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Little black dress or a house like a shadow in Oberösterreich, Austria by x architekten (designed using Vectorworks)

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Article source: x architekten

‘little back dress’, a private residence for a young couple in a rural district of gunskirchen, austria. Drawing from the local typology of the neighbouring farms, the design is a contemporary interpretation of the classic gable roof form to combine a house, a courtyard, and an outbuilding in one monolithic volume.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Rupert Asanger)

  • Architect: x architekten
  • Name of Project: Little black dress or a house like a shadow
  • Location: Kappling 14, 4623 Gunskirchen, Oberösterreich, Austria
  • Sponsor: Andrea Falkner + Alexander Tuschner
  • Planning data: Direct Order 2008
  • Photography: Rupert Asanger
  • Software used: Vectorworks 2010


Kunshan Huaqiao Forum and Hotel Proposal in China by Ojanen_Chiou Architects LLP

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Article source: Ojanen_Chiou Architects LLP

Kunshan City, China, is known as the birthplace of traditional Kunqu opera, and is renowned for its unique canal townships in the Yangtze River Delta.  In 2008, the competition sponsor called for ideas for a new 955,000sm waterfront commercial district at a key oxbow portion of the Wusong River in order to support the area’s booming economy while creating public amenities and open space and ameliorating the effects of decades of industrial development.

Exterior View forum and hotel

  • Architect: Ojanen_Chiou Architects LLP
  • Project: Kunshan Huaqiao Forum and Hotel Proposal
  • Location: Kunshan City, China
  • Architectural Design Partner: Suzhou Industrial Park Design & Research Institute Co. LTDMaster Planner
  • Landscape Architect: SWA Group
  • Status: Phase I currently under construction
  • Software used: AutoCad, Sketchup, Rhino, and Adobe CS2.  The renderings and animation were done in 3Ds Max.


Suspended Glazed Bridge (Lugner Bridge) in Vienna, Austria by Aneta Bulant – Kamenova and Klaus Wailzer (designed using AutoCAD)

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Article source: Aneta Bulant – Kamenova and Klaus Wailzer

Project description: The presented object is may be the world–wide first fully glazed suspended bridge. The bridge takes the pedestrians, coming from the historical Otto Wagner metro station up along an escalator to a horizontal platform 8,5 meters over the most frequented boulevard in Vienna, the `Gürtel`. From there one can reach the cinema and shopping center “Lugner City”. Through series of interconnected buildings this multifunctional complex forms a strong pedestrian axis which reaches up to the nearby City Sport Hall and represents a much frequented urban connection. Being the first entering element of this axis the bridge plays the role of a landmark for that big complex. We decided to make it dynamic, light and attractive, like a funny flying object, which hovers over the pulsing city.


Lugner Bridge

  • Architects: Aneta Bulant – Kamenova and Klaus Wailzer
  • Name of Project: Suspended Glazed Bridge (Lugner Bridge)
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Structural Engineer: Vasko + Partner Ingenieure, Lothar Heinrich
  • Client: Ing. Richard Lugner
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Niwa no SUMIKA (The house of garden) in Hamamatu, Japan by mA-style architects

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Images Courtesy mA-style architects

The house the client was born and raised. Now, only his parents live there. There is a space where contiguous with the house. We did our architectural planning for this newly married client couple by using the space. The main building the parents live is old and heavy undressed concrete. The style has become a familiar nowadays, but that must have attracted a great deal of attention at that time.

Exterior View

  • Architect: mA-style architects
  • Name of Project: Niwa no SUMIKA (The house of garden)
  • Location: Shizuoka, Hamamatu, Japan
  • Program: Single family house


Housing Erzherzog-Karl-Straße – 121 Apartments in Vienna, Austria by AllesWirdGut and feld72 (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Article source: AllesWirdGut and feld72

The idea behind the Herzberg development is to create a built structure which combines a variety of residential offerings into one neighborhood that facilitates different ways of living. This objective was pursued on both an urban-planning and on an architectural level.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Hertha Hurnaus)

