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Windswept in San Francisco, California by Charles Sowers Studios

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: Charles Sowers Studios

Windswept consists of 612 freely rotating wind direction indicators mounted parallel to the wall creating an architectural scale instrument for observing the complex interaction between wind and the building. The wind arrows serve as discrete data points indicating the direction of local flow within the larger phenomenon. Wind gusts, rippling and swirling through the sculpture, visually reveal the complex and ever-changing ways the wind interacts with the building and the environment.

Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: Charles Sowers Studios
  • Project: Windswept
  • Location: Randal Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA
  • Size: 35’ length / 20’ height
  • Client: San Francisco Arts Commission/Randall Museum
  • Contractor: Rocket Science
  • Engineer: Hom-Pisano Engineers
  • Project Completion: 11/19/2010
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Architectural metal wall panels: Provided by QC Facades Rainscreen Solutions, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Software used: Autocad and Autodesk Inventor

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Conde House in Seixal, Portugal by SAMF Arquitectos

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: SAMF Arquitectos

This house, for a musician, is located in a low-density housing area, near a large pinewood, south of Lisbon. The site had an unusual topographical situation, where the construction of the front street had cut the landscape to form a small “cliff” 3/4m high. The house was thought as a substitution of this cliff, maintaining the original situation overlooking the street, over a high sustaining wall. A patio was excavated as the entrance.

Image Courtesy Daniel Malhão

  • Architects: Sara Antunes Mário Ferreira Arquitectos (SAMF)
  • Project: Conde House
  • Location: Pinhal Conde da Cunha, Portugal
  • End Construction: 2011
  • Tipology: Single-Family House
  • Construction area: 312m2
  • Plot area: 750m2
  • Architecture: Sara Antunes Mário Ferreira Arquitectos
  • Colaboration: Arq. Ana Xavier
  • Photography: © Daniel Malhão (DMF Lisboa)
  • Materials: bricks, wood, zinc, stucco, slate stone
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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L-Shaped House in Belgium by Cocoon Architecten

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: Cocoon Architecten

This house for a small family is located in a residential area in Belgium.  In this first stage, the client asked for a small house with a high level of detail.  After some time, the house will be enlarged by adding some additional volumes to accommodate their future needs. Because of the shape and location of the land, three important points were to be considered when designing the house.

L-Shaped House

  • Architects: Cocoon Architecten
  • Project: L-Shaped House
  • Location: Belgium
  • Software used: Generally using Autodesk Autocad 2012 and Revit 2012, combined with 3DStudio Design 2012 and Sketchup in the office. For this project Autocad seemed the best choice due to the small size of the project and difficulty of the details.  In Revit it would have been much more time consuming.

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Cancer Care Center in Naestved, Denmark by WE Architecture

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: WE Architecture

The new Cancer Care Center in Naestved is located in close proximity to the regional Hospital. The purpose of the center is helping anyone affected by cancer through professional help in exceptional buildings specifically designed for this.

Cancer Care Center

  • Architects: WE Architecture
  • Project: Oasis
  • Location: Naestved, Denmark
  • Assignment: Invited competition
  • Type: Cancer Caring Centre
  • Client: Kræftens bekæmpelse & Realdania
  • Year: 2012
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Rasmus Røgen, Justin Cua, Karen Shiue, Kristian Hindsberg, Lasma Grigone&Casper Berntsen
  • Software used: Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Rhino, V-ray, 3ds max, AutoCad 2012

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Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center in Poland by Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański

Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center is designed to be a multifunctional building and a part of targ sienny / targ rakowy complex – a new project in the very center of Gdańsk. The buildings’ main purpose is to host an exhibition of a large scale model of a pre-World War II center of the city and mark the starting point of tourist excursions around it’s streets. The design of GHHC was to be chosen in a contest for architecture students.

Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center

 

  • Architects: Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański
  • Project: Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center
  • Location: Gdańsk, Poland
  • Software used: AutoCad, 3DsMax, V-ray.

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Arboretum in Gjøvik, Norway by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: Rintala Eggertsson Architects

The Gjoevik Care Centre is an institution for juvenile asylum seekers.  The centre provides shelter and safety for immigrants under the age of 15 and helps those of them who are struggling with traumatic experiences from famine and conflicts around the world. Our assignment was to create a refuge for the children which also could serve as a place for meaningful activities in their daily lives.

