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Deck over a roman site in Cartagena, Spain by Amann-Canovas-Mauri

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Article source: Amann-Canovas-Mauri

The building is essentially a cover protecting the remains of a Roman assembly (thermal baths, forum and domus) in the archaeological site of Molinete Park in Cartagena, Spain.

This cover is certainly another piece in the historic area of Cartagena whose main architectural challenge is to reconcile very different architectures; from the roman time, passing through baroque to nowadays, making all the interventions vibrate together in the neighborhood. It is a transition element, between very diverse urban conditions: in size, material and structure; from the dense city centre to the sloping park.

Image Courtesy David Frutos

  • Architects: Amann-Canovas-Mauri
  • Project: Deck over a roman site
  • Location: Cartagena, Spain
  • Dates: Project: October2008.-July2009
  • Construction: september2010-november2011
  • Authors: Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri
  • Team: Nacho Álvarez-Monteserín, Javier Gutiérrez, Ana López, Pablo Sigüenza, José López
  • Photographer: David Frutos
  • Promoter: Cartagena Puerto de Culturas
  • Software used: autocad and photoshop and 3d studio


My Cousin´s House in Oberpullendorf, Austria by Martin Mostböck Design Development

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Article source: Martin Mostböck Design Development

A Single-family residence with garden. 150 m2 living area, terrace, office, carport. House with controlled living space ventilation (passive house).
The residence was designed for doing-it-yourself. Shape, geometry and internal organisation are inspired by the movement of the inhabitants, the sun and the moon. The body and shape of the house are designed on one hand to open up big and broad windows on two facades to the garden to bring in as much light as possible to the living areas.

My Cousin’s House

  • Architects: Martin Mostböck Design Development
  • Project: My Cousin´s House
  • Location: Oberpullendorf, Austria
  • Floor area: app. 150,0 M2
  • Planning time: 2004 – 2005
  • Completion: 2010
  • Plot area: 665 m²
  • Building area: 128 m²
  • Building volume: 875 m³
  • Sustainability: Energy system: gas-calorific value boiler, Solar collector panels for warm water and heating Controlled living space ventilation – passive house
  • Type: Terrace, carport, office spaces
  • Budget: app. 225.000.- €
  • Software used: AutoCAD


Prismatic Colours in Montreal, Canada by Jean Verville Architecte

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Jean Verville Architecte

In downtown Montreal, a loft for an artist who collects contemporary art and design objects is intended to be a tribute to creativity. Architect Jean Verville designed this unusual interior, which is both playfully colourful and sometimes a calm, peaceful white.

To satisfy a client who wants his home life to stimulate creativity and lead him to explore new avenues of work, Verville offers an environment that distils the essence of its owner. Using minimal interventions and simple materials, the architect awakens the senses and blurs the perception of the space.

Prismatic Colours

  • Architects: Jean Verville Architecte
  • Project: Prismatic Colours
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Typology: Dwelling (loft)
  • Area: 1400 square feet
  • Year designed: 2011
  • Year built: 2011
  • Colours and finishes: M.F.B.B.
  • Architectural cabinetmaker: Pierre Daigle
  • Upholsterer: Salomon Del-Cid
  • Acrylic mirrors: Judith Lamour
  • Software used: Hand drawing, sketchup and autocad — with a very strong surveillance and coordination of work site.


Confederação Nacional de Municípios in Brazil by OSPA

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: OSPA

Since its inauguration, Brasília is present in the imagination of all of the modern architects. Besides all of the inherent symbolism, designing in Brasília presupposes a contextualization with its monumental scale. The architecture that makes Brasília unique, sometimes also makes it distant from the human being and its needs.

Confederação Nacional de Municípios

  • Architects: OSPA
  • Project: Confederação Nacional de Município
  • Location: Brazil
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds max, Adobe Photoshop.


Rain Architecture, Multiproposal gallery in Valdivia, Chile by Mauricio Silva Arquitectos

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Article source: Mauricio Silva Arquitectos

From the evolution that squares have experienced, there is a new way to use and exploit its inside: the galleries. The main function of these is to link the exterior and interior of the block from the gallery as a space for mediation and where public space is mixed with the commercial one. In Valdivia, a city where it rains most of the time, this type of space is an opportunity to experience the city throughout the year and revitalize the public space and local business.

