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VVIP Circuit House in Pune, India by Sunil Patil & Associates

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: Sunil Patil & Associates

Circuit house is a government public building which not only accommodates the VIP authorities but also acts as a node for political meetings, government authorities’ discussions and conferences. Usually, circuit houses have large number of visitors and occupancy can vary extremely.

The project site is located in Pune – political hub for western Maharashtra. The project is mainly divided into two parts-

  1. Accommodation – Guest suites
  2. Public areas –Conference and meeting hall facilities, Dining, Reception, VIP and visitor’s waiting areas etc.

VVIP Circuit house is designed as green building where planning is derived from vernacular architecture – The shaded courtyard, transition spaces like passages and terraces, jalis in form of louvers carry vernacular ethos in highly contemporary architectural style. Our focus here is to design a climate responsive building with passive strategies for thermal and visual comfort along with innovative active strategies to achieve energy efficient green building, Image Courtesy © Mr. Hemant patil

  • Architects: Sunil Patil & Associates
  • Project: VVIP Circuit House
  • Location: Pune, India
  • Photography: Mr. Hemant patil
  • Client: Public Works Department, Maharashtra
  • Lead Architects: Ar. Sunil patil, Ar. Anuja pandit, Er. Sanjay patil
  • Green Building Consultants: Environmental Design Solutions
  • Structural Consultants: Dr. A. B. Kulkarni associates, Sangali
  • MEP Consultant: Siddhivinayak Mep Consultants, Pune
  • Civil Contractors: Shubham Civil Pvt. Ltd, Pune

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Botanica in New Delhi, India by Design Forum International (DFI)

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Article source: epistle Communications

Amidst the urban residential potpourri of South Delhi, with apartments and plotted developments occupying and maximizing literally every square footage of space available, Botanica attempts to create a landmark development within the contemporary residential building typology by creating spacious, high-on-luxury, three-side open apartments in the heart of Delhi. Through its scale, massing and materiality, Botanica aims to create a distinguished architectural character, conceiving an identity for itself as a boutique bio-luxury development, whilst providing spacious and functionally efficient environs for its residents.

Image Courtesy © Design Forum International (DFI)

  • Architects: Design Forum International (DFI)
  • Project: Botanica
  • Location: Niti Bagh, New Delhi, India
  • Client: Aero Developers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Principal Architect: Goonmeet Singh Chauhan
  • Design Team: Girish, Ruchi, Vikas Sharma, Farooq, Sanatomba, Nishant
  • Consultants: 
    • Structural: BMSF Design Consultants, New Delhi
    • Mechanical: Paradise consultants
    • Electrical: Paradise consultants
    • Civil: Numex Techbuild Pvt. Ltd.
    • Landscape: Habitat Design
    • HVAC: Reagan Refrigeration
    • Lighting: Manjuman Lighting Solutions
    • Façade: Hyphen System Pvt. Ltd.

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Tour & Taxis in Brussels, Belgium by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

1. TOUR ET TAXIS: TOWARDS A MIXED-USE ECO-NEIGHBORHOOD

Whereas most developing countries can write their future starting from a blank slate, European cities face the challenge of transforming their built heritage to secure their energy, social and economic transition towards post-carbon, circular and interdependent urban living.

It means being determined to act as forward thinkers, and to bring our new project “Tour & Taxis” into the 21st century in terms of uses, technological progress, social innovation, and sustainable building principles. Today’s architecture is capable of implementing “energy solidarity” between a piece of architectural heritage — industrial in this case — and a contemporary project. The latter provides the necessary energy to the former by integrating renewable energies, thus limiting carbon emissions as recommended by the COP 21.

Image Courtesy © Vincent Callebaut Architectures

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: Tour & Taxis
  • Location: Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
  • Client: Extensa, T&T Project S.A.
  • Program: 85 000 M² Housing (Zone B) + 50 000 M² Office + Retail + Leisure (Gare Maritime)
  • Surface Area: 135 000 M²
  • Status : W.I.P.

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Libertine Lindenberg in Frankfurt, Germany by FRANKEN \\ ARCHITEKTEN GMBH

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Article source: FRANKEN \\ ARCHITEKTEN GMBH

Franken Architekten has been commissioned for the building and interior design planning of the renovation and expansion of a “Gründerzeit” building in Frankfurt Alt-Sachsenhausen. The late nineteenth old building was completely renovated and updated with a new elevator core in the courtyard. The lacking in parts in natural stone facade has been restored and the remedial measures of recent years dismantled and adapted to the Wilhelminian facade. The object associated 60s buildings have been replaced by a new building, as an archaic gabled house without roof overhangs.

Image Courtesy © Dieter Schwer

Image Courtesy © Dieter Schwer

  • Architects: FRANKEN \\ ARCHITEKTEN GMBH
  • Project: Libertine Lindenberg
  • Location: Frankensteiner Straße 20, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Photography: Dieter Schwer
  • ProjectTeam: Prof. Bernhard Franken, Frank Brammer, Sebastian Stehl, Robin Heather, Manuel Naranjo Alpresa, Natascha Baier, Verena Hornsteiner, Risa Kagami, Sahdia Kaster, Tina Strack, Isabel Strelow
  • Client: ROTHENBERGER ANSHIN GMBH
  • Area:
    • 2.036 sqm total area (gross floor area)
    • 1.423 sqm area, 7 levels (net floor area)
    • 934 sqm area old building (net floor area)
    • 489 sqm area new building (net floor area)
    • 167 sqm office space (net floor area)
    • 656 sqm area one-to three- bedroom apartments / maisonette (net floor area)
    • 459 sqm public spaces; incl. corridor / staircase (net floor area)

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26 low-energy public housing units and shops in Bondy, France by agence Engasser & associés

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Article source: agence Engasser & associés

In the northern Paris suburb of Bondy, several projects are underway to renovate public housing. In rue Auguste Polissard, a residential building recently completed by aEa – agence Engasser Associés – has created a new public space which extends into a new district within the town centre.

Image Courtesy © agence Engasser & associés

Table / Athenes Public Housing in Athens, Greece by Kotaro horiuchi architecture

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro horiuchi architecture

Eating’ is one of the most crucial and basic activities of human existence. Relocation of ‘Eating’ space from interior space to exterior space will result in expanding the activity of ‘communication’ into open communal spaces.  Traditional eating space will be removed from buildings and relocated to shared space called table.

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  • Architect: Kotaro horiuchi architecture
  • Name of Project: Table / Athenes Public Housing
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Program: Public housing
  • Plot area: 200 m2
  • Built area: 420 m2

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