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Half-semi-detached house in Poznań, Poland by KILKORO architekci (designed using Archicad and SketchUp)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: KILKORO architekci

The brief was to simply refurbish and recondition an existing house to reach contemporary living standards and a modern appearance. The owners have a small business of their own which requires an office with a separate entrance for future clients. The house is a typical 1970′ polish neighborhood semi-detached house. The only difference was that the other part of the house was never built.

Exterior view

  • Architects: KILKORO architekci
  • Project: Half-semi-detached house
  • Location: Poznań, Poland
  • Software used: Archicad and SketchUp


Moire Moire Moire : : 3 mews Houses in Dublin, Ireland by ODOS architects

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: ODOS architects

The site for these three mews dwellings is located on an industrial lane way in Dublin 8, previously devoid of domestic life. This industrial setting was instrumental in informing the architectural language of these dwellings. From the outside, the three dwellings appear as a mysterious, robust and impenetrable mass. The cantilevered upper section is a composition of powder coated metal industrial flooring planks arranged in a structural steel frame. These voile like planks have been laid out in varying widths to create a rhythm to the street elevation and have been periodically doubled in depth creating a moiré or interference pattern.

Front View

  • Architect: ODOS architects
  • Name of Project: Moire Moire Moire : : 3 mews Houses
  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Internal Floor Area: 190 sqm (per dwelling unit)
  • Type: 3 No. Mews Development
  • Design: 2006
  • Completion: 2010
  • Engineers: Cora


CEIBS Beijing Campus in China by ACXT Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: ACXT Arquitectos

CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) is the Business School leader in Asia. As part of it´s growth has taken the decision of building a new Campus in Beijing contracting AXCT-IDOM Group as design architect.

Image Courtesy Aitor Ortiz

  • Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
  • Project: CEIBS Beijing Campus
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Client: CEIBS
  • Area: 18.000 m2
  • Completion: 2010
  • Client Project Manager: Steve Song (CEIBS)


The Wilderness in Suffolk, England by Paul+O Architects

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: Paul+O Architects

The Wilderness is a 750 sq m new-build country house in the Suffolk countryside designed by London-based Paul+O Architects.

The design draws on a European architectural language and is one of the few built examples of houses granted planning permission under PPG7 clause 3.21, a planning policy guidance note passed by MP John Gummer in 1997 in the UK to permit planning consent for isolated new houses in the countryside if they “are truly outstanding in terms of Architecture and landscape design and would significantly enhance its immediate setting and wider surroundings”.

Night View (Images Courtesy Fernando Guerra)

  • Architect: Paul+O Architects
  • Name of Project: The Wilderness
  • Location: Westleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England
  • Gross internal area: 750 sq m (900 sq m including terraces and swimming pool)
  • Project Architects: Paulo Marto + Paul Acland
  • Photo credits: © Fernando Guerra


Beacom School of Business & Theodore R. and Karen K. Muenster University Center – The University of South Dakota in Vermillion by Charles Rose Architects Inc.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: Charles Rose Architects Inc.

The Muenster University Center, designed by Charles Rose Architects, is at the heart of campus life at The University of South Dakota. The 76,000 square-foot student union, completed in 2009, provides a central location for many essential student services; it houses campus dining, a bookstore, student lounges, comfortable study rooms, function rooms, an informal performance venue, a café, and a grand ballroom. In addition, it is home to the offices of the Dean of Students, Student Government Association, Student Activities Center, University Housing, and University Event Planning.

