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Library in Varna, Bulgaria by CHYBIK+KRISTOF ARCHITECTS & URBAN DESIGNERS

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Article source: CHYBIK+KRISTOF ARCHITECTS & URBAN DESIGNERS

The New library in Varna is an open transparent institution serving to the local community just as to the visitors of this popular seaside resort. Thanks to the open and permeable ground floor, there are great conditions for a rich public life not only inside, but also outside the library.

Image Courtesy © CHYBIK+KRISTOF ARCHITECTS & URBAN DESIGNERS

Image Courtesy © CHYBIK+KRISTOF ARCHITECTS & URBAN DESIGNERS

  • Architects: CHYBIK+KRISTOF ARCHITECTS & URBAN DESIGNERS
  • Project: Library in Varna
  • Location: Varna, Bulgaria
  • Team: Ondrej Chybik, Michal Kristof, Victor Cojocaru, Martin Holy, Josef Chybik, Adam Jung, Anastasiia Korchagina, Vojtech Kouril, Ondrej Mundl, Matej Strba, Zuzana Zathurecka
  • Program: library, offices, exhibition space, café
  • Status: international open competition
  • Size: 18 420 m2 (total built-up area of the over ground levels)
  • Year: 2015

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MCI DF in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City by P+0 Arquitectura

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Article source: P+0 Arquitectura 

After years of using an improvised adaptation of an old mechanical workshop, the company MCI decided to have a more formal setting in Mexico City. Demolishing the old workshop to build a new warehouse and offices found economical uncertainty and permit difficulties that pointed to remodeling as the best possible option.

Image Courtesy © FCH Fotografía

Image Courtesy © FCH Fotografía

  • Architects: P+0 Arquitectura 
  • Project: MCI DF
  • Location: Azcapotzalco, Mexico City
  • Photography: FCH Fotografía
  • Architect in Charge: David Pedroza Castañeda
  • Collaborators: Adriana Guisa, Ismael Rubio, Ricardo Rubio
  • Area: 376.00 sqm

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STOCK Share Office in Tokyo, Japan by OgataYoshiki+SALT / WataseIkuma+Dugout

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Article source: OgataYoshiki+SALT / WataseIkuma+Dugout

This is a project to convert a building that was originally a rental warehouse into a share office.
The existing building had a 5-story container architecture style. Due to the characteristics of the container warehouse, the space had low ceilings with no windows, and was surrounded by metal. This gave it a very inorganic feeling.The first thing we did was to establish a large aperture with the wooden sash facing the street.Then we planted an over 12meterhigh sequoia as a symbol tree, since this property exists in the middle of the hill and had no landmark. Because the depth of a shrubbery was only 1800mm, we made the root bowl as small as possible, and installed the tree at the top of the hill. As for the rest of the plants, we leveled their heights to the sequoia, and selected their leaf colors so that they are deeper towards the back.The entrance door is made out of a 10 year-old marine container.It has an important role to show when the office is open or closed.

Image Courtesy © Yoshiro Masuda

Image Courtesy © Yoshiro Masuda

  • Architects: OgataYoshiki+SALT  / WataseIkuma+Dugout
  • Project: STOCK Share Office
  • Location: 2-16-4 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0074 Japan
  • Photography: Yoshiro Masuda
  • Graphics: UMA design farm
  • Planting: Yasukazu Nishihata and YutaNishigata from HanaichiShunen
  • PIC: YoshikiOgata, IkumaWatase
  • Construction: D.BRAIN CO.,LTD.
  • Furniture: Kan Nagata from iei studio
  • Number of Stories: 5
  • Floor Area: 1F: 231.02m2, 2F: 231.02m2, 3F: 217.98m2, 4F: 217.98m2, 5F: 188.90m2
  • Structure: Steel
  • Completion: September 1st, 2015

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TERMINAL in Tokyo, Japan by Satoshi Kurosaki / APOLLO Architects & Associates

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Article source: APOLLO Architects & Associates Co., Ltd

The site is located at Aoyama in Minato ward, which is an area residential and commercial uses are mixed in Tokyo. The client couple sought to build a housing complex on the back lot of a dead end street, and earn their livings by renting a part of it. The plan was to provide an office for rent on the basement floor and a part of the first floor. The residential space for the owner is allocated on the second and the third floor.

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

Image Courtesy © Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects: Satoshi Kurosaki/APOLLO Architects & Associates
  • Project: TERMINAL
  • Location: Minato ward, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Masao Nishikawa
  • Structural Engineer: Masaki Structure (Kenta Masaki)
  • Site Area: 128.22m2
  • Total Floor Area: 285.47m2 (86.64m2/B1F, 44.39m2/1F, 74.88m2/2F, 74.88m2/3F, 4.68m2/RHF)
  • Design Period: January 2012 – September2013
  • Construction Period: November 2013 – May 2015
  • Date of Completion: May 2015

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The offices of the Castilla León Junta in Zamora, Spain by Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Article source: Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza 

Facing the cathedral and following the outline of the former convent’s kitchen garden, we erect a strong stone wall box open to the sky. Its walls and floors entirely   made of stone. The very same stone as the Cathedral. A real Hortus Conclusus. In the corner facing the cathedral, a massive stone measuring 250x150x50 cm, a veritable Cornerstone. And chiselled on that stone.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas Sevilla

  • Architects: Estudio Arquitectura Campo Baeza
  • Project: The offices of the Castilla León Junta
  • Location: Zamora, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Callejas Sevilla
  • Architects Team: Alberto Campo Baeza, Pablo Fernández Lorenzo, Pablo Redondo Díez, Alfonso González Gaisán, Francisco Blanco Velasco
  • Client: Junta de Castilla y León. Consejería de Hacienda
  • Architects collaborators: Ignacio Aguirre López, Miguel Ciria Hernández
  • Other collaborators: Alejandro Cervilla García, Emilio Delgado Martos, Petter Palander, Sergio Sánchez Muñoz
  • Structural engineer: Eduardo Díez – IDEEE
  • Mechanical engineer: Úrculo Ingenieros (more…)

Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal in The Netherlands by UNStudio

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Article source: UNStudio

The new €37.5m (£27.6m) Transfer Terminal at Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands has now completed.

