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Koica Library in Villa de las Niñas, Guatemala by SOLIS COLOMER Y ASOCIADOS ARQUITECTU

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013


Koica library is a project donated by the Korean International Cooperation Agency. It is a building intended for intellectual culture and academic training for the program “Villa de lasNiñas” of the Sisters of Mary, which aims to provide a comprehensive education to poor girls who mostly come from rural areas.

Image Courtesy © Byron Mármol

  • Project: Koica Library
  • Location: Villa de las Niñas, Zona 13, Guatemala
  • Photography: Byron Mármol
  • Construction: CC Grupo
  • Type: Cultural/Education
  • Mts2: 812 mts2
  • Year: 2011
  • Materials: Concrete,
  • Glazed BrickInmaco 
  • Osb: Madeira
  • Software used: Sketchup and Vray for modeling and rendering, Autocad for drawing, Photoshop for editing images

Belvedere for Koblenz in Germany by Dethier Architectures

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: Dethier Architectures

Investing a historic site with cultural purpose

In 2011, Koblenz was chosen as the site for the Bundesgartenschau, a biennial horticultural show that drew 3.6 million visitors. Various structures were erected for the occasion, including a belvedere designed by Dethier Architectures. In addition to providing a lookout point, the belvedere has become a symbol of the city.

Image Courtesy © Thomas Faes

  • Architects: Dethier Architectures
  • Project: Belvedere for Koblenz
  • Location: Bleidenberg, 56068 Koblenz, Germany
  • Photography: Thomas Faes & Polizeiprasidium
  • Client: Federal Horticultural Show Koblenz 2011 GmbH forts and country Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Structural Engineering: Ney & Partners
  • General contractor: Timber Engineering Mohr GmbH

Krrish Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka by Maison Edouard François

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: Maison Edouard François

In the heart of Colombo, Sri Lanka, a lot surrounds a historic British-colonial building. In this country, density is not limited and the program quickly takes on an exceptional scale: 450,000 m² are planned for offices, apartments, a hotel, a cinema, and a commercial center. The challenge becomes how to successfully create such a massive program adjacent to a historic monument.

Image Courtesy © Maison Edouard François

  • Architects: Maison Edouard François
  • Project: Krrish Square
  • Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • PROGRAM 3 towers: residential, commercial and office spaces, luxury hotel
  • Client: Krrish Group TEAM Maison Edouard François + Maison Edouard François India
  • SURFACE: 450 000 M²
  • Schedule: 2013
  • Software used: Autocad, 3D Studio Max and Rhinoceros

Marrickville house renovation in Sydney by Danny Broe Architect

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: Danny Broe Architect

The brief: To create an Australian version of an English garden room at the rear of an existing Federation style brick house.

Planning strategy
The challenge of this design was to create a room with lots of glass that was still suited to the hot climate of Australia. We achieved this by reducing the glass in the roof to a reflective glass triangular skylight and the careful placement of external glass in relation to the direction of the sun.

Image Courtesy © Danny Broe Architect

  • Architects: Danny Broe Architect
  • Project: Marrickville house renovation
  • Location: Marrickville, Sydney
  • Design Team: Danny Broe Architect
  • Builder: On Constructions Pty Ltd
  • Program: Garden room Extension
  • Engineer: Trevor trevorvalairealaire

NS Stations in Netherlands by NL Architects

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

The Katreinetoren in Utrecht is the home base of NS Stations, the department of the Railway (NS) that develops and services railway stations in the Netherlands. The 15 stories 55m high tower is built right on top of Utrecht Centraal, the biggest railway station in the Netherlands. The entrance is positioned conveniently in the Central Hall!

Image Courtesy © NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: NS Stations
  • Location: Netherlands
  • NS Stations: Office interior revamp, Utrecht 2011, competition 1st prize Completion: March 2013
  • Client: NS Stations / Servex
  • NL Architect: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Competition Team: Kirsten Hüsig, Babara Luns, Sarah Möller, Gen Yamamoto with Lea Olssen, Guilia Pastore, Ana Gavilanes Vallincello
  • Team: Babara Luns, Kirsten Hüsig, Bobby de Graaf, Sarah Möller with Mindaugas Glodenis, Else Ferf Jentings, Milda Naujalyte, Aude Robert

City Cultural Center Competition Entry in Taichung, Taiwan by KAMJZ

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: KAMJZ


Taichung City Cultural Center is a project wich aims to present the possibility of using local features to protect  from the very location itself turning limiting factors into interesting project features.

Image Courtesy © KAMJZ

  • Architect: KAMJZ
  • Project: City Cultural Center Competition Entry
  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Project leader: Maciej Jakub Zawadzki
  • Partner in charge: Marek Kuryłowicz
  • Collaboration: Buro Happold
  • Chief design consultant: Prof.Ewa Kuryłowicz
  • Team: Bartosz Świniarski, Michał Polak, Łukasz Wenclewski, Bogusz Ostalski, Zuzanna Góra, Magdalena Mularzuk
  • Client: Taichung City
  • Size: 63,000 sqm

House in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan by Yasunari Tsukada Design

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: Yasunari Tsukada Design

Our client was initially inclined to build a new house. After much consideration, however, he decided to partly renovate his three-storey family house, and use it as a residence for a two-generation family.

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: Yasunari Tsukada Design
  • Project: House in Takamatsu
  • Location: Takamatsu-city Kagawa, Japan
  • Photography: StirlingElmendorf
  • Design: Yasunari Tsukada design
  • Contractor: ShikokuHousing
  • Completion: 2012 May

BAKERY in Oporto Gondomar, Portugal by Paulo Merlini

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: Paulo Merlini


Highly motivated by our personal motto US IS MORE, our main concern is to create spaces that give people the right stimuli, positively influencing their homeostatic levels. This is a concern based in the notion that we´re the product of an evolution. As such, we focus on the knowledge of the human body, mainly on the brain response to exterior stimuli.

We believe that if we can correctly control the stimuli that enters the brain, we can influence the state of mind of the user, making him happier.

Image Courtesy © João Morgado

  • Architects: Paulo Merlini
  • Project: BAKERY in Oporto
  • Location: Gondomar Porto, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado
  • Client: Gondodoce
  • Software used: Autocad

Montbou public school in Santa Margarida de Montbui, Barcelona, Spain by David Closes Arquitecte

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Article source: David Closes Arquitecte


The school, with a planned gross floor area of about 700 m2, had to be placed on a very small site, of just 630 m2, situated beyond on an existing sports court that was intended as the school’s playground. The surroundings were formed by a football ground to the west and, to the east, by a sector of single-family dwellings separated from the school plot by an alleyway of just three meters wide.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: David Closes Arquitecte
  • Project: Montbou public school
  • Location: Santa Margarida de Montbui, Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Area: 767 m2
  • Client:  Catalan Government
  • Collaborators: Ricard Torres (architect), Miquel Àngel Sala /Robert Brufau i Associats (structures consultants), Toni Vila (industrial engineer), Dídac Dalmau (construction engineer), José Hevia (fotògraf)
  • Date of project: 1999-2002
  • Execution: 2003-2004
  • Builder: Paysa
  • Cost: 711.150 eur (vat included)
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