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Alexis in Bratislava, Slovakia by Martin Jancok and Ales Sedivec

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: Martin Jancok

How can a small bookshop compete within a network of firmly established booksellers? What can it offer to customers? How can it draw attention? Our aim was to create a flexible space that would not only sell books but would also be capable of facilitating various collateral events such as projections, readings, minor concerts, workshops, etc. Two focal points of the bookshop are placed at both ends of the longitudinal space. A checkout is next to the entrance and a coffee bar is on the opposite side on an original elevated gallery.

Image Courtesy Aleš Šedivec

  • Architects: Martin Jancok and Ales Sedivec
  • Project: Alexis
  • Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Type: Bookshop and coffee bar
  • Authors: Martin Jančok (Plural), Aleš Šedivec (Totalstudio)
  • Client: Ladon, s.r.o.
  • Structural engineering: Geostat
  • Carpenter: Treeman
  • Total floor area: 170m²


Morrissey Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia by Aboday

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: Aboday

The proposed development is placed on a unique urban fabric, that flanked on four sides by different characteristic. The organic shape plot of land, start from the junction of Wahid Hasyim Road on the Southern side- as the main thoroughfare that connects CBD area along Thamrin road to Government precinct of old Mentend District – and Jalan Jaksa on the Eastern side, a small road which is homes to backpackers that has been placed under preservation. At the Northern side, the site is bordered by a lane that connects Jalan Jaksa and Kebon Sirih Timur on the Western Side. These sides populated by 2 storey residential buildings. Of 1.2 Ha, the service apartment covers only 30% area.


Aerial View (Images Courtesy Happy Lim and Relan Masato)

  • Architect: Aboday
  • Name of Project: Morrissey Hotel
  • Location: Wahid Hasyim, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Partner in Charge: Rafael David
  • Team member: Ary Indra, Johansen Yap, Andry Syawalza, Edward Budi Lesmana, Rahmi Sofiyanti, Anjar Widaningsih
  • Photographer: Happy Lim and Relan Masato


Mobile Smile in Japan by Atelier Tekuto

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Tekuto

The first Mobile-Smile is finally completed after 4 months of design and construction. This time Type-B, a support facility, is ready to move, and Type-A is about to complete as well. All the work done in past 4 months are finally pay off.The first one left Takasaki last week, and already set on a site of Ishinomaki Summer Festival, the largest summer festival in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture. The location is next to the river and one of the best spot to enjoy fireworks. From July 29th to August 2, team members will stay at the site, support and help the event organization, and give a briefing session of Mobile-Smile project. We all believe the first Mobile-Smile will do excellent job, and help making more people smile during the festival.

Night View (Images Courtesy SS imaging company)

  • Architect: Atelier Tekuto
  • Name of Project: Mobile Smile
  • Location: Japan
  • Photographer: SS imaging company


Ifigenia Kaizer in Nicosia, Cyprus by Yiorgos Hadjichristou and Petros Constantinou (designed using Microstation)

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: Yiorgos Hadjichristou and Petros Constantinou

The plot is located in a new residential area of Aglantzia, in Nicosia. The building was constructed in order to accommodate the housing needs of the family of Mrs Ifigeneia Kaizer: a ground-floor residence, 2 apartments on the 1st floor- one for each child of the family, and a small private institute of Greek language and history on the lower level of the plot .

Night View (Images Courtesy Christos Papantoniou)

  • Architects: Yiorgos Hadjichristou and Petros Constantinou
  • Name of Project: Ifigenia Kaizer
  • Location: Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Owner: Ifigeneia Kaizer
  • Project: Residence, 2 appartments and a private institute in Aglantzia
  • Photos: Christos Papantoniou
  • Software used: Microstation V8i


Factory Restyling in Adro, Italy by Dep studio

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: Dep studio

The context is the industrial area on the outskirts of Adro, a jumble of factories without identity.The client is a solid company that has been handed down four generations of the desire for innovation, precision and respect for the environment. The object of the project is the construction of a vertical tamponage to expand production.

