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Baroque Court Apartments in Ljubljana, Slovenia by OFIS arhitekti d.o.o.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Article source: OFIS arhitekti d.o.o.

This project involves the renovation of three Baroque block houses with an enclosed internal court in the old city center next to the City Hall, opposite the Robba Fountain and close to Plecnik’s three bridges.

Existing condition: All three courtside block are owned by Publishing Company. The ground floor is used as bookshop and the spaces above on the first floor were used for offices and last adapted in the early eighties. The internal court was rebuilt as a closed, semi glazed service space used for the building’s main air conditioning devices.

Image Courtesy Tomaz Gregoric, Jan Celeda

  • Architects: OFIS arhitekti d.o.o.
  • Project: Baroque Court Apartments
  • Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Type:  Residential apartments
  • Client:  DZS d.d
  • Site Area:  692 m2
  • Bldg. Area:  692 m2
  • Gross Floor Area: 2.420 m2
  • Coverage Ratio: 0,38
  • Gross Floor Ratio: 3,50


Dutch Embassy in Amman, Jordan by Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau bv

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Article source: Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau bv

Amman is a fast-growing city entirely made up of buildings in local natural stone: not only the well-off neighbourhoods but also poorer districts, and not only homes but also offices, hotels, museums and shops.

The Dutch embassy project concerns the renovation of an understated villa within a walled garden. The building was renovated because it was too small, and not earthquake-proof. Hospitality in combination with security formed the essence of the design brief. The entrances and the various consulate functions are situated on the ground floor in the original building layer, while a separate new structure above this houses the public section of the embassy. The building as a whole is given a unified character by a light-filtering portico made of local Jerusalem Stone.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Pieter Kers)

  • Architect: Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau bv
  • Name of Project: Dutch Embassy in Amman, Jordan
  • Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Images: Pieter Kers for Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau, april 2010


The Multi-Use Complex in Distrito Federal, Brazil by FGMF Arquitetos

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Article source: FGMF Arquitetos

The multi-use complex proposed for this 32.000m² lot aims at creating not only a new architectural reference for the region, but also a new destination for the city. Adding three different uses – retail, office buildings and modular offices – the new complex creates a landmark in the landscape, values the surroundings, and establishes a new shopping destination.

Image Courtesy FGMF Arquitetos

  • ARCHITECTS: Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos
  • PROJECT: The Multi-Use Complex
  • LOCATION: Brasília – DF – Brazil
  • TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION: Multiuse Building
  • SITE AREA: 37,000.00 m²
  • BUILT AREA: 85,000.00 m²
  • AUTHORS: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes e Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • COORDINATOR: Ana Paula Barbosa
  • ARCHITECTS: Carolina Matsumoto, Marina Almeida e Fábio Pittas
  • TRAINEES: Mayara Benegas
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator and Google SketchUp for development and 3DSMax for the render images and videos.


Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center in Poland by Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Article source: Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański

Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center is designed to be a multifunctional building and a part of targ sienny / targ rakowy complex – a new project in the very center of Gdańsk. The buildings’ main purpose is to host an exhibition of a large scale model of a pre-World War II center of the city and mark the starting point of tourist excursions around it’s streets. The design of GHHC was to be chosen in a contest for architecture students.

Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center


  • Architects: Mariusz Piesik & Kuba Szymański
  • Project: Gdańsk Historic Heritage Center
  • Location: Gdańsk, Poland
  • Software used: AutoCad, 3DsMax, V-ray.


Elements in Røldal, Norway by WE architecture

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Article source: WE architecture

Elements is a Pilgrim Center located in a scenic mountain landscape in Western Norway.  Elements is a visitors’ center in close connection to the wooden church, “Røldalstavkirke”, from the 13th century.  RøldalStavkirke is one of the best preserved wooden churches in Norway and the church is the most frequent pilgrimage destination in the country. In order not to conflict with the church, the pilgrim center was fragmented into 4 boxes, stepping down into the landscape and given 4 completely different characters. The boxes are placed on the site so that they relate to the old church either by facing the latter or by creating outdoor space which is oriented towards it.


  • Architects: WE architecture
  • Project: Elements
  • Location: Røldal, Norway
  • Assignment: Open competition
  • Type: Pilgrim Centre
  • Client: Røldal Pilgrim Centre
  • Year: 2011
  • Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Kristian Hindsberg, KrystianDziopek, Karolina Kierner, Mette B. G. Steffensen & Casper Berntsen


Schlossmuseum Linz in Austria by HoG Architektur ZT GmbH

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Article source: HoG Architektur ZT GmbH

In the year 1800, a devastating fire occurred in Linz during which also the Southern wing of the “Linzer castle“ fell victim to the flames. The castle on the hill between the old city and the Danube lost its city-facing wing and, therefore, its presence within the urban fabric. Since 1965, the castle has been home to the Upper Austrian national museum. The requirement for additional and large exhibition space led to the new construction of the Southern wing.

Images Courtesy Jakob Winkler

  • Architect: HoG Architektur ZT GmbH
  • Name of Project: Schlossmuseum Linz
  • Location: Linz, Austria
  • Client: LIG (Landes Immobilien GmbH Oberösterreich)
  • Photographs: Paul Ott, Peter Eder, Jakob Winkler


Hermitage Plaza in Paris, France by Foster + Partners

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Foster + Partners

Hermitage Plaza granted Permis de Construire

Hermitage Plaza will create a new community to the east of La Défense, in Courbevoie, that extends down to the river Seine with cafés, shops and a public plaza at its heart. The project incorporates two 320-metre-high buildings – the tallest mixed-use towers in Western Europe – which will establish a distinctive symbol for this new urban destination on the Paris skyline.

Pavilon view (Credit Foster + Partners)

  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Name of Project: Hermitage Plaza
  • Location: Courbevoie, Paris, France


New Campus Center in Chicago, Illinois by Zaha Hadid Architects

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Architecture’s re-interpretation of modernity; integrating and articulating new levels of organisation complexity. A vibrant interface between residential functions and academic institutions. Through the placement of a ‘nexus’, the Centre becomes a catalyst for cross-disciplinary activity between departments, forging a stronger collective institutional identity for ITT as a whole.


  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: New Campus Center
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Client: Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Status: Built


Røldal Pilgrim Centre in Norway by LETH & GORI (designed with Rhino, AutoCAD LT, and Photoshop)

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Article source: LETH & GORI

LETH & GORI’s competition entry for a Pilgrim Centre in Røldal creates a new building in close connection with the 13th century church. The Pilgrim Centre is a hub for experiencing Røldal’s unique history, nature and architecture. The Centre accommodates for pilgrims as well as spaces for the priest and church administration. The project encompasses semi covered urban spaces for events and activities connected to the Church and Pilgrim Centre.

Interior View

  • Architects: LETH & GORI
  • Name of Project: Røldal Pilgrim Centre
  • Location: Røldal, Norway
  • Team: Karsten Gori, Uffe Leth, Annelie Asam, Arnaud Grenie and Sebastian Andersen
  • Status: Competition entry
  • Programme: Pilgrim Centre, exhibition, café, administration and plaza
  • Floor area: 1.200m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Software used: We use AutoCAD LT for drawings, Rhino for 3D-modeling, Photoshop for renderings. And most importantly: Real [living] people for making scale models in cardboard and birch veneer.


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.


  • 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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