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A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir in Ithaca, New York by Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner

As part of the 2014 CCA biennale, Korean-born conceptual multi-media artist, Kimsooja has created a new work in close collaboration with architect Jaeho Chong and the Wiesner Nanomaterials Lab at Cornell University.

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

Image Courtesy © Kimsooja Studio, photo by Jaeho Chong

  • Architects: Kimsooja, Jaeho Chong, and Ulrich Wiesner
  • Project: A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir
  • Location: Cornell University Arts Quad, Ithaca, New York
  • Photography: Jaeho Chong, Aaron Wax, Ferdinand Kohle
  • Curator: Stephanie Owens (Director, CCA; Professor of multi disciplinary studies, art & architecture)
  • Collaborators: Jaeho Chong (Architect); Professor Ulrich Wiesner (Materials Science and Engineering); and Wiesner Group researchers: Hiroaki Sai, PhD (Materials Science & Engineering); and Ferdinand Kohle (graduate student, Chemistry and Chemical Biology); Erik P. Eshelman (Architectural Engineering)
  • Commission: Cornell Council for the Arts
  • Dimensions: 46 feet x 4.5 feet (dia.)

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14-Story Tower in the Miami by Studio Gang Architects

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Studio Gang Architects is pleased to release its design for a 14-story tower that will rise in the vibrant Miami Design District. Supplemented by amenities such as a rooftop lounge and swimming pool, as well as retail at ground level, the tower’s 76 residential units are designed to take advantage of panoramic views of Biscayne Bay. The exterior of the building produces habitable spaces that function as a contemporary “Florida Room,” historic to the surrounding Buena Vista neighborhood. These shaded, open-air rooms provide both a thermal buffer for the interior and an outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining. The facade architecture demonstrates Studio Gang’s principle of exo-spatial high-rise design in which the inside extends to the outside in a dynamic spatial arrangement. Targeting LEED Gold, the project will incorporate performance features such as energy-saving solar shading and a rainwater collection system.

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

Image Courtesy © Studio Gang Architects

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: 14-Story Tower 
  • Location: Miami, USA
  • OWNER: Miami Design District Associates
  • SIZE: 160,000 sf
  • LEED: Targeted Gold
  • STATUS: Anticipated Completion 2016
  • Associate Architect: Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc.  (more…)

ZA’ABEEL PARK OBSERVATION TOWER in Dubai by XTEN Architecture

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Article source: XTEN Architecture

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.

Image Courtesy © XTEN Architecture

Image Courtesy © XTEN Architecture

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Project: ZA’ABEEL PARK OBSERVATION TOWER
  • Location: Dubai
  • Software used: We model in Rhino, and render in Maxwell. Drawings are in AutoCad.
  • Team: Austin Kelly AIA, Monika Haefelfinger, Scott Utterstrom, Jae Rodriguez, Dana Nishimura Bryan, Stephanie Sent
  • Landscape: Coen + Partners – Shane Coen, Stephanie Grotta, Bryan Kramer, Travis VanLiere
  • Structural Engineering: Thornton Tomasetti – Steve Ratchye PE SE, senior associate

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Changfeng Park Residences in Shanghai, China by Girimun Architects

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Article source: Girimun Architects

This is a high-end residential development featuring 10 apartment towers and 59 townhouses. The apartment towers house 700 units ranging from 1-bedroom to 4-bedrooms. All 700 units are orientated towards the view of the nearby Changfeng Haiyang World. The townhouses are 3-stories tall and feature an internal private courtyard. The inspiration comes from the traditional courtyard houses of China. Each unit has its own subterranean parking and storage. Voids were cut out of the street level to allow natural light and ventilation on the basement level. The apartments and townhouses share a central green space as well as a club house.

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

Image Courtesy © Girimun Architects

  • Architects: Girimun Architects, Mauro Resnitzky
  • Project: Changfeng Park Residences
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Size: 160,000 m2
  • Client: Guocoland

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Living Zero in San Francisco, California by SUSTAINABLE.TO

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Article source: SUSTAINABLE.TO

In 2003, Architecture 2030 was established to respond to rapidly accelerating climate change. This has sparked extraordinary development in the field of renewable energy technology, allowing for buildings to become increasingly energy efficient.
The design intention was to establish the net-zero perspective from the eyes of the occupant. This project proposes a net-zero energy building in every aspect. Not only does the building produce more energy than it consumes through the use of building integrated photovoltaics, but it also attempts to foster a sense of community and a sustainable lifestyle through a vertical tower typology.

