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SoupeSoup in Montreal, Canada by Henri Cleinge

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: Henri Cleinge

SoupeSoup is a franchised restaurant located in Montreal, Canada, serving soups with fresh and high quality ingredients. The client wanted a space that expressed a recognizable brand identity, highlighting the quality of the food.

Image Courtesy © Henri Cleinge

  • Architects: Henri Cleinge
  • Project: SoupeSoup
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Client: Les restaurants


Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: Platform Architectures

Building the head offices of a social housing operator is a unique and symbolic act. For the public and the operator’s various partners, the building needs to embody and reflect the values of Aquitanis. It needs to convey a gentle form of symbolism.

Image Courtesy © Luc BOEGLY

  • Architects: Platform Architectures
  • Location: BORDEAUX, France
  • Photography: Luc BOEGLY,  Jerome RICOLLEAU
  • Competition: March 2009
  • Completion: January 2013
  • Client: AQUITANIS

Project management :

  • Associated Architects: REICHEN et ROBERT & associés
  • Architect in charge: Ana Manzanares (Platform Architectures)
  • Consultant  structure: Khephren
  • Consultant  fluid, thermic and environmental: INEX
  • Economist: AEI
  • Construction team: MATH Ingénierie / Platform Architectures
  • Cost: 7.5 M€ + Tax
  • Area: 4918 sqm
  • Energy performance: THPE EnR

T-house in Chikushino, Japan by Architect Show Co.,Ltd

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Article source: Architect Show Co.,Ltd

This was an existing residential lot with homes on the east, west, and south. Across the street to the north is a park. We began work on the design using the primary concept of harmonization with the park’s lush greenery. We tried to create a facade design that incorporated a lot of the park’s greenery, where local people gathered to relax.

Image Courtesy © Toshihisa Ishii

  • Architects: Architect Show Co.,Ltd
  • Project: T-house
  • Location: Chikushino, Japan
  • Photography: Toshihisa Ishii
  • Builder: Hinoboriconstruction Co.,Ltd.
  • District: Kyushu
  • Use: Residence
  • Site Area: 283.66
  • Bldg.Area: 147.08
  • Gross Floor Area: 199.85
  • Bldg.Coverage Ratio: 51.85
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 70.45
  • Bldg.scale: 2 stories above ground
  • Structure: Wooden
  • Max.Height: 7.723 m
  • Parking Lot: Three cars
  • Exterior Finish: Siding board,wood
  • Complete year: May,2009
  • Client: Mr.Tabata


Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Article source: ISRAEL ALBA

The Environmental Technology Centre (ETC) is situated in the former Valdedomingómez landfill site which has now been restored and transformed into a public forest park as part of the Southeast Madrid Regional Park Restoration Project. It is a visible restored access point and a meeting place in which environmentally relevant activities can be carried out. These range from courses, seminars and conferences to various types of exhibitions.

Image Courtesy © Eduardo Sánchez

  • Architects: ISRAEL ALBA
  • Location: VALDEMINGÓMEZ, Spain
  • Photography: Eduardo Sánchez
  • Project team: José María Cristóbal, Javier Martínez, Juan Nevado, Fernando Sanz
  • Area: 2.350 m²
  • Client: Ayuntamiento de Madrid, UTE CESPA, S.A. – VALORIZA, S.A. – VERTRE, S.A.
  • Engineering consulting: ROESMA, S.L. (Roberto Sánchez)
  • Builidng services consulting: JG Ingenieros (Emilio González)
  • Construction company: UTE OBRAS VALDEMINGÓMEZ

Costa Mar Offices in Lima, Peru by Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Following an international competition RBTA will design an iconic office building in San Isidro, Lima’s business district for Peruvian Real Estate Developer LIDER.

RBTA design expresses and encourages the dynamic business activity of San Isidro district.

Image Courtesy © Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura

Medolla’s ecdysis in Italy by Disguincio&Co srl

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: Disguincio&Co srl

The aim of the project is to upgrade the public area in Medolla, that is a municipality with about 6000 inhabitants about 45 km from Bologna and 25 from Modena.

The purposes of the project are the definition of separate areas, the traffic regulation and the definition of areas and spaces that will be used by the citizens as meeting point or for the settlement of new business.

