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Galeria Adriana Varejão in Minas Gerais, Brazil by Tacoa Arquitetos

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: Tacoa Arquitetos

Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporânea is located in Brumadinho, a village near Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais state. A personal initiative of the mining industry businessman Bernardo Paz, the museum has an unusual architectural concept. Instead of sum up all its installations into a unique building, it is composed of many pavilions spread out in a park of approximately 35 hectares.

Image Courtesy © Eduardo Eckenfels 

  • Architects: Tacoa Arquitetos
  • Project: Galeria Adriana Varejão
  • Location: Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Photography: Eduardo Eckenfels, Vicente de Mello

Irène PAR in Montreal, Canada by Kanva Architecture

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: Kanva Architecture

The urban housing project, Irène, located in Montreal’s borough, St-Henri, exemplifies innovation as a valuable design tool to individualize a building within the City. Perforated aluminium panels were customized into a novel exterior building envelope that screens the upper three storeys of an addition above an existing industrial building. Drawing an analogy with a theatrical curtain, the metallic skin acts equally to veil and to reveal the activity within, serving a per-formative function that adds a touch of spectacle to the neighbourhood.

Image Courtesy © Jimmy Hamelin 

  • Architects: Kanva Architecture
  • Project: Irène PAR
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Jimmy Hamelin, Marc Cramer, & KANVA

House Extension in Nantes, France by Avignon-Clouet Architectes

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: Avignon-Clouet Architectes

A long wooded corridor lined with services (laundry, bathroom, dressing, toilets) leads to panoramic bedrooms overhanging the garden, via two hidden stairs. Between these two volumes is inserted a room opened outwards. To create the interface with the current house, the new volume is completely glazed. It  gives the impression of a levitating architecture that wouldn’t dare resting on the ground of this limited landscape area.

Image Courtesy © stephane Chalmeau

The Cullen in Prahran VIC, Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source:  Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

JCB were commissioned to design a new boutique hotel for the Asian Pacific Group which included retail with a restaurant, bar, cafe plus five storey hotel development with setback gymnasium and pool on roof deck. An important idea for the architectural solution was to encourage a connection from Greville Street along the Grattan Gardens to Commercial Road.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
  • Project: The Cullen
  • Location: Prahran VIC, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Architect: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects, Capitol Commercial Architecture
  • Project Team: Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Graham Burrows, Michael Stelluto, Rob Kennon 
  • Contact Person: Tim Jackson 
  • Project Address: Commercial Road, Prahran Victoria, Australia 
  • Project Type: Hotel 
  • Project Size: Site area 1200m2 
  • Construction Cost: Confidential 
  • Completion Date: 2009 
  • Project Duration: Design – 6 months, Construction – 12 months
  • Interior design: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
  • Builder: Asian Pacific Group
  • Structural: Rincovitch Consultants
  • Interiors: Capitol Commercial Architecture
  • Software used: MicroStation

Essence Financial Building in Shenzhen, China by OMA

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: OMA

Shenzhen’s Futian CBD is developing at a frenetic speed. The last 100 years of development in building styles are condensed into a mere decade. Populated by a range of office towers of different generations, the city is ready for the next leap forward from a manufacturing city into a services hub. A brand new generation of office towers concomitant with another rapid transformation calls for a moment of unruffled consideration about the way forward: how the emergent forces in business and society could shape a contemporary office tower typology…

night view : Image Courtesy OMA 

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Essence Financial Building
  • Location: Futian CBD, Shenzhen, PR China
  • Status: Design Development 
  • Clients: Essence Securities Company Limited; Mintaian Insurance Surveyors & Loss Adjusters Company Limited 
  • Budget: N/A 
  • Site: Lot number B116-0077, 4, 813 m2 
  • Program: Offices (64,550 m2), Commercial (5,450 m2) 
  • Building height: Tower 180 m, Podium 13.5 m 
  • Partners in charge: David Gianotten and Rem Koolhaas (review) 
  • Project Architect: Bauke Albada 
  • Team: Lingxiu Chong, Chee Yuen Choy, Charles Lai, Federico Letizia, Jue Qiu, Takehiko Suzuki, Andreas Viglakis, with Byungchan Ahn, Kevin Chan, Helen Chen, Jocelyn Chiu 
  • Local ArchitectSADI: Wu Chao 
  • SustainabilityYRG: Arpan Bakshi, Yetsuh Frank, Josh Radoff, Lauren Yarmuth 
  • LandscapeSWA: Sean O’Malley, Xiao Zheng 
  • FaçadeInhabit: Ron Bertoli, Hugh Brennand 
  • SMEP & TrafficAECOM: Eric Kwok, W L Leung, Martin Wu, Jason W.K. Yuen 
  • Model: RJ MODELS 
  • Night & aerial viewSILKROAD

Remodeling Molinao Park in Spain by Vaumm Arkitektura

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: Vaumm Arkitektura

The proposal of Molinao Park pretends to be the continuity of the park situated along the riverside and the eastern end of the town to the highway and Don Bosco slope. The front on (sports space) is situated at the southern end of the park, next to the pedestrian access from the Oarso street bridge, so that releases the largest area of the open space to the north, near the train viaduct and the possible accesses through it to create a space which allows the use of it with temporary uses.

