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N2X035 HOUSE in Azores Islands, Portugal by N2X Arquitectos

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: N2X Arquitectos

This project is located on a plot of land of some interest in a place called Lugar da Ribeira da Praia. We started from an unusual context, as this plot housed some ruins at a higher location, naturally kept apart from the surrounding lower agglomerate with which it apparently dialogues and which we then designated as “village”.

Image Courtesy José Maria Oliveira

  • Architects: N2X Arquitectos
  • Project: N2X035 HOUSE
  • Location: Água d’Alto | Azores Islands | Portugal                                                                                                                             (37°43’3.99″N , 25°28’1.96″W)
  • Design Team : Isabel Ourique | Pedro Furtado
  • Structural Engineer : João Serpa
  • Project Year : 2012
  • Project Area : 156.00 sqm
  • Photographs : José Maria Oliveira

Image Courtesy José Maria Oliveira


Cinema Bar Aero in Prague, Czech Republic by A1 Architects

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: A1 Architects

Kino Aero, the cinema and bar is one of the oldest movie clubs in Prague. Simple modernist building is originally part of an apartment block from the 30´s and especially after the Velvet revolution it became famous for its unique nonconform atmosphere within Prague´s culture space.

Cinema bar aero

  • Architects: A1 Architects
  • Project: Cinema Bar Aero
  • Location: Prague – Žižkov, Biskupcova street 31, Czech Republic
  • Client: Kino Aero, Prague 3
  • Authors: lenka křemenová and david maštálka
  • Cooperation: Silviě Luběnová – Maestrokatastrof – lighting
  • Graphics: Marta Maštálková
  • Study: Decembre 2010
  • Completion: December 2011
  • Project specialists: APS projekt s.r.o.
  • Builder: ARCUS Růžička s.r.o.
  • Crafts: Dodavatelské služby s.r.o.


Seacliff House in Sydney, Australia by Chris Elliott Architects

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Chris Elliott Architects

A house for a family of four.

Everyday life occurs on a platform overlooking the sea. Beneath this the rock is carved out to form a grotto. Above the platform is a protective cocoon for sleeping. Astride all this at roof level sits a belvedere accessible only via a narrow curved stair, as in a Martello tower.

Image Courtesy Richard Glover

  • Architects: Chris Elliott Architects, Robert Faber, Penny Mora
  • Project: Seacliff House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Builder: Hodge Wright Constructions – Clayton Hodge
  • Structural Engineer: O’Hearn Consulting – Brendon Prentice
  • Hydraulic Engineer: Buckton Lysenko – Mark Buckton
  • Landscape Architects: Terragram – Vladimir Sitta
  • Photography: Richard Glover, Vladimir Sitta
  • Software used: Microstation


Anapanasati House in Tamarindo, Costa Rica by Aarcano Arquitectura

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Aarcano Arquitectura

This is a house located in the middle of the dry forest of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, a place that used to be a cattle ranch. The work began with the reforestation of the property and selecting the right location of the house: The topography, wind, views and orientation were considered very carefully in that matter.

Image Courtesy Andrés García

  • Architects: Aarcano Arquitectura
  • Project: Anapanasati House
  • Location: Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • Design Team: Esteban Castro, Carla Carranza
  • Structural Engineer: Luis Fernando Quirós, Enrique Moreno
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Ingenieria Segura S.A.
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Project Area: 350 sqm
  • Photographs: Andrés García


Radio Museum Expansion in Ponferrada, Spain by VAUMM architects + taperstudio

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Marta Pastor Alvarez

The expansion project is built around a new courtyard, which houses the entrance to the building and provides support for “sound” connection with the old museum. The piece is inserted in the historic center offering a renewed image from the traditional imaginary. The connection of the volumes at the end of the courtyard and the inner spatial distribution, organizing servant and served spaces- enable a clear and easy travel throughout the building.

Radio Museum Expansion

  • Architects: VAUMM architects + taperstudio
  • Project: Radio Museum Expansion
  • Location: Ponferrada, Spain
  • Project Architect: VAUMM arkitekturak  (Javier Ubillos Pernaut, Jon Muniategiandikoetxea, Tomás Valenciano Tamayo, Iñigo García Odiaga, and Marta Alvarez Pastor)+ Taperstudio (Jon Ander Azpiazu Juaristi,  Unai Gomez Arriarán)


Xátiva Sport City in Valencia, Spain by ACXT Architects

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: ACXT Architects

The unifying element is a Great Red Curved Roof that shelters the sports that need to be covered, embrace those who are outdoors, and integrates and surrounded by recreational areas, leisure spaces, and attractive landscaped gardens.

