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Portico Palmeto in Mérida, Mexico by TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Article source: TACO taller de arquitectura contextual

Portico Palmeto is a multifunctional building that arises within what was the Palmetum (collection of palm trees) of iconic “Vivero Cholul”, a green lung of 2.5 hectares extension and several years old, located in Cholul´s heart; a Mayan-colonial origin community belonging to the municipality of Merida, southeast of Mexico.

Image Courtesy © Leo Espinosa

  • Architects: TACO taller de arquitectura contextual
  • Project: Portico Palmeto
  • Location: Mérida, Mexico
  • Photography: Leo Espinosa | Carlos Patrón
  • Project Team: Carlos Patrón Ibarra, Alejandro Patrón Sansor, Ana Patrón Ibarra, Estefanía Rivero Janssen.
  • Site Area: 475.00 sqm
  • Constructed Area: 135.00 sqm
  • Completion Date: January 2018


Muju Dada Pension in Jeollabuk-do, South Korea by KDDH

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Article source: KDDH

The space has taken shape after the land. Those who live their lives among the bustle of hundreds or thousands of people each day, come to this place in search of rest or healing.

The spaces of Dada Pension, taking after the site, are made to be independent but unable to exist separately. Dada Pension, which has a somewhat complicated circulation between spaces, is planned so that people can escape from the city and find calm, separate themselves from other people, or connect with people who are similar to themselves.

Image Courtesy © Sun Namgoong

  • Architects: KDDH (Donghee Kim)
  • Project: Muju Dada Pension
  • Location: 22, Oebaebang-gil, Seolcheon-myeon, Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea
  • Photography: Sun Namgoong
  • Design Team: Yungwang Lee, Taewoo An, kyungsun Lee, Younggen Lee, Jeongyong Son, Hyesoo Jeong, Doyeon Kim
  • Construction: Reinforced concrete


HOW Art Museum in Shanghai, China by ARES Partners ltd.

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Article source: ARES Partners ltd.

HOW Art Museum is located in ZhangJiang Hi-Teck Park at Pudong Shanghai. Occupying three levels of the podium floors within the existing HOW Art Hotel building, this 7000sqm Contemporary Art Museum includes a 4200sqm Exhibition space and an about 2800sqm space of supporting service area. The Museum entry hall at the west side of the hotel building is a new addition. To echo with the existing glass curtain wall, this new addition takes on a simple architecture form. The new addition hall way is a transitional space between the exterior sculpture park and the interior Gallery space as well as a link between the Art Hotel and the Museum. The 22 meter long rectangular form takes one single bend in correspond to the existing podium building shape.

Image Courtesy © Dirk Weiblen

  • Architects: ARES Partners ltd.
  • Project: HOW Art Museum
  • Location: ZhangJiang Hi-Tech Park, PuDong New district, Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Dirk Weiblen
  • Client: Zheng Hao
  • Design Group: Helen Wang, Colin Zhu, Mei Qin, Hu Jieling, Cheng Hui, An Dongguang
  • GFA: 7,000 sqm
  • Design: 2016.03-2017.04
  • Completion: 2017.08


The Macallan New Distillery and Visitors Experience in Kingussie, Scotland by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Article source: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The new Macallan distillery and visitor experience is set into the landscape of the estate that has been distilling the world’s leading single malt since 1824. The Macallan is one of the most sought after whiskys in the world and wanted to create a building that could reveal the production processes and welcome visitors while remaining sensitive to the beautiful surrounding countryside.

View from the south-east, Image Courtesy © Joas Souza

  • Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • Project: The Macallan New Distillery and Visitors Experience
  • Location: Speyside, Kingussie, Scotland
  • Photography: Joas Souza


Venue hotel in Nha Trang, Vietnam by Aline architect

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Article source: Aline architect

Located in the central square of Nha Trang City, the building stands out among regular square blocks. The façade area is quite narrow, so the architect have transformed the monotonous glasses into colorful “walles”. A part of elevation space is used as a place to plant trees, as a result, it creates “green” balconies, brings the comfort feelings to the users. The façade area is quite narrow but the land plot is such a corner plot so the whole room is designed to receive direct natural wind and sunlight. All rooms come with sea views.

