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Orange Grove in West Hollywood, California by BROOKS + SCARPA

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Article source: BROOKS + SCARPA

Located in a neighborhood characterized by traditional bungalow style single-family residences, Orange Grove is a new landmark for the City of West Hollywood.  The building is sensitively designed and compatible with the neighborhood, but differs in material palette and scale from its neighbors. Referencing architectural conventions of modernism rather than the pitched roof forms of traditional domesticity, the project presents a characteristic that is consistent with the eclectic and often unconventional demographic of West Hollywood.  Distinct from neighboring structures, the building creates a strong relationship to the street by virtue of its large amount of highly usable balcony area in the front façade.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Marvin Rand)

  • Architects: BROOKS + SCARPA (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Project’s Formal Name: Orange Grove
  • Location: West Hollywood, California
  • Client/Owner: Urban Environments, Inc.
  • Total Square Footage: 6,700 sq. ft.
  • Photography: Marvin Rand

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Espai Ridaura in Girona, Spain by Capella Garcia Arquitectura (designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Article source: Capella Garcia Arquitectura

This is a multipurpose facility in Santa Cristina d’Aro, Girona, in the district of Baix Empordà. Santa Cristina d’Aro is situated close to the coast, in the upper reach of the Vall d’Aro, and the river Ridaura flows through it close to the town centre. The municipality is growing as a result of the large amount of tourist activity during the summer months, which means that it already possesses considerable leisure and cultural facilities. Nonetheless, the facilities in Santa Cristina were very basic and quite a few years old, as well as being at some distance from the town centre. So much so that the concerts of the Santa Cristina International Chamber Music Festival took place in the parish church.

Image Courtesy Rafael Vargas

  • Architects: Capella Garcia Arquitectura
  • Project: Espai Ridaura
  • Location: Santa Cristina d’Aro, Girona, Spain
  • Project Architects: Juli Capella, Miquel Garcia
  • Collaborators: Lisardo Adán, Joan Bozzo, Pau Monguió
  • Project responsible: Lisardo Adán
  • Project management: Juli Capella
  • Structural calculations: Javier Monte
  • Installation engineering: Celec
  • Site management: Santa Cristina d’Aro City Council
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold in San Francisco, California by IwamotoScott Architecture (designed with Rhino)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: IwamotoScott Architecture

Lightfold is a lobby design for the new One Kearny commercial development in the heart of downtown San Francisco’s Gallery District, adjacent to the museums of the Yerba Buena Arts District. The project is conceived and funded as architecture as public art. The lobby constitutes the ‘percent for art’ requirement for the building as an integral piece of the architecture. It was subsequently approved by the SF Arts Commission.

Interior View (Images Courtesy Craig Scott - IwamotoScott Architecture)

  • Architect: IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Name of Project: One Kearny Lobby: Lightfold
  • Location: Downtown San Francisco, California
  • Lead Designers: Craig Scott, Lisa Iwamoto
  • Project Team: Blake Altshuler, Ryan Golenberg, Christina Kaneva, Alan Lu and David Swain
  • Photography: Craig Scott – IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Software used: Rhino

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Cube in Miami, Florida by Oppenheim Architecture + Design (designed using Maya and ArchiCAD)

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Dbox

A dramatic and elemental steel infrastructure creates the possibility for ultimate volumetric flexibility where the homeowner can customize spatial prerogatives. Rising 22 stories over the design district in Miami, Florida—Cube promotes its occupants to design their own domain with the possibility of connecting multiple cube modules vertically, horizontally, and diagonally in addition to creating double height volumes, garden voids and cantilevered living environments. Generated by desire and need rather than architectural assumption, the volumetric play of the building creates intriguing arrangements of solid and void— a true interactive architecture.

Renderings by Dbox

  • Architects: Oppenheim Architecture + Design
  • Project: Cube
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Scope: 240,000 SF mixed-use condominium complex. Architecture/Interior finishes
  • Renderings by: Dbox
  • Software used: Maya and Archicad

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Vrunčeva Residential Building in Celje, Slovenia by Enota Architects

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: Enota Architects

Residential complex Vrunčeva introduces a new typology of the city block unit. The modification of the block unit as laid out by the zoning legislation is the result of finding a direct answer to the spatial challenges of the site and ensuring high-quality habitation combined with excellent flexibility and energy efficiency for the building. The building is designed as a kind of hybrid of the classical block unit development and terraced structures characteristic of more open, suburban spaces.

