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The Hangar in Eindhoven, The Netherlands by diederendirrix architects

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: diederendirrix architects 

In the centre of Meerrijk, a Vinex-district in Eindhoven, a typical airplane hangar plus several other buildings, form a valuable piece of industrial heritage which keep the memory of the former Welschap airport alive. Redevelopment plus expansion into a complex for recreational and educational functions has transformed the hangar into a vital cultural centre for the district.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Arthur Bagen)

  • Architect: diederendirrix architects 
  • Name of Project: The Hangar
  • Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Area: 8.600 m2
  • Realized: March 2009
  • Photographs: Arthur Bagen


Domino in Turin, Italy by MARC

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: MARC

A big web-marketing agency moves into a conventional four-story building out of the city center. It promotes a contest among design offices, asking an architecture able to represent and strengthen the identity of its immaterial work, without relying on predictable cyberpunk or – worse – high-tech languages. MARC wins of the contest with this answer: the needed architecture is… restoration. The necessary immateriality is achieved literally, subtracting material from all the thick layers that had hidden what gradually reveals to be a decent building from the beginning of the 20th century.

Image Courtesy Beppe Giardino

  • Architects: MARC
  • Project: Domino
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Designers: Subhash Mukerjee, Michele Bonino
  • Collaborators: Lucia Baima, Mi-Jung Kim, Tommaso Rocca
  • Partners for engineering: FRED (structural engineer: Riccardo Sampietro; HVAC engineer: Daniele Forte; accounting and Security: Filippo Rizzo)
  • Program: office: 950 sqm
  • Schedule: 2009-2010
  • Client: Domino s.r.l.
  • Photographer: Beppe Giardino


Ordrupgaard Museum Extension in Copenhagen, Denmark by Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Our extension at Ordrupgaard redefined the relationships between the museum buildings gardens, creating a new landscape both in itself and in unison with its surroundings. Design ensures that visitors’ experience is not fragmented or compartmentalized – building / collection / gardens – but a continuous, fluid interaction between different elements and aspects.

Night View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Ordrupgaard Museum Extension
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Duration: 2001 – 2005
  • Client: Danish Ministry of Culture
  • Status: Built


AM House in São Paulo, Brasil by Studio GGA

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: Studio GGA

Studio GGA was hired in July 2011 to develop a refurbishment project for a 140sqm house located in a charming rowhouse neighborhood of the Jardins district, in Sao Paulo. The house, built in the 1930s, was disfigured by reforms made during the 1980s and 90s. The proposal was to recover the proportions of the facade, to expand the groundfloor, unifying dining area, kitchen and living room and to create a larger, more contemplative, outside area with a small outhouse in the back divided between a playing room, for the client’s daughters, a laundry and a restroom. On the upper floor a dressing room was built giving access – through a small mixed structure (concrete and steel) footbridge – to a private recreation area with a wooden hot tub.

Image Courtesy Fran Parente

  • Architects: Studio GGA
  • Project: AM House
  • Location: Jardim América district, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Completion: 2012
  • Total area: 140 sqm
  • Archtectural Project: Studio GGA
  • Project designers: Gianpaolo Granato, Pedro Domingues Silva, Leandro Gushiken, Edson Maruyama and Marcela Arone.
  • Photographs: Fran Parente


FI House in Yucatan, Mexico by Punto Arquitectónico

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Article source: Punto Arquitectónico

The Fi house, is a dwelling situated in a low density residential zone in a village on the outskirts of the city of Mérida. The house is placed in a flat lot, with no vegetation in their limits, with the chance of maximize the external view.

The architectural program comes from different conditions and will of the client. As a special request, the house should take advantage of the natural sunlight and the prevailing winds. Also, the house should be developed around the swimming pool, always in touch with the garden through the sights.

