House in Santa Teresa / SPBR Arquitetos

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Architects: SPBR Arquitetos
Location: Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro,
Director in Charge: Angelo Bucci
Project Team: Ciro Miguel, João Paulo Meirelles de Faria, Juliana Braga, Suzana Jeque, Tatiana Ozzetti
Structural Engineer: Jorge Zaven Kurkdjian
Landscape Architect: Fernando Magalhães Chacel
Lighting: Ricardo Heder
Services: Alberto Chagas Barreto
Site Area: 4,488.65 sqm
Constructed Area: 481.41 sqm
Design Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2005–2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Alfonso Gomez Street Office Building / PPST Arquitectura

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Architects: Samuel Ruiz Torres de Carvalho, Pedro Palmero Cabezas, architects
Location: Madrid,
Project Team: Alfonso Górriz Figuera, Laura Peique Simón, Elena Gómez Agüero, Oscar Poveda Pérez, Oscar Pozuelo López, Javier Romero
Administrative Assistance: Mar Secades Pérez, Gema Esteban Abad
Structure: Jesús Hierro Sureda
Technical Equipment: Senorsa
Construction: Konin 22
Project Area: 6,638 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center / REX

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Last year we presented you this interesting project by REX during its construction stage, where you could see how an unused structure was converted into the new headquarters for Vakko, integrated with a new complex steel structure. The project is now completed, and we can see the final result with photos by Iwan Baan and a complete set of drawings and diagrams courtesy of REX.

Despite the mix of the existing concrete structure with the new additions and the complex inner core (dubbed the “showcase”), the exterior of the building is read as a whole. The structural “X” of the panels on the facade break the monotony of the box on the outside, contrasting with the mirror like finish of the volume on top.

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The “showcase” fills the central void with a mirror finish that turns the volume into a sculpture (as seen on the photos and on the showcase elevations below), while housing different programs that benefit from the arrange of the boxes, such as the auditorium, meeting rooms and showrooms.

REX once again shows innovative structural solutions in relation with the program, together with new uses of materials as we previously saw on the Wyly Theatre in Dallas.

After the break, the architect’s description:

Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Clientes: Vakko and Power Media
Architect: REX
Key personnel: Erez Ella, Tomas Janka, Mathias Madaus, David Menicovich, Tsuyoshi Nakamoto, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Ishtiaq Rafiuddin, Tieliu Wu
Consultants: ARTE, Autoban, Buro Statik, Cedetas, Dora, Eleksis, Front, Gurmen Muhendislik, Lamglass, Norm Tecnic, Say Yapi, STEP, Superpool, Cem Mimarlik
Area: 9,100 sqm (98,000 sqf)
Completion: 2010
Program: Headquarters for a Turkish fashion house—including offices, showrooms, conference rooms, auditorium, museum, and dining hall—as well as the television studios, radio production facilities, and screening rooms of its media sister-company
Photography: REX, Iwan Baan

Kaze Hair Salon / Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos

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Architects: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Location: Sao Paulo,
Project Team: Renata Davi, Monica Harumi
Coordinator: Dante Furlan
Structural Project: OPPEA
Electrical and Hydraulics Projects: Ramoska & Castellani
Construction: Marcelo Szprynger
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Fran Parente

Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art / SANAA

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Location: Toledo, Ohio,
Client: Toledo Museum of Art
Architect: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue NishizawaSANAA
Team: Toshi Oki, Takayuki Hasegawa, Keiko Uchiyama, Mizuki Imamura, Tetsuo Kondo, Junya Ishigami
Built area: 7,000sqm
Site area: 20,000sqm
Opening: 2006
Structure: Guy Nordenson & Associates / SAPS
consultant: Front Inc
Lighting: Arup / Kilt Planning
Photos: Iwan Baan

Abengoa Tecnological Campus Palmas Altas / RSH+P & Vidal y Asociados arquitectos

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Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners & Vidal y Asociados arquitectos
Location: Sevilla,
Project Team: María Álvarez-Santullano, María Astiaso, David Ávila, Stephen Barrett, Almudena de Benito, Jean-Pierre Casillas, Pablo Codesido, Luis Colino, Eva Couto, Esther Crespo, Marta Cumellas, Ana Belén Franco, Jason García, Claudia García-Nieto, Isabel Gil, Lennart Grut, Ivan Harbour, Carolina Hernández, Amarjit Kalsi, Verónica van Kesteren, Juan Laguna, Carmen Márquez, Irene Méndez, Mariola Merino, Héctor Orden, María Ortega, Javier Palacios, Almudena Pérez, Bárbara Pérez, David Pérez, Naira Pérez, Sonia Pérez, Martina Rauhut, Richard Rogers, Irene Rojo, Roberta Sartori, Amelia Seisdedos, Gentaro Shimada, Simon Smithson, David Sobrino, Graham Stirk, Oscar Torrejón, Paloma Uriel, Josefina Vago, Laura Vega, Luis Vidal, Laura Villa
Client: Centro Tecnológico Palmas Altas S.A.
Engineering: ARUP
Quantity surveyor: D-Fine
Project Area: 96,000 sqm
Budget: $132,000,000 Euro
Design Year: 2005-2009
Construction Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Víctor Sájara

Vitus Bering Innovation Park / C. F. Møller Architects

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Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
Location: University College Vitus Bering, Horsens,
Client: University College Vitus Bering Denmark
Landscape architect: C. F. Møller Architects
Engineers: Grontmij | Carl Bro
Contractor: Pihl & Søn A/S
Project Area: 8,000 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Julian Weyer

