- Nebula Coffee table \ Bozhinovski Design
- King’s Cross Station won Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
- Linde + Robinson Lab for Global Environmental Science by Architectural Resources Group
- Ari Football \ Whitespace
Posted: 26 Mar 2013 08:56 AM PDT
Yovo Bozhinovski / BOZHINOVSKI DESIGN has designed the coffee table. The coffee table have a square form with dimensions 800/800 millimeters. Coffee table is made is fiberglass. She can uses indoor and outdoor, her name is “Nebula”. This table have got a full symmetry. She is created from many polygons – reflecting the environment in different angles and different visions.
Posted: 26 Mar 2013 08:27 AM PDT
The transformation of King's Cross Station by John McAslan + Partners is one of the winners of the 2013 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, unveiled today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra.
The award ceremony will take place on 16 June 2013 at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, in the presence of Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Plácido Domingo, world-renowned opera singer and Europa Nostra President, and Karolos Papoulias, President of Hellenic Republic.
Posted: 26 Mar 2013 08:26 AM PDT
In 2008, California Institute of Technology created the Ronald and Maxine Linde Center for Global Environmental Science to study global climate change. The Linde Center needed a facility that could bring together faculty from chemistry, engineering, geology, environmental science, and other fields. To house the Linde Center, the institute chose to rehabilitate the Henry M.Robinson Laboratory of Astrophysics building, a 1932 structure on the Caltech campus that served as the site for the construction of the 200-inch telescope on Mount Palomar.
The challenge was to make the 40,000-square-foot building functional for the scientists while maintaining its historic characteristics. Originally designed by Russell Porter in collaboration with Mayers Murray & Phillip, the building reflects its historic function in its structure, as well as in the Spanish eclectic-style cast stone ornamentation, light fixtures, and other decorative details abounding in celestial and solar motifs. The building was designed around a coelostat solar telescope extending through all five stories that was erected for the study of the sun and other astronomical objects.
ARG preserved the historically significant architectural spaces on the first and second floor, which house offices, as well as many of the character-defining details, including flooring, lighting fixtures, and doors. Every effort was made to use sustainable materials within the building, and existing elements were reused as much as possible. Previous renovations had removed historic elements on the ground floor, basement, and two subbasement levels, so they were completely refurbished into new laboratory spaces.
The architects, engineers, and scientists collaborated to repurpose the solar tower, along with its instruments. The coelostat now directs daylight through the shaft into a system of mirrors and fiberoptic cables to provide natural light to the underground floors. The 55-foot-deep pit below the subbasement floor that once held one of the instrument's mirrors now contains 58,000 gallons of water that is chilled at night and used to cool the building during the day by means of radiant ceiling panels. Native plants and a rainwater capture system minimize water usage.
As a result of these and other green design strategies, the Linde + Robinson Lab represents the first LEED Platinum renovation of an historic lab building and has the lowest energy use of any physical science research lab in the United States. The concrete building's high thermal mass and small punched windows moderate interior temperatures and limit solar heat gain. Caltech also commissioned the design team to study the existing equipment loads of the users planning to move into the building. By monitoring power use and developing energy-efficient alternatives to existing equipment and practices, the design team was able to reduce plug loads for the facility by more than 50 percent.
+ Project facts
Architect: Architectural Resources Group
Location: Pasadena, California
Client: Bradley Smith, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Gross square footage: 40,000 sq ft.
Site area: 38,068 sq ft.
Construction cost: $23M
Contractor: Del Amo Construction
Software used: Autocad, Navisworks
Photographer credit: David Wakely
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+ All images and drawings courtesy Architectural Resources Group | photo by David Wakely
Posted: 26 Mar 2013 08:06 AM PDT
Whitespace recently has completed the Ari Football. The new 350 sq.m. four storey flagship for Ari Football is the largest multi-brand boot store in Southeast Asia designed to appeal to youthful Thai football fans. Whitespace collaborated with Adidas and Nike for the design of their areas, and also created the largest customization workshop in the region. The Whitespace Gallery Bangkok assisted in the commission of an 11-meter mural by award-winning street artist ‘Klone’, whose work spans the entire four storey stairwell.
+ Project facts
Company: Whitespace Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
+ All images courtesy Whitespace
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