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Amstelveen College in Amsterdam, Netherlands by DMV architects

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Article source: DMV architects

Amstelveen College in the suburbs of Amsterdam in the Netherlands moved into an innovative and practical new building in September 2013.The design is by DMV Architects, who alsodesigned the interior, the fixtures and fittings, the groundsand, importantly for a Dutch college, bicycle parking. In addition, DMV architects supported the Amstelveen municipality in managing the project throughout construction.

Image Courtesy © DMV architects

  • Architects: DMV architects
  • Project: Amstelveen College
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: DMV architects
  • Software used: AUTOCAD & REVIT
  • Client Name: Municipality Amstelveen
  • Contributing staff: Edwin Meyer Viol, René van Zoeren, Nicole Rickert, Martin Slegers
  • New GFA: 13,200 m2
  • Completion: Dec. 2012

Cost of work excluding VAT

  • Construction costs: €9,900,000
  • E-installations: €2,146,000
  • Mechanical installations: €1,352,000

Ecork Hotel in Évora, PORTUGAL by JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Article source: JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO

Ecork is a Hotel in Évora , Portugal , with a spa , health club , gym, restaurant , bar , conference rooms , outdoor pool and 56 bungalows .

Built on a set of cork and olive trees, the general plan is inspired in the Medieval villages of the Alentejo, where it was common to find a main complex ( Castle ) and several white buildings around it .

Image Courtesy © FG + SG

  • Architects: JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO
  • Project: Ecork Hotel
  • Location: Évora, PORTUGAL
  • Photography: FG + SG
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Area: 6300 m2
  • Design time: November 2008
  • Complition time: May 2013
  • Interior Design and Decoration: JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO
  • Civil engineer: NEWTON, Consultores de Engenharia
  • Mechanics Engineer: ENES.COORD

WORKSHOP for Everlane in NYC by The Principals

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Article source: The Principals

Building on their interactive research projects, The Principals have designed an analog interactive space for the clothing brand EVERLANE entitled Workshop. Located at 74 Gansevoort St. in the Meatpacking District of NYC, Workshop was designed as an adaptive space and is part of Everlane’s “Not a Shop” series started this past summer. Selling clothes only online, the space serves as a physical manifestation of their primarily digital presence; replacing coded interaction with physical interaction.

Image Courtesy © The Principals

  • Architects: The Principals
  • Project: WORKSHOP for Everlane
  • Location: NYC, U.S.A
  • Photography: The Principals
  • Software used: Rhino, AutoCAD and Solidworks

MFG in Grimisuat, Switzerland by ARCHI7

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Article source: ARCHI7

Well placed on the sunny side of the rhône valley, the place offers large views . The inclined lot is open to south west. The project play with topography allowing the best relation with landscape. The natural inclination of the ground is preserved allowing tricky landscaping with an outside terrasse.

Image Courtesy © thomas jantscher

  • Architects: ARCHI7 (nuno ferreira)
  • Project: MFG
  • Location: Grimisuat, Switzerland
  • Photography: thomas jantscher
  • Software used: Archicad
  • CLIENT: privé
  • YEAR: 2012-2013

Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay in China by Goettsch Partners

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Article source: Goettsch Partners 

Located adjacent to the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center athletic complex, the new Hotel Kapok, designed by Goettsch Partners (GP), is a 19-story boutique hotel with 242 rooms. The design attempts to provide the guest with a unique spatial quality that eliminates the cloistered and disorienting nature of typical hotel corridors. In response, a pinwheel plan was developed, allowing for corridors that end in vision glass with a punctuation of light and views.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Project: Hotel Kapok Shenzhen Bay
  • Location: China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, 3DS Max and Photoshop

Virgin Atlantic EWR Clubhouse in Newark, New Jersey by SLADE ARCHITECTURE

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: SLADE ARCHITECTURE

The Newark Clubhouse brings together NYC’s downtown flair and Virgin Atlantic’s warmth and individuality.

A constellation of sparkling pinpoint lights draws you into the sculpted entry passage. Punctuated by a sky lit receptionist at a specular desk, the entry sequence creates an extended decompression zone between the busy terminal and the relaxed luxury of the clubhouse; a dramatic immersion into the Virgin Atlantic experience.

