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King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Residential Community in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by HOK

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Article source: HOK

Saudi Arabia is diversifying its energy production from oil and gas to alternative sources such as solar and wind. The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), a non-profit institution located outside Riyadh, is responding to this shift by studying the economics, technologies and policies associated with various types of energy.

KAPSARC Library and Apartments, Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: HOK
  • Project: King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Residential Community
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Site: 500 acres / 200 hectares
  • Buildings: 2.05 million sq. ft. / 190,240 sq. m.


Canodròm, Creative Research Park in Barcelona, Spain by Dear Design studio

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: Dear Design studio 

The new Creative Research Park of Barcelona is located in the Canòdrom, an emblematic rationalist building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Bonet i Castellana in 1961, that used to work as a greyhound track.

After the building refurbishment in 2016, Dear Design Studio won the competition for the building’s interior design, and also proposed the corporate identity and signage design, to give the project greater coherence. The challenge was to adapt the facilities of the former greyhound stadium to its new function as a flexible and dynamic space for startups and technology companies in the creative and cultural industries. At the same time, Dear Design proposed to stimulate the neighbourhood by including technological interventions that reflect the processes developed in the building.

Image Courtesy © aitorestevez

  • Architects: Dear Design studio
  • Project: Canodròm, Creative Research Park
  • Location: Carrer de la Riera d’Horta, 3, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: aitorestevez
  • Client: Barcelona City Council
  • Design: Dear Design
  • Creative Director: Ignasi Llauradó
  • Collaborators: Paulina Calcagno, Sebastián Pereira, Laia Freixes, Cristina Anglès, Fran Rodríguez.
  • Graphic Design: Jordi Rins
  • Surface Area: 2312m2
  • Year: 2016


Tetra Office Building for the Research Institute Deltares in Delft, The Netherlands by Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur 

The Tetra building is the new face of the independent Research Institute Deltares. The institute, which focuses on innovative solutions to Delta problems, was housed on an outdated campus designed in the sixties. Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur tried to find a suiting expression to the changing emphasize of the research of Deltares. New insights into the essence of hydraulic engineering, with more emphasis on the “soft side”, the ecology and sustainability, asked for a different architectural language.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Brakkee

  • Architects: Jeanne Dekkers Architectuur
  • Project: Tetra Office Building for the Research Institute Deltares
  • Location: Rotterdamseweg 185, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Daria Scagliola, Stijn Brakkee and Jim Pulles
  • Client: Deltares Research Institute
  • Construction: Pieters Bouwtechniek, Delft
  • Installations: Deerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Amsterdam
  • Contractor: Combi, Deventer
  • Size: 5.805 m2
  • Year: 2013


Adobe Campus in Noida, India by SWBI Architects Pvt. Ltd

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: Epistle Communications

Planned to be the Research and Development center for Adobe Systems, an American multinational computer software company headquartered in California, United States, the campus is conceived as a highly utilitarian and functionality-driven office. The brief was to plan a world class Campus for over 2000 IT professionals in an energy efficient sustainable Office space.

Image Courtesy © Kapil Kamra

Image Courtesy © Kapil Kamra

  • Architects: SWBI Architects Pvt. Ltd
  • Project: Adobe Campus
  • Location: Sector 132, Noida, India
  • Photography: Kapil Kamra
  • Name of Client’s Firm: ADOBE SYSTEMS PVT. LTD
  • Design Team: Sanjay Wadhwa
  • Site Area (sq ft & sq m): 7 acres land – 28,322 sqm
  • Built-Up Area (sq ft & sq m): 7,25,000 SF or 67354.7 SQM
  • Start Date: 2012
  • Completion Date: 30 June 2015


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


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


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


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


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.


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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