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LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill in New York by Giorgio Borruso Design

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Giorgio Borruso Design

LEGACY AND INNOVATION

Lord & Taylor, founded in 1826, is the oldest specialty department store chain in the country. They built the first suburban department stores, which became models for a new retail typology. In 1953, Lord & Taylor presented an award for independent thinking to Albert Einstein for his “nonconformity” in scientific matters. The company has an especially interesting story to tell in terms of both its history and its connection to high-level architectural design in its department stores. The projects developed under the leadership of Dorothy Shaver with Raymond Loewy provide a rich catalogue of inspiration. The spatial and formal fluidity in these early works was something we looked to rediscover, in particular, for the store in Ridge Hill, both in terms of the building’s relationship to its context as well as the experience of the public.

As the first new L&T store since 2001, our goal was to realize a project that honors the legacy of an iconic and historic partnership in design, both in terms of its architectural and urban presence (evolving the “big box” store) and its technological and design creativity.

Image Courtesy © Giorgio Borruso Design

  • Architects: Giorgio Borruso Design
  • Project: LORD & TAYLOR Ridge Hill
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Software used: FormZ

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Les Haras De Strasbourg in France by DENU & PARADON architecture

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: DENU & PARADON architecture

Les Haras de Strasbourg is a hotel and restaurant project unlike any other.

Composed of a the four-star hotel and Michelin 3-starred chef Marc Haeberlin’s first brasserie, Les Haras presents an original solution to the question many provincial cities are facing : how to redevelop and harness the potential of their architectural heritage.

Image Courtesy © Hélène Hilaire

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Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries in Washington by Olson Kundig

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Olson Kundig 

In 2012 the Tacoma Art Museum received a gift of Western art, creating an opportunity to feature two unique collections – Western art and their existing contemporary art collections–together in one building. The design brief for the new addition and remodel to house the collections was: 1) better announce the museum to the community; 2) design a new wing that is sympathetic to its surrounding historic context; 3) create a public living room that offers transparency to the street, and; 4) resolve an overly complex and obscured entry sequence.

Image Courtesy © Kevin Scott

  • Architects: Olson Kundig
  • Project: Tacoma Art Museum Haub Galleries
  • Location: Washington, USA
  • Photography: Kevin Scott and Benjamin Benschneider
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator
  • Owner/Client: Tacoma Art Museum
  • Design Team:

    • Tom Kundig, Design Principal
    • Kirsten R. Murray, Principal
    • Kevin Kudo-King, Principal
    • Jim Friesz, Project Manager
    • Thomas Brown, Staff
  • Contractor: Sellen Construction Company

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La Manera Gastrobar in Valencia, Spain by Masquespacio

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Masquespacio 

Masquespacio presents its last hospitality design project for La Manera, a gastrobar in the ancient city of Valencia.

The project for La Manera consists in seeking to create a hospitality concept that could work by day and by night, adaptable to each moment and requirement, starting with a brunch and coffee during the morning, converting itself in a restaurant during the evening and ending up as a cocktail bar. The business concept concentrated on serving first class food and beverage made of natural ingredients and served by renown cocktail and coffee baristas, allows to create a design project that seeks to find the essence of natural materials. For that the existing building brick walls have been recovered, while a rusty finish has been added to the metallic elements on walls, lamps and the bar. For furniture some metallic elements with the same rusty finish have been mixed with concrete, adding a touch of warmth through brown soft leather and cushions made of different fabrics. Also be recognized in the space is the use of a lattice wall that aims to add a touch of Mediterranean feeling to the space, while the plants seek to connect even more to the natural concept from La Manera.

Image Courtesy © Luis Beltran

  • Architects: Masquespacio
  • Project: La Manera Gastrobar
  • Location: Valencia, Spain
  • Photography: Luis Beltran
  • Software used: 3dS Max
  • Client: La Manera

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Canana L.A. Brew in Cartagena, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Arquitectos

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Arquitectos 

CANANA L.A is a young couple who have launched a company dedicated to the production, bottling and sale of different kinds of beer.

CANANA is located in La Aljorra, L.A., a small village in the south-east of Spain, which can be reached by roads with echoes of Los Angeles, surrounded by a landscape which resembles its palms with the hills of Santa Monica in the distance.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Arquitectos
  • Project: Canana L.A. Brew
  • Location: Antonio Pascual, 26, 30390 La Aljorra, Cartagena, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Date: 2016

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Panda House in Copenhagen, Denmark by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group 

Panda House responds to the species’ main threats to extinction – habitat loss and fragmentation – by providing a safe and contiguous environment that’s also conducive for reproduction. We proposed a circular shape for the design – befitting the site perfectly between existing buildings and enabling the literal yin-yang symbol to create separate enclosures for male and female pandas. The architectural parts of the earth are then lifted from either side of the “yin” and “yang” to form space for stables belowground, simultaneously creating an incline to naturally face the pandas toward the audience.

