Architect: Alberto Mozo
Collaborators: Francisca Cifuentes, Mauricio Leal, Luis Fernandez
Location: Suecia & Bilbao, Providencia, Santiago, Chile
Client: Nicolas Moens de Hase
Site Area: 1654 sqm
Constructed Area: 623 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007
Structure Ingeneer: Juan Lopez Ingeneers
Electric project: Gaston Villarroel
Services: Jaime Uribe
Structure: Arauco & Constructora Las Torcazas
Finishing: Constructora Cuatro Vientos
Materials: Laminated Wood, Pino Radiata, Glass
Photographs: Cristobal Palma
Project team: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica, Koraljka Brebric, Romana Ilic
Collaborators: UPI 2M (structural engineer), MR Konzalting (electrical engineering), Mario Josipovic, Ured avlastenog inzenjera strojarstva (MEP engineering – mechanical) Nenad Sutevski, Vodotehnika (electrical engineering), MAKRO 5 (pool systems)
General contractor: VD Gradenje
Location: Dedici 63, Zagreb, Croatia
Site area: 3302m2
Gross floor area: 599m2
Architects: CC Arquitectos
Location: Zamora Michoacán, México
Architect in charge: Manuel Cervantes C
Collaborators: Carlos Lozornio, Carlos Rodríguez, Omar Rojas
Landscape: Hugo Sánchez, Tonatiuh Martínez
Construction: CC Arquitectos
Construction year: 2006-2007
Site Area: 6,300 sqm
Constructed Area: 3,200 sqm
Architects: Graça Correia e Roberto Ragazzi
Location: Caniçada, Vieira do Minho, Portugal
Site Area: 2000 sqm
Constructed Area: 150 sqm
Client: João Telmo Monteiro P. Ferreira
Collaborators: Ana Neto Vieira, Susana Silva, Telmo Gomes, Katharina Wiederman, Pedro Gama
Hydraulic Services: GOP
Electric Services: Raul Serafim & Associados
Coordination and supervision: Graça Correia e Roberto Ragazzi
Contractor: Almeidas & Magalhães, Lda
Project year: 2003
End of construction: 2006
Photographs: Alberto Placido (AP), Juan Rodrigues (JR) & Luis Ferreira Alves (LFA)
Architect: Sebastián Irarrázabal
Location: Ladrilleros 105, Puerto Natales, Chilean Patagonia
Collaborators: Ximena García Huidobro, Francisco Ibáñez, Patricio Poblete
Structure: Luis Soler
Contractor: Bravo e Izquierdo
Interior Design: Sebastián Irarrazaval, Ana Ibáñez, Olivier Potart
Client: Olivier Potart, Ana Ibáñez, Hernán Jofré
Graphic Design: C-Proyecta
Floor Area: 300 sqm
Constructed Area: 1680 sqm
Site Area: 700 sqm
Materials: Concrete, Wood
Structure Material: Concrete
Budget: USD $4 millions
Photographs: Cristóbal Palma
Web Site: www.indigopatagonia.com
Another fire on a remarkable building. Today, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall by Hans Schauron caught fire. Firemen were able to control it, but its outer metal skin collapsed. Structural damage is unknown at the time, but it was seriously damaged by fire and water.
This building, finished in 1963, was an icon for the Expressionist movement, with a great acoustic work achieved trough it´s inner spaciality which conditioned its external appearance.
Pictures before and during the fire after the break.
Architect: Sami Rintala
Location: Kirkenes, Barents Region, North East Norway
Client: Pikene på Broen, Via Travels
Planification and execution: August 2005, 10 days
Materials: Wood, Bricks and Steel Wires
Dimensions: 6m (long) x 2,5 m (width) x 5 m (height)
Construction team: Sami Rintala, George Lovett (architecture student, University of Sheffield, UK), Borghild Hulsvik (architecture student, Bergen Architect School), Anne Kathrine Vabø (architecture student, Bergen Architect School)
Sponsors: Nicopan/ windows, Jotun/ paint
Photography: Morten Torgersrud, Sami Rintala, Jan Erik Svendsen.
As I had previously mentioned we visited Work AC in New York a few months ago, where we interviewed Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. This turned out to be a great interview, where they shared their thoughts on the current state of architectural practice, the role of architects in current society, humor, networking, media and something that really interested me: the importance of knowing how to manage the growth of your office.
