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Voyager NZ Maritime Museum in Auckland, New Zealand by Pete Bossley

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Bossley Architects

This extension to the NZ Maritime Museum is designed to house an exhibition of New Zealand yachting, from early small boats through to NZL32, which first won the America’s Cup for this country. NZL32 was gifted to Te Papa, and is now exhibited as a collaboration between Voyager and Te Papa.

  • Architects: Pete Bossley
  • Project: Voyager NZ Maritime Museum
  • Location: New Zealand
  • Company: Bossley Architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Image Courtesy Bossley Architects


F-White House in Tokyo, Japan by Takuro Yamamoto Architects (designed using Vectorworks)

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Takuro Yamamoto Architects

What the architect invented, was to put the rectangular courtyard at an unusual oblique angle rather than a right angle. Locating courtyard in this way makes spaces around the courtyard can have enough room to stay, and be chained each other directly at their corners, without aisle. Otherwise, inside spaces of the house would be divided into several parts, when the courtyard is located on the middle of the site whose width is limited, and unified feeling of the house would be spoiled. This arrangement creates not only sense of unity of the spaces, but also several specialized places to each purposes. In addition, each place in the house is facing to the courtyard, which is separated enough from neighbors’ houses, and you can enjoy complete privacy and beautiful blue sky.

Interior View


The Long House in UK by Hopkins Architects

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Hopkins Architects

Hopkins Architects’ first UK residential project in over 30 years

RIBA Stirling prize nominated Hopkins architects have designed the latest house in the Living Architecture series. The Long House is Sir Michael and Patty Hopkins’ first UK residential property in thirty years and the fourth rental property to open in the Living Architecture series. The house demonstrates a harmony between the respect for traditional craftsmanship, taking cues from the local vernacular, combined with a fascination for the utility and aesthetic of high technology.

Image Courtesy ©Richard Davies

House cher in Buenos Aires province, Argentina by BAKarquitectos

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: BAKarquitectos

Propose alternatives to ensure the survival of natural environments
Mar Azul is a place we know for many years for that reason when in 2004 built the first work we knew we had to intervene in a country that despite its great scenic beauty never had a legal support that will secure the heritage of greed of which lotean with one goal: make as land rent. What does it have a code, understanding the logic of this privileged environment, regulated by solving the mismatch between that subdivision inappropriate and the possibilities of building without losing the environmental quality of the site. This situation described is added as aggravating the proliferation of a type “picturesque house in a place of fantasy,” which gradually “domesticating” the forest, still owner of a rugged powerful presence. Operate on that site then assume its misalignment meant as a challenge and see how far, architects can make a contribution alternative.

Night View (Images Courtesy Gustavo Sosa Pinilla)

  • Architect: BAKarquitectos
  • Name of Project: House cher
  • Location: Mar Azul, Partido de Villa Gesell, Buenos Aires province, Argentina
  • Architects: María Victoria Besonías, Luciano Kruk.
  • Collaborators: Sebastian Indri, arq. Leandro Pomies
  • Area: 600 m2
  • Surface area: 105 m2
  • Year of Construction: 2009
  • Photos: Gustavo Sosa Pinilla


L’ovella Negra Bar in Thessalonika, Greece by Alexios Vandoros

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Alexios Vandoros

L’ovella Negra

At the streets Syggrou and Valaoritou takes place a new urban transformation of the city of Thessaloniki, Greece. The old small industry shops are converted to coffee-bars, pubs, alternative restaurants…

The area combines the old with the new, the alternative with the common. And, basically, ‘cheap’ entertainment..

A new place was created there, a coffee-bar, in a building that is said to be the oldest in the town of Thessaloniki. It was built at the end of the 19th century, and was the private house of the famous merchant ‘Allatini’, known as such since 1926.

Interior View

  • Architects: Alexios Vandoros – ShAPe Architects (Sandra Kalliagra, Patty Psarrou)
  • Name of project: L’ovella Negra Bar
  • Location: Thessalonika, Greece
  • Completion Date: December 2009
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dsmax


17 Dwellings in Vallecas in Madrid, Spain by Dosmasuno Arquitectos

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Article source: Dosmasuno Arquitectos


The city is a focal point of relations in the territory, but within it are pockets of extreme privacy with maximum expression in the family home. We propose a privacy transition between the city public and more private garden where they have room for another series of spaces.


  • Architect: Dosmasuno Arquitectos
  • Name of Project: 17 Dwellings in Vallecas
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Prize: 1st prize in competition
  • Date of contest: November 2005


FoyerCulturelPDA in Montreal, Canada by MSDL Architectes

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Article source: Msdl Architectes


Since its opening in 1963, Montreal’s Place des Arts has been the centre of cultural and artistic life in the city. Its location relative to Place d’Armes in the historical district consciously established a strong axis for commercial and cultural development in the city. Including the original Wilfrid-Pelletier concert hall, Place des Arts now regroups five performing arts venues (six with the projected OSM concert hall) and a museum all linked by an interior hall and an exterior esplanade. It annually plays host to some of the city’s biggest international cultural events and constitutes the heart of the recent Quartier des Spectacles development meant to firmly establish the metropolis as an international centre for the performing arts.

Images Courtesy Stéphane Groleau

  • Architect: MSDL Architectes
  • Name of Project: FoyerCulturelPDA
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Anticipated completion: November 2009
  • Budget: 11M$
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau, Bettinger


Strips “Dancing Light and Shadow” in Shiga,Japan by EASTERN design office.,Inc            

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Image Courtesy EASTERN design office.,Inc

The form of this construction is the dancing light and the shadow.

Image Courtesy Kouichi Torimura

They dance slowly over one day.

They dance slowly like a Noh performance.

This has a sculpturesque solidity in its expression.

Image Courtesy Kouichi Torimura

  • Architects: EASTERN design office.,Inc
  • Project: Strips “Dancing Light and Shadow”
  •  Location: Shiga, Japan
  •  Completion: 2007
  •  Client: TOYO-KAIHATSU Co., ltd
  •  Site area: 1,658.30m2
  •  Total floor area: 1,012.26m2
  •  Photographer:  Koichi Torimura
  •  Constructor: Okudakomuten Co., Ltd

New Headquarter Of Bank Of Georgia Illuminated Translucent Concrete For Interior Design

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Article source: Architectural Group & Partners

Renovation of a building listed as national monument under preservation order.

The idea of light and nature showing through a building was the fundamental concept of redesigning the headquarter of Bank of Georgia, Tbilisi. Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Glenn Murcutt already had this idea in their minds as well as OMA, Office for Metropolitan Architecture Beijing, the architectural department of Rem Kolhaas architects in Rotterdam, for the high-class project “The Interlace” in Singapore. This idea was leading for renovation of the building in Georgia – since 2007 listed as national monument under preservation order – to be finished in spring 2011. A great and extraordinary office building was created: Incorporating nature in the whole interior design in forms of light. The architects of AG&P have realized a special highlight by using illuminated translucent concrete.

Image Courtesy Architectural Group & Partners

House of Justice, civic centre in Mestia, Georgia by J. MAYER H.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

The House of Justice serves as a two storey civic centre for the people of Mestia, a village with a strong cultural heritage. Its concrete structure frames the spectacular landscape of the Caucasian Mountains. The building is part of an ensemble of new public buildings around the main central public plaza.

Image Courtesy Beka Pkhakadze

  • Architects: J. MAYER H.
  • Project: HJM – House of Justice, civic centre
  • Location: Mestia, Georgia
  • Project Team:  Juergen Mayer H., Jesko M. Johnsson-Zahn, Danny te Kloese, Hugo Reis (more…)
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