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IDEO Morph 38 in Sukhumvit, Thailand by Somdoon Architects Ltd

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Article source: Somdoon Architects Ltd

The development located away from the high density district of Sukhumvit to a blissfully low-rise residential area. According to the regulation and maximization of plot ratio, the development is separated to 2 towers which targets to different potential tenants in characters.

Image Courtesy © Somdoon Architects Ltd

Mixed Use tower Winning Proposal in Beijing, China by DOS Architects

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Article source: DOS Architects

DOS architects are thrilled to announce that their entry for the Mixed Use development in Beijing (China) has just been announced as winner of the International design competition.

DOS architects were invited to take part in the competition setup by the site’s promoter, GWA (Grow Wealth Assets)in March this year alongside 4 other European Architecture firms, all of which were asked to produce a “Unique and Iconic building” for the site. Their ambitious proposal, which could be described as a “Cantilevering courtyard tower”, is located in the Lize Financial Business District, in the North East of China’s capital city and will be the first project for DOS architects in China.

Image Courtesy © DOS Architects

  • Architects: DOS Architects
  • Project: Mixed Use tower Winning Proposal
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Timeframe: Start date February 2014, Completion March 2017
  • Project budget: £780 Million
  • Site Area: 24,200 sqm
  • Built up area: 219,000 sqm.
  • Hotel: 39,000 sqm
  • Retail: 40,000 sqm
  • Residences: 60,000 sqm
  • Offices: 80,000 sqm
  • Client: Grow Wealth Assets Ltd.
  • Software used: Bentley microstation V8i

Harbin Twin Towers in Harbin, China by spatial practice

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: spatial practice

(Harbin, China, August 29, 2013): spatial practice has designed the Harbin High Speed Railway (HSR) west train station Twin Towers. The iconic project includes: office spaces, residential apartments, retail spaces and a hyper link to a new underground infra-structural hub.

China has the world longest High Speed Rail (HSR) network that connects the entire country from north to south and from east to west. In the city of Harbin, the new West Train Station will become the northern China gateway connecting to China’s major cities with daily high-speed links to Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Image Courtesy © spatial practice, Harbin Towers Harbin City Gate.

  • Architects:  spatial practice
  • Project: Harbin Twin Towers
  • Location: Harbin, China
  • Client: Kaishengyuan Group
  • Program: Office, Residential, Retail, Parking and Landscape
  • Status: Design Proposal
  • Year: July, 2013
  • Partners in charge : Erik Amir, Dora Chi
  • Project Architect: Max Gerthel
  • Team: Calvin W. Liu, Cathal Peter Quinn, James Beadnall, Sarah GeXiaorui, Victor QuirosQuiros, Emily Wu
  • Local Architect: Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Structural Engineers: BuroHappold, Matthew Smith, Henry Li
  • Visualization: ADRI, German Glessner Group
  • Physical Model: Gereide Models Beijing

Leitão 653 in São Paulo, Brazil by TRIPTYQUE

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Article source: TRIPTYQUE

Leitão_653 is a building located in the heart of Pinheiros, a popular neighborhood which combines small traditional buildings and new residential towers. Inserted between two lofty towers, a long and narrow plot, the building is 4 meters wide and 25 meters high.

The studios occupying the building enjoy a smooth flow between the plates through a central tower. Alternating terraces on the 2nd floor and roof offer living areas and promote exchange and community life.

Image Courtesy © Leonardo Finotti

  • Architects: TRIPTYQUE
  • Project: Leitão 653
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti, Internas Liberadas, Pedro Kok
  • Program: Commercial building
  • Delivery Date: 2012
  • Client: CITYCON
  • Lot area: 425 m²
  • Constructed area: 1280 m²
  • Budget: € 1.2 million

TEAM-TRIPTYQUE ARCHITECTURE

  • Associates: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud et Olivier Raffaelli
  • General coordinator: Luiz Trindade
  • Projects managers: Damien Murat, Bruno Simões, Aline D´Avola, Pedro Mattos

AvB Tower in The Hague, the Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

The Anne van Bueren Square serves as the lobby for AvB Tower, where a hybrid programming of shops, lobby, restaurant, offices, lecture hall, and library – where the academic dweller finds a communicative atmosphere – when fluidly linked, can be seen as an extension of the ‘commuter-leisure’ concept currently emerging in the world’s major metropolises.

