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Renovation for The New Headquarters in Málaga, Spain by GANA Arquitectura

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: GANA Arquitectura 

Anytime you have to design a place to work, able to communicate its company philosophy and foster its activity development, it is an atractive and difficult challenge; but if this office is going to be your new headquarters, this challenge gets huge and powerful.

For us, this project for GANA’s new headquarters emerged full of ideas and illusion, based on a place with great location and possibilities. Features as the traditional flooring tiles from the 30’s, views to Santiago’s church, or the access from Alcazabilla street, make of this project a valuable opportunity. Thus, the key of this design is to empower the existing elements, as an oposition to the contemporary elements required for the activity itself.

Image Courtesy © GANA Arquitectura

  • Architects: GANA Arquitectura (Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro, Francisco J. Camacho Gómez)
  • Project: Renovation for The New Headquarters
  • Location: Calle Alcazabilla 9, 1D. Málaga, Spain
  • Collaborators: David Melero Herrera, María García Ostos, Marta Sevillano, Díez del Corral, Léa Delval, Augustyna Grzybowska, HERECU, KRITEC
  • Project Area: 95,00 m2
  • Project year: 2016

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Sele PR and Organization Office in Istanbul, Turkey by Septagram

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: pRchitect communications consultancy

A Simple But Splendid Touch At History by Septagram

The interior design of the new office of Sele PR and Organization by Istanbul based Septagram draws attention with its postmodern style reflecting the metropolitan identity of the company.

Image Courtesy © Septagram

  • Architects: Septagram
  • Project: Sele PR and Organization Office
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Total Project Area: 300 sqm

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New York City Offices Complemented with Fashionable, Durable Banker Wire Mesh in Elevator Cabs

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Banker Wire

Corporate tenants in 589 5th Avenue, a 17-story mid-century building in Midtown Manhattan, now have new elevator cabs to complement their redesigned corridors and existing lobby. The cabs are clad with Banker Wire mesh, offering a sophisticated look with unmatched durability.

A total of four elevators were redesigned and clad with Banker Wire’s DF-6 stainless steel woven metal mesh, in concert with frosted back-painted glass, LED lights and terrazzo tile.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire
  • Project: New York City Offices Complemented with Fashionable, Durable Banker Wire Mesh in Elevator Cabs
  • Location: Manhattan, New York City, USA

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Komatsu Seima Fabric Laboratory fa-bo in Nomi City, Ishikawa by Kengo Kuma & Associates

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

This is a renovation of an office building in rigid-frame RC structure to strengthen its quake resistance using carbon fiber, and transform the interior into a museum called Fab Labo, a space to display the technology of Komatsu Seiren, the client company. Drawing from a technique of braiding ropes in this region, it became possible to add further flexibility to the carbon fiber. The fiber rod is said to be seven times stronger than iron, and this is the very first time that this material was used as a means of reinforcement against earthquakes. The potential of this light and soft fiber is explored inside the building as well. There is a lighting duct in fiber and on the rooftop, an experimental greening is being conducted using porous ceramic panels (called Greenbiz), which was generated from the process of producing fiber.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
  • Project: Komatsu Seima Fabric Laboratory fa-bo
  • Location: 167 Hamacho Nomi, Nomi City, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • In charge: Kengo Shikama / Masayoshi Adachi / Masashi Haniya * / Tetsuo Yamasudo * / Kimio Suzuki / Masaki Sato / Shun Horiki / Hiroaki Masuko / Mizuho Ozawa / Mitako Izumi (Former employee)
  • Construction: Shimizu Corporation Hokuriku Branch
  • Structure: Ejiri Architectural Structural Design Office
  • Lighting: Izumi Izumi Lighting Design Office
  • Site area:  121, 485.30 m²
  • Design period: August 2013 – November 2014
  • Construction period: February 2015 – November 2015

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The Cement Factory in Sant Just Desvern, Spain by Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura 

I found enormous silos, a tall smokestack, four kilometres of underground tunnels, and machine rooms in good shape. This was twenty five years ago and it was my first encounter with the Cement Factory.

I already imagined future spaces and noticed that the different aesthetic and plastic tendencies that had developed since World War 1 were present in this factory.

