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Greensburg Schools / Kiowa County Schools in Kansas by BNIM

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: BNIM

Following the devastating tornado that destroyed its town and schools, Unified School District (USD) 422 chose a bold strategy to combine its schools into a single K–12 facility that would retain a distinct identity for each school function: elementary, middle and high school. The design utilizes a highly flexible, sustainable approach that constantly maintains a student-centered focus.The design reinforces this rural community’s sustainable comprehensive master plan by placing the school’s front door along Main Street.

Image Courtesy BNIM

  • Architects: BNIM
  • Project: Greensburg Schools/Kiowa County Schools
  • Location: Greensburg, Kansas, USA
  • Project Owner: Kiowa County USD 422
  • Project Completion Date: July, 2010
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Education – K-12 School
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 132,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $45,200,000.00

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First Unitarian Society Meeting House in Madison, Wisconsin by TKWA

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA)

In Fall 2008, the First Unitarian Society of Madison completed a major new addition to its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark Meeting House. Completed in 1951, the original Meeting House has been hailed as one of the world’s most innovative examples of church architecture.In recent years, the First Unitarian Society of Madison has become one of the largest Unitarian congregations in the United States. This growth, along with ongoing architectural tours by visitors from around the world, has placed increasing demands on the original historic structure.

Image Courtesy TKWA

  • Architects: The Kubala Washatko Architects (TKWA)
  • Project: First Unitarian Society Meeting House
  • Location: 900 University Bay Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Project Completion Date: September, 2008
  • Project Site: Previously Developed Land
  • Project Type: Religious Worship
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 24,300 square feet
  • Other Building Description: Both new and renovation
  • New: 91.0%
  • Renovation: 9.0%
  • BOMA Floor area method used: Yes
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $8,000,000.00

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Udbetaling Danmark Holstebro in Hostrupsvej, denmark by CEBRA

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: CEBRA

The new domicile for public authority Udbetaling Danmark (UDK) in Holstebro manages a series of vital social services, such as state pension and maternity pay, for the entire region of Midwestern Denmark. The building gathers employees from several municipalities in one new administration building, which has to handle and ensure a centralized and efficient service for the citizens.

Image Courtesy © Mikkel Frost

  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: Udbetaling Danmark Holstebro 
  • Location: Hostrupsvej, Holstebro, denmark
  • Photography: Mikkel Frost
  • Commission: Public
  • Type: Turn-key contract
  • Category: Office
  • Client: ATP Ejendommea/s
  • Year: 2011 – 2012, inaugurated October 1st 2012
  • Purpose: Office building and citizen service center
  • Size: 4.600 m²
  • Budget: DKK 77m/€ 10,32m excl. VAT
  • Prize: Competition 1st prize
  • Energy class: Low energy class standard 2015
  • Turn-key contractor: Sjælsø
  • Engineers: Orbicon, Bent Moesby

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Wood House in Gothenburg, Sweden by Unit Arkitektur AB

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Unit Arkitektur AB

Billdal, 20 km south of Gothenburg, is a community with a large amount of detached housing, situated within commuter distance to central  Gothenburg.

Image Courtesy © el studio

  • Architects: Unit Arkitektur AB
  • Project: Wood House
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Photography: el studio
  • Client: Private
  • Design Principal: Mikael Frej + Klas Moberg
  • Project Architects: Frans Magnusson
  • Floor area: 270 sqm
  • Project year: completed 2012
  • Vent:  DeltaTe
  • Statics: RH Byggteknik
  • Software used: AutoCad LT 2008 and sketch-up 7 pro

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M House Project in Bucharest, Romania by Marcel Luchian Studio

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Marcel Luchian Studio

The architect Marcel Luchian will present the M House residential project from the town of Singera (Chisinau), Republic of Moldavia at the third edition of GIS Architecture Expo Conference.Marcel Luchian is the director of the architecture and design office Marcel Luchian Studio.

Image Courtesy Marcel Luchian Studio

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Villa Y in Azeglio, Italy by Disguincio&Co srl

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Disguincio&Co srl

The house is defined by three main volumes that contain the private rooms (bathroom, storage, …), while the common spaces are modeled by the relationship between the fluxes of the volumes themselves. Walls and floors, made out of self-supporting steel frames, are exchanging their roles with torsions to generate a dynamic character.

Image Courtesy Disguincio&Co srl

  • Architects: Disguincio&Co srl
  • Project: Villa Y
  • Location: Azeglio, Italy
  • Year: 2011
  • Typology: private house
  • Client: N/A
  • Floor area: 250 sqm
  • Appendix area: 190 sqm

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Dragonfly in Broken head, NSW, Australia by Built-Environment Practice

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Built-Environment Practice

The Dragonfly is designed to deliver a maximum of experience within limited build-able constraints around an existing house and sloping site. The project mediates between expansive views of the Pacific Ocean at Lennox Head, NSW and intimate snapshots of the rugged hillside upon which the Dragonfly is situated.

