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Thessaloniki Water Transport Piers in Thessaloniki, Greece by Giannikis SHOP

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Giannikis SHOP

Giannikis SHOP / THESSALONIKI WATER TRANSPORT PIERS / HONORARY MENTION IN NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE DESIGN COMPETITION

Floor, Pavilion, Inflated Pneumatic Structure

Four Piers (Eleutheria Square, Megaro, Aretsou, Perea) were designed for the Architecture Competition for the Thessaloniki Water Transport Piers. Each Pier is composed of three elements: the Floor, the Pavilions and the Inflated Pneumatic Structure.

From the water towards the Pier.

  • Architect: Giannikis SHOP
  • Name of Project: Thessaloniki Water Transport Piers
  • Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Team: Stamatios Giannikis (Team Leader), Evi Tsagka, Stelina, Tsifti, Panagiotis Chatzitsakiris, Giorgos Aggelou
  • Organizing Committee: Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks (Greece)
  • Year: 2011
  • Size: 120m2

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UNO Elementary School Soccer Academy in Chicago, Illinois by JGMA

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: JGMA

Opened in September 2011, this is the first link of a soccer-focused master plan developed by United Neighborhood Organization (UNO). The innovative design and school program take on a new and progressive approach to education.

Overall view looking Northeast towards the main entry

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: UNO Elementary School Soccer Academy
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Completion Date: September 2011
  • Owner:United Neighborhood Organization (UNO)
  • Design Team: Juan Gabriel Moreno, Cosmin Vrajitoru, Jason Nuttelman, John Rausch, David Ruffing, Linda Chavez, Michael Cady

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Surfside Residence in Bridgehampton, New York by Stelle Architects

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Stelle Architects

Architecture and nature have been fully integrated in this light-saturated, oceanfront compound that includes a guest house, a two car garage, a free-form chlorine free pool and a two story house clad in wood and cement panel rain screen with anodized aluminum windows.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jeff Heatley)

  • Architect: Stelle Architects
  • Name of Project: Surfside Residence
  • Location: Bridgehampton, New York, USA
  • Team: Frederick Stelle, Eleanor Donnelly and Greg Tietjen
  • Photographer: Jeff Heatley, Eric Piasecki
  • Software used: VectorWorks

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Shima Kitchen in Teshima, Japan by Atelier Ryo Abe Architects

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Ryo Abe Works

Shima Kitchen was a renovation project to create a venue for arts, and dinning from an old vacant house in a village on Teshima. Teshima is a rural island in the Seto Inland Sea of Western Japan, just next to the famous art tourism island of Naoshima.

Image Courtesy Daici Ano

  • Architects: Atelier Ryo Abe Architects
  • Project: Shima Kitchen
  • Location: Kagawa prefecture, Japan
  • Program: restaurant, theater, gallery
  • Principal designer: Ryo Abe
  • Site area: 1,100 m2
  • Built-up area: 429 m2
  • Year of completion: 2010
  • Text credits: Ryo Abe
  • Photo credits: Daici Ano

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The Shanxi Grand Theater in Taiyuan, China by Arte Charpentier Architectes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Arte Charpentier Architectes

The gate of Taiyuan – Taiyuan is situated in the province of Shanxi in the northeast of China. In the centre of a basin overhung by two mountains ranges – the Lu¨liang Mountains to the west and the Taihang Mountains to the east – the city is currently undergoing rapid development, as a result imposing reflections on its planning and scope. The project of the Shanxi opera house in Taiyuan is at the heart of these challenges. Situated in the new district of Changfeng, in the heart of a green island, it participates in the creation of a new centrality for the city.

The Shanxi Grand Theater

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Nature Museum St.Gallen in Switzerland by Kit

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Kit

The project for the Nature Museum St.Gallen is conceived as a continuation of the surrounding landscape, an interplay between building mass and topography. Similar to a tectonic shift the volume is divided in to two mutually deformed parts. The resulting plan figure orients itself along the two dominant urban axes: the main road to Rohrschach and the diagonally crossing highway A1. The staggered volume of the building defines clear exterior spaces and anchors the building in its urban context.

