The Santa Monica College (SMC) Center for Media and Design (CMD) is a renovation and expansion of the school’s old Academy of Entertainment & Technology. The 3.5-acre project includes the construction of a 30,000-square-foot instructional wing and renovation of an existing 50,000-square-foot teaching facility; a new, three-story building for KCRW, a public radio station licensed to the school; and a new, seven-level parking structure. A courtyard with water features and a performance stage is showcased in the center of the complex. Located in ‘Silicon Beach’ – home to major media firms and tech startups – the CMD enables the school to unite all of its programs focused on media content development and design on one campus.
The building for the headquarters of this law firm that works with the renewable energy sector reuses the partially demolished concrete structure of an existing house. The project used a metallic structure and steel deck slabs to expand by 50% the area of the existing construction through additions and “grafts” of parts that were used even in the reinforcement needed to remove pillars from the original concrete structure.
It has been a great challenge designing a working space highly representative of our identity.
In the historical Tercio y Terol suburb, located in the Madrid neighborhood of San Isidro in Carabanchel, a home is intervened to become a multidisciplinary workshop for a multifaceted client. The reduced dimensions of the workspace should boost the creative development activities, such as writing, painting, or meditation. A place where having enough, and not more than necessary, is the key to fostering the creative environment.
The New Headquarters and Warehouse of the company Aníbal Cristina is located in Pousos, Leiria, near the access to the A1 highway. The site has a total area of 53.589,00 m2, is inserted in an elongated register with an approximate length of 720,00m and variable width from 12 to 150m, with its largest dimension being south-west/northeast oriented.
The residential and business ensemble on Ennetweg in Lucerne – or: a little history of transparent architecture.
The family company POHL cz, a.s. is one of the most important Czech construction companies. Its new headquarters is conceived as the flagship of the company, combining the practical demands of administrative operations with the need for self-representation. The architecture of the building is influenced not only by its location in a suburban industrial area, but also by the company’s traditions and the construction sector in which it operates.
1 – To accompany the change
Sentul Works is nestled within the extended park setting of Sentul Park in Sentul West, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where the Federated Malay States Railway (“FMSR”) rail complexes were established in 1904. This century-old colonial building was formerly the headquarters for the FMSR under British rule.
Jiuli Workspace, formerly a logistics and storage company, is located in Huting North Road, Jiuting Town, Songjiang District. There are 18 plant buildings of large steel truss structure, 1 L-shaped office building and several low-rise buildings. The whole site covers a floor area of 117,810 square meters, the east and north side is close to Bei Shangwan, the south side is close to the demolition site, the west side is close to Jiuting Jindi Square. Meanwhile，the distance from Jiuting subway station is not far from the site, the geographical location is superior, and the transportation is convenient around the site. How to reconstruct the buildings in such a suburban part of the city, in order to adapt to the changes of the local industrial development, is a challenge that the architects had to overcome throughout the design process.