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Heavenly Water Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition 2014 in Qingdao, China by HHD_FUN

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Article source: HHD_FUN  

The International Horticultural Exposition 2014 opened in Qingdao on April 25th; the two service centers, “Heavenly Water (Tianshui)” and “Earthy Pond (Dichi)”, are named after the two extant lakes on Baiguo Mountain where the buildings are respectively located.  As the primary architecture of the Expo area, the buildings undertook multiple functions including circulation hub, activity center, restaurant, recreational landscape, cultural communication, exhibition, etc.  Considering the distinctive nature of the architecture and its geographical location, the following unique relationships require particular design treatments.

Image Courtesy © Zhenfei Wang

Image Courtesy © Zhenfei Wang

  • Architects: HHD_FUN
  • Project: Heavenly Water Service Center of International Horticultural Exposition 2014
  • Location: Qingdao, Shandong, China 
  • Photography: Zhenfei Wang, DuoCai Photograph
  • LDI: BDGQingdao beiyang architectural design co., LTD
  • Site area: 23000 m2
  • Floor area: 6539 m2
  • Completion Date: 2011-2014

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CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRICAL VEHICLES in Gothenburg, Sweden by KKA Designs

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Article source: KJELLGREN KAMINSKY ARCHITECTURE 

More and more electrical vehicles travel the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden. Therefore the city asked KKA to design three charging stations serving electrical cars, bikes, mopeds and trucks. The loading stations should not only provide a practical function, they should also stand as symbols for a new more sustainable city.

Image Courtesy © KJELLGREN KAMINSKY ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: KJELLGREN KAMINSKY ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRICAL VEHICLES
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Status: Idea
  • Kund: Gothenburg Traffic Office
  • Hållbart: Electric car, solar panels, sustainable materials
  • Program: Loading Station
  • Byggnadsinfo: Several places in the Gothenburg area
  • Team: Fredrik Kjellgren, Joakim Kaminsky, Helder Pinto, Kay Chang, Michele Pascucci
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max, Sketchup and Photoshop

Hi-Speed Rail Maintenance in Wilmington, Delaware by The Galante Architecture Studio

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Article source: The Galante Architecture Studio

This design is in response to the growing need to repair and upgrade aging infrastructure that is vital to the United States.  America’s Hi-Speed Rail network, originally built during the 20th century, has become physically outdated and technologically obsolete.  Therefore, our approach is to not only bring these elements up to modern standards, but to look forward to the promise of future possibilities, and communicate this architecturally.

Building Entrance

  • Architects: The Galante Architecture Studio
  • Project: Hi-Speed Rail Maintenance
  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Size: 1,2000 ft long
  • Cost: $22.5m
  • Materials: Stainless Steel ▫ Glass ▫ Photovoltaic Panels

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Service Station in Saint Ghislain, Belgium by ABSCIS Architecten

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Article source: ABSCIS Architecten

Within the landscape surrounding the city of Mons, lies intermittent craggy piles of millstone which emerge through the panorama of a surrounding flat typography. This so called ‘terrils’ find their origins in the former mining industries and are commonly perceived as striking elements dotted within a flat panorama.  Besides the landscape having been shaped through a number of linear infrastructures such as railways, highways and channelled waterways; the E19 and the service areas cut through the landscape to become geometric ribbons that visually demarcate the landscape.

Image Courtesy ABSCIS Architecten

  • Architects: ABSCIS Architecten
  • Project: Service Station
  • Location: Saint Ghislain A7/E19 , Belgium
  • Project: Tank Facilities, A Resting Place For All Road Users With Picnic Facilities, Children’s Playroom, General Sanitation, Shower Facilities For Truck Drivers, Shop And Restaurant, Additional Resto Stop Hensies
  • Client: Delek Belgium nv
  • Design team: Vereniging van Studiebureaus ‘ABSCIS – A+I – PROVOOST – BSOLUTIONS’
  • Study: 2009-2010
  • Phase: 2010-2012
  • Bruto area.: 2504 m2
  • Cost: € 13.283 464 excluding VAT and fees

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United Oil Company Service Stations in California

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Article source: Lisa Layne Heckaman

Los Angeles based United Oil Company began incorporating modern architecture and unique interior design elements into their Southern California service stations in the early 80’s, shifting the way consumers experience pumping gas. Since then, the Company has redefined the service station Industry, creating flagship designs, using top-line materials such as hand cut slate, molded copper, and eclectic themes – all influences driven by the architectural vision of United Oil Co. vice president, Jeff Appel. The privately owned, family-run business recently celebrated 50 years in business, and are known for creating incredibly clean, vibrant, and artistic gas stations throughout Southern California – now operating 124 stations to date.

