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FBF Collezione / N2B Arquitetura

14:00 - 21 February, 2019
FBF Collezione / N2B Arquitetura, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Irene Toniolli Domench - Jardim Nova Alianca Sul, Ribeirão Preto - SP, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Caio Yoshiaki Nagano, Rodolfo Biagi Becker
  • Area

    3516.9 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Solar Car Port: Renewable Energy to Charge Your E-Car

04:00 - 16 January, 2019
Solar Car Port: Renewable Energy to Charge Your E-Car, Courtesy of MDT-Tex
Courtesy of MDT-Tex

In recent years, solar energy has become a very popular method to power electric vehicles. This emerging technology has motivated the development of new architectural typologies. An evident evolution of traditional gas stations, it could be foreseen that solar-powered charging stations will begin to significantly grow in numbers in our cities in both public and private spaces.

The Most Innovative Parking Structures From Around the World

14:00 - 24 June, 2018
The Most Innovative Parking Structures From Around the World , Courtesy of looking4.com
Courtesy of looking4.com

The parking garage: a loveless structure as necessary as it is unpopular. It can be easy for the architecture to reflect the unfancied nature, but sometimes, amidst all the mediocrity, beautiful design shines through.

Airport parking site Looking4.com has relaunched their award for the World’s Coolest Car Park, first published in 2013, that showcases some of the most innovative parking structures from around the world. Below is the 10 building shortlist—which one do you think deserves to take home the award?

© jean yves raffort © Lieven Van Landschoot Courtesy of looking4.com Courtesy of looking4.com + 17

COBE and CLEVER Team Up to Design New Electric Car Charging Stations

12:00 - 27 January, 2018
COBE and CLEVER Team Up to Design New Electric Car Charging Stations, Courtesy of COBE
Courtesy of COBE

In our modern day society where every minute counts, Danish architecture firm COBE, in collaboration with Danish automotive technology company, CLEVER, has designed a new modular ultra-fast charging station for electric vehicles. These stations will not only aim to reduce the typical 45-minute charging time but also serve as a place where drivers can relax.

The Global Cities With the Worst Traffic Problems

12:00 - 28 April, 2017
The Global Cities With the Worst Traffic Problems, Courtesy of TomTom Traffic Index
Courtesy of TomTom Traffic Index

Earlier this year, Dutch company TomTom(TOM2) released a detailed report that uncovered the cities around the world *that have the most traffic congestion, based on the results of the TomTom Traffic Index 2017. According to the latest analysis, Mexico City will retain its crown as the "most traffic congested city" in the world. Drivers in the Mexican capital are expected to spend an average of 66% extra travel time stuck in traffic any time of the day, and up to 101% in the evening rush hours adding a whopping 227 hours of extra travel time per year.

Next in the global rankings are Bangkok (61%), Jakarta (58%), Chongqing (52%) and Bucharest (50%), making up the top five most congested cities in the world. You can find out more about TomTom's Traffic Index and discover where your home city ranks at after the break.

8 Creative Ways to Integrate Parking into Residential Design

16:00 - 25 March, 2016
8 Creative Ways to Integrate Parking into Residential Design, House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects © Iwan Baan
House NA / Sou Fujimoto Architects © Iwan Baan

Most residential projects must include parking spaces, but only few cases are notably innovative. Your vehicle's resting place can be more than just a required space; it may even become the backbone of the design itself. 

The integration of parking, interior spaces and facades can deliver extremely intriguing and unique results.

Here we present 8 cases in which the humble parking space has assumed a main role in the design, while integrating new functions such as exhibition spaces, or structural features and versatile technology.

Audi Urban Future Award 2014: Team Berlin's "Flywheel" Could Revolutionize Personal Mobility

00:00 - 2 January, 2015
Audi Urban Future Award 2014: Team Berlin's "Flywheel" Could Revolutionize Personal Mobility, © Audi Urban Future Initiative
© Audi Urban Future Initiative

One of three runners-up in the 2014 Audi Urban Future Award, the Berlin Team of Max Schwitalla, Paul Friedli and Arndt Pechstein proposed a futuristic and innovative concept for an entirely new type of personal transport. Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as elevator technology and biomimicry, their designs offer a thought-provoking alternative to our existing transportation systems that could revolutionize the city as we know it.

