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Right to Energy in Rome, Italy by OBR – Open Building Research

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: OBR – Open Building Research

In a time when it is our duty to investigate alternative non-oil based energy sources, Smart Grid represents the most sustainable model in environmental, energetic and economic terms. The nodes in the energy grid will be the power stations of the future: intermodal and social centers, in which we will be able to exchange energy and data, and interact socially as if we were in a market, or rather in an energy mall. In these energy malls we will switch from “volumetric” vehicles for long-distance travel short-distance movements (electro assisted and automated individual devices that are an extension to one’s body).

Image courtesy OBR – Open Building Research 

  • Architects: OBR – Open Building Research
  • Project: Right to Energy
  • Location: MAXXI, Roma, Italy
  • Design Manager: Andrea Debilio
  • Project Manager: Michele Renzini
  • Collaborators: Viola Bentivogli, Andrea Casetto, Dario Cavallaro, Benedetta Conte, Maria Lezhnina, Elisa Siffredi, Izabela Sobieraj
  • Consultants: Articolture, Artiva, Bartolomeo Mongiardino, Buro Happold, Liraatvisuals, Microb & Co, Visual Lab
  • Design Year: 2013

Terraços De Cascais in Cascaes, Portugal by Humberto Conde

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: Humberto Conde

This project is characterized mainly by its peculiar volumetric development. It’s articulated in step horizontal boards, following this way the terrain morphology.Composed by four housing blocks, the whole set is articulated by two vertical access volumes, without windows, ripped only on the contact with the floor and on the rooftop for zenithal lighting.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG) 

  • Architects: Humberto Conde
  • Project: Terraços De Cascais
  • Location: Cascaes, Portugal
  • Type of the Project: Housing building.
  • Architect in Charge: Humberto Conde
  • Collaborators: Paulo Figueiredo , Helena Ramos , Leopoldo Calhau , Filipe Ramalho, Joana Catarré
  • Structures: Pedro Novais, Eng.
  • Lanscape Architecture: Nuno Viterbo
  • Promotor: Cereja & Associados, Soc. Construções Lda
  • Construction Management: Cereja & Associados, Soc. Construções Lda
  • Technical Direction: Pedro Soares, Eng. and Dário Cereja, Téc
  • Construction period: 2005-2009
  • Project Area: 3055,89 m²

Pool House in Florida, Tallahassee by NL Architects

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

In October 2011 we received an exhilarating email by Andrew R.: I have researched a number of highly successful up and coming contemporary architects with world- wide acclaim, and feel that the work of NL Architects exemplifies the vision I have in mind for my future home. Andrew R. is a well known Canadian entrepreneur and investor, co-founder of a revolutionary online software company, and of a provider of online casual games and fantasy sports.

Image Courtesy NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Pool House
  • Location: Florida, Tallahassee, USA
  • Client: Andrew R.
  • Team: Gen Yamamoto with Michaela Dlouha, Michal Krejcik, Lao Zhongnan


Chess Academy in Baku, Azerbaijan by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: Coop Himmelb(l)au

The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, is situated directly on the Caspian Sea and the site for the Chess Academy is located at the sea promenade of the urban coast line of the city. The sculptural design for the Chess Academy has the potential to orientate the building towards the City and towards the Caspian Sea at the same time and create a visible icon for the Chess Community of Azerbaijan.

Image Courtesy © Markus Pillhofer

  • Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
  • Project: Chess Academy
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Photography: Markus Pillhofer
  • Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Prix, Dreibholz & Partner ZT GmbH
  • Principal in Charge: Wolf D. Prix
  • Design Partner: Karolin Schmidbaur
  • Project Partner: Luzie Giencke, Hartmut Hank
  • Design Architect: Luzie Giencke, Jörg Hugo, Steven Ma
  • Project Team: Martin Neumann, Phillip Wilck, Tyler Bornstein, Magnus Möschel, Cynthia Sanchez, Alan Hung, Tom Hindelang, Jan Rancke
  • Model Building: Paul Hoszowski, Sebastian Buchta, Tyler Bornstein, Magnus Möschel
  • Study: 2010
  • Gross Floor Area: 7.000 m²


FoFoFo in Porto, Portugal by Alexandre loureiro

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: Alexandre loureiro

I’m a Portuguese architect and last December i was awarded the 1st prize Work In Progress competition at the Project CASA’12 event in Porto, Portugal, with the project FoFoFo commissioned by FORBO FLOORING.FoFoFo (stands for Folfing Forbo Folie) is a small stand for a Linoleum producer company – FORBO FLOORING – with the objective to promoted the characteristics of their product (linoleum in this case). The natural material (linoleum) is cutted into 22m long stripes to assure a continuous and voluptuous 3 dimensional pattern that is to be hanged on both walls and ceiling of the MDF structure. The simple joinery of the structure requires no glues, screws or nails due to process of using CNC of the parts (could be interesting to send photos of the assembly process).

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