Image Courtesy VAUMM Arkitektura

  • Architects: Vaumm Arkitektura
  • Project: Remodeling Molinao Park
  • Location: Spain
  • Software used: Gimp and Blender

Clifton View 7 in Cape Town by Antoni Associates

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: Antoni Associates

The clients brief was to completely strip out the double-level apartment and to re-configure the interior layout to accommodate four bedrooms, en-suite, a gym, entertainment cocktail bar, cinema room and wine cellar. The site is perched over dramatic boulders and the Atlantic Ocean and experiences sweeping views of the Clifton beaches as well as the Twelve Apostles mountain range.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch 

  • Architects: Antoni Associates
  • Project: Clifton View 7
  • Location: Clifton, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photography: Adam Letch 
  • Interior Architecture: Antoni Associates
  • Project Team: Mark Rielly, Adam Court
  • Interior Decor: Antoni Associates
  • Completion Date: 2012

Hut-to-Hut Concept in Karnataka, India by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: Rintala Eggertsson Architects

The hut was developed in a design- and building workshop with students from the University of Science andTechnology in Trondheim following an international seminar about the future of eco-tourism in the Western Ghats region in India.  The main aim was to find solutions which would benefit the local population specifically and the environment of the region in general.

Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto 

  • Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Project: Hut-to-Hut Concept
  • Location: Kagala, Karnataka, India.
  • Photography: Pasi Aalto
  • Measures (LxWxH): 21 x 6,6 x 4,5 meters 
  • Client: Panchabhuta foundation. 
  • Design-/building team: Sami Rintala, Pasi Aalto, GunillaBandolin,RobinBelven, EinarSyversen, Helder Matos, Ida Mosand, Monica BellikaEsaiassen, Kristin Rønnestad, Marta Correa, Moritz Kerschbaum, Olav Kildal, Jonny Klevstad, Karoline Førsund and Dagur Eggertsson. 
  • Collaborators: Norwegian University of Science and  Technology (NTNU), Eden Project, Loowatt Ltd., BuroHappold, Annapurna Garimella, Suresh Heblikar, Jim O’Donnell, SujataGoel, KalidasShetty, Talavane Krishna, ArnunBalakrishnan and Murali Krishna.
  • Software used: Drew this project on site with pencil on paper and with chalk on blackboard, (and pieces of timber) and based on the material from the local producers. In the end, drew the whole thing with sketchup just to test it, but  it is mainly drawn and built by hand.

Danks and Bourke in Sydney, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: Tony Owen Partners 

The new Danks & Bourke commercial building is a refurbishment of a 1960’s concrete furniture warehouse. It is located in the former industrial area of Danks Street, which has lately become a trendy hub for the designer commercial set. The triple-frontage building contains 5,000sqm of office space over two levels, a supermarket and specialty retail stores on the ground floor.

Image Courtesy Tony Owen Partners 

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners 
  • Project: Danks and Bourke
  • Location: Danks Street, Sydney, Australia
  • Software used: Autocad, Revit, 3-D Studio Max, Maya and Rhino

Bridge House in Achterhoek, Netherlands by 123DV

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Article source: 123DV 

The roads are lined with wildflowers. In summer, purple and yellow loosestrife are in bloom. Timber-framed farmhouses, enclosed meadows, ancient fields, and wonderful oak trees with their thick trunks turn your thoughts to days long gone. This villa is set in a newly developed estate in the unique, tree-lined landscape of the Dutch Achterhoek, where unexpected scenes of rural beauty are always just around the bend.

Image Courtesy © Christiaan de Bruijne 

  • Architects: 123DV
  • Project: Bridge House
  • Location: Achterhoek, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christiaan de Bruijne 
  • Description: Sustainable countryhouse on a hill 
  • Status: Completed 2011 
  • Surroundings: Country estate in a park style 17.000 new trees and 1.000 rhododendrons 
  • Surface: 825 m² (8,880 sq. ft.) floor area, 15-hectare (37-acre) parcel 
  • Floors: 2 
  • Living areas: Living room, kitchen with pantry, 3 bedrooms, study, studio exercise room, wine cellar 
  • Material: stainless steel, dark stucco, white marble floor 
  • Custom made: sustainable construction and use; residence situated on an artificial mound of reused soil for better views of the park. self-sufficient (generating its own energy, private water supply): solar panels, energy roof, floor heating, and cooling through thermal energy storage, reuse of rainwater, septic tank, shielded power cables, a private well and heat mirror glass.
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