Latest additions | MIMOAlatest additionshttp://www.mimoa.eu/latest_additionsmimoaSun, 03 May 2015 21:12:40 +0200Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Buildinghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20States/Roxbury/Bruce%20C.%20Bolling%20Municipal%20BuildingRoxbury, United States
Designer: Mecanoo architecten
Contributed by: MI_MOA

The Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building in Boston houses the Boston Public Schools (BPS) department and plays a central role in the reactivation of Roxbury's Dudley square. As a testimony to the vision of the late Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the building stands proudly over Dudley Square. It was Menino who decided the City of Boston would develop the vital plot of land by consolidating 500 civil servants from the BPS into a new municipal office building for education, in conjunction with a community centre and retail space. The building's second floor is home to the Roxbury Innovation Center, initiated by Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The design embodies the City's vision of a symbol of change that is freely accessible to all, celebrating the history of Roxbury and inaugurating a new era for the neighbourhood. Since every student and parent in the state will visit the BPS at least once, the building is designed to be friendly, healthy and inspirational to people of all ages.

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Washington Street 2300
02119 Roxbury
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The temple of beautyhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Varese/The%20temple%20of%20beautyVarese, Italy
Designer: LCArchitetti
Contributed by: LCA

Temple of beauty is a new atelier of a well known hair stylist company in Varese. LCArchitetti was involved in the interior design project with Sara Frattini. They worked on the existing fabric, exploiting its main characteristic: the 5 meters high main rectangular room. The interior space in fact has conceived as a clean, without obstacles, unique space. A light deformation of the lateral walls enhances the character of the space and increases its monumentality. The ergonomics of the space has taken into severe consideration and it has influenced the design of the reception, all the working spaces and the lighting system.

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Piazza Papa Giovanni XXIII 15
21100 Varese
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Museum Quarterhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/%27s-Hertogenbosch/Museum%20Quarter's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Designer: BiermanHenket architecten
Contributed by: Architecture_by_bike

The project consists of the new development for the Stedelijk Museum, the renovation and extension of Het Noordbrabants Museum as well as some new housing. Central part of this project is the monumental garden of the former provincial government.

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De Mortel 4
5211HV 's-Hertogenbosch
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De Hertog Rowing clubhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/%27s-Hertogenbosch/De%20Hertog%20Rowing%20club's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Designer: VHV architekten
Contributed by: Architecture_by_bike

De new club house for De Hertog is located just outside the old city centre of 's-Hertogenbosch. The building consists of two parts, which are seperated in function and physics. The lower shed roof part is non-insulated and contains a boat storage, the higher, two level part contains a canteen/cafe and locker/dressingroom.

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Citadellaan 28
5211 XB 's-Hertogenbosch
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Ensemble de La Tourettehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/France/Marseille/Ensemble%20de%20La%20TouretteMarseille, France
Designer: Fernand Pouillon
Contributed by: David_Weibel

L'ensemble de La Tourette is part of the reconstruction of the Vieux Port. Noticed very positively at that time by the Ministry of Reconstruction, the project played an important role in the further allocation of the buildings on the quay. Pouillon himself wrote how this study marked an important date in the history of construction: for the first time an architect thought as both organizer in financial terms engineer, inventor and artist, and reached the lowest construction prices ever seen. The building contains 260 apartments and shops and garages on the ground floor and is constructed almost at the same time as the housing unit of Le Corbusier, with a model apartment furnished by the workshops of Jean Prouvé. Rejected by the Modern Movement, despised, criticized and imprisoned for his critical approach towards the building industry in the 1960s, the quality of his work and the validity of his thought are recognized today. René Egger is associated with Pouillon between 1944 and 1953.

