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Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project in Chongqing, China by Aedas

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Article source: Aedas

Aedas designs for Chinese publishing giant Xinhua Bookstore on Chinese proverb ‘Knowledge brings wealth’

Designed by Aedas, Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project is a dynamic complex that encompasses a sky cultural plaza, retails, apartments, offices and a boutique hotel in the Jiefangbei Central Business District, the heart of downtown Chongqing. Aedas draws design inspiration from an ancient Chinese prose ‘Knowledge brings wealth’ to integrate book with the cultural elements of Chongqing, creating an interactive commercial complex with Xinhua Bookstore sitting at the core of the podium.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group Jiefangbei Book City Mixed-use Project
  • Location: Chongqing, China
  • Client: Chongqing Xinhua Bookstore Group, Chongqing Xinhua Media Ltd., Chongqing North Green Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Directors: Andy Wen and Keith Griffiths
  • Gross floor area: 153,980 square metres
  • Completion year: 2020

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Switch Building in New York City by nARCHITECTS, PLLC

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Article source: nARCHITECTS, PLLC 

Switch Building is a 7 storey apartment and art gallery building at 109 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side, New York City.  The building consists of four floor-through apartments, a duplex penthouse, and a double height art gallery on the ground and cellar levels.  nARCHITECTS provided full architectural services for the project, including all interior design.

Image Courtesy © Frank Oudeman

Image Courtesy © Frank Oudeman

  • Architects: nARCHITECTS, PLLC
  • Project: Switch Building
  • Location: 109 Norfolk Street, New York City, USA
  • Photography: Frank Oudeman
  • Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD
  • Client: 109 Norfolk, LLC
  • Design Team: Eric Bunge, Mimi Hoang (Partners), Daniela Zimmer (Project Architect), Jorge Pereira, Takuya Shinoda
  • Engineer: Sharon Engineering
  • Area: 14,500sf (Art Gallery: 2,700sf + Apartments: 8,225sf (4 units at 1,500sf + penthouse at 2,225sf)
  • Completion: 2004 – 2007

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A Gallery in Tokyo, Japan by Rei Mitsui Architects

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Article source: Rei Mitsui Architects

It’s located in an alley close to “Cat Street” near Shibuya, Harajyuku and Omotesando.

The original exterior design was not so bad as the one of 45 years ago. Presumably it was designed by an competent architect. So, as for the exterior, we intended not to change a lot and to show the original design purely.  Actually, we only removed balconies and replaced  two sliding windows with fixed large windows.

Image Courtesy © Jérémie Souteyrat

Image Courtesy © Jérémie Souteyrat

  • Architects: Rei Mitsui Architects
  • Project: A Gallery
  • Location: Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Jérémie Souteyrat
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros
  • Structural Engineer: Tetsuya Emura
  • Building area: 75.4m2
  • Gross floor area: 104.8m2
  • Construction dates: Feb 2016 – April 2016

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Busan Opera House in South Korea by moh architects

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Article source: moh architects

The new ‘Busan Metropolitan Opera’ sits at the intersection point of the two bridges leading up to the competition site, tying the Opera into the city fabric while at the same time interweaving it with the picturesque waterfront promenade. The ensemble of opera and multifunctional theater further divides the site into a series of differentiated territories, each of which fully draws on the potential of a site suspended between city and sea:

Image Courtesy © moh architects

Image Courtesy © moh architects

  • Architects: moh architects
  • Project: Busan Opera House
  • Location: Busan, South Korea
  • Team: Mehlan, Opperer, Hugo, Minning
  • Client: Municipality of Busan
  • Year: 2011
  • Status: intl. competition / first phase

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Gran Mediterraneo in Tel Aviv, Israel by Architectures David Tajchman

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Article source: Architectures David Tajchman 

The Gran Mediterraneo is an innovative concept of High-Rise that integrates a public automated car-park, operates as the first induction charging station for public and shared electric driverless vehicles in the city (future ‘sherut’), and mixes programs of vertical living: residential apartments and hotel, bars and restaurants, farming and public gardens, swimming pools and dead sea spas, co-working spaces for offices and start-ups, educational and events spaces. Innovative also with its topological geometry giving a spiral effect to the high-rise, the Gran Mediterraneo breaks with the global and usual stacking of horizontal slabs wrapped with mirrored glass, aiming to renew Tel Aviv skyline with a ‘Unesco proclaimed white city’ specific vertical architecture. To be built with white concrete, using the latest construction and digital technologies, the curvy high-rise is filled with mediterranean and dead sea natures.

Image Courtesy © Architectures David Tajchman

Image Courtesy © Architectures David Tajchman

  • Architects: Architectures David Tajchman
  • Project: Gran Mediterraneo
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Design team: Luc izri, David tajchman
  • Year: March 2016
  • Status: Ongoing

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Dallas City Block in Texas by SLAB architecture, PLLC

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: SLAB architecture, PLLC 

The World’s populations continue to migrate towards cities. In the case of our country, people are again returning downtown to live and to work. To make our future cities healthy and livable, it is imperative that urban development embrace sustainable design strategies and adopt necessary guidelines and regulations. The city block– the basic DNA of urban planning–provides the appropriate scale for intervening and speculating on the future well-being of our cities.  Sustainability, in its broadest definition, includes a range of issues from environmental technologies, lifestyles, community integration, to education and economics. Our project aims to address these essential issues and illustrate through a design proposition that sustainability can be a catalyst for both change and innovation.

