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Identity Works in Stockholm, Sweden by Elding Oscarson

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Elding Oscarson

The independent branding agency Identity Works is housed in one of Stockholms most iconic commercial buildings from the Swedish Grace era, designed by Cyrillus Johansson. When expanding within the building Elding Oscarson were given the opportunity to thoroughly look into the agency’s workflow in relation to the disposition of spaces. Within a tight framework of standard requirements, a project tailored for the client regarding openness, transparency, communication, and creative flow, could be crafted. The envisioned creative atelier, however with the need of many enclosed rooms, resulted in a layout where enclosed spaces are arranged to form a series of interconnected open spaces. Like buildings, towards a square, these volumes have been given facades with large windows providing light and transparency. Their contrasting cladding of clear lacquered MDF shelving, highlights the spatial organization while functioning as an ever-changing mood board.

Image Courtesy © Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Elding Oscarson [Johan Oscarson, Jonas Elding (partners in charge) and Gustaf Karlsson (project architect)]
  • Project: Identity Works
  • Location: Kungsgatan 34, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Photography: Åke E:son Lindman
  • Client: Identity Works
  • Building contractor: Öhmans Bygg
  • Carpenter: Grötlingbo Möbelfabrik
  • Total floor area: 730 sqm
  • Completion: 2015

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Uber in Hong Kong by Bean Buro

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Article source: Bean Buro

Bean Buro’s design for UBER’s new Hong Kong office takes inspiration from Gottfried Semper’s writings on vessels, where he described the notion of form and function acting as a structured whole, with individual parts fulfilling their own function while cooperating with others to achieve an overall aim and effect.

Image Courtesy © Bean Buro

  • Architects: Bean Buro
  • Project: Uber Hong Kong
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Client: UBER Hong Kong
  • Design Directors: Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, Lorène Faure
  • Senior Architectural Designers: Elspeth Lee, Isabel Entrambasaguas
  • Architectural designers & assistants: Michelle Ho, Tommy Hui, Gigi Kwong, Abby Liu
  • Contractor: Winsmart Contracting Co. Ltd
  • Project Management: Colliers International

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Fast Horse in Minnesota by Salmela Architect

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Article source: Salmela Architect

Fast Horse is an award-winning, fast-growing, brand agency in Minneapolis with a unique work environment. As explained in the business case, employees have no assigned desk. “Ponies”, as Fast Horse worker are know, are encouraged not to occupy the same seat two days in a row and are encouraged to extend their “work space” beyond the office to the coffee shop, bar, or home as they choose suitable environment for the work that they are trying to accomplish on that particular day.

south facing façade, Image Courtesy © Salmela Architect

  • Architects: Salmela Architect (David Salmela)
  • Project: Fast Horse
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Urban Lime Offices in Cape Town, South Africa by INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS

For a taste of New York in the Mother City, look no further than the fresh, sophisticated new offices of Urban Lime! Inhouse Brand Architects has unveiled a stylish redesign for the Cape Town branch of this international property management company. The commission was the second from Urban Lime; Inhouse previously refurbished the upper floors and common areas throughout the same building and due to the success of this initial project, was the inevitable choice to fulfil the client’s latest aspirations for the first and second floors.

Image Courtesy © INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: INHOUSE BRAND ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Urban Lime Offices
  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Photoshop

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Gmond International Building in Shenzhen, China by Aedas

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Aedas, Gmond International Building is a representative regeneration project in the old town in Shenzhen. The project will house the headquarters for Tellus-Gmond, Grade 5A lettable office spaces and a jewellery trading centre. The well-facilitated transport hub nearby brings enormous circulation to the complex and generates excellent development potentials.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Gmond International Building
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Client: Shenzhen Gmond Investment Holdings
  • Director: Andy Wen
  • Gross floor area: 59,958 square metres
  • Completion year: 2019

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Varso Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: Foster + Partners  

The construction of a new flagship development, Varso by international real estate developer HB Reavis, comprising three buildings including an office tower designed by Foster + Partners, has commenced with completion scheduled for 2020. It presents a unique new hotspot for businesses, residents and tourists in the heart of Warsaw city centre.

