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High Holborn Scheme Design by Sheppard Robson, in London, United Kingdom

June 06, 2013 Architecture

High Holborn Scheme is design by Sheppard Robson, located in London, United Kingdom.
Located on a tight urban site and within Bloomsbury Conservation Area, Sheppard Robson’s scheme integrates the valuable existing historic buildings into a mixed-use development centred around a new office building appropriate to the emerging Midtown location.

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The office buildings will provide 14,300 m² of flexible office space suitable for major occupiers attracted to this prime location. The scheme carefully integrates a relevant mix of uses for the various retained buildings, including private and affordable residential and student accommodation; reconfiguring the city block with a coherent and sympathetic design. Retail and restaurant uses at the base of the scheme feed the tributaries at either side of the site linking the busy urban thoroughfare of High Holborn to the quieter listed Georgian terraces of Bedford Row to the rear.

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Student Housing Project by Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec Architectes, in Epinay sur seine, France

June 06, 2013 Architecture

This Student House is designed by Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec Architectes, located in Epinay sur seine, France.
The 9,000 sq m project encompasses three areas spread over four buildings: a residence for students of 150 housing units for 170 residents, 19 housing units for researchers or invited professors and housing for women in distress. Conjoining the separate units allows for a coeducation of experiences at the human scale. Shared spaces include laundry facilities, internal and external relaxation space and gardens planted with fruit trees.

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The design for this student housing project by emmanuel combarel dominique marrec architectes integrates the history of Saint leu, Epinay sur seine, and its transformations to assert the manners and the qualities ‘to reveal the poetry of the place’ say the architects. Being central to the regeneration of the district the project articulates the split up territory by revealing two faces, an industrialist, unified exterior facade, offering a ‘politeness’ to the existing town planning, and the colourful community encased within.
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CEPEMA – Environment Education and Research Center Design by Carlos Bratke Architect, in São Paulo, Brazil

June 05, 2013 Architecture

CEPEMA – Environment Education and Research Center is designed by Carlos Bratke Architect, located in São Paulo, Brazil.
Situated in a 20,000 square meter-area donated to the University by Petrobrás, the center will rely on two large laboratories –chemistry and biochemistry-, six classrooms, an auditorium, a documentation center, storeroom and support area. The facility also includes accommodation for researchers, an administrative sector, a nursery and wild fauna classification and rehabilitation services.

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The CEPEMA – Environment Education and Research Center, built and supported by Petrobrás (Brazilian oil), for a five-year management course provided by University of São Paulo, acts in the research-promoting field and in the conception of innovative solutions used mainly by industries on the whole and by Petrobrás in particular. It is a relationship center between companies and the University, searching for modern and efficient solutions to environmental issues.

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Kaufhaus Canal Hamburg Design by Topotek 1, in Hamburg, Germany

June 05, 2013 Architecture

This Kaufhaus Canal Hamburg is design by Topotek 1, located in Hamburg, Germany
Their winning Kaufhauskanal housing scheme provides 80 residential units, which introduce living into a former industrial area of Hamburg. The typology for the overall plan for the Kaufhauskanal Metrozone is designed as a series of new ‘Kaufhaus Hybrids’. The scheme accommodates the existing quarter in that all the new buildings slope downwards and outwards to meet the heights of the existing buildings. The roofs are angled and inclined to maximize views to the sky and at the same time minimize the noise from the surrounding streets, roads and railway.

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Bjarke Ingels, BIG Partner-in-Charge “Our Kaufhauskanal vision proposes a neighbourhood where you can have both – both city and nature, both open and urban, both history and future, both identity and diversity, both work and play.”

The warped framework creates a layout that is varied and unique without impacting movement through its open space. The resulting urban experience fluctuates between variation and continuity.

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BAE Systems Reception by Capita Architecture, in Lancashire, United Kingdom

June 04, 2013 Architecture

This BAE Systems Reception is designed by Capita Architecture, located in Lancashire, United Kingdom.
The facility, designed by Capita Symonds, is responsible for building the front fuselage and other parts of the Eurofighter Typhoon as well as a number of other aircraft including the Lockhead Martin F-35 Lightning II.

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Two major new four-storey office buildings, which have achieved a minimum BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’, (the UK sustainability standard) have also opened at the site. The buildings will accommodate flexible engineering accommodation – one will house F-35 staff while the other will house customer support for BAE’s Saudi Contracts.

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The offices feature a raft of sustainable features including low energy consumption, biomass boilers, rainwater harvesting and a central atrium providing both a wealth of natural daylight and air circulation. As part of the green travel plan, showering and changing facilities have also been provided within the office buildings to encourage staff to cycle into work and help cut down the company’s carbon footprint.
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