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Pegs Junior Educational Building in Australia by McBride Charles Ryan

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

The new Junior Boys building at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School sits on a primarily residential street. The building derives its form from the silhouette of a typical Australian heritage home which is extruded as a solid form to house the building’s functions.

 

Pegs Junior Educational Building Exterior View

  • Architect: McBride Charles Ryan mcbridecharlesryan.com.au
  • Year: 2011

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Swamp Hut in Newton, Massachussets by Moskow Linn Architects

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

The site is a ten acre swamp in Newton, MA of which only 1/8 of an acre is “buildable” by right. All construction materials were taken in by hand along a dirt path to minimize site disturbance. The Swamp Hut has no vehicular access.

Idea
The Swamp Hut is designed to sit lightly upon the land. Four huts surround a central deck creating a protective enclosure. Each building component has distinct characteristics appropriate to its use.

Swamp Hut by Moskow Linn Architects

  • Architects: Moskow Linn Architects Inc.
  • Location: Newton, MA
  • Materials
    • Structures: Wood (dimensional / plywood)
    • Roofs: Aluminum, translucent fiberglass
    • Connections: Galvanized steel
  • Construction : The Swamp Hut is constructed of standard framing stock with nominal sizes to minimize waste. Huts measure 8’ x 12’. The central deck is 14’ x 14’. Trusses are 12’ high and are constructed of 2” x 4” members. The Swamp Hut is designed to be prefabricated.
  • Cost: Materials: $7,500; Labor: $15,000; Kitchen / Bath (composting toilet / solar shower): forthcoming; Electrical (photovoltaics): forthcoming

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Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by REISER + UMEMOTO

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

For the Kaohsiung Port Terminal, we propose a dynamic 3-dimensional urbanism that takes advantage of the site’s unique lateral positioning with respect to the city grid.  Existing public pedestrian flows along the proposed elevated boardwalk can be amplified, rather than interrupted by creating a continuous elevated public esplanade along the waterfront. Cruise and ferry functions, meanwhile, are located just below the public level and are kept distinct to maintain secure areas for departing/arriving passengers.

Model from Waterside

  • Architect: REISER + UMEMOTO
  • Project Name: Kaohsiung Port and Cruise Service Center
  • Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan, R.O.C
  • Use: Cruise Terminal & Port Service Center
  • Site Area: 24,600㎡
  • Bldg. Area: 12,831㎡
  • Gross Floor Area: 36,883㎡
  • Bldg. Coverage Ratio: 52%
  • Gross Floor Ratio: %
  • Bldg. Scale: 15 Stories above Ground, 2 Stories below Ground
  • Structure: Steel
  • Max. Height: 70m
  • Landscape Area: 11,500㎡
  • Parking Lot: 710 cars, 720 motorbikes
  • Exterior Finish: Metal
  • Complete year: 2014

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