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Blas Infante Square in Lleida, Spain by Mamen Domingo and Ernest Ferré, architects (Designed using ArchiCAD and AutoCAD)

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Article source: Mamen Domingo and Ernest Ferré, architects

The proposal represents and symbolizes the new centrality that Blas Infante Square offers in a contemporary way. The project is developed from the duality of the two scales that are mixed: the scale of the neighborhood, immediate environment, and a larger size, the city and its historic center.

Blas Infante Square


Shifting Fields in Nynäshamn, Sweden by Active City Transformation

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Article source: Active City Transformation

Introduction and Problem Statement

With its unique location between Sweden’s hilly countryside and coastal waters, proximity to the new train station and active population base, Nynäshamn possesses everything it needs in order to transform Estö IP into a vibrant and exciting space for its citizens, while at the same time reconnecting the surrounding areas of the town.

Top view

  • Architects: Active City Transformation
  • Project: Shifting Fields
  • Location: Nynäshamn, Sweden
  • Program: Public Space
  • Area: 60000m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Client: Nynäshamn Municipality


Eugenia House in Lagoa Santa, Brazil by Joao Diniz Architect

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Article source: Joao Diniz

Echoes of the primitive cottage  The minimum, elementary house Single, wide open internal space Metal tubes from old sewage systems Framing the view of neighboring groves. Masonry walls define spaces Supporting the thermos-acoustic metal roof. Ascending breezes make the house breathe, Reliefs and panels by Jorge dos Anjos Connect the residence to past and future Africas Fraternizing people, art, landscape and architecture.

Image Courtesy Marcílio Gazzinelli

  • Architects: Joao Diniz Architect
  • Project: Eugenia House
  • Location: Lagoa Santa, Brazil
  • Completion: 1999
  • Local: Condomínio Estância das Amendoeiras, Lagoa Santa, Minas Gerais


Concept Boutique- Karine Arabian in France, Paris by Joseph Grappin

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Article source: Joseph Grappin

In spring 2011, the shoe designer Karine Arabian reopened her signature boutique at 4, rue Papillon in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, unveiling a newly redesigned space in keeping with the brand’s new architectural identity, both the work of interior architect Joseph Grappin. Classically Parisian in style, the boutique now features a façade with lovingly restored moldings and an authentic herringbone oak parquet floor. The redesigned space is home to an innovative display system for shoes and other leather goods, conceived in the form of modules that are then tailored to specific sections of the space.

Concept Boutique-Karine Arabian

  • Architects: Joseph Grappin
  • Project: Concept Boutique / Karine Arabian
  • Location: France, Paris


Villa3s in Graz Geidorf, Austria by LOVE Architecture and Urbanism

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Article source: LOVE architecture and urbanism

A gorgeous property on the fringes of Graz Geidorf, a very limiting land-use plan and a very ambitious budget form the starting point for the planning of my own house. Simple yet complex; clear but also playful; light and optimistic; small yet also big. A place that is architecturally distinct, yet eminently livable; unconventional and unique, yet still functional for everyday living – these are the attributes of my family’s future home.

Image Courtesy Jasmin Schuller

  • Architects: LOVE Architecture and Urbanism
  • Project: Villa3s
  • Location: Graz Geidorf, Austria
  • Year: 2010, planning and completition
  • Floor Space: 145m2 netto
  • Costs: 1,725€/m2 gross
  • Collaborators: construction calculation – Hartmth Petschnigg, building physics – Roland Müller
  • Photography: Jasmin Schuller
  • Materials: concrete, brick, glass (system is self developed), wood cover on the roof (larch), wood terraces (garapa)
  • Software: Autocad


The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory in Granada, Spain by Alberto Campo Baeza

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Article source: Alberto Campo Baeza

We would like to make “the most beautiful building” for the Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía (Andalusia’s Museum of Memory) in Granada. The MA. A museum that wishes to transmit the entire history of Andalusia. As early as Roman times, Strabo described the inhabitants of Andalusia as “the most cultivated of the Iberians, who have laws in verse.”