Night view

  • Architects: Dep studio
  • Project: Factory Restyling
  • Location: Adro, Italy
  • Client: Fonderie Ariotti S.p.A.
  • Chronology: 2009-2010
  • Size of the facade: 430 mq
  • Polycarbonate: panels Ansa Termoplastici S.r.l., Sovere, Bergamo, Italy
  • Lighting: Temotor, Bergamo, Italy


Bluetube Bar in Porto, Portugal by DOSE

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: DOSE

The BLUETUBE BAR presents the TUBE-IT system as a feasible and flexible low-cost constructive resource. This system is based on the assembly of “corrugated tube” and “plastic clamps” and it has recently been tested in the construction of a temporary bar for the annual academic festival in Porto – [Queima das Fitas do Porto 2010].

Bluetube Bar

  • Architects: DOSE
  • Project: Bluetube Bar
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Team: António Martins, Carlos Foyedo, Luís Grilo


VilLA NM in New York by UNStudio

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: UNStudio

Vacation home

VilLA NM not a regular house, it is not meant for everyday living. It is a house for summers, for weekends, for stolen time. This is a house that you share with your immediate family, with your most intimate friends. The house is compact, as vacation homes often are: like the dacha and lake-side cabin of Russia and Scandinavia the house offers a simple, private, family and nature orientated retreat from urban life. There is none of the clutter of regular life; the house allows you to move through the pleasures of the day with unencumbered ease. All white and smooth, VilLA NM is a futuristic hut; a rural retreat for a family of idealistic, glamorous urbanites.


Entrance (Images Courtesy Christian Richters)

  • Architect: UNStudio
  • Name of Project: VilLA NM
  • Location: Upstate New York
  • Time period: 2000-2007
  • Client: Anonymous
  • Program: Single family house
  • Photos: Christian Richters


Active Edge – Landfill as autopoietic system in Grønmo, Norway by PlaC

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: PlaC

In a world where design contaminates every possible field of technical knowledge and theoretical thinking, where we have reached such an advanced state of urbanity, landfills still represent an exceptional void of intentions. Active Edge is a radical strategy that specifically addresses the unitary dimension (spatial and biological) characterizing every landfill, retracing it in order to visualize and nurture its presence.

Active Edge

  • Architects: PlaC
  • Project: Active Edge – Landfill as autopoietic system
  • Location: Grønmo, Oslo, Norway
  • Type: Competition
  • Size: 52 ha
  • Client: Europan11 Norway
  • Status: Honorable Mention
  • Team: 2A+B (Ariolfo, Alessio, Bua) @


Stephenson & Turner Wellington Design Studio Fit Out in New Zealand by Stephenson & Turner (designed using Autodesk Revit)

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: Stephenson&Turner

S & T’s new office fit out is all about our core philosophy, “Creating Inspirational Environments”.  The internal space has been designed specifically to promote well being and to encourage team interaction. To achieve this, the space is fresh, comfortable, and stimulating; with an uplifting, colour scheme and engaging textures.

Entrance (Images Courtesy Paul McCredie)

  • Architects: Stephenson&Turner
  • Project Name: Stephenson&Turner Wellington Design Studio Fit Out
  • Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Client: Stephenson&Turner
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Project Area: 500m²
  • Photographs: Paul McCredie & Stephenson&Turner
  • Software used: Revit Architecture & MEP, IES VE for the building thermal performance simulation, Dialux for the lighting simulation


AME in Angers, France by Wesh

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: Wesh

AME is a conceptual development for a private client,  which is questioning the future of small companies in the cities periphery for the next 20 years.    How can a building enable many companies, each have their own singularity and size, to get along together and evolve?  AME is all about wrapping plenty of entities into a bio climatic greenhouse.

Accouveur Multiplicateur d’Entreprises

  • Architects: Wesh
  • Project: AME (Accouveur Multiplicateur d’Entreprises)
  • Location: Angers, France
  • Client : Private
  • Team : Robinson NEUVILLE, ClÈment MAITRE, Baptiste BLOT
  • Wesh is a partnership between us : Baptiste Blot, Clément Maitre, and Robinson Neuville.


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