Archinect - News 2016-08-25T20:00:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149963675/hallucinate-creates-a-surreal-ambience-in-this-sleek-trading-center HALLUCINATE creates a “surreal ambience“ in this sleek trading center Justine Testado 2016-08-17T10:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:38:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q69h89q0f8kac7er.jpg" width="514" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Large industrial enterprises aren't typically known for conducting business inside jaw-dropping office environments. Shenzhen-based <a href="http://www.hallucinate.com.cn/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HALLUCINATE Design Office</a> certainly defies that assumption in their&nbsp;Midwest Inland Port Financial Town project in China's Xi&rsquo;an International Trade &amp; Logistics Park.&nbsp;</p><p>Completed last December, Hallucinate won the commission to design the commodity trading center from Maike Metals Group, one of China's largest suppliers of non-ferrous metals and minerals.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xv/xv07zcr98fpsiw09.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vd/vdre561cu9k5iavt.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zn/zn8n1p0ttt3au4m1.jpg"></p><p>Designed with an &ldquo;unconventional open and tranquil style&rdquo;, Hallucinate&nbsp;beautifully contrasts bold details and textures with a subtle yet sleek color palette that doesn't appear sterile. The 326,200m&sup2; office shows off a glass wall curtain and aluminum panels on its exterior, while its interior boasts a careful arrangement of materials like artificial stone, aluminum, hardwood flooring, and mineral wood.&nbsp;A mixture of natural light and soft LED lighting throughout the space creates a&nbsp;&ldquo;surreal ambience&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bt/bttrk6svoruhai53.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/il/ilb3vw9pv93zs6n6.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0gpe13vb7jog8fi.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y17c641h9p5ut0d3.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y4/y4zf248ct5fjmb0m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q7/q7k2k15hvd9curio.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kw/kww3v5zcuzl7vmg0.jpg"></p><p>Most ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149960184/tesla-s-5-8-million-square-foot-gigafactory-to-open-in-2017 Tesla's 5.8 million square foot "Gigafactory" to open in 2017 Julia Ingalls 2016-07-27T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:41:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ly/ly61d2maf4u0cg1t.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sixty-five hundred people and a sizable compliment of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139530018/the-dawn-of-construction-worker-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">robots</a> will work in the enormous, solar-panel topped, rail-adjacent Gigafactory when it opens in 2017, a structure which is described as a "joint venture" between Tesla, Panasonic and other supply partners. In this case, the drive to inexpensively produce lithium-ion batteries has created the need for the&nbsp;colossal&nbsp;structure.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/elou5zc83e4g3oab.jpg"></p><p>As <a href="https://www.wired.com/2016/07/tesla-gigafactory-elon-musk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wired</a> notes:</p><p><em>The assembly lines will do everything from make the individual cells&mdash;cylinders a bit bigger&nbsp;than an AA battery&mdash;to assembling the immense packs that power a Model S or store energy in someone&rsquo;s garage. Tesla doesn&rsquo;t disclose its costs, but says doing it all&nbsp;in-house&nbsp;will drive down the cost of a battery by&nbsp;30 percent.</em></p><p>Tesla in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936153/lake-flato-architects-splits-reservation-cost-for-tesla-model-3-with-employees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lake Flato Architects splits reservation cost for Tesla Model 3 with employees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145592812/wired-takes-a-look-inside-tesla-s-car-factory-of-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wired takes a look inside Tesla's car factory of the future</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126782986/did-tesla-almost-go-bankrupt-without-anyone-noticing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Did Tesla almost go bankrupt without anyone noticing?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/80596440/bolles-wilson-transforms-historic-hanomag-u-boat-hall-into-stylish-retail-outlet BOLLES+WILSON transforms historic Hanomag ‘U-Boat Hall’ into stylish retail outlet Justine Testado 2013-08-29T14:45:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:47:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4jvlkcqhbp0wbjlv.jpg" width="514" height="707" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.bolles-wilson.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolles+Wilson</a> was commissioned to redesign the historic Hanomag "U-Boat Hall" into an RS+Yellow Furniture Outlet in Hanover, Germany&mdash;yet another example in the repurposing of unused industrial spaces and fusing the past with the present.</p> <p> The contemporary furniture pieces and the U-Boat Hall's warehouse atmosphere are an interesting juxtaposition, and both vie for visitors' attention. Wooden flooring and bright-colored accents contrast against the rusty columns of the structure, an intended U-boat production site that halted construction in 1944. A brick wall on one side of the building's interior adds hip appeal that complements the outlet store's colorful inventory.&nbsp; On the other hand, the structure's original components&mdash;in addition to its enormous size&mdash;are hard to ignore, almost to the point where it becomes the main showpiece.</p> <p> What do you think of B+W's redesign? Scroll down to see some images and more details.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po6mht33jbablqp6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Interior of the U-Boat Hall. Photo by Olaf Mahlstedt. &copy; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67513941/live-make-industrial-arts-center-cincinnati-results LIVE·MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati Results Alexander Walter 2013-02-13T14:29:00-05:00 >2013-02-18T18:09:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ua/uamb2kggdtoc01yk.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Results have recently been unveiled in the international design ideas competition LIVE&middot;MAKE Industrial Arts Center Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in partnership with the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation had launched this competition as a call for architectural proposals of a membership-based facility that will [...] help shape a new economic opportunity for the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>