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DIOMEDA in Cancún, Mexico by SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects

The project is located in the pent-house of Diomeda building, in the commercial area of Puerto Cancun. Through an organic design of  curved lines, the travel takes us to the different spaces, always oriented to the surrounding views of the development, of the hotel zone and the Caribbean.

Image Courtesy © Maribel Garzon

  • Architects: SOSTUDIO / Sergio Orduña Architects
  • Project: DIOMEDA
  • Location: Cancún, Mexico
  • Photography: Maribel Garzon
  • Project leader: Sergio Orduña Chapoy
  • Building contractor: construcan
  • Lighting designer: ERGODI
  • Robotic project: smartec
  • Furniture and work stations: Herman Miller
  • Aluminum panel: alpolic, aludaissa
  • YEAR: 2013
  • Software used: SKETCHUP, 3DMAX, V-RAY

DUNE in Amsterdam, Netherlands by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE

Sunday, August 25th, 2013


DUNE is an interactive landscape that interacts with human behavior.This hybrid of nature and technology exists out of large amounts of fibers which brighten according to the sounds and motion of passing visitors.

Our most recent version is filled with hundreds of interactive lights and sounds. DUNE investigates nature in a futuristic relation with urban space by means of looking, walking and interacting.


  • Project: DUNE
  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Photography: Daan Roosegaarde, Tomek Whitfield
  • Date: 2006 – 2011
  • Client: Self Commissioned
  • Materials: Hundreds of fibers, steel, microphones, sensors, speakers, software and other media.
  • Artist: Daan Roosegaarde
  • Size: Modular system of variable square meters up to 100 meters.

SPOT studios in Riga, Latvia by Annvil

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: Annvil 

A modern and professional `SPOT studios` is the first photo studio in Latvia, which has created a water studio. It`s located inside Panorama Plaza, multifunctional building complex.

‘Light’ is the starting point for the design concept, to connect the interior with the company’s branding concept. The interior emphasizes the presence of light in various forms. As the studio has no direct access to daylight, designer used different lighting and shapes – robust spotlights, tube lights, light bulb strings and daylight bulbs – to achieve a dynamic light flow.

Image Courtesy © Jurijs Vahrusevs

  • Architects: Annvil
  • Project: SPOT studios 
  • Location: Riga, Latvia
  • Photography: Jurijs Vahrusevs
  • Designer: Anna Butele
  • Development: Olga Ponomarjova
  • Date: February, 2013
  • Area: 269 m2

Castrol office in Paveletskaya Plaza business center, Moscow, Russia by za bor architects

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: za bor architects

Castrol is a global brand and leading manufacturer of engine oils and greases. This British company is a part of BP group of companies. Nevertheless it’s famous for strict corporate style, it was definitely expressive and bright decisions of za bor architects that were chosen for the project of expansion and renovation of Castrol office inMoscow. Architects managed to implement the famous Castrol’s tagline: «It’s more than just oil. It’s liquid engineering» into the office space. Namely the idea of liquidity, versatile fluid – oil – was taken as a basis for this office conception. Though, shallowness, which is indicative for liquids, gave way for curved dynamic objects, distinctive for za bor architects projects.

Image Courtesy © Peter Zaytsev

  • Architects: za bor architects
  • Project: Castrol office
  • Location: Paveletskaya Plaza business center, Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Peter Zaytsev
  • Client: Castrol
  • Project management: Mott MacDonald
  • General Contractor: Altaca
  • Engineering solution: Mott MacDonald, Altaca, za bor architects
  • Furniture: Martela
  • Glass partition: Nayada
  • Reception desk: Akrilika
  • Floor: Interface FLOR
  • Floor area: 2025 sqm
  • Project time: 2011-2012
  • Software used: ArchiCAD and 3Ds Max

The Triangle House in Belgium, France by STARH Stanislavov Architects

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: STARH Stanislavov Architects

There are 5 different types of houses with distinctive geometric shape, designed in the series.

The Line House

The Triangle House

The Square House

The Rectangle House

The Arch House

The houses are designed for construction in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands and meet all European standards of living.

  • Architects: STARH Stanislavov Architects
  • Project: The Triangle House
  • Location: Belgium, France
  • Program: Single family house
  • Design Year: 2013
  • Build up area: 220 sq.m
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Revit and 3ds Max

NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR GAMESA EOLIC in Pamplona, Spain by Vaillo + Irigaray Architects

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Article source: Vaillo + Irigaray Architects.    