Image Courtesy © SLAB architecture, PLLC

Image Courtesy © SLAB architecture, PLLC

  • Architects: SLAB architecture, PLLC
  • Project: Dallas City Block
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Project Team: Jeffrey Johnson and Jill Leckner (principals); Jessica Dobkin, Aimee Duquette, Adam Koogler, Magda Wala, Sid Wichienkuer
  • Size: 661,000 SF
  • Date: 2009

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Monitoring and Investigation Centre and Accommodation for researchers in Açores, Portugal by aires mateus e associados

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: aires mateus e associados 

The project intends to evoke the architectural landscape of the Azores, drawing upon the form and material that embed the collective memory of this island and archipelago, that have become, with time, a second nature of this place. Therefore, the buildings are archetypal volumes, simple and compact, clad with the local basaltic stone.

Image Courtesy © SG +FG = Sergio Guerra + Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © SG +FG = Sergio Guerra + Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: aires mateus e associados
  • Project: Monitoring and Investigation Centre and Accommodation for researchers
  • Location: Lagoa das Furnas, São Miguel, Açores, Portugal
  • Photography: SG +FG = Sergio Guerra + Fernando Guerra
  • Client: SPRAçores
  • Colaborator: Valentino Capelo De Sousa, Mariana Barbosa Mateus, Susana Rodrigues, Joana Simoões, Catarina Belo, Francisco Caseiro, Vânia Fernandes, João Caria Lopes
  • Project Leader: Patrícia Marques
  • Landscaping: João nunes – proap
  • Engineer: Afassociados
  • Constructor: Somague
  • Builting area: 1 130 sqm
  • Site area: 80 000 sqm
  • Date of project: 2005-2008
  • Date of construction: 2008-2010

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Cafetería Colegio Los Nogales in Bogotá, Colombia by Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Article source: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota

Under the idea of ​​making an expressive and seismically efficient structure, the pavilion is designed with a single type V column which gradually rotates and reverses, generating an apparently random sequence. As a result, the building simulates movement creating static movement architecture. As well, the resulting shape is very efficient to resist seismic forces.

Image Courtesy © Rodrigo Dávila

Image Courtesy © Rodrigo Dávila

  • Architects: Taller Arquitectura De Bogota (Daniel Bonilla)
  • Project: Cafetería Colegio Los Nogales
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Photography: Rodrigo Dávila
  • Client: Colegio Los Nogales
  • Design Team: Daniel Bonilla, Eduardo Varela, Sebastián Chica, Mauricio Méndez, María Paula González
  • Interns: Juan Camilo Arango, Cesar Grisales
  • General Direction: Luis Guillermo Vallejo, Juan Carlos Henao
  • Structural design: I.P.I. Ingeniería y Proyectos de Infraestructura
  • Electric design: CZ Ingeniería
  • Structured cabling: Sajicom Ltda
  • Acousctic design: ADT – Acústica diseño y tecnología ltda
  • Bioclimatic advice: Jorge Ramirez – Arquitectura y bioclimática
  • Landscaping: Plantamos Ltda
  • Area: 1.624,92 m2
  • Date: March 2011 – May 2012

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Urban Frames in Palo Alto, California by Form4 Architecture

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Article source: Form4 Architecture

Form4 Architecture designed Urban Frames, a LEED Gold-aimed, Silicon Valley residential and office space, to instill a distinct character in an area globally known as the epicenter of the tech industry. Intended to benefit both on-site users and the surrounding community with a visually appealing and sustainable design, this mixed-use architectural ensemble invites pedestrians and tenants alike to gather, share, retreat, entertain, and work.

Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

Image Courtesy © Form4 Architecture

  • Architects: Form4 Architecture
  • Project: Urban Frames
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Size: 1.3-acre site; two buildings; 85,000 square feet (30,000 square feet of residential space and 55,000 square feet of commercial space)
  • General Contractor: Devcon Construction
  • Landscape Architect: Studio Five Design

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KulturØen in Middelfart, Denmark by Rosan Bosch Studio

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Article source: Rosan Bosch Studio

Rosan Bosch Studio has developed a unique interior designed to encourage and support the collaboration and stronger sense of mutual identity between cultural institutions at KulturØen in Middelfart

KulturØen is a place where different cultural activities meet under the same roof – the local library, the local tourist information, the local cinema and café, as well as conference facilities and a restaurant. The implementation of a new spatial design has improved the cooperation between these cultural activities in the space. The design and spatial solutions were implemented in order to inspire staff to coordinate the communication of cultural activities through a theme-based exhibition. This exhibition shows visitors the cultural offerings available within the house.

The Librarian, Image Courtesy © Kim Wendt

The Librarian, Image Courtesy © Kim Wendt

  • Architects: Rosan Bosch Studio (Ida Marie Vibeke Iuel)
  • Project: KulturØen
  • Location: Middelfart, Denmark
  • Photography: Kim Wendt
  • Client: KulturØen, Kultur & Bibliotek, Turistinformationen, Middelfart Kommune Biograf & café, (Oscars Kaffebar og Panorama)
  • Architect & Designer: Rosan Bosch, Maria M. Hansen, Helen Battisson, Siri Bahlenberg, Jean-François Allard
  • Scope: 2000m2
  • Status: Built

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