  • Architect: AllesWirdGut and feld72
  • Name of Project: Housing Erzherzog-Karl-Straße – 121 Apartments
  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Client: EGW Heimstätte + ÖVW Österreichisches Wohnungswerk
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
  • Software used: ArchiCAD


Fort Cortina in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Karelse & den Besten

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Article source: Karelse & den Besten

As a graphic design agency we already had a long cooperation with Cortina, a wholesale in gift items, before they asked us to design their new headquarters. It was our first architectural assignment.  Fort Cortina is built on the premises of the NDSM-wharf, a former shipyard located on the banks of the river IJ in Amsterdam. In this harsh environment we designed an office and warehouse building that looks like a Morrocan fort. A monolithic structure, rough on the outside with metallized brick walls and smooth on the inside patios that are lined with cedar wood.

Exterior View

  • Architect: John den Besten – Karelse & den Besten
  • Name of Project: Fort Cortina
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Cassie Campbell Community Centre in Ontario, Canada by Perkins+Will Designed using AutoCAD, 3DSMax, and SketchUp

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Article source: Perkins+Will

The Cassie Campbell Community Center in Brampton creates a unique set of spaces for indoor and outdoor programming. Designed by Perkins+Will, the main program elements include a natatorium, indoor running track, gymnasium, and figure skating center of excellence, twinned with a community hockey rink. The program elements are expressed as a series of boldly cantilevered gull wing roofs floating above masonry walls. These stone and block elements frame and organize the surrounding landscapes and outdoor program areas, which include a children’s play area, splash pad, basketball court, and entry plaza.

Front View (Images Courtesy Lisa Logan Architectural Photography)

  • Architect: Perkins+Will
  • Project: Cassie Campbell Community Centre
  • Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Project Area: 165,000 sqf
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Lisa Logan Architectural Photography
  • Sofwtare used: AutoCad version 2005 along with SketchUp for 3D models and 3D Studio Max for modeling


Apollo 11 in Santiago, Chile by Parra + Edwards Architects Designed using Vectorworks

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Article source: Parra + Edwards Architects

Secluded forest retreat.

“The woods are lovely. Dark and deep” -Robert Frost.

Apollo 11 is a house/studio situated in the middle of a forest of native trees on the outskirts of Santiago at the foot of the Andean cordillera. It was designed as a ‘ship’ that could land in the forest and then later depart, leaving the forest untouched, hence the name Apollo 11. There is also the intent for the space to serve as a laboratory; the house is used as an architecture studio, a rehearsal space and a recording studio for electronic and acoustic music. It is a capsule that has been designed to support its crew – a family of architects and musicians.

Front View


Film Theatre of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain by Mateo Arquitectura

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Article source: Mateo Arquitectura

Headquarters of the new Film Theatre of Catalonia in the Raval district of Barcelona, First prize, public competition 2004

The ruins mark the structure of the buildings. The Roman forum formalizes the plane of foundations and drains. In the old town, my building sets out to express itself as pure structure—no cladding, no finishes. The bare concrete beams-cum-walls that form the façades are very varied, proving themselves members of the family of the dilapidated neighbouring walls, where plaster crumbles to reveal their original central mass.


Exterior View (photo by Adrià Goula)

  • Architect: Josep Lluís Mateo – Mateo Arquitectura
  • Name of Project: Film Theatre of Catalonia
  • Location: Plaza Salvador Seguí, distrito del raval, Barcelona, Spain
  • Surface: 7.515 m2
  • Client: ICIC (Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals)
  • Photos: Adrià Goula


Patricia lane house addition in Hudson Valey, New York by Martin holub architects Designed using AutoCAD

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Article source: Martin holub architects

An addition to a house Martin Holub Architects designed 15 years ago (1997) on a wooded hilltop in the Hudson Valey, New York. At the time, we had no idea that we had ever be asked to design an addition to that house. Still because of the strong geometry of the original house, the addition had, practically, designed itself.


Before and After Exterior View

  • Architect: Martin holub architects
  • Name of Project: Patricia lane house addition
  • Location: Hudson Valey, New York
  • Software used: AutoCad 2005


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