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Capilla del Lago in Michoacan, México by Divece Arquitectos

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Article source: Divece Arquitectos

The architectonic concept for this ecumenical chapel  is that  the countless  columns  that  disorderly support  the  rectangular roof  for the chapel, are conceived as an analogy of a group of    filaments that,  when lit with the proper energy,  can illuminate our earthly  lives  with a  glimpse of  heavenly light.

Capilla 02 : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

  • Architects: Divece Arquitectos
  • Project: Capilla del Lago
  • Location: Zamora, Michoacan, México
  • Photographs: Carlos Díaz Corona
  • Architect: Paolino Di Vece
  • Co-workers: Divece arquitectos
  • Year: 2010
  • Cunstructed Area: 348.21m2

Capilla 04 : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

According to Pythagoras “this world is false and illusive, a turbid medium in which the rays of heavenly light are broken and obscured in mist and darkness”.[1]

On the other hand, Mother Teresa tells us that through constant prayer we can become an instrument of the divine light that illuminates the world.

Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

The filaments of the light bulbs are useless if they are not energized.
You, me, are filaments.
The energy is God.
We have the possibility of letting this energy pass through ourselves and let it utilize us in order to produce light for the world
”. [2]


[1] Bertrand Russel, A History of Western Philosophy,  Simon&Schuster,  U.S.A. 2007 pp.32

[2] José Luis Gonzalez-Balado, Madre Teresa ORAR, pensamiento espiritual,  Planeta. España 2011 pp.25

Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

This ecumenical chapel takes advantage of its central position within the residential development to remind its users that spiritual life has become a forgotten priority in our everyday activities; the chapel takes the central stage of the development  in order to emphasize the possibility of making the act of praying a useful habit that cannot only help each one of its inhabitants find their  own path in life, but also to help everyone of them become an energized filament which produces light for the world.

Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

This chapel is configured as a lightweight structure, almost ephemeral, that makes itself accessible for everyone at anytime; the chapel dissolves its boundaries in order to impregnate itself of its immediate surroundings and becomes a semi transparent object difficult to idealize. This building performs as  a character that acts under the effects of  light, that changes with sunlight, that becomes enhanced by its users and celebrates its mission as a catalyst of the  everyday activities  proper of this residential development.

Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

Furthermore, spirituality is no longer a luxury for a few, that can only be achieved through a scheduled visit to a sacred site, but it could become a usual state of mind that transforms our everyday lives and becomes one positive influence for the world that surrounds its users.

Alzado frontal : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

immediate surroundings and becomes a semi transparent object difficult to idealize. This building performs as  a character that acts under the effects of  light, that changes with sunlight, that becomes enhanced by its users and celebrates its mission as a catalyst of the  everyday activities  proper of this residential development.

Alzado lateral : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

Furthermore, spirituality is no longer a luxury for a few, that can only be achieved through a scheduled visit to a sacred site, but it could become a usual state of mind that transforms our everyday lives and becomes one positive influence for the world that surrounds its users.

Planta baja : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

Seccion B : Image Courtesy Carlos Díaz Corona

 

Casa LH in Jalisco, Mexico by Divece Arquitectos

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Divece Arquitectos 

The architectonic concept for this residential project is to propose a composition that is achieved by the proper manipulation of “contrasts in balance”; an architecture that is generated as a response to the particularities of the site, the adequate solution for the programmatic family needs, but most important, inspired by the deep motivation for the search of the supreme well being of its inhabitants.

Image Courtesy Mito Covarrubias

  • Architects: Divece Arquitectos
  • Project: Casa LH
  • Location: Zapopan, Jalisco. México
  • Photography:  Mito Covarrubias
  • Architect: Paolino Di Vece
  • Co-workers: Edgar Benítez Rivera, Noemí Valdivia.
  • Year: 2010
  • Constructed Area: 661m2

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Liaison Cubique in Aichi, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

For a traditional Japanese restaurant in the underground commercial space under Nagoya Station, we started by analyzing the time transversal components of architecture, themes such as metric, gradation, rhythm and transparency, giving them a contemporary twist. We used one of the primordial volumes to spur the feeling of familiarity, the cube.

Image Courtesy Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

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Dental Bliss in Bangkok, Thailand by Integrated Field (IF)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Integrated Field (IF)

Normally, clinic is definitely not one of a destination to be thought of, except for the time of sickness or unwell. But to care more about your health and have it checked up from time to time won’t be such a bad idea. Therefore, this dental clinic, DENTAL BLISS, was meant to create the feeling of relaxation and warmth to lessen visitor’s stress from spending time in the small space with strangers and make it feel ordinary to go to clinic by routine.

