With a main focus on establishing a relationship between the social, the ecological and the economic together in one building, Urban Recycle Architecture.Studio won the Copa Arquitecture 2011 Contest, organized by Architecture for Humanity, Liga FOS,Fu.de and Nike. For this relationship to be successful, they decided on a building with multiple functions, a rectangular design and metallic structural system of fast construction and high strength. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Andres Remy Arquitectos
Location: Pilar, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Construction: Andrés Remy , Hernán Pardillos
Design Team: Andrés Remy, Hernán Pardillos, Lilian Kandus, Diego Siddi, Gisela Colombo
Construction Management: Hernán Pardillos, Andrés Remy
Landscape Design: Leandro La Bella, María Celeste Iglesias
Lighting Design: Mauricio Meta
Engineer: Carlos Dolhare
Project area: 660 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Alejandro Peral
Architects: Adamo-Faiden / Sebastián Adamo, Marcelo Faiden
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Collaborators: Giuliana Nieva, Iván Fierro, Jualien Hosansky, Marie Taillafer de Laportaliere, Carolina Molinari
Structural Engineering: Carlos Margueirat
Site Area: 203.7 sqm
Project Area: 182.6 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Cristobal Palma
The 20m x 30m plot of land in the coastal Mar Azul forest in Buenos Aires, Argentina is the site for BAK Architects‘ JD House, a residence designed in concrete, wood and glass and blended into the topography and vegetation on the site. The preliminary specifications for the house required two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large, flexible social area, integrated into the kitchen, that could accommodate different activities for the guests that are expected to visit. The client also specified that generous outdoor expansions were available on the site.
More on the JD House after the break.
The aim of Influx_Studio was to create a unique zoo experience that would implement a new urban function and redefine the typical layout for wildlife sightseeing for its visitors. Through their dynamic, vertical attraction in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a new kind of building is conceived with hopes of inspiring other architects around the globe as well as increasing awareness to the diversity of ecosystems. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Oglo Architects have recently shared with us their “Hollow Tower” for the Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo competition. Their sculptural proposal aims to act as a polarizing object amongst its surroundings in Buenos Aires without removing itself from the context of the city. Additional images and the architects description after the break.
Hila Davidpu, Tal Gazit, Eli Gotman, and Hofi Harari recently shared their “ECO-CLIFF” proposal for the Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo Competition. The “ECO-CLIFF” is a revolutionary tower that will serve as a nesting ground for thousands of migrating birds as well as an ecological habitat for the different animals and species of the “Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve Zoo”.
Yesterday, we shared Foster + Partners‘ master plan for the West Kowloon Arts District. Today, we’re bringing you Foster’s first office headquarters in Argentina. Working with construction firm, CRIBA S.A. and local architect, BBRCH-Minond, Foster + Partners recently won the competition to design a new corporate headquarters for the Banco Ciudad of Buenos Aires. This huge headquarters, which will occupy an entire block, will incorporate a series of ‘villages’ that are connected by exterior circulation routes through patios and courtyards.
More images and more about the new headquarters after the break.
Location: Palermo Neighborhood, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Budget: us$ 42,000
Construction company: 1° Plano SRL
Metal carpentry: Miguel Cabaña
Foldable window: Daniel Méndez
Wood carpentry: Ricardo Juárez
Painting: Juan Pujol
Estructural engineer: Diego Vizzón
Project & direction: Max Zolkwer
Team: Stephane Damsin, Florencia Bernal, Florencia Medina
Photos: Albano Garcia
The project, located in the Puerto Madero area, includes over 68.000sqm, for housing, an hotel, restaurants, commercial space and parking.
The big dilema of this kind of project in the city is the public space, most of the times only approached at ground level. Francisco Mangado’s strategy includes public program along the tower, as a vertical boulevard.
After the residences on the first levels, we find a public lobby on floor 27th, with public services and restaurants, where the tower varies in section as you can see on the drawings below. We find more public facilities at the top, continuing with this openness of the program as the tower develops.
More images and drawings after the break.
By doing so, they care about the sustainability of both buildings.
You can see more images (some of them are in Spanish) and the architect’s description after the break.