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Office Building for the Ministry of Interior in Madrid, Spain by Arquitectos Ayala

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Article source: Arquitectos Ayala

In a time of permanent changes, changes of use, technological changes or simply hierarchical changes, the most difficult challenge was to design a flexible modulated container.

Image Courtesy Arquitectos Ayala

  • Architects: Arquitectos Ayala
  • Project: Office Building for the Ministry of Interior
  • Location: Madrid, Spain

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Afip Headquarters in Pehuajó, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina by Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Article source: Alberto Varas  &  Asociados, arquitectos

New offices for a public institution had to be housed into an old existing structure. When placed inside a container that had been thought for different purposes it was an important condition to achieve  a flexible functionality for public offices that  would comply with   present  technology requirements  for this kind of use and still embody  the representational level of  public architecture that  was claimed by the theme .

Image Courtesy Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos

  • Architects: Alberto Varas & Asociados, arquitectos
  • Project: Afip Headquarters in Pehuajó
  • Location: Pehuajó, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project date: 2005
  • Construction date: 2006 / 2007

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Shipara in Bangalore, India by SDeG

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: SDeG

Shipara is a new office building tucked into a tight urban site with overbearing buildings on three sides. The front edge faces a lush park in liberating contrast. The programmatic functions are organized on alternating split levels. A circulation spiral orchestrates movement within the volume and links the various staff and management zones. Façade and roof apertures are strategically located to force natural light through, and swerve in different directions to capture defined views of foliage and tree-tops.

Image Courtesy © Clare Arni 

  • Architects: SDeG
  • Project: Shipara
  • Location: Bangalore, India
  • Built up area: 340 sq.m
  • Project year: 2011 – 2012
  • Design team: Sujit, Balaji
  • Project team: Sujit, Balaji, Gayathri, Anju, Darshan, Prabhakar, Ananya
  • Photographs: Clare Arni
  • Structural design: Eco Consultants
  • Contractor (Civil): JK Constructions

County Council in Zamora, Spain by G+F Arquitectos

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Article source: G+F Arquitectos

Not only should the new Council offices meet the determined requirements of use, but it also should help define one of the most compromising environments of the city, as Vitiato square- where the building is located- is a compulsory stop in the touristic tour around Zamora. The proposal designs the fourth façade of the square, completing the architectonic complex formed by the Encarnación Hospital to the North and the Ramos Carrion Theatre and the Condes de Alba y Aliste Palace to the South.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán, Joaquín Mosquera 

  • Architects: G+F Arquitectos
  • Project: County Council
  • Location: Viriato Square, Zamora, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán, Joaquín Mosquera
  • Team members: María Antonia Fernández Nieto, Pilar Peña Tarancón, Jesús García Herrero, Inés Patiño Meijide, Gonzalo Bárcenas Medina, Jesús Hernández Alonso, Francisco Martín Gil
  • Structural design: José María García del Monte
  • Systems design: Jorge Gallego Sánchez-Torija
  • Client: County Council of Zamora
  • Gross useable floor space: 2.803mq
  • Lot size: 636 mq
  • Start of work: 8th February, 2008
  • Completion of work: January 3rd, 2011
  • Builder: UTE CYN-YAÑEZ/ REARASA
  • Structure in: concrete
  • Floor: vinyl except for ground floor in limestone from Campaspero
  • Walls surfaces: Sandstone from Zamora

Livestrong Foundation in Austin, Texas, USA by Lake|Flato Architects

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Article source: Lake|Flato Architects

After 10 years of leasing space in a suburban office building, the Livestrong Foundation found its permanent home in the 1950s-era Gulf Coast Paper Co. (GPC) warehouse in East Austin, an under-served community in the process of revitalization.The adaptive reuse of the GCP warehouse transformed the concrete tilt-wall building to provide office space, meeting rooms, multi-use facilities, an in-house gym, an open-air courtyard, and parking for the staff of 62. Ongoing plans call for adding a community-based cancer-support program to provide direct services, with an emphasis on uninsured and under insured East Austin residents.

