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Alacarte Halong Bay Condotel Development in Vietnam by Aedas

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Article source: Aedas

Dotted with limestone pinnacles, the World Heritage seascape of Halong Bay is Vietnam’s biggest attraction. Aedas-designed Alacarte Halong Bay Condotel Development occupies a prime seafront plot with large sweeps of unobstructed views towards the heritage site.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Alacarte Halong Bay Condotel Development
  • Location: Halong, Vietnam
  • Client: Taseco Land
  • Director: Steven Thor
  • Gross Floor Area: 80,000 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2020

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Helix Residential Tower Vancouver in Columbia by MA2

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Article source: MA2

The concept proposal is a residential tower that aggregates, turns, shifts, connects and radiates across the skyline of Vancouver. The tower is a submission for iconic tower designs for sky-high living and dynamic structures.  By having a residential tower that rotates as its ascending vertically with a bifurcation connection, its gives the tower new possibilities in its performance and iconic presence. Helix formations and spiral lattice structures influence the tectonic shifting and architectural logic for structural and visual resilience. Tower connections with multipurpose spaces and clubhouses add to the dynamic ambiance of sky-high living and poly-valiant architectural expressions.  The tower design was conceptualized to be an expression that can position itself in a multiple selection of sites across the globe giving it a universal strategy and resonance.

Image Courtesy © MA2

  • Architects: MA2
  • Project: Helix Residential Tower Vancouver
  • Location: Vancouver, Columbia

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88 Market Street in Singapore by CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Article source: CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI

The 280m tall high-rise on 88 Market Street, jointly designed by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is an oasis in the bustling Central Business District of Singapore. The tower, one of tallest in Singapore, blends urban life with tropical nature, redefining and elevating workplace and living standards for its users while adding an elegant new landmark to the Singapore skyline.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: CARLO RATTI ASSOCIATI and BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: 88 Market Street
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Client: capitaland
  • Collaborators: rsp architects, dragages singapore, big ideas, big landscape
  • Cra-carlo ratti associati

    • Team: carlo ratti, giovanni de niederhausern, saverio panata (project lead), monika love, Antonio atripaldi, andrea giordano, chiara de grandi, damiano gui, mariachiara mondini, andrea pedrina, andrea riva
    • 3D Visualization: alberto bottero, gary di silvio, gianluca zimbardi
    • Consultants: dotdotdot – alessandro masserdotti, fabrizio pignoloni, gabriele gambotto

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Minimalist Opulence in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by EDGE

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Article source: v2com

Located less than 150 metres from the beach at the prestigious Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai, the flagship project sets a new standard for luxury in the Persian Gulf region. The design principles behind the building are guided by two main goals: waterfront views and spatial clarity.

The waterfront views are special because they will be visible from every room in every unit. Residents will look out over Dubai’s iconic landmarks, including Skydive Dubai, Palm Island, Blue Waters Island and Ain Dubai. This guiding principle gives added value to the land and maximizes revenue for the developer.

1/JBR Street view, Image Courtesy © EDGE

  • Architects: EDGE
  • Project: Minimalist Opulence
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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NeuBau3 in Linz, Austria by Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Article source: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

Completion of the listed complex by Peter Behrens

Compared to the original building by Peter Behrens, who in the 1930s created an internationally regarded masterpiece of Modernism with Tabakfabrik Linz, the new development added in the early 1980s was not of the same architectural standard.

The 80s addition was demolished, releasing a site that the Linz authorities thought would be the perfect location for the main building of the Tabakfabrik complex and, based on its key geographical role in the fabric of the city, they decided it would be a historic chance to positively impact the development of the city.

Image Courtesy © Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH

  • Architects: Zechner & Zechner ZT GmbH
  • Project: NeuBau3
  • Location: Linz, Austria
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit
  • Project Development / Investor: Bodner Bau GesmbH & Co KG, Kufstein
  • Open Space Planning: Korbwurf/Korbinian Lechner, Vienna

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Icon Yunduan Tower in Chengdu, China by PES-Architects Ltd.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

Article source: PES-Architects Ltd 

Icon Yunduan Tower is a 192-metre-high hybrid building located in a high-tech zone on the outskirts of the city of Chengdu, China. The aim of the project was to create a landmark visible on entering the city as well as a focal point for the earlier building phases of the area. The project is based on a winning entry in an invited architecture competition in 2009.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres

  • Architects: PES-Architects Ltd.
  • Project: Icon Yunduan Tower
  • Location: Chengdu High Tech Zone, Tianfu Road, Chengdu, China
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin, Archmospheres
  • Software used: Revit
  • Client: Chengdu Hi-Tech Investment Group Co. Ltd.
  • Other Collaborators:

    • Main contractor: China State Construction Engineering Corp. Ltd.
    • Technical Design: China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute, CSWADI
    • Lighting Design: A+G Licht, Germany
  • Gross Area: 103,650 m² (above ground)
  • Total Project Ca: 160,000 m²
  • Completion Year: 2017

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ID Hospital in Seoul, Republic of Korea by L’eau Design

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Article source: L’eau Design

PLASTIC EDITOLOGY_Gradation Tower.

