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The social charity institution Padre Rubinos headquarters in A Coruña, Spain by Elsa Urquijo Architects

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Article source: v2com

The social charity institution Padre Rubinos was born in A Coruña nearly a century ago with a dedication to give shelter and asylum to the needy. Later it has continued growing and expanding its scope to nursery schools and the elderly. Now, Spanish architect Elsa Urquijo presents their new headquarter to us. This is one of the most important in the country in its field because it unifies a wide range of services (shelter, nursery, nursing home, etc.) in a unique architectural complex.

Image Courtesy © Elsa Urquijo Architects

Image Courtesy © Elsa Urquijo Architects

  • Architects: Elsa Urquijo Architects
  • Project: The social charity institution Padre Rubinos headquarters
  • Location: A Coruña, Spain
  • Client: Fundación Amancio Ortega
  • Project Manager: Elsa Urquijo
  • Collaborators: Gema Rivas, María Freixedo, Iria Senra, Nieves González, Carla Galante, Ignacio Urquijo, Xavier Loureiro, Ruth
  • Mascato
  • Engineers: Instra Ingenieros
  • Contractors: GOA Invest
  • Area: 15.882 m2
  • Project end date: 2014


Artificial Snow Cave Emergency Shelter in Parche, Nepal by Margot Krasojević Architects

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Article source: v2com

The hut offers a snowdrift frame made from weighted carbon fibre mesh, this contoured landscape mimics the surrounding vertiginous precipices and landscapes, the carbon fibre snowscape creates an artificial snow cave which can be burrowed into and around enabling climbers to inhabit the excavated structure in a similar way to a snow cave. The composite carbon frame catches the snowdrift using snow as an insulating material, as it is a mesh structure pockets of rooms can be carved into the build up of snow as well as air vents to help air circulation, it is possible to further insulate the structure by digging a small pit deeper into one part of the cave floor to provide a place for the coldest air to gather, away from the occupants, the entrance may be partially blocked with chunks of snow to deflect wind and retain heat.

Elevation showing structural anchor, Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojević

Elevation showing structural anchor, Image Courtesy © Margot Krasojević

  • Architects:  Margot Krasojević Architects
  • Project: Artificial Snow Cave Emergency Shelter
  • Location: Parche, Nepal
  • Photography: Margot Krasojević
  • Software used: Revit BIM and Maya


Ökonomiebau in Abbendorf, Germany by Jan Rösler Architekten

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: Jan Rösler Architekten

Shelter for an agricultural vehicle in Brandenburg’s countryside.

The Ökonomiebau provides a small shelter for an agricultural vehicle in the urban hinterland of Berlin. This very unusual request offered the possibility to design a building with an extremely low budget, whose goal consists only in protecting its content from the rain.

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

Image Courtesy © Simon Menges

  • Architects: Jan Rösler Architekten
  • Project: Ökonomiebau
  • Location: Abbendorf, Germany
  • Photography: Simon Menges
  • Client: Private
  • General contractor: Jan Rösler Bau
  • Year: 2015


CALTUN Shelter in Fagaras Mountain, Romania by Archaeus Architecture studio

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Article source: Archaeus Architecture studio

We had a vague idea about what it meant accepting the challenge to design a shelter at 2,100 m within a restricted budget,  especially since we asked to build it ourselves, based on the 10 year experience of workshops with students at Sky Hill workshop platform.

Image Courtesy © Dan Purice

Image Courtesy © Dan Purice

  • Architects: Archaeus Architecture studio
  • Project: CALTUN Shelter
  • Location:  2,160 m alt, Călțun Lake, Făgăraș, Romania
  • Photography: Ovidiu Micsa, Dan Purice, Alexandru Buftea,  Marius Miclăuș
  • Owner: Mountain Rescue  Service Sibiu  / County Council Sibiu, dir. Adrian David
  • Collaborators: arch. Ovidiu Bălan , arch. Paula Ivan, students – Maria Andrecencu, Raluca Nicoleta Ciobanu and Raul Andronache
  • Metal structure: Path’s Rout  / eng. Cornel Farcaș
  • CLT structure: Inginerie Creativă  / eng. Marius Șoflete
  • Pilot / Aviation Ministry : Cdr. Nicolae Chiriță with Crew
  • Built area: 35,5 m2


VIMOB Valle del in Cauca, Colombia by Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Article source: Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos

VIMOB was born from the notion of creating a shelter in an area of difficult access; a place where building a traditional construction would be limited by transport of materials and labor. It is a modular housing solution, based on the concept of prefabrication and assembly, capable of holding the essential space of a traditional construction in a practical, flexible, attractive and modern prototype. It is structured from carefully studied modules, articulated with harmony and sobriety in a cozy atmosphere, allowing the enjoyment of the environment and providing an image of high standing.

