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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


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


“One More” Kaohsiung Residential Tower in Taiwan by spatial practice

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Article source: spatial practice

The recent groundbreaking ceremony for Bellevueciti Construction marks the start of construction onspatial practice first residential tower “One More” in Kaohsiung City, at the exclusive front row of the Art Museum Park.

In our culture today, we are constantly over-exposed to information and data. It is important to create a living environment that provides a relief from these elements through a reconnection with nature. The simplicity of design for the tower is the result of maximizing the dramatic relationship to the natural environment and taking full advantage of its location directly in front of the park. The horizontal band defines the uninterrupted view of the park, mountain, and sea; while also performing as a sustainable shading element to reduce heat gain.

Kaohsiung Tower Park Museum View.,  Image Courtesy © spatial practice

Kaohsiung Tower Park Museum View., Image Courtesy © spatial practice

  • Architects: spatial practice
  • Project: “One More” Kaohsiung Residential Tower
  • Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Program: Residential, Retail, Parking and Landscape
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Year: 2012
  • Client: Bellevueciti Construction
  • Partners in Charge: Dora Chi, Erik Amir
  • Project Architect: Ryo Otsuka
  • Team: Zhang Yan, Emily Wu, Taylor Williams, Carol Lao, Andrea Sze
  • Local Architect: Jason Chia & Associates.


Tower Striga 1 in Antwerp, Belgium by KCAP Architects&Planners

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Article source: KCAP Architects&Planners

KCAP Architects&Planners in cooperation with evr-Architecten win the architects’ selection ‘Tower Striga 1’ in Antwerp, Belgium. The selection commission including the client Triple Living and representatives of the municipal urban planning departments chose the team for the design of one of three residential towers for the project Antwerp Nieuw Zuid. This new residential area will develop along the Schelde in the south of Antwerp, based on a masterplan by Studio Associates Secchi-Viganò.

Image Courtesy ©  KCAP Architects&Planners

Image Courtesy © KCAP Architects&Planners


Glen Lake Tower in Michigan by Balance Associates, Architects

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Article source: Balance Associates, Architects

High on a wooded hilltop above a lake in Michigan, the Tower House is the result of an inspiring collaboration between Balance Associates, clients with a passion for architecture as well as their site, and a skilled local contractor.

Directed to create \”a sustainable retreat that reflects the timeless beauty and simple comforts of the area,\” the architects responded by raising the primary living space above the dense surrounding woods in order to gain light, air and views of Glen Lake and Lake Michigan beyond. Two fin-like, metal-clad walls rise from the crown of the hill to support a three-story plywood box suspended a full story above grade.

Image Courtesy © Balance Associates, Architects

Image Courtesy © Balance Associates, Architects


FLEX TOWER in New York City by Paolo Venturella Architecture

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Article source: Paolo Venturella Architecture 

2040. Population in New York City grows over and over. Inhabitants are more than expected and an original innovative typology appears in the city.

Even if carbon emission has to reduce, the use of energy increases. High rise is the only answer. A solution combining housing and energy systems for a sustainable living starts to be built in various parts of the city.

Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture

Image Courtesy © Paolo Venturella Architecture

  • Architects: Paolo Venturella Architecture 
  • Project: FLEX TOWER
  • Location:New York City, USA
  • Team Design: Cosimo Scotucci, SolarShapeSystem
  • Year: 2014
  • Type: competition


The Towers at Young Harris College in Georgia by Lord Aeck Sargent

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Article source: Lord Aeck Sargent

At Young Harris College, when talking about the institution’s newest residence hall, you could recite the adage, “What’s old is new again,” and on the face of it, you’d be right.

YHC, which less than six years ago began its transition from a two-year to a four-year institution, hired architecture and planning firm Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS) to design the Towers– a 226-bed residence hall that opened in August 2013.

With double occupancy rooms arranged around communal bathrooms and a shared common area, the Towers sounds a lot like a mid-20th century dormitory building. But, there’s a twist.

