Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaSat, 19 Apr 2014 01:05:46 +0200Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeologyhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Taiwan/Bali/Shihsanhang%20Museum%20of%20ArchaeologyBali, Taiwan
Designer: David Sun
Contributed by: artistj

The establishment of the Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology can be traced back to "rescue excavation" undertaken at the Shihsanhang Site in 1990. At that time the Taiwan Provincial Government's Department of Housing and Development planned to build a sewage treatment plant on the top of the site. As a result, a group of noted archaeologists launched a campaign to rescue the Shihsanhang Site, which quickly received wide public support. This successfully resulted in the area being designated a Historical Site - Second class and part of the original site was ordered preserved. In 1992 the Executive Yuan ordered Taipei County government to establish a Shihsanhang Site Exhibition Room to display objects unearthed. It was renamed the Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology in 1998 and given the central objectives of preserving and displaying artifacts unearthed at the Shihsanhang Site, serving as an archaeological museum of northern Taiwan and an educational center.

Address
Museum Rd. 200
24947 Bali
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The City of Capitalshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Russia/Moscow/The%20City%20of%20CapitalsMoscow, Russia
Designer: Designed by Erick van Egeraat
Contributed by: robot_gort

The City of Capitals is a multifunctional complex, including twin tower skyscrapers, located on plot 9 in the Moscow International Business Center. More than half of the top floors are taken up by an entertainment complex, office suites, and large apartments. The City of Capitals consists of two towers - the 76-level "Moscow Tower" and the 65-level "St. Petersburg Tower". Floors 17 and 18 of both towers are offices. The entire complex sits on a main lobby consisting of 6 underground floors and 4 aboveground floors of public space. The upper floors of the base structure contain shops, a fitness center, presentation halls, and restaurants.

Address
Presnenskaya naberezhnaya 8
123100 Moscow
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Gasocentrohttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Vitoria-Gasteiz/GasocentroVitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Designer: Mozas Aguirre arquitectos
Contributed by: mozas_aguirre_arquitectos

The difficulty in designing an office building and a service station, lies in getting to the image of a single project, to overcome the difference in scale and unify the entire performance. Establish dialogue between the two built elements. The buildings are generated from the fold of the horizontal ground plane. A single material defines its geometry different spaces with different uses. The release of the largest possible space for movement of vehicles necessary to adopt the solution placed under the car parking office building accessing the same for two ramps at the edges of the plot. At the same time the building is raised about 80 centimeters the dimension of access for a privileged position relative to the rest of the plot, allowing access through a ramp with the same width as the building. This rise along with the situation at a lower level of parking but they emphasize the initial idea of a material that folds and wraps the entire building.

Address
Calle Mendigorritxu 50B
01015 Vitoria-Gasteiz
Spain]]>
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166 Social Dwellingshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Spain/Vitoria-Gasteiz/166%20Social%20DwellingsVitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Designer: Mozas Aguirre arquitectos
Contributed by: mozas_aguirre_arquitectos

166 social dwellings in Arechavaleta, next to Vitoria-Gasteiz, in the north of Spain.

Address
Calle Asparrena 1
01006 Vitoria-Gasteiz
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Central Plazahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Central%20PlazaBrussels, Belgium
Designer: art & build
Contributed by: Nazar

Central Plaza is a 15-storey, 24,500 m² office building designed by Art & Build and Montois Partners and jointly developed by Immobel and AG Real Estate. Plenty of natural light pours in through the airy glass atriums, illuminating and enhancing the common areas of this cylindrical tower .

Address
Rue du Cardinal Mercier 1
1000 Brussels
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Madou Plaza Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Madou%20Plaza%20TowerBrussels, Belgium
Designer: ARCHI 2000
Contributed by: Nazar

Madou Plaza Tower is a high-rise building in Brussels. It was built in 1965 and renovated between 2002 and 2006 and taken over by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture. The 33 story core of Madou was built in just over a month and has been compared as a smaller version of the MetLife Building in New York City. There is a high voltage transformer in the basement for power, along with a 1360 kW emergency generator added during renovation. Two lifts connect to the parking garage. During the 2002-6 renovation, the building's height was increased from 112m to 120 m.

Address
Place Madou 1
1210 Brussels
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Chattarpur Farm Househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/India/Delhi/Chattarpur%20Farm%20HouseDelhi, India
Designer: Horizon Design Studio
Contributed by: HorizonDesignStudio

The Client wanted to develop his plot in affluent south Delhi Neighborhood as a Weekend "Home / Farm House". The Requirement of the client was two bedrooms and a guest room with attached toilets, living room, dining room and kitchen on the Ground level only. The total built up area of the Single story house is approximately 220 square meter. The client wanted neat, straight lines minimalist architecture and a simple and easy to execute design that can be constructed in less than six months. The house has a beautiful east facing portico overlooking the main garden also connected to the living room. Each bedroom and the living room have a view on the front lawn also facing east, a priority in Indian climate. The Guest room is on the First level with a Large terrace uses in the evening for gathering. The House is a Contemporary minimalist design with local material used in construction.

