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Jin-gu-yuan Mixed-use Complex in Kunshan, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

The 19th-century Chinese cities did not have much consciously planned public space, especially the nodal types such as square and park. People simply used the streets, or whatever left by the traffic flow. The urban renewals brought by the Economic Reform since 1978 have changed Chinese cities completely. However, the renewals have focused on improving the cities’ economic infrastructure. The “non-productive” public space, especially the part serving average residents, has not received proportional attention.  So as the first problem, Chinese cities today need more public space quantitatively. But the limited public space already supplied by the urban renewals has also exhibited three quality issues.

Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture, Northeast corner of Building E, with one of the exterior stairs leading to the second-floor “street”

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Jin-gu-yuan Mixed-use Complex
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Project Period  2009-2013
  • Site Area 1.38 hectare
  • Floor Area  6,220 square meters
  • Client  Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer Architecture: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao; Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai (Architect of Record), Jiang Ninqing
  • Structure: Shanghai Yuangui Structural Design Inc., Zhang Yewei, Li Mingwei
  • Engineering: Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai, Guo Zhong, Yu Yang, Wu Qiuyan

MADERO WALK EVENTOS in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Bodas Miani Anger & Associates

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: Walters-Storyk Design Group 

Immediately establishing itself as a Buenos Aires architectural icon, Madero Walk Eventos is a 96,875 sq. ft. multi-purpose event destination berthed at #1 Puerto Madero Dock on B.A.’s trendy waterfront.  Designed to host private parties, weddings and a variety of corporate and social events, the luxurious setting features over 16,460 sq. ft. of ‘party’ space, including two outdoor terraces with breathtaking harbor and city skyline views

Image Courtesy © Bodas Miani Anger & Associates

Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C by KieranTimberlake

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: KieranTimberlake

Sidwell Friends School, a K-12 Quaker school in Washington, D.C., transformed a 1950s gymnasium into a contemplative space for worship, with additional facilities for art and music instruction. The gymnasium had been used as a makeshift worship space for more than a decade; its location on campus was ideal, its acoustics and architecture were not.

Image Courtesy © Michael Moran Studio

  • Architects: KieranTimberlake
  • Project: Quaker Meeting House and Arts Center, Sidwell Friends School
  • Location: Washington, D.C., U.S.A
  • Photography: Michael Moran Studio
  • Owner: Sidwell Friends School
  • Acoustical Consultant: K2 Audio
  • Client Representative: JFW Project Management
  • Cost Estimator: International Consultants, Inc.
  • Engineer Civil: VIKA, Inc.
  • Engineer Geotechnical: GeoConcepts Engineering, Inc.
  • Engineer MEP: Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
  • Engineer Structural: CVM Engineers
  • General Contractor: The Whiting Turner Contracting Company
  • Landscape Architect: Studio Bryan Hanes
  • Lighting Consultant: ARUP
  • Specifications Consultant: Wilson Consulting
  • Surveyor: A. Morton Thomas and Associates

MUCAB in Murcia, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Architect

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Architect

The MUCAB complex (Museum, Music School and Center for Local Development for Women and Youth, Daycare/Child Assistance Center), located in the town of Blanca, was designed to be a core for local representation, where a new kind of urban tension is created to foster activity in the environs of the Segura River.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Architect
  • Project: MUCAB
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • CLIENT: Ayuntamiento de Blanca
  • AUTHOR: Martín Lejarraga
  • PROJECT TEAM, collaborators: Juan García Carrillo. (architect), Francisco Pérez. (technical architecture),Manuel Gil de Pareja. (technical architecture), Mar Melgarejo, Arancha Fernández. (architects), Julián lloret.
  • General consultor: ACE Edificación
  • BUILDER: VILLEGAS
  • EQUIPMENT-FURNITURE: QUARTA mobiliario
  • SITE AREA: 2.150 m2
  • BUILT-UP AREA: 4.629,50 s/r + 2.574,90 b/r m2c
  • START OF PLANNING: project / October 2006
  • COMPLETION: works / April 2007 – November 2010

Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive in NY by TEK Architects

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: TEK Architects

The project includes the renovation of a former print shop and loading dock that is part of the Administration Building and an addition to the building to house the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive on the campus of the Queensborough Community College in Queens County, NY.

Image Courtesy © TEK Architects

  • Architects: TEK Architects
  • Project: Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive
  • Location: NY, U.S.A

MUR ISLAND in Graz, Austria by Acconci Studio

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: Acconci Studio

A bowl that morphs into a dome that morphs back into a bowl… The bowl is a theater — the dome a café, restaurant – the warping of dome into bowl & vice versa makes a playground. Light glows up fromthe bleachers & down from the dome; water pours down the shell of the dome.

Image Courtesy © Elvira Klamminger

  • Architects: Acconci Studio (V.A., Dario Nunez, Stephen Roe, Peter Dorsey, Thomas Siegl, Gia Wolff, Sergio Prego)
  • Project: MUR ISLAND
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Photography: Harry Schiffer, Elvira Klamminger, Vito Acconci.

Rosewood Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates by Handel Architects LLP

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Article source: Handel Architects LLP

Located in Abu Dhabi’s new Al Maryah Island financial district between the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and the Cleveland Clinic, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is a new 1,099,000 sq. ft. (102,000 m²) luxury, mixed-use development. The complex includes a five-star 189-room Rosewood hotel, 131 serviced apartments, banquet facilities, meeting facilities, spa, fitness center, retail space, restaurants, and parking.

