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Sekeping Kong Heng in Ipoh, Malaysia by Seksan Design

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: Seksan Design

Sekeping Kong Heng, in the charming old town of Ipoh, is the latest addition to the Sekeping family of retreats. It is located in a 3 storey neo-classical building which also houses a famous coffee shop of the same name on the ground floor that serves great coffee and the best local dishes in town. All effort has been made to preserve as much of the character of the existing building as possible in contrast to the surrounding new architectural interventions. In addition, an extension has been added at the back, tucked away to reveal an inner courtyard with a dramatic stairway to take guests up to their rooms.

Image Courtesy © Rupajiwa Studio

  • Architects: Seksan Design
  • Project: Sekeping Kong Heng
  • Location: Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Photography: Rupajiwa Studio


House S in Wiggensbach, Germany by becker architekten

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: becker architekten

Energy Efficiency

A geothermal heat pump feeds a radiant heating system, producing large heat exchange surfaces in all rooms A central oven block provides heat to the upper level


Natural and traditional woods from the region were thoughtfully used for external walls, staircase and timbering as well as for internal walls, roof construction, insulation, windows, flooring and furnishings. The building utilized local craftspeople and builders only, minimizing transportation distances and resources.

Image courtesy becker architekten 

  • Architects: becker architekten
  • Project: House S
  • Location: Wiggensbach, Germany
  • Year of Completion: 2007

Pharmacophore in New York by Harrison Atelier

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: Harrison Atelier

For Pharmacophore: Architectural Placebo, a design-dance installation at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York in December 2011, Harrison Atelier (HAt) designed a pharmaceutical-cultural landscape which included a network of polyurethane inflatables lodged within a glazed and steel seating structure recalling both pharmaceutical company facade and medical waiting room. The audience sat within this framework, apposed to the back-lit glass and resting against the inflatables.

Image Courtesy Harrison Atelier: Performance photos

  • Architects: Harrison Atelier
  • Project: Pharmacophore
  • Location: New York
  • Commissioned by: Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City
  • Date: Nov. 22−Dec. 8, 2011
  • Design: Seth and Ariane Harrison, Harrison Atelier (HAt)
  • Choreography: Silas Riener
  • Lighting: Aaron Copp and Nick Houfek
  • Music Composition and Performance: Loren Dempster
  • Performers: Rashaun Mitchell, Silas Riener, Jamie Scott and Melissa Toogood
  • Software used: Rhino, Maya and Maxwell for renders and fabrication drawings


Interpretation Center for Agriculture and Livestock in Navarra, Spain by Aldayjover

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: Aldayjover

The agricultural foundation Fundagro is an institution for the promotion of organic farming and the recuperation of biodiversity in local garden vegetable seeds. The foundation is located in Aranzadi Park, which is a recovered meander of the Arga River, on the high course of the Ebro River basin as it passes through Pamplona. This meander was strongly affected by human activity during the twentieth century, during which sports, religious and social facilities, building lots with private dwellings, and land movements to contain the river, had transformed its morphology and landscape away from a natural meander.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: Aldayjover
  • Project: Interpretation Center for Agriculture and Livestock
  • Location: Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
  • Photography: Jordi Bernadó, Pedro Pegenaute
  • Client: Ayuntamiento De Pamplona
  • Year: 2012

Sport Park Simbirskiy in Ulyanovsk, Russian Federation by SzturHärter Architekten

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: SzturHärter Architekten 

This Project involves the master plan layout of the sport park Simbirskiy as well as the design of the core buildings.  The master plan indicates a recommended basic set up of the facility and anticipates its future development.

Image Courtesy SzturHärterArchitekten


Reconstruction of a Wing of an Existing Building in Chirpan, Bulgaria by Svilen Nenchev

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: Svilen Nenchev

The reconstruction is focused on an area of approx. 200 square meters – a wing of an existing storage building located in the vicinity of the town of Chirpan, close to main road to Stara Zagora. Surrounded by green fields, agricultural lands and trees, the site offers calm atmosphere and unique panorama.

Image courtesy Svilen Nenchev 

  • Architects: Svilen Nenchev
  • Project: Reconstruction of a Wing of an Existing Building
  • Location: Chirpan, Bulgaria

NANBOYA shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan by PROCESS5 DESIGN

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: PROCESS5 DESIGN

This is a plan for a specialist valuables for cash service boutique on the 2nd floor of a building facing the Shinsaibashisuji shopping centre in the business district of the merchant town of Osaka. Existing s valuables for cash service have the image of pawnshops and the current situation is that there is no choice but to compete with the purchasing prices of rival companies.

Image courtesy PROCESS5 DESIGN 

  • Architects: PROCESS5 DESIGN
  • Project: NANBOYA shinsaibashi
  • Location: Osaka, Japan
  • Design: PROCESS5 DESIGN Ikuma Yoshizawa, Noriaki Takeda, Tatsuya Horii
  • Contractor: TORENTA Co., Ltd.
  • Collaborator: Lighting Designer: DAIKO ELECTRIC Co., Ltd., Yoshihide Ueo
  • Construction type: Interior and exterior Renewal
  • Construction phase: 19 jun. 2012 ~ 28 jun.
  • Total cost of construction: 5.9million yen | include design fee

Mas d’Enric Penitentiary in Tarragona, Spain by A i B arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Article source: A i B arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura

The prison is an uncomfortable institution and its architecture is often subjugated to technocratic criteria. This servility forces the prison out of the sociocultural realm where it belongs, thus erasing it from public discourse. The invisibility of the penitentiary as an institution demonstrates an unresolved contradiction underlying contemporary society. We intend to explore this contradiction through architecture.

Aerial view : Image courtesy A i B arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura 

  • Architects: A i B arquitectes + Estudi PSP Arquitectura
  • Project: Mas d’Enric Penitentiary
  • Location: Paratge Mas d’Enric, 43764 El Catllar, Catalonia, Spain
  • Developer: Generalitat de Catalunya, Justice Department
  • Concessionaire: Superficiària CP Mas d’Enric
  • Construction Company: COMSA-EMTE
  • Surface Area: 74.130 sqm (built) + 130.163 sqm (landscape and infrastructure)
  • Budget: 113.830.553 €
  • Construction: Desembre 2009-Abril 2012
  • Lead Architects: Roger Paez i Blanch (A i B estudi d’arquitectes SLP), Joan Maria Pascual i Cañellas (Estudi PSP Arquitectura SCP)
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