Image Courtesy Integrated Field Co.,Ltd

  • Architects: Integrated Field Co.,Ltd
  • Project: Dental Bliss
  • Location: THE INT (The Intersect), Rama III Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
  • Owner: Dental Bliss
  • Interior designer: Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.
  • Corporate identity: Siwaporn Kumtan
  • Main contractor:
    • Phase 1 :WeerayutWeerasamai
    • Phase 2 : CharnchaiLongcharoen
  • Area: 91sq.m.
  • Cost: 1,000,000 Baht
  • Design: 2011
  • Completed: 2012

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U Square in Pathumthani, Thailand by Atelier of Architects

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Atelier of Architects

Located in the outer skirt of Bangkok, along the fence of Thammasat University Rangsit Campus, U Square is the composition of two counterparts, apartment and retail. In the wedge shape 1.5 Acres land plot, the 7 storey apartment building is placed towards the rear, while 2 storey retail is placed perpendicular towards the main entrance axis to create the visual exposure from the frontal structure to the rear.

Image Courtesy Krisada Boonchaleaw & Salyawate Prasertwitayakarn

  • Architects: Atelier of Architects
  • Project: U Square
  • Location: Rangsit, Pathumthani, Thailand
  • Photographs: Krisada Boonchaleaw & Salyawate Prasertwitayakarn
  • Project Team: Salyawate Prasertwitayakarn, Pahol Chokrada, Narongdet Wongwanchai
  • Project Area: 9,700 Sq.M.
  • Completion: 2012

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GLEN 2961 House in Higgovale, Cape Town by SAOTA

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: SAOTA

The clients who lived in an existing house on the property needed to rebuild the house in order to suit the demands of their family. The site on Glen Avenue in Higgovale faces in a Northerly direction, with its boundaries on the South East. Although the wind conditions are tough, the site’s moderate slope allows the design to engage with different levels of the garden adjacent to the areas of the three level lounge.

Garden : Image Courtesy Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: GLEN 2961 House
  • Location: Higgovale, Cape Town
  • Photographs: Adam Letch
  • Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects & Three 14 Architects
  • SAOTA Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni & Kate Del Fante
  • Three 14 Project Team: Kim Benatar & Sian Fisher
  • Interior Decor: Client
  • Completion Date: 2012

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My Panda in Tokyo, Japan by Torafu Architects

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Torafu Architects

Located at the basement level of Shibuya’s PARCO Part 1 Building, we have designed the interior and exterior of the store for new fashion label ‘my panda’. From ‘Smiles’, the company which created brands such as ‘PASS THE BATON’ and ‘giraffe’, this label is based on a ‘two-tone’ theme. We wanted to design a store which could become iconic to the fashion label such that it may be easily recognized.

Image Courtesy Takumi Ota

  • Architects: Torafu Architects
  • Project: My Panda
  • Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Takumi Ota (Architecture); Akinori Ito (Fashion)
  • Principle use: SHOP
  • Production: Ishimaru
  • Facility design: ENDO (Lighting)
  • Curtain design: Yoko Ando
  • Plants: Jungle Collection
  • Building site: Parco Part 1 B1F, Shibuya, Tokyo
  • Total floor area: 44.3㎡
  • Design period: 2012.06-09
  • Construction period: 2012.09-10
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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The Cabin French Alps in Menuires, France by H2o Architectes

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: H2o Architectes

Our design team was invited to rethink a ski resort apartment in Menuires, France. Located at the far end of a building built in 1965, it has triple orientation that was not valued by the previous layout which was too segmented. The request was to realize the impossible : increase the living space without touching the structure, create 2 bathrooms instead of the one existing, preserve the number of beds, 8 beds in 55m2, all while maintaining separate circultaions for each.

Image Courtesy Julien Attard

  • Architects: H2o Architectes
  • Project: The Cabin French Alps
  • Location: Aravis 520, Les Ménuires (73440), France
  • Photography: Julien Attard
  • Program: Interior design of a ski resort apartment in Menuires, France
  • Client: Private
  • Area: 55m²
  • Date: Delivered Summer 2012
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino

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Hard Werken in Kessel-lo, Belgium by i.s.m.architecten

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Article source: i.s.m.architecten

In our opinion architecture is not neutral, it takes a clear position. She moves, surprises and is beautiful. In the creation of good architecture, the role of the client is not to be underestimated. They have to choose the right architect for the realization of their dream. A client that has utter confidence in their architect, as was the case, allows us to push the project further than the direct materialization of the design brief. A critical dialogue between client and architect is an ideal breeding ground for a beautiful project.

Image Courtesy Frederik Vercruysse

  • Architects: i.s.m.architecten
  • Project: Hard Werken
  • Location: Kessel-lo, Belgium
  • Photographer: Frederik Vercruysse
  • Design Team: i.s.m.architecten in collaboration with Christian de Haas and Tom Huycke
  • Client: Hard Werken bvba
  • Structure-Engineering: UTIL Struktuurstudies
  • Surface: 320 m2
  • Project: December 2010
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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Skyve Bistro in Winstedt Rd, Singapore by FARM

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Article source: FARM

Who hasn’t, in their school-going days, skip a class or two, just to sleep in late or catch a movie on a quiet afternoon? In that spirit of playfulness and remembrances of lulling languid days, the design for Skyve Bistro was born. The bistro, thus named, also harks back to the compounds’ previous usage as a secondary school.

Image Courtesy FARM

  • Architects: FARM
  • Project: Skyve Bistro
  • Location: Winstedt Rd, Singapore
  • Type: Commerical
  • Services: Interior, Branding / Graphic
  • Year: Completion 2011

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