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Cycling Center in Gothenburg, Sweden by Weareyou

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Weareyou

“Here’s our vision of what a cycling center in the city of Gothenburg could be.

The group called cyclists is a scattered bunch of people ranging from commuters to exercisers and committed athletes. They are also divided by the choice of bike. Commuters rarely hang out with the people getting dirty in the woods and BMX riders have probably never had the chance to ask why roadies shave their legs. This calls for a change and that’s where this proposal took its starting point. Cyclists need an arena just like any other sport: soccer, ice hockey etc. where the stadium acts as the natural meeting point, ambassador of the sport and its practitioners. We also believe that sports are closely connected to everyday behavior and life style.

Perspective2

  • Architects: Weareyou
  • Project: Cycling Center
  • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

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Stairway Cinema in Auckland, New Zealand by Oh.No.Sumo

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Oh.No.Sumo

Stairway Cinema is the third installation by OH.NO.SUMO.

Our ongoing goal is to experiment with architecture and the way it can engage with the public in unique and exciting ways. This project takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. The site is the busy pedestrian intersection of two inner city streets in Auckland, New Zealand. It is located between two universities and is a place of ‘unconsidered waiting’. Bus stops and laundromats create a dispersed hard-scape that results in numerous instances of poor quality waiting, while simultaneously failing to provide quality space for social interaction. Members of the public retreat individually into the media offered on their mobile phones. This in turn results in greater separation and dislocation from an existing community that is waiting to be activated. A community must be linked not only virtually but also physically.

Image Courtesy Simon Devitt

  • Architects: Oh.No.Sumo
  • Project: Stairway Cinema
  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Project Team: Patrick Loo, Sarosh Mulla, James Pearce & Katherine O’Shaughnessy
  • Client: St Paul St Gallery
  • Project Year: April 2012
  • Software used: Revit 2012 to model and  document the design

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Skellefteå Kraft in Sweden by General Architecture

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: General Architecture

Local power production company, Skelleftea Kraft have a new headquarters building adjacent to their existing office building in the northern town of Skelleftea.

The strong structure and the articulated tectonic of the new building is based on an overall 3D order and relates to a classical rational tradition.  The aim has been to create a building that enables its users to appropriate it and at the same time strengthen the common identity.

Image Courtesy Åke E:son Lindmans

  • Architects: General Architecture
  • Project: Skellefteå Kraft
  • Location: Kanalgatan 71 , Skellefteå, Sweden
  • Function: Office building
  • Project start: 2006
  • Completion: 2009
  • Floor area/size: 9500 m2
  • Photography: MIKAEL OLSSON, ÅKE E:SON LINDMAN
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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The Soweto Theatre in Gauteng, South Africa by Afritects

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Article source: Afritects

The brief for the Soweto theatre was to create a public performing arts centre that the community of Soweto, South Africa would feel invited to use, enjoy and take ownership of. The concept of the building has evolved the existing typical theatre typology; the monolithic, impenetrable, secretive-mass with one- almost reluctant- public-gesture (the front door) has now become an open, legible and inviting space. All of the inner workings of the theatre are expressed outwards, beguiling and enticing its community in.

SE Elevation

  • Architects: Afritects
  • Project: The Soweto Theatre
  • Location: Gauteng, South Africa

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Abitare il sottotetto in Milan, Italy by Studio Arcadia Ego

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Article source: Studio Arcadia Ego

The design solution for the apartment started from the need to modify the original project that included the execution of a partition wall in front of the entrance; this wall delimited the area deputed to food preparation closed by sliding glass doors and furniture provided with angular. This solution, however, prevented a rational distribution of the residence, having an area of 30 square meters, could contain only a small table and a sofa. The project, planned to greatly reduce the wall of the kitchen until it becomes a shoulder retaining wall system of open living space which becomes a distinctive design element.

View of the dining area from the entrance of the apartment

  • Architects: Studio Arcadia Ego
  • Project: Abitare il sottotetto
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Software used: AutoCAD LT 2012 for 2D drawings, Sketch-up for 3D and Artlantis for renderings. The perspective is a handmade drawing  done by the architect.

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Shamwari Flagship Store in The Venetian, Macau by HEAD Architecture and Design Limited

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Article source: HEAD Architecture and Design Limited

HEAD created a new brand for Shamwari in this 1500 sqft luxury store. Large displays illustrate the process of diamond prospecting, mining and cutting. Incorporating the history of South African diamonds the concept authenticates the brand and tradition of diamond production. Custom-built display cases incorporate LED lighting to reduce cabinet temperature while retaining correct display lighting levels.

Shamwari

  • Architects: HEAD Architecture and Design Limited
  • Project: Shamwari Flagship Store
  • Location: Unit 2021, The Venetian, Macau
  • Building Type: Retail Interior
  • Client: Shimansky Diamonds
  • Date: 2007

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Teacher Education School by Idom

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Idom

Following the instructions given by the UPV and due to its strategic location within the city, the building is intended to become an architectonic reference for its appearance. This issue has been addressed, as will later on be explained, by means of a modern and high quality design, in line with the institution it represents. For that purpose, apart from a well taken care of volumetric composition that carefully works around the volume restrictions imposed by the site development plan, the logo designed by Eduardo Chillida has been included in the planned double glass façade.

Teacher Education School

 

  • Architects: Idom
  • Project: Teacher Education School-Magisterio

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Membrene in Stratum in Nagoya, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

“Membrane in Stratum” is an installation that wraps around the interior space. The concept of human activity is emphasised by the graduation of translucency through the membrane. The membrane regulates depth and boundaries. We can divide the room in many ways by the penetration, reflectance and absorption of light. We can change the function of the room at our will. A dynamic space is born from the shadows that reflect of the membrane surface and vibrantly decorate the room.

Membrene in Stratum

  • Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: Membrene in Stratum
  • Location: Nagoya, Japan
  • Completion : January 2012
  • Program : Office, Salon, Bar
  • Built area : 100 m²

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Casa Mas by Rizoma Architetture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Rizoma Architetture

The design for the detached house CASA MAS has been designed with the aim of creating a state of great comfort at very high energy efficiency. The building includes a basement concrete open to a small patio and two floors made entirely of wood. The panels in X-LAM structure of the company ProholzEmilia, the external insulation, ceilings, roofing and finish are all designed in wood, this, combined with the plant design ensures a minimum standard of Class A, extended to Class A + with the completion of the PV system from 5 kWh.

Casa Mas

  • Architects: Rizoma Architetture
  • Project: Casa Mas
  • Software used: AutoCad, Rhinoceros and Cinema 4D

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N.O.W. Green Icon by Rizoma Architetture

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Article source: Rizoma Architetture

NOW (NO WATT) means a Zero Energy Building.vGreen Icon has an energy consumption of EPtot=0,00 kWh/mc per year so it reaches the enegy class A+.

The first work-unit GREEN ICON, designed by Rizoma Architetture in collaboration with ProholzEmilia, is placed in the new BIOENERGY system in Mantova’s plain.

N.O.W. Green Icon

  • Architects: Rizoma Architetture
  • Project: N.O.W. Green Icon
  • Completed: February 2012
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros and Cinema 4D

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