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DMMRC – Dubai Maritime Museum & Research Centre in United Arab Emirates by Studio Niko Kapa

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Relating to both the sea and the city and in constant dialogue between them, the building is an extension of the city to the sea and vice-versa. Conceived as a continuation and a transition through the wide public space, the building dives into the ocean and merges with it. It develops as a triangular sharp form, which concentrates the public routes to the museum, through an inviting shape that draws visitors to the entrance and distributes them to the interior.

Museum entrance, Image Courtesy © Studio Niko Kapa

Museum entrance, Image Courtesy © Studio Niko Kapa

  • Architects: Studio Niko Kapa
  • Project: DMMRC – Dubai Maritime Museum & Research Centre
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Size: 41,200 m2
  • Status: ongoing

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Hankook Technodome in South Korea by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Foster + Partners

The new research and development centre for Hankook Tire was unveiled in Daejeon on Tuesday, 18 October. The new facility forms an integral part of Hankook Tire’s new vision for a corporate culture and brand, and the 96,328-square-metre R+D centre aims to attract the industry’s top talent, providing an inspirational place to work, with light filled offices, advanced laboratories and dynamic social spaces to nurture a culture of openness and innovation.

Located in the heart of Asia’s ‘Silicon Valley’, the building is an expression of Hankook Tire’s commitment to technology, quality and rigorous research. It lays emphasis on communication within the workplace, with central meeting pods for spontaneous team meetings. The centrepiece of the state-of-the-art facility are the tyre testing and research laboratories, on display to invited visitors and staff.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Hankook Technodome
  • Location: South Korea
  • Photography: Nigel Young

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NEW LAB in New York by Macro Sea

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source: Macro Sea

Macro Sea began work on Building 128—which, after years of neglect, was a deserted shell—in 2012. The team took inspiration from the cathedral-like steel trusswork, and approached it as a 1970’s High-Tech Modernist muse—a kind of structural expressionist beauty.

Image Courtesy © Spencer Lowell

Image Courtesy © Spencer Lowell

  • Architects: Macro Sea
  • Project: NEW LAB
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Spencer Lowell
  • Project Management: DBI Projects
  • Architect of Record: Marvel Architects
  • Architectural Lighting: Domingo Gonzalez Associates
  • Vintage Furniture: Ricky Clifton
  • Plants: John Mini Distinctive Landscapes
  • Cofounders of New Lab: David Belt and Scott Cohen

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Monitoring and Investigation Centre and Accommodation for researchers in Açores, Portugal by aires mateus e associados

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: aires mateus e associados 

The project intends to evoke the architectural landscape of the Azores, drawing upon the form and material that embed the collective memory of this island and archipelago, that have become, with time, a second nature of this place. Therefore, the buildings are archetypal volumes, simple and compact, clad with the local basaltic stone.

Image Courtesy © SG +FG = Sergio Guerra + Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © SG +FG = Sergio Guerra + Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: aires mateus e associados
  • Project: Monitoring and Investigation Centre and Accommodation for researchers
  • Location: Lagoa das Furnas, São Miguel, Açores, Portugal
  • Photography: SG +FG = Sergio Guerra + Fernando Guerra
  • Client: SPRAçores
  • Colaborator: Valentino Capelo De Sousa, Mariana Barbosa Mateus, Susana Rodrigues, Joana Simoões, Catarina Belo, Francisco Caseiro, Vânia Fernandes, João Caria Lopes
  • Project Leader: Patrícia Marques
  • Landscaping: João nunes – proap
  • Engineer: Afassociados
  • Constructor: Somague
  • Builting area: 1 130 sqm
  • Site area: 80 000 sqm
  • Date of project: 2005-2008
  • Date of construction: 2008-2010

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UBC Dairy Research Centre Student Housing in British Columbia, Canada by LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Article source: LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

The objective for the UBC Dairy Research Centre housing project was to create a housing facility for faculty members, researchers and students where they could live, socialize and collaborate.

Image Courtesy © LWPAC - Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

Image Courtesy © LWPAC – Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture Inc.

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Ferrari Headquarters And Research Centre in Modena, Italy by Studio Fuksas

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas 

The area lies at the heart of the industrial complex Ferrari in Maranello.

The center, located between the Wind Tunnel and the building of the engineering sector, represents the predominant image of Ferrari SpA. This building houses the offices of the technical direction of Ferrari.

