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Twin Houses in California by Predock Frane Architects designed using Rhino and Autocad

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: Predock Frane Architects

This project is located in the Pacific Palisades, a hilly region between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains within an existing 1950\’s housing development. The project consists of twin houses sited adjacent to each other on a steep slope above a seasonal watershed. In this project we were interested in exploring the intersection of two classic California building typologies; the courtyard house and the hillside house.

Front View (Images Courtesy Jason Predock)

  • Architect: Predock Frane Architects
  • Name of Project: Twin Houses
  • Location: Pacific Palisades, California, USA
  • Size: Two Houses, Each approximately 4,500 SF (455 square meters)
  • Year completed: 2008
  • Photos: Jason Predock
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad


Port in Yoshizuka, Japan by Design nico Architects

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: Design nico Architects

The site is located in the corner of ordinary residential area with the aspect of semi-industry. And there are factories, warehouse and high-rise condominiums which has increased in recent years. The place is in the distance of one station from the center of Fukuoka City, and it is located between street where the amount of through traffic is large in daytime.

Image Courtesy Koji Fujii

  • Architects: Kazuya Matsuda (Design nico Architects)
  • Project: Port
  • Location: Yoshizuka,hakata-ku,fukuoka,JAPAN
  • Status: Completed,Jun 2011
  • Structure: Steel frame
  • Site area: 323.13m2
  • Building area: 164.91m2
  • Total floor area: 256.47m2
  • Structured Environment: Tetsuya Shimizu (Shimizu Architects)
  • General contractor: Shiji Corporation
  • Photographer: Koji Fujii ( Nacasa&Partners Inc )


New Taipei City Museum of Art in Taiwan by Design Initiatives

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: Design Initiatives

Our attempt in the New Taipei City Museum of Art competition is to find the essence of art and to materialize our notion of art; to redefine the meaning of art museum and to alter the way art museum functions; to organize a relationship between ourselves and the world around us. In addition to animate forms we have manipulated the movement in order to induce the production of new urban opportunities. Our proposal is a synthesis of the different programmatic functions: art museum, park, footbridge, services in a flexible, versatile space.

Perspective view

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: New Taipei City Museum of Art
  • Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Type: Culture
  • Date: August, 2011
  • Status: Competition
  • Client: New Taipei City Government
  • Area: 51,000 sq. m.
  • Credits: Vlado Valkof – architect; Malgorzata Blasik, Anne Valkof, – designers; Rumen Yotov – rendering; Nick Tonchev – civil engineering


The Diamondhouse by XTEN Architecture designed using AutoCAD and Rhino

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: XTEN Architecture

The Diamondhouse is a music studio extension to a house located deep in a canyon, set against a severely sloping hillside, with minimal access and little space upon which to build. Direct sunlight reaches the site for only a few hours a day. The geotechnical conditions on site were challenging, requiring 30-foot caissons to underpin new walls and foundations. A complex web of regulations governed the height, width, depth and specific configuration of the retaining walls needed to build the project.

The Diamondhouse

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Project: Studio Extension to Residence
  • Project Date: 2006 – 2010
  • Project Size: 1,500 Square Feet
  • Program: Studio Extension to Residence
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino


Saint-Michel Soccer Stadium Competition entry in Québec, Canada by Paul Laurendeau Architect

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: Paul Laurendeau Architect

Project description

— Bold silver letters with a soccer ball printed on the main facade announce the building’s function

— A black canopy signals the building’s entrance along Papineau Avenue for cars, cyclists and pedestrians

— A 10 meter wide boardwalk along the front facade creates a link between sidewalk and main entrance

— A symmetrical plan organizes all functions and helps the building assert its public role

— A double height square entrance hall distributes the public along interior circulations axes and creates a link with the bleachers above

— The fully glazed back facade offers an unobstructed view on the landscape of the former quarry

— The wood structure brings warmth to this otherwise non combustible construction

— Peripheral glazing at ground level create a link with adjoining landscape

— The stadium simple form makes it stand out from its context

— The building plays on the contrast between black exterior and wood interior


Images Courtesy Luxigon

  • Architect: Paul Laurendeau Architect
  • Name of Project: Saint-Michel Soccer Stadium Competition entry
  • Location: Papineau Avenue, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Gross floor area: 12 700 m² / 136 700 sq. ft.
  • Budget: 24,2 M$ CA
  • Image credit: Luxigon
  • Photo credit: Marc Gibert
  • Software: Revit, 3DSMAX, Photoshop


Kindergarten in Tallinas street 6, Riga, Latvia by ARHIS

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: ARHIS

Competition proposal for kindergarten in Tallinas street 6, Riga, Latvia by ARHIS

The aim of the competition proposal is to create a new type of kindergarten, where children can easily learn to incorporate with each other and with urban environment, and society.

The project solution is a public building with three-dimensional park integrated in the urban structure – to become a part of the city public space and greenery system, which is a part of the Riga development plan.


Site overview

  • Architect: ARHIS
  • Name of Project: kindergarten in Tallinas street
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Authors: Architects – Andris Kronbergs, Arnita Armane, Raimonds Saulitis, Andis Alksnins, Kristaps Sulcs, Evija Runce, Andris Dzenis, Linda Zala, Girts Kula, Jurgis Vizulis, Helvijs Savickis
  • Software used: Autodesk 3D max, AutoCAD and SketchUp


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