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Slack’s new NYC headquarters in USA by Snøhetta

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

Slack is the fastest-growing workplace software in the world. With over 6 million active weekly users, the intra-office messaging system is revolutionizing the way teams communicate around the globe. For the startup’s New York City headquarters, Snøhetta retrofitted a 12,000 SF space on the top floor of an 1880’s landmarked building in Lower Manhattan’s NoHo/East Village neighborhood to provide a versatile, sunlight-filled office. The design of each of Slack’s offices around the world aims to integrate elements of their local context, and Snøhetta’s design for Slack’s new NYC space is inspired by the city’s distinctive urban courtyards. Drawing inspiration from interior parkscapes like Paley Park, bamboo plants provide natural privacy screens and energize the space with greenery. Four existing skylights with enlarged, splayed ceilings dramatically increase the incidence of natural daylight deep into the space and the pocket courtyards beneath them.

Image Courtesy © Michael Grimm

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: Slack’s new NYC headquarters
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Michael Grimm
  • Design Team: Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Vanessa Kassabian, Aaron Dorf, Rikard Jaucis, Craig Dykers
  • Owners Rep: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Construction Manager: SPK Lewis Inc.
  • MEP Engineer: CFS Engineering
  • Lighting Consultants: Kugler Ning
  • Acoustic Consultants: Cerami &Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Robert Silman
  • Furniture Consultants: Benhar Interiors

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Beates in Barcelona, Spain by Nook Architects with Byn Studio

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: Nook Architects 

The architectural refurbishment of this commercial ground floor space was conditioned for the needs of its new use, a design studio and concept store in what had been for the past few decades an archive and educational space.

The commercial space is located on the ground floor of a residential building built in the year 1900 in Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella, the Old Quarter.  The building’s entry and central staircase, which is ventilated through an adjacent patio, is accessed directly from a square.  This results in a U-shaped ground floor that wraps around the patio and central staircase.

Image Courtesy © nieve | Productora Audiovisual

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FB Office in Lisbon, Portugal by WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Article source: WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

The office is materialized from the transformation of two independent commercial space in a single physically connected one. Apparently in an unnatural way, the resulting unified space is re-divided in three with distinct identities. Two different work spaces in opposite sides and a transition passage that regulates the hierarchical and functional relation between them.

Image Courtesy © WAATAA_we are all together around architecture

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De Cecco Headquarters in Pescara, Italy by Studio FUKSAS

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Studio FUKSAS 

The De Cecco Headquarters are an architectural landmark rising above an area of considerable town development. Two “edifices” linked by staircases and lifts, stand distinctly separate one on top of the other. The elevations of the cube-shaped lower part feature floor-to-ceiling glazing which hollows and lightens the sense of volume.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

  • Architects: Studio FUKSAS (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: De Cecco Headquarters
  • Location: Via A. Volta, Pescara, Italy
  • Photography: Moreno Maggi and Gianmarco Chieregato
  • Client: De Cecco SpA
  • General coordination and safety, engineering and space planning: Progetto CMR, Milan
  • Structures: Studio Engineer Toniolo, Sirmione (BS)
  • Fire prevention: Architect Di Fazio, Pescara
  • Fire protection of structures: Engineer Pustorino, Livorno
  • Cost: 20,000,000 Euros
  • Area: 6,300 sq. m.
  • Period: 2001-2008

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Tetra Office Building for the Research Institute Deltares in Delft, The Netherlands by Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur 

The Tetra building is the new face of the independent Research Institute Deltares. The institute, which focuses on innovative solutions to Delta problems, was housed on an outdated campus designed in the sixties. Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur tried to find a suiting expression to the changing emphasize of the research of Deltares. New insights into the essence of hydraulic engineering, with more emphasis on the “soft side”, the ecology and sustainability, asked for a different architectural language.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Brakkee

  • Architects: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur
  • Project: Tetra Office Building for the Research Institute Deltares
  • Location: Rotterdamseweg 185, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Daria Scagliola, Stijn Brakkee and Jim Pulles
  • Client: Deltares Research Institute
  • Construction: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft
  • Installations: Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Combi, Deventer
  • Size: 5.805 m2
  • Year: 2013

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Pavilion DIT [Department of Information Technology] in Moscow, Russia by Architecture bureau WALL

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Architecture bureau WALL 

LOCATION

Pavilion of Moscow Information Technology Department is located in VDNH, at the intersection of Kolcevaya road and Serenevaya alley east of the main Alley of VDNH. Pavilion construction continues development concept of the territory “Park Znaniy” in the context of a comprehensive upgrade VDNH landscape.

Image Courtesy © Ivanov Ilya

  • Architects: Architecture bureau WALL
  • Project: Pavilion DIT [Department of Information Technology]
  • Location: VDNH, Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Ivanov Ilya
  • Total area: 1599.66 sq.m.
  • Dimensions: 167.5m x 25.6m
  • Height: 6 m
  • Design: 10/2015-05/2016
  • Construction: 05/2016-09/2016

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[Misfit]Fit building in Toronto, Canada by Batay-Csorba Architects

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

[Misfit]fit is a new six-storey, 32,000 square foot boutique office building situated on a small vacant site in Toronto’s Liberty Village. Seeking to build upon the rich lineage of Toronto’s precast concrete history, the proposal  provides an alternative to the pervasive glass curtain wall project. The building’s program is comprised of four floors of flexible office space, retail at grade, and a rooftop sculpture garden/ event space.

Front Elevation, Image Courtesy © Batay-Csorba Architects

  • Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects
  • Project: [Misfit]Fit building
  • Location: Liberty Village, Toronto Ontario, Canada
  • Area: six storey 32,000 sft
  • Status: Design Development, 2017

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Corporativo en Reforma Diana in Mexico City by usoarquitectura

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Article source: usoarquitectura

Open spaces are the main feature of this project located in Diana Reforma building to encourage communication and team work. In their previous location the areas were divided in too many spaces resulting in the lost of collaboration and synergies.

This architectural project was an interesting challenge because it was developed in two levels with narrow plants combined with large structural elements.

Image Courtesy © usoarquitectura

  • Architects: usoarquitectura
  • Project: Corporativo en Reforma Diana
  • Location: Mexico City

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Kraton 230 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by Mei architects and planners

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Mei architects and planners

The new headquarters of regional radio and television station RTV Rijnmond is phase 4a in the redevelopment of the Schiecentrale on Lloydstraat in Rotterdam. The building, which houses not only RTV Rijnmond but also other firms, forms the heart of the audio-visual sector in Rotterdam along with Schiecentrale, the 25kV building, STROOM hotel and restaurant, and the new building of phase 4b.

Image Courtesy © Mei architects and planners

  • Architects: Mei architects and planners
  • Project: Kraton 230
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Client: Rotterdam City Development Corporation Rotterdam
  • Construction cost: € 10,000,000
  • Programme: 10,000 m2
  • Completion: 2007

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Bar Kokhba Tower in Bnei Brak, Israel by Barre Levie Architects&Urban Planners

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Article source: Barre Levie Architects&Urban Planners

The New BBC Business Complex in Bnei Brak

Bar Kokhba Tower is located in the southern part of the new BBC business complex in Bnei Brak, close to Jabotinsky Street. The complex, designed by the Barre-Levie Architects firm (BB/566), is rapidly developing and establishing itself on the business map within the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area. Today, the BBC complex is already a significant center for urban employment, thanks to its attractive conditions, innovative office tower design, and proximity to major highways as well as the future light rail lines. Six towers have already been constructed and occupied by tenants, with another 30 currently in the planning stages.

Image Courtesy © Barre Levie Architects&Urban Planners

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