Ennead Architects to design a new ‘University Commons’ at Northwestern

Credit: Ennead Architects via Northwestern U

Credit: Ennead Architects via Northwestern U

Northwestern University announced a plan to replace an existing campus center with a 209,000 sq. ft building designed by Ennead Architects. The lakeside building will be accessible from multiple sides on two levels and will include an auditorium, a black box theater, and a large multipurpose space. The building, named “University Center,” will also have both indoor and outdoor spaces dedicated to performances, recreation, study, and other programs.

“We are excited to announce our plan to create a welcoming, dynamic space where the entire community can come to meet, create, learn and relax in this stunning lakeside setting,” states President Morton Schapiro in the press release. “This will be a spectacular place where students can study and hang out, faculty and staff can work or connect, and alumni and families can visit and engage with the community.”

Inclined moving walkway SCHINDLER 9500-10/15, 10°-12°, 7.5m

Inclined moving walkway SCHINDLER 9500-10/15, 10°-12°, 7.5m Schindler

Characteristics

  • Options:

    inclined

Description

The Schindler 9500AE line of moving walks ranges from inclined moving walks for commercial applications, such as hypermarkets, to horizontal moving walks with transportation lengths of up to 150 meters for airport environments.

This Speculative Project Imagines A Mixed-Use Building Wrapped Around the Arc de Triomphe

This Speculative Project Imagines A Mixed-Use Building Wrapped Around the Arc de Triomphe, © Patterlini Benoit
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French architect Patterlini Benoit has imagined a mixed-use building to be wrapped around one half of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Completed in 1836 as a memorial to the victories of the French armies under Napoleon, Paris’ triumphal arch is one of the most iconic and visited landmarks in France and the world over. But Benoit argues that its status as a tourist destination has removed it from the authentic cityscape that is used by everyday Parisians. His proposal attempts to reclaim the monument for the city by dividing the arch with an enormous mirrored plane – visually competing the monument from one perspective and providing new function from another. In this way, Benoit claims, the structure can be “brought into modernity without denying history.”

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The proposal consists of a series of stacked glass boxes, bracketed around the monument and connected via a glass elevator. The boxes would have their own independent structure, so they can float around the Arch without compromising the memorial.  Each box would contain different programmatic elements: a museum to French history and nationalism, an art gallery, a panoramic restaurant, and a cafe-style lounge, where tourists and locals could interact.

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Benoit also addresses the issue of accessibility to the site. Located in the center of the world’s most famous roundabout, the Place Charles de Gaulle, access to the monument currently demands navigating across 12 lanes of traffic or walking through an underground tunnel. Benoit’s proposal calls for a new landscaped bridge connecting the monument to the neighborhood of Neuilly. The bridge would accommodate both pedestrian and bike traffic, becoming a new green corridor of the city.

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The remaining half of the Arch would remain undisturbed, with the large mirrored surface visually completing the symmetrical structure. On the other side of the mirrored wall, a digital billboard would be erected to announce events and Parisian news.

Obviously speculative, the project’s true goal is in in questioning whether our landmarks and icons can contribute to the public realm in more pragmatic ways.

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Arjuna Hotel Batu / KsAD

Arjuna Hotel Batu / KsAD, © Mansyur Hasan Photography
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  • Location

    Jl. Panglima Sudirman No.37, Ngaglik, Kec. Batu, Kota Batu, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
  • Architect in Charge

    Yuli Kalson Sagala
  • Design Team

    Putri Herlia, Pandu Pradentio.
  • Area

    1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Manufacturers

    Asahimass, Conwood, Niro granite, Propan, Toto, YKK AP

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A small boutique hotel as a part of  urban pedestrian city …Its started from a closed competition. The clients brief were simple, because of the site location is in the heart of the city, and near the batu cityhall (alun-alun batu), they wants to have a hotel that can be unique and can reflect of the location. They want a simple budget hotel but can easy remembered for the city…

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Located at 700 to 1,700 metre above sea level, the temperature in Batu City of East Java range between 17 oC to 27 oC. Humidity that is approximately at 77-86%, coupled with wind velocity at 6.06 km/h have made the city experience a very little difference in terms of weather in dry and rainy season. Batu and the surrounding area became a perfect place for relaxing and tourism, supported by the soothing climate, mountainous topography, and natural beauty of the place.

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Plan 2

This hotel was designed with site respect approach. The natural potentials were maximised through the application of passive cooling, especially in ground floor lobby and hotel rooms. Building masses are porous, employing window openings in different wall side to enable cross ventilation. (However, during operational time, recently the hotel management decided to add air conditioning unit in each room as an optional feature).

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Instead of one big massive and bulky building block that sits in the middle of the site, this hotel building comes in several smaller masses, allowing them to look slimmer, creating different sequences and more spatial experiences as in a kampung, the indigenous settlement. The block of masses also draw on imaginations of temples, an intuitive experiment.

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This idea is reinforced by utilizing ramps for vertical circulation as a replacement to stairs and elevators. Ramp is considerably accommodating to disabled, children, luggage trolley, and also will enrich the spatial experience of the guests.

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The building sets back (16 m) away from the street, the front area contributes to urban space and blends in with the pedestrian way to perform the nodes of the pedestrian city. The open space is used as commercial area with wide walkways, sitting and outdoor dining area. This space is restricted for motor vehicle, but accessible for everyone in addition to hotel guests. This area also acts as transitional space and as buffer from the heavy traffic in front.

