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Parterre One in Kaserne Basel, Switzerland by FOCKETYN DEL RIO STUDIO

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Article source: FOCKETYN DEL RIO STUDIO

Parterre One is located in Kaserne Basel, a heritage protected ensemble in the heart of Basel. Kaserne used to be military barracks and has been converted into a cultural hub for the last 50 years, since the army left. Our client had a new vision for his corner: he had a restaurant, a bar, and a venue that were next to each other but never worked together. Our mission was to make one cultural and leisure pole with the three of them.  Within this frame the project became an architectural geode: an existing building with refreshed facades and a surprising interior around a thunderbolt gallery.

Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula

  • Architects: FOCKETYN DEL RIO STUDIO
  • Project: Parterre One
  • Location: Kaserne Basel, Switzerland
  • Photograpy: Adrià Goula
  • Gross Built area: 500 m2
  • Completion year: 2017

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Spring Street Salt Shed in New York by Dattner Architects

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Article source: Dattner Architects

Located at the terminus of Canal Street at the Hudson River, the Salt Shed’s crystalline, faceted planes enliven this highly visible structure. The cast-in-place concrete structure tapers toward the bottom—creating more pedestrian space—and rises from a glazed moat that will be illuminated at night. The Salt Shed’s solid, crystalline surface acts as a counterpoint to the diaphanous, scrim-like façade of the Manhattan 1/2/5 Garage, directly across Spring Street to the north. Rising nearly 70 feet, the shed houses 5,000 tons of salt and has already become an iconic landmark at this important intersection.

Image Courtesy © Field Condition

  • Architects: Dattner Architects
  • Project: Spring Street Salt Shed
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Field Condition, Albert Vecerka/Esto

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Design Hotel Hyatt Regency in Dusseldorf, Germany by slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten

Design Hotel Hyatt Regency stands at the tip of the harbour basin in Dusseldorf’s Media Harbour, one of the city’s architectural signposts. sop architekten realised its Hafenspitze master plan along Speditionstraße, which includes a pedestrian bridge, two glass towers, a pavilion and a seven-storey office building.

The 65-metre high double high-rise – with the hotel in the east building – expresses a strongly reduced formal language. The timeless, tension-filled architecture springs solely from the form of the buildings’ main bodies and their juxtaposition with one another. As a result, the two parallel high-rise slabs create a virtual cube, which develops a sculptural quality through its various sections and interstitial spaces.

Image Courtesy © B+E Fotografie

  • Architects: slapa oberholz pszczulny I architekten
  • Project: Design Hotel Hyatt Regency
  • Location: Speditionstraße, Media Harbour Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Photography: Dejan Saric, B+E Fotografie
  • Developer: Projektgesellschaft Hafenspitze mbH & Co. KG
  • Project leaders: Daniel Kohlmeyer, Markus Lücker
  • Work phase: 1-5 At the behest of JSK Architekten GbR and/or JSK International GmbH, sop architekten (formerly JSK Düsseldorf) performed work phases 1-5 according to HOAI.
  • GFA: ca. 60,000 m²
  • Completion: 2010

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Hill Top Cottage in NSW, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

Weaving architectural heritage with contemporary design and lifestyle is a practice that rewards with surprises and characterful places.

In a conservative residential pocket close to North Sydney, a workers cottage perches on top of a hill looking south-east towards striking views of Sydney Harbour.  The idea behind the design was to retain the existing character of the cottage to the front – its low slung and strong horizontal lines – and place a more contemporary two storey addition at the back behind the ridge.  The new upper level is fully clad with CNC routed plywood shutters, it pierces the ample roof plane to the front of the house with a wide dormer window that is curved at the corners.

The “Craftsman’s” cottage style of the first decades of the 20th century was characterised by a simple gable roof with low eaves that ran parallel to the street with a horizontal elevation, the complete opposite to the California Bungalow style, with its gables facing the front boundary. The first floor attic dormer and garage have been designed with stretched and horizontal proportions. The existing ground floor windows have new sliding plywood shutters. The sandstone walls have adopted the same type of coursing and jointing as the existing stone footings of the house, Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

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Anglet South Coastline in France by Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Article source: Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage 

Meeting point between the high mountains of the Pyrenees and the Landes forest, the southern coast of Anglet combines exceptional geography in a premium urban situation.