Gamesa is a multinational company engaged in the manufacture and maintenance of wind turbines for green energy production.

The building is situated in a micro-suburban landscape into a business park. This technology park is characterized by an implantation of buildings in isolation, in a green environment.

Surrounded by road links, the project responds as a great infraestructural landmark, as a large transparent tank. An autonomous geometry floating on a green hillside.

Image Courtesy © Rubén Pérez Bescós

  • Architects: Vaillo + Irigaray Architects
  • Location: Pamplona, Spain
  • Photography: Rubén Pérez Bescós
  • Work team: Javier Gil, architect, Lucía Astrain, architect, Iñigo Beguiristain, architect, Juan Carlos de la Iglesia, Ángel Álvarez, Oscar Martínez, Isabel Franco
  • Quantity surveyor: Jorge Visiers Elizaicín
  • Structural engineering: OPERA INGENIERÍA, Raúl Escrivá Peyró, Civil Engineer
  • Engineering: NAVEN Ingenieros – José María Moro, INGENIERÍA PROYECTOS NAVARRA, S.l.
  • Developer: VDR
  • Contractor: VDR
  • Surface: 10.675 m2
  • Project: February 2011
  • Starting date: July 2011

Regenerating Camden’s Agar Grove Estate in London, England by Grant Associates

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Article source: Grant Associates

Hawkins\Brown, Mae, and Grant Associates have been appointed by London Borough of Camden to develop proposals in collaboration with residents for the potential redevelopment of the Agar Grove Estate, a major housing regeneration project for London with an estimated construction value of £55 million.

Image Courtesy © Forbes Massie

  • Architects: Grant Associates & Hawkins\Brown 
  • Project: Regenerating Camden’s Agar Grove Estate
  • Location: London, England
  • Photography: Forbes Massie, Hawkins\Brown
  • Client: London Borough of Camden
  • Project Management: EC Harris
  • Landscape Architects: Grant Associates
  • Structural Engineer: Peter Brett Associates
  • Services Engineer: Max Fordham
  • Quantity Surveyor:  EC Harris
  • Sustainability Consultant: Max Fordham
  • Cost Consultant:  EC Harris
  • Site area: 25,600 sq m
  • Value: £55 million

Natural White Freshwater Shell with Iridescent Shell Centre Wall in Poyang Lake, China by ShellShock Designs

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Article source: ShellShock Designs

This project is natural white freshwater shell mother of pearl with an iridescent shell in the centre and around the edges of each tile.

Freshwater mother of pearl is farmed responsibly by ShellShock Designs on the banks of the Poyang Lake, China’s largest freshwater lake. From here our skilled team of artisan farmers cultivate the Mother of Pearl producing up to 75,000 sq metres per year.

Image Courtesy © ShellShock Designs

  • Architects: ShellShock Designs
  • Project: Natural White Freshwater Shell with Iridescent Shell Centre Wall
  • Location: Poyang Lake, China

Exercise with the arches n˚1 in Avetrana (Taranto), Italy by NAUTA architecture & research

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Article source: NAUTA architecture & research

This two family house presents a traditional local row house scheme, introvert on the street and open on the back garden. The central rooms, living and dining areas, suffered great lack of light, due to their distance from the two facades.

The ground floor rooms presented existing vaulted ceilings, very valuable for their architecture and space effect. This scheme imposed the preservation of the enfilade of vaulted spaces, yet needing a strategy to avoid the box in box effect and extend multiple internal flows and views.

Image Courtesy © Roberto Micoccio

  • Architects: NAUTA architecture & research
  • Project: Exercise with the arches n˚1
  • Location: Avetrana (Taranto), Italy
  • Photography: Roberto Micoccio
  • Structural engineer: F. Galati
  • Site area: 185 sqm
  • Gross Floor area: 353 sqm
  • Completion: 2013/02

Restauration, reconversion & refurbishment of bombshelters “Kazematten” in Ypres, Belgium by Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Article source: Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

Underneath a rampant of a fortified wall, lie the remnants of the once large complex of fortifications of Ypres, called “Kazematten”.

Built in 1680 by a mythical French Marshal as part of a large fortification project of Ypres, the “Kazematten” are known for their rich history. Following the independence of Belgium the fortification complex was mostly demolished to allow de city to expand.The “Kazematten” were spared this fate due to lack of funds.

Image Courtesy © Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

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