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Highway Rest Stops in Gori, Georgia by J. MAYER H. Architects

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: J. MAYER H. Architects

HIGHWAY REST STOPS 1-2, Rest Stops for the new Highway in Gori, Georgia

In 2009, the head of the Roads Department of Georgia commissioned J. MAYER H. to design a system of 20 rest stops for the new highway, a thoroughfare that will run through Georgia and serve as a connection between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Turkey. Two first rest stops were completed in 2011 near Gori, a third in Lochini was finished 2012. The new rest stops are located on selected scenic viewpoints along the route and serve as activators for their area and neighboring cities, including not only nearby a gas stations and supermarket, but also a farmers market and a cultural space for local arts and crafts.

Image Courtesy © Marcus Buck

Image Courtesy © Marcus Buck

  • Architects: J. MAYER H. Architects
  • Project: Highway Rest Stops
  • Location: Gori, Georgia
  • Photography: Marcus Buck
  • Software used: ArchiCad and Maya
  • Project architect: Dr. Paul Angelier, Juergen Mayer H.
  • Project team: Marcus Blum, Guy Levy
  • Clients: JSC Wissol Petroleum Georgia, Socar Georgia Petroleum, Tbilisi
  • Architect on site: Kobulieli and Partners, Ltd.”Alioni 99”, Tbilisi
  • Total floor area: Wissol: 2.000 m², Socar: 1.500 m²
  • Project date: 2009-2011, Completion: 2011
  • Awards: Architizer A+, Winner, 2013

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KINGS HOUSE APARTMENTS in BANGALORE, INDIA by THE PURPLE INK STUDIO

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: THE PURPLE INK STUDIO

Project overview – the challenge

Occupying a strategic position in the heart of Bangalore city, India, the project is in close proximity with some of the best hospitality, medical and commercial facilities in the city. The clients brief saw a potential for limited ‘Sky Villas’ where the architecture would re-interpret new levels of luxury in living. The built form also had to capture the richness of its vibrant and significant urban context of the city.

The design challenge was to capitalize on the potential of the 30,000 Sqft site without compromising on the existing green cover and minimizing the ecological footprint of the structure.

Image Courtesy © SHAMANTH  PATIL

Image Courtesy © SHAMANTH PATIL

  • Architects: THE PURPLE INK STUDIO
  • Project: KINGS HOUSE APARTMENTS
  • Location: BANGALORE, INDIA
  • Photography: SHAMANTH  PATIL
  • STRUCTURAL CONSULTANTS: DESIGN VENTURES INDIA PVT LTD
  • LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS: GREEN PIECE LANDSCAPE INDIA PVT LTD
  • M.E.P CONSULTANTS: McD BUILT ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY PVT LTD
  • OWNERS: KINI FAMILY, DUBAI
  • GROSS AREA: 80,000 Sqft

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THEOLOGOS HOLIDAY HOUSE in Fthiotida Region, GREECE by Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

This dwelling is located in N. Fthiotida, Central Greece on a steep and challenging site.  The high point of the site was chosen as the main entrance providing the wow factor and uninterrupted views to the sea and beyond.

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

  • Architects: Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture, Lambadarios Pappas
  • Project: THEOLOGOS HOLIDAY HOUSE
  • Location: Theologos, Fthiotida Region, GREECE
  • Design Consultant: Charles Alexiou
  • Interior Design Team: AxilleasKarababos, DimosDantsikos
  • Landscape Architects: Maria Kostaki, AntonisPonirakis
  • Total Area: 200 sqm
  • Internal Area: 200 sqm
  • Budget: € 1,200,000
  • Cost: € 1,200,000
  • Completed: 2012

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Merton House in Victoria, Australia by Thomas Winwood Architecture with Kontista + Co

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: Thomas Winwood Architecture with Kontista + Co

The Merton House was designed by Thomas Winwood Architecture in collaboration with Kontista + Co. the project extends the existing Victorian house on a corner site. Reinterpreting the bay windows, scale and arrangement of internal spaces creates a contemporary kitchen and living spaces at the rear of the house.

Image Courtesy © Emily Bartlett

Image Courtesy © Emily Bartlett

  • Architects: Thomas Winwood Architecture with Kontista + Co
  • Project: Merton House
  • Location: Albert Park, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Emily Bartlett
  • Built Area: 263m2
  • Year: 2014
  • Builder: Matt Ritchie
  • Structural Engineer: Adams Consulting Engineers
  • Building Surveyor: Red Textas Building Surveyors
  • Geotechnical Engineer: Hardrock Geotechnical

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ZETLAND APARTMENT in Sydney by Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

This stunning apartment is perched high in Victoria Parks, Zetland, in the recently completed (2012) Prominence building with uninterrupted city skyline views.