View of East Facade

  • Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc.
  • Project: Beacom School of Business & Theodore R. and Karen K. Muenster University Center – The University of South Dakota
  • Location: Vermillion, South Dakota
  • Software used for the University Center: Autocad, Revit Architecture, Rhinoceros 3d
  • Software used for the Business School: Autocad,  Rhinoceros 3d


Tile and Concrete in Parma, Italy by Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

Located in Lasagnana, on a tiny street in the middle of Val Parma, the ground level of a former stable has been converted into an apartment / studio for an young couple . Dimensions and shapes come from the position of existing elements: windows, walls and columns. The strongest element of the stable was for us the “whole space”. A bathroom is the only volume added, completely covered in white 10×10 cm tiles that bring light and uniformity. It is a freestanding structure where space has been turned inside out. Inside the functions needed, outside the circulation.

Images Courtesy Francesco Di Gregorio

  • Architect: Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz
  • Name of Project: Tile and Concrete
  • Location: Lasagnana, Tizzano Val Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Area: 90 sqm
  • Year: 2011
  • Client: Private
  • Photography: Francesco Di Gregorio © All rights reserved


Berkeley Live/Work Residence in Toronto, Canada by PLANT Architect Inc.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: PLANT Architect Inc.

PLANT’s work on this existing live/work structure in downtown Toronto involved a 2,000 square-foot interior renovation and a new cladding concept for the exterior facades. This concept creates a more inviting entrance that serves to distinguish the office entrance from the residential entrance. Using a new palette of materials, the light-coloured building skin, metal window accents, and cedar cladding lighten the overall massing of the building’s upper portion. In contrast, warmer, tactile materials were used at the entry points off the street.

Exterior View

  • Architects: PLANT Architect Inc.
  • Project: Berkeley Live/Work Residence
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Size: 2,000 sf
  • Project Status: Completed 2009
  • PLANT Team: Chris Pommer, Heather Asquith, Jeremy McGregor, Jessica Craig


The Yardmaster’s Building in Melbourne, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan architecture+interior design

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: McBride Charles Ryan architecture+interior design

Cross Rail Yard. Typically, a service building inaccessible to the public like this would be treated in a pragmatic and unremarkable way. In contrast, the Yardmasters Building confidently presents itself as a ‘public’ entity. Viewed in the round, it offers itself back to the city as an exquisite, mysterious box: a jewel in the junkheap. The project involved extensive consultation with representatives of the diverse users, their respective union representatives, and management and associated authorities.

Exterior View - Photograph by John Gollings

  • Architect: McBride Charles Ryan architecture+interior design
  • Name of Project: The Yardmaster’s Building
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Principal Architects: Rob McBride, Debbie Ryan
  • Project team: Drew Williamson, Andrew Hayne, Fang Cheah, Michelle James, Scott Crowe, Johanna Brunner, Angela Woda, David Fraser
  • Size: 1350m2
  • Photographs: John Gollings
  • Software used: Rhino


Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre in Istanbul, Turkey by Design Initiatives

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: Design Initiatives

Our intention in the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre Competition is to organize a joyful, integral space where man reconciles with nature. In addition to animate forms we have manipulated the movement in order to induce the production of new urban opportunities.

Perrspective View

  • Architects: Design Initiatives
  • Project: Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Type: culture
  • Date: September, 2011
  • Status: competition
  • Client: ThyssenKrupp Elevator
  • Area: 9,450 sq. m.
  • Credits: Design Initiatives: Vlado Valkof – architect; Malgorzata Blasik, Minko Marinov, Anne Valkof, – designers; Peter Kochevski, Viki Raytcheva – rendering
  • Software used: Maya with V-Ray rendering, Photoshop, AutoCAD


ORL Clinic in Thessaloniki, Greece by Mal-Vi Architects

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: Mal-Vi Architects

Given the fact that the client was a newly arrived surgeon in Thessaloniki (Greece), we were handed the task of creating a memorable office space, providing an experience as distant as possible from the usual image one associates with a visit to a doctor’s studio.

Images Courtesy 6x6 Photography - Giorgio Papadopoulos

  • Architect: Mal-Vi Architects
  • Name of Project: ORL Clinic
  • Location: Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Type: Healthcare
  • Photography: 6×6 Photography – Giorgio Papadopoulos


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