Archive for the ‘Offices’ Category
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
Article source: PIUARCH
The redevelopment project of the old Caproni factory focuses on enhancing the stylistic features of the 1920s’ architecture and aims to transform this old plant into a large complex for Gucci, holding offices, showrooms and spaces for fashion shows and operations connected with graphics, as well as a canteen and restaurant. Recovery and enhancement of the characteristic shed buildings was the first element of the redevelopment project: set out in a regular pattern across the site and featuring modular structural bays, the abandoned industrial warehouses with exposed-brick facades generate, thanks to their spatial layout, a seamless interaction between the inside and outside. Particular attention was paid to the Hangar recovery, a volume of “exceptional” size, once intended for the final assembly of Caproni aircraft, that is now used to house the fashion shows from 2017. Moreover, the Hangar is enhanced by a large open and covered square connected with the main pedestrian axis facing to via Mecenate. This covered square acts as the core of the pedestrian system that includes a tree-lined square, common gardens, patios and green walls. Inside the regular layout of solid structures and empty spaces, a new six-storey tower closely interacts with the old construction: characterized by a glass façade covered with a regular pattern of sunscreens, the new building breaks down the site’s symmetry and tends to draw together all the different functions.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna
- Architects: PIUARCH
- Project: Gucci Headquarters
- Location: Mecenate 87, 20138 Milan – Italy
- Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
- Architectural Design: Piuarch (Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini, Monica Tricario)
- Piuarch Team: Alessandra Bertoli, Silvia Calzetti, Erica Cazzaniga, Davide Fascione, Niccolò Genesio, Gianluca Iannotta, Luca Lazzerotti, Alessandro Leanti, Mauro Mandelli, Alessandro Marchesetti, Gianni Mollo, Carlos Noriega, Enrico Pellegrini, Paola Sarcoli, Salvatore Seggio, Federico Simonetti, Jenny Spagnolatti, Santiago Trujillo, Beatrice Valle, Yun Xiao, Anna Zauli
- Structural Design: FV progetti
- M&E Design: Studio Tecnoprogetti
Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Article source: Nex—
Creating a publicly accessible campus vision, this project has transformed a dated office building into a vibrant new space for the University and the City.
In response to significant growth in student numbers, the faculty of Art at the University of Brighton is implementing a Campus concept that will consolidate their estate and open new spaces up to the public. Following an appointment to undertake a feasibility masterplan, two key campus buildings were envisioned.
Image Courtesy © Jim Stephenson
- Architects: Nex—
- Project: Brighton Photography Centre
- Location: Brighton, England
- Photography: Jim Stephenson
- Client: University of Brighton
- Lead Architects: Alan Dempsey, Keti Carapuli, Javier Cardos
- QS: Gardiner Theobald
- Contractor: Balfour Beatty
- Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
- M&E Engineer: Atelier Ten
- Fire Engineer: Buro Happold
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 3400m2
- Completion Year: 2016
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Article source: VOX ARCHITECTS
A Large-scale project development of Clever Park business center is the result of successful collaboration between Alfa-Story construction company and Boris Voskoboynikov architectural studio since they were working together on Koltsovo (Yekaterinburg airport).
Image Courtesy © VOX ARCHITECTS
- Architects: VOX ARCHITECTS
- Project: Clever Park
- Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia
- Authors of The Project: Boris Voskoboinikov, Maria Akhremenkova, Maxim Frolov, Olga Ivleva-Neiter
- Project Area: 8000 m²
Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
Article source: v2com
The Luxembourgish architecture office METAFORM announces the opening of its first subsidiary in Dubai (UAE). The office, which is located in the Boulevard Plaza Tower 1, Downtown Dubai, will focus on the project realization of the Luxembourgish pavilion for the forthcoming World Expo that will take place in 2020. The new subsidiary will be responsible for handling the daily business concerning the EXPO project and will promote METAFORM’s architecture in the Middle East.
Luxembourg Pavilion at DUBAI EXPO2020 – Exterior view, Image Courtesy © Metaform – Vyonyx
- Architects: Metaform architects
- Project: Subsidiary
- Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Photography: Metaform – Vyonyx, Steve Troes Fotodesign
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Article source: CHYBIK+KRISTOF
The natural and the artificial mingle to become one in the new administrative centre of the Czech Forestry Commission
A project designed by a team under the direction of the Brno based studio Chybik+Kristof has recently won the international competition for the new administrative centre of the Czech Forestry Commission in Hradec Králové. The winning proposal is a two-storey building on the edge of an existing forest, that uses wood extensively as construction material – as requested within the competition. The concept is based on incorporating the forest landscape into a five-finger building to create new relations between the inside office and the outside forest landscape. A nature trail surrounding the building allows to explore the different forest ecotypes, designed by Tomas Babka and breathe.earth.collective.
