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Office AST 77 + Apartment in Tienen, Belgium by AST 77

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Article source: AST 77

Back in 2006, architect engineer Peter Van Impe  was searching for a place to accomodate his newly founded architects and engineers office, AST 77 architects and engineers office. He stumbled upon a post-war townhouse located at the edge of the city park of Tienen. After some research this lot, of just 60 square meters, turned out to be suited for construction. Although others never considered this small piece of land to be a usable building lot, Peter transformed it into a spacious house/office by upholding the less is more principle.

Image Courtesy © Jan Liegeois

  • Architects: AST 77
  • Project: Office AST 77 + Apartment
  • Location: Tienen, Belgium
  • Photography: Steven Massart, Separate Reality, Jan Liegeois, Yvan De Saedeleer, Liesbet Goetschalckx, Marcel Van Coile
  • Name client: AST 77 bvba
  • Name Contractors: Kris Hermans, Makke dakwerken, Hobbygro, Roelants Glas, Schiffeleers-Glas, Ronny Marteaux, Taes Keukens, Dirk Andries, Fraeyman bvba, Fremosia Parket, Toca bvba \
  • Name architect: Arch.- ing. Peter Van Impe 
  • Name engineer: Arch.- ing. Peter Van Impe, ir. arch. Bart Gullentops
  • Name safety coordinator: Arch. ing. Koen Laurijssens
  • Name energy consultant: ing. Gert Vanderlinden

Galaxy Soho in Beijing, China by Zaha Hadid

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Article source: Zaha Hadid

The Galaxy SOHO project in central Beijing for SOHO China is a 330 000m2 office, retail and entertainment complex that will become an integral part of the living city, inspired by the grand scale of Beijing. Its architecture is a composition of four continuous, flowing volumes that are set apart, fused or linked by stretched bridges. These volumes adapt to each other in all directions, generating a panoramic architecture without corners or abrupt transitions that break the fluidity of its formal composition.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid
  • Project: Galaxy Soho
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project Director, Associate: Satoshi Ohashi
  • Associate: Cristiano Ceccato
  • Project Architect: Yoshi Uchiyama
  • Photographers: Hufton + Crow, Iwan Baan
  • Client: SOHO China
  • Program: Mixed-use Commercial Building (Office & Retail)


Hudson in San Pedro Garza García, México by FACTOR: RECURSO

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: FACTOR: RECURSO

San Pedro Garza Garcia is a center of economic progress and of important entrepreneur culture in the state of Nuevo Leon. Its privileged geographical location has provided its habitants with the necessary resources for maintaining their quality of life.

Image Courtesy Carlos Rodríguez Garrido

  • Architects: FACTOR: RECURSO
  • Project: Hudson
  • Location: San Pedro Garza García, México
  • Project: Office and Commercial Building HUDSON
  • Built area: 1050 m²
  • Materials: Brick, Concrete and Glass.
  • Photographer: Carlos Rodríguez Garrido


Offices for Consejo Consultivo Castilla León in Zamora, Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Article source: Alberto 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

  • Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Project: Offices for Consejo Consultivo Castilla León
  • Location: Obispo Manso, 1. Zamora, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Callejas Sevilla
  • Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza, Pablo Fernández Lorenzo, Pablo Redondo Díez, Alfonso González Gaisán,         Francisco Blanco Velasco
  • Client: Junta de Castilla y León. Consejería de Hacienda
  • Timing:
    Competition: 2004
    Project: 2006
    Construction: 2008-2012
  • Area: 12.100 m
  • 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
  • Cuantity surveyor: Juan José Bueno Crespo
  • Glass consultant: José Pablo Calvo Busello
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Techshed in Foster City, CA by Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Garcia Tamjidi Architecture Design

A home improvement marketplace technology company, this open and collaborative work environment was designed with a balance of open office work benches, and spaces for meetings, meditation, play and private phone calls. A gated area with lockers for personal storage encourages bicycle commuting and use of the Bay Trail along the edge of the San Francisco Bay. Techshed’s brand is expressed with an impactful punch of brand color and in the form of the plywood sheds that house meeting and meditation rooms. An open Café with a robust audio visual system doubles as an all hands meeting and presentation space.

Image Courtesy Joe Fletcher Photography


MAIO Studio in Barcelona, Spain by MAIO

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: MAIO

The project, designed by architects Anna Puigjaner and Guillermo Lopez, members of MAIO design team, involves the conversion of a space that formerly housed a washing place into an open studio for professionals from different fields of architecture and design.

