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France Media Pavilion – Universal Exhibition 2015 Milan, Italy by Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Article source: Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect

This was a project in response to the ‘Concours d’idees Allplan’. The aim was to design the Pavilion of France for the Universal Exhibition in Milan in 2015, whose theme is defined as ‘feeding the planet, energy for life’.

Image Courtesy Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect

  • Architects: Ruca – Rui De Carvalho Architect 
  • Project: France Media Pavilion – Universal Exhibition 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italia
  • Area Surface: 6000 m2
  • Year: 2010
  • Type: Cultural
  • Design: Ruca
  • Project Architect: Ruca
  • Rendering: Ruca
  • Building Materials: steal, light, screens, holograms, grass
  • Software Used: Archicad, Artlantis (rendering) and Photoshop (post production)

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Contemporary Art Museum by Eduardo V. Flores

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Article source: Eduardo V. Flores

Using always the spirit of Brazilian Modernism in its projects, Eduardo V. Flores designed this museum for a cultural contest of Buenos Aires where the challenge was to create a contemporary museum concept that would meet the characteristics required by the edict.

Image Courtesy Eduardo V. Flores

  • Architect: Eduardo V. Flores
  • Project: Contemporary Art Museum

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Lighthouse 65 in South Coast of England by AR Design Studio

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Article source: AR Design Studio

Winner of the RIBA Downland Award 2012.
‘The Lighthouse’ is a beachfront property on the south coast of England. It is a super insulated, luxury 3 bedroom house sitting in a beautiful water side location enjoying stunning views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

Image Courtesy AR Design Studio

  • Architect: AR Design Studio
  • Project: Lighthouse 65
  • Location: South Coast of England
  • Project Architect: Andy Ramus

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Castlecrag Residence in Sydney by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Article source: CplusC Architectural Workshop

Located in the Sydney suburb of Castlecrag this home maintains its original presentation to the street, but is transformed internally from a cellular and inward-looking mid-20th century brick house to a contemporary, open and light-filled home. The natural beauty of timber is fundamental to this dwelling’s transformation which embraces the ideals of Walter Burley Griffin’s design legacy for Castlecrag – “Building for Nature”.

Image Courtesy Murray Fredericks, Simon Whitbread

  • Architects: Clinton Cole and associates
  • Project: Castlecrag Residence
  • Location: Sydney
  • Floor Area: 237m² + Pool + Landscape
  • Build Time: 45 weeks
  • Year: 2011
  • Architect and Builder: CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Photographers: Murray Fredericks, Simon Whitbread

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Public Toilets in Uster by Gramazio & Kohler

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Article source: Gramazio & Kohler

This public toilet, which has been developed for the city of Uster in 2011, is a prototype for a new typology of urban infrastructure which will be installed, in different variations, at several places on the city territory over the next few years. The parametric design of its façade, consisting of folded, vertically arranged colored aluminum strips, can adapt to changing building sizes and shapes as well as, through its color scheme, to the surrounding context.

Image Courtesy Gramazio & Kohler

  • Architects: Gramazio & Kohler
  • Project: Public Toilets
  • Location: Uster
  • Project Architect: Sarah Schneider
  • Planning: May until August 2010
  • Execution: June until November 2011
  • Built site area: 9 m2
  • Installation costs (BKP 1-5): 260000 chf
  • Client: City of Uster
  • Collaborators: Sarah Schneider (project lead), Christian Schwarzwimmer, Kathrin Hiebler
  • Selected contractors: Dipl.Ing. Fierz GmbH, Glattfelden (Toilet Facility), Blaser Metallbau AG, Andelfingen (Facade Panels), Elkuch Eisenring AG, Jonschwil (Prefab Module Encasing)

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Hamburg-Harburg Technical University extended by main building in Germany by Christian Füldner

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Article source: gmp Generalplanungsgesellschaf

Barely two years after the groundbreaking ceremony, Hamburg-Harburg Technical University will be inaugura­ting its new main building tomorrow, on time for the scheduled completion date. Designed by the architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (GMP), a new building comprising both historic and new parts has been created at the site of the former Schwarzenbergkaserne (Schwarzenberg Barracks). The new main building of TU Harburg forms a succinct entrance to the existing campus, which is made up of 14 buildings. It accommodates the executive committee, auditoriums and seminar rooms, as well as the students’ learning and communication centre, which is open 24 hours a day.

