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Brasilian consulting office in Sao Paulo, Brazil by St Arquitetura e Consultoria

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Article source: St Arquitetura e Consultoria

The previous office this customer was in a wooded area in the Jardins neighborhood street in Sao Paulo. There the customer had a beautiful garden of Chinese bamboo, which the Chinese tradition (origin of Mr. Robert Wong), has some meanings such as: attracting prosperity and luck, enable energy, besides being strong and tough.

Image Courtesy © St Arquitetura e Consultoria

WALMART.COM OFFICE in Brazil by Estudio Guto Requena

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: Estudio Guto Requena

PRE-DESIGN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
The design for the Walmart.com Offices was derived from a research methodology developed by Estudio Guto Requena. Interviews and dynamic online exchanges with company employees were conducted to assess values , needs and expectations. Three principal focal points emerged from this process: digital culture, the Walmart.com brand and brasilidade (Brazilian identity). This research also informed the choice of colors, materials, forms, programing and design concepts.

Image Courtesy © Fran Parente

  • Architects: Estudio Guto Requena (Architect Guto Requena Development)
  • Project: WALMART.COM OFFICE
  • Location: Brazil
  • Design: 2012
  • Completed: May 2013
  • Total area: 6,400 m²
  • Development and co-designers: Architect Paulo de Camargo, Architect Lucas Ciciliato
  • Collaborator: Architect Tatiana Sakurai
  • Construction and construction documents: Uficcio Architecture and Engineering
  • Landscaping: Camila Opipari
  • Render: Lucas Corato
  • Office furniture: Bortolini

LF USA Womens Apparel Group in New York by Spacesmith

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Article source: Spacesmith

Since 2011, Spacesmith has been working with Li & Fung, a Hong Kong-based multinational company that is the recognized leader in the design, sourcing, and distribution of clothing and accessories for prominent retailers. This project consolidates all the LF USA women’s apparel brands – whose offices had been scattered around New York’s garment district – onto a single 100,000 SF floor of the Empire State Building.

Image Courtesy © DFB Sales

  • Architects: Spacesmith
  • Project: LF USA Womens Apparel Group
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: Paúl Rivera, Archphoto and DFB Sales
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Client Name: Li & Fung USA
  • Project Concept Start: October 2012
  • Project Completed: September 2013
  • Design Architect: B & Co. Design Architect BRANKO PAHOR
  • Client Representative: Gardiner & Theobald
  • Owner, Principal: JANE SMITH
  • Partner: MARC GORDON
  • Associate: AMBAR MARGARIDA
  • Project Manager: WILL WONG
  • Junior Designer: JAIME MASTROGIOVANNI, ALEXANDRA KORETSKI
  • MEP Engineer: Robert Derector Associates
  • AV Engineer: Robert Derector Telecommunications
  • LEED Consultant: Code Green Solutions
  • General Contractor: Icon Interiors, Inc.
  • Graphics & Signage: Coyle Graphics
  • Lighting Consultant: Lighting Workshop

Reforma Towers in Mexico City, Mexico by Richard Meier & Partners

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Article source: Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce their new project in Mexico City. The new Reforma Towers will become a dynamic mixed-use development composed of two towers with offices, a hotel, retail space, restaurants and a fitness center.

Mexico City represents one of the most important cultural and commercial centers in Latin America. As the city’s economy continues to thrive, it is Richard Meier & Partners intention to develop a project that is sensitive to the history of Mexico and its rich architectural legacy.

Image Courtesy © Richard Meier & Partners

  • Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
  • Project: Reforma Towers
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Design Principals: Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
  • Project Manager: Ringo Offermann
  • Project Architect: David Ricardo Davila
  • Project Team: Techan Abe, Kevin Browning, Amy DeDonato, John Jourden, Aung Thu Kyaw, Chris Layda, Christopher Lewis, Ian Lotto, Sharon Oh , Giorgio Villa, Sharon Oh, Giorgio Villa.
  • Associate Architect: DiametroArquitectos
  • Major Materials: Aluminum curtain wall, glass, white architectural concrete, pre-cast concrete panels
  • Program: Office, Hotel, Retail, Restaurant, Gym, Parking
  • Building Height Office Tower: 180m
  • Building Height Hotel Tower: 110m
  • Floor Area: 120,000m2 total, 101,500m2 above ground, 48,500 m2 office tower (Above 9th floor), 11,500 m2 hotel tower (Above 9th floor)

Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre in Philadelphia, PA by Foster + Partners

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Foster + Partners

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Liberty Property Trust (NYSE: LRY) announced today they will jointly develop the “Comcast Innovation and Technology Center” on the 1800 block of Arch Street in Center City Philadelphia. The proposed $1.2 billion 59-story, 1,121-foot tower will neighbor Comcast Center, Comcast Corporation’s global headquarters, and become a dedicated home for the company’s growing workforce of technologists, engineers, and software architects. The facility will also create a media center in the heart of the City by becoming home to the operations of local broadcast television stations NBC 10/WCAU and Telemundo 62/WWSI and offer space for local technology startups.

Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Comcast Innovation and Technology Centre
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
  • Client: Comcast, Liberty Property Trust
  • Design Team: David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, Nigel Dancey, Grant Brooker, Andy Bow, Russell Hales, James Barnes, Katy Roach, Dominik Hauser, Chris West, Chad Bishop, David Burton, Heidi Chi, William Gordon, Insub Lee, Yuan Hsin Lo, Andreas Peyerl, Alfredo Gonzalaez Pleguezuelos, Paola Nene Saktis, Eva Seo-Andersen, Rosy Subberwal, Theodoros Themistocleous, Sarah Wai, Emilio Ortiz Zaforas.
  • Collaborating Architect: Kendall Heaton Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Mechanical and ElectricalEngineers: Bala
  • Landscape Consultant: Olin Studio
  • Lighting Consultant: Susan Tillotson
  • LEED Consultant: Atelier Ten
  • Façade Consultant: Israel Berger + Associates
  • Main Contractor: Driscoll
  • Appointment: 2013
  • Construction Start: 2014
  • Projected Completion: 2017
  • Site Area: 62,410ft² (5,797.89m²)
  • Area (Gross): 1,799,244ft² (167,149m²)

Knoll Flagship Showroom, Offices, and Shop in New York City by Architecture Research Office

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Article source: Architecture Research Office

Knoll’s new offices, showroom, and shop occupy 50,000 square feet on four floors of a mid-century skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan. On the street level, a home design shop features end-grain oak flooring and layers color, textures, and drapery to create a warm residential environment. Full-height windows on the second floor broadcast the company’s brand to the street.

Image Courtesy © Elizabeth Felicella

  • Architects: Architecture Research Office 
  • Project: Knoll Flagship Showroom, Offices, and Shop
  • Location: New York City
  • Photography: Elizabeth Felicella
  • Graphic Design: Project Projects
  • Information Technology, Security: TM Technology Partners, Inc.
  • LEED Consultant: Watkins Architect 

Het Buro-De Bovenkamer in Rotterdam, Netherlands by Krill Architecture & Christian Müller Architects

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Article source: Krill Architecture & Christian Müller Architects

Het Buro/De Bovenkamer is a project specially developed and designed for young people. In the Bovenkamer 24 studio’s are realised, twelve of which for former drop-outs, getting a few hours of professional guidance a week, while the other studio’s are for young professionals, acting as role models. With 475m2 office space the Buro offers the possibility for easy start-up of small enterprises. The glazed corner will serve as a coffee corner, a meeting place for the youth, entrepreneurs from the Buro and people from the neighbourhood.

Image Courtesy © Jeroen Musch

  • Architects: Krill Architecture & Christian Müller Architects
  • Project: Het Buro-De Bovenkamer
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Jeroen Musch
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Open Office Excell and Creative Suite.
  • Contributors: Arnold de Bruin, Barbara Costatino, Raimonda Cibayte, PaulPeter Kuper, Magdalena Merchan, Jiri Serek, Elena Vicente
  • Programmatic concept: Het Observatorium, Greetje Hoitink en/and Krill architecture, met/with Hans Venhuizen, Michaela Stegerwald Architectuur, John van de Wetering Advies,
  • Design – Completion: 2010 – 2012
  • Client: Woonbron Ontwikkelbedrijf Rotterdam, Woonbron Delfshaven, Rotterdam
  • Directievoering: Joop van Eisden, Woonbron Ontwikkelbedrijf ism Harmen van de Wal en Christian Müller
  • Contractor: Van Wijnen, Stolwijk
  • Structural engineer: Adviesbureau Van Dijke BV, Alphen aan de Rijn
  • Installation engineer: Boonstoppel Engineering bv., Alblasserdam
  • Landscape architect: OR Else, Mark van der Bij, Amsterdam
  • Building costs: € 1.280.000 (inc. installations/building services)
  • Building costs per m2: € 924,00 (inc. installations/building services)
  • Gross floor area: 1385 m2
  • Lettable floor area: 1050 m2

331 Foothill Road Office & Retail in Beverly Hills, California by Ehrlich Architects

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Article source: Ehrlich Architects

This new city-owned, LEED Gold certified office building, is located at the intersection of the city’s industrial area and a burgeoning media office district. The four-story structure measures approximately 232’ x 95’, and consists of 73,000 gross square feet of program. The building will serve the City of Beverly Hills as well as the public and includes the City’s cable TV facilities and open office and retail space for lease.

