Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaWed, 04 May 2016 17:17:59 +0200Bolwoningenhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/%27s-Hertogenbosch/Bolwoningen's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Designer: Dries Kreijkamp
Contributed by: ml_m

The 'Bossche Bollen' project is an 1980's experimental housing scheme for a local housing corporation with 50 individual spherical houses ("bolwoningen"). Each house offers 55 sqm of floor space. The globes have a diameter of 5,5 m and are destined by Kreijkamp to accommodate a single or two person family. Accessible through a cylindrical staircase.

Address
Bollenveld 1-50
5235 NN 's-Hertogenbosch
Netherlands]]>
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Novotel Schiphol Airport Hoofddorphttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Hoofddorp/Novotel%20Schiphol%20Airport%20HoofddorpHoofddorp, Netherlands
Designer: Mulderblauw architecten
Contributed by: Mulderblauw

This Novotel lies within walking distance of the railway station in Hoofddorp. The main entrance to the hotel is located on the side facing the station, while the south side features a continuous front that frames the bar and restaurant, serving both hotel guests and passers-by. The building boasts very high energy-performance levels thanks to the relatively narrow vertical windows, deep reveals, direct ventilation, connection to a geothermal heat pump, and high insulation value. Materials that are easy to separate and reuse have been deployed in the building. Notable materials include the glossy printed ceramic Cradle-to-Cradle tiles with which the building is faced. These tiles were developed in collaboration with a graphic designer and tile manufacturer. The print interprets the surroundings of the Haarlemmermeerpolder in a contemporary manner. The appearance of the prints alters as the observer moves and daylight conditions change.

Address
Taurusavenue 12
2132 LS Hoofddorp
Netherlands]]>
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Golden Cubehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Golden%20CubeParis, France
Designer: Hamonic + Masson
Contributed by: Hamonic-Masson

The guiding principles of these student halls of residence were standardisation, self-regulation and a maximisation of internal space. This project, with its 156 rooms in an 8-storey building taking up almost the entire plot, is no exception to this rule. There is nonetheless a secret garden, as the project coordinators, Loci Anima, were keen to reintroduce some biodiversity onto the island. Every flat has an outdoor area. A 1.5-metre recess allowed to include loggias along almost the entire façade. The building's outline is blurred by the use of filters, water effects and openings in the perforated sheets of steel. It is also dotted with birdhouses. The occupants cannot interfere with them and they require no maintenance.

Address
Rue Marcel Bontemps 46
92100 Paris
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El Barco (the Ship)http://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Madrid/El%20Barco%20%28the%20Ship%29Madrid, Spain
Designer: Araujo & Nadal Arquitectos
Contributed by: man

This building was built to accommodate users of temporary housing built by architect Alejandro de la Sota in 1952. Due to its situation in a fair extension of Paseo de la Castellana, one of the most important streets of Madrid, the client requested a unique building as a landmark in the city. The building is 120m long and 12m wide and has 9 floors. South, closer to the city, the bent end is like the prow of a boat, hence his nickname "El Barco" (The Ship) It consists of 84 apartments, offices at the south end, commercial premises and underground garage. It is made of prefabricated concrete panels. The project was the winner at a contest organized by the Housing Institute of Madrid (IVIMA) in 1990. It has also earned the "Quality Housing" prize for the Community of Madrid.

Address
Av. de Salas de los Infantes 1
28034 Madrid
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Randwick Heritage Terracehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Australia/Randwick/Randwick%20Heritage%20TerraceRandwick, Australia
Designer: Team-B Architecture and Design
Contributed by: TEAM_B_ARCHITECTS

The Randwick House is located opposite Queens Park in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. A semi-detached row house; one of 5 in a group heritage listing - the brief called for the full scale reworking of the internal spaces while working within the constraints of heritage listing. A courtyard is inserted into the centre of the plan - dividing the new works from the existing structure. This private courtyard showcases the rich textures and surfaces of the existing building, and floods the new bathroom with sunlight and reflected hues from the lush planting. This seasonal element adds richness to the spaces within the home. The new open plan living area includes a double height space with highlight glazing, opening up the previously dark, disjointed plan and introducing light and breeze to provide a vibrant, healthy living environment for a young family.

