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Right to Energy in Rome, Italy by OBR – Open Building Research

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: OBR – Open Building Research

In a time when it is our duty to investigate alternative non-oil based energy sources, Smart Grid represents the most sustainable model in environmental, energetic and economic terms. The nodes in the energy grid will be the power stations of the future: intermodal and social centers, in which we will be able to exchange energy and data, and interact socially as if we were in a market, or rather in an energy mall. In these energy malls we will switch from “volumetric” vehicles for long-distance travel short-distance movements (electro assisted and automated individual devices that are an extension to one’s body).

Image courtesy OBR – Open Building Research 

  • Architects: OBR – Open Building Research
  • Project: Right to Energy
  • Location: MAXXI, Roma, Italy
  • Design Manager: Andrea Debilio
  • Project Manager: Michele Renzini
  • Collaborators: Viola Bentivogli, Andrea Casetto, Dario Cavallaro, Benedetta Conte, Maria Lezhnina, Elisa Siffredi, Izabela Sobieraj
  • Consultants: Articolture, Artiva, Bartolomeo Mongiardino, Buro Happold, Liraatvisuals, Microb & Co, Visual Lab
  • Design Year: 2013

Terraços De Cascais in Cascaes, Portugal by Humberto Conde

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: Humberto Conde

This project is characterized mainly by its peculiar volumetric development. It’s articulated in step horizontal boards, following this way the terrain morphology.Composed by four housing blocks, the whole set is articulated by two vertical access volumes, without windows, ripped only on the contact with the floor and on the rooftop for zenithal lighting.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra (FG+SG) 

  • Architects: Humberto Conde
  • Project: Terraços De Cascais
  • Location: Cascaes, Portugal
  • Type of the Project: Housing building.
  • Architect in Charge: Humberto Conde
  • Collaborators: Paulo Figueiredo , Helena Ramos , Leopoldo Calhau , Filipe Ramalho, Joana Catarré
  • Structures: Pedro Novais, Eng.
  • Lanscape Architecture: Nuno Viterbo
  • Promotor: Cereja & Associados, Soc. Construções Lda
  • Construction Management: Cereja & Associados, Soc. Construções Lda
  • Technical Direction: Pedro Soares, Eng. and Dário Cereja, Téc
  • Construction period: 2005-2009
  • Project Area: 3055,89 m²

Chess Academy in Baku, Azerbaijan by Coop Himmelb(l)au

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: Coop Himmelb(l)au

The capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, is situated directly on the Caspian Sea and the site for the Chess Academy is located at the sea promenade of the urban coast line of the city. The sculptural design for the Chess Academy has the potential to orientate the building towards the City and towards the Caspian Sea at the same time and create a visible icon for the Chess Community of Azerbaijan.

Image Courtesy © Markus Pillhofer

  • Architects: Coop Himmelb(l)au
  • Project: Chess Academy
  • Location: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Photography: Markus Pillhofer
  • Planning: COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Prix, Dreibholz & Partner ZT GmbH
  • Principal in Charge: Wolf D. Prix
  • Design Partner: Karolin Schmidbaur
  • Project Partner: Luzie Giencke, Hartmut Hank
  • Design Architect: Luzie Giencke, Jörg Hugo, Steven Ma
  • Project Team: Martin Neumann, Phillip Wilck, Tyler Bornstein, Magnus Möschel, Cynthia Sanchez, Alan Hung, Tom Hindelang, Jan Rancke
  • Model Building: Paul Hoszowski, Sebastian Buchta, Tyler Bornstein, Magnus Möschel
  • Study: 2010
  • Gross Floor Area: 7.000 m²

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FoFoFo in Porto, Portugal by Alexandre loureiro

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: Alexandre loureiro

I’m a Portuguese architect and last December i was awarded the 1st prize Work In Progress competition at the Project CASA’12 event in Porto, Portugal, with the project FoFoFo commissioned by FORBO FLOORING.FoFoFo (stands for Folfing Forbo Folie) is a small stand for a Linoleum producer company – FORBO FLOORING – with the objective to promoted the characteristics of their product (linoleum in this case). The natural material (linoleum) is cutted into 22m long stripes to assure a continuous and voluptuous 3 dimensional pattern that is to be hanged on both walls and ceiling of the MDF structure. The simple joinery of the structure requires no glues, screws or nails due to process of using CNC of the parts (could be interesting to send photos of the assembly process).

Image Courtesy alexandre loureiro

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Vallpala Sports Centre in Castellón, Spain by Vicente Salvador + Ignacio Vidal arquitectos

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Vicente Salvador + Ignacio Vidal arquitectos

The sports facility completes a public urban block where it stands currently theHonoriGarciaHigh School, the local council sports pavilion and the local council swimming pool building.  Given that the entirety of the block is publicly owned, the first thing to establish was the definition of the site to occupy.  With the aim of getting a well rationalised and arranged organisation of built elements and resulting in-between spaces, it was decided to establish the length of the existing sports pavilion as the width of the site, leaving at either side pedestrian streets to access the neighbouring facilities.