Image Courtesy MAIO

  • Architects: MAIO
  • Project: MAIO Studio
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain


Takeo Kikuchi Store in Shibuya, Tokyo by Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects

When we were commissioned to design this store, it was a year after the Great Tohoku Earthquake. From experiencing such great disaster we realized the importance of communication in communities, and began to question the present situation of retail stores that are typically glass-clad buildings with no operable windows, where no interaction between street and store would happen.

Image Courtesy © Nacása&Partners Inc

  • Architects: Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects
  • Project: Takeo Kikuchi Store in Shibuya
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacása&Partners Inc
  • Usage:Shop and Office
  • Building Design:Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects, Takenaka Corporation
  • Construction:Takenaka Corporation(building), NOMURA Co.,Ltd.(interior)
  • Design: So Hashizume(sign), SOLSO(planting)
  • Site Area: 248.22 m²
  • Building Area: 198.96 m²
  • Total floor area : 397.92 m²(1F+2F)
  • Floors:1F 2F
  • Structure:steel
  • Completion:11/2012

NSPI – Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters in Canada by WZMH Architects

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: WZMH Architects

The project is located on a 5-acre site at the southern end of the Halifax downtown waterfront with access from Lower Water Street. The site steps down approximately 7.5m from Lower Water Street to the harbour, east of the site. To the south there has been significant redevelopment of some of existing harbour buildings including the NASCAT, and Pier 21. To the north and west vacant lots exist that will be subject to future development.

Image Courtesy © Greg Richardson

  • Architects: WZMH Architects
  • Project: NSPI – Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters
  • Location: Canada
  • Photography: RPM Productions, Tom Arban, Greg Richardson
  • Building area: 193 000 ft²
  • Construction cost: $49 Million
  • Date completed: Anticipated completion – April 2011
  • Client name: NSPI – Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters
  • Architect team members: Jay Bigelow, Carl Blanchaer, John White, Harrison Chan, Arnaldo Zaragoza, Jee-Young Kang, Han Tang, Grace El-Khoury, Max Veneracion, Ronald Baga, Ken Price, Janet Nowakowski
  • Structural Engineer: BMR Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineer: M & R Engineering Limited
  • Electrical Engineer: M & R Engineering Limited
  • Landscape Architect: Gordon Ratcliffe Landscape Architects
  • Interiors: Figure3
  • Contractor: Aecon Atlantic Group
  • Other Specialist Consultants: LEED Specialist – Enermodal Engineering

Office in Forest in Mie prefecture in Japan by SUGAWARADAISUKE

Thursday, January 10th, 2013


This the head office project at Matsuzaka, Mie prefecture in Japan. The project‘s target is not on the value of the object view in respect to sculptural appearance of the building , but rather on the value of the environmental view with body experience.

Image Courtesy Takeshi Nakasa / Nacása & Partners Inc.

  • Project: Office in Forest / Aquaplannet headquarters building
  • Location: Matsuzaka City, Mie Pref., Japan
  • Concept Design: SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Schematic Design: SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Design Development: SUGAWARADAISUKE + KITAMURAGUMI Corporation
  • Construction: KITAMURAGUMI Corporation
  • Principal use: office
  • Structure: Steel flame
  • Site area: 1193.30 sqm
  • Building area: 356.44sqm
  • Floor area: 348.01 sqm
  • Height: 3,900 mm
  • Number of stories: +1
  • Design Period: Aug. 2010 – May 2011
  • Construction Period: June 2011 – Dec. 2011
  • Photographer: Takeshi Nakasa / Nacása & Partners Inc.


Et Centre Culturel à Nantes in France by Tetrarc Architects

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Article source: Tetrarc Architects

Program_ Design an equipment dedicated to con-temporary and emerging music, assembling together 2 performing show halls (1200, 400 places), 16 re-cording and training studios, spaces for digital exper-imentation, offices, and welcoming public spaces.

Image Courtesy Stéphane Chalmeau

  • Architects: Tetrarc Architects
  • Project: Et Centre Culturel à Nantes
  • Location: Nantes, France
  • Traductor: Matthieu Blanche
  • Competition: 2005
  • Study: 2005-08
  • Completion: September 2011
  • Photographer: Stéphane Chalmeau
  • Building surface: 7222 m2 SHON


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