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Wind House in Jeju-do, Korea by Moon Hoon

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Moon Hoon 

Jeju island is a popular vacation island situated in the south of korean penninsular.

It can get very windy, and generally the weather is very whimsical.

The island is full of volcanic rocks in various sizes, comprising landscapes wonders to common walls demarcating ownerships. Many artists and commoners have been inspired by the beauty and versatility of the island. Recently flocks of koreans and foreign tourists are visiting the island by the thousands. The winter days are often cloudy with strong winds. And the landscape turns to gold and black by dying foliages and volcanic rocks.

Image Courtesy © NamGoong sun

  • Architects: Moon Hoon (MOONBALSSO)
  • Project: Wind House
  • Location: 3265-4, Hangyeongmyeon Jeojiri, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Korea
  • Photography: NamGoong sun
  • Project team: Kim Sookhee, Jo Jeongho, Park Jeonguk
  • Structure: RC, S
  • Exterior finish: exposed concrete, steel plate
  • Interior finish: Paint
  • Structure engineering: Hanwoori, Dream Structure
  • Mechanical/Electric engineer: Chunghyo High Tech
  • Budget: 350 million KRW
  • Height: 8.3m
  • Site area: 644.6m²
  • Building area: 162.83m²
  • Gross floor area: 154.39m²
  • Design period: Mar . 2014 ~ Jun . 2014
  • Construction period: Jul . 2014 ~ Aug . 2015

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Peninsula Place in London, UK by Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: Caro Communications

Knight Dragon unveils a new £1billion landmark, designed by international architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava, at the heart of its transformation of Greenwich Peninsula.

This major new landmark is set to transform Greenwich Peninsula, London’s emerging cultural district. Residents and visitors to the Peninsula will arrive from the tube into an 80ft high winter garden and glass galleria. The scheme will total 1.4 million sq ft including a new tube and bus station, theatre, cinema and performance venue, bars, shops and a wellbeing hub. Above this will rise three towers of workspaces, apartments and hotels, all connected to the Thames by a stunning new land bridge.

Day, Image Courtesy © Uniform

  • Architects: Santiago Calatrava Architect and Engineer
  • Project: Peninsula Place
  • Location: London, UK
    Photography: Uniform
  • Executive Architect: Adamson Associates
  • Architect PP2: Allies and Morrison
  • Structural Engineer of record: Meinhardt
  • MEP Engineer: AECOM
  • Quantity Surveyor: Alinea
  • Hotel Architect: Reardon Smith
  • Hotel Advisors: Hamiltons

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Wadi penthouse in Beirut, Lebanon by platau | platform for architecture and urbanism

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: platau | platform for architecture and urbanism

The project is an interior refurbishment of a two floors penthouse for a family of four, located in Wadi Abu Jamil in Beirut Central District. The original arrangement of the penthouse presented a fragmented circulation between its two floors with poor spatial interaction, and a narrow main foyer.

The most significant spatial intervention was the introduction of a double height space at the center of the house, reorganizing around it the once fragmented realms of living areas, work areas, storage and bedrooms.

Image Courtesy © Wissam Chaaya

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Ventoseflat in Eindhoven, Netherlands by architecten|en|en

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: architecten|en|en

The Ventoseflat in the Dutch city of Eindhoven is a unique monument with an extraordinary history. Originally started as a cigar-factory it was transformed almost 100 years ago to a housing complex by the famous “Amsterdamse School” architect J.M. van der Mey.

Image Courtesy © architecten|en|en

  • Architects: architecten|en|en
  • Project: Ventoseflat
  • Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

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“ao no ie” in Saikai, Japan by TETO Architects

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: TETO Architects

“ao no ie” means “the blue house” in Japanese. This one-story residence stands on a hill overlooking the blue sea located in Saikai, Japan. We designed the plan for enjoying beautiful marine scenery from every rooms. The blue scenery will provide household with beautifull sunlight and comfortable wind every seasons.

Image Courtesy © TETO Architects

  • Architects: TETO Architects
  • Project: “ao no ie”
  • Location: Saikai, Japan

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Pearl Marzouq Complex in Ras, Kuwait by PAD10 Architects

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: PAD10 Architects

Of resemblance to the social housing typology, Pearl-Marzouq complex, ‘Lou’lou’at Al-Marzouq’, embodied the complete opposite; a private housing for the affluent. Built in the early 70’s on al-Ras, a peninsula-like landform; with remoteness from the city center, al-Deira, yet at a distance close enough to be gazed at. With its red roof tiles and warm sandstone walls, the building infused a Mediterranean feel to the Arabian Gulf. For white collar expats partaking in the spur of Kuwait’s economy, it was home away from home. Similarly, it was convincing for well-to-do locals to substitute the privacy of their single residences, seeking a new ‘urbanized’ experience, by claiming their prime villa-like duplexes and penthouses with an elevated vantage point back to the city and its sea. The excitement inherent to this dense typology, was further amplified by subverting the building law to equate the number of floors to skip-stop elevator corridors. Connecting midway to duplex apartments, the area (sqm) was almost doubled, as the building height from its surrounding.

