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Ombu Building in Stgo, Chile by Mas Fernandez Architects

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Article source: Mas Fernandez Architects

Ombú is an Office Building project, located in the Andres Bello Avenue, at the Providencia District of Santiago, Chile.

Its name comes from a type of tree that grows in the surrounding parks, and expresses the privileged location, right by the riverside, the Sculpture Park, and the San Cristobal Hill.

Although surrounded by parks, this does not interfere with its commercial appeal. The building is only two block from the commercial axis represented by Alameda-Providencia-Apoquindo-Las Condes, one of the main streets of Santiago, and one of the most important commercial corridor in the country, and perhaps South America.

Image Courtesy Felipe Fontecilla

  • Architects: Mas Fernandez Architects
  • Project: Ombu Building
  • Location: Avda. Andrés Bello 2115, Providencia, stgo, chile
  • Collaborator: Felipe Fuentes
  • Year of Completion: 2009
  • Floor Area: 6.961 m2
  • Client: ALMAGRO – OMBU Real State
  • Materiality: concrete, ceramic, aluminium, glass.
  • Budget: U$46 / Sq.m.
  • Photigraphy: Felipe Fontecilla
  • Building Contrator: Socoicsa
  • Structural Engineer: Luis Soler and associates
  • Energy Saving: IDIEM

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Montmartre Housing in France, Paris by Atelier Kempe Thill

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Kempe Thill

Atelier Kempe Thill has recently won an invited competition for 55 apartments, a dentist’s surgery, a mother child centre and a parking garage at the 18th arrondissement in Paris. The program is organized in two compact urban villas connected by a collective bamboo garden and the semi-underground garage.  All apartments have flexible floor plans and glazed façade with sliding doors. A private winter garden is wrapped all along the façade functioning as an additional outside space and a climate buffer of the apartments.

Montmartre Housing

  • Architects: Atelier Kempe Thill
  • Project: Montmartre Housing
  • Location: France, Paris
  • Client: Paris Habitat OPH / France
  • Co-architect: Fres architects, Paris
  • Project Type: social housing
  • Status: competition 1.prize 2012, commission 2012

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Northface House in Stavanger, Norway by Element Arkitekter AS

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Element Arkitekter AS

The existing house was built in 1969 as a twin to the neighboring building. It did not function well to the demands of 2008-living, neither in the room sizes nor in their solutions, and it had generally a need for restoration work.

Image Courtesy Dinesen

  • Architects: Element Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Northface House
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Type of Project: Single family house, restoration of old base and fundaments
  • Client: Anonymous
  • Team: Cathrine Vigander, Vidar Kutsen, Hallvard Huse and Alexander Wærsten
  • Consultants: Boye og Waage & Co AS, Jan Petter Dybdahl AS and Moelven Massivtre AS
  • Sustainability: Massive wood construction, Kebony wooden cladding and reuse of the old foundation and walls.
  • Gross Area: 277 sq.m.
  • Date of design : October 15, 2007
  • Date of completion: May 5, 2010

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Sky Light Pavilion by Nimbu

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Nimbu

The conception of an architecture pavilion that is universal, timeless and spaceless shouldn’t be connected with the idea of conceiving a meaningless construction. Instead, an architecture pavilion that intent to be contemporary should be a construction that pursuit the architecture itself. Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa says that the renewal of an art, whatever it may be, means rediscovering its deepest essence, and that architecture is a direct expression of the existence, of the human presence in the world.

Perspective section

  • Architects: Nimbu
  • Project: Sky Light Pavilion
  • Location: no location set
  • Design team: Nimbu (Diego Fagundes, Erica Mattos, Paula Franchi and Romullo Baratto)
  • Prize: Third Prize
  • Use: Pavilion
  • Client: Architecture Pavilion Competition by Arhitekton Magazine and Kingspan
  • Project year: 2012
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad for technical drawing; Google Sketchup for volumetric studies, modeling and final rendering; 3D Studio Max for rendering; Adobe Photoshop for editing images

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Residential Complex in Vallecas, Spain by Eugenio Aguinaga Architect

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Eugenio Aguinaga

Four linear blocks were arranged on the outer perimeter of the site with a built depth of 11.40 m, to obtain cross-ventilation in all the dwellings and to achieve the largest possible surface area in the interior patio for gardens as well as the best sunlight and ventilation in the dwellings. The four blocks are joined at the corners by lateral pillasters and the lower height blocks are offset from them, thus giving continuity to the façades and forming the block.

Image Courtesy Pedro Cobo

  • Architects: Eugenio Aguinaga Architect
  • Project: Residential Complex in Vallecas
  • Location: Parcela 1.34 del Ensanche de Vallecas (Madrid)
  • Floor area: 18277.42 sq.mt.
  • Dwellings: 132
  • Client: Empresa Municipal de la Vivienda
  • Architects Team: Eugenio Aguinaga, José María Jimenez Urrutia, Ignacio López, Belén Benavides, Javier Barrero, Laura Trejos, Juan Pablo Bajuk, Román Martínez del Cerro, Blanca López de Armentia
  • Software used: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom

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Nam June Paik Museum in Yongin City, South Korea by Hackenbroich Architekten

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Hackenbroich Architekten

Nam June Paik and his interest for nature and technology inspired us to bring nature and technology into a reciprocal presupposition, where one topic influences the other and vice versa. The building is transformed, generated and dissolved by nature and technology. Instead of defining an opposition between these two issues the project is about the discovery of their interaction.