Image Courtesy Lake|Flato Architects

  • Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
  • Project: Livestrong Foundation
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Project Owner: Livestrong Foundation
  • Project Completion Date: February, 2009
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 28,300 square feet
  • Other Building Description: Renovation

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Vancouver Convention Centre West in Vancouver, USA by LMN Architects + MCM/DA

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: LMN Architects + MCM/DA

The design of the new Vancouver Convention Centre West presented an opportunity to fully engage the urban ecosystem at the intersection of a vibrant downtown core and one of the most spectacular natural ecosystems in North America. Certified LEED Canada Platinum, the project weaves together architecture, interior architecture, and urban design in a unified whole that functions as a living part of both the city and the harbor.

Image Courtesy LMN Architects + MCM/DA

  • Architects: LMN Architects + MCM/DA
  • Project: Vancouver Convention Centre West
  • Location: Vancouver, USA
  • Project Owner: BC Pavilion Corporation
  • Project Completion Date: April, 2009
  • Project Type: Office – 100,001 or greater, Public Assembly – General
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 1,200,000 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $883,000,000.00

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Sempla Offices in Turin, Italy by DAP studio

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: DAP studio

Project statement

The Sempla offices in Turin are housed in an old factory that has been transformed. We decided to  crystallize and preserve the traces of  the past and its degradation, enhancing the power of the contrast between the new and the old.

Open space area: Image Courtesy DAP studio

  • Architects: DAP studio
  • Project: Sempla Offices
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Client: Sempla srl
  • Software used: Autocad and Illustrator

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Embedded Interferences in Pordenone, Italy by Disguincio&co

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Article source: Disguincio&co

E.I. is the new facade of a series of warehouses dated back to the ’80s, situated at the east gate of Pordenone. The expansion is designed to accommodate new offices and give a unified appearance to the complex, currently fragmented both in terms of color and shape. The particular geometry solves organically these dissonant moments: tectonic components (pillars, beams, etc..) and programmatic exigencies (openings, entrances, etc..) have been integrated into a single body, in fact, the mass of the building is stretched to generate ground supports and tears to open the interior to natural light.

Image courtesy Disguincio&co 

  • Architects: Disguincio&co
  • Project: Embedded Interferences
  • Location: Pordenone, Italy
  • Uperficie intervention: 1820 sqm

Hongqiao Business District in Shanghai, China by MVRDV

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: MVRDV

Sincere Property, MVRDV and Aedas have started construction on a Central Business District at Shanghai’s mostly domestic airport Hongqiao. The 4.5ha site is located near Hongqiao Airport train station at the corner of Shenhai Express Way and Shenbin Road. The plan comprises ten office towers, an underground shopping centre, cultural program, parking and a sunken plaza which will bring a more intimate form of urban life into an area currently dominated by large boulevards and urban expressway’s. The project’s completion is planned for 2015.

Image courtesy MVRDV 

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: Hongqiao Business District Winning Proposal
  • Location: Shanghai, China

Vanke One City in Shenzhen, China by KokaiStudios

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Article source: KokaiStudios

The project, developed in collaboration with Vanke, is located in Yantian District, Shengzhen, strategically situated along Dapeng Bay waterfront, opposite to the new tourist port currently under construction, pivot point and first phase of big future mixed use development including residential and commercial medium and high-rise.

Image Courtesy © Lu Feng Photography, New & Old Studio 

  • Architects: KokaiStudios
  • Project: Vanke One City
  • Location: Yantian, Shenzhen, China
  • Photography: Lu Feng Photography, New & Old Studio
  • Project Team: Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani, Pietro Peyron, Qin Zhantao, Yu Liding, Li Wei
  • Interior: Andrea Destefanis, Johanna Chen, Ada Sun
  • Client: Vanke
  • Area: 2,300 sqm
  • Completion: January, 2013
  • Facade consultant: ECO building facade technologies ltd.
  • Lighting architects: LDPi Lighting Design Partnership International
  • LDI (structure, MEP): HSA Architects
  • Site plan & Landscape: AECOM
  • Software used: AutoCAD
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