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Oamsterdam in Netherlands by HofmanDujardin

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: HofmanDujardin

Dutch architectural firm, HofmanDujardin, introduces a revolutionary, life-enhancing urban strategy for the city of Amsterdam. “We live in Amsterdam and we love Amsterdam. It is a fabulous city, and we want to make it more fabulous,” says Michiel Hofman. Oamsterdam offers an innovative plan to connect the northern district to the rest of the city. Mirroring the form of the exiting half-circle of the north, we will create a circular path through the city, thus restoring Amsterdam’s historic connection to the water and opening up the Ij waterfront. The inner ring will be a vital new connection uniting areas of the city, bringing space and air to the historic, crowded centre.

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

Image Courtesy © A2 Studio

  • Architects: HofmanDujardin (Sustainable urban strategy for Amsterdam)
  • Project: Oamsterdam
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Visualizations: A2 Studio
  • Team: Barbara Dujardin, Michiel Hofman and Arjen Aarnoudse
  • Year: November 2016

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ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS in Munich, Germany by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

The project expands the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, built in 1876, and is also meant to be a conceptual renewal. The open configuration of buildings produces a sequence of transitory connecting spaces between the park and urban spaces. Main elements are the glass facade, the gate to the Academy, the inner court, and the studio terraces.

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba

Image Courtesy © Duccio Malagamba

  • Architects: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Project: ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Photography: Marcus Buck, Duccio Malagamba
  • Client: Freistaat Bayern
  • Design Principals: Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky
  • Project Partner: Frank Stepper
  • Design Architect: Hartmut Hank
  • Project Team: Johannes Behrens, Sebastian Denda, Stefan Hochstrasser, Rolf Mattmüller, Mark Myndl, Régis Péan, Markus Pillhofer, Jessica Ramge, Karolin Schmidbaur, Hari Setka (3-D Modell), Egon Türmer, Sepp Weichenberger Model Building: Philip Bley, Michael Gaertner, Bettina Hartung, Anja Passek, Jakob Przybylo, Rafal Paszenda
  • Construction Supervision: Letzbor Bau-Engineering GmbH, St. Georgen an der Gussen, Austria
  • Project Management: IMP-Ingenieurbüro für Bauwesen, Munich, Germany
  • Structural Engineering : Planungsgruppe Brachmann, Munich, Germany
  • HVAC + Acoustics: Kuzyl und Sander, Munich, Germany / IGT, Unterhaching, Germany
  • Gross Floor Area: 9,909 m²
  • Usable Floor Area: 5,666 m²
  • Start of Construction:   07/2003
  • Completion: 10/2005

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XILI SPORTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE in Shenzhen, South China by MVRDV

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: MVRDV

Located in a residential area along the Dasha Green Corridor, which stretches from the Nanshan mountain park to the Yangtai mountain park, the soon-to-be realised Xili Sports and Cultural Centre, Shenzhen is an experience centre for sports, well-being, leisure and culture seeking to achieve profound connections between nature, sports and culture, thus serving wide-ranging age groups and interests.

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

Image Courtesy © MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Project: XILI SPORTS AND CULTURAL CENTRE
  • Location: Xili an area of Nanshan District, Shenzhen, South China
  • Client: Shenzhen Nanshan Government
  • Design team: Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries, Wenchian Shi, Gustavo van Staveren, Tiantian Zhang, Daehee Suk, Duong Vu Hong, Patryk Slusarski, Xiaoting Chen, Mikel Vazquez, Bowen Zhu
  • Co-architect: Zhubo Architecture Design
  • Site and Program: A total surface area of 105,000 m2 consisting of a 20,000m2 theatre-amphitheatre, 15,000m2 Basketball-Badminton arena, 10,000m2 multifunctional arena and 6,000m2 swimming pool, presenting a dynamic public space with multiple layers.
  • Year: 2017 +

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Canakkale Municipality Urban Renewal Project in Turkey by MuuM

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Article source: pRchitect communications consultancy

Urban renewal is an act which has to be carefully planned noting its reflections to the city, and, comes up as a process which has to be managed with balance while putting a road map where all the shareholders (people, planners, architects, engineers, contractors, etc.) of the city work together.

