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Yachtsman’s House by The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

We were approached by our client, a yachtsman, to design a modern house in a natural river inlet with a very scenic shoreline comprised of houses dispersed within mature trees. The site had obvious appeal as a residential location but gaining planning permission was a challenging prospect as it had an existing industrial use and was within an Environment Agency Flood Plain.

Image Courtesy © The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

Image Courtesy © The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

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20 prepared dc-motors, 81 cardboard boxes 70x70x70cm in Mannheim, Germany by Zimoun + Hannes Zweifel

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: Zimoun + Hannes Zweifel

The installation is comprised of 81 cardboard boxes of 70x70x70 cm which are suspended on the ceiling in a grid of 80×80 cm. The boxes hang between floor and ceiling and  can be seen from two different levels. 20 dc-motors are mounted and distributed along the handrail of the first floor. When activated, they set the boxes in motion by means of thinn nylon ropes connected vertically to the individual boxes, causing them to move with varying intensity and directions. Since the spaces between the boxes are small, the movement of one box is affecting neighboring boxes, leading to a very complex overall performance of the suspension, which constantly changes and progresses. The collision of the boxes and the friction caused when they collide gives rise to a multitude of sounds and noises. The acoustic perspective changes as the viewer moves along the exhibition space and can be experienced in constantly new ways. This installation was conceptualized, developed and presented in joint collaboration between Zimoun (artist) and Hannes Zweifel (architect).

Image Courtesy © Studio Zimoun.

Image Courtesy © Studio Zimoun.

  • Architects: Zimoun + Hannes Zweifel
  • Project: 20 prepared dc-motors, 81 cardboard boxes 70x70x70cm
  • Location: Mannheim, Germany
  • Photography: Studio Zimoun
  • Dimensions: 10m x 10m x 6m.
  • Exhibition: August 10 – September 21, 2014
  • Curated: Hortense Pisano and Martin Stather

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MESSE FRANKFURT – TOR NORD in Germany by INGO SCHRADER ARCHITEKT BDA

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: INGO SCHRADER ARCHITEKT BDA

A highly visible white oval roof covers the control area of the main gate of the Frankfurt trade fair, creating a new landmark at the city entrance. The oval form stands out against the orthogonal buildings of the fairground and the diversity of directions focussing at the main gate, enabling easy orientation. The construction consists of an irregular grid of steel lamella, which are oriented according to the loads and forces in the structure.

Image Courtesy © Ingo Schrader Architekt BDA

Image Courtesy © Ingo Schrader Architekt BDA

  • Architects: INGO SCHRADER ARCHITEKT BDA
  • Project: MESSE FRANKFURT – TOR NORD
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Client: Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH/ Marc Legg
  • Roof area: ca. 593 square metres
  • Clearance: ca. 4,55 m
  • Height above street: ca. 5,30 m
  • Steel weight: ca. 75 t (metric), 40 and 20 mm steel plates
  • Total weight: ca. 110 t (metric)

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Learning pavilion in Mumbai, India by Architecture BRIO

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: Architecture BRIO

Partly a building, partly a challenge course, the Laureus Foundation sponsored Learning Pavilionis an interactive building used as a gathering space and play area for Mumbai’s underprivileged children.

Image Courtesy © Architecture BRIO

Image Courtesy © Architecture BRIO

  • Architects: Architecture BRIO
  • Project: learning pavilion
  • Location: Magic Bus Centre for Experiential Learning, Karjat, Mumbai, India
  • Design Team: Robert Verrijt, Shefali Balwani, Sahil Deshpande, Pankaj Chakraborty, Ryan Mcloughlin
  • Structural Design: Vijay K. Patil Associates
  • Client: Magic Bus India Foundation
  • Sponsors: Laureus Foundation
  • Area: 275 sq.m.

