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Green Architecture’s Urgent Quest For Cheaper, More Sustainable Energy

Over the years, an increasing number of disciplines have become interested in the concept of creating a sustainable environment. Green Architecture is one of these disciplines and its goal is to create green buildings. These ...

Idea Lab in Ciudad de México / by ARCO Arquitectura

Innovating, discovering, experiencing and acting are the main activities which will be held at i.d.e.a. Lab a new space for culture and creation designed by ARCO Arquitectura Contemporánea executed in Mexico City.

A'tolan House, Taiwan / by : Create+Think Design Studio

A’tolan is the word meaning, “a place with many rocks”, from the indigenous language of the natives on the east coast of Taiwan. It may also be interpreted as “piling of rocks”, “building wall with ...

BECYCLE Boutique Fitness Studio, Berlin / by Lien Tran

BECYCLE is the first Boutique Fitness Studio in Berlin, Europe’s clubbing capital, to offer “high energy” spinning classes with hi-tech bikes and a nightclub atmosphere featuring music from live DJs.

Izmir Transportation Hub / by Eray Carbajo

Eray Carbajo wins Honorable Mention award in National Competition for Izmir Transportation Integration Hub

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M+M Creative Studio Named the Award Winner of the 2016 International Space Design Award IDEA-TOPS for ‘The Best Office Design Award’

Architectural and interior design firm M+M Creative Studio has been honored by the 2016 International Space Design Award, IDEA-TOPS as the winner of “The Best Office Design Award” (awarded December 6, 2016 in Shenzhen, China) for its work on the new corporate headquarters of car shopping company Edmunds.com in Santa Monica, California, USA. The Edmunds.com Headquarters commercial office space was recognized as the winner in this category from over 650+ entrants from around the globe by IDEA-TOPS, which honors and recognizes the best design in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, graphic design, art installation, urban design with the goal of advancing the appreciation of architecture and design worldwide.
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Headquarters of “Métropole Rouen Normandie” / by Jacques Ferrier Architecture

The headquarters of Métropole Rouen Normandie is a unique, memorable and fitting image on the banks of the Seine in Rouen.

What makes it so unique is how the new building fits in with the surrounding landscape of Rouen. The building’s dynamic profile contrasts with the omnipresence of horizontal designs found along the major port, while its silhouette echoes the renovated industrial buildings on the right bank. The oblique shapes are reminiscent of the silhouettes of cranes and other objects in the port and the bows of the passing ships…
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Lareau Headquarter in Napierville (Qc), Canada / by Maurice Martel architecte

To suit in while standing out is the challenge raised at the new headquarters Lareau insurance office. Settling in a rural area without aesthetic qualities, the project aims to inspire the beauty and encourage this industrial area to change by hosting more projects sensitive to design.
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VEOLIA headquarters / by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Veolia’s new headquarters is a building that enhances the new neighbourhood between Paris and Aubervilliers. It creates an optimal environment for future users, a “pleasant to live in” building with large interior gardens, terraces, windows that open and mobile sunshades, It is a sustainable, robust and durable structure with a “direct materiality”, visible concrete and wood, and materials used in their rough state.
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Space Design of Elephant-Parade Office, Beijing / by CUN Design

Beijing is a complex diversified metropolitan, where everyone attempts for a small sense of belonging and identity. Even troubled by life stress as well as the Fog days they still went ahead. While the longest time of a day people spend is in office.
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European Central Bank auf ARTE / by COOP HIMMELB(L)AU

The striking twin tower shapes the skyline of Frankfurt’s Ostend

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The design of the Viennese architectural studio Coop Himmelb(l)au for the new premises of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt combines the horizontal structure of the landmarked Grossmarkthalle with a twisted double tower, which rises to 185 meters. United by an entrance building, these two elements form an ensemble of special architectural significance. Featuring bridges, pathways and platforms, the glass atrium between the two highrises creates a vertical city. The semi-public and communicative functions are located in the former Grossmarkthalle. The exceptional atrium and visible steel support structure show that the ECB building belongs to an entirely new typology of skyscrapers.

The hyperboloid cut
From the beginning it was an explicit request of the ECB to create a unique, iconic building as a symbol for the European Union. A distinctive and unique building can only be achieved by a completely different kind of Geometry.
The design concept of the ECB is to vertically divide a monolithic block through a hyperboloid cut, wedge it apart, twist it and fill the newly created intermediary space with a glass atrium. The result is a very complex geometry and a multifaceted building offering a completely different appearance from each angle: massive and powerful from the South-East, slender and dynamic from the West.
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BEKAERT NV Office Building Zwevegem / by BURO II & ARCHI+I – SILEGHEM & PARTNERS

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Bekaert nv is the market leader in steel wire transformation and coatings. The new administrative building is built on a site in Zwevegem, near the Bekaert Technology Center (BTC) site. The architects have opted in favour of a campus model for the building, thus prioritizing the synergy between the new project and the BTC. The building’s implantation, the design of the surrounding area as well as the architectural approach are all conceived in function of this synergy.

The building is situated across the street pattern, partly positioned in parallel to the buffer pond corresponding with the rhythm of the buildings in the Esser industrial zone, partly connected to the ETC buildings. The result is a playful element in the design.
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Siemens Office in Polanco / by Serrano Monjaraz arquitectos

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The project for the new corporate offices of Siemens in Polanco was done by Serrano Monjaraz arquitectos. One of the main objectives of the project was to obtain the LEED Gold certification and for this reason all the elements considered for the development of the project were selected with the adequate characteristics to achieve this goal.
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