Address
Darley Road 171
2031 Randwick
Australia]]>
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La Comedia Theatrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Madrid/La%20Comedia%20TheatreMadrid, Spain
Designer: Araujo & Nadal & Marteles Arquitectos
Contributed by: man

This theatre that was built in the nineteenth century, burned down in 1915 and was rebuilt the same year in reinforced concrete. In 2002 it was closed to the public for restoration and in 2016 it reopened completely renovated. The Main Room Theater is one of the most striking of the theaters of Madrid with wall paintings and a large painting on the ceiling. This room has been restored exactly as the original. The stage has been expanded and renovated with the most modern equipment. The Foyer and hallways have been completely renovated giving it a new look. Above the ceiling of the room, it has built a new large Rehearsal Room that can be used as a Second Room Theatre. The dressing rooms and all facilities were renewed as well.

Address
Calle del Príncipe 14
28012 Madrid
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Sports and Rehabilitation Centerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Poland/Warsaw/Sports%20and%20Rehabilitation%20CenterWarsaw, Poland
Designer: Kontrapunkt V-Projekt
Contributed by: pkrajewski_pl

The Sports and Rehabilitation Center of the Medical University of Warsaw is located along Trojden Street in Warsaw, on Banach Campus at Ochota, one of the districts of the capital of Poland. The Center contains a gym, a multipurpose space, a sports hall of the dimensions 44.90m x 25.80m and an olympic pool with lifeguards and coach's rooms.

Address
Ksiecia Trojdena 2C
02-109 Warsaw
Poland]]>
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REE Officehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Madrid/REE%20OfficeMadrid, Spain
Designer: Araujo & Nadal Arquitectos
Contributed by: man

This circular building made of Corten steel is located in the outskirts of Madrid, in the Technology Park of Tres Cantos. Houses the offices of a power company. The exterior industrial look and shape does not give clues about what the use is. It is made of oxidized steel and glass adapting each sector of the circle to sunlight. The elements that are outside the building, the chimneys, antenna and stairs complement its industrial image. Inside it is treated as a nice office protected by the defensive way outside. The treatment of the landscape, the green areas and parking are made of concrete following the industrial aesthetic.

Address
Calle de Isaac Newton 13
28760 Madrid
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Gust Romijn footbridgehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Rotterdam/Gust%20Romijn%20footbridgeRotterdam, Netherlands
Designer: ipv Delft
Contributed by: ipvDelft

For decades, the marshalling yard has been a barrier for pedestrians wanting to get to the Waalhaven port. This bridge now finally nullifies the barrier, while creating a safer location in the process, as before people used to cross the tracks on foot. The presence of the marshalling yard is key in the slender design. Because trains are only allowed to travel at very low speed, there is basically no risk of collisions. Therefore, the bridge does not have to be able to withstand collision loads, which has resulted in a very slender bridge structure. Furthermore, the choice of structure also contributes to the slenderness. Deck and railings work together as a U-shaped structure, which reduces the deck height. The railings comprise of 25 mm thick steel plates with diamond shaped perforations, which increase and decrease in size according to force field.

Address
Waalhaven Oostzijde 81
3087 Rotterdam
Netherlands]]>
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Eugenio Trias - Casa de Fieras Libraryhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Madrid/Eugenio%20Trias%20-%20Casa%20de%20Fieras%20LibraryMadrid, Spain
Designer: Araujo & Nadal & Marteles Arquitectos
Contributed by: man

The Library is an old Menagerie in El Retiro Park in Madrid. The building is constructed of wood, glass and stainless steel to differentiate the old one that is built in brick. With these materials the park is reflected in the façades making it almost invisible and not disturbing the view of the trees and plants. From inside you feel as being immersed within the park, which provides a nice quiet place for reading. The old cages of wild beasts have become places of individual reading, remaking them as glass boxes. The building has two floors and a length of 100m. On the ground floor the wild animal cages are preserved and at the connection of and between the two levels you can see the old holes to feed the beasts.

