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Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando in Fukuoka Prefecture by Kengo Kuma & Associates (designed with Rhino, Grasshopper, and 3dS Max)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Article source: Kengo Kuma & Associates

Location of this Starbucks is somehow characteristic, as it stands on the main approach to the Dazaifu Tenmangu, one of the most major shrines in Japan. Established in 919 A.D., the shrine has been worshiped as “the God for Examination,” and receives about 2 million visitors a year who wish their success. Along the main path to the shrine, there are traditional Japanese buildings in one or two stories. The project aimed to make a structure that harmonizes with such townscape, using a unique system of weaving thin woods diagonally.

Image Courtesy Masao Nishikawa

  • Architects:KENGO KUMA & ASSOCIATES
  • Project: Starbucks Coffee at Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando
  • Location: 3-1196-11 Zaifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture
  • Client : Manten Corporation
  • Photography : Masao Nishikawa
  • Type of Construction:new construction
  • Purpose:coffee shop
  • Structure:wood
  • Number of Stories: One story on the ground
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper,3D max

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Multiple Natures – Fibrous Tower in Taichung, Taiwan by soma (designed with Rhino and Grasshopper)

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Article source: soma

A new tower typology
The Taiwan Tower will become an innovative landmark people can identify with in present as well as in future times. Therefore the tower should not state a fixed message, but trigger people to invent their own interpretations of the tower’s meaning. To evoke multiply and diverse associations the tower has to be illusive and complex. It will become a dynamic and contemporary landmark that celebrates diversity.

Rendering

  • Architect: soma
  • Project Name: Multiple Natures – Fibrous Tower
  • Location: Taichung, Taiwan
  • Client: Taichung City Government
  • Use: Observation Tower, Taichung City Museum, park
  • Competition: Taiwan Tower Competition
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Processing and Karamba.

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Oil Silo Home in Berlin, Germany by PinkCloud.dk

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Article source: PinkCloud.dk

The Oil Silo Home, designed by pinkcloud.dk in Berlin, recycles oil silos by transforming them into affordable houses. An oil silo is a storage container for compressed liquefied petroleum gas. There are approximately 49,000 oil silos in over 660 oil refineries worldwide! As the human population increases at an exponential rate, oil discovery decreases at an exponential rate. Soon all existing oil silos will be abandoned as fuel storage containers.

Exterior View

  • Architect: PinkCloud.dk
  • Name of Project: Oil Silo Home
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, 3D Studio Max, and EcoTect

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ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Article source: ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart

In summer 2011 the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), together with students at the University of Stuttgart have realized a temporary, bionic research pavilion made of wood at the intersection of teaching and research. The project explores the architectural transfer of biological principles of the sea urchin’s plate skeleton morphology by means of novel computer-based design and simulation methods, along with computer-controlled manufacturing methods for its building implementation. A particular innovation consists in the possibility of effectively extending the recognized bionic principles and related performance to a range of different geometries through computational processes, which is demonstrated by the fact that the complex morphology of the pavilion could be built exclusively with extremely thin sheets of plywood (6.5 mm).

East view

  • Architects: ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart
  • Project: ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011
  • Location: Keplerstr. 11-17, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Date of completion: August 2011
  • Surface: 72m²
  • Volume: 200m³
  • Material: 275 m² Birch plywood 6,5mm Sheet thickness
  • Software used: McNeel Rhinoceros and the plugins Grasshopper and Kangaroo. Also used AnSys for FEA tests, QDesign RoboMove for simulating and Kuka KRC2 for operating the manufacturing process.

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Hotel Liesma in Jurmala, Latvia by BNKR Arquitectura

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Article source: BNKR Arquitectura

A hotel that aims to reproduce in material form the ephemeral process of the diffusion of sound.  This is a process of vibrant outward expression and subsequent decay.  It is a narrative of the loss of integrity and dematerialization in space.

Hotel Liesma

  • Architects: BNKR Arquitectura
  • Project: Hotel Liesma
  • Location: Jurmala, Latvia
  • Partners: Esteban Suárez (Founding Partner) y Sebastián Suárez
  • Project Leaders: Emelio Barjau, Jaime Sol
  • Area: 15,000 m2
  • Status: Competition 2011
  • Renderings: Adrian Aguilar, Jaime Sol
  • Project Team: Adrian Aguilar, Emelio Barjau, Benedetta Caprioti, Paul Chavez, Francisco Cruz, Laura Fontaine, Mitl Gaxiola, Angel Rivero, Jaime Sol and Lasma Grigone
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit, AutoCad and 3d MAX

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Maximiliano Restaurant in Los Angeles by FreelandBuck (designed using Rhino and Grasshopper)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: FreelandBuck

