No Image

Profiles Office / Belzberg Architects

July 2, 2022 Clara Ott 0

Profiles, designed by Belzberg Architects, investigate the design potential of a mid-block property in Mexico City. The eight-story, 24,000 SF office building is located adjacent to a historic three-story building on a busy one-way street in the Cuauhtémoc neighborhood. Mexico City’s density is characterized by buildings of varying heights adjacent to one another throughout the city with the vast majority of mid-block buildings focusing design elements on the street-facing façade.

No Image

EMK Musical Company / D-Werker Architects

The site of EMK Musical Company is located at the crossroads where Nonhyeonno – one of the major roads in Gangnam, Seoul – and Nambusunhwan-ro intersect with each other. The future benefits, which will accrue from the high rent in Gangnam, especially the high rent on the ground floor, induce conflicts between the program and the desire for the office building space with abundant interior and exterior space (including the exterior space on the ground).

No Image

100 Bishopsgate / Allies and Morrison

June 27, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

While towers are sometimes conceived as freestanding buildings, 100 Bishopsgate has been designed to contribute to the matrix of the city fabric and be firmly embedded within it. Responding to the geometries of the site and adjacent buildings, its form transitions from a parallelogram at its base to a rectangle crown. Contrasting facade textures relate to this orientation, each separated by articulated corner details. Half an acre of the public realm, active with restaurant and retail amenities, creates new connections and walkable routes at street level. Transparency across the entire ground floor of the tower emphasizes this permeability.

No Image

Norwegian Press House / Atelier Oslo + KIMA Arkitektur

June 26, 2022 Paula Pintos 0

The Norwegian Press House (Pressens hus) is a transformation of two listed buildings from the 1880s in the historic city center of Oslo. The buildings have been transformed into a new hub for media and press activities, with rooms for conferences, studios, meetings, and a café/restaurant. It also includes offices for 11 prominent media organizations in Norway, with room for approximately 200 people. The design was done in close dialogue with the preservation authorities to find solutions in adherence to the many restrictions due to the listing of both buildings.

No Image

Ombú Office Building / Foster + Partners

June 24, 2022 Paula Pintos 0

Ombú – a transformative office building for the Spanish infrastructure and energy company ACCIONA – has officially opened. This retrofit project breathes new life into a historic industrial building in Madrid, creating a sustainable exemplar of building reuse and revitalising the surrounding area. With over 10,000 square metres of new office space, the project unifies a unique mix of private and public land with green landscaping that extends to the adjoining Méndez Álvaro station.

No Image

SHED 2.0 / Studio ii

June 24, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Set in urban farmland – studios, workshops, shop, and other ancillary facilities for a designer mother-daughter duo was to be designed. With a farm on one side and a cowshed on the other – the site has a strong agrarian milieu. Taking a cue from this the project was conceived as an extension of this landscape and articulates a rather contemporary program with largely traditional spatial vocabulary.

No Image

Lab Office / The Lab Saigon

June 23, 2022 Hana Abdel 0

Casual creativity is our approach to the office (and maybe even our work). It means approaching creativity with function, taste, and personality in mind (as opposed to deep philosophy). It’s expressed every day: the trees, the activities we have in our flexible space, the work we do, our culture, positive vibes, parties, and productivity.

No Image

Satispay Office / Balance Architettura [BLA]

June 22, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

2500 sqm of offices, for current 80 Satispay employees, designed with the capability and the flexibility to become 200 in a short time. The innovation concerns the layout of spaces, management of paths, and social-oriented approach. The offices have been planned already with post- COVID principles.

No Image

GP Building / OA+

June 20, 2022 Pilar Caballero 0

GP Building is located in the traditional La Aguacatala neighborhood of the city of Medellin, a few meters from the river, surrounded by low-density projects. La Aguacatala, originally conceived as a neighborhood of single-family homes, has been transformed into a sector for institutional use and services. GP Building pays special attention to this, and its architecture, without denying its institutional status, is a response to its surroundings, it is the reinterpretation of those forms of living, of the domestic in its built form. In its facades we find brick, concrete, and metal; The relationship between the masonry and the domestic is intentional and arises from the need to rescue traditional construction systems typical of the city. Medellín is a brick-colored city.