Multiproposal gallery

  • Architects: Mauricio Silva Arquitectos
  • Project: Rain Architecture, Multiproposal gallery
  • Location: Valdivia, Chile
  • Site Building Area Size: 2500 mt 2
  • Type: mixed use (commercial, office, housing)
  • Area: 15300 mt2
  • Software used: Autocad and sketchup used for modeling, Artlantis, photoshop and illustrator for rendering and schemes. Ecotect addition to the building thermal modeling


National Creative Cluster in Beijing, China by Sasaki Associates

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Sasaki Associates

Since the beginning of the 21st century, Beijing has made huge strides to solidify its position as one of the world’s great cities. It is a city that is modernizing rapidly—skyscrapers are rising out of fallow fields, a new transportation system is extending the reach of the city, and environmental initiatives are improving air and water quality. Fresh ideas are also emerging, while still embracing the rich traditions of the past. Near Songzhuang, a quiet village on the outskirts of Beijing, a unique opportunity exists to create a new urban district dedicated entirely to the cultivation of new ideas.

Public plazas and parks are also used for large gathering spaces for product launches, concerts, and other events

  • Architects: Sasaki Associates
  • Project: National Creative Cluster
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Sketch-Up, 3D Studio Max (with the VRay plug in), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign


Chromatic Play in Mallorca, Spain by Juana Canet Arquitectos

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: Juana Canet Arquitectos

The project responds to the idea of extending the school with a multipurpose room in an adjacent plot which should be connected internally and have an independent entrance from the street.

The plot is rectangular in a 4:1 proportion and the aim is to have a whole 7 meter span open space with natural light and crossed ventilation. In order to achieve that the façade will have to provide as much light as possible and skylights will need to be incorporated in the roofing and on top of the internal staircase. The multipurpose room will be connected in two different levels with the school, at ground level through an ascendant staircase and at roofing level through a descending ramp.

Chromatic Play

  • Architects: Juana Canet Arquitectos
  • Project: Chromatic Play
  • Location: Housing development in Bendinat, Mallorc, Spain
  • Type: Multipurpose classroom primary school
  • Team: Juana Canet arquitectos;
  • Client: Hermanos de la Sagrada Familia (SAFA)
  • Constractor: NACAM s.l.
  • Surface: 167,98 m2
  • Contract value: 208.198,20 €
  • Data: Completed September 2011
  • Software used: Autocad,3d max, Photoshop, Rhino


Folded house in Cas Capità, Marratxí by juana canet rossello

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Article source: juana canet rossello

The site is located in a row housing development , close to the aerodrome and the village of Marratxi and not far from Palma. The area has a mainly residential character with very few premises on ground floor, from time to time a restaurant or a bar. The plot is a rectangular corner, that cannot be entirely occupied, on the contrary the construction needs to set back from the main street and pull forward from the other limit.

Image Courtesy jose hevia

  • Architects: juana canet rossello
  • Project: Folded house
  • Location: Cas Capità, Marratxí
  • Type: Single house, premise and parking spaces
  • Team: Juana Canet arquitectos in collaboration with Mª Pilar Riera Vicens.
  • Software used: Autocad,3d max, Photoshop, Rhino

Image Courtesy jose hevia

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  • Developer: Private client 
  • Constractor: Construcciones Hidalgo Campoy s.l. 
  • Surface: 228,45 m2  
  • Contract value: 261.757,48 €  
  • Data: Completed in January 2007

Image Courtesy jose hevia

The main goal of the Project is to get the maximum space for parking, premises and dwelling as the main demand of the client and we achieved that also providing natural light to all the spaces and cross ventilation to the main ones and creating living and singular spaces in all the construction at different levels.

Image Courtesy jose hevia

The strategies we followed are:

1_ The construction is lifted up from the road level.

By doing that, the ramp descending towards the garage ended up beeing shorter so we could get the maximum number of parking spaces and beeing able to provide natural light and ventilation to the garage.