Though their proposal ultimately lost out to Jose Castillo's Team Mexico City, the work of the Berlin team correlates closely with the aims of Audi's Urban Future Initiative, offering a compromise between the convenience and status of personal transport and the civic benefits of public transport. Read on to find out how this was achieved.

The "Flywheel" concept proposes a modular personal transport system that would connect with other units to save road space. Image © Audi Urban Future Initiative Proposal for the "Flyway" on the Siemens Line. Image © Audi Urban Future Initiative The Flyway would connect Tegel Airport to Jungfernheide station. Image © Audi Urban Future Initiative Audi worked with Team Berlin to create a series of possible designs for the "Flywheel" concept. Image © Audi Urban Future Initiative + 19

Video: Why Should Architects be Concerned About Mobility?

01:00 - 11 November, 2014

With the rising success of electric cars and the highly anticipated introduction of self-driving cars, it is beginning to look like the 'end of the automobile age' which many predicted just a few years ago may never come. This was the sentiment presented by Audi CEO Rupert Stadler at the presentation of the Audi Urban Future Award last night: "The car has to be seen once again as a desirable object of progress," he demanded. "To achieve this, we have to tear down the walls between infrastructure, public transportation and individual traffic." Audi's New Urban Agenda therefore sets its sights on "solutions in which individual transportation makes a positive contribution in an overall system of different forms of mobility."

Six "Miracle" Materials That Will Change Their Industries

00:00 - 21 May, 2014

The following six "miracle" materials could be headed straight into your home, office, car and more. Dina Spector at Business Insider recently rounded up the six most promising materials. As of now, their potential applications have just scratched the surface, but the possibilities are endless. Presented by AD Materials.

Scientists are constantly on the look out for lighter, stronger, and more energy-efficient materials. Here's a glance at some materials that will change the way we build things in the future.

The World's 10 Coolest Car Parks

01:00 - 2 November, 2013
The World's 10 Coolest Car Parks, 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami, USA. Image © Nelson Garrido/1111Lincoln Road Shot Reprinted with permission from MBeach1, LLLP
1111 Lincoln Road in Miami, USA. Image © Nelson Garrido/1111Lincoln Road Shot Reprinted with permission from MBeach1, LLLP

Parking garages generally have a bad reputation - particularly now that cars are seen as such an environmentally unfriendly way to travel, not to mention the fact that they are often unattractive utilitarian structures. To counteract this common perception, the website Stress Free Airport Parking has launched an award for the World's Coolest Car Park. Read on after the break to find out which 10 parking structures have been shortlisted for the top award.

Ballet Valet Parking Garage in Miami, USA. Via Flickr CC user. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a> Parc des Celestins in Lyon, France. Via Flickr CC user. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a> Michigan Theatre in Detroit, USA. Via Flickr CC user. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a> Charles Street in Sheffield, UK. Via Flickr CC user. Used under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>Creative Commons</a> + 11

Bikes vs. Cars

00:00 - 25 October, 2013

Think traffic is bad now? One billion cars are already on the road today and another billion is expected to join in the coming decade. Pollution and stressful commuting is at an all time high, empowering many politicians and bicycle activists to declare war on the multi-billion dollar car industry which has profoundly impacted city development worldwide.

Video: TRAFFIC / ITDP Mexico

10:30 - 1 May, 2012

The video above, produced by ITDP Mexico is a surprisingly fun look at the dire traffic situation in Mexico City. With the help of two Barbie Ken dolls (who else?), the video describes two types of drivers: the Everyday Driver, who drives everywhere no matter what, and the Shadow Driver, who drives only when it’s most convenient.

A New Infrastructure, Los Angeles

07:30 - 17 April, 2009

Los Angeles is often portrayed as the example of the car-friendly city. The traditional image of the town is an endless pattern of single family dwellings, interconnected by traffic-clogged freeways, where transit is undeveloped and the air is choked with smog.

However, Los Angeles is changing. The city’s Transport Authority has planned in the last years a series of measures aiming to improve quality of life through improving transit and walking and providing alternative to car commuting.