backdrop. The opposite arch, along narrow Primrose Street, soars upward and down again as you walk along, offering not just visual relief for office workers hustling to Old Spitalfields Market for a quick lunch. It encourages everyone to look up and see the building for what it is: a perfect marriage of form and function.
Image Courtesy © Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
- Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
- Project: Broadgate Exchange House
- Location: London, England
- Owner: Broadgate Estates/The British Land Company PLC
- Acoustics: Cerami & Associates
- Cost Estimating: Mott Green and Wall
- Engineer – MEP: Jaros, Baum & Bolles
- Fire and Life Safety: Firepro, Inc.; Ove Arup
- Landscape: Hanna Olin
- Lighting: Fisher Marantz
- Transportation: Halcrow Fox and Associates
- Window Washing: Lerch, Bates & Associates Inc.
Friday, January 9th, 2015
Article source: Zeller & Moye
‘Archivo’ is a new space for Mexico City offering an exciting mixture of manifold programs, that aims to further enrich the cultural and social life of the metropolis.
Located in the heart of Mexico City, the new cultural hub is comprised of spaces for temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of design pieces as well as room for educational and communal activities, social events and commercial use. ‘Archivo’ will attract both locals and first-time visitors, and will thus bring new life and regenerative energy into an undiscovered part of central Mexico City.
Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye
- Architects: Zeller & Moye
- Project: ARCHIVO tower project
- Location: Mexico City
- Team: Christoph Zeller, Ingrid Moye, Directors / Omar G. Muñoz, Marielle Rivero
- COLLABORATORS: FR-EE: Fernando Romero, Director
- STATUS: In development
- SIZE (m2 and ft2): 3,000 m2 / 32,300 ft2
- DATE: 2013 – 2016
- COST: USD$ 4,000,000