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West End Museum Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts by PRAUD

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The West End Museum is a community-based museum in Boston which is dedicated to documenting the history of the West End of Boston especially the immigrant era which dates approximately from 1880 to the West Ends destruction by eminent domain in 1958.

Aerial View

  • Architect: PRAUD (Dongwoo Yim + Rafael Luna)
  • Name of Project: West End Museum Pavilion
  • Location : Boston, Massachusetts
  • Client : West End Museum
  • Software used: Rhino and V-Ray for rendering, and AutoCAD for drawing


LandyM in Lörrach, Germany by andOFFICE Architecure designed using ArchiCAD and Rhino

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Main concept of the cost effective single family home consists of an innovative spatial organisation, interesting and sophisticated outside areas and high flexibilty during lifecycle to enable the inhabitants open future plans.


  • Architects: andOFFICE Architecure
  • Project: LandyM
  • Location: Lörrach, Germany near Basel
  • Completion: März march 2011
  • Plot: 651 m2
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Rhino and the full Adobe package


A Room Over The Sea in Pescara, Italy by Studio Zero85

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Renovation of the “trabocco” above a port canal in Pescara

The trabocco is an old “fishing machine” typical of the Adriatic coast. These construction consist of a platform set on pilots above the sea. Horizontally is fixed by long poles or antennas, carring a large fishing net stem out from the platform.

A Room Over The Sea in Pescara

  • Architects: Studio Zero85
  • Location: Molo Nord, Pescara (PE), Italy
  • Design team: MARIO Michetti, Giovanna Pizzella, Mirko Giardino
  • Project area: area of trabocco 24 mq, area of platform 112 mq
  • Project Year: 2005 – 2009
  • Photographs: Sergio Camplone
  • Structural engineer: Paolo _Cerasoli
  • Furniture: euVivo, pescara


Jackhammer in Philadelphia by Plumbob

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

First LEED-H Gold Residential/Commercial live/work space in the City of Philadelphia

Formerly a convenience store and significant loitering/drug dealing corner property, neighbors seemed pleased when it caught on fire and was demolished in 2005. The architects felt it was important to restore the life and sense of community to this small but unique corner of Fishtown. While only 14’-0” wide and barely a 700 sf site footprint, they managed to create a vibrant, light-filled commercial space on the ground floor and basement as well as one residential dwelling on the 2nd and 3rd floors with a large green roof.


Jackhammer - Photo by Tim McDonald

  • Owner / Developer: Onion Flats
  • Architect: Plumbob Llc.(Kurt Schlenbaker, Tim McDonald, Howard Steinberg,)
  • Green Roof & Rainwater Harvesting: G.R.A.S.S. (Green Roots And Solar Systems)
  • General Contractor: JIG Inc (Project Manager Kurt Schlenbaker)
  • LEED Rater: Magrann Assoc. (Sam Klein)
  • Photo Credits: Tim McDonald
  • Location: 636 Belgrade St., Fishtown / Philadelphia
  • Year: 2007


Party Hall in Cortes, Leiria by José Marini Bragança Architect

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The building provides a strong relationship with its natural surroundings. To minimise its visual impact, the building is raised up from the ground. The glass, its predominant material, brings its inside and outside closer together. Both the ceiling and the inside floor paving white colour intends to visually frame the landscape. The support bathroom stands as a unique element to destabilise the whole proposal serenity, with the red of its inside fittings as a counterpoint to the whole building white colour.

Party Hall

  • Architects:José Marini Bragança & Helena Veludo
  • Project: Party Hall
  • Location: Cortes, Leiria
  • Project Team, Preliminary Study: Carla Sousa
  • Project Execution: Carla Sousa, Silvia Costa
  • Stability: Joaquim Luis Vieira Pereira
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2007


“Beit-Halochem” Rehabilitation Center in Be’er Sheva, Israel by Kimmel-Eshkolot Architects

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

On the outskirts of Beer Sheva, where the city ends and the desert begins, the new “Beit-Halochem” rehabilitation center is built.

Evening View

  • Architect: Kimmel-Eshkolot Architects
  • Name of Project: “Beit-Halochem” rehabilitation center
  • Location: Be’er Sheva, Israel
  • Client: INZ foundation
  • Photographer: Amit Giron
  • Project’s team: Etan Kimmel, Michal Kimmel-Eshkolot, Ilan Carmi, Shachaf Zait
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Passenger Transportation District in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by Sun Architects

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The Port of Kaohsiung is the largest port city in Taiwan. Yet, as of recent, Kaohsiung has become a modern metropolis. Because of this growth, the Port of Kaohsiung needs a proper gateway to the metropolis, promoting culture, entertainment, and green architectural urban design.

Passenger Transportation District

  • Architects: Sun Architects
  • Project: Passenger Transportation District
  • Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Project Team: Suns Hung, AIA, LEED AP, Duane Schrempp, AIA, Jose Germosen, Ishan Tam, Ellix Wu, Nick Proto
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3DS Max for the renderings. Photoshop for entourage and editing.


Box House in Boulder, Colorado by Studio H:T Architect (designed using Autodesk Revit)

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Steep site, wildfire prone area, prominent location, compelling views.  A concrete ribbon carves the hillside to create space for the boxes.  The garage and main level push into the earth while the studio and master float above.  A spatial slot organizes procession from the northern car-park to the southern courtyard.  Courtyards form introverted space that perceptually enlarge the interior.  Roof decks are extroverted, capitalizing on  views.  The dialog between grounded and floating permeates the design in materiality and attachment.

Box House, Night-Shot

  • Architects: Studio H:T
  • Project: Box House
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado
  • Photographer: Ellen Jasksol
  • Software used: Revit Architecture to do the production drawings and renderings


Dior Illustrated: Rene Gruau and the Line of Beauty in Somerset House, London, United Kingdom by Gitta Gschwendtner

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

‘Dior Illustrated: Rene Gruau and the Line of Beauty’ at Somerset House

‘Dior Illustrated’ celebrates the renowned illustrator René Gruau, who created some of the most iconic fashion images of the 20th century. This exciting exhibition showcases groundbreaking artworks including original illustrations for Christian Dior Perfumes, vintage perfume bottles, sketches and magazines, as well as a selection of Dior Haute Couture dresses.

Gauze close

  • Name of Project: Dior Illustrated: Rene Gruau and the Line of Beauty
  • Exhibition Design: Gitta Gschwendtner
  • Location: Somerset House, London, United Kingdom
  • Graphic Design: Studio Frith
  • Photography: Sorted


Urban Plan Rodovre Syd in Rødovre, Denmark by WE Architecture

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Rødovre Syd is a suburbian area of Copenhagen, characterized by a mixture of open green areas, a network of roads, large apartment complexes and low row-housing enclaves. The project offers to transform the existing planning by adding buildings in a  pixel-patchwork, as an addition to the 60’ies planning. The greater density allows for urban feel and commercial activities at specific zoom-in areas as well as a greater variety of residential.

Urban Plan Rødovre Syd

  • Architects: WE Architecture
  • Project: Urban Plan Rodovre Syd
  • Location: Rødovre, Denmark
  • Assignment: Open Competition
  • Type: Urban planning
  • Client: Municipality of Rødovre
  • Size: 47ha
  • Year: 2010
  • Collaborators: JWH Arkitekter
  • Architects Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Søren Thiesen, Nora Fossum, Katarzyna Nycz, Mátá Szabo, Stella Buisan, Kristian Hindsberg, Jorge Cortés de Castro
  • Software used: Rhino, V-RAY, PhotoShop


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