Open side-bar Menu

Archive for July, 2013

The Courtyard House in Singapore by AR43 Architects

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Article source: AR43 Architects

Though situated within an exclusive Good Class residential area, the land is surrounded by densely built neighbourhood without much exciting views.  The owner, a ‘Hakka’ descendent, envisions to have a large communal home built for his growing family, multiple guests and frequent gathering among the siblings. Inspired by the Courtyard House, a symbolic design feature for the Hakka ethnic similar to the Hakka Walled Village in China, the house is designed to be inward looking for three generations to live under one roof.

Image Courtesy © Albert KS Lim

  • Architects: AR43 Architects
  • Project: The Courtyard House
  • Location: Singapore
  • Photography: Albert KS Lim
  • Completion: January 2013
  • Site Area: 646.3 Sq Meter
  • Built – In Area: 645.0 Sq Meter
  • Construction Cost: S$ 2,800,000.00
  • Clients: Mr & Mrs Chim YF
  • Structural Engineer: Ronnie & Koh Consultants Pte Ltd – Low Chee Kong, Ponmani
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Wistec Engineers & Associates – Lee Leong Ying, Goh Kah Chin
  • Quantity Surveyor: RJ Consultants Pte Ltd – Joyce Yeo, Pow Yih Wen
  • Builder: Bestec Construction Pte Ltd – Teo Chee Kiong

Drink Shop Harpf in Bruneck, Italy by monovolume architecture+design

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Article source: monovolume architecture+design

The goal of the planning was to implement an area as a meeting place of indulgence and culture.
Front and rear of the store are separated by different styles.
This means that the entrance area was transformed into a traditional corner shop where the passion for detail appears; while in the rear area old architectural treasures have been combined with modern ideas, as defined in ’Rough Luxe’.

Image Courtesy © Jürgen Eheim

  • Architects: monovolume architecture+design
  • Project: Drink Shop Harpf
  • Location: Bruneck, Italy
  • Photography: Jürgen Eheim
  • Client: Harpf
  • Program: drink shop
  • Construction time: 2,5 months
  • Realization: 2012
  • Area: 170m²
  • Coworkers: Luca di Censo, Sergio Aguado Hernàndez
  • Structural Engineering: Grie-Plan
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

Shining Deep Well in Fukuoka, Japan by MOVEDESIGN

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Article source: MOVEDESIGN

This small tall house is located in a civic center section, small stores stand in a line around it. This is a dwelling with shop. The black tube lead to the soba noodle restaurant behind the pilotis on the first floor. This site has a narrow frontage and long shape in the back.

Image Courtesy © Yousuke Harigane

  • Architects: MOVEDESIGN
  • Project: Shining Deep Well
  • Location: Fukuoka, Japan
  • Photography: Yousuke Harigane
  • Project partner: Yuji Ota   (Connect), Takeshi Shinagawa  (Shinagawa Design Studio)
  • Function: dwelling with shop (private house + restaurant)
  • Structure: steel construction
  • Site area: 81.94㎡
  • Architectural area: 65.31㎡
  • 1F floor area: 46.96㎡
  • 2F floor area: 65.31㎡
  • 3F floor area: 47.67㎡
  • Total floor area: 159.94㎡
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SHADE for 3D simulation

El Rengle Business Centre in Barcelona, Spain by Manuel Ruisánchez

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Article source: Manuel Ruisánchez 

The El Rengle compound is part of a wider operation to redefine the waterfront of the city of Mataró, combining housing and business uses. The planning of the city block -in collaboration with the Municipal Services- interprets this hybrid situation alternating different autonomous volumes among which this building of business activities stands out.

Image Courtesy © Ferran Mateo

  • Architects: Manuel Ruisánchez
  • Project: El Rengle Business Centre
  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Photography: Ferran Mateo, Shlomi Almagor
  • Client: PUMSA
  • Team: Pere Fuertes, Susana Toyos, Miquel Burguet, Eulàlia Gómez, Ivan Martínez, Eduard Álvarez
  • Consultants: BOMA (Structure),  SEDNA (Systems), Roger Ríos (Tech. Arch.), GPO (Systems), INTEGRAL + SGJ (project manager)
  • Contractor: FCC
  • On site: 2007 –  2010
  • Area:  30.289 m²


Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Article source: WOHA

This house is part of a family compound, and expresses the owner’s close relationship with her grandfather who has his own house within the compound.

