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Liaison Cubique in Aichi, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

For a traditional Japanese restaurant in the underground commercial space under Nagoya Station, we started by analyzing the time transversal components of architecture, themes such as metric, gradation, rhythm and transparency, giving them a contemporary twist. We used one of the primordial volumes to spur the feeling of familiarity, the cube.

Image Courtesy Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

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Dental Bliss in Bangkok, Thailand by Integrated Field (IF)

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Integrated Field (IF)

Normally, clinic is definitely not one of a destination to be thought of, except for the time of sickness or unwell. But to care more about your health and have it checked up from time to time won’t be such a bad idea. Therefore, this dental clinic, DENTAL BLISS, was meant to create the feeling of relaxation and warmth to lessen visitor’s stress from spending time in the small space with strangers and make it feel ordinary to go to clinic by routine.

Image Courtesy Integrated Field Co.,Ltd

  • Architects: Integrated Field Co.,Ltd
  • Project: Dental Bliss
  • Location: THE INT (The Intersect), Rama III Rd., Bangkok, Thailand
  • Owner: Dental Bliss
  • Interior designer: Integrated Field Co.,Ltd.
  • Corporate identity: Siwaporn Kumtan
  • Main contractor:
    • Phase 1 :WeerayutWeerasamai
    • Phase 2 : CharnchaiLongcharoen
  • Area: 91sq.m.
  • Cost: 1,000,000 Baht
  • Design: 2011
  • Completed: 2012

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U Square in Pathumthani, Thailand by Atelier of Architects

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Article source: Atelier of Architects

Located in the outer skirt of Bangkok, along the fence of Thammasat University Rangsit Campus, U Square is the composition of two counterparts, apartment and retail. In the wedge shape 1.5 Acres land plot, the 7 storey apartment building is placed towards the rear, while 2 storey retail is placed perpendicular towards the main entrance axis to create the visual exposure from the frontal structure to the rear.

Image Courtesy Krisada Boonchaleaw & Salyawate Prasertwitayakarn

  • Architects: Atelier of Architects
  • Project: U Square
  • Location: Rangsit, Pathumthani, Thailand
  • Photographs: Krisada Boonchaleaw & Salyawate Prasertwitayakarn
  • Project Team: Salyawate Prasertwitayakarn, Pahol Chokrada, Narongdet Wongwanchai
  • Project Area: 9,700 Sq.M.
  • Completion: 2012

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Hard Werken in Kessel-lo, Belgium by i.s.m.architecten

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Article source: i.s.m.architecten

In our opinion architecture is not neutral, it takes a clear position. She moves, surprises and is beautiful. In the creation of good architecture, the role of the client is not to be underestimated. They have to choose the right architect for the realization of their dream. A client that has utter confidence in their architect, as was the case, allows us to push the project further than the direct materialization of the design brief. A critical dialogue between client and architect is an ideal breeding ground for a beautiful project.

Image Courtesy Frederik Vercruysse

  • Architects: i.s.m.architecten
  • Project: Hard Werken
  • Location: Kessel-lo, Belgium
  • Photographer: Frederik Vercruysse
  • Design Team: i.s.m.architecten in collaboration with Christian de Haas and Tom Huycke
  • Client: Hard Werken bvba
  • Structure-Engineering: UTIL Struktuurstudies
  • Surface: 320 m2
  • Project: December 2010
  • Software used: Vectorworks

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625 Rhode Island Avenue in Washington, DC by Suzane Reatig Architecture

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Article source: Suzane Reatig Architecture

One of the main goals for the Bailey Park Apartments was to provide much needed housing sized for families in the heart of the city. Located steps from the Shaw Metro, the site is tapered, with one short side facing the street and one long side bounded by a public alley. The architect determined that increasing the density would make the most of the downtown location and the site. Working closely with city officials, the site was rezoned to replace four dilapidated townhouses with a 16-unit apartment building.

Image Courtesy Alan Karchmer

  • Architects: Suzane Reatig Architecture
  • Project: 625 Rhode Island Avenue
  • Location: 625 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC, 20001
  • Photography: Alan Karchmer
  • Owner: TheUnited House of Prayer for All People
  • Contractor: McCullough Construction
  • Consultants: Tadjer Cohen Edelson, CAS Engineering
  • Project Completion: August 1, 2012

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House Lam in Bedfordview, Germiston by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Article source: Nico van der Meulen Architects

When the client approached Nico van der Meulen Architects, the brief presented was intended to alter and add to an existing 1950’s house and update its design. The first floor had to be designed from scratch to accommodate the bedrooms and the ground floor had to be converted to an exclusively open plan living space.

