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Oceanwide Center in San Francisco by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners

The groundbreaking ceremony for Oceanwide Center was held on Thursday, 8 December, marking the start of construction on one of the most pivotal urban projects in San Francisco’s recent history. Situated in the rapidly changing Transbay Area of San Francisco, close to Market Street and the financial district, this transit-oriented development is at the core of downtown San Francisco.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners / Heller Manus Architects

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners / Heller Manus Architects

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Oceanwide Center
  • Location: San Francisco, United States of America
  • Photography: Foster + Partners Heller Manus Architects
  • Client: Oceanwide Center
  • Collaborating Architect: Norman Foster, Stefan Behling, David Summerfield, Michael Wurzel, Morgan Fleming, Armstrong Yakubu, Bassem Fawwaz, Michael Powers, Tillmann Lenz Piers Heath, Nathan Millar, Jens Kaarsholm, Kadri Kaldam, Jean-Francois Lemay, Simone Martin, Liam Alsop, Ignacio Amunategui, Christos Antonopoulos, Elina Christou, Andrew Dabomprez, Eva Diu, Eleonora Rosselli, Tandorn Prakobpol, Steven Ascensao, Belen Lopez Barrera, Stefano Corsi, Umberto Guareschi, Dovydas Kunsmonas, Lulu Yang, Parul Singh Jio Fish, Jose Garcia Gallardo, Karim Anwar, Quiddale O Sullivan, Radu Ionut Boeriu, Samson Simberg, Sigita Burbulyte, Miguel Munoz, Oliver Mould
  • Land Use Attorney: Reuben Junius & Rose
  • Structural Engineer: Magnusson klemencic Associates
  • Mechanical Engineers:
    • Foster + Partners
    • Taylor Engineering
    • Engineering Enterprise
  • Civil Engineer: BKF
  • Landscape Consultant: Gustafson Guthrie Nichols
  • Façade Consultant: Heintges & Associates
  • Acoustic consultant: Wilson Ihrig

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Ubisoft Quebec in Canada by LumiGroup

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Ubisoft’s 400 video game creators located in Quebec City have been settling in to their new workspaces since last May. An ambitious relocation project, the design of this new studio was done in an integrated way under the direction of the firm Coarchitecture, mandated by Ubisoft Quebec for this architectural challenge. The lighting of these new spaces, designed to encourage creative projects, was at the heart of the conception and LumiGroup’s expertise was called upon to achieve all the of the project’s objectives, including the importance of creating an efficient, dynamic, and inspiring living environment, representative of Ubisoft’s DNA.

Absolux Lighting: Kube, Image Courtesy © Jonathan Robert

Absolux Lighting: Kube, Image Courtesy © Jonathan Robert

  • Manufacturer: LumiGroup
  • Project: Ubisoft Quebec
  • Architects: Coarchitecture
  • Location: 585 Boulevard Charest E #200, Quebec city, QC, Canada
  • Photography: Jonathan Robert
  • Client: Ubisoft
  • Engineer: LGT inc.
  • Lighting: LumiGroup
  • Lighting Manufacturers: Absolux Lighting, Barbican, Castor Design, Lightheaded, Delray, Flos, FontanaArte, Luceplan, MP Lighting, Nora Lighting, Osram Sylvania, Solavanti, Visioneering
  • Budget: 4 million (total budget)
  • Completion: May 2016

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Chilca Toll Booth in Lima, Perú by Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura 

The concessionary company of the Panamericana Sur Highway entrusted us a complex for the collection of toll. The strong image proposed serves as reference in the highway and is easily perceived when cars come closer to this point. Besides the booths, the complex integrates offices, commercial areas and support services for this building.

Image Courtesy © Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura

Image Courtesy © Metrópolis Oficina de Arquitectura

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New residential studios at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France by Simon Morville and Atelier JS.L

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Article source: Atelier JS.L

Architect Simon Morville and Atelier JS.L are collaborating to address the programme to renovate part of the residential studios of the Ministry of Culture and Communication at the Cité Internationale des Arts, the largest artist residency in France, located on the Quais de Seine in Le Marais in Paris. The layout of these new studios combines everyday life and artistic activity to stimulate the residents thanks to decompartmentalising the functions.

Image Courtesy © Colombe Clier

Image Courtesy © Colombe Clier

  • Architects: Simon Morville and Atelier JS.L
  • Project: New residential studios at the Cité Internationale des Arts
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Colombe Clier

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Estudio Nan arquitectos by Nan arquitectos

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Article source: Nan arquitectos

The project for our office reflects our image and values. We are different from other studios and we demonstrate it with this space, which determines how clients perceive our practice.

It is a design that really represent us and makes our office a comfortable, nice and cozy space. These aspects are key as we spend many hours a day there and it influences our well-being.

