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Koyasan Guest House in Japan by ALPHAVILLE architects

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Article source: ALPHAVILLE architects 

We designed a new guesthouse for young people from all over the world at Koya-san, the head temple of the Shingon sect founded 1200 years ago, the UNESCO world heritage. It is a mixture of Japanese capsule type hotel in which the privacy is well protected, and dormitory in which the communication among the guests is active. Each single room directly faces a hall so that you can chose proper distance with other guests ensuring the privacy. Selecting of thin wooden structure, resulting that the burden load per one pillar is relatively light, visibility of environmental facilities for easier maintenance and the simple composition of the space allow not only owner of this guest house but also guests to maintain, modify and keep on using this architecture for the long time.

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki Yano

  • Architects: ALPHAVILLE architects (Kentaro Takeguchi + Asako Yamamoto)
  • Project: Koyasan Guest House
  • Location: Koyasan, Japan
  • Photography: Toshiyuki Yano and  Alphaville
  • Software used: JW cad (Japanese CAD software), Autodesk, Rhinoceros, V-ray, Form Z, adobe software
  • Project team: Tomohisa Koike
  • Structural engineer: Takashi Manda
  • Site area: 137.26m2
  • Building area: 96.00 m2
  • Total floor area: 96.00 m2


HOUSE K in Kumamoto, Japan by YDS Architects

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: YDS Architects

This house is situated in a town surrounded by mountains. We designed a white box where light and wind go through. The image was shining white box where residents would live feeling the transition of light and shadow with letting go of their mind.

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Fujimoto (Studio Fuji)

Image Courtesy © Hiroshi Fujimoto (Studio Fuji) 

  • Architects: YDS Architects (Yoshitaka Uchino)
  • Project: HOUSE K
  • Location: Kumamoto, Japan
  • Photography: Hiroshi Fujimoto (Studio Fuji)
  • Software used: Vector Work, JWW Cad and FormZ
  • General Contractor: Iwanaga-gumi Co., Ltd
  • Total floor area: 160.64 m2
  • Design period: 2014.05-2015.07
  • Construction period: 2015.08-2016.02 


Hokusetsu-Sokai in Osaka, Japan by Misaoarc Inc.

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: Misaoarc Inc.

We reconstructed an old Japanese-style hotel as event space.
We made the small 3 banquet office which can hold a meeting.
We made wide multi-purpose space (cafe light meal and restaurant, etc.).
It’s possible to make these 3 rooms united space by a movement partition.

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

Image Courtesy © Stirling Elmendorf

  • Architects: Misaoarc Inc.
  • Project: Hokusetsu-Sokai
  • Location: Yoshikawa, Toyono-cho Toyono-gun, Osaka, Japan  
  • Photography: Stirling Elmendorf
  • Total floor area: 198.39m2
  • Design period:2014.05-2015.09
  • Construction period: 2015.09-2016.01
  • Software used: Dracad, Form-Z


Mont-Laurier multifunctional theater in Canada by Les architectes FABG

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Located in the Laurentian mountains, 250 kilometers northwest of Montreal,Mont-Laurier is a small town where the forest industry still plays a centralrole despite a declining demand for lumber. The building site is located onthe southern embankment of the Lievre River between the cathedral and the public school.

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

Image Courtesy © Steve Montpetit

  • Architects: Les architectes FABG 
  • Project: Mont-Laurier multifunctional theater
  • Location: Mont-Laurier, Canada
  • Photography: Steve Montpetit
  • Software used: FORM-Z and autocad


CEDRUS Residence in Harrington, Canada by BOOM TOWN

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Article source: v2com

Located on the shore of the Gate Lake, on a slightly sloping land of almost 80 000 pi2, the chalet takes place on the edge of a cedar wood with majestic mature incline trunk trees. Although the footprint of this two-storey building is substantial, because the roof slope follows the landscape the impact of it site integration is minimal.

Image Courtesy © Angus McRitchie

Image Courtesy © Angus McRitchie

  • Architects: BOOM TOWN 
  • Project: CEDRUS Residence
  • Location: Harrington, Canada
  • Photography: Angus McRitchie
  • Software used: Form*Z, CINEMA 4D, AutoCad
  • Architect in Charge: Eric Joseph TREMBLAY
  • General contractor: Luc Corbeil (Bois et Nature construction)
  • Structural engineer: Pierre Brassard (GENIEX)
  • Mechanical engineer: Guillaume Dupré (PLANEKO)
  • Interior design: BOOM TOWN et Mario Januario (MJ Design)
  • Landscaping and horticulture: Jean-Philippe Laliberté
  • Cabinet making: Jean-François Asselin (Atelier Boisteck)
  • Lighting: Antoine Laverdière (LumiGroup)
  • Stairs and railings: Martin Bättig (Bättig Design)


Centrexpo Drummondville in Canada by CCM2 architectes + Bilodeau Baril architectes

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes + Bilodeau Baril architectes

The Centrexpo Drummondville is the most up-to-date exhibition center in the province of Quebec. The building shows the avant gardist side of Drummondville by showing an actual and contemporary image. The designers intend to show a progressive architecture according to the time of the day, a fully glazed building which reveals the activities and dynamism of the location. Different opacity in the fenestration allows to filter natural light at daytime and makes it look like a glowing lantern at night.

Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay

Image Courtesy © Dave Tremblay

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes + Bilodeau Baril architectes
  • Project: Centrexpo Drummondville
  • Location: Drummondville, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Dave Tremblay/CCM2 architectes
  • Client: Société de développement économique de Drummondville
  • Software used: Form Z and Autocad 2014
  • Engineer:
    • Structural/civil: SMI-EXP 
    • Mecanical/electrical: EXP
  • Project area: 110000 pi2 | 10220 m2
  • Completion: 2014
  • Budget:24 M $


HARFANG-DES-NEIGES PRIMARY SCHOOL in Québec, Canada by CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Article source: CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture

Located in the center of the town Stoneham, surrounded by a mountainous and wooden environment, the new pavilion of the elementary school of Stoneham-Tewkesbury is built near the existing one. The new school can accommodate an extra of 240 students in order to fill the growing needs of the municipality. The Municipality’s expansion is caused by the arrival of young families in the new residential developments. The pavilion regroups fourteen classrooms, a library, a gymnasium, a computer laboratory, a daycare and all the services related to maximize the development and the global learning of the children.

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

Image Courtesy © Stéphane Groleau

  • Architects: CCM2 architectes + Onico Architecture
  • Location: Stoneham, Québec, Canada
  • Photography: Stéphane Groleau + Dave Tremblay
  • Software used: FormZ and AutoCad
  • Completion: 2013
  • Client: Commission scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries
  • Structural / Civil: WSP Group
  • Mechanical /Electrical: Genecor inc.
  • Contractor: Constructions Béland-Lapointe inc.
  • Project Area: 30 730 pi2 | 12 855 m2
  • Budget: 6,5 M$ | CAN


Tucson Mountain Lava House in Pima County, Arizona by Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Article source: Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative

The Tucson Mountain Lava House is situated within the eastern alluvial flow of the Tucson Mountains, a terrain that falls gently toward the Santa Cruz River. Defined by a wide drainage to the south, the landscape is richly populated by low-lying bedrock outcroppings, saguaro and barrel cacti, palo verde, ocotillo, jojoba, and creosote.

Image Courtesy © Liam Frederick Photography

  • Architects: Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative
  • Project: Tucson Mountain Lava House
  • Location: Pima County, Arizona
  • Photography: Liam Frederick Photography
  • Software used: FormZ, AutoCAD and Photoshop
  • Design Team: Paul Weiner, Paul Reimer
  • Year Completed: 2013
  • Area: 2600 sf + garage
  • Structural Engineer: Schneider Engineering
  • General Contractor: Paul Weiner | DesignBuild Collaborative
  • Construction Supervisor: Craig Coryell
  • Paul Schwam: Scoria Consultant and Collaborator

Modern Farmhouse BY Design Insight Inc.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: Design Insight Inc.

Image Courtesy © Craig Caulfield

  • Architects: Design Insight Inc.
  • Project: Modern Farmhouse
  • Photography: Craig Caulfield
  • Software used: AutoCad, formZ
  • Interior designer: Lynne Shears, ASID
  • Local architects: BHH
  • GC: Tomlinson & Sons, Inc.

Dear Ginza bldg in Tokyo, Japan by amano design office

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Article source: amano design office

The client is a developer company. It purchased a long-sought after lot in Ginza, and planned to build a commercial  office building.

The building site is on the Ginza 1-chome Gaslight Street, which is one street behind the Ginza Central Street.

It is on the back side of the Mizuho Bank and Pola Ginza buildings on the Central Street. The atmosphere is quite different from the gorgeous Central Street, and the site is on an empty street which is often seen behind the street with large-sized buildings.
Attracting as many people as possible into such a street is our task. The client desired the building to be a gorgeous existence.

Image Courtesy © Nacasa & Partners Inc.

  • Architects: amano design office
  • Project: Dear Ginza bldg
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Nacasa & Partners Inc.
  • Completion year: March 2013
  • Collaborators: Atorie Oica, Azzurro Architects
  • Construction firm: Kumagai Gumi Co.,Ltd.
  • Main use: Store building and Office building
  • Lot size: 187.20m2
  • Building area: 155.55m2
  • Total floor space: 1300.02m2
  • Maximum height above rail level: 31.955m
  • Structure: Steel frame
  • Number of stairs or stories: Nine stories above ground and one undergr0und story
  • Main material: Aluminum Graphic punching metal, Extruded cement panel
  • Software used: formz
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