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Protection Project and Musealization of Séviac Archaeological Site in Montréal-du-gers, France by Carrilho da Graça architects

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Article source: Carrilho da Graça architects

Carrilho da graça wins international competition for the protection project and musealization of the gallo-roman villa of séviac, in montréal-du-gers, france.

The first prize in the international competition with pre-selection for the protection project and musealization of séviac archaeological site, in montréal-du-gers, france, was awarded to the architect joão luís carrilho da graça. “(…) a project that sets up a protective device and does not relate to a known typology. it is a technical device with its own logic, a homogeneous-looking device that creates an event which does not compete with the archaeological remains, but rather gives a new insight into the importance and influence of the villa. the event: to take this opportunity to give contemporary architecture its legitimate place in gers. an architecture that makes use of contrast in a very strong way. a privileged setting that makes the contrast work. it can become a communication tool: it really is an added value. (…)”.

Aerial View (Images Courtesy Carrilho da Graça architects)

  • Architect: Carrilho da Graça architects
  • Name of Project: Protection Project and Musealization of Séviac Archaeological Site
  • Location: Montréal-du-gers, France
  • All images and drawings: © Carrilho da Graça architects


Istanbul Disaster Center in Turkey by DRA&U

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Article source: DRA&U

Given the particular nature of the programme described in the competition brief, our proposal focuses on the realisation of a visually striking building that also represents a challenge to traditional architecture and engineering. Beginning with these objectives, and given the primarily didactic nature of the new Centre, it was our belief that the building’s main focus should be that of involving visitors. To avoid the design of a horizontally and vertically rigid, and thus monotonous work of architecture our proposal focuses on the creation of an educational loop that develops in two directions simultaneously.

Bird Eye View

  • Architect: DRA&U
  • Name of Project: Istanbul Disaster Center
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey


BIO DIVERCITY – Sankt Kjelds Plads Master Planning in Copenhagen, Denmark by Kubota & bachmann architects

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Article source: Kubota & bachmann architects

Two axes

To clarify the two axes: The streets are actually crowded by parked cars. This needs to be removed to increase the attractiveness of the area for pedestrians and cyclists. Moreover, the space occupied by cars will be transformed into green areas and pedestrian paths. Space for cars will be limited to one lane, with a separate lane for cycles.

BIO DIVERCITY - Sankt Kjelds Plads Master Planning

  • Architect: Kubota & bachmann architects
  • Project Name: BIO DIVERCITY – Sankt Kjelds Plads Master Planning
  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Client: Copenhagen City
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition


Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal in Norway by Imago (designed using Revit)

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Article source: Imago


The idea of the project is to link the landscape to the new building and the exbuilding to the entire scenario of Jøssingfjorden; it’s valleys and context, both visual, historical and technological. The architecture of the proposal will express the power and intentions that people have had for generations. It will make use of the most developed technologies and formal principles as they did according to their time. The proposal connects the two mountains (2 dominant resources) of the valleys and will give the museum and the geopark a new stronger character with a program that fulfills the requirements of function, management and maintenance. It is changing technologically and economically feasible. The proposal meets the requirements and the terms as described in the competition documentation according to program, space /areas and possesses a certain capacity of exception.

View from north-east

  • Architects: Imago-Atelier de Arquitectura e Engenharia
  • Project: Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal
  • Location:Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal
  • Landscape Architect: Torben Schønherr
  • Engineer: José Joaquim Carvalho
  • Architect, Engineer: André de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Architect, Engineer: António Jorge de Moura Leitão Cerejeira Fontes
  • Art, concept : Asbørn Andresen
  • Software used: Autodesk Revit


The Tolerant City in Helsingborg, Sweden by Schønherr Landscape and Adept Architects

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Article source: Schønherr Landscape and Adept Architects

SCHONHERR LANDSCAPE and ADEPT ARCHITECTS win H+ planning competition with “The Tolerant City” proposal.

The municipality of Helsingborg, Sweden, chose SCHØNHERR LANDSCAPE and ADEPT ARCHITECTS as winners of the planning competition of the 100Ha site of H+ in Helsingborg.

The competition was invited and included: White architects AB (Sweden), KCAP Architects & planers (the Netherlands), Space Group (Norway) and Foster + Partners (UK).

Images Courtesy Schønherr Landscape and Adept

  • Architect: Schønherr Landscape and Adept Architects
  • Name of Project: The Tolerant City
  • Location: Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Function: Mixed use urban area
  • Client: City of Helsingborg, H+ delegation
  • Rendering: ADEPT, Schønherr Landscape and Luxigon
  • Copyrights: Schønherr Landscape and Adept share the copyrights.


