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Wine Cellar “U Modráka” in Moravia, Czech Republic by ORA (Original Regional Architecture)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: ORA (Original Regional Architecture) 

The refurbishment of the wine cellar in Vrbovec was our first project. The builder is a wine grower and father of Barbora.
Final design is based on the sketch of the investor who was completely sure how the wine cellar should look like. We designed a new entrance hall with a small kitchen and toilet in the area where the old cabin used to be. We cleaned more than hundred years old underground part and kept it in its original state. The biggest change is new three meters wide skylight which brings sunlight down to the cellar. We recycled old vineyard posts (very similar was used on the borders with Austria during the Iron Curtain time) to build a new archive for bottles. The archive remains the vineyard.

Image Courtesy © ORA (Original Regional Architecture)

Image Courtesy © ORA (Original Regional Architecture)

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Office Building in Son Bugadelles Industrial Park by RIPOLLTIZON

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: RIPOLLTIZON

The new building of the water management company Hidrobal is located in the industrial park of Calvia, in a corner plot next to industrial buildings and warehouses. The new headquarters will house offices and customer service areas of the company.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: RIPOLLTIZON
  • Project: Office Building in Son Bugadelles Industrial Park
  • Location: Son Bugadelles Industrial Park, Calvia. Mallorca (Spain)
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Collaborators: Pablo García (architect) , Pep Ripoll – Juan Miguel Tizón
  • Structural Engineer: Jorge Martín
  • Client: Hidrobal, Gestión de Aguas de Baleares S.A.U.
  • Contractors: Aqualogy S.A.
  • Project Area: 1018,81 sqm
  • Budget: 567.146 EUR
  • Start of Design: 2011
  • Year of Completion: 2014

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring in Moravia, Czech Republic by ORA (Oiginal Regional Architecture)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: ORA (Oiginal Regional Architecture)

Where?
The loft is a part of the former school building built at the end of nineteenth century. The house is located in small south-Moravian city named Mikulov well known because of its unique landscape and wine.

Image Courtesy © Jan Žaloudek

Image Courtesy © Jan Žaloudek

  • Architects: ORA (Oiginal Regional Architecture) – Barbora Zmeková, Jenik Hora/ Znojmo
  • Project: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
  • Location: Mikulov, Moravia, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Jan Žaloudek
  • Project: 2011
  • Built: 2012
  • Area: 140 sqm

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Clear Football Memorial in Trabzon, Turkey by Selim Senin

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: Selim Senin

The referee should be fair for clean football.Only in this way will justice and provided a clean football match.The meaning of justice act is balanced on both sides.Fairness provided by the balance.Represents justice by standing structure in this monument balance. Both triangle symbolizes the two football teams.Red ramp holding the two triangles symbolize the balance of justice.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin

  • Architects: Selim Senin
  • Project: Clear Football Memorial
  • Location: Trabzon, Turkey
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autocad, Photoshop, Vray

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House Sar in Johannesburg, South Africa by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

Located within the leafy suburb of Atholl, Johannesburg, stands the latest contemporary stunner from Nico van der Meulen Architects.

Designed by the highly acclaimed Werner van der Meulen, House Sar encapsulates luxury, comfort and functionality in a minimalist architectural setting.

The clients approached Nico van der Meulen Architects with a modest single storey pitched roof house. Limited views and access to the garden resulted in the rooms being dark, and thus the clients main request was to transform this house into a light-filled open plan contemporary home.  Ensuring that every room was naturally lit became the challenge for Werner van der Meulen, but one he proved could be done.

Image Courtesy © Barend Roberts and David Ross

Image Courtesy © Barend Roberts and David Ross

  • Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects
  • Designed by: Werner van der Meulen
  • Project: House Sar
  • Location: Atholl, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Photography: Barend Roberts and David Ross

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Stamford On Macquarie in Sydney, Australia by CHROFI

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Article source: CHROFI

CHROFI was selected through the City of Sydney Design Excellence Competition for a landmark residential tower on Macquarie Street, Sydney for Stamford Property Services.

Image Courtesy © CHROFI

Image Courtesy © CHROFI

  • Architects: CHROFI
  • Project: Stamford On Macquarie
  • Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Software used: Sketch Up and Vectorworks
  • Competition Collaborators: Taylor Thomson Whittings, AECOM, Page Kirkland, JBA Planning, Abi Group
  • Client:  Stamford Property Services Pty Ltd
  • Program: Residential Apartment Development
  • Floor Area: 13.000 sqm
  • Status: 1st Prize. In progress.

