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Unveils RealPage Headquarters in Dallas, Texas by HGA San Francisco

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

HGA San Francisco, one of San Francisco’s premier full-service architecture firms specializing in workplace environments, is pleased to announce its completion of RealPage Dallas. Considered the nation’s leading property-management software company, RealPage has experienced exponential growth since launching in 1998. In response, the fast-growing company consolidated its Dallas, Texas headquarters—previously composed of four disparate locations—under one 400,000 square-foot roof.

The RealPage headquarters main lobby features a double helix staircase – a unifying element that visually and physically connects the building’s four floors, Image Courtesy © Benny Chan Photography

  • Architects: HGA San Francisco
  • Project: Unveils RealPage Headquarters
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Photography: Benny Chan Photography
  • Software used: Revit
  • Contractor: Structure Tone Southwest, Inc. (Low-rise); Scott and Reid (High-rise)


Creating Place with Art in Toronto, Canada by II BY IV DESIGN

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Creating a sense of place, art can bolster an interior by enhancing its overall atmosphere. Art can arouse one’s curiosity and draw you in. And experienced in relation to its setting, it can positively affect your mood. Art can also set the tone for a theme, thereby shaping one’s impression of a space.

Art requires an audience to make it complete. With its natural ability to slow one’s progression through space and encourage interactions, art often promotes community connectivity. In a study by the Knight’s Foundation that surveyed 43,000 people, it was found that aesthetics of a place is indeed linked to one’s attachment to their community.

Marriott Signature Hotel & Residences, Image Courtesy © Norm Li Architectural Graphics

  • Architects: II BY IV DESIGN
  • Project: Creating Place with Art
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Greg Pacek, Arnaud Marthouret – Revelateur Studio Architectural Photography, Hill Peppard Photography, Norm Li Architectural Graphics, Evan Dion
  • Software used: Autocad


Ambulance facility in Zeist, the Netherlands by Architectenforum

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Article source: Architectenforum

The ambulance station in Zeist is a sustainable design. The client asked for a nearly energy neutral building constructed with renewable materials.

The building is located on the outskirts of town, near the edge of a forest. The L-shaped plan is carefully positioned between existing trees. A large beech tree shades the 4 meter high window in the main staffroom. An ambulance post has no public function, patients will never enter this building. We decided to design no façade facing the road to the entrance of the nearby hospital. Instead green sloping walls rise from the ground and transform into in the curved line of the roof, blending in with the surrounding trees and the edge of the woodlands.

Image Courtesy © Stijn Poelstra

  • Architects: Architectenforum
  • Project: Ambulance facility
  • Location: Zeist, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Stijn Poelstra
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: RAVU
  • Structural engineer: IKAABEE
  • Landscape design: Copijn
  • Contractor: Van Zoelen
  • Gross area: 550 m2
  • Completion: april 2016


Living on the Herrenkamp in Bielefeld, Germany by Wannenmacher + Möller Architekten

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Article source: Wannenmacher + Möller Architekten

The high demand for student housing is the reason for the initiation of this new development on the edge of Bielefeld’s city centre.  It was only in 2009 that a new land use plan was approved for this area, prescribing two-story detached houses with sloping roofs for this location on a narrow building plot. Following on from this, the draft provides for the establishment of four detached houses, each with two floors and a stacked storey.

Image Courtesy © Wannenmacher + Möller Architekten


64 Social Housing in Aytré, France by Guinée*Potin Architectes

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Article source: Guinée*Potin Architectes

This 64 dwellings project, divided into two buildings, is implemented in the heart of the residence Pierre Loti, completing an urban renewal.

The master plan places the project at a crossroads of varied building types and densities. As a consequence, the process aims for a volumetric transition, possible within the context, contributing to the future identity of the new Pierre Loti Street.

Image Courtesy © Guinée*Potin Architectes

  • Architects: Guinée*Potin Architectes
  • Project: 64 Social Housing
  • Location: ZAC Pierre Loti – Batiments Réunion et Seychelles/ Aytré/ 17
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Habitat 17
  • Associated Architects: Alterlab
  • Engineering: KYPSELI  (fluids)+ EBLL (structure)
  • Construction Economist: Cabinet Alain Fontanaud
  • Living Area: R building :1889 m² / S building : 1923 m²


Chapel Suite Albergo Villa Marta in Italy by O2 Studio

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Article source: O2 Studio

Albergo Villa Marta, a hotel near Lucca in Tuscany, has on its land a Neo Gothic church from the XVIII century. This incredible church was used as storage space until O2 Studio was asked to transform it into a hotel suite.

Image Courtesy © Albergo Villa Marta

  • Architects: O2 Studio
  • Project: Chapel Suite Albergo Villa Marta
  • Location: Albergo Villa Marta, Lucca, Italy
  • Photography: Albergo Villa Marta
  • Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Project team: Lucía Giménez Puerta, Tjerk van de Wetering, Mariska Palsgraaf
  • Project Year: 2017


Asturias Fine Arts Museum in Spain by FRANCISCO MANGADO

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017


The new extension of the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias is integrated into an urban complex which through successive expansions has made room for one of Spain’s finest art collections. After the enlargement, this urban complex will take up much of its block in the historical center of Oviedo, close to the cathedral and surrounded by streets with high value in the memory of natives of the city as well as visitors, and bordering also with the city’s most representative square.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute


Palm tree house in Jundiaí, Brazil by Aresto Arquitetura

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Article source: Aresto Arquitetura

Built on a flat lot with only 11 meters wide, the residence located in the city of Jundiaí, consists of a single elongated volume and two slabs.

On the ground floor are: the entrance hall, the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, the toilet, the laundry room, the pantry, the storage room, the gourmet space, and the pool. On the upper deck are: the hometheater and the three dormitories.

Image Courtesy © Aresto Arquitetura

  • Architects: Aresto Arquitetura
  • Project: Palm tree house
  • Location: Jundiaí, Brazil
  • Software used: SketchUp, Autocad, Revit


Empire Resort Hotel in Dhermi, Albania by m12 AD

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Article source: m12 AD

Dhermi, a quaint village in the south of Albania, halfway between the two nodal points of the national tourist flows, Valona and Saranda, will see in 2019 the birth of a new 5-star hotel, the Empire Resort Hotel, a modern structure that will add value to the hamlet, already famous for its green terraces and crystal clear waters.

Image Courtesy © m12 AD

  • Architects: m12 AD
  • Project: Empire Resort Hotel
  • Location: Dhermi, Albania
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Ravens Enclosures, HM Tower of London in England by Llowarch Llowarch Architects

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Article source: Llowarch Llowarch Architects

Commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces the RIBA award winning new night accommodation for the Tower Ravens’ re-presents the Ravens to the public, providing a focal point for expanded interpretation of these legendary residents of the Tower.

Image Courtesy © Jack Hobhouse

  • Architects: Llowarch Llowarch Architects
  • Project: Ravens Enclosures, HM Tower of London
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Jack Hobhouse and Edmund Sumner
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Autocad


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