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Wicker Park Bar in Chicago, Illinois by Akar Studios

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Article source: Akar Studios

The Wicker Park Sushi and Seafood bar occupies 3,000 square feet of the main concourse floor in the post-security area of Terminal 2 at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The 104-seat venue is distinguished by its clean, dramatically lit glass-front bar highlighted with an illuminated overhead soffit that has been suspended from the roof trusses above. The glowing ceiling element—acting as a beacon for the bar, guides the travelers into this concourse venue.

Interior View

  • Architect: Akar Studios
  • Name of Project: Wicker Park Bar
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois


zmianatematu in Łódź, Poland by xm3

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Article source: xm3

Restaurant: „zmianatematu.”, Piotrkowska 144, Łódź

The city of Łódź located in the centre of Poland is one of three biggest cities in the country. Before the II World War a highly prospering city with lots of industries, now is troubled with poverty and social problems. Although it has high aspirations to be a cultural oriented city of artist and students. Aiming to be a design, fashion and film capital of the country, it acquires the concern from many great architects and artists who are willing to create concept designs for a delayed rebirth of the city i.e.: Daniel Libeskind, Frank Ghery, David Lynch to name a few.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Paulina Sasinowska (smileUPyourself), Mateusz Wójcicki)

  • Architect: xm3
  • Name of Project: zmianatematu
  • Location: Łódź, Poland
  • Project team: Maciej Kurkowski, Julian Nieciecki, Mateusz Wójcicki
  • Client: Eudezet S.C.
  • Photographs: Paulina Sasinowska (smileUPyourself), Mateusz Wójcicki


HG House in Japan by Atelier Tekuto

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Article source: Atelier Tekuto

The concept of the house was derived from the client’s request of ‘living in the garage’.  The garage is designed as a courtyard from the security reason, and living spaces are located around it for good daylight. The living room opens out into a couryard where bikes can be stored.  Wood and steel are used for finish, and unify overall design.

Image Courtesy Haruka Otani

  • Architects: Atelier Tekuto
  • Project: HG House
  • Location: Japan
  • Type: residencial
  • Site area: 64.78‡u
  • Building area: 35.58‡u
  • Total floor area: 64.48‡u
  • Structure: timber construction
  • Architecture design: Yasuhiro Yamashita+Toshiyuki Fujimori+Toshinao Iki/Atelier TEKUTO
  • Construction: Shigeki Matsuoka+Satoru Masuda/Home Builder


Taichung Gateway in Xitun District, Taichung City by Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: Vincent Callebaut Architectures

For the hundredth birthday of the creation of “Taiwan R.O.C.”, the main aim of the Taichung City Government is to honour the local building traditions and symbolize the new Taiwan dynamics into economic, political, social and cultural achievements.

Night View

  • Architects: Vincent Callebaut Architectures
  • Project: Taichung Gateway – Active Gateway City
  • Location: Xitun District, Taichung City
  • Host Organization: Secretariat: Taichung City Government
  • Sponsor: Urban Development Bureau, Taichung City Government
  • Project Title: Taiwan Tower Planning, Design and Construction Supervision Service Project
  • Contract Performance Location: Xitun District, Taichung City
  • Construction budget : NT$ 6.588.000.000
  • Delivery: December 2016


CASA G in Iceland by Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor Designed using ArchiCad and Artlantis

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

The concept of Casa G is based on reading and feedback to the landscape it exists on.  The characteristic landscape situation and view differences distinctively in each direction. Towards south the view to the sea and islands, towards north the characteristic triangular mountain, towards east the glacier and towards west the river and canyon.

Exterior View


Skywalk Rennweg in Vienna, Austria by SOLID architecture ZT GmbH

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: SOLID architecture ZT GmbH

SOLID architecture designed a bridge that is enclosed on all sides to connect the two buildings Rennweg 44 and 46 at the fifth upper floor, 17 metres above the Kleistgasse in the third district of Vienna. The bridge with a span length of 22 metres was completed in May 2009.


Image Courtesy Günter Kresser

  • Architect: SOLID architecture ZT GmbH
  • Name of Project: Skywalk Rennweg
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Collaborators: Arch DI Christine Horner
  • Client: Österreichische Lotterien GmbH
  • Photographer of the Project: Günter Kresser


University of Arizona Poetry Center in Tucson by Line and Space, LLC

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: Line and Space, LLC

After nearly 50 years of patiently seeking out every new poetry publication, the University of Arizona amassed one of the finest collections of Contemporary Poetry in America. With collection in hand, the University set out to design its new home; a facility for archiving, research, reading, teaching, and contemplation.


  • Architect: Line and Space, LLC
  • Name of Project: University of Arizona Poetry Center
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona


A New Norris House by University of Tennessee

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: University of Tennessee

In 1933 the Tennessee Valley Authority constructed a model community, Norris, Tennessee, as part of the Norris Dam construction project. A key feature of this New Deal village was the Norris House, a series of homes built as models for modern and efficient living. In light of the 75th anniversary of the Norris Project, an evolving interdisciplinary team of UT students and faculty are reinterpreting the Norris paradigm and creating a New Norris House – a sustainable home designed for the 21st century. In 2009 the New Norris House was one of six winners nationally of the Environmental Protection Agency’s People Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Competition. It offers a replicable model for contemporary sustainable living that holds the promise of significant benefit across East Tennessee.

Image Courtesy University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design

  • Architects: University of Tennessee
  • Project: A New Norris House
  • Location: Norris, Tennessee
  • Builders: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design; Clayton Homes; Johnson and Galyon
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Project Area: 768 sq.ft.
  • Landscape Architect: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design
  • Structural Engineer: University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, in collaboration with Mallia Engineering Company
  • Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineer: University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design
  • Photography: University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, Ken McCown
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Ecotect, FormZ, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite


Tornado Proof House by 10 Design

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: 10 Design

Isn’t the Wizard of Oz a clear example of the awesome force that a tornado can muster? How can Jaws drive people out of the ocean screaming when a house blown through the sky brings back nostalgic memories? Please stay out of the water… but feel free to build your home below flood level and out of cards in the wind. There is an urgent need to shift from an outmoded logic, ignorant of the forces of nature, to a point where the unabashed rush for profit and development can be balanced against the basic goal of providing shelter. Humanity is inexplicably driven to build in places where it should not-accepting the unavoidability of this folly is the first step to breathing in a new vision. We sought a way of turning the seemingly destructive acts of nature into creative blooms.

Tornado house

  • Architects: 10 Design
  • Project: Tornado Proof House
  • Design Team: Ted Givens, Trey Tyler, Mohamad Ghamlouch, Shane Dale, Dougald Fountain


ARTIC Mass-Painting in Anaheim, California by Emergent Tom Wiscombe

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Article source: Tom Wiscombe

This proposal is based on creating a complex visual oscillation between two and three dimensional realms. Somewhere between the disciplines of sculpture and painting, the piece registers as a mass but also as a graphic. Loopy, spotted patterns flow over manifold surfaces, simultaneously dissolving the mass and re-establishing it. Transparent zones allow people to view deep inside the object, their gaze pulled into involutions in interior surfaces. They can see the inside of the mass-painting.

ARTIC Mass-Painting

  • Architects: Emergent Tom Wiscombe
  • Project: ARTIC Mass-Painting
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Client: City of Anaheim Dept. of Public Works
  • Design Team: Tom Wiscombe, Robbie Eleazer, Mitch Rocheleau, Mo Harmon
  • Art Consultant: Rebecca O’Leary
  • Type: Public Art


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