Image Courtesy © José Hevia 

  • Architects: Vicente Salvador + Ignacio Vidal arquitectos
  • Project: Vallpala Sports Centre
  • Location: La Vall d’Uixó, Castellón, Spain
  • Photography: José Hevia
  • Software used: 
    • AutoCAD 2011
    • Google SketchUp Pro
    • 3D Studio Max
    • MS Word 2011
    • Adobe Photoshop CS6
    • Adobe InDesign CS6
    • Adobe Acrobat Pro

La Forgiatura in Milan, Italy by Giuseppe Tortato

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Giuseppe Tortato

Giuseppe Tortato signs La Forgiatura, the redevelopment of an industrial area of Milan that demonstrates how it is possible to work on an urban area in a nonviolent way. The new multi-purpose complex is characterized by a distinctive sign that arises from the culture and history of the original place marrying technology and natural environment, with a strong integration between architecture and landscape.

Image Courtesy © Stefano Topuntoli

  • Architects: Giuseppe Tortato
  • Project: La Forgiatura
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Stefano Topuntoli
  • client: La Forgiatura S.r.l.Milano, Via Varesina 158
  • developer: Realstep property management
  • Credits Project: Giuseppe Tortato, Milano Layout
  • Project Manager: Marco Bettalli
  • Design team: Marco Bettalli, Giorgia Celli, Barbara Storchi, Antonio Urru
  • Executive project: A&I progetti, Stefano Niccoli
  • structure: Biesse Consulting, Bruno Salesi
  • Plants: Tekser  s.r.l., Stefano De Marchi
  • Landscape: AG&P
  • Art direction: Giuseppe Tortato, Milano Layout
  • General contractor: G.D.M. costruzioni S.p.a
  • Masterplan floorspace: 24.000,00 mq
  • Gardens: 8.000,00 mq
  • Software used: 
    • General planning: autocad
      3d details: rhino
      Mass project: sketchup

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Renovation Learning Studio in Nuevo Leon , Mexico by Jakob Gomez Studio

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Jakob Gomez Studio

This project was designed for an education counseling center located in Monterrey, Mexico. The space is the ground floor (31.47 sq. meters) of a previous extension of two connecting floors to the original construction of the residence. This architectural project that has been the guide of this intervention was to link these areas in a common and continuous space, in which the light is the articulation axis to comply with the necessary space characteristics in order to receive the well defined program required by the client.

Image Courtesy © Alberto Gomez / Jakob Gomez

  • ArchitectsJakob Gomez Studio
  • Project: Renovation Learning Studio
  • Location: Cumbres Segundo Sector, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon , Mexico
  • Photography: Alberto Gomez / Jakob Gomez
  • Details Photographs: Maica Pamanes
  • Project Leader: Jakob Gomez
  • Architecture and interior: Jakob Gomez + Sofia Pamanes
  • Furniture Design: Jakob Gomez + Sofia Pamanes
  • Construction Management: Sofia Pamanes + Jakob Gomez
  • Flayer Design: Jakob Gomez
  • Client: Lic. Marina Salazar Avendaño
  • Structure: Ing. Fransisco Javier Romo
  • Building Area: 36.56m2
  • Designing period: 29/04/2011 – 28/05/2011
  • Construction period: 30/06/2011 – 10/02/2012

“XII” collection – Part IV “WAROWNIA” by Karina Wiciak

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Wamhouse

“Warownia” is the fourth and February (2013) part of the collection called “XII”, entirely designed by Karina Wiciak.The “Warownia” is not only a restaurant and a club, but also a magical place, where the décor imparts an intriguing, slightly fairy-tale atmosphere.

Image Courtesy wamhouse

  • Architects: Wamhouse + Karina Wiciak
  • Project: “XII” collection – part IV “WAROWNIA”

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MOA – Museum of Architecture in London by Seeding Office-Architecture

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Seeding Office-Architecture

Sir G. Scott, the man who designed Battersea Power Station, was a master in blending gothic tradition with modernism and he created some of the most legendary landmarks of his time. The concept design for the new Museum Of Architecture aims to engage the deepest roots of this listed building to a unique, sustainable and contemporary design. A building that is the symbol and beholder of an extraordinary history demands an approach which evokes, inspires and remembers its stories by retaining the visual memory of all its art deco details, including its cracked walls, marks, broken beams, etc.

Image courtesy Seeding Office 

  • Architects: Seeding Office-Architecture
  • Project: MOA – Museum of Architecture
  • Location: London, England, UK
  • Architect: Gonzalo Prades, Stefano Sedda, Roberto Dell Aqua, Rita D’ameto, Dave Cairney

Fish Creek Compound Guest House in Wilson, Wyoming by Carney Logan Burke Architects

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Article source: Carney Logan Burke Architects

This 950 square foot guesthouse is the first phase of a master plan for a 5-acre sloping wooded property owned by the architect and his wife in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The design was intended to immerse the owners in the experience of the forest both visually and aurally. Through its siting near a stream that provides the sound of rushing water, and large windows that open the intimately scaled rooms to the outside, the house creates the feeling of actually being in the woods.

Image Courtesy © Matthew Millman

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