Image Courtesy © Jan Bitter

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: AvB Tower
  • Location: The Hague, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Jan Bitter
  • Typology: Housing, School
  • Size: 24.000 m2
  • Date of design: 2010-2012
  • Date of completion: 2013
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Rob Willemse, Joost Körver, Raymond van Sabben, Thorsten Schneider, Jelle Homburg, Jochem Homminga
  • Collaborators: Janosch Welzien, Jasper Stevens, Ramon Alverez Roa, Martin Tessarz, Tobias Bamberg, Steffen Winkler, Carlatta Giacomin, Marco Leite Velho, Itziar Quiros
  • Client: Anna van Buerenplein BV
  • Consultants: DGMR Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV, Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs BV

A. H. McCoy Federal Office Building in Jackson, Mississippi by Schwartz/Silver Architects

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Article source: Schwartz/Silver Architects

Constructed as part of the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence program, Schwartz/Silver’s modernization of the A. H. McCoy Federal Building and new security pavilion has dramatically changed the urban landscape in Jackson, Mississippi. The architects took the opportunity to redefine the relationship between the city and the federal government at this site. The re-envisioned plaza provides a landscaped oasis in the city for the employees and visitors who utilize the building. And by reaching out towards the corner of the site, the invitingly scaled security pavilion creates a welcoming entry point for the building.

Image Courtesy © Alan Karchmer 

  • Architects: Schwartz/Silver Architects
  • Project: A. H. McCoy Federal Office Building
  • Location: Jackson, Mississippi, USA
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Awards:
    2010 GSA Honor Award in Urbanism I On the Boards
    2011 BIMforum Delivery Process Innovation Award
  • Client: General Services Administration
  • Program:  Re-plan 15 story tower to house federal agency tenants; complete building systems (MEP-FP) replacement; redesigned elevator lobbies and common spaces; accessibility upgrades; security upgrades; landscape; new security pavilion and public lobby; LEED Silver Certification.
  • Cost / Area: $60 million / 428,000 sf
  • Year: 2013

Step tower in Osaka, Japan by EASTERN design office

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Article source: EASTERN design office

A stark white ship that sails in the middle of the bustling sea of colors.

The ship floating on the ocean suddenly appears in a shopping center. It evokes a feeling not of a resort area, but of an exotic corner of a town in some southern country. A feeling of a ship that comes across this area by chance.

Image Courtesy © Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: EASTERN design office
  • Project: Step tower
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Photography: Koichi Torimura 
  • Site Area: 384.38 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 1,548.85 m2
  • Structural Engineering: IHARA STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
  • Contractor: Matsumotogumi Co., Ltd

NYC Tower Proposal in South Street Seaport, New York by MA2

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Article source: MA2

The concept proposal is located in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport as an office tower with an adjacent parking structure. In its inception the tower is a product of preserving angles within a complex plane grid, which has been interfered by a Mobius geometric transformation. By manipulating a two-dimensional grid using asymptotic developments, it generates a series of automorphing patterns and higher dimensional structures.

Image Courtesy © MA2

  • Architects: MA2
  • Project: NYC Tower Proposal
  • Location: South Street Seaport, New York
  • Software used: Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD

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Strawscraper in Stockholm, Sweden by Belatchew Arkitektur

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Belatchew Arkitektur

Belatchew Arkitekter presents STRAWSCRAPER, the first project to come out of the newly established Belatchew Labs. STRAWSCRAPER is an extension of Söder Torn on Södermalm in Stockholm with a new energy producing shell covered in straws that can recover wind energy. What was supposed to become a building of 40 flights became 26. Söder Torn on Södermalm in central Stockholm was finalized 1997, but the architect Henning Larsen had already left the contract after having lost influence over the design of the tower.

Image Courtesy © Belatchew Arkitektur

Yongjia World Trade Centre in Wenzhou, China by UNStudio

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

 Article source: UNStudio 

The Yongjia World Trade Centre will create a new image for the WTC brand and will become a unique symbol for the new riverside city of Wenzhou. Wenzhou city lies in the dense economic zone along the coast of Southeast China, next to the Yangtze River Delta region. The deep water sea port outside of Wenzhou and the inland channel to the sea expands the city’s access advantages for international and domestic markets.

Image Courtesy © UNStudio

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Yongjia World Trade Centre
  • Location: Wenzhou, China
  • Client: Shanghai World Trade (Shanghai) Holdings Group
  • Building surface: 500.000 m² above ground
  • Building site: 4 plots total 154,900 m2, the developable area is 111,237 m2
  • Programme: Towers with Offices, Residential and Hotel, Podium with Retail and cultural functions
  • Status: Competition 1st prize
  • Credits: Ben van Berkel, Astrid Piber with Hannes Pfau, Ger Gijzen, Juliane Maier, Martin Zangerl and Sontaya Bluangtook, Amanda Chan, Albert Gnodde, Jan Kokol, Patrik Noome, Mo Lai, Jan Rehders, René Rijkers, Stefano Rocchetti, Shuang Zhang
  • LANDSCAPE CONSULTANT:  Loos van Vliet
  • STRUCTURE CONSULTANT: ARUP Shanghai
  • SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT: ARUP Hong Kong
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