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'Z am Park' in Zurich

'Z am Park' in Zurich by Aekae, Photo by Nico Schaerer

The architects from Aekae presented us their newest interior project. The Cafe/Bar “Z am Park” is situated at a Park in a former workers district of Zurich, and offers 45 seats inside, and 50 on the terrace. They serve an exceptional coffee, and on the small but nice menu there are drinks and bites, with a brunch special on weekends.

'Z am Park' in Zurich, Photo by Nico Schaerer

'Z am Park' in Zurich, Photo by Nico Schaerer

More information gives us the architects:

The location at the Park offers nice views of the trees, and we didn’t want to distract from these with a flashy, over designed interior, thus keeping it simple.

Inspiration came from Classic elements of a French park-café that where interpreted in a modern way. The main Objective of the Design was to create an unpretentious and relaxed space that effortlessly combines the old and the new.

We questioned the common perception and placing of materials, while being reasonnable in the use of them. So parts of the former flooring, an oak-herringbone-parquet, were used to form the Bar and Couches, all contrasted by the warm gray, monochromatic Space.

Materials were re-used where possible; old curtains were handpicked for the shifting upholstery, and a modular vintage lamp (by Trix and Robert Haussmann, 1965), was chosen to create a glowing lighting.

We wanted the interior to keep evolving, so instead of just placing the classic Horgenglarus Bistrochairs (Mod. Classic 1-380) in the Space, we asked various artists and designers to each re-work 4 of them in their own way.

'Z am Park' by Aekae, Photo by Nico Schaerer

'Z am Park' by Aekae, Photo by Nico Schaerer

Lighting

Lighting

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Studio by fernlund + logan

Studio by fernlund + logan

The architects Solveig Fernlund, who attended the University of Lund, Sweden and Neil Logan, who studied architecture at Rhode Island School of Design, and Columbia University opened their studio fernlund + logan in the early 1990s. Since then they have been commissioned with several residential and commercial designs – above all offices and showrooms for the well known US textile manufacturer Maharam.

Studio in Guilford, Connecticut by fernlund + logan

Studio in Guilford, Connecticut by fernlund + logan

The studio in Guilford, Connecticut, which they finished in 2006 is exemplary for their residential architecture which clearly refers to the Scandinavian roots of the studio.

But let the architects explain it better:

“The house originally designed by Tony Smith in the 50′s consists of a main building, a guesthouse on stilts accessible from a ramp and a swimming pool built around a rock that marks the high point on the coast.”

Kitchen and living room

Kitchen and living room

“A studio / utility building has been added to the site replacing a derelict structure in the hillside. It consists of a structure of cast-in-place reinforced concrete following the contour lines of the hill with only 3 feet of the back wall and roof visible from the main building. No exterior or interior finishes have been added and a planted “green roof” integrates the structure to the garden. A cantilevered walkway serves as an outdoor corridor connecting the two separate functions of studio and mechanical room. In the main building, an exposed new kitchen was inspired by the materials and work of Tony Smith. In addition, extensive renovations of the existing swimming pool were made.”

Kitchen

Kitchen

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'Pure White Ecoresin™' by 3form

'Pure White Ecoresin™' by 3form

Restoring two adjacent lobbies of the outdated 1980s Adam Place office building in Massachusetts, USA the internationally operating architects of Perkins + Will wanted to achieve a powerful transformation without the cost and time required for a complete overhaul. Focusing on the unattractive exposed elevators, the team at Perkins + Will chose to update the with a, visually dynamic solution for concealing the outdated glass cabs.

1 Adams Place, elevator, designed by Perkins + Will

1 Adams Place, elevator, designed by Perkins + Will

For 1 Adams Place the team suspended 3form Varia Ecoresin panels in a vertical layered pattern. The spacing and depth was controlled to create, along with the nuanced neutral color choices, a sculptural cascade of color and form enhanced by the unexpected elevator movement from within. The effect is a remarkable modern appearance with contemporary industrial flavor.

2 Adams Place, designed by Perkins+ Will

2 Adams Place, designed by Perkins+ Will

For 2 Adams Place, the team built on the concept of the vertical grill, but chose a softer, more ethereal approach to the façade. The design called for 3form Varia Ecoresin in brilliant Pure White to emulate billowing ship sails. Architects chose 3form Scultural Form Legato in alternating formation to easily, and effectively, create a traditional basket-weave pattern. The panels were installed on 4 vertical I-beams using 3form Cable Hardware. 3form Architecture department provided consultation and assistance with digital data modeling and structural design to ensure flowing movement and minimal visible hardware.

2 Adams Place designed by Perkins + Will

2 Adams Place designed by Perkins + Will

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Moesk Control Center by Arch-grup and ABTB

Moesk Control Center by Arch-group and ABTB

Russian Arch-group and ABTB are to build the reconstruction of the network control centre of electricity-distribution company Moesk in Moscow, Russia. Main space is a control room of320 m2 with a two-level podium made of corian including workstations for six controllers and a wall of video screens. The wall consists of 36 Barco video cubes showing informations on the condition of the electricity network.

Moesk Control Center by Arch-grup and ABTB

Photos: Arch-group and ABTB

Laconically decorated on a dark floor the second space underlines the dynamical form of a snow-white podium. The wall finish is perforated BILDEX and luminescent lamps hidden behind the translucent ceiling light up the space. Powerful projectors are turned to the workstations.

Moesk Control Center by Arch-grup and ABTB

Moesk Control Center by Arch-group and ABTB

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Photos: Ludger Paffrath

Photos: Ludger Paffrath

Jürgen Mayer H. has just completed the interior design of a medical centre in Hamburg. The sculptural elements and the sophisticated colour scheme have the typical handwriting of the Berlin-based architect, who has managed to create a homogeneous interior landscape which is reminiscent of the 70s in style.

The centre for dentistry in Hamburg by Jürgen Mayer H.

The centre for dentistry in Hamburg by Jürgen Mayer H.

The architect´s description:

The centre for dentistry is situated in a medical center in Hamburg St. Georg, close to Hamburg’s lively downtown. Free standing core elements devide the open space into different programmatic zones. These elements host independend workstations, an x-ray room and different other medical facilities. One rotating element next to the waiting area transforms a closed examination room into a stage for a medical auditorium. Sloped tops of the cores contain indirect lighting with integrated luminous ceilings. The color scheme in blue and brown shades moves freely from floor to wall to ceiling and gives the illusion of an endless space continuum.

The centre for dentistry by Jürgen Mayer H.

The centre for dentistry by Jürgen Mayer H.

to the Jürgen Mayer H. website

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