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Red Rock HQ in Sydney, Australia by Rolf Ockert Design

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Article source: Rolf Ockert Design

Design Statement

In 2011 we were approached by a client we had built a house for to design the new office for his company. In his opinion the house we had designed for him is still “the best house in the world” and he expected nothing less for his new office fit out. Indeed the only design brief other than the number of workstations to be accommodated was that it had to be “funky”.

Image Courtesy © Rolf Ockert Design

VIGOSS Textile – Showroom and Design Office in Istanbul, Turkey by Zemberek Design Office

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: Zemberek Design Office

By reason of cooperation between two major textile companies, the necessity  of a new design office with additional showroom for guest designer team is revealed in existing manufacturing building of the host company. Approach of the architectural team, according to the demand was,  creating a perception of “non-belonging” in the space, to highlight the difference between existing function and the new one, also maintaining the balance, between; using the attractive and colorful interior workspace as a showcase, and preserving the privacy of the designers. Another demand  that shapes the concept was  a multi-functional area which serves as a design office and a showroom.

Architectural team aimed to meet all demands with a single shell.

Image Courtesy © Şafak Emrence

  • Architects: Zemberek Design Office
  • Project: VIGOSS Textile – Showroom and Design Office
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Şafak Emrence
  • Design Team: Başak Emrence, Şafak Emrence, Başak Bakkaloğlu
  • Project Area: 500 m²
  • Client: VIGOSS Textile
  • Design Date: 2012
  • Construction Date: 2012
  • Software used: Zwcad and Google Sketchup

Skype HQ in California by Design Blitz

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Article source: Design Blitz

Skype’s primary goal was to create a world-class o”ce that would di!erentiate them from their Bay Area competitors in the recruitment of talent. Their new space not only had to be a design statement that reflected their modern but fun personality, but it also had to meet very specific acoustic requirements to support the company’s extensive use of AV. Skype hired Design Blitz architects to design their new North American headquarters on an aggressive budget and schedule. Despite being one of several new o”ces that year for Skype, the completed project ultimately became the standard for the international communications company and also achieved LEED Silver certification.

Image Courtesy © Ho!manChrisman & Matthew Millman

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: Skype HQ
  • Location: Palo Alto, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Ho!manChrisman & Matthew Millman
  • Size: 54,000 SF
  • Completion: 2010
  • Software used: Revit and Sketchup

PRESIDENT PLACE in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam by HB Design

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Article source: HB Design

From the initial concept, President Place has been designed to create an exceptional balance between work, life and the environment. Pursuing LEED Certification, this eco-friendly, boutique and modern work space has been designed to the highest specification and with uninterrupted views of inner city parklands and a wide range of amenities on your doorstep; this development truly has a Grade A location. President Place is now Ho Chi Minh City’s must-have address.

This project has been awarded a LEED Gold Certification. It’s the only project in Ho Chi Minh City to have garnered this prestigious green award.

Image Courtesy © HB Design

  • Architects: HB Design
  • Project: PRESIDENT PLACE
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Client: Sapphire
  • Floor Area: 11,475 square metres
  • Status: Completed 2013

DIOMEDA in Cancún, Mexico by SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects

The project is located in the pent-house of Diomeda building, in the commercial area of Puerto Cancun. Through an organic design of  curved lines, the travel takes us to the different spaces, always oriented to the surrounding views of the development, of the hotel zone and the Caribbean.

Image Courtesy © Maribel Garzon

  • Architects: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects
  • Project: DIOMEDA
  • Location: Cancún, Mexico
  • Photography: Maribel Garzon
  • Project leader: Sergio Orduña Chapoy
  • Building contractor: construcan
  • Lighting designer: ERGODI
  • Robotic project: smartec
  • Furniture and work stations: Herman Miller
  • Aluminum panel: alpolic, aludaissa
  • YEAR: 2013
  • Software used: SKETCHUP, 3DMAX, V-RAY

Castrol office in Paveletskaya Plaza business center, Moscow, Russia by za bor architects

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: za bor architects

Castrol is a global brand and leading manufacturer of engine oils and greases. This British company is a part of BP group of companies. Nevertheless it’s famous for strict corporate style, it was definitely expressive and bright decisions of za bor architects that were chosen for the project of expansion and renovation of Castrol office inMoscow. Architects managed to implement the famous Castrol’s tagline: «It’s more than just oil. It’s liquid engineering» into the office space. Namely the idea of liquidity, versatile fluid – oil – was taken as a basis for this office conception. Though, shallowness, which is indicative for liquids, gave way for curved dynamic objects, distinctive for za bor architects projects.

