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JC Raulston Arboretum Lath House at North Carolina State University by Frank Harmon Architect PA designed using AutoCAD

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Article source: Frank Harmon Architect PA

The eight-acre JC Raulston Arboretum is a nationally acclaimed garden with the most diverse collection of cold-hardy temperate zone plants in the southeastern United States. As part of North Carolina State University’s Department of Horticultural Science, the Arboretum is primarily a working research and teaching garden that focuses on the evaluation, selection and display of plant material gathered from around the world. Plants especially adapted to conditions in the Piedmont region of North Carolina are identified in an effort to find better plants for southern landscapes.

Image Courtesy Will Lambeth

  • Architects: Frank Harmon Architect PA
  • Project: JC Raulston Arboretum Lath House at North Carolina State University
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Completed: October 2010
  • Project design team: Frank Harmon, FAIA, Will Lambeth, architectural intern
  • Photography: Will Lambeth
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Doha Sports Tower in Quatar by AREP

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: AREP

Located to the east of Doha, Qatar, the site of the 2006 Asian Games covers 130 hectares and includes the Khalifa stadium, a sports academy and hall, the women’s sports hall, the women’s club and an aqua centre, a fitness centre, an orthopaedic  hospital, and a mosque. Of all these buildings, the Sports City Tower stands as the emblem of the entire Olympic centre.  Rising to a height of 300 metres, the tower is the highest building in the city and can be seen for many miles around. The design of the tower, with its elegant parabolic lines, looks like a torch. At its summit, visible from all over the city, the Olympic flame will burn throughout the games.

Doha Sports Tower

  • Architects: AREP
  • Project: Doha Sports Tower – Asian Games in 2006
  • Location: Doha, Quatar
  • Owner: Government of Qatar
  • Prime Contractors: Hadi Simaan and AREP (Etienne Tricaud), architects
  • AREP team: Bruno Sarret (project manager), Eric Dussiot, Marie-Odile Bosc, Ali Dehbonei, Alan Murray, Cyril Hugon, Ana Paula Vaz Correa, Stephane Mairesse, architects
  • Structural ingineer and MEP engineer : OVE ARUP
  • Building Contractor: Besix-Midmac
  • Timeframe (studies and construction): February 2005- December 2006


Siemens Headquarters in Munich, Germany by Henning Larsen Architects

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

Siemens’ new headquarters is an urban, recognisable composition of plazas, courtyards and alleys that will unfold a new, vibrant urban space in central Munich. Siemens and Munich are integrated into a harmonious whole by merging two archetypal entities – mass (Siemens) and void (Munich) – into a complementing formation. The city opens up the mass, which in response opens up to the city.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: Siemens Headquarters in Munich
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Client: Siemens
  • Gross floor area: 45,000 m2
  • Year of construction: 2011 – 2015


Kupla – Helsinki Zoo Lookout tower in Finland by HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: Avanto Architects Ltd.

Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki) and Wood Focus Finland organised an architectural competition for the students of architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, with the assignment of designing a ten-metre-high view tower out of timber for the Zoo.

Night View

  • Architects: HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA
  • Project: Kupla – Helsinki Zoo Lookout tower
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Period of design: 2000-2002
  • Area: 82 brm2
  • Commander, user: Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki)
  • Developer: PWD (Helsinki City Public Works Department) Construction Management
  • Architectural design: HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA
  • Structural engineering: DI Hannu Hirsi, DI Lauri Salokangas /Nuvo Engineering
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen, HUT photography laboratory
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Leaf House in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura

This project was inspired by Brazil´s indian architecture, perfectely suited for the hot and humid climate where it stands, Angra dos  Reis,  one hour drive south of  Rio de Janeiro .The roof acts as a big leaf  that protects from the hot sun all the enclosed spaces of the house as the in-between open spaces, truly the most important ones . These in-between open spaces represent the essence of the design.

Images Courtesy Leonardo Finotti & Peter Wolf

  • Architect:Mareines + Patalano Arquitetura
  • Name of Project: Leaf House
  • Location: Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design date: 2006/2007
  • Completion date: 2008
  • Site area: 40.000,00 m2
  • Built area: 800,00 m2
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti & Peter Wolf


Civic Cultural Exhibition and Activity Center in Xinjiang, China by inFORM studio

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: inFORM studio

The city of Korla has announced that inFORM studio has been selected as the winner of an international design competition for the Civic Cultural Exhibition and Activity Center in Korla, China. It will be a symbol of a progressive future for the region of Xinjiang. The conceptual proposal embraces the master plan vision for an axial relationship of cultural buildings and a strong east/west pedestrian linkage through the site; it also responds intelligently to the climate, geological heritage, ecology, and contextual views and relationships.

