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World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Lower Manhattan, New York by Santiago Calatrava

 
March 13th, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Santiago Calatrava 

In August 2003, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected Santiago Calatrava to design one of the most emblematic projects in Lower Manhattan’s restoration: the reconstruction of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. Based on Daniel Libeskind’s Masterplan, the new facility was to be located immediately east of the original World Trade Center Twin Towers. In January 2004, Santiago Calatrava unveiled his design.

Image Courtesy © Santiago Calatrava

Image Courtesy © Santiago Calatrava

  • Architects: Santiago Calatrava
  • Project: World Trade Center Transportation Hub 
  • Location: Lower Manhattan / Ground Zero, New York, USA
  • Client: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Architect and Engineer of Record: The Downtown Design Partnership
  • Start of Construction: April 2010 (Oculus foundation)
  • Estimated Completion: 2016

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A Resident next to a Historic Site in Japan by HYAD architects

 
March 13th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HYAD architects

The shape of the lot is short in north and south and stretches long in west and east. The lot is adjacent to a historic site on the east side.Also, the lot is located in a school zone. Lying within a residential area, there are a number of elementary, junior high and high schools as well as a city hall.The historical site is now developed into a peaceful park in which local residents gather and relax.Therefore, the east side of the lot is the most beautiful part of the residential area. People can enjoy the nature and the open sky.The site is designated as the Cultural Properties Protection Area.  Excavation is required when developing the surrounding area that includes the lot.  We are restricted in our building plan that we are only allowed to excavate 30cm from the surface as some pieces of kawara (roof tiles) from the Nara period (about 1300 years ago) were discovered through the pre-construction investigation.The building is completely closed on the west side facing the street and on the north side which is a vacant lot.

western exterior, Image Courtesy © Motoo Nakagawa

western exterior, Image Courtesy © Motoo Nakagawa

  • Architects: HYAD architects
  • Project: A Resident next to a Historic Site
  • Location: Japan
  • Photography: Motoo Nakagawa(photo studio earth)
  • Structural Engineer: Tatsuya Kawaguchi (es koubou)
  • Area: 267.45 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015

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New Observation Deck in Norway by fly Architecture

 
March 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: fly Architecture

The design of the new Viewpoint on the Pulpit Rock in Norway, is an attempt to combine art with architecture. Based on the famous painting “The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali, „fly” wanted to take the surrealistic melting clocks as a template for the design of the new observation deck. A part of the rock is carved out to give the impression of a giant eye. In this cavity, a grandstand is provided with stairs and around it an aluminum/glass structure is stretched. This glass roof with the underlying grandstand, invites visitors to linger both in sunny and rainy weather.

Image Courtesy © fly Architecture

Image Courtesy © fly Architecture

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Red Rouge in Shanghai, China by 100architects

 
March 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: 100architects

The proposal for Bar Rouge arises to reinterpret the known skyline of Shanghai.

To face this exercise we have imposed ourselves the requirement of pulling out the most recognizable feature of Bar Rouge, that specific thing which distinguishes Bar Rouge from the rest of clubs and bars in town.

That thing was clear for us; The stunning views of Shanghai’s most known skyline of Pudong.

Bar Rouge counts with Shanghai’s most privileged balcony, where you can sit down with your well served cocktail and enjoy the most amazing views over the new area of Pudong, which by themselves are an entertaining feature of Bar Rouge´s terrace.

Image Courtesy © 100architects

Image Courtesy © 100architects

  • Architects: 100architects
  • Project: Red Rouge 
  • Location: Shanghai, China

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Residence in the Hinode District, Japan by HYAD architects

 
March 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HYAD architects

The lot is located at the end of a “Landscape Development Emphasis District,” which spreads along the main road running East to West through the urban center of Fukui City. The lot faces a street with two lanes each direction heading towards the mountains such as the Hakusan Mountain Range and Kunimi Pass. All infrastructure lines are placed underground to maintain a fitting landscape. Houses along the street mostly have gabled roofs and are lined with eaves facing the street. Some “voids” are maintained as parking lots or front gardens, and a few of the buildings have flat roofs. This lot has been used as a parking lot, which was part of a “line of open lots (continuous voids),” and had functioned as the open space where light, air and gaze went through for the surrounding area.

southern exterior, Image Courtesy © HYAD architects

southern exterior, Image Courtesy © HYAD architects

  • Architects: HYAD architects
  • Project: Residence in the Hinode District
  • Location: Hinode, Japan 
  • Structural Engineer: Ryoichi Mabuchi
  • Area: 181.88 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015

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Flower + Kindergarten in Seoul, Korea by Jungmin Nam architects

 
March 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jungmin Nam architects

