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SUMMER HOUSE V AT K in Koksijde, Belgium by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

Design that facilitates moments of relaxation with the family.
Honorary mention Architectural Prize Koksijde – category Familiy houses.
The plot is located in a characteristic coastal neighbourhood in the dunes. The main typology here consists of detached houses. There are still a few typical fishermen’s cottages from the beginning of the last century left.

Image Courtesy © Siska Vandecasteele

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: SUMMER HOUSE V AT K
  • Location: Koksijde, Belgium
  • Photography: Siska Vandecasteele

Jetway Hotel in Doha, Qatar by Margot Krasojevic

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: Margot Krasojevic

The project is a design for a private client’s short stay hotel hangar that can be wheeled to different docking locations at an airport. The hotel lounge is an extension of the private jet which enables the clients to rest/ stay for a period of 24 hours before departure. The scheme is composed of three telescopic fibreglass polymer clad shells, the exterior contains perspex encased tritium sections that glow, this contained radioactive elements are harmless and have a ten year life span without the need for external power supply. The scheme can be dismantled for easier transportation.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic

MBAM Pavilion 5 in Montreal, Canada by SAUCIER+PERROTTE ARCHITECTES

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: SAUCIER+PERROTTE ARCHITECTES

Just as layers of history accumulate through time to offer varying perspectives on culture and environment, Saucier + Perrotte’s design for the Fifth Pavilion of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is composed of a series of mineral strata that form a home for the Hornstein collection of art.

Image Courtesy © Luxigon

  • Architects:  SAUCIER+PERROTTE ARCHITECTES
  • Project: MBAM Pavilion 5
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Saucier + Perrotte and Luxigon
  • Designer architect – Saucier + Perrotte architectes
  • Project description – Museum and educational facilities
  • Engineering – Guy Nordenson and Associates
  • Lead Design Architect – Gilles Saucier
  • Office Name – Saucier + Perrotte Architectes

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House, housing, villa, in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam by Green Idea Architecture

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: Green Idea Architecture

Image Courtesy © Green Idea Architecture

  • Architects: Green Idea Architecture
  • Project: Mr Phin’s Villa
  • Location: Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
  • Team: Vo Thanh Cong, Lu Minh Khang
  • Project Area: 200sqm
  • Completed: 2013

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Water Patio by Drozdov&Partners

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: Drozdov&Partners

The plot is situated on the edge of a steep plateau and occupies the borderline position in the row of houses. This position invited a plentiful of interpretations of open and closed spaces.
One of the aims of this project was to create a harmonious interrelation between the house, the garden and the sea view. These three environments are placed each along its own line and they interact in a variety of ways, depending on the position of the observer.

Image Courtesy © Drozdov&Partners

Els Gorgs Secondary School, Cerdanyola del Vallés, Spain by BAAS arquitectura

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Article source:  BAAS arquitectura

Memory

The main building is constructed on one floor with the classrooms coming off a central corridor, which is then visible from outside through several terraces.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Pegenaute

  • Architects: BAAS arquitectura
  • Project: Els Gorgs Secondary School
  • Location: Cerdanyola del Vallés, Spain
  • Photography: Pedro Pegenaute
  • Team: Daniel Guerra, Marta Vitório, Nicola Rigoli, Mariona Guàrdia
  • AUTHOR OF THE PROJECT: Jordi Badia http://www.jordibadia.com/
  • Structures: BIS Arquitectes
  • Quantity Surveyor: Forteza Carbonell Associats
  • Installations: Consulting Lluis Duart SL
  • PROMOTER: GISA Generalitat de Catalunya
  • SITE: Cerdanyola del Vallés. Barcelona
  • PROJECT: 2006
  • CONSTRUCTION: 2007

The Leadenhall Building in London, England by Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Article source: Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners

BACKGROUND

  • Joint venture between British Land and Oxford Properties
  • Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
  • 610,000 sq ft of lettable floor space over 46 floors
  • 736ft (224m) high
  • Located directly opposite Lloyd’s of London in the heart of the City of London.

Image Courtesy © Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners

CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURAL FACTS

  • 930,000 sq ft GIA
  • 18,000 tonnes of steel
  • 70,000 sq m of cladding
  • 26 passenger lifts

Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry in Taiwan by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Article source: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

Main Concept
Rationality and Sensibility, the both terms are the base that establishes human culture or intelligence.
Human’s rationality is revealed through philosophy, mathematics and science whereas the sensibility is freely expressed in our lives in the form of art, music, literature, etc.
The both terms can be interpreted into architectural language, where the rationality is defined as a Library and the sensibility is depicted as a Fine Arts Museum.

Image Courtesy © Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

  • Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
  • Project: Taichung City Cultural Center Competition Entry
  • Location: Taiwan
  • Software used: Sketch up

Lifted-garden House in Yokohama, Japan by Kazuhiko Kishimoto/acaa

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Article source: Kazuhiko Kishimoto/acaa

This is the complex building with clinic on the first floor and the doctor’s dwelling place on the second floor. With the tree planting that bring better feeling to patients in the inner courtyard, they can be viewed from the lobby and entrance of the clinic. Furthermore, as the trees can also be seen from outside of the building through the deck, people walking by should also be able to feel the season’s change.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Ueda

  • Architects: Kazuhiko Kishimoto/acaa
  • Project: Lifted-garden House
  • Location: Yokohama, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Ueda

El Alba Showroom in Santiago, Chile by POLIVALENTE Artes & Oficios

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Article source: POLIVALENTE Artes & Oficios

ASSIGNMENT: Showroom design and construction. Its purpose is to welcome Exxacon potential customers. The showroom must be operative throughout the building labors, showing elegance and the corporate identity that characterizes Exxacon. Its structure must
be developed in a modular shape that utilizes only detachable and reusable materials.

MATERIALS: Chosen materials for the construction are directly related with the objective of achieving a completely detachable and reusable showroom for future Exxacon projects. The general structure is built in steel modular pieces, OSB plaques and structural plywood plaques. Windows are built in aluminum panels and simple crystal. The access is built as a brushed pinewood deck. Exterior screen is made of medestuk chain mail.

Image Courtesy © POLIVALENTE Artes & Oficios

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