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Bent in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Studio Chris Kabel

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Studio Chris Kabel

Façade for a residential building by Abbink X de Haas architects and housing cooperation de Key in the center of Amsterdam. Aluminum sheets are perforated with a pattern that allows the shapes to be bent up or down. When bent up the surface catches the (sun)light and bent down the surface is shaded. In this way intricate graphics can be applied onto the building with punch perforated panels without the use of expensive laser cutting. Bent turns shadow into ink.

Image Courtesy Hans Peter Föllmi

  • Architects: Studio Chris Kabel
  • Project: Bent
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Hans Peter Föllmi, Luuk Kramer
  • Year: 2012
  • Material: Perforated aluminum sheet
  • Dimensions: 1000 / 1150 cm
  • Manufactured: by Metadecor
  • Commissioned: by housing cooperation de Key

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Image Courtesy Luuk Kramer

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Barra & Barra Office in Piemonte, Italy by Damilano Studio Architects

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Damilano Studio Architects

The “Barra Barra & office” was born as an expression of the spirit of the company at your side that cares about the eco-energy saving and new philosophy and technologies in construction and business management.

Image Courtesy Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects:Damilanostudio Architects
  • Project: Barra & Barra Office
  • Location: Centallo (CN), Piemonte, Italy
  • Project team: DamilanostudioArchitects
  • Architect: Arch. Duilio Damilano
  • Typology:Office
  • Client: Barra & Barra srl
  • State Of Project:  X Completed  □  Under construction
  • Building Surveyor: Ing. Romina Barra
  • Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Software used: Autocad and 3ds Max

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Nautilus Studio in Redmond, Washington by Calico Studio

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Calico Studio

Most artists if pressed could produce their work in a bathroom, adapting to their means. Our client wanted a space that would call her to create, while providing a visual connection to her family that could easily be broken and reestablished. We found inspiration in the spirals of the nautilus, sweeping from the main house the studio is tucked in between existing site constraints.

Image Courtesy Calico Studio

  • Architects: Calico Studio
  • Project: Nautilus Studio
  • Location: Redmond, Washington

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Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC in San Francisco, California by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

The Bechtel Conference Center is designed to communicate the values of The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), a San-Francisco-based think-tank dedicated to public policy decision-making through nonpartisan research and dialogue. The Center, located on the ground floor of PPIC’s downtown San Francisco office building, reflects the organization’s ideals of openness and cooperative communication.

Image Courtesy Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects

  • Architects: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
  • Project: Bechtel Conference Center at PPIC
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Software used: For the wood fin geometry in the conference center, used Rhino at the concept phase to quickly study different forms. Then used AutoCAD to develop the design and create profile for each one of the 297 pieces for production.

Beverly Hills House in New York by Jendretzki llc.

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Jendretzki llc.

 Full reconfiguration of a Hal Levitt 50’s house. Partitions were replaced with shelving units to open up and connect all spaces. New ipe interior flooring extends out to the pool deck. Pool is reconfigured to better follow the house and illuminated with fiber- optic stars. New solar photovoltaic panels provide power, water heating panels heat the pool. Entrance doors by John Houshmand.

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  • Architects: Jendretzki llc.
  • Project: Beverly Hills House
  • Location: New York, USA

Modern Upper East Apartment in New York by Jendretzki llc.

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Jendretzki llc.

Stone flooring, wood paneling at walls, a floating fireplace on a solid black granite base, this apartment is a minimal response to the accellerated lifestyle of NY, as a haven of peace.

Image Courtesy Jendretzki llc.

  • Architects: Jendretzki llc.
  • Project: Modern Upper East Apartment
  • Location: New York, USA

Sag Harbor House in The Woods in New York by Jendretzki llc.

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Jendretzki llc.

Set on an area called “Mount Misery” this house is now setting the wave of renovations imitating it, as lawmakers try to change the street name, which if done, will double the property valuations overnight.

Image Courtesy Jendretzki llc.

  • Architects: Jendretzki llc.
  • Project: Sag Harbor House in The Woods
  • Location: Sag Harbor, New York

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Under The Roof in Biscay, Spain by Foraster Arquitectos

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Article source: Foraster Arquitectos

The urbanistic legislation in Mungia, a town near Bilbao (Spain), forces the use in new constructions of a gable roof with tile, in order to keep an identifiable architectural style in the area. It is certainly good to seek architectural uniformity –experience has shown that without doing so it can lead to aesthetic crimes. But it does not preclude seeking original solutions to update existing typologies.

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  • Architects: Foraster Arquitectos
  • Project: Under The Roof
  • Location: Bermeo, Biscay, Spain
  • Construction Date: July 2012
  • Surface: 540m2
  • Caldera: pellets
  • Structure: concrete
  • Cover: Wood

Nature & Découvertes at So Ouest in Levallois, France by Ova Design

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Article source: Ova Design

The agency Ova Design is responsible for the central area of the Nature & Découvertes shop in Levallois, to stimulate the senses of its visitors. This original natural living bubble allows visitors to experience a new era of simplicity and interactivity. Nature & Découvertes is marking the start of a new customized model so that each shop is unique. The brand called upon the services of Ova Design to create and design this space within the 190m² of its new sales outlet.

Image Courtesy Ova Design

  • Architects: Ova Design
  • Project: Nature & Découvertes at So Ouest
  • Location: Levallois, France
  • Software used: sketchup with vray render for the 3D part and autocad for the plan.

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Serengeti House in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

This is a Johannesburg home, located on a suburban golf estate, in Africa. The home’s visual success is due to its perfectly balanced application of earthy textures against high-gloss finishes, and raw material against refined elements.

“The brief”, says Rudolph van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen Architects, “was to create a stylish family home with ecologically sound design that maximized indoor-outdoor living to take full advantage of Johannesburg’s legendary eight-month summer”.

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