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

Image Courtesy © SUSTAINABLE.TO

  • Architects: SUSTAINABLE.TO
  • Project: Living Zero
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Client: AIA San Francisco
  • Competition: Architecture at Zero
  • Completion: 2013

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Al Hilal Bank Tower in Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi by Goettsch Partners

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Article source: Goettsch Partners

The Al Hilal Bank Tower project was an exceptional design opportunity on a highly visible and distinguished site on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. Goettsch Partners developed a design solution that offered a unique form derived from a combination of site and contextual influences. The building varies in its massing and aesthetic in order to provide a unique and distinguished building for the site. The building derives its massing from a push and pull effect at the outer corners to achieve a unique form. The building’s skin changes at the “void” locations to accentuate the shifting aesthetic. The tower itself is a value driven class A office building composed of efficient lease spans and column free interior floor plates. The Al Hilal Bank Tower incorporates a distinguished design that will set the standard for the island.

 Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Project: Al Hilal Bank Tower
  • Location: Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

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Façade Incineration line 6 Roskilde in Denmark by Erick van Egeraat

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Article source: Erick van Egeraat

Erick van Egeraat’s Incineration Line in Roskilde, Denmark will be officially inaugurated today, September 2, by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik.

Image Courtesy © Erick van Egeraat

Image Courtesy © Erick van Egeraat

  • Architects: Erick van Egeraat
  • Project: Façade Incineration line 6 Roskilde
  • Location: Roskilde, Denmark
  • Client: Kara/Noveren
  • Gross floor area: 7.400 m2
  • Height: 97 m
  • Building costs: confidential
  • Start competition design: 03-2008
  • Start design: 03-2008
  • Design phase: 2009-2012
  • Construction time: 2011-2014
  • Realisation: 09-2014
  • Scope of work: Full assignment
  • Remarks: competition first prize, 2008

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Textured Tower in Biscay, Spain by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Article source: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

A 32,5 meters high concrete tower for fire training.

A vertical decision. The tower at its plant intensifies the vertical folds. The folds of the concrete improve the vertical inertia, save material, make a more efficient structure. The tower is compressed also to not fill the air, as the “thin figures” of Giacometti.

Image Courtesy © Juan Rodríguez and COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS

Image Courtesy © Juan Rodríguez and COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS

  • Architects: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos
  • Project: Textured Tower
  • Location: Biscay, Spain
  • Photography: Juan Rodríguez
  • Status: Construido Built
  • Client: Ayuntamiento de Bilbao
  • Site: Miribilla, Bilbao, 43.248956, -2.924090
  • Collaborators: César Peña del Rey, Emilio Pardo, Katja Leszczynska, Fernando de la Maza, Andrés Tabera
  • Date of project: August 2006 – May 2007
  • Construction date: June 2007 – June 2012
  • Area: 556,88 m2
  • Budget: 1.332.425,47 €
  • Awards: Primer Premio en el concurso de ideas First Prize in ideas competition

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CFE Geka in Dordrecht, Netherlands by van Es architecten

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Article source: van Es architecten

Kilkade in Dordrecht is the location of the new headquarters of Geka Bouw and its parent company CFE Nederland.
Featuring two mirrored towers and a transparent mid-section, the building promises to become a new landmark for the area. Its design is both functional and efficient. In addition, the transparent mid-section offers sufficient flexibility to accommodate for the companies’ future growth ambitions.

Image Courtesy © van Es architecten

Image Courtesy © van Es architecten

  • Architects: van Es architecten
  • Project: CFE Geka
  • Location: Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Total floor area: 2,760 m²
  • Realised: 2012

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The Melbourne in Brisbane, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Article source: Tony Owen Partners 

The Melbourne is a 20 storey residential tower located on Brisbane’s Southbank. Melbourne Street occupies an important link between Southbank and the CBD and between the riverfront cultural precinct and the interior of Southbank. It is one of the major gateways to the city.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

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