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AIANC Center for Architecture and Design in Raleigh, North Carolina by Frank Harmon Architect

Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Article source: Frank Harmon Architect

After seven years of planning and fundraising in the midst of a national recession, construction of the North Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA NC) thoroughly sustainable Center for Architecture & Design was completed this summer in Raleigh.

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  • Architects: Frank Harmon, FAIA, Frank Harmon Architect PA, Raleigh, NC
  • Project: AIANC Center for Architecture and Design
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Client: North Carolina Chapter, American Institute of Architects
  • Landscape Architect: Greg Bleam, FASLA, Charlottesville, VA
  • Contractor: Clancy + Theys Construction Co, Raleigh, NC

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Family house in Denmark

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Article source: Chris Floe Svenningsen

From the beginning of the project the client wanted the house built in Kolumba bricks. Later when the expression of the house was made as an outlined design the client visited Petersen Tegl several times to see the test walls with the different 2-3 colors he was interested in.

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  • Architect: Chris Floe Svenningsen
  • Project: Family house in Denmark
  • Location: Denmark
  • Company: Tegnestuen Mejeriet a/s

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One of the first actions that were made in the construction process was to build a test wall at the site so the last evaluation could be made in the correct site.
Now the house is build – One floor facing the entrance that grows from the ground with no visible plinth and two floors facing the river where the lower floor is in-situ concrete.

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In interaction with the selected materials the beautiful house appears. The raw concrete, tombak used on bay windows, cladding and flashing creates a harmonious look together with the tight masonry where the horizontal is underlined with the even retracted bed joint and per-pend.

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The long line of the Kolumba bricks gives the house a calm expression – And you can always enjoy the beautiful crafts.

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Cristalino Copper Mine in Canaa dos Carajas, Brazil, by SEI Engenharia

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Article source: Bentley Systems, Incorporated

When Vale, the world’s second largest mining company, planned a $2.6 billion copper plant in northern Brazil, it contracted SEI Engenharia, a design and construction firm based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to perform front-end loading (FEL) and deliver detailed 3D models. The new mine, which is expected to have a life of 24 years, will produce 16 million tons per annum of run-of-mine with an average annual production of 340,000 tons of copper concentrate. Once in production, it will help address the deficit of copper production in the Brazilian domestic market.

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One of the challenges of this project was to prepare the basic engineering (i.e., the FEL 3) as 3D models. Vale wanted to use the 3D models to advance the study of key concepts prior to their integration into the detailed design plan, as well as give plant operations staff the opportunity to provide early input during the detailed design phase. At the same time, the models would accelerate project execution by shortening design review sessions and approval processes.

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“From the beginning of the project we also needed to work with plant operations information to improve planning, including the use of schedule simulation in Bentley Navigator, to plan and save resources,” explained Rafael de Santiago Silva, CAD manager at SEI Engenharia.

As a long-term user of Bentley software, SEI Engenharia engaged Bentley Institute to train a multidisciplinary design team of engineers to use MicroStation, Bentley Architecture, Structural Modeler, InRoads, and Bentley Navigator to model infrastructure, concrete structures, steel structures, substations, and industrial installations in 3D.

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Using these tools, SEI Engenharia’s design team developed several simulated 3D plant layouts, including options showing different internal and external access roads; these layouts helped Vale identify the optimal plant layout design that required the least enterprise investment; for example, they could quickly compare the environment, cost, and construction times associated with various plans. The result was the production of an initial mine layout followed by a master plan – mapped out in 3D–complete with a timetable for execution.

 Streamlining Collaboration and Review Cycles

 Using Bentley Architecture, Structural Modeler, and MicroStation, SEI Engenharia developed 3D models quickly and efficiently and published them via i-models. These i-models, which are containers for exchanging precision 2D and 3D engineering information, gave Vale direct access to the underlying design data down to individual component details with complete accuracy. Vale had two ways to view i-models using Bentley Navigator or downloading them through FTP into Bentley View for deeper analysis.

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“Replacing the usual design drawings with i-models as the project ‘deliverables’ was a breakthrough in the relationship with the client. For example, everyone could analyze designs to any level of detail and send and receive comments electronically.” i-models also accelerated client review cycles. “The design review sessions grew shorter since everyone had made comments directly in the i-model. This accelerated the approval of the project,” said Santiago Silva. Because safety and operational engineers could review the 3D models during audit review meetings, the final design was also safer; for example, using Bentley Navigator, they could review these models in detail, redline them, and check for inconsistencies throughout the design process.

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 Bentley software enabled SEI Engenharia to develop detailed 3D models and facilitate a streamlined collaboration process, ensuring that Vale ended up with an optimal, detailed, and safer plant design–on time and within budget. The integrated workflow enabled by the software also saved SEI Engenharia approximately 5,100 man-hours and reduced FEL costs for the customer by US$400,000. And by using i-models as their main deliverable type, they completed the project with 80 percent fewer large-scale drawings created using plotters–a real cost saver.

