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Spaceport America in New Mexico by James Law Cybertecture

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: James Law Cybertecture

Dedicated to offer a breathtaking and thrilling experience to the world citizens, Spaceport America, the world’s first commercial spaceport, is uniquely designed with a liquid metal structural theme that illustrates the pioneering spirit and challenging mission of the modern space exploration era.



Waterfront Research Center in Seattle, Washington by SABArchitects

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: SABArchitects

The project building was built in 1926 as a processing facility for the Washington Cooperative Egg and Poultry Association.  After a series of additions and renovations, the building was converted in 1983 to biotechnology laboratories and offices.  When the current owners acquired the building in 2006, it no longer met market standards for top quality lab or office space.  The client’s charge to the design team was to transform the tired building into a world class life science facility that celebrated its Elliott Bay waterfront setting.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Sam Van Fleet)

  • Architect: SABArchitects
  • Name of Project: Waterfront Research Center
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Project Team: Steve Erickson, Arthur Furukawa, Stephen Wood
  • Photographs: Sam Van Fleet


Bonaire House in The Netherlands by Silberstein Architecture

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: Silberstein Architecture

3 bedrooms, each, with their own private bathroom, one bedroom with its own private bathroom accessible from the exterior of the house, a study/TV room also with its own full bath to allow for future conversion into bedroom, living room, dining- room, kitchen , one car garage, a pool, spa and dock for boats and jet skis.

Image Courtesy Robin Hill

  • Architects: Silberstein Architecture
  • Project: Bonaire House
  • Location: Bonaire, The Netherlands
  • Date Completed: 3/2011
  • Exterior Walls: Reinforced Concrete & float finish stucco
  • Interior Walls: Masonry & Plaster
  • Flat Roof: Poured in place concrete
  • Shed roof: Cold rolled steel framing covered with corrugated metal panels
  • Ceiling Finish: T & G Teak
  • Flooring: Limestone
  • Photography: Robin Hill Photography


Raif Dinçkök Yalova Cultural Center in Turkey by Emre Arolat Architects

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: Emre Arolat Architects

It is possible to say that cities are made out of different contextual layers which time by time come near each other or on top of each other, even intertwine at times and ground their specific existing states. In the Yalova example peculiar to this city, oppositions between the main layers stand out.

Exterior View

  • Architectural project: emre arolat
  • Responsible architect: rıfat yılmaz, kerem piker (concept-preliminary project) ; gonca paşolar, gülseren gerede tecim (final project) ; gonca paşolar, gülseren gerede tecim (construction project)
  • Team: aysun devrekanlı, beril serbes, ercan yılmaz, gözde sazak, leyla kori, nil aynalı, olcay özten, orhun ülgen, övünç tar, sezer bahtiyar, şafak kızılırmak, zeki samer
  • Location: yalova
  • Project date: 2007-2008
  • Construction date: 2008-2010
  • Built area: 7.900 m²
  • Client: akkök grubu (limited competition)
  • Structural project: osm engineering
  • Mechanical project: mak-el
  • Electrical project: sentez


BrainFit Studio in Ploenchit Center, Thailand by NPDA studio

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: NPDA studio

Brain Fit, by Nutthawut Piriyaprakob of Thailand based NPDA Studio, is a learning studio specifically designed to enhance brain function, imagination and co-ordination for small children. Comprised of 4 zones, (the Reception, the Gym, the Testing Room, and the Computer Testing Room), each zone is designed as the imitation of the brain cell, blood vessel and body membrane to imply the meaning of the learning activities conducted. Trying to balance a space that will cater to a child’s imaginative side, yet not pose a distraction, the studio seeks to foster development and encourage exploration.


  • Architects: NPDA studio
  • Project: BrainFit Studio
  • Location: 2nd Floor, Ploenchit Center, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Owners: Naresh & Nisha Indhewat
  • Project team: Nutthawut Piriyaprakob, Puliwat Pumchana
  • Contractor & Fabricator: Pirom Dueng-kaisorn
  • Project Area: 133 sqm
  • Project year: 2010
  • Photographer: Songtam Srinakarin, Tanet Sae U, Nutthawut Piriyaprakob


Rubem Braga Elevator Complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Integration is transformation

The Rubem Braga Elevator Complex aims to improve accessibility for the residents of Pavao community, located 80 meters above ground level, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Not long ago, as in several other Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods, that population experienced the danger of rickety stairways and makeshift passages up and down the slope, not to mention the threat of landslides.

Night View (Images Courtesy Celso Brando)

  • Architect: JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo
  • Name of Project: Rubem Braga Elevator Complex
  • Location: Pavao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Client: Promon
  • Photography: Celso Brando
  • Software used: AutoCAD and 3DSMax


Nursing & Retiree Home in Alava, Spain by Firma d.o.o.

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: Firma d.o.o.

Our proposal was directly influenced by the characteristics of the immediate surroundings of the plot. Through detailed site analysis, we concluded that the most important aspects of context are the landscape and the extreme impact of the rural environment. Therefore, the proposed residence for the elderly, apart from fulfilling all functional prerequisites, must be consistent with those surrounding features.

Nursing & Retiree Home

  • Architects: Firma d.o.o.
  • Project: Nursing & Retiree
  • Location: Alava, Spain
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3dS Max and Adobe Photoshop


Bene Flagshipstore in Vienna, Austria by Solid Architecture

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: Solid Architecture

SOLID architecture was commissioned to design the showroom of office furniture manufacturer .Bene in a newly erected building at no. 4–8 Neutorgasse in Vienna. With a floor area of 1,000 m² the showroom is located at ground floor level and forms a band that runs along the facade. Bene also uses the first floor and a part of the second floor as offices.

The intention was to offer visitors an interestingly varied tour through the world of Bene and at the same time to create a place with its own identity and an unmistakable character.

Image Courtesy Günter Kresser

  • Architects: Solid ArchitectureZT GmbH
  • Project: Bene Flagshipstore
  • Location: Neutorgasse, Vienna, Austria
  • Purpose: Showroom for the presentation of office furniture
  • Project status: Project completed
  • Net usable floor area: 950 m²
  • Spatial programme: Showroom for the presentation of office furniture with a foyer and a multipurpose space. Design of vertical connections to other floors used by Bene. Design of exterior branding.


Villa Festen in Den Haag, Netherlands by BBVH Architecten BV

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: BBVH Architecten BV

This modern villa, designed by BBVH Architecten, is located in the Bieslandarea, a new suburb of Den Haag. The area is characterized by traditional brick architecture but the urban plan prescribed a few private housing developments at specific points in the area. This private house is located at the entrance road in the north east side.

Night View (Images Courtesy Luuk Kramer)

  • Architect: BBVH Architecten BV
  • Name of Project: Villa Festen
  • Location: Den Haag, Netherlands
  • Constractor: Granneman BV, Stompwijk, Netherlands
  • Client: Private
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp


GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities in León, Spain by estudio SIC

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: estudio SIC

The biopharmaceutical facilities, first antibody monoclonal manufacturing plant built in Spain, is the expression of the complex inner manufacturing processes of the product: a technological, efficient and sustainable solution.

GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities

  • Architects: estudio SIC
  • Project: GH Genhelix Biopharmaceutical Facilities
  • Location: León, Spain


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