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New Mission Hall House in Sussex, UK by Adam Richards Architects Ltd.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Adam Richards Architects Ltd.

The site for this house is at a prominent bend in the road, where an old drover’s track meets a large oak tree marking the boundary of this small rural village. The existing building was an introverted former Baptist’s chapel suffering from subsidence. We realized that in replacing it we must design a house that took full advantage of the site’s long views across farmland to the west, whilst doing justice to its position and registering the memory of the chapel – still remembered with fondness by the villagers.


West Elevation


CHL Social Housing in Chalon-sur-Saône, France by Ateliers O-S Architectes

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Ateliers O-S Architectes


Located on a former industrial site, the project of 39 social apartments is part of a master plan of three housing projects organized around a generous garden. The project stands along Rue Pierre Vaux made up of two volumes of three and four floors. Its corner situation implies a specific work on this urban link.

Image Courtesy Luc Boegly

  • Architects: Ateliers O-S Architectes
  • Project: CHL Social Housing
  • Location: Chalon-sur-Saône, France
  • Client: Logivie / Batigère
  • Schedule: July 2011
  • Budget: 34,66,000 € HT
  • Surface: 3,221 sqm
  • Consultants: EUCLID (bet TCE)
  • Photography: Luc Boegly


Two Towers – Matrix Vertices in Shenzhen, China by MA2

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: MA2

The design of the Two Towers in its inception is a series of manipulated manifolds that construct a dual vertical lattice with angled surfaces. The towers radiate vertically deriving from a multisided body, diamond shaped, molded, intended for diversity, complexity, and robustness in form. Elongated diamond bodies functions as a poly-operational structure that addresses flows of energy, circulation, dynamic composites, both aesthetically and material make up.

Exterior View

  • Architect: MA2 – Michael Arellanes II
  • Name of Project: Two Towers –  Matrix Vertices
  • Location: Shenzhen, China
  • Software used: Maya for the 3D modeling, 3D Studio Max and photo shop for the renderings, AutoCAD for the drawings.


Lørenskog, central square in Norway by Østengen & Bergo AS

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Østengen & Bergo AS

The project includes the detailed design and construction of a central square in connection with the forming of a new center in Lørenskog, a suburb to Oslo. L2Architects have designed the building that surrounds an enclosed urban space. The surrounding building houses cinema, performance halls and entertainment venues.The central square is designed as a comfortable and pleasant gathering place for the local residents. The square accommodates seating,fountains, planting sand is beautifully lit at night.

Image Courtesy Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS

  • Architects: Østengen & Bergo AS landscape architects MNLA
  • Project: Lørenskog, central square
  • Location: Lørenskog, Norway
  • Architect Design: L2 architects AS
  • Design: collaborating architect and landscape architect
  • Design year: 2008-2010
  • Year of construction: 2011
  • Area: 1,8daa
  • Budget: 1 630 000 Euro
  • Image credits: Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS


Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts in Spain by gpy arquitectos

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: gpy arquitectos

This Centre of the Dramatic Arts presents itself to the city as a platform, as an urban stage with the city and landscape as backdrop.

The interior roofed patio, generated by a three-dimensional folding of the wooden surface of the roof, is conceived as a scenic box that opens up towards the city and affirms itself as the building’s spatial reference point, a place for relationships and interchange.


General View (Main Terrace) (Images Courtesy Efraín Pintos)

  • Architect: gpy arquitectos – Juan Antonio González Pérez, Urbano Yanes Tuña
  • Name of Project: Tenerife Centre of Dramatic Arts
  • Location: El Ramonal, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
  • Collaboration: Félix Perera Pérez,Gustavo García Báez, Constanze Sixt, Architects
  • Structural Engineering: Martínez Segovia, Fernández, Pallas y Asociados
  • Photographs: Teresa Arozena, Miguel de Guzmán, Roland Halbe,  Efraín Pintos, Joaquín Ponce de León
  • Sofwtare used: Mainly designed by hand; a small part by AutoCAD


