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Custore Pavilion in Warsaw, Poland by Anna Dobek + Mateusz Wojcicki

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

Article source: Anna Dobek + Mateusz Wojcicki

Custore is an experimental project of exhibition pavilion that explores the areas of parametric architecture, used for the commercial market. In this project we had to deal not only with the aesthetic issues of computer-generated sculptural forms, but also with practical problems associated with the execution of the project inside a commercial building, and – most importantly – with the real clash of artistic forms and commercial market guidelines.

Image courtesy Paulina Sasinowska, Anna Dobek, Mateusz Wojcicki 

  • Architects: Anna Dobek + Mateusz Wojcicki
  • Project: Custore Pavilion
  • Location: Złote Tarasy shopping centre , Warsaw, Poland 
  • Photography: Paulina Sasinowska (smileupyourself), Anna Dobek, Mateusz Wojcicki
  • Client: Circus Digitalis
  • Visualizations: Anna Dobek, Mateusz Wojcicki
  • Year of project/construction: 2012/2013 
  • Area: 19.8 m2
  • Software used:  Rhino 4 + Grasshopper + AutoCAD

Charles David Keeling Apartments in La Jolla, California by KieranTimberlake

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Article source: KieranTimberlake

The Charles David Keeling Apartments are located on the southwestern edge of the UC San Diego campus overlooking the coastal cliffs of La Jolla. Named for the scientist whose research first alerted the world to the possibility of the human impact on global atmospheric carbon, the apartments employ a suite of tactics to address Southern California’s pressing environmental challenges of stormwater management, water scarcity, and carbon emissions.

Image courtesy KieranTimberlake 

  • Architects: KieranTimberlake
  • Project: Charles David Keeling Apartments
  • Location: 10280 North Torrey Pines Road, Suite 470, La Jolla, California, USA
  • Project Owner: University of California San Diego
  • Project Completion Date: August, 2011
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 147,000 square feet
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $46,000,000
  • Software used: Revit, 3DStudio Max, Grasshopper, and a variety of analysis tools

Museum And Educational Center in Moscow, Russia by 3XN

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Article source: 3XN

The intent of the new Museum & Educational Centre (MEC) is to be a meaningful building beyond its iconic form.  Through both an internal and external architectural expression of flexibility, it recognizes that architecture shapes behavior.  In that regard, the new MEC is about connecting with people, while opening up the world of science, technology, innovation and Russia’s extraordinary achievements in these domains. As technology develops and we enter deeper into the 21st century, the convergence of Science and Art becomes even more relevant in our everyday interactions. Today’s society seeks ways that Science and Mathematics can be viewed as approachable disciplines, in order to understand the full potential of technology, and its applications in making our world a better place.  The new MEC will be a gateway to this world, challenging and evolving visitors’ perception of science and technology.

Image Courtesy 3XN

  • Architects: 3XN
  • Project: Museum And Educational Center
  • Location: Moscow, Russia
  • Local Architect: Asadov Architectural Studio
  • Engineer: BuroHappold
  • Software used: Rhino is the primary software for designing this project. In addition architects used Grasshopper which allows generative/parametric 3D-models for Rhino. During the sketch phase Autodesk 3ds Max was also used.

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Podčetrtek Traffic Circle in Podčetrtek, Slovenia by ENOTA Architects

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Article source: ENOTA Architects

The Podčetrtek Traffic Circle is built on a regional road located between the municipal sports hall with open-air sports grounds on one side and a spa centre with numerous swimming pools and hotels on the other side. It is primarily intended to slow down the traffic in this consequently very busy area as the main accesses to both complexes also connect to the traffic circle. The design of the roundabout’s central island thus references the appearance of both facilities and marks the entrance points to the destinations of the visitors to either of the programme centers.

Image Courtesy Miran Kambič 

  • Architects: ENOTA Architects
  • Project: Podčetrtek Traffic Circle
  • Location: Podčetrtek, Slovenia
  • Photography: Miran Kambič 
  • Type: Commission 
  • Year: 2012 
  • Status: Completed 2012 
  • Size: 380 m2 
  • Budget: 33.000 EUR 
  • Client Terme Olimia 
  • Project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Alja Černe, Tjaž Bauer
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino-grasshopper

D1 Canopy Design in Dubai creek, UAE by Innovarchi

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Article source:  Innovarchi

D1 is an 80 storey & residential tower on the shore of Dubai Creek in the UAE. It is to be one of the showpieces of a new development area called “the Culture Village”. There are two main components of the development, the glass tower itself and an elegant timber canopy screen at the base. For the overall tower design Sunland was inspired by the Sydney Olympic Torch and the Q1 tower on the Gold Coast in Australia. Innovarchi was asked to re-design the facades to emphasise the sheer nature of the layered glass curtain wall. Like the petals of a rose, the primary façades are conceived as a series of delicate layers to protect against the harsh environment. The façade layers are continuous, monolithic, smooth and seamless, without texture.

d1 tower render (© Iinnovarchi)

  • Architects: Innovarchi
  • Project: D1 Canopy Design
  • Location:  Dubai creek, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Client: Emirates Sunland Group
  • Developer: Emirates Sunland
  • Specialist Design Architects: Innovarchi
  • Documentation Architects: Holfords
  • Software used: CANOPY - concept design: Cinema 4D; design development and documenting: ArchiCAD; TOWER - all stages ArchiCAD

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Velodrome in Culiacan, Mexico by Bunker Arquitectura

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Article source: Emelio Barjau

Professional cycling has developed enormously in the State of Sinaloa, Mexico, in the last decade.  Several international star athletes have brought attention to the sport, fueled by Olympic victories and enthusiastic press.  Consequently there is an interest in building Culiacan´s new velodrome, as well as incorporating policies that favor cycling as a mode of transportation into the city’s plans for new public spaces.  Our vision channels this newfound enthusiasm for cycling into a single thread that unites a professional sports building with a cycling-oriented park development.

