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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


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.



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


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


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.”


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