Site perspective

  • Architects: inFORM studio
  • Project: Civic Cultural Exhibition
  • Location: Korla, Xinjiang, China
  • Total Project: 8,000 sq m
  • Client: City of Korla (Kuerle)
  • Technical design principal: Kenneth Van Tine
  • Marketing, managing principal: Gina Van Tine
  • Design principal: Michael Guthrie
  • Design director: Cory Lavigne, Robert Miller, Anna Haezebrouck, Jordan Whitted


Exhibition stand Invent Design in RAI, Amsterdam by Chris Collaris Design

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: Chris Collaris Design

In January 2011 Horecava will take place in RAI Amsterdam. Horecava is the largest trade exhibition for the restaurant, hospitality and catering industries in the Benelux region. Over 500 exhibitors will participate in the trade exhibition. The renowned theme ‘Worlds’ is enjoying a makeover to create additional space for meeting new relations and exchanging experiences. Within the ‘Worlds’ theme, a special place will be reserved for startling enterprises. InventDesign, a young and promising Dutch company specialized in sustainable, innovative (dynamic) LED lighting will show its potential at Horecava.


  • Architects: Chris Collaris Design
  • Project: Exhibition stand Invent Design
  • Location:RAI, Amsterdam
  • Client: InventDesign
  • Year: January 2011
  • Budget: EUR 80.000,-
  • Floor area: 70 m2
  • Architect: Chris Collaris
  • Light Architect: InventDesign


Entrance and transferaccelerator Overvecht station in Utrecht, The Netherlands by HIK Ontwerpers Designed using AutoCAD and SketchUp

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Article source: HIK Ontwerpers

Entrance and transferaccelerator Overvecht station, Utrecht


The entrance of the Overvecht station was built in 1985 together with the new station of Overvecht. Both architecture and landscapearchitecture where designed in one style. After years of heavy use the place hit the spot in decay and had required extensive maintenance and revision . Especially concrete rot made the place had a dilapidated appearance

Entrance and transferaccelerator Overvecht station

  • Architect: HIK Ontwerpers
  • Name of Project: Entrance and transferaccelerator Overvecht station
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Software used: AutoCad, and SketchUP


Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center in Baltimore, Maryland by GWWO Architects designed using SketchUp and AutoCAD

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Article source: GWWO Architects

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine is the birthplace of America’s national anthem and one of the nation’s most significant historic landmarks. The Fort, the National Anthem and the flag, together and individually, help us to understand how the United States was created, defended, and preserved. It was with this context and these rich national symbols in mind that the design team, led by GWWO Architects, conceived the expression for the new visitor center.

Image Courtesy GWWO Architects

  • Architects: GWWO Architects
  • Project: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2009 for the Construction Documents and Google SketchUp for conceptual modeling


Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam by AREP

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Article source: AREP

Located in downtown Ho Chi Minh city, near the Saigon River, the programme includes a 68-storey office building with a shopping mall in its base. The outline of the tower, which is surrounded by a water feature, is reminiscent of a lotus flower. The platform of helicopters in door with forgery of 25 m reminds a petal of flower. The shape consists of a complex geometry, oblique cylinders taken back in facade with glass modules in curve and segmented. Its plastic aspect is strengthened at night by a white lighting which emphasizes the vertical leaf, the soffite of the platform and the pinnacle of the tower.

Financial Tower

  • Architects: AREP (architect and design office team leader)
  • Project: Financial Tower
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Beginning of the studies: 2006
  • End of works: end of 2010
  • Surface: 95 000 m²
  • Estimated cost: 100 M€
  • Project management: AREP (architect and design office team leader) / J.M. Duthilleul, E. Tricaud;Team: É. Dussiot (project director, team manager), A. Murray (architect, project manager), C. Lakeman, A. Vaz Correa ; ZAPATA (architect); I.D. Associés (interior architecture); L.E.R.A. (structure); D.S.A. (fluids), Barker Mohandas (elevators)


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