Archive for the ‘Offices’ Category
Friday, July 7th, 2017
Article source: LYCS Architecture
Shanghai Baoye Center is part of the phase-2 urban development scheme for the new Central Business District in Hongqiao, a rapidly developing piece of western Shanghai. The location of the project puts it at the center of car, train, and jet transportation, and is in fact the last building one sees before entering the busy Hongqiao High-Speed Rail Terminal from the south by bullet train, granting the project a significant urban presence.The site has several challenging conditions: sandwiched by two city-designated temporary green spaces into an L shape, with a 60% frontage ratio requirement to the east, west and south, and a 24m tall highway overpass running adjacent to its north face, the building must respond to a maximum FAR of 1.60 and a height of 24m.
Main entrance view, Image Courtesy © LYCS Architecture
- Architects: LYCS Architecture
- Project: Shanghai Baoye Center
- Location: Shanghai Hongqiao CBD, China
- Project Team: RUAN Hao, ZHAN Yuan, Gary He, LI Yan, TONG Chaochao, JIN Shanliang, Devin Jernigan
Architect of Record: Zhejiang Baoye Architecture Design and Research Institute SINOBAU
- Size: 27,394 sqm
- Project Period: (Architecture+landscape) Design 2012-2014, Competition 2014-2017; (Interior) Design 2014 – 2016, Construction 2016- 2017
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Article source: BNIM Architects
BNIM led the initial Campus Master Plan and Conceptual Design process, which was complet-ed in April 2012, for the Pacific Center Campus Development. In August of that year, BNIM was again selected to lead the design of a two-building campus expansion. The two buildings add 410,000 square feet of office, dry laboratory, catering/café, health center, fitness center, lecture hall, multi-purpose learning and conference space to the campus. Both buildings have received LEED gold certification.
Image Courtesy © BNIM Architects
- Architects: BNIM Architects
- Project: Pacific Center Campus Development
- Location: San Diego, California, USA
- Software used: Revit
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
Article source: v2com
The original commission aimed for a fishermen facility made of 20 workshops. But after in-depth analysis of the site, its history, and the municipality needs; BuzzoSpinelliArchitecture proposed to enhance the program by adding a sales area and an urban space.
Following their lead, the general contractor wished to complete this program with an office for the fisherman, another one for the SNSM, and a community hall.
White concrete acroterion stand out against the background with its whiteness and bring depth to the project, Image Courtesy © Serge Demailly
- Architects: Buzzo Spinelli Architecture
- Project: L’Ortu Duzzi
- Location: Bonifacio, France
- Photography: Serge Demailly
- General contractor: Bonifacio’s municipality
- Project management: BuzzoSpinelli Architecture – architects
- Structural engineers: ISB, BET
- Mechanical engineers: B52, BET
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
Article source: Sanjay Puri Architects
Situated on a small site abutting a road junction, this single level office building creates a sculptural presence.
Overlapped curvilinear volumes orient each of the internal spaces towards the north in response to the location of the site while creating a semi enclosed north facing courtyard between the office spaces.
Image Courtesy © Sanjay Puri Architects
Sunday, July 2nd, 2017
Article source: Bloom Design
Hiding in the trade area in the central part of Tianhe District of Guangzhou, Blue Space is a leading fashion brand planning agency. Freedom, openness and returning to simplicity are the spirits that Blue Space advocates. When Bloom Design is commissioned to do the design for this old space, it decides not to cater for popular aesthetics but to look at how to make a difference and how to shape the temperament of fashion of Blue Space. Bloom Design keeps questioning about the nature of design: when we are living in the bustling and noisy city, what are the real needs deep inside our heart?
Image Courtesy © He Yuan-Sheng
- Architects: Bloom Design
- Project: Fashion of Simplicity-Blue Space Office
- Location: Guangzhou, China
- Photography: He Yuan-Sheng
- Creative Director: Li Bao-Long, Chen Xiao-Hu
- Project Team: Xing Zi-Chao, Qiu Wen-Di3
- Author: Qiu Wen-Di
- Main Material: Black brick, White glass, Walnut
- Area: 230M2
- Design Time: 2015.06-2015.07
- Construction Time: 2015.07- 2015.08
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: Almazán Arquitectos + ML arquitectos
In this project we looked to create a corporate environment without losing the luxury touch on it.
Distributed in 2 levels, CTS pretended to accommodate several companies in the same space, trying to push the co-working between them and achieving an open space with an open floor concept.
