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Humanitarium / group8

  • Architects: group8
  • Location: Avenue de la Paix 17 – 19, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Architect In Charge: Adrien Besson, Christophe Pidoux, Julien Potignat and Blaise Fontaine.
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Walter Mair

© Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair © Walter Mair

Coupe Gordon-Bennett / LRS Architectes + 3BM3 + group8

© Régis Golay, Federal Studio © Régis Golay, Federal Studio © Régis Golay, Federal Studio © Régis Golay, Federal Studio

Daegu Gosan Public Library Competition Entry / Group8

Designed as a social landmark, the proposal for the Daegu Gosan Public Library by Group8 is to be seen as an open entity, welcoming and willing to share its content. Located in a district with high educational standards, the library will become one of the main cultural facilities of the neighborhood, open to everyone. It will offer all the classic functions of a library but with a strong community identity and convenient amenities. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Olympic Golf Camp Headquarters Competition Entry / Group8

To enhance its belonging to the green world the new Olympic Golf Camp Headquarters aims to become a landscape icon merging with the nature of the site. Designed by Group8, the buildings are made by cutting the ground at different points and then by lifting it up at some corners. The newly created landscape is oriented according to the context and the program offering good protection from the ‘superblocks’ complex next to them. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Klaksvik City Center / Group8

The proposal for the new city center of Klaksvik by Group 8 aims to become a model of design that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable; a place synonymous with modern ideals for living, working, being. The design is inspired by a dense and controlled scale of intervention, based on a strong network where each part of the town will be interconnected through sustainable methods of moving, thus providing a green means of living to all inhabitants. The inter-connected city enhances the close relationship between the actors within and is ready to answer to the new ambitions of the town, while maintaining strong traditions. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Bamboo Residency / group8

  • Architects: group8
  • Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Project Management: PBM Planungs und Baumanagement AG
  • Civil Engineer: Walt+Galmarini AG, Perreten & Milleret
  • M&E Engineer: SB Technique
  • Electricity Engineer: MAB-Ingénierie SA
  • Building Engineering Physics: Basler & Hoffmann Holding AG
  • Sanitary Engineer: Mike Humbert ingénieur conseil
  • Client: A&A Real Estate Grand-Pré SA
  • Area: 14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Régis Golay, FEDERAL STUDIO

© Régis Golay, FEDERAL STUDIO © Régis Golay, FEDERAL STUDIO © Régis Golay, FEDERAL STUDIO © Régis Golay, FEDERAL STUDIO

Work Environments / DETAIL

We recently got to preview the newest addition to In DETAIL’s typological series, Work Environments: Spatial concepts, Usage strategies, Communications. It will be available next month (August 2011), and it is great for anyone who is interested in improving a user’s working conditions beyond the basic ergonomic and safety requirements. The first third of this volume deals with spatial organization, acoustics, lighting, and user satisfaction. The rest of the volume features projects from which the various concepts developed in the first third can be used to analyze them. I, personally, enjoyed the section on user satisfaction and how to measure it. After reading this section I speculated how researchers would control for the various confounding factors that exist in the uniqueness of each building presented in the rest of the book. This would not be an easy task by any means, but the necessity of such research is made clear throughout this volume. Read more after the break.

Coral House / group8

  • Architects: group8
  • Location: Rue du Grand-Pré, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland
  • Architect: group8
  • Project Management: PBM Planungs und Baumanagement AG
  • Civil Engineer: Walt+Galmarini AG, Perreten & Milleret
  • M&E Engineer: SB Technique
  • Electricity Engineer: MAB-Ingénierie SA
  • Building Engineer: Physics Basler & Hoff mann Holding AG
  • Sanitary Engineer: Mike Humbert ingénieur conseil
  • Photographs: Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio

© Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio

Cargo / group8

  • Architects: group8
  • Location: chemin Jean-Philibert- De-Sauvage 37, La Renfile, 1219 Châtelaine, Switzerland
  • Architect: group8
  • Civil Engineer: T-Ingénierie SA
  • Furniture: Dynamobel
  • Acoustical Engineer: D’Silence acoustique
  • Area: 780.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio

© Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio © Régis Golay, FEDERAL Studio