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Koby Cottage in Albion, Michigan by Garrison Architects

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Article source: Garrison Architects

Koby Cottage was designed for a boarding school for troubled teens to allow families to visit with their child in a private domestic setting surrounded by nature. The 1,100 sf cottage consists of two modules raised and separated for light, space and privacy. The space between the modules is enclosed with glass. The cottage plan has an ‘X’ form. The dining table is situated at the structure’s crossing, creating a place for rejoining and discussion.

Entrance

  • Architects: Garrison Architects
  • Project: Koby Cottage
  • Location: Albion, Michigan
  • Software used: Autodesk Autocad
  • Software used: physical models to initiate the design process then modeled and refined it in Rhino.  Autocad for construction docs.

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Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research in Ibaraki, Japan by Tetsuo Kobori Architects

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: Tetsuo Kobori Architects

“Creation of an open space with suspended glass curtains”
A limited time 20-year PFI project located on the grounds of the Tsukuba University Hospital. With its main function being a clinical laboratory, it also combines spaces for student education and research to create a new communication space in the university.

Night View (Image Courtesy Bauhouseneo)

  • Architects: Tetsuo Kobori Architects
  • Project: Tsukuba Medical Laboratory of Education and Research
  • Location: Ibaraki, Japan
  • Work contents: Design and supervision
  • Main use: University / research facility
  • Structure: S Structure(by Arup)
  • Scale: 1500㎡
  • Photo credit: Bauhouseneo
  • Software used: Autocad and Revit

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Malbaie VI Marée Basse in La Malbaie, Québec by MU Architecture

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Article source: MU Architecture

Located in Cap-à-L’ Aigle in the splendid region of Charlevoix, the residence Marée Basse (Low Tide) is part of the residential development Les Terrasses Cap-à-L’ Aigle. Capitalizing on an exceptional view of the St. Lawrence River, the surrounding nature and the land form of the region, this development meets the highest standards and promotes contemporary architecture and local know-how.

Image Courtesy Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)

  • Architects: MU Architecture
  • Project: Malbaie VI Marée Basse
  • Location: Cap-à-l’Aigle, La Malbaie, Québec
  • Project team : Jean-Sébastien Herr, Charles Côté, Audrey Lavallée
  • Client : Florent Moser (Les Terrasses Cap-à-l’Aigle)
  • Contractor: Florent Moser/ Alain Rajotte
  • Structural Engineer: I-Level
  • Project completion date: September 2011
  • Photograph: Ulysse Lemerise Bouchard (YUL Photo)
  • Project year: September 2011
  • Project area: 3200 pi2
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Form-Z and Maxwell render

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Yashiki Mori in Tomisato-Shi, Japan by HOLDUP Architecture

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Article source: HOLDUP

‘ Owing To Progress In Transportation And Communication, Any Place Can Be Considered “Central”, Even Though Geographically Remote. There’s No Choice To Make Between A Stimulating City Lifestyle And A Healthier One In The Countryside: We Can Have Both! ’

Yashiki Mori

  • Architects: HOLDUP Architecture
  • Project: Yashiki Mori
  • Location: Tomisato-Shi, Japan
  • Typology: 8 Detached Houses
  • Floor Area: 3,000sqm
  • Status: Competition Entry
  • Completion: May 2012
  • Budget: Undisclosed
  • Condition: Invited Competition
  • Client: Hacocoto Inc
  • Project Architecture: Yuki Chida
  • Software used: Made with Autocad and render with 3ds max/vray

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Rollins Center on The Pike in Rockville, Maryland by Steven J. Karr, AIA Inc.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Article source: Steven J. Karr, AIA Inc.

Phased demolition of an existing inactive Shell Service Station and associated site improvements in advance of new construction for the Rollins Center on the Pike, a 9,300 sf retail center

Rollins Center on The Pike

  • Architects: Steven J. Karr, AIA Inc.
  • Project: Rollins Center on The Pike
  • Location: Rockville, Maryland
  • Client: Draiman Properties
  • Construction Cost: $50,000
  • Completed: January 2011
  • Software used: Sketchup & AutoCAD

 

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Downtown LA Hotel in Los Angeles, California by XTEN Architecture

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Article source: XTEN Architecture

This new 65,000sf hotel is conceived as a monolithic concrete structure, carved by a system of slots and slices that bring light, air and views deep into the building.

The site is an infill parcel in downtown Los Angeles which measures just 50×150 feet. The hotel is freestanding, surrounded on all sides by alleys and streets. This allows for slots to be cut into the façade, which contrast with and dematerialize the otherwise monolithic quality of the building.

