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Grundfos Dormitory in Aarhus, DK by CEBRA

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: CEBRA

One of Grundfos Dormitory’s remarkable characteristics is providing student housings in the heart of Aarhus’ new harbour front development – that is, a low cost residential building on a very attractive site. Like many other industrial harbor fronts, the former container port of Aarhus is being transformed into a dynamic new neighborhood. Grundfos Dormitory is one of the first finished projects in the area that on completion will be home to 7,000 inhabitants and provide 12,000 workplaces. Its total site area amounts to 800,000 m2 making this development one of Europe’s largest harbor front city developments.

Image Courtesy Mikkel Frost

  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: Grundfos Dormitory
  • Location: Grethe Løchtes Gade, Aarhus, DK
  • Commission: Private
  • Type: Turnkey contract
  • Category: Residential
  • Client: Engineering College of Aarhus
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros, VRay for Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
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Faena Aleph Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has completed its first project in Latin America with the opening of the Faena Aleph Residences in Buenos Aires, Argentina – part of the reinvention of the former docks of Puerto Madero as a dynamic new urban quarter. Drawing on local architectural traditions, its apartments feature vaulted living spaces and deep, sheltered terraces that exploit the wonderful local climate and maximise views towards the city and Rio de la Plata.

Image Courtesy Nigel Young

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Faena Aleph Residences
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Municipal Library of Greve in Chianti, Italy by mdu architetti

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: mdu architetti

The New Municipal Library of Greve in Chianti, designed by mdu architetti, represents a further step, after the opening of the New Theatre of Montalto di Castro (Italy), in a period of prolific output for this Italian architecture studio, engaged in the realization of several projects inspired by a common thread: architecture as an urban fragment. The Libray of Greve in Chianti  interprets the theme, presenting itself as a light  sculptural volume in terracotta leaned on a travertine stone plinth. The terracotta facade, with its subtle texturals and graphic variations, is conceived as an abstract representation of the signs and colours in the  vineyards of the Chianti region.

Image Courtesy Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: mdu architetti
  • Project: Municipal Library of Greve
  • Location: Chianti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    
  • Program: library
  • Client: Municipality of Greve in Chianti, Florence, Italy
  • Architects: mdu architetti (Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini)
  • Structural engineer: ing. Alessandro Incerpi
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer: ing. Gianluca Gori
  • Building and safety coordinator: geom. Fabio Alinari
  • Site construction supervision: Cristiano Cosi
  • Software used: Autocad LT for the project and construction documents

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IBC Innovation Factory in Kolding ,Denmark by schmidt hammer lassen architects

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: schmidt hammer lassen architects

Inauguration of the IBC Innovation Factory

The IBC Innovation Factory by schmidt hammer lassen architects is designed to support new ways of learning.  The 12,800 square metres educational building has gone through a total refurbishment and will be officially inaugurated by His Royal Highness the Prince Consort of Denmark on 6th December 2012.

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  • Architects: schmidt hammer lassen architects
  • Project: IBC Innovation Factory
  • Location: kolding,Denmark
  • Area: 12,800 m2
  • On commission: 2009
  • Status: Construction GORI (1978, 1984),Construction IBC 2010 – 2012
  • Engineer:  Rambøll A/S
  • Other consultants: Alectia (fire)
  • Main Contractor: MT Højgaard a/s, Odense

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Carling Residence in Ontario, Canada by TACT Architecture

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: TACT Architecture

Located in Canada’s beautiful Muskoka region, the Carling Residence was built for a young couple looking to leave the city behind. The 3600 square foot home is set into a rustic forest on the shores of the Georgian Bay. The clients’ aspiration for their new permanent residence was to create a comfortable, modern and sustainable home that would respect, and become part of, the terrain of their 26-acre lot.

Image Courtesy Terence Tourangeau

  • Architects: TACT Architecture
  • Project: Carling Residence
  • Location: Northern Muskoka, Georgian Bay, Ontario
  • Architects / Designers: Tact Architecture Inc.
  • Project manager: Michael Krus
  • Design team: Michael Krus / Prish Jain / Barry Hajder
  • Engineers: Jain and Associates / Soscia Engineering Limited
  • Contractor: Pegah Construction Ltd.
  • Lighting design: TACT Design
  • Surface: 3600 square feet
  • Project end date: December 2010
  • Photographer: Terence Tourangeau

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CONSELL KINDERGARTEN in Consell, Spain by RIPOLLTIZON

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: RIPOLLTIZON

Consell Kindergarten is the extension of the School Complex “Bartomeu Ordines” in Consell, Mallorca (Spain). The new building is composed of: six classrooms (for children between 3 and 5 years old), one psychomotor classroom and a dining area including kitchen.  

