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Villa Ladybird in Nyckelpigevägen, Beddinge Strand by Johan Sundberg

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Johan Sundberg

In Beddingestrand, between Ystad and Trelleborg, on the south coast of Scania, the cottages are lined next to each other. The area is characterized by the sea, the sand, the grass and the trees. Winters are cold with powerful winds. In summer the water is still cool, but the air is scorching hot.

Image Courtesy Kasper Dudzik

 

  • Architects: Johan Sundberg
  • Project: Villa Ladybird
  • Location: Nyckelpigevägen, Beddinge Strand
  • Structural engineer: Anders Sandgren, Ramböll Malmo (more…)

Gia Lai House in Vietnam by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Vo Trong Nghia Architects

This is an individual residence located in Gia Lai city, Middle Vietnam. The site is 7 m wide and 40 m deep, which is the typical conditions for ”Tube House” in Vietnam. As is often the case with “Tube House”, Housing Planning is strongly influenced only by the layout of “Rooms” and “Corridor” since too many bedrooms are required in a narrow site.

Image Courtesy Hiroyuki Oki

  • Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
  • Project: Gia Lai House
  • Location: Gia Lai, Vietnam
  • Program: Private housing
  • Principal Architects: Vo Trong Nghia + Daisuke Sanuki + Shunri Nishizawa
  • Construction company: Wind and Water house JSC.
  • Total Floor Area: 510sqm
  • Building Height: 11.5m (3stories)
  • Completion date: Oct. 2011
  • Photograph: Hiroyuki Oki

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Student Housing Kosovo in Gjakova, Western Kosovo by Leonit Gecaj

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Leonit Gecaj

The dormitories are applying a minimalist architecture based on the essential forms of rationalism and functionalism. Also, the module is inspired by Le Corbusier.

The reason why focusing on these styles is that to achieve the optimal performance of the student so by removing all the ornaments and unnecessary and dysfunctional loads (Adolph Loos, Ornament and Crime).
So the aforementioned building is not the Palace of Versailles or flashy baroque and rococo salon that will confuse students and at the same time will also rise the costs of construction and maintenance, but a functional object where conformism reaches the highest standards of living and welfare of the student in XXI century.

Student Housing Kosovo

  • Architects: Leonit Gecaj
  • Project: Student Housing Kosovo
  • Location: Gjakova, western

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The Self-Assembly Line by Skylar Tibbits

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Skylar Tibbits

The Self-Assembly Line is a large-scale version of a self-assembly virus capsid, demonstrated as an interactive and performative structure. A discrete set of modules are activated by stochastic rotation from a larger container/structure that forces the interaction between units. The unit geometry and attraction mechanisms (magnetics) ensure the units will come into contact with one another and auto-align into locally-correct configurations. Overtime as more units come into contact, break away, and reconnect, larger, furniture scale elements, emerge. Given different sets of unit geometries and attraction polarities various structures could be achieved. By changing the external conditions, the geometry of the unit, the attraction of the units and the number of units supplied, the desired global configuration can be programmed.

Image Courtesy Skylar Tibbits

  • Architects: Skylar Tibbits
  • Project: The Self-Assembly Line
  • Video: http://vimeo.com/38067834
  • Project Team:  Martin Seymour, Andrew Manto, Erioseto Hendranata, Justin Gallagher, Laura Salazar, Veronica Emig, Aaron Olson
  • Sponsors and funding sources : TED Conferences & SEED Media Group
  • Software used: Rhino + Python

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A collaboration between Skylar Tibbits and Arthur Olson, The Molecular Graphics Laboratory, The Scripps Institute, CA.

Presented at the 2012 TED Conference in Long Beach, CA.

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Microsoft Headquarters in Vienna, Austria by INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: INNOCAD Architektur ZT GmbH

The joint venture KOOP and INNOCAD from Graz emerged as winners in the 2010 Architecture competition for Microsoft’s headquarter in Vienna, Austria.

On the basis of Microsoft’s Work Place Advantage Concept (WPA), the project team was able to work in close collaboration with the Microsoft project team during the subsequent project realization phase, the team of architects assumed responsibility for the overall design of the new Microsoft working environment as construction supervisors and project managers. This allowed the total project-schedule to be as quick as 14 months (from tender to finalization).

