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Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Nordic – Office of Architecture

The Knowledge Centre at St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim completes the overall scheme for the hospital grounds that has been on-going since the design competition in 1995, and is centrally located in the heart of the development. Designed with a strong emphasis on functionality and usability, the Knowledge Centre will provide facilities for both St. Olav’s Hospital and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Image Courtesy © Espen Gr¢nli, Passive facade with integrated artwork

  • Architects: Nordic – Office of Architecture in collaboration with Ratio Arkitekter AS
  • Project: Knowledge Centre, St. Olavs Hospital
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Photography: Jiri Havran, Espen Gr¢nli, Nordic

Belvedere in Sasebo, Japan by MOVEDESIGN

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: MOVEDESIGN

This house is located on a small hill in the city  Sasebo, Japan. The concept is to fully display the potential of this site that we can look over 360°. This building is considering how to divide the spaces making changes with a relationship between inside and outside.

Image Courtesy © MOVEDESIGN

  • Architects: MOVEDESIGN
  • Project: Belvedere
  • Location: Sasebo, Japan
  • Photography: Yosuke Harigane
  • Function: private house
  • Structure: wood frame
  • Site area: 761.16㎡
  • Architectural area: 106.50㎡
  • 1F floor area: 104.95㎡
  • 2F floor area: 43.88㎡
  • Total floor area: 148.83㎡
  • Year: 2012

FAI-FAH in Bangkok, Thailand by Spark

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: Spark

Fai-Fah, which means “light energy”, is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme initiated in April 2010 by TMB Bank. The programme acts as a catalyst for change in Thai society through working with underprivileged children and teenagers in their community using the arts as a vehicle for self-development and creative thinking.

Fai-Fah lights up in the evening, Image Courtesy © Lin Ho

  • Architects: Spark
  • Project: FAI-FAH
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Lin Ho
  • Design Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Team: Wenhui Lim, Mark Mancenido, Suchon Pongsopitsin
  • Client: TMB Bank Public Company Limited
  • Client Team: Paradai Theerathada, Sakchai Sriwatthanapitikul, Nopawan Saengteerakij, Thatchakorn Prutnoppadol, Mallika Uswachoke, Radomdej Taksana, Aree Vesvijak, Jumpol Kwangosen, Saranyoo Nantanawanit, Siriporn Lerdapirangsi
  • Fai-Fah Kids: Master Thanakan Namunmong, Chisanu Kiatsuranayon, Sirinart Naksombhob, Kamolthat Sutat Na Ayudhya
  • Local Architect: 365COOP Company Limited

Project Data

  • GFA (area above ground): 569 sqm
  • Project Completion: Quarter 1, 2012
  • Facilities: Event Space (Living Room), Gallery, Library, Art Studio, Dance Studio, Roof garden

KIRITOUSHI House in Oamishirasato city, Japan by SUGAWARADAISUKE

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Article source: SUGAWARADAISUKE

This house is designed for a married couple with two children, and is located in Oamishirasato, Chiba Prefecture. The building provides an expansive view that allows the natural sunlight and fresh air in the house, so that the residents enjoy the life in the green ambience. The building sites on the borderline between the new residential area and the pastoral fields.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Architects: SUGAWARADAISUKE
  • Project: KIRITOUSHI House
  • Location: Oamishirasato city, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Design Development: SUGAWARADAISUKE + OSATO SOGOKANRI
  • Construction: OSATO SOGOKANRI
  • Principal use: residence
  • Structure: Wooden structure
  • Site area: 228.72 sqm
  • Building area: 103.98 sqm
  • Software used: Rhino, Acad, Photoshop and Illustrator

Wellington House in London, England by John McAslan + Partners

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

 Article source: John McAslan + Partners

In 2007 John McAslan + Partners was commissioned by Land Securities to design a 10-storey mixed use building on a landmark ‘point’ location at the junction of Queen’s Gate and Petty France, London. This significant project comprises a high-value apartment block with 62 apartments, as well as retail on part of the ground floor, with frontages on Buckingham Gate and Petty France.

