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Waagenturm by Wilk-Salinas Architekten

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Article source: Wilk-Salinas Architekten 

The Waagenturm is a tower to control the access and weight of the trucks of the BRB, a Berlin-based company for the disposal and recycling of construction materials. In order to reduce the dimensions of the construction the stairs were planned as an exterior area, which covers in the ground floor almost the same space as the closed areas. It is attached to one of the narrow sides of the tower, which is supported by a single central pillar in order to avoid pillars on the corners. The three rooms are distributed in three levels and open to the outer spaces by means of big windows along the façade which also cover the corners. In the first level is the control room, the second level is the director’s office, and in the lower ground floor are the toilets, showers and storerooms. The materials used are the recycled concrete produced by the company, corten steel for the stairs and black profiles for the windows.

Image Courtesy ©  Torsten Seidel

Image Courtesy © Torsten Seidel

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Torre Tres Picos in Mexico by LBR + A

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Article source: LBR + A 

Situated in one of Mexico City’s most important areas, Tres Picos responds to its urban condition of a complex triangular plot of only 167 square meters enclosed by three streets. Its architectural design consists of two structural steel plate walls supporting a glass prism of 10 levels, thus clearing the floor space of columns. In combination with the thin steel walls, the tridilosa, a three-dimensional structure slab system, made a 7 meter span possible in the glass façade directed towards the Chapultepec Park. The modular steel panels were designed to be an aesthetic finish and to optimize construction by facilitating on-site assembly. The light weight structural system allows for a free floor in the office space and at ground level, primarily benefiting pedestrians.

Image Courtesy © Alfonso Merchand

Image Courtesy © Alfonso Merchand

  • Architects: LBR + A
  • Project: Torre Tres Picos
  • Location: Arquímedes #19 Col. Bosque de Chapultepec México D.F.
  • Photography: Alfonso Merchand
  • Porject Architect: Arch. Benjamín Romano
  • Client: Fondo Hexa, S.A. de C.V.
  • Program: Offices
  • Site area:3,905 m2
  • Footprint area: 167.68 m2
  • Structural Engineer: Nestor Federico Lozano Alcaraz
  • Project date: 2009

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New’R, ZAC EuroNantes Gare in Nantes, France by Hamonic+Masson & Associés architects

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: Hamonic+Masson & Associés architects

This emblematic project in the EuroNantes quarter introduces a gradation in the way people live in the air. The lower floors come in varying kinds of outside spaces with plant bins built into the railings. The higher floors, above any obstructed views, have terraces that become big panoramic screens with winter gardens protected from winds and bad weather. The script is honed and simple. The building reflects an image of great sobriety. Encased in light-coloured metal sidings, the façades catch the light in a constantly changing play of reflected light. Work on the skyline introduces variations in forms and varying ownership of the roofs. This enables different scales of views to people looking at the building from a distance and a diversity of places for the building’s users. The design plays on the idea of movement, backgrounds and multiplicity. Architecture in cinema scope.

Image Courtesy © Hamonic+Masson & Associés architects

Image Courtesy © Hamonic+Masson & Associés architects

  • Architects: Hamonic+Masson & Associés architects
  • Project: New’R, ZAC EuroNantes Gare
  • Location: Nantes, ZAC EuroNantesGare, block 1C
  • Calendar: Under construction, completion in 2017
  • Client: Kaufman&Broad
  • Inspection body: SOCOTEC
  • Contractor: Nantes MétropoleAménagement
  • Environment: RT 2012
  • Graphics: Luxigon
  • Urban planners: Atelier Ruelle
  • Surface: 10 352 m²

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VIRA-LATA in Porto, Portugal by Moradavaga

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Article source: Moradavaga

Abstract:

“Vira-Lata” is the name of the installation conceived by Moradavaga. A communication tower which connects an upper street with the new public square next to Porto’s São Bento train station by a staircase and invites visitors at the same time to write their messages on the 2300 turn-able cans facade.

Image Courtesy © Moradavaga

Image Courtesy © Moradavaga

  • Architects: Moradavaga
  • Project: VIRA-LATA
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Collaboration: (Manfred Eccli, Pedro Cavaco Leitão,  Rossana Ribeiro)
  • Partner: Cavaco & Coquet, Lda
  • Structure: Catari Portugal
  • Support: Colep
  • Date: 21 of March 2015 – September 2015

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Viewing tower Lommel in Belgium by Ateliereen Architecten

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Article source: Ateliereen Architecten

For the municipality of Lommel, Ateliereen designed a thirty meters high observation tower in co-operation with the Belgian architecture studio MaMu Architects. The ‘Lommelse Sahara’ is characterized by sand dunes and surrounded by pine trees. It is a very popular nature reserve mainly used for walking and relaxation.

