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House of Dust in Rome, Italy by Antonino Cardillo architect

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: Antonino Cardillo architect 

In this house classical orders and proportions celebrate dust. The golden section divides the sides of the living room: a light grey base supports a ceiling of rustic plaster of the colour of the bare earth. Craving for primordial caverns, for Renaissance grotesques, for nymphaeums in Doria Pamphilj, for faintly Liberty façades in the streets off Via Veneto.

Image Courtesy © Antonino Cardillo

  • Architects: Antonino Cardillo architect
  • Project: House of Dust
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Photography: Antonino Cardillo
  • Client: Massimiliano Beffa
  • Date: September 2012 – March 2013
  • Surface: 100 square metres – 1,076 square feet
  • Software used: Past

Bayside Residence by FMD Architects

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: FMD Architects

A medium size practice focussing on a range of residential and multi-residential projects, boutique commercial interiors and custom made furniture.

Architects Statement

The site is a medium sized block, with an existing single storey brick art deco house set back from the street.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: FMD Architects
  • Project: Bayside Residence
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Practical Completion: June 2012
  • Builder: Klein Construction
  • Engineer: Macleod Consulting
  • Interiors: FMD architects
  • Project Team: Fiona Dunin, KathrinePeasley, Rob Kolak, Alex Peck
  • Design Documentation Period: 7 months
  • Construction period: 10 months
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino

Helena’s Villa in Sliema, MALTA by Grech & Vinci | Architecture & Design

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: Grech & Vinci | Architecture & Design

A site bounded by other dwellings necessitated a villa concept designed with privacy in mind.

Angular, modernist geometry interprets the sense of protection given by a castle; monumental from the outside, but opening up into private internal courtyards and light-filled living spaces once within.

Image Courtesy © Grech & Vinci | Architecture & Design

Arverne Dunes in Far Rockaway, New York by ShortList_0 Design Group

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: ShortList_0 Design Group

Sustainably repurposing urban piers.
Arverne Dunes is a new waterfront concept for neighborhood redevelopment of Far Rockaway New York post Hurricane Sandy. It features both urban and suburban attributes. Embracing its city surroundings with urban density, the design capitalizes on the site’s coastal elements retaining the feel and lifestyle of a beachfront town. The plan emphasizes the Community Board’s priorities, aiming to meet the needs of developers, Rockaway residents and New York City government’s updated FEMA recommendations for this flood zone area. The site plan fosters beach community ambiance for 1,000 new dwellings, 200,000sf of commercial space, in addition to recreation, a medical clinic, doctors’ offices and community facilities.

Arverne Dunes proposal, eastern sector perspective: Dune preserve, 500 townhouse units, 500 midrise dwelling units, 200,000sf commercial, plus recreation and medical facilities, Image Courtesy © ShortList_0 Design Group

  • Architects: ShortList_0 Design Group
  • Project: Arverne Dunes
  • Location: Far Rockaway, New York
  • Urban Planning: PLC Urban Planning & Policy
  • Designer: Bill Caplan, Managing Member, 2013
  • Site Area: 80+ acres
  • Sustainable Design Features: Building integrated PV solar panels, green roofs, dune preservation, daylight Illumination
  • Annual Power Generation Capability: 1.75 Megawatts
  • Design Software: Revit
  • Catagories: Housing Development, Land Preserve, Master Plan, Residential, Autodesk Revit, Sustainable Design, Urban Design, Waterfront Development

KAWATE in Gifu, Japan by Keitaro Muto Architects

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: Keitaro Muto Architects

This house is for a family of four in the city of Gifu.

It is located one block away from the main street and has a residence area and stores on the east side, on the other side, there is a field on the west side and the rice fields on the north side.

Using spacious scenery of nature from the west and the north side, I was inspired to create a landscape of a ground.

Image Courtesy © Teruaki Yoshiike

  • Architects: Keitaro Muto Architects
  • Project: KAWATE
  • Location: Gifu, Japan
  • Photography: Teruaki Yoshiike
  • Collaborators: Atushi Fujio
  • Use: House
  • Structure: Timber
  • Completion: 2013
  • Total floor area: 171.73sqm

WALT in Klosterneuburg, Austria by LOSTINARCHITECTURE

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: LOSTINARCHITECTURE

The single family house is located in Klosterneuburg, a small town north west of Vienna, framed by the Vienna Woods and vineyards and the Danube river. The client who has been living as a tenant in the building for 6 years experienced all advantages and disadvantages of the 1902 build house.

Image Courtesy © Mischa Erben

  • Architects: LOSTINARCHITECTURE
  • Project: WALT
  • Location: Klosterneuburg, Austria
  • Photography: Mischa Erben
  • Project year: 2013
  • Start of designing: 2011
  • Site area: 305 m2
  • Project area: 160 m2
  • Structural Engineer: DI Franz Wölflinger
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino

Swidnicka crossing in Wrocław, Poland by Major Architekci

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: Major Architekci

In October 2013 the office MAJOR ARCHITEKCI has won a competition for reconstruction of the crossing on the Świdnicka Street (which crosses Casimir the Great Street). This is a new changed form of the project. It will be build in 2016, when Wrocław will be European Capital of Culture. The project involves changing function of underground crossing. By 2014 year there will be an Art Gallery.

Image Courtesy © Major Architekci

  • Architects: Major Architekci
  • Project: Swidnicka crossing
  • Location: Wrocław, Poland

Chiayi Industrial Innovation Center in Taiwan ROC by Bio architecture Formosana

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: Bio architecture Formosana

The site is located in sub-tropical climate zone characterized by its hot and humid weather. According to this, the strategy of this project emphasizes the utilization of the natural resources in this climate condition. The adopted methods include solar energy, rainwater reuse, and an outdoor temperature cooling mechanism via the setting of the micro-climate.

Image Courtesy © Bio-architecture formosana

  • Architects: Bio architecture Formosana
  • Project: Chiayi Industrial Innovation Center
  • Location: Taiwan
  • Photography: Bio-architecture formosana
  • Site Area: 10,499 m2
  • Floor Area: 17,200m2
  • Completion Date: 2011

Alqueva Collective Stage in Alentejo, Portugal by Tiago Vieira

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Article source: Tiago Vieira

The Alqueva water reservoir is the biggest artificial Lake of Western Europe and it’s located in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. Like most of the Portuguese countryside, the younger population of this territory is leaving and therefore the remaining population is decreasing and getting older.

In the area around the Alqueva water reservoir there are several little villages and small towns, although there are a significant amount of settlements they are not strong enough to create internal or regional dynamics.

Image Courtesy © Tiago Vieira

  • Architects: Tiago Vieira
  • Project: Alqueva Collective Stage
  • Location: Alentejo, Portugal
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