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Rehabilitation of Parque Hidalgo in León, Mexico by taller5 Arquitectos

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Article source: taller5 Arquitectos

Public space is that territory of the city where multiple activities are generated so that different social groups can have a symbolic identification and thus promote the appropriation of space, since it is this dynamic that gives a true form of social integration, leaving aside the socioeconomic condition, idiosyncrasy, etc., and establishes us as equals.

Image Courtesy © ARQ OSCAR HERNANDEZ

  • Architects: taller5 Arquitectos
  • Project: Rehabilitation of Parque Hidalgo
  • Location: León, Mexico
  • Photography: Arq. Oscar Hernández
  • Architects in charge: Arch. Elisa Lerma García de Quevedo, Arq. Octavio Arreola Calleros.
  • Other Participants / Collaborators: Arq. Julio Rivera Pedroza, Arq. Juan Manuel Vallejo, Arq. Maja Czesnik. Arq. Michelle Ocádiz, Arq. Alexandra Mazatán.
  • Landscape Architecture And urban Articulation: 501 Architects, Arq. Carlos María Flores, Arq. Luis Miguel Durán.
  • Building: Construction GRK
  • Illumination: Ing. Juan Ignacio rodríguez.
  • Structural Calculation: Ing. Gabriel Vergil Pantoja.

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Koper Central Park in Slovenia by ENOTA

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Article source: ENOTA

This area needs an intervention which will bolster the free-time activities of Koper’s inhabitants and further connect the old part of the city with the suburbs of Semedela, Olmo and Markovec, which are strewn across the slopes of Markov Hill.

Image Courtesy © ENOTA

  • Architects: ENOTA
  • Project: Koper Central Park
  • Location: Koper, Slovenia
  • Client: Koper Municipality
  • Project Team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Gregor Vreš, Peter Karba, Polona Ruparčič, Peter Sovinc, Jakob Kajzer, Carlos Cuenca Solana, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Sara Mežik, Eva Tomac, Goran Djokić
  • Collaborators: Ivan Ramšak s.p. (structural engineering), Nom biro (mechanical services), Nom biro (electrical installations)
  • Size: 26.000 m2
  • Site: 66.464 m2
  • Footprint: 26.000 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Frick Environmental Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Article source: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

The Frick Environmental Center, the first municipally-owned, Living Building Challenge-targeted project in existence, will be a world-class center for experiential environmental education. As a joint venture between the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the new Environmental Center will serve as a gateway to Frick Park—the city’s largest public park at 644-acres—and embody the “neighborhood to nature” ideal that served as inspiration for its formation more than 80-years ago.

Image Courtesy © Alexander Denmarsh

  • Architects: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (Patricia Culley, AIA)
  • Project: Frick Environmental Center
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Photography: Alexander Denmarsh, Nic Lehoux, Ed Massery, Renee Rosensteel, Elliott Cramer for Denmarsh Phot
  • Client: City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Principal in Charge: Roxanne Sherbeck, FAIA
  • Project Manager: Robert Aumer, AIA
  • Project Team Members: Jason Brody, AIA; Matthew Conti; Natalie Gentile, AIA; Jon Jackson, FAIA; Matthew Plecity, ASLA; Michael Maiese, AIA; Michele Mercer, RA; Gina Rossi; Roxanne Sherbeck, FAIA; Kent Suhrbier, AIA
  • Construction Manager: PJ Dick
  • Landscape Architecture: La Quatra Bonci Associates

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Tatlin Apartments in Moscow, Russia by Architects of Invention

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Article source: Architects of Invention

Site

The building is located to the North-East of Moscow city centre on a street whose heritage dates back to the 17th century. Originally called Pokrovskaya street, which referred to the liberation of Moscow by the Poles, it became Bakuninskaya in 1918 in honour of MA Bakunin (1814-1876). Many historical houses have survived to this day, including the 200-year-old house at number 7- 15. In 1886, architect IG Kondratenko built the first factory building on the street, on the plots of houses No. 74 – 76. In 1885 the architect P. P. Shcheglov built a house (No. 54), distinguished by an unusually ornate facade: the pediment was decorated with the head of a lion. In 1891, the architect I. S. Kuznetsov built a house at number 78 for the manufacturer Denisov and in 1904, completed No. 94 for the clergy of the churches of the Moscow Pokrovskaya Community of Sisters of Mercy.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: Tatlin Apartments
  • Location: 5 Bakuninskaya Street, Moscow
  • Software used: SketchUp, Revit, Autocad
  • Client: Vesta Development
  • Lead London Team: Dominykas Daunys, Kam Dhiman, Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza, George Nishnianidze, Nikoloz Japaridze, Theo Kirn, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Vano Ksnelashvili, Jose Lozano, Albert Serrano, Davit Tsanava, Fabio Zampeze
  • Moscow Executive Team: Ivan Babich, Irina Bratashova, Julia Mogilevtseva, Nikita Tsymbal
  • Consultants: KB Konstrucktor (Structure & ME)
  • Construction Cost: $42,750 mil ($2,850/m2)
  • GIA (Gross Internal Area): 15000 m²

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Pine Sanctuary in Mississauga, Canada by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Article source: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY

A tree unlike other trees

On the road to Riverwood, a peak among pines announces the sprawling park, a scenery of natural splendor, but unreal experiences.

