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The First Modern Mass Timber Office in Minneapolis by MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE

 
December 23rd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: v2com

Designed by Vancouver based Michael Green Architecture (MGA) in conjunction with Architect-of-Record DLR Group, the seven storey office building in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighbourhood is the largest mass timber building in the United States.

When Hines approached MGA with this exciting project they envisioned T3 as a unique model of new-office building; an opportunity to offer a modern interpretation of the robust character of historic wood, brick, stone, and steel buildings with the additional benefits of state of the art amenities, environmental performance, and technical capability.

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

Image Courtesy © Ema Peter

  • Architects: MGA | MICHAEL GREEN ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: The First Modern Mass Timber Office
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Photography: Ema Peter

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The Reception Pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly in Ville de Québec, Canada by GLCRM & Provencher_Roy

 
December 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

GLCRM and Provencher_Roy Architects consortium are the proud recipients of Canadian Architect’s 2016 Award of Merit for their work on the reception pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly. The award was handed out during the magazine’s 49th Awards of Excellence gala, held in Toronto. Since its inception in 1968, the Awards of Excellence have recognized exceptional architectural projects in the design stage, as reflected by buildings that are interesting from a structural point-of-view while being responsive to social and urban context, meeting client needs with discernment and creativity, and demonstrating awareness of sustainable development imperatives.

Image Courtesy © Provencher_Roy

Image Courtesy © Provencher_Roy

  • Architects: GLCRM & Provencher_Roy
  • Project: The Reception Pavilion of Québec’s National Assembly
  • Location: Québec, Canada
  • Client: Assemblée nationale du Québec
  • Partners in charge: Claude Provencher, Architect, Senior partner and co-founder at Provencher_Roy, Matthieu Geoffrion, Architect Partner at Provencher_Roy
  • Contractor: Pomerleau
  • Structural engineer: WSP Canada Inc.
  • Electromechanical engineer: CIMA+
  • Security: CSP Consultants en Sécurité inc.
  • Area: 5,100 m2
  • Year: 2016 to date (anticipated completion date in 2019)
  • Status: Under construction

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Double vision in Berlin, Germany by HOLODECK architects

 
December 23rd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: HOLODECK architects 

Conceptually and spatially, the selected artworks by Albert Dürer and William Kentridge are articulated as seven curatorial themes in the upper gallery for temporary exhibitions at the Kulturforum of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Image Courtesy © Christian von Stefflin

Image Courtesy © Christian von Stefflin

  • Architects: HOLODECK architects
  • Project: Double vision
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Photography: Christian von Stefflin
  • Client: Staatliche Museen des Preußischen Kulturbesitzes
  • Team: Marlies Breuss, Michael Ogertschnig
  • Size: gross area 500 m2
  • Year: 2015-2016

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Dusai Resort & Spa in Sreemangal, Bangladesh by VITTI Sthapati Brindo Ltd.

 
December 22nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

Harbored in serene green hillocks of the tea plantation area in northeast Bangladesh, Moulvi Bazar, “Dusai Resort & Spa” is the first of its kind destination resort in the country.

The complex exudes the essence of a traditional village with its formation along the slope of the hills. Existing trees shape out the setting of the cottages, so that the surrounding nature and contour site remain untouched. The resort showcases a hybrid construction system of traditional tea estate bungalows and standardized concrete construction. The structures sit on slender concrete frames anchored to ground raising the structure above ground. A mixed truss system of wood and metal makes roof framing with soft thatch cover. Local technology and materials with local workmanship have been extensively used here.

Tea Valley Restaurant & Amphitheatre, Image Courtesy © Hasan Saifuddin Chandan

Tea Valley Restaurant & Amphitheatre, Image Courtesy © Hasan Saifuddin Chandan

  • Architects: VITTI Sthapati Brindo Ltd.
  • Project: Dusai Resort & Spa
  • Location: Sreemangal, Bangladesh
  • Photography: Ahsanul Haque Rubel, Hasan Saifuddin Chandan, Digita Interactive Limited, Mustapha Khalid Palash, Md. Ishtiaque Zahir

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Zazz Boutique: An Iridescent Salon in Ville de Québec, Canada by Hatem+D Architecture

 
December 22nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: v2com

The multidisciplinary and creative firm Hatem+D signs the entire concept of the first Boutique Zazz located in Quebec City.

Involved in the strategic positioning of this new banner, the team Hatem+D created a new concept, fully designed the branding and the web content in a complete and all inclusive design for the boutique.

Image Courtesy © Maxyme Gagné

Image Courtesy © Maxyme Gagné

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Small Atelier in Hokkaido, Japan by Jun Igarashi Architects

 
December 22nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jun Igarashi Architects

This is a plan of a small atelier. The site is a quiet residential area located in the north of Sapporo City. The atelier was hoped for there as parting of an existing main building. As the program, the practice and the announcement association etc. of the space and flamenco for the painting were possible space, storage room, and small kitchen, the rest room, and the roasting room, etc. were requested.

