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The Paper Pavilion – Radical Retail in Singapore by Larry Teo

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Article source: Larry Teo

The Paper Pavilion” – an experimental, recyclable furniture showroom concept involving the use of recyclable materials and novel technologies by student designer Larry Teo of Singapore’s Temasek Polytechnic has been selected as one of the winners of the American Architecture Prize 2017 under the Architectural Design/Small Architecture category.

A 25,000 optical glass brick facade replaces the existing cement brick walls of the warehouse, baring its structure and allowing for internal activities to be brought to the public, Image Courtesy © Larry Teo

  • Architects: Larry Teo
  • Project: The Paper Pavilion – Radical Retail
  • Location: Singapore
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dS Max

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Surfboard House in Queens, New York by BFDO Architects

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Five years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the cooperative beachfront community of Breezy Point, Queens, the project built upon a lot that had been reduced to sand is complete. Houses in Breezy Point are set close together and linked by pedestrian paths; cars are confined to lots at the periphery. The client’s site was unusually wide, with 68 feet of south-facing beach frontage. Flood regulations required building at least six feet off of the ground, while co-op regulations put the maximum building height at 28 feet. The co-op also required a setback from the lot line of 32 feet at the lot’s widest point. The resulting building envelope was much shallower than wide, allowing nearly every room to have an ocean view. One of the primary design strategies was stepping the south-facing facade to allow windows to wrap corners. That created diagonal sightlines up and down the beach, framing vistas and visually expanding the interior spaces. Angled roof profiles and ceiling finishes also direct the eye upward and outward.

Image Courtesy © Francis Dzikowski/OTTO

  • Architects: BFDO Architects
  • Project: Surfboard House 
  • Location: Queens, New York
  • Photography: Francis Dzikowski/OTTO
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad

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Catalinas Houses in Córdoba, Argentina by Orange Obras Civiles

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Article source: Orange Obras Civiles

“Casas Catalinas” are family homes located in Rio Ceballos, along the Córdoba mountain range and away from the city. They set up in 5000 square-foot lands.

The project seeks to provide home solutions to middle class young families that have access to social loans provided by the state. These 1185 square-foot houses have a limited budget and the main guidelines have to do with lively rooms, austere and detail less design, reducing construction costs.

Image Courtesy © Gonzalo Viramonte

  • Architects: Orange Obras Civiles
  • Project: Catalinas Houses
  • Location: Córdoba, Argentina
  • Photography: Gonzalo Viramonte
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, V-Ray
  • Constructed area: 110 (m2)
  • Year: 2016-2017

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Private Resort XIV Toba Bettei in Tsu-shi, Japan by NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com

These guest rooms were designed as part of an annex to a membership resort hotel in Toba in Ise-Shima, where the 2016 G7 Summit was held. Arranged in an authentic Japanese style, the building is situated in a prime location overlooking the waters of Ise-Shima, with a traditional Japanese-style garden and a large pond that lends an impression of continuity to the sea. The interior was designed in a basic Japanese style that pursues new and modern expressions.

XIV Toba Bettei Guestroom-Type-S-01, Image Courtesy © Nacása & Partners Inc.

  • Architects: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD
  • Project: Private Resort XIV Toba Bettei
  • Location: 212-8, Azanie, Arashima, Toba City, Mie, Japan, 517-0021
  • Photography: Nacása & Partners Inc.
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Interior design: NIKKEN SPACE DESIGN LTD, Takeshi NAKANO・Nobuko SUZUKI・Masami SAWAMURA
  • Client: Resorttrust, Inc.
  • Surface: 8,722.41㎡
  • Completion date: 27/3/2016

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Perles et Paddock restaurant in Montréal, Canada by Clairoux

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Article source: v2com 

Perles et Paddock is a restaurant whose interior design was brought to life by a designer, an architect and a restaurateur working in close collaboration. Clairoux’s team supplied an authentic design experience inspired by the neighbourhood’s history and tailored to the restaurant’s philosophy.

interior design restaurant decoration by Clairoux, high end interior designers commercial and residential part of Frédric Clairoux’s team in collaboration with Maxime Martel architect, Image Courtesy © atelier welldone

  • Architects: Clairoux
  • Project: Perles et Paddock restaurant
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Photography: Atelier welldone
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Interior design: FX Studio design
  • Construction: September 2016 to June 2017
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Hue Hotel in Boracay, Philippines by CAZA

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Article source: CAZA

Our ambition was to rethink the concept of a boutique hotel and tropical architecture for the 21st century. Embracing the lush climate, but drawing attention inward, the bulbous design comprises a stack of interlocking rings producing a continual, rhythmic cycle of entertainment and relaxation through terraces, roof gardens, and hotel amenities. The experience moves from communal, recreational spaces in the central enclosure to a collection of bespoke guest rooms along the upper reaches of the building.