Address
Mehrauli -
110030 Delhi
India]]>
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115 Westhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/South%20Africa/Sandton/115%20WestSandton, South Africa
Designer: Paragon Group
Contributed by: hughfraser

For many people the first building they will see on arrival in South Africa on the Gautrain from the airport. An office for a financial services company that makes its presence well known. 4* Green Star building.

Address
West Street 115
2196 Sandton
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Atomiumhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/AtomiumBrussels, Belgium
Designer: André Waterkeyn
Contributed by: HJI

The Atomium is a modern monument in the Heizelpark in Brussels. Designed by the engineer André Waterkeyn for the International Exhibition of Brussels, that took place here in 1958, the Atomium is a steel structure that is half way between sculpture and architecture. It exists out of nine large spheres, each with a diameter of 18 meters. They are arranged in the configuration of a central cubic system and form an iron of cristal, magnified 165 billion times. Made entirely of steel clad with aluminium, the structure, at a hight of 102 metres and standing on three enormous bipods, dominates the Heysel plateau. The interior disposition of the spheres was being undertaken by architects André and Jean Polak. The Atomium was not intended to survive the Exhibition of 1958. Its popularity and success, however, ensured its place as a major landmark on the Brussels skyline.

Address
Atomium square 1
B-1020 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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Galerie Ravensteinhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Galerie%20RavensteinBrussels, Belgium
Designer: Philippe & Alexis Dumont
Contributed by: Nazar

Galerie Ravenstein connects the Central Station with the area above, by the Parc Royal and the Royal Palace in Brussels. You ascend the hill through the four-story galerie and office building. When it opened, it accommodated over 80 shops. Galerie Ravenstein was designed by Alexis and Philippe Dumont and built between 1954 and 1958. For those of you with a keen interest in architecture, there is much to take in while walking through the arcade. The innovative skylight and stellar artwork incorporated into the design of the arcade are striking features to be admired.

Address
Galerie Ravenstein 1
1000 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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Jerwood Galleryhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/Hastings/Jerwood%20Gallery Hastings, United Kingdom
Designer: HAT Projects
Contributed by: jt117

A seaside gallery in Hastings, England, with a shimmering exterior of black glazed tiles.

Address
Rock-a-Nore Road 1
TN34 3DW Hastings
United Kingdom]]>
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Maison de Verrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Paris/Maison%20de%20VerreParis, France
Designer: Pierre Chareau
Contributed by: Michael_Noordam

Interior designer Chareau joined efforts with licensed architect Bernard Bijvoet to design what would be part gynological clinic for Dr. Dalsace and part private residence for the doctor and his wife, Annie. The remarkable Maison de Verre (glass house) was inserted into an existing building and is one of the greatest houses of the International Style, adding materials the movement had never used before in such an extent to create a work of architectural genius -- a structure that is fully functional and fully aesthetic in its simplicity. The steel frame allowed for complete freedom of internal space. The glass block wall itself, is able to stand alone without a heavy frame breaking its pattern. Ventilation through the glass block wall is provided by a series of movable traps. A not-so-complicated weight and pulley system opens the window panels, allowing for natural ventilation. This unique system causes a minimum of visual impact on the glass facade of the structure.

Address
Rue Saint-Guillaume 31
75007 Paris
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K.V.S. Boxhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/K.V.S.%20BoxBrussels, Belgium
Designer: A2RC Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

The project has two aspects: modernisation do the old KSV building, and the construction of a New neighbouring building to give the KVS and its company one of the most modern infrastuctures, enabling them to put on high-quality shows. The developer area exploits the kontrast between the old sections and a mysterious contemporary object chich looks like a coco on, chich surrounds the new auditorium. This is detached from the exisiting walls, and is separatek from the foyer by an atrium crossem by internal walkways, chich are an extension of the external walkways and give access to the auditorium.

Address
Quai aux Pierres de Taille 6
1000 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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Greenhouse in botanic gardenhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Denmark/Aarhus/Greenhouse%20in%20botanic%20gardenAarhus, Denmark
Designer: C. F. Møller Architects
Contributed by: C_F_Moller_Architects

The historic snail-shaped hothouse was designed in 1969 by C.F. Møller Architects. The design of a new hothouse to replace the former palm house, which had been literally outgrown, used parametric calculations to ensure that structure, form and energy consumption interact in the best possible manner, making optimal use of sunlight. The domed shape and the building's orientation have been chosen to give the smallest surface area coupled with the largest volume, as well as the best possible sunlight incidence in winter, and the least in summer. The dome is clad with ETFE foil cushions over 10 slender steel arches. On the south side, the cushions used have three layers, two of which are printed. Through changes in pressure, the relative positions of the foils can be adjusted. This can reduce or increase the translucence of the cushions, changing the light and heat input of the building. The project also includes a restoration of the old palm house into a botanical knowledge centre.

