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Ara Pizza in Barcelona by Pablo Téllez

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Ara Pizza, is a newly opened fast food restaurant in Sant Quirze del Valles, 30 minutes away from Barcelona city center. Located in the main commercial road of Sant Quirze, ‘Ara Pizza’ has taken a challenge to reconverted an almost rectangular old Smith’s workshop, where it’s best attribute was an outstanding high ceiling .

Ara Pizza


Bubbletecture H in Sayo-cho, Hyogo Pref., Japan by Shuhei Endo designed using Vectorworks

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The client requested that all people who will visit this place including the inhabitants of Hyogo prefecture, improves the interest for global environmental concerns and be able to experience various approaches as the place of environmental study. We thought about creating the new environment architectural space that could share the point of contact with nature and environment providing a keyword called “the circulation” in a relation with nature for the request.

Bubbletecture H

  • Architect: Shuhei Endo
  • Name of Project: Bubbletecture H
  • Location: Sayo-cho, Hyogo Pref., Japan
  • Completion: Feb 2008
  • Principal use: Institution and exhibition of earth environmental
  • Structure System: Wood + RC + SRC + S
  • Extent: One story
  • Site Area: 5000㎡
  • Building Area: 968㎡
  • Total Floor Area: 995㎡
  • Design period: 2005.5〜2006.3
  • Construction period: 2006.11〜2008.2
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Hilton Pattaya in Pattaya, Thailand by Department of Architecture

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Department of ARCHITECTURE is responsible for interior design of various common areas for Hilton Pattaya Hotel which includes the First Floor Lobby, the Main Lobby on the 17th floor, the Bar, and various common area and linkage spaces within the building. The hotel is part of a larger multi-used complex located in the heart of Pattaya, overlooking the Pattaya beach.


  • Architect: Department of ARCHITECTURE
  • Project Name: Hilton Pattaya – Lobby, Bar, and Linkage Spaces
  • Project Location: Pattaya, Thailand
  • Project Area: Lobby and Bar Area – 1,650 sq.m., Linkage Spaces Area – n/a
  • Year Completed: 2010
  • Owner: Central Pattana Public Company Limited
  • Interior Architect: Department of ARCHITECTURE Co.,Ltd.
  • Principals: Amata Luphaiboon, Twitee Vajrabhaya Teparkum
  • Design Team: Picha Thadaniti, Wipavee Kueasirikul, Sutah Schonrungroj, Atirojt Rojratanawalee, Worawut Oer-Areemitr, Kanin Manthanachart
  • Lighting Designer: Dazzle Design
  • Photographs: Wison Tungthunya


  • Fabric: Smile Design, Standard FR-One, Design : Muslin FR, Colour: 02-Cream
  • Wood: Wood Zense, White Oak multilayered engineered wood and veneer


  • Drawings: AutoCAD
  • 3D Modeling: Rhinoceros
  • 3D Renderings: 3DMax


CARRARA HOUSE in Pilar, Prov. de Buenos Aires by Andrés Remy Arquitectos

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Casa Carrara

Located on an irregular lot, the house sits at the back of the lot and is parallel to one of the streets to open the best orientation and capture the best views.  The idea of this journey was to discover the entrance as we follow the exterior stone wall.  The rustic and crafted stone defines and separates the entry zones from the living spaces and is inside and outside, proposing a counterpoint to the pure white that dominates the inside of the house.

Front View of Carrara House

  • Project Architect: Andrés Remy Arquitectos
  • Construction: Andrés Remy , Hernán Pardillos.
  • Design Team: Andrés Remy, Hernán Pardillos, Lilian Kandus, Diego Siddi, Gisela Colombo.
  • Construction Management: Hernán Pardillos, Andrés Remy.
  • Landscape Design: Leandro La Bella, María Celeste Iglesias.
  • Lighting Design: Mauricio Meta.
  • Engineer: Carlos Dolhare.
  • Photos: Alejandro Peral
  • Area: 600m²
  • Location: Pilar, Prov. de Buenos Aires
  • Year: 2010


Crystal Towers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
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Within a new financial district in Saudi Arabia’s capital city, the Crystal Towers are located in a unique location between the Financial Plaza – the financial centre of the masterplan – and the Wadi – a verdant pedestrian thoroughfare.

