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Project Floor Area Ratio Game in Ulsan, South Korea by ON Architecture INC.

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: ON Architecture INC.  

Prologue

The most important issue when planning the design of the house in 2014 was like “FAR Game: Constraints Sparking Creativity,” which was the theme of the Korean Pavilion in the Venice Biennial, 2016. This land is a class 2 general residential area, so an architect can build a building with a 60% the building?to-land ratio and a 200% floor area ratio. It is common to design a three-story building with a 60% building-to-land ratio and to design the fourth floor with a 20% building-to-land-ratio. However, the land area (142m2) was so small that 20% of the area was only 28.4m2. It was important to find alternatives to look for a maximum floor area ratio to meet what the building owner required without any loss.

Image Courtesy © Yoon, Joonhwan

  • Architects: ON Architecture INC.
  • Project: Project Floor Area Ratio Game
  • Location: Ulsan, South Korea
  • Photography: Yoon, Joonhwan

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Dali office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by atelier tho.A

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: atelier tho.A

Dali office is for the board of directors of Dali building. Both the owner and staffs are all women who like romance, colors and express a desire for an exciting but cosy working place, they also want the furniture of the old office could be utilized for the new one. With the position on the terrace of the 13 floor building, using natural ventilation was requested. In addition, the colorful appearance is going to be a highlight for outdoor activities and events at night.

Image Courtesy © atelier tho.A

  • Architects: atelier tho.A
  • Project: Dali office
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Modern Sampran Wangprom Office in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand by Apostrophy’s

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Apostrophy’s 

The renovation project for Thai traditional herbal products manufacturer “Wangprom” has been completed by Apostrophys. This place will bring back into 80’s, the origin time of brand “Wangprom” at Sampran district, Nakorn Pathom Province, Thailand by using the local element twist with modern design process and context and then become the main concept “Modern Sampran”.

Image Courtesy © Apostrophy’s

  • Architects: Apostrophy’s
  • Project: Modern Sampran Wangprom Office
  • Location: Nakhon Pathom, Thailand

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Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Drexel University’s Hillel House is sheathed in local red brick as textured fabric draped in an abstract menorah that terraces down to the street. Arranged on four interconnected levels, the square building has thickened side walls which contain services, and four central columns which structure the middle, front and rear.

Image Courtesy © Richard Barnes

  • Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.
  • Project: Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Photography: Stanley Saitowitz and Richard Barnes
  • Floor Area in Square Feet: 13,900 Gross Sq Ft
  • Date of Completion: November 2016

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HDI Tokyo Office in Japan by van der Architects

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: van der Architects 

What does an authentic workplace look like? Designing an authentic office is not an easy task. Just like the terms “artist”, “poet” or “great lover”, these are titles that are given or need to be earned rather than being self-assigned.

Our attempt in creating an authentic workplace started off with our WorkVitamins methodology. This methodology was created by me, Martin van der Linden, principal of van der Architects, when I was an assistant researcher at Waseda Univeristy in 2001 here in Tokyo. I believes that architecture can be a catalyst for change in innovative environments, and this methodology – called “WorkVitamins” – is based on this idea.

Image Courtesy © Yo Masunaga

  • Architects: van der Architects (Martin van der Linden)
  • Project: HDI Tokyo Office
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Yo Masunaga
  • Software used: Vectorworks, SketchUp
  • Client: HDI
  • Project team: Ayumu Ota, Yuko Kawakita
  • Contractor: SPD Meiji

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Laurent & Clark Breaks Ground in Montréal, Canada by Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architects, along with the developer, Rachel Julien, officially kicked off the start of construction of Phase 1 of the Laurent & Clark residential condo project.

Image Courtesy © Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes

  • Architects: Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes
  • Project: Laurent & Clark Breaks
  • Location: Montréal, Canada
  • Le Clark:
    • Floor Areas: 330 à 2560 square feet
    • 21 Floors
    • Total of 159 condos
  • Le Laurent
    • Floor Areas: 291 à 2580 square feet
    • 25 Floors
    • Total of 170 condos

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Epurontei in Miyazaki, Japan by Himematsu Architecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Himematsu Architecture 

We renovate EPURONTEI, which is Hotel in Uchiumi Miyazaki-City Miyazaki Japan.

The site exists on mountain slope facing pacific ocean. It takes half-hour to reach the site from Miyazaki city center by car.

The building is composed of Hotel & restaurant surrounded by natural environment.

Image Courtesy © Himematsu Architecture

  • Architects: Himematsu Architecture
  • Project: Epurontei
  • Location: 7493 Uchiumi Miyazaki-city, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Client: Epurontei
  • Principal: Shinichiro Himematsu
  • Construction: K2. co
  • Lighting: KOIZUMI
  • Size:
    • Renovation Floor Area: 132 sqm
    • Site Area: 2409 sqm
  • Completion: September 2016

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FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM – EXPANSION in Minnesota, Minneapolis by Gehry Partners LLP

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Gehry Partners LLP

Phase II of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is conceived of as a natural extension of the original museum designed by Gehry Partners in 1993.

Phase II provides an additional 8,553 square feet of exhibition space on the north and east sides of the existing building.

On the southeast corner of the existing building, new gallery space is articulated as three rectangular volumes clad in the same brick as that used on the existing building. The new gallery space will provide the museum with space appropriate for the exhibition of works on paper, American art, and ceramics while animating the east side of the building that faces Coffman Memorial Plaza. These new galleries provide different scales and spatial relationships than the existing galleries, offering the museum increased flexibility in the planning of exhibitions.

Image Courtesy © Gehry Partners LLP

  • Architects: Gehry Partners LLP
  • Project: FREDERICK R. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM – EXPANSION in Minnesota
  • Location: Minnesota, Minneapolis ,USA
  • CLIENT: University of Minnesota
  • Client’s Project Manager: La Salle Group
  • Design Principal: Frank O. Gehry
  • Project Designer: Edwin Chan
  • Associate architect: John Bowers
  • Associate architect: Hammel, Green, & Abrahamson, Inc
    • Project Manager: Jim Goblirsch
    • Project Manager: John Cook
    • Project Architect: Rob Good

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Emigration House in Salt Lake City, UT by Steven Christensen Architecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Emigration House, a project by Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California, has received a Special Mention distinction at the Architizer A+ Awards. The Architizer A+Awards received entries from over 100 countries, and its winners represent the best of architecture and design worldwide. The jury included such industry luminaries as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as personalities from outside of architecture such as Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA). Special Mention awards were given to the top 15 percent of entries in each category, and other firms to receive the distinction include Morphosis, Neri&Hu, and OMA.

Image Courtesy © Steven Christensen Architecture

  • Architects: Steven Christensen Architecture
  • Project: Emigration House
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Autocad, V-Ray, Photoshop
  • Team: Steven Christensen (Principal), Devon Montminy, Cori Gunderson, Tianyu Kan, Andrew Kim, Carol Cotu
  • Status: Construction beginning June 2017

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Storyhouse in Chester, England by Bennetts Associates

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Bennetts Associates 

The 2½ years construction project to transform Chester’s Art Deco Odeon cinema into an international cultural centre has reached its completion on time and on budget, opening to the public on Thursday 11 May 2017.

Storyhouse brings a theatre and cinema back to Chester after a decade long absence with collaboration and partnership at the very heart of its establishment.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cook

  • Architects: Bennetts Associates
  • Project: Storyhouse
  • Location: Chester, England
  • Photography: Peter Cook
  • Client: Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Main Contractor: Kier
  • Theatre Consultant: Charcoalblue

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