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Extension Terminal 2, Riga Airport, Latvia

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The project’s architectural effects are based on three distinct surface qualities (clad solids, screened semi solids, and exposed trusses) which are composed over a geometric system with a strong tectonic expression. The consequence is a tension of simultaneous perception of surface figures juxtaposed with geometric volumes. The architecture becomes an esthetical experience of oscillating volumetric readings throughout the spaces of the building.

Riga Airport Terminal 2 Rendering

  • Architectural Design: Stefan Ritter,
  • Location: Riga Airport, Latvia
  • PhotographsL Reiner Zettl
  • Awards: Studio project winter 2011 – studio Greg Lynn, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria


“The Open Parliament of Albania”, Tirana, Albania

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Article source: Coop Himmelblau

Architectural and urban design strategies
As the future political center of the Albanian Republic, the Open Parliament of Albania creates an outstanding architectural landmark in one of the main parts of Tirana’s urban fabric. Situated along the compositional axis of the city, it is located in vicinity to the major governmental institutions.

The Open Parliament of Albania - Photo by Markus Pillhofer

  • Architect: Coop Himmelblau
  • Site area: 28,000 m²
  • Gross floor area: 38.650 m2
  • Footprint: 13 100 m²
  • Height: 36 m, Highest Point 50 m
  • Length: 88 m, Office Building 70 m
  • Width: 60 m, Office Building 70 m


Palmwood House in London by Undercurrent Architects

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Palmwood House is a prototype building for problematic urban sites; a small, triangular infill lot severely constrained by height restrictions, acute boundaries, failed development plans and conservation controls. The design works with a gradation of spaces, views and daylight to achieve an extensive living experience despite its restricted volume.

Palmwood House - Photograph by David Butler

  • Architect: Undercurrent Architects
  • Project architect: Didier Ryan
  • Location: London, UK
  • Photographer: David Butler
  • Awards: London Design Award, Wandsworth Borough 2009‐10


Barn House in Sisga, Colombia by Oficina Informal Architect

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Promoting interaction

We aim at combining urban infrastructure related to comfort and connectivity with the practical aspect of rural life. In our hybrid scheme both scenarios blend together in spaces properly equipped (with adaptable usages, thermic and closure conditions, etc).

Barn House

  • Architects: Oficina Informal Architect
  • Project: Barn House
  • Location: Sisga, Cundinamarca (Colombia)
  • Client: private
  • Design: Antonio Yemail and Michel Pineda
  • Construction: Informal Office, Carlos Picón (master builder), Benjamín González (metal structures)
  • Area: 240 m²
  • Investment: usd300 m²
  • Year: 2007- 2008
  • Photocredits: Mateo Perez
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2009 for drawing, Adobe Illustrator and Phothoshop CS 5 for diagrams


Cloud Room in Beijing, China by Bing Bu Architect

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The Cloud Room designed by Shanghai-based architect Bing Bu sits on the roof terrace of the National Art Museum of China, a historical landmark from the 1960’s in Beijing.

Overview of Cloud Room

  • Architects: Bing Bu Architect
  • Project: Cloud Room
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Project size: 69 m2
  • Photographer: Shen Zhonghai
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3ds MAX


Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow, Poland designed using Vectorworks

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The new main building of the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow offers a symbolic and attractive combination of virtually all the symbolisms associated with the museum, including the idea of flying, the atmosphere and structure of an airfield and a passion for the history of technology.

Polish Aviation Museum

  • Architects: Pysall Ruge Architekten with Bartlomiej Kisielewski
  • Project: Polish Aviation Museum
  • Location:Krakow, Poland
  • Client: Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego w Krakowie
  • Project initiator and main co-founder: Samorząd Województwa Małopolskiego(Regional Authorities of Malopolska)
  • Software used: Vectorworks (architectural drawings) and AutoCAD (M&E drawings)


MBO Raad Woerden in Houttuinlaan, Netherlands by COEN! Design Agency

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The ‘MBO Raad’ is the Dutch Association of VET Colleges. The association represents all government-­-funded colleges for secondary vocational education and training and adult education in the Netherlands. The entrance to the building of this educational organization is highlighted by a colourful arch. COEN! created this art object called ‘gate to the future’, symbolizing the access to education.

MBO Raad Woerden entrance highlighted by a colorful arch

  • Architects: COEN! Design Agency
  • Project: MBO Raad Woerden: colourful office landscape with ‘identity layer’
  • Location: Houttuinlaan 1, Woerden, Netherlands
  • Client: MBO Raad, Woerden
  • (Interior)Architect: Bos en Alkemade, Frans Alkemade en Fred Bos, IJsselstein
  • Identity/Interior Designer: COEN! design agency, Coen van Ham, Roy van de Meulengraaf, Eindhoven
  • Project Leader: Van Aarle de Laat, Germaine Zielstra, Bilthoven
  • Constructor: BAM/HABO, The Hague
  • Interior Builder: Gielissen, Eindhoven
  • Floor: 2752 m2
  • Start Design: 2009
  • Delivery: 2010
  • Software used: Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for design


Dundee Renewable Energy Plant in Dundee, UK by Gordon Murray Architects

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The design for the Dundee Biomass Renewable Energy Plant aims to create a marker on the Dundee skyline and Firth of Tay beyond, symbolic of a sustainable future, making use of solid, void, light and transparency to define the mass of the plant in an appropriate manner.

Dundee Renewable Energy Plant

  • Architects: Gordon Murray Architects
  • Project: Dundee Renewable Energy Plant
  • Location: Dundee, UK
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3ds MAX


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