Image Courtesy © Nan arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Nan arquitectos

 

 

  • Architects: Nan arquitectos (Alberto Reiriz, Vicente Pillado, Wenceslao López)
  • Project: Estudio Nan arquitectos

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New European HQ Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by MVSA Architects

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Article source: MVSA Architects 

In designing a new European HQ for PVH Europe: Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger, we were inspired by the waterfront location. The former port turned creative hub shares the IJ with two contemporary landmark buildings: the EYE film museum and Muziekgebouw aan t ’IJ. We realized that our own building could complete a stunning architectural triangle.

exterior view, Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

exterior view, Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

  • Architects: MVSA Architects (Wouter Thijssen)
  • Project: New European HQ Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger
  • Location: Danzigerkade 165, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Albert Bakker, Ronald Tilleman and Barwerd van der Plas
  • Client: PVH Europe (Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger)
  • Interior design: Dan O’Kelly Studio, PVH, Creative Services, MVSA Architects, Amsterdam
  • Developer: Heren 2, Amsterdam
  • Contractor: HerenBouw, Amsterdam
  • Constructive engineer: Van Rossum bv
  • Installations: Huisman & van Muijen
  • Real estate consultant: Appelhoven, Amsterdam
  • Programme: 12.000m² showrooms and offices
  • Completion: 2016

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MTRL Kyoto in Japan by Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON

Walking down a street off Kawahara-Gojo in Kyoto, you will find an old Japanese-style house. The house is over a hundred years old, built in the Meiji era. Giyōfū architecture was the method the master-carpenter applied, copying Western architecture but using Japanese traditional wooden techniques. After being used as print shop and furniture store over the decades, the house was renovated to a co-working space called “MATERIAL KYOTO”.

Image Courtesy © Tadanobu Omote

Image Courtesy © Tadanobu Omote

  • Architects: Fumihiko Sano/studio PHENOMENON
  • Project: MTRL Kyoto
  • Location: 554 Honshiogama-cho,Shimogyo-ku,Kyoto-city,Kyoto,600-8411,Japan
  • Photography: Tadanobu Omote
  • Construction: Kansai Reform Institute
  • Structure: Wood
  • Site area: 201.91 m²
  • Building area: 162.79 m²
total floor area : 386.05 m²(1F+2F+3F)
  • Completion: 5/2016

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99C in Cape Town, South Africa by Inhouse Brand Architects

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: Inhouse Brand Architects

When Inhouse Brand Architects was approached to create the new Cape Town offices of top local advertising agency 99c, its interior design team used the opportunity to produce an extraordinary – yet more efficient – work environment that sounds the death knell of the conventional office.

Inhouse approached the design process with several key goals, the first, being to enhance the already spectacular site. The 3000 square meter premises occupy the top three levels of the Atlantic Centre, a new office development on Cape Town’s eastern foreshore. There is a magnificent double-volume interior partly broken by a mezzanine level, and one floor below. Fantastic views wrap around the building, taking in the harbour and Devil’s Peak. Being as yet unoccupied, it was an empty shell to start with… Inhouse’s second goal was to create a fully functioning environment to suit the client’s daily business needs; and the third, was to reflect the creative nature of the agency and its employees.

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

Image Courtesy © Inhouse Brand Architects

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In and between boxes: Atelier Peter Fong in Guangzhou, China by Lukstudio

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Article source: Sunshine PR

Located in a residential neighborhood next to the Tianhe district in central Guangzhou, Atelier Peter Fong by Lukstudio revives an empty corner lot into both an office and a cafe. Through a series of clean white volumes, the design purifies the existing chaotic site to create a calm yet inviting atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Dirk Weiblen

Image Courtesy © Dirk Weiblen

  • Architects: Lukstudio
  • Project: In and between boxes: Atelier Peter Fong
  • Location: No. 42 Huakang Street, Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China
  • Photography: Dirk Weiblen
  • Design team: Christina Luk, Alba Beroiz Blazquez, Ray Ou, Jin Hong Cai, Shanyun Huang
  • Graphic design: Evelyn Chiu
  • Furniture: Emeco, Hay, Muuto, Paustian, Peixin
  • Lighting: Bentu, Flos, Tons
  • Net area: 250 sqm
  • Design: July – November 2015
  • Construction: Feb -September 2016

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Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore by WOHA

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Article source: WOHA 

A verdant tower of green in the heart of Singapore’s dense Central Business District (CBD), Oasia Hotel Downtown is a prototype of land use intensification for the urban tropics. Unlike the sleek and sealed skyscrapers that evolved out of the temperate west, this tropical “living tower” offers an alternative image to the sleek technology of the genre.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Bingham-Hall

Image Courtesy © Patrick Bingham-Hall

  • Architects: WOHA (Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Phua Hong Wei, Bernard Lee, Kim Young Beom, Evelyn Ng, Christina Ong, Huang Yue, Larissa Tan, Chen Shunann, Iyan Mulyadi, Oscar Korintus, Victoria Meadows, Simopoulou Olympia Konstantinou, Donovan Soon, Ang Chow Hwee, Dennis Kwek)
  • Project: Oasia Hotel Downtown
  • Location: 100 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079333
  • Photography: K. Kopter and Patrick Bingham-Hall
  • Client: Far East SOHO Pte Ltd
  • Interior Design: Studio Patricia Urquiola
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engr: Rankine & Hill (S) Pte Ltd
  • Civil & Structural Engr: KTP Consultants Pte Ltd
  • Quantity Surveyors: Rider Levett Bucknall
  • Landscape Consultant: Sitetectonix Pte Ltd
  • Irrigation Consultant: Christensen Irrigation (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Lighting Consultant: Lighting Planners Associates (S) Pte Ltd, The Lightbox Pte Ltd
  • Signage Consultant: UDS Design Pte Ltd
  • Land Surveyor: How Huai Hoon Surveyors
  • Main Contractor: Woh Hup (Private) Ltd
  • Project Cost: S$138 million (estimate)

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