Night View of Crystal Towers

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: Crystal Towers
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: Saudi Binladen Group
  • Gross floor area: 93,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2009 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Commission
  • Structural Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti
  • MEP: Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors: Geoffrey Barnett Associates


New Odense University Hospital and Faculty of Health Sciences in Denmark by Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Designing a hospital in the size of the New Odense University Hospital (New OUH) extends far beyond land register, building structure, politics and law. Thus, the day-to-day experiences that patients, employees, relations or students take with them are of crucial importance. This is what the New OUH as an organisation and building should uphold.

View From Distance

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Odense, Denmark
  • Client: The Region of Southern Denmark and the Danish University and Property Agency
  • Gross floor area: 234,000 m2
  • Year of design: 2011 – 2018
  • Type of assignment: Winner in international competition
  • Consortium: Henning Larsen Architects, Friis & Moltke, TKT, Cowi and Rambøll Denmark
  • Sub-consultants: Landscape architects SLA and NNE Pharmaplan


Myrtle Hall at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York by WASA/Studio

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Pratt Opens First LEED-Gold Certified Higher Education Building in Brooklyn

Pratt Institute has officially opened a new six-story, 120,000-square-foot green academic and administrative facility named Myrtle Hall at 536 Myrtle Avenue between Grand Avenue and Steuben Street to house the college’s Department of Digital Arts as well as several administrative offices.

View of the south side of Myrtle Hall from Willoughby Avenue - (c) Alexander Servin RAZUMMEDIA

  • Architect: WASA/Studio
  • Location: Brooklyn, New York
  • Year: 2011


’Villas in the Sky’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

’Villas in the Sky’ is a mixed-use 34-storey tower placed at a unique location in the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Situated as one of the last buildings in the green thoroughfare, the Wadi, and in a transition zone between the public square and the Wadi, the tower will become a strong local landmark. The form imitates the structural ideal of a high-rise building. It is a polygon with four equal sides allowing for very flexible spaces. The shifted upper plates create a jagged facade that visually differentiates the various programmes in the mixed-use building.

Villas in the Sky

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: Saudi Binladen Group
  • Gross floor area: 41,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2009 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Commission
  • Structural Engineers: Thornton Tomasetti
  • MEP: Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors: Geoffrey Barnett Associates


“Room for London” by Julian King Architect

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Perched amid the rooftops of London, between the Thames River and the sky above, a sphere of clear polycarbonate, 7 m in diameter, encases a room of 42 s.m. The shell is joined along aluminum rings that divide the world into its four meridians. Guests ascend a gentle ramp to the raised floor. Inside, a central sky-lit shower is encircled by a 180° riverside seat. To the south, a queen size bed looks onto a roof garden. The unique envelope is coated with photo-voltaics, solidified drops of silicone on transparent film, in the shape of the continents of the Earth; providing all the energy the small room requires. LEDs on the interior surface give the room an ethereal glow at night.

From a distance, the global room appears to be a moon, or the Earth itself-and for a moment we see our own planet for the finite, singularly miraculous home that it is.

Room for London

  • Architect: Julian King Architect
  • Location: London, UK


Saffire Resort in Coles Bay, Australia by Circa Architecture

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Design Statement

From its inception, Saffire was imagined as an iconic project to redefine tourism in Tasmania.

The location, when we inherited it, was scarred from its previous use as a disused caravan park so the project became as much about repairing the site and interpreting its unique qualities as it was about creating a space from which it could be experienced. With this in mind, we shaped the main building as the end point in a journey, in which views of the Hazards are shielded and revealed and finally presented as a destination which is a panoramic overview of Great Oyster Bay.

Aerial View of Saffire Resort

  • Architecture: Circa Architecture / Circa Morris-Nunn Walker
  • Architecture Team: Peter Walker (project architect), Poppy Taylor (site architect), Jarrod Hughes, Robert Morris-Nun,  Ganche Chua, Judi Davis, Chris Roberts, Gary Fleming, Tina Curtis
  • Client: The Federal Group
    Bernard Dwyer (Tourism Manager)
    Matt Casey (General Manager – Saffire Resort)
  • Builder: Fairbrother Construction
  • Project Management: Stanton Management Group
  • Structural Engineering: Gandy + Roberts
  • Services Engineering: Wood + Grieves
  • Facade Engineering: Hyder Consulting
  • ESD: Wood + Grieves
  • Lighting: Point of View
  • Landscape Design: Inspiring Place
  • Interior Design: Chhada Simbiada Interior Design (in collaboration with Circa Morris-Nunn Walker)
  • Food + Beverage Services: Sangster Design Group
  • Commissioned Lights: Jude Able + Futago (commissioned pendant lights in the dining room)
  • Photography: Peter Whyte (WHY) 0418 319 117
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