Entrance

  • Architects: Kit
  • Project: Nature Museum St.Gallen
  • Location: St.Gallen, Switzerland
  • Status: Open competition
  • Type: Museum
  • Time: 2009
  • Size: 4600 m2
  • Budget: 25.0 Mio
  • Landscape Design: Matthias Schneebeli
  • Structural Engineering: WGG Schnetzer Puskas Ingenieure AG
  • Environmental Engeneering: Waldhauser Haustechnik AG

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ST. Chapel-Bell Tower in Yerevan, Armenia by SMV Architects

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Sargis Sardaryan

The Chapel-Bell Tower was built on the territory of the Asylum of the aged people and is operating under authority of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The structure’s composition is multiaxial and is provided for numerous viewpoints. The Chapel dominates the surrounding large green area due to its slenderness and light color. Its volume is formed by the two main intertwining sub-volumes. These are a pyramidal solid and a tetrahedral dome which connect to each other by two rectangular pylons. The two volumes symbolize the earthly and celestial worlds.

Image Courtesy Sargis Sardaryan

  • Architects: SMV Architects
  • Project: ST. Khatch/Cross/ Chapel-Bell Tower
  • Location: The Asylum of the aged people in Yerevan
  • Architect Design: Sargis Sardaryan
  • Structural engeneer: Levon Tumanyan
  • Structure: Reinforced Concrete with Stone Cladding (Tufa Tiles)
  • Completion Date: November 2000
  • Photos: By Author

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Brian Road in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects (designed using AutoCAD and Revit)

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

Nico van der Meulen Architects transformed what was originally a 1970s house into a home ideal for the 21st century.  The architectural firm created an atrium and a moat around the hall and dining room, with a curtain of water falling past a cut-out in the atrium wall.  The end result is a beautiful breakfast garden to the east of the kitchen, overlooking the moat and water feature.  The family and dining room opens onto a spacious 13 m x 6 m lanai through frame less folding doors – an excellent idea as this doubles the space available for entertaining during the long South African summers.  The interior walls were removed to create a spectacular double volume living area and to form a more seamless floor plan.  The roof over the lanai is suspended from a two-storey-high beam traversing the pool.  The outcome is a contemporary home that is open-plan with north-facing layout ideal for family living and entertaining.

Image Courtesy Nico and Rudolph van der

  • Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects
  • Project: Brian Road
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad and Autodesk Revit Architecture

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House in Leiden, The Netherlands by SAMF Arquitectos

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Article source: SAMF Arquitectos

This house in Leiden, NL, is integrated into a large 17th century stable whose use has been altered to accommodate six different houses. In this long process of residential occupation, internally, the original clarity and direct quality of the construction had been lost. The renovation essentially sought to clear the space, which was excessively partitioned, so as to regain a unified vision of the house and rediscover its character and spatial qualities.

Image Courtesy João Morgado

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Casa Lama in Mallorca, Santa Ponsa

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Located on the rocky coast of the Balearic Island of Mallorca in Santa Ponsa, not far from Palma, this family house is pushed into a steep hillside, celebrating its Mediterranean proximity. The design responds to the site’s foremost demand, which is to open itself up to the seascape. A succession of terraces modulates the terrain from the street level to the bottom of the site, defining areas in which the house ties in with spaces outdoors: a sculpture garden, a dining loggia, a sun terrace, and a pool.

East Elevation

  • Architects: Stelle Architects
  • Project: Casa Lama
  • Location: Mallorca, Santa Ponsa
  • Design Team: Frederick Stelle, Luca Campaiola, Vicente Tomas and Angel Sanchez-Cantalejo
  • Associate Architect: SCT Estudio de Arcquitectura
  • 3D Renderings: Luca Campaiola, Stelle Architects
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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