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THE:SQUARE³ in Berlin, Germany by LAVA + Moritz Gruppe

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: LAVA + Moritz Gruppe

Three towers of gold, silver, and bronze and three diagonal shaped city blocks make up THE:SQUARE³, a new mixed use development inspired by sport that revitalises a unique urban quarter in Berlin. The project is just nine minutes from Alexanderplatz, the very heart of Berlin, and located near Europe’s largest urban nature reserve and a sports hot spot.

Image Courtesy © Moritz Gruppe GmbH / LAVA 

  • Architects: LAVA + Moritz Gruppe
  • Project: THE:SQUARE³
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Architect: LAVA (Design and Visualisation)
  • Size: Land 62,000 sqm
  • Gross floor space: 146,000 sqm
  • Cost: € 450 million investment
  • Construction: Due to start in 2014 and be completed in 2017
  • Status: Masterplan Zoning
  • Project Development and Management: Moritz Gruppe GmbH
  • Project and Architecture Concept: Dirk Moritz / Moritz Gruppe GmbH
  • Sales / Marketing: Moritz Gruppe GmbH
  • Facilities: 210 childcare spaces, 1,000 apartments, 100,000 sqm for offices/retail/commercial. One medical and research centre, sports hotel and hospitality such as a sports oriented shopping mall. Social and education facilities, some of them specialised on sports education. Parking concept with multi-storey car parks.

Columnar Towers in Hackney, London by NL Architects

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

Colville Estate, Hackney London NL architects with WHAT architecture Invited competition, 2012 Columnar Towersis a proposal for a residential development of 199 apartments in Hackney,London. The project is part of a master plan by Karakusevic Carson Architects for the regeneration of the Colville Estate.

The high residential density demands of the project brief will inevitably result in large massing. Our proposal attempts to mitigate the effects of this by breaking each tower into a ‘bundle’ of seven smaller towers, or ‘columns’. Each mini-tower is formed by simple ‘stacks’ of single apartments.

Image Courtesy NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Columnar Towers: Colville Estate Competition London
  • Location: Colville Estate, Hackney, London, UK
  • Client: Hackney Council
  • Collaborative Effort: NL Architects + WHAT Architecture
    Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse + Anthony Hoete
  • Team NL: Guus Peters, Bobby de Graaf, Gen Yamamoto, Paul Ducom, Phil Wilson, Soo-Kyung Chun, Yinglin Cao, Paulo Dos Souza, Giulia Pastore, Jan Szymankiewicz, Matthew Davis
  • Team WHAT: Anthony Hoete, Magdalena Szerla, Jan-Carlos Kucharek, Catarina Bio, Petra Kubelcova, Mitsuru Yamamori, Camille Favre, Cesar Cordoba, Aleksandra Jarodzka, Karl Lenton
  • Consultants: Arup: David Gilpin, Nigel Annereau , Techniker: Matthew Wells, Tom Robertshaw

Three Harbour Green in Vancouver, Canada By IBI/HB Architects

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Article source: IBI/HB Architects

Three Harbour Green represents the last tower to be developed in this corner of Coal Harbour, an area of the city that houses numerous residential towers of architectural excellence in the last decade. This crown jewel completes a three-tower scheme, overlooking Stanley Park, the north shore mountains, and fronting 7 acres of waterfront park space.

Image Courtesy © Bob Matheson 

  • Architects: IBI/HB Architects
  • Project: Three Harbour Green
  • Location:  1105 West Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 3T1
  • Photography: Bob Matheson, Chiharu Matsunaga
  • Client: ASPAC Developments
  • Project Manager: Ledcor Construction
  • Design Team: James Hancock
  • Structural Engineers: Jones Kwong Kishi
  • Mechanical Engineers: Yoneda & Associates
  • Electrical Engineers: Nemetz and Associates
  • Landscape Architect: Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg
  • Contractor: Ledcor Construction
  • Project End Date: March 2012
  • Area: 23,730 sq. m
  • Height (to tip): 125.95 m
  • Number of Floors: 33

Nanjing Studio 14 in Nanjing, China by HWCD

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Article source: HWCD

International architecture practice, HWCD has developed a series of mixed-used towers located at Yangtze River Delta.  The team of The Nanjing Studio 14 submitted the project as part of a competition to establish an important hub in the center of Nanjing, capital of the Jiangsu province.

Image Courtesy HWCD 

  • Architects: HWCD
  • Project: Nanjing Studio 14
  • Location: Nanjing, China
  • Client: Studio 14 Research Institute of Electronic Technology Group
  • Owner: China Electronics Technology Group Corporation 14 Research Institute
  • Design Firm: HWCD
  • Design Director: Sun Wei
  • Design Team: Huang Shui-ying, Qu Himalayan Chen Yun Kim, Feng Ruoqian, Matyas Simonyi, David Valent, Adon Buckley, Octavio Gonzales
  • Completed: May 2012

Book Tower House in Hampstead, London by Platform 5 Architects

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Platform 5 Architects

Our brief was to refurbish a typical late Victorian mid-terraced house in Hampstead, London. The original property contained some Arts and Crafts influenced decorative aspects, which the owners were keen to retain and highlight, while introducing contemporary interventions to create fresh, modern living spaces.

