Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additions, 24 Nov 2017 15:04:39 +0100House Van Wassenhove , Belgium
Designer: Juliaan Lampens
Contributed by: ml_m

One of the most radical private homes in Belgium, this house for a bachelor is the epitome of the small but powerful body of work by Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens. This house has only three basic materials that compose the whole interior: glass, exposed concrete and plywood in many declinations. Its style is called sculptural brutalism for a reason. While the use of concrete may have a somewhat austere look at first sight, the warmth of the wood counterbalances it to create a special atmosphere.What really differentiates this house from any other is the natural light which is just enchanting inside. All light bulbs are recessed directly into the concrete ceiling without any visible fixture and ordered in a free pattern. The house (listed since 2017) is now an artist's residence and part-time holiday let under the supervision of the Museum Dhont-Dhaenens.

Brakelstraat 50
B-9830 Sint-Martens-Latem
School Campus Canteen, Germany
Designer: Matern + Wäschle
Contributed by: AlucobondEurope

The canteen in Paderborn is part of a master plan development of the two largest schools in the central city of Paderborn. In multiple steps the location will be developed to a common campus for formation, education and sports. The schoolyards are melting with the public space, building open access from a popular residential area to the historic city centre of Paderborn. The oval form of the canteen enabling a fluid intersection of all parts of the schoolyards is the attractive centre of the new campus and communicates with the different existing buildings. The cladding of the significant form is made with ALUCOBOND spectra® panels, shimmering in tender red or turquoise colours depending on the angle of the daylight.

Reismannsweg 2
33100 Paderborn
Het Paddenstoelenhuis, Netherlands
Designer: Mulders vandenBerk Architecten
Contributed by: Mulders-vandenBerk-Architects

In the south of the Netherlands just outside of the village Berghem, Mulders vandenBerk Architects has realized the 'Paddenstoelenhuis' commissioned by Champignonkwekerij van de Vorle. The 'Paddenstoelenhuis' is an information centre where you can learn all about mushrooms. From here guided tours are organized to the mushroom plantation. The building is nicely located in the countryside and can be rented as location for meetings and culinary workshops. The building is designed around a multifunctional hall. Entrance, office, kitchen and meeting room are attached to the central hall. The rectangular shape of the building fits well within the rhythm of agricultural buildings in the vicinity and takes away the sight toward the technical part of the mushroom plantation next to it. The color of the facade is designed to blend in with the other light grey buildings on the plot. Together with brickproducer MBI a brick was developed of light grey concrete with Norwegian marble granules.

Achterschaijkstraat 16a
5351NB Berghem
House M&M, Netherlands
Designer: NEXT architects
Contributed by: next-architects

The 30-metre-long black, graphic facade of House M&M immediately catches the eye as you walk along the perimeter of Funenpark in Amsterdam. House M&M is all about the transformation of an old shack in a unique private residence with studio at just a few minutes' walk from the city centre. In spite of the modest scale, the residence is a good example of NEXT architects' broader practice: creating a unique, striking design informed by the specific characteristics of the surroundings. The façade?s sleek lines and gold fencing accentuate the house?s elongated form. The sturdy materials that make up the facade and the steel skeleton of the building allude to the premises' former function. The open-plan residence is accessible via a patio behind the gold fencing. Its heart is formed by a wooden core that houses the facilities. The spaces around these are the living areas. Sightlines along the residence's entire length create an open interior and a smooth transition from indoor to outdoor.

Blankenstraat 368
1018 SK Amsterdam
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, United Arab Emirates
Designer: Khatib & Alami
Contributed by: Nazar

Rose Rayhaan by Rotana, formerly known as Rose Tower, is a 72-story, 333 m hotel in Dubai. Rose Rayhaan Rotana is one of the first major hotel brands to open in Dubai as alcohol-free. The hotel has two restaurants and a 24-hour coffee shop. It was the world's tallest all-hotel building until the completion of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 in 2012.

Sheikh Zayed Road
United Arab Emirates]]>
Ryerson University Student Learning Centre, Canada
Designer: Snøhetta
Contributed by: Nazar

Ryerson University students are making good use of the newest building on campus: the Student Learning Centre (SLC), designed by Snøhetta and Zeidler Partnership Architects. Inspired by the historical gathering spaces of the Stoas and Agoras in ancient Greece where learning was inherently social, the lively SLC gives students eight uniquely-designed floors of generous space to meet, study, and exchange ideas. Conceived as a library without books, the design develops natural conditions for groups of people to interact while also offering areas for controlled and introspective study. The university did not have a recognizable presence within the city, with most of the academic buildings housed within the existing urban fabric, or set back from major streets. The new complex provides a much-needed space for students to study and remain on campus between classes, creating a distinguishable identity for the university.

