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SKYVIEW RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX COMMON AREAS in Mexico City, Mexico by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Article source: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea

This project was for the design of the common areas of the residential complex Skyview located in Colonia del Valle in Mexico City. The spaces are: lobby, gym, children area, SPA, swimming pool and general circulations. The result maintains the contemporary atmosphere of all the complex, but with special elements for each area to create the individual functionality of each one.

Image Courtesy ©  Jaime Navarro

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
  • Project: SKYVIEW RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX COMMON AREAS
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • Year: 2011
  • Area: 660 m2
  • Construction and site supervision: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea
  • Materials: Marble, wood, glass, stone, aluminum and steel
  • Furniture: ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea, Mobica

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STEREOKITCHEN in Pasteur Street Beirut, Lebanon by PAUL KALOUSTIAN ARCHITECT

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Article source: PAUL KALOUSTIAN ARCHITECT

STEREOKITCHEN  uses a simple design strategy to create complex spatial possibilities and perceptual effects.

The restaurant bar is a simple glass pavilion on the last floor of an office building on Pasteur Street in Beirut. It enjoys views on the city from one city and the Mediterranean sea with Beirut’s Port from the other.

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

  • Architects: PAUL KALOUSTIAN ARCHITECT
  • Project: STEREOKITCHEN
  • Location: Pasteur Street Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Ieva Saudargaite, Joe Kesrouani
  • Owners: Joe & Nayla Mourani
  • Area: 500 m2
  • Completed: 2014

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ZAC Boucicaut, Lot C in Paris, France by Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme

Problems and challenges

The site of the former Hôpital Boucicaut (Boucicaut Hospital) in Paris’s 15tharrondissement is an unusual enclave within a district that is otherwise quite diverse. The Hospital formed a uniform block in terms of use, organisation and architecture. The urban development project proposed by the sector’s town planner Paul Chemetov, maintains this notion of an internal uniformity, in contrast with the immediate surroundings. Very different styles of architecture exist in the district surrounding the sector, mainly dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. By contrast, the urban project proposes a rigorous organisation of blocks arranged together in a series of steady colours (no white concrete and a preference for terracotta) and natural materials, all falling within a sort of historic continuity that preserves the original residential character.

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

Image Courtesy © Michel Denancé

  • Architects: Michel Guthmann Architecture & Urbanisme
  • Project: ZAC Boucicaut, Lot C
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Michel Denancé , Takuji Shimmura
  • Design Team: Michel Stéphanie Appert, Olivier Barthe, Valentin Bourdon, Bénédicte Caspar, Amélie Jonville, Céline Motte-Moitroux, Samuel Reist, Oona Savransky
  • Building Engineering Consultant: Cetba Groupe Nox
  • Landscape Architecte: SA Paysage – Sophie Alexinsky
  • Developer Contractor: SemPariSeine
  • Urban Development Zone Architect: AUA Paul Chemetov
  • General Contractor: HERVE SA
  • Project Ownership: RIVP

Subcontractors:

  • Brick frontage: COBA
  • Metal cladding: Garrigues
  • Exterior metal windows frames: Louineau
  • Exterior door and window wood frames: Volner
  • Wood shutters: Decostore
  • Metal work: CMB
  • Heating system – Mechanical ventilation: E. Grenon et Fils
  • Plumbing: Deschamps-Lathus
  • Electricity: EGE
  • Partitions, insulation: CN Europe
  • Millwork: SAS BOURCE
  • Soft floor covering: CPLC
  • Paint: Plaza

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Doninpark in Vienna, Austria by LOVE architecture and urbanism ZT GmbH

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Article source: LOVE architecture and urbanism ZT GmbH

The Doninpark project was developed as an eight-story residential, office and retail building, located in the 22nd district in Vienna, directly behind the “Kagraner Platz” subway stop. In terms of urban planning, this location is characterized be enormous leaps in scale: to the east lies a dense, urban area with extensive infrastructure, while the area to the west has a more suburban feel, with numerous single-family and multi-family dwellings and sports fields.

Image Courtesy © Jasmin Schuller

Image Courtesy © Jasmin Schuller

  • Architects: LOVE architecture and urbanism ZT GmbH
  • Project: Doninpark
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Jasmin Schuller
  • Design year: 2010
  • Start of construction: 2011
  • Handing over/completion: 2013
  • Beginning of planning phase: January 2010
  • Start of construction: 2011
  • Completion: 2013
  • GFA: 15,000 m²

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The Lime Barn in Gotland, Sweden by Skälso Arkitekter

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Article source:  Skälso Arkitekter

The Bungenäs Lime Barn was built as a part of the former lime stone quarry in 1910.Its two brick ovens make it one of the most characteristic buildings in the area of Bungenas. It played a very important role for the lime stone industry;After the stone was burnt in the tall ovens, it was stored in the barn before shipping.

