Mezzanine

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Project • By IBI GroupUniversities

Yale University School of Management

Inspired by Yale School of Management’s reinvention of business school education and pioneering integrated curriculum, the Edward P. Evans Hall combines world-class teaching facilities with inspirational social spaces. The project unites Yale’s faculty departments in a single location for the first time and brings a high level of transparency to the traditionally enclosed college courtyard, creating a green heart for the campus community, which is visible throughout the school. Embracing the wider campus, the transparent façade opens the building up to Whitney Avenue, making visible the staircases on either side of the entrance and showcasing the School’s activities. The classrooms are contained within sixteen doub... More

Project • By LCA_Luigi Cafiero Architetti & PartnersPrivate Houses

Casa B.N.

The work commissioned was to renovate a small house located in the historic center of Follonica. The height limits and the stringent constraints to which the property is subjected have led to a calibrated work of double height of the internal floors and the study of new sources of natural light that do not impact on the facades. We immediately imagined exploiting the quality of the space by working inside the volume, whose limit is represented by the pitched roof, enhancing it and making it visible from every observation point of the house. Two main beams define the space of the small mezzanine and with a game of joints they support a secondary structure that frees the ridge of the roof from any structural element allowing it to maintain it... More

Project • By Fabrizio Cattaruzza e Francesco MillosevichAuditoriums

Auditorium “Lo Squero”

The 19th century Squero, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, is now home to an auditorium for 200 people, managed by the Giorgio Cini Foundation. The original building, in masonry, measures about 28.70 m by 17.70 m and is dated between 1830 and 1879; the reference model is that of the squeri of the Arsenale, therefore an open building, with arches on the main sides and large roof supported by wooden trusses. The restoration works of 1952 had radically changed the nature of the squero, transforming it into a closed building, inside which a reinforced concrete mezzanine and a thermal power station had been built. The project recovers the spatiality of the original squero, emptying the interior and freeing the fronts. The new... More

Project • By Atelier D’Architecture Michel FollonierPrivate Houses

Transformation in Ayent

This barn is located in the village of Ayent, in a rural setting. For centuries, this building has fulfilled these agricultural functions. Nowadays, a family decides to transform it into a home. The challenge was to keep the original gasoline while meeting current needs. By offering a fully glazed southern facade, we have highlighted the original construction. This contrast allows the interior spaces to be bathed in light. Inside, it was essential to keep as much of the original spirit as possible. The result is a marriage of stone, wood and metal that combines modernity with history. More

Project • By Graham Baba ArchitectsOffices

Glympse

Occupying the third floor of a six-story, mixed-use building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, this project centered on how to maximize efficiencies (including budgetary constraints) for this technology start up while accommodating the existing office culture. Coming from a much smaller space, the firm had developed a pattern of work characterized by an unstructured work environment. The design focuses on creating a neutral background and armature in which the firm can shift and shape to their needs, including the repurposing of existing office furniture. The 9,068-square-foot space includes a 2,000 square-foot mezzanine, which the company uses for flex and breakout space. Design elements, including prominent integration of the... More

Project • By BW: Workplace ExpertsOffices

HARELLA

BW transforms historic Harella House in London’s Clerkenwell into highly desirable Cat A office space BW: Workplace Experts has sensitively refurbished Harella House on Goswell Road in Clerkenwell. In total, six floors of lettable Cat A office space have been created for Chait Investment Corporation, within a characterful building, which now has three new terraced areas.   Harella House dates back to the 1930s, starting out as a garment factory for Harella Clothing Manufacturers. This enterprising firm was famous in its day for producing garments in a wider range of women’s sizes. The 55,000 sq ft building has large Crittall windows, which were intended to create natural light filled spaces that could accommodate large i... More

Project • By M+N ArchitectureOffices

Khidmah New Headquarters

Khidmah New Headquarters - Yas MallAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates FIRM: M+N ArchitectureTYPE: Commercial › Office Shopping Mall STATUS: BuiltYEAR: 2019SIZE: 25,000 sqft - 100,000 sqftBUDGET: $1M - 5M The project consists of the full interior design of the new Khidmah / Provis Headquarters located on the 1st floor of Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The unit extends on three levels, with the main entrance at 1st floor (shop front), the main space at 2nd floor (reachable by internal escalators and elevator), and the board meeting room on the mezzanine level.The new Headquarters accommodate more than 200 employees over around 2,800 sqm of Platinum LEED certified offices.The design makes full use of the exceptional internal height of 5,35m a... More

Project • By LevelstudioOffices

BURO.Space

BURO.Space is the headquarters of an international media company Buro 24/7 in Kazakhstan. The project pushes the limits and understanding of a traditional office as a place to work in, to a multifunctional space for holding events, public talks, film screenings and photoshoots, making Buro even closer to its audience and to the public.  By introducing a mezzanine level, we managed to increase the usable floor area and add auxiliary spaces to the program, exceeding the brief requirements. The program includes various working, gathering and relaxation spaces, as well as a central theatre stage for talks and performances.  The whole space is designed to be open, transparent and interconnected, with constant circulation of people, i... More
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Project • By Spores studioMuseums

