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Aarhus Harbour in Denmark by Dorte Mandrup Architects

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Dorte Mandrup Architects

The jury characterizes the winning project as a “architecturally superior solution” to the task at hand.

The tower is shaped like a sharp origami cut, urban sculpture with a significant architectural expression. The white steel tower will stand out as a glowing landmark giving identity to the area and act as a point of reference and meetings in this new part of the city.

Image Courtesy © Dorte Mandrup Architects

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup Architects
  • Project: Aarhus Harbour
  • Location: Denmark
  • Client: City of Aarhus
  • Status: The project is funded by The Sallinge Foundation and is expected completed in year 2014
  • Software used: Schetch-up and Maxwell

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Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education by Ann Beha Architects

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Ann Beha Architects

Shelburne Museum, renowned for its collection and its 45-acre campus of historic architecture, opened the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education in August 2013. Designed by Ann Beha Architects of Boston, the Center sets a clear 21st century direction within its historic setting.

Image Courtesy © Ann Beha Architects

  • Architects: Ann Beha Architects
  • Project: Shelburne Museum, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education
  • Architect: Katelyn Cotter

Summa College by Diederendirrix Architects

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: Diederendirrix Architects

This Summa College accommodates health and welfare training courses and, after extensive renovation and extension, covers an area of 16.700 m2. The school entrance was located in the inner square and the school faced away from the Genderpark. In the diederendirrix design, the school and park are interrelated and unimportant side buildings are removed so that the inner square becomes one with the park.

Image Courtesy © Diederendirrix Architects

Beyond The Hill in Yokohama, Japan by Kazuhiko Kishimoto/acaa

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Kazuhiko Kishimoto/acaa

A Gallery in the Center Creating Communications and Connecting the House and Community

The house stands on a site facing a narrow, steep slope. Across the street is a wood, which promises a pleasant view with fresh greenery in summer and crimson foliage in autumn. The client’s request was a residential house containing a small gallery and office.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: Kazuhiko Kishimoto/acaa
  • Project: Beyond The Hill
  • Location: Yokohama, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda, Ryogo Utatsu
  • Date of Completion: January 2013
  • Principal Use: Residence, Office, Small gallery
  • Site Area: 132.47m2
  • Total Floor Area: 158.39m2 (66.32m2/1F, 79.00m2/2F, 13.07m2/garage,)
  • Structural Engineer: Takahiro Suwabe

Ristorante Sapore in Istanbul, Turkey by Plan 9 Architecture

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Plan 9 Architecture

Image Courtesy © Plan 9 Architecture

  • Architects: Plan 9 Architecture
  • Project: Ristorante Sapore
  • Location: Istanbul, Turke
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds Max, Vray and Photoshop

Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre in Hjørring, Denmark by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

As part of a team, schmidt hammer lassen architects has won the competition to design Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre in Hjørring, Denmark. With this 4,200 square metre building, Hjørring gains a vibrant cultural hub in which to feature the city’s various cultural activities. The winning design was submitted by a team including schmidt hammer lassen architects, Arkitektfirmaet Finn Østergaard, Brix & Kamp, ALECTIA, Gade & Mortensen Akustik, AIX Arkitekter, Filippa Berglund scenography, and LIW Planning.

Image Courtesy © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

  • Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects & Arkitektfirmaet Finn Østergaard A/S
  • Project: Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre
  • Location: Hjørring, Denmark
  • Client: Municipality of Hjørring Realdania
  • Area: 4,200m²
  • Construction sum: €16.5 million excl. VAT
  • Competition: 2013, 1st prize in restricted competition
  • Full-service consultant: schmidt hammer lassen architects
  • Engineer: Brix & Kamp A/S, ALECTIA A/S
  • Landscape architect: LIW Planning Aps
  • Other consultants: Gade & Mortensen Akustik A/S, AIX Arkitekter AB,Filippa Berglund, scenograf, arkitekt maa

52 Social Housing in Tarragona, Spain by AGUILERA|GUERRERO architects

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: AGUILERA|GUERRERO architects

The Project, municipal commissioned to build 4.516m2HP.

The place is located to the North of the city, in an environment of crop fields and wooded area of great landscape and visual quality, configured in a building housing single-family homes under an urban layout quite orderly and understandable.

Image Courtesy © PEPO SEGURA

  • Architects: AGUILERA|GUERRERO architects
  • Project: 52 Social Housing
  • Location: Tarragona, Spain
  • Photography: PEPO SEGURA
  • year: 2013
  • Design team: ANTON ARMENGOL TUA
  • Estate developer: SERVEI MUNICIPAL DE L’HABITATGE, I ACTUACIONS URBANES S.A.
  • Contractor: TAUICESA
  • Area: 4706,00 m2

Horwitz Residence by Minarc

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Minarc

The house is oriented so that all of the rooms can enjoy the outdoor living area which includes Pool, outdoor dinning, bbq and play court.

It’s orientation is thought out to maximize passive solar design and natural ventilations, with solar chimney escaping hot air during summer and heating cold air during winter eliminated the need for mechanical air handling.

Image Courtesy © Minarc

  • Architects: Minarc
  • Project: Horwitz Residence
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

A Palace For Nature in Doha, Qatar by sanzpont [arquitectura]

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: sanzpont [arquitectura]

”An Oasis is a miracle of life in the desert.” sanzpont [arquitectura] has being awarded 3rd place in an international restricted competition for a VIP Palace in Qatar for its innovative and ecologic response to the project brief of this private residence: “The purpose of the competition was to stimulate innovative and creative ideas to create high end luxurious Palace to achieve relaxation and luxury for its VIP users.”

Image Courtesy © sanzpont [arquitectura]

  • Architects: sanzpont [arquitectura]
  • Project: A Palace For Nature
  • Location: Doha, Qatar
  • Status: Idea
  • Architectural & Design Project: sanzpont [arquitectura], Arq. Sergio Sanz Pont, Arq. Victor Sanz Pont, Arq. Tania Cota, Jose Miguel Cano
  • Software used: 3dsmax, VRay Render, Space Planning,  Revit.

SUMMER HOUSE in Moscow, Russia by Khachaturian Architects

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Article source: Khachaturian Architects

The project is located within the industrial area of Moscow.  The client requested a multi-functional recreational area for the warm summer season, where he can bring his family, invite business partners, gather a large company or work alone in silence and meditation.

Image Courtesy © Artur Khachaturian

  • Architects: Khachaturian Architects
  • Project: SUMMER HOUSE
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Photography: Artur Khachaturian
  • Structural engineering: Viktor Grigoryan
  • Area: 136 sqm
  • Year: 2013
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