viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2016

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD: Elbphilharmonie Comes into Port


Like a giant, seafaring ship with rippling sails of glass instead of canvas, and a brick base instead of a wood hull, the new Elbphilharmonie commands the harbor of Hamburg’s still active port in northern Germany. The concert hall, hotel, and apartment structure designed by the Swiss firm of Herzog & de Meuron (and local architects Hohler + Partner) sits at the western tip of HafenCity. There it functions as a glittering beacon for this 390-acre residential and commercial waterfront redevelopment under construction along the Elbe River. While Elbphilharmonie’s grand 2,100-seat concert hall, and its 550-seat recital hall don’t open until January 2017, already there is plenty of activity. The “plaza,” an elevated public space nine stories above ground—between the brick base and the new glass structure on top, opens this week.


viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2016

e-architect: Battersea Power Station Apple Campus

Battersea Power Station Apple Campus

Apple will be the largest office tenant at Battersea Power Station occupying approximately 500,000 sqft., across 6 floors of the central Boiler House inside the historic icon. Apple is expected to move into the Power Station in 2021.

Battersea Power Station will be Apple’s new London campus and its office will account for circa 40% of the total office space in the whole development.

Apple has today said it is looking forward to opening its new London campus at Battersea Power Station in 2021. 1400 Apple employees from existing offices around London will relocate to this magnificent new development at one of London’s best known landmarks. Apple has added, that this is a great opportunity to have its entire team working and collaborating in one location while supporting the renovation of a neighbourhood rich with history.


sábado, 30 de julio de 2016

DOMUS: M+ Pavilion


Located within the Art Park amid public space in Hong Kong, the M+ Pavilion is designed by VPANG architects ltd, JET Architecture Inc and Lisa Cheungto to offer a respite from hectic city life with a smart simplistic approach that allows it to blend into its environment.


jueves, 16 de junio de 2016

Architectural Record: MLA and OMA to Design New Park in Downtown L.A.

MLA and OMA to Design New Park in Downtown LA


The City of Los Angeles has selected a team of architects led by OMA and local firm Mia Lehrer + Associates (MLA) to design a new public park downtown. The park, which is slated to open in 2019, will be named “FAB Park” after its location on the intersection of First and Broadway.

According to a statement from OMA, the park design will “incorporate themes of food, art, and land,” promising a canopy of oak and sycamore trees as well as a two-level restaurant with casual service on the first level and more upscale dining on the second. "Each level activates diverse experiences ranging from café to test kitchen to amphitheater seating," said OMA partner Jason Long. The elements of the park will be organized around a central plaza (or “gallery”) for markets and community events.


miércoles, 8 de junio de 2016

architectural record: Norman Foster Comes to Brooklyn

Foster + Partners, la firma con sede en Londres fundada por Norman Foster, dio a conocer hoy sus planes para un complejo de oficinas de uso mixto en Red Hook, Brooklyn. El desarrollo, encabezado por Thor Equities, se construyó sobre un antiguo emplazamiento industrial frente al mar e incluyen más de 600.000 pies cuadrados de espacio para oficinas y otros 23.000 pies cuadrados de tiendas y restaurantes. De acuerdo con un comunicado de Foster + Partners, el desarrollo espera aprovechar el auge reciente tecnología en el barrio de Red Hook y Brooklyn en general; como se informó Bloomberg News, había más de 16 millones de pies cuadrados de construcción de oficinas previsto en Brooklyn a partir de marzo. Esto incluye otro complejo diseñado por NBBJ. Alcalde de Nueva York, Bill de Blasio también ha propuesto una nueva línea de tranvía por el barrio, lo que probablemente acelerara el desarrollo.

viernes, 13 de mayo de 2016

ARCHITECTURAL RECORD: Daniel Buren's 'Observatory of Light' at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

"Observatory of Light" at the Fondation Louis Vuitton

French conceptual artist Daniel Buren has created a temporary, site-specific work for the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton building, in the Bois de Boulogne park in western Paris. For "Observatory of Light," Buren installed 3,600 pieces of glass in a 13-color checkerboard pattern on the building’s translucent, curved glass sails.

Bernard Arnault, president of the Fondation Louis Vuitton and CEO of LVMH, calls Buren’s project “pertinent and enchanting, the result of a real dialogue with Frank Gehry and his building.”