The Observatory Theatre

Our response to the competition brief is to see the observatory as a theatre; where the roles of the observer vs observed are often in flux. Within the observatory theatre sits the sky lounge which is a freestanding volume of programmatic spaces ‘submerged’ into a man-made pool at the entrance of the castle. This move seeks to enhance the spatial quality of the new volumes while providing reflections of night sky into the interiors. From the outside, the sky lounge mimics a stage. It rejects stability in favour of movement, and rates delight over simplicity. The scenes of activities taking place across the divided interior spaces seem interconnected, and yet private.   At the end of the mezzanine restaurant enclosure, the... More

Project • By Lez. ArquiteturaApartments

Simpatia Apartment

The “Sympathy Apartment” is a 44m² duplex located in Brasilia, Brazil. The owners are a friendly and receptive young couple who love to cook and gather friends at home. They asked us to rethink the apartment’s spaces to fit all the equipment and furniture they wished to have. Ampleness and integration are the words that describe the new home. In the original design, the mezzanine occupied half of the upper floor. We decided to extend it to the end, increasing its area and leaving the lower floor entirely for social use.   Through the proposed integration between the floors, the project optimizes and proposes different uses for each one. The choice of timeless materials and colors such as wood, gray and fendi to... More

Project • By Atelier tao+cShowrooms

JOLOR Showroom

Located withinthe site of an old minery factory in Shanghai, Ateliertao+c has transformed an old 435 square-meter warehouse into a minimal, yet unique continuum with open spatial design. The one-storeybuildinghadundergone many shifts in function since 1958, during which much of the original industrial characters werestripped away. Only the triangular roof trusses and the dormer window over the roof still have the hints of what factory building look like within that period.   As an emerging furniture brand in China, like the other new brands in different industries nowadays, JOLOR started their business with its e-commerce market, and then stepped into the next chapter by openingaretail space to showcase their products for people to e... More

Project • By Ewert LeafBars

There Cafe

Conceived as a shared meeting place, Gathered Cafe is an uplifting and authentic hospitality proposition harnessed by the strength of its architectural setting. Housed in a 19th-century wool store, the pared-back interior celebrates the site’s industrial character while softly layering new interventions; an evolution of its historic identity.   Starting with a vision to transform the iconic heritage building into a welcoming venue, the brief from the Gant’s (Pot & Pan, Gather & Tailor) was threefold; to honour the qualities of the warehouse, foster a sense of community and contribute to the surrounding mixed-use development.   The site’s grand, cathedral-like windows, raw steel columns and soaring 6-m... More

Project • By BWM Architekten und PartnerRestaurants

Sacher Eck Wien

For what is probably the most famous cake in the world, the Original Sacher Torte, it was to create an appropriate ambience – from this claim the finest corner of Vienna, the new Sacher Eck, was achieved.The famous Hotel Sacher, in its prime location opposite the Vienna State Opera, is a long-established family business that exudes elegance and charm. It unites classic Viennese design with its heritage as a world-renowned Austrian hotel and restaurant brand.On the foundation of a great traditionThe decision to refurbish the Sacher Eck was preceded by a long maturing process in which the scope and the design orientation were very carefully considered. The hotel and restaurant projects of the Vienna-based architecture firm BWM Architekt... More

Project • By Korteknie Stuhlmacher ArchitectenSecondary Schools

Campus Cadix NKD

The new building block on the Kempisch Dok Westkaai replaces a derelict existing school building. The large new school is a compact volume with characteristic, repetitive, pitched roofs whose shapes refer to the repetitive roof structure of the CAD hangars facing the other side of the street. It consists of a total of six-storey front building approximately 16.4 m in depth and four slightly lower wings with three small courtyards in between. location: Cadixwijk, Antwerpdesign: 2009-2017construction: from 2017client: Scholen Van Morgen / SO Antwerpenadvisor stability: ABT Antwerpenadvisor technical installations: RCR Herentadvisor design interior gardens : Atelier Arne Deruytercontractor: Strabag DBFMphotos:Luuk KramerThe building has the... More

Project • By ROOM+ Design & BuildHotels

Cities & Gardens

The Cities & Gardens is a 7-level building located at a beautiful spot close to the Ho Chi Minh City CBD. The building accommodates a coffee shop; eight rental boutique suites; and a rooftop garden. The site is consisted of two identical land lots of 4x22 meter each with view to a small parkland. The building is divided into two adjoined parts as each land lot is owned by one of two owners who are also brothers. The first part was built 6 months ahead of the other one due to the financing of the owners.   Saigon is a city of multi-culture and opportunities. Every year, the city welcomes million visitors from all around the World come to Saigon to experience the culture, enjoy the city life and look for opportunities. In another a... More