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Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Christian de Portzamparc

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

 Article source: Christian de Portzamparc

The Cidade das Artes is situated between sea and mountain, in the center of fourteen kilometers of plain which nsaw recently developing the new major district of Rio de Janeiro: Barra da Tijuca. The landscape is monotonous, deprived of strong urban marks and public spaces. The site is structured by two highways that cross the district. In the centre of thiscross, designed by Lucio Costa, the Cidade das Artes will be in the very heart of the new city.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
  • Project: Cidade Das Artes
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon, Christian de Portzamparc
  • PROGRAM: Cultural equipment: Philharmonic Hall (1,800 seats ), transformable into an Opera Hall (1,300 seats ) Chamber Music Hall (500 seats ), electroacoustic room (180 seats ), headquarters of the Brazilian Symphonic, Orchestra, music school, 10 rehearsal rooms, media library, 3 movies theaters , resta urant, shops, administration offices, technical spaces and parking lots.
  • CLIENT: City Hall of Rio de Janeiro, Secretaria Municipal das Culturas
  • ACOUSTICS: Xu Acoustique – Xu Ya Ying – (France), Acùstica sônica (Brazil)
  • SCENOGRAPHY: Changement à Vue – Jacques Dubreuil (France), Ze Augusto Nepomucen (Brazil)
  • LANDSCAPE DESIGNER: CAP, Fernando Chancel
  • Surface: 46,000 sq.m.
  • Gross Tota l Area: 90,000 sq.m.

Tobaco Hotel in Lodz, Poland by EC-5

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: EC-5

Tobaco Hotel is located in the centre of Łódź, among historic tenement houses and old factory buildings. The hotel is part of the historic factory building complex. Since 1895, Karol Kretschmer had operated a wool textile factory there. In 1932, the National Cigarette Factory opened on the former textile factory premises. Nowadays, the whole building complex has been modernised and adapted to housing and hotel purposes.

Image Courtesy © MichaÅ‚ Mazurowicz

  • Architects: EC-5
  • Project: Tobaco Hotel
  • Location: Lodz, Poland
  • Photography: MichaÅ‚ Mazurowicz
  • Architecture Project Team: Luiza JodÅ‚owska, Martyna Nowak, Hanna Pietras, Piotr Płóciennik, Dorota SzafraÅ„ska
  • Year: 2013

TAVONATTI HOUSE in Valparaíso Region, Chile by PAR Arquitectos

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: PAR Arquitectos

The commission was to develop a house under the standards of the real estate business, a basic and optimized program complemented by a strategy of exterior terraces and main rooms open to the panoramic view.

In response to a sunken site with a gentle slope, with glimpses of ocean views, the program aims to raise the programmatic piano nobile of the house, from the perpendicular overlap of 2 volumes of simple lines that make up a new dimension. The first, in elevation, in the direction of the views of the bay, which makes up the access and contains the public spaces.

Image Courtesy © Diego Elgueta

  • Architects: PAR Arquitectos (Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Rafael Grez)
  • Project: TAVONATTI HOUSE
  • Location: Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Photography: Diego Elgueta
  • Project Area: 1,683 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Construction: Constructora Casa Viva Ltda
  • Structures: Ingevsa, José Manuel Morales
  • Landscape: Paisaje MPB – Francisca Pérez, Beatriz Majluf

BUSTAMENTE HOUSE in Valparaíso Region, Chile by PAR Arquitectos

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: PAR Arquitectos

The commission was to develop a house under the standards of the real estate business, a basic and optimized program complemented to a strategy of exterior terraces and main rooms open to panoramic views.

Considering the terraced, square site with an average slope, with “moments” with an ocean view, we decided to set back the house to the back of the site, constituting a broad and long facade, taking the highest point of the site and a more panoramic view of the environment.

Image Courtesy © Diego Elgueta

  • Architects: PAR Arquitectos (Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Rafael Grez)
  • Project: BUSTAMENTE HOUSE
  • Location: Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Photography: Diego Elgueta
  • Project Area: 1,510 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Construction: PAR Arquitectos
  • Structures: Ingevsa, José Manuel Morales
  • Landscape: María José Rojas
  • Software used: Autocad 2010 and Sketchup last version

Santa María House in V Región, Chile by emA Arquitectos

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: emA Arquitectos

The house is located on land used for farming in the original house, with fruit trees planted in an area of 900 m2, where many of the existing trees are maintained, the construction does not alter the natural condition of the land, we work on a platform with a new level + -0.00, which, together with easing the construction, raises the view to the trees of the place.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Cáceres

El-goli caltural center in tabriz, Iran by mahdiyar memar

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: mahdiyar memar

Image Courtesy © mahdiyar memar

  • Architects: mahdiyar memar
  • Project: El-goli caltural center
  • Location: tabriz, Iran
  • Software used: 3dmax, Vray, Autocad, Revit 

MUR ISLAND in Graz, Austria by Acconci Studio

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: Acconci Studio

A bowl that morphs into a dome that morphs back into a bowl… The bowl is a theater — the dome a café, restaurant – the warping of dome into bowl & vice versa makes a playground. Light glows up fromthe bleachers & down from the dome; water pours down the shell of the dome.

Image Courtesy © Elvira Klamminger

  • Architects: Acconci Studio (V.A., Dario Nunez, Stephen Roe, Peter Dorsey, Thomas Siegl, Gia Wolff, Sergio Prego)
  • Project: MUR ISLAND
  • Location: Graz, Austria
  • Photography: Harry Schiffer, Elvira Klamminger, Vito Acconci.

vali homes by Phoenix in Arizona by Colab Studio, llc

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: coLAB studio 

Creating affordable ultra-sustainable housing for infill lots across Metropolitan Phoenix.

Working with Vali Homes, a Developer, Sustainable-Consultant and 180 degrees, a quality General Contractor, our Team has engaged in studying various structures, methods and materials for building on empty lots in well-established Phoenix neighborhoods.

Image Courtesy © Matt Winquist

Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, New York by GRIMSHAW

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: GRIMSHAW

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is one of America’s leading research universities with a reputation for creative and interactive learning and the application of information technology to education. The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) is a nexus of technological and artistic innovation and optimized performance space, where the intersection of science and the arts is explored through sound, movement and light.

Image Courtesy © Paul Rivera / Archphoto

  • Architects: GRIMSHAW
  • Project: Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
  • Location: Troy, New York
  • Photography: Paul Rivera / Archphoto, Peter Aaron / Esto
  • Client: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Size: 19,120 sq m/ 202,000 sq ft
  • Completion Date: September 2008
  • Cost: $140 million
  • Consultants: David Brody Bond (Architect of Record), BuroHappold (Structural and Services Engineer), Saratoga Associates (Landscape Design)

Eichler Front Expansion in Palo Alto by Klopf Architecture

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: Klopf Architecture

How do you expand an L shaped Eichler with the challenge of extending a long dark entry? Klopf Architecture’s solution, to design a light filled atrium in the hallway to open up the bedroom expansion with green plants, sky lights and a glass wall.

Image Courtesy © Klopf Architecture

  • Architects: Klopf Architecture
  • Project: Eichler Front Expansion
  • Location: Palo Alto, U.S.A
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