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Unlike the common hotel typology where the rooms were lined in a train-like layout resulting in poor natural lighting and ventilation especially in the room’s toilet, this hotel applied a different strategy. It applies ‘coupled’ concept; each two rooms form a mass so that every room (especially the bathroom), benefits from the gap in between the masses, gets good daylight and outdoor fresh air. All corridors are open at the end, creating an airy feels and more breathing space.

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There are no sophisticated technology.  They are all use conventional method.    All the material are locally produced.  Especially for all the brick finishing, they were built manurally on site. Start from mixing, colouring, printing, until drying.  A Homemade brick, using the surrounding local materials.

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Colour schemes are inspired from nature; of woods, stones, exposed Portland cements, which establish a compound of building and the surrounding environment. All materials (bricks, sands, natural colourings) are locally sourced and manually produced. The colour-mixing process, moulding and drying were done within the project site. Minimising footprint with less energy, less transportation cost, and less pollution. Site respect.

Acrylic bathtub ERGO+: 6436 by Günther Horntrich

Acrylic bathtub ERGO+: 6436 by Günther Horntrich HOESCH Design

Characteristics

  • Material:

    acrylic

  • Length:

    Min.: 2075 mm

    Max.: 2075 mm

  • Width:

    Min.: 1075 mm

    Max.: 1075 mm

Description

As the name implies: the new Ergo+ tub family from yellow design offers far more than mere ergonomics for the bath. More freedom of movement not only with the oval, rectangular or square models but also with the corner version. More individuality, because each model is available as a fitted or a freestanding version with glass panelling – as a bathtub or whirltub. More bathing pleasure thanks to the overflow all around, optionally with LED lights. It allows you to immerse yourself more deeply when taking a bath and serves as a splash guard when whirling. Upon request, further extras are the nCorner cushions and armrests made of skin-friendly gel material.

Length: 2075mm
Width: 1075mm
Internal length: 1850mm
Internal width: 860mm
Base length: 1060mm
Base width: 500mm
Depth: 480mm
Installation height-bathtub: 660-700mm
Installation height-whirltub: 700mm
Bathtub capacity: 370l

Free-standing bathtub / angle / acrylic / double AVIVA: 6619 by Artefakt

Free-standing bathtub / angle / acrylic / double AVIVA: 6619 by Artefakt HOESCH Design

Characteristics

  • Installation:

    free-standing

  • Configuration:

    angle

  • Material:

    acrylic

  • Options:

    double

  • Length:

    Min.: 1800 mm

    Max.: 1800 mm

  • Width:

    Min.: 2400 mm

    Max.: 2400 mm

Description

Delight in beauty and enjoy unforgettable bathing pleasure which gives not only visual experience but also physical relaxation. Aviva model offers most enjoyable bath even to most demanding users and it is an ideal bathting place for two persons. Increase your pleasure by putting comfortable backrests at any chosen place of the Bathtub to seat or lie down comfortably.Aviva model is also available in wall or round version.

Side length: 1405mm
Length: 1800mm
Width: 2040mm
Base length: 1165mm
Base width: 970mm
Depth: 485mm
Installation height-bathtub: 635-700mm
Installation height-whirltub:655-695mm
Bathtub capacity: 380l

The #RMJM60 Instagram Competition

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2) WHO MAY ENTER The Competition is open to any person with a registered Instagram account. Entrants under 18 years of age require permission of a parent or guardian. By entering the contest, entrants under 18 years of age indicate that they have obtained the permission of a parent or guardian. Directors, officers and employees, and their immediate family members, or those living in the same household as such directors, officers and employees, of RMJM and their respective parent, affiliated, or subsidiary companies, agents or representatives (collectively “Promotion Entities”) are not eligible to enter or win. The Competition is void where restricted or prohibited by law.

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2016 Brick in Architecture Award Winners Announced

2016 Brick in Architecture Award Winners Announced

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has announced the results of the 2016 Brick in Architecture Awards, given to “the country’s most visionary projects incorporating fired-clay brick.” This year, there were a total of 32 medalists with Best in Class winners in seven categories: Commercial, Educational (Higher Education), Educational (K-12), Healthcare, Municipal/Government, Residential (Multifamily) and Residential (Single Family).

“These winners demonstrate the best of brick’s aesthetic flexibility, and as a material made from abundant natural resources, it’s a perfect strategy in sustainable design,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.

Read on for the Best in Class winners:

Educational – Higher Education

Prairie View A&M Agriculture and Business, Prairie View, TX / Overland Partners

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Educational – K-12

Intermediate School 230Q Annex, Queens, NY / John Ciardullo Associates, P.C.

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Healthcare

Baylor Surgical Hospital at Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX / Page Southerland Page, Inc.

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Municipal/Government

Millwood Fire Station, Millwood, NY / Ohlhausen DuBois Architects

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Commercial

Old Parkland Campus, Dallas, TX / Beck Architecture, LLC

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Residential – Multi Family

46-09 Eleventh St., Long Island City, NY / GF55 Partners

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Residential – Single Family

New Georgian Revival Home – Greenwich, CT / Charles Hilton Architects

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This year’s judges included Steve Berg, BWBR; Fiske Crowell, Sasaki Associates; Kristin Hawkins, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; David Meleca, David B. Meleca Architects, LLC; Clint Rigsby, SeamonWhiteside and Fernando Villa, Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC.

The complete list of winners, a brief video trailer, and a photo gallery of all winning projects are available on BIA’s website.

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