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Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center in Aduanas, Spain by Singular Studio

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Article source: Singular Studio

This building, conceived with a hybrid use of Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center, is located in the seaside neighborhood of Javea, near the port. This is the reason why, after a process of architectural approach, it has been inspired by reasons related to the sea … metal facade vibrates, has three dimensions and simulates movement, such as sea surface. The facade treatment, as a light metal skin that envelops the whole volume, aims to boost its weightlessness without touching the ground plane. It is a large box or floating cage, a huge metal fishing net as those in the nearby port.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Singular Studio (J. Moragues, F. Nieto, R. Paternina)
  • Project: Public Library and Socio-Cultural Center
  • Location: Jávea (Alicante), Aduanas, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Other participants: Laura Solbes, Sara Marí, Dionisio Henarejos, Laura Marí
  • Surface: (m2) 1.132,29 m2 / 12.187,87 ft2
  • Year: 2014

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Community Centre Máj in České Budějovice, Czech Republic by SLLA Architects

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Article source: SLLA Architects 

The community centre Máj is located in the biggest 1980s mass-housing settlement in České Budějovice, an ethnically and socially mixed neighbourhood. In the Czech Republic, one third of the population lives in prefab panel settlements built during the socialism era; after 1989 (the fall of the Soviet bloc), there has been a lack of activities solving problems in these areas. The Máj settlement has an increased concentration of the Roma population, who were evicted into the settlement during the 80s and 90s; the district has been the site of tension and several riots.

Image Courtesy © SLLA Architects

  • Architects: SLLA Architects 
  • Project: Community Centre Máj
  • Location: České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • Client: City of České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • Total budget: 2.115.000 €
  • Total floor area: 1.939 m2
  • Total floor area exterior: 1.060 m2
  • Volume: 13.786 m3
  • Project based on: Open project competition, 2010

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Panda House in Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group 

Panda House responds to the species’ main threats to extinction – habitat loss and fragmentation – by providing a safe and contiguous environment that’s also conducive for reproduction. We proposed a circular shape for the design – befitting the site perfectly between existing buildings and enabling the literal yin-yang symbol to create separate enclosures for male and female pandas. The architectural parts of the earth are then lifted from either side of the “yin” and “yang” to form space for stables belowground, simultaneously creating an incline to naturally face the pandas toward the audience.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Panda House
  • Location: Roskildevej 32, 2000 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Copenhagen ZOO
  • Collaborators: SCHØNHERR, MOE
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
  • Project Leaders: Nanna Gyldholm Møller, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Kamilla Heskje
  • Team: Maja Czesnik, Pawel Bussold, Jinseok Jang, Gökce Günbulut, Christian Lopez, Luca Senise, Høgni Laksáfoss, Sofia Sofianou, Carlos Soria, Victor Bejenaru, Claus Rytter Bruun de Neergaard, Gabrielé Ubareviciute, Eskild Schack Pedersen, Richard Howis, Tore Banke, Tobias Hjortdal, Joos Jerne, Hanne Halvorsen, Tommy Bjørnstrup, Joanna Plizga
  • Size in m22450
  • Date: 26/03/2017
  • Status: In Progress

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City Hall Bad Aibling in Germany by Behnisch Architekten

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Article source: Behnisch Architekten

In the center of the Bavarian town of Bad Aibling lies Marienplatz, a historic plaza flanked by public, retail and hotel buildings. It is here that the two main streets of the town intersect and where the existing city hall from the 1970s has stood. In recent years, the town of Bad Aibling decided to construct a new city hall as a means by which to further invigorate the centre.

Image Courtesy © David Matthiessen

  • Architects: Behnisch Architekten
  • Project: City Hall Bad Aibling
  • Location: Marienplatz 1, 83043Bad Aibling, Germany
  • Photography: David Matthiessen
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Stadt Bad Aibling
  • Gross: 4,300 m² / 46,285 sq.ft
  • Volume: 15,000m³ / 529,625 cu.ft
  • Planning and construction: 2009 – 2012

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Newly Built Architecture School in Denmark by ADEPT

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Article source: ADEPT

Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT, and Rolvung og Brøndsted Arkitekter in collaboration with engineering companies Tri-Consult and Steensen Varming have won the international competition for the first newly built architecture school in Denmark. They were in competition with BIG, Sanaa, and Lacaton & Vassal, among others. The jury cites the entry’s playful combination of flexible studio space, specific functions, and public spaces which together create a strong connection to Godsbanearealerne.

