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Kula Skrivanat in Pag, Croatia by Quixotic Architecture

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Article source: Quixotic Architecture

The urban plan of the current city of Pag was developed in Venice by the Croatian architect Juraj Dalmatinac aka Giorgio da Sebenico and it is a correlation between Roman Castrum and Venetian Town Planning principles, organized as an orthogonal grid of streets and squares forming at the centre – Trg Petra Kresimira IV, with the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Duke’s and the Bishop’s Palaces. The construction works lasted between 1443 – 1474 and was also supervised by Juraj Dalmatinac. Kula (Tower) Skrivanat is one of nine original towers of this XV century walled city. It was the most efficient structure to protect north-west end of the town from a hostile environment. Currently Kula Skrivanat is an empty relic of a medieval defense system.

Image courtesy Quixotic Architecture 

  • Architects: Quixotic Architecture
  • Project: Kula Skrivanat
  • Location: Pag, Croatia
  • Project Team: Wojciech Dziubek & Wojciech Gwizdak

Veil – Stair Tower in San Francisco by Ball-Nogues Studio

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio

The glass stair tower at the new housing project on 10th and Mission is an architectural gesture that is visible to both pedestrians and motorists for several blocks along Mission St. Veil, which hangs behind the glass curtain wall of the tower, elevates this architectural feature to the status of beacon in the City through the use of color.

Image Courtesy © Scott Mayoral

  • Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
  • Project: Veil – Stair Tower
  • Location: San Francisco, USA
  • Photography: Scott Mayora

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Glen Lake Tower in Michigan by Balance Associates, Architects

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

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.

Image Courtesy © Steve Keating 

  • Architects: Balance Associates, Architects
  • Project: Glen Lake Tower
  • Location: Michigan, USA
  • Photography: Steve Keating Photography
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Site Area: 2.5 acres
  • House Area: 1400 square feet
  • Budget: Withheld at request of home owners
  • Team: Balance Associates, Architects, Tom Lenchek, AIA – principal, Margo Peterson-Aspholm, AIA – project architect, Kyle Zerbey, AIA – architect
  • Structural Engineers: Quantum Consulting Engineers
  • General Contractor: Golden Rule Construction

Needle Towers and in China by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

This is a project for a vertical-horizontal architectural and urban system designed for a location on a lake in China. We wanted to sign the territory with a strong structure in terms of importance and to sign it with a landmark. This systems is a real urban macrostructure because its big dimensions, the impact on the territory and the life in the area and because of the complexity of its own nature.

Image Courtesy Gianluca Milesi Architecture 

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Needle Towers and
  • Location: Somewhere on a lake in China
  • Year of design: 2012-2013
  • Square footage: 37.000 s. m. c.a.
  • High: 479 meters
  • Materials: glass, aluminium and steel

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
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