Image Courtesy © Anna Sundström

Image Courtesy © Anna Sundström

  • Architects: Skälso Arkitekter
  • Project: The Lime Barn
  • Location: Gotland, Sweden
  • Photography: Anna Sundström
  • Year: 2013
  • Client: BungenäsKalkbrott AB

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Nagaoka City Hall “Aore” in Niigata, Japan by Kengo Kuma and Associates

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Article source: Kengo Kuma and Associates

With the growth of cities and their scale, public buildings of 20th Century were likely to be driven away to the suburbs, often as isolated concrete boxes in parking lots. We wanted to reverse this flow with Nagaoka Aore. We moved the city hall back to the center of the town and revived a real “heart of town,” which is located in a walking distance from anywhere, working along with people’s everyday life.

Image Courtesy © Erieta Attali

Image Courtesy © Erieta Attali

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma and Associates
  • Project: Nagaoka City Hall “Aore”
  • Location: 1-4-10 Otedori, Nagaoka-shi, Niigata, Japan
  • Photography: Erieta Attali
  • Completed in: 2012. 3
  • Program: City hall, Assembly hall, Shops and Restaurants, Bank, Roofed plaza, Garage
  • Site Area: 12073.44 m2

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Three Courtyard Community centre in Jiangsu Province, China by AZL ARCHITECTS

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Article source: AZL ARCHITECTS

On the eastern edge of Yangzhou’s new development area and east of the 2500-year-old Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Three Courtyard Community Centre stands out from the surrounding newly completed call centres, glass office blocks, and farmers’ villages. The Community centre’s programme calls for recreation, dining, and meeting spaces for the surrounding residents and employees.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: AZL ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Three Courtyard Community centre
  • Location: Jiangsu Province, China
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Project Team: Zhang Lei, Shen Kaikang, Yang Hefeng
  • Collaborator: Yangzhou City Planning & Design Institute
  • Project Area: 1900 sqm
  • Project year: 2008-2009

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Pakhuis Clemmen in Veldstraat 82A, 9000 Gent, Belgium by ALT architectuur

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Article source: ALT architectuur

The decision by the city of Ghent to establish its department of culture in an old warehouse on the river Leie was intended as a bold statement. By situating it at this particular site, a new axis is created, that runs perpendicular to the main commercial axis in the city centre.

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

Image Courtesy © Thierry Lagrange

  • Architects: ALT architectuur
  • Project: Pakhuis Clemmen
  • Location: Veldstraat 82A, 9000 Gent, Belgium
  • Photography: Thierry Lagrange
  • Year: 2009-2012
  • Cooperation construction: studiebureauriessauwbvba
  • Cooperation technics: de klerck engineering
  • Contractor: Monument Vandekerckhovenv
  • Cost: 2.521.630,28€

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Refurbishment of the former factory of Can Miguell (1850) in Mataró, Spain by Toni Girones

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Article source: Toni Girones

The city council of Mataró seeks to provide a new space for the city with mixed uses, in which both public and private areas can coexist. Whereas the public areas will consist of a multipurpose space for workshops or exhibitions (3rd floor) and a cafeteria (ground floor), the private zones will be occupied by offices and work areas for the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (1st and 2nd floor).

Image Courtesy © Toni Girones

Image Courtesy © Toni Girones

  • Architects: Toni Girones
  • Project: Refurbishment of the former factory of Can Miguell (1850)
  • Location: Mataró, Spain

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OMNIBUS CITY in Saltlake City by stpmj

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Article source: stpmj 

By definition, an omnibus refers to a collection of stories made by a single narrator or several authors tied together by a single subject. It also pertains to a collection of objects at once. Along these lines, Omnibus City is a proposal that connects elements of downtown Salt Lake City that are already physically close, yet are experienced individually. Omnibus City strives to create a collection of experiences along three main corridors: Green, Culture (Main Street), and Retail. Acting as a catalyst of activity linking adjacent blocks to Main Street, these passageways are connected through a common design vocabulary of path, pattern, and phenomenon meant to permeate blocks 69 and 70 and guide visitors through its permutations.

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy ©  stpmj

Green Corridor / Children’s park, Image Courtesy © stpmj

  • Architects: stpmj
  • Project: OMNIBUS CITY
  • Location: Saltlake City, U.S.A
  • Project team: stpmj, Seung Teak Lee, Mi Jung Lim, Kyung Jae Yu, Young Whan Choi , Leah Park, Olivia Heung, Sam Weston, Suk Won Lee
  • Dimension: 600′ x 1200′
  • Budget: N/A

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