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Budapest Underground Line M4 – Kálvin tér Station in Hungary by Palatium Stúdió Ltd.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Article source: Palatium Stúdió Ltd.

Underground line M4 in Budapest, Hungary has been the largest infrastructure project of the city for the last decades. Kálvin tér is one of the largest stations on the new line, due to its position as an interchange station with line M3 under a busy inner city square. The complex functional requirements of the station have resulted in a rather complex spatial arrangement. Since the initial decision was to use cut-and-cover construction technologies to create station structures, the basic architectural idea was to use the advantages of this system, and create large open spaces over the platforms. In our case, the main spatial attractions are the structural elements with their characteristic curved forms. Approaching passengers can feel the drama of movement in space as the escalators are placed freely in the void of the huge open concrete box. Arriving by the elevators through the strata of space holds a similar surprise. The roughness of the surfaces of the large structural elements and the perimeter walls is balanced by the fine finishes of elements closer to the passengers. The interconnection tunnel between the two underground lines has a vivid colour scheme which creates a link between two epochs of urban infrastructure.

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

Image Courtesy © Tamás BUJNOVSZKY

  • Architects: Palatium Stúdió Ltd. 
  • Project: Budapest Underground Line M4 – Kálvin tér Station
  • Location: Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás BUJNOVSZKY
  • Software used: AutoCAD, ArchiCAD 
  • Team: Zoltán ERŐ, Balázs CSAPÓ, Dóra BRÜCKNER, Zsolt KOSZTOLÁNYI, Máté ANTAL

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Liberberg House Addition by dat architecture

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Article source: dat architecture

This project is an addition to a typical suburban ranch house in an established wooded area.

The client requested to add a master suite to the house and provide more light and a better connection with the outside.

Image Courtesy © dat architecture

Image Courtesy © dat architecture

  • Architects: dat architecture
  • Project: Liberberg House Addition
  • Software used: Archicad

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Primary School Tanouan Ibi in Mali, Africa by LEVS architecten

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Article source: LEVS architecten

Primary School Tanouan Ibi is a sustainable building which stands at the edge of a village in the vast plain of the Dogon country in Mali. The school consists of three 7 x 9 meters classrooms for in total 180 pupils, a principal’s office, a depot and a sanitary building. In the evening the school is used for teaching women.

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

Image Courtesy © LEVS architecten

  • Architects: LEVS architecten
  • Project: Primary School Tanouan Ibi
  • Location: Village of Tanouan Ibi in the land of the Dogon, Mail / Africa
  • Software used: ArchCAD 17, Artlantis 4 and Photoshop CC
  • Year of completion: 2013
  • GFA: 360 m²
  • Client: Foundation Dogon Education (SDO) http://www.dogononderwijs.nl/site/en/
  • Contractor:Enterprise Dara (Sevaré, Mopti) in collaboration with students of the Lycée Technique in Sevaré and with the local population of Tanouan Ibi

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The ”Auszeichnung guter Bauten“ of the BDA OWL in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia by Gerber Architekten

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Article source: Gerber Architekten

“Using the simplest means, a contemporary, high-quality new element of the university campus in Paderborn has been created, which makes its impact through the blood-red colouring of the foyer hall“ – with these words, Karin Kellner (architect and jury member) closed her laudation for the Auditorium and Seminar Building of the University of Paderborn, designed, planned and constructed by Gerber Architekten. On 27th of October, the project was honoured with the BDA Award Ostwestfalen-Lippe in the course of an award ceremony and exhibition opening.

Image Courtesy © Hans Jürgen Landes

Image Courtesy © Hans Jürgen Landes

  • Architects: Gerber Architekten
  • Project: The ”Auszeichnung guter Bauten“ of the BDA OWL
  • Location: Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Photography: Hans Jürgen Landes
  • Software Used: ArchiCAd

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Casa Lofoten – “The Wave” in Norway by Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

The Wave-House will be situated at Ramberg-Stranden in Lofoten, Norway.  At this particular site the coast is formed as a concaved bay covered with white sand. As the sandy beach is meeting the sea with exceptionally slight and curved slope the idea is based on a wave that rises in curve creating the house.

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

Image Courtesy © Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor

  • Architects: Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor
  • Project: Casa Lofoten – “The Wave”
  • Location: Stranden, Lofoten, Norway
  • Software used: ArchiCad  and Artlantis Studio render
  • Stories: 1 floor
  • Consultants: Not decidet yet
  • Structural system: Not decided yet
  • Major materials: White concrete either as construction or as cover
  • Site area: 1.300 m2
  • Footprint area: 224,0 m2
  • Total floor area: 178,0 m2
  • Design: 2014-2015
  • Construction: 2015-2016

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Olive Grove House in South Island, New Zealand by Team Green Architects

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Team Green Architects 

This small single level energy efficient house is located near the end of the Kawarau Gorge, in Central Otago, in wine country.

