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* Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica: “..Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of Santa Monica, California, USA. The 22-story “Ocean Avenue Project” aims to stimulate the coastal city’s economy with street-level restaurant and retail space below a 125-room hotel and 22-unit condominium tower topped with a rooftop observation deck. As for accommodating the car-centric lifestyle of the West Coast, resident and visitor parking will be available in a three-story subterranean garage beneath the tower. In addition, the developers plan to integrate a 36,000 square foot museum campus that will add a cultural perk to the development just North of its two-acre site..Although this project looks promising, the 244-foot, Gehry-esque tower is currently pending approval from the City. A vote by the end of March will decide its fate..”

See some of our other posts on work by Frank Gehry:

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image: © Gehry Partners; article: Rosenfield , Karissa. “Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica” 04 Mar 2013.ArchDaily

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* Architecture: HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 13 December 2012

HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour

Architecture: HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour: “..Australian firm HASSELL Studio, OMA and Populous have been announced as the winners for the redevelopment of Sydney’s new convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour..The 20-hectare, billion dollar project, which will stretch from Cockle Bay to Haymarket and Ultimo, will include Australia’s largest convention and exhibition facilities, Sydney’s largest red carpet entertainment venue,  a hotel complex with up to 900 rooms, and a new urban neighborhood in Haymarket..The new facilities – with the working title of Darling Harbour Live – will include: The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) (with flexible convention spaces that can house from 750 to 2,5000 people as well as a ballroom with 2,000 person capacity); The ICC Exhibition Centre (over 35,000 sqm of exhibition space, another 5,000 sqm of internal flexible space, a 5,000 sqm event deck with city views, and a terraced landscape to conceal the loading dock and expand public open space); A red carpet entertainment venue (whose fan-shaped layout will reduce the building footprint and expand open space; it will also have a capacity for 8,000 people); and a hotel complexwith up to 900 rooms..Moreover, the plan includes an additional hectare of open space, including an expanded/renovated Tumbalong Park (which will be re-integrated into Darling Harbour with new connections), a new Boulevard (which will act as the central North-South pedestrian route), and three new public gathering spaces integrated into the city: Harbourside Place, Chinese Garden Square, and Haymarket Square..According to Australian MP Barry O’Farrell, “The redevelopment goes far beyond improving facilities – it’s also about re-shaping the city. Darling Harbour already attracts 25 million people a year and this development will create a more vibrant place on Sydney Harbour.”..Destination Sydney, the consortium of developers who will develop the project, echo the sentiment: “This project will redefine Sydney as a global city and create one of the world’s great meeting and entertainment destinations. Not only will it become a beacon for international visitors for conventions and events but will also build on the appeal of the Darling Harbour area for Sydneysiders creating an entertainment hub that promises to reconnect and re-energise the city.”..Construction will commence on The Haymarket in 2014; the new facilities and public spaces are expected to open in December 2016..(Story via Australian Design Review and SICEEP)..

See another of our posts on OMA: Architecture: Reinier de Graaf of OMA presents “architecture with a social conscience”.

See another of our posts on Populous: Architecture: Olympic Stadium for London 2012 Olympics by Populous.

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image: © SICEEP; article: Quirk , Vanessa. “HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour” 11 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/305713&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: Eco-Resort Pedras Salgadas by Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Diogo Aguiar

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 9 December 2012

Eco-Resort Pedras Salgadas by Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Diogo Aguiar

