AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part I

AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part I

Big buildings mean big works. Designing an industrial building may be a huge challenge for an architect, and the result is usually a gigantic structure that can produce admiration or rejection. So for this Round Up, we bring you previously featured Industrial Architecture works.

Productive Services, Morande Winery / Martin Hurtado Arquitectos Asociados This project started as a Competition Masterplan’s first place, which involved territorial planning on a 1000 Há land of ravines, water reservoirs, hills and vineyards. The objective was to accomplish a coherent order to all actions that are to be considered in a wine-producing project for a leading winery in Chile. More than a form, we established a structural criterion that would be similar to all constructions to be built in this land. The Project considers vineyard’s entry, roads and paths, different planting fields and water reservoirs’ locations (read more…)

Glass bottling Plant Cristalchile / Guillermo Hevia Architect Guillermo Hevia has been doing nice industrial works, focusing on sustainability. This glass bottling plant features passive ventilation and a daylight use strategy that reduces the energy consumption of the building. Check the sections for more info about that. An undulating mantle making an analogy with the geographical area placed in favor of the predominant winds. The use of multiple maintainable technologies creates the suitable environment for working ands production of glass bottling (read more…)

Kulturfabrik Kofmehl / ssm Architekten When the critic, already while leafing through the programme on the website, begins to feel like snow white in the forest – mesmerised, but also without a clue and any orientation -, then the makers of the Kofmehl deserve the credit of a subculture that the youth culture intends to be. “The Koofmäu” (with a neutral connotation – it – such as for the “Konsum” which gives a notion of familiarity and intimacy of the local village life) represents as an institution a coherent system of social and cultural codes, that on first glance has little to do with contemporary architecture (read more…)

Paykar Bonyan Panel Factory / ARAD The project is a factory that contains a prefabricated building system production plant plus an office & ancillary building. The site location is an industrial city for non-pollution factories, 35 kilometer away from Tehran/ Iran. The Client Goal is to change the traditional construction system to an industrial building system which can fulfill the enormous demand of construction in Iran. The client, therefore, wanted the factory to be indicative of this goal in terms of architectural quality in industrial building system with no resemblance to traditional factories in Iran (read more…)

Inapal Metal / Menos é mais Photographer Joao Morgado shared with us this industrial building by portuguese architects Menos é Mais (Less is More). It´s nice to see this type of buildings, as most of the times industrial projects don´t offer much in terms of fresh architecture (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part I" 10 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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