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Old Market Library in Bangkok, Thailand by TYIN tegnestue Architects

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: TYIN tegnestue Architects

The Old Market Library is built in a 100-year-old market building. The section for the library measures 3×9 metres internally, with a back yard facing a small canal. The roof and the walls were in very poor condition, and consequently any new element had to be self-supporting.

Image Courtesy © Pasi Aalto

  • Architects: TYIN tegnestue Architects ( Kasama Yamtree, Pasi Aalto, Andreas Grontvedt Gjertsen, Yashar Hanstad, Magnus Henriksen, Erlend Bauck Sole )
  • Project: Old Market Library
  • Location: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Pasi Aalto
  • Client: Old Market Community
  • Project: Community house
  • Cost: 27 000 NOK / 3 600 EUR
  • Building period: March 2009 – May 2009
  • Area: 58,48 m2
  • Built by: TYIN tegnestue and the Min Buri community
  • Collaborator: CASE Studio Architects

Steel Screen in Emmen, Netherlands by Möhn + Bouman Architects

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Möhn + Bouman Architects

The project is situated in a former rural town that grew over the last decades into a medium-sized regional city. As a result of this process large parts of the city are transforming gradually towards a more urban character. The client is an innovative project developer, keen to play an active role in this process. Recently they acquired a piece of land close to the city centre for future redevelopment.

Image Courtesy © Sarah Blee

  • Architects: Möhn + Bouman Architects
  • Project: Steel Screen
  • Location: Emmen, Netherlands
  • Photography: Sarah Blee
  • Client: Orangerock Projectontwikkeling
  • Design: 2011
  • Status: completed
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup.

BZL Boarding School by Herbertarchitekten

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Herbertarchitekten  

herbertarchitekten are currently planning a boarding school for the Bildungs- und Technologiezentrum für Elektro- und Informationstechnik e.V. in Lauterbach, Germany . The new building replaces an existing building.

A previously conducted feasibility study brought the result that the reconstruction and modernization of the existing building is not economical.

Image Courtesy © Herbertarchitekten

  • Architects: Herbertarchitekten
  • Project: BZL Boarding School
  • Software used: Autocad 2004.

Sotra Arena in Bergen, Norway by LONGVA ARKITEKTER

Friday, January 10th, 2014


The new sports hall is located next to an existing sports field on the outskirts of Straume, a small town near Bergen.

The brief was to create two sports halls that could accommodate a variety of events and scenarios. The main hall has seating for 3000 spectators and can be used for international handball and basketball tournaments. The building also contains weight training facilities, communal rooms and offices for the local sports clubs.

Image Courtesy © Ivan Brodey

  • Project: Sotra Arena
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Photography: Ivan Brodey
  • Client: Fjell County
  • Date of completion: 2013
  • Area: 9200 m2.
  • Cost: 19MillEuro


  • Façade: Balextermsandwich panels, Rheinzinkpanelling and flashings, Wood cladding, Schücowindows
  • Sports flooring: Boflex / Pulastic
  • Arena seating: Kerkofiorina
  • Software used: Revit

Banker Wire Woven Wire Mesh Entertains In Studio City, Los Angeles, California

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Banker Wire

The Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles was established along with the prominent movie studios during the early 20thcentury. In one of its high-end apartment complexes, a new water feature created with Banker Wire mesh, emphasizes the connection between Studio City and the movie industry – and provides a canvas for multimedia entertainment.

Image Courtesy © ARTBOX construction Inc.

  • Project: Banker Wire Woven Wire Mesh Entertains In Studio City
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Photography: ARTBOX construction Inc.
  • Software used: CAD 3D.

Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, FL by Dezer Development

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Laura Acker

Bringing a new dimension to South Florida’s ultra-luxury, high-end real estate market, New York/South Florida developer Dezer Development entered into a master licensing agreement with Germany-based Porsche Design Group to deliver the luxury brand’s first foray into residential real estate, Porsche Design Tower Miami.

Image Courtesy © Porsche Design Tower Miami.

  • Architects: Dezer Development
  • Project: Porsche Design Tower
  • Location: Sunny Isles Beach, FL, U.S.A

Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive in NY by TEK Architects

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: TEK Architects

The project includes the renovation of a former print shop and loading dock that is part of the Administration Building and an addition to the building to house the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive on the campus of the Queensborough Community College in Queens County, NY.

Image Courtesy © TEK Architects

  • Architects: TEK Architects
  • Project: Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archive
  • Location: NY, U.S.A

Chattanooga Street Duplex in San Francisco by Zack | de Vito Architecture

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: Zack | de Vito Architecture

This project is a modern, urban two-unit townhouse. Construction is a 3-story wood frame structure over a concrete basement/garage. The site is a typical San Francisco lot, 26′ x 115′, with a moderate to steep upslope. The project was undertaken as a Design/Build project with the Architect also being the owner and the general contractor. The North unit is the owner/architect’s home, and the South unit was sold.

Image Courtesy © Zack | de Vito Architecture

  • Architects: Zack | de Vito Architecture
  • Project: Chattanooga Street Duplex
  • Location: San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Software used: Vectorworks

Los Bosques House in Chicureo, Santiago de Chile, Chile by MasFernandez Arquitectos

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Article source: MasFernandez Arquitectos

Located on the outskirts of the city of Santiago de Chile, in the Valley of Chicureo, “Los Bosques house” belongs to a young family who previously lived in an apartment in a high density area of the district of Las Condes, Downtown Santiago.
For them the expression of contemporary house played a key role in the project. Simple lines, flexible spaces, outside-inside connection and a central courtyard were part of their duties.

Image Courtesy © Marcos Mendizabal

  • Architects: MasFernandez Arquitectos (Cristóbal Fernández)
  • Project: Los Bosques House
  • Location: Chicureo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • Photography: Marcos Mendizabal
  • Structural Engineer: Eduardo Valenzuela
  • Area: 368 m2
  • Year: 2010

Aesop Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan by TORAFU ARCHITECTS

Friday, January 10th, 2014


For Australian skin care brand Aesop, we planned the interior and exterior of the new store in Kawaramachi, Kyoto. The store is located on the 1st floor of a building on a busy shopping street.  A narrow 3.2m width, 19.7m depth with a spatial height of 6.2m vaulted ceiling. We approached the project by making the most out of the original building structure with the addition of careful alteration.

Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota

  • Project: Aesop Kawaramachi
  • Location: Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota
  • Facility design: ENDO-Lighting, maxray(Lightings)
  • Production: &S
  • Total floor area: 86m2
  • Design period: 2013.09-2013.11
  • Construction period: 2013.11-12
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