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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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Mederu – Auto Repair Shop in Nigata, Japan by Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Article source: Mederu – Auto Repair Shop

It locates in the suburb of Nigata City as one of the big cities in Japan. The factory is used by the factory staff and the users who like to repair and remodel car by oneself. In the suburb of Nigata City, many suburbian architectures appear. The majority is classified in ‘the commercial establishment with strong color and fanciful form’ and ‘the monotonous offices and warehouses which have no interest of design and is finished with grey or beige color’. We intended to design a new suburbian architecture that reflects the character of the suburb but was neither involved in the fancifulness competition nor was different from the monotonous office.

Exterior View (Image Courtesy K.Torimura)

  • Architects: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects
  • Project: Mederu – Auto Repair Shop
  • Location: Nigata, Japan
  • Structural engineers: Oga Structural Design Office
  • Mechanical engineers: Mai Mechanical Design
  • Client: Three Eight Business
  • Use: Car Repair Factory

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Gazoline in Cuneo, Italy by Duilio Damilano

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Duilio Damilano

The design of a service station is a strong reference to the idea of travel, short or long-distance routes interrupted only by a few stops and then back on the road. A break for refueling, or just to stretch a bit ‘legs before continuing his journey. With the same continuity, the service station is separated from the asphalt like a ribbon of road with the engine and wrapping around itself, creating a temporary volume to accommodate the traveler.

Gazoline (Image Courtesy Andrea Martiradonna)

  • Architects: Duilio Damilano
  • Project: Gazoline
  • Location: Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
  • Project type: Petrol station
  • Client: Centro calor s.r.l.
  • Team project: DamilanostudioArchitects
  • Software used: 3dsMax and Autocad 2011

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