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150 North Riverside Office Tower in Chicago, Illinois by Goettsch Partners, Inc.

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: Goettsch Partners, Inc. 

Chicago-based developer Riverside Investment & Development celebrated the debut of the 150 North Riverside office tower, which opened for business in February, with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony today. Comprising 1.25 million rentable square feet, the building is located in Chicago’s West Loop on one of the most prominent sites in the city, bounded by Randolph and Lake streets at the confluence of the north, south and main branches of the Chicago River. Designed by architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP), the tower features a very narrow structure at its base in order to fit between seven active Amtrak rail lines to the west and the river to the east. The building’s compact footprint opens up to highly efficient, column-free office floors above and allows for the majority of the two-acre site (more than 75%) to be developed as a landscaped public park, riverside amphitheater and riverwalk.

Image Courtesy © Nick Ulivieri

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners, Inc.
  • Project: 150 North Riverside Office Tower
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Photography: Nick Ulivieri

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Administrative building for OEKO-Center in Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg by STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners

Next to the elementary school in the Pfaffenthal neighborhood, rue Vauban, the “Centre du Mouvement Écologique” (Ecological Center), known as the “MECO”, was in dilapidated structures, worth of no interest, neither as built heritage, nor as architectural component of urban fabric.

That old structure, having serious problems with stability, moisture and useful surface capacity, has been replaced by a new construction, exemplary for its answers to concerns and questions raised by sustainable development.

Image Courtesy © Catherine Thiry

  • Architects: STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners
  • Project: Administrative building for OEKO-Center
  • Location: Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg
  • Photography: Catherine Thiry
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: CITY OF LUXEMBOURG
  • Civil engineer: T6-Ney & Partners s.à.r.l.
  • Technical engineer: Jean Schmit Engineering s.à.r.l.
  • Landscape architect: Areal Landscape architects
  • Coordinator-pilot: HBH S.A.
  • Coordination security-health: Fernand Greisen

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Qin Group Office Design in Chongqing, China by Studio DOTCOF

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: Studio DOTCOF

The client of this project is an advertising agency, who providing full industry chain service in West China. In the earliest beginning, when the client invite us and introduce themselves, we were attracted by their unique “big platform + branch company” structure. Starting from this very point as concept, we developed the whole space design.

Image Courtesy © Arch-exist

  • Architects: Studio DOTCOF
  • Project: Qin Group Office Design
  • Location: Yubei District, Chongqing, China
  • Photography: Arch-exist
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad and Vray
  • Client: QIN Group
  • Designer in charge: Xi Chen
  • Design Team: Rong Li, Lan Lan, Xiyun Luo
  • MEP Design: Mu Li, Peng Deng, Weifeng Wang
  • Contractor: Chongqing Wenyixuan Interiors
  • GFA: 1000m2
  • Completion Date: 2017.02

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London HQ for Cathay Pacific in England by align

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: align  

Interior architects and designers align have created a subtle and elegant suite of offices for airline giant Cathay Pacific in their new airy and spacious premises, just east of Hammersmith Bridge. The 4th floor, 9,295 sq ft space faces the Thames directly, with views over to the famous Harrods Furniture Depository building opposite. The new workspace serves as Cathay Pacific’s UK headquarters and the company has additional, smaller operational offices in the UK at Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester Airports.

Private offices on opposite side of corridor for General Manager and other key staff, Image Courtesy © align

  • Architects: align
  • Project: London HQ for Cathay Pacific
  • Location: London, England

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Américas 1500 in Guadalajara, Mexico by Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos

This mixed-use project for offices and a hotel is located in the heart of the city of Guadalajara. Its formal, emphatic, and unified volumetrics express its iconic nature.

The formal concept arises from the mixed-use character it will acquire, consisting of four stacked geometric volumes. Two of these are slightly offset, and exactly aligned on the rear face. These gestures of displacement are designed to interrupt the robustness of the building and express an elegant sense of movement. The lowest volume houses the hotel, and the three volumes above it are allocated to office use by three different corporations, each occupying one volume in its entirety.

