600 Collins Street in Melbourne

600 Collins Street in Melbourne

Mixed-Use Development in Victoria, Australia – design by Zaha Hadid Architects 5 Jul 2017 600 Collins Street Design: Zaha Hadid Architects Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Mandarin Oriental Hotel The hotel and residences will be located on Collins Street, in the mixed-use 185-metre tower designed by Zaha Hadid, and will play a part in the ongoing regeneration of the city’s Central Business District. Located in the heart of Melbourne’s financial and legal district, the project is…

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Biophilic Office Project at BRE

Biophilic Office Project at BRE

Sustainable Commercial Building Research, Watford, England, UK – News 5 Jul 2017 Location: BRE site, Watford, southeast England BRE Biophilic Office Project World first biophilic design research project connects buildings with nature A live office refurbishment will provide environmental and human data as evidence for positive health and wellbeing impacts on office occupants BRE are today launching The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on the benefits…

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Suzanne House in San Jose

Suzanne House in San Jose

Villa in California, United States – design By Diebel and Company Jun 30, 2017 Suzanne House Design: Diebel and Company | Architects Location: San Jose, California, USA Suzanne House Upon entering the house, low ceilings are punctured with tall light filled spaces. Windows, doors and clerestories in the living areas allow a gentle natural light deep into the home’s interiors, creating a rich interplay among the internal spaces, exterior yard, and the landscape. The house…

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Grenfell Tower Fire West London

Grenfell Tower Fire West London

Block of Flats Development in North Kensington, British Capital City, England, UK 29 Jun 2017 Grenfell Tower Planning Conditions Samples of Grenfell Tower Cladding An interesting article by Ian Abley, focusing on two of the planning conditions, 3 & 4, and how they were processed by the architects, but also on a critical change to the window position half a year after planning: Grenfell Tower planning application PP/12/04097 was determined by delegated powers. ACM Panels…

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Byron House Nottingham Trent University

Byron House Nottingham Trent University

Student Accommodation in the East Midlands, England, UK – design by Church Lukas Architecture & Building Consultancy 30 Jun 2017 Reynobond Cladding at Byron House Nottingham Trent University Reynobond ACM PE Panels at Byron House Nottingham Trent University Building, England, UK Students have been moved from buildings at Nottingham Trent University after they were found to have the same cladding as the Grenfell Tower. Three of seven blocks at Byron House student accommodation (pictured) have…

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House Built Around a Tree in Alto de Pinheiros

House Built Around a Tree in Alto de Pinheiros

Contemporary Villa and Pool in SP, Brasil – design by Perkins+Will, architects 30 Jun 2017 House Built Around a Tree Architects: Perkins+Will Location: Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil House Built Around a Tree Perkins + Will was hired by a family from São Paulo, Brazil for the construction of their new residence, located at Alto de Pinheiros, a traditional neighborhood of the capital. The land, with approximately 1,000 square meters, was purchased because its…

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Cambridge to Oxford Connection Competition

Cambridge to Oxford Connection Competition

English Architecture Contest, England, UK: link new infrastructure with sustainable placemaking in growth corridor 30 Jun 2017 Cambridge to Oxford Connection Ideas Competition Cambridge to Oxford Connection Competition Open call for ideas to creatively link new infrastructure with sustainable placemaking in the UK’s leading growth corridor – deadline 14:00 BST 3 August 2017 THE CAMBRIDGE TO OXFORD CONNECTION: IDEAS COMPETITION LAUNCHES The National Infrastructure Commission and Malcolm Reading Consultants today [30 June 2017] launched an…

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Opera Software Office in Wrocław

Opera Software Office in Wrocław

Office Building in Eastern Europe – design by mode:lina 29 Jun 2017 Opera Software Office, Wroclaw Architects: mode:lina Opera Software Office We really had to work for a long time to fnd a place, which would combine this non-corporate atmosphere, prestigious location along with a piece of history. And here it is! – says Krystian Kolondra, director of Polish agency Opera Software. The designers from mode:lina™ have faced a challenge of planning an interior project…

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PwC-YMCA Tower in Vaughan

PwC-YMCA Tower in Vaughan

Office Building Development in Ontario, Canada – design by Diamond Schmitt Architects 29 Jun 2017 PwC-YMCA Tower Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects Location: Vaughan, Ontario, Canada PwC-YMCA Tower Canada’s largest urban development project broke ground today on a central feature of the emerging downtown precinct in the City of Vaughan. The PwC-YMCA Tower designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects will combine Class-A office space, amenities and services and be situated at the heart of SmartCentres Place. The developers…

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8 Octavia in San Francisco

8 Octavia in San Francisco

Residences in San Francisco, California: Property in Western USA – design by Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Jun 29, 2017 8 Octavia Design: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Location: San Francisco, CA, USA 8 Octavia 8 Octavia is a gateway building, announcing the new San Francisco at the entry from the 101 Freeway. Each occupant operates louvers on the façade, constantly changing the image of the building. Units are clustered around vertical courts and modeled…

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Blairgowrie Beach House on the Mornington Peninsula

Blairgowrie Beach House on the Mornington Peninsula

Blairgowrie Home, Melbourne, Australia – residential design by DX Architects 29 Jun 2017 Blairgowrie Beach House Design: DX Architects Location: Blairgowrie, Mornington Peninsula, Australia Blairgowrie Beach House The Blairgowrie Beach House on the Mornington Peninsula retained and altered the rear proportion of the existing building and expanded the dwelling forward on a steeply sloped site to accommodate additional living and sleeping areas. Manipulations of the building form were employed to address the access disconnect and…

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Villas CH-O ans CH-S

Villas CH-O ans CH-S

Villas CH-O and CH-S in Todi, Italy Italian Container Houses – design by LAD 29 Jun 2017 Villas CH-O and CH-S Design: LAD Location: Torre Squadrata, Todi , Italy Container Villas Near Todi CH-O CH-O and CH-S (Container House type – “O” and type – “S”) are two dwellings sited just outside Todi, Perugia (Italy), that are designed from repurposed shipping containers. CH-S The project’s site is comprised of a steep slope facing a valley…

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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter – Studio Information

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter – Studio Information

Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekt : Studio Information RRA News: Norwegian architects studio based in Oslo, Norway 28 Jun 2017 Reiulf Ramstad Architects News News from Reiulf Ramstad Architects Norwegian Architecture Across Borders image courtesy of architects “Norwegian Architecture is unique, sought after and innovative. Norwegian Architects are renowned to use sustainable materials and provide means that are both social and aesthetic. This program enables more people to get their eyes on Norwegian architecture,“ Tor Inge Hjemdal,…

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Salk Institute for Biological Studies Conservation

Salk Institute for Biological Studies Conservation

Salk Institute for Biological Studies Conservation Teak Window Walls Renewal: 20th Century Architecture in California, USA – design by Architect Louis Kahn Jun 29, 2017 The Salk Institute for Biological Studies Teak Window Walls Conservation Location: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America Design: Louis Kahn Architect Conservation of The Salk Institute for Biological Studies GETTY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE AND SALK INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE COMPLETION OF MAJOR CONSERVATION EFFORTS Getty-led research and funding partnership leads…

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