Image Courtesy Nico van der Meulen Architects

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William H. Johnston Building at the Florida State University in Tallahassee by Gould Evans Architects

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Article source: Gould Evans Architects

A sophisticated collage of old and new that reactivates a historic building in the heart of campus, the Johnston Building celebrates its mixed-use program through the dynamic intersection of circulation and transparency.

Particular attention was paid to the execution details in the building to reinforce the distinction between old and new and pay homage to the craftsmanship of the original building. Image credit: Adam Cohen Photography

  • Architects: Gould Evans Architects
  • Project: William H. Johnston Building at the Florida State University
  • Location: Tallahassee, Florida
  • Year: 2011
  • Area: 67,000 square foot renovation and 78,000 square foot addition
  • Owner: The Florida State University/ State University System Board of Governors
  • Construction Manager: Peter R. Brown Construction (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Structural Engineer: Walter P. Moore (Tampa, FL)
  • MEP: H2 Engineering (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Civil/Landscape: George & Associates (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Commissioning: TLC Engineering for Architecture (Tallahassee, FL)
  • Artwork: Rob Ley, Urbana (Beverly Hills, CA)
  • Photograph: Adam Cohen Photography

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Lounge MS in Cadreita, Spain by Vaillo+Irigaray Architects

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Article source: Vaillo+Irigaray Architects

The organizational scheme is due to similar patterns of organic micro-structures, more in line with patterns of liquid and/or gelatinous geometry than with Cartesian structures. It sets up a framework by using a soft geometry and a unified airy treatment of space.

Image Courtesy Jose Manuel Cutillas

  • Architects: Vaillo+Irigaray Architects
  • Project: Lounge Ms Cadreita
  • Location:  Cadreita, Spain
  • Rigger: Pacho Jiménez
  • Structure: Tadeo Errea- LANDABE
  • Engineering: Luis Miguel Navarro
  • Lighting: Anton Aman – ALS LIGHTING
  • Facades: VITROCSA
  • Developer: Restaurante Marisol
  • Photographer: Jose Manuel Cutillas

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John W. Olver Transit Center in Greenfield by Charles Rose Architects Inc

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Article source: Charles Rose Architects Inc

Situated in historic Greenfield’s business district and constructed of traditional materials that complement the town’s stately brick buildings, the John W. Olver Transit Center represents a significant technological departure from the past: With its dramatically limited emissions, it anticipates the future and President Obama’s executive order requiring that all new federal buildings achieve net-zero by 2030. Embedded in the building’s design are numerous strategies for energy conservation and generation. For example, the textured brick cladding the western side is a respectful nod to Greenfield’s past, but its main purpose is green: a high-tech strategy in managing the building’s exposure to afternoon sun. In parts, the brick dissolves and the façade becomes a kind of screen; these patterns control the amount of heat entering the building’s interior in summer and winter.

Entry and second floor offices that have views of Greenfield

  • Architects: Charles Rose Architects Inc
  • Project: John W. Olver Transit Center
  • Location: Greenfield, MA  USA
  • MEP, FP Engineers: ARUP
  • Structural Engineer: RSE ASSOCIATES, INC
  • Civil Engineer: NITSCH ENGINEERING
  • Landscape Architect: GROUNDVIEW
  • Building Envelope Consultant: BET

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House in Asamayama, Japan by Kidosaki Architects Studio

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Article source: Kidosaki Architects Studio

The owner spent quite a few years for found this site, therefore my main concern was to link the beautiful vast sea of trees spread out to Mt. Asama (Asamayama in Japanese) with internal space.

First of all, we can enjoy a sea of trees from the approach deck to the entrance. When open the large door to the living room, Mt. Asama and the foot of it spread in picture window frame formed by the deep and low-height eaves.

Image Courtesy Junji Kojima

  • Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio
  • Project: House in Asamayama
  • Location: Nagano, Japan
  • Photography: 45g Photography- Junji Kojima
  • Architects: Kidosaki Architects Studio- Hirotaka Kidosaki,
  • Principal-in-charge; Coco Ashihara
  • Structural Engineer: Takashi Manda Structure Design- Takashi Manda, Mitsuru Kobayashi
  • General contractor: Niitsugumi
  • Structural System: Reinforced concrete, steel-frame partly
  • Site area: 1301.31m2,
  • Built area: 225.51m2,
  • Total floor area: 145.27m2
  • Construction: August 2010 to August 2011
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Adobe Illustrator

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