Image Courtesy © Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: Aline architect
  • Project: Venue hotel
  • Location: No. 24 Ton Dan Street, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
  • Photography: Hiroyuki Oki
  • Architect in Charge: Le Minh Duc
  • Design Team: Vu Dinh Phuc, Dang Quynh Le
  • Structural Engineer: Tran Viet Oanh
  • Investor: Dong Gia Thinh Joint Stock Company
  • Building Contractor: Nhan Hoa JSC,
  • Land Area: 165m2
  • Usable Area: 3,150 m2
  • Floor Height: 19 floors
  • Number of Rooms: 64 rooms
  • Year: 2017


M Social Singapore by Philippe Starck

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Article source: Philippe Starck 

A new and vibrant lifestyle design hotel by Philippe Starck will debut in Singapore. M Social Singapore has 293 rooms and thrives on an interplay of friendship, community and new experiences. It is built on the democratic premise of giving the best, while being affordable to the greatest number of people, particularly those with a millennial mindset.

Guided by these principles, Starck conceptualised the project as an avant-garde laboratory in the ever-evolving neighbourhood of Robertson Quay. “M Social is where all the elements of the world – including creativity, humour and love – come together in an explosion of energy to create the joy of today’s and tomorrow’s world. To me, it is a stage dedicated to creative people,” he said.

Throughout the project, the density and strength of raw concrete is balanced with the concept of immateriality by the use of multimedia projections and video screens.

Image Courtesy © Philippe Starck

  • Architects: Philippe Starck
  • Project: M Social Singapore
  • Location: Singapore


Shiseido The Store in Tokyo, Japan by nendo

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Article source: nendo

The renovation project of the flagship store of Shiseido, the largest cosmetics company in Japan, started in 1872 as Japan’s first Western-style pharmacy in Ginza, Tokyo.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: nendo
  • Project: Shiseido The Store
  • Location: Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota, keta tamamura, Akihiro Yoshida
  • Software used: Solidworks


Kansas Health Institute in Topeka by Hufft

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Article source: Hufft

As an active non-partisan think-tank organization dedicated to health and wellness, the Kansas Health Institute (KHI) plays host to a revolving door of meetings and seminars throughout the week. KHI engaged Hufft to renovate the first floor of their historic building to maximize the efficiency, hospitality and capacity of their conference center. The resulting design provides a collection of meeting spaces that accommodate a variety of group sizes and meeting styles. The rooms include several closed-door cubbies for individual work and quiet contemplation, small meeting rooms for collaborative brainstorming, and a sequence of larger spaces with flexible partitions that can expand to accommodate presentations for up to 170 people.

Image Courtesy © Hufft

  • Architects: Hufft
  • Project: Kansas Health Institute
  • Location: Topeka, Kansas, USA
  • Software used: SketchUp, Revit
  • Project Size: 8000
  • Completion Date: 2017


Apartment Amoreiras in Lisbon, Portugal by João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

Friday, July 6th, 2018

Article source: João Tiago Aguiar, arquitectos

The apartment is located on the 1st floor of a housing building with exclusive access to a big patio which corresponds to the roof of the garage placed on the ground-floor. We have come across an apartment very fragmented by thick structural walls. However, given the possibility of creating a close relation between the inside and the outside, it was chosen to place the living areas on the rear elevation, with access to the patio. For that effect, all the walls of the various rooms that made up the inner zone of the apartment were demolished and all those compartments were transformed in one single and large living-room with the kitchen at the end. The kitchen was treated as a loose volume, hidden by two folding doors which allow a more fluid circulation around that volume which in turn hides the subsequent laundry area.



Trull Residence in Cary, North Carolina by in situ studio

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Article source: in situ studio

The Trull Residence is on a small corner lot in the suburbs. The lot is long north to south, with driveway access from the north and southern views of a forest and pond. The main view of the house from the street is from the east. The house is divided into two pieces – a solid sleeping volume and an open living pavilion – connected by a glass entry hall. A walled lawn, patio, screened porch, and south-facing deck surround the living pavilion on three sides, forming a network of private outdoor spaces overlooking the forest and pond.

The east wall, Image Courtesy © Keith Isaacs

  • Architects: in situ studio
  • Project: Trull Residence
  • Location: 6801 Rebecca Circle, Cary, NC 27518, USA
  • Photography: Keith Isaacs
  • Designed For: Michael and Sandy Trull
  • Contractor: Aiello Builders Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Lysaght & Associates Structural Engineers
  • Area: 3,097 sf
  • Completed: December, 2017


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