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Paramount Residence Alma in Toblach, Italy by Plasma Studio

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: Plasma Studio

The interior of this family home is characterized by 360-degree views. Perhaps the most spectacular of these being a view of the sky through an incision over the central stair. This opening delivers an immediate reading of exterior weather conditions, collecting precipitation and receiving direct sunlight.

Image Courtesy © Hertha Hurnaus

  • Architects: Plasma Studio
  • Project: Paramount Alma
  • Location: Toblach, Italy
  • Photography: Hertha Hurnaus
  • Client: Private
  • Project Architect: Peter Pichler
  • Structural Engeneer: Dr. Ing. Erlacher Andreas
  • Services Engeer: Energytech
  • Security management: Dr. Ing. Ralf Pellegrini
  • Geological Engeneer: Michael Jesacher
  • Contractors: Lusser Andreas, Heinfels
  • Collaboration: Das Massivholzhaus
  • Construction firm: Baufirma Frey, Lienz
  • Metall strcutures: Weitlaner Klaus
  • Electrical installations: Eltec, Summerer Markus

San Sen House in Valle de Bravo, Mexico by Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos

Alejandro Sánchez García (Mexico, 1966) is a practicing architect currently living and working in Mexico City. He studied in the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City where he graduated as an architect and urban planner, becoming the Architecture Student Body President in 1990 and 1991.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Navarro

  • Architects: Alejandro Sanchez Garcia Arquitectos
  • Project: San Sen House
  • Location: Valle de Bravo, Mexico
  • Photography: Jaime Navarro
  • DATE: 2008
  • STATUS: Built
  • AREA: 860 m2
  • CONTRIBUTORS: Alejandro Sánchez García, Gabriela Senderos, Alvaro Sánchez García, Diego Ricalde Rechia, Alejandro Delgado García, Alfredo Cortés Tellez

CTA Morgan Station in Chicago by ross barney architects

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: ross barney architects

A new Chicago Transit Authority Morgan Street Elevated Station presented a unique opportunity, in the historic Fulton Market District, to define the geographic center and the character of this industrial loft area that is transforming into a multi-faceted neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Kate Joyce Studios

  • Architects: ross barney architects
  • Project: CTA Morgan Station
  • Location: Chicago
  • Photography: Kate Joyce Studios
  • Cost: $35,257,000
  • Program: New elevated train station
  • Completion: 2012
  • Transportation Engineer: Transystems

A Suspended Room in Gentilly, FRANCE by NeM Architectes

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: NeM Architectes

Located as it is in Gentilly in the vicinity of Paris, on rue Raymond Lefebvre where rows of houses go almost uninterrupted, this little detached house stands out.

The interval separating it from the next building allows for a nice view on the Bièvre valley and its towers, providing a frontal framing for this fragmented cityscape, thus creating an unexpected confrontation in this quiet, almost rural suburban atmosphere.

Image Courtesy © Rémy Castan

  • Architects: NeM Architectes
  • Project: A Suspended Room
  • Location: Gentilly, FRANCE
  • Photography: Rémy Castan
  • Architects: N e M Architectes, Lucie NINEY et Thibault MARCA, 1 boulevard de Belleville 75011 Paris.
  • Structural Engineer: INGE.ST.AR
  • Carpenter: EURO CCZ
  • Cost: 80 000 €
  • Year: 2012
  • Area: 40 m²
  • Software used: Autocad

LED light strips in Highbury, North London by MyLandscapes LTD

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: MyLandscapes LTD

This end of terrace courtyard was dominated by an enormous back wall and a tall palm tree on the left. Yet it also had inspirational Italian owners and a fabulous collection of some mature architectural plants. I decided to retain all the plants in their positions as I felt this was an integral fabric of the garden. Only one plant was to be removed – an overgrown Viburnum in the right corner – to be replaced with a beautiful multi-stem bronzed trunk Tibetan Cherry. Coincidentally, retaining the plants enabled a diagonal design to be implemented, which meanders through the trees.

