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Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Dona Beija in Açores, Portugal by M Arquitectos

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source: M Arquitectos  

“Poça da Dona Beija” reconfiguration have improved the security conditions and the preservation of the complexity of this natural resources. “Dona Beija” has been one of most popular places in São Miguel’s Island, Azores, in last few years.

For this reason, some of its existent materials weren’t adequate for the enormous affluence and has become necessary to replace its whole walkway pavement with local wooden deck panels – japanese cedar or cryptomeria locally called.

Image Courtesy © Paulo Goulart

  • Architects: M Arquitectos (Monteiro, Resendes, Sousa Arquitectos, Lda)
  • Project: Thermal Springs Pools Poça da Dona Beija
  • Location: Furnas, S.Miguel, Açores, Portugal
  • Photography: Paulo Goulart
  • Architects in charge: arch. Fernando monteiro, arch. Marco resendes, arch. Miguel sousa
  • Collaborators: arch. Ana cristina silva, arch. Pedro furtado, arch. Diana policarpo, arch. Inês vieira rodrigues, arch. Rodrigo sequeira dias,arch. Vanessa silva.
  • Stability And Infrastructure/ Engineers: eng. Ricardo pacheco, eng. Marco ávila
  • Construction: Civil Açores, Lda
  • Area: 154,00 M²
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Inauguration: 2015

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Urban Elevator in Echavacoiz, Spain by ah asociados

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Article source: ah asociados

This project emerge from an R+D+I study on Pedestrian Mobility in “Echavacoiz Norte”, commissioned by the City Council of Pamplona to the Innovation Department of ah asociados. In this research, three critical areas with historical accessibility and urban integration problems were detected and could be solved by implementing mechanical systems.

Image Courtesy © Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo

Image Courtesy © Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo

  • Architects: ah asociados (Miguel A. Alonso del Val, Rufino J. Hernández Minguillón, Marcos Escartín Miguel, Mikel Zabalza Zamarbide)
  • Project: Urban Elevator
  • Location: Echavacoiz neighborhood, Pamplona, Spain
  • Photography: Jesús Lázaro Izquierdo and José Manuel Cutillas
  • Client: Strategic Projects Area, Pamplona City Council
  • Design team: Patricia Biain Ugarte (Project Manager), Esperanza Marrodán Ciordia, María José Alonso Pérez, Xabier Eskisabel Azanza
  • Engineers: Eduardo Ozcoidi Echarren (Structure), Javier Gironés Navarlaz (Facilities), Michel Aldaz García-Mina (S&H)
  • Project date: 31/01/2012
  • Start work date: 08/10/2012
  • Completion date: 03/07/2013

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Conversion of three pumpstations along The Skjern river in Denmark by Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter 

As a result of the restoration of the Skjern River basin in 2002, a vast and rich natural area has arisen, becoming an attractive visitor destination. A framework for the new life of the area has been provided with the rebuilding and extension of three pump stations, in the form of exhibition spaces, indoor and outdoor viewpoints to look out over the landscape, rooms for the organisation of events, and better accessibility.

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Norlander

Image Courtesy © Rasmus Norlander

  • Architects: Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter
  • Project: Conversion of three pumpstations along The Skjern river
  • Location: Skjern, Denmark
  • Photography: Rasmus Norlander
  • Client: Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune
  • Collaborators: Søren Johansen, Sebastian Skovsted, Laura Boelskifte, Phoebe Cowen
  • In collaboration with: Bertelsen & Scheving Arkitekter ApS
  • Engineer: Ingeniørgruppen Vestjylland ApS
  • Contractor: Hansen & Larsen A/S
  • Project funded by: Realdania – Stedet Tæller, and LAG-Ringkøbing-Skjern
  • North Pump Station: Langkærvej 11, 6900 Skjern
  • South-East Pump Station: Bøelvej (no house number), 6880 Tarm
  • East Pump Station: Vardevej (no house number), 6900 Skjern
  • Gross floor area: 570 m2
  • Year of construction: 2015

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Beyond the Edge in Algarve, Portugal by Atelier Monolit

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: Atelier Monolit

The site landmark is meant to mark the wilderness and the boundlessness of the surroundings but should also operate as an instrument for enhancing one’s senses and setting a strong connection with nature. It essentially represents a frame for human existence and experience, shaped as a monolithic, pure volume, naturally emerging and merging with the rock.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Monolit

Image Courtesy © Atelier Monolit

  • Architects: Atelier Monolit
  • Project: Beyond the Edge
  • Location: Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

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Borgeaud bibliotheques in Chartres, France by betec Lighting AG

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: betec Lighting AG

For the areas architecture, interior fittings and treatment of furniture this light fulfils high photometric and aesthetic requirements. The T5 tube is particularly characterised by high efficiency and solid life span in this light. For aesthetic reasons, the electronic ballast is mounted externally.