Image Courtesy © Frank Callaghan

  • Architects: CAZA
  • Project: Hue Hotel
  • Location: Boracay, Philippines
  • Photography: Frank Callaghan
  • Software used: Autocad, Rhinoceros, Adobe CS, 3dS Max

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SISMA – laser technology in Vicenza, Italy by ViTre Studio

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Article source: Nicolli srl 

For this building, Nicolli designed and installed the glass shell with purposely designed metal sun breakers inspired by the laser technology of the company. The double function of screening and porch of the sun breakers is achieved with only three types of beams (in aluminium) and one type of tilted risers (in steel), both with simple geometric shapes. The whole sun breaker system was conceived for maximum protection from sun rays in all seasons.

Image Courtesy © Marco Zorzanello

  • Architects: ViTre Studio (ing. Lorenzo Dalla Vecchia with Elisa and Massimo Dalla Vecchia architects)
  • Project: SISMA – laser technology
  • Location: Piovene Rocchette (Vicenza) – Italy
  • Photography: Marco Zorzanello
  • Software used: Autocad

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Home on the intracoastal waterway in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware by Gardner Architects LLC

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Article source: Gardner Architects LLC 

The Intracoastal Waterway runs along the east coast of the United States, connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico and comprising many kinds of waterways. This project sits on one of those waterways – the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal – in a coastal maritime forest with sandy dunes, and facing grassy marshes and perennial wetlands.

Image Courtesy © JohnCole

  • Architects: Gardner Architects LLC 
  • Project: Home on the intracoastal waterway
  • Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
  • Photography: JOHN COLE
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Project Size in Square Feet: 3500 sf

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Clubhouse Mongkok Skypark in Hong Kong by concrete

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Article source: concrete 

Within the bustling streets of Mongkok, Hong Kong, concrete created a welcoming clubhouse for all residents of the Skypark tower.

Skypark is a large residential development by Hong Kong based New World Development, led by Mr Adrian Cheng. Within one of the densest areas of Hong Kong the tower is suited to people who enjoy life in a lively and vibrant neighbourhood, but with its communal clubhouse and outside park on the very top of the building it also provides them an escape from the city.

Skypark aerial, Image Courtesy © concrete

  • Architects: concrete
  • Project: Clubhouse Mongkok Skypark
  • Location: Mongkok  17 Nelson street, Hong Kong
  • Software used: Autocad, Vectorworks
  • Project team: Rob Wagemans – Maarten de Geus Tom Ruijken – Sofie Ruytenberg – Julia Hundermark Wouter Slot – Yoekie de Bree
  • Executive architect: P&T architects & engineers Ltd.
  • Executive landscape architect: Adrian L. Norman Ltd.
  • Structural engineer: CM Wong & Associates Ltd.
  • MEP engineer: WSP Hong Kong Ltd.
  • Lighting consultant: Pro-lit Ltd.
  • General Contractor: New World Construction Co. Ltd.
  • Electrical contractor: Junefair Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Mechanical contractor: Kai Chuen Engineering (H.K.) Co. Ltd.

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Claus Porto Store in Lisboa, Portugal by João Mendes Ribeiro

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Article source: João Mendes Ribeiro

Claus Porto is a portuguese scents brand whose 130 years history had to be summoned in the project of the first flagship store to open in Lisbon downtown. A heritage built not just by their impressive material assets, but also by their intangible patrimony, linked to the objects’ symbolic quality and value. Towards the visual impact that the Claus products have, the store design would have to be minimalist but very sensitive, so that it could enhance and complement the brand’s strong identity. It should be an inclusive, elegant and cosmopolitan place, but also a place with a strong sensory appeal.

Image Courtesy © José Campos

  • Architects: João Mendes Ribeiro
  • Project: Claus Porto Store
  • Location: Lisboa, Portugal
  • Photography: José Campos
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Claus Porto (Ach Brito SA)
  • Team: Catarina Fortuna, Joana Brandão (project co-ordinator). Ana Maria Feijão, Filipe Catarino, Pedro Teixeira
  • Art Installation and window display: Joana Astolfi
  • Art Direction: Anne-Margreet Honing
  • Electrical Engineering: Diogo Correia Duro (Raul Serafim & Associados)
  • Mechanical Engineering: Bruno Henriques (Raul Serafim & Associados)
  • Integrated Safety: Maria da Luz Santiago (Raul Serafim & Associados)
  • Contractor: Cosmaral
  • Area: 85 m2
  • Date: 2016

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