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Masterplan of Havenstraat in Amsterdam, the Netherlands by Allard Architecture

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Allard Architecture

With primary focus for new construction in Amsterdam South, 2700 new houses will be developed in the Havenstraat and Zuidas zones.The Havenstraat masterplan is currently the biggest project in this area, with construction due to start in 2014. The plans are yet to be finalised, as the city must reclaim the land from companies which occupy the existing temporary buildings. Allard Architecture was triggered by these plans to develop a dwelling scheme that adapts to the specific qualities of the Havenstraat, near the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam.

Existing situation: Industrial area as termination of pedestrian green boulevard

  • Architect: Allard Architecture
  • Name of Project: Masterplan of Havenstraat
  • Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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4 Towers in Osdorp-Amsterdam, the Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

In Osdorp, southwest of Amsterdam, major changes took place to transform a vacant zone into a residential district connected to the existing housing area alongside it. One part of the residential district is a public garden, Jan van Zutphenplantsoen, where the four towers stand along a newly created water-park. All four towers are sited according to the given urban footprint and take up the maximum envelope, giving a total of 390 apartments evenly distributed over 11 levels.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jan Bitter and Christian Richters)

  • Architect: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Name of Project: 4 TOWERS OSDORP
  • Location: Jan van Zutphenstraat, Osdorp-Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Mai Henriksen, Jacques van Eyck
  • Collaborators: Arthur Claassens, Phillip Dirix, Harold Hermans, Rob Willemse
  • Photographs: Jan Bitter, Christian Richters
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Penthouses and Rooftop terrace in Copenhagen, Denmark by JDS Architects

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: JDS Architects

Elmegade district is probably one of the most densely populated areas of inner Nørrebro, CPH. Especially the triangular block Birkegade / Egegade / Elmegade has a very high density, which is reflected in very narrow courtyards.

Image Courtesy JDS Architects

  • Architects: Julien De Smedt Architects (JDS)
  • Project: Penthouses and Rooftop terrace
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Type: Commission
  • Budget: 950 000 EUR (7 000 000 DKK)


Gazoline in Cuneo, Italy by Duilio Damilano

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Duilio Damilano

The design of a service station is a strong reference to the idea of travel, short or long-distance routes interrupted only by a few stops and then back on the road. A break for refueling, or just to stretch a bit ‘legs before continuing his journey. With the same continuity, the service station is separated from the asphalt like a ribbon of road with the engine and wrapping around itself, creating a temporary volume to accommodate the traveler.

Gazoline (Image Courtesy Andrea Martiradonna)

  • Architects: Duilio Damilano
  • Project: Gazoline
  • Location: Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy
  • Project type: Petrol station
  • Client: Centro calor s.r.l.
  • Team project: DamilanostudioArchitects
  • Software used: 3dsMax and Autocad 2011


Rijkswaterstaat Head Office in Assen, The Netherlands by 24H Architecture

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: 24H Architecture

For Rijkswaterstaat, who are building and maintaining highways, waterways and nature, 24H-architecture designed the new districts head office along the highway in Assen, The Netherlands.

Office Buildings (Image Courtesy Christian Richters)

  • Architects: 24H Architecture
  • Project: Rijkswaterstaat Head Office
  • Location: Assen, The Netherlands
  • Design: Maartje Lammers, Boris Zeisser, Albert-Jan Vermeulen, Sandor Marks, Frank Morel, Ben de Lange
  • Client: RijksgebouwendienstMr. Jur Koerts
  • Construction: ABT bv


Warehouse 8B in Madrid, Spain by Arturo Franco Office

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Arturo Franco Office

In a small warehouse of the old slaughterhouse of Madrid, warehouse 8B, the tiles in bad condition have been removed from the roof, been stacked and been put inside to solve a problem. This could be the summary of the intervention.

