Archive for the ‘Mixed use’ Category
Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Article source: DFG Architetti
The city and the environment erodes and pervades the building volume crossed by people flows, nature, wind and rain, creating a fluid and dynamic space in an enchanting sculptural concrete surface. The city and the environment carves a large urban \”cave\” and a vertical chimney that makes its way to the roof, real architectural cavities through which the anthropic and the natural setting establishes deep vital relationships with the building, creating an organic, symbiotic system. People, wind and trees become the lifeblood of the architecture, which is inextricably linked to the setting.
Image Courtesy © DFG Architetti
- Architects: DFG Architetti
- Project: URBAN EROSION – Mixed Use Building
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Article source: C.F. Møller
The new Nordhavn district is taking shape fast, and, having won the international Nordhavn Islands project competition, C.F. Møller Landscape will now create one of the first and most unique projects in, on and under the water in the quarter.
Image Courtesy © C.F. Møller
- Architects: C.F. Møller
- Project: Down in the Deep Blue Sea
- Location: New Nordhavn district, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sunday, April 3rd, 2016
Article source: Triptyque Architecture
The Minhocão viaduct was built in 1971 as a sign of the modernity who gave to the cars a central place. Today, it appears as a scar in São Paulo downtown. The director plan has until 16 years to transform this elevation of almost 3km. For many years the focus was on the future of the high road, but never its lower part, completely forgotten in this reflection while it is surely the most affected, such as an urban tunnel, source of shade, a leftover of the São Paulo city.
Image Courtesy © Triptyque Architecture
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Article source: John Curran Architects
Vanke Plaza Fuzhou departs from the defensive gated community model that has proliferated across China, opting instead to be part of City Life. John Curran Architects focus on ‘’Neighbourhood Building’’, and have designed and realised 700,000sqm of mixed use communities ‘’nested in their cities’’.
Image Courtesy © Ms Li
- Architects: John Curran Architects
- Project: Vanke Plaza
- Location: Fuzhou, China
- Photography: Ms Li
- Client: Vanke Fuzhou
- Local Design Institute: Jiabo Design Institute
- Structure & MEP Engineering: Jiabo Design Institute
- Main Construction Contractor: China Construction (4th Engineering Division)
- Design Team: John Curran (Design Director), Calvin Lim (Project Architect), Rinnie Wang (Architect), Alex Valle(Architect), Adrian Lo (Architect)
Sunday, March 27th, 2016
Article source: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
This mixed-use development (residential properties, offices, panoramic bar, shops, shared spaces) is to be found at the intersection of Rue Cazeaux and Rue Beck in Bordeaux’s Gare Saint Jean neighbourhood. It includes 199 homes, 3,770 m² of office space and 500 m² of retail outlets.
Canopia, as the development is known, aims to become a focal point within the city. It is an urban landmark which, come nightfall, becomes a lighthouse or a star in the skyline of this regional city.
Residents and visitors to the city will enjoy a unique vantage point over the surrounding region.
Image Courtesy © SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
- Architects: SOU FUJIMOTO ARCHITECTS and LAISNÉ ROUSSEL
- Project: Canopia
- Location: plot 8.4, Bordeaux Saint Jean Belcier ZAC, France
- Developper: Pitch Promotion
- Area: 17,000 m²
- Status: 2016 competition
Friday, March 25th, 2016
Article source: Anna Prats MC Arq
The Franchino mill stands as a metaphor waiting to become habitat, to recover its dimension, to be inhabited to say its words.
The word is mill; meaning use to grind, to pulverise, to turn the heavy things into light ones, to destroy the whole in order to achieve subtlety. It is something used to change the matter into a different thing, the flour of language, a way of naming us.
