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ajando Next Level CRM in Mannheim, Germany by Peter Stasek Architects + Loftwerk Karlsruhe

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Article source: Peter Stasek Architects + Loftwerk Karlsruhe

A very unusual loft is being created in the Mannheim harbor district. A very unusual loft has been created in the Mannheim harbor district. The complete ajando team will live and work there starting in January 2013. The internationally renowned architect Peter Stasek and the loftwerk architect office located in Karlsruhe are behind the corporate architecture concept of the loft. It was inspired by the quantum physics of Wheeler, the architecture of Josef M. Hoffmann and, of course, the information expertise of ajando.

Image Courtesy © Claus Morgenstern 

Yandex Saint Petersburg 3 in Russia by za bor architects

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Article source: za bor architects

The client, Yandex corporation, wanted to see this project as an office which would complement the already existing offices of the company located in Benois Business Centre. Accordingly, it is the second stage of offices on the 5th floor which was completed in 2012, and the first office on the 4th floor which was introduced into service in 2008. The mentioned office is located on the 4th floor, and the task was to connect it with the first stage office which has been in operation for a long time already.

Image Courtesy © NPS Tchoban Voss 

  • Architects: za bor architects
  • Project: Yandex Saint Petersburg 3
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Photography: NPS Tchoban Voss & Stas Medvedev
  • Architecture: Peter Zaytsev and Arseniy Borisenko / za bor architects
  • Planning: 02.2012 – 03.2012
  • Construction: 05.2012 – 09.2012
  • Floor: Armstrong, InterfaceFlor.
  • Furniture: Herman Miller, Walter Knoll
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, 3dS Max

Autodesk’s New Office in Milan, Italy by Goring & Straja Studio

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Article source: Goring & Straja Studio

The exterior of the project in dialogue with the interior.
The architectural context has influenced the design of interior spaces in two ways: positively and negatively; the building it is not exactly an office building, quite the opposite, because there are no requirements such as flexibility and efficiency. So, we found in the site unusual features in 99% of the offices. I mean double-height spaces, or plan without large rectangular areas and depth, that could suggest us some different lay out.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly 

  • Architects: Goring & Straja Studio
  • Project: Autodesk. New Office
  • Location: Via Tortona 37, Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Luc Boegly
  • Architect: André Straja
  • Project Team: Giacomo Sicuro, Simone Marchiorato, Stefan Davidovici, Camilla Guerritore, Elisa Mori, Naohisa Hosoo, John North.
  • For Leed Process: Theresia Kurnadi
  • Client: Autodesk
  • Date of occupancy: 26th of March 2012
  • Gross square footage: 850 sqm
  • Contractor: Tétris Design & Build
  • Project manager: Jones Lang Lasalle
  • Consultants: MEP engineers: Varese controlli, LEED Commisioning: Greenwich
  • Key materials (type/brand): handmade Venetian plaster, cement, wood, glass, ancient tools for technical drawing (details)
  • Software used: Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design, AutoCAD®
  • Awards/certifications: LEED® Gold for Commercial Interiors

REM Island in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Concrete Architectural Associates

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Article source: Concrete Architectural Associates 

The program consists of an office function on the first deck and a restaurant on deck two and three, an extra story has been created spreading the restaurant over two floors. At 25 meters height, a large public terrace is situated on the roof with a fantastic 360-degree view. The distinctive red and white-checkered building rests on 12-meter high columns and has been placed 15 meters of shore. A steel footbridge leads up to the building, first running beneath the island and then guiding you through the enormous steel construction.

Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers for Concrete 

  • Architects: Concrete Architectural Associates
  • Project: REM Island
  • Location: Houthaven, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Ewout Huibers, Jim Ellam
  • Client: De Principaal Amsterdam
  • Program:
    Deck 1: 265 m2 office function
    Deck 2 & 3: 396 m2 restaurant
    Deck 4: sunterrace
  • Project Team: Erikjan Vermeulen, Rob Wagemans, Wouter Slot, Jolijn Valk, Bram de Maat
  • Interior Design: Nick van Loon
  • Structurele Engineer: ABT Delft
  • Contractor: Heuvelman-ibis bv
  • Start on twerp: Juni 2007
  • Oplevering: Mei 2011

Google Tel Aviv in Israel by Camenzind Evolution

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Article source: Camenzind Evolution

At the end of December 2012, Google Israel has opened its spectacular new 8’000 m2 offices in Tel Aviv for their ever growing teams of engineers, sales and marketing. Designed by Swiss Design Team Camenzind Evolution, in collaboration with Israeli Design Teams Setter Architects and Studio Yaron Tal, the new Google office now occupies 8 floors in the prestigious Electra Tower in Central Tel Aviv, with breath taking views across the whole city and the sea.

