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Extension of primary-secondary school Stefanacci in Florence, Italy by Fabio Capanni Workshop

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Article source: Fabio Capanni Workshop

The extension of the primary and secondary school in San Piero a Sieve is located very close to the city of Florence.

The building consists of 630 square meters of new surfaces that will host the laboratories, the dean’s office, the offices for the scholastic staff, and an auditorium that works as an all-purpose space. Rooms and the gym will still be in the old buildings, built during the Sixties, and the new construction had also to connect to them.

Image Courtesy Christian Richters, Fabio Capanni

  • Architects: Fabio Capanni Workshop
  • Project: Extension of primary-secondary school Stefanacci
  • Location: Via Trifilò 2, San Piero a Sieve (Firenze)
  • Project and supervision of works: Fabio Capanni, Claudio Marrocchi
  • Collaborators: Daniele Buzzegoli, Stefano Servi
  • Structures : Riccardo Papi
  • Systems: Claudio Magni
  • Customer: Municipality of San Piero a Sieve
  • Builder: Edil F Due, Sacafati (SA)
  • Chronology: 2004-2006: project, 2006-2008: realization
  • Dimensional data: 1.300 mq lot surface, 630 mq building surface, 2.600 mc building volume
  • Photography: Christian Richters, © Fabio Capanni
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Maxwell, Photoshop, Primus, Microsoft Office


Oil Silo Home in Berlin, Germany by

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Article source:

The Oil Silo Home, designed by in Berlin, recycles oil silos by transforming them into affordable houses. An oil silo is a storage container for compressed liquefied petroleum gas. There are approximately 49,000 oil silos in over 660 oil refineries worldwide! As the human population increases at an exponential rate, oil discovery decreases at an exponential rate. Soon all existing oil silos will be abandoned as fuel storage containers.

Exterior View

  • Architect:
  • Name of Project: Oil Silo Home
  • Location: Berlin, Germany
  • Software used: Rhino, Grasshopper, 3D Studio Max, and EcoTect


Rosa Gardens in Palm Springs, California by Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

Rosa Gardens is a 57-unit affordable apartment building consisting of 1, -2, 3- and 4- bedroom family units with a common laundry room, community room and other family amenities on 4.5 acres of previously developed land. The project is certified under LEED for Homes with a “GOLD” rating.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy John Edward Linden)

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)
  • Project’s Formal Name: Rosa Gardens
  • Location of Project: 555 Rosa Parks Road, Palm Springs, California
  • Client/Owner: Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
  • Total Square Footage: 93,000 SF
  • Photography: John Edward Linden
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad


Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina by Brooks + Scarpa Architects (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Article source: Brooks + Scarpa Architects

Located in Raleigh’s revitalizing Historic Depot District, an unlikely butterfly has emerged from its decades-long cocoon. The historic 1910 two-story brick structure built for Allen Forge & Welding Company and enlarged around 1927 for the Brogden Produce Company — and more recently home to longtime occupant Cal-Tone Paints — has emerged from its asbestos clad sheathing into a new incarnation as the home of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM).

Image Courtesy John Edward Linden

  • Architects: Brooks + Scarpa, Clearscapes
  • Project: Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)
  • Location: 409 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC, 27603
  • Client: Contemporary Art Museum
  • Total Square Footage: 22,300 SF (900 SF new entry lobby)
  • Opened: December 2010
  • Project Cost: $5,800,000
  • Software used: AutoCAD for drawings, and Rhino for 3D renderings


Integral House in Toronto, Canada by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Article source: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects

The Integral House creates a place for architecture, music, and performance located at the threshold between Toronto’s urban fabric and its extensive natural ravine system. In the project’s program brief, our client clearly articulated his dual passion for mathematics and music and his interest in curvilinear shapes resulting in spatially complex volumes.

Image Courtesy James Dow

  • Architects: Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
  • Project: Integral House
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Acoustical: Swallow Consultants
  • Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Partnership; DT Prohaska Engineering Dynamic Designs and Engineering Inc.; Toews Engineering
  • Fountain Consultant: Waterarchitecture Inc.
  • General Contractor: Eisner Murray Custom Builders
  • Interior Design: Decisive Moment
  • Landscape Architect: NAK Design Group
  • Lighting Design: Suzanne Powadiuk Design Inc.
  • Photography: Ed Burtynsky, James Dow, Bob Gundu
  • Software used: The design was developed though hand drafting and physical model building techniques.  The working drawings for construction were further developed using AutoCAD, along with some additional hand drafting.    Some of the custom hardware pieces – such as the  door handles and glass clips for the blue glass stair were developed using Rhinoceros NURBS modeling. The design process was iterative – typically it would start with a hand sketch, or a physical model, which would then be further developed using AutoCAD, and / or Rhino, depending on the item.


Salt Research Center in Istanbul, Turkey by S A N A L architecture|urbanism

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Article source: S A N A L  architecture|urbanism

The SALT research center was envisioned as a public tool and a vehicle to research, exchange, engage, and create content. The uniqueness of the historic building and the spatial volume of the Avlu was something to behold and therefore our design approach pursued both in a dialogue. Underpinning the material and formal choices of the design is the building’s eclecticism style of the late 19th Century, the other designer’s approaches to create the building’s contemporary character, and to co-locate with the Beyoglu building. ‘Socially engaging’ to the diversity of potential users and visitors was the spatial organization brief given in by the user group.