Image Courtesy © BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group

  • Architects: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Project: Panda House
  • Location: Roskildevej 32, 2000 Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Copenhagen ZOO
  • Collaborators: SCHØNHERR, MOE
  • Partner in Charge: Bjarke Ingels, David Zahle
  • Project Leaders: Nanna Gyldholm Møller, Ole Elkjær-Larsen, Kamilla Heskje
  • Team: Maja Czesnik, Pawel Bussold, Jinseok Jang, Gökce Günbulut, Christian Lopez, Luca Senise, Høgni Laksáfoss, Sofia Sofianou, Carlos Soria, Victor Bejenaru, Claus Rytter Bruun de Neergaard, Gabrielé Ubareviciute, Eskild Schack Pedersen, Richard Howis, Tore Banke, Tobias Hjortdal, Joos Jerne, Hanne Halvorsen, Tommy Bjørnstrup, Joanna Plizga
  • Size in m22450
  • Date: 26/03/2017
  • Status: In Progress

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Franklin Mountain House in Texas by hazelbaker rush

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: hazelbaker rush

The Franklin Mountains extend into the north end of El Paso like a peninsula of rocky wilderness into the urban landscape of the city, rising 2500 feet above the Rio Grande river valley.  The home site is set in the foothills of the Franklins 800 feet above the city perched just above a small canyon with unobstructed views of downtown El Paso and Juarez to the south.

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn

  • Architects: hazelbaker rush
  • Project: Franklin Mountain House
  • Location: El Paso, Texas, USA
  • Photography:  Casey Dunn,  hazelbaker rush
  • Area: 5200 sf
  • Completed: 2015

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Torre Bicentenario in Mexico City by OMA

 
April 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: OMA 

Compared with the world’s other economically ascendant regions such as Asia and the Middle East, Latin America has a skyscraper deficit. Poised to harness the economic and symbolic potential of the Bicentennial, Mexico City will celebrate a historic moment with the emergence of a new skyscraper, the Torre Bicentenario. In an architectural age defined by the pursuit of expression at all costs, the Torre Bicentenario is building whose unique form is responsive rather than frivolous; a building whose form facilitates rather than complicates its use: the stacking of two pyramidal forms produces a building simultaneously familiar and unexpected, historic yet visionary.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Torre Bicentenario
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Frans Parthesius
  • Model: Vincent de Rijk
  • Client: Grupo DANHOS
  • Partner in charge: Rem Koolhaas
  • Team: Shohei Shigematsu, Christin Svensson, Gabriela Bojalil, Noah Shepherd, Natalia Busch, Leonie Wenz, Jan Kroman, Leo Ferretto, Max Wittkopp, Jason Long, Margaret Arbanas, Jonah Gamblin, Amparo Casani, Jin Hong Jeon, Jane Mulvey, Michela Tonus, Matthew Seidel, Nobuki Ogasahara, Justin Huxol, David Jaubert, Mark Balzar, Charles Berman, James Davies, Jesse Seegers
  • Site: Northeast corner of Chapultepec Park, adjacent to the interchange of two major highways
  • Associate Architect: Laboratory of Architecture – Max Betancourt, Fernando Romero, Dolores Robles-Martinez
  • Engineers: Arup – David Scott, Chris Carroll, Ricardo Pittella, Michael Willford, Bruce McKinlay, Julian Sutherland, Alistair Guthrie, Huseyin Darama, Yuvaraj Saravanan, Betsy Price, Keith Frankllin, Matt Clarke, Renee Mackay-Lyons
  • Final concept design floor areas: BOMA gross area: 173,158.5m2; BOMA leasable area: 151,755.7m2; Mexico City leasable area: 150,528.1; BOMA usable area: 130,547.2 m2

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The Closest Church in Gyeonggi-do, Korea by Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects

 
April 11th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: IDMM Architects

Buildings of the Gimpo new town, where everything looks as new, clean and as fresh as fishes caught in a milk bottle. Well-structured roads and districts look like a checkerboard that has never been used. Through local communities, this place is where ordinary lives and sentiments have just started to settle down and will attempt to engage with different urban cultures and establish its own identity. The closest church is sitting on a corner site of Unyang-dong, Gimpo. Words like corner, edge and vertex connote the existence of more than one live or surface. The church has a facade divided by two conflicting with each other at the vertex of the site. One is a solid and fragmented concrete, proposed by considering the relationship with apartment residents, and the other is a transparent glass that open views to the vast park and also to the church’s worship services. The chapel structured like the bleachers is designed to increase the capacity of the space built on a compact site. Small rooms are positioned behind of the inclined surface of the bleachers and on the top section of it so that the church can make the best use of its space. Especially the outside stairs connecting the ground and the rooftop works as an important element defining the exterior of church, and the vivid movement of its users makes the church’s architectural statement more dynamic. The rooftop space which can host outdoor worship services is open for church communities as well as for locals. The closest church is a place of worship, a cultural venue and public architecture for the local apartment community which was being choked by commercialism. A rooftop cross can’t be found here, but here the cross is leaning on the wall and speaking with a humble voice. Big resonance stirs among listeners rather than among speakers who deliver a moving story, and the sublimity dwell in intimacy not in hierarchy. The cross descended onto the earth will cast a shadow like a shaded tree and will share a story of life with people on the street.

Image Courtesy © Kyungsub Shin

  • Architects: Heesoo Kwak and IDMM Architects
  • Project: The Closest Church
  • Location: 1300-13, Unyang-dong, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  • Photography: Kyungsub Shin
  • Structure: RC
  • Site area: 929.3m²
  • Building area: 464.43m²
  • Gross floor area: 2,328.67m²
  • Height: 29.9m
  • Completion: Mar. 2015

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Santo CLT Office in Shiga Prefecture, Japan by Junichi Kato & Associates

 
April 11th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Junichi Kato & Associates

It is an office building that uses CLT(Cross Laminated Timber) as a structural and finishing material. Based on the three concepts of showing the cross-section of CLT, giving a finish with CLT and using CLT in curves, I have explored ways to utilize CLT’s unique nature.

Image Courtesy © Kei Sugino

  • Architects: Junichi Kato & Associates
  • Project: Santo CLT Office
  • Location: Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • Area: 138.8sqm
  • Project Year: 2017

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