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The single-family home by MICHELE GAMBATO ARCHITECT

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: MICHELE GAMBATO ARCHITECT

The single-family home is a project set up as a review of the traditional country house, where living spaces are small, and the spaces such as stables, barns and porches were a much bigger proportion as this was needed and was an essential element for the family.

In this project the vast empty spaces of the old farmhouse is reinterpreted in a modern way. The porch, was a feature of protection from the sun and weather and to filter access to the stables and the barn.

Image Courtesy © MICHELE GAMBATO ARCHITECT

  • Architects: MICHELE GAMBATO ARCHITECT
  • Project:The single-family home
  • Project: 2010
  • Construction: 2011-12
  • Surface: 270 mq
  • Volume: 700 mc
  • Garden: 400 mq

Helsinki Central Library in FINLAND by ALA ARCHITECTS

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: ALA ARCHITECTS

Käännös’ grows from the dynamic between the site and the goals of the library program. The interplay between the building’s three individual floors is the key concept of the entry. The public plaza in front of the building will continue inside, merging with a catalogue of meeting and experience features. The ground floor will be a robust, busy and frequently updated space suitable for quick visits and walkthroughs. The active, zero-threshold public spaces will be visible, attractive, understandable and welcoming to all visitors.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: ALA ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Helsinki Central Library
  • Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • TYPE: Open competition, 1. prize
  • STATUS: In progress
  • PROGRAM: 16 000 m2
  • CLIENT: City of Helsinki
  • TEAM: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Aleksi Niemeläinen, Jussi Vuori, Erica Österlund and Martin Genet, Vladimir Ilic, Tiina Juuti, Julius Kekoni, Auvo Lindroos, Pekka Sivula, Jyri Tartia
  • COLLABORATORS: Renderings: Vizarch.Cz, Petra Grísová, Josef Veselý, Vratislav Zíka Energy technical specialist: Arup, Paul Dunne Mechanical engineering: Arup, Paul Dunne, Susan Cormican, Luke Stewart, Mona Holtkoetter Structural engineering: Arup, Rory McGowan, Aidan Madden, Colm Morrin Facade engineering: Arup, Anthony McCauley Scale model: Stoltmodels, Klaus Stolt
  • Software used: Autocad Architecture 2013

Pretty Vacant in Netherlands by Rietveld Landscape

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Rietveld Landscape

The installation Pretty Vacant by design and research studio Rietveld Landscape encourages visitors to take a fresh look at the empty spaces of the Centraal Museum. The blue window literally and figuratively sheds a new light on the space and complements the architecture of this medieval chapel.

Image Courtesy © Rietveld Landscape

Sky Studios Wind Turbine in London, England by Arup Associates

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Arup Associates

The new wind turbine completes Sky Studios, Sky’s state-of-the-art broadcasting centre.  BSkyB’s brief for a world-leading, genuinely sustainable HQ challenged Arup Associates to capture every viable natural resource on the London site and to radically minimise energy use throughout. It is the most sustainable facility of its type in the world.

Image Courtesy © Simon Kennedy

  • Architects: Arup Associates 
  • Project:Sky Studios Wind Turbine
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Simon Kennedy, Christian Richters
  • Software used: Tekla, Revit, ADAMS & GSA

LA ESTANCIA CHAPEL in Cuernavaca, Mexico by Bunker Arquitectura

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Bunker Arquitectura

La Estancia Wedding Gardens were conceived in a traditional Mexican baroque colonial style. When one of Bunker’s associates decided to marry here it was made known to us that the owners had been toying for some time with the idea of building a chapel in the same style as their gardens, since all previous weddings took place under a light canvas canopy roof. They found very romantic the idea of an architect designing the chapel he would marry in so the commission was granted to us.

Image Courtesy © Megs Inniss

  • Architects: Bunker Arquitectura
  • Project: LA ESTANCIA CHAPEL
  • Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
  • Photography: Megs Inniss & Sebastián Suárez
  • Partners: Esteban Suárez (Founding Partner) y Sebastián Suárez
  • Project Leader: Paola Moire
  • Project Team: Paola Moire, Ingrid Santoyo, Miguel Ángel Martínez, Diego Jasso & Guillermo Bastian
  • Collaborators: Jorge Arteaga
  • Structural Engineer: Juan Felipe Heredia
  • MEP: Cien Acres
  • Construction: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Status: Completed January 2008
  • Area: 117 m2

29 sqm in Wroclaw, Poland by 3XA

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: 3XA 

29 sqm is a rather small space to live in. Therefore the priority of this makeover was to maximize the space and to create an independent bedroom. The ceiling at 3,7m didn’t allow the designer to create two equivalent levels, but it was possible to build a semi-mezzanine.

