Planning

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Project • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerHousing

Village im Dritten – Eurogate Vienna

Urban context Village im Dritten (Village in the third district) is a newly developed quarter between Landstraßer Gürtel and Otto-Preminger-Straße in the north-east, with a park for everyone in the middle. The Gürtelbogen, a two-storey commercial building, shields the residential complex behind it from the heavily frequented Gürtel. The guiding idea of “climate-resilient district development” focuses on parks, façade greening, roof gardens and percolating pavements, but also on social sustainability. Site 7, which was developed by Dietrich | Untertrifaller together with Artec, is located in the middle of the Quartierstrasse, exactly opposite the passage to the Gürtel. Our project owes its... More

Project • By Dietrich | UntertrifallerResidential Landscape

Metzgergrün Quarter

Over the next ten years, the Metzgergrün district is set to undergo a profound transformation and change into a contemporary housing estate without losing its original character. To replace the 27 row buildings from the 1950s, a modern district with about 500 new apartments and generous green areas is being built here. “This urban composition of residential courtyards, social center, high-quality and differentiated open spaces, new networks and the right connections has the potential to become a model and future-oriented quarter,” praised the jury. Dietrich Untertrifaller Manageable Neighborhoods The design arranges the apartments into six blocks, creating manageable neighborhoods. Each block combines three to four-s... More

Project • By Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & PlannersOffices

Colony Square

Renewal of Colony Square, Atlanta's original mixed-use development, pulls retail and dining closer to the street with new contemporary additions, repurposes underperforming spaces, and invites the public into the previously insular site. Two new office buildings, a food hall, and theatre have reestablished the site as "Atlanta's living room." Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, Colony Square is poised to become a premier cultural and entertainment destination within a burgeoning commercial, residential, and arts district. A central challenge was softening the hard edges and seemingly impenetrable buildings, which made circulation through the complex difficult. Our approach was to dissolve the barriers between Colony Square and the adj... More

Project • By Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & PlannersRestaurants

Capitol Crossing

BBB led the restoration and expansion of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, as well as the restoration and relocation of the historic Adas Israel Synagogue. The projects were coordinated with and integral aspects to the construction of Capitol Crossing, Property Group Partners’ transformative 2.2 million SF mixed-use development comprised of five new buildings in downtown Washington. Caption   Capitol Crossing closes a three-block-long gash in the city’s urban core created by the construction of I-395 in 1969. Built on a 7-acre highway-spanning platform, the development has re-opened a major east-west corridor, reconnected downtown pedestrian destinations, and helped to restore Pierre L’Enfant’s 1791 master pla... More

Project • By SKOLNICK Architecture + Design PartnershipUniversities

Cooper Union

As part of its 150th anniversary and overall institutional rebranding, theCooper Union retained SKOLNICK to design Advancing the Mission,a new permanent exhibition in the lobby of its influential Great Hall.Widening the space’s volume, and honoring the Great Hall’s historicallysignificant architecture, the exhibit invites visitors to discover the Hall’srole in promoting the institution’s growth through ideals of democracy,social justice, philanthropy, and public education. An encompassing reddrum creates a meditative entryway, taking its shape from the building’senigmatic elevator, and quotes from the Union’s founder wrap pillars supporting the architecture: “We are all bound up in one common destin... More
Laveno Lakeside Masterplan: Resort and Residential Development
Laveno Lakeside Masterplan: Resort and Residential Development
Laveno Lakeside Masterplan: Resort and Residential Development
Laveno Lakeside Masterplan: Resort and Residential Development
Laveno Lakeside Masterplan: Resort and Residential Development

Project • By One WorksMasterplans

Laveno Lakeside Masterplan: Resort and Residential Development

The project, assigned to OneWorks after winning a competition in 2006, concerns the transformation of a former industrial site sitting on Lake Maggiore's shores, one of the most beautiful bodies of water in northern Italy. The masterplan reveals the property to the town of Laveno; an open space network is the means to reconcile the brownfield with the historical center. Availing to Gustafson-Porter as landscape consultants, the proposal for the former ceramic plant involved residential complexes and tourist accommodations. Foreseen are also retail facilities, a hotel, spa, and public services. The masterplan sought contemporary interpretations of historical landscapes and architectures comparing them not only with the issues of current... More

Product • By RockpanelBIM data files for all ROCKPANEL® façade panels

BIM data files for all ROCKPANEL® façade panels

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an increasingly important aspect of the planning and implementation of construction projects. In order to help with this process, the ROCKPANEL Group now provides BIM data files for the full range of its sustainable façade panels, which specifiers can freely access and insert into digital building models. The files are compatible with Revit and ArchiCAD and can be downloaded via www.rockpanel.com. BIM data files can be used to create a realistic visual display of buildings and improve the reliability of communication on planning and among the various trades involved, including architects, engineers, and contractors during construction. This has the potential to reduce waste, inform logistics and im... More

Project • By M:OFA Studios Pvt ltdMasterplans

ITM School of Business

India in its last ten years has seen a new business environment,where the younger generationis no longer threatened by the western big brothers. Theyembracethe traditional business idioms,while continuously flying across international waters, marrying the two together at every step; an image of a head soaring high up in the sky with its feet trudging a solid, leveled ground. The very embodiment of this architectural philosophy is the campus of ITM School of Business, Gwalior. Accessed through a prominent and dominating site on National Highway No. 75, the campus of ITM School of Business merges with ease the surroundings and compliments its neighbor- the majestic Aravalli Ranges with grace and humility. At first glance, the building sit... More