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NewsNews • 21 Oct 2021

OMA reveals internal Tenjin Business Center activities with excavated atrium

Office buildings are typically quite sober and withdrawn from the public. This introverted typology hides its best assets, atriums and lobbies, behind a formal opaque screen. OMA’s approach excavates the facade to reveal the internal activities and draw the public in. Tomoyuki Kusunose The pixelated facade shapes a six-story atrium. The pixelation is an attempt by the architects to break the 90 meters high tower down to a human scale. The carved corner increases the inside-outside visual connection. Tomoyuki Kusunose Local Japanese developer Fukuoka Jisho commissioned OMA to design a freestanding housing block in Japan’s seventh biggest city Fukuoka. A Fukuoka native, OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, shaped the program... More

NewsNews • 26 Nov 2020

Notary Van Damme building emphasizes line formation and proportions

Located in Bruges, the Notary Van Damme building by Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects takes a distinctly minimalist approach with an emphasis on line formation and proportions. The main materials that dominate both the interior and exterior of the building are glass and concrete. Tim Van De Velde The façade is largely glazed, which presents a sharp and distinct contrast with the solid areas of grey concrete. On the right façade, thick concrete slats in varying widths veil the otherwise expansive glazing sharply.   Tim Van De Velde The build’s form itself protrudes most dramatically forward at the entrance, with an overhanging upper floor glass volume that provides shelter from the elements. Tim Van D... More

Project • By Heim Balp ArchitektenOffices

MCE Astoria Factory and Office building

Heim Balp Architekten has designed the new ASTORIA MCE industrial plant and company headquarters for the eastern markets in Timisoara, Romania. The complex is one of the two main sites for the production of professional coffee machines for Astoria, the historical brand of the italian coffe machine culture, and the world's third professional coffee machines manufacturer for production amount. The MCE company, that belongs entirely to the Astoria Group, began its manufacturing activities in Timisoara at the end of 2002. With the construction of the new plant the production has strongly increased its production capacity. The design by Heim Balp Architekten meets the main client’s request for a new layout, so as to increase the daily production... More