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Retreat in Michigan by Salmela Architect

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Salmela Architect

The client’s goal for this retreat was to create a beautiful series of structures and spaces to sustain the environment and family over the long term where relatives and friends will visit, stay and return again and again and the land will be cared for. The 16 acre site is three miles from the Sleeping Bear dunes on Lake Michigan. 10 acres comprise of a field of crops and 6 acres of a tall beech forest touching 290′ of shoreline of this small inland lake. The solution has entailed restoring the field from crop land to native grasses. Walking pathways were created that align and converge with the entry drive into the forest which leads to the dwellings.

Images Courtesy Paul crosby

  • Architect: Salmela Architect
  • Name of Project: Retreat in Michigan
  • Location: Michigan, USA
  • Client: Yingst family
  • Photographer: Paul crosby
  • Software used: Design was hand drawn and documents produced in AutoCAD.

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Social center in Avenida de la Paz, Seville, Spain by Donaire Arquitectos and Surco Arquitectos

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Donaire Arquitectos and Surco Arquitectos

The building is located in the south of Seville, next to the Litany Health Centre and on the corner Avenida de la Paz. The site has dimensions of 24.85m x 35.60m and an area of ​​884.66 m².

The project is within a plot aimed at urban infrastructure, so that the building’s projection is conditioned by the existence of the adjacent Health Centre located to the north. With access to the underground parking a shared space between both buildings is created.

Night View (Images Courtesy Fernando Alda)

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Istanbul DPEC in Istanbul, Turkey by Superunion Architects

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Superunion Architects

On a site almost without context because of its vast scale and open development plans, the Istanbul Disaster Prevention and Education Centre (DPEC) represents a new beginning for the Expo area adjacent to the Atatürk International Airport. Today, the area is a typical example of a generic, market driven development without a common goal. It consists of tall isolated buildings trying to express their individuality rather than performing as a coherent whole. The site is situated in a void between city and airport, where public space is nonexistent, isolated buildings are surrounded by their own private sea of parking.

Model ground spaces2

  • Architects: Superunion Architects
  • Project: Istanbul DPEC
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Status: International competition entry
  • Program: Disaster prevention and education center
  • Program size: 5 000m2
  • Site: 27 000m2
  • Client: Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality
  • Team: Johanne Borthne, Vilhelm Christensen, Pål Arnulf Trodahl, Bjørn Andreassen
  • Year: 2011

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Prince Naif Centre for Health Science Research in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Henning Larsen Architects

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects
More projects by Henning Larsen Architects

The Prince Naif Centre for Health Science Research is a new building designed for the largest university in Saudi Arabia, King Saud University, situated in the capital of Riyadh. The new Centre of 23,800 m2 comprises world-class research facilities, including facilities for research in cancer, molecular biology, genetics, infectious diseases and several other medical disciplines.

Night View

  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: Prince Naif Centre for Health Science Research
  • Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Client: King Saud University
  • Gross floor area: 23,800 m2
  • Year of construction: 2011 – 2012
  • Type of assignment: Commission
  • Collaboration: NNE Pharmaplan (labs, MEP), Buro Happold (structure, civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, acoustics, fire, security, sustainability, waste management), Geoffrey Barnett Associates (quantity surveyors)

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Blair Barn House in Wisconsin by Alchemy Architects

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Alchemy Architects

Alchemists live in the Midwest and we love barns. Our clients love barns. Everyone loves barns. Imagine a house that took all the great things about barns and left those other things to the cows? Alchemy designed a house that takes all its clues from the 19th century but updates them for the 21st Century Featuring Barn siding with light filtering through a Few, but large openings, a sleeping loft and bedrooms in the cellar. And, of course, Barn Space an open 2-story room with two volumes inserted within. One in steel, the other in ash strips, they provide under-and over spaces like a hayloft.

Exterior View

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Mosman Park House in Perth, Australia by Paul Burnham Architect Pty Ltd

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Paul Burnham Architect Pty Ltd

The Mosman Park House is located on an elevated site overlooking the Swan River in Perth, Western Australia. The house is in two simple parts – a long shed with a transverse fully open able wing.

The north elevation of the shed element is fully glazed and protected with remotely operated louvres to control privacy and allow for complete summer sun exclusion and full winter sun penetration.

 

Night View (Images Courtesy P.A.I.D. Photography)

  • Architect: Paul Burnham Architect Pty Ltd
  • Name of Project: Mosman Park House
  • Location: Mosman Park, Perth, Western Australia
  • House Area: 500m2
  • Photographer: P.A.I.D. Photography, Jody D’Arcy
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Lilium Tower in Warsaw, Poland by Zaha Hadid Architect

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architect
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Situated at a prominent point with the city centre, Lilium Tower rises as a light, transparent and constantly surprising 260m structure amongst a cluster of distinctive tall buildings – achieving distinction both through its unique silhouette, and the application of a progressive low-energy strategy to meet extremes in local climate. Lilium Tower rises in a central Warsaw location, adjacent to the Marriott Tower and opposite the central train station.

Lilium Tower

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architect
  • Project: Lilium Tower
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Completion Date: 2007 – 2012
  • Project Area: 130000m2
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Architect: Markus Planteu
  • Competition Team: Thomas Mathoy, Sophia Razzaque, Naomi Fritz, Daniel Widrig, Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Dennis Brezina, Seda Zirek
  • Structural / Services: ARUP
  • Feasibility Estimate: Davis Langdon

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