Archive for the ‘Urban Design’ Category
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Article source: PMAM + SKATE ARCHITECTS
A new skate facility for the city of Navarcles is conceived as a plaza. Despite a low budget to begin with, this facility for skateboarding is considered as an opportunity to contribute in the urban development of the city, transforming an old sports area into a new public park. Now being an Olympic sport, the project rather departs from the fact of street skateboarding being a common and compatible reality on streets and plazas of our cities, a collateral product of urban public space design. Viewed in this light, the project pursues to also structure its immediate surroundings, to set an effect beyond of what’s strictly built and functional for skateboarding.
Image Courtesy © José Hevia
- Architects: PMAM + SKATE ARCHITECTS
- Project: Navarcles Skateplaza
- Location: Calle Pla del Cos, s/n, Navarcles, Bages (Barcelona), Spain
- Photography: José Hevia
- Client: Ajuntament de Navarcles
- Security Quantity Surveyor: Raül Ramón
- Constructor: Construccions F60 + SkateGo
- Surface: 657m2
- Completion Date: September 2016
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Article source: Laboratory of architecture #3
The diversity and contrasts which is offered by the physical and psychological context of the building site, provoked a certain conceptual objective which goes through every part of the exterior and interior design composition. Aim was to sustain a quantum quality of being here and there at the same time, holding the design at the degree when opposite meanings blend into a single matter. Though the layout and the volumes of the Building were intentionally chopped, to achieve a human scale, it still has the large scale elements like a dynamic shape of a portico or a monolithic surface on the facade of a tower which provide a certain feeling of monumentality.
Image Courtesy © Nakanimamasakhlisi
- Architects: Laboratory of architecture #3
- Project: The Grove Design Hotel
- Location: Veterans park, Tbilisi, Georgia
- Photography: Nakanimamasakhlisi
- Client: GD development
- Lead Architects: Kakha Maisuradze, Lasha barblishvili, Shota Saganelidze, Tinatin Peikrishvili, Guram Mamisashvili, Tamar Tekhova, Elene Papiashvili, Elisabed Khundadze, Irakli Abashidze, Dimitri Shapakidze
- Structural engineer: Cubicon
- Consultant: HI solutions
- Gross Built Area: 2500 sq.m:
- Completion Year: 2017
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Article source: feld72 Architekten
A residential building on a prominent urban development site at a corner by the Helmut-Zilk Park is setting a vitalising accent on the new district of the Central Railway Station – the contest-winning project of the architecture collective feld72. The building is positioned opposite the already existing Sonnwendviertel educational campus, its striking corner situation creating a landmark within the developing urban district. The building typology harks back to the characteristics of old city buildings, enabling a rich diversity of uses. One of its main focuses is on the practical options offered by the “Stadtsockelzone”, the ground floor area, promoting revitalisation of the neighbourhood.
Image Courtesy © feld72 Architekten
- Architects: feld72 Architekten
- Project: PARK ATRIUM (LET’S DANCE)
- Location: 1100 Vienna, AT
- Client: Kallco
- Landscape partner: YEWO Landscapes, Susanne Kallinger
- Collaborators: Yuliana Abisheva, Martin Bauer, Marie-Theres Genser, Hannah Jöchl, Hanna Kovar, Gerhard Mair, Jasmin Plaikner, Ralph Reisinger, Nora Sahr, Wilhelm Scherübl, Elian Trinca
- GFA: 4.500 m²
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Article source: FOS [Foundry of Space]
Conceptualised by the character of its setting and the need for more green areas in today’s urban living, Condolette Pixel Sathorn is the result of the harmonisation between urban lifestyle and secluded green environment albeit it is located in the heart of Sathorn, Bangkok’s most vibrant CBD.
Image Courtesy © Teerawat Winyarat
- Architects: FOS [Foundry of Space]
- Project: Condolette Pixel Sathorn
- Location: Bangkok, Thailand
- Photography: Teerawat Winyarat
- Client: Pruksa Real Estate PCL.
- Design Team: Makakrai Jay Suthadarat, Rinchai Chaivaraporn, Widsara Suthadarat, Singha Ounsakul, Pakhon Promtha
- Structural Engineer: Pruksa Real Estate PCL.
- Mechanical Engineer: Mitr Consultants
- Site Area: 5,000 sqm.
- Gross Floor Area: 18,000 sqm.
- Year: 2015
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Article source: The Buchan Group
Imperial Doncaster brings the epitome of modern urban living to one of Melbourne’s most rapidly changing suburbs. The 93 unit complex was designed to appeal to a wide demographic, easily catering to the needs of downsizing owner-occupiers with bigger apartment sizes and generous balcony spaces. The design takes into consideration the local suburbs, parks, shopping centre and already established businesses, seeking a balance between the economical, environmental and aesthetic.
