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Porta Nuova Building Milano, Italy by piuarch

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Article source: piuarch

Like some sort of sinuous, white wave, the Porta Nuova Building fits in with the master plan for the urban redevelopment of the old railway station in Porta Nuova, Milan, situat­ed between Corso Como, Garibaldi Station, the Isola neighbourhood and Piazza della Re­pubblica. This huge structure extends over a distance of 140 metres to create a structure covering a total of 16,500 m² designed for holding offices and shops. This powerful and, at the same time, lightweight, white coloured, glazed building serves a fundamental “urban purpose”: it hinges together the existing city and the latest dynamics triggered off by the entire Porta Nuova project, falling in line with the heights of the old buildings and embrac­ing the square that is set higher level than the surrounding roads.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects: piuarch
  • Project: Porta Nuova Building
  • Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, 20124 Milano (Mi), Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max, Rhino
  • Team leader: Gianni Mollo
  • Piuarch team: Yusuke Aizawa, Erica Cazzaniga, Yuji Kobayashi, Andres Mahdjoubian, Hirotaka Oishi, Antonio Pisanò, Claudia Savastano
  • Architectural construction design: Tekne S.p.a.
  • Structural design: MSC Associati S.r.l.
  • M & E design: Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi S.r.l.
  • Lanscape design: Land S.r.l.

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Mad Building in Oslo, Norway by MAD arkitekter

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Article source: MAD arkitekter 

Challenge

The challenge was extreme: What to do with an urban space which is 10 x 90 metres in area, with minimal sunlight and a requirement of 200 bicycle parking places? This strip of city floor should give pedestrians (and cyclists!) a pleasant experience and, at the same time, provide a suitable entrance to the commercial areas on ground floor level

Image Courtesy © MAD arkitekter

  • Architects: MAD arkitekter
  • Project: Mad Building
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Landscape architects: Grindaker AS
  • Lighting consultants: ÅF Lighting
  • Produced by: Richard Tangen, Tangen Maskin

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Unveiling Urban Rural in Beyoğlu, Turkey by Eray Carbajo

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Eray Carbajo announces Urban Rural, a new dwelling typology for a sustainable transformation strategy that will become exemplar for Istanbul’s future redevelopment, with construction completion in 2019.

Urban Rural proposes a hybrid unit of habitation where one can be close to the city center and simultaneously enjoy the lifestyle of rural living, while having strong interaction with the community and neighborhood.

Urban Rural West View, Image Courtesy © Eray Carbajo

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Changbaishan Ski Jumps in Jilin Province, China by GRAFT GmbH

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Article source: GRAFT GmbH

After two decades of infrastructural and urban development, China is now also expanding rapidly in the tourism sector. To promote faster growth, the Chinese government declared several “tourism formation zones”. One of these is the area around the spectacular Changbai volcano in the province Jilin, adjoining the border to North Korea. The region is dominated by vast forests that extend as far as Siberia. The permafrost between November and April makes the area a potential tourist mecca for winter sports.

Image Courtesy © GRAFT GmbH

  • Architects: GRAFT GmbH
  • Project: Changbaishan Ski Jumps
  • Location: Wangtiane, Changbai Mountain, Jilin Province, China
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper
  • Client: Zhonghong Investment Co. Ltd
  • GFA: 88,000 m²
  • Year: 2006

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Feyenoord City in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by OMA

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Article source: OMA

A historically significant stadium due to its distinctive design, with the oval stands positioned close to the pitch so audience and players are in intimate proximity, De Kuip is known for its unique and intense atmosphere. Built 80 years ago, the current stadium of Rotterdam-based football club Feyenoord no longer fulfills modern demands. To facilitate the football club’s expanding ambitions both in the national and European football leagues, multiple plans for a new and renovated stadium have been made and presented over the past decade, none of which received final approval. In 2016, Operatie NL, OMA and Feyenoord proposed a different approach: the construction of a new stadium combined with the development of the surrounding neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Feyenoord City
  • Location:  Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Clients: Stadion Feijenoord NV, Feyenoord Rotterdam NV
  • Associates-in-charge: Kees van Casteren, Paolo Caracini
  • Team: Andrea Tabocchini, Edmond Lakatos, Emma Lubbers, MacAuley Brown, Max Scherer, Rina Kang, Roza Matveeva, Shinji Takagi, Tanner Merkeley, imur Shabaev, Thomas Brown

