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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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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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