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Eco Temporary Refuge by Cimini Architettura

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Article source: Cimini Architettura

The increasing activity of the mountain as a recreational area for tourists, climbers and hikers, is leaving the dramatic consequences for its delicate ecosystem. From year to year the increase of housing construction and permanent shelters in the high mountains, are the cause of indelible scars and points of no return. The project intends to place himself in contrast, suggest alternative ways to enjoy the mountains, promoting sustainable development and use of solutions with minimum environmental impact.

Eco Temporary Refuge

Architects: Cimini Architettura
Project: Eco Temporary Refuge

Bus Shelter in Raleigh, North Carolina by Clark Nexsen

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Article source: Clark Nexsen

Completed in 2007, the bus shelter is a prototype design that has been initially constructed on the Main Campus of Wake Tech Community College. As the College’s enrollment grows and the subsequent demand for public transportation increases, this prototype will be located on all of the current and future campuses. The bus shelter received a 2008 AIA National Small Project Structures Award.

Rear view at sunset (Image Courtesy JWest Productions)

  • Architects: Clark Nexsen (formerly Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee)
  • Project: Bus Shelter
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Client: Wake Technical Community College
  • Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Douglas Brinkley, Marni Rushing, David Hill
  • Completion: 2007
  • Photographs: JWest Productions


Bus Shelter in Daroca, Spain by Sergio Sebastián Architects

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Article source: Sergio Sebastián Architects

The intervention builds a piece that receives the visitor who reaches Daroca providing him with a singular image in a peripheral environment that has nothing in common with the beauty of the medieval municipality. The urban area of Daroca answers to a geographical situation in which, before the construction of the Mine, the greatest ingenieril work of the s.XVI in Spain, the waters of all the territory flows across the city and its walls through its Maior Street, a cliff that drained in the river Jiloca. Outskirts are placed in the elongation of that cliff by the canopy, establishing a link with the former city from the reinterpretation of the structures of balconies and hanged houses that they showed on the Maior St. It is a piece that as tribute to this constructive tradition, generated from a structural and matter vision of the project.

Bus Shelter in Daroca

  • Architects: Sergio Sebastián Architects
  • Project: Bus Shelter
  • Location: Avenida de la Constitución  / Daroca / Zaragoza /  España
  • Surface: 60 m2
  • Cost: 45.000 €
  • Construction management: Sergio Sebastián Franco, Pablo Sebastián Franco
  • Construction Company: Proyectos y Restauraciones de Aragón
  • Lighting: Iguzzini
  • Client: Plan de Dinamización Turística de la Comarca de Daroca
  • Maintenance of the work: Excmo Ayto de Daroca
  • Project Team: Miriam Tambo Santos, estructuras; Pablo Sebastián Franco, arquitecto técnico; Jesús Molinos Pérez, Arquitecto técnico

Fragile Shelter in Hokkaido, Japan by Hidemi Nishida

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Article source: Hidemi Nishida

Hidemi Nishida is a Sapporo-based artist, designer. Through my all projects, I’m trying to make a place that could be makes an attentions to the surroundings. And also trying to extract a joyful happenings from the place. So my projects completed with gathering finally. I think it should have an function as a house but it shouldn’t be exactly house. I think it should be something like temporary shelter.

Image Courtesy Anna Nagai

  • Architects: Hidemi Nishida
  • Project: Fragile Shelter
  • Location: Geijutsu-no-mori 1, Minami-ku,Sapporo 005-0864, Hokkaido JAPAN
  • Size: 20 square meter interior
  • Materials: wood, plastic screen
  • Construction time: Oct-Dec, 2010
  • Construction team: Hidemi Nishida, Genki Fujita, Akira Nagase
  • Photograph: Anna Nagai


The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center in Dallas, Texas by Overland Partners

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Article source: Overland Partners

The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center was conceived to engage and regenerate our most disenfranchised members of the community and improve the social equity of the City of Dallas.  The result is a campus with buildings arranged around a series of landscaped courtyards that are designed to promote a sense of safety, a place where personal connections can be made and relationships developed.  The Bridge is the largest homeless shelter to receive LEED Silver certification.

Night View

  • Architect: Overland Partners
  • Name of Project: The Bridge Homeless Assistance Center
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Area: 75,000 SF
  • Awards: AIA National HUD/Secretary Award (2009), AIA National Housing Award (2009), American Architecture Award by Chicago Athenaeum (2009), Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) Award for Special Development (2009), Excellence in Design Awards, Environmental Design + Construction Magazine (2009), Divine Detail Award for Art Glass by AIA San Antonio (2008), Dallas’ Topping Out First Place Award (2010), (Re)Branding Homelessness Best Architectural Entry (2010)


Winnipeg Skating Shelters in Winnipeg, Canada by Patkau Architects

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Winnipeg is a city of 600,000 residents located on the Canadian prairie. It is the coldest city of its size outside of Siberia. Winter can last six months. So learning to celebrate winter – learning to take advantage of the opportunities that winter provides – makes sense.

Winnipeg Skating Shelters

  • Architect: Patkau Architects
  • Name of Project: Winnipeg Skating Shelters
  • Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Client: The Forks Renewal Corporation
  • Project year: 2010-2011
  • Architectural team: Tyler Brown, Matthew Bunza, James Eidse, John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, Thomas Schroeder, Luke Stern, Peter Suter
  • Structural Advisor: AnnaLisa Meyboom
  • Photographer: James Dow
  • Software used: NONE. “While it may not look it, this was decidely an ‘analog’ project in that the design was developed primarily using physical models and a full-scale mock-up in our shop. As such, the only representational media associated with this project comes in the form of working/shop drawings. It was never computer modelled/rendered because the forms were not preconceived, but the complex results of the simple process of making the physical artifacts.”


Cornucopia Sukkah by Bill Caplan

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The building of a Sukkah, a temporary dwelling and gathering place to celebrate the harvest, is governed by many ancient parameters with biblical origin.  It must have two full walls and another that is at least partial, offer protection from the wind, and support a roof laid from organic matter called schach.  The schach must provide more than fifty percent daytime shade, yet beckons the stars at night.  Proportions, size, material, composition and attachment are all regulated within strict limits.  The Cornucopia Sukkah is an architectural form that remains true to its tradition while generating a fluid parametric interpretation.

Perspective View of Cornucopia Sukkah in early afternoon sun

  • Architect: Bill Caplan
  • Name of Project: Cornucopia Sukkah
  • Conceived and Designed by: Bill Caplan, 2010


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