Image Courtesy Tamara Uribe

  • Architects: Punto Arquitectónico
  • Project: FI House
  • Location: Cholul, Yucatan, Mexico
  • Architects Team: Punto Arquitectónico, Alejandra Molina Gual, Mauricio Rosales Aznar, Israel Ramírez Segura
  • Collaborator: Arq. Manuel Ferrer López
  • Constructor: Punto Arquitectónico
  • Cost: U.S. $ 300,000.00
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Year built: 2009-2010
  • Land Area: 960 m2
  • Construction area: 380 m2
  • Photo: Tamara Uribe


Jøssing Fjord Center in Norway by CEBRA

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Article source: CEBRA

The Jøssing Fjord Center is a combined museum for mining and geology. If the outside exhibition areas are also taken into consideration, the area is really a small magma park. The museum building is set just outside Jøssing in beautiful natural surroundings, next to the former mines and the power station that produced electricity for the mining activities. The basic structure – a four-armed star plan – is cast in concrete around an intermediate massive core built from bales of straw.


  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: Jøssing Fjord Center
  • Location: Jøssing Fjord, Norway
  • Commission: Public
  • Type: Competition
  • Category: Culture
  • Client: Dalane Municipality
  • Year: 2010
  • Purpose: Mining museum
  • Size: 16.146 ft2 / 1500 m2
  • Prize: Honorable mention
  • Service: Architectural services


SG Light House in Oporto, Portugal by GRAU.ZERO Architecture

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Article source: GRAU.ZERO Architecture

With the use of maxima deployment allowed by ground in its vertical projection, resulted  the volume of the building. The idea was blend a sculpture image with architectural needs, making them ambiguous, was the proposal made to the owner, as a work premise.

Images Courtesy Manuel Correia

  • Architects: GRAU.ZERO Architecture
  • Name of Project: SG Light House
  • Location: Santo Tirso, Oporto, Portugal
  • Type Of Project: Residential
  • Structural Engineers: Ricardo Mendes, Eng.
  • Photographer: Manuel Correia


Opus Office Tower in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates by Zaha Hadid Architects

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

One of several unique buildings specified as part of masterplan concept for Dubai, The Opus comprises two structures, conceived as a single cube eroded by a free-form void, which appears to ‘hover’ above ground-level. A pixilated reflective façade renders the cube full by day; by night, it ‘dematerializes’ as light floods the void.

Exterior View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: Opus Office Tower
  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Client: Omniyat Properties
  • Area: 84,345m2


G House in Sydney, Australia by Bruce Stafford Architects (designed with SketchUp and AutoCAD)

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Article source: Bruce Stafford Architects

A typical eastern Suburbs harbour view site; long, narrow and sloping away from the road toward harbour and Manly views.
As the house is set lower than the road with living spaces opening back toward the street, a lightweight timber screen filters street views and creates privacy, yet allows light and ventilation to the private living spaces. The house has two living levels; the primary living level opens out toward an elevated view and the lower living area flows out to a pool deck and private courtyards.

Image Courtesy Karl Beath

  • Architects: Bruce Stafford Architects
  • Project: G House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Architect Design: Vincent Chi
  • BSA design team: Bruce Stafford, Anna Antoniades, Rachel Kayode
  • Interior Design: Arent and Pyke
  • Structural Engineer: Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners
  • Contractor: C.E. Pilcher & Son
  • Quantity Surveyor: Heyman Cohen
  • Landscape Consultant: Jane Grossberg
  • Photography: Karl Beath
  • Software used: Modeled with Sketchup and documented with AutoCad


Wave of Daylight in Yokohama, Japan by MoNo (designed with 3dS Max)

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Article source: MoNo

This was an installation art work which was exhibited in Yamate 111 Ban-Kan, one of old western-style houses authorized as a historical architectures by Yokohama city government, as a formal program of the 6th Yamate Art Festival. It was the second time for MoNo to attend this art festival following the last work “Molecular Cluster”.

Wave of Daylight

  • Architect: MoNo / Fumiaki Nagashima + Mami Maruoka Nagashima
  • Name of Project: Wave of Daylight
  • Location: Yamate naka-ku, Yokohama, Japan
  • Type: Installation art work
  • Organizer: Yamate Art Festival Executive Committee
  • Dates: 26 FEB – 04 MAR, 2012
  • Time: 09:30 – 17:00
  • Software used: 3dS Max


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