Vrunčeva Residential Building

  • Architects: Enota Architects
  • Project: Vrunčeva Residential Building
  • Location:  Celje, Slovenia
  • Type: invited competition
  • Year: 2011
  • Status: idea
  • Size: 17.470 M2
  • Client: Factor IN
  • Project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Andrej Oblak, Alja Černe, Polona Ruparčič, Nebojša Vertovšek

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Controlled Collapsing By David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault

“Controlled Collapsing” is a project recently sumbitted to the 2012 EVOLO SCKYSCRAPER COMPETITION. Established in 2006, the annual Competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community.

Controlled Collapsing

  • Architects: David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault
  • Project: Controlled Collapsing
  • Software used: 3ds max to design the project and adobe illustrator/photoshop for the other 2d graphics.

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Rue Pierre Rebiere in France by Nicolas Laisné & Christophe Rousselle

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Nicolas Laisné & Christophe Rousselle

The two buildings stand within a narrow stretch of land with a width of twelve meters, in spite of this constrained configuration the design is freeing itself from it through the expression of the volumes offering “an true attic at every level”

Different and complementary, the two buildings have a visual contrapuntal communication, in rhythm with the Rue Rebière

Whilst the first one expresses major horizontal lines towards the public space, the second is inspired by the trunk’s lines and tree’s canopy, embodied by the use of a vertical wooden cladding.

Image Courtesy Philippe Ruault

  • Architects: Nicolas Laisné & Christophe Rousselle
  • Project: Rue Pierre Rebiere
  • Location: Rue Pierre-Rebière Paris 17-, France
  • Client : Nexity Seeri
  • Black Building: 980 m² SHON
  • Wood Building: 577 m² SHON
  • BUDGET : 2,55 millions d’euros HT

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Oleanderweg in Halle-Neustadt, Germany by Stefan Forster Achitekten (designed using ArchiCAD)

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: Stefan Forster Achitekten

This conversion of existing prefabricated building in Halle-Neustadt resulted from the city reconstruction for the International Architectural Exhibition (IBA) in 2010. Originally, 2 or 3 apartments per floor were arranged around 11 staircases.  By reducing the staircases to 6 and removing the associated corridors.  It has allowed for the extension and rearrangment of the apartments. Outdoor spaces have been formed by removing alternating sections of the 3rd and 4th floorplates, creating large outdoor terrace spaces.  On the floors below, wide, continious balconies provide quality outside spaces for the flats.

Image Courtesy Jean-Luc Valentin

  • Architects: Stefan Forster Achitekten
  • Project: Oleanderweg
  • Location: Oleanderweg 21-45, 06122 Halle – Neustadt, Germany
  • Function: Residential Building
  • Client:GWG Gesellschaft für Wohn- und Gewerbeimmobilien Halle-Neustadt mbH
  • Site Area: 5.673 m2
  • Gross floor area: 9.307m2
  • Total gross floor area above grade (m2, sq ft): 7.311m2
  • Total gross floor area below grade (underground) (m2, sq ft): 1.726 m2
  • Stories: 5 floors above ground
  • Software used: ArchiCAD

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Shoreham Street in Sheffield, UK by Project Orange

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Article source: Project Orange

192 Shoreham Street is a Victorian industrial brick building sited at the edge of the Cultural Industries Quarter Conservation Area of Sheffield. It is not listed but considered locally significant. The completed development seeks to rehabilitate the once redundant building, celebrate its industrial heritage and make it relevant to its newly vibrant context. The brief was to provide mixed use combining a desirable double height restaurant/bar within the original shell (capitalising on the raw industrial character of the existing building) with duplex studio office units above. These are accommodated in an upward extension of the existing building in a contrasting but complementary volume, a replacement for the original pitched roof.

192 Shoreham Street

  • Architects: Project Orange
  • Project: Shoreham Street
  • Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
  • Client: Neaversons Ltd
  • Project Manager: J P Mooney Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: Project Design Associates

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Galilée in Toulouse, France by Studio Bellecour Architects

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Article source: Studio Bellecour Architects

Galilée is one of the debut projects realized in the UDZ (Urban Development Zone) Andromède, in Blagnac, near Toulouse in France. The particular urban details of this UDZ in Blagnac provided a unique climate for the development of a quality architectural project. The aesthetic of Galilée results from a combination of an interpretation of these urban rules, the immediate aeronautical context, and from the environmental requirements given in the specifications of the UDZ.

Image Courtesy Nicolas BOREL

  • Architects: Studio Bellecour Architects
  • Project: Galilée
  • Location: UDZ Andromède, Blagnac – TOULOUSE, France
  • Client: Altarea COGEDIM
  • Owner: Crédit Suisse
  • Project manager: STUDIO BELLECOUR, SAS d’architecture
  • Architect Design: Wilfrid Bellecour
  • Team: Vincent Ballion, Julien Franco, Brice Kester, Damien Lamy, Sinda Tobni
  • Execution project management: BEFS

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