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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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Hanoi Lotus Centre in Vietnam Decibel Architecture

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Decibel Architecture

The City of Hanoi, capital of Vietnam and blessed with 1000 years of continuous history and heritage, is coming of age in a new millennium as part of the global network of rich and integrated cities. Reflecting Vietnam’s continued growth and maturation in the global economy, Hanoi has an increasing need to host its artists and cultural pursuits, and celebrate in larger and more artistically inspiring locations than ever before.

Image Courtesy © Decibel Architecture

  • Architects: Decibel Architecture
  • Project: Hanoi Lotus Centre
  • Location: Hanoi,  Vietnam
  • Client: City of Hanoi
  • Visualisation credits: Mike Durek & Shadowlab
  • Structural Engineering: Buro Happold
  • MEP: Buro Happold
  • Developer: Sun Group

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California by Snøhetta

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Snøhetta 

Project Overview

SFMOMA’s leadership worked closely with Snøhetta to create a transformational expansion that incorporates and renovates the museum’s existing Mario Botta–designed building, which debuted in 1995. The new museum accommodates the significant growth of SFMOMA’s collection, program and visitorship, nearly tripling the museum’s gallery space, including nearly 45,000 square feet of free public-access space and weaving SFMOMA into its urban setting as never before.

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA, 2016; photo © Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Photography: Henrik Kam, Joe Fletcher, Jon McNeal
  • Partner-in-Charge: Craig Dykers
  • Project Architects: Aaron Dorf, Lara Kaufman, Jon McNeal
  • Senior Architects: Simon Ewings, Alan Gordon, Marianne Lau, Elaine Molinar, Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
  • Design Team: Nick Anderson, Behrang Behin, Sam Brissette, Chad Carpenter, Michael Cotton, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Kyle Johnson, Nick Koster, Mario Mohan, Neda Mostafavi, Anne-Rachel Schiffmann, Carrie Tsang, Giancarlo Valle
  • Associate Architect: EHDD, San Francisco
  • EHDD Team:
    • Duncan Ballash, Principal + President
    • Lotte Kaefer, Project Architect
    • Rebecca Sharkey, Project Manager

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SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM in South Korea by Daniel Valle Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Daniel Valle Architects

Suncheon Bay is famous for its natural sceneries. The privileged location in the junction of the Dong and Isa streams is house of the widest reed bed in South Korea. Among the world’s wetlands, Suncheon Bay is widely known for attracting the largest number of rare birds. Suncheon Bay represents the best of the region and has been always the epicenter of tourism.

We would like to propose for the Suncheon Art Platform competition an urban reinterpretation of the natural sceneries of Suncheon Bay.  We wish to connect the collective memory of the bay with a new cultural and urban life in the city center of Suncheon where Culture and Nature become the raw materials to fabricate a new creative platform for citizens to enjoy and express themselves.

Image Courtesy © Fran Mateos

  • Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
  • Project: SUNCHEON ART PLATFORM
  • Location: Sucheon, South Korea
  • Photography: Fran Mateos
  • Client: City of Suncheon
  • Credits: Daniel Valle, Irene R Vara, Andrea Gonzalez de Vega, Iago Blanco, Jiwon Hur
  • Size: 2000m2
  • Year: 2016

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COUNTRY GARDEN FOREST CITY in Malaysia by LAVA

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source: LAVA

LAVA has won 2nd prize in an international competition to design a new city in Malaysia.

LAVA’s concept sees the city defined not as one iconic building, nor as a skyline, but as a central public space, a real forest. Chris Bosse, director of LAVA, explains: “Skylines across the world look the same – usually a couple of iconic towers in the centre surrounded by lots of lesser quality buildings, which all resemble each other.” “Here we have designed an inverse city skyline where the icon of the city is a public space, not an object/building. Our central space is a Rainforest Valley and demonstrates the equation: PEOPLE = CITY. From an object to a place.”

Image Courtesy © Bitscapes

  • Architects: LAVA
  • Project: COUNTRY GARDEN FOREST CITY
  • Location: Malaysia
  • Photography: Bitscapes
  • Client: Country Garden Group
  • Lava: Chris Bosse, Alexander Rieck, Tobias Wallisser
  • Size: Total development: 20 square kilometres; site: 24 hectares
  • Status 2nd prize, design competition 2017

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