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Sauna at Box in Finnish Archipelago, Finland by Architects Rudanko Kankkunen

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Article source: Architects Rudanko Kankkunen

In summer 2011, we bathed for the first time in the newly finished sauna of Box. Box is a fishermen’s village located in south-western archipelago of Finland. We are working on the conversion of the former Box village school into a residence, and the first part of the project was to build a sauna into the school’s old storage and toilet building by the seashore.

Image Courtesy Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen 

  • Architects: Architects Rudanko Kankkunen
  • Project: Sauna at Box
  • Location: Box, Finnish Archipelago, Finland
  • Year: 2011
  • Client: private
  • Status: realized
  • Use: sauna, dressing room, storage and terrace
  • Floor area: 56 m2
  • Software used: Archicad and Rhino

House for the weekends in Rhodopi Mountains, Bulgaria by 2InStudio

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Article source: 2InStudio

The project consists of a small village house in a distinct part of a property located in the village of Momchilovci in the Rhodopi Mountains, Bulgaria. The starting point was that the contractor wanted a very small house right next to his bigger one so that he can use it only for the weekends.

Image Courtesy 2 in Studio 

  • Architects: 2InStudio
  • Project Designer: Ivan Shterev
  • Project: House for the weekends
  • Location: Rhodopi Mountains, Bulgaria
  • Software used: ArchiCad v.14 and ArtLantis Studio v3

Village Center in Tyrol, Austria by Brenner + Kritzinger Architekten

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Article source: Brenner + Kritzinger Architekten

Kappl is a small village in the mountains of Tyrol in Austria. The main task of this project was to create an attractive village square between the existing church and a nearly 40 º inclined slope. The new buildings were thus situated as to form a U-shaped outside space with the church adding the southern closure.

Image Courtesy © Birgit Köll 

  • Architects: Brenner + Kritzinger Architekten
  • Project: Village Center
  • Location: Kappl, Tyrol, Austria
  • Photography: Birgit Köll
  • Property size: 4.200 m²
  • Total built volume: 26.000 m3
  • Client: community of Kappl
  • Completion: 2010
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

Luminous in Tokyo, Japan by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Article source: Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Jun Sakaguchi as a practice director of PTW Architects won a design competition for this small commercial block in Tokyo in 2006. Crowned with a penthouse rising above the 31m height limit but within the set-back line, it glows like finely cut jewellery. Most surrounding buildings are 31m high, so the penthouse enjoys open views from the timber deck terrace to the Tokyo Station area and further up to the Shinjuku district.

Image Courtesy © Tomohiro Sakashita 

  • Architects: Jun Sakaguchi as practice director of PTW Architects
  • Project: Luminous
  • Location: Kodenma-cho, Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Tomohiro Sakashita
  • Type: Commercial
  • Software used: ArchiCad for rendering and AutoCAD for documentation

Mineral Lodge in Savoie, France by Atelier d’Architecture Christian Girard

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Article source: Atelier d’Architecture Christian Girard

Mountain ranges often appear to be sublime. Under a mantle of snow their enormity would seemto defy the possibility of architecture. Time does not pass. Eternity stands opposed to the fragility of human accomplishments. And yet contemporary architecture has a place in an ancient hamlet. A fact amply demonstrated by the recently constructed Mineral Lodge at an altitude of 1200 metresin Savoie.

Image Courtesy © N.Borel 

  • Architects: Atelier d’Architecture Christian Girard
  • Project: Mineral Lodge
  • Location: Savoie, France
  • Photography: N.Borel
  • Client: Private 
  • Floor area: 371 m2
  • Project Team: Christian Girard, architect, Christophe Hebert, architect, T.Sugi, M.Shun, assistants architects, L. Capdevielle, C.Cobel, assistants.
  • Site Supervision: Alpes Réalisations Constructions 
  • Structural Engineer: Stebat 
  • Completion: September 2012 
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

Kokura Tower in Kyushu, Japan by Jun Sakaguchi Architect

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Article source: Jun Sakaguchi Architect

The site is located at a prominent location facing beautiful river and Kokura Castle and Jun Sakaguchi designed a sculptural tower which shape derives from a flower famous in this region. Petal-like shape maximizes views for each apartment and provides natural ventilation. Bottom levels of the tower spreads out to the ground with its organic form.

