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Akplaza Commercial Center in Istanbul, Turkey by Manco Architects

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Article source: Manco Architects

Akplaza Commercial Center, which is one of the major steps taken toward the urban regeneration of Dolapdere district, was designed and built as an energy efficient A+ classoffice building with BREEAM certification.

Image Courtesy ©  Gurkan Akay

Image Courtesy © Gurkan Akay

  • Architects: Manco Architects
  • Project: Akplaza Commercial Center
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photography: Gurkan Akay
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT, SketchUp, V-Ray, Photoshop

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De Karel Doorman in Binnenwegplein, Rotterdam by Ibelings van Tilburg architecten

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Article source: Ibelings van Tilburg architecten

A new residential building up to 70 metres in height and including 114 apartments is added to the existing Ter Meulen shopping building in Rotterdam. This is an unusual project as the new building literally rests on the columns and foundations of the  existing structure. The only additions are a pair of concrete lift shafts which also provide stability.

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

Image Courtesy © Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Architects: Ibelings van Tilburg architecten
  • Project: De Karel Doorman
  • Location: Binnenwegplein, Rotterdam
  • Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, J. Versnel en J.F.H. Roovers (historical photo’s)
  • Software used: Arkey, Photoshop and SketchUp.
  • Clients: DW Nieuwbouw, Rotterdam
  • Design: 2001,  Aat van Tilburg BNA/BNSP, ir. Marc Ibelings BNA
  • Consultants: Marcel Vermeer, Jessica Scholtes
  • Number of homes: 114 apartments
  • Surface: 10.500 m2 retail, 4.000 m2 parking
  • Contractor: van Wijnen Dordrecht, Dordrecht
  • Constructor: Royal Haskoning DHV, Den Haag
  • Start of construction and handover:
    • June 2006 (start build)
    • June 2010 (restart build)
    • November 2012 (handover)

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Office Building Facet in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Article source: Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten

Together with The Wall and the Hessing Cockpit building, the Facet building is part of a noise-protection barrier for Leidsche Rijn. The facade of the building functions as a double noise-protection barrier, for the   residentail area behind the facet building as well as for the offices in the building itself.

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: Ibelings van Tilburg Architecten
  • Project: Office Building Facet
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer
  • Software used: AutoCad, Arkey, PhotoShop and SketchUp
  • Collaborators: Theo Delissen, Rob Grauwmeijer
  • Interior design: OTH, Amsterdam / TIB architecten
  • Project management: Nebest Bouwadvies, Groot Ammers
  • Contractors: Building combination Grunsven/Berghege, Oss
  • Constructors: Smit Westerman, Gouda
  • Area: 24.600 (㎡)
  • Start of building and completion:  
    • November 2007 – Augustus 2009 (phase 1)
    • April 2011 (phase 2)

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Momentary City in Hefei, China by Vector Architects

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Article source: Vector Architects 

Like many other cities in China, Hefei is undergoing a rapid transformation. The original urban fabric was torn apart and discarded, replaced by giant blocks of anonymous structures and forms. The present Hefei is just a fleeting moment on its relentless march toward the future. So, we call it a “Momentary City”.

Image Courtesy © Shuhe Photo

Image Courtesy © Shuhe Photo

  • Architects: Vector Architects 
  • Project: Momentary City
  • Location: Hefei, China
  • Photography: Shuhe Photo
  • Software used: Sketchup, Vray
  • Client: CR Land
  • Structural/Mechanical Engineer: Huanyu Design Institute, Hefei (more…)

9 ¾ bookstore cafe in Medellín, Colombia by PLASMA NODO

Friday, July 31st, 2015

 Article source: PLASMA NODO 

9 ¾ is a bookstore cafe specialized in children, but where adults can also have some fun. We believe that cities needwarm and nice meeting places that welcome us and invite us to learn having fun with our families and friends, sites where people not only buy but go and havea good time.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mejía

Image Courtesy © Daniel Mejía

  • Architects: PLASMA NODO
  • Project: 9 ¾ bookstore cafe
  • Location: Medellín, Colombia
  • Photography: Daniel Mejía
  • Software used: Sketchup, 3d max
  • Built area: 120m²
  • Completion (date): May, 2015

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UNTITLED #1 in Singapore by Studio Wills + Architects

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Article source:  Studio Wills + Architects

UNTITLED #1 is an Addition and Alteration (A&A) to an original pitched-roof corner terrace house, nested in a neighborhood consisting of an eclectic mix of single-storey houses and mid-rise apartments.

