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Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Foster and Partners

Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno

Text description provided by the architects. Ciudad Casa de Gobierno is a new city hall for Buenos Aires, housing offices for the Mayor and 1,500 employees. Spanning an entire city block in Parque Patricios, the new building contributes to the revitalisation of the neighbourhood and combines an environmentally efficient design […]

Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft, Liestal, Switzerland, EM2N

Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft

Text description provided by the architects. The Public Record Office is the collective memory of the political, economic and cultural life of a canton. Consequently, a suitable urban location and appropriate architectural expression are of central importance. The current location of the existing office, amidst smaller and larger residential buildings […]

Community Centre Aussersihl, Zurich, Switzerland, EM2N

Community Centre Aussersihl

Text description provided by the architects. A combination of several difficult circumstances formed the starting point for this project: the dramatic polarisation of the political parties for and against socio-cultural infrastructures, a building site that threatened to slip out of public control due to an open alcohol and drug scene […]

City Hall Borsele, Heinkenszand, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

City Hall Borsele

Text description provided by the architects. The municipality of Borsele in the Dutch province of Zeeland was founded in 1970 by the merging of 13 villages. Heinkenszand was assigned centre of this newly formed administrative unit and a new town hall was built for the 25.000 inhabitants. More then 30 years after […]

Junky Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

Junky Hotel Amsterdam

The Amsterdam-Bijlmermeer housing development, which was erected in the nineteen-seventies based on CIAM principles under the direction of Siegfried Nassuth, has been being overhauled since the mid-nineteen-nineties due to a wide range of social and structural problems. In this case, urban renewal means, above all, radically […]

Atriumtower Hiphouse Zwolle, Zwolle, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

Atriumtower Hiphouse Zwolle

Text description provided by the architects. At the dawn of a new era of neo-liberalism in Europe, social housing is once again regarded with increasing indifference. The implicit assumption is that apartments for the lower social classes ought to be small, cramped, dark, badly built and ugly. Architecture in the […]

23 Town Houses in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Atelier Kempe Thill

23 Town Houses in Amsterdam

Text description provided by the architects. Community versus individuality: within post-war urbanism: Amsterdam Osdorp was built in the 1960ties and is since a few years in a process of urban renewal. The ambition of the program is to create a bigger variety of more individual housing types serving the middle […]

Balint House, Bétera, Spain, Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Balint House

Text description provided by the architects. A privileged place within a golf course near to Valencia is the starting point of this project. The proposal is drawn with elliptical traces which contain the program and maximize the possibilities of local urban law by minimizing the volumetric impact on the site. […]

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center, Celldömölk, Hungary, Földes Architects

Kemenes Volcanopark Visitor Center

Text description provided by the architects. Though Hungary, located in Central Eastern Europe, is not rich in active volcanos, a large expanse of the country used to be volcanic some 5 million years ago. However, this does help ensure good quality soil for high level wine production, one of Hungary’s […]

Sauflon Centre of Innovation, Gyál, Hungary, Földes Architects

Sauflon Centre of Innovation

Text description provided by the architects. The ethereal centre of innovation  project, unveiled in Hungary, stands for the mutual inspiration of science, technology and art. A twenty four meter passage surrounded by the reflections of reflections. Foldes Architects involved a glass sculptor to compose the illusion effects engaging the visual […]

The Long Brick House, Pilisborosjenő, Hungary, Földes Architects

The Long Brick House

Text description provided by the architects. The project initiated by an intellectual couple, had a clear starting point, as highlighted to architects Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz: “We own a length of books something like 100 meters”. The owners of the site had found the best location to retire from […]

Daycare in Zsámbék, Zsámbék, Hungary, Földes Architects

Daycare in Zsámbék

Text description provided by the architects. We meant this day care, designed for the small town of Zsámbék near to the capital, to be a building which can add value to this small-town and featureless residential built enviroment. We mixed the functionally strict floor plan of the créche with a […]

Miguel Delibes Space, Alcobendas, Spain, Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos

Miguel Delibes Space

Text description provided by the architects. The building hosts the Universidad Popular, the headquarters of the Photo España International Centre in Alcobendas, as well as a media library and a citizen’s advice service of the City Council. Inaugurated with the name of the famous Castilian writer Miguel Delibes, the new […]

Innocean Headquarters Europe, Frankfurt, Germany, Ippolito Fleitz Group

Innocean Headquarters Europe

The internationally operating advertising agency INNOCEAN with headquarters in Korea has moved into new European headquarters in Frankfurt am Main. A flexible and modern work world was created for the young, design-conscious company, which fits the different work zones within the agency. Dynamism and movement are key features […]

EBS-Electronic Based Systems Center (TU Graz), Graz, Austria, AllesWirdGut

EBS-Electronic Based Systems Center (TU Graz)

Text description provided by the architects. The new building of the EBS Center on the Graz University of Technology’s Infield grounds marks a kind of starting and end point. As a figurative punctuation mark, the built volume was articulated as a free-standing complex. The Center’s distinctive six-story east-side façade provides […]

