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Klippan House in Hampstead, London by Belsize Architects

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Belsize Architects

The house, a grade 2 listed building, set opposite Hampstead Heath was designed by Ewen Christian, an RIBA president and Gold medalist, and built in 1881. The brief was to return the 900 sqm four storey building, previously divided into four flats, into a single-family home and to add a new subterranean swimming pool to the side of the house and a garage for 3 cars over the pool.

Image courtesy Belsize Architects 

  • Architects: Belsize Architects
  • Project: Klippan House
  • Location: Hampstead, London, UK
  • Completion: 2010

Snailtower in Tartu, Estonia by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Künnapu & Padrik Architects

The building consists of a 23-storey vertical block with flats and some offices, and of a horizontal parking house on four levels. On the north-east side, the building is bordered by a road and by the River Emajõgi, and on the south-west, by the Science Centre Ahhaa. The ground plan of the tower is a spiral. Thus a symbolic building emerged, where the spiral is expressed in the sculptural form of the upper part of the tower. This spiral sculpture contains the idea of the entire project.

Image Courtesy © Reio Avaste 

  • Architects: Künnapu & Padrik Architects
  • Project: Residential and office building “Tigutorn” or “Snailtower”
  • Location: Väike-turu 5, Tartu, Estonia
  • Photography: Reio Avaste
  • Programme: Apartments, Offices, Parking and Roof Terrace
  • Structural Engineering:  TARI [Ahto Soomer, Erri Vares]
  • Builder: Nordecon Ehitus
  • Area: 7600 sqm (tower) + 6230 sqm
  • Design Year: 2006
  • Construction Year: 2008

Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu, Estonia by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Künnapu & Padrik Architects

The Science Centre forms a joint whole with the earlier Tigutorn (Snail Tower). The idea of Tigutorn’s design was a cosmic spiral, whereas the Science Centre rests on the shape of Vesica Piscis, known in sacred geometry, which has been hidden in the design’s main image. The Centre constitutes the roots of the spiral tower. The cupola, half-cupola, globe and box together produce a constructivist composition, where the connecting elements are vertical communication shafts and horizontal spans, which can be observed both inside and outside.

Image Courtesy © Arne Maasik 

  • Architects: Künnapu & Padrik Architects
  • Project: Science Centre AHHAA
  • Location: Tartu, Estonia
  • Photography: Arne Maasik
  • Programme: Planetarium, science theatre, cafe, shop of tools and books of science, lecture room, hall, laboratory, workshops for constructing and repairing exhibits, cloakroom, information desk and ticket sale
  • Structural Engineering:  DMT Insenerid  [Daimar Taalfeld, Marek Siim]
  • Area: 10130 sqm
  • Design Year: 2008
  • Construction Year: 2011
  • Interior: Laika, Belka & Strelka OÜ [Tea Tammelaan, Krista Lepland, Malle Jürgenson]
  • Roof Engineering: AS Nordekom [Project Manager: Peeter Voovere]
    AHHA roof was recognised by IFD (International Federation for the Roofing Trade) with Best Metal Roof 2011 Award upon completion in Dublin, Ireland.

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Mar Vista Residence in South Laguna, California by Aria Design, Inc.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Aria Design, Inc.

A popular location for post- war, coastal, vacation homes, South Laguna still retains the many of the intimately scaled beach cottages from this era, along with leafy streets without sidewalks and streetlights. An 850 s.f. redwood, beach cottage built in 1948 stood on the site under a dense grove of eucalyptus trees when the current owners acquired the property.

Image Courtesy Aria Design, Inc.

  • Architects: Aria Design, Inc.
  • Project: Mar Vista Residence
  • Location: South Laguna, California, USA

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Avenues The World School in New York by Perkins Eastman

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Perkins Eastman

Avenues: The World School is a new private international learning community that introduces an educational model that responds to the unique educational needs of 21st-century students in their increasingly connected world. With curriculum shared across the school’s eventual 20 worldwide campuses, the school requires a state-of-the-art facility that supports a learning environment that traverses time zones and languages while it educates and inspires.

Image Courtesy © Chris Cooper

  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Project: Avenues The World School
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Chris Cooper

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Aranya House in India by Modo designs

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Modo designs  

Designed as a single floor dwelling, this house is a luxurious sprawl in the lap of a natural surrounding. The house is responsive to the series of palm trees that existed before and essentially orients itself towards it. It is designed to be inclusive of the natural elements- the sun, earth, water, air and fragments of the blue sky.  The layout segregates through a level difference, the parent’s and son’s living units and yet unites through a meeting place, which is the more open central bay.

