Archive for the ‘Mixed use’ Category
Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Article source: Aedas
Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Gemdale Changshou Road is located within the inner ring of Shanghai urban city, near the historic Changde Road with close proximity to two metro stations and a planned future green area in the residential zone on the south. The 45,000-square-metre project consists of an office tower and a retail podium. The project had an interesting challenge as a bridge between the low-rise, residential developments to the south and Changshou Road to the north.
Image Courtesy © Aedas
- Architects: Aedas
- Project: Gemdale Changshou Road
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Client: Gemdale Properties and Investment Corporate Limited
- Director: Andrew Bromberg at Aedas
- Gross floor area: 63,595 square metres
- Completion year: 2019
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
Article source: ARCHETONIC
Zentral is located on a property with unusual geometry. It is a multiuse complex with offices, a shopping center, and apartments. Facing the Manuel Gómez Morín peripheral ring, Zentral enjoys a strategic location on one of Guadalajara’s main routes in the Puerta de Hierro neighborhood. Its soaring views of the city serve as a cornerstone for the project.
Image Courtesy © Bloom Render
- Architects: ARCHETONIC (Jacobo Micha Mizrahi + Jaime Micha Balas)
- Project: Zéntral
- Location: Puerta de Hierro, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
- Renders: Bloom Render
- Design team: Gustavo O´Farrill Ferro,Alfredo Monterde Alarcón, Adrián García García, Rodrigo Muñoz García, Rodolfo Romero Chávez
- Structure: Ing. Rodolfo Valles
- Construction: Constructora SMB
- Engineering: INTERBRAX, INRASA, CYVSA
- Area: 79,264 m2
- Year: 2016
- Status: In process
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Article source: OMA
Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville is a public library for the metropolitan region Caen la Mer in Normandy, France. The 12,000 m2 multimedia library is located at the tip of the peninsula that extends out from the city of Caen to the English Channel. Its key position – between the city’s historic core and an area of Caen that is being developed – supports the city’s ambition for the library to become a new civic center. The library’s glass facade visually connects the adjacent park, pedestrian pathway and waterfront plaza to the interior and together with two large ground floor entrances at both sides of the building, enables a fluid interaction of the library with its surroundings. On the upper floors, the urban belvedere provides unobstructed views in all four directions.
Photograph by Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of OMA
- Architects: OMA
- Project: Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville
- Location: Caen, France
- Photography: Philippe Ruault
- Client: Communauté d’agglomération Caen La Mer
- Architecture: Clement Blanchet Architecture, Barcode Architects
- Engineering: Iosis / Egis Batiments
- Sustainability & Facade: Elioth
- Acoustic: RHDHV
- Scenography: Ducks sceno
- Renderings / moving images: ArtefactoryLab
- Façade: Rob van Santen / VS-a group
- Curtains: Inside Outside
- Program: Library, Total 12 700 m2 (SHON), including 325 m2 exhibition space, 350 m2 restaurant, 250m2 auditorium, 3200 m2 reading spaces, 2075m2 offices + logistics and 1900 m2 storage space
- Status: Construction
Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Article source: ROGERS PARTNERS
The Rogers Partners / ASD | SKY / Ken Smith Workshop design for a new St. Petersburg pier creates a destination that embraces the pier’s role both as an icon for the City of St. Petersburg and an integral part of the vitality of downtown – a place for tourists and the local community alike, one that honors its history, while establishing a new icon for a 21st century public place.
Image Courtesy © ROGERS PARTNERS
- Architects: ROGERS PARTNERS
- Project: The New St. Pete Pier
- Location: St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: CORE Architects Inc.
12 degrees was designed as an urban infill project, fitting into the context of a mixed use residential area where the city block has buildings that include both the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Given the artistic nature of the city block, the design became a playful exercise in massing and an anchor to the south-west corner of the block. The design can be read as analogous to the stacking of toy blocks, with one of the blocks skewed at 12 degrees from the others.
Image Courtesy © CORE Architects Inc.
- Architects: CORE Architects Inc.