Malmö Live, Malmö, Sweden, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Malmö Live

In 2010, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects in a team with Skanska, Nordic Choice Hotels Akustikon and SLA won a competition to design the 54,000m² concert, congress and hotel complex. The masterplan also includes 27,000m² for housing and commercial use. Malmö Live is an open, expressive, dynamic building offering numerous […]

Sedici Restaurant, Naples, Italy, Spaceless

Sedici Restaurant

Text description provided by the architects. Sedici is a restaurant located in the province of Naples. Its atmosphere expresses a contemporary taste, with simple shapes and clean lines. The slab floor looks like a single carpet; even with a clear industrial appeal, it reestablishes a strong modern declination in the […]

Swisshouse XXXV, Rossa, Switzerland, Davide Macullo Architects

Swisshouse XXXV

Text description provided by the architects. The SWISSHOUSE XXXV is part of a broader project of artistic and architectural interventions in the Calanca valley in the heart of the Swiss Alps. In a valley that is already home to some of our works, this new modest structure addresses the essence […]

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, MVRDV

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum

Text description provided by the architects. Located in Rotterdam’s Museumpark, the depot features a new type of experience for museum visitors: a sturdy engine room where the complete collection of 151,000 objects is made accessible to the public. In addition to the various storage and care areas, the depot has […]

Wörwag Headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany, Ippolito Fleitz Group

Wörwag Headquarters

Text description provided by the architects. One of the biggest aficionados of colour can be found in Zuffenhausen: Wörwag, a Swabian paint manufacturer that supplies global players worldwide. Companies such as Porsche are amongst its customer base; Wörwag branches can be found throughout the world from China to Mexico. This […]

La Visione - Object Carpet Restaurant, Denkendorf, Germany, Ippolito Fleitz Group

La Visione – Object Carpet Restaurant

Text description provided by the architects. With ‘Object Campus – City of Visions’, carpet supplier Object Carpet has built a temple to the concept of networking: Companies from all sectors and the whole region come together here, creating vital cross-industry synergies. The centerpiece here is La Visione, an Italian restaurant […]

Elastica House, Bengaluru, India, Cadence Architects

Elastica House

Text description provided by the architects. The south facing plot measures 40’x70’ flanking a conservancy on the east side in a typical dense urban setting. The house was conceived as an open fluid event space. The section of the house was conceptualized to enable this choreography of spaces. The section […]

KMYF, Bengaluru, India, Cadence Architects

KMYF

Text description provided by the architects. The site for the project measured 60’x40’. The requirement was to build a 30 bed dialysis center. The unique feature of the site was that it was adjacent to an ancient South Indian Temple which was revered by the neighbourhood for both its architectural […]

Aikya, Bengaluru, India, Cadence Architects

Aikya

Text description provided by the architects. Typically a commercial complex is conceived as a generic glass box or clad with materials like ACP. The consequent result of such surface articulation results in the clichéd result that we mostly see around us. When we set out to conceive the project, which […]

Social Housing Estate Venning Kortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium, B2Ai

Social Housing Estate Venning Kortrijk

The Kortrijk social housing company Goedkope Woning is resolutely opting for a new approach for livable neighborhoods, healthier homes, less energy consumption and low maintenance costs. In 2009 It competed for the significant European CONCERTO subsidies for energy-efficient development with an ambitious renovation […]

Blanco Ooostduinkerke Residence, Roeselare, Belgium, B2Ai

Knowledge Center ‘ARhus’ Roeselare

Text description provided by the architects. A key project in the heart of the Belgian city of Roeselare is the renewal of the inner-city nucleus formed by Noordstraat, Ooststraat and Henri Horriestraat. The city centre will be structurally strengthened by enlarging a modern centre of knowledge and learning, developing additional […]

Blanco Ooostduinkerke Residence, Koksijde, Belgium, B2Ai

Blanco Ooostduinkerke Residence

Text description provided by the architects. The design of these two multi-storey properties respects the scale of the adjacent residential centre. Both buildings are able to optimally integrate in the landscape  as a result of their underground garage and the planting of dune grasses. The buildings each consist of two […]

Academy of Art Crafts (ESMA), Toulouse, France, LCR Architectes

Academy of Art Crafts (ESMA)

Text description provided by the architects. The campus includes the Academy of Art Crafts(ESMA), the Technical Academy of Photography and Game Design (ETPA) and a student housing(182units). It is located in Auzeville-Tolosane, 15 minutes from the centre of Toulouse. The school, overlaid with two levels of parking (55 spaces reserved for […]

EURALIS Headquarters, Lescar, France, LCR Architectes

EURALIS Headquarters

The renovation of headquarters of the group EURALIS had to integrate and represent the ambition of a total rehabilitation operation, affirming the identity of the group and providing an uncompromising functionality. The existing building covering an area of ​​8000 m² and dating from the 70s, has been completely renovated, redistributed […]