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Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre by BBG-BBGM Architect, in Bangkok, Thailand

July 30, 2009 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre is designed by BBG-BBGM Architect, located at CentralWorld Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand
The iconic hotel tower soars high above the podium to take its place as a landmark building in the Bangkok skyline. The mass of the podium is a succession of concentric circles layered around the tower shaft. The glass and metal cylinder rises directly from the street to a height of approximately 210 meters. Its architectural expression consists of an arrangement of horizontal banding overlaid onto a strong vertical framework. Dynamism and the play of transparency versus solidity are the hallmarks of the overall design. These elements combine to create a building whose lightness belies its large mass.

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The architecture at the top of the tower unfolds into a dramatic outer shell, culminating in two elongated arches inspired by a young lotus flower blooming high above the water. The graceful architectural gesture evokes the harmony born out of disorder and will become an immediate urban landmark.

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Sky Terra Design by Joanna Borek-Clement Architecture, in Tokyo, Japan

July 30, 2009 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

Sky Terra is designed by Joanna Borek-Clement Architecture, located in Tokyo, Japan.
Sky-Terra, elevated 1,600 ft above ground, is a proposed new level for the city with plazas formed by the roofs of individual skyscraper building units joining and structurally supporting each other. This system also allows for their narrow bases and slim profiles. The building itself becomes a modular element that can be reconfigured in a variety of urban mega-structure patterns with the potential to be implemented in any existing metropolitan environment.

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Each building unit consists of three elements: a core supporting vertical circulation, office space that is wrapped by structural ‘fins’, and the plaza. The fins also act as the main support structure for the plaza level. They are designed to be a continuous structure anchored to deep foundations underground for stability. The buildings are designed with floors that increase in size with the height of the building, thus maximizing the highest value office space. The core of the building has a system of elevators and additionally two separate escalators that serve only the plaza level.

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The concept offers the opportunity to create city parks, or to host public buildings such as the Sky-Terra Pools & Baths and the Sky-Terra Amphitheater. The plaza level reclaims rainwater and uses it for landscaping irrigation. Every square inch of space at plaza level that is not a pathway or road is designated as landscaping creating an unconventional green oasis in a conventional urban sprawl.

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Created for the eVolo 2009 competition, this conceptual design was conceived to give space for outdoor activities in conventionally hyper-dense urban locations. In the ‘micro’ scale, Sky-Terra was inspired by neuron cells that create a symbiotic system in which each cell depends on as well as sustains another cell. In the ‘macro’ scale, Sky-Terra was inspired by the structural column system typically seen in buildings.

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Public Academy Design by RMJM Architect, in Suzhou, China

July 30, 2009 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

Public Academy is designed by RMJM Architect, located in Suzhou, China.
The province of Jiangsu, in which Suzhou is located, has the largest number of higher education institutions in the country with 105 universities and colleges and an annual enrolment of around a million students. The Public Academy is RMJM’s first full higher education campus in China and the first project to come out of its Global Education Studio, launched last year.

Public Academy Design by RMJM Architect in Suzhou China 1 Public Academy Design by RMJM Architect, in Suzhou, China

Peter Morrison, RMJM’s Chief Executive, said: “Over the last year or so, we have restructured our business by pooling the talent of our international experts in the growth areas of education, health, science and transportation. This strategy is clearly paying off and this is a big win for our specialist education team. It’s also a very exciting project for us to work on as the Public Academy will uncover China’s next generation of entrepreneurs and enhance Suzhou’s economic and educational reputation.”

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The client’s brief called for an academy located in the higher education district of Suzhou, within the city’s successful industrial park that aims to be a leader in technology and R&D for high-tech industries. The 120,000 sq m campus design is contemporary, whilst also in keeping with the physical environment and social culture of Suzhou, which is celebrated for its meticulously designed walled gardens, canal-ordered townscape and traditional visual and literary arts.
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Corten House Design by Studio MK27, in São Paulo, Brazil

July 30, 2009 By: archinhome Category: Architecture, Home Design

This Corten House is designed by Studio MK27, located in São Paulo, Brazil.
The front facade is made of Corten weathering steel. The dialogue between the rusty texture on the outside and the stone, wood, white mortar and the glass build the space. In the ground floor, there is ample room with a ceiling height of 5.2m and four folding doors that completely open out to the deck and external fireplace; in the living room, a free wooden volume houses the kitchen and utilities program. The three bedrooms are located in the second floor.

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On the rooftop of the house, there is a wooden deck. This space functions as a sun deck with a heated pool and a view of the city of São Paulo.
Casa Corten is an urban house located near the largest park in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The site is long and narrow, and its residents, make use of the rooftop and, especially, the park itself for leisure.

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Godrej Garden City by Godrej, in Mumbai, India

July 30, 2009 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

Being located at the fast emerging central suburb of Mumbai – Vikhroli, this property is at the heart of a dynamically evolving city. Of the six A-type towers, four towers already completed and occupied, the four B-type towers are set for construction this year. Most rooms overlook the scenic landscape of the verdant mangrove stretch and the distant hills of Ahmedabad in India. The property is judiciously embellished with amenities selected to serve aesthetic and practical concerns, keeping contemporary living standards in mind. The residential towers are earthquake-resistant, constructed using computerized ready-mix concrete and corrosion-resistant steel reinforcement.

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Godrej Garden City is a 10 tower project comprised of 20 storey skyscrapers and above. Recently supported by the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Climate Positive Development Program, the project has been chosen as one which demonstrates urban growth in a ‘climate positive’ way.

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