Image Courtesy José Hevia

  • Architects: RIPOLLTIZON
  • Project: CONSELL KINDERGARTEN
  • Location: Francisca Homar Pascual Av. – Consell. Mallorca. Spain
  • Architect: Pep Ripoll – Juan Miguel Tizón
  • Collaborators: Pablo García (architect), Claudia Bacci (architect), Luis Sánchez (architect)
  • Quantity Surveyor: Toni Arqué 
  • IBISEC Collaborators: Juan Vanrell (architect IBISEC), José Juan Amengual (quantity surveyor IBISEC)
  • Structural Engineer: Jorge Martín
  • Building Services: TIIS Ingeniería (more…)

Charles Smith Wines Tasting Room & World Headquarters in Walla Walla, Washington by Olson Kundig Architects

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: Olson Kundig Architects

Winemaker Charles Smith approached our firm to design a new tasting room and office space that would match his rock and roll style. His approach to wine is captured by his trademark phrase: “It’s just booze – drink it!” The design team, led by Tom Kundig, was inspired by Charles’s in-your-face attitude to create a raw space that highlights the original aesthetics of the building while inserting highly flexible pieces, including a large unit dubbed the Armadillo. The resulting space can transform from an office, tasting room and retail store into a dining and entertainment venue.

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  • Architects: Olson Kundig Architects
  • Project: Charles Smith Wines Tasting Room & World Headquarters
  • Location: Walla Walla, Washington
  • Project Team: Tom Kundig, FAIA, design principal; Les Eerkes, AIA, project manager; Chris Gerrick, LEED AP, project architect 
  • Contractor: Schuchart Corporation 
  • Consultants: Spearhead (fabricator); Turner Exhibits (gizmo engineer); KL&A Structural Engineers (structural engineer)
  • Completed: 2011
  • Size: 5,000 SF
  • Software used: Revit and Photoshop

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Charles Smith Wines is located in downtown Walla Walla in the former Johnson Auto Electric building, constructed in 1917. The shell of the building—with original brick walls, wood trusses and a concrete floor—received minor structural updates but was otherwise left raw. The team highlighted the automotive history of the building by replacing garage doors with two custom, hand-cranked pivot doors that completely open the space to the street and form an awning for outdoor seating.

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The concept of the drive-thru was important in the development of the design. Elements of the design, like the prefabricated Armadillo are “parked” within the space; other elements transform as needed, including floating “rafts” that serve as a seating area/stage, tasting tables that dock together to form a dining table, and a sliding panel that can function as a video screen. Vehicles—including delivery vans or taco trucks for catering—can literally drive through the space.

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The Armadillo is a 70 foot long shell, measuring 12 feet high by 20 feet wide. It contains a conference room and workspaces for 14 people, including a semi-enclosed office space for Charles Smith and an enclosed space for accounting. L-shaped steel panels slide along the side and top of the structure, alternately opening it up to views of the tasting room and natural light from above or shutting it down for security and privacy. The panels also serve as a backdrop for Charles Smith Wines’ strong graphics, and are lined with cork in the inside, serving as an impromptu pin-up area. The design team collaborated with fabricators from Spearhead to design the structure as well as the custom furniture within it. Pieces were fabricated offsite and quickly assembled within the building, cutting down on construction time.

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Awards Received
2013 AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture
2012 AIA Seattle Honor Award
2012 IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter INaward, People’s Choice
2012 Washington Main Street Program Awards, Outstanding Design or Rehabilitation Project Award

Image Courtesy Olson Kundig Architects

Image Courtesy Olson Kundig Architects

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Villa Řitka in Czech Republic by Studio pha

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: Studio pha

The basic idea is a kind of enclosure of the building in and on itself, and the use of the sloping ground to divide the building into a two-storey main residential part on the upper part of the land and a lower building containing the garages and entrance hall further down the slope. The result is essentially a two-storey house with a flat roof, positioned atop the concrete “retaining wall” of the lower structure. The house’s plan is of “U”-shape, or equally it could be described as a rectangle with an interior atrium open on one side to the surrounding landscape. Inside the atrium is a small pool, which ensures for this space pleasant cooling, reinforced by the system of louvered blinds against the sun.

Image Courtesy Filip Šlapal

  • Architects: Studio pha
  • Project: Villa Řitka
  • Location: Řitka, Czech Republic
  • Realization: 2011
  • Area: 490 m2
  • Author: Jan Šesták, Marek Deyl
  • Cooperation: Filip Tomášek , Gabriela Fišarová, Eva Bukovská, Tomáš Trojan
  • Statics: Hana Gattermayerová
  • Photo: Filip Šlapal
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop

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Twin Courtyard house in Chandigarh, India by Charged Voids

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: Charged Voids

BRIEF
To design a house for a family of ten people spanning three generations.

CONCEPT
The house is an attempt to blur the boundaries between exterior and the interior of an urban house. The concept of the house is an illustration of a metamorphosis of eastern spatial interiors and western aesthetics. It was designed for two brothers, on two separate levels yet connected without exposing oneself to the harsh weather conditions.

Image Courtesy Aman Aggarwal ,Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

  • Architects: Charged Voids / ar. Aman Aggarwal 
  • Project: Twin Courtyard House 
  • Location: Chandigarh, India
  • Use: Residential
  • Site Area: 420 sq m
  • Building Area: 500 sq m
  • Gross Floor Area: 504 sq m
  • Building Coverage Ratio: 50 %
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 120%
  • Building Scale: Ground + 2 Stories above ground

 

Image Courtesy Aman Aggarwal ,Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

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