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New holding offices Humanitas in Rozzano, Milan by Filippo Taidelli Architetto

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Filippo Taidelli Architetto

The project foresees the renovation of an existing building in disuse within the hospital complex of the Humanitas Institute in Rozzano (just outside of Milan) that will serve as the new headquarters and landmark symbol of the Humanitas group.
The volume presented itself as a parallelepiped structure balanced on the border of the existing building’s roof without a direct connection to the main building.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Taidelli Architetto

CASA LORENZO in Gorráiz, Navarra, SPAIN by Juan M. Otxotorena

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Juan M. Otxotorena

The plot of an almost rectangular shape has an approximate size of 15 meters wide by 29 meters long, with a Northeast-Southeast orientation in its longest axis. Its upper part runs alongside an access road, and its bottom part with another on which there is a rising slope, defined in the first section by means of a talus; the other parts adjoin similar plots. It belongs to a series of closely built houses, with very little space between them: it is part of a series of consecutive, adjacent plots of similar characteristics which, as a group, are one of the building developments of the Castillo de Gorraiz housing estate very near to the city of Pamplona.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: Juan M. Otxotorena
  • Project:CASA LORENZO
  • Location: Gorráiz, Navarra, SPAIN
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Collaborators architects: Gloria Herrera, Juan José Peralta
  • Construction area: 446,20 m2
  • Date: 2008

The Cliff in Copenhagen, Denmark by Mangor & Nagel ARKITEKTFIRMA

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Mangor & Nagel ARKITEKTFIRMA

Introduction

”The Cliff” is an indoor public swimming bath in the Danish region Stevns. The architecture of the building is inspired by the cliffs of Stevns, Northern Europe’s most important geological locality. It is based on the transition between the landscape and the village, and the building rises steadily and proudly from the landscape in the east towards the buildings in the west. At the top end of the sloped roof, the white wall abruptly finishes the sculpture, and the furrowed front of the building and the window openings together illustrate how the facade is inspired by the chalk layers of the natural cliffs. A cut in the facade opens up the building to the landscape and allows the light to flood into it, while the white plaster facade fits the local white washed buildings.

Image Courtesy © Tom Jersøe

  • Architects: Mangor & Nagel ARKITEKTFIRMA
  • Project: The Cliff
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Photography: Tom Jersøe
  • Building project: Indoor public swimming bath in Stevns, Denmark
  • Area: 2000 sqm
  • Year: 2012
  • Project type: Competition
  • Client: Stevns Municipality
  • Engineering: Alectia
  • Water treatment: TeknologiskInstitut
  • Building contractor: MT Højgaard A/S

Shrine of the Virgin of ‘La Antigua’ in La Rioja, Spain by Otxotorena Arquitectos

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Otxotorena Arquitectos

The site corresponds to a plot on the outskirts of the town of Alberite. This is a 2.000 people village, very close to Logroño in La Rioja, Spain. The place is located on a gentle hill, overlooking a ravine opened into the road running through it. This was a plot of land given to the Parish by the Town Council for the construction of the shrine of the Virgin.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: Otxotorena Arquitectos
  • Project: Shrine of the Virgin of ‘La Antigua’
  • Location: La Rioja, Spain
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architect and construction management: Juan M. Otxotorena
  • Collaborators architects: Andrés Ayesa, Carlos Díaz
  • Quantity surveyors: Isabelino Río
  • Structure engineering: Fernando Sarría
  • Promoter: Parroquia de San Martín de Alberite
  • Construction company: José Luis Sáenz Ausejo
  • Construction area: 122,50 m2
  • Budget: 240.000 €
  • Date: January 2009

Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Nordic – Office of Architecture

The Knowledge Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim completes the overall scheme for the hospital grounds that has been on-going since the design competition in 1995, and is centrally located in the heart of the development. Designed with a strong emphasis on functionality and usability, the Knowledge Centre will provide facilities for both St. Olav’s Hospital and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Image Courtesy © Espen Gr¢nli, Passive facade with integrated artwork

  • Architects: Nordic – Office of Architecture in collaboration with Ratio Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Photography: Jiri Havran, Espen Gr¢nli, Nordic

Belvedere in Sasebo, Japan by MOVEDESIGN

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: MOVEDESIGN

This house is located on a small hill in the city  Sasebo, Japan. The concept is to fully display the potential of this site that we can look over 360°. This building is considering how to divide the spaces making changes with a relationship between inside and outside.

