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Cluj National Library Extension in Romania by Manadelucru

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Manadelucru

The CENTRAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARY “Lucian Blaga” Cluj-Napoca launched an architectural contest for a new storage building with open shelf access. The competition aimed at selecting and awarding the best solutions of architecture for a new building that should contain a deposit area with open shelf access, public hosting and technical spaces. The site is on the SW side of the existing building and has a total area of 1230 mp.

Exterior View

  • Architects: Manadelucru
  • Project: Cluj National Library Extension
  • Location: Cluj Romania
  • Authors: Dorin Stefan ADAM – architect, Madalina IFTIMI – architect, Artenian SOLDEA – architect
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3DS Max, SketchUp and Photoshop.


Hermitage Road Residence in Charlotte, North Carolina by Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Kenneth E. Hobgood Architects

The house is located in Meyers Park, one of the oldest in town neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina. The original house, garage and gardens were built in 1914. The renovation of the existing house was to restore it as much as possible to its original condition, maintaining the traditional organization of center stair hall flanked by the Living Room and the Dining Room.

Front View (Images Courtesy Paul Warchol)


Eagle Nest Hut Proposal by Piero Ceratti deisgned using SketchUp

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Piero Ceratti

This alpine hut can be installed in very extreme site, it minimize the point of contact with the rocky ground. The main structure consists of 4 wooden arcs anchored to the rock with 8 steel base plates, secondary structure is realized with 4 couple of l wooden beam fixed to the 4 arcs. The interior shell is assembled with preformed wooden insulated panels of 20 cm thickness, all the exterior surfaces are covered with red metal seam standing.

Eagle Nest Hut Proposal

  • Architect: Piero Ceratti
  • Project: Eagle Nest Hut Proposal
  • Software used: All the design of the project was developed with Sketchup free version, all the renders are genereted with SKUP, for the sheets, used a little bit of Photoshop.


Vacation villas in Algarve, Portugal by Posto 9 designed using AutoCAD

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Posto 9

These small vacation villas, were designed for an “anonymous” plot, along the beach of “Manta Rota” on the “Algarve” Coast. Despite belonging to different clients, the two houses were designed together, becoming a one house volume unit, consisting of two twin fractions. In each of the fractions, the ground floor is occupied by a single space, comprising lounge and kitchen areas, facing to the east and west respectively.

Front View (Images Courtesy FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura)

  • Architecture: Posto 9
  • Name of Project: Vacation villas
  • Location: Manta Rota, Algarve, Portugal
  • Project Manager: Arq.ªJoana Castanheira, Arq.º André Ferreira
  • Project Team: Arq.ª Joana Ribeiro
  • Photography: FG + SG – Fotografia de Arquitectura
  • Project Date: 2007
  • Work Phase: Built
  • Program: Housing
  • Software used: AutoCAD


House Karlsson in Tidö-Lindö, Sweden by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

This one family house is situated on the northern coast of the lake Mälaren in central Sweden. It is set in a former recreational area where, in recent years, most of the small weekend houses has been either extended or replaced by catalogue housing.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman

  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Project: House Karlsson
  • Location:Tidö-Lindö, Västerås, Sweden.
  • Dates: Project 2000, completion 2002.
  • Team: Bolle Tham, Martin Videgård, John Billberg, Fredrik Olsson, Claes Sörstedt, Måns Tham.
  • Client: Björn and Berit Karlsson
  • Built area: 200 m2.
  • Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman


Medical Home in Leominster, Massachusetts by Margulies Perruzzi Architects designed using Revit

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Margulies Perruzzi Architects


Fallon Clinic is a large multi-specialty medical group practice located throughout Central Massachusetts. After designing multiple facilities for Fallon, Margulies Perruzzi Architects was tasked to design a pilot “medical home” family practice for Fallon Clinic in Leominster. The term “medical home” refers to an innovative healthcare delivery method that provides a team of healthcare professionals, rather than one doctor, who offer a wide range of services with four main functions: educate, monitor, guide and reach out. Efficiency and flexibility of both space and healthcare professionals are crucial.

