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Casa Privata MDC in Molfetta, Italy by Veneziano+team

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Veneziano+team

The project of Gianni Veneziano and Luciana Di Virgilio of the V + T study provides three levels of the exceptional restoration of an historic building of about 1850, located in Molfetta just outside the historic downtown area, developed in the air in a 700 call “new rooms”, real close to the port or, better, near the shipyards in the port of Molfetta (in the province of Bari).

Images Courtesy Michele de Candia

  • Architect: Veneziano+team
  • Name of Project: Casa Privata MDC
  • Location: Molfetta, Italy
  • Designers: Gianni Veneziano, Luciana Di Virgilio
  • Type of project: Private home
  • Client: Private
  • Credits Photos: Michele de Candia


Derco S.A. in Santiago, Chile by Guillermo Hevia H.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Guillermo Hevia H.

A simple line architecture giving answers for two autonomous processes;, car predelivery and preparation and car spare parts distribution,  incorporating latest technologies and bioclimate to the buildings.

The terrain (16 há) is a big esplanade for  car parking, consisting of a big park as the central axis , with green and service areas forming differentiated entrances leading to the personnel service building and preceded by a water surface  with a totem bearing the company logo. It is a simple architecture of closed big volumes, stainless steel color cut by horizontal window stripes looking like mobile lighting lines ,where   red corporate color is determinant in the whole  entirety both, day and night. Entrances have  also sun  and rain protection marquees.

Image Courtesy Guy Wenborne

  • Architects: Guillermo Hevia H.
  • Project: Derco S.A.
  • Location: Av. Américo Vespucio / Lo Boza, Santiago – Chile
  • Collaborator: Francisco Carrión G., Tomás Villalón A., Carlos Reyes C., Marcela Suazo M.
  • Bioclimate: BIOTECH Chile Consultores,  Jorge Ramírez
  • Area Surface: 160.000 m2
  • Building Area: 20.000 m2
  • Year: 2006
  • Material: Concrete at sight, Steel, pre painted metallic linings,temperate glasses with red corporate color serigraphy
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dmax, Cinema4D + Vray and TAS for bioclimatic evaluation


Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona by HKS, Inc.

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: HKS, Inc.


Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s new 11-story tower and additional renovations support its mission and vision to position the facility as one of the largest pediatric campuses in the country.  The playful, sophisticated design respects existing campus aesthetics while strengthening brand image within the growing Phoenix community. The design team was challenged to improve upon the existing campus design, planning and flexibility, as well as create a campus image that is bold and unique while evoking an inspiring and comforting atmosphere.  Operationally, the nationally experienced pediatric design team was challenged to implement innovative planning and design to support best practices from across the country.

Main hospital entry

  • Architect: HKS, Inc.
  • Name of Project: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • Location: Arizona, USA
  • Software used: The exterior design was done in sketchup and then it was documented in revit. The interiors design was done in revit and continued into CDs.


Vertical Patio in Seattle, Washington by PIQUE llc

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: PIQUE llc

This back yard patio situated on a small urban lot in Seattle provided an opportunity to explore how a very simple and contained architecture can animate a space and continually surprise and engage its owners.

The challenge was the client’s interest in adding a large amount of program (grill patio, hot tub, changing room, dining table, bar, stool, reading area, and security gates) while maintaining as much open area as possible.  The solution began with a calculation of the allowable building area in the back yard which was then transferred directly into two vertical planes.  Through a series of hinges and pivots, the individual bits of program are housed in these two vertical walls. Sun/shadow studies derived where the specific locations for the various programs would be within the composition of the wall.

Night view

  • Architect: PIQUE llc
  • Name of Project: Vertical Patio
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Completed: 2007
  • Built by: Gordon Carpenter Construction


Am Rietpark, Baufeld D in Zurich, Switzerland by SLIK Architekten GmbH

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: SLIK Architekten GmbH

In collaboration with:
– Prof. Hans Jürg Leibundgut, Zurich, sustainability concept
– Kerim Seiler, Zurich, Artistic concept (facade)
– HL Technik AG, Zurich, HVAC concept
– R & B Engineering AG, Brugg, Electrical Engineering
– Kopitsis Bauphsik AG, Wohlen, Building Physics
– Feroplan engineering AG, Chur, facade Planning
– HMK Kuhn AG, Dietikon, static concept
– Enz & Partner GmbH, Zurich, traffic plan
– Andreas Geser, Zurich, environment concept