Image Courtesy © Lester Ali

  • Architects: Handel Architects LLP
  • Project: Rosewood Abu Dhabi
  • Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Photography: Lester Ali, Don Riddle, Gerry O’Leary
  • Completion Date: October 2013
  • Lead Design Firm: Handel Architects
  • Lead Designer: Glenn Rescalvo, AIA, Partner
  • Size: 1,099,000 sq. ft. (102,000 m²)
  • Software used: Autocad.

A mixed-use vertical city in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by OMA

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: OMA

De Rotterdam is conceived as a vertical city: three interconnected mixed-use towers accommodating offices, apartments, a hotel, conference facilities, shops, restaurants, and cafes. The project began in 1997. Construction started at the end of 2009, with completion in 2013.

Image Courtesy © Michel van de Kar

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: A mixed-use vertical city
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Michel van de Kar, Charlie Koolhaas, Ossip van Duivenbode, Philippe Ruault, OMA
  • Status: Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013
  • Clients: De Rotterdam CV, The Hague (Joint venture MAB, The Hague, OVG, Rotterdam)
  • Site: Former harbor waterfront between KPN tower and Cruise Terminal at Kop van Zuid
  • Program: Total 162,000m2: offices 72,000m2; 240 apartments 34,5000m2; hotel (278 rooms), congress, restaurant 19,000m2; retail, F&B 1,000m2; leisure 4,500m2; parking (approx. 650 vehicles) 31,000m2
  • Partners in charge: Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon
  • Associate in charge: Kees van Casteren Team 1997–2001 (50% SD): Christina Beaumont, Stefan Bendiks, Frans Blok, Robert Cheoff, Bert Karel Deuten, Sharon Goren, Juan Guardetti, Jens Holm, Alex de Jong, Adam Kurdahl, Carolien Ligtenberg, Anna Little, Nuno Rosado, Saskia Simon, Johan de Wachter, Barbara Wolff.
  • Team 2007–08 (50% SD – building permit): Chantal Aquilina, Eva Dietrich, Anita Ernödi, Markus Frank, Jonah Gamblin, Clarisa Garcia-Fresco, Alex de Jong, Michel van de Kar, Christoph Michael, Elida Mosquera, Mauro Parravicini, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Raphael Pulido, Louise Sullivan, Olaf Turck, Manuel Villanueva, with: Chun Chiu, Duncan Flemington, Evangelos Kotsioris, Sören Martinussen, Nobuki Ogasahara, Theo Petrides, Benoit Schelstraete, Ian Schopa, Kyo Stockhaus, Joao Viera Costa, Luca Vigliero, Jussi Vuori, Jean-Paul Willemse.
  • Team 2009–13 (construction phase, interiors): Michel van de Kar (associate), Marlies Boterman, Christoph Michael, with: Katrien van Dijk, Nathalie Gozdziak, Sai Shu, Saskia Simon, Tomas Dirrix, Erik de Haan, Jue Qiu, Pal Trodahl.
  • Interiors hotel (2013): Saskia Simon, Marina Cogliani, Clive Hennessey, Yasuhito Hirose, Arminas Sadzevicius.

SOGA-Sounds of Gaia in Jiutepec, México by casaPublia

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: casaPublia

SOGA, Sounds of Gaia, is a sound healing center located in Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. It accommodates, in a 3,000 sq. m. plot and 1,500 sq. m. construction, an ecumenical forum, temple dedicated to sound, a professional sound recording studio, an outdoors forum, therapy rooms, coffee shop, store, offices and sleeping rooms.

Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: casaPublia (Pamela Moreno and Patricio Guerrero.)
  • Project: SOGA-Sounds of Gaia
  • Location: Jiutepec, México
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • Collaborator: Jair Valdez, Amaury Sentíes, Geovanna Preciado, Fernando Resendiz, Sebastián Gnaedig, Ernesto Escudero, Jessica Arias, Ernesto Rivera,Paolo González, Lorena Ruiz, Alejandra Hernández, Anna Salcedo, Rodrigo Durán
  • Planning, coordination and construction: PCC Construcción (Hilario Trejo)
  • Structure project: MONCAD (Jorge Cadena), DAE (Juan Felipe Heredia Mellado)
  • Installations: Hydraulic and sanitary project , Modulo Solar (Joaquin Ponce) , BioE / Plastic Plumbers (Héctor Juárez y Alejandro Lirusso)
  • Electric project: AIECC co. (Maximino Zárraga) , BioE / Plastic Plumbers (Héctor Juárez y Alejandro Lirusso)
  • Acoustics advice and project: Spickatto Studio (Héctor Castañón)
  • Parametric Design: matter (Pablo I. Kobayashi)
  • Materials: Laboratorio de Arquitecura Básica (Arq. Juan Casillas)
  • Landscaping: casaPública (Pamela Moreno Caballero y Patricio D Guerrero), Ambiente Arquitectos (Juan Guerra y Fritz Sigg) , Aspersa (Francisco Arias)
  • Legal: Carlos Olivares
  • Traps: Tenso estructuras
  • Software used: Draftsight and Sketchup.

Project Area

  • Constructed: 1500 m2 (1,640.42 yd)
  • Landscape: 1500 m2 (1,640.42 yd)

Canaletto in London by UNStudio

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: UNStudio

Canaletto, arguably London’s first truly beautiful residential high-rise development, has now launched to the public.

The marketing suite, at the site of the Canaletto development at 257 City Road, EC1, showcases the latest in luxurious waterside living.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Canaletto
  • Location: London
  • Building height: 97.02 meters

Architecture

  • Design studio: UNStudio, Amsterdam
  • Architect: Ben van Berkel
  • Interior architecture: Johnson Naylor, des Sources and UNStudio
  • Interior decoration: Martin Goddard
  • Landscape architecture: Churchman Landscape Architecture
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