Image Courtesy © Ateliereen Architecten

Image Courtesy © Ateliereen Architecten

  • Architects: Ateliereen Architecten, In co-operation with MaMu Architects (Hasselt, B)
  • Project: Viewing tower Lommel
  • Location: Lommel, Belgium
  • Client: Municipality of Lommel (B)
  • Building contractor: Kametal bvba (Halen, B)
  • Structural engineering: AB-associates (Hasselt, B)

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International Finance Center in Seoul, Korea by Arquitectonica

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Article source: Arquitectonica

American International Group and the Seoul Metropolitan Government were partners in the development of this 507,075m2 / 5,458,153sf mixed-use project in which Arquitectonica designed the master plan, the architecture and portions of the interiors. The complex became a new hub for the financial, securities and insurance companies concentrated in Seoul. It features three international A-grade commercial office towers, a five-star hotel, three-level luxury retail mall, megaplex cinema complex, fine dining and drinking establishments and significant new outdoor public spaces. The site is located at the center of Yeouido Island, and will serve as a major pedestrian link between the subway station and Riverside and Yeouido Plaza Park.

Image Courtesy © Arquitectonica

Image Courtesy © Arquitectonica

  • Architects: Arquitectonica
  • Project: International Finance Center
  • Location: Seoul, Korea

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Nanning China Resources Center Tower in China by Goettsch Partners

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Goettsch Partners

Goettsch Partners (GP) is pleased to announce that construction has commenced on the 445m tall mixed-use Nanning Resources Center Tower. Located in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Province, the project is sited along Minzu Avenue at the heart of the burgeoning Fengling District. The 255,000 square meter tower is linked to public transportation through underground connections at the B1 level, and to adjacent buildings via indoor and outdoor pedestrian corridors at the ground and sixth floors respectively. Upon completion, the NRC Tower will be the tallest building in Nanning.

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

Image Courtesy © Goettsch Partners

  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Project: Nanning China Resources Center Tower
  • Location: Nanning, China

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Wooden High rise Housing in Stockholm, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

A new mixed use development with 240 apartments in Loudden, Stockholm. All built in massive wood technique for the specialized wood construction developer Folkhem.

Stockholm is growing fast and the Loudden area, the former international transport harbour, on the northeastern island of Djurgården, is planned to be converted into a new urban area. In line with the overall direction for this new development to achieve real long term environmentally sustainable solutions, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter have developed a proposal for apartment blocks of solid wood.

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Image Courtesy © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: Wooden High rise Housing
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • BTA total: 24,700 sq m
  • Number of apartments: 180-240 pcs
  • Responsible architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
  • Team: Jonas Tjäder, Johannes Brattgård, Ryan McGaffney
  • Client: Folkhem
  • Year: 2014

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ATRIO in Bogotá, Colombian by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Article source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

RSHP unveils plans for mixed-use development in central Bogotá

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has unveiled plans for ATRIO, a major mixed-use commercial development in central Bogotá comprising two towers connected by a large, open public space at ground level.

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

Image Courtesy © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP)

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Tasting centre and observation tower at Château Gruaud-Larose in Médoc, France by LANOIRE & COURRIAN ARCHITECTES

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Article source: LANOIRE & COURRIAN ARCHITECTES

There is now a tower overlooking the countryside in Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, at Gruaud Larose. This is 21 metres tall, has an overhang, and is built in a harmonious style with right angles. It appears enigmatic when seen from afar.

While it was being built, some people said that that this would be tallest palombière (wood pigeon hunting hide) in the Médoc…

Image Courtesy © Edouard Decam

Image Courtesy © Edouard Decam

  • Architects: LANOIRE & COURRIAN ARCHITECTES
  • Project: Tasting centre and observation tower at Château Gruaud-Larose
  • Location: Château Gruaud Larose – Saint-Julien Beychevelle – Medoc (33), France
  • Photography: Edouard Decam
  • Client: SEA Gruaud Larose (33)
  • Project management: Sarl Lanoire & Courrian (architects mandatories), project manager : Sabine Bricard / TERRELL Ingenierie, BET structure et BETA Fluides, BET Fluides
  • Surface: 290 m2
  • Planning: Sketch 2008, delivery september 2014
  • Environmental certification: RT2012
  • Cost: 1,8 M€ excl. tax

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