Image Courtesy © Anna Prats MC Arq
- Architects: Mario Corea, Anna Prats MC Arq, , Silvana Codina, Francisco Quijano, Lluis Lleonart
- Project: EL MOLINO CULTURAL FACTORY
- Location: Rosario, SANTA FÉ, ARGENTINA
- Collaborators: Milena alessio
, juan carlos blando
, franco campodónico,
, jorge giunta
, eleonora piriz,
, julia garay
- Structure: Tomás del carril,
raúl utges, alejandro ferrarini,
- Installations: Gutiérrez
- Promoter: Ministry of housing and public works Santa fe province
- Area: 1.935 m2
- Year of project: 2008
- Year of building work: 2011
Sunday, March 20th, 2016
Article source: Archilea architecture
The strategy: The project stems from the desire to decline the concept of sustainability, specific in this competition, in three distinct areas: environmental sustainability, social sustainability and economic sustainability. The stated goal is to create a system in which the three fields can interact and integrate in order to reach equilibrium without one of the three areas of the system, which normally happens, can take precedence over others. To create this system, one of the aspects taken into consideration was the ability to move away from the traditional housing system in which the threshold of building represents a limit insideoutside trying to include in the own building a whole series of activities that can aggregate functions and increase the opportunities to meet and socialize the inhabitants. The basic idea is that the internal layout of the building is transformed into a “public square” open to the outside integrating, as mentioned, functions traditionally handled from outside and defining the building, in fact, as an hybrid: this combination of features provides the possibility to the residents of the building to meet, socialize and discuss transforming the whole neighborhood in a community, overcoming the possible socio-economic and cultural-linguistic differences.
Image Courtesy © Archilea architecture
- Architects: Archilea architecture
- Project: Europan 13 Community, a sustainable building
- Location: Barcelona, Spain
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Article source: v2com
DevMcGill unveils its new condominium project: Beaumont. Attentive to their customers needs, the market demands and other comments received since the launch of the project, the developer, in association with Sobeys, decided to make positive adjustments to the project in order to improve the lifestyle quality of its residents and for future owners joining the big DevMcGill family.
Beaumont Condominiums – A Distinctive Architecture, Image Courtesy © Sébastien Gaudard – Vizual 3D
- Architects: DevMcGill
- Project: Beaumont
- Location: Montréal, Canada
- Photography: Sébastien Gaudard – Vizual 3D
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016
Article source: UNStudio
Designed for ProWinko and in collaboration with Belgian architects Jaspers-Eyers, Le Toison d’Or is a hybridisation of a traditional building-block typology and a mixed-use development with a retail podium.
Image Courtesy © Hufton+Crow
- Architects: UNStudio
- Project: Le Toison d’Or
- Location: Brussels, Belgium
- Photography: Hufton+Crow, Eva Bloem
- Client: TD Immo Invest BVBA, Brussels
- UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Gerard Loozekoot with Wesley Lanckriet, Jacques van Wijk and Hans Kooij, Tina Kortmann, Tatjana Gorbachewskaja, Philipp Meise, Jaap-Willem Kleijwegt, Marie Prunault, Tomas Mokry, Nanang Santoso, Olivier Yebra, Thomas Harms, Rene Wysk, Todd Ebeltoft, Patrick Noome, Charlotte Guyaux, Johanna Mencia, Machiel Wafelbakker, Bartek Winnicki, Aurelie Krotoff, Ondrei Kyjanek, Wendy van der Knijff
- Belgian architect: Jaspers-Eyers Architects, Brussels (BE)
- Realisation phase: Wesley Lanckriet, U/Define Architects
- Structural Engineer: ABCIS Van Wetter S.A., Brussels (BE)
- Landscape architect: Lodewijk Baljon landschapsarchitecten, Amsterdam (NL) Atelier Ruimtelijk Advies, Berchem (BE)
- Installations: Techniplan adviseurs, Rotterdam (NL) TDEC, Rumst (BE)
- Building Physics and sustainability: DGMR, Arnhem (NL)
- Cost calculation: BBN adviseurs, Houten (NL) Widnell Europe, Brussels (BE) (more…)
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Article source: Goettsch Partners, Inc.
Chicago-based architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) and Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary architecture and design studio Lead 8 have recently won the design competition for a new 264,000-square-meter multi-building mixed-use complex in Shanghai. The project is being developed by Financial Street Holding Co. Ltd., a leading commercial real estate developer based in Beijing, and will be located on two parcels just north of the Shanghai Railway Station.
Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners, Inc.
- Architects: Goettsch Partners, Inc., LEAD 8
- Project: FINANCIAL STREET SHANGHAI RAILWAY STATION MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign