Origami is a Japanese traditional craft of paper folding.
The pillars are made of folded steel plates like Origami.
“Circle” consist of units of pillars sorted continuously enable this structure to bear vertical load and make multi-storied large space and resists earthquakes plastically. Also “Core wall” which surrounds the Central Void improves earthquake-resistance.
While society is becoming more complex, two social dynamics could have an enormous incidence in the way that public space will perform in the future. People have a growing concern about environmental matters while an increasing access to information in real time ( and to the mobile media technologies that make it possible) are defying the classical conception of public space, redefining our expectations and confronting it to evolving demands for a wide range of new social experiences.
The Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre, a major new sustainable masterplan for a prominent site at the heart of the Shanghai Hongqiao CBD, has broken ground – the project forms part of a large-scale urban plan, extending from Shanghai’s main station. The dynamic new mixed-use community is centred on a new four-hectare public park and brings together highly efficient, flexible office buildings, animated at ground level by shops, restaurants and a range of new civic spaces.
This building derives by the need of rehabilitating a long term abandoned area in the centre of the city of Isernia, where there was an huge shed previously used as cinema.
I have developed the project idea through the unitary remodelling of the existing complex, which was surrounded by sixty years old houses. In this context I decided to intervene for a step forward by completely detaching from the surronding context and by using noble materials for reappropriating of real estate increasing value. This is then an urbanism revaluation realised through a refined building in a degraded context.
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A three story rooftop extension was added to an existing Wilhelminian-times house.
Plans of the four new spacious apartments – one of them a maisonette – were developed from a complex set of geometric reference grids, which were derived from the shape of the irregular 5-street intersection of Operngasse and Margeretenstraße in vienna.
Rotterdam based office BARCODE Architects and Paris based office Haber Autrement presented the final design of the project ‘Pôle de Compétences’ in Bordeaux.
The 7,000m² project is part of the masterplan ‘Bassin a Flots’ designed by ANMA/ Nicolas Michelin, an extensive redevelopment of the harbor area at the west bank of the Gironne in Bordeaux. The masterplan aims on a phased transformation of the present introvert industrial harbor area into a new lively precinct with an urban mixture of living, working, and recreation.
In order to balance a respect for history and tradition with the need to create a modern neighborhood, the design takes cues from the regional architecture and builds on the best practices in contemporary architecture. The aspiration for the project is to build a sustainable development that is of high quality while being cost-efficient. The community is organized according to the principles of the Arabic courtyard house, a response that is sensitive to the culture and climate of the place.
Hei Tower Project, in Hanoi City, got first prize in competition. It’s a mix-used building with commercial, office for lease, service center and apartments. It is focused particularly in the right organization and use of the building. The building wants to answer the corner location, ensuring areas for develop social relationships between residents and visitors. It has been created different open areas to increase public space.
1111 east 11th is a three story mixed use project in the revitalized 11th Street Corridor of Austin TX. The ground floor is divided between an art gallery and boutique retail outlet. The second floor is reserved for office tenants with residential spaces occupying the top floor.
On February 15 2005, an agreement was signed between the City of Madrid and the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM) to coordinate a set of actions towards the restoration of the complex of Escuelas Pías de San Antón, that had suffered a fire few years before. It included an architectural competition and the subsequent development of the winning project.