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5 Houses in Barbengo, Switzerland by Studio Meyer e Piattini

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Studio Meyer e Piattini

The five units single family housing project is built in an area east of Collina d’Oro and next to the old nucleus of Barbengo, which is accessible from Cadempino towards Agra-Collina d’Oro.the land descends towards east and is open towards south and north.

Image Courtesy © Paolo Rosselli

  • Architects: Studio Meyer e Piattini
  • Project: 5 Houses in Barbengo
  • Location: Barbengo, Switzerland
  • Photography: Paolo Rosselli
  • Architects: Ira Piattini e Lukas Meyer architetti, Lugano
  • Client: Privato
  • Structural engineering: Pini & Associati, Lugano
  • Design team: Barbara Corbella (Architetto collaboratore)
  • Site supervision:   Direzioni Lavori SA, Lugano
  • Other consultants: IFEC SA, Rivera, Sophie Ambroise, Officina del paesaggio, Lugano (landscape)
  • Site area: Barbengo 6917 Ticino CH
  • Start on site: 2009
  • Completion: 2011
  • Design phase (beginning and ending month, year): 2007-2009
  • Gross internal floor area: 210 m2
  • Built area or Total floor area: Superficie 700mq, Volume 3700mc

“BIBLIO-Centrum” Central Library in Helsinki, Finland by d INKOFF Architects & Engineers

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers

BIBLIO-Centrum – from the Greek word for book and the Latin word for center – will be Helsinki’s new “book center” or “book central”, a focal point for the most prominent facilities of the city:  Parliament, the Helsinki Music Centre, the Finland Opera House, the Kiasma Museum, Sanoma House, and the central railway station.  Proposed by d INKOFF Architects & Engineers, the BIBLIO-Centrum will be a center of diverse cultural and intellectual activities, a congregating point for people with a thirst for knowledge.

Image Courtesy d INKOFF

  • Architects: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers
  • Project: “BIBLIO-Centrum” Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Type: Educational- Public
  • Client: City Of Helsinki, Public Works Department
  • Gross Area: 13 382 SqM
  • Net Area: 10 095 SqM
  • Design Principal:  Tino Dinkoff
  • Principal: Rick Sholl
  • Principal: Gary Gerber
  • Stanislav Hristov: Visualizations, Manuel Quevedo
  • Solar Engineers: Sun Light & Power Co., Berkeley, CA,USA
  • Technical: Langdon Wilson Architects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Apartment building Erwin in Prague, Czech Republic by QARTA Architektura

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: QARTA Architektura

House Erwin, which filled an empty corner site, is reviving the corner and makes it more attractive. The House accepts the height of surrounding buildings and highlights the corner by shaping it’s volume. The facade is divided into horizontal strips filled with window openings and façade cladding panels.

Image Courtesy © Pavel Vítek

  • Architects: QARTA Architektura
  • Project: Apartment building Erwin
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Photography: Pavel Vítek
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Project Area: 5 265 sqm
  • Site Area: 1 330 sqm

Hotel IJDock in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Bakers Architecten

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Bakers Architecten

ASR Property Development has come to an agreement with the Spanish hotel chain Room Mate Hotels regarding a 25-year tenancy agreement for the hotel at IJDock in Amsterdam. The contract was signed on Thursday April 19, 2012. The hotel with its 285 rooms is situated at the peninsula IJDock, where the Palace of Justice is also located.

View lawcourts hotel : Image Courtesy Bakers Architecten

  • Architects: Bakers Architecten
  • Project: Hotel IJDock 
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad for the design and engineering and Graphisoft Archicad for the interior

San Giovanni Church in Perugia, Italy by Studio Zermani e Associati

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Studio Zermani e Associati

A fragment of Umbria, a red farmhouse, olive groves, and building speculation contend for the background on which the Franciscan church is to arise that will be seen prevalently from above.

Image Courtesy Mauro Davoli

  • Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
  • Project: San Giovanni Church
  • Location: Ponte d’Oddi, Perugia, Italy
  • Architect: Paolo Zermani, With Mauro Alpini, Fabio Capanni, Giacomo Pirazzoli, Fabrizio Rossi Prodi.
  • Collaborators: Giovanna Maini, Tomohiro Takao
  • Year: 1997-2007
  • Photos by: Mauro Davoli

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Development Of Cruise Terminal Extension Project in Port of Cartagena, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Architect

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Architect

The development of cruise terminal is located in the Port of Cartagena; a place with exceptional conditions because of the sea views and because it is very close to the city.