- Project: 12 Degrees
- Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Software used: REVIT and AutoCad
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Article source: v2com
Founded in 1990 by partners Dan Menchions and Keith Rushbrook, II BY IV DESIGN is a creative studio that you know, only if you’re in the know. The creators of many high profile projects, their portfolio of work is impressive and their client list reads like a who’s who in industry circles; however, Menchions and Rushbrook are understated about their success, preferring to let their design work take center stage.
Ten York_Exterior, Image Courtesy © Norm Li Architectural Graphics
- Architects: II BY IV DESIGN
- Project: The Epitome of Silent Luxury
- Location: USA
- Photography: Norm Li Architectural Graphics, Aareas Interactive Inc., Javier Lovera Yepes and Steelblue
Sunday, November 6th, 2016
Article source: Pedro Quero Arquitectos
PORTA NOVA (a new Gateway)
How should we design a place facing the remains of Alcudia’s historical walls? What action to take opposite to the historical fortifications in there since times of Jaume II? A reinterpretation of the walled citadel and the site´s symbolism gave us the key to solve the proposal.
Image Courtesy © Pedro Quero Arquitectos
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Article source: Steven Holl Architects
The new Visual Arts facility for the University of Iowa’s School of Art and Art History provides 126,000 sf of loft- like space for all visual arts media, from ancient metalsmithing techniques to the most advanced virtual reality technologies, including Ceramics, 3D Design, Metal Arts & Jewelry, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting & Drawing, Graphic Design, Intermedia, Video Art, and Photography. Also housed are galleries, faculty offices, an outdoor rooftop studio, and teaching spaces for Art History.
Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan
- Architects: Steven Holl Architects (Steven Holl, Chris McVoy)
- Project: Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa
- Location: Iowa, USA
- Photography: Iwan Baan, Eric Dean, Chris McVoy
- Software used: Revit, Rhinoceros 5.0, AutoCAD
- Client: University of Iowa
- Project architect: Rychiee Espinosa
- Project team: Garrick Ambrose, Bell Ying Yi Cai, Christiane Deptolla, JongSeo Lee, Johanna Muszbek, Garrett Ricciardi, Filipe Taboada, Jeanne Wellinger, Human Tieliu Wu, Christina Yessios
- Associate architects: BNIM Architects
- Structural engineer: Buro Happold and Structural Engineering Associates (SEA)
- Lighting consultant: L’Observatoire International
- Sustainability engineer: Transsolar
- Mechanical engineer: Design Engineers
- Curtain wall consultant: WJ Higgins & Co.
- Civil engineer: Shive-Hattery
- Audio/visual consultant: The Sextant Group Inc.
- Size: 126000f
- Year: 2010 – 2016
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
Article source: v2com
In San Francisco, where it’s notoriously harder to find a place to live than it is to find a job, breaking into the real estate market can be difficult. San Francisco is a compact city of less than 50 square miles situated on steep hills and surrounded on three sides by water, which means new development has historically been limited. That is until 1989 when an earth quake destroyed portions of the double-deck Embarcardero freeway; the road was sadly demolished, but it opened up areas for new development and new opportunity.
Chef’s Kitchen & Private Dining, Image Courtesy © Steelblue
- Architects: II BY IV DESIGN (Arquitectonica, Heller Manus)
- Project: LUMINA Condominium Development
- Location: 201 Folsom St., San Francisco, USA
- Photography: Steelblue and Javier Lovera Yepes
- Developer: Tishman Speyer
- Contractor: Lend Lease
- Engineers: Magnusson Klemencic, ARUP
- Broker: Polaris Pacific
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
Article source: Girimun
This unique development in the district of Jiang Ning, Nanjing is a result of a dynamic interaction of its different functions. It comprises a shopping center linked to outdoor commercial streets, galleries and small shops and cafes, a 60m high boutique hotel, a 90m high office tower and two 90m high residential buildings over more than 150,000 sqm. Functions and facilities are interconnected by fluid forms and shapes, solid volumes and negative spaces along a sequence of indoor and outdoor squares, meeting areas, terraced passages and internal corridors.
Image Courtesy © Girimun
- Architects: Girimun
- Project: Kingfine Plot 58
- Location: Nanjing, China
- Client: Shanghai Kingfine hexin Industrial Development Co.
- Size: 150,000 sqm
- Design: Girimun Ltd 2013