So far, the beauty was like that an object reproduces the sublimity of the nature or reaches to the ideal aesthetic standard like the golden ratio. However, the contemporary art seems to keep distance from the previous beauty.

Modern architect, Adolf Loos, who said that ‘the decorations are the sins’, discussed about the value of the architectural aesthetic in tune with the time. But, whenever we see high-rise buildings composing the urban concrete jungle, they just generate individual aesthetic values of the sculptures and showy images like a nightclub, they actually have no concern about the intrinsic value requested by present day.

Image Courtesy © Shin Kyungsub

  • Architects: L’eau Design
  • Project: ID Hospital
  • Location: 142, Dosan-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Photography: Shin Kyungsub
  • Client: Hansae Limited
  • Construction: Reinforced concrete, Steel frame
  • Exterior finishing: Blue brick, Perforated panel
  • CM: CBRE Korea
  • Constructor: Samil Enterprise Co., Ltd.

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Vauxhall Cross Island in London, England by Zaha Hadid Architects

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Vauxhall Cross Island

Vauxhall Cross Island site is located adjacent to Vauxhall Underground station and is bounded by Parry Street (to the south), Bondway (to the east) and Wandsworth Road / Albert Embankment (to the west and north).

The Island lies in a central and important location, adjacent to existing transport links at the gateway to Vauxhall from the north. The site is within the Vauxhall/Nine Elms/Battersea Opportunity Area, identified in the London Plan as having the potential to accommodate high-density development to provide substantial numbers of new jobs and homes.

Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Vauxhall Cross Island
  • Location: London, England
  • Landscape Architects: Townshend Landscape Architects
  • Site Owner and Developer: VCI Property Holding Limited
  • Development Manager: Great Marlborough Estates
  • Development Consultant: Dais
  • Engineering: Buro Happold

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Ampère e+: Refurbishment of Sogeprom Headquarters in Courbevoie, France by ATELIERS 2/3/4/

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Article source: ATELIERS 2/3/4/ 

The present building is showing off a typical facade of the eighties office towers’ architecture, with a less satisfying relationship with the soil, a heightened repeat of a floor standard, of a window type, with a simple and smooth façade thus a kind of autism to its own context.

The building wanted to be a tower, but it’s not. Its small length didn’t allow it to compete with its close sisters. Its location, on the fringes of La Defense’s slab, makes it belong more to the “domestic” city and its codes. Thus, he should renounce to his solitary object status.

The project is trying to rectify those miscommunications by making “Ampère e+” belong to the urban system of Courbevoie’s city, by supporting the transfer of the circular boulevard into an urban boulevard. Our task was also to shape and rank the present building, to make it comprehensible and careful to its urban context.

Image Courtesy © Charly Broyez

  • Architects: ATELIERS 2/3/4/
  • Project: Ampère e+: Refurbishment of Sogeprom Headquarters
  • Location: Courbevoie, La Défense, France (34-40 rue Henri Regnault, Courbevoie)
  • Photography: Charly Broyez
  • Team: Jean Mas, Architect Partner, Fabienne Garrigues, Réda Mazouz and Agate Mordka (project directors), Manuel Afsar, Orion Anglade, Gabriel Garcia, Alice Heaney, Olivier Jacques, Adrien Petit.
  • Engeering: INEX / SCYNA4 / ARCORA / ETAMINE / PEUTZ / GVI / Infra Services
  • Client: SOGEPROM / Investor: PRIMONIAL
  • Constructor: SICRA / Goyer / Tenzini
  • Construction cost: 28 500 000€
  • Built Area (m2 or sqft): 15000m²
  • Completion Year: 2017

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The first Vertical Forest social housing In Eindhoven in The Netherlands by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

Article source: Stefano Boeri Architetti 

Studio Stefano Boeri Architetti continues its design activities in favor of sustainable architecture worldwide.

Following the Vertical Forest projects of Milan, Nanjing, Utrecht, Tirana, Lausanne, Paris – and after the global publication of the call-to-action video for Urban Forestry (https://www.stefanoboeriarchitetti.net/en/urbanforestry) c o m e s t o d a y ’ s announcement of the new Vertical Forest to be constructed in the Netherlands, in Eindhoven.

  • Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti
  • Project: The first Vertical Forest social housing
  • Location: Strijp-S, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Client: Sint Trudo
  • General contractor: Stam + De Koning
  • Partner: Stefano Boeri
  • Project Director: Francesca Cesa Bianchi

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