Image Courtesy © Peter Zaytsev

  • Architects: za bor architects
  • Project: Castrol office
  • Location: Paveletskaya Plaza business center, Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Peter Zaytsev
  • Client: Castrol
  • Project management: Mott MacDonald
  • General Contractor: Altaca
  • Engineering solution: Mott MacDonald, Altaca, za bor architects
  • Furniture: Martela
  • Glass partition: Nayada
  • Reception desk: Akrilika
  • Floor: Interface FLOR
  • Floor area: 2025 sqm
  • Project time: 2011-2012
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and 3Ds Max

CRODA in México D.F. by usoarquitectura

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Article source: usoarquitectura

The project for the redesign of Croda offices – an international company specialized in the production of chemical products with natural origins – was an interesting process in which architects Gabriel Salazar and Fernando Castañón were involved with the client to change, not only the space, but the way they work. Important modifications had to be done in the same space to generate a new environment.

Image Courtesy © Héctor Armando Herrera

  • Architects: usoarquitectura 
  • Project: CRODA
  • Location: México D.F.
  • Photography: Héctor Armando Herrera
  • Asistants: Octavio Vásquez
  • Constructor: Atxk
  • Furniture: Knoll

A. H. McCoy Federal Office Building in Jackson, Mississippi by Schwartz/Silver Architects

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Article source: Schwartz/Silver Architects

Constructed as part of the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence program, Schwartz/Silver’s modernization of the A. H. McCoy Federal Building and new security pavilion has dramatically changed the urban landscape in Jackson, Mississippi. The architects took the opportunity to redefine the relationship between the city and the federal government at this site. The re-envisioned plaza provides a landscaped oasis in the city for the employees and visitors who utilize the building. And by reaching out towards the corner of the site, the invitingly scaled security pavilion creates a welcoming entry point for the building.

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer 

  • Architects: Schwartz/Silver Architects
  • Project: A. H. McCoy Federal Office Building
  • Location: Jackson, Mississippi, USA
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Awards:
    2010 GSA Honor Award in Urbanism I On the Boards
    2011 BIMforum Delivery Process Innovation Award
  • Client: General Services Administration
  • Program:  Re-plan 15 story tower to house federal agency tenants; complete building systems (MEP-FP) replacement; redesigned elevator lobbies and common spaces; accessibility upgrades; security upgrades; landscape; new security pavilion and public lobby; LEED Silver Certification.
  • Cost / Area: $60 million / 428,000 sf
  • Year: 2013

New holding offices Humanitas in Rozzano, Milan by Filippo Taidelli Architetto

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Filippo Taidelli Architetto

The project foresees the renovation of an existing building in disuse within the hospital complex of the Humanitas Institute in Rozzano (just outside of Milan) that will serve as the new headquarters and landmark symbol of the Humanitas group.
The volume presented itself as a parallelepiped structure balanced on the border of the existing building’s roof without a direct connection to the main building.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Taidelli Architetto

48 NCR on North Canal Road, in Singapore by WOHA

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Article source: WOHA

The project brief called for a new boutique office and the reconstruction of a pair of heritage-listed shophouses. WOHA was commissioned only after their demolition to reconstruct the shopfront (up to 7.5m depth) in accordance with Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority’s conservation and planning guidelines, and to design an entirely new, contemporary rear wing.

Front view of office block and conservation shophouse from urban park, Image Courtesy © Patrick Bingham-Hall

  • Architects: WOHA
  • Project: 48 NCR on North Canal Road
  • Location: 48 North Canal Road, Singapore
  • Photography: Patrick Bingham-Hall
  • Project Dates: Design Inception: Oct 2009, Start of Construction: Oct 2010, Completion/TOP: 18 Oct 2012
  • Project Cost: S$ 9.5 million
  • Project Size: Gross Floor Area: 1,370.04 sqm, Plot/Site Area: 326.20 sqm
  • Architects & Interior Design: WOHA
  • Project Team: Wong Mun Summ, Richard Hassell, Ang Chow Hwee, Daniel Fung, Dennis P. Formalejo, Christina Ong, Eric Barthole
  • Client: Maybank Kim Eng Properties Pte Ltd
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros
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