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SELECTION OF TYPIFIED PROJECTS

A selection of project pictures follows, showing the design and creativity of MAA.
A series of projects will show a certain variety of our Residential-projects, Hotels, and some Special-projects like Cathedrals, Office-buildings and New-cities are present.

           
      RESIDENCES                          
 
                                 
          Residence of Faisal Mohammed, Foz do Iguacu, Paraguay.
Residence of Artur Danelian, Jardim Sao Bento, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL.                      
 
                                   
                        Spanish Residential-complex, at Anchieta Av. Maringa’, BRAZIL
         
 
                                                           
                               
 
           
    Residential complex at Silverton, underground garage served by natural sunlight. Durban, South Africa    
 
    RESIDENTIAL TOWERS                                                            
 
                                                           
  Residential Towers at Neo Martins, Maringa’, BRAZIL                  
                                         
 
                                   
 
“CONTINENTAL” Residential-complex
36 luxurious apts. with 350,oo m2
Rocha Pombo Square, Maringa’, BRAZIL
         
                                   
 
        TERRACE with: Pool and Pool abolitions; Play-ground; Bar; Braai-area and Kitchen, Party-room for 200 people; and Sauna.                
                                                               
      PARTY-ROOM for 200 people; Bar; Kitchen and Toilets.                
                                                               
     

LIVING-ROOM with Terrace; Dining for 14 people and Fire-place with sunken leisure area.



BELOW LEFT: Typical floor plan – 350,oom2 Apartment units, 3 Garages.

BELOW RIGHT: Actual building

               
   
                 
 
                                                       
       
“EDGE OF THE SEA”
150 luxurious Apartments - holiday resort
at Umhlanga Beach,
SOUTH AFRICA.
         
                                                       
 
                                                           
   
                                                           
 
                                                       
       
“ZINGAZI”
9 luxurious Apartments with 800,oo m2,
4 en-Suite and private Pool
- Residential and holiday resort at Umhlanga Beach,
SOUTH AFRICA.
         
                                                       
 
                                                           
 
                                HOTELS                                        
                                                       
       

Study for :
Luxurious 5 star HILTON-HOTEL Durban,
SOUTH AFRICA

First study in full ZULU theme.

         
                                                       
 
                                                           
 
                 
        Proposal for a new Holiday-resort in full ZULU design; inland of the province of Natal, SOUTH AFRICA.    
                                 
 
           
TREZE TILLIAS PARK HOTEL
A very rare opportunity to design a 4 star Hotel in Alpinian-TIROL style at the
Tiroler colony of “13 Tilias”
in the State of
Santa Catarina,
BRAZIL.

         
 
         

Proposal of:
5 STAR POINT WATERFRONT HOTEL
IN DURBAN,
SOUTH AFRICA.

 


Below: from left to right:

1. GROUND FLOOR PLAN
2. TYPICAL SECTION
3. PLAN OF PENTHOUSE APARTMENT

         
 
             
 
         

Perspective 0f interior of the magnamic "TABA" of proposed 5 Star POINT HOTEL DURBAN.

Left: ENTRANCE TO FOYER

Center: Waiting room

Right: LIFT ACCESS to Apartments, behind access to BAR, POOL, NIGHTCLUB, and GYM.

Half plan: MEZZANINE with SHOPPING

         
 
                                  EXCLUDED ARE PROJECTS OF:

MASTER-PLANS OF THE CITY OF:

• LAGOA DO MARICA’ - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
• APUCARANA - Pr. BRAZIL
• ITAIPU HYDROELECTRIC -Viability plan for OEA
• USHUKANGA - SOUTH AFRICA

• TV STATION: TV Chanel 8 Maringa’, Pr. BRAZIL

• HOSPITALS:
Hospital of the Brotherhood of TRIER, 300 Bds
Maringa, Pr. BRAZIL
Hospital Geral de FOZ DO IGUACU, 600 Bds
FOZ DO IGUACU, Pr. BRAZIL

• OFFICE BUILDINS - Diverse
• CHURCHES & RELIGIOUS - Diverse
• FACTORIES - Diverse


        CHALLENGING PROJECTS                                    
 
         

In our practice we encountered many projects of extreme difficulties.
3 of these very complicated projects were rejects and refusals of other practices, when handled to our offices and turned into solutions.
We like challenges.

