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First of May Neighborhood in Santa Fe, Argentina by CBAyA

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Article source: CBAyA 

Contemporary cities are shaped as the result of the tension between the will of the state, (theoretically) representative of citizens, and the Market. The struggle between these actors has conditioned, for better or worse, the urban image and even more importantly the lives of all inhabitants. This conditional relationship on a macro scale can be read in the micro scale as well, in each of the buildings that make up the urban scene.


  • Architects: CBAyA
  • Project: First of May Neighborhood
  • Location: Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Photography: CAIROLI, FEDERICO
  • SITE AREA:329 m2
  • AREA:1246 m2
  • YEAR: 2012

Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment in Ontario, Canada by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Article source: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)

The Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment project is comprised of a new Ski Chalet / Clubhouse for the ski hill, outdoor volleyball complex, skateboard park, and bmx park; the renovation and addition to the Tennis / Curling Club, and a new Boat Pavilion, integrated into the water course within the park. The new facilities are all linked by new landscaping and pedestrian pathway system.

Image Courtesy © Shai Gil

  • Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)  
  • Project: Chinguacousy Park Redevelopment
  • Location: Brampton, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Shai Gil
  • Year Completion: 2012
  • Project Size: Boat Pavilion 5,550 SF / Tennis and Curling Building 14,500 SF / Ski Chalet 17,300 SF

Goolwa Beach House in South Australia by Grieve Gillett

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Article source: Grieve Gillett

The brief called for a low maintenance dwelling (used in the first instance as a weekend retreat and later to become a permanent dwelling) that would engage with its great location.  It is in a highly corrosive environment 250 metres from breaking surf.  The southern (rear) boundary of the site abuts a coastal reserve containing primary, secondary and tertiary dunes.  The house has been sited to maximise its relationship and connection to this wonderful dune landscape and the external materials chosen will weather to reflect the exposure of the site.

Image Courtesy © Grieve Gillett

  • Architects: Grieve Gillett
  • Project: Goolwa Beach House
  • Location: Goolwa, South Australia
  • Software used: Sketchup and AutoCad

Ego Sport Center in Almería, Spain by FERRER ARQUITECTOS

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


The project is located in one of the most important plots in the centre of Almeria which was occupied by the old Ismael Moratón Sports Complex. The intervention keeps the building of the 25m indoor pool built for the Mediterranean Games and demolishes the remaining existing buildings. At the corner of Avenida del Cabo de Gata and Calle Angel Jover an L-shapedbuilding in two heights is designed to house the Sports Centre and other commercial uses that complement an interesting range of services for citizens. The roofs are occupied by a series of paddle and other sports courts.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Project: Ego Sport Center
  • Location: Almería, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Developer: UTE CDS Almadrabillas
  • Architect: José Ángel Ferrer.
  • Architectural technologist: Antonio Pérez
  • Internal collaborators: Raúl Vallejo, Antonio Palenzuela, Javier de Simón, Antonio García, Rafael Robles, smael Motos, Pedro Seguíand José Espín 
  • External collaborators: E3i. Eycom, Ayma, Ernesto Miras
  • Contractor: Construcciones Tejera and FACTO
  • Built area: 13.554.35  m2

The Depot in Adelaide, Australia by Grieve gillett

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Article source: Grieve gillett

The Depot is a major installation and venue that has been built primarily for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival with the intention of becoming a long term facility. It is located on land previously used as Adelaide’s main bus station (intrastate and interstate). The Depot has been designed to invigorate the City’s West End precinct at a time when much of the Adelaide Fringe focus is at the East End of the city.

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

  • Architects: Grieve gillett
  • Project: The Depot
  • Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Software used: Sketchup and AutoCad

Næstved Arena Winning Proposal in Denmark by CEBRA

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Article source: CEBRA

Danish architects CEBRA have won the competition to design Næstved Arena, a new multipurpose venue for sports, music and culture events in eastern Denmark. The 10.000 m2 arena opens new possibilities for attracting national and international events to the region. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2014 and has a capacity of 2.500-4.000 spectators, depending on the type of event.

Image Courtesy © CEBRA

  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: Næstved Arena
  • Location: Ved Stadion, Næstved, Denmark
  • Commission: Public
  • Category: Sports and culture
  • Client: Næstved Municipality
  • Year: 2013-2014 – ongoing
  • Purpose: Multipurpose arena for sports, music and culture events
  • Size: 10.000 m2GFA new building
  • Budget: DKK 68m / € 9,1m excl. VAT

Fox in Hayama, Japan by N Maeda Atelier

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Article source: Norisada Maeda

Image Courtesy © N Maeda Atelier

  • Architects: N Maeda Atelier
  • Project: Fox
  • Location: Hayama Kanagawa, Japan
  • Site area: 222.61m2
  • Total floor area: 178.09m2
  • Function: Private residence

THEN? in Shizuoka, Japan by N Maeda Atelier

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Article source: Norisada Maeda

It was the one that “I wanted to prepare “Plate” that undertook grand scenery (mountain level) in front of the site” this stood in land and it had entered my body personally first.In it, it hoped even in the construction that would remain inevitably and it was hoped to “Plate” (landscape) to be buried in construct.
Do not do anything.

Image Courtesy © N Maeda Atelier


  • Architects: N Maeda Atelier
  • Project: THEN?
  • Location: Ito, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Site area: 285.34m2
  • Total floor area: 114.80m2
  • Function: Private residence
  • Structural system: Timber 2F
  • Finish of construction: September 2006

Major materials

  • exterior: Paint finish
  • interior: Paint finish

WEB in Morioka, Japan by N Maeda Atelier

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Article source: Norisada Maeda

WEB is made of very simple rules. Instead of the common method of taking a predetermined rectangular planar form and working out a puzzle how to arrange the rooms in a well-behaved manner, we take one large cuboid (white) and violently thrust into it five small cuboid boxes (exposed concrete) of different sizes and directions. Externally, it appears to have many protrusions, but the concept of WEB is to live in that space full of protrusions, as it is.

Image Courtesy © N Maeda Atelier

  • Architects: N Maeda Atelier
  • Project: WEB
  • Location: Morioka, Iwate, Japan
  • Design: N MAEDA ATELIER-Norisada Maeda
  • Design: 1999~2000
  • Construction: 2001
  • Structual system: Reinforced concrete, 3stories
  • Maximum height: 9.990mm
  • Consultants: Hirokazu In,  structural
  • Site area: 224.76 m2
  • Built area133.06 m2
  • Total floor area: 244.89 m2

Major materials

  • exterior: exposed concrete and paint finish
  • interior: gypsum plaster board+exposed concrete

Terranuova Bracciolini Residential building in Arezzo, Italy by Mauro Alpini

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Article source: Mauro Alpini

The history of the city, particularly the city of foundation as Newfoundland Bracciolini teach as these are always involved in processes of transformation and how time has changed shape, changed the contours which in turn were contracted, frayed, cut and forgotten . Today more and more often we are called to work in this jumble of signs and traces, to build in this man-layered dense structure of words, regulations, differences, which in turn characterize the physical social statement.

Image Courtesy © Mauro Alpini

  • Architects: Mauro Alpini
  • Project:Terranuova Bracciolini Residential building
  • Location: Arezzo, Italy
  • Photography:Mauro Alpini
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