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Train Control Centre in Utrecht, The Netherlands by de Jong Gortemaker Algra architects

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Article source: de Jong Gortemaker Algra architects 

ProRail’s new train control centre in Utrecht is the dynamic heart of ProRail’s train services in and around Utrecht. The design by dJGA has specifically focussed on users; the main aim is to allow them to do their jobs as effectively as possible.

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

Image Courtesy © Christian Richters

  • Architects: de Jong Gortemaker Algra architects 
  • Project: Train Control Centre
  • Location: Bielsstraat 1, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian Richters
  • Software Used: Autodesk, Revit and 3D Max
  • Team: Maurits Algra, Tycho Saariste, Karen Glandrup, Franke van den Broek, Mike Zelke
  • Project management: Arcadis B.V.
  • Project leadership: Humanagement
  • Client: ProRail Facility Management, www.ProRail.nl
  • Area: 4,480 m²
  • Year: 2015

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Point Cloud to BIM for an International Broadcast Center by Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Article source:  Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services

Challenges

The client wanted us to detect and rectify errors in the point cloud with accurate BIM modeling within 24 days.

The total data size provided by client was about 185 GB & to work with such heavy data files was really a difficult task.

The input files were in the form of 3D scanned images in which few of the scanned inputs were not clear & some of the building data was missing due to improper scanning, leading to complexity of resurfacing and modeling.

The building area was large and also consisted of complex steel structure.

Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services

Image Courtesy © Hi-Tech Outsourcing Services

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HOME centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film in Manchester by Mecanoo

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Article source: Mecanoo

Located at First Street, HOME forms the cultural heart of one of the largest areas of development in Manchester city centre – a flagship building that acts as a catalyst for the surrounding area. As the base for the new organisation formed by the merger of Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre Company, HOME has been designed to allow for the commissioning, production and presentation of critically engaged and technically complex artistic projects, as well as the hosting of large scale cultural events. The overall budget for HOME was £25 million. Its striking exterior acts like beacon, while the welcoming public spaces and social areas within are designed to be inviting to all. HOME is like a second home, a cultural home: a place for making, meeting and socialising, alongside enjoying the very best in international contemporary visual art, theatre and film.

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo

Image Courtesy © Mecanoo

  • Architects: Mecanoo
  • Project: HOME centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film
  • Location: Manchester
  • Software used: Revit, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros

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Himalayan Emergency Shelter, Artificial Snow Cave in Nepal by Margot Krasojevic

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Article source: Margot Krasojevic

The Artificial Snow Cave Hut

The hut offers a snowdrift frame made from weighted carbon fiber mesh, this contoured landscape mimics the surrounding vertiginous precipices and landscapes, the carbon fiber snowscape creates an artificial snow cave which can be dug into and around enabling climbers to inhabit the structure in a similar way to a snow cave.

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic

Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojevic

  • Architects: Margot Krasojevic
  • Project: Himalayan Emergency Shelter, Artificial Snow Cave
  • Location: Himalayan, Nepal
  • Software used: Autodesk, Revit and Maya.

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Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower in Portland, Oregon by SERA Architects and CO Architects

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Article source: SERA Architects and CO Architects

As Design Architects and Interior Designers, CO Architects worked closely with Executive Architect SERA Architects to create the design for the Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB), which embodies and helps achieve the goals of an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional campus. The building does so in the form of a 12-story complex with 500,000 square feet of space for classrooms, lecture halls, and laboratories for research and teaching, including medical simulation laboratories for high-tech, team-based learning. The building is conceived as an innovative model of interdisciplinary health sciences education and research, engaging students, faculty, and pedestrians through a concept of “health science on display.” Slated to open July 2014, CLSB, which is targeting LEED Platinum, will also be a striking new landmark on Portland’s South Waterfront.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bitterman

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Bitterman

  • Architects: SERA Architects and CO Architects
  • Project: Collaborative Life Sciences Building & Skourtes Tower
  • Location: South Waterfront, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Photography: Jeremy Bitterman; Bruce Forster
  • Software used: Revit
  • Budget: $295 million ($211 million construction)
  • Size: 650,000 gross square feet of new construction in 12 above-grade stories and 2 below; 500,000 gross square feet of net program space; 150,000 gross square feet of parking
  • Completion: 2014
  • Owner’s Representative: Day CPM. Mike Day, Principal

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Onderwijspark Ezinge in Meppel, Netherlands by Atelier PRO architekten

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Article source: Atelier PRO architekten

The Ezinge education park is located in Meppel extending from the Ezinge residential neighbourhood, between the railway and cluster of sports fields. The elongated, bronze-tinted buildings accommodate five secondary schools and a sports complex. A new street, Dahliastraat, separates the school from the residences, and also enables the neighborhood to end with a new row of dwellings.