Image Courtesy © Vishal Solanki and Radhika Pandit

  • Architects: Modo designs
  • Project: Aranya House
  • Location: Aranya, India
  • Photography: Vishal Solanki and Radhika Pandit
  • Site area: 36000 sq feet
  • Built up area: 5850 sq feet
  • Interior designer and landscaping:  ila Yogesh Choksi 
  • Project duration: Jan 2011 – feb 2013
  • Structural engineer: Millimeter designs
  • Hvac: future Solutions
  • Site Engineer: harat Gajjar
  • Software used: SketchUp and AutoCAD

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Veszprém Castle Visitor Centre in Hungary by T2.a Architects

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Article source: T2.a Architects

The construction of the Visitor Centre at the main entrance of the Castle of Veszprém, an important historical city in Western Hungary, have been commenced recently. The Visitor Centre will accomodate a small information desk and other public functions (toilets, wardrobe, etc.) helping the tourists visiting the Castle.

Image courtesy T2.a Architects 

  • Architects: T2.a Architects
  • Project: Veszprém Castle Visitor Centre
  • Location: Veszprém, Hungary
  • Client: VMJV Urban Development and Management
  • Architect: Gábor Turányi, Bence Turányi
  • Project team: Dénes Regõczi, Éva Pinczés, Péter Szabó

“XII” collection – part VI “STOLARNIA” in Poland by Karina Wiciak

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: Wamhouse

“Stolarnia” is the sixth design in the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak. “Stolarnia” (in Polish – Carpenter’s Shop) was inspired by the landscapes of the Bory Tucholskie National Park, near which the author lives and works.
According to the author, a forest is a unique carpenter’s shop, where the nature uses wood and plants to create the most beautiful forms.

Image Courtesy Wamhouse 

  • Architects: Wamhouse + Karina Wiciak
  • Project: “XII” collection – part VI “STOLARNIA”
  • Location: Stolarnia, Poland

Brunnenstrasse 9 in Berlin, Germany by Brandlhuber+ Emde, ERA, Schneider

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: Brandlhuber+ Emde, ERA, Schneider

The house on Brunnenstrasse 9 is an extension of the foundations of a building “ruin” that was the result of a bad investment in the ’90s. The existing consisted of the cellar walls towards the neighboring house, the street and the courtyard, and a cellar ceiling, with exception of the parts of the lift and the drive-through; the steel reinforcement of the incomplete building protruded from the street level. The found structure was not only included but was even further developed in the new building. The angles of sun rays determine the volume of the attic floor, maximizing the light exposure of the building in the back.

Image Courtesy © Brandlhuber+ Nathan Willock 

  • Architects: Brandlhuber+ Emde, ERA, Schneider
  • Project: Brunnenstrasse 9
  • Location: Brunnenstrasse 9, Berlin, Germany
  • Photography:  Nathan Willock, Michael Reisch
  • Team: Thomas Banek, Silvia Farris, Christian Geisser, Tobias Hönig, Andrjana Ivanda, Katharina Janowski, Chrissie Muhr, Jan Winterstein
  • Sound-Installation “BUG“: Mark Bain; Carsten Stabenow
  • Consulting Engineer: Jürgen Bernhardt
  • Construction Engineer: Thomas Fellerhoff
  • Fire Protection: Halfkann + Kirchner
  • Landscape Planning: Terraform
  • Client: Arno Brandlhuber
  • Years: 2008-2010
  • Total Floor Area: 1353 square meters
  • Building Costs after deduction: 940.000 €

Refurbishment of “La Serenissima” office building in Milan, Italy by Park Associati

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Article source: Park Associati

The building known as “Palazzo Campari” was designed in the 1960s by Ermenegildo and Eugenio Soncini in the heart of Milan and was one of a series of buildings that emerged during the economic boom years, representing a new aspect of corporate identity for Italian industry.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects: Park Associati
  • Project: Refurbishment of “La Serenissima” office building
  • Location: Via Turati,Via Cavalieri, Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Client: Morgan Stanley Sgr S.p.A.
  • Schedule:2008 – concorso, 2008 – 2010 Progettazione, 2010 – 2012 Cantiere
  • Gross Floor Area: Slp 7988.84 mq
  • Construction Cost: 11.000.000 Euro
  • Project Team: Marco Panzeri, Project Manager, Alice Cuteri, Andrea Dalpasso, Marinella Ferrari, Stefano Lanotte, Marco Siciliano, Paolo Uboldi, Fabio Calciati (rendering)
  • Design Team: Giovanni Bonini, Loris Colombo, Walter Cola, Luca Dagrada, Franco Pesci,Paolo Rossanigo, Roberto Villa, Luigi Zinco
  • Artistic Site Supervision: Park Associati, Arch. Marco Panzeri
  • Project Management: ECHarris Built Asset Consultancy
  • Landscape Project: Marco Bay Architetto
  • General Contractor: Mangiavacchi e Pedercini S.p.A.
  • LEED certification: Habitech Distretto Tecnologico Trentino S.c.a.r.l.
  • Energy Certification: Arch. Azor Malpocher
  • Fire Consultancy: General Planning
  • Safety Consultancy: PRO.JE.CO Engineering
  • General Contractor: Mangiavacchi e Pedercini S.p.A.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Installation: Furiga Impianti S.p.A.
  • Façades: CNS S.p.A.
  • Landscaping: Lazzaro Cappellini snc

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