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House in Hekida, Japan by fuse-atelier

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: fuse-atelier

The house is located on the outskirts of Nakano City in northeastern Nagano Prefecture, in an area with abundant nature and a view of KitashigaKogen’sMt.Kosha to the east. Apple orchards and a cluster of houses that line the oldroad surrounded the site, while the elevated tracks of the Hokuriku Shinkansen scheduled to begin service in a couple of years, run north-south through nearby fields. The client – a couple in their 30s with one child – wanted a plan that made allowances for the adjacent main house and was aggressive in incorporating the view of Mt.Kosha.

Overall view in the Snow

  • Architect: Shigeru Fuse
  • Project: House in Hekida
  • Location: Nakano, Nagano pref., JAPAN
  • Design Team: fuse-atelier + Musashino Art University/fuse-studio
  • Structural Engineer: Akira Suzuki
  • Photographer: fuse-atelier
  • Main contractor: KakumaGumi

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A Mother River Recovered in Qian’an City, China by Turenscape

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Article source: Turenscape

A Mother Recovered – The Sanlihe Greenway, China, designed by Turenscape, has won the ‘World’s Best Landscape Project’ award at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards are taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World Architecture Festival, which is being held at the Centre Convencions International Barcelona (CCIB) this week.

A Mother River Recovered

  • Architects: Turenscape
  • Project: A Mother River Recovered
  • Location: The Sanlihe Greenway, Qian’an City, China

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Ordos Museum in Erdos, China by MAD

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: MAD

The design of MAD’s first completed museum fosters new spirit in a city that was nothing but Gobi desert six years ago.

Located in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, the Art and City Museum is a crossroads for a community working to interpret its local traditions in a new urban context.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy ShuHe)

  • Architect: MAD
  • Name of Project: Ordos Museum
  • Location: Erdos, China
  • Commission: 2005
  • Completion: 2011
  • Copyright: MAD
  • Images by: ShuHe

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Fujitsubo Beauty Parlor in Tokyo, Japan by Archivision Hirotani Studio

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: Archivision Hirotani Studio

This beauty parlor stands in the Omote-sando area of Tokyo, which represents one of the trend setting centers for this metropolis.  The building has three roof openings which pours light into the interior and, which, by slit-like openings in the floor is led into the floors below, reaching the ground floor, which in turn can be seen from the street level through its large glass windows.  Thereby, expressing the image of a “vessel of light.”

Image Courtesy Yuichi Higurashi

  • Architects: Hirotani Yoshihiro + Ishida Yusaku / Archivision Hirotani Studio
  • Project: Fujitsubo Beauty Parlor
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Use:commercial bldg.(beauty parlor)
  • Site Area: 67.88㎡
  • Bldg. Area: 39.98㎡
  • Gross Floor Area: 108.31㎡
  • Bldg. Coverage Ratio: 58.89%
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 159.56%

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Deposit of Archaeological Museum in Soissons, France by K Architectures (designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: K Architectures

Using a rusted metal-clad skin the Parisian architects K Architectures have made a formally bold, yet humble building that will evolve and weather with time, an object adaptive to its surroundings. The new archaeological museum in Soissons, France, pays homage to its heritage but is assertive in its place as a contemporary public building.” Architizer, may 2011

Image Courtesy E.Bourdier

  • Architects: K Architectures
  • Project: Deposit of Archaeological Museum
  • Location: Soissons, France
  • Client: City of Soissons
  • Technical engineering: GEC
  • Surface area: 1 560 m2 (sqm)
  • Cost of works: 2 430 000 € HT (EXC VAT)
  • Progress: expected delivery in january 2012
  • Architect Team: Karine Herman, Jérôme Sigwalt, Sylvie Dao Duc, Emilie Bourdier, Aline Royer, Olivier Jonchère.
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York City by Katz Architecture

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: Katz Architecture

The Gallery:

The Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to the exchange of ideas between Western and non-­‐Western cultures. In keeping with its mission, the Gallery sought to bridge dualities when they moved into the ground floor of a manufacturing building in West Chelsea. The new space, which last served as a taxi garage, had to be completely overhauled to serve as a platform for cross-­‐cultural discussion through visual art, poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.

