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Aura in Erbil, Iraq by SOMA architects

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Article source: SOMA architects

Aura, the new city center for Erbil, creates an iconic skyline in vein with that of major metropolitan areas. The design uses the diagram of an equalizer to achieve an iconic skyline, and ultimate flexibility of program and area distribution. The buildings form two wings which embrace the parkland in between, allowing for not only for a dynamic landscape within the park, but also maximizing the natural light and ventilation into the park and underground retail center. The landscape within this park is designed using a series of interchangeable modules which act as pools, tree planters, pavilions, and grass panels. These intensive operations resulted in a matrix that not only directed the physical implementation of each wing, guided the carve-out of their massing, but also laid out their interior partitioning and their exterior landscaping. The consequence of this unique system of modular variation across all levels and all scales results in perfect alignments between interior and exterior spaces. In summary, this unifying system, or matrix, successfully unites landscaping, architectural and interior design in one operation.

Image Courtesy © SOMA architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA architects

  • Architects: SOMA architects
  • Project: Aura
  • Location: Erbil, Iraq
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Partner: Leo Sguera
  • Lead Designers: Steven Townsend, Fady Stefan
  • Key Staff: Wissam Salameh, Kamil Czarnecki, Adel Dagher, Therese Makhlouf, Aline Raad, Carla Saad, Yong Ju Lee, Nader El Khoury, Marwan Saliba, Sam Nassar, Fadi Castronovo, Mira Naji
  • Gross Floor Area: 200,000 Square Meters
  • Setting: Urban
  • Status: In Construction

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60 Atlantic Avenue in Toronto, Canada by Quadrangle Architects Limited

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Article source: Quadrangle Architects Limited

Quadrangle Architects’ renovation of 60 Atlantic Avenue in Toronto’s Liberty Village, their most recent adaptive-reuse project, demonstrates the firm’s continuing leadership in transforming the historically industrial zone in Toronto’s west end into a vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood and hub for creative sector businesses.

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Image Courtesy © Ben Rahn/A-Frame

  • Architects: Quadrangle Architects Limited
  • Project: 60 Atlantic Avenue
  • Location: Liberty Village, Toronto, Canada  
  • Photography: Ben Rahn/A-Frame, Bob Gundu
  • Client: Hullmark Developments Ltd
  • Architecture and Interior Design Team: Quadrangle Architects Limited
  • Base Building: Richard Witt, Brian Curtner, Kevin Offin, Court Sin, Danny Tseng, Derek Towns
  • Interiors: Caroline Robbie, Dyonne Fashina, Julie Mroczkowski, Kenzie Thompson (more…)

My Secret Garden in Taipei, Taiwan by Yestudio

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The client is a Christian family and willing to share their spare roof top to the community. The space is mainly for children gathering and children worship event. Having an interesting and multi-purpose space for free day care and social interaction is considering a good sample for social responsibility for the community.

Image Courtesy © Clivelan

Image Courtesy © Clivelan

  • Architects: Yestudio
  • Project: My Secret Garden
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: Clivelan
  • Software used: CAD, Sketchup, Adobe 
  • Area: 40.2 sqm
  • Year: 2014
  • Award: TID 2014 furniture design gold award.

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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…)
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