Address
Paseo Fernán Núñez 24
28009 Madrid
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Garden settlementhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Taiwan/Taichung/Garden%20settlementTaichung, Taiwan
Designer: POSAMO
Contributed by: posamo

The design presents a combination of garden sceneries of the Lower Yangtze River with western pillars. The water reflects the old trees in the scenery while the homocentric arrangement adds layers to the spacing. The flowing stone texture is decorated with metal accessories, with seats placed before the French windows, extending the view to the outdoor greenery, blurring the boundary between interior and exterior and expressing the freeness of interaction between man and nature, with reading and dialogue taking form in nature.

Address
Sec. 3, Liming Road 169
407 Taichung
Taiwan]]>
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WoodTek HQhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Taiwan/Taichung/WoodTek%20HQTaichung, Taiwan
Designer: Origin Architects & Planners
Contributed by: IAIDesignAward

Overlooking the Farze Crook by the high speed train rail, WoodTek headquarters building is the first ever CLT building in Taiwan. This architecture wasn't supposed to be just a landmark in it's physical appearance but also as a symbolic approach of Green Architecture development in Asia. Should this CLT building proves to be successful, the landscape of Taiwan's concrete dominated urban jungle will change dramatically. Until today, most of the buildings in Taiwan's urban area are built out of concrete which is against global movement toward low carbon and eco friendly Green Architecture. CLT construction will provide more opportunities for users in urban area to utilize wood, a renewable green material, for both low rise and high rise buildings; for the private and the public.

Address
Fuyu Road
Taichung
Taiwan]]>
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Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hallhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Taiwan/Taipei/Sun%20Yat-Sen%20Memorial%20HallTaipei, Taiwan
Designer: Dahong Wang
Contributed by: Urfting

This project is the most representative project by Dahong Wang. Wang is the first Taiwan architect educated in Harvard US. He was a student of Walter Gropius and Mies Van der Rohe. As a modernism architect, he developed unique design architecture vocabulary combined with Chinese tradition. Wang is the father of Modernism architecture after World War II in Taiwan. Simplicity, elegance, and poetic is the feature of this building. Today, Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall become the most important landmark of east Taipei city.

Address
Sec. 4, Ren-Ai Road 505
11073 Taipei
Taiwan]]>
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Supreme Court of The Netherlandshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Den%20Haag/Supreme%20Court%20of%20The%20NetherlandsDen Haag, Netherlands
Designer: KAAN Architecten
Contributed by: KAAN_Architecten

The building is located in the historic city center of The Hague. The new design, with the measured vibrancy of its facades, interacts with the trees across the street announcing the city gateway. The main entrance is flagged by six bronze statues, with a single pane of glass subtly marking the transition from the street to the interior. The transparency of the building signifies both accessibility to the public as well as the soundness and clarity of judgment. The entrance hall with courtrooms forms the public area and double height ceilings span the full length of the building. The floors and walls are of a light grey limestone that exudes a velvety texture. The upper floors accommodate offices, a library with study places, a restaurant, and council and meeting chambers. Daylight permeates the building through several skylights, forming the core of the distinct domains of the Council and Procurator General Office.

Address
Korte Voorhout 8
2511 EK Den Haag
Netherlands]]>
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Bircham Parkhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/Plymouth/Bircham%20ParkPlymouth, United Kingdom
Designer: S333
Contributed by: S333

More than just a car park this is a hybrid building that combines two types of apparently contradictory operations: an office and retail building with the utility of a car park building to create a new compact typology. In S333?s original masterplan for Derriford Hospital?s North-West Quadrant this building forms part of a new entrance and visitor hub. The building delivers services, amenities and secured parking for 600 cars to 11,000 staff, patients and visitors that move through the hospital on a daily basis. The design brief set out two clear objectives: firstly to remove on-grade, hospital parking currently on the site to release land for further development phases and secondly for the building to improve the patient?s and staff?s arrival experience. The challenge was also to maximize the opportunity for active street frontage, despite the presence of a high-pressure gas main to the west and an existing steep road to the east, restricting the size of the building?s footprint.