Image Courtesy Erman Smith

  • Architects: Jon Enache, United Oil Co., 2012
  • Project: United Oil Company Service Stations
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Italian Venezuelan Service Center Building in Caracas, Venezuela by Puchetti Arquitectos

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: Puchetti Arquitectos

The building is surrounded by the Headquarters buildings (built during the 80’s) and the rest of the Centre foundational buildings (built during the 60’s), all of them designed by Architect Antonio Pinzani.

A particular geometry characterizes those buildings from 60’s: thin double curved concrete surfaces (Hyperbolic Paraboloids or HYPAR) cover spaces such as restaurants, theatre, access area, etc. The use of these shells as umbrellas makes evident the architect’s intention to create spaces sensible to the weather and the surroundings. For the Headquarter building, 20 years apart from the first ones, Pinzani makes use of a similar design strategy taking it to the next level: a single roof, at a bigger scale, cover several fluid spaces of different hierarchy with its shadow.

Image Courtesy Roberto Puchetti

  • Architects: Puchetti Arquitectos
  • Project: Italian Venezuelan Service Center Building
  • Location: Caracas, Venezuela

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Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Architecture as an expression of changing times

Kaohsiung city is a port and, as many other ports is in a situation of changing. The reasons of this changing have been very well analysed by many.. factories that move their production somewhere else. the decreasing of the traffic on the sea.. and many others depending on the particular locations. New York and London already provided, at least partially, to reconvert the unused piers or the part of the city close to the sea or the river previously dedicated to the maritime traffic to other destinations and a different life. The case of Kaohsiung is somehow similar, but there is a difference in the conception of the changing and the strategy related. Many cities just dismissed their piers and their warfs because they were useless and decided to dedicate these part of the city to new and different destinations.

Port and Cruise Service Center

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Port and Cruise Service Center International Competition
  • Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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VIP Car Wash in Staten Island, New York by Studio 16 Architecture PLLC

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: Studio 16 Architecture PLLC

The VIP Car Wash is located at 452 South Avenue at the corner of Forest Avenue and South Avenue, Staten Island, NY. The state of the art facility utilizes the latest in car wash technology and also contains a lube center. The architects utilized color and transparency to create a building that celebrates cars. Flooded with natural light, the building turns the humdrum task of getting your car cleaned and the oil changed in to an experience of color, light and motion.

Exterior View

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Reconversion de la station service de Mies van der Rohe à l’Île des Soeurs in Verdun, Canada by Les Architectes

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Article source: Les Architectes

Nun’s Island is part of the Hochelaga archipelago located immediately southwest of Montreal. It’s urbanization followed the opening of the Champlain bridge in 1962 under an ambitious master plan carried out by Metropolitan Structures, a real estate giant who had built numerous projects in Chicago with the collaboration of Mies van der Rohe. The new community included three high rise apartment buildings by Mies office and it led, in 1966, to a commission from Standard Oil to design a prototypical gas station.

Image Courtesy Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: Les Architectes
  • Project: Reconversion de la station service de Mies van der Rohe à l’Île des Soeurs
  • Location: 201 rue Berlioz, Verdun, Québec, Canada
  • Cleint: Arrondissement de Verdun
  • Architect Design: Éric Gauthier
  • Team: Marc Paradis, Dominique Potvin, Jaime Lopez, Steve Montpetit
  • Engineers: Aecom
  • Builder: Norgéreq
  • Cost: 1.4 M $
  • End of project: septembre 2011
  • Photographer: Steve Montpetit

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Blaas general partnership in Bolzano, Italy by monovolume architecture + design

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Article source: monovolume architecture + design

The company Blaas in Bolzano is specialized in electro-mechanics. In the new head office the company presents its new product range and offers repair service.

On the ground floor of the building there is the sales division, on the first floor the exposition area and the repair shop. All administration offices are located on the second floor. The overall impression of the structure is a homogenous and closed building. Nevertheless, there exists a separation between the public and the private sector. The client can perceive this clear and formal internal division already from the outside.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Oskar Da Riz)

  • Architect: monovolume architecture + design (Patrik Pedó_Juri Pobitzer)
  • Name of Project: Blaas general partnership
  • Location: Via Enrico Fermi, Bolzano, Italy
  • Architectural staff: Arch. Christian Gold / Arch. Barbara Waldboth / Thomas Garasi
  • Structural engineers: Baucon Bozen (Ing. Neulichedl Simon)
  • Photographer: Oskar Da Riz

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