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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)

FIRE SHELTER: PAPAY by SHJWORKS Architectural

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
  • Project: FIRE SHELTER: PAPAY
  • Photography: Simon Hjermind Jensen, Ivanov & Tsz Man

Woodlands Community Garden Shed in Vancouver, Canada by BRENDAN CALLANDER

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: BRENDAN CALLANDER

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

  • Architects: BRENDAN CALLANDER
  • 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.

Urban Shelter in Madrid, Spain by MYCC Office Architecture

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Article source: MYCC Office Architecture

This singular urban shelter is just twenty square meters and nevertheless is one hundred cubic meters of volume. In such an enclosed space should a single person live and work. He will use his creativity and dynamism to make it his own sweet home.

Image Courtesy © Elena Almagro

Oval Shade in Gorky Park, Moscow by Bureau Alexander Brodsky

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Article source: Bureau Alexander Brodsky

The new administration of the Gorky Park comissioned a shade for yoga training in the park. Me built a shade with oval plan of timber and reinforced PET. The building is to last till the end of autumn.

Image Courtesy Yuri Palmin

  • Architects: Bureau Alexander Brodsky
  • Project: Oval Shade
  • Location: Gorky Park, Moscow
  • Client: Gorky Park
  • Contractor: Srub fm
  • Project Architect: А. Brodsky, N. Korbut
  • Photography: Yuri Palmin

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Urban Shelter in Guimarães, Portugal by Gabriela Gomes

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Article source: João Morgado

“Shelter By GG”, a project signed by Gabriela Gomes bring sout to public space a sculptural object that can be used as a living space.

With “Shelter b GG”, Gabriela Gomes proposes the creation of an habitable module, inviting you torest in side a sculpture installed on a public space. This module will have one double room with integrated WC, assuring the comfort and privacy of its users. The aesthetic part can’t be forgotten and it is one of the strongest spects of this project.

Image Courtesy Joao Morgado

  • Architects: Gabriela Gomes
  • Project: Urban Shelter
  • Location: Guimarães, Portugal
  • Photography: João Morgado

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The Shed in Missouri by Hufft Projects

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Article source: Hufft Projects

Serving as a counterpoint to the Curved House, the Shed is located on a repurposed Cul-de-sac adjacent to the residence. The construction method is an exercise in celebrating the logic and clarity of prefabrication. Conceived as a kit of parts, the elegant building’s steel frame combines modular wall components, roof trusses, and battens, all of which were assembled on site and clad with a rain-screen of White Oak taken from the property.

The Shed

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LOG by Abrahams May Architects

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Article source: Abrahams May Architects

LOG seeks to address the scale of the typical s’chach roof found on Sukkot. Typically the s’chach roof is an assemblage of branches, small sticks, and other plant material. LOG exaggerates the scale of these members into one piece that is able to provide shade for the inhabitants. As a means of showcasing this element, the walls become 4 pieces of 1” thick glass, with no other columns or supports, so the log foundation floats above. The two programmatic devices: a table and a candle, are elegantly hung from above. Above all the design shows a simplicity of concept, impeccable craft, and a restraint against excessive assemblages.

LOG

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Light-Light Shelter in Yaizu, Japan by Mount Fuji Architects Studio

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Article source: Mount Fuji Architects Studio

This is a delicatessen store built in poor ambient environment. Walls of neighboring house surround three side of it. And the only side free from the dominant wall is facing north. In order to place many kitchen instruments, we were obliged to create much floor space, making the most of the small budget and small plot of land.

Image Courtesy Mount Fuji Architects Studio

  • Architects: Mount Fuji Architects Studio
  • Project: Light-Light Shelter
  • Location: Yaizu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Function: Delica-Shop
  • Site area: 122.31m2
  • Building area: 97.10m2
  • Total floor area: 86.13m2
  • Number of stories: 1
  • Building height: 3.6m
  • Structural system: steel frame
  • Major materials: silicate calcium board, exterior=interior

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Southold Animal Shelter in New York by Studio a/b Architects

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Article source: Studio a/b Architects

AIA Peconic Chapter, Merit Award, 2010

An animal shelter is complex, being hospital, refuge, prison, school, community center, and shop. The program required multiple small rooms configured for both interconnections and separations, which careful zoning reinforces. The main entrance divides healthy visits from drop-offs. There are separate entrances for night deliveries of animals, public access to the community room, goods delivery and access to exterior dog runs. Most rooms require exterior exposures for fresh air, sunlight and access.  Sound, safety, air quality and sanitary controls have stringent requirements. A dense, circulation mesh results. To provide expansive places in a compact plan, day-lighting and visual connections between and through spaces are provided.

South façade (Image Courtesy studio a/b architects)

  • Architects: Studio a/b Architects
  • Project: Southold Town Animal Shelter 2009
  • Location: Southold, New York
  • Program: Animal Shelter for Southold Town
  • Structure: NRG concrete masonry units, single wythe, one story.
  • Materials: Asphalt shingles on roof; NRG concrete masonry units split surface on exterior walls; GWB on ceilings, partially sprayed with acoustic material; Epoxy coated floors and walls;
  • Contractor: Construction Consultants, L.I.
  • Site Area: 58,000 sq. ft.
  • Floor Area: 6,910 sq. ft.
  • Photography: studio a/b architects
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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