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Square Protis 11
13002 Marseille
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Climbing Househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Netherlands/Almelo/Climbing%20HouseAlmelo, Netherlands
Designer: Onix
Contributed by: DennisM

In 2013 the first Onix climbing house was created in the small town of Almelo (the Netherlands). A house, situated at the edge of a new development area in a town like Almelo and designwise unbothered by any municipal inspectorate interference, not only presents the opportunity to live directly adjacent to its garden: it also makes the idea of literally living at a "higher" level seem quite appealing, which indeed was the case for its future owners Tjeerd Willem and Erna. Following this concept, Onix has managed to develop a dwelling for them, which indeed offers multi-level living possibilities as the house keeps on spiralling upward through a large number of different floor levels, till it finally ends in a roof terrace.

Address
Eschauzierlaan 1
7608 Almelo
Netherlands]]>
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Expo Gatehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Milan/Expo%20GateMilan, Italy
Designer: Scandurra Studio
Contributed by: MI_MOA

Marking time before the opening event, Expo Gate will offer an ideal opportunity to talk about growth and evolution. The project features a great open space, a central square between two booth-like pavilions: the gate to EXPO 2015. The central square is conceived as a fascinating void, an empty space which can host different kind of events. This openness represents a vibrant exchange that will be peculiar of the city of Milan before and during EXPO 2015. The new Info point, expression of lightness, will showcase the oncoming events, without becoming the main character itself. The external structures of the pavilions have been expressly designed in order to host different kinds of communications media. Images, banners, flags and lighting graphics can be replaced from time to time, and changed according to the needs.

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Via Luca Beltrami -
20121 Milan
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PF single family househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Pergine%20Valsugana/PF%20single%20family%20housePergine Valsugana, Italy
Designer: Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti
Contributed by: burnazzi

The PF single family house, the remodelling and rebuilding of an already existing edifice, lies half way along the ridge below the medieval castle of Pergine Valsugana and it is located in an ideal position, both as to the beautiful view on the valley it enjoys and the sun exposure, excellent all year around. The main characteristics of the design and planning are the structure, the energy efficiency and the spatial inside-outside continuity.

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Via Padova 2
38057 Pergine Valsugana
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Olympia Clubhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Portugal/Porto/Olympia%20ClubPorto, Portugal
Designer: No Arquitectos
Contributed by: NOARQ

Rehabilitation of Olympia Cinema (also known as Bingo Olympia since the 90's) into a restaurant and a fancy nightclub.

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Rua Passos Manuel 131
4000 Porto
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Queen Elizabeth II Centerhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/Queen%20Elizabeth%20II%20CenterLondon, United Kingdom
Designer: Powell Moya & Partners
Contributed by: Nazar

In 1958 it was decided that there would be an open space on the southern edge of the site by Broad Sanctuary, and an architectural competition for a conference hall and government offices was held in 1961. The competition was won by William Whitfield but the scheme was not progressed due to the plans for redeveloping Whitehall drawn up by Leslie Martin in 1965. The site remained in limbo until a feasibility study for the conference centre was drawn up in 1975. The centre as eventually built was designed by Powell Moya & Partners and constructed by Bovis Construction with work starting in 1981; it was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1986.

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Great George Street 1
SW1P 3AA London
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The Economisthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/The%20EconomistLondon, United Kingdom
Designer: Alison + Peter Smithson
Contributed by: arquitectosVO

In 1959, the Smithsons were commissioned to design a new headquarters for The Economist magazine in Piccadilly. Inspired by the narrow lanes and courts of the old City of London, they created an elegantly spacious pedestrian plaza as a trio of finely detailed towers, each built on a different scale, clad in traditional Portland stone. The office interiors were based on their lengthy research into the working practices of The Economist journalists. At the opening the editor Sir Geoffrey Crowther said that the staff had felt 'trepidation' on first meeting the Smithsons but took 'leave of them now with awe and affection'. The success of The Economist project secured a commission for the new British Embassy in Brasilia. Alison and Peter produced their design after conducting yet more rigorous research - this time into how the embassy's staff worked. One senior diplomat described their scheme as an 'embassy of great beauty and certainly the most efficient embassy building ever conceived'.