Residential Architecture: Eco-Resort Pedras Salgadas by Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Diogo Aguiar: “..These seven woodland cabins are nestled amongst the trees of a park and spa in northern Portugal..Designed by Portuguese architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Diogo Aguiar, the huts offer a peaceful retreat for guests visiting the park, which is located on the edge of the spa-town of Pedras Salgadas, Portugal..“Knowing that we had a responsibility to build tourist accommodation in one of the most beautiful parks in the country, we took maximum care to have a minimal effect on the local nature,” Diogo Aguiar told Dezeen. “We chose to build small and dispersed huts rather than do a large concentrated building, promoting more intimate relationships between the visitor and the park.”..All seven cabins are raised up on stilts to negotiate the uneven terrain and to have a minimal impact on the ground. Each building also features walls clad with grey slate tiles and balconies surrounded with wooden slats..“The outer coating in slate tiles refers to the local construction traditions. It is very interesting because of its pixel texture but also because of the way it reacts to the weather; it reflects the sun in the evening and gets dark and shiny when it rains,” explained Aguiar..The buildings were designed as different combinations of three identical modules, which include a living room and kitchen, an entrance and bathroom, plus one bedroom..“Once on site, the perfect house configurations were chosen by considering the available space between the trees, the landscape views and the entrance location,” said Aguiar..”  Interesting form, interior volumes, fenestration; horizontal wood cladding; lovely site..

image: Fernando Guerra; article: Dezeen

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* Architecture: MVRDV proposes 400 meter tall ‘vertical city’ in Jakarta

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 24 November 2012

Architecture: MVRDV proposes 400 meter tall ‘vertical city’ in Jakarta: “..MVRDV, in collaboration with The Jerde Partnership, ARUP, and developer Wijaya Karya –Benhil Property, have unveiled plans to create a new landmark in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dubbed Peruri 88, the 400 meter tall vertical city integrates retail, offices, housing, a luxury hotel, four levels of parking, a wedding house, a mosque, an imax theater and an outdoor amphitheater, with an extensive amount of green space..The team presented the plans to city and site owner, Peruri, as part of a developer’s bid competition for the prominent site..Peruri 88 combines Jakarta´s need for green space with Jakarta´s need for higher densities whilst respecting the typologies of the current urban fabric. The site, which is owned by Peruri, is located at Jl. Palatehan 4 Jakarta, a block formerly used as Mint which sits right next to a future metro station..The mix use project offers a great variety of office and housing typologies, from large office surfaces to living/working units, from lofts to townhouses, from terraced houses to patio living. Each of these stacked urban blocks comes with a semi-public roof park, an abundance of gardens, playgrounds, spas, gym’s, outdoor restaurants and swimming pools available to the inhabitants and office employees. The tall trees on these decks will provide extra shade whilst the height of the parks allows for a cooling breeze.The high rise, a luxury hotel from the 44th floor to the 86th floor, rises from a platform with park, swimming pool and the marriage house. On top of the hotel a panoramic restaurant and viewing platform complete the structure at the 88th floor..“Peruri 88 is vertical Jakarta, it represents a new, denser, social, green mini-city – a monument to the development of Jakarta as a modern icon literally raised from its own city fabric,” says Winy Maas, MVRDV co-founder..The commercial podium which is located from levels B2 to the 7th floor is designed by JerdePartnership with MVRDV. Its most characteristic feature is the central plaza, sheltered by the stacked volumes of the mid-rise it offers multiple outdoor layers of restaurants and shadow and natural ventilation. A series of escalators connects the shopping and retail centre to the parks of the mid-rise..The Peruri 88 commercial podium reflects the city’s historic islands with reflective bodies of water and landscape traversing the public street levels, while integrating a sunken garden plaza. “Our inspiration for the commercial podium and public spaces was Java’s natural setting – lush jungle and stone surrounded by expansive ocean,” says David Rogers, FAIA, Jerde Design Director..The buildings structure has five principle cores and is less complex than visually apparent. Four traditional constructed tall towers rise up between which bridging floors will be constructed. Arup will continue to develop and rationalize the structure to satisfy regulations and the budget..A number of international hotel, retail and apartment operators have shown interest in the building and if the team wins construction will start swiftly..”

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image: rendering by RSI-Studio; article: Rosenfield , Karissa . “MVRDV proposes 400 meter tall ‘vertical city’ in Jakarta” 20 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/295962&gt;

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