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Fahle House in Tallinn, Estonia by KOKO architects

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Article source: KOKO architects

Fahle house, which was designed by KOKO, is one of the characteristic examples of architecture during the recent economic boom in Estonia. It is a building that from an architectural point of view was ambitious, from a real estate development point of view risky, and from the heritage protection point of view controversial and received a lot of attention from the public. Situated at one of the main entrances to Tallinn, between the airport and city centre, Fahle house draws the attention of every passer-by. The building is part of the complex of a former cellulose and paper factory where the most outstanding building is the tall and voluminous boiler house (1926) built from limestone and designed by architect Erich Jacoby.

Image Courtesy © KOKO architects

Image Courtesy © KOKO architects

  • Architects: KOKO architects
  • Project: Fahle House – An urban landmark at the gates of Tallinn
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia
  • Client: Koger & Partners
  • Size: 19,400 m2
  • Commission: 2004
  • Completed: 2007

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Nidera in Rotterdam, Netherland by Fokkema & Partners Architecten BV

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: Fokkema & Partners Architecten BV

At the 5th floor of the new skyscraper ‘De Rotterdam’, Fokkema & Partners designed a new office for the international trade company Nidera. The interior celebrates the scale and character of the building, but above all it identifies with the characteristics of the company, where ‘bold’ and ‘corporate’ meet.

Image Courtesy © Horizon Photoworks

Image Courtesy © Horizon Photoworks

  • Architects: Fokkema & Partners Architecten BV
  • Project: Nidera
  • Location: Wilhelminakade 177, 3072 AP Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Horizon Photoworks
  • Architect Exterior O.M.A.
  • Client: Nidera
  • Size: 4.500 m2
  • Start Date: January 2015
  • Completion Date: November 2015

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Home for dependent elderly people and nursing home in Orbec, France by Dominique Coulon & associés

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: Dominique Coulon & associés

This care and retirement home has been built in the heart of the Normandy bocage near the village of Orbec. The building follows the sloping curve of the hillside, and is visible from the valley.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Dominique Coulon & associés (Dominique Coulon, Benjamin Rocchi)
  • Project: Home for dependent elderly people and nursing home
  • Location: 8 rue de la Source, 14290 Orbec, Calvados, France
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Client: EPMS Marie du Merle in Orbec
  • Architects assistants: David Romero-Uzeda, Olivier Nicollas, Chang Zhang, Javier Gigosos Ruipérez, Pedro Rodríguez Ruipérez, Ania Klukowski, Gautier Duthoit
  • Construction site supervision: Emilie Brichard, Jean Scherer
  • Structural Engineer: Batiserf Ingénierie
  • Mechanical Plumbing Engineer: BET G.Jost
  • Electrical Engineer: BET G.Jost
  • Cost Estimator: E3 économie
  • Acoustics: Euro sound project
  • Kitchen expert: Ecotral
  • Landscape: Bruno Kubler
  • Budget: 12 279 536 € H.T
  • Surface: 5833 sqm
  • Competition: September 2008
  • Plans and technical phases: From october 2008 to January 2012
  • Construction: from January 2012 to September 2015

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909 in Boulder, Colorado by Arch11 Inc

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Article source: Arch11 Inc

This is a project that is a pure result of creativity within limits. Boulder, Colorado has some of the strictest building constraints of any municipality in the country. Zoning requirements included height limits, street bulk plane limits, setbacks, a public open space requirement and a requirement for a brick facade.

Image Courtesy © Arch11 Inc

Image Courtesy © Arch11 Inc

  • Architects: Arch11 Inc
  • Project: 909
  • Location: 909 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • Software used: Sketchup and Rhino
  • Primary Materials Used: Colored Concrete Masonry W/ Glass And Terracotta Sun Screen
  • Size Of Building: 14,475 Sf
  • Size Of Site: 6,300 Sf
  • Cost Of Construction: $3.4 Million
  • Completion Date: August 2015

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Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea by Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Article source: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners)

In the hills of the Gangnam district south of the city centre of Seoul is a residential area of 1500 households realized. The initiative for the housing complex of 180.000m2 was launched by the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (KLHC) in April 2010. The objective of the KLHC was providing affordable public housing for low income families with the focus on providing a new public housing prototype in Korea.

Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik

Image Courtesy © Kim Myoung Sik

  • Architects: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie
  • Project: Gangnam District – Apartment Blocks And Urban Masterplan
  • Location: Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Kim Myoung Sik or LH Group
  • Client: Korea Land & Housing Corporation
  • Design Team: Jason Lee , Jan-Willem Baijense , Marie-Aline Rival , Rene Bos , Magdalena Szczypka , Andrea Sooyoun Kim , Mathew Winter , Daniël Grünberg , Rink Alberda , Rui Duarte , Patrick Koschuch , Miren Leon , Nam Dong Ho , Laura Mezquita Gonzalez , Sasha Hendry , Eun Song Park , Joost Baks , Remi Versteeg , Paulos Kinfu , Ron Garritsen , Lucas Kuncevicius , Ton Dekkers
  • Landscape Design: Frits van Dongen (van Dongen-Koschuch Architects and Planners) at that time: De Architekten Cie.
  • Sustainability Consultant: Transsolar, Stuttgart
  • Gross Surface: 180.000 m2
  • Volume: 498.000m3
  • Date of commission: 2010 April
  • Project Year: 2014 November
  • In Use: 2015 March

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Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle in New York by Steven Holl Architects

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Article source: Steven Holl Architects

The 400sf Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle shop is an abstract insertion into the historic fabric of Greenwich Village. It is envisioned as an integral material/spatial whole.

An imagined geometry for olfaction, a slipped disk characterizes the facade, the main cabinetry, the furniture, and the secret garden beyond.

Image Courtesy © Aislinn Weidele

Image Courtesy © Aislinn Weidele

  • Architects: Steven Holl Architects
  • Project: Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Aislinn Weidele and Susan Wides
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, AutCAD
  • Client: Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
  • Lighting consultant: L’Observatoire International
  • Cabinetry: Javier Gomez
  • Size: 400f/37m
  • Year: 2013 – 2014

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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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