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Victoria 73 in Cape Town, South Africa by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

The brief called for a dynamic response to capitalise on the site, by creating an environment where the young family could enjoy an outdoor lifestyle.

The design was driven by the need to create a family home, which accommodated the kitchen, living and dining room in one space. The secondary living area was to be an entertainment space. The pool terrace allows for covered and uncovered areas to relax around the pool. The entertainment lounge accommodates a generous bar, and is close to the outdoor braai area. A dramatic gazebo structure is perched at the edge of the pool deck.

Image Courtesy SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
  • Project: Victoria 73
  • Location: Bantry Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: SAOTA
  • Interior Design: ANTONI ASSOCIATES
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly & Ashleigh Gilmour
  • Completion Date: 2005
  • Software used: Revit


House in Menorca, Spain by Dom Arquitectura

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Dom Arquitectura

Being a summer house, the main idea is not only creating the interior spaces of the house, but distribute all outer space. The interior spaces seek good relations with the outside world, colonizing their surroundings and their

Image Courtesy Dom Arquitectura

  • Architects: Dom Arquitectura
  • Project: House in Menorca
  • Location: Menorca, Spain
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dstudioMax and Photoshop


Velodrome in Culiacan, Mexico by Bunker Arquitectura

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Emelio Barjau

Professional cycling has developed enormously in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico, in the last decade.  Several international star athletes have brought attention to the sport, fueled by Olympic victories and enthusiastic press.  Consequently there is an interest in building Culiacan´s new velodrome, as well as incorporating policies that favor cycling as a mode of transportation into the city’s plans for new public spaces.  Our vision channels this newfound enthusiasm for cycling into a single thread that unites a professional sports building with a cycling-oriented park development.

Image Courtesy Bunker Arquitectura

  • Architects: Bunker Arquitectura
  • Project: Velodrome in Culiacan
  • Location: Culiacan, Sinaloa, México
  • Design: BNKR Arquitectura / Esteban Suarez
  • Project Leader: Laura Fontaine & MitlGaxiola
  • Project Team: EmelioBarjau, Angel Rivero, Adrian Aguilar, Francisco Cruz, DiegoEumir, Paul Chavez, MarcellIbarrola & Jaime Sol
  • Structural Design: DAE
  • Lighting: NorieggaIluminadores
  • MEP: DCP
  • Area: 61,236 m2
  • Status: On going
  • Renders: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Software used: 3d Modeling with 3d Studio Max, Rhino, Grasshopper; Renderings with Vray; Postproduction with Photoshop; Drawings with AutoCAD, Illustrator


The Legendary Hunan Restaurant in North Beach, San Francisco by MTP Architects

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Ted Pratt

Build a better pot sticker and the world will beat a path to your door. Such was the case this past weekend when Brandy Ho’s– the legendary Hunan Restaurant from San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood — opened its new, and instantly iconic, restaurant in the City’s Castro district with a memorable bash for a delicious crowd and an unending supply of Brandy Ho’s award-winning cuisine. The standing-room only crowd included San Francisco District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty, Alex Randolph of Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Office, Anna Damiani from California Assemblyman Mark Leno’s Office, San Francisco Port Commissioner Rodney Ong, MUMC President Stephan H. Adams, Castro location Manager Jimmy Lam and architect Millard (Ted) Pratt whose firm, MTP Architects, designed the interiors.

Image Courtesy MTP Architects

  • Architects: MTP Architects
  • Project: The Legendary Hunan Restaurant
  • Location: North Beach, San Francisco


Mediba Creative Farm in Shibuya, Tokyo by Torafu Architects

Friday, September 21st, 2012


This is an office for a Shibuya based company that is moving onto the IT business, located in the Hikarie Building. It comprises of 2200m2 of large open areas featuring common spaces, such as the front desk, meeting spaces and work spaces for around 400 workers.

Image Courtesy Torafu Architects

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Project: Mediba Creative Farm
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup


Sports Center Sa Indioteria in Palma de Mallorca by Jordi Herrero

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Jordi Herrero

Fluid limits

Instead of the image of an hermetic pavilion, here the intention is to give continuity from the inside space to the outside one.

The building is implemented to bury the court and the locker rooms. The schema allows to go through, without visual barriers, from the park to the covered platform, to the stands, and finally descending to the court.

