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Rathbone Square in London, England by Make Architects

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Article source: v2com

A former Royal Mail sorting office site, just off London’s Oxford Street has been transformed into a high-quality mixed use development with a new publicly accessible garden, by Make Architects.

Designed as a sorting office in 1951, the site was formerly inaccessible to the public when it was bought by London developer Great Portland Estates plc (GPE). Now, two L-shaped blocks stepping from six to nine storeys surround a garden that takes up 20% of the GDA.

The commercial element has stainless steel spandrel panels to distinguish it from the residential element. The glazed ceramic bounces light around the garden while the dark bronze anodised aluminium links the commercial and residential elements together, Image Courtesy © Make Architects

  • Architects: Make Architects
  • Project: Rathbone Square
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Robin Gautier, Edmund Sumner
  • Client Name: Great Portland Estates plc
  • Project Manager: Buro Four
  • Contractors: Lend Lease
  • Structural Engineers: AKTII
  • Service Engineers: Hilson Moran
  • Landscape Architects: Gustafson Porter + Bowman
  • Public Realm consultants: Publica
  • Project End Date: October 2017

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Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tennessee by Looney Ricks Kiss

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Article source: Looney Ricks Kiss 

Crosstown Concourse is the metamorphosis of urban blight into a vibrant community. It is the rebirth of not just a building, but an entire neighborhood. Though initially conceived as a home for a small start-up arts organization, with plans to organically revive the structure over decades, the project evolved into a 1.3- million-square-foot “vertical urban village.” Rooted in historical context and flourishing on the ideals of common purpose, social transformation, and inclusivity, the building has achieved full occupancy in less than one year.

Image Courtesy © Chad Mellon

  • Architects: Looney Ricks Kiss
  • Project: Crosstown Concourse
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
  • Photography: Jamie HarmonNicholas McGinnAerial InnovationsChad Mellon
  • Associate Architect: DIALOG
  • Associate Architect: Spatial Affairs Bureau
  • Sustainability: LEED Platinum BD+C: Core and Shell
  • Developer/Owner: Crosstown Development
  • General Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Hood Design Studio

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Corporate headquarters of Post AG on Vienna’s in Austria by Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten ZT GmbH and feld72

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Article source: Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten ZT GmbH and feld72 

Schenker Salvi Weber and feld72 shape the new corporate headquarters of Post AG on Vienna’s Rochusmarkt. The building ensemble is a composition of the highest quality which not only skilfully combines old and new but also features contemporary interior architecture which is distinguished by the open communication areas in the offices and the design of the mall. The integration of the building into the urban context enables it to enter into dialogue with its surroundings.

Image Courtesy © Bengt Stiller

  • Architects: Schenker Salvi Weber Architekten ZT GmbH and feld72
  • Project: Corporate headquarters of Post AG on Vienna’s in Austria
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Photography: Bengt Stiller
  • Client: Österreichische Post AG
  • Team Schenker Salvi Weber: Stefan Dobnig, Balthasar Freise, Sven Mayer-Schwieger, Martin Maidl, Alexandros Merkouris, Teresa de Miguel, Andreas Grasser, Thomas Morgner, Hans Reumann, Tiago Santana, Pia Schmidt, Katalin Toth, Maria Luisa de Villalonga, Eva Andrasova, Simona Masarova
  • Team feld72: Nicol Bolletta, Norbert Engelhardt, Christoph Frantes, Andreas Grasser, Astrid Jagersberger, Edoardo Nobili, Gerhard Oberhofer, Kayhan Önder, Wilhelm Scherübl, Wenzel Witt-Döring
  • Full Service General Contractors: ARGE HABAU Hoch- und Tiefbaugesellschaft m.b.H. and ÖSTU-STETTIN Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH.
  • Structural Engineering: Gmeiner Haferl Bauingenieur
  • Building Physics & Acoustics: IBO – Österreichisches Institut für Bauen und Ökologie

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Centrolina in Washington, DC by CORE architecture + design

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Article source: CORE architecture + design 

Centrolina is a 4,075 SF dual-concept mercato and osteria that blends a casual California aesthetic with an urban Italian market. The space personifies a market that you can dine within, where Chef highlights seasonality on her menu. An architectural “island” anchors and unifies the space and guests circulate around it to discover the intimate osteria. The “island” begins with the osteria bar, transitions into mercato counters, and terminates as the mercato espresso counter. This allows the spaces to feel cohesive, while also operating as two concepts.