Image Courtesy Pasi Aalto

  • Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Project: Arboretum
  • Location: Øverbyvegen 88-104, 2825 Gjøvik, Norway
  • Architect Team: Vibeke Jenssen, Kaori Watanabe, Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson
  • Client: Public Construction and Property Management (Statsbygg), Tommy Pedersen
  • User: Gjøvik Care Centre
  • User representative: Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs (Bufetat), Anne-Beth Brekke, Geir Rune Nyhus and Kai Børresen
  • Curator: Public Art Norway (KORO), Mette Kvandal and Per Henrik Svalastog
  • Building team: Dagur Eggertsson, Julian Fors, Fabricio Ferreira Fernandes, Matthew Donnachie, Sölvi Magnússon, Kaori Watanabe and Vibeke Jenssen.
  • Software used: AutoCad and Sketchup

 

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Rafael Arozarena High School in Lercaro, La Orotava by AMP Arquitectos

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: AMP Arquitectos

The school is set on a site close to the historic town center of La Orotava, mixing with the pre-existing walls of the farming terraces and letting the land flow beneath the building. The concrete walls are pigmented with colours that fade in accordance with the folds in the linear volumes and their proximity to the different rural and urban environments.

Image Courtesy Miguel de Guzman

  • Architects: AMP Arquitectos
  • Project: Rafael Arozarena High School
  • Location: Urbanización Lercaro, La Orotava
  • Architect Design:Felipe Artengo Rufino, Fernando Martín Menis, José Mª Rodríguez Pastrana Malagón
  • Technical Architect: Rafael Hernández Hernández, Andrés Pedreño Vega
  • ENGINEERING: CITE ingenieros
  • STRUCTURE ENGINEERING: Arcal
  • CLIENT: Consejería de Educación, Cultura y Deportes del Gobierno de Canarias
  • CONTRACTOR: Construcciones Rodríguez Mesa
  • COMPLETION DATE: Agosto 2004
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Logowines Winery in Évora, Portugal by PMC Arquitectos

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Article source: PMC Arquitectos

LOGOWINES’s winery is located in a strip of land of 3.5 hectares, part of the Herdade da Pimenta in Évora. With a rectangular configuration of 110m by 27m, it is composed of a volume coated with cork panels, intercepted by three  gray “boxes” , that organize the main functional areas of the winery. The winery has a total of 3,780.00 m2 of construction, distributed in two floors, with one partially buried in order to take advantage of best weather conditions / environment for production, wine making, wine storage and aging.

Image Courtesy João Morgado

  • Architects: PMC Arquitectos – Leonor Duarte Ferreira/ Miguel Passos de Almeida
  • Project: Logowines Winery
  • Location: Herdade da Pimenta, Évora – Portugal
  • Program: Winery, barrel vault, tasting room, laboratory, bottling line, warehouse, office and meeting rooms
  • Typology: Industry / Winery
  • Site area: 35000 m²
  • Floor area: 3102 m²
  • Software used: Autocad 2010

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Nursing home Hainburg in Austria by Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Article source: Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach

In an aging society and due to the tendency in the industrialized west of extended lifetimes, the typology of nursing and retiree homes and its architectural manifestations increasingly gain importance. This happens especially in regards to these buildings’ relevance as people’s last home in life. In Austria, the public sector, in this case the state of Lower-Austria as the client for this nursing home project, accepts this challenge.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Thomas Ott, Mühltal)

  • Architect: Christian Kronaus + Erhard An-He Kinzelbach
  • Name of Project: Nursing home Hainburg
  • Location: Hofmeisterstraße, Hainburg, Austria
  • Collaborators: Stefan Gruber, Daniel Lopez-Perez
  • Client: Uni Credit BA-CA Leasing MAR Immobilien GmbH
  • Photographs: Thomas Ott, Mühltal
  • Software used: Not designed with any particular software. AutoCAD was used for the drafting of all documents.

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Centre Technique Municipal – Grande Motte in France by Nb Architect

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Nb Architect

La Grande Motte city, situated at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, benefits from a soft and moderate climate. The project of construction of new offices for the technical services of the city of La Grande Motte takes place in a very widely afforested ground. It is a remarkable environment, thanks to the natural elements that surrounds it. So the project testifies of a profound respect for present natural elements while offering a new determinedly contemporary image. The landscape and architectural project presents a strong unity, stemming from the qualities of the place, in order to compose spaces where the environmental quality will be a vector of development.

Image Courtesy Paul Kozlowski

  • Architects: Nb Architect
  • Project: Centre Technique Municipal – Grande Motte
  • Location: France
  • Project manager: Representative Architect : Elodie NOURRIGAT et Jacques BRION,N+B Architectes
  • Associated Architect: Julien WAFFLART
  • Client: La ville de la Grande Motte
  • Technical consultants: O.P.C : ACCB
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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