Image Courtesy © MOVEDESIGN

  • Architects: MOVEDESIGN
  • Project: Belvedere
  • Location: Sasebo, Japan
  • Photography: Yosuke Harigane
  • Function: private house
  • Structure: wood frame
  • Site area: 761.16㎡
  • Architectural area: 106.50㎡
  • 1F floor area: 104.95㎡
  • 2F floor area: 43.88㎡
  • Total floor area: 148.83㎡
  • Year: 2012

FAI-FAH in Bangkok, Thailand by Spark

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Spark

Fai-Fah, which means “light energy”, is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme initiated in April 2010 by TMB Bank. The programme acts as a catalyst for change in Thai society through working with underprivileged children and teenagers in their community using the arts as a vehicle for self-development and creative thinking.

Fai-Fah lights up in the evening, Image Courtesy © Lin Ho

  • Architects: Spark
  • Project: FAI-FAH
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Lin Ho
  • Design Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Team: Wenhui Lim, Mark Mancenido, Suchon Pongsopitsin
  • Client: TMB Bank Public Company Limited
  • Client Team: Paradai Theerathada, Sakchai Sriwatthanapitikul, Nopawan Saengteerakij, Thatchakorn Prutnoppadol, Mallika Uswachoke, Radomdej Taksana, Aree Vesvijak, Jumpol Kwangosen, Saranyoo Nantanawanit, Siriporn Lerdapirangsi
  • Fai-Fah Kids: Master Thanakan Namunmong, Chisanu Kiatsuranayon, Sirinart Naksombhob, Kamolthat Sutat Na Ayudhya
  • Local Architect: 365COOP Company Limited

Project Data

  • GFA (area above ground): 569 sqm
  • Project Completion: Quarter 1, 2012
  • Facilities: Event Space (Living Room), Gallery, Library, Art Studio, Dance Studio, Roof garden

KIRITOUSHI House in Oamishirasato city, Japan by SUGAWARADAISUKE

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: SUGAWARADAISUKE

This house is designed for a married couple with two children, and is located in Oamishirasato, Chiba Prefecture. The building provides an expansive view that allows the natural sunlight and fresh air in the house, so that the residents enjoy the life in the green ambience. The building sites on the borderline between the new residential area and the pastoral fields.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Project: KIRITOUSHI House
  • Location: Oamishirasato city, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Design Development: SUGAWARADAISUKE + OSATO SOGOKANRI
  • Construction: OSATO SOGOKANRI
  • Principal use: residence
  • Structure: Wooden structure
  • Site area: 228.72 sqm
  • Building area: 103.98 sqm
  • Software used: Rhino, Acad, Photoshop and Illustrator

Wellington House in London, England by John McAslan + Partners

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

 Article source: John McAslan + Partners

In 2007 John McAslan + Partners was commissioned by Land Securities to design a 10-storey mixed use building on a landmark ‘point’ location at the junction of Queen’s Gate and Petty France, London. This significant project comprises a high-value apartment block with 62 apartments, as well as retail on part of the ground floor, with frontages on Buckingham Gate and Petty France.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: John McAslan + Partners
  • Project: Wellington House
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow, Miller Hare
  • Interior Design: Helen Green Design
  • Structural Engineer: Pell Frischmann
  • M&E Engineer: WSP
  • Cost Consultant Project Management: Davis Langdon
  • Artist: Georgia Russell
  • Area: 8500.0 sqm
  • Year: 2012

NCMH Announces 2013 George Matsumoto Prize Winners

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Unique architecture competition celebrates NC Modernist residential design. 