This platform of 11.024 m2 has a dual condition that allows you to see Cartagena from inside and outside.

Image Courtesy David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Architect
  • Project: Development Of Cruise Terminal Extension Project
  • Location: Port of Cartagena, Spain
  • Client: Port Authority
  • Architect: Martin Lejarraga
  • Architectural Office: Martin Lejarraga
  • Engineers: Juan Cebrián, Martín Jaúregui
  • Collaborators: Mar Melgarejo, Julián Lloret, Beatriz Cascales, Javier Poveda, Claudia Montoya
  • Structural Engineer: Typsa
  • General Constructor: Pavasal
  • Photographs: David Frutos
  • Built-Up Area: 11.074 m2
  • Start Of Planning: 2011
  • Completion: 2012
  • Building Costs: 1.630.000 €
  • Programs used to design: CAD design programs

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Hall Rowers Moto Guzzi in Province of Lecco, Italy by Act Romegialli Studio Di Architettura

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: Act Romegialli Studio Di Architettura

The volume is distributed in two separate pavilions, adjacent but with slightly staggered locations  for breaking its total volume.The shape of the buildings is typical of simple construction with a pitched roof, the archetype of the “house.” It’s composed by n.1 deposit for rowing boats n.1 training-room and n.1 multifunctional room.

Image Courtesy Marcello Mariana

  • Architects: Act Romegialli Studio Di Architettura
  • Project: Hall Rowers Moto Guzzi
  • Location: Mandello del Lario, Province of Lecco, Italy
  • Typology: Pavillion for sport activities
  • Design Team: act_romegialli, Gianmatteo Romegialli, Angela Maria Romegialli, Erika Gaggia architects
  • Client: Mandello del  Lario Town Council
  • Area: 330+190 mq
  • Charge: 2010
  • Completion of work: 2011
  • Costs: euro 380.059,48
  • Photo: Marcello Mariana
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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DAR AL MAGHRIB – La Maison du Maroc in Montreal, Canada by ACDF Architecture

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: ACDF Architecture

Located in the heart of Montreal, La Maison du Maroc is on of the first of several Moroccan cultural centers planed for countries worldwide. The intention of the center is to strengthen cultural ties within the Moroccan community abroad.

Image Courtesy © James Brittain

  • Architects: ACDF Architecture
  • Project: DAR AL MAGHRIB – La Maison du Maroc
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: James Brittain
  • Function: Moroccan cultural centre
  • Year: Completed in 2012
  • Client: Royaume du Maroc
  • M&E: PMA
  • Structure: PASQUIN ST-JEAN
  • Team: Maxime Frappier, Louis-Philippe Frappier, Gabriel Villeneuve, Jean-Philippe Parent,  Patrick Morand, Laurence Lebeux, Laure Giordani, Robert Dequoy, Simon Orman, Mathieu St-Hilaire, Veronique Taillefer, Denis Dupuis.

Festina Lente in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Amila Hrustic

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: Amila Hrustic

Festina Lente (lat. hurry slowly), lightweight, agile,adaptable casual contact among all objects and human beings.

The basic idea of the bridge is the union of the secular and spiritual and to establish a balance between left and right side.

Image Courtesy Amila Hrustic

  • Architects: Amila Hrustic
  • Project: Festina Lente
  • Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Authors: Adnan Alagić,Bojan Kanlić i Amila Hrustić
  • Software used: At the time it was made in Sketchup – just few sketches. The main model was made as a little prototype in real 3D.

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Camp at Cabot Beach in Prince Edward Island, Canada by Studio North

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: Studio North

Camp at Cabot Beach is designed to address the needs of children between the ages of 8-17 who are living in families that have been affected by chronic illness or disability. The camp was established 5 years ago and runs for 3 weeks every August. In 2009 they needed new facilities.

Frontview : Image Courtesy © Matthew Kennedy

  • Architects: Studio North
  • Project: Camp at Cabot Beach
  • Location: Malpeque, Prince Edward Island
  • Photography: Matthew Kennedy
  • Collaborators: Clayton Blackman, Andrew Choptiany, Sam Lock
  • Area: 3,900sq.ft.
  • Completed: 2009
  • Software used: Designed the camp by hand, drawings and modeling using rhino; also used illustrator for diagrams and lineweights.
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