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Gurgaon 66 in India by Maison Edouard François

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Article source: Maison Edouard François

In Vatsu, which is the Indian precursor of Fengshui, a large road passing in front of a building is a sign of its prosperity. The site of the new Gurgaon 66 sector is thus priceless, with highways passing on both sides. It will therefore be dedicated to luxury! The program is above all a luxury commercial center dedicated to world-renowned brands, stores, cinemas, and restaurants. There are also office spaces and a hotel with residence services.

Image Courtesy © Maison Edouard François

Image Courtesy © Maison Edouard François

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Hanwha Headquarter Office Tower Remodeling in Seoul, Korea by UNStudio

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Article source: UNStudio

UNStudio’s design has been selected as the winning entry in the competition for the remodelling of the Hanwha headquarters building in Seoul.The renovation of the office tower incorporates the remodelling of the facade, the interior of the common spaces, lobbies, meeting levels, auditorium and executive areas, along with the redesign of the landscaping.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Hanwha Headquarter Office Tower Remodeling
  • Location: Seoul, Korea
  • Building surface: 57,696 m2 above ground
  • Building volume: 250,174 m3
  • Building site: 15,333 m2 Shared Plot

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More London Plot 7 in United Kingdom by Foster + Partners

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Article source: Foster + Partners

Final building at More London achieves BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating.

Foster + Partners has completed the first office building in England to achieve the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ accreditation. 7 More London Riverside is the final and largest building within the More London masterplan, developed by More London Development, and provides a new 10-storey, sustainable headquarters for Price water house Coopers LLP.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: More London Plot 7
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Photography: Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
  • Client: More London Developments
  • Area: 535,000 ft2
  • Site Area: 80,000 ft2
  • Capacity: 4000 Occupants
  • Storeys: 11
  • Foster + Partners team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, Mike Jelliffe, Rob Hall, David Rosenberg, John McCulley, Brandon Buck, Upesh Dhanji, Francesca Venturoni, Puikie Wu, Alessandro Baccari, Paul Smith, Susanne Bauer
  • Structural Engineers: Arup
  • Services: Grontmij
  • Landscape Architect: Robert Townshend

City of Dreams Hotel Tower in Cotai, Macau by Zaha Hadid Architects

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and owner of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, has unveiled the project details and design of the fifth hotel tower at City of Dreams, the company’s flagship property in Cotai, Macau.

North Elevation, Image Courtesy © Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: City of Dreams Hotel Tower
  • Location: Cotai, Macau
  • Project Directors: Viviana Muscettola, Michele Pasca di, Magliano
  • Facade Director: Paolo Matteuzzi
  • Status: Under Construction
  • Project Architects: Maria Loreto Flores, Clara Martins, Michele Salvi
  • Project Team: Pierandrea Angius, Luis Miguel Samanez, Massimo Napoleoni, Bianca Cheung, Miron Mutyaba, Milind Khade, Stefano Lacopini Davide, Del Giudice Luciano, Letteriello Cyril Manyara, Alvin Triestanto, Muhammed Shameel, Goswin Rothenthal, Santiago Fernandez-Achury
  • Concept Team: Viviana Muscettola, Tiago Correia, Clara Martins, Loreto Flores, Victor Orive, Danilo Arsic, Ines Fontoura Fabiano Costinanza, Rafael Gonzalez, Muhammed Shameel
  • Local Architect: CAA, Macau
  • Structural Engineering: Buro Happold, London/Hong Kong
  • Facade Engineering: Buro Happold, Hong Kong
  • Interior Designer: Remedios Studio, Long Beach CA

Spire Edge in Manesar, India by T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Article source: T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd

Spire Edge office tower stands as an iconic landmark on a new IT park located in Manesar, Gurgaon, India.

The tower is a 21 storey building accommodating offices, auditorium, gallery and other facilities.

Ecoinfrastructure

The key design feature of the iconic tower is a continuous green ecoinfrastructure at the north façade, ascending up the tower through green ramps from the basement, infusing it with an ecological and social terraces and garden and back down on the rear facade by a series of ramps around a meeting room.