Image Courtesy Carlos Fernández Piñar

  • Architect: Arturo Franco Office
  • Project: Warehouse 8B
  • construction schedule: January 2009_December 2009
  • Project’s collaborator: Diego Castellanos. (interior architect), Yolanda Ferrero. (architect)
  • Site Supervisor and Quantity Surveyor: Jose H. Largo Díaz. DITE SL.


Tamina Thermal Baths in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland by Smolenicky & Partner Architektur

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Smolenicky & Partner Architektur

The project for the Tamina thermal baths is the result of a two-stage competition from 2003. The aim of the first phase of the process was to coordinate the large pending architectural interventions in terms of town planning. Where should the new five-star hotel be located, where should the extension of the medical centre be set, and how should the new public thermal baths be accessed from the site? The plan was to invest and coordinate a total of SFr. 160 million in new constructions and structural alterations.

Open entrance pavillon (photo: Roland Bernath)

  • Architects: Smolenicky & Partner Architektur
  • Project: Tamina Thermal Baths
  • Location: Tamina Therme, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz AG, CH-7310 Bad Ragaz
  • Client: Grand Resort Bad Ragaz AG
  • Overall site: 90,000 m2
  • Total volume of site investment: SFr.160 million


Gleneagles Community Centre in West Vancouver, British Columbia by Patkau Architects Inc.

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Patkau Architects Inc.

The Gleneagles Community Centre is located on a small, gently sloping site adjacent to a public golf course. The program is organized on three levels to minimize the building footprint. By subtly reshaping the cross-sectional topography of the site, the lower level and the intermediate level are both located on grade.

Front View (Images Courtesy James Dow / Patkau Architects)

  • Architect: Patkau Architects Inc.
  • Name of Project: Gleneagles Community Centre
  • Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Year: 2000-2003
  • Client: Corporation of the District of West Vancouver
  • Project Team: Omer Arbel, Greg Boothroyd, Joanne Gates, Sa­mantha Hayes, Patrick O’Sullivan, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, David Shone, Craig Simms
  • Consultants: Vaughan Landscape Planning & Design –  landscape architect, Fast & Epp Structural Engineers – structural engineer, Earth Tech Canada Inc. –  mechanical/electrical engineer, Web­ster Engineering Ltd – civil engineer, Gage-Babcock & Associates – code consultant, Susan Morris Specifications – specifications consultant, McSquared System Design Group – audiovisual consultant, Gallop/Varley – signage consultant
  • Project Manager: Maurice J. Ouellette Consulting
  • Contractor: Country West Construction Ltd.
  • Photography: James Dow / Patkau Architects


Office and Service Building in Almería, Spain by Donaire Arquitectos

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Donaire Arquitectos

The building is located in the Port of Roquetas de Mar, in Almería, Spain. The projects objectives were to integrate the building into the surroundings and creating a new area the responds to a landscape dominated by different levels and materials.  A landscape of great value with the Mediterranean as the background.

Night View (Images Courtesy Fernando Alda.)

  • Architect: Donaire Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Office and Service Building
  • Location: Roquetas de Mar, Almería, Spain
  • Construction: 2007-2009
  • Client: E.P.P.A. y Consejería de Obras Públicas de la Junta de Andalucía
  • Photographs: Fernando Alda., Enrique Bejines M.


Gautrain Rapid Rail Link in Johannesburg, South Africa by Bentley Architect

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Article source: Carol Minton

From the day it was publicly announced in February 2000, the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link has been described in superlatives: “one of the biggest rail project under construction in the world,” “the largest infrastructure project in Africa,” and “the biggest public-private partnership South Africa has yet seen.” Bombela Concession Company, a consortium of private companies in partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Government, is developing this project and has committed to measurable socio-economic development obligations aimed at stimulating economic growth, development, and job creation.

Rhodesfield exterior (Image Courtesy Gautrain)

  • Project: Gautrain Rapid Rail Link
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Organization: Gautrain
  • Photographer: Gautrain
  • Software used: Bentley ProjectWise


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