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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.


Sint-Martinus in Sint-Truiden, Belgium by Lensass Architects

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Article source: Lensass Architects

The medieval character of the former inn from 1650 – presently a store –, as well as its original timber framing on the back side, has been fully restored. This very particular building technique, which continued to be used in Limburg for a long time, uses the recycled wood of torn-down buildings. Inscriptions, as well as old mortise and tenon connections testify of the re-use.


  • Architects: Lensass Architects
  • Project: Sint-Martinus
  • Location: Sint-Truiden, Belgium
  • Software used: Bentley Microstation and the Adobe CS


Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City by Handel Architects (designed using Microstation)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Handel Architects LLP

Dream Downtown Hotel is a 184,000 SF boutique hotel in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The 12-story building includes 316 guestrooms, two restaurants, rooftop and VIP lounges, outdoor pool and pool bar, a gym, event space, and ground floor retail.

16th street façade looking north (Image Courtesy Bruce Damonte)

  • Architects: Handel Architects LLP
  • Project: Dream Downtown Hotel
  • Location: New York City
  • Client: Hampshire Hotels & Resorts+ VikramChatwal Hotels
  • Architect Team: Frank Fusaro, AIA, Partner, Handel Architects
  • Site area: 25,300 SF
  • Gross Floor area: 184,700 SF
  • Landscape: Design/Build, Handel Architects with Blondies Treehouse, Inc
  • Software used: Microstation


Tusculum Street Residence in Sydney, Australia by Smart Design Studio (designed using Bentley Microstation)

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Article source: Smart Design Studio

This exciting renovation and extension of a turn-of-the-century terrace house in Sydney’s Potts Point focuses on a grand and gracefully spiralling stair that forms the pivotal junction of the old and new parts of the house. The staircase, spanning the width of the building, features delicate fan-like steel treads cantilevered from the central steel post and winding their way past six split levels, offset between the old and new sides of the house. The stair was conceived as the element that grafts the contemporary and new minimal structure to the refined, trimmed and formal older portion of the dwelling.

Tusculum Street Residence

  • Architects: Smart Design Studio
  • Project: Tusculum Street Residence
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Software used: Microstation


Mandalong House in NSW, Australia by Smart Design Studio (designed using MicroStation)

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Article source: Smart Design Studio

Smart Design Studio have completed Mandolong House in Mosman following a sensitive and extensive refurbishment of a two storey Victorian family home originally built in 1885. The house recently featured on the front cover of Belle magazine’s May edition and as part of the article ‘Sheer Brilliance – Fabulous homes that really set the pace’.

Tennis court

  • Architects: Smart Design Studio
  • Project: Mandalong House
  • Location: Mosman, NSW, Australia
  • Project Architect: William Smart
  • Software used: MicroStation


Marine Parade Apartments in Maroubra, Australia by Smart Design Studio (designed using MicroStation)

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Article source: Smart Design Studio

This building in Maroubra, Australia accommodates four luxury apartments- one per floor plus a carpark/ services level that is built into the hill. Maroubra has incredible natural beauty with its rocky cliffs, white beaches and crystal blue waters but the urban fabric is unconsidered, uninteresting and largely in decay. Smart Design Studio capitalised on this unique setting by creating a building that focused on the wonderful view from within and, through strong form, has created a handsome building in profile to enhance the urban fabric of this area.

Exterior Side

  • Architects: Smart Design Studio
  • Project: Marine Parade Apartments
  • Location: Maroubra, Australia
  • Project Architect: William Smart
  • Software used: Microstation


University College Ostfold Halden in Halden, Norway by Reiulf Ramstad Architects (Designed using MicroStation)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Reiulf Ramstad Architects

The key notion of the architectural strategy is the location’s natural features and the use of a limited material palette. The project is situated in an old “culturscape” and special attention is paid to integrate it into its surroundings. The design is based on simple geometrical prisms, lines and slabs composed into a complex lay-out of rooms and functions. Critical functions and lines of communication are emphasized and the building expresses a balance of functional efficiency and open perspectives.


Exterior View (Images Courtesy Reiulf Ramstad Architects)

  • Architect: Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Oslo Norway
  • Name of Project: University College Ostfold Halden
  • Location: Remmen in Halden, Norway
  • Program: University College
  • Client: Statsbygg, Norwegian Public Construction and Property Management
  • Photographs: Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Oslo Norway, Kim Müller, Norway
  • Software used: MicroStation


Ifigenia Kaizer in Nicosia, Cyprus by Yiorgos Hadjichristou and Petros Constantinou (designed using Microstation)

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Article source: Yiorgos Hadjichristou and Petros Constantinou

The plot is located in a new residential area of Aglantzia, in Nicosia. The building was constructed in order to accommodate the housing needs of the family of Mrs Ifigeneia Kaizer: a ground-floor residence, 2 apartments on the 1st floor- one for each child of the family, and a small private institute of Greek language and history on the lower level of the plot .

Night View (Images Courtesy Christos Papantoniou)

  • Architects: Yiorgos Hadjichristou and Petros Constantinou
  • Name of Project: Ifigenia Kaizer
  • Location: Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Owner: Ifigeneia Kaizer
  • Project: Residence, 2 appartments and a private institute in Aglantzia
  • Photos: Christos Papantoniou
  • Software used: Microstation V8i


House in Kaimakli, Cyprus by Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects (designed using Microstation)

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Article source: Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects


The refurbishment and the extension of the traditional house in Kaimakli is based on the main strategies of the bio-climatic approach, and especially on conditions that were developed through tradition : all the spaces enjoy south orientation with various ways of shading (including movable vegetation panel) and assure generous cross air ventilation. The vegetation and the reinforcement of the breezes through it, endorse the creation of a micro climate and micro-cosmos of the house.


Images Courtesy Yiorgos Kordakis

  • Architect: Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects
  • Name of Project: House in Kaimakli
  • Location: Kaimakli, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • House owners: Kalli Christoforou, Yiorgos Hadjichristou
  • Colaborators: Petros Konstantinou and Veronika Antoniou
  • Photographer: Christos Papantoniou and Yiorgos Kordakis
  • Software used: Microstation V8i


HCA Hub in Hereford, UK by Hewitt Studios LLP

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Article source: Hewitt Studios LLP

Hewitt Studios have just completed the HCA Hub building which forms a new front-end facility for the Hereford College of Arts.  The proposal delivers much-needed cafe, exhibition and admin space in a striking new volume. With a strong sustainability agenda, the structure is formed of glu-laminated and mass-timber and the space is naturally ventilated and day-lit. A reflective pool is used to both animate the space and mediate sunlight.

Exterior view (Images Courtesy Paul Younger)

  • Architect: Hewitt Studios LLP
  • Project Title: HCA Hub
  • Location: Hereford, UK
  • Client: Hereford College of Arts
  • Cost: £1.2m
  • All photos: Paul Younger
  • Software used: Microstation and Vectorworks to design/present the project


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