Image Courtesy © Mauricio Carvajal, Felipe Orvi

Image Courtesy © Mauricio Carvajal, Felipe Orvi

  • Architects: Colectivo Creativo Arquitectos
  • Project: VIMOB Valle del
  • Location: Corregimiento de Matapalo, Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • Photography: Mauricio Carvajal, Felipe Orvi
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Design Team: Felipe Lerma, Juan Sebastián Saavedra, Laura Lerma, Giovanella Astudillo, Darío Conde
  • Video:Alfredo Van-Arcken, Leonardo Botero, Felipe Orvi
  • Area: 37 M2
  • Project Year: 2015


Shelters by the sea – Blue Landmarks in Denmark by LUMO Architects

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Article source: LUMO Architects

Along the South coast from West of Faaborg to the Northeast of Svendborg, around Langeland and on the islands of Skarø, Drejø, Birkholm and Ærø, it is now possible to enjoy nature and the great outdoors from a series of exclusively designed shelter constructions and camp sites.

Image Courtesy © LUMO Architects and Jesper Balleby

Image Courtesy © LUMO Architects and Jesper Balleby

  • Architects: LUMO Architects
  • Project: Shelters by the sea – Blue Landmarks
  • Location: South Fyn Archipelago, Denmark
  • Photography: LUMO Architects and Jesper Balleby
  • Client: Naturturisme I/S Svendborg, Faaborg-Midtfyn, Ærø and Langeland, Municipality
  • Collaborators and credit: Sloth Møller Engineering
  • Area: 50 shelters, 5 types (5-25 sqm.)
  • Year: Competition 1. Prize 2014
  • Completed: June 2015


GRID – Emergency Shelter by Carterwilliamson architects

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Article source: Carterwilliamson architects

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In a world increasingly challenged by man-made and natural disasters, it is now time to consider the development of a sustainable housing prototype, which can be assembled quickly and transported cheaply and easily to diverse and remote locations.

Image Courtesy © Carterwilliamson architects

Image Courtesy © Carterwilliamson architects


Discarded construction trailer transformed into small dwelling in Beerse, Belgium by karel verstraeten

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: karel verstraeten 

After purchasing a discarded construction trailer for just €15, owners Kris and Griet together with Ghent-based architect practice Karel Verstraeten have transformed it into an inhabitable space.

Wanting to create a small dwelling that could be used for either studying and resting or partying, the unit was pulled to the back of the garden by a local farmer. Its existing structure was completely stripped back and replaced with new materials.

Image Courtesy © karel verstraeten

  • Architects: karel verstraeten
  • Project: Discarded construction trailer transformed into small dwelling
  • Location: Beerse, Belgium
  • Photography: karel verstraeten
  • Software Used: Autocad 2013
  • Year: 2013-2014
  • All construction was done by the client: Kris & Griet, Miel & Rein (the sons) and Hugo (Kris’ father)


Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Article source: SHJWORKS Architectural

Fire Shelter: Papay was built during a workshop at the festivalPapay Gyro Nights 2014. The shelter became the heart of the festival and the interior acted as a social and reflective space with a fireplace in the middle and seats along the shelter walls. The shape of the shelter referred to nomadic tents, and the construction created a great acoustics for songs and storytelling. The fire shelter reflected the spirit of the festival; by creating a world of its own where knowledge and poetry were shared.

Image Courtesy © Simon Hjermind Jensen

  • Architects: SHJWORKS Architectural
  • Photography: Simon Hjermind Jensen, Ivanov & Tsz Man

Woodlands Community Garden Shed in Vancouver, Canada by BRENDAN CALLANDER

Saturday, February 15th, 2014


This garden shed was designed and constructed in partnership between UBC architecture students and the Woodlands Community Garden Club. This structure is the focal point of the garden.

It acts as a gathering spot for local education programs and provides a practical storage solution. The unique form of the shed was designed to prevent shadows from being cast on surrounding garden plots while at the same time shading the central meeting space.

Image Courtesy © Dave Delnea Images

  • Project: Woodlands Community Garden Shed
  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Photography: Dave Delnea Images
  • Software used: Google sketch up and Autocad. 
  • Design and Construction Team: Brendan Callander (M.Arch Student – UBC), Jason Pielak (B.Ends Student – UBC), Stella Cheung-Boyland, M.Arch (Woodlands Garden Representative)
  • Institutional Partners: University of British Columbia, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
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