Posts Tagged ‘Facade’
Austrian architectural practice LOVE architecture & urbanism has completed the refurbishment project – the new Gerngross! located in Austria/Vienna Styria.
1. Restructuring the Existing Centre
The layout of the store was not intuitive. Walkways were complex and confusing, and it was difficult to navigate. To improve this, the layout of the indoor levels (G, 1st, 2nd, and 5th) has been entirely re-designed and smaller retail spaces have been added. The key to designing the individual levels was to think “empty” in order to enable the future implementation of an improved orientation system. The preconditions for this complex undertaking were:
- For each rental space, a newer space of equal size but higher quality had to be provided.
- Each tenant had to be relocated twice during the construction time.
- The ongoing daily shopping activity should be only minimally disturbed.
It’s been a while since we really seen something truly utopian here at Archtopia. So this post might please your curious side of the brain since the concept behind this facade is a neat and “alive” one. The design is created by architect Giselbrecht + Partner ZT GmbH and the amazing project is called “Dynamic Facade” better known as the Kiefer Technic Showroom in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria. The following images can give you a more clear vision upon what the modern architecture can and will do.
Concept for a unusual facade.
If this looks like a vineyard to you, you’re probably overreacting. It’s actually a new energy efficient concept materialized in a vertical garden on the facade. It has been proposed for the western facade of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Oregon. The plan of the garden aims reducing energy consumption by 60%-65% as compared to other similar buildings. The flora will be such that they would bloom in spring and summer providing shade, while in winter they would wither to let the sun light in. The garden will make use of rain water and gray water recycled from the interior plumbing. Addition of solar panels will also be a part of the renovation for this building built in 1975.
Project: Monte Elbruz Building
Author: Garduño Arquitectos
Juan Garduño, Ernesto Flores, Ricardo Guzmán, Daniel Banda
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Use: Multifamily House
Site Area: 1,300 sq mt
Bldg Area: 6,300 sq mt
Bldg Coverage Ratio: 70%
Gross Floor Ratio: 30%
Structural Design: Diseño y Supervision S.C.
Electrical Engineer: Arturo Guerra
Design Period: 2007
Completion Period: 2008
Photography: Sófocles Hernández
The lot was located in a difficult area, originally classified as high-density and was already fully developed, adjoining buildings 14 to 30 stories high. The regulations were later changed and, when the project was being designed, the limitation considered a maximum of six levels plus a roof garden.
World renowned architect Daniel Libeskind has announced that on September 29, he will unveil the prototype for his highly anticipated Libeskind Villa. The Libeskind Villa is a German-made, sculptural living space which marries the highest standards in design, craftsmanship and sustainability. The project has been realized in partnership with Berlin based proportion GmbH and the prototype has been built on the premises of Rheinzink GmbH & Co., the developer of the Villa’s zinc façade. More info and images after the break.
The Libeskind Villa, Daniel Libeskind’s first signature series home, creates a new dialogue between contemporary living and a completely new experience of space. It is unique at every turn, offering maximum insulation and durability, cutting-edge technologies and compliance with some of the toughest energy-saving standards across the world. The Libeskind Villa awakens the senses: light floods through glass expanses, clean lines invite calm, elegant halls and staircases offer seamless transitions. Symbolically and physically, the Villa’s connection with nature is uninterrupted, offering ample natural light and open spaces.