Yandex, the largest Russian IT company has recently opened its new office in Odessa, Ukraine. It is located on the 8th floor of ‘Morskoy-2’ business center. A 1760 sq. m. office is arranged around a light shelf and is tailored for 122 workplaces. Close to the atrium are the spaces, with no need for intensive lighting — meeting rooms, lecture hall and other premises, which are not used on a regular basis. Work areas are open-space and are mainly located along the windows. The windows, by the way, are facing the Black Sea and the picturesque port of Odessa. There are just several separated premises here: coffee-point, meeting rooms, canteen, and the sports zone, with table tennis, foosball, cardio-vascular machines and gymnastic accessories.
Towards the end of the 19th century, every self-respecting city erected what it considered to be its biggest and best hotel. It was usually named Grand Hotel and was more often than not paid for out of the private pockets of wealthy barons. These hotels are often still in use today and have a charm that maybe only a century-old ideal of quality can give.
The new office of LYCS Architecture is a renovation design of a tower penthouse in downtown Hangzhou, with a panorama view of the West Lake World Heritage.
The original space with is a non-professional add-on storage room to the tower roof composed of elevator mechanical room, fire escape doors and slanted drainage surfaces. The idea of this design is to create the juxtaposition of this abandoned storage space and the new office, through the material homogeneity to heterogeneity and temporal attenuation of space.
Tully’s Coffee remm Kagoshima is located on the first floor of the high-grade hotel built in the typical shopping quarter “Tenmonkan” in Kagoshima. Thus, Tully’s was required to upgrade the facilities from the comparable Tully’s shops and correspond to providing breakfasts to the hotel guests.
A dynamic counterpoint to the serene Sabatini Building, a new visual identity for the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, instantly recognisable like the objects it will contain: contemporary, distinctive and vivid in its individuality. A new stage for future exhibitions, offering a palette of choice in both size and typology.
Typologically Cap La Garriga is exceptional for the size of the parcel, for the topographical conditions and for its position in the corner of a park.
The building, which actually has five levels of height, but appears to be a two-storey building if perceived from St. Francis Street, and from the park like a one level building with a three level curtain wall background. This is accomplished by making the building grow downwards through a system of patios, so that 60% of the program is located bellow ground.
Sustainable Modernism Heals, Wins AIA Healthcare Design Award
Michael W. Folonis Architects Designs LEED Gold Cancer Clinic
Michael W. Folonis Architects (MWFA) has won a 2011 National Healthcare Design Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH), in the Unbuilt category, for the design of the UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center in Santa Monica, CA.
With the UCLA Outpatient Surgery and Oncology Center—opening in Fall 2011—MWFA created a 50,000-square-foot hybrid facility to house community outpatient surgery and oncology treatment, as well as academic and medical office facilities for UCLA medical students and faculty. The new building, developed by Randall Miller, PE, of Nautilus Group, is slated for LEED Gold certification.
A volume of simple and emphatic architecture, which reinterprets the anonymous architecture of the coastal valleys in the center of Chile. It poses itself above the soft tree-lined areas, peeking gently with its facades of wood and tones that highlight the luminosity of the place. The body melts down as one with the geography and projects the lines of trees upon his facades. Employs sustainable technologies, creating a favorable mood for work and the production of quality olive oil.
The Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) – has a new $112 million home that features a warm, embracing, family-centric care environment, provides state-of-the-art equipment for both students and dental practices, and fulfills a need for the university to educate more dentists. Designed by architecture firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS) in collaboration with Francis Cauffman as consulting dental architect, the five-story, 269,000-square-foot building features a host of sustainable design elements and is targeting LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.