Yonge St 341
M5B 1S1 Toronto
Open Air Theater Paz, Bolivia
Designer: Mauricio Arduz
Contributed by: mauz

A renovation for the run down open air theater of La Paz. A triple curvature reinforced concrete shell, outer public spaces and interior facilities.

av del ejercito Teatro al Aire Libre 99
4069 La Paz
77 Mayfair, United Kingdom
Designer: Squire & Partners
Contributed by: era

77 South Audley Street lies at the heart of the Mayfair conservation area, on a prominent corner site. The residential scheme replaces a 1970's concrete building of little architectural merit, providing a significant opportunity to enhance the quality of the streetscape. The new façade reflects the proportions, logic and materiality of Georgian buildings in the area. The building is designed with hand-set Portland stone and bronze fins, complementing the building in its context. The concept has developed to give the impression of the building being crafted and tailored from a single piece of stone, enhancing the sense of high quality finish. The design is informed by an in-depth solar analysis, allowing the facade to respond passively to the environment. Deep window reveals are used as a means to enhance energy efficiency, as well as solar panels at the upper levels.

South Audley Street 77
W1 London
United Kingdom]]>
Lumiere Cinema, Netherlands
Designer: JHK Architecten
Contributed by: JHKArchitecten

Transformation of the former electric power station and boiler houses of the Sphinx factory in Maastricht into a cinema and restaurant.

bassin 88
6211 AK Maastricht
VUE Hotel Beijing, China
Designer: Ministry of Design
Contributed by: MinistryOfDesign

VUE Hotel's first flagship property is located in Beijing, in the Hutong district of Houhai. The hotel compound sits on the edge of the picturesque Houhai lake, and neighbours a verdant public park, as well as historic Hutong houses which are still used by local inhabitants today. Located along Houhai's banks are a district of bars and vibrant cafes. Undertaken as a major adaptive-reuse exercise, the hotel comprises a series of artistically transformed quasi-historic buildings from the 1950's. This intriguing hotel compound invites you to explore its many facets where you will discover a series of landscaped gardens, a bakery café fronting the bustle of the Hutong streets, a signature restaurant in a warehouse, a rooftop bar overlooking the lake, a gym and over 80 rooms and suites, several with private gardens or with views overlooking the park or lake.

Yangfang Hutong, Xicheng District 9
100009 Beijing
The Design Village, Uttar Pradesh , India
Designer: Studio Archohm
Contributed by: Archohm

Much like some renowned institutes, TDV - The Design Village campus in Noida, NCR is thoughtfully designed around the idea of 'interaction' . The spaces are conceived to encourage the interdisciplinary encounters that the institute firmly believes are essential for holistic Design Education. The entire work space is conceived as a vibrant and active space, interspersed with distinctive mediations, unique, out-of-the box ideas to inspire creativity amongst the students. The design of the campus is Driven by the pedagogical vision of TDV- " Life through Design" that is based on the learning journey undertaken by the student that encourages personal development while creating/making/having an impact on the individual, the society and the environment at large.

C-29, C-75, Block J & K, Sector 8,
201301 Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Villa Sundrops, Netherlands
Designer: Joris Verhoeven
Contributed by: JVArchitecture

This modest villa is located in the middle of a small village. The beautiful location gazes at the church in front, while the back is located at a rustic orchard and an inner village meadow. Due to it's modesty, this house is visually restrained in the surroundings. The concrete long bricks in shades of grey, creates a vivid appearance and the use of few different materials ensures a modern timeless appearance. The layout of the house has been completely shaped by the spaces around it. All the living areas focus on the garden and meadow. The cantilever roof to the west includes an evening terrace with a beautiful view of the adjacent orchard. Despite the fact that the home is energy-neutral, this doesn't impact the design in any way. The house is heated by a heatpump with geothermal heat and the energy required for it is generated by solar panels out of sight on the toproof. The use of durable, maintenance-friendly materials ensures long-term quality of this retiring villa.

Teunisbloem 25
5071 RB Udenhout
Offices and Housing Strasbourg, France
Designer: Dominique Coulon et Associes
Contributed by: dominique_coulon_et_associes

This small tower has been built in the historic Krutenau district in Strasbourg. The city has a number of 'hollow teeth' - vacant plots that are too small to be of interest to promoters. In exchange for an attractive price, the consultation called for the production of an exemplary building guaranteeing the achievement of high energy performances, the use of bio-sourced materials, and a mixed-purpose project. On a plot measuring just 120 square metres, a programme of offices and accommodation was proposed, with a kitchen garden and an organic swimming pool on the topmost terrace. Like Loos' Raumplan, the spaces interconnect in a complex fashion, with double heights lending fluidity to the whole. The spacing between the different floors differs according to the spaces, giving them their proper proportions. On the inside, the materials used are sturdy and rustic. The concrete floors have merely been polished. Shelving and cupboards are in wood; the staircase is in untreated metal.

rue de la Tour des Pêcheurs 13
67000 Strasbourg
Louvre Abu Dhabi Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Designer: Jean Nouvel
Contributed by: MI_MOA

From Ateliers Jean Nouvel: Jean Nouvel sought inspiration for the concept in traditional Arabic architectural culture, and designed Louvre Abu Dhabi as a 'museum city' in the sea. Its contrasting series of white buildings take inspiration from the medina and low-lying Arab settlements. In total, 55 individual but connected buildings make up this museum city. A vast dome, 180m in diameter, covers the majority of the museum city. This impressive structure is visible from the sea, the surrounding areas and Abu Dhabi city centre. The dome's complex pattern is the result of a highly studied geometric design. The pattern is repeated at various sizes and angles in the eight superimposed layers. Each ray of light penetrates the eight layers before appearing or disappearing. The result is a cinematic 'Rain of Light' effect as the sun's path progresses throughout the day. At night, it forms 7,850 stars visible from both inside and out. This effect is one of the defining features of the concept.