Space and media surface

  • Architects: Hackenbroich Architekten
  • Project: Nam June Paik Museum
  • Location: Yongin City, South Korea
  • Status: International competition
  • Client: Province of Kyonggi
  • Size: 5,000 m²
  • Team: Wilfried Hackenbroich and Rainer Mühr with Sandra Blei, Matthias Povel, Katja Schümann
  • Media Consultant: Karen Wong

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Tower Studio in Newfoundland, Canada by Saunders Architecture

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Saunders Architecture

The Tower Studio is dramatically situated on a stretch of rocky coastline in Shoal Bay, Fogo Island, Newfoundland. The studio’s sculptural silhouette leans both forward and backward as it twists upward. For the average visitor to the island, this windowless black tower, more often than not, provokes a quizzical response and the enviable question, “What’s that?” For the locals, they know that this structure is a project of the Fogo Island Arts Corporation – an art studio opened in June 2011. The Tower Studio’s official opening was one of the most festive and included: a roaring bonfire, flares dramatically shot from its rooftop terrace and the recorded sounds of local whales as a background score.

Image Courtesy Bent René Synnevåg

  • Architects: Saunders Architecture
  • Project: Tower Studio
  • Location: Shoal Bay, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada
  • Client: Shorefast Foundation and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation
  • Team architects: Attila Béres, Ryan Jørgensen, Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach, Nick Herder, Rubén Sáez López, Soizic Bernard, Colin Hertberger, Christina Mayer, Olivier Bourgeois, Pål Storsveen, Zdenek Dohnalek
  • Associate Architect: Sheppard Case Architects Inc. (Long Studio)
  • Structural Engineer: DBA Associates (Long Studio)
  • Services Engineer: Core Engineering (Long Studio)
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Reactor Films in Santa Monica, California by Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

To remodel an existing 7,000 sq.ft. 1930’s Art deco Masonry Building Art Gallery into office and work space for production of TV commercials and music videos.

Solution: Reactor presented the unique challenge of satisfying the client’s requirement to move into a completed space in less than fourteen weeks from the beginning of the design process.   In order to meet this demand, a systematic working strategy was developed to capitalize on these extreme constraints while cultivating an inventive and dynamic working atmosphere in which client, contractor and architect collaborated with an unprecedented synergism.

Image Courtesy Marvin Rand

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa Architects (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Project: Reactor Films
  • Location: 1330 4th Street, Santa Monica, California
  • Client:  Stoney Road Productions and Reactor Films
  • Total Square Footage:  7000 sq. ft.
  • Costs:  $350,000.00 ($50.00/sq. ft.) includes building shell upgrades
  • Consultants:  Gwynne Pugh – Structural Engineering; Dave Scott – Steel and Furniture Fabrication; Richard Godfrey – Light Trough

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Xocolatti in New York City by De-Spec

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Article source: De-Spec

Xocolatti is a new premium chocolate brand, with its first flagship location in New York City’s Soho. Designed by De-Spec inc. Xocolatti defines itself as a luxury chocolate – “Chocolate reimagined” and is planning to have multiple locations nationally and internationally.

De-Spec’s concept for the 150sf space lies in eliminating the traditional barriers of a storefront and window display instead creating an interactive vitrine-like space that seamlessly integrates with the streetscape.

Costumer

  • Architects: De-Spec
  • Project: Xocolatti, flagship store & prototype
  • Location: 72 Prince Street, New York City
  • Program: 150 sqft chocolate store
  • Design: de-spec, Farnaz Mansuri, Tom Shea

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Wilmington Waterfront Park in Los Angeles, California by Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Article source: Sasaki Associates, Inc.

Once a part of the Pacific coastline, the Wilmington community became disconnected from the waterfront by the Port of Los Angeles—a burgeoning, diverse mix of industrial maritime facilities. After completing the Wilmington Waterfront Master Plan, Sasaki identified three open spaces for implementation: the Wilmington Waterfront Park, the Avalon North Streetscape, and the Avalon South Waterfront Park. The Wilmington Waterfront Park is the first project to be fully implemented. Built on a 30-acre brownfield site, the new urban park revitalizes the community and visually reconnects it to the waterfront.  The park integrates a variety of active and passive uses—informal play, public gathering, community events, picnicking, sitting, strolling, and observation—determined through an extensive community outreach process. The open space serves as a public amenity by doubling the current community open space while also buffering the Wilmington community from the extensive Port operations to the south.

© Craig Kuhner Photography

  • Architect: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
  • Name of Project: Wilmington Waterfront Park
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Client name: Port of Los Angeles
  • Completion date: 2011
  • Size: 30 acre
  • Photographer: ©Port of Los Angeles, ©Craig Kuhner Photography, ©Sasaki Associates, Inc.
  • Services: Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Project Team: Steve Hamwey, Nancy Fleming, Owen Lang, Tim Stevens, Vitas Viskanta, Melissa McCann, Caleb Bruner, Mark Eischeid, Raphael Justewicz, Joon Yon Kim, Chang Keun Lee, Conard Lindgren, Meghen Quinn, Simon Raine, NitzaThien, Grace Leung, TomerMaymon, Scott Odom, Angel Cantu, Zach Chrisco, Chuck Coronis, Michelle Gauvin, Oswaldo Palencia, Jose Miranda

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