July 29, 2013 (Durham, NC) – George Smart, Executive Director of North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH, formerly Triangle Modernist Houses), announced the winners of the 2013 George Matsumoto Prize during a special event held at the AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design in Raleigh.

The Matsumoto Prize recognizes excellence in recent single-family Modernist residential design in North Carolina. The Matsumoto Prize includes two categories: the professional Jury’s Awards and the People’s Choice Awards, the latter of which are chosen by public voting online. The Jury Awards include three cash prizes totaling $6000.

The professional jury’s First Prize went to Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh for the Rank Residence, a flat-roofed, four-story, 3200-square-foot, “Modern Gothic” house with a three-story-clear living room and 1100-square-foot, four-car garage beneath that. Located outside Pittsburgh, NC, the cube is clad in concrete and metal and the windows are arranged to recall musical notes on staff lines in sheet music. Inside, in keeping with the owner’s fascination with vertical space, a network of stairs and bridges slashes overhead within a totally white, gray and black interior. The owner’s extensive art collection is displayed primarily on ledges so that he can easily change out the art whenever he wants.

Rank Residence

Second Prize went to Erin Sterling-Lewis, AIA, and Matt Griffith, AIA, of In Situ Studios in Raleigh for the Chasen Residence, a small (1450 square feet), modern, urban house just east of downtown Raleigh. The plan confines the entries, stairs, kitchen, half bath, and upstairs hallway to one side of the house, opening the remaining space for living. The house uses numerous passive and active environmentally sustainable strategies.

Third Prize went to Chad Everhart, AIA, of Boone, NC, for the Mountain Cabin in Boone. The 650-square-foot cabin reinterprets typical log cabins found in the Appalachian Mountains. It blends vernacular elements with simple, modern design, complementing the owner’s collection of mid-century modern furniture, and it models affordable design and construction through its minimal footprint, use of indigenous materials, maximization of volume, and multi-use components.

The People’s Choice First Prize went to Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, of Wilmington for the “Dragonfly Villa.” Like its namesake, the home sits by the water’s edge, its roofline making it seem to be poised to take flight.  Two wings housing sleeping, cooking, eating, and bathing areas are positioned opposite one another, joined by a windowed interstitial living space from which the homeowners can enjoy a private courtyard view on one side and an expansive lake vista on the other. Systems and storage are built into thick, hollow, furniture-like walls that span the length of the structure, passing from outdoors to indoors and back out again.

Dragonfly Villa

The People’s Choice Second Prize went to In Situ Studios for the Chasen Residence (see above).

The Third Prize in the People’s Choice category went to Tonic Design + Tonic Construction for the Rank Residence (see above).

Now in its second year, NCMH’s George Matsumoto Prize is named forGeorge Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding member of the NC State University School of Design faculty who is well known for the mid-century Modernist houses he designed in North Carolina.  Matsumoto himself served as the jury’s Honorary Chair.

Also serving on the 2013 jury were: Frank Harmon, FAIA, (Chair) of Frank Harmon Architect PA, Raleigh; Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, of Marlon Blackwell Architect, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Tom Kundig, FAIA, of Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, Washington; and Larry Scarpa, FAIA, of Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Los Angeles, California.

“These winners demonstrate to the public that Modernist design can be affordable, efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, a house to love for decades,” Smart said. “We want potential homeowners to realize that, by using an architect or designer, or by buying a Modernist house on the market, they can have a great home for the same budget as an ordinary house.”

About North Carolina Modernist Houses:

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit dedicated to restoring and growing modernist residential architecture in the Triangle region. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism.  NCMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the state’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations.

For more information:

Website: www.ncmodern.org
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pages/Triangle-Modernist-Houses97954432790
Twitter: https://twiiter.com/georgesmartTMH/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/triangle-modernist-houses-inc.
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/b1uep1ate/triangle-modernist-houses/

Media contact:

Kim Weiss,
Blueplate PR
919.272.8615
blueplatepr@gmail.com

(Images attached: Jury’s 1st Prize winner, the Rank House, and People’s Choice 1st Prize winner, Dragonfly Villa; hi-res images of these and all winner are available upon request)

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