Address
Peter Holms vej 1
8000 Aarhus
Denmark]]>
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Brussels Meeting Centrehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Brussels%20Meeting%20CentreBrussels, Belgium
Designer: A2RC Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

Its treelike structure and an aesthetic based on transparency and light, irresistibly evokes landscape architecture, takes root in history and projects the « Mont des Arts » into modernity. This monumentality, mild and poetic, dialogs with the image of the garden. Present and at the same time melting into the surrounding architectural landscape, it changes in materiality as the light and time of day change. The entry, in the form of a large exterior auditorium, allows an entry to the base of the cube, sliding along the exposition hall under René Pechère?s renovated historic garden. A terrace leads to the upper access situated on the « Esplanade du Mont des Arts ». Square therefore constitutes an attractive technological jewel at the heart of the « Quartier des Arts » and consumes the transformation of an important historic site by respect for its history and ambition for its future.

Address
Mont des Arts 1
1000 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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Astro Towerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Astro%20TowerBrussels, Belgium
Designer: A.J. De Doncker
Contributed by: Nazar

The Astro Tower is a skyscraper in Brussels, Belgium. It is located on the northeast corner of the small ring in the municipality of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, just north of the Madou Plaza Tower. The Astro Tower is 107 metres tall, making it one of the tallest buildings in Belgium.

Address
Avenue de l'Astronomie 16
1000 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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Little Willyhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Little%20WillyBrussels, Belgium
Designer: LOW Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

On a tiny plot, LOW architecten proposes the concept of a structure that 'overgrows' the old 19th century house. LOW transforms a single house into a guesthouse and duplex penthouse. The existing neoclassical building is historically valuable and will be thoroughly renovated. In order to create extra room for guests, for a restaurant, shop, gallery and duplex apartment, an extension on the adjacent plot appears inevitable. The various residential units are separated by extremely generous outdoor spaces such as green roofs or rooftop terraces. The new volume blends in perfectly with its surroundings, yet it evokes an interesting dialogue between old and new. The angle represents the transition between the different building heights of both streets. The new volume is built up and cut gradually in order to create a 'light' body from a volumetric point of view. This generates space for large private terraces, for views to the inner area and to the public domain.

Address
Vlaamsesteenweg 160
1000 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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Vanhaerentshttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/VanhaerentsBrussels, Belgium
Designer: Lhoas & Lhoas Architectes
Contributed by: Nazar

This 40 apartments building in downtown Brussels was commissioned by a real estate developer. The building is part of an ensemble of 3 existing building with very different characteristics and is situated between 3 streets (Fabriques/Senne/Anneessens). The surrounding existing buildings are very motley, regarding heights, functions, typologies. The project proposed to enhance the neoclassical building in order to restore the urban order by joining the size of the building next door. This raise consists of a dark volume, reminder of the new building located at the opposite corner of the complex and of the central part enhances. The new parts are therefore designed with a specific expression of unification of the complex. They are identified by the color black, while a series of elements (balconies, volumes, buildings) transplanted / reported, from different sizes, colors and scales, animate / complete / consolidate this portion of the hétéroclite building block.

Address
Rue de la Senne 36
1000 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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Brigittines Chapelhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Brigittines%20ChapelBrussels, Belgium
Designer: Andrea Bruno
Contributed by: Nazar

The chapel of the Brigittines, built in 1663, lies in a critical point in the urban fabric of Brussels. Closed between the railway and the Marolles neighbourhood, the old monument appeared dominated by the tall apartment building standing behind it, which annihilated its monumentality and undermined its historical and artistic value. The new extension thus replicates the lines and geometry of the existing chapel. It counterposes to its mass a light structure which valorises the identity of the old building. The doubled volume looks like a simplified image of the church, where the fundamental constructive elements are systematically replicated. Between the two a third element, sculptural in nature, functions as the ?trait d?union? between the original materiality of the façade and its modern negation. This interstitial void between the two built volumes is the place to understand the entire organisation of the building.

Address
Rue des Brigittines 1
1000 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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Cheval Noir Housinghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Belgium/Brussels/Cheval%20Noir%20HousingBrussels, Belgium
Designer: Atelier Gigogne
Contributed by: Nazar

The brief of the competition, held in 2003, was to transform the building of the former Hallemans breweries into 31 housing units for artists, including an in-house workspace. On top of the transformation, a new construction was necessary to provide the needed surfaces. This new wing creates space and views the courtyard and the surroundings. To improve natural lighting, the upper part of the new building is withdrawn from the property limit, this allows nothern light to enter in the workshops. The project seeks to integrate as much as possible all the structural and architectural elements that are characteristic of the old brewery. On this inheritance background, the necessary interventions for contemporary living are clearly identified. They create a dialogue with the existing building without imitating it. The new openings in the old walls are radical but necessary to create a part of the new façade after demolitions or to open the southern wall.

Address
Zwart Paardstraat 16
1000 Brussels
Belgium]]>
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