Our Office in Brazil supported not only a Modelling-room but a Technical-laboratory to study, in scale, new use of Spaces and new-Structures.
A selection of some of our most challenging projects is lined up here.

PALLADIUM BUILDING

Projects can turn out to be complicated in many ways, as it turned out to be the case of the Residential PALLADIUM in Maringa' BRAZIL.

The site located at a strategic point in the city centre, a site rejected by a number of developers according to its impossible narrow site, impeding the development of a typical mirrored solution for a 2-Apartment per-level solution.

MAA. accepted the challenge and created the 2 identical Apartments and went further by designing a median-luxurious Building, with many social high-grade-spaces on that very odd site.

 

 


THE DANELIAN’S RESIDENCES

Two rejected Sites at the Garden Sao Bento in Sao Paulo, Brazil, located on an Abyss of 80 m and condemned by the City-Architects for any construction, belonged to the brothers Danelian which thought the helps from MAA.

We took the challenge and planned a unique and special structure and build 2 of the most exciting residential projects ever to reach our offices.
Artur Danelian’s house, with a solution of a vertical Fish-spine-structure and set at the edge of the abyss, has been nominated by the City as the best and most beautiful residence of Sao Paulo, only second to his brother Daniel.

HOTEL PONTA DAS CANAS

The PONTA DAS CANAS PARK HOTEL in Florianopolis, Brazil is a project adapted over an existing structure build by God.

The project is located at a private beach, opposed to a small Island.

Huge existing granite Boulders, serves as the structure of the hotel and used with intelligence complete the internal natural structure as main aesthetics to the entire concept.

 

CATHEDRAL OF MARINGA’, BRAZIL

The 120 m high Cathedral of Maringa’, Brazil, is one of the highest Cathedrals in the world. Many were its challenges, and many its special Eng. Structures started by Eng. Bellucci, on the invitation of a visionary man: Archbishop Dom Jaime Luis Coelho.

Some of these Structures were created and tested at MAA’s Laboratories, accompanied and approved by the very talented Eng. Paulo Pozzobon.

There were many of MAA’s own structural secrets and exclusivities. One of the problem was - that 1 Ton of concrete could only weight 600 kg. on site.

Among some of these special Structures, are the Episcopal-chairs, being that the central Archbishop chair is 12 m high, most probably the highest in the world.

 

                                                   
                       
                       
                       
                         
                                 
                         
                                 
                         
                                 
                         
                                 
                         
                                 
 
         
           

EDGE OF THE SEA

The luxurious 150 residential complex in Umhlanga, South Africa, known as “Edge of the Sea”, hides 2 sets of different structures (hire referring to of-set structures needed mainly at the 30 penthouses) and one of strategic Architectural-planning (coordinates of the key-level and some structures in balances up to 12 meters).



The internal-Structural presents two sets of 90° staggering structure, which represented a certain difficulty for the Engineers.

The Architectonic strategic-planning is represented through the Apartments with 5 or more en-Suites with no access corridors. One of the first of this category in the World to use this MAA-created technology.

 

 

 

           
         
           
         
           
         


UMLAZI MEGA CITY

The Umlazi Municipality, intended to produce a new city, a real “UMLAZI MEGA-CITY” (not to be confounded by a Shopping-centre close-by, which appropriated the name, of that public project). In short, Umlazi should be/ or represent a new City born out of the ashes of the apartheid-era.

The local authorities of Umlazi, a township located close to Durban, West of the Durban-airport, decided to identify and upgrade their many scattered existing City-centres, and concentrate them into one.

           
         
           
 
           
 


The New-city should represent and contain all the African-social-powers and principally all the strong cultural elements of African traditions.
The winning project should also identify and upgrade the new City-centre and work as a future new Administration-centr
e.

The project was given an importance of National aura and pride, by calling for an Architectural competition of National level.
We are proud to say that we have won against 14 participating Architectural teams.


MAA philosophy was not to destroy the existing, but build over the existing, as a symbol of the new-era being born out of the old.
Also we decided to use strong Zulu-architectonic cultural elements, which are strongly apparent in the design of our prize-wining project.


           
               
                 
               
                 
               
 
                               
       


The structure to support the high-raised “plateaus” is not so much visible as they are camouflaged as elements of the vertical accesses, as proper African sculptures designed as “the columns”.

The enormous concrete slabs build by the “Cross/box systems” and not post-tension being the reason the narrow distance to the Indian Ocean, consequently the amount of salt in the air.

                                                     
                                 
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