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Beijing Science Center in China by KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International won the first prize in the interna-tional competition for the new Beijing Science Center. The original building housing the Museum was opened in the same place in Beijing in 1988 and at the time was the first national science and technology museum in China. The museum building will be constructed on behalf of the Beijing Association for Science and Technology, China.

Beijing Science Center

  • Architects: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten
  • Project: Beijing Science Center
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Developer: Beijing Association for Science and Technology
  • Site area: 57,000 square meters
  • GSA: 100,800 square meters, of which approx. 80,000 square meters above ground
  • Max. height: 45 meters
  • Green ratio: 35%
  • Parking: underground 16,000 square meters, above ground 35 busses
  • Photography: KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International GmbH


Hacienda del cielo in Shibuya-ku, Japan by SWeet Co, LTD designed using Vectorworks

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: SWeet Co, LTD

By another technique “Glass mosaic”, we made bar counter by Python pattern. At the main dining hall, we designed cement tile arrange by Mexican textile design which is common carpet in Hacienda. Highlight of the restaurant is terrace lounge that guest can enjoy 270 degree of Tokyo view with resort style sofa seats and standing bar.

Interior View (Images Courtesy SWeet Co, LTD)

  • Architect: SWeet Co, LTD
  • Name of Project: Hacienda del cielo
  • Location: 9F MANSARD DAIKANYAMA, Shibuya-ku, Japan
  • Photography: SWeet Co, LTD
  • Software used: Vectorworks


Alvik Tower in Stockholm, Sweden by C. F. Møller Architects

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: C. F. Møller Architects

Alviks torn is a sculptural housing complex designed to bring identity to the district – and thereby, to Stockholm. The site lies in a prominent location towards the archipelago, and forms a transition zone between the city and the landscape, which has inspired the architecture. The development – a fractured block of approximately nine storeys and a landmark 21-storey tower divided into two parts – draws its shape and lines from the steepness and structure of the mountains bordering the lake Mälaren.

Alvik Tower

  • Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
  • Project: Alvik Tower
  • Location: Alviks Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Client: PEAB Sverige AB
  • Functions: Housing, Commercial, Restaurant, Parking, Leisure
  • Size: (Floor Area): 20000 m2
  • Competition year: 2008
  • Completion (expected): 2012
  • Prizes: 2008 1. Prize in competition
  • Project team: Mads Mandrup Hansen (partner-in-charge), Bränd Jan-Erik Mattsson, Mårten Leringe, Sara Nilsson, Rasmus Brønnum


Goldsmith Apartment building in Polanco, Mexico by Pascal Arquitectos

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: Pascal Arquitectos

These are some preview images of a building located in Polanco, in a “L” shaped lot. Due to special circumstances there is almost no façade towards the street, it was decided to have the life and views developed to the inside.

Goldsmith Apartment building

  • Architect: Pascal Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: Goldsmith Apartment building
  • Location: Polanco, Mexico
  • Date: 2010
  • Software used: Drawings in AutoCAD; Renders in Blender Yafray


BLOO METAL: The Waving Wall of Chalkwell in Southend-on-Sea, UK by HOLDUP Architect designed using 3DSMax

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: HOLDUP

The Waving Wall of Chalkwell is an art installation, commissioned by Metal, comprising of over 1200, 19L water cooler bottles*, demonstrating the vast journey water takes as well as the amount of water used in the production of certain products; a few of which have been depicted in small cabinets, along with information regarding their water consumption.

“The average Brit only sees 3% of the water that they consume.”

Image Courtesy HOLDUP

  • Architects: HOLDUP Architect
  • Project: BLOO METAL: The Waving Wall of Chalkwell
  • Location:Southend-on-Sea, UK
  • Design Team: Guillaume Jounet + Remy Bardin
  • Event: Solomon Monk’s Pump House at METAL
  • Client: BLOO NATION
  • Year: 2011
  • Software used: 3DSMax


Family House in Braskiu street, Lithuania by UAB Architektu biuras G.Natkevicius ir partneriai

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: UAB Architektu biuras G.Natkevicius ir partneriai

The building is in Lithuania and is located in the second largest city with the population of 400 000. The customer chose to live on the hill at the center of the city with a view of the confluence of a two largest rivers in Lithuania.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy G.Česonis )

  • ARCHITECT: UAB Architektu biuras G.Natkevicius ir partneriai
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Family House in Braskiu street
  • LOCATION: Braškių(Strawberry) st., Kaunas, Lithuania
  • COMPLETED: 2011
  • BUILDING AREA: 272 m2
  • TEAM OF ARCHITECTS: G.Natkevičius, M.Mickevičius
  • PHOTOGRAPHS: G.Česonis
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Artlantis


Club Hipico in Municipio de Lerma, Mexico by Hierve

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: Hierve

The project consists in a Horse Riding facility, that sits within a 220 hectare residential complex called La Reserva, which is immersed in a pine and fir forest on the outskirts of Mexico City.

Image Courtesy Red Vertex

  • Architects: Hierve
  • Project: Club Hipico
  • Location: Municipio de Lerma, Estado de México, Mexico
  • Client: Desarrollo y Ecología SA de CV.
  • Principal designer: Alejandro Villarreal.
  • Design team: Partner (Alejandro Villarreal), Project architect (Denisse Novelo) and Co-workers (Gabriela Rosas, Jesus Ramirez and Arturo Gomez Crespo)


Busan opera in Republic of Korea by Peter Ruge Architekten designed using Rhino

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten

New opera house in Busan, Republic of Korea

Busan has a specific geography: Mountains areas are connecting directly to the Pacific Ocean. With great nature, a high density of population and an urgent demand for public spaces to be used by the inhabitants.

Night perspective

  • Architect: Peter Ruge Architekten
  • Name of Project: Busan opera
  • Location: Busan, Republic of Korea
  • Competition: 2011
  • Size  GFA: 54.000 sqm
  • Client: The Busan International Architectural Culture Festival Organizing Committee
  • Team: Peter Ruge, Matthias Matschewski, Hyesook Ahn, Kayoko Uchiyama, Barbara Kubicka, Zubin Daboo
  • Brief: Design of the opera and theatre building including landscape design
  • Scope of services: Open international competition
  • Software used: Rhino for the 3d model and 3DSMax for the final rendering.


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