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Albertina Passage in Vienna, Austria by Sohne &ampPartner Architekten

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: Sohne & Partner Architekten

The main challenge at Albertina Passage was to recreate an abandoned pedestrian underpass at the very center of Vienna into a modern dinner club for up to 300 persons. Our target was to design a club that is suitable for an elegant dinner as well as for a big party night. Hence, the design includes live music, a restaurant and a lounge. Our idea was to include these functions in one concept.

Image Courtesy Severin Wurnig

  • Architects: Sohne & Partner Architekten
  • Project: Albertina Passage
  • Location:  Vienna, Austria
  • Photographer: Severin Wurnig
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Secondary school in Gando with passive ventilation system in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso by Francis Kere Architecture (designed with AutoCAD and Rhino)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: Francis Kere Architecture

This school project in one of the world’s poorest countries aims to provide further education to the inhabitants of a rural area. Gando, with a population of 3000, has no secondary education facilities and lies on the southern plains of Burkina Faso, some 200km from the capital Ouagadougou. Diverse design aspects of the project consider the challenging weather conditions where summer temperatures peak at 40°C.


  • Architect: Francis Kere Architecture
  • Name of Project: Secondary school in Gando with passive ventilation system
  • Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino


Chilexpress in Santiago, Chile by Guillermo Hevia

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: Guillermo Hevia

Two volumes with different  program, format  and  materiality are articulated by a social meeting space contained by the buildings of this courier company. Analogy of code bars and the use of corporate colors are  expressed as light, color and transparencies  lines

An horizontal three stories offices  building made of reinforced concrete at sight , coated with glass curtain walls, looking as a suspended skin which changes according to daylight and the observation point. At night, it becomes a lighted surface that seems to float in darkness.


  • Architects: Guillermo Hevia
  • Project: Chilexpress
  • Location: Av. J. J. Pérez 1376, Parque ENEA,  Santiago   (R.M.)
  • Category: Corporate Building
  • Collaborators: Francisco Carrión G, Marcela Suazo M.
  • Technical Collaborators: Alfonso Pacheco, DE MUSSY  Ltda., INVAL Ltda., HUNTER DOUGLAS, GLASSTECH S.A., OPENDARK  S.A., ATIKA  S.A., TAZ  S.A.
  • Area Surface: 12.000 m2
  • Total Building Surface: 7.200  M2
  • Year: 2005
  • Building Materials: Reinforced concrete at sight, steel and glass ( curtain walls serigraphiated and indoors offices fronts) Metallic beams and trusses. Covers and linings of metallic  pre fabricated stainless steel  panels, with inner polyurethane isolation. Reinforced concrete floor, concrete walls.  Shear articulated gates.
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dmax, Cinema4D + Vray and TAS for bioclimatic evaluation


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


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