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Qingdao Master Plan in China by HAO / Holm Architecture & Archiland Beijing

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Article source: HAO / Holm Architecture

In addition to its famous Tsingtao beer, the city of Qingdao has long been a key tourist and film-production destination in northern China.

A rich mix of historic buildings makes it a sought after movie shoot location while its proximity to some of the best beaches in northern China attracts millions of tourists every year and helped its successful bid to host the Olympic Sailing competitions in 2008.


  • Architects: HAO / Holm Architecture & Archiland Beijing
  • Project: Qingdao Master Plan
  • Location: Qingdao, China
  • Program: Movie Studios & Theaters, Office, Residential, Commercial, and Museum.
  • Type: Invited Competition.
  • Size: 7.500.000 SF / 689.000 m2.
  • Client: Withheld.
  • Collaborators: Archiland Beijing, Krag & Berglund, Cowi Beijing.
  • Location: Qingdao, China.
  • Status: Ongoing.
  • HAO / Holm Architecture Office Team: Jens Holm
  • Archiland Team: Morten Holm, Tian Kun, Chen Pu, Adam Chapulski, Camilla Bundgaard, Yuxiaomin, Liulingling.
  • Kragh & Berglund Team: Jonas Berglung, Hans Kragh, Cowi Beijing
  • Software used: AutoCAD, sketchup and Rhino and the Adobe package (photoshop and Illustrator)


Biodiversity and the Creation of Mobile Natural Growth by Lijbers Architects

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Article source: Lijbers Architects

Context – Problem Definition
One way to look at the decline of natural biodiversity is from the perspective of complex human dynamics –i.e. the organized but fundamentally unpredictable behavior of human systems – and its consequences for the natural environment. We humans tend to expand, move, and reallocate ground at speeds unparalleled within the natural world. Our persistent and unpredictable need for space, land, and raw materials causes the original natural environment to diminish, along with its ecosystem of plants and animals. The highly dynamic reallocation and changing of the earth’s habitat by human action falls short in providing vulnerable species of plants and animals with sufficient time to recover. The continuous cycle of removing and reallocating natural space can, in the best case, maintain a certain amount of the “natural environment”, yet it can never maintain the same level of biodiversity that was originally present.


  • Architect: Lijbers Architects
  • Name of project: Biodiversity and the Creation of Mobile Natural Growth
  • Software used: arkey/ASD and autocad for the basic drawings. And photoshop and illustrator to finish the drawings.


Acadia Parish Conference Center in Crowley, Louisiana by Trahan Architects

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Article source: Trahan Architects

Located to the north-east of Crowley, the site lies between the urban/residential development to the west and the rural/agricultural development to the east. The design seeks to mediate this threshold and express the importance of the local agricultural development to place. Rice is the primary economy in the Parish and city of Crowley. Rice fields create a beautiful mosaic that blanket the landscape. Contours follow the natural topography, control water run-off and delineate rice paddies. As technology has advanced the rice fields have evolved from a more fluid configuration to a more orthogonal configuration. This results in a more efficient layout and maximizes the yield.


  • Architect: Trahan Architects
  • Name of Project: Acadia Parish Conference Center
  • Location: Crowley, Louisiana
  • Program: Conference Center
  • Floor Area: 69,000 g.s.f.
  • Cost: To Be Determined
  • Software used: AutoCAD (2D), Rhinoceros and FormZ (3D), Illustrator and InDesign (Graphics)


PH3 in Baja California, México by T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Article source: T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre

On an infill site, PH3 isolates itself from the context, a gated community in Tijuana mostly made up of california style mcmansions. It is a 3 layer structure that is set on the street side of the sloping site, shifting towards the back in both scale and openness. Closing itself to the street for privacy, the back of the house opens itself to the patio, creating indoor/outdoor living space.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Alfonso Medina, Oscar Gonzalez, Alfredo Zertuche)

  • Architects: T38 studio + Pablo Casals-Aguirre
  • Name of Project: PH3
  • Location: Baja California, Tijuana, México
  • Team: María José López, Alfonso Medina, Pablo Casals-Aguirre, Mauricio Kuri, Oscar González
  • Collaborators: Lucía Arroyo, Alina Castañeda, Sara Díaz
  • Photographs: Alfonso Medina, Oscar Gonzalez, Alfredo Zertuche
  • Software used: Graphisoft Archicad, Autodesk Autocad, Autodesk 3ds, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Google sketchup, Artlantis


New Church of Våler in Hovedveien, Norway by CEBRA architecture

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: CEBRA architecture

Danish architects CEBRA’s proposal for a new church in Våler, Norway creates a symbolic landmark in the shape of a tilting cross using light and wood as key design elements for the interior.

