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Breeze in Setagaya, Tokyo by ARTechnic architects

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Article source: ARTechnic architects

A building that sits in mute repose, like an impassive signpost.

In seeking to realize such a building, which becomes part of the scenery around it, acting as part of the backdrop for passers-by, I felt that I needed to create an exterior that was distinct from the standard architectural lexicon.

Image Courtesy Nacasa & Partners Inc.

  • Architects: ARTechnic architects
  • Project: Breeze
  • Location: Setagaya, Tokyo
  • Architects: Kotaro Ide / ARTechnic architects
  • Assistants: Ruri Mitsuyasu・Tatsuya Orito        
  • Mechanical and Electrical design: Kotaro Ide ・Ruri Mitsuyasu/ ARTechnic architects
  • Structural engineer: Naomi Kitayama / NAO                            
  • Constructor: Hiroshi / Satohide                            
  • Client: Daizawa court                            
  • Principal use: Office, House
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete        
  • Foundation: Spread foundation        
  • Building scale: 3stories / Maximum height 9.9m
  • Site area: 915.84
  • Building area: 520.86 (building coverage ratio 56.88%  legal max.60%)
  • Total floor area: 1251.79 (floor area ratio 131.99%  legal max.150%)
  • Process of work: Design and construction management
  • period: January, 2010 to June, 2010
  • Construction period: January, 2011 toJune, 2012        
  • Site conditions: Residential area
  • Photographer: Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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I-WAY in Lyon, France by Cyrille Druart

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Article source: Cyrille Druart

Inaugurated in July 2008 in Lyon, France, I-WAY is an international first. This exclusive building is entirely dedicated to automobile simulations (simulator technology offering 6 degrees of freedom inspired by the aeronautics industry), providing the public with access for the first time to eighteen machines. Organised around 3 simulation zones (Formula 1, Endurance, Rally/Touring), the complex also includes numerous upscale areas for a global experience: fitness room, alcohol-free bar, bar/restaurant lounge with terraces, two conference rooms, meetings rooms and offices.

Image Courtesy Cyrille Druart

Renovation of a Financial Service Office in Philadelphia, PA by Davis Brody Bond / Spacesmith

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Article source: Spacesmith, LLP

“As part of an on-call agreement, a leading financial services provider (LFSP) enlisted Davis Brody Bond in partnership with Spacesmith to renovate and expand their 9,200 sf office into an adjacent 6,600 sf of space on the 16th floor of the Cira Center in the heart of downtown Philadelphia. This phased renovation was coordinated with LFSP’s design & construction team in NYC & their facilities team in Philadelphia & Wilmington. Established LFSP workplace, finish, IT, security and AV standards were incorporated.

Image Courtesy Spacesmith, LLP

  • Architects: Davis Brody Bond / Spacesmith, LLP
  • Project: Renovation of a Financial Service Office at Cira Center
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Barra & Barra Office in Piemonte, Italy by Damilano Studio Architects

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Damilano Studio Architects

The “Barra Barra & office” was born as an expression of the spirit of the company at your side that cares about the eco-energy saving and new philosophy and technologies in construction and business management.

Image Courtesy Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects:Damilanostudio Architects
  • Project: Barra & Barra Office
  • Location: Centallo (CN), Piemonte, Italy
  • Project team: DamilanostudioArchitects
  • Architect: Arch. Duilio Damilano
  • Typology:Office
  • Client: Barra & Barra srl
  • State Of Project:  X Completed  □  Under construction
  • Building Surveyor: Ing. Romina Barra
  • Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max

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Fournitures Sélect in Dorval, Canada By Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Article source: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement

Situated in an industrial sector near Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport and intersecting highways, this commercial building stands out for its efficient architecture, simple forms, and colourful envelope. Fournitures Sélect specializes in the sale, rental, and maintenance of equipment used in post-damage restoration; it also provides training on this equipment. The building includes a showroom, customer service counters, a classroom, offices, a repair workshop, and a warehouse.

Image Courtesy Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement
  • Project: Fournitures Select
  • Location: 1965, 55e avenue, Dorval, Canada
  • Partner in charge: Alexandre Blouin
  • Design team: Isabelle Beauchamp (Project Architect), Jonathan Trottier
  • Mechanical Engineer: L.L.E.C. Inc.
  • Electrical Engineer: ScotMa-Tech Inc.
  • Civil Engineer: TEKNIKA-HBA
  • Contractor: A.O.S. Construction Inc.
  • Lighting Design: Novus
  • Area: 13 400 pi2
  • Cost: 1,8 M$
  • Completion date: 2010
  • Photographer: Steve Montpetit

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Kane Offices in Brisbane, Australia by Marc&Co and Coarchitecture

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Marc&Co and Coarchitecture

When the continued growth of Kane Construction required a new Head Office for Queensland based projects, they asked several architectural firms to submit proposals, resulting with Marc&Cobeing awarded the task of leading them through this exciting journey from concept to completion.

