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Making “the healthy choice the default choice” will encourage wellbeing in the workplace

November 16, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Companies can gain a competitive advantage by designing workplaces that make wellbeing a default choice, argue the authors of The Healthy Workplace Nudge book in a talk Dezeen hosted with Haworth in Chicago. Architects and interior designers should be creating workplaces that nudge people into having healthy behaviour, says Dr Michael O’Neill, an expert on the

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Making “the healthy choice the default choice” will encourage wellbeing in the workplace

November 16, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

Companies can gain a competitive advantage by designing workplaces that make wellbeing a default choice, argue the authors of The Healthy Workplace Nudge book in a talk Dezeen hosted with Haworth in Chicago. Architects and interior designers should be creating workplaces that nudge people into having healthy behaviour, says Dr Michael O’Neill, an expert on the

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Feyenoord Rotterdam Training Complex / MoederscheimMoonen Architects

November 16, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

The training complex has been designed exclusively for the first team of Feyenoord, the accompanying staff and the technical board. The building contains all kinds of facilities which a current professional football club requires. A large area of the building has been dedicated to the sports medical facility and a performance research department for the first team players. This area is supported by several offices, an auditorium, restaurant, relaxation rooms, various wellness facilities and of course the dressing facilities for the players and staff.

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Interdepartemental Management and Administration Center / Ateliers 2/3/4/

November 15, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

A functional and environmental challenge
This extension of an existing public building is part of a mostly residential neighborhood. Therefore, despite its 4.840 m² extension and 150 parking spaces, it needed to find its place into a neighborhood without jostling it. The building is conceived almost entirely on stilts, exploiting the height difference of about 3 m between the street and the embankment of the railways and it’s limited in height to 9m by the Local Urbanism Plan. It shelters a quality parking lot and it literally “comes alongside” the rue Molière.

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The Mark / ZGF Architects

November 14, 2018 Pilar Caballero 0

In the design of a new commercial office tower and hotel in a downtown Seattle development, the owner held the rights to demolish a historically-significant church on the site, allowing for the development of a larger, half-block footprint. The emotional, cultural and historic significance of that church – a facility commissioned by Arthur Denny, founding father of the city of Seattle – motivated the client and parishioners to seek alternatives. The architects pursued a smaller building footprint, one that would preserver the historic sanctuary, promote pedestrian-activation of the city block, encourage density and smart urbanization. The church’s preservation and its incorporation into the new development would also yield a more sustainable solution for the site.

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Spring Place members’ club by wHY Architecture opens in Beverly Hills

November 13, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

US firm wHY Architecture has completed an exclusive members-only co-working space in Beverly Hills, geared towards celebrities and famous professionals. The Spring Place workspace-cum-social club provides a hub for members to work, dine and entertain, as well as attend and host events. Geared towards the entertainment, fashion, business, and arts industries, the space is frequented

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SHoP’s Honduras US Embassy evokes mountainous terrain

November 13, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

New York firm SHoP Architects has revealed its design for the new US Embassy in Honduras, featuring a slanted and curved facade covered in a copper-hued lattice. SHoP recently released renderings of the New Embassy Compound (NEC) in Honduras’ capital city, Tegucigalpa, which the studio was enlisted to design for the US Department of State’s

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Vieira de Almeida & Associados Offices / PMC Arquitectos + Openbook Arquitectura

November 13, 2018 Pilar Caballero 0

The chosen site to accommodate the new offices of Vieira de Almeida Associados law firm is located in the center of Lisbon, in a former industrial area near Tejo riverside. The project develops through two old industrial buildings: the main one faces Dom Luís I street and Boqueirão do Duro and contains the larger facilities; the smaller one is turned to Conde Barão Square and holds part of the back-office services.

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Maayan Zusman designs plastic surgery clinic with home-like interiors

November 12, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Areas of this plastic surgery centre in Tel Aviv look more like a minimal apartment than a medical office, thanks to teal and blush decor chosen by local designer Maayan Zusman. The Raveh clinic, named after its manager Dr Avri Raveh, is located near Ha-Medina Square in the north part of the Israeli city. The

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Laboratory and Logistics Building / Mikkelsen Architects

November 12, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

The 9 500 m² laboratory and logistics building houses shared research facilities and is home to the Clinical Biochemistry Division, which annually supplies around nine million blood tests to the hospital and GPs. In addition, the building is made up of test rooms, laboratories, offices, as well as a warehouse with associated logistic and storage functions. Various articles are distributed to the rest of the hospital via tunnels running from the basement area.

