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SPARK architects
FAI-FAH


Fai-Fah, which means “light energy”, is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme initiated in April 2010 by TMB Bank. The programme acts as a catalyst for change in Thai society through working with underprivileged children and teenagers in their community using the arts as a vehicle for self-development and creative thinking. In October 2010, Spark was invited to design […]


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ADM
Alkon


The Power of Proportion In the vicinity of “Sokol” metro station, the construction of a new business center has been completed – by ADM Bureau. The A-class business center “Alkon” is located on the Leningrad Avenue (on its right side, to be exact, if one is driving uptown), in the same neighborhood with “Sokol” metro station. […]


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Behnisch Architekten + Ayers Saint Gross
John and Frances Angelos Law Center


The new home of the John and Frances Angelos Law Center unites classrooms, faculty offices, administrative space, and the law library under a single roof for the first time in the history of the school. The building, located at the prominent intersection of Mount Royal Avenue and Charles Street, functionally & symbolically defines the Law School as […]


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YBGSNA
The Botnar Building of the Institute of Medical Research Israel Canada


The Botnar Building, which houses IMRIC – the Institute of Medical Research Israel Canada, is a unique facility of laboratories designed for current standards of microbiology research. In addition, the building provides auditorium spaces and seminar classrooms for the Hebrew University School of Medicine. The building itself is laid out in an L shape configuration, […]


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MVRDV
The Why Factory Tribune


Several weeks after The Why Factory – a newly established research institute, lead by MVRDV and Delft University of Technology – had moved into their new residence on the top floor of the Faculty Building of the Technical University, the building was destroyed by fire, on May 12, 2008. As result, a historic building – […]


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Dethier Architecture
Welkenraedt Funeral Centre


Dethier Architectures was awarded this project after a European-wide invited competition. We developed a very specific concept for a funeral home and landscaped cemetery, built on a former clay extraction site. The landscape guided the architectural composition of the funeral centre. In the words of Daniel Dethier, « We designed an ensemble where individuals can […]


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Olson Kundig Architects
WSU Visitor Center


Construction is underway on the new Washington State University visitor center designed by the design-build team, Olson Kundig Architects and Sellen Construction. Located on the west edge of the WSU campus in Pullman, Washington, the 4,277 square-foot visitor center will provide visitor information and orientation to WSU and the Palouse region, an overview of student […]


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proj3ct
Barata Garcia Ed. Sede


PROJ3CT was assigned to coordinate and make the plans for the development of a textile industry layout, merged at the site with strong commercial functions. This meant the whole productive systems had to be studied, with improvements being proposed and implemented, and simultaneously, provide solutions for a whole new commercial approach that was required. This […]


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gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Conversion of the Hans-Sachs-Haus


After a construction period of four years, the city of Gelsenkirchen is this weekend celebrating the opening of its new town hall, which was converted to plans by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). In addition to speeches, tours of the premises and other festivities, gmp founding partner Volkwin Marg, town planner Kunibert […]


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Pascal Arquitectos
GOR Building


The intervention in this 25 years old building ascribes to the damaged materials and the necessity keep up with the new thermo-acoustic requirements of the area. To accomplish this objective a passive but high effective energy saving façade was adapted. The target was to restore the building with a modern image with the evident utilization […]


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MIRAG Arquitectura
‘Esplai’ for elderly in Girona


In 2010 a new ‘esplai’ was opened in Cristòfol Grober Street in Girona. It is a leisure centre for the elderly, composed of a common space and some auxiliary rooms: CiberCaixa, with IT equipment, 3 workshop rooms, and Cibercafè, with 8 computers. A double false ceiling was created with big rectangular lamps placed in different […]


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Baumschlager Eberle
Home for students


The practise be paris, youngest member of be baumschlager eberle Group, has designed a building which fulfills the diverse needs of the inhabitants. The basic requirements for contemplation and communication are here complied. Premise for it is the positioning of the apartments around a central, roofed court-yard. Students and researchers can retire to their own […]


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Kokaistudios
Suhe Creek Urban Renovation Showroom


At beginning of 2011, Kokaistudios was invited by one of the leading developers in China, OCT Land Shanghai, to lead a thorough restoration and renovation project of a historically significant warehouse on the North side of Suzhou Creek in Shanghai. The warehouse; the early 20th Century Ewo Packing Factory warehouse building; is the first building to open in […]


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YBGSNA
The Regional Council of Judea District


Our proposal for the new Regional Council of Building of the District of Judea is based on a balance between our desire to insert a modest intervention in the landscape and a need to design a public building with a substantial formal presence. The relatively large lot (almost 20 dunam) and the modest program, led […]


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MVRDV
DnB NOR headquarters


The development of a new headquarter cluster for DNB is a strategic operation aiming for synergy and a clear identity by concentrating twenty offices dispersed over the city at Bjorvika. The objective for MVRDV was to translate the social and democratic character of DNB’s organisation into a building with excellent working conditions and spatial qualities […]


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YBGSNA
The Bezalel Academy of Art and Design


Most public institutions in Jerusalem exist as gated compounds. This reality probably stems from the semi-desert/Mediterranean planning culture, which developed in a mostly, non-urban and rough landscape conditions, along with intense security considerations, prevalent in pre-modern and unfortunately in postmodern eras. From this perspective, the chosen site for the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design […]


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UNStudio
SOHO Hailun Plaza


The SOHO Hailun plaza is located at the intersection of two metro lines, providing excellent connections to public transport and therefore a desirable location for office and retail. The general massing of the project consists of a 33 storey high tower and a series of smaller mixed-use pavilions. Placed as objects in the flow of […]


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Studio 44
Zhastar Palace


In the capital of Kazakhstan, yet another high-profile project will be built by “Studio 44″ – the Saint Petersburg bureau has won the international tender for designing the Youth Palace in Astana. The subject of the contest that was participated in by ten architectural companies from different countries was the reconstruction of “Zhastar Palace” located in […]


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UNStudio
Astellas Mirai House


The new laboratory and offices for the Japanese pharma concern Astellas is located in the Bio Science Park in Leiden. As a centre of innovative Life Science research, Leiden is a national leader in the Netherlands in activities relating to the bio-medical sciences. Security is an essential element in the design of the building, which houses […]


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3XN Architects
University building in Stuttgart


3XN’s vision to create an open, inspiring and social learning environment for a new technical faculty wins competition with 25 entries. It is the ambition that the new building for the technical faculty of the German university Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW) is to be a lighthouse project for academic learning – an innovative and productive learning […]


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