Saint-Michel Soccer Stadium Competition entry in Québec, Canada by Paul Laurendeau Architect

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Article source: Paul Laurendeau Architect

Project description

— Bold silver letters with a soccer ball printed on the main facade announce the building’s function

— A black canopy signals the building’s entrance along Papineau Avenue for cars, cyclists and pedestrians

— A 10 meter wide boardwalk along the front facade creates a link between sidewalk and main entrance

— A symmetrical plan organizes all functions and helps the building assert its public role

— A double height square entrance hall distributes the public along interior circulations axes and creates a link with the bleachers above

— The fully glazed back facade offers an unobstructed view on the landscape of the former quarry

— The wood structure brings warmth to this otherwise non combustible construction

— Peripheral glazing at ground level create a link with adjoining landscape

— The stadium simple form makes it stand out from its context

— The building plays on the contrast between black exterior and wood interior


Images Courtesy Luxigon

  • Architect: Paul Laurendeau Architect
  • Name of Project: Saint-Michel Soccer Stadium Competition entry
  • Location: Papineau Avenue, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • Gross floor area: 12 700 m² / 136 700 sq. ft.
  • Budget: 24,2 M$ CA
  • Image credit: Luxigon
  • Photo credit: Marc Gibert
  • Software: Revit, 3DSMAX, Photoshop


Plaza Republica Competition in Quito, Ecuador by Somatic Collaborative

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Article source: Somatic Collaborative

Somatic Collaborative, an architectural practice based out of New York City and Quito, Ecuador created this proposal “Plaza República – a new fine grain open space” for a national competition for Quito’s urban renewal. The design team included Felipe Correa, Anthony Acciavatti, Andrew S. McGee, Andres Izurieta Rueda, and Mariusz Klemens. The Envirornmental and Botanical Consultants for this entry were Meffert + Etheridge Environmental Projects from New Orleans.

Plaza Republica


Ideas on Edge in Parramatta, Australia by Tyrrell Studio with Daniel Griffin

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Article source: Tyrrell Studio with Daniel Griffin

Sydney based Tyrrell Studio has collaborated with Daniel Griffin to create a first prize winning entry to the 2011 international design competition Ideas on Edge Parramatta. The competition received over 150 entries, 40% international and the remainder from around Australia. There were 3 equal winners.

Drawing showing the natural processes of the river, it’s species diversity and how this is translated into an architecture which is ‘of’ the river. View over raingarden edge and into ‘The Birdshell’

  • Architect: Tyrrell Studio with Daniel Griffin
  • Name of Project: Ideas on Edge
  • Location: Parramatta, Australia
  • Status: Competition Entry
  • Winner: Parramatta Architecture Competition Winner



Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Article source: FRENTES + PAX.ARQ

Transported by 2 containers and designed to be installed in 5 days, which are essential for an ephemeral and itinerant pavilion, the Mobile Cultural Mobilizarte consists primarily of 3 elements:


A set of scaffolding towers, lightweight temporary autonomous structures, which are easily assembled, very stable and adaptable to any kind of terrain. Mounted with different heights up to 10 m, their role is to define interior spaces, structuring floors and ramps as well as securing the cover. Their positions shall be defined according to the chosen installation site.

Night View (Images Courtesy FRENTES + PAX.ARQ)

  • Architect: FRENTES + PAX.ARQ
  • Name of Project: MOBILIZARTE
  • Principals: José Alves, Juliana Corradini, Miguel Muralha, Paula Sertório, Victor Paixão
  • Team: Alex Gonçalves, André Mack, Marcelo Pinheiro
  • Engineering: Yopanan Rebello
  • Budget: R$ 832.00 / m²


Pylons of the future | Dancing with Nature in Terna, Italy by HDA

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Article source: HDA – Hugh Dutton Associés

The design was done in the context of a competition held by Terna in Italy. Terna is a private national electricity provider that is modernizing their network (about 60000km). Their programme has a notable economical and ecological outlook and the competition brief invited the competitors to specifically address these issues. The objective is to reduce the amount of electric lines (the line concerned by the competition will be cut down in length from 1200km to 800km) by modernizing it with more efficient equipment. Secondly Terna wishes to improve the environmental impact of the pylons on the landscape, obviously an important issue in a country as beautiful as Italy! Though the new pylons will cost about 3 times the existing ones,  the reduced amount of electric lines will mean an overall cost saving. They feel the public image aspect is important enough to justify the cost of design and that it is justifiable considering the whole operation.

Images Courtesy HDA

Design Team:

  • Team leader: GIORGIO ROSENTAL
  • Consultants: GOZZOIMPIANTI, CEGELECSolutions & Services


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