Image Courtesy © Amir Schlezinger

  • Architects: MyLandscapes LTD
  • Project: LED light strips
  • Location: Highbury, North London
  • Photography: Amir Schlezinger
  • Software used: Photoshop

Bondi Apartment by Minosa

Friday, August 16th, 2013

What to do with a 66m2 space when the brief includes 13 appliances, large preparation areas, 10 seater table, 3seater sofa, two large arm chairs with foot stools, 65 inch plasma with ALL the gizmo’s and a demand for a space that integrated their family and life into one space!

Image Courtesy © Minosa

  • Architects: Minosa
  • Project: Bondi Apartment
  • Software used:  Pytha 3D CAD & RadioLAB

THE ENERGY OF CERRO MISTICO (MYSTIC HILL) in Lavalleja, Uruguay by FDS Arquitectos

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: FDS Arquitectos

A good friend calls us to design a small hotel, 4 or 6 rooms on the hills of Lavalleja, Uruguay. The area is very well known for its spiritual tourism, as it is a very energetic place.

Visit to the area

there is definitely something very special about the energy of the hill:  it is quite inaccessible, it is covered by low native  vegetation. There are formations belonging to the earliest inhabitants of the place and archeological remains difficult to date. The views from up there are breathtaking.  Our friend and his family are in love with the place, we feel incredibly motivated and challenged by the task.

Image Courtesy © Jose Pampin

  • Architects: FDS Arquitectos
  • Project: THE ENERGY OF CERRO MISTICO (MYSTIC HILL)
  • Location: Lavalleja, Uruguay
  • Photography: Jose Pampin
  • Project: FDSarquitectos: Facundo de Souza, Matias Keuroglian
  • Work Address: V. Goday
  • Year Built: 2012
  • M2 built: 400 m2 + exterior
  • Concrete: Concrete Artigas
  • Stone: local stone
  • Openings: Aluminum del Uruguay SA
  • Software used: Autocad

AMAX in Sinaloa, México by DESIGNA arquitectos

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: DESIGNA arquitectos

The project concept was diversity when we were designing something on paper since ideas between the client and the firm were varied but eventually complete logo on both sides. One of the customer requirements of this project was to make recognizable and easy to locate which took us to the front, the business focuses on the cars so we decided to involve some of the tastes of the client to the main facade giving volume and play spaces a while, leaving the interested attraction finally arrived to the final image of the facade with some pretty interesting changes but today.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Ibarra

  • Architects: DESIGNA arquitectos
  • Project: AMAX
  • Location: Mazatlán, México
  • Photography: Ivan Ibarra
  • Design: Sergio Guerra
  • Project Leader: Alfredo Rojas
  • Project Team: Sergio Guerra, Alfredo Rojas, Rodolfo Velarde, Juventino Chapa, Alberto Herrera
  • Year Built: 2012
  • M2 built: 1600 m2
  • Graphic: Ivan Ibarra, Luis Llamas
  • Software used:  Autocad and 3DS Max

Tretyakov Gallery Winning Proposal in Russia by SPEECH Architectural Office

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: SPEECH Architectural Office

The State Tretyakov Gallery is a museum that symbolizes Russian culture, conceived by its founder as an open institution accessible to the public, which “is useful for many and enjoyable for everyone.”

Following the philosophy established by P. M. Tretyakov of keeping pace with society, changing along with it and responding to its needs and demands, the State Tretyakov Gallery today is striving to become a “museum of a new type, an interactive space where multiple communication links are established in order to unite the elements of the museum’s traditional conservatism and dynamism of development.

Image Courtesy © SPEECH Architectural Office

Thessaloniki’s Wet Dream in Greece by Not a Number Architects

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Article source: Not a Number Architects

The project is a proposal for a subterranean public bath beneath a central urban plaza with a glazed roof at street level. Responding to the city’s ambitious plans for the total redesign of Eleftherias Square (i.e. Freedom Square) into a landmark that will become a magnet for the city and beyond, our proposal sets to re-establish Thessaloniki’s long lasting culture of public baths as a form of built social space par excellence.

Image Courtesy © Not a Number Architects

  • Architects: Not a Number Architects
  • Project: Thessaloniki’s Wet Dream
  • Location: Greece
  • Design period: 2013
  • Mechanical consultant: G&P Engineering & Energy
  • Agronomics consultant: TheGreenSpace
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