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MPower Yoga Studio in Baltimore, Maryland by J. Neal Design

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Article source: J. Neal Design

A complete renovation on the ground floor of Baltimore’s Natty Boh Tower located in Canton, Baltimore, Mpower Yoga has been a game changing challenge and real privilege to work through. A close working relationship with the client, and a local architectural visualization firm lent towards a fast track design-build process yielding a high level of quality, customization, and coordination of comprehensive mechanical systems to best meet the needs of a hot yoga studio. The end product included two hot studio classrooms, fully equipped locker rooms, lounge and retail space, as well as back of house administrative functionality and storage. Despite the challenges of working within the constraints of an existing, and smaller than hoped for space, we were able to wrap the project up from schematic design to complete construction within a year’s time.

Image Courtesy © J. Neal Design

Image Courtesy © J. Neal Design

  • Architects: J. Neal Design
  • Project: MPower Yoga Studio
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland

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Hospital Veterinari Canis Mallorca in Palma, Spain by Estudi E. Torres Pujol

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source:  Estudi E. Torres Pujol

ENVIRONMENT AND SHAPE
The building is located in an intermediate location between and industrial and a residential area, adjoining the old prison in Palma, nowadays abandoned. The plot is trapezoidal, and the building adapts to it using the maximum surface area allowed, as it was required by the client. Its volumetric architecture is a constant dialogue with the environment, blending the architecture of ‘International Style’ and traditional rural buildings in Mallorca.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

Image Courtesy © José Hevia

  • Architects: Estudi E. Torres Pujol
  • Project: Hospital Veterinari Canis Mallorca
  • Location: Palma, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia

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560 Vinson in Fayetteville, Arkansas by Modus Studio

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: Modus Studio

Empowered by their love of place and a history of previous renovations, the owners of this Mt. Sequoyah property sought a complete transformation for their modest ranch-style home. They came to us for a creative and modern approach to design that would provide natural light and views throughout the project. With deep ties to the surrounding neighborhood, there was also a desire to tastefully censor the adjacent homes without completely severing their connection to this charming community.

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

Image Courtesy © Timothy Hursley

  • Architects: Modus Studio
  • Project: 560 Vinson
  • Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Photography: Timothy Hursley
  • Software used: Revit, 3dsMax, Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign
  • Completed: 2013
  • Owner: Mike White + Bao Bui
  • Area:
    • Existing Thermal Area: 1700 SF
    • Existing Non-Thermal Area: 1345 SF
    • Renovated Thermal Area: 1024 SF
    • Additional Thermal Area: 370 SF
    • Additional Semi-Thermal Area: 229 SF
    • Additional Non-Thermal Area: 535 SF
    • Total: 2158 SF
  • Construction Costs: $235,600.00 $125 per SF
  • Architectural Team:  Chris Baribeau, AIA Principal Architect , Graham Patterson, Assoc. AIA Project Manager, Suzana Annable, Assoc. AIA, Josh Siebert, Assoc. AIA
  • General Contractor: GB Group | Jacob Tankersley

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A long brick house in Pest County, Hungary by Foldes Architects

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Article source: Foldes Architects

Minimalist design meets everlasting intellectual values. Temple of books shaped into a long brick house in the side of the Big-Proud Peak, Hungary, from Foldes Architects

The project initiated by an intellectual couple, had a clear starting point, as highlighted to architects Laszlo Foldes and Peter Sonicz: “We own a length of books something like 100 meters”. The owners of the site had found the best location to retire from work and the noise of Budapest in a rich natural environment, at the side of the Big-Proud Peak.

Image Courtesy © Levente Sirokai

Image Courtesy © Levente Sirokai

  • Architects: Foldes Architects
  • Project: A long brick house
  • Location: Pilisborosjeno, Pest County, Hungary
  • Photography: Levente Sirokai
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Artlantis Studio and Adobe Photoshop
  • Year: Design: 2012 • Completion: 2013
  • Area/Size: 137,8 m2
  • Cost: 115 000 EUR
  • Architects Team: Laszlo Foldes, Peter Sonicz
  • Structural engineering: Zoltan V. Nagy
  • Mechanical engineering: Attila Lucz
  • Electrical engineering: Judit Balazs
  • Text: Viktoria Szepvolgyi

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