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Menzis office building / de Architekten Cie

00:00 - 29 July, 2008
Menzis office building / de Architekten Cie

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  • Architects

    Branimir Medic & Pero Puljiz, de Architekten Cie
  • Location

    Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Category

  • Project Team

    V. Ulrich, M. de Jong, K. de Schepper, C. Garcia, W. Benschop, M. Keijzer, P. van Berkum, H.O. Vermeer
  • Structural Engineer

    Ingenieursbureau Wassenaar bv, Haren
  • Contractor

    Heijmans IBC bouw bv, Assen
  • Area

    20000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2005

Zaha Hadid´s project rejected due to heat

18:05 - 17 July, 2008

I just read on Design Boom that Zaha Hadid´s extension proposal for the Middle East Centre in St Antony´s College in Oxford has been denied approval by the the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). The comission wrote in their report “it appears unfortunate to position the archive and reading room behind the large south facing window; we wonder whether full sunlight and overheating could potentially compromise the usability of this space”.

Too bad for Zaha, but thank god the CABE took a closer look at the project before its occupants had to go trough the heat. I wonder how many built projects that we occupy every day should have been revised by a comission that take this in count.

More pictures of the denied project below.

DVF Studio Headquarters / WORKac

00:00 - 15 July, 2008
DVF Studio Headquarters / WORKac

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  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, USA
  • Category

  • Architect

    WORK AC - Amale Andraos & Dan Wood
  • Project Architects

    Silvia Fuster, Eckart Graeve, Michael Chirigos
  • Structural Engineering

    Goldstein and Associates
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Athwal Associates (main building) / Syska Hennessy (penthouse)
  • Crystals, Research And Development

    D. Swarovski & Co.
  • Design Period

    June 2004 to February 2005
  • General Contractor

    Americon
  • Client

    Diane von Furstenberg (DVF) Studio
  • Budget

    US $28,000,000
  • Area

    2790.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

Svalbard Science Centre / JVA

00:00 - 10 July, 2008
Svalbard Science Centre / JVA

Svalbard Science Centre / JVA Svalbard Science Centre / JVA Svalbard Science Centre / JVA Svalbard Science Centre / JVA + 40

  • Architects

    Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL / Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs & Alessandra Kosberg
  • Location

    Longyearbyen, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Category

  • Interior Desgin

    Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL, Nina Stokset Nilsen
  • Collaborators

    Anders Granli, Nevzat Vize, Sissil Morseth Gromholt, Thor Christian Pethon, Halina Noach, Harald Lode, Stian Schjelderup
  • Landscape Architect

    Grindaker A/S
  • Structural Engineer

    AS Frederiksen
  • Electrical Engineer

    Monstad AS
  • Mecanical Engineer

    Erichsen & Horgen AS
  • Design Period

    2001-2003
  • Client

    Statsbygg / Norwegian Directorate of Public Construction and Property
  • Climatic Consultant

    Byggforsk v/Thomas Thiis
  • Area

    8.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2005

Ecopellets Offices / Iván Bravo

00:00 - 28 June, 2008
Ecopellets Offices / Iván Bravo

Ecopellets Offices / Iván Bravo Ecopellets Offices / Iván Bravo Ecopellets Offices / Iván Bravo Ecopellets Offices / Iván Bravo + 15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Camino Privado, Renca, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Category

  • Architect

    Iván Bravo
  • Collaborator

    Rodrigo Martínez
  • Contractor

    Inark S.A.
  • Client

    Ecopellets S.A.
  • Budget

    US $518/sqm
  • Building Time

    3 month
  • Site Area

    20.000 sqm
  • Area

    98.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

Armani Ginza Tower / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

00:00 - 27 June, 2008
Armani Ginza Tower / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Category

  • Architect

    Doriana e Massimiliano Fuksas
  • Interior And Furniture Design Team

    Filippo Bich, Ana Gugic & Maria Lucrezia Rendace
  • Lighting Design

    Speirs & Major Associates
  • Site

    Ginza, CHUO-KU TOKIO
  • Client

    Gruppo Giorgio Armani
  • Area

    7370.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007

Dolce & Gabbana Headquarters / Piuarch

00:00 - 16 June, 2008
Dolce & Gabbana Headquarters / Piuarch, © Ruy Teixeira
© Ruy Teixeira

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  • Architects

    Studio Piuarch, Fresa, Fuenmayor, Garbellini, Tricario
  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Category

  • Collaborators

    Miguel Pallares, Luca Lazzerotti, Fortuna Parente, Magali Roig Liverato
  • Lightning

    Flos, Modular
  • Structure

    FV progetti s.n.c – Ing. Filippo Valaperta
  • Technical Services

    IT impianti Tecnologici s.r.l.
  • Client

    Dolce&Gabbana
  • General Furniture

    IT frames, MDF Italia, Vitra, Moroso, Arco Arredamenti
  • Foundations

    Gtec s.a.s. – Andrea Zanotti
  • Elecatrical Services

    ELteknica s.r.l.
  • Contractor

    Sice Previt S.p.a.
  • Area

    5000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Frexport Headquarters / CC Arquitectos

00:00 - 23 May, 2008
Frexport Headquarters / CC Arquitectos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Zamora, Michoacán, Mexico
  • Category

  • Architect In Charge

    Manuel Cervantes C
  • Collaborators

    Carlos Lozornio, Carlos Rodríguez, Omar Rojas
  • Construction

    CC Arquitectos
  • Area

    6300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007