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SND fashion store in Chongqing, China by 3GATTI

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: 3GATTI

When I started this retail project there was a simple and appealing idea of hanging everything from the ceiling – thus moving out of the way the furniture and items to be sold so that all the floor space could be free for customers to circulate.  So using a software that simulates the physics of real materials, we imagined an elastic ceiling that was pulled down by the weight of these various objects.  The next step was to think about the technical equipment necessary for the store such as lighting, speakers, sprinklers, cameras, AC and ventilation so it was natural to think of this ceiling as a permeable surface.  This was the origin of the ethereal white ceiling;  an ephemeral support for ephemeral objects.

Image Courtesy © Shen Qiang

Image Courtesy © Shen Qiang

  • Architects: 3GATTI
  • Project: SND fashion store
  • Location: WFC mall,Chongqing, China
  • Photography: Shen Qiang
  • Software used: 
  • Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
  • Client: Chongqing Xingjun Trade Pty Ltd.
  • Project manager: Valentina Brunetti
  • Collaborators: Carole Chan Liat,Cianan Alexander Crowley,YingLing Kong, Bogdan Chipara,Jovan Kocic,Pao Yee Lim
  • Contractor: Zhao YiLong
  • Total floor area: 180 m²
  • Design period:  May-June 2014
  • Construction period: July-August 2014

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THE VVALL in Barcelona, España by nook architects

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Article source: nook architects

The owners, who have been living in Barcelona for quite some time, were looking for a home where they could start a new professional and family adventure.  They contacted us with two different apartments, from which it was very hard to choose from, but had a very clear idea of their needs.

Image Courtesy © nieve | Productora Audiovisual

Image Courtesy © nieve | Productora Audiovisual

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Sea Glass House by The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Article source: The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

An initial brief to extend a 1960s bungalow overlooking the sea changed to a complete rebuild for a five bedroom house with swimming pool, garage and annexe.

Image Courtesy © The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

Image Courtesy © The Manser Practice Architects + Designers

  • Architects: The Manser Practice Architects + Designers
  • Project: Sea Glass House
  • Software used: We designed it using pens, pencils and tracing paper – the plan was only drawn on CAD for illustrative purposes.

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Wine Culture Center by MSB arquitectos

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Article source: MSB arquitectos

Although the cellar is surrounded by a vineyard, it is not associated with it. The relationship between the building and the surrounding area is practically nonexistent, largely due to the access road that makes a harsh separation between the building and the vineyard at the arrival zone. On the west part of the building, the separation between the vineyard and the building is less prominent, however a possible symbiosis between the built and the natural is unfulfilled by the strong and enclosed character of the warehouse.

Image Courtesy © MSB arquitectos

Image Courtesy © MSB arquitectos

  • Architects: MSB arquitectos
  • Project: Wine Culture Center
  • Software used: Acad for technical drawings, sketchup and rhino for modeling, coreldraw for schemes and 3dmax+vray for rendering with post production in photoshop

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MILAN RENATUR in Italy by AAIMM

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Article source: AAIMM

AAIMM has been awarded first prize in the category of unbuilt projects in the area of Urban Planning and Landscape IX 2014 AJAC Awards (Agrupació Joves Arquitectes de Catalunya), sponsored by the College of Architects of Catalonia (COAC) for its RENATUR project.

Image Courtesy © AAIMM

Image Courtesy © AAIMM

  • Architects: AAIMM
  • Project: MILAN RENATUR
  • Location: Italy

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AMBULANCE PLAYGROUND in Malawi by LUC & PIM

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Article source: LUC & PIM

Malawi is one of Africa’s least-developed countries. Especially in the rural areas the facilities are very limited. Which does not mean that there are no possibilities.

In co-operation with Sakaramenta, a social business based in the south of Malawi, Designers Pim van Baarsen and Luc van Hoeckel designed a complete playground from scratch. Located at an old parking lot of the side of the BEIT Cure hospital who specialize in orthopedic treatments for children.

Image Courtesy © LUC & PIM

Image Courtesy © LUC & PIM

  • Architects: LUC & PIM
  • Project: AMBULANCE PLAYGROUND
  • Location: Malawi
  • Software used: Rhinoceros

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