Image Courtesy © Itay Sikolski 

  • Architects: Camenzind Evolution
  • Project: Google Tel Aviv
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Itay Sikolski
  • Floor Area: 8’000 m2
  • Completion: End of December 2012
  • Number of Workstations: 490

Hartenaugasse Office Building in Styria, Austria by Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner ZT GmbH

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Article source: Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner ZT GmbH

For an architect, the task of giving a manor house a new purpose and function is of course a fascinating, yet also complex, challenge. Villas such as Hartenaugasse 6 rank at the very top of the range of desirable residences. Yet the shape of living space today has changed altogether fundamentally in comparison with the ideas prevailing at the time the villas were designed. This accounts for the fact that many of these buildings are put to other uses today.

Image Courtesy Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner ZT GmbH 

  • Architects: Ernst Giselbrecht + Partner ZT GmbH
  • Project: Hartenaugasse Office Building
  • Location: Hartenaugasse, 8010 Graz, Styria, Austria
  • Client: Wegraz GmbH
  • Project team:
    Project manager: DI Martin Mittermayr
    Collaborators: DI Robert Strempfl, Ing. Johannes Eisenberger
  • Technical consultants:
    Structural: Vatter&Partner ZT GmbH, 8200 Gleisdorf
    Mechanical services: TB Hammer GmbH, 8054Graz
    Electrical: TB Klauss GmbH, 8054 Graz
    Construction physics: Dr. Pfeiler ZT GmbH, 8010 Graz
  • Contractors:
    Main contractor: Lederer-Grabner BauGmbH, 8055 Graz
    Facade / Metalwork: Ferroglas GmbH, 4063 Hörsching
    Facade: SFL GmbH, 8152 Stallhofen
    Metalwork: Metallbau Hirt, 8230 Grafendorf
  • Competition:
    Design & documentation: Spring 2003 – Spring 2010
    Start of construction: May 2010
    Completion: April 2011
  • Technical data:
    Net area: ~ 1.275 m² (NF 1.010 m², FF 50 m², VF 215 m²)
    Total floor area: ca. 1.800 m²
    Cubage: ca. 6.100 m³

Shoffice in London, UK by Platform 5 Architects

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Platform 5 Architects

‘Shoffice’ (shed + office) is a garden pavilion containing a small office alongside garden storage space located to the rear of a1950’s terraced house in St John’s Wood. The brief required the shoffice to be conceived of as a sculptural object that flowed into the garden space.

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography 

  • Architects: Platform 5 Architects
  • Project: Shoffice
  • Location: St. John’s Wood, Westminster, London, UK
  • Photography: Alan Williams Photography
  • Structural Engineer: Morph Structures
  • Contractor: Millimetre

Bularnia in Krakow, Poland by BudCud

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Article source: BudCud

Bularnia is an honest, functional office space on the ground floor of postindustrial building on the outskirts of Cracov. The goal was to introduce more natural light to dark and overpowering interior. This move redefined new proportions of space and optically enlarged narrow and low room. What’s more, light and transparent finishing materials, such as glass, delicate steel mesh and perforated boards were used to emphasize the openness of new office space.

Image Courtesy © Kamila Kozińska 

  • Architects: BudCud
  • Project: Bularnia
  • Location: ul. Bularnia 5, 31-222 Kraków, Poland
  • Photography: Kamila Kozińska (1-3, 5-11), Agata Kadenacy (4,12)
  • Authors: BudCud ( Mateusz Adamczyk, Agata Woźniczka), Maria Schoen
  • Function: office space – accounting
  • Client: ASPEN S.A.
  • Usable area: 175 m2
  • Volume: 533 m3
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Completed: 2012
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, SketchUp, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as physical models.

CZ Insurance Headquarters in Tilburg, Netherlands by Barcode Architects and Habiter Autrement

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Article source: Barcode Architects

BARCODE Architects completes the first redevelopment phase of CZ insurance headquarters. CZ approached BARCODE Architects with the question to drastically transform the interior of their headquarters in Tilburg so that new ways of working with more opportunities for communication and knowledge sharing could emerge.

Image Courtesy Barcode Architects

  • Architects: Barcode Architects and Habiter Autrement
  • Project: CZ Insurance Headquarters
  • Location: Tilburg, Netherlands
  • Stage: Realised
  • Client: CZ
  • Area: 2000m2

CDS Offices in Tokyo, Japan by BAKOKO Architects

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Article source: BAKOKO Architects

Designing he Tokyo office of multinational recruitment specialists CDS was an opportunity to renew and maximize the value of their existing two-story premises. After appraising a full range of space use options, BAKOKO transformed the second floor into an efficient and modern workplace with a sleek and attractive facility for meetings and interviews below. The project was phased across the various floors of the building to mitigate disruption to the company’s day-to-day operations.

Image Courtesy BAKOKO Architects

  • Architects: BAKOKO Architects
  • Project: CDS Offices
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Software used: Sketchup and Draftsite
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