Image Courtesy Jaime Sicilia / arquipress

  • Architects: Jordi Herrero Campo y Sebastián Escanellas Genovard
  • Project: Sports Center Sa Indiotería
  • Location:  Calle Pare Francesc Bonafé, S/n, Palma de Mallorca
  • State: built
  • Total floor  area: 2607 m2
  • Use:  Sports Center
  • Property Developer: EMOP
  • Master builder: Bartomeu Bauzá
  • Estructures: Fenando Purroy Narvaiza
  • Installations: PGDI
  • Construction Company: Dragados S.A.
  • Pictures: Jaime Sicilia / arquipress


House in Foz do Douro II in Porto, Portugal by José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto

The house is placed on a hill between two streets and two houses. Its footprint was dictated by the location of the previous building. The transparency and natural light claim itself as a fundamental element in the project, allowing to see the river through the plat-an treetops.

Image Courtesy FG+SG – Fotografia de arquitectura

  • Architects: José Carlos Cruz Arquitecto
  • Project:House in Foz do Douro II
  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Area: 885 m2
  • Design time: November 2005
  • Construction time: June 2010
  • Civil engineer: A400
  • Mechanics Engineer: GET_Raul Bessa
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fotografia de arquitectura (
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Escaravox in Matadero Madrid by Andrés Jaque Architects

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Andrés Jaque Architects

ESCARAVOX are assemblages of discarded rural infrastructures, reprogrammed as voice-giving-publicdevice.

The aim of this project is to endow Matadero Madrid, former slaughterhouse of the city and now an institution self defined as “public space for contemporary culture, with views on the river”, with the necessary material devices and institutional protocols to prompt a connection between the aforementioned models of intervention in the cultural field. To achieve this, the scheme proposes equipping the open spaces of the old abattoir with varied types of large-span mobile structures with sound amplifying systems, stage lighting and audiovisual projection systems, so that in combination with sliding stands, they may serve as auxiliary structures for any public performance held in this space.

Image Courtesy Miguel de Guzmán (

  • Architects: Andrés Jaque Architects & the Office for Political Innovation
  • Project: Escaravox
  • Location: Madrid
  • Project Team: Ruggero Agnolutto (Project Responsible), Fernando Arocha, Ángela Bailén, Almudena Basabe, Elisa Bua, Álvaro Carrillo, Catalina Corredor, Roberto González García, Michal Just, Jorge López Conde, Marco Marcelletti, Paola Pardo, Khristian Serena, Patrycja Stal, Dagmar Stéeova, Silvie Talackova.
  • Structure: Bomainpasa
  • Equipment: Juan Carlos Lafuente, Álvaro Zamora
  • Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán (
  • Sociological Research: Silvia Rodríguez
  • Client: Matadero Madrid


Dojo in Santiago, Chile by Umwelt + Lucía Cavecedo García

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Arturo Scheidegger

Three interventions in a 5000 m2 plot in a suburb of Santiago: A meditation hall (or Dojo) at the bottom of the site, a small pavilion in front of the family pool, and the refurbishment of a terrace that was virtually unusable because of high temperature and reflected light. In each case, outdoor spaces were enhanced to face the high temperatures in spring and summer.

Image Courtesy Lucía Cavecedo García

  • Architects: Umwelt + Lucía Cavecedo García
  • Project: Dojo
  • Location: Colina, Santiago, Chile
  • Photography: Lucía Cavecedo García 
  • Surface: Site, 5000 m2 / Interventions 60, 6 y 20 m2
  • Program: Meditation Room, Pavillion and Terrace
  • Predominating Materials:
    Structure: Wood
    Coatings: Treated wood, Fibrecement, double glazing, flexit floor
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Construction Year: 2010-2011
  • Software used: Autocad and Sketchup


Park Hyatt Hyderabad in India by John Portman & Associates

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: John Portman & Associates

This 5-star super deluxe Park Hyatt hotel features 185 guestrooms and 24 suites, in addition to 42 fully-serviced apartments in Hyderabad, India. This eight story building has a lobby and mezzanine, plus four floors of guest rooms topped by two floors of high-end serviced apartments. A atrium rises through all eight floors.

Image Courtesy © Nicolas Dumont

  • Architects: John Portman & Associates
  • Project: Park Hyatt Hyderabad
  • Location: Hyderabad, India
  • Photography: Nicolas Dumont
  • Rooms: 200+ Room Hotel
  • Serviced Apartments: 42
  • Ballroom and Meeting Space
  • Site Area: 130,689 sf (12,141 sm)
  • Gross Building Area: 599,550 sf (55,700 sm)
  • Building Height: 89 ft (27 m)
  • Stories: 8


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