Address
Morlaix Drive -
PL6 5XY Plymouth
United Kingdom]]>
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The library in the foresthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Taiwan/Taichung/The%20library%20in%20the%20forestTaichung, Taiwan
Designer: POSAMO
Contributed by: posamo

As an old saying goes, "How happy we are to have a friend from afar!" Scholars regard the world as home. The Family Room can hold numerous people and the form of its both sides is round and square. The perfect design is as if the sky meets the earth. There are seven classical brown colors on the marble floor. The design combining the bar area, sofa area and reading area together gives people a sense of security in every corner. It fully shows the respect and honor to the guests.

Address
Sec. 1, Ziyou Rd. 21
40342 Taichung
Taiwan]]>
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The Age of Innocence and Mounts and Miracleshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/The%20Age%20of%20Innocence%20and%20Mounts%20and%20MiraclesParis, France
Designer: Atelier du Pont
Contributed by: atelierdupont

Formerly a railway enclave, the Clichy-Batignolles ecodistrict is reconquering this piece of Parisian ground. This major municipal project was envisioned as a response to the elevated need for housing while paving the way for a durable, mixed-use 21st century city. The buildings must therefore observe a rigorous set of environmental specifications to develop responsible energy processes and unique projects. So much data had to be compiled to come up with solutions for a multi-program block (social housing, private housing, nursing home, a religious center, and retail businesses) that was to be executed a quattro mani: by Atelier du Pont and Jean Bocabeille Architects. Both offices worked together on a coherent and unique architectural complex that will have its own identity within the city. The project provides a strong architectural response to the challenges of urban density, mixed-use and new environmental requirements by creating collective strategies for the entire block.

Address
Rue René Blum 5
75017 Paris
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Stepney Green Schoolhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/Stepney%20Green%20SchoolLondon, United Kingdom
Designer: S333
Contributed by: S333

This project embraces the opportunity offered by the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme to achieve transformational change for Stepney Green School. The school's existing buildings include an eight storey tower and a number of single storey buildings that are poor in quality. The buildngs are surrounded by playing fields and vacant land which serve to isolate the school from its surroundings.

Address
Ben Jonson Road 1
E1 4SD London
United Kingdom]]>
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Bloembollenhofhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Vijfhuizen/BloembollenhofVijfhuizen, Netherlands
Designer: S333
Contributed by: Franks

Vijfhuizen is a small town near Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. S333 designed 56 houses adjacent to this village. The density of the housing, the small plots and the intense mixture of different cost categories implied that traditional row housing proved insufficient to meet this challenge. A simple series of houses have been designed and systematically located in an innovative way. Through arranging the housing plots in a 'regular irregularity', the desired atmosphere has been created of cosy village-like density with a remarkable contemporary openness. S333 has designed the scheme with the template of a rural farmyard in mind - or at least, the idea of clusters of barns, stables and outbuildings around a farmhouse. The interior layout also varies from open-plan models with ceilings that are twice the typical height to more conventional, compartmentalised dwellings. The façades have been wrapped by vertically grooved hard wood (Cumaru) siding and ribbed steel plating in equal proportion.

Address
Arsenaal -
2141 NE Vijfhuizen
Netherlands]]>
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The forest located on waterhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Taiwan/Zhubei/The%20forest%20located%20on%20waterZhubei, Taiwan
Designer: POSAMO
Contributed by: posamo

Originating from the grand imagination of Queen Victoria, the common areas of the Styles Garden in Zhubei City are designed based on the concept of a castle, and invite 12 guardian angels into the garden. The angels sing hymns, entering the dignified corners of the castle. Exquisite carving techniques combined with timeless furniture create a space filled with abundance and richness, presenting the glamour of European royalty.

Address
Shixing 1st St. 536-548
30286 Zhubei
Taiwan]]>
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