Image Courtesy XTEN Architecture

  • Architects: XTEN Architecture
  • Project: Downtown LA Hotel
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Principals: Monika Haefelfinger, SIA & Austin Kelly, AIA
  • Project Team: Scott Utterstrom, Qichen Cao, Matthew Rosenberg, Dayuan Fu, Katie Green, Michael Hasey, Xian Chi
  • Project Area: 65,000sf
  • Renderings: Courtesy of XTEN Architecture
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

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Sensational Garden in Frosinone, Italy by Nabito Architects & Partners

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source: Nabito Architects & Partners

The neighbourhood of Corso Lazio, in the city Of Frosinone, Italy, finally could enjoy its first public space , expected to be ready 35 years ago.

Sensational Garden represents the starting point of a big master-plan to renew and integrate the public spaces and the services to the housing neighbourhood. This lack of public spaces generate an absolute degrade of the entire area, and the neighbourhood has become an unsustainable dormitory. For this reason the project for the sensational garden amplify the idea of a relational space filling the social void with an explosive, playfull, sensorial and interactive intimate room, like a personal living room in a public realm. The garden is constantly in tension between artificial and natural elements.

Nabito Sensational Garden

  • Architects: Nabito Architects & Partners
  • Project: Sensational Garden
  • Location: Frosinone, Italy
  • Assigned Typology: Public
  • Client: Frosinone’s Municipality
  • Assigned Task: Project design, site supervision, and security at design and execution
  • Project phase: BUILT
  • Collaboratores: L. Altana – D. Fois -
  • Partners: Arch. Luca Faticanti , Ing. Damiano Bauco, Agr. Gianluca Sanità
  • Budget: € 500.000,00
  • Contractors: EDILCM
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, 3ds Max, Adobe photoshop

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Loft in Lisbon, Portugal by Henrique Barros-Gomes

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source: Henrique Barros-Gomes

A former Lisbon dock’s warehouse is to be converted in several lofts. The apartments will have different and personalized characteristics . Interior partitions in exposed concrete will separate the diverse units.

In this loft a series of elements are added to the relatively neutral existing shell, punctuating and ordering space: A stair / bookcase, a fireplace and a wood coated central volume, which contains all services, facilities and several retractable elements, enabling to control the degree of partitioning of space, depending on the needs at each moment. Circulation takes place all the way around the said central volume.

Loft in Lisbon

  • Architects: Henrique Barros-Gomes
  • Project: Loft in Lisbon
  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Software used: Autocad, 3DSMax and Photoshop

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Becherer House in Albemarle County, Virginia by Robert Gurney Architect

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Article source: Robert Gurney Architect

Rolling pastures, bordered with dark, stained fences interspersed in woodlands define the Albemarle County, Virginia countryside where this project is located. The new house is sited at the edge of woodland on the crest of a hill, providing vantage view points of the pastures and distant treetops.

Image Courtesy Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural

  • Architects: Robert Gurney Architect
  • Project: Becherer House
  • Location: Albemarle County, Virginia
  • Project  Architect: Claire L. Andreas
  • Owner :  Withheld
  • Contractor:  Shelter Associates, Ltd.
  • Engineer: D. Anthony Beale LLC
  • Interior Designer: Therese Baron Gurney, ASID
  • Photographer: Maxwell MacKenzie Architectural Photographer
  • Completed: November 2011
  • Software used: Project began with pencil on paper and was then put into AutoCad. 3D modeling in Sketchup was used as a tool for presentation at times.

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Twin Tree Pavilion in Suzhou, China by Atelier Archmixing

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Article source: Atelier Archmixing

Twin Trees Pavilion by Atelier Archmixing  Shanghai based Atelier Archmixing has recently changed a former pigpen into a cozy pavilion in a small traditional town located in Yangtze Delta area. It is a supplement for two traditional style residences, providing an extra place for meeting and recreation, just nearby a hill planted with orange trees.  Two big trees, a 20-year-old neem and a 15-year-old orange dominate the site and lend inspiration to the design as well as the name.

Image Courtesy TANG Yu

  • Architects: Atelier Archmixing
  • Project: Twin Tree Pavilion
  • Location: Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Program: meeting and recreation
  • Gross Floor Area: 56 sqm
  • Design/Completion: 2012
  • Client: ZHANG Hong
  • Design Team: ZHUANG Shen, TIAN Danni
  • Main Contractor: WANG Zikui
  • Photographer: TANG Yu
  • Software used: Sketchup and AutoCAD

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