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House-hT in Osaka, Japan by Daijirou Takakusa Architect & Associates

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Daijirou Takakusa Architect & Associates

“House-hT” is a two-story house of steel construction , and the site of this house is in the new residential area of the Osaka southern part. The owner of this house is a young single man who is managing the food company , and is enjoying many hobbies which is racing kart , snowboarding , automobile maintenance , bicycle trip , etc .

Distant view

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NDA ” PLANTER” in Yokohama, Japan by no.555

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: no.555

The planning areas is a green hill with good views. There is next to the “Italian mountain garden”. However, there is a large housing complex on the south side. So, we want to block out the sight , but to get the open feeling. The “needs and conditions” is contradictory. Therefore, we decided to be a big void enclosing vertically or horizontally. It shut out the external eye, light and wind can achieve. The Void is provided on each floor. And there is provided a lot of planting, will be filled with greenery. This building looks like a planter. The concrete exterior walls generate the lye by plywood. It has deliberately transferred.

Rendering

  • Architect: no.555 – Takuya Tsuchida
  • Name of Project: NDA ” PLANTER”
  • Location: Yokohama , Japan
  • Structural design: Frame works _ Megumi Akimoto
  • Purpose: Single family house
  • Design period: 2010.08 – 2010.03
  • Construction period: 2011.05 – 2011.12
  • Site area: 494.14 ㎡
  • Floor Area: 188.00 ㎡

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Calamari Union in Turku, Finland by LRA

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: LRA

The project responds to a new demand of making a city outside of the city. How must we design places to live in contexts not yet settled? Limen in Latin means limit, but also threshold, entrance. It is therefore in the etymology of this word that the premises are found for what can become a place of boundary, not to be intended as a barrier, but as an opportunity of connection. How are the limits of cities emancipated? Identity of living. That is the first reaction that the new settlement proposes to promote.

Calamari Union

  • Architects: LRA (Lapo Ruffi Architetto)
  • Project: Calamari Union
  • Location: Turku, Finland
  • Promotional organization: Europan finland
  • Client: Municipality of Turku (FI)
  • Design team: Lapo Ruffi, Lorenzo Santini
  • Collaborators: Anna Biagioni, Giancarlo Bucciero, Nicholas Diddi
  • Result: shortlisted project
  • Competition: 2011
  • Site area: 95.549 sqm

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Vittra Telefonplan in Stockholm, Sweden by Rosan Bosch

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Rosan Bosch

How do you create a school without any walls? In the 30 schools of the Swedish free school organisation Vittra there are no classes or classrooms – instead, the students are taught in groups according to level based on the school’s pedagogical principles of ’the wateringhole’, ’the show-off’, ’the cave’, ’the campfire’ and ’the laboratory’ – didactic approaches that create different types of learning and teaching situations. In Vittra, they do not believe in regular classes and the school organisation’s vision is to create an everyday for the individual students where individual development, a living cultural work and challenging learning environments are most important.

The Lunch Club_ is both a place for working and eating (Images Courtesy Design RosanBosch and Photo Kim Wendt)

  • Architect: Rosan Bosch
  • Project Title: Vittra Telefonplan
  • Location: Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Clients: Vittra A/B
  • Photographer: Kim Wendt
  • Software used: Autocad and Adobe Suite

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Rosa Gardens in Palm Springs, California by Brooks & Scarpa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Brooks & Scarpa

Rosa Gardens is a 57-unit affordable apartment building consisting of 2 and 3-bedroom family units with a common laundry room, community room and other family amenities on 4.75 acres of previously developed land.  The project has been certified under LEED for Homes with a  “GOLD” rating.

Image Courtesy John Edward Linden

  • Architects: Brooks & Scarpa
  • Project: Rosa Gardens
  • Location: Palm Springs, California
  • Client: Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
  • Total Square Footage: 85,184 SF
  • Total Cost: $12.5 million
  • Completed: 2011
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion in Horská ulice, Czech republic by MCA atelier

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: MCA atelier

PREVIOUS STATE
Though itself of Baroque date, Bastion XXXI is a part of the medieval fortifications of the New Town of Prague, founded in 1348 by Emperor Charles IV. The need for unconquerable fortifications was strengthened by the presence of the Cathedral of Charlemagne at the point of the bastion. Along with the fortress of Vyšehrad, another significant monument of the city fortifications, the ramparts form a significant defensive complex, yet one hidden beneath the later layers of the contemporary built fabric of central Prague, now a UNESCO heritage site. The area of former gardens within the ramparts was left untouched since the 14th century, first as reserve land and later ignored even as the city expanded over the centuries.