Image Courtesy Bunker Arquitectura

  • Architects: Bunker Arquitectura
  • Project: Velodrome in Culiacan
  • Location: Culiacan, Sinaloa, México
  • Design: BNKR Arquitectura / Esteban Suarez
  • Project Leader: Laura Fontaine & MitlGaxiola
  • Project Team: EmelioBarjau, Angel Rivero, Adrian Aguilar, Francisco Cruz, DiegoEumir, Paul Chavez, MarcellIbarrola & Jaime Sol
  • Structural Design: DAE
  • Lighting: NorieggaIluminadores
  • MEP: DCP
  • Area: 61,236 m2
  • Status: On going
  • Renders: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Software used: 3d Modeling with 3d Studio Max, Rhino, Grasshopper; Renderings with Vray; Postproduction with Photoshop; Drawings with AutoCAD, Illustrator

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‘SEAT’ Public Pavilion in Freedom Park at Atlanta, GA by E/B Office (Yong Ju Lee and Brian Brush)

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Article source: E/B Office

Sitting is perhaps the most common condition from which we experience architecture. Whether we work, relax, watch, eat, sleep, or talk to each other, sitting is at the core of our relationship to buildings. Sitting enables the detached observation of our lives in space and time, whether it’s to look upon the buildings we inhabit, or look out from them, towards the cultural milieu that surrounds. Sitting enables a perception of the other and beyond opposite the inclusivity and interiority of our personal spaces that we carry with us. It conditions a cosmological covenant between one’s body and one’s place in architecture. It produces a body space continuum. Sitting structures our habitable spaces from within to without, determining the proportions of useable objects, forms, spaces, dimensions, and relationships in an unfolding sequence of architectonic layers.

Image Courtesy E/B Office

  • Architects: E/B Office
  • Project: Public Pavilion
  • Location: Freedom Park at Atlanta, GA
  • Design and fabrication : E/B Office (Yong Ju Lee and Brian Brush)
  • Project year : 2012
  • Assembly team: Rudi Matheis-Brown, Tom Roncco, Kyle Holland, Larissa Hand, David Williams, Britni Jeziorski, Megan Mallery, Katie Seifert, Wendy Chou, Kayla Kirchberg, Sarah Turner, Emily Gilbert, Colleen Devoe, Casey Butler, Cydne Mayberry, Maria Lioy, Sydney Styles
  • Photography: courtesy of E/B Office and Eve Styles
  • Software used: Rhino with Grasshopper plug in

Image Courtesy E/B Office

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Hashi Mori in Berlin, Germany by Affect Studio

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Article source: Affect Studio

Located in the heart of Berlin, this newly completed izakaya restaurant combines traditional Japanese materials and hand craft with 3D modeling and computer programming to form an atmospheric space for dining. Responding to the client’s wishes for a cozy space that establishes a visual identity for the restaurant while also maximizing table count, the entire design intervention is achieved without the use of a single wall. A 56 sq meter ceiling installation serves as the main design feature of the restaurant.
By using the chopstick as a simple, repeating element, the project creates an immersive and highly intimate canopy over the space.

Hashi Mori

  • Architects: Affect Studio
  • Project: Hashi Mori
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: Grasshopper, Rhino, and Processing

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Ajoodaniyeh Tower in Tehran, Iran by Kamvari Architects

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Article source: Kamvari Architects

The proposal seeks to use traditional design within the Iran as a means of addressing performance criteria within a high-rise. Our intention is to analysis unique aspects of traditional architecture specific to the region and combine these with Advanced design methods to produce a novel proposal for the site and our client. The use of electromechanical devices to cool and heat buildings has become common place within Iran and the region, Tehran’s climate of cold winters and hot summers further Exacerbate this issue.

Ajoodaniyeh Tower

  • Architects: Kamvari Architects
  • Project: Ajoodaniyeh Tower
  • Location: Tehran, Iran
  • Project Director: Omid Kamvari
  • Project Team: Nikoletta Poulimeni , Mehrad Mahnia ,Nazanin Behboodikhah, Maryam Mivehchi, Mona Mirzaie
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper

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Städel Museum Extension in Frankfurt, Germany by Schneider+Schumacher

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Article source: Schneider+Schumacher

The Frankfurt Städel Museum is about to undergo the largest expansion ever in the course of its nearly two-hundred-year history – with regard to its architecture and its collection alike. In the autumn of 2009, in conjunction with numerous important additions to the museum’s holdings, work commenced on the construction of an annex for the presentation of contemporary art. Designed by the architectural firm schneider+schumacher of Frankfurt, this extension will open its doors for the first time on 25 and 26 February with two Open House days and a big public celebration.

The extension of the Städel Museum View from outside

  • Architects: Schneider+Schumacher
  • Project: Städel Museum Extension
  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Client: Städelsches Kunstinstitut
  • Architecture: schneider+schumacher
  • Project Architects: Michael Schumacher, Till Schneider, Kai Otto
  • Project Management: Miriam Baake
  • Construction Management: Hans Eschmann
  • Structural Planning: B+G Ingenieure / Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH, Manfred Grohmann, Jörg Schneider
  • Software used: RhinoCeros (3D modelling Software) with Grasshopper (a plugin für Rhino) and Rhinoscript, the 2-D plans were drawn in Microstation.

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