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St. James's Street 25
SW1A 1HA London
United Kingdom]]>
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Portcullis househttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/Portcullis%20houseLondon, United Kingdom
Designer: Hopkins Architects
Contributed by: Nazar

Conceived in the tradition of a Thames-side palace facing the river, the building integrates the disparate buildings of the Parliamentary estate. The accommodation is arranged in a six storey rectangular block, around a central courtyard. This is roofed at ground floor level by a diagrid of oak members with stainless steel joints, covered by a frameless glass skin. Surrounded by restaurants and the library, with shady trees and tranquil pools, it has become a meeting place and focus for Parliamentary life.

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Portcullis House 1
SW1A London
United Kingdom]]>
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2 More London Riversidehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Kingdom/London/2%20More%20London%20RiversideLondon, United Kingdom
Designer: Foster & Partners
Contributed by: davidb

These two buildings form part of the More London development. Regrettably they often feature strongly In opinion polls of London's worst buildings. This is a little unkind. They have long been part of an un-finished development and hopefully their rating will improve when the whole thing is finished. The scheme is formed of 3 fingers with curved ends - all pointing to the river. The larger two are linked together to form a headquarters building. At first sight they may seem bland, consisting of floor to ceiling glass (relieved only by the spandrels at each floor slab) and incorporating the (now standard double height base treatment). However look a little closer and you will see the unusual floor to ceiling extruded aluminium panels, that clad the un-glazed parts. These add texture which contrasts with the smoothness of the glass. The detailing is slick and corporate, but incredibly thorough and well executed. It would be no bad thing if all buildings were detailed to this standard.

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More London Place_Riverside 1 & 2
SE1 2AF London
United Kingdom]]>
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Burj Khalifahttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/United%20Arab%20Emirates/Dubai/Burj%20KhalifaDubai, United Arab Emirates
Designer: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Contributed by: blotpad

The architecture features a triple-lobed footprint, an abstraction of the Hymenocallis flower. The tower is composed of three elements arranged around a central core. The modular, Y-shaped structure, with setbacks along each of its three wings provides an inherently stable configuration for the structure and provides good floor plates for residential. Twenty-six helical levels decrease the cross section of the tower incrementally as it spirals skyward. The central core emerges at the top and culminates in a sculpted spire. A Y-shaped floor plan maximizes views of the Arabian Gulf. Viewed from the base or the air, Burj Khalifa is evocative of the onion domes prevalent in Islamic architecture. (Extract from www.burjkhalifa.ae)

Address
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd 1
Dubai
United Arab Emirates]]>
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Shirakawa Gate at Kumamoto Stationhttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Japan/Kumamoto%20city/Shirakawa%20Gate%20at%20Kumamoto%20StationKumamoto city, Japan
Designer: Nishizawa Ryue
Contributed by: Burutapen

The East Exit of Kumamoto station is part of the wider redevelopment of the station, which was aimed at improving wider connectivity requirements in preparation for the arrival of the Kyushu Shinkansen high speed train. This canopy was completed in 2011 to coincide with the launch of the Kyushu Shinkansen. It is part of a proposal for the creation of a larger square which resembles a cloud formation on the East side of the station. The square should be completed by 2018. The design consists of a single horizontal canopy suspended on cylindrical steel columns that, with its shape, leads pedestrians away from the station into a square where the tram connections to the wider city are located whilst protecting them from the elements.

Address
Kasuga 3-637-2
860-0047 Kumamoto city
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CL apartmenthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Pietramurata/CL%20apartmentPietramurata, Italy
Designer: Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti
Contributed by: burnazzi

CL apartment, a holiday apartment, is situated in Pietramurata, in the rural landscape of Sarca Valley, surrounded by mountains, at a very short distance from Garda Lake. The tailored made interior design project, concerning the living area and the night area which are disposed on two different levels, aims at creating functional and versatile spaces, able to transform, if necessary, and accommodate few relatives or a lot of friends. The tailored-made furniture is disposed all along the walls and they endow them with several spaces where one can place things and objects; some shelves, in the bedroom and in the kitchen, are folding; this way, most room remains free and can adapt to different usage. The covering and the fixed furnishings materials, neutral-colored, were intentionally chosen in order to enhance the fully formal and stylistical autonomy of the movable furniture.

