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Docks de paris in France by Jakob + MacFarlane

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Article source: Jakob + MacFarlane

The Docks of Paris is a long, thin building built in concrete at the turn of the last century. It was a depot for goods brought up the Seine by barge, which were deposited, and then transferred to dray or train.

Image Courtesy Nicolas Borel

  • Architects: Jakob + MacFarlane
  • Project: Docks de paris
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photographer: Nicolas Borel
  • Software used: Autocad & Rhino

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House of Seven Gardens in Gunma, Japan by Ikimono Architects

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Article source: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects

It is a house where three small boys live with young Mr. and Mrs..

They pursued a protected house of the privacy in the large vacant land of the downtown, so we suggested the house with an inner court of the one-storied house. The domain surrounded in a wall is divided in the room of big things and small things 17(11:outside,6:inside). They are connected and are sharp. The house is a domain of the families and it is a personal domain with it. The building will be related how for the heap of the family.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Takashi Fujino / Ikimono Architects
  • Name of Project: House of Seven Gardens
  • Place: Gunma, Japan
  • General Contractors: Omnibus Inc.
  • Design: 2009.4 – 2010.7
  • Construction: 2010.7 – 2011.2

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Artistic amenity Stadshaard in Enschede, The Netherlands by Branimir Medić & Pero Puljiz, de Architekten Cie

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Article source: Branimir Medić & Pero Puljiz, de Architekten Cie

This power station is an instrument of education: designed to develop a sensibility for the consumption of energy and sustainable cohabitation. Combined heat and power plants are usually neutral industrial structures that are situated at some inconspicuous location. By contrast, the Stadshaard (literally the ‘city hearth’) stands at a prominent spot in Roombeek, where a neutral building would be out of place. With the Stadshaard’s dimensions (a building 10 metres high with a 40-metre chimney) it would, moreover, be impossible to realize an ‘invisible’ building that merges with the surroundings.

Overview (Images Courtesy Hugo Kaagman)

  • Architect: Branimir Medić & Pero Puljiz, de Architekten Cie
  • Name of Project: Artistic amenity Stadshaard
  • Location: Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Client: Essent Warmte, Den Bosch
  • Programme: warmtekrachtcentrale/ combined heat and power station
  • Photos: Jeroen Musch, Hugo Kaagman

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Elevated Brood in United Kingdom, London by Factory Fifteen

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Article source: Factory Fifteen

The “Paper Nautilus” was the main inspiration for the aquarium. The architect imitates the way it hangs its eggs from the strongest part of its shell by my placement of exhibit displays. The elevated, shell-like structure is a brood for the display chandeliers that can be lowered independently via remote control by the visitor. The maintenance of the fish decreases the further out onto the water they are, inside the linear repetition of the chandeliers themselves, coupled with the solar lilies, the further structures become almost completely independent.

Elevated Brood

  • Architects: Factory Fifteen
  • Project: Elevated Brood
  • Location: United Kingdom, London

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Cover for Alcantara Wastewater Treatment Plant in Parque Alcantara, Lisboa by Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Frederico Valsassina Arquitectos

The general operation is the modernization of Alcântara’s Domestic Wastewater Treatment Station. Because of the environmental preservation, it was indispensable the creation of a cover for this big equipment. The program had also foreseen two service buildings, to be located at the side of the Station: one to control the Station, another to serve as headquarters to the responsible public company.

Cover for Alcantara Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Architects: Frederico Valsassina/ Aires Mateus e Associados
  • Project: Cover for Alcantara Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Location: Parque Alcantara, Lisboa
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Conclusion Year: 2011
  • Site Area: 27.951m2
  • Co-Workers: Jorge Silva, João Esteves, Elisa Laval, Humberto Fonseca, Inês Cordovil, Duarte Madrugo
  • Landscape Architecture: Proap

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Surface Deep in Quebec, Canada by asensio_mah in collaboration with students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: asensio_mah in collaboration with students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Surface Deep is a new garden recently installed within the entry sequence for the visitors to the Reford Gardens’ Metis International Garden Festival in Quebec, Canada. Supported by the Department of Landscape Architecture, the project’s design was led by Harvard Graduate School of Design lecturers Leire Asensio Villoria and David Syn Chee Mah and developed and fabricated in collaboration with students from the Landscape Architecture and Architecture programs at the Harvard GSD.

Surface Deep

  • Architect: asensio_mah in collaboration with students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Name of Project: Surface Deep
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • Team of asensio_mah: Leire Asensio Villoria, David Syn Chee Mah

Collaborators

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Center City Park Pergolas & Pavilion in Greensboro, NC by Touloukian Touloukian Inc.

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.

Shade Pergolas and an Outdoor Pavilion for performance and community gathering are designed for an urban park in North Carolina. The form and structure reference the heritage of the local textile industry – its patterned fabric and the motion of the textile loom equipment. Purple heart wood, painted steel, copper sheet metal, brick, granite, and silicon bronze donor plaques are assembled with standard details in unique combinations to create a tailored pattern and image bound to its place.

Image Courtesy Lawrence Earley

  • Architects: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
  • Project: Pergolas and Pavilion for the Center City Park
  • Location: Greensboro, NC
  • Engineer of Record:  Bruce Cantrell
  • Landscape Architect: Halvorson Design Partnership

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BLC Headqurter in Beirut, Lebanon by Hapsitus Architects

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Hapsitus Architects

BLC Bank Beirut began a new departure in 2007 with a different administration, an impetus that gave rise to rapid growth and imposed the need for a new headquarters. The competition design brief required a building that would be a landmark in the urban texture of Beirut.

BLC Headquarter

  • Architects: Hapsitus Architects
  • Project: BLC Headqurter
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Software used: AutoCad, Rhino and 3dsMax
  • Consultants:
    ARUP London for structural studies.
    ZEF London for sustainability and low energy studies

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Hirozakari Sake Brewery in Gunma, Japan by Tyrant Kunihiko Matsuba designed using Vectorworks

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Tyrant Kunihiko Matsuba

A glass of water with a single drop of ink:

Neither purely transparent water nor visibly colored water; colored water in the strict sense of the term, which nevertheless has no color that can be perceived by human vision; neither 0 nor 100; somewhere between 0.1 and 1, and infinitesimally close to zero—our design policy may be described as such.

Night View

  • Architect: Tyrant Kunihiko Matsuba
  • Name of Project: Hirozakari Sake Brewery
  • Location: Gunma, Japan
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Tour végétale de Nantes in France by Edouard François

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Article source: Edouard François

This operation situated in the future eco-neighborhoods, Prairie-au-Duc, in Nantes, is unique in particular because of its height. Its main challenge is to (re) create the desire to live in tall buildings, in a remarkable setting in the heart of the town.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Edouard François
  • Name of Project: Tour végétale de Nantes
  • Location: Nantes, France
  • Client: Groupe Giboire
  • Planning: Concours Déc. 2009 – Livraison 2012

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