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Tecnomec Workshop House in São Paulo, Brazil by PAX.ARQ

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Article source: PAX.ARQ

As a result of a particular programmatic condition, the workshop-house project was conceived to host a residence, a high-performance mechanical workshop and classrooms in a 260m² terrain located in the Pinheiros neighborhood, São Paulo.

The programmatic activities were distributed in a specific way so it was possible to take the greatest advantage from the functional and legal point of view. The result is a separation of the program in three levels: ground-floor, which hosts the mechanical workshop activities, revisions, repairs, part-washing and a dynamometer room for vehicle testing; first floor, where the classrooms, study rooms and bathrooms are located; and second floor, place for the residence.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Candiotto

Image Courtesy © Bruno Candiotto

  • Architects: PAX.ARQ
  • Project: Tecnomec Workshop House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Photography: Bruno Candiotto
  • Software used: AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit and 3D MAX
  • Authors: paula sertório, victor paixão
  • Design team: alecsander gonçalves, isabella fatarelli, lucas lemos, miguel muralha, murilo gabriele, renata lovro, renata stefanelli, sebastian perez sarralde, ubirata prilip
  • Structure: telecki arquitetura de projetos
  • Landscaping: marcel steiner
  • Construction: sbn engenharia construções e acabamentos
  • Project year: 2011
  • Work year: 2015


Pro-fitness Gymnasium in Kurukshetra, India by Studio Ardete

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Article source: Studio Ardete


Born out of the idea of an individualistic and practical space design, Pro fitness Gymnasium is located in Kurukshetra, a small town in the state of Haryana. This ambitious project, spread over an area of 5000 sqft, was imagined and built as the largest gymnasium in the city.

The main challenge was to break the stereotypes surrounding the design of fitness spaces and to put together a new array of elements and systems that would work as a prototype whilst giving the space a bold, distinctive look.

Image Courtesy © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj

Image Courtesy © Purnesh Dev Nikhanj


  • Architects: Studio Ardete
  • Project: Pro-fitness Gymnasium
  • Location: Kurukshetra, Haryana, India
  • Photography: Purnesh Dev Nikhanj
  • Software used: Autocad and Google Sketchup
  • Client: Mr Balwan
  • Site Area: 5530sqft
  • Gross Floor Area: 2765 Sqft
  • Status: Completed in December 2015


Zilker Residences in Austin, Texas by Clark Rrichardson Architects

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Article source: Clark Rrichardson Architects

This contemporary architectural design, located just blocks from the Barton Springs Pool and the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, features two residences in the heart of Austin’s Zilker Neighborhood. Both units open out to private landscaped interior courtyards as well as second floor balconies with views to downtown. The exterior material palette consists of a vertical standing seam siding contrasted against a white washed, vertical cypress tongue and groove siding.  The rear unit is the builder / developer, Tim Mccabe’s own residence featuring prints from noted photographer David Hume Kennerly and sculpture from his travels in Asia as the development manager for the Pero Family in Dallas.  Tim’s brings his sensibilities from living in Dallas in cannonical modern urban residences by the likes Bud Oblesby and Frank Welch of the O’Neil Ford School here to Austin’s own growing modern tradition.  The building as a whole is a focused on elegant, urban living through a simple edited material palette, amazing framed views to the Zilker’s mature tree canopy and ample outdoor gathering spaces.

Image Courtesy © Bardagjy Photography, Paul Bardagjy

Image Courtesy © Bardagjy Photography, Paul Bardagjy

  • Architects: Clark Rrichardson Architects
  • Project: Zilker Residences
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Photography: Bardagjy Photography, Paul Bardagjy
  • Software used: Autocad 2015, Sketchup Pro and Maxwell Render
  • Project Team: Edward Richardson and April Clark
  • Builder: McCabe Development, Tim McCabe
  • Project Area: 3615 SF
  • Completed: May of 2015


Cottage Restoration in Parma, Italy by Studio Contini

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: Studio Contini

This construction is located in Tufi d’Agna, a small settlement in the mountain town of Corniglio, inside of the Tuscan-Emilian Appenine recently recognized by the UNESCO as a MAB (Man and the Biosphere Programme) reserve.

