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Darla Moore School of Business, University in Columbia, South Carolina by Rafael Vinoly Architects

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Article source: Rafael Vinoly Architects

Rafael Vinoly Architects is proud to announce that the University South Carolina celebrated the “Topping Out” of the new building for the Darla Moore School of Business in a ceremony today held at the construction site. The Darla Moore School of Business, globally renowned for its international business program, has until now been housed in a 1970s-era building located near the university’s historic Horseshoe, site of the original campus established in 1801. The new building—designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects and commissioned by alumna and namesake Darla Moore through a $70 million donation—will provide an environment well suited to answer the challenges of a 21st century business school.

Image Courtesy Rafael Vinoly Architects  

  • Architects: Rafael Vinoly Architects
  • Project: Darla Moore School of Business, University 
  • Location: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad

Podčetrtek Traffic Circle in Podčetrtek, Slovenia by ENOTA Architects

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Article source: ENOTA Architects

The Podčetrtek Traffic Circle is built on a regional road located between the municipal sports hall with open-air sports grounds on one side and a spa centre with numerous swimming pools and hotels on the other side. It is primarily intended to slow down the traffic in this consequently very busy area as the main accesses to both complexes also connect to the traffic circle. The design of the roundabout’s central island thus references the appearance of both facilities and marks the entrance points to the destinations of the visitors to either of the programme centers.

Image Courtesy Miran Kambič 

  • Architects: ENOTA Architects
  • Project: Podčetrtek Traffic Circle
  • Location: Podčetrtek, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič 
  • Type: Commission 
  • Year: 2012 
  • Status: Completed 2012 
  • Size: 380 m2 
  • Budget: 33.000 EUR 
  • Client Terme Olimia 
  • Project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Alja Černe, Tjaž Bauer
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino-grasshopper

Grundfos Dormitory in Aarhus, DK by CEBRA

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: CEBRA

One of Grundfos Dormitory’s remarkable characteristics is providing student housings in the heart of Aarhus’ new harbour front development – that is, a low cost residential building on a very attractive site. Like many other industrial harbor fronts, the former container port of Aarhus is being transformed into a dynamic new neighborhood. Grundfos Dormitory is one of the first finished projects in the area that on completion will be home to 7,000 inhabitants and provide 12,000 workplaces. Its total site area amounts to 800,000 m2 making this development one of Europe’s largest harbor front city developments.

Image Courtesy Mikkel Frost

  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: Grundfos Dormitory
  • Location: Grethe Løchtes Gade, Aarhus, DK
  • Commission: Private
  • Type: Turnkey contract
  • Category: Residential
  • Client: Engineering College of Aarhus
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Revit, Rhinoceros, VRay for Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
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Municipal Library of Greve in Chianti, Italy by mdu architetti

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: mdu architetti

The New Municipal Library of Greve in Chianti, designed by mdu architetti, represents a further step, after the opening of the New Theatre of Montalto di Castro (Italy), in a period of prolific output for this Italian architecture studio, engaged in the realization of several projects inspired by a common thread: architecture as an urban fragment. The Libray of Greve in Chianti  interprets the theme, presenting itself as a light  sculptural volume in terracotta leaned on a travertine stone plinth. The terracotta facade, with its subtle texturals and graphic variations, is conceived as an abstract representation of the signs and colours in the  vineyards of the Chianti region.

Image Courtesy Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: mdu architetti
  • Project: Municipal Library of Greve
  • Location: Chianti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy    
  • Program: library
  • Client: Municipality of Greve in Chianti, Florence, Italy
  • Architects: mdu architetti (Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini)
  • Structural engineer: ing. Alessandro Incerpi
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer: ing. Gianluca Gori
  • Building and safety coordinator: geom. Fabio Alinari
  • Site construction supervision: Cristiano Cosi
  • Software used: Autocad LT for the project and construction documents

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Villa Řitka in Czech Republic by Studio pha

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Article source: Studio pha

The basic idea is a kind of enclosure of the building in and on itself, and the use of the sloping ground to divide the building into a two-storey main residential part on the upper part of the land and a lower building containing the garages and entrance hall further down the slope. The result is essentially a two-storey house with a flat roof, positioned atop the concrete “retaining wall” of the lower structure. The house’s plan is of “U”-shape, or equally it could be described as a rectangle with an interior atrium open on one side to the surrounding landscape. Inside the atrium is a small pool, which ensures for this space pleasant cooling, reinforced by the system of louvered blinds against the sun.

Image Courtesy Filip Šlapal

  • Architects: Studio pha
  • Project: Villa Řitka
  • Location: Řitka, Czech Republic
  • Realization: 2011
  • Area: 490 m2
  • Author: Jan Šesták, Marek Deyl
  • Cooperation: Filip Tomášek , Gabriela Fišarová, Eva Bukovská, Tomáš Trojan
  • Statics: Hana Gattermayerová
  • Photo: Filip Šlapal
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk 3ds Max, Adobe Photoshop

Image Courtesy Filip Šlapal

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Lordelo Pharmacy in Vila Real, Portugal by JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Article source: JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO

The Pharmacy is located in Vila Real, in the centre north of Portugal and is part of a peripheral zone of the city where the environment does not have a consolidated and uniform image. In the absence of external references, it was chosen to create a building with an abstract and neutral character, reinforced by the absence of openings. With oval shape footprint, the two floors are fully aluminum coated corrugated and perforated. The only direct opening to the outside is the main entrance that gives access to the sales area. By changing the interior light and the symbol of pharmacy, the building gains dynamic, allowing the image variation from day to night. The store not only sells medicines but also has its own laboratory for compounding pharmacy.

