Harvested from plantations that procure income to millions of people, coconut wood is a sustainable product by excellence. The cycle of coconut production, felling/processing and re-plantation, guaranties a sound renewable supply that doesn’t impact the environment. After being used all their life coconuts, the trees become senile around 60 years old. They can then be cut and used for construction, furniture and decoration, which will constitute a windfall profit for the farmer and an excellent material for sustainable Architecture.
In the last 5 years, Tektos has grown into a leading manufacturer of power & data category products. The strategic locations of Tektos in Hong Kong and Guangdong provide an ideal one stop service hub for securing operational and manufacturing services along with supply chain optimization from Asia
This project is for a recent competition organized by ThyssenKrupp Elevator for the creation of an Observation Tower located in a cultural park just off axis from the main skyscraper boulevard in Dubai, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road.
The new boarding school establishes precise space relationships with the context, and to a larger scale, it opens on to the landscape towards MountStelvio and the Müstair Valley. A horizontal volume stands against the retaining wall along the North East boundary and it contains the level drop between the uncultivated land on the mountainside and the ground level of the lot. Transversely the lot is occupied by a “U” shaped volume, whose position is gauged in order to determine immediate and simple connections with the South East boundary lots. The construction of the new building generates three types of outdoor spaces: a public space to the South which is intended to be a park in direct relationship both with the residual agricultural land and with the school positioned to the North East; a private courtyard with a garden which all the common facilities over look;a service area to the North which is dedicated to parking lots, facility premises, and to the loading and unloading area of the kitchen.
Feasting hall located at a hunting compound in Duved in Sweden. The project also includes dog kennels and a garage in the same vernacular style as the existing buildings on the site, which completes and encloses the courtyard with the feasting hall as centrepoint. The hall is used for preparing and cooking game and holding dinners and parties for the hunters. It is also home to various hunting trophies collected by the owner, a proponent of sustainable hunting and wildlife preservation. The hall is supported by carefully manufactured solid timber frames, and the outer shell is made from CLT modules clad with iron sulphate treated pine heartwood.
Urban approach . The study site is a vacant lot owned by the city of Bessancourt and located a few hundred meters away from the town hall. Its location is in continuity with its historic downtown. The site is marked on the north by the imposing presence of a church. The urban environment of the study site is very mineral, the stone church is massive and reinforces this homogeneity. The building distribution on the site is diffuse and invites us to propose a singular object, an additional object that can join the existing group.
This is a 140 m2 single-family residential Project located in Guayllabamba, Ecuador. The house was conceptualized as a continuation of nature which is why it is embedded in the mountain. This green platform allowed the preservation of a pre-construction view point an dispart of the house features. A perimeterretention wall surrounds the primary structure. Anairchambergivesthermalcomfortinsideandprotectsthehousefromhumidity.
The jury characterizes the winning project as a “architecturally superior solution” to the task at hand.
The tower is shaped like a sharp origami cut, urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city.
Brooklyn Bridge Park awarded the development and re-design of the historic Empire Stores to Midtown Equities, a leading real estate investment and development firm led by Brooklyn native and Chairman Joe Cayre and his two sons Jack and Michael. Midtown Equities selected STUDIO V Architecture, led by Jay Valgora, to create the architectural design for the adaptive re-use and addition to seven Civil War era buildings.
Like the existing school (a modernist volume from the 50’s) embraces the main playground, the extension is positioned in a way that areas of security arise in its inner corners. The new volume integrates the pragmatic logic of the school campus, but not without creating some witty and special interventions adding functional value.