The small building, a farm building once used to shelter the shepherds and animals, was recovered as a refuge where the residential use, considering the remote location and the difficulties to achieve it, is sporadic and linked to the summer period.

Image Courtesy © Sandro Tessoni, Alessio Brugnoli, Rosi Filippo, Juza

Image Courtesy © Sandro Tessoni, Alessio Brugnoli, Rosi Filippo, Juza

  • Architects: Studio Contini (Marco Contini)
  • Project: Cottage Restoration
  • Location: Tufi d’Agna di Corniglio, Parma, Italy
  • Photography: Sandro Tessoni, Alessio Brugnoli, Rosi Filippo, Juza
  • Renders: Artlantis Studio
  • Software used: Autocad, Google SketchUp
  • Collaborators: Sara Chiari, Matteo Zaccarelli
  • Structure: Ing. Simone Leoni
  • Photovoltaic system: Aleo
  • Mechanical systems: CD Studio
  • Contracting companies: Impresa edile Barbieri Danilo; Aleo solar
  • Covered area: 68.0 sqm
  • Project: 2014
  • End of works: 2015


Arvindh and Priya’s house in Bangalore, India by Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.

The house sits in the context of a densely built residential area in North Bangalore. A substantial area of the plot along the road edge is occupied by the expansive canopy of a beautiful African Tulip.

The design takes the tree into consideration at every stage in an attempt to unite it with the built space, factoring in daylight and ventilation. The resulting home is marked by a sedate atmosphere, hints of the tree and the sky mingling with sober earth walls, which then contrast with oxide floors and painted steel windows.

Image Courtesy © Vivek Muthuramalingam

Image Courtesy © Vivek Muthuramalingam

  • Architects: Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt.Ltd.
  • Project: Arvindh and Priya’s house
  • Location: Sahakaranagar, Bangalore, India
  • Photography: Vivek Muthuramalingam
  • Softwares used: Autocad, Google sketchup
  • Design Team: Sharath Nayak, Maitri Dore, Ramya Ramesh, Sayan Chaterjee, Sukhraj Singh Sehgal
  • Consultants: Mesha Structural Consultants
  • Contractors: Ranganath.L
  • Site Area: 111.52 sqm
  • Built up Area: 119.61 sqm
  • Year of completion: 2016
  • Status: Built


Gaziantep Sehit Kamil Art Center in Turkey by Selim Senin, architect

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Article source: Selim Senin, architect

Typically, you enter the building, or you stay outside.This building offers a third possibility.This is the third use case climbing on the structure with steps lead up to the highest point of the structure, starting from the ground, resting on different levels, spend time, chatting, and the city is watching the situation.Located parking area on the existing car park, across the board to be open to pedestrian use gives a spaciousness to the city. That the intended use of the cultural center, through the terraces are created with steps has been made more effective.

Pedestrian circulation on the cultural center moved, rising to a new challenge is defined in the vertical.

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin, architect

Image Courtesy © Selim Senin, architect

  • Architects: Selim Senin, architect
  • Project:  Sehit Kamil Art Center
  • Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
  • Software used: Sketchup, Photoshop, Vray, Autocad


Ulugol Otomotiv Office Building in Istanbul, Turkey by Tago Architects

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Article source: Tago Architects 

Frontal Identity Arising from the Dynamic Form: ULUGOL OTOMOTIV OFFICE BUILDING

Located on one of the most important life and finance centers of Istanbul, Ulugöl Otomotiv Office Building, designed by Tago Architects was approached as integrating a functional, genuine and qualified architectural design with its dynamic form and its frontal identity that will stick in the minds in the region hosting many iconized new generation real estate projects.

