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Social workplace Combiwerk in Delft by i29 Interior Architects and VMX Architects

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Article source: i29 Interior Architects

Combiwerk Delft is a Social Workplace (SW) company and offers custom work to people who, due to a physical, psychological or mental limitation, are not able to find a regular job. Besides these limitations, the possibilities and talents are especially looked at. A lot has changed and the emphasis lately has been shifted more to re-integration into the regular work force. The job centre (career square) has become much more important with respect to workplaces. Training is offered and tests are done in the kitchen of the company restaurant, the cleaning service and the office. Assembling, sorting and packing are done at the workplaces. Green and environmental services are also an important branch of the social workplace. The ambitious attitude of the company is striking. There is a strong, positive culture. The new construction was intended to clearly reflect this. Despite the limited resources and a clear wish for a sober approach, the building and decoration had to radiate quality. It had to convey attention and involvement, in order to stimulate a sense of pride in its users. An environment that supports that valuable work is being done here, with special people.

Building by VMX architects - Image Courtesy VMX architects

  • Architects: i29 Interior Architects and VMX Architects
  • Project: Social workplace Combiwerk
  • Location: Delft
  • Client: Combiwerk Delft
  • Size: 8500 m2
  • Photos interior: i29 l interior architects
  • Photos exterior: Ronald Tilleman
  • Interior design: i29 l interior architects
  • Exterior design: VMX architects

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Bodega in New York City by Art Meadow

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Article source: Matthew Hoffman

Historically, bodegas have served as social gathering centers for neighborhoods, going far beyond super markets and grocery stores by offering informal services like jobs connections and advice on finding apartments. Unfortunately, New York City’s bodegas have been closing by the hundreds over the past few years, not being able to compete with big chain stores like CVS and Duane Reade. Business Insider published a startling statistic that “in 2010 on a 33-block stretch of Broadway alone there were 137 store closures.”

Image Courtesy Art Meadow

  • Architects: Art Meadow
  • Project: Bodega
  • Location: New York City

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Recreational Center in Yaroslavl, Russia by DK architects

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Article source: DK architects

The building is located on a boulevard in the historical center of Yaroslavl. Because of the absence of close architectural surrounding the building has been conceived as an integrated part of a pedestrian passage that could be transformed into an urban landscape.The whole building has been designed as an element of recreational urban area. It does not interrupt the movement alongside the boulevard but develops its scenario creating new directions: throughout itself, up and down and across it connecting existing pedestrian ways.

Image Courtesy DK architects

  • Architects:DK architects
  • Project: Recreational Center
  • Location: Yaroslavl, Russia

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Social Services Center in Madrid, Spain by dosmasunoarquitectos

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Article source: dosmasunoarquitectos

The programme of the new local Social Services Center in Móstoles is strongly conditioned by two facts: on the one hand, it hosts many identical spaces –single, unipersonal offices- and it is placed within a new, aseptic urban fabric –currently being developed- which features no constraints but the street network and the plot orientation. On the other hand, the building’s relationship with its close and distant surroundings is based upon environmental respect, achieved –in this case- by means of traditional procedures, instead of throughout advanced technological systems.

Rendering

  • Architects: dosmasunoarquitectos – Ignacio Borrego, Néstor Montenegro y Lina Toro
  • Name of Project: Social Services Center
  • Location: Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
  • Collaborators: Begoña de Abajo, Sálvora Feliz, Marko Ličen, Marie Persson and Carlos Ramos
  • Developer: Arpegio – Comunidad de Madrid
  • Surveyors: Dirtec.at – Javier González, Javier Mach.
  • Structure and services: Valladares Ingeniería
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Total floor surface: 2350.44 m2
  • Total built surface: 2739.78 m2

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Social Center in Mesoiro in A Coruña, Spain by NAOS Architecture

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: NAOS ARCHITECTURE

The building was designed to be a social and services center in a neighbourhood with a high population growth rates in recent years. It includes a gathering place for neighbours and the cultural equipment: multi-use rooms, auditorium, reading room, play room, others spaces for children and adults and office works.