Image Courtesy © Greg Powers

  • Architects: CORE architecture + design
  • Project: Centrolina
  • Location: 974 Palmer Alley, Washington, DC, USA
  • Photography: Greg Powers 
  • Project Team: Allison Cooke, Meryl Salinas 
  • General Contractor: rand construction
  • MEP Engineer: Caliber Design, Inc. 
  • Structural Engineer: Rathgeber/Goss Associates
  • Food Service Consultant: FDS Design 
  • Millwork: Dovetail Gallery
  • Gross Built Area: 4,075 SF
  • Completion Year: 2015 

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Tatlin Apartments in Moscow, Russia by Architects of Invention

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Article source: Architects of Invention

Site

The building is located to the North-East of Moscow city centre on a street whose heritage dates back to the 17th century. Originally called Pokrovskaya street, which referred to the liberation of Moscow by the Poles, it became Bakuninskaya in 1918 in honour of MA Bakunin (1814-1876). Many historical houses have survived to this day, including the 200-year-old house at number 7- 15. In 1886, architect IG Kondratenko built the first factory building on the street, on the plots of houses No. 74 – 76. In 1885 the architect P. P. Shcheglov built a house (No. 54), distinguished by an unusually ornate facade: the pediment was decorated with the head of a lion. In 1891, the architect I. S. Kuznetsov built a house at number 78 for the manufacturer Denisov and in 1904, completed No. 94 for the clergy of the churches of the Moscow Pokrovskaya Community of Sisters of Mercy.

Image Courtesy © Architects of Invention

  • Architects: Architects of Invention
  • Project: Tatlin Apartments
  • Location: 5 Bakuninskaya Street, Moscow
  • Software used: SketchUp, Revit, Autocad
  • Client: Vesta Development
  • Lead London Team: Dominykas Daunys, Kam Dhiman, Carlos Hurtado de Mendoza, George Nishnianidze, Nikoloz Japaridze, Theo Kirn, Anton Khmelnitskiy, Vano Ksnelashvili, Jose Lozano, Albert Serrano, Davit Tsanava, Fabio Zampeze
  • Moscow Executive Team: Ivan Babich, Irina Bratashova, Julia Mogilevtseva, Nikita Tsymbal
  • Consultants: KB Konstrucktor (Structure & ME)
  • Construction Cost: $42,750 mil ($2,850/m2)
  • GIA (Gross Internal Area): 15000 m²

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Vanke Tianfu Cloud City in Chengdu, China by Aedas

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Article source: Aedas 

Vanke Tianfu Cloud City, designed by Aedas, is a prime mixed-use development in Chengdu comprising office, exhibition, hotel, residential, retail and market facilities. Situated within the Tianfu new development zone which is designated for hi-tech and sci-tech industries and in close proximity to Xinglong Lake, the project design is inspired by tech cloud.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Vanke Tianfu Cloud City
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Client: Vanke
  • Gross Floor Area: 375,200 sqm
  • Director: Kevin Wang
  • Completion Year: 2019

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El Jardin del Edén in Barcelona, Spain by Futur-2

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Article source: Futur-2

An idyllic setting full of contrasts makes El Jardín del Edén a pioneering restaurant in the heart of Barcelona. A new project of Futur2.

In the legendary Calle Jovellanos, in the heart of Barcelona, a narrow, dark, charmless space has become an idyllic setting, full of contrasts and reflections, magic and sophistication. Its owners were confident that Futur2 could make it stand out and become fashionable.

Image Courtesy © El Jardín Edén

  • Designer: Futur-2
  • Project: El Jardin del Edén
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: El Jardín Edén

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City Hyde Park in Chicago, Illinois by Studio Gang

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Article source: Studio Gang 

Located at a busy commercial intersection near Lake Michigan and adjacent to a commuter rail stop, City Hyde Park is designed to become a pedestrian-friendly hub that helps encourage the greater urban evolution of its neighborhood. When complete, the 500,000 sf mixed-use project will bring new options for living, shopping, and outdoor recreation and leisure to its full-block site, formerly an underused parking lot and strip mall.

Image Courtesy © Hedrich Blessing

  • Architects: Studio Gang
  • Project: City Hyde Park
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Photography: Hedrich Blessing, Tom Harris Photography

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Freshigh in Shanghai, China by dongqi Architects

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Article source: dongqi Architects

The FRESHIGH designed by dongqi Architects is located on South Shaanxi road, in the center of Shanghai. The primary task in this project is to renovate the retail store into an appealing space to attract more customers and let it merge into the surroundings. At the end, it was turned into a refreshing space with soft green color filled all around. Hiding in the historic neighborhood, the designer hopes that it could give a surprise to the people passing by. They could stop and relax for a cup of fresh juice, and then go back to daily life.

Image Courtesy © dongqi Architects

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1144 Fifteenth Street in Denver, Colorado by Pickard Chilton

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Article source: Pickard Chilton

1144 Fifteenth Street is a forty-story high-performance office tower comprising twenty-seven floors of Class-A office space atop a thirteen-story podium comprising retail, restaurants, a fitness center and an 880-space parking garage. The elegant tower and its massing have been designed to be evocative of the surrounding Rocky Mountains and to establish a geological metaphor within its urban context.

Image Courtesy © Pickard Chilton

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