Open side-bar Menu
 ArchShowcase

Archive for the ‘Architectural Desktop’ Category

Public Art Installations by Numen/For Use

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Article source: Numen/For Use

The work was specially commissioned by Melbourne’s main civic centre and cultural district Federation Square as a part of their Creative Program focussing on experimental large-scale public art and its social and communal relevance. The full 16 meters stretch of the Fed Square’s Western Terrace is the greatest span traversed by a Tape Installation thus far. The structure had to be constructed with the help of special platforms as it projects from the external walls of the Fed Square’s SBS building at the height of 6 meters above ground. Its more slender and tenuous, distinctly willowy form is dictated by the specifics of the bridged span and setting. Tape Melbourne is the first Tape Installation to be executed outside Europe and below the equator.

Tape Melbourne

  • Architect: Numen/For Use
  • Name of Project: Public Art Installations

(more…)

Second Architecture For Humanity Ustainability Design Fellow

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Burtland Granvil, AIA, LEED AP, Selected to Head Haiti Sustainable Rebuilding Efforts

Two years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, the process of rebuilding has taken another step forward with the selection of Burtland Granvil, AIA, LEED AP, as the new Architecture for Humanity Sustainability Design Fellow.

Granvil will succeed Stacey McMahan, AIA, LEED AP, who was selected as the first Sustainability Design Fellow 18 months ago. Granvil will work directly with community members on the ground in Architecture for Humanity’s rebuilding center based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Second Architecture For Humanity Ustainability Design Fellow

While in Haiti, McMahan helped establish the Architecture for Humanity Haiti office. She was also instrumental in the creation of drafting and document development standards including code and accessibility and well as inventing a process to prequalify contractors for competitive bidding. McMahan oversaw the design and development of several schools, established sustainability design standards for Haiti and helped provide professional development options for Haitian architects.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Architecture for Humanity recognize that the catastrophic destruction in Haiti has provided an opportunity to help rebuild as well as improve disaster responses elsewhere in the world.

Second Architecture For Humanity Ustainability Design Fellow

Granvil’s work on the ground in Haiti will be vital to future education on how sustainability after a disaster can be achieved. “The earthquake didn’t take as many lives as the poor quality of construction did,” said Granvil. “Architecture for Humanity’s Rebuilding Center in Haiti will help educate and build together with local current and future builders of Haiti…this is the main reason why I joined Architecture for Humanity. I am here with others to work on the long-term approach. Haiti, as well as other post disaster areas, can benefit from this kind of transitional office with this mindset.”

Granvil has over ten years of experience, mainly in construction administration of various educational projects. He joins the Haiti Rebuilding Center to help with its long-term efforts. His role also expands to guiding Architecture for Humanity Haiti interns & volunteers through the Intern Development Program (IDP) process. Granvil is a descendant of Haitian parents and is interested in building back better while maintaining Haiti’s culture. He is one of many diaspora returning to help rebuild Haiti after years of civil conflict.

Second Architecture For Humanity Ustainability Design Fellow

Through Granvil’s leadership on the ground and the collaboration with USGBC, AIA and Architecture for Humanity, the rebuilding efforts in Haiti will be based upon the key principles of green building including high-performance, structural integrity, higher energy and water efficiency and better ventilation quality for occupants.

Chief among Granvil’s responsibilities will be to provide tools and training for safe and sustainable construction to mitigate similar building failures in the future both to the informal trades and by increasing local professional capacity through training and assistance.

To learn more about the rebuilding efforts in Haiti visit: architectureforhumanity.org

Read AIArchitect article on rebuilding efforts here.

About the U.S. Green Building Council
The USGBC community is transforming the way we build, design and operate our buildings for healthier places that save precious resources for people to live, work, learn and play in. UGSBC is helping create buildings and communities that regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life within a generation. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Council is the driving force of the green building industry, which is projected to contribute $554 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product by 2013. USGBC leads a diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials, concerned citizens, teachers and students. The USGBC community comprises 80 local chapters, 17,000 member companies and organizations, and more than 150,000 individuals who have earned LEED Professional Credentials. Visit www.usgbc.org for more information.

