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House of Air in San Francisco, CA by Mark Horton / Architecture

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Mark Horton / Architecture

“National Park”, “Historic Building”, “LEED Certified”, “Architecture”, “Amusement Park” — five terms which are typically not used in the same sentence to describe a single building.

House of Air, started in 2010 by two young entrepreneurs interested in the action sports world, is a trampoline facility that caters to the discriminating taste of the young, energetic and affluent population of active San Francisco.  The breathtaking site is at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge and in the Golden Gate National Park, with expansive views out to the San Francisco Bay that become even more apparent when the 45′ wide glazed hanger door is opened.  Inside the historic biplane hanger, a large field trampoline for bouncing sits along side a trampoline dodge ball court and three performance trampolines used for both competitive jumping as well as ski / snowboard / wakeboard training.   Flanking the trampoline area are two pavilions housing a café, meeting facilities, lockers, and a lounge. Translucent blue walls lit from within are graphic interpretations of the vertical motion which takes place throughout the facility.

Exterior View(Images Courtesy Ethan Kaplan Photography and Mark Horton / Architecture)

  • Architect: Mark Horton / Architecture
  • Project name: House of Air
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Owner: Dave Schaeffer and Paul McGeehan
  • Date project completed: September 2010
  • Total square footage: 21,440 sf
  • Photographer: Ethan Kaplan Photography, Jeremy Wong, Mark Horton / Architecture

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Triplex House in Nakano, Japan by LEVEL Architects

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: LEVEL Architects

This project is a multiplex house that is composed  by basement floor + 3 stories. A child household live in the first floor, a parent household live in second floor, a grandmother household live in the third floor. And in the basement floor, there is a training room for Kendo which is a common hobby of the all families.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Kai Nakamura)

  • Architect:LEVEL Architects
  • Name of Project: Triplex House in Nakano
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Site area: 175.81sqm
  • Photo: Kai Nakamura
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Merida Factory Youth Movement in Merida, Spain by Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects

Skatepark, Climbing Walls, broadband Internet, Modding, Tuning, Modeling, Graffiti, Urban Artists, Theatre Street, Tightrope Walkers, Circus activities, Video Art, Electronic Music, Acrobatics, Performing Arts, Manga, Parkour, Audiovisual Arts, Contemporary Dance, Dance Funk and Hip Hop, Dance Hall and MACC (contemporary body art performances) are the recognized activities composing the collective Factory and will join at the consequently so called Factory of Mérida.

Images Courtesy Roland Halbe

  • Architect: Jose Selgas, Lucia Cano, architects
  • Project title: Merida Factory Youth Movement
  • Location: Merida, Spain
  • Project Team: Diego Cano, Lara Lesmes, Andrea Carbajo, Lorena del Río, Laura Culiáñez, architects
  • Client: JUNTA DE EXTREMADURA
  • Photographer: Iwan Baan, Roland Halbe

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Maison Gauthier in Canton Bern, Switzerland by Bauzeit Architekten GmbH

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Bauzeit Architekten GmbH

The project is articulated basing on two really simple spatial typologies. The first one, a compacted and pure single-storied level, figures the dwelling which opens onto The Alps through huge window panels, thus focusing on a frame of beautiful views. Consequently, the glazing surfaces on the entire level, structure the façade in a generous way. The panoramic window panels, fold inside thus providing a special expression to the ensemble, also forming the terrace-covered area and protected from the sun. The difference of enclosure between North and South façades, become two plain and clear lectures, two faces: “behind” the street and “on the front” The Alps as a visual limit.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Yves André)

  • Architect: Bauzeit Architekten GmbH
  • Name of Project: Maison Gauthier
  • Location: Canton Bern, Switzerland
  • Name of Architects: Roberto Pascual, Peter Bergmann, Yves Baumann
  • Title of the project: Maison Gauthier – Furetta
  • Photography: Yves André
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Johnnie Walker House in Shanghai, China by Asylum

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Asylum

Collaborating with creative agency LOVE, The Johnnie Walker House is an experiential, interactive space created to host the most sophisticated ‘Whisky Conversations’. Housed in the 3-storey Sinan Mansion, located in the heart of Shanghai’s Central Business District, the space was conceived with the intent to engage and advocate loyalty amongst premium whisky drinkers. The concept incorporates the rich history of Johnnie Walker and whisky knowledge alongside essential elements and building blocks of whisky into the spatial design, using the 3-step approach to evangelism.

Whiskey ceiling

  • Architect: Asylum
  • Name of Project: Johnnie Walker House
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Software used: AutoCAD

Credits:

  • Company: Asylum
  • Creative Director: Chris Lee
  • Design Director: Cara Ang
  • Interior Designer: Cherin Tan, Dymitr Malcew

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Exhibition in Advanced Toledo District, Spain by Sara Romero y Mariano Vallejo, Arquitectos

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Sara Romero y Mariano Vallejo, Arquitectos

EXHIBITION AND A INTERIOR DESIGN. AVANCED TOLEDO DISTRICT, SPAIN.

THE AVANCED TOLEDO DISTRICT IS A JEAN NOUVEL AND MIA HÄGG  MASTERPLAN  LOCATED IN SANTA MARIA DE BENQUERENCIA NEIGHBORHOOD.

Our commission is to project an exhibition (including curatorial work, design and production of the whole proposal) within the Visit Pavilion of the Avanced District, that explains the Masterplan (Jean Nouvel and Mia Hägg), the Project of Particular Interest (Paz + Cal, architects), the Landscape Study (Ana Coello) and the history of the neighborhood where it is located, Santa Maria Benquerencia. Likewise we define the project and indoor furniture, so as to allow placement three jobs in the entrance area and an audiovisual room on the first floor.

Images Courtesy Diego Hernández

  • Architect: Sara Romero y Mariano Vallejo, Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Exhibition in Toledo
  • Location: Advanced Toledo District, Spain
  • Area: 120 m2
  • Date: 2011
  • Client: Consejería de Ordenación del Territorio y Vivienda de CLM and Empresa Regional de Suelo y Vivienda de CLM
  • Construction Company: Iniciativas y Exposiciones SL
  • Photographer: Diego Hernández

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ECA-OAI Office Building in Vevey, Switzerland by Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architectes

The new building completes a city block in the centre of Vevey. The urban void be­hind the buildings was a residual space used as a parking lot and for utility purposes. The intervention took advantage of the void and turned it into a main hall for all the buildings of the block. The once neglected space became a common area with a big patio and a green roof, offering a garden view for all the buildings around it. The new five floors office building frames the roof garden without enclosing it and maintains a wide visual panorama on the city and the mountains.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Tonatiuh Ambrosetti)

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Allée Verte – Child care centre and dwellings in Paris, France by Clermont Architectes

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Article source: Clermont Architectes

Construction of a child care centre and dwellings

The neighborhood of the Allée Verte, located between the Boulevard Beaumarchais and the Boulevard Richard Lenoir, near the Bastille, is characterized by the heteroclite aspect of its buildings. An old suburban architecture meets, not always easily, more modern real-estate constructions. The building of the Allée Verte is a part of this environment thanks to a simple balance between volumes and materials.

Side View (Images Courtesy Daniel Osso)

  • Architect: Clermont Architectes
  • Name of Project: Allée Verte – Child care centre and dwellings
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Client: SGIM / Ville de Paris
  • Collaborator: Emilien Robin
  • Engineers: CE Ingénierie
  • Economist: François Gandon
  • Photograph: Daniel Osso
  • Materials/products used in this project: Coating, Pilkington Profilit (U-shaped profiled glass), Wood siding (Oregon pine), fibrocement pannels by Eternit

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