-Surrealism:

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura

  • Architects: Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura 
  • Project: The Cement Factory
  • Location: Sant Just Desvern, Spain
  • Total floor area: m2 5.000 and gardens
  • House area: m2 500
  • Completed: 1975

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Youth Center in Ghent, Belgium by De Smet Vermeulen architecten

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: De Smet Vermeulen architecten 

This office with shed and youth centre is a stopping place in nature. It has two important neighbours: a regional nature centre and a sports hall, which it is up against so as to be able to benefit from the paving and the underground pipes. The answer to the respectively indifferent and educational setting of sports hall and nature centre is domesticity: a house was missing on the premises.

Image Courtesy © Dennis De Smet

  • Architects: De Smet Vermeulen architecten
  • Project: Youth Center
  • Location: De Stek, Bourgoyen, Ghent, Belgium
  • Photography: Dennis De Smet
  • Software used: Vectorworks  
  • Client: Natuurpunt Gent VZW and JNM VZW
  • Project Architects: Eline Tavernier, Nikolaj De Meulder, Eva Čápová
  • Advisers: Bast Architects & Engineers
  • Reference budget: 450.500 €
  • Total surface: 300,50 m2

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Habita Coworking Office in Istanbul, Turkey by PAB Architects

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: PAB Architects

Pınar Gökbayrak, Ali Eray and Burçin Yıldırım, the co-founders of PAB Architects, who are also the Young Architect Under 40 Award Winners of 2015, have designed a coworking space in an industrial neighborhood of Istanbul that started to change into a lively hub for creative industries.

Habita is an office space designed with the notion of innovation, creativity and productivity that can be maintained by collaboration, interaction, and learning from each other. The entrepreneurs who founded Habita aim to sustain a creative community which can learn from one another both professionally and socially in the coworking and living environment with a motto of “accelerating in a shared habitat”.

Image Courtesy © PAB Architects

  • Architects: PAB Architects (Pınar Gökbayrak)
  • Project: Habita Coworking Office
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Client: Habita Coworking Offices
  • Area: 650m2
  • Completion Date: July 2016

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City for All in Frankfurt, Germany by UNStudio

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: UNStudio 

Comprising four high-rise towers with a multi-storey plinth and housing mixed-use programmes, large public spaces and incorporated subsidised housing, UNStudio’s design for the former Deutsche Bank site will create a ‘City for All’ in the heart of Frankfurt.

Following having been selected as the winner for the urban strategy of the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt last year, UNStudio has now also been unanimously selected as the winner of the architectural competition for the redevelopment of the site. The eight-member jury consisted of representatives from the city, architects and urban development experts and Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Two third prizes were awarded to the teams Dudler / Jahn and MSW / Snohetta, while an honorable mention was given to Christoph Mäckler / CoopHimmelblau.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: City for All
  • Location: Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Client: Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Building surface: 219.000m2 above ground
  • Building site: 16100m2
  • Building volume: four high-rise towers and a multi-storey plinth

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Jiaming Maple Park in Beijing, China by gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner 

The “Jiaming Maple Park” ensemble in Beijing has been completed to a design by architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). The practice had been commissioned with the project by the client, Jiaming Investment. The new office ensemble, which has achieved LEED Platinum certification, comprises three compact volumes. The functional layout is based on a sustainable concept with flexibly divisible office zones that can be operated independently.

Jiaming Creative Park in Beijing, Image Courtesy © Christian Gahl

  • Architects: gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Jiaming Maple Park
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Christian Gahl
  • Client: Jiaming Investment Co. Ltd.
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz
  • Project leader design: Patrick Pfleiderer, Chen Lan
  • Project leader implementation: Patrick Pfleiderer, Zhao Qinchang, Bernd Gotthardt
  • Team design: Marco Assandri, Jan Deml, Li Ling, Christoph Millotat, Wang Yan, Xie Fang, Elisabeth Gaenge, George Liang, Xu Zehua

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Coworking Papagayo. A Coruña in Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

The refurbishment of a municipal premises, with the objective of creating a coworking. The project idea is to design a versatile, innovative and technological space, which will be meeting point of new entrepreneurs, businessmen and professionals.

This approach creates the need of an open and versatile space, which allows the free organization of the work area, makes able to distribute different zones depending on the needs of each one.

Image Courtesy © Héctor Santos – Díez

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos (Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García)
  • Project: Coworking Papagayo. A Coruña
  • Location: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Photography: Héctor Santos – Díez
  • Client: Town hall of A Coruña
  • Area: 1150 m²
  • Date: 2015

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