Image Courtesy © Hufton + Crow

  • Architects: John McAslan + Partners
  • Project: Wellington House
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Hufton + Crow, Miller Hare
  • Interior Design: Helen Green Design
  • Structural Engineer: Pell Frischmann
  • M&E Engineer: WSP
  • Cost Consultant Project Management: Davis Langdon
  • Artist: Georgia Russell
  • Area: 8500.0 sqm
  • Year: 2012

NCMH Announces 2013 George Matsumoto Prize Winners

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Unique architecture competition celebrates NC Modernist residential design. 

July 29, 2013 (Durham, NC) – George Smart, Executive Director of North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH, formerly Triangle Modernist Houses), announced the winners of the 2013 George Matsumoto Prize during a special event held at the AIA NC Center for Architecture & Design in Raleigh.

The Matsumoto Prize recognizes excellence in recent single-family Modernist residential design in North Carolina. The Matsumoto Prize includes two categories: the professional Jury’s Awards and the People’s Choice Awards, the latter of which are chosen by public voting online. The Jury Awards include three cash prizes totaling $6000.

The professional jury’s First Prize went to Vinny Petrarca and Katherine Hogan of Tonic Design + Tonic Construction in Raleigh for the Rank Residence, a flat-roofed, four-story, 3200-square-foot, “Modern Gothic” house with a three-story-clear living room and 1100-square-foot, four-car garage beneath that. Located outside Pittsburgh, NC, the cube is clad in concrete and metal and the windows are arranged to recall musical notes on staff lines in sheet music. Inside, in keeping with the owner’s fascination with vertical space, a network of stairs and bridges slashes overhead within a totally white, gray and black interior. The owner’s extensive art collection is displayed primarily on ledges so that he can easily change out the art whenever he wants.

Rank Residence

Second Prize went to Erin Sterling-Lewis, AIA, and Matt Griffith, AIA, of In Situ Studios in Raleigh for the Chasen Residence, a small (1450 square feet), modern, urban house just east of downtown Raleigh. The plan confines the entries, stairs, kitchen, half bath, and upstairs hallway to one side of the house, opening the remaining space for living. The house uses numerous passive and active environmentally sustainable strategies.

Third Prize went to Chad Everhart, AIA, of Boone, NC, for the Mountain Cabin in Boone. The 650-square-foot cabin reinterprets typical log cabins found in the Appalachian Mountains. It blends vernacular elements with simple, modern design, complementing the owner’s collection of mid-century modern furniture, and it models affordable design and construction through its minimal footprint, use of indigenous materials, maximization of volume, and multi-use components.

The People’s Choice First Prize went to Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, of Wilmington for the “Dragonfly Villa.” Like its namesake, the home sits by the water’s edge, its roofline making it seem to be poised to take flight.  Two wings housing sleeping, cooking, eating, and bathing areas are positioned opposite one another, joined by a windowed interstitial living space from which the homeowners can enjoy a private courtyard view on one side and an expansive lake vista on the other. Systems and storage are built into thick, hollow, furniture-like walls that span the length of the structure, passing from outdoors to indoors and back out again.

Dragonfly Villa

The People’s Choice Second Prize went to In Situ Studios for the Chasen Residence (see above).

The Third Prize in the People’s Choice category went to Tonic Design + Tonic Construction for the Rank Residence (see above).

Now in its second year, NCMH’s George Matsumoto Prize is named forGeorge Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding member of the NC State University School of Design faculty who is well known for the mid-century Modernist houses he designed in North Carolina.  Matsumoto himself served as the jury’s Honorary Chair.

Also serving on the 2013 jury were: Frank Harmon, FAIA, (Chair) of Frank Harmon Architect PA, Raleigh; Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, of Marlon Blackwell Architect, Fayetteville, Arkansas; Tom Kundig, FAIA, of Olson Kundig Architects, Seattle, Washington; and Larry Scarpa, FAIA, of Brooks + Scarpa Architects, Los Angeles, California.

“These winners demonstrate to the public that Modernist design can be affordable, efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, a house to love for decades,” Smart said. “We want potential homeowners to realize that, by using an architect or designer, or by buying a Modernist house on the market, they can have a great home for the same budget as an ordinary house.”

About North Carolina Modernist Houses:

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) is a 501C3 nonprofit dedicated to restoring and growing modernist residential architecture in the Triangle region. The award-winning website, now the largest educational and historical archive for modernist residential design in America, continues to catalog, preserve, and advocate for North Carolina modernism.  NCMH also hosts popular modernist house tours several times a year, giving the public access to the state’s most exciting residential architecture, past and present. These tours raise awareness and help preserve these “livable works of art” for future generations.

