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555 Howard in San Francisco, California by Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: Renzo Piano Building Workshop 

OVERVIEW

San Francisco‐based Pacific Eagle and local entitlement partner SKS Partners are proposing a 36-story mixed-use residential and hotel property at 555 Howard, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), in collaboration with Mark Cavagnero Associates. The LEED Platinum-targeted project will include 69 residential units, a 255-room luxury hotel, meeting and ballroom facilities, a spa and fitness center, ground floor restaurant, a skybar/café on the top floor that will be open to the public and a rooftop public open space with panoramic views of the city and bay.

Second And Howard, Image Courtesy © Steelblue

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Chesapeake Car Park 3 in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects 

Concept Points:          

  1. This is the first rooftop restaurant on campus.
  2. It will be a new experience with views 90’ above the street.
  3. There is seating for 256 including 54 on the East Roof deck.
  4. Inspiration
    1. The panoramic views…you can see 25 miles in all directions.
    2. The transparency lets the sky come into the space…
    3. Imagine a restaurant in a
    4. Imagine a personal
    5. Imagine dining while cantilevered over the edge of the building…lunch while floating.

The south elevation of Chesapeake Building 14 with the 6th floor Skyline Restaurant cantilevered over the edge. The form frames the downtown view. The lattice creates sun shading, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)       

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Car Park 3
  • Location: Oklahoma City, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Scope: 14,160 sq. ft.; 2,080 sq. ft. roof deck
  • Completed: 2014

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Leeza SOHO in Beijing, China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects 

Construction of Leeza Soho, a 46-storey (207m) mixed-use tower with the world’s tallest atrium, has reached level 20.

Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to Financial Road in southwest Beijing – Leeza Soho is located at the intersection of Lines 14 and 16 currently under-construction for the Beijing Subway rail network. Directly above the new interchange station, Leeza Soho connects with the city’s bus network on Lize Road to the north and Lou Tuo Wan East Road to the east.

Image Courtesy © MIR

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Leeza SOHO
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Rendering: MIR
  • Client: SOHO China Ltd.
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Satoshi Ohashi
  • Project Associates: Kaloyan Erevinov, Ed Gaskin, Armando Solano
  • Project Architect: Philipp Ostermaier
  • Project Team:Yang Jingwen, Di Ding, Xuexin Duan, Samson Lee, Shu Hashimoto, Christoph Klemmt, Juan Liu, Dennis Brezina, Rita Lee, Seungho Yeo
  • Competition Project Directors: Satoshi Ohashi and Manuela Gatto
  • Competition Team Lead Designers: Philipp Ostermaier, Dennis Brezina, Claudia Dorner
  • Competition Team: Yang Jingwen, Igor Pantic, Mu Ren, Konstantinos Mouratidis, Nicolette Chan, Yung-Chieh Huang

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The Falkirk Wheel & Visitor Centre in Scotland by RMJM

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Article source: RMJM

The Falkirk Wheel is the world’s first rotating boat lift designed to connect the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal 25 metres below and forms part of the Millennium Link Project – a £74 million investment to link the west and east coasts of Scotland with an inland waterway.

FALKIRK WHEEL, Image Courtesy © RMJM

FALKIRK WHEEL, Image Courtesy © RMJM

  • Architects: RMJM
  • Project: The Falkirk Wheel & Visitor Centre
  • Location: Scotland

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Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal in The Netherlands by UNStudio

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Article source: UNStudio

The new €37.5m (£27.6m) Transfer Terminal at Arnhem Central Station in the Netherlands has now completed.

The station is the result of an ambitious 20-year project – masterplanned by UNStudio – to redevelop the wider station area; the largest post-war development in Arnhem. Backed by the Dutch government, this transfer hub rewrites the rulebook on train stations and is the most complex of its type in Europe. The station will become the new ‘front door’ of the city, embracing the spirit of travel, and is expected to establish Arnhem as an important node between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. The new terminal houses commercial areas, and a conference centre and provides links to the nearby office plaza, city centre, underground parking garage and the Park Sonsbeek. The area around the station will become a place in of itself, with 160,000m2 of offices, shops and a cinema complex.

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

Image Courtesy © Ronald Tilleman

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal
  • Location: Stationsplein, Arnhem, The Netherlands 
  • Photography: Ronald Tilleman, Frank Hanswijk, Siebe Swart
  • Client: ProRail B.V.
  • Structural engineer: Arup Amsterdam (transport terminal) Van der Werf & Lankhorst (bus station, parking garage and office square)
  • MEP / Installations: Arcadis
  • Main Contractor: Besix-Welling
  • Building surface: 21.750 m2 (gross floor area)
  • Building volume: ca. 90.000 m3
  • Building site: ca. 11.250 m2
  • Programme: Public transport terminal
  • Status: Opening in November 2015

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Unilever Aguaí in São Paulo, Brazil by GCP Arquitetos

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Article source: GCP Arquitetos

The architectural party adopted in the new Unilever Aguaí Site project, meets three important needs, typical of contemporary industrial compounds: flexibility, rationalization and sustainability, becoming a twenty first century industrial site model for Unilever.

Image Courtesy © GCP Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © GCP Arquitetos

  • Architects: GCP Arquitetos
  • Project: Unilever Aguaí
  • Location: : Aguaí, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Team: Sérgio Coelho (author),  Daniel Mariano (co-author), Nilton Rossi, Gabriela Garcia, Dalmary Rubio, Babara Gasco, Marília Neves e Marysol Brito
  • Project Coordination and Sustainability: Alessandra Araujo
  • LEED Consultant: Cushmamn & Wakefield
  • Site Area: Total: 980,000 sqm2 – Phase 1: 170,000 sqm2
  • Built Area: 24,500 sqm2
  • Year of the design: 2012/13
  • Construction finished: 2015

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Transportation Center Redevelopment in Stamford by Studio V Architecture

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Article source: Studio V Architecture

STUDIO V Architecture’s design for the Stamford Transportation Center and surrounding area was chosen the preferred scheme in a $500 million redevelopment competition put forth by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Stamford’s station has grown to become the second largest in the region after Grand Central Terminal, rendering its current disjointed infrastructure and surrounding architecture obsolete. STUDIO V teamed with developer Stamford Manhattan Development Ventures (SMDV) to transform this traffic-congested station into a dramatic new 24-hour community that reconnects Downtown Stamford to the South End and the city’s waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Studio V Architecture

  • Architects: Studio V Architecture
  • Project: Stamford Transportation Center Redevelopment
  • Location: Stamford, U.S.A
  • Software used: Rhino, V-Ray, Photoshop, and Grasshopper
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