“Flower+ Kindergarten” is a project, located in Seoul, the capital city of Korea. In Seoul, there are demanding needs for education facilities with better environment, since the most of the kindergartens in the city have been built with the high density of poor architectural design by reflecting economic values, regulations and small lot sizes in the highly dense city.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: Jungmin Nam architects
  • Project: Flower + Kindergarten 
  • Location: 731, Umyeon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea  
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin
  • Client: Yewon Kindergarten
  • Project Team Members: Byungsoo Kim, Jungsoo Seo, Keunbo Yang, Woongjin Byun, Soohyun Kim, Sung-joon Chae
  • Site Area: 608.00 m2
  • Building Area: 303.44 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 2,165.36 m2
  • Building Scope: 4F, 2B
  • Height: 18.5 m
  • Construction Period: Oct 2013 ~ Jan 2015

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Cultural Center Stjørdal in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

 
March 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter 

The Cultural Center of Stjørdal will be an important node, both locally and in the region. The center will become an inviting place for all people interested in culture in one way or another—a building where people of all kinds can explore and develop their abilities and talents. With its church, the cultural center will function as a worthy venue for all kinds of ceremonies for the inhabitants. What is more, the visitors at the hotel will contribute to vitalizing the building and the park. The project is anchored in and inspired by the history and culture of its location. At the same time, the architecture should convey its modern function and the pulse of the time and place. The center will serve as a platform for a broad cultural concept, including a wide range of art, dance, music, film, and other media. The Cultural Center of Stjørdal is designed to be an inspiring place that provides the visitors with experiences and opportunities, thus contributing to a rich locational, cultural and architectural experience.

Image Courtesy © Arne Wang

Image Courtesy © Arne Wang

  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Project: Cultural Center Stjørdal
  • Location: Stjørdal, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
  • Photography: Arne Wang, Sóren Harder Jensen and Wenzel-Prokosch
  • Client: Stjordal Municipality and Stjørdal Culture Development AS
  • Program: New cultural center with concert halls, library, church, cinema, hotel, and the culture and music School of Stjørdal
  • Size / value: 17,500 m2 / 560 MNOK
  • Status: completed in 2015 and open

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The Conterie in Venezia, Italy by Studio Macola

 
March 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Macola

The project is part of a plan to revitalise a former industrial site, “the Conterie” ( small beads), on the island of Murano. Also known as the island of glass, Murano forms part of the Venetian lagoon. The Conterie were a two-hectare-wide industrial complex located in the heart of Murano. Brought into being between the end of the 18th century and the first half of 19th century, the Conterie’s zenith dates to the second half of the 19th century, when the complex achieved its maximum industrial output. Decline, on the other hand, kicked in in the 1970s, and the factory was finally closed down in 1993. Two years later the complex was acquired by the Municipality of Venice. This decision was taken because the former industrial site was deemed to offer significant urban development opportunities on account of its extent, location and the variety of building which makes it up. Many of the latter, it must be added, were in a particularly poor state of conservation.

Image Courtesy © M. Zanta

Image Courtesy © M. Zanta

  • Architects: Studio Macola
  • Project: The Conterie
  • Location: Murano, Venezia, Italy
  • Photography: M. Zanta
  • Client: Comune di Venezia – Insula S.p.a.
  • Project manager: M. Negro – Insula S.p.a.
  • Structural engineer: L. Rota with G. Di Mento
  • Mechanical engineer: R. Bonacina
  • Electrical engineer: D. Colpo
  • Covering and roofing in titanium zinc:  Zintek Srl
  • Project Year: 1999-2015

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Circle House in Bucharest, Romania by Razvan Barsan + Partners

 
March 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Razvan Barsan + Partners 

The shape of the building is inspired by the exoskeleton of a marine creature called a nautilus. Its coiled shell gave us the idea of arranging the inner areas along a spiraled path, thus achieving a fluid and dynamic space. This organizing generated in volumetry skins of variable heights and materials (concrete, glass, metal and plaster), thus modeling a curved, organic form.

Front view, Image Courtesy © Razvan Barsan + Partners

Front view, Image Courtesy © Razvan Barsan + Partners

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UNTITLED #8 in Singapore by Studio Wills + Architects

 
March 11th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Wills + Architects

Untitled #8 is an interior renovation to a 27 year old residential unit in the northern part of Singapore.

Surrounded by tall buildings, all windows in the original interior were covered up almost completely to prevent overlooking by its neighbours.  As a result of that, views and light were erased from the interior.

Arriving at the Foyer, with a ‘LIGHT BOX’ and illusionary rays of light beyond, Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

Arriving at the Foyer, with a ‘LIGHT BOX’ and illusionary rays of light beyond, Image Courtesy © BETON BRUT

  • Architects: Studio Wills + Architects
  • Project: UNTITLED #8
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: BETON BRUT
  • Design Team: Ng William, Kho Keguang, Wu Shan Yat
  • Contractor: Wah Sheng Construction Pte Ltd
  • Gross Floor Area: 108 sqm
  • Time: 2015-2016

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