For more information:

Website: www.ncmodern.org
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/pages/Triangle-Modernist-Houses97954432790
Twitter: https://twiiter.com/georgesmartTMH/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/triangle-modernist-houses-inc.
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/b1uep1ate/triangle-modernist-houses/

Media contact:

Kim Weiss,
Blueplate PR
919.272.8615
blueplatepr@gmail.com

(Images attached: Jury’s 1st Prize winner, the Rank House, and People’s Choice 1st Prize winner, Dragonfly Villa; hi-res images of these and all winner are available upon request)

Ananta Legian Hotel in Bali, Indonesia by Airmas Asri

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Article source: Airmas Asri

The concept of Ananta Legian Hotel lobby is inspired by BentarTemple which is described as a ”Kori Agung” that functioned as a gate. The grand steps towards the Lobby from the lower floor express the greatness of the Lobby as the “Kori Agung”. The balinese Serai stones are used in the building facade together with the pond and water fountain around the lobby to create ambience of balinese temple and the place of sacred liturgy of Hindu ceremony by pedanda—the high priest in Bali.

Image Courtesy © Airmas Asri

  • Architects: Airmas Asri
  • Project: Ananta Legian Hotel
  • Location: Bali, Indonesia
  • Clients, Owners: PT. Realestat Perdana
  • ME Consultant: PT. Skemanusa Consultama Teknik
  • Civil Engineering: PT. Ketira Engineering Consultant
  • Interior Consultant: Lobby by Airmas Asri, Guest Rooms by Yvonne Pekerti & Associate
  • Landscape Consultant: Rini Martadi & Associate
  • Construction Date: 2011 – 2012
  • Site Area: 3.133 m2
  • Gross Flor Area: 8.477 m2
  • Software used: AutoCAD , Sketch up and 3Dmax

Casa Ajijic in Jalisco, Mexico by Tatiana Bilbao

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Article source: Tatiana Bilbao

An adaptable, integrated, vernacular and low maintenance summer house was requested by the client. The demands of the housing program gave us the opportunity to use simple geometric shapes that responded to them in a successful way. The configuration of the cubes gave us the possibility of having individual spaces but also of having a complete unity by partly touching and overlapping into each other.

Image Courtesy © Iwan Baan

  • Architects: Tatiana Bilbao
  • Project: Casa Ajijic
  • Location: Jalisco, Mexico
  • Photography: Iwan Baan
  • Design: Tatiana Bilbao, Thorsten E nglert, Damián Figueras, Adriana Carvalho,  Alejandro Cabrales,  Marco Robles .
  • Structure: Jorge Cadena
  • Builder: Enrique Cabrera

The Left-Over-Space House in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Article source: Cox Rayner Architects

This narrow private house demonstrates what can be achieved on the myriad of ‘left-over’ spaces in inner cities, such as disused easements or parking lots.  In this case, a 3 metre wide tiny caretaker’s cottage, adjoining a Heritage Hall has been recycled and linearly extended into a family house for parents and two children.
The designers and owners Casey and Rebekah Vallance, two young talented architecture graduates who had topped their year at the University of Queensland, fell in love and married, bought the cheap, redundant lot in 2003.

Image Courtesy © Cox Rayner Architects

  • Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
  • Project: The Left-Over-Space House
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Kent Vale Faculty Housing in Clementi Road, Singapore by MKPL Architects Pte Ltd

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Article source: MKPL Architects Pte Ltd

CLIENT BRIEF

The National University of Singapore (NUS) initiated a competition for the design of faculty housing in July 2007. The new development was an addition to the existing Kent Vale residential development within NUS’s land parcel situated at a prominent location at the gateway to the campus. MKPL’s proposal was the competition winning scheme having met the client’s brief to create an iconic building design for Kent Vale.

Image Courtesy © MKPL Architects Pte Ltd

  • Architects: MKPL Architects Pte Ltd
  • Project: Kent Vale Faculty Housing
  • Location: Clementi Road,  Singapore
  • Name of secondary practice to be credited, if applicable: N.A.
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