2_ The construction is set back from the street and pull out from the back of the plot.

So the front of the plot remains open which becomes a public space and people can gain access to the premises which could be seen from the street. This difference in height makes the front court to be an in-between space.

The lateral limit of the plot is made by a single wall which also forms part of the enclosure of the premises, with a top part of “fenêtres en longueur” that separates conceptually the dwelling. Where this wall is passing by the courtyards it becomes more permeable.

The back of plot becomes a private courtyard that also incorporates skylights at the ground level to light the garage.

Image Courtesy jose hevia

3_.The roofing of the house is folded up.

The program organization follows the logical use’s order in terms of public and private, so the higher you go the more private the space becomes.
The staircase which leeds to the upper level is placed by the party wall and is lighted from a skylight placed at the terrace level. We arrive at the center of the house.

At the interior of the house, the private spaces of the dwelling (bathrooms and bedrooms) are packed by the party wall, there are no corridors.

The roofing is folded up in order to achieve, at the one side a double height unique space to allocate the kitchen, living and dining area, and at the other one, enough height to acommodate a mezzanine which will allow to exit towards the terrace that has views to the Sierra de Tramuntana. The continuity of the roof is given by a window which becomes skylight.

In the main level of the housing a canopy area is created at the front area which will allow to have an external space designed to be protecting the big window with an external skin.

Image Courtesy jose hevia

4_The scale of is worked out with the materials.

The external wall is cladded in slate stones as an independent element. Then the folded roofing is cladded in limestone mares. The front and the back of the dwelling is rendered at first level and at ground level has a glass and aluminium facade.






Palm Springs Animal Care Facility by Swatt | Miers Architects

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Article source: Swatt | Miers Architects

The Palm Springs Animal Care Facility represents a unique public/private partnership between the City and Friends of the Shelter.  Located on a 3 acre site across from the City’s Demuth Park, the exterior design reflects Palm Springs’ unique mid-century architectural heritage.  While creating an Animal/People Community Center ambiance the facility features a central indoor/outdoor kennel design with public adoption access within an inviting garden courtyard equipped with misters and fabric shade structures.  Also included are indoor cat community rooms, special canine “living rooms” adjacent to an indoor/outdoor socialization area, a training room for educational and community evening uses, and a fully equipped clinic for in-house medical procedures.  The project has been designed as an equivalent “silver” LEED facility with a special emphasis on water conservation, wherein recycled water from the adjacent sewage treatment plant is used for cleaning all animal areas and for landscape irrigation.

Adoption Entrance Garden

  • Architects: Swatt | Miers Architects
  • Project: Palm Springs Animal Care Facility
  • Location: Demuth Park, Palm Springs
  • Site Building Area Size – 21,000 SF
  • Construction Type – Type V non-rated
  • Design Team: George Miers, AIA, Project Designer/Principal in Charge; Tim Hotz, AIA, Job Captain, Aaron Harte, AIA, LEED AP, Construction Administrator; Maureen Cornwell, Interior Designer
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Google Sketchup


SC PTV House in Nayarit, México by Luis Aldrete Arquitectos

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Article source: Luis Aldrete Arquitectos

The proposal is the result of a process that is based on three variables which together articulate and give the narrative to ideas. The first responses how to adapt the piece to the land being consistent with their morphology to achieve better orientation, privacy and views in greater depth of field.

The second has to do with the idea orientations to analyze the context that we find in the background, it means, the distant views of the mountains where we find the similar lines between the mountains and rooftops.

Image Courtesy Paco Pérez Arriaga

  • Architects: Luis Aldrete Arquitectos
  • Project: SC PTV House
  • Location: Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, México
  • Project manager: Cynthia Mojica
  • Design team: Luis Aldrete, Cynthia Mojica, Arturo Galindo.
  • Collaborators: Cynthia Mojica, Arturo Galindo.
  • Engineers: VAO
  • Landscape architects: Arte Verde
  • Contractor: BLU Constructores
  • Lighting design: IXAYA
  • Surface: 714 m2
  • Project end date: April 2012
  • Photographer: Paco Pérez Arriaga
  • Software used: Autocad and sketchup


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