Image Courtesy © IAO 

  • Architects: Jun Sakaguchi as practice director of PTW Architects
  • Project: Kokura Tower
  • Location: Kyushu, Japan
  • Photography: IAO
  • Completed: 2008
  • Type: Residential
  • Software used: ArchiCad to make 3D model but the documentation was done in AutoCAD

Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort in Portugal by RA Architectural & Design Studio

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Article source: RA Architectural & Design Studio

The new Eco-resort of Parque de Pedras Salgadas, Portugal, consists of a set of seven small houses in perfect harmony with the surrounding outstanding nature.

Designed in a modular prefabrication system but flexible to adapt to the specific places within the park, these houses result in several different combinations of the same three modules (entrance/bathing – living – sleeping) creating different morphologies and different dialogues with the surrounding nature, wisely occupying the empty spaces between the trunksof large trees and, at the same time, allowing each home to be unique, special and worth visiting.

Image Courtesy FG + SG

  • Architects: RA Architectural & Design Studio
  • Project: Pedras Salgadas Eco-Resort
  • Location: Pedras Salgadas, Portugal
  • Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade & Diogo Aguiar
  • Collaborators:  Madalena Rebelo de Andrade, Raquel Jorge, João Jesus
  • Project Area: 1 EcoHouse — 52,92 m2 \ 12 EcoHouse2 — 635,04 m2
  • Client: UNICER
  • Constructor: Modular System
  • Photographs: FG + SG
  • Software used: ArchiCAD & Rhino

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Early Childhood Center in Saint Genis-Pouilly, France by Clermont Architectes

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Article source: Clermont Architectes

The Centre de la Petite Enfance (Early Childhood Center) was built on the green and pristine outskirts of Saint Genis-Pouilly, right next to Geneva and the CERN, right at the border between France and Switzerland.

The site is to become a new ensemble of housing and public buildings, which the new tramway project will connect directly Geneva.

Image Courtesy Clermont Architectes

  • Architects: Clermont Architectes
  • Project: Early Childhood Center
  • Location: Saint Genis-Pouilly, France
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Hotel IJDock in Amsterdam, The Netherlands by Bakers Architecten

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: Bakers Architecten

ASR Property Development has come to an agreement with the Spanish hotel chain Room Mate Hotels regarding a 25-year tenancy agreement for the hotel at IJDock in Amsterdam. The contract was signed on Thursday April 19, 2012. The hotel with its 285 rooms is situated at the peninsula IJDock, where the Palace of Justice is also located.

View lawcourts hotel : Image Courtesy Bakers Architecten

  • Architects: Bakers Architecten
  • Project: Hotel IJDock 
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad for the design and engineering and Graphisoft Archicad for the interior

Chen Minshuku in Tainan,Taiwan by TSDesign

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Article source: TSDesign

TSDesign group tried to reverse house’s axis by using old red-brick、old wood beam and modern materials, to match nearby human characters. Architecture style, materials, historical memory which form Tainan’s local architectural characters.

Night view : Image Courtesy Tsai Tsung-Sheng

  • Architects: TSDesign
  • Project: Chen Minshuku
  • Location: Tainan, Taiwan
  • Client: Miss Chen
  • Character Of Space: Minshuku (B&B)
  • Principal Designer: Chao Yuan-Hung, Chi Chien-Ching, Wang Jun-Jie, Chen Hsuan.
  • Design Unit: TSdesign
  • Contractor:  TA-Shan Development Contractor Ltd.
  • Site Area: 178m2
  • Building Area: 77.55 m2
  • Total Floor Area: 132m2
  • Cost: 5.5 Million NT (Construction、Landscape、Indoor renovation)
  • Design Time: 2012.2
  • Construction time: 2012.8
  • Principal Materials:
    • Exterior Wall: Metal、Red brick、Painting
    • Window: Airtight window、Old wood window
    • Indoor: Oak, Old cypress
  • Photos: Tsai Tsung-Sheng
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Sketchup, Paper model

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