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Skellefteå Kraft in Sweden by General Architecture

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: General Architecture

Local power production company, Skelleftea Kraft have a new headquarters building adjacent to their existing office building in the northern town of Skelleftea.

The strong structure and the articulated tectonic of the new building is based on an overall 3D order and relates to a classical rational tradition.  The aim has been to create a building that enables its users to appropriate it and at the same time strengthen the common identity.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindmans

  • Architects: General Architecture
  • Project: Skellefteå Kraft
  • Location: Kanalgatan 71 , Skellefteå, Sweden
  • Function: Office building
  • Project start: 2006
  • Completion: 2009
  • Floor area/size: 9500 m2
  • Photography: MIKAEL OLSSON, ÅKE E:SON LINDMAN
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center in New Orleans, Louisiana by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

This New Orleans neighborhood library is comprised of two buildings joined together with the intention that they function as a whole. One building is a historically significant bungalow built as a residence in 1917, sited prominently on the corner of South Broad Street and Napoleon Avenue. The other building, built in 1993 specifically to function as a library, was home to the main reading room and stock areas. Both buildings were severely flooded by levee breaks attributed to Hurricane Katrina. The bungalow was salvaged and raised for future flood prevention, but the modern addition was deemed necessary for replacement by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

Image Courtesy Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
  • Project: Rosa F. Keller Library & Community Center
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Software used: majority of the design work done in AutoCAD and Sketch up. Some Rhino was used on the tail end of the project.

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The Soweto Theatre in Gauteng, South Africa by Afritects

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Afritects

The brief for the Soweto theatre was to create a public performing arts centre that the community of Soweto, South Africa would feel invited to use, enjoy and take ownership of. The concept of the building has evolved the existing typical theatre typology; the monolithic, impenetrable, secretive-mass with one- almost reluctant- public-gesture (the front door) has now become an open, legible and inviting space. All of the inner workings of the theatre are expressed outwards, beguiling and enticing its community in.

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  • Architects: Afritects
  • Project: The Soweto Theatre
  • Location: Gauteng, South Africa

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