Image Courtesy © Disguincio&Co srl

  • Architects: Disguincio&Co srl
  • Project: Medolla’s ecdysis
  • Location: Medolla, Italy
  • Year: 2013
  • Tipe: urban project
  • Customer: Medolla municipality
  • Intervention area: XXX mq
  • Design team: Disguincio&co
Mirko Daneluzzo, Mirco Bianchini
Pre-production rendering: Giambattista Ghersi


Friday, October 25th, 2013


When I moved to from Rome to Shanghai I noticed many environmental differences. One was the fact that when I looked out the window here, it didn’t give me the same good feeling like it usually did in Rome. It was probably a combination of the grey buildings, the immortal grey sky and the fact you couldn’t open the window due to the outside air pollution.


  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
  • Project manager: Dawa Pratten
  • Collaborators: Essen Cai, Bogdan Chipara, Joanne Clark
  • Client: YueGuang Investments (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Programme: offices, lobby, cafes, restaurants
  • Total area: 8850 m²
  • Design period:  June 2013
  • Materials: Reinforced concrete, steel, glass, antibacterial technical nylon
  • Software used: Rhino, 3dsmax & Photoshop

Bursa Wholesale Greengrocers and Fishmongers Market in Turkey by Tuncer Cakmakli Architects

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: Tuncer Cakmakli Architects

Bursa was the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and is today the center of manufacturing in Turkey, leading the field in the automotive and textile industries.

But the city is also a natural wonder: it sits at the base of the 2.000 meter-high Uludağ mountain, which is the location of the country’s first ski resort, and the city is also host to natural springs whose waters have long been thought to be therapeutic. Moreover, the fertile grounds around Bursa produce some of the country’s best produce.

Image Courtesy © Gürkan Akay

  • Architects: Tuncer Cakmakli Architects
  • Project: Bursa Wholesale Greengrocers and Fishmongers Market
  • Location: Bursa, Turkey
  • Photography: Gürkan Akay
  • Design Time: 2006-2008
  • Completion time: 2010
  • Total land area: 304.000 m2
  • Client: Municipality of Bursa
  • Award information: European Steel Design Award 2009, KINGS FOR BID WINNING 2013 CREEATIVE CONCEPTION

Noord in Barneveld, Netherlands by NL Architects

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

ProRail, responsible for the railway network in the Netherlands, together with the so called spoorbouwmeester Koen van Velsen (‘the national supervisor for railway architecture’) started a campaign to make waiting more comfortable: Prettig Wachten.

Travelers experience waiting on a station as much longer then waiting within a vehicle. Surveys have indicated that waiting time is experienced as 3 times longer than it actually is. In this respect especially small and medium sized stations proof a big challenge. These smaller stations are usually unmanned, desolate, often creating a sense un-safety. What can we do to improve them?

Image Courtesy © Bart van Hoek

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Noord
  • Location: Barneveld, Netherlands
  • Photography: Bart van Hoek, Marcel van der Burg
  • Initiative ‘Prettig Wachten’ and Supervision: Spoorbouwmeester Koen van Velsen / ProRail
  • Client:ProRail
  • Project Architect: Gerbrand van Oostveen
  • Team: Kirsten Hüsig, Barbara Luns, Gert Jan Machiels and Gen Yamamoto with Aude Robert and Christian Asbo
  • Consultant: Movares
  • Contractor: Strukton

903 Poydras by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: Hunter Douglas Contract

Completed in 2010, 903 Poydras Street is the first residential high-rise constructed in downtown New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

The 21-story, 462,000-square-foot mixed-use residential space building is comprised of 10,000 square feet of retail space at street level, plus residential tenant space that includes 250 apartments, a lobby, pool deck, and fitness center, and a 500 car garage. The architects at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple designed the building to stand out of the crowd of commercial office towers, and to reflect the city’s signature sense of place – a place of community and belonging.

Image Courtesy © Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Project: 903 Poydras
  • Architect: Paul Marin
  • Mechanical Engineer: Mechanical Construction Co
  • Structural Engineer: Morphy Makofsky Inc
  • Electrical Engineer: Canzoneri & Associates
  • Civil Engineer: Morphy Makofsky Inc
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Eustis Engineering
  • MEP Engineer: Moses Engineers (Contract Administration Only)
  • Contractor: Gibbs Construction Company
  • Ceiling Manufacturer: Hunter Douglas Architectural Products
  • Ceiling Product Used: Techstyle® Acoustical Ceilings
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