Image Courtesy © Alan Williams Photography 

  • Architects: Platform 5 Architects
  • Project: Book Tower House
  • Location: Hampstead, London, UK
  • Photography: Alan Williams Photography

Kokura Tower in Kyushu, Japan by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Article source: Jun Sakaguchi Architect

The site is located at a prominent location facing beautiful river and Kokura Castle and Jun Sakaguchi designed a sculptural tower which shape derives from a flower famous in this region. Petal-like shape maximizes views for each apartment and provides natural ventilation. Bottom levels of the tower spreads out to the ground with its organic form.

Image Courtesy © IAO 

  • Architects: Jun Sakaguchi as practice director of PTW Architects
  • Project: Kokura Tower
  • Location: Kyushu, Japan
  • Photography: IAO
  • Completed: 2008
  • Type: Residential
  • Software used: ArchiCad to make 3D model but the documentation was done in AutoCAD

Office Tower and Exhibition Center in Kai Tak, Hong Kong by Michael Arellanes II

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Article source: Michael Arellanes II

The tower and exhibition hall is a proposal for Hong Kong’s Kai Tak development, an airport landing strip that will be reclaimed into the city as a new cultural, business, and residential district. The tower is an expressionof fluid movement that manifests into a series of folds, creases, and a bifurcation of massing creating a dual tower.

Image Courtesy Michael Arellanes II 

  • Architects: Michael Arellanes II
  • Project: Office Tower and Exhibition Center for Hong Kong
  • Location: Kai Tak, Hong Kong
  • Software used: 3D Modeling and rendering: Maya 2013. Alternative Renderings: 3D Studio MAX, Photoshop: Image adjustment, Illustrator: Importing Drawings for PDF. AutoCAD: Drawings

Absolute Towers in Toronto, Canada by MAD Architects

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Article source: MAD Architects

Modernism has a famous motto: A house is a machine for living in. However, as we progress further away from the machine age, we are left with a question: what message should architecture convey? What is the house of today?

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: MAD Architects
  • Project: Absolute Towers
  • Location: Mississauga, Toronto, Canada
  • Photography: Iwan Baan, Tom Arban
  • Associate Architects: BURKA Architects INC.
  • Structural Engineer: SIGMUND, SOUDACK & ASSOCIATES INC.
  • Mechanical Engineer: ECE Group
  • Electrical Engineer: ECE Group
  • Landscape Architect: NAK Design
  • Interior Designer: ESQAPE Design
  • Typology: Residential
  • Tower A: 45,000 sqm, 56 stories/ height 170 m
  • Tower B: 40,000 sqm, 50 stories/ height 150 m
  • Directors: Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun
  • Design Team: Shen Jun, Robert Groessinger, Florian Pucher, Yi Wenzhen, Hao Yi, Yao Mengyao, Zhao Fan, Liu Yuan, Zhao Wei, Li Kunjuan, Yu Kui, Max Lonnqvist, Eric Spencer

Solar Carve Tower in New York, USA by Studio Gang Architects

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Article source: Studio Gang Architects

Our Solar Carve Tower employs a surprising twist to traditional zoning logic. Designed for a site that borders the High Line on the east with the vast openness of Tenth Avenue, the Lincoln Highway, and the Hudson River to the west, the project proposes inverting the light and air setbacks from the already well-exposed street to the High Line, in order to prioritize the inner-block park.

Image Courtesy Studio Gang Architects

  • Architects: Studio Gang Architects
  • Project: Solar Carve Tower
  • Location: New York, USA
  • OWNER: William Gottlieb Real Estate
  • SIZE: 186,700 sf
  • HEIGHT: 213 ft
  • STATUS: Anticipated Completion 2015
  • REVEALED: The Art Institute of Chicago solo exhibition
    Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects
    September 24, 2012 – February 24, 2013
  • Software used: Combination of CAD software, McNeel Rhinoceros to 3D model, Autodesk AutoCad to document and Autodesk Ecotect to analyze. Renderings were primarily done by Labtop.
  • PUBLICATIONS: Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects
    Edited by Jeanne Gang and Zoë Ryan; With contributions by Michael Halberstam,
    Karen Kice, Zoë Ryan, Brett Steele, and Sarah M. Whiting
    Yale University Press
    184 p., 8 x 10
    97 color illus. + 109 duotones
    ISBN: 9780300191189
    Paper over Board: $45.00

Tower B1 – Housing And Offices At The “Porta Di Roma” Shopping Center in Roma, Italy by Valle Architetti

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Article source: Valle Architetti

Tower B1 is part of the Porta di Roma shopping centre, designed by Valle Architetti. This large multi-functional centre is part of the Urban Plan of the Bufalotta district, a settlement of 10,000 inhabitants with housing and services situated along the GRA ring road to the north of Rome and was also designed by Valle Architetti.

South-West elevation with the shopping mall in the foreground.

  • Architects: Valle Architetti
  • Project: Tower B1 – Housing And Offices At The “Porta Di Roma” Shopping Center
  • Location: Roma, Italy
  • Design team: Servizio Ingegneria Lamaro Appalti Spa Unipersonale, arch. Rossella Capri. With Valle Architetti
  • Associati: arch. Piero Valle with arch. Ugo Tranquillini and arch. Stefano Bindi.
  • Structures: SBG & Partners: biggiguerrini ingegneria Spa, ing. Massimo Guerrini, ing. Luciano Gioacchini.
  • Mechanical systems: ENETEC Srl – Ingegneria Energetica e Realizzazione Impianti Roma, ing. Renato Tito, arch., Giorgio Landolfi.
  • Client:Porta di Roma Srl.
  • Building contractor: ELLEPI S.C.A.R.L., Roma
  • Photographer: Giuseppe dall’Arche

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