Images Courtesy Warren Patterson

  • ARCHITECT: Margulies Perruzzi Architects
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Medical Home
  • LOCATION: Leominster, Massachusetts
  • COMPLETION: January 2011
  • PHOTOGRAPHER: Warren Patterson
  • Software used: Revit


Lake Lugano House by JM Architecture

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: JM Architecture

Lying on the slope of a hill, on the shores of Lake Lugano , the villa consists of two volumes organized on different levels due to the particular topography of the site.

A polygonal shaped glass pavilion with rounded edges stands above a linear underground block. The living and dining room, the kitchen and storage spaces are located in the pavilion, while bedrooms, bathrooms and garage are in the lower level. Each level relates itself with independent outdoor spaces, which are closely related with the interiors.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jacopo Mascheroni)

  • ARCHITECT: JM ARCHITECTURE – Arch. Jacopo Mascheroni, Milano
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Lake Lugano House
  • DESIGN TEAM: Paolo Basco (Project Manager), Rex Gapuz, Jansen Lara
  • BUILDING CODE CONSULTANT: Arch. Enzo Albini, Chiasso – Switzerland
  • SURVEYOR: Lehmann-Visconti sagl, Melano – Switzerland
  • PHOTOGRAPHS: Jacopo Mascheroni


Liverpool in Juarez, Mexico by Hierve

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Hierve

The project involves the refurbishment of a former office building built in 1981, to be converted into a residential building with 23 apartments. It is worth saying that this building was considerably damaged during the 1985 earthquake. The whole building leaned itself towards the street by 1.20 meters, so the building had a big structural intervention that straightened it to its former position and reinforced the foundations heavily so to never have a problem again.

Image Courtesy Fernando Cordero

  • Architect: Hierve
  • Project: Liverpool
  • Location: Juarez district, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Client: Zimbra
  • Principal designer: Alejandro Villarreal
  • Design team: Project architect (Victor Martínez) Co-Workers (Sugey Ramírez).
  • Consultants: Structural Engineer (Pesa SA de CV), Mechanical (Arq. Francisco Hernández), Landscape Architecture (Muray arquitectos SA de CV)


New Taipei City Museum of Art Competition in Taiwan, R.O.C. by Otaplus designed using 3DSMax

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Article source: Otaplus

This building proposal challenges the traditional definition of a museum and the conventional relationship between building and site. The ground floor of the building is reduced to a nominal footprint, enclosing only enough space for basic services, structure and ticketing functions. The ground plane is primarily reserved for exterior public space, including an art park, Hall of Fame, and garden walk. The bulk of the program and building mass are split by the open ground floor. Half of the building is coupled with the earth while the other half hovers in the air. The purpose is twofold; to minimize the damaging effects of extreme local weather by harnessing environmental flows toward productive outcomes and to re-conceptualize the identity of a modern art museum. The manicured roof plane of the below ground program is pocketed with water absorbing vegetation and catchment systems, while the hovering museum above expands to form open atriums, allowing diffuse light to brighten the space and passive airflow to comfortably condition the building.

Taipei Render 01

  • Architects: Otaplus
  • Project: New Taipei City Museum of Art Competition
  • Location: Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Software used: 3DS Max for modeling and V-ray for rendering


23 Parks in Kiev, Ukraine by Maxwan

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Article source: Maxwan

This project sets out not to create one park, but many great parks. Given the shear scale of the project the idea is not to create a singular grand vision, but to create a framework for thinking about the idea of a park that is intrinsically related to how to successfully implement the park over time. In reality, most parks are composed of a series of separate spaces that are somehow bound together. This design embraces that reality and showcases it. This diverse set of spaces combined with the four binding elements, shown raw, gives the park its distinct identity.

23 Parks

  • Architect: Maxwan
  • Name of Project: 23 Parks
  • Location: Kiev, Ukraine
  • Program: Masterplan & detailed design of European Square
  • Client: City of Kiev, Central Department for Urban Planning, Architecture and Urban Design
  • Software used: 3DSMax, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator


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