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Camp Arowhon Headquarters in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: PLANT Architect

Camp Arowhon is a family-run summer camp in Algonquin Park now run by its third generation director. The owners purchased a 250 m2 two-story storefront building on Eglinton Avenue West to create a visual presence in the community, facilitate administration, and create a place which fosters a post-camp alumni community. The owners’ goal was to present a building that felt like “a piece of Algonquin Park in the city” evoking the character of camp, while wanting to avoid the typical camp imagery overused by spas and clothing retailers. The character was established instead through the use and detailing of materials: using harvested raw and rough hewn wood from the park, and detailing it with a more polished, but simple elegance found in camp buildings.

Image Courtesy Peter Legris

  • Architects: PLANT Architect
  • Project: Camp Arowhon Headquarters
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Contractor: Integer Construction
  • Cabinetwork: Edwards and Wilson Cabinetmakers


Panama Supercharge by BikaArchiTexture

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: BikaArchiTexture

“Panama Supercharge” is an architectural dialogue between mass and fragility, expressed as thin patterned developable surfaces out of metal sheets and heavy masses out of raw concrete. The building is adjacent to the new pair of locks at the Panama Canal, creating an environment for cruise ship passengers while they are waiting for the ship to pass the lock.

Aerial Perspective

  • Architect: BikaArchiTexture
  • Name of Project: Panama Supercharge
  • Location: Panama Canal, Panama


East 6th Street House in South Boston, MA by Touloukian Touloukian Inc.

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.

This speculative development was built on a rear parcel with restricted views to the street, code restricted openings for windows, and less desirable views of the adjacent lots. The design re-directs the focus to an interior environment with a sun filled “skylight stair hall” and “rear light shaft” that brings natural light to all corners of each floor.

Image Courtesy Stephen Lee

  • Architects: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
  • Project: East Sixth Street – Rear Yard Residence
  • Location: South Boston, MA
  • Developer: Brendon Feeney
  • General Contractor: Mike Ahern
  • Structural Engineer: Uy Than Ly
  • Electrical Lighting Design: Paul Zaferiou
  • Photography: Stephen Lee Photography
  • Contact Person: Theodore Touloukian, AIA, President


House with two Focal Points in Japan by Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects designed using Vectorworks

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects

House located on the west edge of the plains. In this district, Mt. Yahiko and Mt. Kakuda above sea level about 600m as regional landmarks stand between plains and the Sea of Japan. The client’s hope for the house was that, from the window, the client saw two mountains that used to seeing from the childhood.

View in the night. In the dark town that is lack of the vigor, this house seems a light house (Images Courtesy Future-scape Architects)


  • Architect: Daigo Ishii + Future-scape Architects
  • Name of Project: House with two Focal Points
  • Location: Nigata, Japan
  • Structural engineers: Oga Structural Design Office
  • Mechanical engineers: Mai Mechanical Design
  • Photo: Future-scape Architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks


3Beirut in Lebanon by Foster + Partners

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Article source: Foster + Partners

3Beirut – the first project designed by Foster + Partners to break ground in Lebanon – is revealed today. Responding directly to the site and culture of Beirut, the scheme will create a sustainable residential and retail development of international quality. The development will also strengthen Beirut’s role as a centre for tourism, commerce, retail and entertainment while providing new green spaces at ground level for the city to enjoy.

Image Courtesy Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: 3Beirut
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Client: SV Properties and Construction
  • Programme: Detail design submission made on 8th March 2010 by Foster + Partners Construction Documentation began on 3 May 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 3rd December 2010 Ground works and site enabling started March 2010Due for completion 2014


EverRest in Germany by Simon Takasaki designed using Rhino and Maya

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Article source: Simon Takasaki

The monument to the end of mining in the heap Duhamel / Germany is characterized by the special treatment of the history of the site and the end of the mining industry. The 30 m high walk-in sculpture holds  the path of the history of the place and its use to its open, undefined future.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Simon Takasaki
  • Name of Project: EverRest
  • Location: Germany
  • Software used: Maya and Rhino


Providence River Pedestrian Bridge in Rhode Island by inFORM Studio

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: inFORM Studio

The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a unique urban proposal in that the basis of its proposition is an exchange of transit medium. The relocation of a substantial, vehicular only conduit in favor of a pedestrian oriented connector will completely transform the spatial character of the Jewelry District/Old Harbor. Given this significant urban transformation, the project should envision a potential much larger than a pure connector. The proposed Providence River Pedestrian Bridge can become a spatial mediator between urban and ecological spaces and function as an integrated series of programs into the waterfront public spaces, allowing east and west to become a singular meandering public space. With this perspective, the proposal is better understood less as a bridge and more as an urban intervention. Additionally, the re-invigorated entrepreneurial spirit of Providence is poised to weather the global economic downturn with a future vision for the emerging Knowledge District and potential new biomedical corridor. The face of this future is one of innovation, intellectual fervor and progressive thinking. A project of this magnitude needs to reach out to this “creative class” and “knowledge economy.”

Final view

  • Architects: inFORM Studio
  • Project: Providence River Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Providence, Rhode Island
  • Technical design principal: Kenneth Van Tine
  • Marketing, managing principal: Gina Van Tine
  • Design principal: Michael Guthrie


Rectangle of light in Sapporo, Hokkaido by Jun Igarashi Architects

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: Jun Igarashi Architects

The parcel is located in the north of a city named Sapporo, where the housing block is split like a grid. Surrounded by 3 buildings, a tiny parcel that contains about 100 sq. meters was left over. On the east side of the building, there is a promenade with an old growth poplar forest who acts as a windbreaker. It hasn’t a direct influence over the parcel itself, but it indirectly contributes the building standard law, what causes an inevitable set back distance, so it comes to a 40 sq. meter amount of space on the inside of the parcel. I designed the space for the couple and their two children, with thinking about the height of the building

Image Courtesy Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Project: Rectangle of light
  • Location: Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Principal use: Private residence
  • Design period: 2006–2007
  • Construction period: 2007


Pessac Pavilion in France by La Nouvelle Agence

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: La Nouvelle Agence

The project is a 4m high sheltering roof located at the crossing point between the Pessac train station and the end of a tramway line going from Pessac to Bordeaux. The site is on top of a underground car park. Existing objects had to be taken into consideration : A pedestrian tunnel entrance, an elevator, an ventilation chimney.

Images Courtesy LNA / Benoit Schmeltz

  • Architect: La Nouvelle Agence –  Aït‐Mehdi Samira & Latizeau Sylvain  Architects
  • Name of Project: Pessac Pavilion
  • Location: Pessac, France
  • Artist: Laurent Le Deunff
  • Client: Communauté Urbaine de Bordeaux
  • Photography: LNA / Benoit Schmeltz


The Capital in Mumbai, India by James Law Cybertecture International

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Article source: James Law Cybertecture International

Cybertecture is the ultimate expression of innovative art married with functional needs in consideration of the environment and humanity. The new commercial complex located in Mumbai, India ”The Capital” deliberately reveals her calmness, gracefulness and elegance. It is an extremely challenging work to develop a revolutionary design concept for an office with AAA- grading and achieving over 80% efficiency simultaneously. It integrated the sustainable concept, form and functionality that inspire the office building design and urban context in India like never before.


  • Architects: James Law Cybertecture International
  • Project: The Capital
  • Location: Kurla Complex, Bandra, Mumbai India
  • Expected Completion Date : 2nd qtr 2011(estimated)
  • Use: Office
  • Total GFA: ~ 66347 sq.m.
  • Bldg. Scale: G+ 17 Levels
  • Parking Lot: ~ 700 Lots
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketchup and 3DSMax


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