UNTITLED #1 is an Addition and Alteration (A&A) to an original pitched-roof corner terrace house, nestled in a neighborhood consisting of an eclectic mix of single storey houses and mid-rise apartments.,Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

UNTITLED #1 is an Addition and Alteration (A&A) to an original pitched-roof corner terrace house, nestled in a neighborhood consisting of an eclectic mix of single storey houses and mid-rise apartments.,Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

  • Architects: Studio Wills + Architects
  • Project: UNTITLED # 1
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: BETON BRUT
  • Design Team: Kho Keguang, Wu Shan Yat, Ng William
  • Structural Engineer: CIVIL AND GEOTECHNICAL ASSOCIATES
  • Function: Residential/ Single Dwelling House
  • Gross Floor Area: 210 sqm
  • Site Area: 243 sqm
  • Time: 2013-2014

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30 social dwellings in Gavà, Spain by PICH-AGUILERA Architects

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Article source: PICH-AGUILERA Architects

The project of Gavà is a block of social housing, developed by Aram Foundation. Since the project’s inception in 2009 until the completion of the work in 2013, public andbank’s helps have suffered such deep changes that have destabilized, mainly to citizens in need of affordable housing, and also, to foundations or companies that promote this type of activity.

Image Courtesy © PICH-AGUILERA Architects

Image Courtesy © PICH-AGUILERA Architects

  • Architects: PICH-AGUILERA Architects
  • Project: 30 social dwellings in Gavà
  • Location: Gavà, Spain
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, Cype, Calener, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Authors: Felip Pich-Aguilera Baurier. Architect, Teresa Batlle i Pagès.Architect
  • Developer: Fundació ARAM
  • Group Directors: Pau Casaldàliga, Àngel Sendarrubias
  • Head of project: Jordi París
  • Intern colaborators: Salvador Girvent
  • Construction volume: 2763.18 m2
  • Parking: 739.07 m2
  • Final cost: 1.966.090,05 €

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THE NEWTOWN SCHOOL in Kolkata, West Bengal by Abin Design Studio

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Article source: Abin Design Studio 

This school façade project came to us at a stage when the construction of the 2 academic blocks was already underway. The blocks were rather generic, with 6 floors of classrooms, labs, and other facilities arranged towards the periphery around matching central courtyards. Our brief was to work within these existing parameters to make a school. So we developed a design program in terms of circulation, movement, ventilation, classrooms and other concerns.”

Image Courtesy © Ravi Kanade

Image Courtesy © Ravi Kanade

  • Architects: Abin Design Studio
  • Project: THE NEWTOWN SCHOOL
  • Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Photography: Ravi Kanade
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup and Revit
  • Team: Abin Chaudhuri, Paromita Chatterjee, Poorvi Dugar Ajmera
  • Client: Savitri Educational Foundation
  • Façade, Interiors and Landscape Design and Architectural Intervention: Abin Design Studio
  • Architect on Record: SBA Spectra Consultants 
  • Structural Consultant: SPA Consultants 
  • Land Area: 2 acres
  • Built-up Area: 15,000 sq.m.
  • Completion Year: April 2015

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Sarasota County Beach Pavilions in Florida by Sweet Sparkman Architects

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Article source: Sweet Sparkman Architects

This project is a series of commissioned beach-side park restroom pavilions. Each of these pavilions share a common design signature. The design team used an abstract version of sea-oats, vegetation synonymous with the gulf beaches of Sarasota, to create a continuous theme in the façade. The abstract use of ‘sea-oats’ as a screen element was used to unite the ramp with the building rather than having the ramp appear to be an appendage to the design. The wood ramp system is suspended from the cast-in-place concrete roof slab with stainless steel rods. As one ascends the ramp, the natural preserve encloses the building volumes which are oriented to provide enhanced views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

Image Courtesy © Sweet Sparkman Architects

Image Courtesy © Sweet Sparkman Architects

  • Architects: Sweet Sparkman Architects
  • Project: Sarasota County Beach Pavilions
  • Location: Sarasota, Florida
  • Software used: VRay, photoshop and sketch-up, ACAD 

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Formstelle in Töging am Inn, Germany by FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Article source: FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN 

Located at the entrance of the industrial wasteland of the former VAW aluminum plants FORMSTELLE, Kantine and NETZWERK are creating an interdisciplinary, campus called NETWORK/NETZWERK – thus providing‚ evidence of a successful structural transformation from heavy industry towards the use by architects, engineers and designers. The floating, single-storey pavilion, placed under huge ancient trees, shows an altered handling of the material aluminum in an industrial region undergoing transition.

Image Courtesy © BETTINA KIRMEIER

Image Courtesy © BETTINA KIRMEIER

  • Architects: FORMAT ELF ARCHITEKTEN
  • Project: Formstelle
  • Location: Töging am Inn, Germany
  • Photography: BETTINA KIRMEIER
  • Software used: ArchiCAD 17, Sketchup 2015 + Vray 2.0, Photoshop

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