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Archive for December, 2011

San Pablo Group Corporate Offices

San Pablo Group Corporate Offices

Upon entering the space we find an open reception area in a circular form which embraces you as you open the elevator door, this reception area is flanked by two stained-glass windows in blue tones with abstract graphics of medicines and when looked at closely these are infinitely deep. At the center and as the focal point there is a green wall with the logo of the company.
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Office Tower in Warsaw, Poland / by schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects to design a 188 meter office tower in Warsaw.

Office Tower Warsaw / by schmidt hammer lassen architects

schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the international architectural competition to design a 188 meter office tower in the financial district of central Warsaw, Poland. The 60,000 m2 high-rise building is to replace the existing ‘Ilmet’ building and will stand out as a modern landmark clearly identifiable in the Warsaw skyline by its unique elegant shape and appearance.
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Caffe Streets

Caffe Streets

While Caffe Streets is thrilled to be ranked among the elite “Third Wave” coffee shops across the country, our primary objective is to provide an enduringly memorable experience for every patron. These abiding memories are achieved through a three-pronged standard of aesthetic, culinary, and customer service excellence.
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­Busan Camellian Opera House / by Matteo Cainer Architects

­Busan Camellian Opera House / by Matteo Cainer Architects

The Busan Camellian Opera House provides a harmonious connection between the existing dense urban fabric of the city and the port with its myriad of waterfront activities. Camouflaged beneath its contoured envelope, it erupts from the landscape in the form of densely planted tectonic petals that connect city and sea, urbanity and landscape, providing a major cultural hub, not only extending Busan’s influence as the gateway to Eurasia, but establishing it as an international maritime city of culture.
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Masterplan for a CBD in Pingtan / by IO DESIGN

lO Designing a 93 ha Masterplan for a CBD in Pingtan, a New Cross-Strait District for China and It’s Trading Partner, Taiwan

Masterplan for a CBD in Pingtan / by IO DESIGN

“Following a design competition IO has recently been awarded both the master plan of a 93 hectare waterfront CBD development and a new Cross Straits Forum in the island of Pingtan in China.”, says Gordon Affleck, Design Partner.

Pingtan is planned as a new commercial hub to drive communication and commercial trade between China and Taiwan. Part of the competition included the design of a new Cross Straits Forum including theatre, convention, exhibition and auxiliary commercial and cultural facilities.
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New Monograph TC Cuadernos n.100 “Roldán + Berengué, arqts. Arquitectura 1999-2011

Roldán + Berengué, arqts wanted to inform you about the publication of a new monograph TC Cuadernos n.100 “Roldán + Berengué, arqts. Arquitectura 1999-2011”. The monograph collects a selection of the most important R+B, arqts. projects in last 10 years organized in different chapters such as Existent, Topographic, GranVia, Informal and the Colective. TC cuadernos during last 19 years has published relevant spanish and portuguese architecs ouvre and with this edition they are celebrating nº100 issue. The monograph is publicated in spanish, english and french text version.

Web: www.roldanberengue.com

Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia / by J. MAYER H. Architects

Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia / by J. MAYER H. Architects

© Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Beka Pkhakadze

November 2011 marks the completion of Sarpi Border Checkpoint. Designed by J. MAYER H. architects the customs checkpoint is situated at the Georgian border to Turkey, at the shore of the Black Sea. With its cantilevering terraces, the tower is used as a viewing platform, with multiple levels overlooking the water and the steep part of the coastline. In addition to the regular customs facilities, the structure also houses a cafeteria, staff rooms and a conference room. The building welcomes visitors to Georgia, representing the progressive upsurge of the country.
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LUX – Stahlhof Belval Ouest / by AllesWirdGut

It is a great pleasure for AllesWirdGut, to announce the nomination of their project LUX – Stahlhof Belval Ouest for the `Prix Luxembourgeois d’Architecture 2011´.

LUX - Stahlhof Belval Ouest / by AllesWirdGut

© Roger Wagner

Between forward-facing high-rise buildings and blast furnaces of the past the new Steelyard square forms the center of Belval Ouest, a city development project which is currently constructed in Luxembourg on the grounds of a former steel mill. The disused industrial site´s atmosphere was characterized by wideness and roughness as well as pioneer plants such as mosses and birch.
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