Image Courtesy © betec Lighting AG

Image Courtesy © betec Lighting AG

 

  • Architects: betec Lighting AG
  • Project: Borgeaud bibliotheques
  • Location: 1 Boulevard Maurice Viollette, 28000 Chartres, France
  • Design: Horst Lettenmayer
  • Year: 2007

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Mortuary in Hörbranz, Austria by juri troy architects

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: juri troy architects 

The new mortuary sets a clear defined centre in the middle between the old and the new cemetery of Hörbranz. A yard in bright sand is set in front of the chapel and held by a 20 m long concrete bank with integrated fountain.

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

Image Courtesy © juri troy architects

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Dubai 2020 rail link in UAE by Weston Williamson+Partners

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Weston Williamson+Partners 

Dubai World Expo 2020 is one of the most important private sector events in the recent history of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai as the host, aims to make this opportunity a symbol of pride for the country and the region.

It is in this context that his Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, recently announced the winners of the prestigious ’Route 2020’ Rail link competition.

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners

Image Courtesy © Weston Williamson+Partners

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Transpalastik in Helsinki, Finland by Plastique Fantastique

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Plastique Fantastique 

Master students from Aalto University have created an art installation “Transpalastik” during the workshop with Plastique Fantastique. The artwork is placed in the courtyard of Kluuvi galleria, where the urban landscape meets with an artificial world.

The concept was developed based on the thought of transitions from one world to another.

Image Courtesy © Plastique Fantastique

Image Courtesy © Plastique Fantastique

  • Architects: Plastique Fantastique
  • Project: Transpalastik 
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Designers: Marco Canevacci and Yena Young from Plastique Fantastique with master students: Miki Sordi, Andre Vicentini, Pauline Taupin, Jennifer Lipkin, Laura Heino, Tehilah Auramo, Simone Gaglione, Mare Nunez, Dayoung Song, Manuel Arias, Johanna Strand, Laura Hämäläinen, Yi-Chiao Tien, Juliette Fontaine, Elodie Gautier and Ting-Jhen Yang

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An Occupation of Loss in New York by OMA

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: OMA 

Artist Taryn Simon in collaboration with OMA/Shohei Shigematsu has created a major new work for Park Avenue Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall, co-commissioned by the Armory and Artangel, London. A conceptual artist working primarily with image and text, Simon breaks form with her first-ever directed performance in a monumental sculptural setting, in which she considers the anatomy of grief and the intricate systems that we devise to contend with the irrationality of the universe. On view September 13 – 25, 2016 at the Armory, An Occupation of Loss will be presented by Artangel in London next year.

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

Image Courtesy © Naho Kubota

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: An Occupation of Loss
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Naho Kubota

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The European Council and Council of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium by Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Article source: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers

As a consequence of 2004 European enlargement, the Justus Lipsius building becomes too small for the council of the European1 (hereafter named the Council). According to the treaty of Nice, adopted in 2001, all European Council2 sessions are held in Brussels, which also generates new real estate needs. In order to respond to those, the Belgian State offered the Council to cede block A from the complex “Residence Palace” to make it the future seat of both the European Council and the Council, once this building renovated and adapted to its future owners’ needs.

Image Courtesy © Quentin Olbrechts

Image Courtesy © Quentin Olbrechts

  • Architects: Philippe SAMYN and PARTNERS architects & engineers
  • Project: The European Council and Council of the European Union
  • Location: Rue de la Loi, Brussels, Belgium
  • Photography: Quentin Olbrechts, Georges MEURANT, Thierry Henrard, Jacques Ceyssens, Marie-Françoise Plissart, POLYGON graphics cvba – Stijn Stragier
  • Client: Belgian Buildings Agency
  • General Direction: Laurent VRIJDAGHS, Administrateur général 
  • Design Partner: Dr Ir Ridder Philippe SAMYN, architect & engineer
  • Associate Partners: Arch. Mehdi CHTOUROU, Ir-Arch. Jean-Charles PUECHBLANC
  • Budget: 240 M€ (value as of index January 2004)
  • Area: 53.815 sqm superstructure (including 9.271 sqm conference rooms, 27.163 sqm offices, 3.370 sqm pressroom and 8.375 sqm ceremonial rooms and restaurants)
  • Asbestos removal started: January 2008
  • Completed: June 2016

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