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The “Brain of Brian” Floating Office Barge in Penryn, England by Marraum Architecture

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Marraum Architecture

Brief:

Robotmother wanted an office space for their operations including maintenance space for Miles who looks after all the maintenance of Jubilee Wharf, accommodation for bands playing at Peapods Cafe, compost toilet with poo tanks in the hull, wood chip boiler, office space with separate meeting room and mezzanine level for Peapods admin. All highly insulated.

Image Courtesy © Marraum Architecture

Image Courtesy © Marraum Architecture

  • Architects: Marraum Architecture
  • Project: The “Brain of Brian” Floating Office Barge
  • Location: Penryn,Cornwall, England
  • Photography: Hugh Hastings
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Budget: Collaboration: Mark & Loz Shipwrights, Eleanor Bell

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Tankefuld in Svendborg, Denmark by Pluskontoret Architects

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Pluskontoret Architects

Tankefuld is a prize winning sustainable public housing project which creates social interaction between its users, based on a DGNB approach.

Tankefuld(7000 m2) is a public housing project that, just like us as people, is defined by different characteristics.3

Image Courtesy © Pluskontoret Architects

Image Courtesy © Pluskontoret Architects

  • Architects: Pluskontoret Architects
  • Project: Tankefuld
  • Location: Tankefuld, Svendborg, Denmark
  • YEAR BUILT: 2013 – (Energy class 2015)
  • PROJECT SIZE: 7000m2 =  75347sq feet
  • PROJECT BUDGET: 93,5 mioKr = 12,6 M euros = 15.9 M $
  • PLUSKONTORET TEAM MEMBERS:
    • Mette Stavad – responsible partner architect
    • Kristian Nordheim – architect
    • Peter Appel Hansen – constructing architect
    • Kasper Møller – constructing architect

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York House Senior School in Vancouver, Canada by ACTON OSTRY ARCHITECTS INC

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: ACTON OSTRY ARCHITECTS INC 

York House School, an independent K–12 for girls, has been located in the heart of Vancouver’s heritage Shaughnessy neighborhood since 1932. The forward-looking Institute required a new senior school building with a mandate that included the incorporation of energy efficient systems, the maximization of natural lighting, and the provision of flexible work spaces to accommodate 21st-century teaching practices. The new senior school was also required to unify the 144,721ft2 (13,445m2) campus, which comprised several buildings of various styles that had been added over an 80-year span.

Image Courtesy © Michael Elkan

Image Courtesy © Michael Elkan

  • Architects: ACTON OSTRY ARCHITECTS INC
  • Project: York House Senior School
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Photography: Michael Elkan, Bob Matheson
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Design Team:
    • Principal-in-charge: Mark Ostry, ARCHITECT AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC
    • Project Lead: Susan Ockwell, ARCHITECT AIBC LEED AP
    • Team: Russell Acton, ARCHITECT AIBC AAA SAA OAA FRAIC; Nathaniel Straathof, ARCHITECT AIBC LEED, AP; Ryan McCuaig, ARCHITECT AIBC, CP, MRAIC, LEED AP; Michael Fugeta, MArch IA; Sergei Vakhrameev, MArch
  • Collaborators
    • Structural Engineer: Fast & Epp
    • Mechanical Engineer: MCW Consultants Ltd.
    • Electrical Engineer: Acumen Engineering Pte Ltd:
    • Landscape Architect: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
    • Contractor: Haebler Construction Ltd.
    • Code: Gage Babcock & Associates Ltd.
    • Acoustic: Daniel Lyzun & Associates Ltd./ Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc.
    • Envelope: Morrison Hershfield Ltd.
    • Environmental: A.C.M. Environmental
    • Geotechnical: Exp Associates Inc.
    • Specifications: Padley Consulting Inc.
  • Awards & Recognition
    • 2014 City of Vancouver Urban Design Award
    • 2015 ACEC-BC Award of Merit for Engineering Excellence
  • Client: York House School
  • Area: 
    • Gross Floor Area: 36,000 ft2 (3345m2)
    • Building Footprint Area: 33.65m x 37.33m
    • Massing: three stories, plus basement
  • Project Schedule:
    • Construction start: May 2012
    • Completion: August 2013

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EIGHT INSCRIBED HOUSES AND THREE COURTYARDS in Vecindario, Gran Canaria by Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P.

2008 World Architecture Festival (WAF 2008). Finalist Housing category.

2008 2008 Manuel Oraá Regional Architecture Award of Canary Islands. Winner  in the New Construction Housing.

The inscribed houses, with their small boundaries, are thought and built as a microcosm. The term inscribed, borrowed from geometry, induced us to find new qualities. The confinements of the irregular and broken limits of party walls, far from being perceived as a negative quality, heightened forms and bodies to us.

Image Courtesy © ROMERA Y RUIZ ARQUITECTOS

Image Courtesy © ROMERA Y RUIZ ARQUITECTOS

  • Architects: Romera y Ruiz Arquitectos S.L.P. (Pedro Romera García, Ángela Ruiz Martínez)
  • Project: EIGHT INSCRIBED HOUSES AND THREE COURTYARDS
  • Location: Vecindario, Gran Canaria
  • Developper: Instituto Canario de la Vivienda. Gobierno de Canarias
  • Collaborators (all architects): Jorge Hernández, Laura Gómez Mariño y María Rodríguez Arcas.
  • Situation: Calle Miramar
  • Technical architect: Manuel Hernandez Vera
  • Project year: October 2004
  • Built in the year: December 2007
  • Building company: Construcciones Rodríguez Luján S.L.
  • Building cost: 524.151,68 €
  • Cost per square meter: 584 €/m²
  • Area: 897,52m²

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DI HOUSE in Pula, Croatia by Ekokoncept d.o.o.