About Architecture for Humanity
Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. We are building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 40,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed. To learn more, please visit architectureforhumanity.org

About The American Institute of Architects
For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.

Ghost Architectural Laboratory in Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Article source: Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited

The Ghost Laboratory is sited at the LaHave River estuary on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast, where Samuel de Champlain made his first landfall in the new world in 1604. This landscape was re-cleared from forest by the architect over the past 25 years, revealing its historic ruins and its 400 years of agrarian history.

Ghost Architectural Laboratory

  • Architects: Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Limited
  • Project: Ghost Architectural Laboratory
  • Location:Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia
  • Building: Gordon MacLean Builders
  • Consultant: Columbia University; University of Minnesota; Wendell Burnette Architects; Juhani Pallasmaa Architects; Marlon Blackwell Architect; University of Washington; Lake/Flato Architects; Peter Buchanan(author); The Miller Hull Partnership; Deborah Berke and Partners Architects; Architectural Record; Francis Kéré Architecture; Tom Peters (author); Arkitecktur N; Peter Stutchbury Architecture; Ghost students
  • Engineer: Campbell Comeau Engineering Ltd.
  • Photography: Manuel Schnell, Brian MacKay-Lyons, James Steeves

(more…)

SnackBox in Times Square, New York by Aedifica

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Article source: Aedifica

The SnackBox has found home in the heart of Times Square. Ædifica and MuvBox have been recently awarded 2 prizes at the Retail Design Institute’s International Store Design Competition 2011: the first in the Pop Up Store/Shop category, and the other in the Special Awards category. The 20-feet long container was selected among about 80 proposals by local restaurant owners and had to comply with New York City’s security departments in this high traffic area.

SnackBox

  • Architect: Aedifica
  • Name of Project: SnackBox
  • Location: Times Square, New York

(more…)

2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Article source: Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa

Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners in the architectural firm, SANAA, were chosen as the 2010 Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor was held on May 17 on historic Ellis Island in New York. At that time, a $100,000 grant and bronze medallions was bestowed on the two architects.

(more…)

2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate by Peter Zumthor

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Article source: Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor of Switzerland was chosen as the 2009 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor was held on May 29 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At that time, a $100,000 grant and a bronze medallion was bestowed on the 65-year old architect.

  • Architects: Peter Zumthor
  • Project: 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

(more…)

2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate by Jean Nouvel

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Article source: Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel of Paris, France was chosen as the 2008 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor was held on June 2 in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress. At that time, a $100,000 grant and a bronze medallion was bestowed on the 62-year old architect.

  • Architects: Jean Nouvel
  • Project: 2008 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

(more…)

2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate by Richard Rogers

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Article source: Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers, whose firm Richard Rogers Partnership is headquartered in London, was chosen as the 2007 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The formal ceremony for what has come to be known throughout the world as architecture’s highest honor was held on June 4 in London. At that time, a $100,000 grant and a bronze medallion was bestowed on the 73-year old architect at The Banqueting House, designed in 1619 by Inigo Jones.

Lloyd's of london (Image Courtesy Richard Bryant/ Arcaid)

  • Architects: Richard Rogers
  • Project:2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

(more…)

2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate by Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Article source: Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Paulo Mendes da Rocha was chosen as the 2006 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. At the age of 77-years,  architect became the second laureate from Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer being the first, chosen in 1988.

2006 Pritzker Prize - Paulo Mendes da Rocha

  • Architects: Paulo Mendes da Rocha
  • Project: 2006 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate – Paulo Mendes da Rocha

(more…)

inFORM studio in Northville, Michigan

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Article source: inFORM studio

inFORM studio is a Woman-owned, WBE certified, design based practice with three offices in Detroit, Michigan, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and New York City. Each office is fully integrated and collaborates with teams set for each project that span all three locations.

Foosball

  • Architects: inFORM studio
  • Project: inFORM studio
  • Location:Northville, Michigan
  • Client: inFORM studio
  • Total Project: 3,500 sq.ft.
  • Project Cost: $200,000

(more…)

GRAPHISOFT: ARCHICAD download 30-day FREE trial
Graphisoft ARCHICAD  Download a 30-Day FREE trial
TurboCAD pro : Start at $299
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2016 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy