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House in Foz do Douro II in Porto, Portugal by José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

The house is placed on a hill between two streets and two houses. Its footprint was dictated by the location of the previous building. The transparency and natural light claim itself as a fundamental element in the project, allowing to see the river through the plat-an treetops.

Image Courtesy FG+SG – Fotografia de arquitectura

  • Architects: José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto
  • Project:House in Foz do Douro II
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Area: 885 m2
  • Design time: November 2005
  • Construction time: June 2010
  • Civil engineer: A400
  • Mechanics Engineer: GET_Raul Bessa
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fotografia de arquitectura (www.fernandoguerra.com)
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Escaravox in Matadero Madrid by Andrés Jaque Architects

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Andrés Jaque Architects

ESCARAVOX are assemblages of discarded rural infrastructures, reprogrammed as voice-giving-publicdevice.

The aim of this project is to endow Matadero Madrid, former slaughterhouse of the city and now an institution self defined as “public space for contemporary culture, with views on the river”, with the necessary material devices and institutional protocols to prompt a connection between the aforementioned models of intervention in the cultural field. To achieve this, the scheme proposes equipping the open spaces of the old abattoir with varied types of large-span mobile structures with sound amplifying systems, stage lighting and audiovisual projection systems, so that in combination with sliding stands, they may serve as auxiliary structures for any public performance held in this space.

Image Courtesy Miguel de Guzmán (central@migueldeguzman.com)

  • Architects: Andrés Jaque Architects & the Office for Political Innovation
  • Project: Escaravox
  • Location: Madrid
  • Project Team: Ruggero Agnolutto (Project Responsible), Fernando Arocha, Ángela Bailén, Almudena Basabe, Elisa Bua, Álvaro Carrillo, Catalina Corredor, Roberto González García, Michal Just, Jorge López Conde, Marco Marcelletti, Paola Pardo, Khristian Serena, Patrycja Stal, Dagmar Stéeova, Silvie Talackova.
  • Structure: Bomainpasa
  • Equipment: Juan Carlos Lafuente, Álvaro Zamora
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán (central@migueldeguzman.com)
  • Sociological Research: Silvia Rodríguez
  • Client: Matadero Madrid

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Dojo in Santiago, Chile by Umwelt + Lucía Cavecedo García

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Arturo Scheidegger

Three interventions in a 5000 m2 plot in a suburb of Santiago: A meditation hall (or Dojo) at the bottom of the site, a small pavilion in front of the family pool, and the refurbishment of a terrace that was virtually unusable because of high temperature and reflected light. In each case, outdoor spaces were enhanced to face the high temperatures in spring and summer.

Image Courtesy Lucía Cavecedo García

  • Architects: Umwelt + Lucía Cavecedo García
  • Project: Dojo
  • Location: Colina, Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Lucía Cavecedo García 
  • Surface: Site, 5000 m2 / Interventions 60, 6 y 20 m2
  • Program: Meditation Room, Pavillion and Terrace
  • Predominating Materials:
    Structure: Wood
    Coatings: Treated wood, Fibrecement, double glazing, flexit floor
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Construction Year: 2010-2011
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup

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Park Hyatt Hyderabad in India by John Portman & Associates

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: John Portman & Associates

This 5-star super deluxe Park Hyatt hotel features 185 guestrooms and 24 suites, in addition to 42 fully-serviced apartments in Hyderabad, India. This eight story building has a lobby and mezzanine, plus four floors of guest rooms topped by two floors of high-end serviced apartments. A atrium rises through all eight floors.

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Dumont

  • Architects: John Portman & Associates
  • Project: Park Hyatt Hyderabad
  • Location: Hyderabad, India
  • Photography: Nicolas Dumont
  • Rooms: 200+ Room Hotel
  • Serviced Apartments: 42
  • Ballroom and Meeting Space
  • Site Area: 130,689 sf (12,141 sm)
  • Gross Building Area: 599,550 sf (55,700 sm)
  • Building Height: 89 ft (27 m)
  • Stories: 8

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Sunset Villa in Okayama, Japan by TTArchitects

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Teruki Takayoshi

Sites that were originally like this would have normally been given up on. The TT Architects approach to design utilises these negative elements, converting them into positive ones.
The client came to us wishing for the extension situated on the east-side of the block and adjoining the pre-existing main building be removed, and that a building of a similar scale be built in its place.

Image Courtesy Kei Sugino

  • Architects: TTArchitects
  • Project: Sunset Villa
  • Location: Kurashiki-shi,Okayama,Japan
  • Photography: Kei Sugino
  • General constructors: Kiichi Hatta/Hachiichi Construction
  • Site area: 1015.50 sq m
  • Building area: 79.50 sq m
  • Total floor area: 79.50sq m
  • Structure: Wood: 1story
  • Principal use: Private Residence
  • Construction period: January,2012

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Rest Villa Funabori in Tokyo, Japan by Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source:  Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates

This project is located near an elementary school and park in a residential area of a Tokyo suburb. The site has an 8m road on the north side, a 12m road on the east side, a 6m road on the south side, and a factory and a two-story old house on the west side. Five crossroads are on the northeast corner. The building is a five-story nursing home with 100 rooms.

