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The Hollywood Bowl by Hodgetts + Fung

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: Hodgetts + Fung

The rebirth of the Hollywood Bowl marked the end of a six-year process in which Hodgetts + Fung re-invented the acoustics, enhanced the functionality, and nearly doubled the size of that hundred-year old icon while echoing the memory and visual identity of the original.

Image Courtesy © Hodgetts + Fung

Flood House by F9 Productions

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: F9 Productions

This project started as a response to the repeated flood challenges of where the two principles (Alex Gore and Lance Cayko) went to college.  The Fargo, North Dakota area floods almost every year and Alex has fought floods as a civilian and in the National Guard. During one of these outings Alex began to think about the ramifications of the dikes bursting and what would happen to all of the houses they were trying to save. These phenomena became increasingly threatening with the advent of hurricane Katrina, and the ongoing floods across the United States today.  As a result Alex and Lance dove into designing a house that could withstand these forces.

Image Courtesy © F9 Productions

  • Architects: F9 Productions (Alex Gore)
  • Project: Flood House
  • PROJECT: F9 – Flood House
  • DATE: 110602

Villa in Děčín, Czech Republic by Studio pha

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Article source: Studio pha

The initial task was mainly to find the right location for a home (villa) on a large area, with its orientation providing views of the countryside and city. The house is situated on the edge of a natural divide in the landscape so that each floor is consistent with the land. The stone base supports each exaggerated conglomeration of rooms, which are partly cantilevered over the terrace and divided into parts for children and parents.

Image Courtesy © Tomáš Dittrich

  • Architects: Studio pha
  • Project: Villa
  • Location: Děčín, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Tomáš Dittrich
  • Realization: 2013
  • Area: 750 m2
  • Author:  Jan Šesták, Marek Deyl, Filip Tomášek
  • Cooperation: Ivana Šustrová – completion and interior implementation
  • Statics: Hana Gattermayerová

Sohsul Hotel in Seoul, S.Korea by Archigroup ma

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Article source: Archigroup ma

It is a common sense that detailing takes its place at the later phase of process, and this is especially true for an architectural design. However, on the other hand, I think it is possible for detail to be the beginning of the process. The more so, if the process is for interior design. Although Mies van dero Rohe said “God is in the details” to emphasize <precision> and Rem Koolhaas stated “no money, no detail, just pure concept” to put <concept> of the plan before anything, the detail was what connected the beginning and the end of this project. The detail is not limited to properly joining and finishing the materials. It motivates the design, brings harmony to neighboring materials, and sometimes the detail itself grant certain characteristic to the whole space. Every material has its own unique characteristics and it can be revealed through the detail. Properly displayed detail distinguishes itself from the other materials, and that uniqueness became the main material for the design for this project.

Image Courtesy © Sun Namgoong

Image Courtesy © Sun Namgoong

  • Architects: Archigroup ma
  • Project: Sohsul Hotel
  • Location: 53, Banpo-daero 14-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, S.Korea
  • Photography: Sun Namgoong
  • Interior Design: Geunju Yoon, Junghwan Hwang
  • Hotel Features: 52 Rooms(12 Types), Lobby, Restaurant, Multipurpose Room
  • Gross floor area: 3,771.03§³
  • Buildings Scope: B2, 13F
  • Client & Construction: Youngwoo Seo (Bit Sal Co.)
  • Floor finishing: Wood flooring, Marble, Tiles(Italy)
  • Wall finishing: Wood, marble, Tiles(Italy), Made wallpaper, Eco-friendly paints
  • Ceiling finishing: Tiles(Italy), Made wallpaper, Eco-friendly paints


Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Christian de Portzamparc

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

 Article source: Christian de Portzamparc

The Cidade das Artes is situated between sea and mountain, in the center of fourteen kilometers of plain which nsaw recently developing the new major district of Rio de Janeiro: Barra da Tijuca. The landscape is monotonous, deprived of strong urban marks and public spaces. The site is structured by two highways that cross the district. In the centre of thiscross, designed by Lucio Costa, the Cidade das Artes will be in the very heart of the new city.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
  • Project: Cidade Das Artes
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon, Christian de Portzamparc
  • PROGRAM: Cultural equipment: Philharmonic Hall (1,800 seats ), transformable into an Opera Hall (1,300 seats ) Chamber Music Hall (500 seats ), electroacoustic room (180 seats ), headquarters of the Brazilian Symphonic, Orchestra, music school, 10 rehearsal rooms, media library, 3 movies theaters , resta urant, shops, administration offices, technical spaces and parking lots.
  • CLIENT: City Hall of Rio de Janeiro, Secretaria Municipal das Culturas
  • ACOUSTICS: Xu Acoustique – Xu Ya Ying – (France), Acùstica sônica (Brazil)
  • SCENOGRAPHY: Changement à Vue – Jacques Dubreuil (France), Ze Augusto Nepomucen (Brazil)
  • LANDSCAPE DESIGNER: CAP, Fernando Chancel
  • Surface: 46,000 sq.m.
  • Gross Tota l Area: 90,000 sq.m.

Tobaco Hotel in Lodz, Poland by EC-5

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: EC-5

Tobaco Hotel is located in the centre of Łódź, among historic tenement houses and old factory buildings. The hotel is part of the historic factory building complex. Since 1895, Karol Kretschmer had operated a wool textile factory there. In 1932, the National Cigarette Factory opened on the former textile factory premises. Nowadays, the whole building complex has been modernised and adapted to housing and hotel purposes.

Image Courtesy © MichaÅ‚ Mazurowicz

  • Architects: EC-5
  • Project: Tobaco Hotel
  • Location: Lodz, Poland
  • Photography: MichaÅ‚ Mazurowicz
  • Architecture Project Team: Luiza JodÅ‚owska, Martyna Nowak, Hanna Pietras, Piotr Płóciennik, Dorota SzafraÅ„ska
  • Year: 2013

TAVONATTI HOUSE in Valparaíso Region, Chile by PAR Arquitectos

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: PAR Arquitectos

The commission was to develop a house under the standards of the real estate business, a basic and optimized program complemented by a strategy of exterior terraces and main rooms open to the panoramic view.

In response to a sunken site with a gentle slope, with glimpses of ocean views, the program aims to raise the programmatic piano nobile of the house, from the perpendicular overlap of 2 volumes of simple lines that make up a new dimension. The first, in elevation, in the direction of the views of the bay, which makes up the access and contains the public spaces.

Image Courtesy © Diego Elgueta

  • Architects: PAR Arquitectos (Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Rafael Grez)
  • Location: Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Photography: Diego Elgueta
  • Project Area: 1,683 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Construction: Constructora Casa Viva Ltda
  • Structures: Ingevsa, José Manuel Morales
  • Landscape: Paisaje MPB – Francisca Pérez, Beatriz Majluf

BUSTAMENTE HOUSE in Valparaíso Region, Chile by PAR Arquitectos

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: PAR Arquitectos

The commission was to develop a house under the standards of the real estate business, a basic and optimized program complemented to a strategy of exterior terraces and main rooms open to panoramic views.

Considering the terraced, square site with an average slope, with “moments” with an ocean view, we decided to set back the house to the back of the site, constituting a broad and long facade, taking the highest point of the site and a more panoramic view of the environment.

Image Courtesy © Diego Elgueta

  • Architects: PAR Arquitectos (Pablo Lopez, Alvaro Cortés, Rafael Grez)
  • Location: Valparaíso Region, Chile
  • Photography: Diego Elgueta
  • Project Area: 1,510 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Construction: PAR Arquitectos
  • Structures: Ingevsa, José Manuel Morales
  • Landscape: María José Rojas
  • Software used: Autocad 2010 and Sketchup last version

Santa María House in V Región, Chile by emA Arquitectos

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: emA Arquitectos

The house is located on land used for farming in the original house, with fruit trees planted in an area of 900 m2, where many of the existing trees are maintained, the construction does not alter the natural condition of the land, we work on a platform with a new level + -0.00, which, together with easing the construction, raises the view to the trees of the place.

Image Courtesy © Marcelo Cáceres

El-goli caltural center in tabriz, Iran by mahdiyar memar

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Article source: mahdiyar memar

Image Courtesy © mahdiyar memar

  • Architects: mahdiyar memar
  • Project: El-goli caltural center
  • Location: tabriz, Iran
  • Software used: 3dmax, Vray, Autocad, Revit 
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