Image Courtesy © MuuM

Image Courtesy © MuuM

  • Architects: MuuM
  • Project: Canakkale Municipality Urban Renewal Project
  • Location: Çanakkale, Turkey
  • Software used: SketchUp and 3DsMax
  • Architectural and Urban Design Team: Murat Aksu, Umut İyigün, David Rato, Sibel Kurugül, Ceren Bek, Mert Yıldırım, Mustafa Yıldız, Hüseyin Çiğdem, Çağlan Çelebi, Selen Karaseyfioğlu
  • Landscape Design Team: Mehmet Ali Yüzer, Onur Yüzer
  • Client: Çanakkale Municipality
  • Phase: Competition Entry, Mention
  • Site Area: 83.440 sqm
  • Built Area: 320.000 sqm
  • Project Date: 09.2014

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ANTALYA CITY TENT in Turkey by Selim Senin

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Article source: Selim Senin

THE URBAN BIG TENT FOR ANTALYA WILL PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE FOR THE INHABITANT ANTALYA AS A SOCIAL, CULTUREL AND ARCHITECTURAL FOCAL POINT.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: ANTALYA CITY TENT
  • Location: ANTALYA, Turkey
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad, Photoshop, Vray  

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Almohade Wall Refurbishment in Córdoba, Spain by Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Article source: Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo

From the architect. Location

Plaza of Angustias and Calle Interior de la Alcazaba in Palma del Río (Córdoba). This project is located in the historic center of town. It is the existing step today between the street Rio Seco from the rear of the Parroquia of the Asuncion, up to the Plaza of Angustias, including the land delimited by the enclosure that it is located, protecting the canvas the wall and the Almohad hexagonal tower that housed one of the gateways to the town.

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

Image Courtesy © Javier Orive

  • Architects: Antonio Raso, César Egea, Luis Gala y Pedro Dugo
  • Project: Almohade Wall Refurbishment
  • Location: 14700 Palma del Río, Córdoba, Spain
  • Photography: Javier Orive
  • Developers: Ayuntamiento de Palma del Río (Córdoba), FEDER
  • Surveyors: José Luis Asencio, Almudena Ballesteros y Francisco Pérez
  • Year: 2015

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[IN]-Closure by ABF-lab

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Article source: ABF-lab

At the time when Seattle wonders what course to follow for a lasting transformation on public spaces, the [in]-closure project puts itself as the mainspring of the urban revival for the next five decades. Slow decision-making processes increased by fast practice changes and modern means of communication as globalized dematerialization implies that, nowadays, traditional urban planning methods are reaching the limit. You can plan an urban project; it will be obsolete even before seeing the light.

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

Image Courtesy © ABF-lab

  • Architects: ABF-lab
  • Project: [IN]-Closure
  • Software used: 
    • For Design : Autocad, Sketchup, Rhino, Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, After effect, 3DS max, Cinema 4D, V-ray, Maya
    • For sustainability strategy: Meteonorm, Ecotect, Radiance, Flovent, Ies

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Urban development project ‘De Ham‘ in Oudenaarde, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

The development of the ‘De Ham’ site is part of an urban renewal taking place on several fronts. The proposal has been worked out by contractor and project developer Alheembouw NV and fits within a public private partnership.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with BURO II & ARCHI+I as designer and Prem Hotels NV as operator of the hotel facilities.

Image Courtesy © Bartn Heijnens

Image Courtesy © Bart Heijnens

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: Urban development project ‘De Ham‘
  • Location: Oudenaarde, Belgium
  • Photography: Bartn Heijnens
  • Client: Stadsbestuur
  • Team: BURO II & ARCHI+I EN ALHEEMBOUW I.S.M. ALHEEMBOUW, PREM GROUP, VECOBO, ABICON, GROEP VAN WELDEN, SONORCONTROL, CEE ENGINEERING, BM ENGINEERING, BUREAU VOOR VRIJE RUIMTE
  • Area surface: 38.200 sqm
  • Gross floor area: 7.784,00 sqm [aboveground] + 3.450,00 sqm [underground] (more…)

Onde Sensuelle – “sensualwave” in La Grande Motte, France by Festival des Architectures Vives

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Article source: Festival des Architectures Vives

“It is not the right angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. What attracts me is the free and sensual curve that I find in the body of the beloved woman.”

Image Courtesy © Paul Kozlowski

Image Courtesy © Paul Kozlowski

  • Architects: Festival des Architectures Vives
  • Project: Onde Sensuelle –  “sensualwave”
  • Location: Quai Charles de Gaule, La Grande Motte, France
  • Photography: Paul Kozlowski
  • Caractéristiques: Ephemeralfloating installation
  • Client: Festival des Architectures Vives – La Grande Motte 2ndedition–Sensuality
  • Prize: Special Mention
  • Team: Marion Moustey, Architect, Montpellier, France, Alexandre Arcens, Architect, Paris, France
  • Project area: 60 square meters
  • Date: 21-29 june 2014

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Festival des Architectures Vives 2014 in La Grande Motte in La Grande Motte, France by Festival des Architectures Vives

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Article source: Festival des Architectures Vives

Festival des Architectures Vives presentation

The Festival des Architectures Vives aims to raise public awareness of the wide range of architecture. It seeks not only to highlight the work of a young generation of architects, landscape architects and urban planners but also to make discover unexpected urban areas.

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

Image Courtesy © Paul KOZLOWSKI

  • Architects: Festival des Architectures Vives
  • Project: Festival des Architectures Vives 2014 in La Grande Motte
  • Location: La Grande Motte, France
  • Photography: Paul KOZLOWSKI

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