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The Klotski Building / Graham Baba Architects

June 1, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

The Klotski is a three-story, mixed-use infill building situated in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Close to downtown, the area is noted for its dynamic mix of commercial, manufacturing, and residential uses. Reflecting the eclectic vibrancy and gritty nature of the neighborhood, the 10,041-square-foot CMU and steel-framed building houses a beer hall, an office, a maker space, a studio, and a small caretaker’s apartment. Riffing on the idea of shifting uses and planes, the design takes its visual cue from a sliding tile puzzle, also known as a klotski, where the object is to rearrange tiles to solve the puzzle. The puzzle is expressed on the south-facing exterior of the building through the use of 7’x10’ perforated metal screens. The screens slide up and down, enabling users to change the screens position for sun shading and privacy, and in response to seasonal variations in daylight.

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Format Architecture Office imbues Manhattan office with “boutique sensibility” and cafe seating

May 31, 2020 Bridget Cogley 0
Midtown Office by Format Architecture Office

Cafe-style seating and muted interiors outfit this New York office that local studio Format Architecture Office has designed with places to mingle, eat and work. Called Midtown Office, the project spans an entire floor of a high-rise building in New York City’s Midtown area. Close to Bryant Park, it was designed for a global tech

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Mauritius Commercial Bank / Jean-Francois Koenig Architect

May 30, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

The Mauritius Commercial Bank building designed by Mauritian architect Jean-Francois Koenig in 2006 and completed in 2012 is situated in the centre of the island of Mauritius to decentralise from head office in the Capital City Port Louis to be closer to the living areas of the workforce thereby reducing travelling time and distance from the workplace.

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Mauritius Commercial Bank / Jean-Francois Koenig Architect

May 30, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

The Mauritius Commercial Bank building designed by Mauritian architect Jean-Francois Koenig in 2006 and completed in 2012 is situated in the centre of the island of Mauritius to decentralise from head office in the Capital City Port Louis to be closer to the living areas of the workforce thereby reducing travelling time and distance from the workplace.

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DSN Office / DSN Intervention

May 28, 2020 Hana Abdel 0

DSN Office is an architectural design and construction office. Located in Karawaci (about 20 km outside Jakarta), it is predominantly housing estates with fixed urban typology. The office is situated between two houses of tropical style with Dutch gable roof structure. Therefore, we deconstructed the roof and made it into the face of the building, to give a sense of belonging and volumetric uniqueness.

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Pier 4 Office Building / Elkus Manfredi Architects

May 28, 2020 Valeria Silva 0

The Pier 4 complex includes two buildings, one an office building and the other a condominium building. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, the office building is a striking addition to the architectural landscape of the Seaport District as visible from the water and the new Seaport District neighborhood.

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Headquater Lasvit in Nový Bor / OV-A

May 28, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

The overall design of the project reflects the longstanding tradition of glass making that Lasvit represents and promotes. The two traditional buildings from the early 19th century were completed with another two similarly sized and shaped abstract black and white volumes to create a harmonic and functional compound.

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Colourfully Contained Experiences / Balan and Nambisan Architects

May 26, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

We were approached by one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of precast concrete slabs and pavers for our design consultancy services. Their company is a subsidiary of a well-known builder group. When the client came in with his requirement and with the whole spiel of being a green tech company, there had to be an underlying and a pertinent story to the design. To recycle was going to be centric to the design story and the container was the obvious choice. The versatility and the ability of an entity like this to morph into a statement piece in terms of a built space was something that drove the design intent.

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Co – Working Office / AMD

May 26, 2020 Andreas Luco 0

Reconstruction of the former living space under the workspace. This is a small coworking of 100m2 designed for 10-12 people with its meeting room, kitchen and bathroom with shower. We focused on the topic of rethinking natural and artificial lighting in the workspace. We cleaned the main hall of the partitions and placed a light-transparent structure made of wood, aluminum and glass in the center, inside which there is a kitchen and a meeting room.