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

The Towers at Young Harris College is a residence hall for freshmen only. It limits the space in the living units and maximizes common spaces in order to encourage socialization and community building among students just entering college,Image Courtesy © Jonathan Hillyer

  • Architects: Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Project: The Towers at Young Harris College
  • Location: Georgia, U.S.A
  • Photography: Jonathan Hillyer

The project team

  • Program manager: Brailsford & Dunlavey
  • Civil engineer and landscape architect: Eberly & Associates
  • Structural engineer: KSi Structural Engineers
  • MEP/FP engineer: Andrews, Hammock & Powell
  • Construction manager: DPR Hardin Construction


WORLD SOCIAL CENTER (WSC) in Tunis, Tunisia by Philippe Barriere Collective

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

Article source: Philippe Barriere Collective 

Initiated by the foundation Symboles, the project is situated at the intersection of two main axes in central Tunis. The project includes the redesign of the Square of 14 Janvier and its surroundings as well as the construction of the World Social Center (WSC) Tower. This project reflects the political will to express the ideological and social changes brought about by the Tunisian revolution that took place between December and January 2011. Supported by competent political authorities, the project was managed within the foundation Symboles by the innovation adviser of Tunisian President Monsef Marzouki and monitored by his cultural adviser.

Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective

Image Courtesy © Philippe Barriere Collective

  • Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (Philippe Barriere with Matthew R. Pauly, Hughes St Hilaire, Nicolas Wojcik, Charles Gretas, Yoann Plourde, Ottavy Thibault, Jonathan Lajchter, Samuel Pouliot, Sébastien Lequeux, Catherine Bouchard, Alexandre Hamlyn, Emmanuelle Cardu Gobeille, Maher Bellaj (Tunisia))
  • Location: Square of 14 Janvier, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Local Architects: Studio 3, (Iheb Guermazi, Adnen Ben Tanfous), Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Project Managers: Philippe Barriere, Maher Bellaj (Philippe Barriere Collective) – Adnen Ben Tanfous (Studio 3), Tunis – Michel Bertrand (MB&Co), Paris.
  • Structural Engineer: Pascal Pierre (Canada), Michel Bertrand (France).
  • Building Cost Engineer: MB&Co, Paris (France).
  • Local Engineer: Tarek Gorbel, Tunis (Tunisie).
  • Renderings: LMM, Mathieu Grenier Digital Artist (Canada).
  • Graphic Designer: Wiklo, Mohamed Souheil (Dubai).
  • Landscape Architects: Philippe Barriere Collective (Philippe Barriere, Sébastien Lequeux) 
  • Project Area: 78 000m²
  • Project dates: Studies began in May 2012 and were abandoned in May 2013


Watch tower / Watertower Sint Jansklooster in The Netherlands by Zecc Architecten BV

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Article source: Zecc Architecten BV

The water tower is situated in the middle of a protected nature reserve owned by Nature Monuments; De Wieden in the province Overijssel. BOEi and Nature Monuments took up the plan to transform the tower to a watchtower. A spectacular ‘ route architecturale” will lead you up to a height of 45 m. Upstairs four windows give you a 360 degree view of De Wieden.

Image Courtesy © Stijnstijl

Image Courtesy © Stijnstijl

  • Architects: Zecc Architecten BV
  • Project: Watch tower / Watertower Sint Jansklooster
  • Location: Sint Jansklooster, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Stijnstijl
  • Client: BOEi, Natuurmonumenten&Vitens
  • Date preliminary design: 2007
  • Acceptance: 2014
  • Project architect: Bart Kellerhuis, Marnix van der Meer
  • Project team: Tom Leerkes, Mark Gerritsen
  • Supervisor: Maneschijn Bouw
  • Contractor: Hofmanconstructies


Grove Towers in Mumbai, India by 3XN

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Article source: 3XN

A Cluster of trees which seemingly braid together

3XN’s design team was invited for the event which unveiled the 77.000 m2 project inspired by the Indian nature and Mumbai’s mangroves. Just as clusters of mangrove stalks seemingly braid together at the base, the two towers in this mixed use development converge at the lower retail floors, rising up to provide amenity spaces on the podium; and grow into the sky as a cluster of slender trees providing some of Mumbai’s most thoughtfully laid out residential accommodation. Each unit features views in at least two directions, many of which look out towards the mangroves to the North, and Indian Ocean to the West.

Image Courtesy © 3XN

Image Courtesy © 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: Grove Towers
  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Client: Ornate Spaces Pvt. Ltd.
  • Co-ordinator: Rajeev Kasat and Associates
  • Engineering: Buro Happold Engineers (Mumbai)
  • Gross Area: 77.000 m2 plus 16.000 m2 basement
  • Number of Units: 273 Apartments
  • Height: 38 Stories, 136 Meters


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