Image Courtesy © Tago Architects

Image Courtesy © Tago Architects

  • Architects: Tago Architects
  • Project: Ulugol Otomotiv Office Building
  • Location: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Software used: SketchUp
  • Designer: Gökhan Altan Aktuğ
  • Design Team: Müge Eker Eryayar, Dilara İlker, İlksen Aris İğci, Serdar Kızıltaş
  • Total Project Area: 14.600 sqm


Three Trees House in New Delhi, India by DADA & Partners

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Article source: DADA & Partners 

Set on a verdant land parcel dotted with large mature trees, the Three Trees House house is nestled -much like a fork- between three large trees. The premise for choosing to situate the building amidst the trees was to preserve the existing trees while enjoying the natural setting in close proximity of the habitable areas. The house is conceived as an assembly of two fairly rectangular blocks, the east facing front block and west facing rear one. Both are connected by a narrow, transparent, staircase block. The largest tree of the three, a flowering Kachnar(bauhinia), becomes the centerpiece of the courtyard space. The shaded north facing courtyard is further animated with different rooms fronting onto it along with the large overhang canopies providing constant play of light and shade. As experienced from within the house, this space brings an enhanced sense of openness inside and also unfolds constantly changing views of the outdoors, as well as the building, as one moves around the house and vertically between different levels of the house.

Image Courtesy © Ranjan Sharma /  Lightzone India

Image Courtesy © Ranjan Sharma / Lightzone India

  • Architects: DADA & Partners
  • Project: Three Trees House
  • Location: Chattarpur Farms, New Delhi, India
  • Photography: Ranjan Sharma /  Lightzone India
  • Software used: ACAD 14, Photoshop and Sketchup
  • Team: Mukul Arora, Parul Mittal, Sanjeev Dasgupta, Ankita Chachra
  • Client: Mr. Bharat Sawhney
  • Builder: Mr. Bharat Sawhney
  • Landscape: Design Process
  • Structural Consultants: P.Arora & Associates
  • HVAC Consultants: Aditya Aircon
  • Interiors / Furniture: IDUS Furniture Store, Delhi
  • Area: 2.5 acre parcel, 17000 sqft built-up
  • Year: 2014


Sillim-dong Share House in Seoul, South Korea by JYA-RCHITECTS

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: JYA-RCHITECTS

Sodam-Sodam is a share house.

The very first question we asked ourselves about this project was: “what is the most unique charm of a share house in today’s housing reality?”

The answer was simple: nicely designed and spacious spaces such as a kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom, all of which individuals may not be able to afford or dream of—at least in a crowded and expensive city like Seoul.

Image Courtesy © Hwang  Hyochel

Image Courtesy © Hwang Hyochel

  • Architects: JYA-RCHITECTS
  • Project: Sillim-dong Share House
  • Location: Sillim-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Photography: Hwang  Hyochel
  • Software used: Autocad, Sketchup
  • Construction: Iewoo construction
  • Structure: RC(reinforced concrete)
  • Total floor area: 198.34 m2
  • Year: Jan.2015 – Jun. 2016


Kustwerk Katwijk in Netherlands by Royal HaskoningDHV

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: Royal HaskoningDHV

The new underground parking garage in Katwijk aan Zee is the result of a multifaceted commission granted to Royal HaskoningDHV by the Municipality of Katwijk. Royal HaskoningDHV is responsible for the architectural design of the underground parking and translated this design into a Building Quality Plan. Based on this Building Quality Plan, Ballast Nedam, in cooperation with ZJA, engineered the integral design (architectural, functional, structural and installation) for the realization of the parking garage.

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

Image Courtesy © Luuk Kramer

  • Architects: Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Project: Kustwerk Katwijk
  • Location: Katwijk, Netherlands
  • Photography: Luuk Kramer, OnSite Photography
  • Software used: Sketchup, Autodesk Autocad, Rhinoceros 3D, Vray and Adobe Design Suite
  • Client: Municipality of Katwijk
  • Landscape architect: OKRA Landscape architects
  • Contract management: WB de Ruimte
  • Dyke consultant: Arcadis
  • Contractor: Bouwcombinatie Ballast Nedam/Rohde Nielsen
  • Structural Design: Adviesbureau Snijders
  • MEP: De Bosman Bedrijven
  • Lift installation: Liften‐ en Machinefabriek Lakeman
  • Façade Engineering and realization: Metadecor
  • Integral Design: Ballast Nedam Engineering in cooperation with ZJA


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