Image Courtesy © Maarten Noordijk

Image Courtesy © Maarten Noordijk

  • Architects: Atelier PRO architekten
  • Project: Onderwijspark Ezinge
  • Location: Ezingerweg 51- 85, Meppel, Netherlands
  • Photography: Christian van der Kooy, Maarten Noordijk
  • Software used: Revit
  • Design period: 2011 – 2013
  • Construction period: 2013 – 2014
  • Completion: July 2014
  • Gross floor area: 7.594 m2 (sport)+ 22.468 m2 (school)= 30.062 m2
  • Total building costs: € 20.021.892,-
  • Client: Woonconcept Onroerend Goed bv, Meppel
  • Project architect: Dorte Kristensen, Christina Kaiser
  • Project leader: Christina Kaiser, Ronald Peters
  • General contractor: Bouwcombinatie Hegeman/ WBC, Winterswijk

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Villa Kerckebosch in Zeist, Netherlands by Engel Architecten

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Engel Architecten

Amsterdam based studio Engel Architecten has recently completed this residence in the wooded surroundings of Zeist, a small town in the centre of the Netherlands. By carefully configuring the design and choosing the materials and colours, Engel Architecten has tried to blend in the building with its surroundings rich of pine trees and heath.

Image Courtesy © Engel Architecten

Image Courtesy © Engel Architecten

  • Architects: Engel Architecten
  • Project: Villa Kerckebosch
  • Location: Zeist, Netherlands
  • Software used: Revit, 3ds max

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M30HOUSE in Cartago, Costa Rica by ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Article source: ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ

M30 House is located in Cartago, Costa Rica, it was conceived in 2012 as a low cost housing solution for a young couple in order to have a profitable and accessible house with a great design.

Image Courtesy © ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ

Image Courtesy © ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ

  • Architects: ARCHITECT SILVIA GONZALEZ
  • Project: M30HOUSE
  • Location: Cartago, Costa Rica, USA
  • Software used: Autodesk, Revit.

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“House in Valley Street” in Berkeley, California by Baran Studio Architecture

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Article source: Baran Studio Architecture

This house is set on a traditional Berkeley street, and adjacent to a former rail line (traces of which are still visible from an aerial view.) The architecture borrows from the machine qualities of the railway to echo the former land use, and blends it with the character of the current residential neighborhood. Corrugated metal wraps down the roof and wall facing the former train line, while the front of the house expresses the pitch of the roof that ties it to more traditional house forms. The interior is an open expanse that also recalls a large, open station with a free plan and high vaulted ceilings.

Image Courtesy © Peter Lyons

Image Courtesy © Peter Lyons

  • Architects: Baran Studio Architecture
  • Project: House in Valley Street
  • Location: Berkeley, California
  • Photography: Peter Lyons
  • Principal Architect: Matthew Baran, AIA
  • Software used: Revit and 3D Studio

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1896 Double-Height Courtroom Restoration by Fisher Heck Architects

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Article source: Fisher Heck Architects

What was once two separate courtrooms with adjacent support offices and an intermediate floor separating the two, is now a grand two-story Commissioners Courtroom, restored to its original 1896 creation. In addition to the courtroom restoration, a new stairwell spanning five floors within the courthouse was designed to bring the building up to code. One of the challenging requirements to this courtroom is that it had to serve multiple uses in order to make the room more accommodating throughout the year.

Image Courtesy © Fisher Heck Architects

Image Courtesy © Fisher Heck Architects

  • Architects: Fisher Heck Architects
  • Project: 1896 Double-Height Courtroom Restoration
  • Software Used: Revit

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