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Administrative building for OEKO-Center in Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg by STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners

Next to the elementary school in the Pfaffenthal neighborhood, rue Vauban, the “Centre du Mouvement Écologique” (Ecological Center), known as the “MECO”, was in dilapidated structures, worth of no interest, neither as built heritage, nor as architectural component of urban fabric.

That old structure, having serious problems with stability, moisture and useful surface capacity, has been replaced by a new construction, exemplary for its answers to concerns and questions raised by sustainable development.

Image Courtesy © Catherine Thiry

  • Architects: STEINMETZDEMEYER architects and urban planners
  • Project: Administrative building for OEKO-Center
  • Location: Pfaffenthal, Luxembourg
  • Photography: Catherine Thiry
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: CITY OF LUXEMBOURG
  • Civil engineer: T6-Ney & Partners s.à.r.l.
  • Technical engineer: Jean Schmit Engineering s.à.r.l.
  • Landscape architect: Areal Landscape architects
  • Coordinator-pilot: HBH S.A.
  • Coordination security-health: Fernand Greisen

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Qin Group Office Design in Chongqing, China by Studio DOTCOF

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Article source: Studio DOTCOF

The client of this project is an advertising agency, who providing full industry chain service in West China. In the earliest beginning, when the client invite us and introduce themselves, we were attracted by their unique “big platform + branch company” structure. Starting from this very point as concept, we developed the whole space design.

Image Courtesy © Arch-exist

  • Architects: Studio DOTCOF
  • Project: Qin Group Office Design
  • Location: Yubei District, Chongqing, China
  • Photography: Arch-exist
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad and Vray
  • Client: QIN Group
  • Designer in charge: Xi Chen
  • Design Team: Rong Li, Lan Lan, Xiyun Luo
  • MEP Design: Mu Li, Peng Deng, Weifeng Wang
  • Contractor: Chongqing Wenyixuan Interiors
  • GFA: 1000m2
  • Completion Date: 2017.02

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Superbude 2 in Hamburg, Germany by DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG 

With its dual concept between a hostel and a hotel the Superbude I in Hamburg attracts a broad-range target group. Its location in the centre of the hip district „Schanze“ enables a surprisingly unconventional design.

Our task:

Our task was to further develop and design the successful concept „Superbude“. This included designing the „Buden“, a colloquial word used for the rooms in this hotel, as well as the public areas such as the lobby, bar and shop etc. The hotel / hostel is in a listed building, once a Deutsche Post switching centre at the turn of the century. For this reason the staircases were restored true to the original.

Image Courtesy © Steve Herud

  • Architects: DREIMETA GmbH & Co. KG
  • Project: Superbude 2
  • Location: Hamburg, Germany
  • Photography: Steve Herud
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Involved: Judy Hänel, Andrea Kraft, Britta Kleweken
  • No of rooms: 88 + Suite
  • Designed: 2010-12
  • Opening: February 2012

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San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel in California by Klopf Architecture

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: Klopf Architecture

The previous owner of this 1960s modern home covered over the walls of glass with plywood and installed a massive awning at the rear of the house, blocking out most light and connection with the outdoors. The original interior had a maze-like layout starting with a small entry area and moving into too many hallways. In short, the house felt dark and closed-in. Nevertheless the new owners saw the potential in the home, purchased it, and hired Klopf Architecture to help them realize the potential. Today it is an open, light and bright, indoor-outdoor, clean and simple, modernist home for two professionals and their young son.

Image Courtesy © Mariko Reed

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: San Carlos Midcentury Modern Remodel
  • Location: California, USA
  • Photography: Mariko Reed
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Klopf Architecture team: John Klopf, Chuang-Ming Liu and Ethan Taylor
  • Landscape Design: Growsgreen
  • Structural Engineer: Sezen and Moon
  • Contractor: Starburst Construction
  • Landscape Contractor: Inside Out SF
  • Year completed: 2016

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Adamant Querétaro in Mexico by MAYER HASBANI

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Article source: MAYER HASBANI

Adamant Queretaro emerges on the mountaintop of one of the most prestigious areas of the city. It takes advantage of the sinuous land and height to extend its proportions, until reaching the sky.

Image Courtesy © MAYER HASBANI

  • Architects: MAYER HASBANI
  • Project: Adamant Querétaro
  • Location: Querétaro, Mexico
  • Software used: Revit
  • Builder: Milk Investments
  • Developer: MAYER HASBANI SC
  • Structual Engineering: AG2M – Construcciones Ingeniería Innovación
  • Electrical: IOS – Integración Operación Sistemas
  • Finishes: Grupo DICO
  • Area: 21, 500 m2
  • Year: 2014 – 2017

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Urla Atatürk Primary School in İzmir, Turkey by Mert Uslu Architecture

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: Mert Uslu Architecture

The structure, which maintains its continuity in the linear architecture, is aimed to create a space open to the active use of students and teachers by means of the large courtyard formed in the south by leaning to the northern edge of the land. The climatic characteristics of Urla have been taken into consideration and applications for planting have been foreseen in the sections facing the south pavement. However, such a study of the south pavement by the practitioner has not yet been carried out. It was aimed to break the monotonous inside and outside on the whole of the design by creating the level differences between the buildings and thus a dynamic composition was captured in the building which is a school. The structure in the physical environment in which it stands out in pure geometrical form is exhibiting a naive temperament in Urla’s traditional heritage.

