Grimshaw architects have converted a decommissioned blast furnace into a museum of steel in Monterrey, Mexico. Called Horno 3: Museo del Acero, the project involved converting the 70-metre-high furnace structure and adding an extension to create 9,000 square metres of interior and exterior exhibition space. “Grimshaw responded appropriately with new design elements that advance the limits of ste..
LTSC Project by architects Zellnerplus is a proposed renovation of a shopping mall in downtown Los Angeles. The architects plan to remove part of the roof to create an open air mall, add four bridges between the existing shopping centre and car parks, and clad the building in semi-corrugated aluminium panels. The facade will include new balconies and windows, and will also be shaped to accommoda..
Of the things i really love about maintaining this blog is that it gathers architects from all around the world. In this case, the people from ZLG Design in Malaysa sent us their project for the BOH Visitor Center through our contact form - same as many other offices we will publish in the next days. Everyone is invited! This great building -my personal favorite in the last month- is located in ..
Architects: wHY Architecture Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA Client: Grand Rapids Art Museum Area: 125.000sqf Construction start: 2004 Completion: 2007 General contractors: Rockford / Pepper Construction Concrete contractor: Grand River Construction Structural Engineer: Dewhurst Macfarlane and Partners Environmental Engineer: Atelier Ten / Design Plus, Inc. Lighting Consultant: Isometrix L..
Architect: Sami Rintala Location: Kirkenes, Barents Region, North East Norway Client: Pikene pa Broen, Via Travels Planification and execution: August 2005, 10 days Materials: Wood, Bricks and Steel Wires Dimensions: 6m (long) x 2,5 m (width) x 5 m (height) Area: 20sqm Construction team: Sami Rintala, George Lovett (architecture student, University of Sheffield, UK), Borghild Hulsvik (architectu..
Architect: Marcio Kogan Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil Design Year: 2006 Construction Year: 2007 Co-author: Bruno Gomes, Bruno Guedes Collaborators: Diana Radomysler, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski, Lair Reis, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Maria Cristina Motta, Gabriel Kogan, Mariana Simas Client: Vitra Site Area: 504 sqm Constructed Area: 250 sqm Co..
HOK has released the first images of its dynamic design for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s new British Embassy building in Jakarta. The 3,800 m² scheme is designed over three levels and is located on a 1.5 hectare site in central Jakarta. The project is due to complete in 2011. The design, expressed in a spiralling form, folds around a central protected courtyard and twists up and outward..
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have completed the Bodegas Protos winery in Peñafiel, Spain. The 19,450 square metre winery features facilities to ferment, age and bottle 3 million bottles of wine a year. The Bodegas Protos winery is set to be fully operational in October, ready for the 2008 harvest. The following is from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners: – Bodegas Protos Peñafiel, Valladolid, Sp..
NAM JUNE PAIK MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Video art and site-specific installations museum for Nam June Paik. 2003 Client: Kyonggi Cultural Fondation, Korea Site: Kyonggi Province, Korea Size: 5200 m2 Cost: $ 14 million Design: David Serero + Elena Fernandez + dZO (Descombes +Regnault) In the logic of integration of the museum in its surrounding landscape, the building is thought as an alte..
Icelandic Opera House by Arkitema and Arkthing Architects Arkitema of Denmark and Arkthing of Iceland have won a competition to design the Icelandic Opera House in Reykjavik. The 820 seat concert hall will be situated on Borgaholt hill, near the city’s landmark the church of Kópavogs, in an area supposedly inhabited by elves. The competition involved three teams of international architects prese..