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Deichmanske Main Library/’Sugar’ in Oslo by Wiel Arets Architects

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Article source: WE Architects

The proposed urban configuration of the new Deichmanske Main Library capitalizes on the site’s morphologic potential. The site is centrally and prominently located between existing and up-and-coming cultural institutions. Positioned between the waterfront and the Oslo Fjord, the new library’s compact program has been divided into a number of volumes – ‘solitaries’ – that have been evenly dispersed throughout the site.

Exterior perspective - city

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Location (address): Oslor, Norway
  • Project team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Jos Beekhuijzen, Jochem Homminga
  • Collaborators: Tobias Gehrke, Julius Klatte, Miguel Valerio, Cindy Wouters
  • Model: Werk 5, Berlin
  • Client: HAV Eindeom AS; Cultural Affairs of Oslo Municipality, Deichmanske Main Library
  • Consultants: Huygen INstallatieadviseurs bv (Maastricht, the Netherlands)
  • Software used: Drawn using Vectorworks and renderings are created using Photoshop


1 Lidzbark Warminski in Poland by DCK

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

DCK sent us these images for 1 Lidzbark Warminski. We are still waiting for the project text but we decided to publish the images now.

1 Lidzbark Warminski

  • Architects: DCK
  • Area: 300 M2
  • Architect: Damian Cyryl Kotwicki
  • Phase: built


Eureka Valley Residence in San Francisco, California by Cary Bernstein Architect

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

The renovation of this 1908 craftsman’s house and garage was completed in three phases over the course of 7-years.   Interiors were opened up, basements were excavated to create additional living stories and modern details were introduced throughout the property, resulting in a final design that reveals multiple layers of time and occupancy.  The small building footprints (600sf house / 500sf garage) are optimized for function and light while their new spatial connection across the courtyard makes the full site available for the daily use of the family.

Eureka Valley Residence

  • Architects: Cary Bernstein Architect
  • Project: Eureka Valley Residence
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Completion: 1999 & 2003 (House), 2006 (Garage)
  • Project Team: Rita Chang, Jessica Goldbach, Sia Her, Brieanne Marshall, William Winters
  • Photography: Sharon Risedorph (SR), David Duncan Livingston (DDL), Roger Casas (RC)
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Skyline Rooftop Museum by OFIS arhitekti

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

2010_Competition proposal
Urban context

The building is placed within the forecast area in a way that establishes a dialogue with its surroundings and respects the existing volumes and flows. At the eastern part of the building is open outer space – park area, which creates a multi-purpose entry space, space for socializing, events and open air exhibitions. It creates a gap between existing historical building and new construction, while joining the river bank with a transverse Street E. The difference of terrain height is designed in the form of the open air amphitheater. In this way it opens views towards the river bank and Lent also from inside of the area and generates perpendicular flows and connections.

Skyline Rooftop Museum

  • Architect: OFIS arhitekti
  • Name of project: Skyline Rooftop Museum
  • Project team: OFIS – Rok Oman, Spela Videcnik, Janez Martincic, Katja Aljaz,  Janja Del Linz, Andrej Gregoric.


  • Mechanical, electrical, Sustainable engineering: ISP d.o.o
  • Structure engineering: Jaka Zevnik u.d.i.g., ELEA IC d.d.
  • Software used: 3DS Max


RAIA Bar in Melbourne, Australia by LAVA

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

The designex AIA Bar explores ideas about geometry and continuous surfaces with a new outdoor façade material.


  • Architect: LAVA
  • Name of Project: RAIA Bar
  • Location: Designex 2009 Melbourne, Australia
  • Completion date: May 2009
  • Client: RAIA
  • Manufacturer: Mak max
  • Photo credit: Chris Bosse


Regiocentrale Zuid in Maasbracht, The Netherlands by Wiel Arets Architects

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

The river Meuse serves many different purposes. Next to being an important transport route for inland shipping, its banks accommodate agriculture, plants, wildlife and recreational activity. The water that flows through the Meuse is used as drinking water, for industrial processes and as cooling water. Its summer bed is an important source of sand and gravel. In the event of flooding the danger must be gone against.

Regiocentrale Zuid

  • Architects: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: Regiocentrale Zuid
  • Location: Maasbracht, The Netherlands
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Rob Willemse, Julius Klatte
  • Collaborators: Harold Hermans
  • Budget: € 7.416.000
  • Software used: Drawn using Vectorworks and renderings are created using Photoshop


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