Image Courtesy © SLADE ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects:  SLADE ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Virgin Atlantic EWR Clubhouse
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey
  • Photography: SLADE ARCHITECTURE, Anton Stark, Tom Sibley
  • Software used: Rhino, CAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Fantails childcare in Silverdale, Auckland, New Zealand by Collingridge And Smith Architects

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: Collingridge And Smith Architects

The site for Fantails is located in a prominent position at the centre of a new subdivision of Auckland.

The client wanted the building to be a bold architectural statement, clearly standing out from the typical houses and commercial buildings around.

Image Courtesy © Collingridge And Smith Architects

  • Architects: Collingridge And Smith Architects
  • Project: Fantails childcare
  • Location: Silverdale, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Software used: ArchiCAD (16)
  • Structural Engineers: McNaughton Consulting Engineers
  • Project Architect: Phil Smith, CASA
  • Design Team: Phil Smith, Graham Collingridge, Grayson Wanda,
  • Client: Fantails
  • Funding: Private
  • Start on site date: January 2013
  • Contract duration: 8 months
  • Gross external area: 550m²
  • Form of contract and/or procurement: NZS3910
  • Total cost: NZ $1.71 million including external works
  • M&E consultant: Eco Designs Ltd.

The Seven Species in Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel by Sarit Shani Hay

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Article source: Sarit Shani Hay

A unique educational center promoting imagination and creativity by interior designer Sarit Shani Hay. It spans a cluster of six kindergartens ages 3-6, a play commons, and an empowerment center, where each functions as an independent unit with its own identity, and together they form an educational space offering a friendly, informal environment.

Image Courtesy © Sarit Shani Hay

  • Architects: Sarit Shani Hay
  • Project: The Seven Species
  • Location: Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup Yael

Jin-gu-yuan Mixed-use Complex in Kunshan, China by Pu Miao Architecture

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: Pu Miao Architecture

The 19th-century Chinese cities did not have much consciously planned public space, especially the nodal types such as square and park. People simply used the streets, or whatever left by the traffic flow. The urban renewals brought by the Economic Reform since 1978 have changed Chinese cities completely. However, the renewals have focused on improving the cities’ economic infrastructure. The “non-productive” public space, especially the part serving average residents, has not received proportional attention.  So as the first problem, Chinese cities today need more public space quantitatively. But the limited public space already supplied by the urban renewals has also exhibited three quality issues.

Image Courtesy © Pu Miao Architecture, Northeast corner of Building E, with one of the exterior stairs leading to the second-floor “street”

  • Architects: Pu Miao Architecture
  • Project: Jin-gu-yuan Mixed-use Complex
  • Location: Kunshan, China
  • Software used: Autocad.
  • Project Period  2009-2013
  • Site Area 1.38 hectare
  • Floor Area  6,220 square meters
  • Client  Kunshan City Construction, Investment and Development Co., Ltd.
  • Designer Architecture: Miao Design Studio (Design Architect), Pu Miao; Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai (Architect of Record), Jiang Ninqing
  • Structure: Shanghai Yuangui Structural Design Inc., Zhang Yewei, Li Mingwei
  • Engineering: Hanjia Design Group, Shanghai, Guo Zhong, Yu Yang, Wu Qiuyan

Archaeological Museum in Oviedo, Spain by PARDOTAPIAArchitects

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Article source: PARDOTAPIAArchitects

A museum should empower the evocative capacity of the memory. In this purpose, the museum is a sum of parts where each has its own value and its own characteristics.

The museum becomes a platform to make visible what was invisible until now.

Image Courtesy © Miguel de Guzmán

  • Architects: PARDOTAPIAArchitects
  • Project: Archaeological Museum
  • Location: Oviedo, Spain
  • Photography: Miguel de Guzmán, PARDOTAPIA Architects
  • Software used: CAD software. Autocad
  • Technical Architect:Arsenio Castro
  • Design Team:Stefano Presi, StefaniaAlbiero, David MarsinyachRos
  • Client:Ministry of Culture of Spain
  • Area:5662,18 sqm
  • Construction:Construcciones Alfredo Rodríguez S.A+ARTEMON S.
  • ContestDate:1999
  • Dateofproject: 2002
  • Construction starts: 2004
  • Construction ends: 2008
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