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City of Paris approves MVRDV’s restructuring of 1970s superblock in Montparnasse

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: MVRDV

The City of Paris has given the green light to MVRDV’s ambitious plan for the restructuring of the mixed-use urban block Vandamme Nord at Gaîté-Montparnasse in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. The large building complex, built in the 1970s, comprises a shopping centre, offices, a public library, a hotel and an underground car park, all of which will be retrofitted so as to reintroduce the human scale to an urban environment largely characterized by wide boulevards and monolithic structures. In addition to the face-lift provided by a new facade, the accessibility and programmatic identity of each of these programs will be improved through a total internal reorganisation of the complex. The building’s restructuring also foresees extending the existing commercial spaces, creating new office space, a new kindergarten, an expanded library, a conference centre, as well as a number of social housing units.

Each programmatic component in the building gets its own distinct facade, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Each programmatic component in the building gets its own distinct facade, Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: City of Paris approves MVRDV’s restructuring of 1970s superblock in Montparnasse
  • Location: Montparnasse, Paris, France

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Greenwich Gateway Pavilions in London, UK by Marks Barfield Architects

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Article source: Marks Barfield Architects

Marks Barfield Architect’s Gateway Pavilions are the first completed project in Knight Dragon’s ambitious and evolving vision for the Greenwich Peninsula.  They mark a statement of intent, signalling the quality and character of the place they intend the Peninsula to become.

Image Courtesy © Marks Barfield Architects

Image Courtesy © Marks Barfield Architects

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Dalsein citizen’s Gymnasium in Daegu, South Korea by Javier Mosquera González

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

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

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Tropism of Wild Flower in Seoul, Korea by Dongjin Kim / L’EAU design Co.,Ltd.

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

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

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La Brea Affordable Housing in West Hollywood, California by Patrick T I G H E Architecture

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

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

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Molise Headquarters by Paolo Venturella Architecture

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

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

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The House of Vans in London, England by Tim Greatrex

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

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

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Bolong Movie Museum in Tianjin, China by HAO / Holm Architecture Office

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

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.

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ONE City Plaza, Greenville’s pedestrian-only city center by 4240 Architects

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

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire Mesh

  • Architects: 4240 Architects
  • Project: ONE City Plaza, Greenville’s pedestrian-only city center

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“Torre de Usos Mixtos, ADAMANT” in Puebla, Mexico by MAYER HASBANI

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

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

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