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Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg, Russia by ORANGE architects bv and KCAP

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Article source: ORANGE architects bv

KCAP Architects&Planners and ORANGE Architects win the first prize in the urban and architectural competition for the most western tip of Vasilievsky Island in St. Petersburg. With its important role in the historical outreach of St. Petersburg towards the West, Vasiliesvky Island will become the most prominent manifestation of the city of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland. With the urban plan, the 15 ha site will become a new part of the city with a diverse mix of urban functions facilitating and interconnecting the surrounding areas. It will become a new face of St. Petersburg as entrance of the city from the water.

Image Courtesy © ORANGE architects bv and KCAP

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High Street South in Manila, Philippines by CAZA Architects

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Article source: CAZA Architects

Activating the cultural center of Manila’s Bonifacio Global City, CAZA’s design for the High Street South project fuses the neighborhood, district, and urban scales of the master plan around a spine that functions as a network for public spaces. Borrowing from the geological notion of stratification, CAZA created multiple layers of public space that weave together circulation, culture, recreation and event spaces through a collection of hybridized mixed-use towers. Tower typologies are informed by striated levels that include public spaces of mobility and retail at the ground level; semi-private spaces for recreation and amenities; and private residential spaces with urban villas, terraced apartments, and loft units. With the facades’ playfully idiosyncratic grid patterns that correspond to these layers of tower typology, CAZA has designed a family of unique towers that share a unifying visual language and create a gracefully moving texture against the Manila skyline.

Image Courtesy © CAZA Architects

  • Architects: CAZA Architects
  • Project: High Street South
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Client: SM Investments
  • Architect of Record: Esteban Y. TAN
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura Del Pino, Marc Leverant
  • Status: Under Construction

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Bogotá Centro in Colombia by CAZA Architects

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Article source: CAZA Architects

The largest single urban intervention to date in Bogotá, this master plan has the potential to reimagine the way Bogotanos relate to their city. The 72-hectare site revisits the idea of compactness and diversity in the city through the creation of districts within a network of intermediate public parks, each with its own family of mixed-used buildings that in turn define shared private open spaces. Informed by typological research into existing forms of collective housing in Colombia and an analysis of the street grids of the surrounding neighborhoods, the master plan proposes a framework for action. The design acknowledges the reality of Bogotá as a shifting urban territory and proposes a finely articulated spatial strategy of built and unbuilt zones that enables growth and development.

RESIDENTIAL PARK, Image Courtesy © CAZA Architects

  • Architects: CAZA Architects
  • Project: Bogotá Centro
  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia

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MM Mixed-Use Complex in Manila, Philippines by CAZA

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Article source: CAZA

For this urban complex, CAZA envisioned a lively mixed-use environment  that would accommodate luxury condominiums and a three-story  commercial center at the base. Informed by the exterior verandas and  courtyards, new dramatic sky terraces surmount the building, extending  a vertical sanctuary amidst the horizontal density of the Malate  district. CAZA’s design sustains a non-decorative, early-modernist  approach while forging a neoteric voice through a progression of  innovative interventions.

Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: MM Mixed-Use Complex
  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Alex Tseng
  • Client: SM Investments
  • Status: Schematic Design

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La 100 in Bogota, Colombia by CAZA

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Article source: CAZA

CAZA’s inaugural project in Colombia, La 100 is comprised of a cluster of high-end offices, hotels, and residential buildings in one of the city’s most densely populated areas. Each building is a unique color, playing off the long-held tradition of building with vibrantly pigmented bricks in Colombia. The backside of each building has a series of terraces that look out towards the Cerros mountain range. Throughout this expansive complex of mixed-use towers are a series of parks and public areas that unify the people and activities that occupy this fast-changing Bogota neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © CAZA

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: La 100
  • Location: Bogota, Colombia
  • Project Team: Carlos Arnaiz, Laura Del Pino
  • Status: Concept Design (more…)
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