On their office we saw the amazing model for their Cadavre Exquis Lebanese, a proposal based on a series of interventions to re-create Downtown Beirut presented at the 2007 Rotterdam Biennale. We also got to see their on on going projects and a 1:1 prototype of their Public Farm 1 structure soon to be opened at the PS1. You can check the construction progress at the PF1 website.
Pictures of Work AC after the jump.
Foster + Partners just informed us that the new Willis headquarters at Lime Street in London is complete. As usual, the firm lead by Sir Norman Foster developed a urban piece that integrates with the city at street level and features environmental strategies to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint.
This two buildings are developed as a series of overlapping curved shells while its section is arranged in three steps. The roof terraces overlooking the plaza on the lower two steps are directly accessible from the office spaces. Both buildings have a central core to provide open floor plates and maximum flexibility in use.
The entire development is visually unified by its highly reflective façade. The pressed form of the panels and their mica finish give them depth and texture. A dynamic effect is established through the interplay of solid and glazed panels arranged in a saw-tooth pattern, the fins also increase insulation while reducing glare
and solar gain.
Together with the highly efficient services equipment and systems in the building, the façade design is integral to the energy strategy, which is rated BREEAM Excellent. What surprised me is the parking capacity: 42 Cars, 88 motorcycles, 264 bicycles
According to Sir Norman Foster this building has come out of a very different design process, yet continues the practice’s commitment to developing humane, flexible and dynamic workplaces that are both informed by, and woven into, the urban fabric. Foster has some very interesting approaches when it comes to sustainable design and urban spaces. I recommend checking his presentation at DLD we posted last week.
And now, some pictures and facts.
Architects: Plan B – Felipe Mesa, Alejandro Bernal + JPRCR – Camilo Restrepo, J. Paul Restrepo
Collaborators: Viviana Peña, Catalina Patiño, Carolina Gutiérrez, Lina Gil, Jorge Buitrago
Location: Botanical Garden, Medellín, Colombia
Client: Medellin Botanical Garden
Builder: Ménsula S.A.
Project start: 2005
Budget: 523 US$ / m2
Constructed Area: 4.200 sqm
Materials: Wood, Steel
Photographers: Sergio Gómez (SG), Camilo Orozco (CO), Felipe Mesa (FM), Izaskun Chinchilla (IC), Carlos Mario Rodriguez (CMR)
Architects: MGF Architekten GmbH
Location: Aalen, Germany
Collaborators: Martin Frenzel, Irina Auernhammer, Frank Lipphardt, Michael Franke
Client: Land Baden-Württemberg
Program: University of Applied Sciences
Landscape: Knoll Ökoplan GmbH, Sindelfingen
Construction period: Junio 2004 – Junio 2006
Budget: €27 millions
Total Area: 8500 sqm
Photography: Christian Richters
Architects: King Roselli Architetti
Client: Pontificial Lateran University
Location: Rome, Italy
Collaborators: Giandomenico Florio, Ulich Grosse, Christina Hoffmann, Arianna Nobile, Enrica Testi, Katia Scarioni, Toyohiko Yamaguchi
Project chief: Andrea Ricci
Building cost: 7m Euros
Interior Cost: 1m Euros
Project Start: 2004
Project Complete: 2006
Photographers: Santi Caleca (SC), José King (JK), King Roselli Architetti (KR)
Near the iconic Agbar Tower, the project develops as a continuous platform that deals with the topography of the site, covered with a big roof that unifies all the activities on this platform. The roof varies its inclination in order to reflect different views and daylight changes.
Sadly, this is the only picture available. More information soon, as b720 is developing the executive project.
b720 is a spanish studio lead by Fermín Vázquez. They have worked with Jean Nouvel (Agbar Tower, MNCARS) and David Chipperfield (America´s Cup Building, Justice City Complex, AV Campus, among others) as local architects.
Architects: Jose María Sáez and David Barragán
Client: Desireé Marín
Location: La Morita, Tumbaco, Quito-Ecuador
Collaborators: Alejandra Andrade
Builder: Jaime Quinga
Prefabricated Elements: Héctor Sánchez
Engineering: César Izurieta
Material Aspect: concrete, wood, glass
Status: Complete: 2006
Photographers: Raed Gindeya, Jose María Sáez
TU Delft Architecture School was devastated by fire today. The fire, belived to have been started by a short circuit in a coffee machine caused by a faulty water pipe, was so poweful that the fire brigade couldn’t get close to it and decided to stand back and let the fire burn itself out.
No injuries were reported, but several collections and student/faculty works were lost, including their historic chair collection.
Hopefully, this disaster will open an opportunity for the brilliant dutch architects out there to design a new building.
via BD Online