Image Courtesy © s.zajaczkowski

  • Architects: 3XA
  • Project: 29 sqm
  • Location: Wroclaw, Poland
  • Photography: s.zajaczkowski
  • Designer: Ewa Czerny
  • Area: 29 sqm
  • Project year: 2012

Heineken House in Polanco, Mexico by Art Arquitectos

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Art Arquitectos

The project for the Heineken bar and corporate offices of Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Heineken Mexico located in a big house in the Polanco area of Mexico City —catalogued as historic patrimony by INBA— was selected through a competition organized by the client.

Image Courtesy © Paul Czitron

  • Architects: Art Arquitectos
  • Project: Heineken House
  • Location: Polanco, Mexico
  • Photographer: Paul Czitron
  • Design: Art Arquitectos – Antonio Rueda
  • Lighting design: Noriegga Iluminadores Arquitectónicos Mexicanos
  • Bar concept collaboration: Ferry A. Tabelling / Menno Rombach
  • Year: 2011
  • Area: 1300 m2
  • Software used: Autocad

The Regional Council of Judea District in Beit Shemesh, Israel by YBGSNA

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: YBGSNA

Our proposal for the new Regional Council of Building of the District of Judea is based on a balance between our desire to insert a modest intervention in the landscape and a need to design a public building with a substantial formal presence. The relatively large lot (almost 20 dunam) and the modest program, led us to divide the areas into three building masses: a formal “cube” at the upper road with two wings at the lower road, embracing a public plaza.

Image Courtesy © YBGSNA

  • Architects: YBGSNA
  • Project: The Regional Council of Judea District
  • Location: Beit Shemesh, Israel
  • Client: The Regional Council of Judea District
  • Stage: Preliminary Design
  • Area: 29,500 m

Emporia in Kansas by Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Emporia is first and foremost an urban planning project in which offices, housing, and retail come together in a mixed-use development along Boulevarden and Stationsgatan in Hyllie, on the south side of Malmö. The main idea of our winning competition entry was to hide inward-looking retail behind a wreath of residential and commercial buildings. The whole shopping complex would thereby eventually become integrated into the fabric of the city.

Image Courtesy © Tord-Rikard Söderström

  • Architects: Wingårdhs through, Gert Wingårdh, Johan Eklind and Joakim Lyth
  • Project: Emporia
  • Location: Kansas
  • Photography: Tord-Rikard Söderström
  • Interior architect: Wingårdhs through,  Helena Toresson
  • Graphic design: Wingårdhs through, Jennie Stolpe
  • Landscape design: Thyréns AB (Anders Dahl, Pamela Sjöstrand). Address: Isbergs gata 15, 205 19 Malmö
  • Landscape design (roof park): Wingårdhs, Landskapsgruppen Öresund AB (Sofia Hultenberg. Address: Kyrkogatan 19, 22222 Lund) and Louise Lundberg
  • Client: Steen & Ström Sverige AB (Erik Lennhammar, Address: Box 16335, 10326 Stockholm)
  • Site of the building: Hyllie Boulevard 19, Malmö, Sweden
  • Completion date: October 2012
  • Construction costs: SEK 2,5 billion
  • Total area in square meters: 207 000 m² (including multi-storey car park) + 27 000 m² roof park
  • Construction management: Advansia (Ingvar Nohlin)
  • Structural engineers: Cowi AB (Christian Evertsson, Roberto Caprile)
  • Geotechnical engineering: Cowi AB (Sven Lind)
  • Mechanical services and sanitary engineering: ÅF-Infrastruktur AB (Martin Åvall, Ulrik Andersson)
  • Electrical planning: ÅF-Infrastruktur AB (Hannu Matiasson)
  • Fire Safety Engineering: ÅF-Installation AB (Peter Johannesson, Johan Borgman)
  • Traffic planning and management: Tyréns AB (Per Eneroth)

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry in Taiwan by Williamson Architects

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: Williamson Architects

DESIGN STATEMENT
“The primary space is, by default, the plaza space defined by the awe of the water walls.
There is however no sub-ordinate space. All have their peculiar qualities.
All are challenging the accepted norm, contradicting pre-conceived and naturally occurring ideas of structure.
This built form is only the start of the adventure.” Brad Williamson (Architect)

Image Courtesy © Williamson Architects

  • Architects: Williamson Architects
  • Project: Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry
  • Location: Taiwan
  • Additional Credits: 3D Artist: Purple Cow Architectural Imagery
  • Software used: Autocad
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