Image Courtesy © Mert Uslu Architecture

  • Architects: Mert Uslu Architecture
  • Project: Urla Atatürk Primary School
  • Location: İzmir, Turkey
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and 3dsmax
  • Architectural style: Modern
  • Construction Type: Concrete Construction
  • Gross External Area: 4550.00 M2
  • Building Height: 10.00 M
  • Number of Floors: 4
  • Year: 2017

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Office space in Poznan, Poland by Metaforma

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: Metaforma 

Office spaces are often associated with unfriendliness and anonymity.  Architects from the Metaforma Group have faced the challenge of designing a space that will not only foster concentration while working, but will also allow you to fully rest during breaks. Acoustics and individually adjusted solutions in surface zoning have become the guiding ideas of the concept.

Image Courtesy © Krzysztof Strażyński

  • Architects: Metaforma
  • Project: Office space in Poznan
  • Location: Poznan, Poland
  • Photography: Krzysztof Strażyński
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and SketchUp
  • Lead Architects: Anna Topolska, Dominik Kolenda
  • Other architects: Paulina Wieczorek, Magdalena Sawicka
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 4000 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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CASA LAPA in Lima, Perú by MARTIN DULANTO

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: MARTIN DULANTO

The Project´s basic idea was to have minimum impact in the natural setting. Having this in mind we planed the house to be felt smaller tan what it really is. In proportion it is 15% smaller tan the average existing projects in the club prioritizing the relation between the architecture and its natural setting.

Image Courtesy © Juan Solano

  • Architects: MARTIN DULANTO
  • Project: CASA LAPA
  • Location: Pucusana. Lima –  Perú
  • Photography: Juan Solano
  • Project Managers: Miguel Gutierrez y Raúl Montesinos
  • Contributors: Emilio Jordan Fernandez, Dora Gonzales, Luz Vega, Luciana Escobar
  • Structures: Ing. Jorge Avendaño.
  • Land Area: 505m2
  • Covered Area: 313.6 m2
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Software used: AutoCad and Sketchup

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CID Center in Badajoz, Spain by NGNP arquitectos

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: NGNP arquitectos

The plot is located in the urban edge of the small town of Calamonte, on a land platform that visually dominates the surrounding farmland. From this location, which gives it a special value in the city-field-landscape relationship, leave the main formal and conceptual decisions that inspire the project. Furthermore, the presence of the building far from the road access routes, also causes the building necessarily respond to them. Therefore, the roof emerges as the fundamental element of the design. Seen from afar, the building completes its compact presence thanks to it, dialoguing with the landscape of hills surrounding the place. Close-up view, the roof provides greater height spaces that require it, such as the assembly hall, likewise providing dynamism and special character to interior environment. The compactness of the volume required an abstract formalization. The building is implanted in the plot adapting to its longitudinal form. The generator concept of the plant is the opening of a crack-patio in its central axis, which runs through its entire length, becoming the main space of the project. In the north façade, this crack configures the public access between volumes, and after passing the vestibule, continues characterized as a more introspective space. The required program, consisting of administrative uses of support to entrepreneurs, is organized with the highest programmatic rationality and economy of circulation, guaranteeing the required flexibility. Uses are grouped into three clearly differentiated units: the business incubator, support offices and meeting rooms, arranged around the central lobby, center of gravity of the building that facilitates the quick orientation of the visitor. This zoning of the small building solves the problem of the compatibility of use in function of the different schedules that each zone has. Thus, an entrepreneur can have night access to his office without having to open the entire building, which makes it much safer to use.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Granada

  • Architects: NGNP arquitectos
  • Project: CID Center
  • Location: Badajoz, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Granada
  • Software used: CAD
  • Other Participants: Antonio Vallejo (arquitecto técnico, presupuesto y control de ejecución de obra), Estanislao Fernández (instalaciones), María Luisa Lorenzo (estructura)
  • Constructed area: (m2) 789 m2
  • Year: 2015

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Connectree in Tbilisi, Georgia by Stipfold

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Article source: Stipfold

The house splits the outdoor space in two and stretches between fences that face each other. Double entrance, one of which leads to a garage, cuts through the side fence and is separated by a wall keeping a parking spot out of sight.

Image Courtesy © Stipfold

  • Architects: Stipfold
  • Project: Connectree
  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

 

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