Image Courtesy © Jon Linkins

  • Architects: Marc&Co and Coarchitecture
  • Project: Kane Offices
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Photography: Jon Linkins
  • Builder: Kane Constructions
  • Client: Kane Constructions
  • Completed: 2012
  • Area: 650sqm
  • Cladding: Precast concrete
  • Windows:  Aluminium with custom zinc reveals
  • Floors: Polished concrete, Interface Carpet, ,Comcork
  • Ceilings: Off form concrete, plasterboard
  • Work Stations: Custom made designed by Marc&Co
  • Chairs: Hay About a chair
  • Lights: Domo, Klik Systems
  • Software used: Documented in Microstation

New offices of the Botín Foundation in Madrid, Spain by MVN architects

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: MVN architects

The Botín Foundation has established its new offices in Madrid by choosing a 1920s industrial building by the architect Gonzalo Aguado, which was for years the Silversmith workshop of Luis Espuñes and more recently the Vinçon shop in Madrid.

The peculiarity of this building has given us the opportunity to create a referen­ce point. With this in mind, the new project attempts to retain the spirit of the original industrial character, in keeping with the same philosophy of the Foundation, which is a driving force for developing talent.

Image Courtesy Alfonso Quiroga

  • Architects: MVN architects
  • Project: New offices of the Botín Foundation in Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Client: Botín Foundation
  • Architects: Diego Varela de Ugarte and Emilio Medina Garcia, MVN architects
  • Collaborators: Alfonso García del Rey, Laura Sánchez, María Pascual and Alicia Castilla, architects
  • Technical architect: Maria Lamela Martin
  • Interior Design Consultant: Juan Luis Líbano
  • Consultants: Ingenor, Structural and Service engineers, Luis Vallejo Estudio de Paisajismo, Landscape designer
  • Project Manager: Santander Global Facilities
  • Contractor: Ferrovial
  • Photographer: Alfonso Quiroga
  • Final completion date: 2012
  • Construction period: 8 months
  • Gross Floor Area: 1.541,95 m2
  • Final contract sum: 1.784.000€
  • Software used:  Mainly Autodesk Revit Architecture and some Autocad

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Paga Todo in Mexico City by usoarquitectura

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: usoarquitectura

Space is the main factor that determines the interior design and operation of a company. The new corporate offices for Paga Todo presented a particular challenge because it was necessary to adapt to the clients demands and a 2,000 sq m area in a shopping center.

Image Courtesy Héctor Armando Herrera

  • Architects: usoarquitectura
  • Project: Paga Todo
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Designers names: Gabriel Salazar y Fernando Castañón
  • Project area: 2,000 sq m
  • Main materials: Drywall, glass, millwork and carpet tiles
  • Photography: Héctor Armando Herrera

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Administrative Center in Jesenice, Slovenia by Studio Kalamar

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Article source: Studio Kalamar

Jesenice Administrative Centre is part of the Ministry of Public Administration project which aims to combine all state administrative functions (administrative unit, tax administration, surveying and mapping authority, inspectors and examination centre) in a single building. The Centre is situated at a central location of Jesenice, next to the municipality building, directly addressing a large roundabout with a steel worker memorial at its centre.

Image Courtesy Miran Kambič & Studio Kalamar

  • Architects: Studio Kalamar
  • Project: Administrative Center Jesenice
  • Location: Jesenice, Slovenia
  • Architect: Andrej Kalamar, Studio Kalamar
  • Area: 2.980 m2
  • Client: Ministry of Public Administration
  • Type: office
  • Completed: 2012
  • Photographs: Miran Kambič & Studio Kalamar
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino

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EF Education New Office in Sao Paulo, Brazil by ST Arquitetura E Consultoria

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Article source: ST Arquitetura E Consultoria

The Swedish – founded education and student exchange multinational EF spent more than 2 years looking for a building that fulfilled all of its needs, which were: it had to be a single-user building with a space to attend the public and it had to maintain the youthful air of the Company. Besides this, the building had to be large enough to accommodate and unify different companies within the same group.

Image Courtesy ST Arquitetura E Consultoria

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