Image Courtesy Naoomi Kurozumi

  • Architects: Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
  • Project: Rest Villa Funabori
  • Location: Edogawa-Ku Tokyo, JAPAN
  • Client: Minoru Ichikawa
  • Kind of the Project: New construction
  • Use: Nursing home
  • Number of Stories: 5 stories
  • Photographer: Naoomi Kurozumi
  • Design Team:
  1. Architect : Jun’ichi Ito(Design Principal), Naoko Ito / Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates
  2. Collaborate Architect: Kaoru Yuzawa / Kaoru Yuzawa & Associates
  3. Structure Design: Jo Ko, Yoichi Chiba, Katsuyoshi Takano / JSD
  4. Equipment Design: Akio Chiku, Yoshihiro Kimura, Makoto Mukuo /Chiku engineering consalutants

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Islamic Cemetery Altach in Austria by Bernardo Bader

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Philipp Bechter

The design of a cemetery is based on the beliefs and their funeral rites, which in turn say a lot about the particular understanding of nature and social relations.

This fact should also be shown clearly in the new cemetery project for Muslims in Vorarlberg.

Image Courtesy Adolf Bereuter, Nikolaus Walter, Peter Allgäuer, Bernardo Bader

  • Architects: Bernardo Bader
  • Project: Islamic Cemetery Altach
  • Location: Altach, Vorarlberg, Austria
  • Year: 2012
  • Property size: 8400m2
  • Property owner: Vorarlberger Gemeindeverband
  • Graves: compactly organized grave area with bench, 700 graves in the final possible
  • Rooms: Ablution (ritual washing), Small prayer room (Mescid), Utility rooms Covered area for adoption
  • Architectural strategy: very open and clearly laid out overall concept Pragmatic  with very little symbolism unobtrusive integrated in the landscape
  • Photos: Adolf Bereuter, Nikolaus Walter, Peter Allgäuer, Bernardo Bader

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Kaluga Floating Sauna in Russia by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Rintala Eggertsson Architects

This is a project based on our experiences of bathing cultures from our respective home countries Finland and Iceland. We wanted to offer our Russian spectators a warm sauna, banja in their own language, and a cold dive directly in the river itself. To have some more local qualities, we added a typical small pine tree from the area and fine lace curtains to add some privacy if needed.

Image Courtesy Rintala Eggertsson Architects

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Hangzhou South Railway Station in Zhejiang, China by Gmp-Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Nicole Schindler

Following their success in winning first prize in an international competition, the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have been commissioned to design the new southern railway station in Hangzhou. The project involves the conversion and extension of the station in the Xiao Shan district to the south of the Qiantang river; after the eastern and main railway stations it will be the third largest railway station of this metropolis.

Image Courtesy © GMP Architects

  • Architects: Gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
  • Project: Hangzhou South Railway Station
  • Location: Zhejiang, China.
  • Competition 2011: 1st prize
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Stephan Rewolle
  • Design team members: Jiang Linlin, Zhang Yingying, Zhang Xiaoguang
  • Client: Ministry of Railways
  • Gross floor area: 90,000 m²
  • Number of Platforms: 7 platforms
  • Number of tracks: 21 tracks
  • Number of passengers/year from 2020: 4.5 million
  • Construction period: 2012-2014

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National Museum Of Afghanistan in Kabul, by Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Article source: Anna Klingmann

 

Exterior View of Museum

TREASURE BOX AS METAPHOR: A HIDDEN MYSTERY

Klingmann Architects and Brand Consultants’ competition entry for the new National Museum of Afghanistan envisions the institution as a compact jewel box concealing the treasure that history has entrusted to it piece by piece. For this reason, the box, though dense and hermetic on the outside, must be suggestive and magical on the inside. Seemingly simple and plain on the exterior, the box reveals the deep, rich and complex heritage of the people of Afghanistan on the interior. While the treasures are carefully embedded and protected deep within the box, they are not readily available to the onlooker. They remain a hidden mystery, longing to be discovered. We want to capture this sense of mystery and longing and The space within invites the visitor on a journey of unearthing and discovery. The space within is neither a mere organizing element, nor a beautiful but distant architecture. The exhibition’s experience has the ability to evoke places and people from a tiny yet resilient fragment of ceramic which has managed to survive, and which speaks of the fragility of time.

  • Architects: Klingmann Architects & Brand Consultants
  • Project: National Museum Of Afghanistan
  • Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Site Area: 52700 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 24,300 m2
  • Project Scope: Master Planning, Architectural Design, Landscape Design, Exhibition Design
  • Project Type: Cultural: Museum
  • Clients: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Information and Culture, The National Museum of Afghanistan, The Embassy of the United States of America – Kabul, Afghanistan, S.E.E |Office for Architecture and Design
  • Design Team: Anna Klingmann, DongCheol Yang, Sarina Heres, Dominique Dassum, Andrew Brooks, Bing Wu, Zijian Xu
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D max, Adobe Suite

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