Pine Sanctuary by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is a “placemaker” for Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga. It signals the entrance to the park and provides a unique spatial experience for visitors to wander through and enjoy.

From the speed of a car driving down Burnhamthorpe Road West, the piece stands out as a visual icon, but its tall and pointed profile is at home in the context of Riverwood’s pine trees, even if it provokes a second look.

Image Courtesy © Light Monkey Photography

  • Architects: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
  • Project: Pine Sanctuary
  • Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada
  • Photography: Light Monkey Photography
  • Engineering: LaufsED

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The House of Sports in Bezons, France by aEa, agence Engasser+associés

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

Article source: v2com 

How to fit into a site at the heart of an overall restructuring project on a city-wide scale and design an extension on an already very crowded plot of land?

As one consistent entity, the Sports Centre pulls together a large number of elements from different briefs, i.e. an already-existing gymnasium, swimming pool and indoor tennis courts with the creation of a multi-purpose arena, a boxing hall, a bodybuilding hall, two dojos, a football pitch with stands, outdoor tennis courts and a clubhouse.

The new building fits in as a unique wing to the west of the existing L-shaped buildings, unifying the whole in a U configuration.

This creates an inner courtyard, a genuine place to breathe between buildings and a generator of light that unifies all access points.

Image Courtesy © Mathieu Ducros-Opictures

  • Architects: aEa, agence Engasser+associés
  • Project: The House of Sports in Bezons
  • Location: Bezons, France
  • Photography: Mathieu Ducros-Opictures
  • Client: Sadev 94—Bezons City
  • Engineer: Incet
  • Budget: 7.3 M€ HT With 1.2 M€ for outdoors
  • Area: 3,080 m² SP – 2,320 m² SU
  • Project year: 2017 (3 months studies, 12 months construction work)

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Taiping Mixed Use Development in China by PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Article source: PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE 

Emerging Milan based firm Peter Pichler Architecture won an international invited competition for a mixed use development in Taiping, China. It is the first project in China for the young firm, that was founded in Milan two and a half years ago. The mixed use development consists of a boutique Hotel, residential apartments, offices, retail, parks and parking.

Image Courtesy © PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: PETER PICHLER ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Taiping Mixed Use Development
  • Location: Taiping, Kunming, Yunnan, China 
  • Client: Keycity Group
  • Team PPA Competition Phase: Peter Pichler, Gianluigi D´Aloisio, Daniele Colombati, Giovanni Paterlini, Simona Alù, Cem Özbaşaran, Silvana Ordinas
  • Project Gfa: 100.000m²
  • Year: 2018 winning invited international competition, 2018 beginning of Phase 1 construction, 2022 finish construction

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Heartbeat@Bedok in Singapore by ONG&ONG

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Article source: ONG&ONG 

Located in Bedok North, the Heartbeat@Bedok is a multi-user, multi-occupancy 7-storey building housing several Co-Location Partners (CLPs). Envisioned as a key civic and community space for Bedok residents, particularly senior citizens, it offers a host of integrated services that will bring residents of different backgrounds together, helping to improve social ties and cultivate community spirit.

Image Courtesy © ONG&ONG

  • Architects: ONG&ONG
  • Project: Heartbeat@Bedok
  • Location: Bedok North, Singapore
  • Project directors: Ashvinkumar Kantilal
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: Rankine & Hill (S) Pte Ltd (member of the ONG&ONG Group)
  • GFA: 43,590 sqm
  • Site Area: 21,696 sqm
  • Completion: June 2017

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Cockfighting Arena Garden in Santiago de Surco, Peru by 2.8 Workshop / Nikolas Briceño architect

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Article source: 2.8 Workshop / Nikolas Briceño architect

The Project is born from the idea of recovering an old cockfight coliseum no longer in use, and changing its purpose without transforming the original space and traces. The coliseum and the cocks had a big sentimental value for the owners because of a family tradition. This is the reason why the project turned out into the creation of a memorial garden.

Image Courtesy © 2.8 Workshop / Nikolas Briceño architect

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A Mata Atlântica Forest in São Paulo, Brazil by Balmori Associates

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Article source: v2com

A new park designed by Balmori Associates at São Paulo Corporate Towers celebrates the Mata Atlântica forest’s biodiversity and spatial richness in the dense urban fabric of São Paulo.

Located in the affluent neighborhood of Vila Olímpia, the park and mixed-use towers designed by Balmori Associates, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Atelier 10 on a 3.84 hectare site (9.48 acre) opened summer of 2017. Back in 2009, the team had won an invited international competition. The program called for two 30-story commercial towers with offices, convention center, café and restaurant, and an extensive landscape. Balmori Associates’ landscape strategy is to display the treasures of the Mata Atlântica and its rich ecological benefits; create a continuous ecosystem while integrating landscape and architecture.

The continuous green surface weaves across the site around and through the two towers that make up the architectural program, Image Courtesy © Ana Mello

  • Architects: Balmori Associates
  • Project: A Mata Atlântica Forest
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Ana Mello and Eduardo Lazzarini

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