The design reflects the close bond between the grandfather and granddaughter by orientating the main spaces towards his house and gardens. The living spaces on the ground floor open up to the sprawling gardens, while the elevated private rooms of the owner and her children are sheltered by a gentle curved screen. The shared gardens are akin to a forest with the rooms like bird nests perched amongst the trees.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Bingham – Hall

  • Architects: WOHA
  • Project: NEST HOUSE
  • Location: SINGAPORE
  • Photography: Patrick Bingham – Hall
  • Project Cost: S$7,000,000
  • Project Size: Site Area: 1125 sqm
  • Gross Floor Area: 945 sqm
  • Constructed Area: 2080 sqm
  • Mechanical & Electrical: AE&T Consultants
  • Engineer: LBW Consultants LLP
  • Civil & Structural: KPK Quantity Surveyors Pte Ltd
  • Main Contractor: Daiya Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd
  • Suppliers: Koi Pond, Max Koi Farm

PUBLIC LIBRARY in CEUTA, Spain by Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Article source: Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos

Programme: Public library, exhibition area, press area, children area, teen library, audiovisual area, research labs, manuscripts and archives. An archaeological centre exhibits a Marinid excavation of the XIV century.

The new Library in Ceuta is conditioned by the steep topography of the plot and by the Arab Marinid archaeological excavation of the XIV century that determine all interior spaces of the Library. Also the lack of space and the compactness of Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish city located on the north coast of Africa on the border of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, condition the proposal.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Alda

  • Architects: Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos
  • Location: CEUTA, Spain
  • Photography: Fernando Alda, Manuel García de Paredes
  • Project team: Lucía Guadalajara, Álvaro Rábano, Clemens Eichner, Álvaro Oliver, Guiomar Martín, Eva Urquijo, Ángel Camacho, Ignacio Cordero, Blanca Leal, Roberto Lebrero, Luis Calvo
  • Technical control: Juan Antonio Zoido


  • Structure: Alfonso Gómez Gaite. GOGAITE, S.L.
  • Mechanical engineer: JG Ingenieros
  • Client: Ministry for Culture
  • Archaeologist: Fernando Villada
  • Contractor: Acciona Infraestructuras
  • Area: 6.159 sqm.

Farmers Fishers Bakers in Washington, DC by GrizForm Design Architects

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Article source: GrizForm Design Architects

Farmers Fishers Bakers, a 9,700­ square­-foot restaurant in Washington, DC, is an original and creative restaurant venue that seamlessly combines form, function, and creativity. The space formerly housed Farmers & Fishers, a restaurant ruined after the Potomac River in Washington, DC flooded the space. The owners called on a local DC­based architecture and interior design firm to re-imagine the restaurant as one with a farm theme full of folk­like touches and unusual materials with an emphasis on custom design.

Image Courtesy © GrizForm Design Architects

  • Architects: GrizForm Design Architects
  • Project: Farmers Fishers Bakers
  • Location: Washington, DC , U.S.A
  • Software used: Form z for design and auto cad for production

The Water Dyke MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal in New York by Sorg Architects

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Article source: Sorg Architects

In response to MOMA/PS1’s challenge to present innovative ideas to protect the coastline area of the Rockaways in New York City, which had been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, Sorg Architects focused not only on rebuilding the boardwalk there, but on creating the boardwalk as simultaneously a community gathering place and a functional infrastructure to protect the shoreline.

Image Courtesy © Sorg Architects

Seguin in Boulogne-Billancourt, France by Agence Bernard Bühler

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Article source: Agence Bernard Bühler

The Plot V, located in Northwest trapeze Billancourt occupies a pivotal position between the existing city and the future city. The Plot has a special status, it is at the crossroads of pedestrian landscaping It is located at the end of development of Zac and at the same time remains a very open space with multiple reports. Due to its strategic position, all the facades are seen as the main facades.


  • Architects: Agence Bernard Bühler
  • Project: Seguin
  • Location: Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Photography: Agence Bernard Bühler and VINCENT MONTHIERS
  • Client: IMMOBILIERE 3F
  • Program: 29 logements collectifs sociaux + 2 niveaux de parking en sous-sol
  • Project management team: Agence Bernard Bühler (mandataire) / N°5, Marie Bühler architecte (Association)
  • Consulting structural engineers: EGIS Sud-Ouest, Fredy Charrier (Paysagiste)
  • Energy performance of building: BBC, Chantier Propre, Certification H et E
  • Net plan area: 2139 m² SHON, 1965 m² SHAB
  • Total building cost: (€ HT) 3 071 067 € HT hors VRD et espaces verts
  • Design: Mai 2009, Juin 2010
  • Delivery: Fevrier 2012

Restoration project of the former Tabaccaia (Tobacco factory) in Siena, Italy by Mauro Alpini

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Article source: Mauro Alpini 

The Monteroni D’Arbia former tobacco factory area is an opportunity to take up the challenge of a historic building of great physical, social and economic significance. Important in both physical and social terms, this area was a focal point in community life for the whole town and restoration work on it aims to rebuild a fragment of social fabric which is to be entrusted with a strategic re-appropriation role of the town’s physical and social dimension.

Image Courtesy © Mauro Alpini

  • Architects: Mauro Alpini
  • Project: Restoration project of the former Tabaccaia (Tobacco factory)
  • Location: Siena, Italy
  • Photography: Mauro Alpini
  • Collaborators: Massimo Morandi, Slaven Penovic, Marino Presenti
  • Year: 2009-2012
GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Bentley: Microstation Trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299 - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.

Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy