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holiday home in Vitznau, Switzerland by Lischer Partner Architekten Planer

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: Lischer Partner Architekten Planer

The clients’ desire was to live in a timber house. However, the challenging geology, the exceptional hillside location and the existing environment prompted us to design a solid construction in which the hard shell of the concrete facade encases and protects the soft core of the timber house. The prefabricated timber frame cassettes were erected, sealed and insulated on site and clad with single skin concrete. The timber construction stands as ‘a house in a house’. In combination with the concrete shell, it was possible to optimise its load bearing dimensions as it does not have to resist any shear forces.

Image Courtesy © Lischer Partner Architekten Planer

Temporary Shipping Container City in Amsterdam, Netherlands by O + A strategies and architecture 

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Article source: O + A strategies and architecture 

Over Het IJ Festival 2012 opened in a temporary shipping container city designed by O+A at the NDSM shipyard in North Amsterdam.

The festival for site-specific theatre performances have been organised at the NDSM shipyard for over two decades. Theatrical artists, both young and experienced, are challenged to employ and investigate the disused shipyard for unique and context-specific performances.

Image Courtesy © O + A strategies and architecture

  • Architects: O + A strategies and architecture
  • Project: Temporary Shipping Container City
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Client: Stichting IJ Producties
  • Team: Marc van Asseldonk, Auguste van Oppen, Aleš Hanak
  • Commission type:  full commission
  • Collaborators: Van Eden Bouwconstructies (engineer), Luca Stappers (stage designer)
  • year: 2012
  • Status: built

Davis Commons in California by MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Article source: MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

  • Designed as a piece of urban planning within the context of the city as a whole
  • Creates public park at heart of downtown
  • Continues urban fabric and scale of context
  • Parking concealed

The site is adjacent to the heart of the thriving downtown area of the city of Davis. The solution is novel for this type of use: a contextual piece of urban infill, creating a new public park and providing a consistent continuation of the existing density and pedestrian scale. It is the exact opposite of typical concepts for this building type, which would normally place the buildings well back from the street and surround them with parking. The site plan in this case was carefully laid out in relation to the plan of the existing city: the buildings continue the line the street wall and then curve back to create a much needed public green-space, whilst the parking requirement is concealed behind.

Image Courtesy © MARK DZIEWULSKI ARCHITECT

BES pavilion in Ha Tinh, Vietnam by H&P Architects

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: H&P Architects

BES pavilion is a service space for an open community, focusing on the aspects of art and culture. Located in the central Ha Tinh city, BES (Bamboo + Earth + Stone) is set up from local materials and traditional building methods which based on the idea of centralizing the users.

The building’s users will have a great chance to approach and to be educated from the functions and effects of the building toward the nature and local community.The best way to learn is to do it! Joining in the building process to create their own specific space is an effective practicing condition. The solutions of the pavilion’s design themselves become some useful lesions: Aerodynamics (ventilation), Physics (light diffusion), Biology (photosynthesis, planting)…Those will help to direct the users’ behaviors in the future – for a greener living environment.

Image Courtesy © Tran Tuan Trung

  • Architects: H&P Architects
  • Project: BES pavilion
  • Location: Ha Tinh, Vietnam
  • Photography: Tran Tuan Trung, Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha & Tran Ngoc Phuong
  • Team: Chu Kim Thinh
  • Contractor: HPA Viet nam jsc
  • Total Floor Area: 123 sqm
  • Area: 18m x 13m
  • Completion date: Aug. 2013

Pure White Seamless Freshwater Mother of Pearl Mosaics at China Hotel Complex in Poyang Lake by ShellShock Designs

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: ShellShock Designs

Pure White Seamless Freshwater Mother of Pearl 20mm Mosaics featured in various settings within a hotel complex in mainland China.

Freshwater mother of pearl is farmed responsibly by ShellShock Designs on the banks of the Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake. From here our skilled team of artisan farmers cultivate the Mother of Pearl producing up to 75,000 sq metres per year.

Image Courtesy © ShellShock Designs

  • Architects: ShellShock Designs
  • Project: Pure White Seamless Freshwater Mother of Pearl Mosaics at China Hotel Complex
  • Location: Poyang Lake

AA HOUSE in Almería, Spain by MVN Arquitectos

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: MVN Arquitectos

Up in the light, abandoned the heart, is delivered. Collected. Finally lulled and without penalty. Hosts In the light where no one suffers violence, because it has gotten there, in that light, without and even force any door without opening it, without going through lintels of light and shadow, without effort and without protection. “ María Zambrano, Notes of a method.

The AA Home project arose from the need to build a site able to create a meaningful place. “So the house does not destroy this sense of peace that I had the first time I looked at the horizon from this hill, and to protect it” they asked us.

Image Courtesy © MVN Arquitectos

  • Architects: MVN Arquitectos
  • Project: AA HOUSE
  • Location: Almería, Spain
  • Photography: MVN Arquitectos
  • Client: Private
  • Co-author: Daniel H. Nadal
  • Technical architect: Maria Isabel García Mellado
  • Consultants: 3D3, Structural and Service engineers, Ana García Masó, landscape architect
  • Contractor: AJCC Construcciones
  • Final completion date: 2007
  • Construction period: 14 meses
  • Gross Floor Area: 285,00 m2

Hakko Kyoto by Osamu Morishita Architects & Associates

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: Osamu Morishita Architects & Associates

The internet age. This description is already obsolete. This age is passing quickly. The cloud computing world is now.

When wandering about in the cloud of information, things are not recognized clearly for what they are as each bit of information is not clearly defined in either its characteristic or identity. In the cloud computing world, we can know “IT” without actually touching anything real. If we type a keyword in any search engine, we get the information we want quickly. Sports car, British car, SUV, Jaguar, Land Rover, and so on. In the clouds, we have already discovered what we need to know about the goods we desire to purchase. But they are not yet physical, just virtual.

Image Courtesy © Osamu Morishita Architects & Associates

Nuovi spazi espositivi Fondazione Cini onlus by Cattaruzza e Millosevich Architetti Associati

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: Cattaruzza e Millosevich Architetti Associati

The new exhibition spaces for Fondazione Cini onlus, stem from the restoration of a building of the early nineteenth century, designed for a bonded warehouse, deeply changed by a heavy work of reclaim in 1954, functional to its reuse as a boarding school.
The works in 1954 lead to an obvious conflict with the original set-up:

Image Courtesy © Cattaruzza e Millosevich Architetti Associati

  • Architects: Cattaruzza e Millosevich Architetti Associati
  • Project: Nuovi spazi espositivi Fondazione Cini onlus
  • Construction and restoration company: Costruzioni e restauri G. Salmistrari S.r.l.
  • Project system: arch. Adriano Lagrecacolonna
  • Structures: Adriano Mantoan
  • Site engineering: Ing. Agostino Croff
  • Software used: AutoCad LT

GP practice by LENS°ASS Architects

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: LENS°ASS ARCHITECTEN

The client wanted a consultancy space at home. The farmhouse itself is a typical courtyard farm. In order to protect privacy, and also to avoid creating a door in the rather blank outer walls, we opted for a brick gate, behind which a contemporary framework was constructed internally.

Image Courtesy © Philippe van Gelooven

  • Architects: LENS°ASS ARCHITECTEN
  • Project: GP practice
  • Photography: Philippe van Gelooven
  • Software used: Bentley Microstation Powerdraft and Adobe CS

supperclub Dubai in The Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates by concrete

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Article source: concrete

DESIGN STORY / NARRATIVE

At supperclub, food, drinks, light and sound are in harmony, merged into an atmosphere that offers an escape from the everyday world. A visit to supperclub is an experience that washes over you, a sanctuary for the senses. The evening begins in a neutral environment, similar to a white canvas, which undergoes successive transformations into a café, restaurant, bar, theatre and club.

Image Courtesy © Paul Emous / concrete

  • Architects: concrete
  • Project: supperclub Dubai
  • Location: The Palm Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates
  • Photography: Paul Emous, concrete
  • Client: Vibe Middle East
  • Project team: Rob Wagemans, Marc Brummelhuis, Bart de Beer, Femke Zumbrink, Merijn Verduyn, Charlotte Key

manufacturers

  • General contractor: Bash Hesnef
  • Havc consultant: Bluehaus Group
  • Lighting consultant: Bluehaus Group
  • Audio visual consultant: WADG
  • Acoustic consultant: Acoustic Logic
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