Located on the outskirts and with an area of more than 13 hectares, the Project comprises two new football fields for 11-a-side and for 7-a-side, two indoor football pitches, two multipurpose covered courts, tennis courts, beach volleyball, paddle courts (indoor & outdoor), basketball and minibasketball courts, french boules, skating areas, pitch and putt, pools, Basque ball game (frontón), three playgrounds, athletics track ( eight  streets) and  a jogging  path of two kilometers.

Image Courtesy David Rocaberti

  • Architects: ACXT Architects
  • Project: Xátiva Sport City
  • Location: Xátiva, Valencia, Spain
  • Site Area : 150.000㎡
  • Bldg. Area: 10.750㎡
  • Gross Floor Area : 12.500 ㎡
  • Bldg. Coverage Ratio : 1.222 %
  • Gross Floor Ratio :  0,085 %
  • Bldg. Scale :  2 Stories above Ground (firs story 10.200 m2, second story  1.300 m2),  there aren´t Stories below Ground .


SAC Federal Credit Union New Corporate Headquarters in Papillion, Nebraska by Leo A Daly

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Leo A Daly

SAC Federal Credit Union, Nebraska’s largest credit union, selected international architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm LEO A DALY to provide design and engineering services for its new corporate headquarters campus in Papillion, Neb. LEO A DALY also provided site selection, programming and master planning services for the project over the past year.

SAC Federal Credit Union New Corporate Headquarters

  • Architects: Leo A Daly
  • Project: SAC Federal Credit Union New Corporate Headquarters
  • Location: Papillion, Nebraska
  • Software used: All architectural, structural, mechanical/plumbing, and electrical drawings were produced in Autodesk Revit.  Civil engineering documents were done in AutoCAD Civil 3D.  3Dimensional design models were a combination of Google Sketchup 8 and 3Ds Max 2012.


Qlab in Las Vegas, Nevada by assmblageSTUDIO

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Article source: assmblageSTUDIO

A new generation has energized our downtown. A communal atmosphere of open collaboration and interaction has replaced the typical open cubicle office. The desire to be all consumed and surrounded by likeminded organizations with a rekindled attitude towards downtown. This spirit is captured in the project by combining a café, lounge, residential and open bay modular office spaces. A 14 bay complex designed for inter-collaboration among the tenants.

Community garden

  • Architects: assmblageSTUDIO
  • Project: Qlab
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Project Type: Office
  • Size: 14,000 sf.
  • Materials: Board Form Concrete, Perforated Sheet Metal, Rusted Steel, Plaster
  • Completion Date: Unbuilt
  • Design team: Eric Strain – Principal, Drew Gregory, Blaine Verlanic, Torrey Tracy, Rhett Noseck


The Pulse Park in Ry, Denmark by CEBRA

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Article source: CEBRA

The Pulse Park forms an activating and innovative continuation of the unique residential and business area of Kildebjerg Ry. The project’s aim is to create a vivid and coherent neighbourhood that encourages an active lifestyle and informal meetings across age, gender, social background and physical abilities. The Pulse Park will establish optimal conditions for excercise and play through thre zones that form an integral part of the landscape, the area’s many leisure activities and Kildebjerg Ry itself.

Zenzone Distance

  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: The Pulse Park
  • Location: Ry, Denmark
  • Type: Architectural services
  • Category: Sports and excercise
  • Client: KildebjergRy, Skanderborg Municipality
  • Year: 2011 – 2012
  • Purpose: Excercise and meditation zone
  • Size: 24.057 ft² (all 3 zones)
  • Budget: DKK 16,7 mio. excl. VAT (all 3 zones)
  • Service: Architectural services incl. landscape


Teacher Education School in Leioa, Spain by ACXT Arquitectos

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Article source: ACXT Arquitectos

Situated in the Campus of Leioa, the building is finished off with a careful volumetric composition towards the west.  With an “L” shape, it is composed by two distinct volumes. In the East-West alignment, we have placed the classrooms  and offices. Perpendicular to it, the other volume blends in with the topography of the whole complex and houses,  the most outstanding rooms: the workshops and the gymnasium,

Image Courtesy Aitor Ortiz

  • Architects: ACXT Arquitectos
  • Project: Teacher Education School
  • Location: Campus de la Universidad del País Vasco en Leioa, Spain
  • Project Architect: César Azcárate Gómez (ACXT Arquitectos)
  • Client: Universidad del País Vasco (UPV)
  • Collaborating Architects: Ion Zubiaurre, Helena Sa Marques, Ricardo Moutinho, Nuria Perez, Sergio Llamosas, Ana Robles.
  • Project Management: Ziortza Bardeci Guinea


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