FK Austria Wien Training Academy in Vienna, Austria by Franz zt gmbh + Atelier Mauch gmbh

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Franz zt gmbh + Atelier Mauch gmbh

a sporting challenge

The academy training grounds of the junior teams of Austria Vienna – one of the most traditional football clubs in Austria – lies close to the ‘Franz Horr Stadium’. they include a training hall and three grass pitches. the construction budget was extremely tight and the construction time limited to six months, and the handover date after completion a strict requirement in order to obtain the license of the Austrian Football League. Vienna building regulations set a maximum building height of 4.5 m and so the 7,0 m required clearance height in the training hall created an inevitable consequence: the entire building had to be lowered half below ground.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Stephan Wyckoff)


Guyane Memory Center in Cayenne, French Guiana by D3 Architectes

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: D3 Architectes

Guyane’s memory center
is a project who holds a deep and resonant identity. It’s a lively medium who gather and give strength to local history. The construction helps two significant aspects: physical and symbolic:

-  Protect valuable and precious documents who makes the Guyane’s cultural and historic heritage, inside a technical shelter within cooling triple skin.
– Give a genuine symbol to this heritage belonging to the Guyane’s spirit, through an interpretation of a “pictural” local and popular architecture “le Carbet” kind of roofing sunshade providing rest, shadow and fresh air.

Guyane's memory center

  • Architects: D3 Architectes (CHARLES, GELEZ, NEOUZE)
  • Project: Guyane Memory Center
  • Location: Cayenne, French Guiana
  • Project area: 8 500 m²
  • Cost: 16 000 000 €


Cleveland Design Competition: A New School Vision in Cleveland, Ohio by Organic Scapes and Architecture

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Organic Scapes and Architecture

The project proposal for the Campus International School for Downtown Cleveland illustrates the transformation of Cleveland State University’s master plan for converting the area into a dense mixed-use development and with recreation fields. The quotation ”an opportunity to re-evaluate the broader terrain in which children learn and give as great an emphasis on learning environments as others have given the educational philosophies” formed the basis for our proposal.

School Entrance

  • Architects: Organic Scapes and Architecture
  • Project: Cleveland Design Competition: A New School Vision
  • Location: Cleveland, OH, USA
  • Projects team: Gabriel Belli Butler and Stefano Rocchetti.
  • Client: Campus International School
  • Program: Educational – School
  • Site area: 294,615 sq-ft
  • Design period: 2011
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 90,000 sq-ft


Myrtus Convention Center in Valencia, Spain by Ramon Esteve Estudio de Arquitectura

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: Ramon Esteve Estudio de Arquitectura

The proposal of the building is to generate a construction that will be used for conventions, seminars and banquets supporting up to a thousand people. The organic geometry of the building developed under a circular grid, generates continuity between spaces, a stimulation to flow through them. The building sinuous shell line grants it with a kind character.

Myrtus Convention Center


Moses Bridge in Halsteren, The Netherlands by RO & AD architecten

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Article source: RO&AD architecten

The West Brabant Water Line is a defense-line consisting of a series of fortresses and cities with inundation areas in the south-west of the Netherlands. It dates from the 17th century but fell into disrepair in the 19th century. When the water line was finally restored, an access bridge across the the moat of one of the fortresses, Fort de Roovere, was needed. This fort now has a new, recreational function and lies on several routes for cycling and hiking.


Total mirror

  • Architects: RO&AD architecten
  • Name of Project: Moses Bridge
  • Location: Halsteren, Municipality of Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
  • Contributing architects: Ro Koster, Ad Kil, Martin van Overveld
  • Contractor: AVK-bv Oude Tonge, The Netherlands
  • Client: Municipality of Bergen op Zoom
  • Used Materials: Accoya Wood, Angelim Vermelho
  • Total area: 50m2
  • Total Building costs: 250.000,- euro
  • Software used: AutoCAD


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