Image Courtesy © Sylvette Blaimont

  • Architects: PAD10 Architects
  • Project: Pearl Marzouq Complex
  • Location: Ras, Kuwait
  • Photography: Sylvette Blaimont
  • Client: Aqarat Real Estate Co.
  • Lead Architect / Designer: Naji Moujaes
  • Team: Johnny Salman, Peter Cleven, Mohammad Nizamuddin, Rohan Almeida, Raymund Yadao, Alia Azzeh, Aline Bablanian, Kholoud Salman, Yousef Nizami, Adiba Farhan
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 40,000sqm
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Green Belt Center Windhaag in Austria by TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN

In May 2015 the visitor information center for the European Green Belt opened. Over an area of more than 1000 square meters in the premises in Windhaag near Freistadt, Upper Austria, the scientifically well founded exhibitions cover most impressively everything from nature and history to the future of the region. Concurrently, the Green Belt Center serves as information center, travel agency with offers for tourists but also as venue and sales shop with regional products. The forest house is about to become an integral part of the tourism in the region Mühlviertel and Danube‐ Moldau.

Image Courtesy © Kurt Hoerbst

  • Architects: TWO IN A BOX – ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Green Belt Center Windhaag
  • Location: Windhaag bei Freistadt, 4263, Austria
  • Photography: Kurt Hoerbst
  • Client: Naturraum Grünes Band GmbH
  • Structual Analysis: Wernly+Wischenbart+Partner, Linz
  • Floor Area: 542,36 m2
  • Cubage: 1.859,22 m3
  • Start of Planning: 2013
  • Start of Construction: Mai 2014
  • Completion: April 2015

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Vía Vallejo in Mexico City by Grow Arquitectos

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Grow Arquitectos

This mixed-use project has as integration axis the following areas: commercial, residential, health services and a hotel. We decided to make the 3 levels out of plumb and complement it with an important area of public space, an outdoor park surrounded by terraces and restaurants with different specialties.

Image Courtesy © Grow Arquitectos

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La Finca House in Madrid, Spain by Ramón Esteve Estudio

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Ramón Esteve Estudio 

This house is located in a residential area of the mountains of Madrid, where the vegetation is so lush that it becomes very important. The plot borders a lake that the house opens to. The presence of some ancient holm oaks spread over the plot generates the location and shape of the dwelling. Tus the design process is thoroughly bound to the place. The building sets back to respect the largest trees, thus giving them a leading role. The access to the house is dominated by the largest holm oak. It arranges the entrance, welcomes the visitor and gives the house a stately presence. Two other oaks generate a roundabout that organises the access by car.

Image Courtesy © Ramón Esteve Estudio

  • Architects: Ramón Esteve Estudio (Ramon Esteve)
  • Project: La Finca House
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Project Team: Anna Boscà, Estefanía Pérez, Jacobo Mompó
  • Collaborators: Violeta Lekutanoy, Tudi Soriano
  • Technical Architect: Emilio Pérez, Carolina Tarazona
  • Constructor: Moguerza Construcciones
  • Project Manager: Victoria Pérez, Juanjo Herranz
  • Sup: 1360 m2
  • Year: 2016

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Leeza SOHO in Beijing, China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects 

Construction of Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20.

Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to Financial Road in southwest Beijing – Leeza Soho is located at the intersection of Lines 14 and 16 currently under-construction for the Beijing Subway rail network. Directly above the new interchange station, Leeza Soho connects with the city’s bus network on Lize Road to the north and Lou Tuo Wan East Road to the east.

Image Courtesy © MIR

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Leeza SOHO
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Rendering: MIR
  • Client: SOHO China Ltd.
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Satoshi Ohashi
  • Project Associates: Kaloyan Erevinov, Ed Gaskin, Armando Solano
  • Project Architect: Philipp Ostermaier
  • Project Team:Yang Jingwen, Di Ding, Xuexin Duan, Samson Lee, Shu Hashimoto, Christoph Klemmt, Juan Liu, Dennis Brezina, Rita Lee, Seungho Yeo
  • Competition Project Directors: Satoshi Ohashi and Manuela Gatto
  • Competition Team Lead Designers: Philipp Ostermaier, Dennis Brezina, Claudia Dorner
  • Competition Team: Yang Jingwen, Igor Pantic, Mu Ren, Konstantinos Mouratidis, Nicolette Chan, Yung-Chieh Huang

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