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Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre in Toronto, Canada by Patkau Architects Inc.

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Article source: Patkau Architects Inc.

Fort York Heritage

Fort York, considered the birthplace of Toronto, is a National Historic Site. It represents the single most important cultural heritage link to British military and social history remaining in the City of Toronto. The Fort’s layered historical themes and associations with a rich archaeological past re-enforces the need for a sensitivity in design to both the existing above-ground cultural heritage resources and the below-ground archaeological resources. The larger challenge of this project is not only to present cultural heritage and preserve archaeological resources but also to contribute in making the social, military and intangible histories of this site more present and palpable.

Interior View

  • Architect: Patkau Architects Inc.
  • Name of Project: Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup, Maxwell Render


The EDP Foundation Cultural Centre in Lisbon, Portugal by Amanda Levete Architects

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Article source: Amanda Levete Architects

The EDP Foundation Cultural Centre in Lisbon is a project about water, light, reflections and people – a building that captures the essence of the unique riverside site and the extraordinary southern light of Lisbon.

The EDP Foundation Cultural Centre - (c) AL_A

  • Architects: Amanda Levete Architects
  • Project: The EDP Foundation Cultural Centre
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Client: EDP
  • Programme: Cultural Centre
  • Area: 8,000 m²


Shaw House in Vancouver, Canada by Patkau Architects Inc

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Article source: Patkau Architects Inc

The Shaw house is located on a narrow waterfront property on the south shore of English Bay.  Views from the site stretch across the bay to encompass the skyline of downtown Vancouver and, beyond, the mountains on the north shore of the bay. The house is organized with living spaces at grade, a music room below, and a single bedroom, study, and lap pool above.  The pool, with terraces at each end, runs along the entire west side of the house.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Paul Warchol and Undine Prohl)

  • Architect: Patkau Architects Inc
  • Name of Project: Shaw House
  • Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Architect Team: Michael Cunningham, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, Peter Suter
  • Structural Engineer: Fast +Epp Structural Engineers
  • General Contractor: Glover Co.
  • Photographers: Paul Warchol, Undine Prohl


Athletic Ripples in India by Studio Symbiosis

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Article source: Studio Symbiosis

Athletic Ripples is a project from an India based practice Studio Symbiosis, with Principal Architects Amit Gupta and Britta Knobel Gupta.

Athletic Ripples


Palacio de Justica de Gouveia in Portugal by Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects

Gouveia, door for entry to the Serra da Estrela, is going to be served by new Law Courts.

The land set aside for construction is located between the public gardens, at the end of the Rampa do Monte do Calvário, replacing an existing building. The project takes advantage of the demolition of the existing building, which occupied the whole of the plot, to design a new Plaza, with a scale and dignity to receive the Law Courts.

Front View in Night (Images Courtesy José Campos Moreira, Fernando Guerra | Sérgio Guerra)

  • Architect: Barbosa & Guimaraes Architects
  • Name of Project: Palacio de Justica de Gouveia
  • Location: Gouveia, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos Moreira, Fernando Guerra | Sérgio Guerra


Ataba & Opera Squares Competition Proposal in Cairo, Egypt by Zellnerplus Architect

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Zellnerplus Architect

This is a competition entry for a major public space in Cairo, Egypt. It is intended as a catalyst and model for the ongoing redevelopment of Greater Cairo. The Ataba and Opera Square areas combined with the Azbakiyya Gardens collectively form a 100,000+ square meter urban figure that sits at the threshold between the old, medieval city of the Fatimid Caliphs and the modern Cairene city founded by Khedive Ismail in the 19th century. This was the setting for the competition, which called for an urban plan, infrastructureimprovements, landscape architecture, garden design as well as large scale architectural solutions.

South West View

  • Architects: Zellnerplus Architect
  • Project: Ataba & Opera Squares Competition Proposal
  • Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • ZELLNERPLUS / Culver City, California: Asaf Dali, Ingrid Dennert, Rob Lisauskas, Scott Plante, Nathaniel Moore, Seth Weiner, Peter Zellner (Principal)
  • Software used: AutoCad , Rhino, V-Ray, Adobe CS


Pradolongo Housing in Madrid, Spain by Wiel Arets Architects

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Wiel Arets Architects

Since the end of the Francisco Franco era, when government spending was drastically cut in Spain, the demand for social housing has steadily continued to rise. Taking into consideration eighty percent of Spain’s population are homeowners and the citizens’ strong candid views towards rental housing – the availability of affordable public housing has slowly dwindled. For the past 25 years, Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda y el Suelo de Madrid (EMVS), the state-run housing association, has been spearheading architectural innovation throughout Madrid. By inviting internationally renowned foreign architects to team-up with local firms – the EMVS is rethinking the notion of modern-day social housing in Spain.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Chritian Richters)

  • Architect: Wiel Arets Architects
  • Project: Pradolongo Housing
  • Location: Calle del Doctor Tolosa Latour , 28041 Madrid, Spain
  • Project Team: Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Sadamu Shirafuji, Satoru Umehara
  • Photographer: Chritian Richters
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Parasite office in Moscow, Russia by za bor Architects

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: za bor Architects

The «АRCH Moscow» architectural biennale is traditionally held in the end of May, in the Russian capital.  za bor architects presented this year an essentially new idea of effective usage of inhabited areas with the aim of practical business spaces creation. For this project the za bor architects was awarded with the second prize entry by «ARCH Moscow» judges (the first prize wasn’t awarded to anyone).

Main Facade (Image Courtesy Peter Zaytsev)

  • Architects: za bor Architects
  • Project: Parasite office
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Architects Design: Arseniy Borisenko and Peter Zaytsev
  • Floor area: 230 sqm
  • Project year: 2011
  • 3D and Photographs: Peter Zaytsev


Zavrtnica business and residential building in Zagreb, Croatia by Studio za Arhitekturu

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: Studio za Arhitekturu

The location of the planned construction is part of the central city area where transformation of the existing building structure is in process. Thanks to its position, next to the railway line, by the beginning of the last century this area was selected for construction of different industrial complexes, warehouses, and public services. During the last ten years, this transformation has intensified, with the tendency of replacing industrial and public service facilities with pronouncedly high-rise structures, built in corresponding standards.

Zavrtnica business and residential building

  • Architects: Studio za Arhitekturu
  • Project: Zavrtnica business and residential building
  • Location: Zagreb, Croatia
  • Author: Igor Franić
  • Project date: 2011
  • Architect Team: Tajana Derenčinović Jelčić, Andreja Dodig, Petar Reić, Simona Sović Štos, Zorana Zdjelar
  • Gross surface area: 70 522
  • Site area: 28 221


P7 – Block 20 dwellings and shops in Barcelona, Spain by nothing architecture/narch

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Article source: nothing architecture/narch

The project is part of the partial plan for land subdivision in the sector “La Parada” of Manresa promoted by INCASOL proposed the design of a main axis, av. dels Dolors, where dwellings units are located in isolation. The building consists of PB +5, for a 3 floor commercial premises and the basement with 31 parking spaces and 20 storage rooms.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hisao Suzuki)

  • Architect: nothing architecture/ narch
  • Project name: P7 – Block 20 dwellings and shops
  • Location: Av. dels Dolors nº27, La Parada, Manresa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Design time: September 2004
  • Start of work: September 2005
  • Completed work: January 2008
  • Photographer: Hisao Suzuki


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