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Broadgate Exchange House in London, England by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

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

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.

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ARCHIVO tower project in Mexico City by Zeller & Moye

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

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

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Level in Leiden, The Netherlands by MVSA Architects

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Article source: MVSA Architects

Level is located adjacent to Leiden Central Station. Level is a building that houses a variety of organizations including the new ROC Leiden (regional training centre), a commercial hotel and a care hotel, and a fitness club and wellness centre with a swimming pool.

Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

Image Courtesy © Michel Kievits

  • Architects: MVSA Architects
  • Project: Level
  • Location: Bargelaan 180, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ronald Tilleman, Michel Kievits
  • Design: 2003 – 2007
  • Clients: GREEN Real Estate, ROC (Regionaal Opleidingen Centrum) Leiden
  • Lead architects: Roberto Meyer, Sylvia Wirtz
  • Builder: Visser en Smit Bouw in cooperation with Boele & van Eesteren
  • Engineering building physics, fire safety and acoustics: DGMR
  • MEP engineering: Techniplan adviseurs
  • Strukton Engineering: ABT, Aveco de Bondt
  • Construction:
    • Start:  December 2009;
    • Delivery carcass work: March 2013
    • Delivery interior: July 2013
    • Opening: September 2013

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The Abu Dhabi Commercial and Cultural Expo Center by Michael Arellanes II

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Article source: Michael Arellanes II

The method and means of tectonic principles that govern the dispersion of mass and surface in the project proposal are subject to folding and overlapping of curved tectonic bodies. These tectonic and massing arrangements are intended to create paths of intersection and to architecturally express a forward movement projected toward the sea. The architectural formation is governed by articulation of space for the purpose of international expositions and cultural showcases. Retail and entertainment are also integrated as part of the seascape dynamic Expo Center. As the multi-massed complex is a dispersion of activates ranging from shopping, dining, expositions, and yacht clubs, it transforms the edge of Abu Dhabi into an iconic sea formation. Iconic architectural expressions within the proposal are articulated in the sail composition of being in flight at the precipice of the sea. The flowing sail architectural node within the complex becomes the epicenter of the showcase functions while enhancing the viewing, dining, and entertainment experience.

Image Courtesy © Michael Arellanes II

Image Courtesy © Michael Arellanes II

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Jackproppen, Hjorthagen in Stockholm, Sweden by Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Article source: Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

Kjellander + Sjöberg has in collaboration with the developer Byggnadsfirman Erik Wallin, developed two new buildings in the block Jackproppen, in Hjorthagen, Stockholm, consisting of housing, a playground and a preschool. The project contains the first newly built row houses in central Stockholm since 1936.

Image Courtesy © Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

Image Courtesy © Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects

  • Architects: Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects
  • Project: Jackproppen, Hjorthagen
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Team: Stefan Sjöberg, Jakub Jílek, Andreas Nordström
  • Collaborator: LAND Arkitektur
  • Client: Byggnadsfirman Erik Wallin
  • Principal: Ola Kjellander
  • Size: 7 500 sq m, 42 row-houses, preschool
  • Year: 2014-

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Beirut Residential Project in Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: SOMA Architects

Mar Mikael is rife in the rare kind of qualities that could create a promising neighborhood. The neighborhood is situated on the outskirts of downtown and close to the highway making Mar Mikael easily accessible. Several new projects sprouting up in the area have led to gentrification of the Mar Mikael district, but have also delivered a fresh plate for architects to create new architecture for Beirut.

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Beirut Residential Project
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Developer: Zardman
  • Suite mix: two- and three-bedrooms / one three-bedroom duplex penthouse
  • Most of the residences boast outdoor space. The penthouse features a landscaped garden terrace and another home has a private pool.

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Han Tower in Hangzhou, China by Another Design International

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Article source: Another Design International

HAN TOWER is located in Hangzhou, in a strategic position, in the intersection between the Shing Road and the Jiang Hui Road. The surrounding area has a large commercial clusters, banks, Hangzhou Science and Technology Museum, and many other high-end properties, leisure spaces, entertainment mall, education and medical facilities, financial buildings.

