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Lake Union Float Home in Washington by Designs Northwest Architects

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Article source: Designs Northwest Architects

The float was constructed in Vancouver, BC, and all structural connections had to be located beforehand. The float was moved down to the ship repair yards adjacent Gasworks Park and the home construction was done there. Upon completion, the home was towed across Lake Union by tug and set into its permanent location.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ben Benschneider)

  • Architect: Designs Northwest Architects
  • Name of Project: Lake Union Float Home
  • Location: Lake Union, Washington
  • Design Team: Dan Nelson AIA – Principal Architect, Shawn Sullivan
  • Interior Designer: Susan Broll
  • Photographer: Ben Benschneider
  • Software used: AutoCad and Sketchup


Pedestrian footbridge in Evry, France by DVVD

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Article source: DVVD

Due to the separation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, bridges are particularly significant landscapes in public space in Evry. One key requirement quickly emerged: the need to prevent objects being thrown onto vehicles beneath the footbridge. At the same time as offering better user safety, we also wanted the bridge to be transparent and fun. We combined these architectural intentions and technical considerations to create a steel structure forming a volume which encompasses pedestrians.

Image Courtesy Alain Philippe Baudry Knops

  • Architects: DVVD
  • Project: Pedestrian footbridge
  • Location: Evry, France
  • Client: AFTRP
  • Engineering: DVVD
  • Span: 70 m
  • Budget: 800 000 euros
  • Construction work: 2006 – 2007
  • Photography : DVVD / Alain Philippe Baudry Knops
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Brahler Residence in Bay Village, Ohio by robert maschke ARCHITECTS

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Article source: robert maschke ARCHITECTS inc.

Architecture for residential additions is often characterized by two distinct approaches: imitate the style of the home so the addition is indistinguishable or create something clearly new and different. Neither mimicry nor novelty would suffice for the expansion of the Brahler Residence; the unique qualities of the site and a desire to integrate with the existing architecture called for a hybrid strategy.

Exterior View


Eusko Tren Central Headquaters in Durango, Spain by Zaha Hadid Architects

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

A new landmark for the citizens of Durango and a new symbol of Eusko Tren’s identity and expansion across Europe. Our concept conjoins buildings emerging from the site and creates a connective urban tissue of tracks, pathways and parking to provide direct access to the station and commercial space.

Eusko Tren Central Headquarters

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Eusko Tren Central Headquaters
  • Location: Durango, Spain
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Juan Ignacio Aranguren
  • Project Team: Guillermo Álvarez, Jimena Araiza, Andrés Arias, Muriel Boselli, Daniel Dendra, Alejandro Díaz, Elena García, John D. Goater, Daewha Kang, Kia Larsdotter, Sophie le Bienvenu, Murat Mutlu, Mónica Noguero, Markus Nonn, Benjamin Pohlers, Aurora Santana
  • Competition Team: Alvin Huang, Yang Jingwen, Simon Kim, Graham Modlen, Sujit Nair, Annabelle Perdomo, Makakrai Suthadarat, Philipp Vogt.


Navitas Park Engineering College & Science Park in Port of Aarhus, Denmark by C. F. Møller Architects

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

The proposal for Navitas Park, which will house the Aarhus School of Engineering, the Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering and a new science park focusing on energy and sustainability, takes its cue from its prominent situation on the waterfront in Aarhus.

Night view

  • Architects: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Navitas Park Engineering College & Science Park
  • Location: Port of Aarhus, Denmark
  • Client: Engineering College of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering, Incuba Science Park, and Aarhus Municipality
  • Size: 35,000 m2
  • Landscape: MetoposAps
  • Contractor: NCC
  • Engineer: COWI
  • Collaborators: Innovation Lab, The Danish School of Education (DPU)
  • Prizes: 2. prize in competition, 2010


Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal in Norway by Imago (designed using Revit)

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: Imago


The idea of the project is to link the landscape to the new building and the exbuilding to the entire scenario of Jøssingfjorden; it’s valleys and context, both visual, historical and technological. The architecture of the proposal will express the power and intentions that people have had for generations. It will make use of the most developed technologies and formal principles as they did according to their time. The proposal connects the two mountains (2 dominant resources) of the valleys and will give the museum and the geopark a new stronger character with a program that fulfills the requirements of function, management and maintenance. It is changing technologically and economically feasible. The proposal meets the requirements and the terms as described in the competition documentation according to program, space /areas and possesses a certain capacity of exception.

View from north-east

  • Architects: Imago-Atelier de Arquitectura e Engenharia
  • Project: Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal
  • Location:Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal
  • Landscape Architect: Torben Schønherr
  • Engineer: José Joaquim Carvalho
  • Architect, Engineer: André de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Architect, Engineer: António Jorge de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Art, concept : Asbørn Andresen
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit


Salon du Fromage in Paris, France by kotaro horiuchi architecture

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: kotaro horiuchi architecture

A wall with 3 curved surfaces was designed to softly wrap around itself at the center of the space on the ground and 1st floor of the existing building, built during the 18th century. Inside the building, customers can see the superposition of cheese selling spaces and degustation spaces through the holes in the walls, like trough a piece(space) of cheese cellar.


  • Architect: kotaro horiuchi architecture
  • Name of Project: Salon du Fromage
  • Location: 1st district, Paris, France
  • Completion: december 2010
  • Program: Restaurant, Boutique
  • Built surface: 73 m²
  • Structure: Bollinger und Grohmann


Andel’s Berlin Hotel in Germany by Jestico + Whiles

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: Jestico + Whiles

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 the drive to rebuild and redefine the city has sparked ambitious development projects. This dynamism and Germany’s central location in Europe makes Berlin a thriving centre for business and a vibrant destination for tourists.

Image Courtesy Ales Jungmann

  • Architects: Jestico + Whiles
  • Project: Andel’s Berlin Hotel
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Client: Warimpex, UBX
  • Interior Designer: Jestico + Whiles
  • Hotel Operator: Vienna International
  • Opening: 11/2011
  • Construction period: 18 months
  • Gross floor area: Approx. 14,000m2
  • Numbers of Rooms: 252
  • Photography: Ales Jungmann


Strelein Warehouse in Sydney, Australia by Ian Moore Architects (designed using ArchiCAD)

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: Ian Moore Architects

This project is the conversion of a late 19th century former grocery warehouse into a 2 level, one bedroom residence. In the mid 20th century it had 35 years of use as an engineering workshop before being converted to an artist’s studio and residence in the 1970s.

Street facade

  • Architect: Ian Moore Architects
  • Name of Project: Strelein Warehouse
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


YNNO Workplace in Utrecht, The Netherlands by SPRIKK

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: SPRIKK

Sprikk designed a new working environment for consulting agency YNNO. YNNO advises on innovative methods of working and the environments that support these. Their expertise follows the conceptions of the “new ways of working”. As their best reference sprikk planned the office that embodies these notions. Since their consultants spend more time at their client’s than in the office, YNNO asked for a workplace that functions as a home base rather than a conventional office.

Interior View

  • Architect: SPRIKK
  • Name of Project: YNNO Workplace
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Team: Johan van Sprundel, Max Rink, Klaas Kresse
  • Client: YNNO B.V.
  • Contractor: Steenland Interieurbouw B.V.


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