It is the true gateway to the city from its chic neighbor Biarritz.

Nightime view on to the promenade beach, Image Courtesy © Arthur Péquin

  • Architects: Debarre Duplantiers Associés Architecture & Paysage
  • Project: Anglet South Coastline
  • Location: Anglet, France
  • Photography: Yohan Zerdoun and Arthur Péquin
  • Client: City of Anglet
  • Design team: Anouk Debarre Landscape Architect, Martin Duplantier Architect, Anton Yon Olano lighting designer
  • Enterprises executor:
    • DUBOS + EUROVIA – Structural works and installation furnitures
    • GUICHARD – Plantation lot
    • COREBA – lighting lot
    • HOURCADE – Framing lot
    • BOBION et JOANIE – Water works
  • Cost: 4 M€
  • Number of trees insert in a project:
    • Trees stems: 246 units
    • Shrubs: 1689 units
    • Annual and perennial grasses: 3605 units
  • Dimensional datum: 38 000 sqm
  • Crhonology: 2011 (Winner of the Design Competition) – 2013 (Completed works)

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“XTRA’s Herman Miller Shop-in-Shop” in Marina Square, Singapore by PRODUCE WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Article source: PRODUCE WORKSHOP

The new Herman Miller Shop-in-Shop at XTRA’s new flagship store at Marina Square, Singapore, is a massive and intriguing structure.

Occupying a 20m long by 7m wide space, the continuous surface stretches across the entire site like a sail of tensile fabric, leading the viewer from the low 3m entrance to the lofty 8m glass curtain wall at the other end. And yet, this structure is made of plywood!

Image Courtesy © PRODUCE WORKSHOP & XTRA DESIGNS

  • Architects: PRODUCE WORKSHOP
  • Project: XTRA’s Herman Miller Shop-in-Shop
  • Location: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-48 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
  • Photography: Edward Hendricks, CI&A Photography
  • Software used: Rhino
  • Client: XTRA Designs
  • Project Lead: PRODUCE WORKSHOP
  • Lead Designer:  PAN Yicheng
  • Other Project Team Members: LOH Jian Hao, Jay; Don YAP; Stanley TAN; Daniel CHIA; CHUA Hong Zhi; Chantal TAN; TEO Xiao Wei
  • Acoustic Consultant and Supply of Invisible Speakers: AOE Pte Ltd
  • Project Construction Duration:  12 weeks
  • Total Floor Area (Sqm):  842 sqm
  • Project Completion:  October 2016

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DR. MIRIAM & SHELDON G. ADELSON SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP in Herzliya, Israel by robinsalliance | Dan Price

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: robinsalliance

The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Entrepreneurship at the IDC Herzliya is situated in the northeast corner of campus on a flat site in a small Mediterranean coastal city near Tel Aviv. The upper floors are open and transparent, looking directly out and over the university foliage while the lower floors relate more intimately to the scale of the immediate campus gardens. Students enter the building through an 8 meter high arcade.

The building is home to a first-of-its-kind institution in Israel dedicated to the study and support of entrepreneurship.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

  • Architects: robinsalliance | Dan Price (David S. Robins + Dan Price)
  • Project: DR. MIRIAM & SHELDON G. ADELSON SCHOOL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • Location: Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Herzliya, Israel
  • Photography: Amit Geron
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, Maxwell
  • Design Team: Einat Erez-Kobiler (Studio Head), Limor Sadka (Interiors), Nir Mornel (Architect), David S. Robins (co-designer), Dan Price (co-designer)
  • Consultant Engineers:
    • Eladad Bukspan Engineers Ltd (Structural Engineers)
    • H.R.V.A.C. Consulting & Engineering Co (HVAC Consultants)
    • Schnabel Yair Electrical Engineering Ltd (Electrical & Lighting Consultants)
    • Sanit Consulting Engineers Ltd (Plumbing Consultants)
    • Julie Peled Landscape Architecture (Landscape Architect)
    • M-G Acoustical Consultants Ltd (Acoustical Consultants)
    • Landmann Aluminum Ltd (Aluminum Window Consultants)

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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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