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: Ekokoncept d.o.o.

This low-energy Mediterranean beauty is a family residence on the outskirts of Pula. The beautiful green surroundings and slightly elevated plot serve as a fantastic curtain for the modern cube the architect Tomaž Noč designed for the family. The plot was originally fenced with an old stone wall which was carefully disassembled in the beginning of the construction. The stones were then reassembled into a higher wall which serves as the backbone of the building, beginning at the pool area outside and then penetrating into the house acting as the support wall for the stairs in the living room.

Image Courtesy © Ekokoncept d.o.o.

Image Courtesy © Ekokoncept d.o.o.

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KINDERGARTEN Solar City in Linz, Austria by x architekten

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: x architekten

The project’s main aim is to provide a space as large as possible for children and staff thus creating exciting situations through a combination of a clearly structured room design and the topography of the roof landscape. The kindergarten is designed as a passive house with lowest possible energy use.

Image Courtesy © Elisabeth Grebe

Image Courtesy © Elisabeth Grebe

  • Architects: x architekten
  • Project: KINDERGARTEN Solar City
  • Location: Linz, Austria
  • Photography: Elisabeth Grebe and Max Nirnberger
  • Software used: Vectorworks 10
  • Client: City of Linz/Linz municipal authorities, GWG (Non-Profit Housing Society)
  • Net floor space: 1009 m
  • Size of building ground: 6062 m²
  • Constructed area: 1535 m² (more…)

Bob Champion Building in Norwich, England by Hawkins\Brown

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: Hawkins\Brown

Hawkins\Brown has completed the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, the University of East Anglia’s most recent building in the Norwich Research Park.

The facilities are targeted at improving translational research in collaboration with the NHS whilst the clinical teaching areas are focused on providing authentic healthcare learning environments for the university’s medical school.

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

Image Courtesy © Gareth Gardner

  • Architects: Hawkins\Brown
  • Project: Bob Champion Building
  • Location: Norwich, England
  • Photography: Gareth Gardner
  • Landscape Architect: BD Landscape
  • Structure Engineer: Arup, Carter Design
  • Services Engineer: Arup, Roger Parker Associates
  • Project Manager: Real Consulting
  • Quantity Surveyor: Aecom
  • Building Control: MLM
  • Acoustics: Adrian James Acoustics
  • Planning Consultant: Bidwell
  • Main Contractor: RG Carter

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Yoshi Nursery in Nagasaki, Japan by tatta architects office

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: tatta architects office

Nursery construction of wooden bungalow that has been planned in the mountains of Sasebo . Place a play room in the center of the square of the plane

Is office around , the place each nursery room , etc. various room has a floor plan that was conscious of clarification of flow line .

Image Courtesy © Nishinihon Syabou

Image Courtesy © Nishinihon Syabou

  • Architects: tatta architects office
  • Project: Yoshi Nursery
  • Location: Nagasaki, Japan
  • Photography: Nishinihon Syabou
  • Year:2015
  • Collaborators:Atelier NID
  • Manufacturers/Suppliers
  • Construction:Umemuragumi/
  • Structural design:Shelter
  • Total Area:700㎡
  • Internal Area:700㎡

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Nursery “Pluchke” in Brussels, Belgium by ZAmpone architectuur

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: ZAmpone architectuur

The projects’ brief consisted off the increase of capacity of the existing daycare center in urban context of 35 to 75 child places. The existing daycare center was housed in a decrepit church. ZAmpone chooses to demolish and start with a new build.

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

Image Courtesy © Tim Van de Velde

  • Architects: ZAmpone architectuur
  • Project: Nursery “Pluchke”
  • Location: Horzelstraat 28/4, 1180 Ukkel, Belgium
  • Photography: Tim Van de Velde
  • Client: vzw kind- en jeugdzorg Ukkel-Caelevoet
  • Artwork: Moos gallery
  • Partners: 
    • Contractor: DSV nv
    • Structural engineer: Jo Deflander bvba
    • Technical engineer: AA&O nv
  • Floor area surface: 1200 m²
  • Budget: € 2.035.000 excl. VAT and fees
  • Procurement: competition
  • Design/execution: 2007 / 2014

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Vistula river beach pavilion in Warsaw, Poland by Ponadto design group

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Article source: Ponadto design group

The design won the 1st prize in the twelfth edition of the national competition organized by Sanitec KOLO in 2010. Since then, the utility has been extended by a café and land development between wybrzeże szczecińskie street and vistula river in Warsaw.

Image Courtesy ©  Piotr Szczepański

Image Courtesy © Piotr Szczepański

  • Architects: Ponadto design group (Aleksandra Krzywańska, Maja Matuszewska, Katarzyna Szpicmacher)
  • Project: Vistula river beach pavilion
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Photography: Piotr Szczepański, Rafał Nebelski
  • Collaborators: Pro Arte 11 ( Jerzy Grochulski Ph.D. Arch., M. Arch. Stanisław Stefanowicz)
  • Client: Warsaw City Council
  • Area: 1500 m2
  • Year: 2013

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