Maximiliano is an Italian restaurant and pizzeria for chef Andre Guerrero that opened in October 2011 in Los Angeles.  The 2,200 sf tenant improvement is atmospherically distinct; a unique triangular dining area infused with color and evocative of the rich and refined menu. A large mural on the large south wall creates a strong graphic and spatial identity, evoking the rhythmic yet varied shapes of Guerrero’s handmade pastas. The rhythm of embossed white stripes shifts from evenly parallel at the ceiling to randomly wavy at the seats, giving a gravitational weight to the wall and infusing the space with vibrant color and pattern. Descending over a door to the patio is a deep porous soffit that undulates over the bar, filtering natural and artificial light and housing the restaurants wine collection.  The brightly painted slats animate the space with local and varied color intensities creating 3d optical effects as the viewer moves that recall the visual instability of 1970’s Op Art.

Image Courtesy Nils Timms

  • Architects: FreelandBuck
  • Project: Maximiliano Restaurant
  • Location: 5930 York Blvd, Los Angeles, 90042
  • Client: Andre, Fred, and Max Guerrero
  • Contractor: Giuliano Silva
  • Completed: October 2011
  • Size: 2200 square feet
  • Photography: Nils Timms
  • Software used: Rhino and Grasshopper

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Expandable Surface Pavilion in Cologne, Germany by Pablo Esteban Zamorano

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Article source: Pablo Esteban Zamorano

As a development of ongoing research, architects Pablo Zamorano and Jacob Bek, and designer Nacho Marti­ in collaboration with the Emergent Technologies & Design Research Programme at the Architecutural Assoiciaiton, are exhibiting an exciting new experiment in pushing the boundaries of a highly efficient and sustainable fabrication process of a standard natural sheet material. The design manifested into an exhibition and meeting room pavilion that explores complex geometries generated by simple cut patterning in sheets.

Pavilion

  • Architects: Pablo Esteban Zamorano
  • Project: Expandable Surface Pavilion
  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Client: RESOL
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Size: 16M2
  • Design Team: Nacho Marti­, Jacob Bek, Pablo Zamorano.
  • Fabrication Team: Jack Chandy Francis, Ivan Felipe Ucros Polley,Sherwood Wang
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper and VB script

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Interwoven landscape in Veneto, Italy by Mirco Bianchini

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Article source: Mirco Bianchini

The project of an environmental enhancer for the Nogara mare highway in Veneto (Italy) provides the unique chance to bring together ecological thinking, host interaction and active materials. Its location (an open country planar area among cultivated fields) enucleates as critical variables the impact of pollutants and the phenomenon of dazzling.

Chemistry

  • Architect: Mirco Bianchini
  • Name of Project: Interwoven landscape
  • Location: Veneto, Italy
  • Thesis supervisors: Alessio Erioli, and co-supervisors Mirko Daneluzzo, Enrico Fontanari and Alberto Bertagna
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Script c#, Cinema4d, illustrator and photoshop

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Int the Field in Brooklyn, NY by BanG studio

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Article source: BanG studio

For the festival of Sukkot (Wednesday, October 12 – Wednesday, October 19) Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn has commissioned a community sukkah to be designed by Babak Bryan, AIA & Henry Grosman, Principals of B-an-G Studio and winners of 2010’s Sukkah City competition. The duo’s design Fractured Bubble, was selected as the People’s Choice Sukkah of New York City at the 2010 competition hosted by ReBoot in Union Square, NYC.

Inside

  • Architects: BanG studio
  • Project: Int the Field
  • Location: Brooklyn, NY
  • Software used: Rhino with Grasshopper as well as 3DMax and Photoshop for rendering

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TRILUX Pavilion in San Francisco, California by Future Cities Lab (designed using Rhino, Grasshopper, and Kangaroo)

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Article source: Future Cities Lab

TRILUX is an experimental pavilion constructed out of three vertical wooden lattice structures. It creates an illuminated beacon anchoring the corner of the site and inviting the neighborhood to participate in the museum activities that take place inside it. TRILUX is fabricated by combining traditional steam-bending techniques with CNC milled and laser cut components. The south faces of TRILUX host hundreds of curved spiked shade quills. Visitors view the sky through three unique woven oculi and in the evening lights illuminate the interior lattices.

Images Courtesy Peter Prato

  • Architect: Future Cities Lab
  • Name of Project: TRILUX Pavilion
  • Location: Museum of Craft and Design Pop-Up Exhibition at Proxy, Hayes Valley [Octavia St + Hayes St], San Francisco, California
  • Design + Fabrication: Future Cities Lab – Jason Kelly Johnson and Nataly Gattegno, with Ripon DeLeon
  • Photography: Peter Prato
  • Software used: Rhino with these plugins – Grasshopper, a parametric modeler and Kangaroo a Live Physics engine

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