Image Courtesy FG+SG

  • Architect: JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO
  • Project:Lordelo Pharmacy
  • Location: VILA REAL, PORTUGAL
  • Area: 522 m2
  • Design time: November 2010
  • Construction time: October 2012
  • Interior Design: JOSÉ CARLOS CRUZ – ARQUITECTO
  • Civil engineer: NORVIA
  • Mechanics Engineer:GET_Raul Bessa
  • Photography: FG+SG – Fotografia de arquitectura (www.fernandoguerra.com)
  • Software used: AutoCAD
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O Dos Vasconcelos – Hotel Habita in Nuevo Leon, Mexico by Landa Arquitectos

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Article source: Landa Arquitectos

O Dos Vasconcelos is a mixed-use complex organized around a central, open-air public space with a circular plan. The parking area, the apartments and commercial spaces, and the hotel volume are all visible from the entrance level. The relation between the underground and the aboveground spaces, and the concentration of different functions in carefully crafted pieces, lends the complex a mechanical character –appropriate for a predominantly industrial city– which reminiscent of the early work of James Stirling.

Image Courtesy Javier Orozco

  • Architects: Landa Arquitectos
  • Project: O Dos Vasconcelos – Hotel Habita
  • Location: San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
  • Formal Name Of Building: O Dos Vasconcelos / Hotel Habita Monterrey
  • Architect Design: Arq. Agustin landa vertiz
  • Completion Date (Month And Year): October 2008
  • Project Team: Roberto Garcia, Rolando Martinez, Cecilia Dominguez, Edna Garza, Enrique Yañez, Claudia Carreno, Jorge Corcuera
  • Photographers: Javier Orozco, Rodrigo Ramos, Undine Pröhl
  • Square Meters: 40,000 m2 of Mixed-Use Complex. The part of the hotel corresponds 1,800m2
  • Client: Grupo Habita
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Prato Lofts in Tuscany, Italy by mdu architetti

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Article source: mdu architetti

The Prato Lofts, designed by the italian architecture studio mdu architetti, is an investigation on the deep and complex relationships between the public space of the city and the intimacy of the private space of living. The Prato Lofts interpret the theme, generating quite inner spaces for the everyday life related to themselves and to the mutations of the sky, that are concealed from the urban chaos by a silent concrete wall.

Image Courtesy Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: mdu architetti (Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini)
  • Project: Prato Lofts
  • Location: Tuscany , Italy
  • Program: transformation of an old warehouse in 5 lofts
  • Client: CDM immobiliare
  • Collaborators: Nicola Becagli, Michele Fiesoli
  • Structural engineer: Venturi & Motta
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer: Venturi & Motta
  • Site construction supervision: Marcello Marchesini
  • Building cost: € 750.000
  • Dimentions : Roofed area: 360 sqm
                                     Gross area: 703 sqm
                                     Volume: 2.113 cubic meters
  • Materials: pigmented concrete
  • Schedule: Design: 2004 – 2005
                             Ground breaking: 2006
                             Completion: 2008
  • Photographer: Pietro Savorelli, mdu architetti
  • General contractor: Bassi Danilo & c. – Prato
  • Software used: Autocad LT for the project and construction documents

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Qube in Amsterdam, Netherlands by NL Architects

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Article source: NL Architects

Qube is a commission for an office building in Amsterdam. Qube is part of a development called IJpunt by G&S Vastgoed. IJpunt will consist of four blocks designed by Claus en Kaan, Dedato, MVSA and NL A.

The site is truly unique: the most western corner of the Minervahaven, overlooking the Mercuriushaven and the river IJ. Well connected to both the city center as the rest of the world, both by car, public transport and bike.

Image Courtesy NL Architects

  • Architects: NL Architects
  • Project: Qube
  • Location: IJpunt, Minervahaven, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nl Architects: Pieter Bannenberg, Walter Van Dijk, Kamiel Klaasse
  • Team: Arne Van Wees With: Giulia Pastore, Gen Yamamoto, Gert Jan Machiels
  • Qube: Office Building, Ijpunt,Minervahaven, Amsterdam 2012 – 201?
  • Client: G&S Vastgoed
  • Size: Gross Floor Area 6560m², Net Floor Area 5940m², Plot 2430m²
  • Structural Engineers: Van Der Vorm
  • Installations: Wichers & Dreef
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhino 3D, 3dS Max, Adobe Illustrator

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Residential Housing 26 units in Obhur, Saudi Arabia by Dom Arquitectura

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Article source: Dom Arquitectura

The aim is to project 26 houses in the Obhur area. The client wanted to use the same isolated unit type, but generate differences in the street facade to avoid the traditional house complex with all the same.

Recalling the Islamic markets, we remind the Arabic spices image, located in the same container but with different color shades. Natural tones that would fit perfectly into our idea.

Image Courtesy Dom Arquitectura

  • Architects: Dom Arquitectura
  • Project: Residential Housing 26 units
  • Location: Obhur, Saudi Arabia
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dStudio Max

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