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: Ferrari Headquarters And Research Centre
  • Location: Via Abetone Inferiore 4, Maranello, Modena, Italy
  • Photography: Maurizio Marcato and Ramon Prat
  • Client: Ferrari SpA
  • General Contractor: Cogei Costruzioni SpA, Bologna
  • Structures: Ing. Gilberto Sarti, Rimini
  • Engineering: AI Engineering, Torino
  • Cost: 14,000,000 Euros
  • Area: 17,000 sq. m.
  • Period: 2001-2004

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Institute of Image-Guided Invasive Hybrid in Strasbourg, France by S&AA Architects

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Article source: S&AA Architects

The new Institute of Image-Guided Invasive Hybrid Surgery is an ambitious project,  turned to the future while dialoguing with the existant Civil hospital complex where it is located.

Integration into the historical site of the Civil Hospital

In a location with such various architectural styles, the elegant and sobre architecture of the Institut with its shape, its implantation and its roof, borrows  from this historical architecture to create a contemporary form.

Image Courtesy © S&AA Architects

Image Courtesy © S&AA Architects

  •  Architects: S&AA Architects
  • Project: Institute of Image-Guided Invasive Hybrid
  • Location: Strasbourg, France
  • Software used: Archicad v17
  • Client: IRCAD
  • Team: 
    • Conception:
      • S&AA, Architects
      • SNC LAVALIN, technical engineering consultants
      • SOLARES BAUEN, energy consultants
    • Realisation:
      • KS construction, general contracting company
      • SOPREMA, waterproofing
      • SOVEC, electricity
      • LOHNER, heating
  • Cost: 23 000 000 € HT
  • Gross external area: 13767 sqm
  • Construction year: 2014-2016

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Kyoto University Hospital / Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development in Japan by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Second and third floor spaces of the Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development (CRCMeD) at Kyoto University Hospital. These two floors, occupied by Canon Inc. and Kyoto University, will become the future site for projects developed in collaboration between people lending their expertise to research initiatives and a great number of supporters. The thoughts of each of these people working in various fields will come together in this space, bringing together a convergence of knowledge and skills that will create new possibilities. The design expresses the invisible “threads” that connect each of these different thoughts to one another, just like how threads are spun together to create a strong, supple fabric. Specifically, ito (Japanese for “thread”) is used as a motif that would bridge the second and third floors of this research center, designing a space that came together in a single, massive flow. Just like how new possibilities emerge out of encounters between people, a spectrum of different colors appear at the junctions between threads, creating chromatic combinations that resemble landscapes: field green, sky blue, light cherry pink, snow white, dusky orange, and white horizons.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.

 

  • Architects: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design
  • Project: Kyoto University Hospital/Clinical Research Center for Medical Equipment Development
  • Location: Shogoin-Kawaharacho 54, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, JAPAN
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • General Contractor:  ZYCC  inc. (2F) / Kansai repair inc. (3F)
  • Total floor area (design area): 386.883 m2(2F) / 713.678 m2(3F)
  • Completion:  2012. Mar. 15

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Carlsberg Innovation, Research and Development Center in Obernai, France by Schweitzer & Associés Architectes

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Article source: Schweitzer & Associés Architectes 

The Carlsberg Research and Development Center was built on the site of its subsidiary company Kronenbourg. The articulations of the building are defined by the program: offices, laboratories and process area. Vertical timber slats are built in front of the facades to create a visual and solar filter for inner spaces. The upper parts of the slats are waving to remind the Carlsberg logo. The main ingredients used for beer processing are surrounding the building. A pond filled with water creates mirroring effects and animates the pedestrian way towards the entrance. Patches of hop cover the north facades creating a visual filter. Finally, a monumental barley field is printed on the facade facing the road.

Image Courtesy © Pierre Pommereau

Image Courtesy © Pierre Pommereau

  • Architects: Schweitzer & Associés Architectes
  • Project: Carlsberg Innovation, Research and Development Center
  • Location: Obernai (67), France
  • Photography: Pierre Pommereau
  • Software used: Archicad 17
  • Client: Carlsberg Group
  • Area: 9400 sqm / 101 118 sqft
  • Year: 2014

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Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) in Pittsburgh by The Design Alliance Architects

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) is a 24,350-square-foot education, research and administration facility at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a public garden attraction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Designed and built to generate all of its own energy while treating and reusing all water captured on-site — the result of an integrated design process guided by the principles of the International Living Future Institute — the facility is the first in the world to meet all four of the world’s highest green construction standards: The Living Building Challenge™, awarded in March 2015; WELL Building Platinum, awarded in October 2014; Four-Stars Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) certification for landscapes, awarded in November 2013; and LEED® Platinum, awarded in August 2013.

Image Courtesy © The Design Alliance Architects

Image Courtesy © The Design Alliance Architects

  • Architects: The Design Alliance Architects 
  • Project: Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL)
  • Location: One Schenley Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15213 United States
  • Project Owner: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Project Type: Education – General Office – 10,001 to 100,000sf Public Assembly – Recreation
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 24,350 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: December, 2012

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