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Saúl Bistro, Majadas Once in Guatemala by Taller KEN

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Article source: Taller KEN

“Saúl Bistro, Majadas Once” mines patterns, materials and textures and collects them to make a fresh tropical atmosphere. One of the biggest design decisions is that the café is open-air, with no glass, to connect the project to the pedestrian walkways.

Image Courtesy © Andres Asturias

Image Courtesy © Andres Asturias

  • Architects: Taller KEN
  • Project: Saúl Bistro, Majadas Once
  • Location: Majadas, Guatemala City
  • Photography: Andres Asturias
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhino, Photoshop
  • Client: Corporation Merino S.A.
  • Type: Cafe
  • Completed: 2014
  • Size: 460 sqm

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SLOVENIAN BOOK CENTER IN TRIESTE, Italy by SoNo Arhitekti

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Article source: SoNo Arhitekti

The design won the 1st prize in the invited architectural competition for the Slovenian book center in Trieste, Italy.

The proximity of the Oberdan Piazza and Fabiani’s National Hall has encouraged us to look more closely to the symbolic ties that are important for the Slovene minority living in Trieste. A hint that would only symbolically  show itself derives from Fabiani’s masterfully designed facade’s decoration. Decorative geometric element has been broken down and transformed into a modern structure, which represents itself in the basic pattern of the bookshelves.

Image Courtesy © Žiga Lovšin

Image Courtesy © Žiga Lovšin

  • Architects: SoNo Arhitekti
  • Project: SLOVENIAN BOOK CENTER
  • Location: Trieste, Italy
  • Photography: Žiga Lovšin
  • Authors: Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk, Nejc Batistič, Aleš Plesničar, Igor Spetič
  • Area: 177 sqm
  • Year: 2014/15

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T-House in Bangkok, Thailand by EKAR

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Article source: EKAR

T-House, a combination of home and office, using the cotton textile as the main idea to represent the family-run business.

An office, a warehouse, plus a residence for family expansion.

According to an initial requirement of the project owner, Khun Noppawarat Pornputhakul, the main functions of T-House were created to support her family business, a cloth wholesaller from Pratunam District. To maintain the circulations and routine of the old house in Nonthaburi Province, a new built needed to be not just only a residence for an expanding family plus a small garment storage, but also needed to include an additional space for a new office and prepare an area for a further phase of family extension.

Image Courtesy © Ketsiree Wongwan , Apinine  Thassanopas

Image Courtesy © Ketsiree Wongwan , Apinine Thassanopas

  • Architects: EKAR
  • Project: T-House
  • Location: Tiwanon, Nontaburee, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Photography: Ketsiree Wongwan , Apinine  Thassanopas
  • Interior architect: Ekaphap Duangkaew + Pocharawan Singruayphol
  • Structure Engineer: Pakasit Promsakul
  • Landscape Architect: Chanarat Ouisakul
  • Owner: Nhopvarath Pornputthakul
  • Contractor: VMR
  • Land Area: 132 sq.wah
  • Area:335 sqm +185 sqm
  • Completion: 2008-2010

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La Isla Beach House in Peru, Asia by Juan Carlos Doblado

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Article source: Juan Carlos Doblado

The House is located opposite the sea, overlooking the islands of Asia. The project aims to demonstrate the connection between an abstract architecture and its environment, establishing a relationship between man and nature, between the desert and the sea.

Image Courtesy © Elsa Ramirez

Image Courtesy © Elsa Ramirez

  • Architects: Juan Carlos Doblado
  • Project: La Isla Beach House
  • Location: Peru, Asia
  • Photography: Elsa Ramirez
  • Software used: AUTOCAD LT

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PALAZZO DI VIGONOVO in Venice, Italy by 3ndy Studio

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: 3ndy Studio

3ndy Studio, architecture and design, was committed for the renovation of the Campiello “Corten Apartments”, which has been inaugurated on september 2011. The project reached its goal of retraining a very important part of Vigonovo Venice, realizing a new place of social aggregation in completion with the historical center.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: 3ndy Studio
  • Project: PALAZZO DI VIGONOVO
  • Location: Veneto 5d, 30030 Vigonovo Venice, Italy 
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Software used: Archicad, Cinema 4D
  • Project Author: Marco Mazzetto, Alessandro Lazzari, Massimiliano Martignon architects
  • Client: Cosmo Immobiliare snc.
  • Façadeartists: 3ndy Studio, Giorgio Milani, Philippe Daverio
  • Gross floor area: 300 m2
  • Year of completion: 2011

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Lui Seng Chun in Kowloon, Hong Kong by AGC Design Ltd.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: AGC Design Ltd

Located on a triangular site in the dense heart of Kowloon, Lui Seng Chun, a tong-lau (the local term for Hong Kong shophouse typology) was built and owned by Mr. Lui Leung. One of the founders of the Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited.The construction works was completed in around 1931, with design by Architect Mr. W. H. Bourne.