Image Courtesy © Jun Igarashi Architects

Image Courtesy © Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Project: Small Atelier 
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Structural engineer: Daisuke Hasegawa & Partners
  • Construction firm: Akasaka Kenchiku
  • Site area: 395.71 M2
  • Building area: 40.35 M2
  • Total floor space: 39.11 M2
  • Design period: 2009.06 – 2010.03
  • Construction period: 2010.04 – 2010.07

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Enclave at the Cathedral in New York by HANDEL ARCHITECTS LLP

 
December 22nd, 2016 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: HANDEL ARCHITECTS LLP

The Enclave at the Cathedral is a new residential development located on the property of Manhattan’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Cathedral and its surrounding gardens and buildings form an 11.3-acre campus collectively referred to as “The Close.” The new residences sit on the site that formerly housed stone sheds used by skilled masons to cut the granite used to construct the Cathedral. Given the proximity of the new building to the Cathedral, the siting, massing, and design of the building were critical.

View east along West 113th Street, Image Courtesy © Pavel Bendov

View east along West 113th Street, Image Courtesy © Pavel Bendov

  • Architects: HANDEL ARCHITECTS LLP
  • Project: Enclave at the Cathedral
  • Location: 400 West 113th Street – NY, NY, USA
  • Photography: David Paler, Bruce Damonte, Pavel Bendov, Adrian Wilson
  • Lead Architect:  Handel Architects LLP
    • Frank Fusaro AIA, Partner, Lead Designer
    • Gary Handel FAIA, Managing Partner
    • Elga Killinger AIA, Project Architect
    • Honyi Wang, Project Designer
  • Client: Brodsky Organization
  • Construction Manager: T.G. Nickel & Associates
  • Structural: WSP
  • MEP: Cosentini
  • Vertical: Joseph Neto & Associates, Inc.
  • Acoustics: Cerami & Associates
  • Exterior Wall: Gilsanz Murray Steficek
  • Site / Civil / Survey: Langan Engineering
  • Landscape Architect: Aarris Atepa Architects
  • Owner’s Rep: Lehrer, LLC
  • Gross Built Area: 403,000 square feet
  • Completion Year: 2016

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PLVS VLTRA in Wageningen, Netherlands by Wiegerinck architectuur en stedenbouw

 
December 22nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Wiegerinck architectuur en stedenbouw

Invitation to innovate

In the design for the new incubator and multi-tenant building on the university campus in Wageningen, start-ups and knowledge-intensive technological businesses in the agro and food sectors will have a place for research and open innovation.

‘Plus Ultra’ means ‘there will always be unchartered territory to be discovered and explored’ (see footnote) and symbolizes the commitment to continuous innovation.

Image Courtesy © Kim Zwarts

Image Courtesy © Kim Zwarts

  • Architects: Wiegerinck architectuur en stedenbouw
  • Project: PLVS VLTRA
  • Location: Wageningen university and research center, Netherlands
  • Photography: Kim Zwarts
  • Software used: SketchUp, Revit, Autocad, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Lead Architects: Bert Muijres, Roy Pype, Tim Loeters
  • Client: Kadans Science Partner
  • Contractor: Hendriks Bouwbedrijf
  • Constructions advisor: Archimedes
  • Advisor installations: Van Looy Group
  • Landscape architecture: Poelmans Reesink
  • Constructions: Goudstikker de Vries
  • Technical Installations: Schrijvers Electrotechniek
  • BEEAM advisor: C2N
  • Physics: Peutz
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 7600
  • Completion Year: 2016

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MeePark in Beijing, China by LΛTITUDE ARCHITECTURE

 
December 22nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: LΛTITUDE ARCHITECTURE

Transformation of an industrial building into a multifunctional space

At the beginning of 2016, BlueFocus Communication Group decided to develop a series of venues in multiple locations across Mainland China. The first was then established in Beijing, at the same location used for the Group’s Headquarters, a former Panasonic factory complex of recent renovation. Such a decision is an unmistakable reflection of the company’s priorities, to evolve in China from a manufacturing power into a creative force, under the leadership of its charismatic Chairman Mr. Zhao Wenquan.

Image Courtesy © Hector Peinador

Image Courtesy © Hector Peinador

  • Architects: LΛTITUDE
  • Project: MeePark
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: Hector Peinador
  • Client: BlueFocus Communication Group Co Ltd
  • Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
  • Team: Jorge Cortés de Castro, Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Manuel Coves Botella, Maria Diaz Martin, Zhang Wen
  • Program: 700m2
  • Budget: 350,000€
  • Year: 2016
  • Status: Completed

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The House In The Grove in Veneux-les-Sablons, France by ARBA

 
December 22nd, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ARBA

A private house built in a grove near Fontainebleau. The building is compact and its higher floor levels are incorporated into a wooden roof.

When we first visited the garden in which this house was to be built, we came to the conclusion that the challenge would be one of scale. A high or extended building would have blocked and ruined the full view of this charming orchard. And we had to find the right balance between our intervention (the building’s height and ground impact) and the site proper.

 Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

Image Courtesy © Hervé Abbadie

  • Architects: ARBA (Jean-Baptiste Barache & Sihem Lamine)
  • Project: The House In The Grove
  • Location: Veneux-les-Sablons, France
  • Photography: Hervé Abbadie
  • Companies involved: Duhamel/AUTIGNY, Menuiserie Ressy/AUXY
  • Project Year: 2011

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