Dogan Media Center / Tabanlioglu

Architects: Tabanlıoğlu Mimarlık / Melkan Gürsel & Murat Tabanlıoğlu
Location: Ankara,
Project Team: Murat Cengiz , Çağrı Akay, Ozan Öztepe, Ali Eray
Interior Design: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Client: Ortadoğu Otomotiv ve Tic.A.Ş
Structural Engineering: Altıneller
Mechanical Engineering: Elmak
Electrical Engineering: Öneren Proje Mühendislik
Facade: Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG
Architectural Lighting: Studio Dinnebier
Main Contractor: D – Yapı / Ataman İnşaat
Landscape Consultant: Esin Kılınç
Site Area: 4,299 sqm
Construction Area: 11,475 sqm
Project Year: 2006–2007
Construction Year: 2007–2008
Photographs: Thomas Mayer, Cemal Emden

Bridge in Vienna / SOLID architecture

Architects: SOLID architecture
Location: , Austria
Project Team: Christine Horner, Christoph Hinterreitner
Structural Engineering: RWTplus ZT GmbH
Client: Österreichische Lotterien GmbH
Competition Year: 2008
Completion Year: 2009
Photographs: Günter Kresser

Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

© Aleix Bagué

Architects: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos – Juan & Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza
Location: Derio,
Structure: Mintegia y Bilbao
Mechanical & Electrical: Indotec
Client: Parque Tecnológico S.A.
Constructed area: 15,584.63 sqm
Budget: 15,840,071.43 €
Project year: 2005-2006
Construction year: 2005-2009
Photographs: Aleix Bagué

Schloss Lackenbach / AllesWirdGut Architektur

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Architects: AllesWirdGut Architektur
Location: Lackenbach,
Collaborators: Alexandra Seip, Daniel Payer, Maria Magina, Paula Groß, Viktoria Volozhynska
Client: Esterházy Betriebe GmbH, Domänen Privatstiftung
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Rupert Steiner

Euromax / KOW

Architects: KOW
Location: Maasvlakte, Rotterdam,
Project Team: Hans Kuiper, John Chan
Client: Euromax
Contractor: Cordeel, Zwijndrecht
Project Area: 10,000 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia / M-Ofis Architecture

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Architects: M-Ofis / aMDL / F&P
Location: Tbilisi,
Architects in Charge: Sinan Timoçin & Serkan İğdelipınar
Project Team: Burcu Ersan, Erkan Tural, Sümeyra Mezik, Simin Ghalichi, Pelin Özdemir, Fırat Çoban, Fatma Aliosman, Abidder İnci, Buse Albay
Conceptual Design: Michele De Lucchi – aMDL(Italy), Freyrie-Pestalozza – F&P(Italy)
Project Management: M-Ofis Architects CO.
Structural: ASM Engineering ()
Mechanical: Elmaksan Engineering (Turkey)
Electrical: HB Engineering (Turkey)
Main Contractor: Nurol Construction
Site Area: 49,652 sqm
Construction Area: 11,660 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2008
Construction Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: M-Ofis

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Het Kasteel / HVDN

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© John Lewis Marshall

Architects: HVDN
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Design Team: Arie van Der Neut, Albert Herder, Vincent van Der Klei
Project Team: Arie van Der Neut, Albert Herder, Vincent van Der Klei, Monika Pieroth, Pascal Bemelmans
Structural Engineering: Jean-Marc Saurer, Vincent van Der Klei
Client: Hopman Interheem Groep Gouda
Contractor: Heddes Bouw
Project Year: 2004-2008
Budget: € 17.000.000
Photographs: John Lewis Marshall, Luuk Kramer & Jean-Pierre Jans

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Soria / Vaillo + Irigaray

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© Pedro Pegenaute

Architects: Vaillo + Irigaray / Antonio Vaillo + Juan Luis Irigaray
Location: Tajonar, Navarra,
Project manager: Oscar Góngora, architect
Rigger: Daniel Bartolomé
Structure: Javier Arregui
Facilities: Andrés Bustince – INARQ.ingenieros
Lighting: Anton Amann – ALS LIGHTING
Contractor: MRSA
Project year: 2006
Photographs: Pedro Pegenaute

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Unilever Headquarters / Behnisch Architekten

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Architects: Behnisch Architekten
Location: Hamburg,
Client: HOCHTIEF Projektentwicklung
Project Area: 38,000 sqm
Competition year: 2006
Project year: 2007–2009
Photographs: Adam Mørk

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House in Huentelauquen / Izquierdo Lehmann

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Architects: Izquierdo Lehmann – Luis Izquierdo W., Antonia Lehmann S.B.
Location: Punta Caracoles, IV Region,
Structural Engineering: Luis Soler P. y Asociados
Services: Kenneth Page (PVT)
Constructed Area: 350 sqm
Project Year: 2005
Construction Year: 2006-2007
Main Materials: Concrete, Stone,Glass
Photographs: Izquierdo Lehman

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Bras Basah Rapid Transit Station / WOHA

© Patrick Bingham
© Patrick Bingham

Architects: WOHA
Location: Bras Basah Road,
Project Team: Dharmaraj Subramaniam, Esther Soh, Jose Nixon Sicat, Pearl Chee, Pham Sing Yeong, Richard Hassell, Wong Mun Summ
Mechanical & Electrical Engineers: Lincolne Scott Ng Pte. Ltd.
Structural Engineers: Under Main Contractor
Landscape Architects: Cicada Private Limited
Acoustics Consultant: Acviron Acoustics Consultants Pte Ltd
Site area: 8,882 sqm
Project area: 16,289 sqm
Total cost: US $75 M
Project year: 2000-2001
Construction year: 2001-2008
Photographs: Patrick Bingham

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