Orgainised in a linear fashion the three bedrooms are accessed from the rear of the open kitchen and living area. Each bedroom has private views of the quiet countryside.

Image Courtesy © Sam Hartnett

Image Courtesy © Sam Hartnett

  • Architects: Team Green Architects 
  • Project: Olive Grove House
  • Location: Cromwell, South Island, New Zealand
  • Photography: Sam Hartnett
  • Software used: ArchiCad
  • Architects in Charge: Sian Taylor and Mark Read
  • Site Area: 20009m/sq
  • Area: 156m/sq
  • Year: 2014

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SIOFOK PLAZA in Hungary by A4 studio Ltd.

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: A4 studio Ltd.

Already more than 200 years, Siófok is the Capital City of Lake Balaton, which is the largest lake in Middle-East Europe. We planned the “Sió Pláza” Shopping Centre into the middle of the renewable main square of the centre of the renewable downtown. The modern XXI. Century building is situated between the two historical symbols of the city, the Water Tower, was built in 1912, and the Pub, was built in 1895. Our aim was to plan a building that communicates with its environment, the historical city centre, continuously. We developed a transparent glass facade towards the main square of the city, with a cobweb-like metal screen.The shops were strung on 3 levels onto the inner shopping arcade of the shopping centre. The food and drug store received place on the minus first floor, the restaurant, branch and other services on the ground floor and the first floor. The entertainment (cinema, bowling, restaurants) is situated in the supreme floor. The building of the old Pub is integrated into the new building by the inner shopping arcade. The new functions are a bookshop and a cafe, with own garden. The remaining facades are planted with green plants.

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

Image Courtesy © Tamás Bujnovszky

  • Architects: A4 studio Ltd.
  • Project: SIOFOK PLAZA
  • Location: Siófok, Hungary
  • Photography: Tamás Bujnovszky
  • Software used: Archicad, Artlantis, Photoshop

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Contemporary Art Center in Baia Mare, Romania by Suzana Maria Ciplea

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Article source: Suzana Maria Ciplea

For the first time since the fall of communism,the Baia Mare’s city government is trying to revitalize the city’s identity, unique in Europe because of the \”The Baia Mare Art School of Painting – (founded in 1896)\” by creating workshops for artists, creative camps, and exhibition spaces. Inspired by this initiative the project that I propose represents a new monument that will historically contribute to this city – a new landmark, daring and poetic, which rebirths the spirit of “The Baia Mare Art School of Painting”. I wish that this city will become a magnet for plastic artists.

Image Courtesy © Suzana Maria Ciplea

Image Courtesy © Suzana Maria Ciplea

  • Architects: Suzana Maria Ciplea
  • Project: Contemporary Art Center
  • Location: Baia Mare, Romania
  • Software used: Archicad, Artlantis and Photoshop

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Casa MO in Zapallar, Chile by Gonzalo Mardones V

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Article source: Gonzalo Mardones V

MO House is located at an area of steep slope facing the sea coast of Chile in the commune of Zapallar. The house is buried with clearly no intention to interrupt the wonderful view to the horizon from the public road,so it is accessed by stairs and ramps going deep into the mountain to discover again, from inside the house, the sea, coast and breaker.

Image Courtesy © Nico Saieh

Image Courtesy © Nico Saieh

  • Architects: Gonzalo Mardones V
  • Project: Casa MO
  • Location: Zapallar, Chile
  • Photography: Nico Saieh
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Engineer: Ruiz y Saavedra
  • Lighting Designer: Paulina Sir

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Lycée Louis Barthou in Pau, France by Pierre Marsan

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Article source: Pierre Marsan 

In this project, a forest delimits a vast area in the centre of a major heritage site in the City of Pau. The forest is crossed by a network of paths and clearings. A series of shelters and a sanitary facility define a large courtyard. The ground is deformed arbitrarily by folding and unfolding that create volumes where the ground, walls and roofs become a single entity.

Image Courtesy © Arthur Pequin

Image Courtesy © Arthur Pequin

  • Architects: Pierre Marsan 
  • Project: Lycée Louis Barthou
  • Location: Pau, France
  • Photography: Arthur Pequin
  • Software used: Archicad

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