Image Courtesy © AGC Design Ltd.

Image Courtesy © AGC Design Ltd.

  • Architects: AGC Design Ltd.
  • Project: Lui Seng Chun
  • Location: Kowloon, Hong Kong

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HIDDEN HOUSE in Żary Town, Poland by JABRAARCHITECTS

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: JABRAARCHITECTS

The single-storey, minimalist shape of the single-family building, located in the forrest scenery, hidden behind the concrete curtain, is the proposal of Hidden House in forest scenery of suburban landscape – the latest project of JabraArchitects.

Image Courtesy © JABRAARCHITECTS

Image Courtesy © JABRAARCHITECTS

  • Architects: JABRAARCHITECTS
  • Project: HIDDEN HOUSE
  • Location: Żary Town, Poland

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Guest House project in the regional and financial complex of Central Bank of Dilijan, Armenia by Cherkezyan & Partners

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: Cherkezyan & Partners

The Guest House is located  in the city Dilijan, near the regional and financial complex of Central Bank of Armenia. The land of guesthouse is located in the north-east of CBA and is surrounded by forest.

Image Courtesy © Suren

Image Courtesy © Suren

  • Architects: Cherkezyan & Partners
  • Project: Guest House project in the regional and financial complex of Central Bank of Armenia in Dilijan
  • Location: Dilijan, Armenia
  • Photography: Suren
  • Software used: Archicad, Artlantis
  • Client: Central Bank of Armenia
  • Principal Architects: Mher Cherkezyan (ArmProject), Suren Arakelyan (ArmProject)
  • Chief Architect of complex: Levon Khristaforyan ArmProject
  • Chief Constructor: Arsham Stephanyan
  • Building Area: 1,100 square meters
  • Site Area: 530 square meters
  • Completion Date: 2012

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SCOTTSDALE FIRE STATION 2 in Arizona by LEA – Architects, LLC

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: LEA – Architects, LLC 

Downtown Scottsdale LEED platinum Fire Station 2, the first Fire Station in the US to be certified LEED Platinum, was designed for LEED certification as part of the City of Scottsdale’s green building initiative. Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP a Father-Son team from LEA Architects, LLC, Phoenix, AZ, designed the new Downtown Scottsdale Fire Station No. 2 as part of an urban infill project. The two-story Emergency Service facility meets the daily operational needs of the new City of Scottsdale Fire Department and the community, while utilizing both passive and active sustainable green building principles to maximize sustainability and enhance overall energy performance. The contemporary architecture responds to both the civic & historical context of the surrounding urban area drawing from the materials, colors, and textures of the existing built environment. Sustainable materials were used throughout the design in vertical and horizontal applications. Natural materials including locally manufactured ground face concrete masonry, in combination with Arizona sandstone, glass, and weathering steel define the building surface and exude a sense of sustainability and presence while units offering contrasting texture and form throughout the project.

Image Courtesy © LEA - Architects, LLC

Image Courtesy © LEA – Architects, LLC

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Marítimo House in Tramandaí, Brasil by Serferin Arquitetura

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Article source: Serferin Arquitetura

The Project was commissioned for the Casa & Cia praia 2012, an architecture and decoration event that occurs during the Summer on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Designed and built in the year of 2011, the 360m2 residence occupies a corner lot of a particular condominium in Tramandaí beach.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Donadussi

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Donadussi

  • Architects: Serferin Arquitetura
  • Project: Marítimo House
  • Location: Tramandaí, Brasil
  • Photography: Marcelo Donadussi, Gustavo Seferin
  • Year: 2011 – 2012
  • Construction Area: 357m²
  • Collaborators: Gustavo Seferin, Marcelo Seferin, Camila Sanguiné, Mariana Moser e Eduardo Abreu

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