South & west view

  • Architects: SLIK Architekten GmbH
  • Project: Am Rietpark, Baufeld D
  • Location: Zurich, Switzerland
  • Client: Holder Entwicklungen AG, Zurich
  • Floor area: 12,600 m2


Heatherlands Pool House in Devon, UK by Satellite Architects (designed with Vectorworks)

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Satellite Architects

Heatherlands is a substantial addition to an existing house, built in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Dorset Devon border. It responds carefully to the folding of the landscape and roof pitches of the existing house, The folds create splits which highlight views, both concealing and opening to them. A new living room forms a transition point between the old and the new, collecting reflected views and light. Situated to the West of the existing house, the structure takes the stance of a traditional outbuilding, acting as a paddock boundary whilst protecting the gardens. The addition defines a new approach to the building, entrance court and outdoor terrace to the South. Adopting a number of sustainable strategies the building includes passive ventilation, sustainable materials and highly insulated construction. The existing building is wrapped in shingle, which will weather together with the new larch rain screens, covering the addition.

Image Courtesy Satellite Architects

  • Architects: Satellite Architects
  • Project: Heatherlands Pool House
  • Location:  Woodhouse Lane, Uplyme, Devon, UK
  • Client : Dr. Neil Hayes and Dr. Maria Hayes-Yapp
  • Project Architect : Stewart Dodd, Satellite Architects Limited
  • Structural Engineer : Paul Carpenter Associates
  • Cost Consultants : Randall Simons / Satellite Architects
  • Environmental Engineer : Brooks Devlin Associates
  • Approved Inspector : Butler & Young
  • Software used: Vectorworks



The Palestinian Museum in West Bank, Palestine by Henning Larsen Architects

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The West Bank is characterised by the hilly landscape defining the skyline. Henning Larsen Architects’ proposal is a formation of smaller building units rising like a small clustered city from the hill side with individual tilted roofs forming the skyline. The museum will be built in phases and the smaller unit approach allows the museum to grow over time as the program matures.


  • Architect: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Name of Project: The Palestinian Museum
  • Location: West Bank, Palestine
  • Client: Welfare Association, Palestine
  • Gross floor area: 2,500 m2
  • Year of design: 2011 – 2011
  • Type of assignment: International Competition


Port House in Antwerp, Belgium by Zaha Hadid Architects

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

The Port House combines a new beam-shaped structure and a former fire brigade building into a new headquarter building for the Port Authority. The project is strategically located between city and harbour, with magnificent views over both the centre and the port from behind the articulate glass walls – some transparent, others reflective – in reference to the Antwerp diamond trade.


  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Port House
  • Location: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Duration: 2008 – TBC
  • Client: Antwerp Port Authority
  • Area: 12,800 (gross)m2


A’maree’s in Newport Beach, California by Paul Davis Architects

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Paul Davis Architects

The Paul Davis Architects-led transformation of an iconic, modernist waterfront structure in Newport Beach, CA, has wowed high-fashion shoppers and won a 2011 Preservation Design Award for Rehabilitation from the California Preservation Foundation (CPF).

“A’maree’s was brought back in marvelous style,” noted the CPF Preservation Design Awards jury.  “This is a beautiful building that uplifts the spirit.”

Image Courtesy John Ellis

  • Architects: Paul Davis Architects
  • Project: A’maree’s
  • Location: Newport Beach, California
  • Original Architects: Ladd & Kelsey
  • General Contractor: Summit General Contractors
  • Lighting: Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting
  • MEP Engineer: RPM Engineers, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer: Structics, Inc.
  • Photography: John Ellis


Ground Zero Master Plan in New York by Daniel Libeskind

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Article source: Daniel Libeskind

After 9/11, there were several years of public debate, as New Yorkers worked to figure out how best to rebuild the World Trade Center site. It was necessary to take some time to develop a plan that reconciled the various constituencies’ individual goals. In August 2002 The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) announced a competition for a master plan. Studio Daniel Libeskind design was selected in February 2003.

Image Courtesy Silverstein Properties

  • Architects: Daniel Libeskind
  • Project: Ground Zero Master Plan
  • Location: New York
  • Client: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation


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