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Foot- and Cyclebridge over the Rhein in Huningue, France by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

Two main roads, the “Hauptstrasse” in Weil am Rhein, Germany, and the “Rue de France” in Hunningue, France, are situated on the same axis. To emphasize this highly symbolic and visual connection between the two countries, the footbridge is put along the axis and not into it for the view not to be disturbed. This visual connection is enhanced by the physical one, as the design of the bridge is a response to the situation. The technical challenge is evident.

Image Courtesy Alain Caste

  • Architects: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
  • Project: Foot- and Cyclebridge over the Rhein
  • Location: Huningue, France
  • Client:  Ville de Weil-am-Rhein
  • Building contractor: Construction métallique
  • Competition: Wolfgang Juen, Ulrike Plos, José Luis Fuentes, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, Frederique Bindji, Mendis Thilan
  • Project Team Leader: José-Luis Fuentes

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Community School Reigerlaan in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by Diederendirrix architects

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Diederendirrix architects

diederendirrix wins the architect selection for the Community School Reigerlaan Eindhoven!

Community School Reigerlaan Eindhoven aims to be the new name for school where several functions will be housed. Currently, the building is only in use as a elementary school. The existing buildings on the site consists of a monumental building and an outbuilding (nursery school) plus temporary units with 6 classrooms. The main building and outbuilding are registered as national monument, dating from 1915 and 1927 respectively.

Year -2010

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Columbia University Center for Student Advising by Stephen Yablon Architect

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Stephen Yablon Architect

An Innovative 21st Century Student Advising Center at Columbia University

In 2007, Columbia University fundamentally redesigned their student advising philosophy and approach to enhance the overall undergraduate experience. Like many other American colleges and universities in the last 20 years, the existing faculty-centric advising system was viewed as unresponsive to the needs of the rapidly diversifying student body and the student life, financial, and post graduate planning issues students face in the 21st century.

Image Courtesy Michael Moran

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House H in Funes, Argentina by I+GC [arquitectura]

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: I+GC [arquitectura]

Called like this due to its floor plan, House H, located in the private neighborhood called Funes Hills Miraflores, is designed out of the idea of dividing all the functions that will be developed in the house into programmatic sets. With the clear premise of using the stairs as the nucleus around which the rooms will be organized, the house was divided into 5 volumes according to their uses.

Image Courtesy I + GC arquitectura

  • Architects: I+GC [arquitectura]
  • Project: House H
  • Location: Funes Hills Miraflores [Plot 286] – Funes – Argentina
  • Project Architects: Matías Imbern, Agustina González Cid
  • Built: 2009/2010
  • Photography: I + GC [arquitectura]

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H1 House in León, Spain by Santiago F. Carnerero

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Santiago F. Carnerero

The location of housing has been decisive in the genesis and  development of the project, first of all we find a neighborhood of single  family housing developments with a conventional architectural language  and the other hand a steep slope of land with beautiful views over the  banks of Bernesga river. The choice of a single material such as concrete  facilitates the resolution of structural problems associated with  establishing in this difficult location and stresses in sharp contrast with  its surroundings a commitment with contemporary architectural  language.

Image Courtesy Santiago Carnerero

  • Architects: Santiago F. Carnerero
  • Project: H1 House
  • Location: León, Spain
  • Major materials: concrete, ceramic tiles and aluminum.
  • Built area: 526 sqm
  • Design date: 2009
  • Construction date: 2010‐12
  • Site: Carbajal de la Legua (León), Spain
  • Photography: Santiago Carnerero

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Private House in Sassuolo, Italy by Enrico Iascone Architetti

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Enrico Iascone Architetti

This family house is located in Sassuolo – Modena’s ceramic manufacturing heartland – in an area of ​​extensive expansion of the Sixties between other detached houses surrounded by small gardens on a plot once occupied by a detached house, now demolished. Enrico Iascone and Carlotta Menarini plan conditions of habitability of notable level, using elements prefabricated out in wood for the plans earth: the residences enjoy of thermal isolation and control of the damp that the wooden material assures.

Private House

  • Architects: Enrico Iascone Architetti
  • Project: Private House
  • Location: Sassuolo, Modena, Italy
  • Year: 2008-2011
  • Surface: 1600sqm

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Rabbit Hole in Gaasbeek, Belgium by LENS°ASS Architects

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: LENS°ASS Architects

The old farm house  comprises five buildings and is located on a unique site in close proximity to the Gaasbeek Castle. What strategy needs to be developed to revive a dilapidated building without reconstructing it in a nostalgic manner? The decisive question is how such a homestead  can be adapted to modern housing requirements without destroying its agricultural character.

Image Courtesy Philippe van Gelooven

 

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Rain Architecture, Multiproposal gallery in Valdivia, Chile by Mauricio Silva Arquitectos

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Mauricio Silva Arquitectos

From the evolution that squares have experienced, there is a new way to use and exploit its inside: the galleries. The main function of these is to link the exterior and interior of the block from the gallery as a space for mediation and where public space is mixed with the commercial one. In Valdivia, a city where it rains most of the time, this type of space is an opportunity to experience the city throughout the year and revitalize the public space and local business.

Multiproposal gallery

  • Architects: Mauricio Silva Arquitectos
  • Project: Rain Architecture, Multiproposal gallery
  • Location: Valdivia, Chile
  • Site Building Area Size: 2500 mt 2
  • Type: mixed use (commercial, office, housing)
  • Area: 15300 mt2
  • Software used: Autocad and sketchup used for modeling, Artlantis, photoshop and illustrator for rendering and schemes. Ecotect addition to the building thermal modeling

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SUNY: Morrisville State College in North Carolina by Perkins Eastman

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Perkins Eastman

With new curricula that would support its transition from an associate to a baccalaureate degree-granting institution, Morrisville State College asked Perkins Eastman to transform a former agricultural building into a modern light-filled space for new programs in architecture and technology—the Center for Design and Technology.

Image Courtesy David Revette

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Project: SUNY: Morrisville State College: Center for Design and Technology
  • Location: Morrisville, New York

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New High-tech Classroom Building in Decatur, Georgia by Lord Aeck & Sargent

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Lord Aeck & Sargent

A serendipitous alignment of program, a compatible historic structure and creativity, have resulted in an environmentally sensitive, high-tech classroom building that is transforming the teaching and learning experience – along with the entire campus – at Columbia Theological Seminary.

The $8.2 million building, named the Vernon S. Broyles Jr. Leadership Center, connects a 20,500-square-foot repurposed historic dormitory built in 1932 with 16,000 square feet of new construction to create what is now the seminary’s primary classroom building and outdoor learning/gathering space. The structure – contemporary yet sensitive to the historic collegiate gothic architecture of the seminary’s other buildings – has become a focal point that anchors a previously nondescript but public corner of the campus.

New High-tech Classroom Building - © Jonathan Hillyer / Atlanta

  • Architects: Lord Aeck & Sargent
  • Project: New High-tech Classroom Building
  • Location: Decatur, Georgia
  • Software used: Designed in Revit. Renderings utilized Photoshop as well.

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