The station is the result of an ambitious 20-year project – masterplanned by UNStudio – to redevelop the wider station area; the largest post-war development in Arnhem. Backed by the Dutch government, this transfer hub rewrites the rulebook on train stations and is the most complex of its type in Europe. The station will become the new ‘front door’ of the city, embracing the spirit of travel, and is expected to establish Arnhem as an important node between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The new terminal houses commercial areas, and a conference centre and provides links to the nearby office plaza, city centre, underground parking garage and the Park Sonsbeek. The area around the station will become a place in of itself, with 160,000m2 of offices, shops and a cinema complex.

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal
  • Location: Stationsplein, Arnhem, The Netherlands 
  • Photography: Ronald Tilleman, Frank Hanswijk, Siebe Swart
  • Client: ProRail B.V.
  • Structural engineer: Arup Amsterdam (transport terminal) Van der Werf & Lankhorst (bus station, parking garage and office square)
  • MEP / Installations: Arcadis
  • Main Contractor: Besix-Welling
  • Building surface: 21.750 m2 (gross floor area)
  • Building volume: ca. 90.000 m3
  • Building site: ca. 11.250 m2
  • Programme: Public transport terminal
  • Status: Opening in November 2015

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East 44th Street in New York by ODA New York

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: ODA New York 

ODA New York, in their well-documented pursuit to improve the quality of urban life, designs the most expansive example yet of urban green space, and increased natural light, which have become hallmarks of the firm.

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

Image Courtesy © ODA New York

  • Architects: ODA New York
  • Project: East 44th Street
  • Location: New York, United States
  • Total gross floor area: 116,731 sf
  • Number of floors: 41 Floors
  • Floor plate area: 2,700 sf
  • Number of units: 44 Units
  • Number of units with outdoor terraces: 11 Units
  • Total terrace area: 9,300 sf
  • Amenities area: 5,200 sf
  • Parking spaces: 9 spaces

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A square and office complex in Milan, Italy by VALLE ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: VALLE ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI

The plan to reconvert the former Alfa Romeo industrial area includes a series of public spaces and paths that connect the different parts of the site for pedestrians. A large urban park, the pedestrian walkway, two residential areas – courtyard and cluster – and the square of the commercial complex.

Valle Architetti Associati. Piazza Gino Valle, Portello, Milan, Italy, Image Courtesy © Photo Up Monza

Valle Architetti Associati. Piazza Gino Valle, Portello, Milan, Italy, Image Courtesy © Photo Up Monza

  • Architects: VALLE ARCHITETTI ASSOCIATI
  • Project: A square and office complex
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Hanns Joostens, Giuseppe Dall’Arche
  • Client: Iper Montebello / Nuova Portello Srl – Dott. Ennio Brion
  • Site area: 215.825 square meters
  • Built gross floor area: 120.656 square meters
  • Landscape: Topotek 1, Berlin, Germany (Martin Rein-Cano, Lorenz Dexler, Anna Lundquist)
  • Conception: 1998-2003
  • Approval as Programma Integrato d’Intervento: 2003
  • Development and modifications: 2003-2014
  • Project: 2003-2007
  • Construction: 2007-2014

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Argos Tower in Santa Maria Business District, Panama by Arango Arquitectos

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Article source: Arango Arquitectos 

With unprecedented specifications in the Panamanian market, the Argos Tower was designed in order to obtain investment return of the user. The merger of five businessmen who could not find offices with their standards of quality and efficiency for their business, resulted in this impressive building.

Image Courtesy © Arango Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © Arango Arquitectos

  • Architects: Arango Arquitectos 
  • Project: Argos Tower
  • Location: Santa Maria Business District, Panama
  • Software used: Revit and Autocad

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Glass House at Sindhorn, Thailand by Office AT Co., Ltd.

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Article source: Office AT Co., Ltd. 

Site: Sindhorn Building built in 1980, a more than 80,000 sq.m. Office building located on one of the most beautiful road in Bangkok called Wireless road, has been extended several times. Until now the owner has an intension to reimage the building by having a spectacular building in front of it to create new image and programs to support the building.

Image Courtesy © W workspace

Image Courtesy © W workspace

  • Architects: Office AT Co., Ltd.
  • Project: Glass House at Sindhorn
  • Location: Sindhorn Building, Wireless Road, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: W workspace
  • Owner: Siam Sindhorn  Co.,Ltd.
  • Start: 2014
  • Completion: 2015
  • Project Architects: Surachai Akekapobyotin, Juthathip Techachumreon
  • Architect Team: Natthee Anuyotha, Chollatee Mayurarak
  • Contractor: Thai Obayashi Corp., Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer: Mr. Sarawut Yuanteng
  • System Engineer: Mitr Technical Consultant Co.,Ltd.
  • Storey: 2 floors
  • Area: 1,650 sq.m

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