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Toy Library and Offices in Barcelona, Spain by Taller 9s Arquitectes

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Article source: Taller 9s Arquitectes

Recycling city.
An obsolete ‘corner’ of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter is recycled, to transform an existing disused building into a public building that profit from the potential of the site to generate urbanity.

Liberating the Gothic bell tower.
With the demolition of part of the existing building it is retrieved the Gothic bell tower of the church of Santa Maria del Pi, freeing it from the current tensions and creating a patio at its feet, future access to the interior of the urban block.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula Sardà 

  • Architects: Taller 9s Arquitectes
  • Project: Toy Library and Offices in existing building
  • Location: Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)
  • Photography: Adrià Goula Sardà
  • Completion date: 2010
  • Designers: Taller 9s Arquitectes (Oriol Cusidó & Irene Marzo, architects)
  • Size: 1.055 m2

Office Under the Garden in Innsbruck, Austria by Architekt Daniel Fügenschuh ZT GmbH

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Article source: Architekt Daniel Fügenschuh ZT GmbH

A work live studio was first set up as an architect’s office for himself in 2005 when Daniel Fügenschuh converted a townhouse from 1914 in Innsbruck. Over the years the office space became too small and he decided to expand his office by placing a new built office in the underground of the townhouses’ garden. After completion the garden was laid on top again.

Image Courtesy © Christian Flatscher 

  • Architects: Architekt Daniel Fügenschuh ZT GmbH
  • Project: Office Under the Garden
  • Location: Innsbruck, Austria
  • Photography: Christian Flatscher
  • Architect: Daniel Fügenschuh 
  • Mechanical engineer: Drexel + Weiss 
  • Structural engineer: Alfred Brunnsteiner 
  • Light planner: Ferdinand Höllrigl 
  • Completed: 2008 
  • floor space: 305 m²
  • Software used: AutoCAD

FEDA Headquarters: Confederation of Employers in Albacete, Spain by Cor & Asociados

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: Cor & Asociados

The Confederation of Employers of Albacete (FEDA) is a nonprofit organization representing and supporting the business network in the Region. Due to the evolution of its activities and growth of services, the organization raised the idea of bringing together in a sole building all the installations that were scattered throughout the city of Albacete. This idea was the seed of this project.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos 

  • Architects: Cor & Asociados
  • Project: FEDA Headquarters: Confederation of Employers
  • Location: Albacete, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos 
  • Photo  Construction: Luisa Martí
  • Client: Confederación de Empresarios de Albacete Feda   
  • Status: Completed 
  • Colaborators: Mar Melgarejo Torralba and Ayara Mendo Pérez (Conceptual design); Rubén Perea Ibáñez, Oscar Carpio Rodríguez and Juan M. Sánchez Guitiérrez (Constraction’s project phase); José Verdú Montesionos (Building Eng.); Soledad Rodríguez Capuano (Model); José M. Noguera Pardo (3D views)
  • Use: Office, conferences, meeting, education. 
  • Site: Albacete, España.  39º 00’ 25.49” N 1º 51’ 32.22” W
  • Area: 4.375 m2 
  • Cost: 3.149.842 € (excluding V.A.T.)

Arena Office in Madrid, Spain by CUAC Arquitectura

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: CUAC Arquitectura

The difficulty of defining a physical stable environment before the devastating dynamics of the managerial expansion of ARENA MEDIA company led us to turning the architecture into a phenomenon, providing it with the aptitude to appear, to transform and to be eliminated. The Agencia de Medios Arena Media Communications in Madrid decided to carry out the reform of its offices with an objective double: to maximize the space to shelter a major number of employees and to establish a new commercial image towards the clients and mass media.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: CUAC Arquitectura
  • Project: Arena Office
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Callejas
  • Architects: CUAC arquitectura (Javier Castellano Pulido/Tomás García Píriz)  
  • Collaborators: Francisco Puga Ortiz 
  • Constructor: Aguirre Obras y Construcciones S.L. 
  • Promotor: Arena Media Communications España S.A.
  • Installations:Juan M. Fernández 
  • Materials: Matacrilato/ Metal/ Plastic Translucent Membrane/ Glass/ Wood /(laque/ White Oiled)

Nanjing Road Mixed Use Area in Qingdao, China by RTA-Office

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: RTA-Office

The 200.000 square meters complex aims to create a new and contemporary urban space. We have distributed the volumes on the parcel in order to get at the same time both an open public space and an intimate one. The many passages through the project offer walk paths for resident and visitors. The mixed-use project occupies an entire block of the city of Qingdao.