The project is located within biking distance of two residential areas, Image Courtesy © RMA Photography

  • Architects: Ehrlich Architects
  • Project: 331 Foothill Road Office & Retail
  • Location: Beverly Hills, California
  • Photography: RMA Photography
  • Software used: 2009 Revit and 2009 AutoCad.

A mixed-use vertical city in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by OMA

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

Article source: OMA

De Rotterdam is conceived as a vertical city: three interconnected mixed-use towers accommodating offices, apartments, a hotel, conference facilities, shops, restaurants, and cafes. The project began in 1997. Construction started at the end of 2009, with completion in 2013.

Image Courtesy © Michel van de Kar

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: A mixed-use vertical city
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Michel van de Kar, Charlie Koolhaas, Ossip van Duivenbode, Philippe Ruault, OMA
  • Status: Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013
  • Clients: De Rotterdam CV, The Hague (Joint venture MAB, The Hague, OVG, Rotterdam)
  • Site: Former harbor waterfront between KPN tower and Cruise Terminal at Kop van Zuid
  • Program: Total 162,000m2: offices 72,000m2; 240 apartments 34,5000m2; hotel (278 rooms), congress, restaurant 19,000m2; retail, F&B 1,000m2; leisure 4,500m2; parking (approx. 650 vehicles) 31,000m2
  • Partners in charge: Rem Koolhaas, Reinier de Graaf, Ellen van Loon
  • Associate in charge: Kees van Casteren Team 1997–2001 (50% SD): Christina Beaumont, Stefan Bendiks, Frans Blok, Robert Cheoff, Bert Karel Deuten, Sharon Goren, Juan Guardetti, Jens Holm, Alex de Jong, Adam Kurdahl, Carolien Ligtenberg, Anna Little, Nuno Rosado, Saskia Simon, Johan de Wachter, Barbara Wolff.
  • Team 2007–08 (50% SD – building permit): Chantal Aquilina, Eva Dietrich, Anita Ernödi, Markus Frank, Jonah Gamblin, Clarisa Garcia-Fresco, Alex de Jong, Michel van de Kar, Christoph Michael, Elida Mosquera, Mauro Parravicini, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Raphael Pulido, Louise Sullivan, Olaf Turck, Manuel Villanueva, with: Chun Chiu, Duncan Flemington, Evangelos Kotsioris, Sören Martinussen, Nobuki Ogasahara, Theo Petrides, Benoit Schelstraete, Ian Schopa, Kyo Stockhaus, Joao Viera Costa, Luca Vigliero, Jussi Vuori, Jean-Paul Willemse.
  • Team 2009–13 (construction phase, interiors): Michel van de Kar (associate), Marlies Boterman, Christoph Michael, with: Katrien van Dijk, Nathalie Gozdziak, Sai Shu, Saskia Simon, Tomas Dirrix, Erik de Haan, Jue Qiu, Pal Trodahl.
  • Interiors hotel (2013): Saskia Simon, Marina Cogliani, Clive Hennessey, Yasuhito Hirose, Arminas Sadzevicius.

HIGHRISE OFFICE BUILDING by Rossetti Architects

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Rossetti Architects

Clear, effervescent + in-line with a risk-taking, entrepreneurial spirit was the client vision that inspired this eye-popping, yet sophisticated environment for the Rock Companies Executive Suite. ROSSETTI translated the “live, work, play” lifestyle into offices that are executive, yet don’t take themselves too seriously. This office interior ignited a downtown city’s resurgence, bringing life and energy into the once tired and gray city. The vibrant offices mimic the owner’s vision for the city; high-energy and elegant.  Dominate design inspirations include spaces that are clear, effervescent, and executed in eye-popping color and playful design elements.

Exterior of Detroit’s Compuware Building located in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. ROSSETTI was part of the original architecture team that designed the building in 2000 (completed 2003), Image Courtesy © Rossetti Architects

  • Architects: Rossetti Architects
  • Project: HIGHRISE OFFICE BUILDING
  • Software used: Illustrator, AutoCad and Revit
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