Address
Via Borgo Nuovo 10
38074 Pietramurata
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GP officehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Pergine%20Valsugana/GP%20officePergine Valsugana, Italy
Designer: Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti
Contributed by: burnazzi

The office design of a property company is composed of the hall, three offices, the conference room, the library, the archives and the bathrooms. The planning project was born by questioning the very nature of the act of selling-buying a property, which constitutes an action where different psychological and practical needs meet and clash. The always different perspectives inside the space allow to grasp this relationship of contrasting and opposed concepts, such as cold-hot, rendered by the juxtaposition of different materials like steel and wood, or by opposed shapes, like the curve and the sharp edge. The tailored-made furniture, interpreted almost as sculpture objects, is made in oiled canaletto walnut tree or shiny white lacquered. The bathrooms flooring and wall cladding are in white, lime green and orange shiny resin. The separating walls between offices are in stratified, curved and subsequently manually lacquered glass.

Address
Via Edoino Maoro 1A
38057 Pergine Valsugana
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MP apartmenthttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Valcanover/MP%20apartmentValcanover, Italy
Designer: Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti
Contributed by: burnazzi

The MP apartment was originally built in order to enjoy the landscape of Caldonazzo lake, near the village of S. Cristoforo, traditionally considered "Trento's beach". The apartment is surrounded by gardens and orchards and has a beautiful view on the lake. It is developed on three levels, beyond the basement: on the ground floor is the living area, the first floor hosts the bedrooms, and the attic is dedicated to study and relaxation activities. The main façade faces south, maximizing the benefits of the winter sunshine. The furniture project is based on the observation of the surrounding landscape and the analysis of the actions that take place there; exactly the lake, in which is reflected a circle of wood-covered mountains, is able to evoke images of great freedom, such as the practice of outdoor sports, recreation, but also suspension from tasks, protection, the deserved rest.

Address
Via Valcanover 20
38057 Valcanover
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GI multi-family housinghttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Ischia/GI%20multi-family%20housingIschia, Italy
Designer: Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti
Contributed by: burnazzi

The GI multi-family housing is located in the south-east of the town of Pergine Valsugana, Ischia and on a slope. The building has three apartments, an apartment on each floor, the last of which is a duplex. From the large windows one can enjoy a beautiful view of Caldonazzo lake, the light is excellent all year round, also permitted by both the natural hills and by the surrounding buildings. The particularity of the place and of the existing buildings have suggested we should make a very compact and uniform construction volume. Burnazzi Feltrin wanted to reduce the visual impact of the main front, visible from the lake, using partially loggias balconies, and by creating a continuity between the front and pitched roofs. The latter not protruding from the walls, is actually integrated into the built up volume, which sees the external walls plastered like the local natural earth colours, whereas the balconies and terraces have the distribution transparent parapet.

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Strada Romana 11
38057 Ischia
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Restoration facades of Ranzi Palacehttp://www.mimoa.eu/projects/Italy/Trento/Restoration%20facades%20of%20Ranzi%20PalaceTrento, Italy
Designer: Burnazzi Feltrin Architetti
Contributed by: burnazzi

The Ranzi Palace is located in the historic center of Trento and it is one of the most important town's buildings, thanks to the neo-Renaissance proportions and the beautiful terracotta decorations that adorn the facades. The palace was built in 1862 by Francesco Ranzi, enlightened entrepreneur, at the site of a sumac mill and before a Romanesque tower. The main facade overlooks the Piazza S. Maria Maggiore, whereas the secondary, which is also narrower, faces the Via A. Rosmini. The Ranzi Palace's popular name, palaz da le teste, derives from the presence of fifteen terracotta reliefs of the sculptor Andrea Malfatti, representing the most celebrated artists and intellectuals from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century in Trentino. The facade consists of four levels, the height of which decreases as you go up.

Address
Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore 33
38122 Trento
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