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Emigration House in Salt Lake City, UT by Steven Christensen Architecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Emigration House, a project by Steven Christensen Architecture of Santa Monica, California, has received a Special Mention distinction at the Architizer A+ Awards. The Architizer A+Awards received entries from over 100 countries, and its winners represent the best of architecture and design worldwide. The jury included such industry luminaries as Denise Scott Brown, Bjarke Ingels and Tom Kundig, as well as personalities from outside of architecture such as Tony Hsieh (CEO, Zappos), Yves Behar (Fuseproject), John Edelman (CEO, Design Within Reach), Cameron Sinclair (Architecture for Humanity) and Barry Bergdoll (MoMA). Special Mention awards were given to the top 15 percent of entries in each category, and other firms to receive the distinction include Morphosis, Neri&Hu, and OMA.

Image Courtesy © Steven Christensen Architecture

  • Architects: Steven Christensen Architecture
  • Project: Emigration House
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Autocad, V-Ray, Photoshop
  • Team: Steven Christensen (Principal), Devon Montminy, Cori Gunderson, Tianyu Kan, Andrew Kim, Carol Cotu
  • Status: Construction beginning June 2017

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Storyhouse in Chester, England by Bennetts Associates

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Bennetts Associates 

The 2½ years construction project to transform Chester’s Art Deco Odeon cinema into an international cultural centre has reached its completion on time and on budget, opening to the public on Thursday 11 May 2017.

Storyhouse brings a theatre and cinema back to Chester after a decade long absence with collaboration and partnership at the very heart of its establishment.

Image Courtesy © Peter Cook

  • Architects: Bennetts Associates
  • Project: Storyhouse
  • Location: Chester, England
  • Photography: Peter Cook
  • Client: Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Main Contractor: Kier
  • Theatre Consultant: Charcoalblue

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Arapiraca in São Paulo, Brazil by Triptyque Architecture

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Article source: Triptyque Architecture 

The particular urban base of Vila Madalena neighborhood in São Paulo defined the project created by Triptyque Architecture: a residential complex built in Arapiraca Street. The integration with its context – a neighborhood of old houses, close to bars and restaurants – was the main objective of Triptyque’s architects, in order to make a natural dialogue between the 8000m2 volume of construction and its relief.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Triptyque Architecture
  • Project: Arapiraca
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Team: Carol Bueno, Greg Bousquet, Gui Sibaud, Olivier Raffaelli (partners); Luiz Trindade (general manager); Bianca Coelho e Beatriz Hipólito (projects manager); Felipe Alves (visual comunication); Marcella Verardo, Murillo Fantinatti, Pedro de Mattos, André Mathias, Vinicius Capela (architects).
  • Property developer: Idea!Zarvos.
  • Landscape: Rodrigo Oliveira.
  • Structure: Gama Z
  • Installation: Tesis
  • Air conditioning: Willem Sheepmaker & Assoc.

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Kant K in Kyoto, Japan by koyori DATT

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: koyori DATT

A residential complex located in Muko city, Kyoto. The building is facing to a historical street. The location is mixed with historic sites and countryside sceneries as well as the modern shops and apartments, making the area rather unarranged. Thus, we aimed not just to meet the requirements as a preferable rent but also aimed to make the architecture have positive effects to the townscape when to design this apartment.

Image Courtesy © Shohei Yoshida

  • Architects: koyori DATT (Keita Ikebe, Masahiko Nakamura, Taichi Ito)
  • Project: Kant K
  • Location: Muko city, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Shohei Yoshida
  • Main structure: RC structure
  • Lot area: 1292.93m2
  • Total floor area: 1369.69m2
  • Completion: August, 2016

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Canto Cholul House in Yucatán, México by Taller Estilo Arquitectura

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Taller Estilo Arquitectura

“Humans should not try to conquer nature with technology, they should create architecture that is blessed by nature” Toyo Ito

Immersed in a 2300 square meter plot containing around 60 trees is Casa Canto Cholul, a project that seeks to create a dynamic, spatial and formal coexistence between nature and architecture. Curved walls made with stone from the region and pigmented cement embrace the trees as if trying to fit in, these being the ones that give a welcome into the house; paths between trees and shadows direct to the main entrance of the building.