Image Courtesy © T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd

  • Architects: T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn Bhd
  • Project: Spire Edge
  • Location: Manesar, India
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: A.N Buildwell PVT. LTD
  • Nos. of storeys: 20 storeys + Roof Garden
  • Site Areas: 4,765 sq.m
  • Proposed Development: Commercial and Offices
  • Total GFA: 22,559 sq.m
  • Plot Ratio: 1:4.7
  • Principal-in-Charge: Ken Yeang
  • Design Manager: Haytham Danoon
  • Project Architect: Glen Pang
  • Design Architect: Khairi Ismail
  • Assistant Designer: Jermaine Chau, Shafiqa Shamshul

RB12 in Rio Branco, Brazil by Triptyque Arquitetura

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Article source: Triptyque Arquitetura

The Triptyque, renowned Franco-Brazilian firm dedicated to sustainable design brings to Brazil the first corporate building based power generation: the  RB12 . Located on Rio Branco Avenue, the main commercial center of the path of Rio de Janeiro, the building will undergo a process of retrofit-green and will feature a bioclimatic façade, composed by a set of glasses with diamond sparkle zigzag, landscaping and suspended generation of energy through solar panel and fuel cell.

Image Courtesy © Triptyque Arquitetura

  • Architects: Triptyque Arquitetura
  • Project: RB12
  • Location: Rio Branco, Brazil
  • Program: Tower positive energy
  • Calendar: end of 2014
  • Client: NATEKKO
  • Area: 4500 m²

First and Mission Towers in San Francisco, California by TMG Partners & Foster+Partners

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Article source: Chase Communications

In a joint venture, TMG Partners, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest mixed-use property developers, and Northwood Investors LLC, a leading privately-held global real estate investment firm, announced today the selection of Foster + Partners and Heller Manus Architects as architects for the approximately two million square foot mixed-use development in San Francisco.

Image Courtesy © TMG Partners & Foster+Partners

New Control Tower Airport in Cluj-Napoca, Roumania by Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects

At the beginning of the 21st century, Cluj’s new control tower is the beacon and a symbol for Cluj’s architecture.

The tower is functional, alluring and green.

In our time, the reflection and integration of ecological standards seems mandatory.

Image Courtesy © Kubota & Bachmann Architects

  • Architects: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
  • Project: New Control Tower Airport
  • Location: Cluj-Napoca, Roumania
  • Client: RA Romatsa
  • Type of Competition: Open Competition
  • Program: Control Tower, Technical and Administrative Building
  • Construction Area: 2 500m²
  • Building Area: 1 000 m²
  • Usable Floor Area: 1 023 m²
  • Gross Floor Area: 1 426m²
  • Building Hight: 42.80 m
  • Result (January 2014): 6th prix
  • Competition entry submission: 17th December 2013
  • Change in Architects: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco MARTINEZ, Ikbal BOUAITA, Pierre VOIRIN
  • Local Architect: Klara L. VEER
  • Translation: Cathrine Baciu, François VOIRIN
  • Structure Engineer: Bollinger+Grohmann Ingenieure
  • Perspectives: Jigen

Antenna Tower in Çanakkale, Turkey by Powerhouse Company & IND [Inter.National.Design]

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Article source: Powerhouse Company & IND [Inter.National.Design]

IND [Inter.National.Design]  +  Powerhouse Company  in collaboration with  ABT  have won the  Çanakkale Antenna Tower International Competition, near the city of Çanakkale in western Turkey.

For the competition, eight international teams where shortlisted to design a 100-meter tall Observation and Broadcast Tower for the historic city of Çanakkale. As stated by the competition brief, “competitors are strongly recommended to consider the technological requirements of the broadcasting tower and recreational potentials of a public entity with equal emphasis.”

Image Courtesy © Powerhouse Company, IND [Inter.National.Design]

  • Architects: Powerhouse Company & IND [Inter.National.Design]
  • Project: Antenna Tower
  • Location: Çanakkale, Turkey
  • Client: Province of Çanakkale
  • Design: Arman Akdoğan, Felix Madrazo, Charles Bessard  and Nanne de Ru
  • Team: Alejandro Gonzalez Perez, Stijn Kemper,  Albert T. Richters, Onur Can Tepe, Bibiana Paez, Bruno Barbosa, Senad Gvozden, Martin Frank Petersen, Donna van Milligen  Bielke, Paul Rikken, Joanna Kułaczkowska
  • Structural Engineering: ABT, Han Krijgsman, Jouke Pieter Lutgendorf
  • Antenna Engineering:  Hasan Yeşilova, Nizamettin Çetinyılmaz
  • Aerial visualisation:  MIR

DC Tower in Vienna, Austria by DOMINIQUE PERRAULT ARCHITECTURE

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Article source: DOMINIQUE PERRAULT ARCHITECTURE

When an architect delivers a building it is always an extremely emotional moment, marked by the end of a long process of mediation, from absolute potentiality of early sketches to fine tuning in situ of final details. An actor, for a time, in the endless development of territories, the architect exits the scene. He hands over the controls to those he has been working for. This is the moment when architecture transitions from the intellectual, conceptual state to the fundamentally physical and real.

Image Courtesy © Michael Nagl

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