Image Courtesy © CHYBIK+KRISTOF
- Architects: CHYBIK+KRISTOF
- Project: Forestry in the Forest
- Location: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
- Software used: SketchUp, Adobe
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio de Arquitectura
Bvalve, Flow, Systems & Control is a company specialising in the manufacture of high quality control valves with more than twenty years of experience in this field. Accordingly, its new headquarters are intended to reflect the firm’s technological character.
The office building has been designed to be a tangible expression of the firm’s philosophy, being adapted to its work process and embodying the company’s values.
Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio de Arquitectura
- Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio de Arquitectura
- Project: BVALVE Office Building
- Location: Museros, Valencia
- Project Team Estefanía Pérez, Jacobo Mompó, María Parra, Fran alomo
- REE Staff: Tudi Soriano
- Partners: Leing Ingeniería, Prodein ingeniería
- Building Engineer: Emilio Pérez, Carolina Tarazona
- Oficinas: 2100 m2
- Nave: 6400 m2
- Year of Design: 2017
Friday, April 13th, 2018
Article source: MVRDV
In the coming years, Maarsen Groep will develop a mixed office, residential and commercial program as the third phase of the transformation of the former Weenapoint complex in Rotterdam Central District. MVRDV was selected as architects after a design competition for this inner-city development. The complex will consist of approximately 17,000 m2 of offices, a transparent commercial plinth and between 200 to 300 apartments. Completion is set for mid-2022.
Image Courtesy © MVRDV and Mozses
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Weenapoint
- Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Photography: MVRDV and Mozses
- Client: Maarsen Groep
- Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries
- Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte, Fedor Bron with Mick van Gemert, Fouad Addou, Daniele Zonta, Giuseppe Carosini, Anna Brockhoff, Iker Perez and Laurens Veth
- Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Pavlos Ventouris, Davide Calabro and Kirill Emelianov
- Year: 2017
Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Article source: Pickard Chilton
1144 Fifteenth Street is a forty-story high-performance office tower comprising twenty-seven floors of Class-A office space atop a thirteen-story podium comprising retail, restaurants, a fitness center and an 880-space parking garage. The elegant tower and its massing have been designed to be evocative of the surrounding Rocky Mountains and to establish a geological metaphor within its urban context.
Image Courtesy © Pickard Chilton
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
Article source: PBM – Progressive Building Management Co., Ltd.
The new headquarters office of Mercedes-Benz Thailand is designed by inspiration from one of their founders, Mr. Gottlieb Daimler. He sent a postcard to his wife (with a three-pointed star marking the location of his house) writing that this star would one day shine over his own factory to symbolize prosperity. We captured the concept of stars to create the movement and the connection in the new working space. Function rooms such as meeting rooms, coffee corners, utility rooms, were planned across the entire floors which increase chances for staff to meet each others and make them easier to collaborate throughout the day. The connection stair between its 2-storey offices was also designed as a grandstand for the town hall where a hundred of staff can gather around for the company’s events. Above this space, we placed the symbolic with imported shining crystal chandelier to enhance our concept of the star and bring fabulous lighting to the property. Along the corridor, we intentionally place lighting in different size and difference direction to mimic the star in the sky.
Image Courtesy © PBM – Progressive Building Management Co., Ltd.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Article source: CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI
The 280m tall high-rise on 88 Market Street, jointly designed by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is an oasis in the bustling Central Business District of Singapore. The tower, one of tallest in Singapore, blends urban life with tropical nature, redefining and elevating workplace and living standards for its users while adding an elegant new landmark to the Singapore skyline.
Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
- Architects: CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
- Project: 88 Market Street
- Location: Singapore
- Photography: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
- Client: capitaland
- Collaborators: rsp architects, dragages singapore, big ideas, big landscape
- Cra-carlo ratti associati
- Team: carlo ratti, giovanni de niederhausern, saverio panata (project lead), monika love, Antonio atripaldi, andrea giordano, chiara de grandi, damiano gui, mariachiara mondini, andrea pedrina, andrea riva
- 3D Visualization: alberto bottero, gary di silvio, gianluca zimbardi
- Consultants: dotdotdot – alessandro masserdotti, fabrizio pignoloni, gabriele gambotto