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Architecture Research Center in Nicosia, Cyprus by Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects

The University of Nicosia decided to accommodate the Architecture Department- ARC Architecture Research Center in an existing shoe factory of the adjacent Engomi industrial area. The choice was part of the strategy of the University to expand the campus in the neighboring industrial zone, a vital decision for the regeneration of the area!
The needs of the architecture department, the restrictions of the existing concrete structure and the low budget defined the approach of the design, which was thoroughly filtered by the weight of the responsibility for the identity of the “Architecture Research Center”: this is the sixth year that the Architecture Programme has been running in the Architecture Department of the University of Nicosia and it already claims to be very of high quality, very Progressive, Experimental with critical thinking approach.

Image Courtesy Agisilaou and Spyrou

  • Architects: Petros Konstantinou and Yiorgos Hadjichristou
  • Project: Architectural Research Center, University of Nicosia
  • Location: Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Collaborators: Veronika Antoniou and Joao Teigas
  • External collaborator: Alessandra Swiny
  • Civil Engineers: Nikos Kalathas E.P.S. Civil Engineers Consultants
  • Electrical Engineers: Evangelos Lampaskis
  • Mechanical Engineers: Yiorgos Theocharides
  • Quantity surveyor: Achilleas koupepides MDA (Cyprus) Quantity Surveyors Consultants
  • Owner: University of Nicosia
  • Constructor: Lois Builders ltd


Two new video-projection works in Montreal, Canada by Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: Quartier des Spectacles Partnership

Two new video-projection works showcase the creative potential of the Luminous Pathway in the Quartier des Spectacles

The Luminous Pathway in the Quartier des Spectacles has taken an important step forward with the illumination of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) design centre and the Grande Bibliothèque belonging to Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ). Using new, permanent video-projection devices that make it possible to illuminate entire building façades, these new lighting designs are a testament to the significant creative potential of this ambitious urban-branding project.

Two new video-projection works


Biodiversity Center in Loja, Spain by Tomas Garcia Piriz (CUAC.arquitectura) + Jose Luis Muñoz Muñoz

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: Tomas Garcia Piriz (CUAC.arquitectura) + Jose Luis Muñoz Muñoz

“Architecture and landscape joined together in the shade of a great pre-existing tree”.

The building is located on the outskirts of Loja town in marked agricultural character. This project relates to a beautiful plot of cultivated land served by an irrigation ditch and a leafy mass. This building is thought to be very suitable for a new program based on consciousness, protection and publicity of the agricultural beliefs in Loja.

Image Courtesy Javier Callejas Sevilla

  • Architects: Tomas Garcia Piriz (CUAC.arquitectura) + Jose Luis Muñoz Muñoz
  • Project: Biodiversity Center
  • Location: Loja, Granada,  Spain
  • Date of ending: January 2011
  • Built Surface: 430,40 m2
  • Cost: 425.297,73 € = 587.889,05 $
  • Tomás García Píriz (1978). Architect. Asociate Professor at Granada School of Architecture.
  • Jose Luís Múñoz Múñoz (1978). Architect.
  • Software used: AUTOCAD for Drawings; 3D STUDIO Max for 3d Models; PRESTO for Economical studies; CYPECAD for Structure Designing


SnackBox in Times Square, New York by Aedifica

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: Aedifica

The SnackBox has found home in the heart of Times Square. Ædifica and MuvBox have been recently awarded 2 prizes at the Retail Design Institute’s International Store Design Competition 2011: the first in the Pop Up Store/Shop category, and the other in the Special Awards category. The 20-feet long container was selected among about 80 proposals by local restaurant owners and had to comply with New York City’s security departments in this high traffic area.


  • Architect: Aedifica
  • Name of Project: SnackBox
  • Location: Times Square, New York


SMEC soccer centre in Montréal, Canada by Saucier + Perrotte & Hughes Condon Marler Architects

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: Saucier + Perrotte & Hughes Condon Marler Architects

The Mayor of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay, today unveiled the winning project in the architecture competition for the new indoor soccer centre at the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex (SMEC). The jury has chosen the concept developed by Saucier + Perrotte / Hughes Condon Marler Architects from among the four submitted by the finalist firms.