Intervention.West view. Inside the bastion, the landscaped area allows for outdoor art exhibitions or open-air cultural events. 2011. Copyright: Filip Šlapal

  • Architect: MCA atelier
  • Name of Project: Revitalisation of the Crucifix Bastion (Bastion u Božích muk)
  • Location: Horská ulice, Prague 2, Czech republic
  • Authors: MCA atelier s.r.o., Ing. arch. Miroslav Cikán, Ing. arch. Pavla Melková
  • Assistants: Mgr. art. Peter Buš, Ing. Pavel Košťálek
  • Photography: Filip Šlapal and MCA atelier

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Isleta Tribal Services Complex in Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico by Rohde May Keller McNamara Architecture

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Rohde May Keller McNamara Architecture

“Rhythm in Steel as an Aesthetic Experience”

Established in the 14th century, Isleta Pueblo maintains strong ties to traditional values. The Tribal Services Complex is located in the foothills between the Rio Grande Bosque and Manzano Mountains, and is strategically placed in a natural depression, flanked by two preserved promontories. The complex co-locates Fire, Police, E911, Courts, Council, Administration, Wellness and Vehicle Fleet. Lower levels house public safety and tribal leadership, while the upper plaza level/s serve public needs. The architectural imprint acknowledges an ephemeral existence – to blend harmoniously with the land through time. The aim was to create a sense of unity around a center and acknowledge tradition:

    gathering (proto-urban assemblages around a “middle place”)
    alignment (sun, moon, sacred directions)
    harmony with natural surroundings (earth-water-air-fire-spiritual)
    prehistory (function & belief based architectural chronology)

COURT-POLICE-FIRE OFFICES and WELLNESS CENTER - (c) Kirk Gittings Photography

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Light Sports Centers by Mamen Domingo and Ernest Ferré, architects

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Mamen Domingo and Ernest Ferré, architects

The word “polilleuger” arises from a proposal to conduct a sports facility with the idea of sustainability and low maintenance. We must rethink the architecture, like so many other things in society. This was the idea of this equipment. Leveraging the existing soil. Give more use to the sports that schools use very few hours a day.

 

Exterior View

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Hongqiao SOHO in by Shanghai, China by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

A design for a new office and retail destination that aims to provide a strong visual identity close to Hongqiao Transportation Hub near Shanghai’s city centre and Hongqiao Airport .

Our proposal for the new Linkong SOHO building aims to provide a strong visual and programmatic identity which establishes a unique destination in its own right. Such identity consists of an exclusive programme mix consolidated in three different destinations – thematic “Courtyards” – representing distinct clusters of activities, and an exceptional architecture that moulds such a programme into a landmark. The building’s dynamic, curvilinear form continues through its internal spatial experiences, dramatic courtyards and flowing public spaces.

Hongqiao SOHO

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: Hongqiao SOHO
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Manuela Gatto
  • Project Architect: Edgar Payan, Maria Rodero
  • Consultants’ Coordinator: Ed Gaskin

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Bastion Theresia Timisoara -“Garden of Dreams”in Romania by ARCHAEUS / architecture studio

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Article source: ARCHAEUS / architecture studio

Winning a national contest for rehabilitation solutions Bastion Theresia (1738) as Class Monument National Monuments list, opened the possibility of professional experience while challenging and extraordinary.

Aerial View (Copyright Prowa Bennert)

  • Architect: ARCHAEUS / architecture studio
  • Name of Project: Bastion Theresia Timisoara – “Garden of Dreams”
  • Location: Timisoara, Romania
  • Photo credits: arch. Ovidiu Micsa, arch. Marius Miclaus and st. arch. Bogdan Rat

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