Image Courtesy ©Heiner Leiska

  • Architects: Christian Füldner
  • Project: Hamburg-Harburg Technical University extended by main building
  • Location: Germany
  • Competition: 2009 – 1st prize
  • Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Nikolaus Goetze
  • Associated partner: Volkmar Sievers
  • Project leaders: Jan Stolte, Tilmann Jarmer
  • Design team: Martina Klostermann, Inga Kläschen, Michèle Watenphul, Bastian Scholz, Jared Steinmann, Mark Botko, Alisa von Gerkan, Knut Maass
  • In co-operation: with Obermeyer Planen und Beraten GmbH
  • Client: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Office for Science and Research
  • Gross floor area, total: 10,169 m²
  • Gross floor area of existing building/refurbishment: 7,416 m²
  • Gross floor area of new buildings: 2,753 m²
  • Construction period: 2010-2012

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South Water Caress In Dhaka By Shatotto Architecture For Green Living

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Article source: Shatotto Architecture For Green Living

Dhaka, a five hundred square miles city has over time become an area of complete urban mayhem. Getting a lake and a narrow strip of green patch on the back side (west) of the plot was a fortune in a city where total city green is not more than five percent. This “South Water Caress” eight family house, located at United Nations Road, Baridhara diplomatic zone. A deal made between the land owner and the developer was to divide the seven thousand five hundred square feet plot in equal two pieces to construct two six storied buildings of two thousand eight hundred square feet area on each floor in order to share equally.

Image Courtesy Shatotto Architecture For Green Living

  • Architect: Shatotto Architecture For Green Living
  • Project: South Water Caress
  • Location: Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Project Architect: Md Rafiq Azam
  • Type: Multi Family Residence
  • Client’s Name: South Breeze Housing Ltd
  • Design Team: Shakir Azimullah, Ashraful Kawser, Md. Akter Hossen
  • Civil Contractors: South Breeze Housing Ltd.
  • Land Area: 4024 Sft
  • Built Area: 17,124 Sft
  • Project Estimate: 4 Million Euro
  • Materials Used: Concrete, Brick, Glass, Wood
  • Awards : Shortlisted For Wa Community Awards

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Private House in Riedikon by Gramazio &Kohler

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Article source: Gramazio & Kohler

This dwelling, which reinterprets the typology of the surrounding gable-roof houses, gains its marked design by adapting form to context parametrically.

Image Courtesy Gramazio & Kohler

  • Architects: Gramazio & Kohler
  • Project: Private House
  • Location: Riedikerstrasse, Riedikon
  • Project Architect: Sarah Schneider
  • Credits: Gramazio & Kohler, Zurich
  • Client: Private
  • Collaborators: Raffael Gaus (project lead), Anya Meyer, Cristian Veranasi, Manuel Bader, Damaris Baumann, Gabriel Cuellar, Peter Heckeroth, Claudia Nasri, Silvan Oesterle
  • Selected experts: ibeg bauengineering GmbH (structural engineer), Thomas Melliger (planning), Raumanzug (energy consulting), Archobau AG (economy consulting), Ralph Bärtschi (Programming)

Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany by Henn Architekten

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Article source: Henn Architekten 

A few weeks ago the Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG celebrated the opening of their Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg in the resence of 200 guests of honor. For the first time since its opening in 2000, the theme park receives another building structure in the form of the new Porsche Pavilion, which expresses the importance of Porsche within the Volkswagen Group family.

Image Courtesy HG Esch

  • Architects: Henn Architekten
  • Project: Porsche Pavilion at the Autostadt
  • Location: Wolfsburg, Germany
  • CLIENT: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG / Autostadt GmbH
  • ARCHITECTS AND LEAD CONSULTANT: HENN
  • Principal: Prof. Dr. Gunter Henn
  • Programming: Andreas Fuchs, Martin Rath
  • Design: Martin Henn, Klaus Ransmayr Paul Langley
  • Acoustic space design: Klangerfinder
  • DESIGN PERIOD: March 2011 to February 2012
  • CONSTRUCTION PERIOD: August 2011 to May 2012
  • Gross floor area: 1,400 m2
  • Net floor area: 1,045 m2
  • Roofed, paved outdoor area: 290 m2
  • Exhibition area: 400 m2
  • Monocoque: 2,550 m2
  • Weight: 425 t
  • Material: Stainless steel plate 10-30 mm
  • Envelope Contractor: Centraalstaal B.V., Groningen
  • Software used: Mc Neel Rhino 4, Autodesk Autocad 2012

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Cité Jardin In Luxembourg City By Steinmetzdemeyer Architectes Urbanistes

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Article source: Steinmetzdemeyer Architectes Urbanistes

This extension of an ancient working home of modest size in a city garden in periphery of Luxembourg offers an a typical definite resolution allowing to take the best advantage of all possibilities of enlargement allowed by urban regulation in force.

Image Courtesy Steinmetzdemeyer Architectes Urbanistes

  • Architects: Steinmetzdemeyer Architectes Urbanistes
  • Project: Cité Jardin
  • Location: Luxembourg City
  • Design Team: Magalie Braune, Franziska Hofmann, Heike Bohrer
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Steinmetzdemeyer Architectes Urbanistes

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