Images Courtesy Hector Santos-Díez

  • ARCHITECT: NAOS ARCHITECTURE (SANTIAGO GONZÁLEZ & MIGUEL PORRAS, ARCHITECTS)
  • PROJECT NAME: SOCIAL CENTER IN MESOIRO
  • LOCATION: A CORUÑA, SPAIN
  • COMPLETION DATE: 2011
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: HÉCTOR SANTOS-DIEZ
  • SITE AREA (FLOOR AREA): 2.099 m²
  • CONSTRUCTION AREA: 950.2 m²
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: SANTIAGO MUÑIZ
  • INSTALLATIONS ENGINEERING: DAVISA INGENIERÍA

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Social & Cultural Centre in Galicia, Spain by XVA

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Article source: XVA

The project starts from an image of a breakwater that represents the relationship between man and sea. The waterfront is the meeting point between the sea and the land. Hence, the man has stones, natural elements, which protect him from nature itself but are of diverse character.

Rendering

  • Architect: Xavier Vilalta – XVA
  • Project: Social & Cultural Centre
  • Location: Laxe, Galicia, Spain
  • Architect Team: Xavier Vilalta, Margarita Félix
  • Client: Laxe Council
  • Time Line: 2005

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Agora Sociocultural Center in A Coruña, Spain by Rojo/Fernandez-Shaw, Arquitectos

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Article source: Rojo/Fernandez-Shaw, Arquitectos

An Agora must be an accessible and open space for people’s meeting and their civic expression. This public and collective character makes architecture face to a double challenge:

On the one hand, its program is complex and multiple, covering from culture, administration, meeting, spectacle and social services.

On the other hand, even being a building, its true vocation is linked and close to the concept and qualities of a square.

Image Courtesy Hisao Suzuki

  • Architects: Rojo/Fernandez-Shaw, Arquitectos
  • Project: Agora Sociocultural Center
  • Location: San Pedro de Visma, A Coruña, Spain
  • Competition: First Prize, March 2007
  • Project Date: February 2008
  • Home work: February 2009
  • End of construction: September 2011
  • Software used: Autocad for the techical drawings and 3D Studio for the renderings and images

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Center for Social Services in Camas, Spain by Antonio Blanco Montero

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Article source: Antonio Blanco Montero

The functions that contain a center for social services can classify in a wide and varied spectrum from the administrative processing, beyond the psychological attention. All of them are characterized with a residue of uncertainty and instability. It offers the possibility to investigate relationships between uses. Give certain properties of spaces through the honesty of materials. Capture life and keep it inside the building, but not limited to certain functions harboring fleeing to build a container detached from the outside world, the one that causes and solve.

Center for Social Services

  • Architects: Antonio Blanco Montero
  • Project: Center for Social Services
  • Location: Camas, Sevilla, Spain
  • Software used: AutoCAD and CYPE Ingenieros

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Social Condenser for Superior in Arizona by blank studio architecture

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Article source: blank studio architecture

New gallery / public house for a small mining town in eastern Arizona.

The Social Condenser project is located at the base of the Superstition Mountain Range in the Town of Superior, Arizona which was founded in 1882 and has strong ties to mining of copper, silver and gold. The project is uniquely positioned between historic Main Street and Queen Creek. The site consists of two parcels, the project parcel to the north and an open landscaped parcel to be developed into future outdoor dining and music pavilion, and is bisected by an access path from the upper street level and a lower wooden footbridge that spans across the creek.

 

Images Courtesy Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Incorporated

  • Achitect: blank studio architecture
  • Name of Project: Social Condenser for Superior
  • Location: Superior, Arizona
  • Construction: Complete – July 2007
  • Project area: 1,290 sq. ft. (120 sq. m.) interior + 455 sq. ft. (42 sq. m.) outdoor dining terrace [main level], 985 sq. ft. (91.5 sq. m.) interior [lower level]
  • Photography: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography, Incorporated

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Green Solution House in Strandvejen, Denmark by 3XN and GXN

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: 3XN and GXN

Danish practice 3XN is the architect behind a new experimental conference center and hotel where everything is adapted to the circulation of nature and where guests will get an idea of how it feels to live in a world without waste.

Green Solution House

  • Architects: 3XN and GXN (design and project management)
  • Project: Green Solution House
  • Location: Strandvejen, Denmark
  • Client: Hotel Ryttergården
  • Size: 4.500m2
  • Completion: 2013
  • Budget: 65 mio. DKK
  • Partner Architects: William McDonough + Partners (cradle to cradle)
  • Engineers: Esbensen Consulting Engineers (climate and energy)

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