Image Courtesy © Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos, photo by Rafael Gamo

  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • Project: Américas 1500
  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Photography: Rafael Gamo
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno
  • Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Leader: Boris Pena
  • Project Manager: Andrés Harfuch
  • Production Manager: Cándido Hernández
  • Design Team: Juan Marin de la Plaza, Miguel Baranda, Abraham Gracía, Luis A. Cabello

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Sugamo Shinkin Bank / Nakaaoki branch in Saitama, Japan by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Sugamo Shinkin Bank is a credit union that strives to provide first-rate hospitality to its customers in accordance with its motto: “we take pleasure in serving happy customers”. Nakaaoki branch is the forth branch where Emmanuelle has been commissioned to handle the architectural and interior design. The common request for all branches is to create a bank where people wish to stay longer and naturally feel to come back again. Nakaaoki branch is located on the corner of major intersection, where there is a frequent movement of cars, busses, bicycles, and people. Taking this unique location as a characteristic, the façade is designed to be rhythmical that changes expression as people see from different angles.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

  • Architects: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design (emmanuelle moureaux)    
  • Project: Sugamo Shinkin Bank / Nakaaoki branch
  • Location: 1-1-1 Kamiaoki Kawaguchi-shi, Saitama 333-0844, Japan
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners
  • Client: Sugamo Shinkin Bank
  • General Contractor: Shiraishi Construction Corporation
  • Colored aluminum cubes: Kikukawa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
  • Structure: Steel Structure
  • Site Area: 560.86 m2
  • Floor Area: 588.07 m2 (1F/264.976 m2   2F/296.808 m2   RF/26.286 m2
  • Open: June 02, 2014

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Kimsclinic in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea by Wise Architecture

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: MasilWIDE

What shape of life can an architect suggest to people in a new town in which apartment complexes will be built? The location is the community living area in Gimpo Newtown. The building will be used for a neighbor hospital and other businesses, and we had an expectation that this building would be an open-space in such dense region.

Image Courtesy © kyung Roh

  • Architects: Wise Architecture
  • Project: Kimsclinic
  • Location: 139-33, Gimpohangang 11-ro, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Photography: kyung Roh
  • Structure: R.C
  • Finishing: Staining exposed concrete
  • Building scope: B1F / 7F
  • Site Area: 605§³
  • Building area: 317.25§³
  • Gross floor Area: 2,581.16§³
  • Height: 30.80m

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Melbourne, Australia by Bates Smart Architects

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Leading law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s new Melbourne office is located over five floors from levels 22-26 in the innovative and unique centerpiece building at 567 Collins Street. Corrs’ Reception is situated on the 25th floor, with spectacular views over Melbourne’s skyline from the floor to ceiling glazing. The feature staircase rises through the central void, linking reception with classic but contemporary mixed-use casual dining areas.

Level 1, Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Bates Smart Architects
  • Project: Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Clarke
  • Lighting Designers: Electrolight
  • Renders and Sketches: Electrolight
  • Area: 8,500 sqm
  • Completion: 2015

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Triangeln in Malmö, Sweden by FOJAB arkitekter

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: FOJAB arkitekter

The Triangeln project is large and complex mixed use building with a wide variety of functions including retail, residential, office and parking spaces incorporated in a very limited area. These functions are woven together from a range of different properties and building bodies in a coherent multistory building.

Image Courtesy © FOJAB arkitekter

  • Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
  • Project: Triangeln
  • Location: Malmö, Sweden
  • Client: NCC Construction Sverige
  • User: NCC Projekt, NCC Bostad
  • Property owner: NCC Property
  • Contractor: NCC Construction Sverige
  • Construction cost: approx 1000 000 000 SEK
  • Area: approx 63 000 m²

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Life Sciences Incubator, Utrecht Science Park in The Netherlands by Mecanoo architecten

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: Mecanoo architecten

With its wide variety of distinct buildings, the Utrecht Science Park is a microcosm of modern architecture. To fit into its surroundings, Mecanoo has designed the new Life Sciences Incubator (LSI) with horizontal layers, while the detailed glazed facade adds a unique touch.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo architecten

  • Architects: Mecanoo architecten
  • Project: Life Sciences Incubator, Utrecht Science Park
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Client: University of Utrecht
  • Project management and cost consultant: Giesbers Ontwikkelen en Bouwen, Wijchen
  • Structural engineer: Croes, Nijmegen
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer: DKC, Nijmegen
  • Consultant acoustics, building physics and fire safety: LBP|Sight, Nieuwegein
  • Main contractor: Giesbers Ontwikkelen en Bouwen, Wijchen
  • Programme: 6.200m2 of offices, laboratories and an atrium with meeting spaces, BREEAM Outstanding
  • Design: 2013
  • Realisation: 2014-2015

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