Image Courtesy © Another Design International

Image Courtesy © Another Design International

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Multi-purpose building in Paris, France by SCAPE

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Article source: SCAPE

The building, measuring 3,800m2, designed by the architectural studio SCAPE, is located at the southern end of ZAC (urban development zone) at Porte des Lilas, and has among its main objectives that of transforming the relationship between the city of Paris within the Boulevard Périphérique and the districts on the outside.

Image Courtesy © Francesco Mattuzzi

Image Courtesy © Francesco Mattuzzi

  • Architects: SCAPE
  • Project: Multi-purpose building
  • Location: Rue Paul-Meurice, ZAC des Lilas, Paris (France)
  • Photography: Francesco Mattuzzi
  • Client: Ville de Paris, Direction du Patrimoine et de l’Architecture
  • Energy performance: Plan Climat Ville de Paris (50kwh/m2)
  • Project Data:
    • Gross area: 3,800m2
    • Gross floor surface: 3,186m2

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Quintana 4598 in Buenos Aires, Argentina by intile&rogers arquitectura

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Article source: intile&rogers arquitectura

From the architect. Quintana 4598, at the corner of Calle Arias, is a building of 12 functional units. The structure is modular, easily implemented and flexible. There are three apartments per floor in which the bathroom, kitchen, storage, closet and bedroom space are organized in a “furniture” format, as a piece attached sideways to the larger space. The specific programs take advantage of the 3m height and are condensed by a superposition in this structure. This operation provides a large volume of air to the dynamic area of the house.

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

Image Courtesy © Federico Cairoli

  • Architects: intile&rogers arquitectura
  • Project: Quintana 4598
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Photography: Federico Cairoli
  • Structures: Ing. Ariel Fridman
  • Building Services: Ing. Julio Blanco
  • Wulcon Energy: Ing. Orlando Giampaoli, Tec. Adolfo Fraccalvieri

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SHIZIMEN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT in Zhuhai, China by 10 Design

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Article source: 10 Design

China Celebrated the Opening of Its World Class Central Business District in Shizimen, Zhuhai
On 30thOctober 2014, the Zhuhai Municipal Government officiated the grand opening of the new Zhuhai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, being the first phase of the Shizimen Central Business District in China. Together with the Mayor of Zhuhai, the Chairman of Huafa, the Project’s Chief Designer – Gordon Affleck, and Project Director – Miriam Auyeung attended. The development is strategically located along the Zhuhai waterfront, maximising close proximity to Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau, catalysing economic development of the wider Hengqin Region.

Image Courtesy © KerunIp

Image Courtesy © KerunIp

  • Architects: 10 Design
  • Project: SHIZIMEN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
  • Location: Zhuhai, China
  • Photography: KerunIp
  • Architectural Design Team: Gordon Affleck – Chief Design Architect, Miriam Auyeung – Project Director, Vincent Fung – Senior Associate, Jamie Webb – Associate Designer, Colin Ashton – Architectural Designer, Jason Easter -Architectural Designer
  • Client: State-owned Enterprise Huafa Group and its wholly-owned subsidiary Zhuhai Shizimen Central Business District Development Holdings
  • Overall Development Programme:
    • Total Site: 269,600 sqm
    • Total GFA: 640,000 sqm
    • Iconic Tower Height: 320 m
  • Phase 1 Development Programme:
    • Phase 1 Total GFA: 362,000 sqm
    • Convention & Exhibition Facilities: 95,800 sqm
    • Hotels & Serviced Apartment: 156,000 sqm
    • St. Regis Hotel: 250 rooms
    • Sheraton Hotel: 548 rooms
    • Serviced Apartment: 450 units
    • Office: 86,500 sqm
    • Retail and F&B: 23,600 sqm

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