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Boston Treepods in Massachusetts by Influx Studio

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: Influx Studio

A CO2-scrubbing artificial tree

Boston’s TREEPODS INIATIVE proposes to embody, and artificially enhance, the most important biological characteristic of natural trees: the capacity to clean the air, taking the CO² and releasing O².

Night View

  • Architects: Influx Studio
  • Project: Boston Treepods
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Collaborators: Collaboration with ShiftBoston
  • Project Year: 2011


Weekend-house in Takeo, Japan by rhythmdesign designed using Vectorworks

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: rhythmdesign

This is a weekend house which is located in Takeo, Saga pref., Japan.
The house is floating by 1.4 meters from the ground.
that is fixed by the 29 columns which have diameter of 76.3 millimeters each.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Koichi Torimura)

  • Architect: rhythmdesign
  • Name of Project: Weekend-house in Takeo
  • Location: Takeo, Saga pref., Japan
  • Project Architect: Kenichiro Ide
  • Design Team: Kenichiro Ide, Chie Fukutomi [ex-staff]
  • Photographer: Koichi Torimura
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Redefinition of the Closing of Yrizar Palace Garden in Bergara, Spain by VAUMM architects

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: VAUMM architects

Originally located outside city walls, later within the following quartiers of the growth of the town of Bergara, the Palace appears as Yrizar property in 1659. At this time it was still a large house with some orchards around, and the owners renovated it completely. It was in 1692 when we find the first description that refers to the existence of a Renaissance garden.

Images Courtesy Aitor Ortiz

  • Architect: VAUMM architects
  • Name of Project: Redefinition of the Closing of Yrizar Palace Garden
  • Location: Bergara, Spain
  • Construction: GOITU Eraikuntzak S.A.
  • Client/ Production: City hall of BERGARA
  • Photography: Aitor Ortiz
  • Execution date: FEBRUARY 2011 – MAY 2011
  • MetalWork: Talleres Melo S.A.
  • Budget: 100.000 €


Camouflage Kitchen by Destilat Architect

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: Destilat Architect

Eternit is a material which was actually used for roof shingles and cladding panels for houses. With Camouflage kitchen, destilat now draws the bow from the façade of a house to the façade of a kitchen, stresses the similar demands of both regarding material and optics, and recalls the original purpose of the material.

Camouflage Kitchen


Pink Balls in Montreal, Canada by Claude Cormier + Associés Inc.

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source:


Montreal, July 19, 2011 – What better than 170,000 pink balls suspended high in the air to enliven Montreal’s Sainte-Catherine Street East as it transforms for the summer into a pedestrian mall? The plastic balls, in three different sizes and five subtle shades of pink, are strung together with bracing wire, crisscrossing the street and stretching through tree branches at varying heights.

Images Courtesy Claude Cormier

  • Architect: Claude Cormier + Associés Inc.
  • Project name: Pink Balls
  • Location: Sainte-Catherine Street East, Montreal (Quebec), Canada
  • Client: Société de développement commercial du Village
  • Design manager: Claude Cormier


Busan Opera House in South Korea by Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: Kubota & Bachmann Architects

Busan is the fifth largest port of the world. The BUSAN OPERA HOUSE (BOH) is located in the Busan North Port development area. This zone is home to a cultural complex department, museums, a maritime culture center, a cruise center, waterfront causeway, public parks, an opera, a theater and a business district. It is crucial that the BOH program and its architectural form integrate into the existing master plan, and express the new and unique creative character of the Busan North Port.

Final Exterior

  • Architects: Kubota & Bachmann Architects
  • Project: Busan Opera House
  • Location: Busan, South Korea
  • Client: Busan Metropolitan City
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition
  • Program: Opera house (2,000 seats), Multi Purpose Theater (1,300 seats), Common area andAuxiliary facilities
  • Competition Study Area: 35 000 m²
  • Total floor area: 60 000 m²
  • Software used: Rhinocéros, 3dSMax, Autocad


Odense Research & Knowledge Park in Niels Bohrs Allé, Denmark by C. F. Møller Architects

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

The central idea behind the new Research and Knowledge Park and Portal Zone at the University of Odense is a consequent sustainable approach, creating a dense cluster development, and thus leaving more green nature untouched.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Name of Project: Odense Research & Knowledge Park
  • Location: Niels Bohrs Allé, Odense, Denmark
  • Client: Freja Properties A/S / Odense Municipality
  • Landscape architect: SLA A/S


Ground and Above Roof House in Ibaraki-shi, Japan by SPACESPACE

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: SPACESPACE

A house situated in the residential area and near railway station and is built on the corner lot located one lot behind the main street. The house site borders the streets on the north and the east, and in the east (a longer adjacent to the street) there are a T-junction and an open car park on a culvert. This is an area of having a peculiar atmosphere of openness, where signboards and pot plants stick out into the street and there are many long-term residents, who are often seen chatting on the street. This house site is a gspecial spot of district designated under the zoning regulation, as there is a change in the zoning near the border of the next-door house site, which enable the house to be built slightly higher than the next-door house of the south.


  • Architects: SPACESPACE
  • Project: Ground and Above Roof House
  • Location: Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture Japan


Isoyama Dispensing pharmacy in Suzuka, Japan by SPACESPACE

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: SPACESPACE

A dispensing pharmacy built on the roadside in Suzuka, Mie Prefecture. In suburb where cars are popular in daily use, many shops stand in a row on a national road rather than in front of the station, a unique road sight that car parks line along the road and the wall surface of buildings are secluded from the road can be frequently seen.

Front View

  • Architect: SPACESPACE
  • Name of Project: Isoyama Dispensing pharmacy
  • Location: Suzuka, Japan


max62 – A Nuilding* in Rotterdam, Netherlands by Maxwan

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Article source: Maxwan

* NUILDING  is pronouncesd as  newl-ding

I look out of the window of our office on de 5th floor of a sixties 50.000 m2 mail-order storage facility. I’m only 20 meters tall but almost nothing blocks my view. I can clearly see the cars on the lifted A20 highway, 500 meters from here, as it cuts through the surrounding industrial area. Further ahead of me stand the 3 Europoint Towers. A bit to the left, the infamous Rotterdam skyline, that somehow only impresses when seen from the Brienenoord-bridge shortly after sundown, during rush-hour, if the sky is partly cloudy … Immediately below and in front of me i see only roofs of halls. It seems that during the time this area was developed all work was done in 6 m high spaces.


  • Architect: Maxwan
  • Name of Project: Nuilding
  • Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Program: 50’000m2 server hotel, 20’000m2 car mall, 2’000 m2 offices, 4’500 m2 energy center
  • Client: ArteDost CV project development
  • Total floor space: 76’500 m2
  • Partner in charge: Rients Dijkstra
  • Team leader: Hiroki Matsuura
  • Team: Verena Balz, Martijn Bus, Nadia Casabella, Kersten Geers, Wooill Kim, Ulrich Kirchoff, Eva Pfannes,Martin Saarinen, Harm te Velde
  • Software used: 3DSMax, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator


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