Image Courtesy © ADEPT

  • Architects: ADEPT
  • Project: Newly Built Architecture School
  • Location: Denmark

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Orla Conde – Olympic Boulevard in Rio de Janeiro in Rio, Brazil by B+ABR Backheuser e Riera Arquitetura

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: B+ABR Backheuser e Riera Arquitetura

B + ABR – Backheuser and Riera Arquitetura is an architecture and urban planning firm founded in 2014 as a result of the partnership between the offices BlAC and ABR, which started in 2010.

As of the experience acquired by their partners, responsible amongst others for projects such as Olympic arenas, housing, schools, corporative, hotels and several urbanization projects, B + ABR aims at a collaborative and multidisciplinary future , seeking to leverage the exchange of experiences and the symbiosis between the Brazilian-Carioca and Spanish-Catalan cultures to the utmost.

Image Courtesy © Andre Sanches

  • Architects: B+ABR Backheuser e Riera Arquitetura
  • Project: Orla Conde – Olympic Boulevard
  • Location: Praça Mauá, 1. Rio de Janeiro. RJ, Brazil
  • Photography: Miguel Sa, André Sanches, Francis Figueiredo, PortoNovo/Prefeitura, Ignasi Riera, JoaoP Backheuser
  • Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, SketchUp, V-Ray
  • Authors: João Pedro Backheuser/ Ignasi Riera
  • Project leaders: Javier Zaldívar / Enrique Valiente
  • Team: Mikel Muñoz, Paolo Nadalin, Victor Pastor, Rosario Portillo, André Sanches, Antoni Soler, Pilar Tejero
  • Other clients and consultants: CDURP (Companhia de Desenvolvimento Urbano da Região do Porto de Rio de Janeiro-attached to Council),
  • PortoNovo (concessionary), PortoRio (contractor), RAIAR (architecture consultant), Engecorps (Structures and Installations), Lucia Costa e Francis
  • Soares (Softscaping)
  • Total area (m2): 252.000 m2 (25,2 Ha.)
  • Year finished: 2016

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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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The Cosmic Gathering Place by jantzen studio

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: jantzen studio

The Comic Gathering Place was designed to provide a special public place, in and around which people could get together in a positive way for various social functions. This could range from religious ceremonies, to political affairs, or entertainment events.

Symbolically, the top of the Cosmic Gathering Place structure is shaped to refer to a large dish antenna that is able to gather information in the form of wisdom from the cosmos, in order to positively influence all who occupy the space. In addition, the concentric circles that form the entire structure inside and out symbolically refer to the information and energy being gathered and disseminated out into the community and to the rest of the planet.

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

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Eiermuseum in Winden am See, Austria by gaupenraub+/-

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Article source: gaupenraub+/- 

The new building is developed more like an annex than as a singular object – its appearance is more linked to its place of location than to its function.

The existing vegetation at the site are only trees without any bushes so there is a horizontal level of about two meters free-view on the whole open-air-museum which we didn´t want to disturb with our work.

Finaly the clients received a showcase-extension on these groundfloor forming a new open public yard together with the existing buildings.

Image Courtesy © Patricia Weisskirchner

  • Architects: gaupenraub+/- (Alexander Hagner, Ulrike Schartner)
  • Project: Eiermuseum
  • Location: Gritsch Mühle 1, 7092 Winden am See, Austria
  • Photography: Patricia Weisskirchner, Abend Alexander, Anja Löffler, Birgit Dejaco, Aneta Klaus
  • Software used: Autocad und Rhino-3d
  • Client: Waltraud Bertoni, Wander Bertoni
  • Assistance: Anja Löffler
  • Structural Consultant: werkraum wien (DI Peter Bauer)
  • Site Area: 13.600 m²
  • Floor Area: 180 m²

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City for All in Frankfurt, Germany by UNStudio

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Article source: UNStudio 

Comprising four high-rise towers with a multi-storey plinth and housing mixed-use programmes, large public spaces and incorporated subsidised housing, UNStudio’s design for the former Deutsche Bank site will create a ‘City for All’ in the heart of Frankfurt.

Following having been selected as the winner for the urban strategy of the former Deutsche Bank site in Frankfurt last year, UNStudio has now also been unanimously selected as the winner of the architectural competition for the redevelopment of the site. The eight-member jury consisted of representatives from the city, architects and urban development experts and Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Two third prizes were awarded to the teams Dudler / Jahn and MSW / Snohetta, while an honorable mention was given to Christoph Mäckler / CoopHimmelblau.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: City for All
  • Location: Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Client: Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Building surface: 219.000m2 above ground
  • Building site: 16100m2
  • Building volume: four high-rise towers and a multi-storey plinth

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