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SinnerSchrader Studio Prague / Kurz architects

November 10, 2018 Pilar Caballero 0

‘Form follows function’, one of the strongest mantras of modern architectures found another tight fit at the new studio premises of SinnerSchrader in Prague. The Czech based Kurz architects designed a new office space in an old industrial building. Both, the architects and the German based digital agency, combined the ideas of interior and digital architectures. Throughout the course of a half-year period, they used agile processes to plan, build and create a space for 60 digital workers. With a fixed budget and timing, the scope of the solution was constantly re-prioritised and iterated upon – in an open, joyful and proactive manner. Trust and willingness to execute stood in the foreground of the international collaboration. Elements like building blocks, frameworks and a strict design system were the common ground in both the architects and the digital agencies worlds and orbiting around these fostered their joint journey.

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ZCC / CCDI

November 9, 2018 舒岳康 - SHU Yuekang 0

ZCC is located in the Economic and Technological Development Zone of Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, the surrounding development and construction is mature; the site is located along the Leshan Road, the main development axis of Zhangjiang city, with convenient transportation; Leshan Avenue extends eastward to the Zhanjiang Bay Bridge and crosses the Wulishan Harbor, connected to the natural landscape of the city. The total construction area of the project is 96,930.09 m2 and the building height is 204.0 m. It is the landmark building of Zhanjiang Economic and Technological Development Zone and the tallest building in western Guangdong.

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Administrative Building Textilverband / Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten

November 8, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The design concept of the building for the Association of the Northwest German Textile and Garment Industry aims to provide all employees with a view of the picturesque landscape to the north and to welcome those arriving from the south with a strong textile image. The elongated structure is enclosed on three sides by a completely closed brick facade. The volume closed to the east, south, and west and open to the north is the basis for an energy-optimized office building.

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Administrative Building Textilverband / Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten

November 8, 2018 Daniel Tapia 0

The design concept of the building for the Association of the Northwest German Textile and Garment Industry aims to provide all employees with a view of the picturesque landscape to the north and to welcome those arriving from the south with a strong textile image. The elongated structure is enclosed on three sides by a completely closed brick facade. The volume closed to the east, south, and west and open to the north is the basis for an energy-optimized office building.

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Wuhan Tencent R&D Center / IDEAL

November 7, 2018 Collin Chen 0

The five-story building along the lake side is a wide mirrored pool. The building is like a modern sculpture, standing in the majestic atmosphere of the pool and the lake. The combination of a variety of floors and a rich terrace space further enhances the dialogue with the lake.

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AD Classics: Citigroup Center / Hugh Stubbins + William Le Messurier

November 6, 2018 David Langdon 0

This article was originally published on November 5, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

In a city of skyscrapers of nearly every shape and size, the Citigroup Center on Lexington Avenue is one of New York’s most unique. Resting on four stilts perfectly centered on each side, it cantilevers seventy-two feet over the sidewalk and features a trademark 45-degree sloping crown at its summit. The original structure responsible for these striking features also contained a grave oversight that nearly resulted in structural catastrophe, giving the tower the moniker of “the greatest disaster never told” when the story finally was told in 1995. The incredible tale—now legendary among structural engineers—adds a fascinating back-story to one of the most iconic fixtures of the Manhattan skyline.

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Wavelike roof imitates Andes mountains at cheese warehouse in Ecuador

November 6, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

An Ecuadorian cheese factory’s warehouses and offices are housed under the undulating gabled roofline that tops this building, by local firm Estudio Felipe Escudero. Little Roofs is an industrial storage unit and office complex for La Holanda Cheeses, a company based in Pifo, Ecuador. As its name suggests, the focal point of the project is the

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La Marseillaise / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

November 6, 2018 María Francisca González 0

Large cities have towers close to their center in order to avoid expanding too far, and to limit daily commutes. They use existing service infrastructure and transportation systems, naturally making them sustainable and urban in all the senses of these two terms. This observation explains the growth, by the sea and in the heart of the Euroméditerranée development, of the family of tall silhouettes created by these various towers.