The new headquarters for the GPAINNOVA offices is located in a typical industrial warehouse, with a precast concrete structure and little architectural interest, but at the same time generates very generous interior volumes. The proposal for the interior adaptation seeks to give personality and representativeness to this space, taking advantage of these interior volumes.
Located on Shanghai’s Suzhou Creek, Shanghai Suhe MixC World blurs boundaries between the city’s past, present, and future. The project’s starting point was rethinking commercial spaces to better integrate with their surroundings. The resulting ‘urban valley’ presents a brand-new public space in the city and sets a new benchmark for Shanghai. In 2016, Kokaistudios was invited to participate in a competition for an underground shopping mall in Suhe Creek Green land. Instead, the design opted to present a brand-new public space in the city: a riverside green land with cultural and leisure facilities, incorporating a subterranean commercial area. Property developer CRLand preferred Kokaistudios’ vision for an ‘urban valley,’ the floor of which is a subterranean commercial space that merges into its green land surroundings through a series of stepped slopes.
Idea Factory, is a transformation of a former factory building in the Shenzhen urban village of Nantou that sustainably reuses and improves the building instead of demolishing and rebuilding it. The project contains a mixture of offices for the Urban Research Institute of China Vanke and offices for rent – yet despite this program, its distinguishing features are public in nature: a stairway cuts its way through the six-story building, leading to a rooftop with a series of “rooms” enclosed by living bamboo “walls”, offering a variety of amenities and activities.
Like many of Europe’s formerly industrial harbor areas, Mainz’s Zollhafen is undergoing a transformation into a modern city quarter. Located northeast of the city’s Neustadt district on the west bank of the river Rhine, the former shipping container harbor will be converted into an urban mix of living, working, and leisure facilities, a significant urban transformation that will be one of the most important regeneration projects in the city’s recent history. ZigZag is one of the pioneer projects in this large-scale transformation.
The Double Roof: The naturally ventilated double roof limits the rise in temperature of the particularly exposed high floors. The roof overhang also protects the facades. These are insulated from the outside by means of a cover in prefabricated panels of fiber cement detached from its case.
The ECUT commercial-office building is located in the district of Gilan Blvd in Rasht city, Iran, where it used to be a valuable field in the area. The plot area is 400 m2, and the total building area is about 3000 m2, including the ground floor and mezzanine for the conjunctive lobby and commercial use, the 2nd and 1st floors for commercial, one story for basement with a parking garage, and 4 upper stories for office use. Design strategy and execution challenges in this project are centered around the use, height, scale, and location of the building, which is situated in a fabric of buildings for commercial and office use, and the need to align this project’s volume with this fabric.
Object and Multiple – ‘AWESOME185’ has an image of individual success. The land was once a remote and unfavorable area. However, the myth of Haeundae in Busan has gradually expanded, and this place has also become the entrance to Centum City in Busan. The biggest constraint in residential areas is the right to have sunlight. Architects consider this right-to-have-sunlight wisely to find the practicality of shape and architecture. The project ‘AWESOME185’ also sought to overcome the right-to-have sunlight, roads, and special circumstances (mountain, development of Centum 2 district).
For this project, we made a new office building for the Ribeirão Preto Shared Fuel Base. The building is developed on two floors. The upper floor has 12 commercial rooms, reception, and bathrooms, and the lower floor, has a living area, technical area, and storage – in addition to a covered area planned for future expansion.
It can be said that the biggest change in office over the past two years due to the pandemic is the work environment and way. Most companies were flexible about switching to telecommuting. It is quite different from the previous time when he had to go to work at the office, such as choosing how to use a cafe or shared office as needed. As a result, cafes and shared offices are also transforming into optimized spaces that can work well to accommodate users’ needs, and some companies have made great efforts to create a new working environment. However, even though the Andemic era has gradually arrived, many people who have experienced telecommuting have preferred home and are reluctant to go to the office.
Established in Abu Dhabi, right at the heart of the city’s diplomatic district, this facility was conceived to support the country’s Foreign Affairs Ministry through the education of young diplomats and government leaders. Rooted in Arab tradition and culture, an introverted building was created, with the play of outer opacity and internal transparency serving as a major motif. Diplomacy requires an openness to the world. This characteristic has been expressed through the large, welcoming glazed portals on either side of the opaque cubic form, as well as the proliferation of communal and collaborative spaces, and the site’s borderless integration into its surroundings.