Varso Tower, at 53 stories (310 metres) will be the tallest building in Poland offering generous, flexible modern office spaces. It will also feature an observation deck, which at 230 metres will make it one of the highest in Europe. From here building users, locals and tourists alike will be able to enjoy unique and spectacular views of Warsaw’s skyline and the metropolitan area. There will be also be a restaurant on levels 46 and 47 for visitors. A wide range of facilities and services including shops, restaurants and cafés will occupy the buildings’ ground levels. In addition, vibrant covered internal streets will be open to all throughout the year.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

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BPGM Law Office in São Paulo, Brazil by FGMF

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: FGMF

Called for a bid of an architecture project for two floors of BPGM Law Office, we came across with a clear division: One floor – larger, operational –, and another – slightly smaller, for meeting rooms and administrative area.

Once defined the clear division between the functional and social floors, the need to represent the view of BPGM Office to the clients and lawyers fell back on the first one.

Image Courtesy © FGMF

  • Architects: FGMF
  • Project: BPGM Law Office
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil

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Hiedanranta Innovation bay in Tampere, Finland by Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects

Friday, January 27th, 2017

Article source: MANDAWORKS

The team of MANDAWORKS and SCHAUMAN & NORDGREN ARCHITECTS are now officially announced winners of the open international competition organized by the city of Tampere for the Hiedanranta city district in Tampere, Finland. The Jury awarded the proposal, ’Hiedanranta Innovation Bay’ with a shared first prize.

The Innovation Spine and its public life. Mandaworks and Schauman & Nordgren Architects, Image Courtesy © Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects

  • Architects: Mandaworks + Schauman & Nordgren Architects
  • Project: Hiedanranta Innovation bay
  • Location: Tampere, Finland
  • Client: City of Tampere
  • Collaborators: Traffic consultant Jouni Lehtomaa
  • Assignment: Urban Design and City Planning
  • Size: 1.500.000 m2 bilt area, 246 Hectares land-area

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MullenLowe in Winston-Salem, North Carolina by TPG Architecture

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: TPG Architecture

After a successful teaming for the design of their Boston headquarters, MullenLowe engaged TPG Architecture to design its new office in Winston-Salem, NC: a 37,500 square foot space in the city’s newly developed Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. The office design was an opportunity to create a strong communications touchpoint expressing MullenLowe’s identity as a “challenger” in the advertising industry, a scrappy do-everything ad firm with a global reach.

Finishes and furniture were inspired by the raw space; the free form boxes are clad in plywood and dark-gray painted sheetrock, while the chair colors were sampled from the peeling paint on the concrete walls, Image Courtesy © Eric Laignel

  • Architects: TPG Architecture
  • Project: MullenLowe
  • Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Photography: Eric Laignel

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K29 in Vilnius, Lithuania by PLH Arkitekter and UAB Archinova

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: PLH Arkitekter

The Most Eco-Friendly Building in Vilnius to improve Quality of Life

The K29 business center is a major, new landmark in Vilnius that was to improve quality of life for 1250 workers in a healthy working environment – setting the standards for a healthy and attractive workplace in Lithuania. K29 is built from all natural and mostly local, eco-friendly materials making it the most eco-friendly building in Lithuania to date. The building is situated on Konstitucijos Prospektas (Constitution Avenue) and has created a new destination in Vilnius with a strong iconic expression in the skyline.

Image Courtesy © PLH Arkitekter

  • Architects: PLH Arkitekter (Denmark) and UAB Archinova (Lithuania)
  • Project: K29
  • Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Client: UAB Lords
  • Area: 7250 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 15.627 sqm (above ground) + 12.036 sqm (underground car and secure bicycle parking) + 35 meter + 8 floors

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