SMEC soccer centre


Villa Midgård in Stockholm, Sweden by DAPstockholm

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: DAPstockholm

When the client met with DAPstockholm they wished for a solid, secluded house with a maintenance‐free facade, a sense of ceiling height and a master bedroom with the benefit of morning sun. They also wished for a solution where they could open up larger windows toward the scenery and have a sheltered space where they could sit and listen to the pouring rain. This resulted in a multi‐faceted house where the shape and direction of the different volumes are based on various factors such as the terrain, the light conditions, the views and the privacy. The volumes give the house seven different facades.

Front View (Images Courtesy Åke E:son Lindman)

  • Architect: DAPstockholm
  • Project: Villa Midgård
  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Area: approx 300 sqm
  • Number of rooms: Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, one toilet, common area, kitchen, living room, cinema, spa, guest room, wine cellar, storage and a tech room divided onto three floors.
  • Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman


The Residential of Roof in Maintenon, France by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

The site is located in Maintenon 65km southwest of Paris, France. The Residential suburb of Paris inhabited a family of three married couples and children.

Spontaneous grounds surrounded by vast grasslands are and forests open as a place of rest for the weekend of Parisien, give healing to life in the city while enjoying the open-air bath in nature.

The Residential of Roof

  • Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: The Residential of Roof
  • Location: Maintenon, France
  • Program : residential, Accommondation Spa
  • Plot area : 2,000 m²
  • Built area : 150 m²


tool KIT in Ternitz, Austria by AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH

Since fall 2010, our “tool Kit” has gone into full use:
AllesWirdGut is pleased to announce the opening of the Ternitz kindergarten: in 2008, our concept of multifunctional circulation areas already convinced competition jurors; now it is working, hopefully, as a fun “tool KIT” for the youngest generation of Ternitz.

Front View

  • Architect: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH
  • Name of Project: tool KIT
  • Location: Ternitz, Austria
  • Project: Kindergarten
  • Client: Stadtgemeinde Ternitz
  • Competition: 2008
  • Completion: 2010
  • Gross floor area: 1.280m²
  • Planning: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH


Wyckoff Exchange in Brooklyn, NY by Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Article source: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC


The Wyckoff Exchange commission required the economical and adaptive re-use of two abandoned warehouses to create 10,000 square feet of raw space for retail and cultural uses in the emerging but underserved neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn. This place is marked by the strong traces of a gritty industrial past, and is rapidly transforming into a center of art and creativity.

Night View

  • Architect: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC
  • Project Name: Wyckoff Exchange
  • Location: 22-28 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
  • Completion Date: January 2011
  • Category: Retail
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Childcare Centre in Maria Enzersdorf, Austria by MAGK illiz Architekten

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Article source: MAGK illiz Architekten

An influx and increasing birth rate in the community situated to the south of Vienna called for the creation of more, particularly state-of-the-art child care facilities. Therefore a competition tender submission for a new child care centre was issued in 2008. The existing 19th century ‘Gründerzeit’ school was to be extended by eight primary school classes, a after-school care club and a kindergarten with kitchen.

The association of architects MAGK illiz won the competition and was awarded the tender.

Image Courtesy Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: MAGK illiz Architekten
  • Project: Childcare Centre
  • Location: Maria Enzersdorf, Austria
  • Draft and General Planning: Arge MAGK illiz, illiz architektur ZT OG, illiz architektur
  • Project Architects: Günter Klein, Sabrina Peters, Martin Aichholzer, Petra Schlömer, Stefanie Wögrath
  • Staff Team: Karin Gutmann, Jiri Koten, Rosemarie Lebzeltern, Christian Eibensteiner, Stefan Kehrer
  • Builder: Infrastrukturverein & Co KG
  • Utilisation: Care facility with primary school, crèche and kindergarten,  canteen and multi-purpose hall plus various open spaces


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