  • Architect: Katz Architecture
  • Name of Project: Sundaram Tagore Gallery
  • Location: New York City, USA
  • Budget: Confidential
  • Square Footage: 4,000

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Ordos T.C.A.O. Museum in Inner Mongolia, China by ///byn

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: ///byn

Chinese calligraphy is mainly based in three characteristics: status of mind, line & color. These tree concepts triggered our original ideas for the Ordos Museum

The inhabiting/space populating logic in Inner Mongolia is grouping. Local herds of camels & horses used to browse the steppe in search for comfort. This comfort was only fulfilled when they would arrive to a DECISSION to settle in the landscape. In the same manner, the always present clouds populate the Inner Mongolian sky: groups of rounded & cotton locking clouds spread at the intense blue sky. Finally, also the original nomads will settle their yurts following a constellation. An primary impression of non-organization is quickly overcome by a self-organized logic. Here, the museum volumes have found their own space in the park. The logics of placement come from many different aspects: orientation, functionality, targeted visuals, public space, creating a unique orchestrated sequence of spaces.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy ///byn & ZhuJin for ///byn)

  • Architect: ///byn
  • Name of Project: Ordos T.C.A.O. Museum
  • Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia, P.R. China
  • Principals: Nicolas SALTO DEL GIORGIO & Bittor SANCHEZ-MONASTERIO
  • Team: DUAN Jun, HUANG QiShan, Audrius LIUGMANINAS & LI Min
  • Rendering: ///byn & ZhuJin for ///byn
  • Photography: ///byn
  • Software used: Designed mainly in Rhino. Using several Plug-ins to define shape,  structure and façade patterning. For instance, to define the overall building shape, the architects used T-Splines or to apply the façade construction detailing into the façade the architects used Paneling Tools.

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Florida Hospital / Burnham Institute in Orlando, Florida by Flad Architects (designed using AutoCAD and Revit)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: Flad Architects

Studies by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show a dramatic increase in obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease across the United States. These have become a national crisis that requires ongoing and immediate attention.

The Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI) facility will focus on the study of diabetes, obesity, and the metabolic origins of cardiovascular disease – bridging the gap between the research lab and the patient’s bedside and allowing for scientific discoveries and treatments to be developed more quickly and on a more personalized level.

Night rendering

  • Architects: Flad Architects
  • Project: Florida Hospital / Burnham Institute Translational Research Institute for Metabolism & Diabetes
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Flad Role: Full architectural services
  • Size: 54,000 square feet
  • Completion: 2011 est.
  • Software used: Renderings were created with Sketchup and Podium. Final documents were done in Revit.

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Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Echoing and extending the many circulatory and visual connections that define its surrounding topography, the museum forms itself by extending and folding these connections through a series of pleats, producing a structure that changes as visitors move past and through it – creating great curiosity yet never fully revealing its content. The location of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at the northern edge of the Michigan State University campus is influenced by a set of movements along and across it.

Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum
  • Location:East Lansing, USA
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Craig Kiner, Nils Fischer
  • Project Architect: Alberto Barba
  • Competition Project Director: Nils Fischer

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LUX – Stahlhof Belval Ouest in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg by AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Article source: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH

Stahlhof Belval Ouest

Between forward-facing high-rise buildings and blast furnaces of the past the new Steelyard square forms the center of Belval Ouest, a city development project which is currently constructed in Luxembourg on the grounds of a former steel mill.

Images Courtesy Roger Wagner

  • Architect: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH
  • Name of Project: LUX – Stahlhof Belval Ouest
  • Type: City Square Developing
  • Location: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
  • Client: Agora, société de développement
  • Photos: Roger Wagner

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