The client of this property is the Analysis Manager Group Finance at Leight on Contractors – Leight on Holdings, one of the largest infrastructure construction companies.  As part of our many services, we help clients select a property best suited for their needs, prior to buying.

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture

  • Architects: Charles Alexiou Interior Design & Architecture
  • Project: ZETLAND APARTMENT
  • Location: Zetland | 3kmfrom Central, Sydney
  • Internal Area: 95sqm
  • Total Area: 112sqm
  • Principal Designer: Charles Alexiou
  • Budget: $50,000
  • Cost: $40,000
  • Completed: December 2012

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Hellen Panorama in Eidsvåg, Norway by LINK arkitektur

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: LINK arkitektur

In 1989, Vestbo, a local housing cooperation acquired a stunning site 10 minutes north from Bergen.

The plot is up in the hillside and has spectacular views over the fjord leading into the Bergen harbor.

Vestbo developed most of the land before the year 2000, but one plot had been preserved due to a high power line above that went over it and made it uninhabitable due to electrical radiation, In 2008 the power company dismantled the power line and put it underground. Suddenly the possibility for a new housing development arose.

Image Courtesy © Hundven Clements

Image Courtesy © Hundven Clements

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Project: Hellen Panorama
  • Location: Eidsvåg, Norway
  • Software used: ArchiCad

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Casa Lunamar in Nayarit, México by José Vigil Arquitectos

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: José Vigil Arquitectos

The project of this house was developed in two volumes connected by a large open courtyard that takes advantage of the presence of a magnificent tree. The field is elongated with south view so the program distributed the family volume in 3 bedrooms at one end and the guests volume in the other.

Image Courtesy © José Vigil Arquitectos

Image Courtesy © José Vigil Arquitectos

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Basic and Executive Projects of Total Reurbanization and Redevelopment for Rail Capivari’s Park by Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

The architectural firm Fernandes is developing, in consortium with engineering firm EBEI, the Basic and Executive Projects of Total Reurbanization and Redevelopment for Rail Capivari’s Park, set belonging to the Railroad Campos do Jordão (EFCJ).

Currently, EFCJ operates a system of activities turned to tourism, consisting of various services operating in the 47km rail extension linked between two tourist parks: one in Piracuama, in the municipality of Pindamonhangaba, and the other in Capivari’s (Campos do Jordão), which is also the cabel car service.

Image Courtesy © Capivari Fernandes Arquitetos

Image Courtesy © Capivari Fernandes Arquitetos

  • Architects: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
  • Project: Basic and Executive Projects of Total Reurbanization and Redevelopment for Rail Capivari’s Park
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Author: Daniel Hopf Fernandes
  • Team: Luis Henrique de Lima, Celso Jun Nawa, Felipe Colturato Coimbra, Cécilia Stéphanie Dufresne de La Chauvinière, Karen Yoko Sato, Filipe Cruvinel Câmara Martins, Rodrigo Noleto
  • Client: Secretaria dos Transportes Metropolitanos (STM)
  • Construction: waiting bidding
  • Project: 2014
  • Start of Work: 2014
  • End of Work: expected 2017
  • Land area: 90.000 m²
  • Landscaping: Luciano Fiaschi

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Clefs Moiré by Radlab

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Article source: Radlab

With the provision of a casual description and partial floor plan of the residential building’s lobby and adjacent networking cafe, Radlab was asked to create an interior installation composed of two slatted walls. Knowing the dimensional constraints of the walls (8’ tall x 14’ long), our design strategy began with a preoccupation in the role of a wall as an architectural tool, fully circumscribed by open, public space, yet capable of creating moments of privacy.

Image Courtesy © Roxana Perdue

Image Courtesy © Roxana Perdue

  • Architects: Radlab
  • Project: Clefs Moiré
  • Photography: Roxana Perdue
  • Project Team: Matt Trimble, Bob Williamson, Steve Listwon, Haik Tokatlyan, Ethan Zisson, Ellen Ellerbee, Jared Steinmark, Karen Jann
  • Structural Engineer: Paul Kassabian, SGH

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