Saadiyat Cultural District
Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates]]>
Hastings Pier, United Kingdom
Designer: dRMM
Contributed by: MI_MOA

From dRMM: The 2010 destruction of Hastings Pier by fire was an opportunity to redefine what a pier could be in the 21st century; moving away from the accumulation of commercial booths of poor quality construction. After consultation with locals and stakeholders the conclusion was that the Pier would have to support many different scenarios. dRMM's conceptual basis for the re-design of the pier was not to create the predictable unnecessary hero building at the end, but instead providing open space to allow universal access. The focus was on creating a well-serviced, strong platform that could support a variety of events and uses from circuses to music events, fishing to markets. Different users can bring their own architecture to plug in. Small local trading stalls in the form of classic beach huts have already arrived, setting the example for an endless range of future possibilities. - Hastings Pier has won the 2017 RIBA Stirling Prize.

White Rock 1-10
TN34 1JU Hastings
United Kingdom]]>
150 North Riverside, United States
Designer: Goettsch Partners
Contributed by: Nazar

150 North Riverside Plaza is a high-rise building in Chicago, completed in 2017. The building is 53 stories tall. The building occupies a two-acre site on the west bank of the Chicago River, whose size and location demanded an unusually small base for the building. As required by the city of Chicago for any new building, the developer was required to set aside part of the lot size for public park space. The remaining 75 percent of the project site is reserved for a public park, amphitheater, and a river walkway.

North Riverside 150
IL 60606 Chicago
United States]]>
Namdaemun Office Tower, South Korea
Designer: Mecanoo
Contributed by: Blue_Diver

The Namdeamun Market is the oldest and largest market in South Korea is an important 24-hour destination for trade and a popular tourist attraction. The market's history and regional traditions informed the design for a contemporary office building, connecting past and present. Maximizing the land allocation, the slim 14-floor building sits elegantly on a corner plot opposite the market. Its restrained monochromatic appearance acts as a counterbalance to the colourful frenzy of the market's nonstop activity. The role of the facades frames extends beyond decoration. It continuously creates different atmospheres, filtering incoming light and making shadows across the interior spaces. The relationship between the building and its surroundings reflects the passing of time, changing from day to night. During the day the facade material reflects the sun light, whereas in the night, the building glows from within, revealing its characteristic facade pattern to the market and beyond.

Namdaemun-ro 1-gil 6
South Korea]]>
Hussainabad, India
Designer: Studio Archohm
Contributed by: Archohm

Lucknow is a heritage city with a multi-layered past, vestiges of which still route contemporary life. It thus presents a specific set of challenges in its urban renewal programme. The basic ideas have emerged from a need to infuse it with a spirit that citizens feel proud of being part of in the present; that serves as a catalyst to reconnect with the past and enables them to continue to remain loyal to, in the future. The comprehensive development has been proposed along a clear 1.3 kilometre linear stretch that has at one end-the Chota Imambara, at the other-the Bara Imambara and encompasses a series of monuments dotting the in between. Designed to recapitulate the leisurely pace of the erstwhile royal processional route and the primordial rhythm of walking, the cobbled street that slows down the traffic, flanked by the footpaths, becomes a spine.

226003 lucknow
Manhattan Districts Garage York, United States
Designer: Dattner Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

The Manhattan Districts 1/2/5 Garage, at the corner of Spring Street and West Street, houses three district garages for the NYC Department of Sanitation, accommodating over 150 sanitation vehicles, separate vehicle wash and personnel facilities for each district, and centralized fueling and repair facilities. The double-skin façade wraps the curtain wall with custom, perforated, metal fins to vertically articulate the massing and mitigate sun exposure. An extensive green roof softens views from neighboring buildings, protects the roof membrane, and enhances storm water retention and thermal performance.

Spring St 353
NY 10013 New York
United States]]>
Aon Center, United States
Designer: Edward Durell Stone
Contributed by: Nazar

The Aon Center is a modern supertall skyscraper in the Chicago Loop, designed by architect firms Edward Durell Stone and The Perkins and Will partnership, and completed in 1974. The Standard Oil Building was constructed as the new headquarters of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, which had previously been housed at South Michigan Avenue and East 9th Street. When it was completed in 1974 it was the tallest building in Chicago and the fourth-tallest in the world, earning it the nickname "Big Stan".

E Randolph St 200
IL 60601 Chicago
United States]]>