In addition to significantly shortening the time spent on design engineering, using Bentley software and i-models increased the quality and accuracy of designs. And because the team had a single, integrated model providing 3D visualization of the entire project, SEI Engenharia was able to reduce construction time, save on labor and rework costs, and minimize the need to create costly printed documentation. Most importantly, the increased accuracy and improved review cycle meant time and cost savings were achieved while increasing construction and plant operational safety.

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 Developed by Bentley, i-models (containers for open infrastructure information exchange), enable the precision sharing of engineering data without loss of accuracy. Bentley i-models are information rich, including 2D and 3D geometry, from lines and arcs to surfaces, solids, and meshes. i-models also contain business properties and data, provenance(knowledge of its origin and evolution–essentially its i-model change history), the state of the information when the i-model was published, and the purpose for which it was created. Lastly, Bentley i-models store information reliably, using digital rights management to secure access and reuse permissions, and digital signatures to validate and verify an i-model’s status.

Great Foodhall in Pacific Place, Hong Kong by HEAD Architecture

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Article source: HEAD Architecture

An updated branding identity based around the original Great logo has been applied. Using subtly humorous black & white photography to elevate the shopping experience beyond mere food retail, customers are encouraged to re-examine the role and meaning of food in their lives.

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  •  Architects:  HEAD Architecture
  • Project: Great Foodhall
  • Location: Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
  • Designer: Mike Atkin, Mark Panckhurst, Robert Weller
  •  Size: 15,000 square feet
  •  Photographer: Mark Panckhurst
  • Graphic Design: Kactus Design Ltd

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Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel in Lek dike – Culemborg by Rietveld Landscape

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Article source: Rietveld Landscape

Fort “Werk aan ‘t Spoel” is a national monument dating from 1794. Part of the New Dutch Waterline – a military defense line making use of intentional flooding – it served to protect one of the inundation locks. The municipality of Culemborg and Foundation Werk aan ‘t Spoel would like to see the derelict fort become a public attraction. In its new function, the fort and the newly built fort house are able to accommodate a wide variety of events and activities initiated by the inhabitants of Culemborg. Rietveld Landscape | Atelier de Lyon have translated these ambitions into a cohesive design in which the former inundation lock is referred to as well.

Image Courtesy Rob 't Hart

  • Architects: Rietveld Landscape
  • Project: Fort Werk aan ‘t Spoel
  • Location: Lek dike – Culemborg
  • Client: municipality of Culemborg
  • Designers: Rietveld Landscape | Atelier de Lyon in collaboration with Anouk Vogel
  • Architect Fort house: MONK
  • Military historian: Douwe Koen
  • Photographer: Rob ‘t Hart
  • Status: completion Fall 2011 (preview early September 2011)

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Bambooline berlin in Germany by Peter Ruge Architekten

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Article source: Peter Ruge Architekten

The bambooline berlin explores the cities urban development and proposes a new approach for the temporary, interim use of sustainable urban wasteland. A new, imaginary band complements the historically developed lines of the Berlin cityscape: the Berlin bambooline.

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  •  Architects: Peter Ruge Architekten
  • Project: Bambooline berlin
  • Location:  Berlin, Germany
  • Artist: Peter Ruge, Kayoko Uchiyama, Matthias Matschewski, Alison McNicol, Jan Müllender, Alejandra Pérez Siller, Zubin Daboo
  • Software used: Vectorworks and CS3 Photoshop for the drawings and images.

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Flat, Poznan by KAROLINA WIERZBINSKA

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Article source: KAROLINA WIERZBINSKA

THIS IS AN APARTMENT FOR A YOUNG COUPLE WHO APPRECIATE ART. THE WALLS ARE DECORATED WITH DRAWINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH CREATE A SPECIFIC ATMOSPHERE OF THE INTERIOR.

LIVING ROOM by WIERZBINSKA

 

  • Architects: KAROLINA WIERZBINSKA
  • Project: Flat, Poznan
  • Location: Poznan
  • Software used: 3ds max and Photoshop

BEDROOM by WIERZBINSKA

THE CONCEPT IS BASED ON A MINIMALIST CHOICE OF COLOURS. WHITE IS THE DOMINANT COLOUR WHICH MAKES THE INTERIOR LOOK VERSATILE AND ALLOWS FOR FREQUENT CHANGE OF THE SURROUNDING ONLY BY CHANGING THE ACCESSORIES. DUE TO LIMITED SPACE IN THE LIVING ROOM, THE COFFEE TABLE HAS A DUAL FUNCTION. LONG DRAPES AND CURTAINS IN NEUTRAL COLOURS MAKE THE WHOLE SPACE GAIN IN LIGHTNESS.

DINING ROOM by WIERZBINSKA

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