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas

  • Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
  • Project: The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory
  • Location: Granada, Andalucía, Spain
  • Client: Caja de Granada
  • Structure: Reinforced concrete.
  • Area: 15.000 m2.
  • Architects Design: Alejandro Cervilla García, Ignacio Aguirre López


Villa VS in Aix-en-Provence, France by T3 architecture

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Article source: T3 architecture

Located near Aix-en-Provence, in a rural area, this project plays with the typology of agricultural farm houses architecture. The clients’ brief was the refurbishing of this “mas provençal” facing an olive tree field. They were in demand of a strong contemporary element that could bring a totally new identity to the house. The architects therefore proposed to replace the former farmhouse part of the existing construction, which was slightly difficult to adapt because of its minor construction quality and it’s chaotic partition, by a new timber frame structure that will host a spacious living room and the “en suite” main bedroom. The preserved part of the existing construction being dedicated to the children and friend’s rooms.

Images Courtesy T3 architecture

  • Architect: T3 architecture – Luc Lacortiglia, Charles GAllavardin, Christophe Pinero.
  • Name of Project: Villa VS
  • Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Project Area: 300 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: T3 architecture


Cornerstone Restaurant in Beijing CBD, China by Studio Ramoprimo

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Article source: Studio Ramoprimo

The restaurant is located on the south-west corner of a office tower in Beijing CBD district. Design started in 2010 and construction was completed in early 2011. It covers a surface of 360 sqm. The space is characterized by the use of two strong walls, which visually define the space organizing the functional program: kitchen, dining areas, bar counter, pizza area, wine cellar and lounge corner.

Image Courtesy Ramoprimo

  • Architects: Studio Ramoprimo
  • Project: Cornerstone Restaurant
  • Location: Beijing CBD, China
  • Design team: Marcella Campa, Stefano Avesani, Pietro Peyron
  • Program: restaurant, pizzeria, lounge bar and wine corner
  • Design: 2010-2011
  • Built: 2011
  • Area: 360 m²
  • Client: Damon Sun- Life Less Ordinary Group Ltd.
  • General contractor: Guoye Decorative – Dean Group, China
  • Photo credits:


MYZ “NEST” in Nagano, Japan by Takuya Tsuchida

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Article source: Takuya Tsuchida

I aimed to assimilate, because the quiet surroundings .  The building filled with soil, and low proportions.  Levels in each room is a little lower, the animals like to enter in “nest”.  Also the concrete wall is like a bird nest of woven grass.  I aimed ” the quiet architecture ” idyllic landscape.

Image Courtesy Koichi Torimura

  • Architects: TakuyaTsuchida
  • Project: MYZ “NEST”
  • Location: Nagano, Japan
  • Structural design:frame works _ Megumi Akimoto
  • Photographer:Koichi Torimura
  • Design period:2009.05 – 2011.03
  • Construction period :2011.05 – 2011.09
  • Site area:335.96 ㎡
  • Floor Area:97.39


Un Mur / Ginza Boutique in Tokyo, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

A wall having a flexible form like a curtain creates an atmosphere like “forest” in Ginza, the heart of Tokyo.

A wall create the space that opens to the outside of the store and connects the street with the inside the shop. This high- ceiling space is a entrance hall of this boutique to welcome pedestrians in the street. It also can be communication space such as an event hall, a gallery space or terrace.

The interior is flooded by natural white light through the gently waving “Wall”. Being filled with the play of light, visitors will find a variety of furnishings in this boutique.

Rendering 01

  • Architect: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Name of Project: Un Mur / Ginza Boutique
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Program: Boutique / Renovation
  • Built area: 160 m2
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2012 French, Rhinoceros 4+ Grasshooper, 3D studio Max 2012, Photoshop CS5,5, Indesign CS5,5


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