Opening its doors to the public in December 2010, Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s latest project, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom-Stilwerk is comprised of a variety of uses. Featuring a 5 star hotel with 182 bedrooms and suites, the mixed-use project also includes conference rooms, a fitness club, a restaurant with panoramic views on the 18th floor, retail trade area of 4,900 sqm and a public parking lot.
Architects: Grupo Aranea
Location: Rafal, Alicante, Spain
Director: Francisco Leiva Ivorra
Architects: María Gadea Pascual, Martín López Robles
Collaborators: María Gadea Pascual, Martín López Robles, Marta García Chico, Marta Martínez Osma, Marian Almansa Frias, José Luis Campos, José Vicente Lillo.
Budget: 5.121.702,47 €
Project area: 6,195 sqm
Project year: 2003 – 2009
Photographs: Jordi Tost Llopis and Grupo Aranea
Architects: e2a – Wim Eckert, Piet Eckert
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Project Team: Markus Giera, Hans-Peter Kistler, Harris Illiadis
Landscape: Vogt Landschaftsarchitektur, Zürich
Construction Management: Oppliger von Gunten, Zürich
Structure: Walt + Galmarini, Zürich
HVAC: Rechberger Huustechnik, Zürich
Electric engineering: IBG Engineering, Winterthur
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Radek Brunecky
The Waterfront Center is envisioned as the principal new access point from the capital’s riverfront to its historic core, and a contemporary architectural anchor point for a vibrant pedestrian zone in one of the city’s oldest continually inhabited parts.
For more information on submissions, schedule, and prizes you can go to the competition’s official website.
Finnish design team, ALA Architects has shared with us their latest commission, a mixed use project in Helsinki, Cloud City. Seeking to take advantage of available space within the urban core, this unique project brings density to a underutilized courtyard within a large existing factory block. Additional images, including a full set of detailed floor plans and a description by the architects after the break.
Once located along the riverfront, the Pencoyd Railroad Bridge was built in 1892 and closed in 1970. Led by BNIM, the recipient of the 2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award, this historic bridge was relocated in 2006 to a new home where it became part of a new pedestrian link spanning the railroad artery separating the revitalized Crossroads district from popular civic destinations to the south.
Project description, images, and drawings after the break.
Nicknamed the ‘Quonset Hut’ for its unique barrel-shaped nave, the original Christ Episcopal Church was constructed in 1962 in Aspen’s Historic West End. After numerous alterations and minor additions, the CEC sought to unify and update the aging and inefficient structure through a significant renovation and addition effort. This historic preservation, remodel and addition had to first receive approval from Aspen Historic Preservation Committee.
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The following projects were selected by insulation specialist Saint-Gobain Isover as the eight shortlisted projects for the UK final of the Multi-Comfort House Competition. The competition produced many interesting solutions to the problem of urban development and energy efficient construction for high rise buildings.
Read on for more informations and images from the shortlisted projects.
This house, an AIA Housing Award recipient, was designed by Frank Harmon Architect to tread lightly on its lush site, and to evoke the feeling of living outdoors. The long shape and one-room-deep floor plan create a slender footprint and give each room windows and porches overlooking Shem Creek. Operable windows provide natural cross-ventilation and lighting. Approaching the house under a canopy of moss-draped live oaks and up a gentle ramp, the view of the marsh – replete with blue herons and water lilies – appears like an element in a Japanese painting. A modern interpretation of Charleston’s historic shutters provides protection from harsh weather and summer sun.
Project description, images, and drawings following the break.
Architect: Frank Harmon Architect
Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
Project Team: Frank Harmon FAIA, Erin Sterling AIA
Structural Engineer: 4SE Structural Engineers
Mechanical: Orbit Engineering
Landscape Architect: Judy Harmon ASLA
Geotechnical: S&ME Geotechnical
General Contractor: Design Build Corp.
Project Area: 2,900 spf
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Richard Leo Johnson, Atlantic Archives, Inc.
The Chemical Sciences Building at Trent University is conceived as a promenade, both architectural and natural, that brings one into repeated contact with the Otonabee River, the central focus of Ron Thom’s Trent University campus. Designed by Teeple Architects, it is directly linked to the ground floor of the existing science precinct, and to its +15 circulation system. The promenade weaves between these two levels, presenting views of Trent’s unique river landscape to students as they move through the campus and the building. The river is the constant reference point, ever present in one’s experience of the place.
Project description, images, and drawings following the break.
Architect: Teeple Architects
Location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Principal in Charge: Stephen Teeple (OAA, FRAIC)
Project Team: Christopher Radigan, Matthew Smith, Myles Craig, Mark Baechler, Dean Lavigne, Stephen Irwin
Associate Architect: Shore Tilbe & Irwin
Structural Engineer: Yolles
Mechanical Engineer: Smith & Anderson
Electrical Engineer: Crossey Engineering
General Contractor: Vanbots
Project Area: 38,736 spf
Project Yea: 2004
Photography: Tom Arban, Shai Gil
Back in July, we first introduced Aarhus, Denmark’s School of Architecture along with a cool temporary pavilion assembled from euro-pallets. Recently, three of the university’s students – Johan Stoustrup, Gustav Kragh-Jacobsen and Martin Erlandsson – have shared a creative video-project which focuses on the abstraction of fragmentation. Entitled ”Fragments of the Ideal City,” the video depicts the city as an constantly changing organism as different video clips project various images upon a lime plaster model set to music by Band Ane.
It has become standard to check the stock market, book a flight, and find a restaurant using our phones…but to review building permits? Starting today, Mayor Bloomberg of New York announced the Quick Response code that will allow New Yorkers to simply scan the bar code located on construction permits to access information about a specific building or construction site. The information given will share the “approved scope of work, identities of the property owner and job applicant, other approved projects associated with the permit, [and] complaints and violations related to the location,” explained the Mayor in a press release.
What do you think of this new feature? More about the latest app after the break.