Image Courtesy © Michael Gazzola
- Architects: The Buchan Group
- Project: Imperial Doncaster
- Location: Manningham, Australia
- Photography: Michael Gazzola
Monday, September 25th, 2017
Article source: Eva Herrmann Kommunikation Architektur
The design falls back on the type of courtyard development that is both suitable for giving the Paulaner headquarters an identifiable building and also for making reference to the history of the place and thus continuing the tradition of the former Zacherl brewery. Furthermore, it enables the creation of an administration building with various usages, flexibly mixed, and with variable, largely hierarchy-free occupancy, short distances and compact dimensions. The inner courtyard, as an expressive space and central point of the building, makes it a distinctive location.
Image Courtesy © Edzard Probst
- Architects: Hierl Architekten (Rudolf Hierl)
- Project: Paulaner Headquarter
- Location: Munich, Germany
- Photography: Edzard Probst
- Completion: 2017
- Software used: Vectorworks
Friday, September 8th, 2017
Article source: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
There is a clear trend in leading cities worldwide towards urban transformation that is above all the result of social and demographic evolution, reconciling densities and land uses to trigger development.
“Parque Toreo” was designed as a mixed-use complex and as a prime example of this phenomenon of urbanization. The site is located in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, the most developed suburban area with significant commerce to the north of Mexico City. It measures 46,793.57 sqm and includes access to main roads such as: Periférico Norte, Río San Joaquín Avenue and Parque de Chapultepec Avenue.
Image Courtesy © Rafael Gamo
- Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
- Project: Parque Toreo
- Location: Naucalpan, Mexico
- Photography: Rafael Gamo
- President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
- Architecture Leader: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
- Project Leader: Jorge Isaías
- Client: Grupo Danhos
Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Article source: RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
Mix-use urban landmark, which includes a transportation centre, a retail hub, a neighbourhood with elegant double orientation apartments. The balanced Master Plan encourages social activities. Public facilities such as sports club, health & spa, restaurants, office space, residential space are all mixed in one ideal city model, an original example of XXI Century urbanity and life-style.
Image Courtesy © RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Article source: MVRDV
Nieuw Bergen is set to become a unique part of the city centre of Eindhoven and combines the values of renovated and transformed buildings with new constructions. The urban strategy applied here is based on the knowledge and innovation necessary for establishing a sustainable, pleasant and dynamic living environment for future residents. The design approach echoes Eindhoven’s status as a city of technology, design and knowledge. Nieuw Bergen will get a hyper-modern feel and continues the informal character of the Bergen neighbourhood.
The area around Deken van Someren Street is set to become sustainable and high quality residences, Image Courtesy © MVRDV
- Architects: MVRDV
- Project: Nieuw Bergen
- Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Client: SDK Vastgoed (VolkerWessels)
- Size and Programme: Mixed-use, 28,700m2 with 242 apartments (sale and rental), 1,700 m2 commercial units, 270m2 Urban farming and underground parking
- Design: MVRDV – Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs, Nathalie de Vries
- Design Team: Jacob van Rijs, Frans de Witte with Fedor Bron, Mick van Gemert, Mark van den Ouden, Ronald Kam and Daniele Zonta
- Visualization: Antonio Luca Coco, Kirill Emelianov, Tomaso Maschietti, Massimiliano Marzoli and Davide Calabro
Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Article source: ecdm Architectes
Contribute to a new polarity in the landscape
Located across from the St. Etienne station on the Esplanade de France, the influence of the intervention at the heart of the BIA Châteaucreux is a link between neighborhoods and horizon lines, a low point in the topography of St. Etienne in front of a preferred route to the city center. Combined with the scale of the project and the symbolic value of the program, This unique location gives the project a special status in the construction of the city. The project subscribes to the contemporary idea of the construction of the city that leads to the creation of rhythms, of multipurpose spaces contributing to the realization of a less linear environment, able to evolve and mutate. The goal is to embed the large commercial component of the neighbourhood in a more complex urban dynamic, made of interlocking assemblies essential to any large and vibrant city. Thus, the project offers an open floor plan, initiating continuity and affiliations, creating links between polarity and panoramas, hills and plains, lower and upper town.
Image Courtesy © ecdm Architectes
- Architects: ecdm Architectes
- Project: Ilôt Poste Weiss, ZAC Châteaucreux à ST-ETIENNE
- Location: ST-ETIENNE, France
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Rhino, Adobe CS