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Chapel in The Woods in Parma, Italy by Studio Zermani e Associati

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: Studio Zermani e Associati

The project creates a place of prayer closely connected to the existing reality in the historic hilly landscape of the route of the pilgrimage of the Romea road, still marked by the thirteenth-century stone sundial engraved on the wall of the ancient hospitale of Casa Faggi, located nearby.

Image Courtesy Mauro Davoli

  • Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
  • Project: Chapel in The Woods
  • Location: Parma, Italy
  • Architect: Paolo Zermani, with Eugenio Tessoni
  • Year: 2012
  • Collaborator: Emanuele Ghisi
  • Photos by: Mauro Davoli
  • Software used: Nemetschek Allplan

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Crematory in Parma, Italy by Studio Zermani e Associati

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: Studio Zermani e Associati

The new Temple of Cremation in Parma is located north of the Valera Cemetery, between this one and the newly built ring road, approximately one kilometer west of the city.

Image Courtesy Mauro Davoli

  • Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
  • Project: Crematory in Parma
  • Location: Parma, Italy
  • Architect: Paolo Zermani with Eugenio Tessoni
  • Year: 2006-2009
  • Collaborator: Roberto Panara
  • Photos by: Mauro Davoli

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Cutty Sark Pavilion in London, United Kingdom by BAKOKO

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Article source: BAKOKO

Cutty Sark is one of the world’s most famous sailing vessels. After being decommissioned, the historic clipper ship has rested in a dry dock in the centre of historic maritime Greenwich where it served as public museum. Grimshaw Architects in association with Youmeheshe Architects and Designers were commissioned to design a cutting-edge visitor centre within and beneath the ship as part of a 27 million pound conservation programme that required closing the attraction for a complete restoration overhaul.

Image Courtesy BAKOKO

  • Architects: BAKOKO
  • Project:  Cutty Sark Pavilion
  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Year: 2007
  • Client: Cutty Sark Trust
  • Architect: Youmeheshe
  • Project Architect: Alastair Townsend ( BAKOKO )
  • Structural Engineer: David Dexter Associates
  • Main Contractor: Base Structures
  • Timberwork Contractor: Cowley Timberworks
  • Lighting Designer: BDP

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Webb Chapel Park Pavilion in Dallas, Texas by Cooper Joseph Studio

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Cooper Joseph Studio

In Dallas, Texas, the Department of Parks and Recreation is working to replace several decaying, minimal 1960s shelters in the surrounding metropolitan public parks. Sandwiched between a community soccer field and playground, this simple pavilion embraces a passive, natural cooling system that becomes one with the spatial design.

Image Courtesy Cooper Joseph Studio

Bread for the City in Washington, DC by Wiebenson & Dorman Architects

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Wiebenson & Dorman Architects

Bread for the City offers five program services to low-income residents of Washington, DC: food and clothing distribution, primary medical care, legal advice and representation, and comprehensive social services. All services are free of cost to eligible DC residents, and are provided under one roof in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Image Courtesy © John Cole

Public Toilets in Lyon, France by Jacky Suchail Architecte

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Jacky Suchail Architecte

Jacky Suchail Architecte has recently installed eight new public toilets in the Tête d’Or. They are easily visible and conveniently located on the perimeter of the park and at strategic points within it. They are all different, though with a similar basic form in wood and concrete: plinth, superstructure, screen and sun shades.

Image Courtesy Franck Fleury

  • Architects: Jacky Suchail Architecte
  • Project: Public Toilets
  • Location: The Tête d’Or park, Lyon, France
  • Commissioning body: City of Lyon, Green Spaces department
  • Architects: Jacky Suchail Architecte
  • Design office: E2CA
  • Programme: 8 toilet units
  • Cost: €700,000
  • Contractors: Earthworks, shell Dutel – SNL, Weatherproofing, wood, walls Chopin
  • Photography: Franck Fleury
  • Design and texts: Anne Rolland

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5 Houses in Barbengo, Switzerland by Studio Meyer e Piattini

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Studio Meyer e Piattini

The five units single family housing project is built in an area east of Collina d’Oro and next to the old nucleus of Barbengo, which is accessible from Cadempino towards Agra-Collina d’Oro.the land descends towards east and is open towards south and north.

Image Courtesy © Paolo Rosselli

  • Architects: Studio Meyer e Piattini
  • Project: 5 Houses in Barbengo
  • Location: Barbengo, Switzerland
  • Photography: Paolo Rosselli
  • Architects: Ira Piattini e Lukas Meyer architetti, Lugano
  • Client: Privato
  • Structural engineering: Pini & Associati, Lugano
  • Design team: Barbara Corbella (Architetto collaboratore)
  • Site supervision:   Direzioni Lavori SA, Lugano
  • Other consultants: IFEC SA, Rivera, Sophie Ambroise, Officina del paesaggio, Lugano (landscape)
  • Site area: Barbengo 6917 Ticino CH
  • Start on site: 2009
  • Completion: 2011
  • Design phase (beginning and ending month, year): 2007-2009
  • Gross internal floor area: 210 m2
  • Built area or Total floor area: Superficie 700mq, Volume 3700mc

“BIBLIO-Centrum” Central Library in Helsinki, Finland by d INKOFF Architects & Engineers

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers

BIBLIO-Centrum – from the Greek word for book and the Latin word for center – will be Helsinki’s new “book center” or “book central”, a focal point for the most prominent facilities of the city:  Parliament, the Helsinki Music Centre, the Finland Opera House, the Kiasma Museum, Sanoma House, and the central railway station.  Proposed by d INKOFF Architects & Engineers, the BIBLIO-Centrum will be a center of diverse cultural and intellectual activities, a congregating point for people with a thirst for knowledge.

Image Courtesy d INKOFF

  • Architects: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers
  • Project: “BIBLIO-Centrum” Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Type: Educational- Public
  • Client: City Of Helsinki, Public Works Department
  • Gross Area: 13 382 SqM
  • Net Area: 10 095 SqM
  • Design Principal:  Tino Dinkoff
  • Principal: Rick Sholl
  • Principal: Gary Gerber
  • Stanislav Hristov: Visualizations, Manuel Quevedo
  • Solar Engineers: Sun Light & Power Co., Berkeley, CA,USA
  • Technical: Langdon Wilson Architects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Apartment building Erwin in Prague, Czech Republic by QARTA Architektura

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: QARTA Architektura

House Erwin, which filled an empty corner site, is reviving the corner and makes it more attractive. The House accepts the height of surrounding buildings and highlights the corner by shaping it’s volume. The facade is divided into horizontal strips filled with window openings and façade cladding panels.

Image Courtesy © Pavel Vítek

  • Architects: QARTA Architektura
  • Project: Apartment building Erwin
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Pavel Vítek
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Project Area: 5 265 sqm
  • Site Area: 1 330 sqm

Hotel IJDock in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Bakers Architecten

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Bakers Architecten

ASR Property Development has come to an agreement with the Spanish hotel chain Room Mate Hotels regarding a 25-year tenancy agreement for the hotel at IJDock in Amsterdam. The contract was signed on Thursday April 19, 2012. The hotel with its 285 rooms is situated at the peninsula IJDock, where the Palace of Justice is also located.

View lawcourts hotel : Image Courtesy Bakers Architecten

  • Architects: Bakers Architecten
  • Project: Hotel IJDock 
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad for the design and engineering and Graphisoft Archicad for the interior
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