Archive for the ‘Rhino’ Category
Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Article source: Trahan Architects
Located in central China, Zhengzhou is experiencing rapid re-development. Part of a broad scale master plan labeled “The Rise of Central China”; Zhengzhou is implementing a two part initiative: ecological and infrastructural development. Ecological development prioritizes the surrounding natural resources; forest park, scenic areas, wetlands/reserves, rivers/lakes & urban green space. Infrastructural development addresses an emerging market identified as “Logistics Industry”. Zhengzhou is to serve as an integrated hub for the import/export of goods and mass transportation which connects the east and the west.
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- Architects: Trey Trahan, FAIA
- Project: Zhengzhou Mixed Use Development
- Location: Zhengzhou, China
- Program: Mixed Use Development
- Floor Area: 400,000 sm (4,305,564 g.s.f.)
- Cost: $880,000,000 (USD)
- Completion: To Be Announced
- Principal Architect: Trey Trahan, FAIA
- Senior Designer: Mark Hash
- Project Team: Art Terry, Michael McCune and Kim Nguyen
- Software used: Maya, Rhino, FormZ and Grasshopper (3D modeling), AutoCAD (2D plans and sections), Illustrator (graphics)
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)
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Article source: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
Idea of MVTP(Metropolitan Vertical Theme Park) started with raising 2 questions:
01. Do we still need to keep the century-old prototype of (subway-located) theme parks?
Suburb-located theme parks have been by-product of automobile-centered society. Indescribably horrible traffic congestion and huge hard-scaped (Hot asphalt) parking lots and has become a constant problem in the towns where these theme parks have located. Theme parks such as Six Flags attracted all kinds of undesirable sprawl to suburbs. In the contemporary society where zero-car, zero carbon is highly valued, these theme parks have been located at the opposite side of eco-sensitive society.
Elsewhere universe (Images Courtesy Kyu O Kim, Euno Cho and Bohyun Kim)
- Architect: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
- Title: MVTP (Metropolitan Vertical Theme Park)
- Location: New York City or other major metropolis
- Project Area: 40,000 SF
- Year: 2011
- Type: Speculative Research
- Collaborators: Kyu O Kim, Euno Cho, Bohyun Kim
- Software used: Rhino 3D and V-ray
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
Article source: Ju-Hyun Kim
Re-Imagining Seward Park Redevelopment (SPURA) on the Lower East Side, New York
Recent news coverage for the 7-acre parcel, Manhattan’s biggest undeveloped, publicly owned development site south of 96th Street, has provided the chance to contemplate many important urban issues.
Firstly, are we taking full advantage of this great opportunity to develop a vast land in the heart of Manhattan, or just limiting our imagination under current NYC zoning resolution (which is 50 years old)? Secondly, is the hot debate over big box retailers heading to the right direction?
- Architects: Ju-Hyun Kim, AIA
- Project: Manhattan Mountain
- Location: Seward Park Urban Renewal Site(SPURA) in Lower East Side, New York
- Project Area: 7 Acre
- Year: 2012
- Type: Speculative Research
- Collaborators: Euno Cho, Bohyun Kim, Kyu O Kim
- Software used: Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, Vray.
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)
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
FIRST PROJECT OF BIOCLIMATIC ARCHITECTURE IN CHILE
INTERNACIONAL PRIZE OF ENVIROMENTAL ARCHITECTURE (BAQ 2006-Ecuador)
The architecture of the new Distribution Centre of “Farmacias Ahumada· looks for solutions for the distribution and handling of pharmaceutical products, incorporating the latest operational technologies and Bioclimate
It is a simple, categorical and simple architecture in harmony with the natural environment. The building is located in the periphery of the city of Santiago, in a new urban area in development.
Images Courtesy Juan Purcell
- Architect: Guillermo Hevia- GH + A
- Name of Project: Logistics and distribution center “Farmacias Ahumada S.A”
- Location: Calle Los Vientos Nº 19.867 Street, Ciudad de Los Valles, Comuna de Pudahuel, Santiago R.M., Chile
- Owner: Farmacias Ahumada S.A
- Collaborators: Cristian Pino Infante, Marcela Suazo M., Francisco Carrión G.
- Photography: Juan Purcell, Guillermo Hevia
- Software used: Autocad, Rhino, Cinema4D for rendering, and edited in PSD
Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Article source: OSO Studio LTD
At the extension of the axis of the fifth avenue, pier museum becomes the ending of the urban space above the sea. The typology of building expresses the conversion and interaction of spatial energy. Simulating the natural growth, along the view toward the seascape in distance, the structure stretch from the beach end to the sea, converts the city space formed by street to a floating seascape terrace, planar pier evolutes to an organic structure, and provides the free path of promenade above the sea level.
- Architects: OSO Studio LTD
- Project: Miami Pier Museum
- Location: Miami, Florida
- Competition: 2009
- Software used: Mcneel Rhinoceros 4.0 for modeling; Maxwell Render 1.6 for rendering; Autodesk AutoCAD 2007 for drawings and Adobe Photoshop 9.0 for final process.
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Article source: LYCS Architecture
The new office of LYCS Architecture is a renovation design of a tower penthouse in downtown Hangzhou, with a panorama view of the West Lake World Heritage.
The original space with is a non-professional add-on storage room to the tower roof composed of elevator mechanical room, fire escape doors and slanted drainage surfaces. The idea of this design is to create the juxtaposition of this abandoned storage space and the new office, through the material homogeneity to heterogeneity and temporal attenuation of space.
Image Courtesy LYCS Architecture
- Architects: LYCS Architecture
- Project: Office of LYCS Architecture
- Location: Hangzhou, China
- Client: LYCS Architecture
- Team: Hao Ruan, Xu Li, Peng Wang
- Project Year: 2011
- Project Area: 350 sqm
- Photographs: LYCS Architecture
- Software used: Rhino and AutoCAD
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Article source: Francis Kere Architecture
This school project in one of the world’s poorest countries aims to provide further education to the inhabitants of a rural area. Gando, with a population of 3000, has no secondary education facilities and lies on the southern plains of Burkina Faso, some 200km from the capital Ouagadougou. Diverse design aspects of the project consider the challenging weather conditions where summer temperatures peak at 40°C.
- Architect: Francis Kere Architecture
- Name of Project: Secondary school in Gando with passive ventilation system
- Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
- Software used: Autocad and Rhino
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Article source: sebastianquinn
70 South Franklin Street in Nyack, New York is the studio and gallery space for furniture designer Blake Tovin. Conceived as an intervention, the structure of Tovin Studios is a former warehouse. The project investigates economy of means, materiality, natural lighting and sustainable construction techniques. The facade is clad in weathering steel. Four major “light scoop” sky lights deliver day light and are a passive solar heating system. The project is currently awaiting consulting with energy modeling from NYSERDA.
Exterior View - Photo by Francois Dischinger
- Architect: sebastianquinn
- Name of Project: Tovin Studios
- Location: New York
- Software used: Rhino for mac (beta), and PowerCadd