The village of Våler, in the south eastern part of Norway, is in need of a new church in order to replace the village’s old wooden church, which burned down to the ground in 2009. The church is of great importance for the local community – both as a social gathering point and as characterizing landscape element. Therefore, the design of the new church has to combine a particular sensitivity and attention to the site’s culture-historical context with a modern architectural expression so as to succeed in creating flexible and contemporary church facilities.

Exterior View in day

  • Architect: CEBRA architecture
  • Name of Project: New Church of  Våler
  • Location: Hovedveien, Våler, Norway
  • Commission: Private
  • Type: Open plan and design competition
  • Client: Våler Parish Council
  • Year: 2011
  • Purpose: Curch
  • Surface area: 11.840 sq. ft.
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, VRay for Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator


Flor del Campo in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia by Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa

This project is characterized by four “Rings”, each of which is defined by two levels with different thicknesses, rounding different playgrounds. The perimeter is as important as the interior space formed by the rings, projecting physical areas that can express the function that will be developed. It was inspired by the shapes of tropical plants and trees in the area, taking us to a recreational atmosphere of games, educational exchanges, etc.

Flor del Campo

  • Architects: Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa
  • Project: Flor del Campo
  • Location: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
  • Software used: AutoCad. Presentations were done using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop etc.


Museo del Acero Horno3 in Monterrey, Mexico by Surfacedesign Inc. + Harari arquitectos

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Article source: Surfacedesign Inc.+ Harari arquitectos

Project Statement

A team of international designers collaborated to transform a decommissioned blast furnace and a brownfield site into a modern history museum dedicated to the region’s rich history of steel production. Borrowing from materials endemic to the site, innovative landscape design weaves together with modern architecture to usher an old relic into the 21st century. Environmentally sensitive technologies — such as green roofs and a storm water collection system — offer a new approach to the landscape while respecting the original context.

Images Courtesy Paul Riveria / Archphoto

  • Architect: Surfacedesign Inc. + Harari arquitectos
  • Project Title: Museo del Acero Horno3
  • Location: Monterrey, Mexico
  • Project Type: Museum/ Park Landscape
  • Lead Designer: James A. Lord / Claudia Harari
  • Client/Owner: Mr. Luis López, General Director of the Museo Del Acero Horno3
  • Photography credit: Paul Riveria / Archphoto, Abigail Guzman Tamex/ Grafix, James Lord
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup, Photoshop, Illustrator


Controlled Collapsing By David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Article source: David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault

“Controlled Collapsing” is a project recently sumbitted to the 2012 EVOLO SCKYSCRAPER COMPETITION. Established in 2006, the annual Competition recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the use of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, along with studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution. This is also an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of a dynamic and adaptive vertical community.

Controlled Collapsing

  • Architects: David Giraldeau / Alexandre Guilbeault
  • Project: Controlled Collapsing
  • Software used: 3ds max to design the project and adobe illustrator/photoshop for the other 2d graphics.


E. Pearce Revisited in New York by workshopapd

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Article source: workshopapd

Paying homage to the Baroque staircase attributed to 17th century English master Edmund Pearce (on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), workshop/apd fashioned a contemporary update for a modern Tribeca loft. Where Pearce incorporated oak leaves and pine cones, we digitized interlaced tree branches to create an element of modern-day beauty and craft in water-jet cut steel, bringing fancifulness and ornamentation back to architecture. Like its predecessor, the dramatic scroll – now in perforated steel – weaves the two floors together in a unique way.

Image Courtesy T.G. Olcott

  • Architects: workshop/apd
  • Project: E. Pearce Revisited
  • Location:New York,NY
  • Project Type:Private Residence, Loft
  • Area:2,400 square feet
  • Photography: T.G. Olcott
  • Software used: 3D Studio Max, Revit, and Illustrator


Gourmet Burger meets “Haute Couture” in Ontario, Canada by Jump Branding & Design

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Article source: Jump Branding & Design

On February 29th in Las Vegas, Jump Branding & Design Inc. captured two Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) Sustainability Awards for their design of the South St. Burger Co. at Bayview Village in Toronto (Ontario, Canada). The seven year old branding and design agency won the coveted 2012 Sustainable Project of the Year and the 2012 Grand Prize Tenant Improvement awards for the restaurant design.

Image Courtesy David Whittaker

  • Architects: Jump Branding & Design Inc.
  • Project: Gourmet Burger meets “Haute Couture”
  • Location: Bayview Village – Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Client: South St. Burger Co.
  • Project Manager: Eric Boulden
  • Design Team: Eric Boulden, Melissa Zurfluh, Emily Strub, Richard Patmore, Jason Hemsworth, Jerry Alfieri
  • Engineers: Nova Trend, Seawood Consulting
  • Contractor: Unitedwell Interior Contracting
  • Project opening date: November 17 2011
  • Photographer: David Whittaker
  • Software used: Architectural Desktop 2011, SketchUp, Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5


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