View of mini cinema exterior (Images Courtesy Refik Anadol)

  • Architect: S A N A L  architecture|urbanism
  • Project Name: Salt Research Center
  • Location: Karaköy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Photographer: Refik Anadol
  • Sketches: Murat Şanal
  • Use: Library/culture/multi-media production
  • Software used:
      AutoCAD 2011 LT: General design coordination
      Sketch-up basic: Geometric massing studies + coordination
      LocAware: Sound sampling — a custom software to sample sound color and movement that we designed in 2006 with IKON
      Rhino: for mini cinema 1:1 virtual mock-up
      Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop: Fabric design + rare book text graphic
      Microsoft PPT: for user group workshops


ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011 in Stuttgart, Germany

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Article source: ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart

In summer 2011 the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), together with students at the University of Stuttgart have realized a temporary, bionic research pavilion made of wood at the intersection of teaching and research. The project explores the architectural transfer of biological principles of the sea urchin’s plate skeleton morphology by means of novel computer-based design and simulation methods, along with computer-controlled manufacturing methods for its building implementation. A particular innovation consists in the possibility of effectively extending the recognized bionic principles and related performance to a range of different geometries through computational processes, which is demonstrated by the fact that the complex morphology of the pavilion could be built exclusively with extremely thin sheets of plywood (6.5 mm).

East view

  • Architects: ICD / ITKE University of Stuttgart
  • Project: ICD | ITKE Research Pavilion 2011
  • Location: Keplerstr. 11-17, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany
  • Date of completion: August 2011
  • Surface: 72m²
  • Volume: 200m³
  • Material: 275 m² Birch plywood 6,5mm Sheet thickness
  • Software used: McNeel Rhinoceros and the plugins Grasshopper and Kangaroo. Also used AnSys for FEA tests, QDesign RoboMove for simulating and Kuka KRC2 for operating the manufacturing process.


Air China Blue Sky Tower in Chengdu by KSP Juergen Engel Architekten

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Article source: KSP Juergen Engel Architekten

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International has won the international competition entitled “Blue Sky Building Project” for the Air China headquarters in the major west Chinese city Chengdu. With its design for the high-rise, the international team from Frankfurt/Main and Beijing headed by Johannes Reinsch, Managing Director of KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten International GmbH, saw off five other entries. The office boasts a gross surface area (GSA) of 124,000 m² and offers space for a total of 5,470 workspaces. The fact that the high-rise design should serve as a role model with regard to energy efficiency and sustainability is of major concern to the developer.

Nightview (Image Courtesy KSP Juergen Engel Architekten)

  • Architects: KSP Juergen Engel Architekten
  • Project: Air China Blue Sky Tower
  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Developer: Air China
  • GSA: in total 124,000 m², of which 24,000 underground
  • Gross volume : 490,819 m³
  • No. of storeys : 46
  • Workspaces: approx. 5,470
  • Parking spaces: 421
  • Height of building: 180 m
  • Competition: Nov. 2011, 1st prize, result announced Dec. 2011
  • Software used: Autocad, Photoshop, Rhino, 3Dmax


Monteagudo Museum in Murcia, Spain by Amann-Cánovas-Maruri (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Article source: Amann-Cánovas-Maruri

This building is, without doubt, a parasite The building is situated on the south side of the hill of Monteagudo. It constitutes the first phase of a project that should improve access to the castle of Monteagudo, restoring it to become a place visited and fundamentally safe.

Image Courtesy David Frutos

  • Architects: Amann-Cánovas-Maruri
  • Project: Monteagudo Museum
  • Location: Plaza de  San Cayetano. Monteagudo. Murcia
  • Architect Team: Atxu Amann Alcocer, Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz, Nicolás Maruri González de Mendoza
  • Colaborators: Javier Gutiérrez.  Ana López. Patricia Lucas. María Mallo. Mónica Molero. Carlos Ríos.  Antonio Rodríguez.
  • Arquitecto Tecnico: Rafael Checa
  • Sponsor: Consorcio Turístico “Murcia Cruce de Caminos”
  • Construction: Intersa
  • Photographer: David Frutos
  • Dates: proyecto: 2006-2007. Obra: Junio 2008- 2010
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhinoceros


Paichai University Appenzeller Memorial Hall in Daejon, South Korea by iArc Architects (designed with Rhino and AutoCAD)

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Article source: iArc Architects

The Appenzeller Memorial Hall of Paichai University is located in the most significant spot in the campus by facing to the main entrance. It represents the university along with the International Hall and Arts Hall which are known as the example of educational buildings. Many foreign universities have their churches at the center of the campus and now Paichai University became one of them by having their worship space within the campus.

Image Courtesy Youngchae Park

  • Architects: iArc Architects
  • Project: Paichai University Appenzeller Memorial Hall
  • Location: Daejon, South Korea
  • Architect Design: YooKerl+Seunghyeon Shin
  • Project team: Sunhun Kim, Umi Lee, Jingu Kim, Yeohyeon Kim, Jeongsam Kim,
  • Construction: KSBJ
  • Structure: I’st
  • Electrical: DASAN ENG
  • Project Area: 9883 m2 (Building), :214,138 m2(Site)
  • Project Year: Completed 2005
  • Materials: Reinforced Concrete, Steel curtain wall, AL sheet standing seam
  • Photographs: Youngchae Park
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhino


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