Image Courtesy © Pedro Hiriart
- Architects: Almazán Arquitectos + ML arquitectos, (Arq. Guillermo Almazán Cueto, Arq. Zury Marcos Chacalo, Arq. Guillermo Suarez Almazán )
- Project: CTS Corporative Offices
- Location: Mexico
- Photography: Pedro Hiriart
- Construction team: Arq. Abraham Marcos
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: JGMA
JGMA focuses on generating energy from food waste by reviving silos and invigorating a community. Food is at the center of our daily lives: fueling human bodies, supporting a natural energy cycle, and is one of the most significant reflections of human culture. Despite this, food is continually wasted, in the City of Chicago as at rate of 55 million pounds per month according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anaerobic Digesters can capture this food waste and generate usable energy in the form of methane gas, which could be the cleaner substitution of energy production within the city. Chicago’s Damen Grain Silo site in Pilsen, a site that once boasted massive grain production in the city has remained unoccupied along the south branch of Chicago’s river. Using the once stratifying infrastructural elements such as a vehicular bridge, the river, and aged vacant grain elevators, a new architecture emerges to suture disparate communities and ultimately connect neighbors to exciting new jobs, educational facilities, and recreational amenities. This area will mark the future of a new model for community-centric infrastructure, focused around bio-digesters, boasting a new international public market, restaurants, public parkland, wholesale food distribution, educational facilities, and a museum dedicated to a century of energy in Chicago.
Image Courtesy © JGMA
- Architects: JGMA
- Project: A Former Grain Silo
- Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Friday, June 30th, 2017
Article source: Form4 Architecture
The asymmetrical balance between nature and architecture is the supporting idea for Form4 Architecture’s design of VMware Campus, set in Palo Alto, CA, housing the cloud infrastructure and business mobility company’s headquarters. Encompassing 11 buildings and three parking structures for a total of more than 1.8 million square feet, the campus was designed to reject the confines of traditional office buildings, and capitalize on the serene setting in which it was built as a reflection of the company’s values. The architecture and design scheme take on its forms by revisiting the basic principles of urban design with a 21st-century twist. The project’s architecture of presence is discreet, but not timid. It sets a mechanism that allows for the flexibility of future growth, yet is fully realized in its architectural aspiration.
Image Courtesy © John Sutton
- Architects: Form4 Architecture
- Project: VMware Campus
- Location: Palo Alto, California, USA
- Photography: John Sutton
- Design Principal: John Marx, AIA
- Principal-in-Charge: Robert Giannini
- Principal/Project Manager: James Tefend, AIA
- Developer: Hines
- Contractor: Swinerton Builders
- Landscape Architect: PWP Landscape Architecture; Studio 5
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Article source: Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés
Based on a quest for a powerful identity and an effort to weave important links with the city, this new development stage of the Zac Paris Rive Gauche is designed to complete an urban repurposing initiated almost 20 years ago.
Building next to an urban void always poses exceptional challenges. The lot on the city block A11, free of adjacent buildings, faces urban arteries which also structure it, while also offering views of the railyard landscape, a river of rails and catenaries bestowing an obvious urban poetry upon the site, in which different strata of the city intermingle.
Image Courtesy © Stefan Tuchila
- Architects: Brenac & Gonzalez et Associés
- Project: BE OPEN – A11
- Location: Paris, France
- Photography: Stefan Tuchila and Sergio Grazia
- Client: Vinci Immobilier
- General contractor: Csb
- Developer: Semapa
- Utilities engineering office/Environmental consulting: Alto Ingenierie
- Acoustics: Avls
- Structural engineering office: Terell Group
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Article source: PRISM DESIGN
PRISM DESIGN provided an office design for UNBOT—an information technology service company.
In IT industry, technology renewing in a very fast speed. So that the scale of a company would also expands quickly. That requires the office design to leave the elasticity space for the future expansion.
Image Courtesy © Studio W / Wataru Ishida
- Architects: PRISM DESIGN
- Project: Unbot Inc. Office
- Location: Bldg 6 2st floor, Garden Office, No.161 Lane 465 Zhengning Rd, Changning District, Shanghai, China
- Photography: Studio W / Wataru Ishida
- Client: Unbot inc.
- Construction: Shanghai KUI SPACE Architectural Ornament Engineering Co., Ltd.
- Total Floor Area: 300M2+Loft expansion140M2=total;440M2
- Design Period: Nov.2016 – Jan.2017
- Construction Period: Jan.2017 – 27 May.2017