Image Courtesy © Owen McGoldrick

  • Architects: Built-Environment Practice
  • Project: Dragonfly
  • Location: Broken head, NSW, Australia
  • Photography: Owen McGoldrick
  • Client: withheld
  • Project Cost: withheld
  • Builder: Dave Foley / Foley Constructions
  • Engineer: Phil Wallace Consulting Engineers
  • Date of Completion: December 2012
  • Duration of Design: 6 months
  • Duration of Build: 4 months
  • Size: 48m2 including external deck/patio
  • Structure: Suspended slab concrete floor with lightweight timber frame enclosure; steel column support; steel bracing portal frames
  • Envelope: Copper roofing; Plywood cladding; Hoop pine furniture grade internal lining; Hoop pine solid lining boards; Australian Cypress (“Turpentine”) hardwood flooring; tempered glass; Aluminium frame windows and doors

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Cape Cod Modern House Addition in Wellfleet MA by Hammer Architects

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Hammer Architects

In 1948 the Architect Nathaniel Saltonstall, one of the founders of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, established The Colony Club of Wellfleet as a private club for art collectors. In 1952 he built several homes in the International Style for members on nearby Chequesett Neck. In 2008 the new owners of one of these, commissioned Hammer Architects to update and expand their house.

East Elevation before restoration, with view of Screen Porch: Image Courtesy © Mark Hammer

  • Architects: Hammer Architects
  • Project: Cape Cod Modern House Addition
  • Location:Wellfleet MA, (Cape Cod), USA
  • Photography: Mark Hammer, Peter Vanderwarker
  • Client: Family with two children
  • Square Footage Before: 2,514 Sq Ft
  • Square Footage After: 4,612 Sq Ft
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Baricentrale Railway Area in Bari, Italy by Studio Fuksas

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Studio Fuksas

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas along with Jordi Henrich I Monràs have won the international competition for the design of the railway area “Baricentrale”. The international competition launched by the Municipality of Bari, aimed to promote the transformation of the city, using the reorganization of the railway area which has long acted as a rift that cuts through the city, as the starting point for its transformation. The site of the project stretches over an area of 78 hectares which is divided into 7 segments.

Image Courtesy © studio fuksas

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas
  • Project: Baricentrale railway area
  • Location: Bari, Italy
  • Period: won competition April 2013
  • Area: 78 hectares
  • Client: Municipality of Bari
  • Partner: Jordi Henrich I Monràs, Arquitecte
  • Team Leaders: Antonio Nardozzi, Kristian Sullivan
  • Project team:  Ludovica Reed, Eloisa Susanna, Ilya Evstigneev, Stefania di Mauro,  Giuseppe Malfona, Nicola Filia, Carlo Caltabiano, Sergi Mateos, Marco Basciu, Sek Lam Chow, Filippo Zampese
  • Model: Nicola Cabiati, Gianluca Brancaleone, Marco Roma, Wenn Cheng Wey, Francesca Tesei
  • Project team Partner: Jaume Artigues, Jordi Romero, Stefano Cortellaro, Isabel Bennasar, Susana Aires Marques, Carmen Boyer, Andreu Marfull, Esther Rodriguez, Aina Santesmasses, Rosa Surinyac, Judith Terés
  • Engineering: Studio Sarti; Manens Tiff
  • Other Competitors: Carlos Ferrater, Metrogramma with Alejandro Zaera Polo, Scape + Lan Architecture and Uaps, Cobe with Iotti+Pavarani, Francesco Cellini with Insula Architettura, Bolles+Wilson, Guillermo Vazquez Consuegra, Allies and Morrison with Arup and Alvisikirimoto, Cruz Ortiz Arquitectos.

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Fiesta Del Vino Wine Bar in Poznań, Poland by mode:lina architekci

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: mode:lina architekci

“I don’t want winery, but a wine shop, where you can also have a glass with some tapas.” 

That was new owner’s main goal. In Górczyn, Poznań, on 120m2 designers from mode:lina placed a wine shop with bottles from many different parts of the world, accessories department and a tapas bar with tasting area. You can come and buy just one bottle, try some chorizo or stay and become pro wine taster just for one day.

Image Courtesy © Marcin Ratajczak & Avantgarde Studios 

  • Architects: mode:lina architekci
  • Project: Fiesta Del Vino Wine Bar
  • Location: Górczyn, Poznań, Poland
  • Photography: Marcin Ratajczak & Avantgarde Studios
  • Project Team: Paweł Garus, Jerzy Woźniak, Kinga Kin, Agnieszka Owsiany
  • Realization: Listopad / November 2012
  • Area: 120 m2
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