Image Courtesy RTA-Office 

  • Architects: RTA-Office
  • Project: Nanjing Road Mixed Use Area
  • Location: Qingdao, China
  • Plot area: 26.810 m2
  • Total construction area: 210.700 m
  • Project: 2012
  • Completion Date: in progress
  • Landscape Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office in collaboration with Tengyuan Design Institute Co. (Qingdao)
  • Architecture Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office in collaboration with Tengyuan Design Institute Co. (Qingdao)
  • Interior Design: Santiago Parramón, RTA-Office in collaboration with Tengyuan Design Institute Co. (Qingdao)
  • Client: Zhong Lian

Atrium Gerland in Lyon, France by DCB International developer & Soho Architecture

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Article source: DCB International developer & Soho Architecture

Atrium Gerland is located on the south side of Lyon, not far from the Rhone river. The neighborhood is an old industrial site in full change. New office buildings and housing projects are giving a whole new aspect of this part of the city. The land site is located at a crossroad, not far from a subway station and bus stops. The building is entirely occupied by one user : the régional unemployment office (Pole Emploi).

Image Courtesy © Pierre Le Chatelier

  • Architects: DCB International developer & Soho Architecture
  • Project: Atrium Gerland
  • Location: Lyon, France

Qube in Amsterdam, Netherlands by NL Architects

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

Qube is a commission for an office building in Amsterdam. Qube is part of a development called IJpunt by G&S Vastgoed. IJpunt will consist of four blocks designed by Claus en Kaan, Dedato, MVSA and NL A.

The site is truly unique: the most western corner of the Minervahaven, overlooking the Mercuriushaven and the river IJ. Well connected to both the city center as the rest of the world, both by car, public transport and bike.

Image Courtesy NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Qube
  • Location: IJpunt, Minervahaven, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nl Architects: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter Van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Team: Arne Van Wees With: Giulia Pastore, Gen Yamamoto, Gert Jan Machiels
  • Qube: Office Building, Ijpunt,Minervahaven, Amsterdam 2012 – 201?
  • Client: G&S Vastgoed
  • Size: Gross Floor Area 6560m², Net Floor Area 5940m², Plot 2430m²
  • Structural Engineers: Van Der Vorm
  • Installations: Wichers & Dreef
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino 3D, 3dS Max, Adobe Illustrator


Playmaker/PDV01 in Rome, Italy by DRA&U

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Article source: DRA&U


The project area is located near Rome in the Castelli Romani Park. Prior to our intervention, in the project area there was an old shed, abandoned for over 15 years  was made of tuff bricks and it had a roof in Eternit. Before starting the construction of the new building was necessary to proceed with the work of land reclamation. In this way we were sure to realized a building in a safe place.

Image Courtesy © Fabio Paperetti 

  • Architects: DRA&U
  • Project: Playmaker/PDV01
  • Location: Marino, Rome, Italy
  • Photography: Fabio Paperetti
  • Client: Playmaker srl
  • Tipology: Office | Showroom
  • Date of completion: 2012
  • Team Project: Giorgio Pini, Simone Luciani, Livia Campana
  • Structural Engineering: Giuseppe Picchi
  • Executive Project: Annapina Di Filippo
  • Geodesic Engineering: Simone Luciani, Yana Ivanova
  • Geodesic Structure: Devoto S.p.a.
  • Lighting Design: Cannata & Partners


Art Pavilion in Zeewolde, Netherlands by René van Zuuk Architects bv

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Article source: René van Zuuk Architects bv

The ‘art-track Zeewolde’ is a seven kilometer route passing through an open-air exhibition of high-quality sculptural art. This sculpture park flows out into a pond that is surrounded by green slopes. In this pond the art pavilion The Imagination is located.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters 

  • Architects: René van Zuuk Architects bv
  • Project: Art Pavilion
  • Location: De Verbeelding 25, Zeewolde, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Client: Foundation – De Verbeelding – art landscape nature
  • Program: Exhibition space, offices
  • Office: René van Zuuk Architects b.v., Almere  / NL
  • Design: René van Zuuk
  • Structural Engineer: Van de Laar, Eindhoven  / NL
  • Building Contractor: Kingma Bouw, Lelystad / NL
  • Site area: 650 m²
  • Floor area: 350 m²
  • Built-up area: 375 m²
  • Cubage: 1.315m³
  • Start of planning: 1997
  • Start of construction: 2000
  • Completion: 2001
  • Building costs: € 400.000,–

WAZ Media Office in Essen, Germany by AllesWirdGut Architektur

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Article source: AllesWirdGut Architektur

The Austrian architectural office AllesWirdGut starts the new year in a big way: AllesWirdGut were commissioned to build the corporate headquarters of the international WAZ Media Group—best known in Austria a the co-owner of the leading local tabloid “Kronenzeitung”—at their corporate home base in Essen, Germany.

Image Courtesy AllesWirdGut Architektur


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