Image Courtesy © David Cervera

  • Architects: Taller Estilo Arquitectura (Arq. Víctor Alejandro Cruz Domínguez, Arq. Iván Atahualpa Hernández Salazar, Arq. Luís Armando Estrada Aguilar)
  • Project: Canto Cholul House
  • Location: Cholul, Yucatán, México
  • Photography: David Cervera
  • Collaborators: Arq. Silvia Cuitún Coronado, Arq. Jorge Escalante Chan, D.I Paloma Ortiz Díaz, Alberto Góngora Brito
  • Structure: Taller Estilo Arquitectura S de R.L de C.V., Ing. Rafael Domínguez Barjau
  • Lote size: 2,310.00 sqm
  • Living space: 361.00 sqm
  • Year: 2016

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Unicity in Seoul, Korea by D-Werker Architects

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: D-Werker Architects

Unicity – Carver Korea Lab.: to obtain “Idetity” in urbanscape.

Unicity is the headquarters and research center of Carver Korea, a cosmetic business in South Korea. Carver Korea wants to make a splendid building design to show recent growth of the company.

Image Courtesy © Inwoo Yeo

  • Architects: D-Werker Architects (Jieun Lee, Hwon Yoon)
  • Project: Unicity
  • Location: 459-1, Daeheung-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Photography: Inwoo Yeo
  • Client: Sang Rok Lee
  • Construction: Gaudikorea Co.
  • Structure: Ferroconcrete
  • Finishing Materials: Pine Board Exposed Concrete, Exposed Concrete
  • Levels: 1 Basement, 5 Fllors
  • Total Area: 1,961.91 sqm
  • Year: 2017

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Il Mercante in Venice, Italy by A+B2 architettura

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: A+B2 architettura  

The new cocktail bar “Il Mercante” is born from a path of innovation in the Venetian tradition.

It occupies the space of the historic “Caffè dei Frari”, known and frequented by many Venetians and situated just in front of the main entrance of the Basilica dei Frari.

Image Courtesy © Marco Cappelletti

  • Architects: A+B2 architettura
  • Project: Il Mercante
  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Photography: Marco Cappelletti
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Perched House in Melbourne, Australia by Rara Architecture

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Rara Architecture

Perched House is a light extension at the rear of an inner city semi-detached Edwardian house that sweeps over your head.

The brief and site are common in inner-city Melbourne properties. Usually, because of the need to pack in as much space and storage as possible, the spaces are susceptible to becoming dark and feeling cramped. We decided to stick to the essentials and neatening up the layout to reduce dead space while playing with natural light to increase the drama and the effect – the space is in fact quite small, but no one would think so.

Image Courtesy © Natalie Jeffcott

  • Architects: Rara Architecture
  • Project: Perched House
  • Location: Fitzroy North, Melbourne Australia
  • Photography: Natalie Jeffcott
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Design Team: Wesley Spencer (Lead Architect), Mathilde Polmard
  • Builder: Cloverleigh Home Improvements
  • Cabinet Makers Jemco Kitchens

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2073 Offices Building in Maracaibo, Venezuela by NMD NOMADAS

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: NMD NOMADAS

The existing building branches two very important and modern avenues of Maracaibo. The building cannot refrain from this responsibility; the current building is silent and unnoticed. That is why the renewal must make it the centerpiece of the whole urban piece that is not muted but clear; intervention strategies are directed precisely to recognize the building in the urban role and strengthen its relationship with the city.

Image Courtesy © NMD NOMADAS

  • Architects: NMD NOMADAS
  • Project:  2073 Offices Building
  • Location: Maracaibo, Venezuela

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Aresta House in Brasília, Brazil by BLOCO Arquitetos

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: BLOCO Arquitetos

The house is located in a residential area far away from the city center in Brasília. The weather in this part of Brazil is characterized by a thermal amplitude that causes the temperatures to be normally mild in the morning and either hot or very hot during the afternoons. The neighboring lots allows the buildings to be very close from each other, however, the view to the west; the one that is directly exposed to the afternoon sun, has unobstructed views towards the valley.

Image Courtesy © Haruo Mikami

  • Architects: BLOCO Arquitetos
  • Project: Aresta House
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Haruo Mikami
  • Authors: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus Seco
  • Colaboration: Tatiana Lopes, Victor Machado and Guilherme Mahana
  • Structural Engineer: André Torres

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