Image Courtesy Paul Ott

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WSDG Begins 16th Art Institute Audio Teaching Studio

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Howard Sherman

NEW YORK:  An intensive 4-year design/construction program by the Walters-Storyk Design Group has produced sixteen professional audio education studios for The Art Institutes’ educational institutions across the U.S.  Developed to train students for jobs in the rapidly expanding sphere of high tech audio-related occupations, the studios provide cutting edge instruction in both theory and hands-on production techniques.  The Art Institute of Michigan (Detroit) complex is currently under construction.

AI Chicago teaching studio control room designed by WSDG

WSDG Partner/Senior Project Manager Romina Larregina has spearheaded the program since its inception. Working closely with company principal/architect/acoustician John Storyk she has supervised each construction project to insure the highest level of pro audio educational professionalism.  “John Storyk’s commitment to education was a primary catalyst behind The Art Institutes decision to retain WSDG for this major assignment,” Larregina says.  “His extensive lecturing background, coupled with our 40-year + history of creating world-class studios for artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen, made us an obvious choice for this expansive, on-going project.”

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VoltaDom by Skylar Tibbits

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Skylar Tibbits

VoltaDom is an installation for MIT’s 150th Anniversary Celebration & FAST Arts Festival (Festival of Arts, Science and Technology),  that populates the corridor spanning building 56 & 66 on MIT’s campus.  This installation lines the concrete and glass hallway with hundreds of vaults, reminiscent of the great vaulted ceilings of historic cathedrals.  The vaults provide a thickened surface articulation and a spectrum of oculi that penetrate the hallway and surrounding area with views and light.  VoltaDom attempts to expand the notion of the architectural “surface panel,” by intensifying the depth of a doubly-curved vaulted surface, while maintaining relative ease in assembly and fabrication.  This is made possible by transforming complex curved vaults to developable strips, one that likens the assembly to that of simply rolling a strip of material.

VoltaDom

  • Architects: Skylar Tibbits
  • Project: VoltaDom
  • Quadrant EPP Plastics: Kress Schwartz
  • Philips, Color Kinetics: Fernando Matho & John Warwick
  • Software used: Rhino + Python

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MOSQUITO in Desio, Italy by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We propose a contemporary design and architecture for our proposals for the temporary architectures at the Kernel Festival, in the park of Villa Tittoni in Desio.  Our approach is inspired by the shapes, the imagination and the way of thinking of a digital environment and paradigm, through a non standard attitude, parametric geometry and lighting.  This according to the temporary nature of the projects (existing just from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July 2011), a specific attention in the simplicity of the assemblage of the parts, the use of the given construction materials, the photovoltaic panels and the plastic profiles.

MOSQUITO

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Temporary Architecture at Kernel Festival “MOSQUITO”
  • Location: Desio, Milan, Italy
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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SHADOWS in Desio, Italy by Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We propose a contemporary design and architecture for our proposals for the temporary architectures at the Kernel Festival, in the park of Villa Tittoni in Desio.  Our approach is inspired by the shapes, the imagination and the way of thinking of a digital environment and paradigm, through a non standard attitude, parametric geometry and lighting.  This according to the temporary nature of the projects (existing just from the 1st of July to the 3rd of July 2011), a specific attention in the simplicity of the assemblage of the parts, the use of the given construction materials, the photovoltaic panels and the plastic profiles.

SHADOWS

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Temporary Architecture at Kernel Festival “SHADOWS”
  • Location: Desio, Italy
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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Sunscraper: 15.277 solar panels tower in Gianluca Milesi Architecture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Article source: Gianluca Milesi Architecture

We like sustainability, we think is probably on of the most important issue in contemporary architecture.. but we are still architects.. and we like forms and space too… that why we invented the SUNSCRAPER:

This is a project for a tower wrapped by solar panels.  15.277 swinging solar panels have been assembled to create a continuous skin around the building.  The form of our tower wants to be organic and fluid, the perception would be of an architecture quality work and a functioning engine at the same time. We want to re interpret technique adding a formal input to it.  Our effort is to maximize sustainability and energy production creating at the same time a pleasant and contemporary expression of architecture.

15.277 solar panels tower

  • Architects: Gianluca Milesi Architecture
  • Project: Sunscraper: 15.277 solar panels tower
  • Location: somewhere, nowhere, 2009
  • Software used: The projects are redacted using mostly 3dstudio max with the eventual contribution of autocad, with different renderings engines, in particular we have used mental ray.

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